Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Secret Santa

I covered this treasure chest tin last night for my boss. I managed to pull her name out of the hat for Secret Santa. At first it seemed like an impossible task but after a few minutes thought I realised that she is probably one of the easier people to buy for in our team!

I also made a little altered paperclip to hold the gift bag closed. She likes wine so I thought this would be a good topper for it! Shhh... no one tell them where I got the paperclip from!

I wrote 'From Cameron' on the gift tag because they all know secretly that it is Cam that comes up with all the pretty cards and scrapbook layouts that keep turning up in the office... he just gives them to me to me before anyone gets in in the morning so they don't think he is odd! He just whips them up in between kite surfing and work! So he says.....


Sunday, 18 November 2007

An even better drumroll.......

I went to a canvas class yesterday with the lovely Teina and this is what I ended up with!

It's safe to say, I now have an all time fave which I think will be hard to beat! We didn't actually have time to finish the whole canvas in the two hours and I came home with just the background paper, netting and ribbon on it... Matt looked at me a bit odd and said "so then, what were you doing that entire time?".... MEN! Like they need to ask.... we were doing what women do best... chatting! We did get everything completed and just ready to stick down so it really didn't take long to just finish it off when I got home. It was probably better to glue it all down at home where it has time to dry with a book on it rather than being rushed at the class.

The background is made using a gorgeous sheet of paper all strunched up. We put HEAPS of glue all over the canvas and then put the paper down and pressed it into the glue without smoothing it out. Its produces a fantastic effect!!

I just really couldn't be happier with the result! THANKS TEINA!

Just in case... I might ask... is anyone still reading my blog??!! HAHA

Christmas Joy

I have been pretty busy this week. I have about three projects on the go and I really just need to sit down and actully finish one! I did finish this altered tin in one night so I was pretty proud of that. Its not that it takes a long time to do these things, I usually sit and think about them for ages before actually doing something!

This one was really easy to cover because the latches and handle are held on by little split pin ideas on the inside of the box. It was really easy to just bend them back to take them off, cover the tin then put them back on.

Monday, 12 November 2007

A Special Card

I made this card tonight for a friend that is going to Brisbane tomorrow to visit her mum who is not well. Hopefully she will like it! These are the gorgeous new stamps that are coming up in the brand new Summer Mini Catalogue on sale in December!

Stamps: French Flair and Carte Postale
Ink: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery and Pale Plum
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Sage Shadow and Enchante Designer Series Paper
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch and Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, 3 November 2007

A Very Special Stamp Set

Help us honour our friend and Australian Stampin' Up! General Manager, Dave Abbott.
Dave passed away from a rare blood disease in October, leaving behind his wife and 3 young, gorgeous children.
During November Stampin’ Up! are donating 100% of the sales worldwide from the "All in the Family" stamp set to the Dave Abbott Family Fund.

This stamp set retails for $73.95, but for this special cause, I am offering it at the very low price of $59.15 (plus postage). To see more about this promotion click here.

Hoppy Birthday

I JUST LOVE THIS SET! How cute is it?! This is the first card that I have made from Unfrogettable and the more I look at it the more I like it. I wasn't overly keen on it when I first finished it. There are just so many things that you can do with this one... I am going to do more this afternoon!

Stamps: Unfrogettable & Canvas Background
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, More Mustard and Watercolour Paper
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel and Garden Green
Accessories: Real Red Brads, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon and Kindy Glitz (doesn't show up in the photo to well)

Friday, 2 November 2007

Now That's Eggciting!

This is a spinner card that I made for a friend that was due to have her baby at the time. The little baby girls was born last Thursday so that is pretty eggciting!! I used a card Marelle made as inspiration... its just such a great colour combo!

The egg spins on a piece of dental floss and has the little chickie inside....

Stamps: Best of Cluck and Weathered
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Really Rust, Garden Green and Watercolour Paper
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Really Rust, Garden Green, Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: More Mustard Brads, Word Window Punch, Pastels