Monday, November 24, 2008

Jet's first santa photo

Saturday morning was take your dog to the shopping centre to get a photo with Santa. I couldn't resist not doing it so we got up early gave Jet a quick bath & went down to get his photo taken. We waited about 30min in line to get our photo & I think apart from Jet there was only 3 big dogs, the rest where foxy's or small & fluffy. As we got close to Santa I saw him turn around (Santa) to see what dogs where coming up & look on his face when he saw Jet was priceless I wish I had a camera. It was Finlay our turn & trying to get Jet to sit, stand still, look but don't walk was very challenging & poor Santa trying to avoid the droll ( which I thought was minimal) I just thought to myself why do I do these things. After all this the line up to receive our photo was another 40min, I was so proud of Jet he had people taking his photo, patting him, trolleys going past, other digs sniffing where they shouldn't.
Here is our photo of Jet Ethan & Charlotte with Santa

Thursday, November 20, 2008

SCS Challenge #3

I must of had a slow day today as I have had time to do a second SCS challenge. This one was a 3D Christmas Tree Box. I am going to fill this one up with goodies & hang it from a bottle of wine for the neighbours. On this tree is a sneak peak of "In the Stars" stamp & new punch "Scalloped Edge" from the mini Catalogue updates on that later.

Used: CS: Mellow Moss, Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip. Stamps: Priceless, In the Stars. Ink: Always Artichoke, Real Red, Whisper White. Other: Real Red Ribbon.

SCS Challenge #2

I have entered another SCS challenge this time a colour challenge. The colours where Real Red, Basic Black & Kraft. I wanted to have ago at this one because I have yet to use my Kraft CS. I used the Cracked Glass technique as the main part of the card, this is the second time I have done this technique & I think I need a little more practice.

Used: CS: Real Red, Basic Black, Kraft. Stamp's: Short & Sweet, Baroque Background. Ink: Real Red, Basic Black Versa Mark. Other: Brads Black Round Tab Punch & Basic Black Marker for around the edge of Red ink on Stamp.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It's Begining to look like

It's that time of year again time to start getting ready to make all the Christmas cards, decorations & Gift holder's.
I have been playing around with a few different ideas for Christmas & have two trial balls to show. I like how they have turned out and think I will be setting aside some time next weekend to make some more. I have used the Holiday Harmony Paper, a mix of ribbon Purely Pomegranate Satin & Double-stitched, River Rock Double Stitched, Very Vanilla & Mellow Moss Taffeta, Stampin' Glitter & Chunky Sprinkles as a little glitter is always good at Christmas. I have posted two pic's because I wanted to show both on a different angel. I hope you like and if anyone wants to know how to make them I am thinking of doing a class on these balls and a few other Christmas ideas give me an email if I get enough people we will have a balls day:)

Single Markers

For a short time only you can buy Stampin' Write Markers as singles For just $4.95 each. This is a great way to get your favorite colours or if you want to have spares. This offer is only available for this month and closes on the 30th November, if you wish to place an order email me on
Here a couple of examples I have done to show how great these Markers are to use. The Challenge card posted Friday 14th is also a example of a great way to use Marker's.
Thumping Technique

Used CS: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Stamps Sets: Party Punch, Paisley. Ink: Old Olive. Marker's: Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant. Other: Metal Edge Tag, Chocolate Chip Ribbon.

Water colouring Technique

Used: CS: Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, Watercolour Paper. Stamp Sets: Bloomin' with Beauty, Occasional Greetings. Ink: Black Staz-on. Marker's: Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Going Gray, Apricot Appeal. Other: Vintage Brads, Elegant Eggplant Ribbon.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Makeesha's challenge

I was having a look through some blogs the other day and came across Makeesha's latest challenge in Mel's I loved the colours in this challenge (Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla) and was inspired by Mel's Christmas card & wanted to have ago myself (I hope you don't mind me doing a Christmas to Mel). I also wanted to do a card using Marker's and Rub-on's for the latest SU! promotion.

Used: CS: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla. Stamp Sets: Merry Merry, Crazy for Christmas. Ink: Regal Rose. Other: Marker's, Rub-on's Cherished Memories, Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A gift from Michelle

I received two Pascals yesterday one was my SU! order & the other was from my sister Michelle in Melb. Michelle came to stay with us in the last school holidays, whilst she was here she was telling me about her Fiskars texture plates and how good they where. Long story short yesterday 6 Fiskars texture plates turned up in the post for me. Thanks Shell I love them. I had to give one a go so here it is. I will be sending it to you this week Shell, I hope you like it.
Same theme as the last card I made it out of the scraps, Tissue Paper & I have used another Stamp Set out of the new Summer mini Catalogue.

Used: CS: Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink. Stamps: Embrace Life, Live Your Dreams, Short & Sweet. Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink. Other: Brads Pretty in Pink & new Scallop Edge punch.

Faux Silk

I received a birthday card from Karen this year and she had used Faux Silk technique on my card after been shown how it was done I wanted to give it a go, it has only taken me 6mths to do it. I have used a Stamp Set out of the new Summer Mini Catalogue which I will post onto my blog soon & will be available 1st December.

Used: CS: Choclote Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White. Stamps: Live Your Dreams. Inks: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Basic Black. Other: Pretty in Pink RibbonTaffeta, Tissue Paper

Not another birthday card

Yes another birthday party for Charlotte this one was a couple of weekend ago but I haven't had time to sit down & post much in the last week, so here is the last B/day for awhile I hope..
I had a bit of a shocker with the birthday Stampin' Around, it cut the end off on me I figured a 4yr old will not care:)

Used: CS: Whisper White, More Mustard, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip. Stamps: Stampin' Around Birthday, Wanted, Short & Sweet. Ink: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Versa Mark. Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon 5/8" Grosgrain

6x6 Scrapbooking

I have scrapped a 6X6 using the same idea & products as the 12x12. I like this one the best out of the two. I received a SU! order yesterday & I had to use my new Scallop Edge punch & Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. I love scrapping Pic's of Charlotte this is her on her 4th Birthday.

Used: CS: Chocolate Chip. Paper: Berry Bliss. Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Short & Sweet. Ink: Whisper White. Other: On Board Blossoms & Basics, Pretty in Pink Ribbon

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

12x12 scrapbooking

Here is a scrapbooking page I have been working on. It is not what I was hoping for or how I wanted it to look but close. I need to work on my inking & blending of ink, as this is something I have done very little of in my scrapping. I am going to make a card to match this page using the Faux Silk technique, I will post it when it is done but I don't know when that will be as I seem to be running out of time in the days.
I think I will try and fix the side of this page it is bugging me a lot & the photo not doing a lot for it either..

Paper: Berry Bliss, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Baroque Border
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Other: Stampin’ Glitter, On Board Blossoms & Basics, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon