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Faux Metal Baubles ...

I made this Christmas card for my subscriber newsletter step by step tutorial this month. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can still get this months by subscribing (top right) and then sending me a quick email here to ask for this months back copy. This card was super quick and easy to make and looks quite effective don't you think?

Faux metal baubles 

Have a great day,


Beate WSC63 and some 'scraps' cards ...

Time for some more sketch challenge cards. This time Beate's weekend sketch. The first one I whipped up was using some Chistmas paper scraps I had left over from previous years.

Pp xmas 1 

and here's the sketch:


Then I did this one using the Stampin' Up! Dashing Designer Series Pape, and the Tags for All set. Something about this one doesn't feel right to me. Either the greeting or is it just because this isn't my usual colour combination and style? I really liked it until I placed that greeting there, so I think it's that.

Beate ws 

Then I did another quick one using some more patterned paper scraps. I also used the Baroque Motifs stamp. I'm really liking Kraft cardstock for Christmas cards at the moment.

Pp xmas 2 

Be back soon. Hope you are having a good week,


Christmas creations ...

Phew, all caught up and have even had some time to create! I was going a little crazy not being able to sit down quietly and make some stuff. The house is coming together nicely, the boys seem pretty settled and I have had a chance to catch up with some of the lovely people I met at Paperific, with lots more calls to make. If you were at Paperific and have some follow up questions, give me a call and either myself or one of the lovely team of demonstrators working with me will be able to help. I'm also pleased to report that our gift baskets were won by Carol Hafake in Hoppers Crossing, and Anne Craig in Yarraville. These two ladies were very excited to get the call!

Now onto the cards, right?

This first one was created using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Isn't the tree just divine?

Cuttlebug tree 

To create this effect I have rubbed Chocolate Chip ink onto the negative side of my Cuttlebug folder (the one where the indents go down). I then embossed the tree onto a piece of Purely Pomegrante, so the ink transfers between the embossing. I then cut out the tree.

Stampin' Up! supplies used:

  • Baroque Motifs and Short and Sweet stamp set (still 20% off with a $20 order before Friday!)
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Clear Rhinestones (from pretties kit), Purely Pomegranate ribbon, silver embossing powder.

This card was made for this months bundle offer, and is a sneak peek of one of the 6 cards you will get complete instructions as well as a free inkpad when you buy the Wintergreen October bundle. The bundle is less than $70 and you get everything you need to make tons of colour coordinated Christmas cards with your existing stamps. All the details of the special are here. I will be taking orders for this special up to Thursday 6pm.

Merry Christmas 

Here's another card using the same colour scheme. This card isn't one of the cards featured in this months bundle, but I love the colours so much I just had to use it again. This is for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch 57 over at Poetic Artistry. As you can see the sketch was supposed to have a square element top right, but a little bit of creative licence is the beauty of sketches don't you think?

Wintergreen silver tree 

Stampin' Up! supplies used for this one are:

  • Solemn Stillness, Merry Merry and Snow Flurries stamp set
  • Always Artichoke and Versamark ink
  • Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery and Sage Shadow cardstock
  • Certainly Celery ribbon and Silver embossing powder

I di have one more to upload but my computer is having 'issues' still and won't let me do anything at more than snails pace, so I will save that for tomorrow.

Hope you are having a happy Sunday,


Still here ...

Somewhere beneath the pile of packing boxes and Paperific stuff :) Computer is now up and running and I should finish the last of the things that people are waiting on tonight. Thanks for your patience while the hard drive was fixed. I'll be back to creating later this week (can't wait, need some creating time!).

Love the new house, love the big garden, still on a high from Paperific. Great day all round actually. The sun is shining and I had the fun of reading to a classroom of preps this morning, then a visit from a friend with her cute little fellow. Lifes good even if I can't see the floor yet!


What a buzz!

Love. love, loved Paperific today. The showgrounds venue is great! Cheap parking, great room and there are so many stall holders this year. I had a hectic but really awesome day chatting, demonstrating and doing make and takes with lots of lovely papercrafters. It was so nice to have people say they read my blog and be able to put some faces to the readers!  Caught up with lots of people I haven't seen for ages. Even though I was very low on sleep last night finishing stuff off for the show, I am still on such a high tonight. Can't wait until Sunday! If you haven't been yet, there's still tomorrow and Sunday. Lots of great make and takes, demonstrations and bargains! Make sure you stop by and say hello!

Prior to Paperific, I moved house on Monday and Tuesday. You would think that would be stressful but it was actually a great chance to declutter. Plus I love this house. Huge backyard for the kids and a good stamping space - what more does a girl need? One slight problem is that during the move. something mysterious happened to the hard drive on my compuiter and I have been unable to access my files. Hubby promises me they are there and it's just Windows. He's promising to have it fixed tomorrow, so if you are waiting for anything from me, that's the story.

You would think I would be stressed by my busy week, but I couldn't stop telling the girls how excited I was to be at Paperific today :)

Have a great weekend, back Monday with normal programming,