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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hangin round

This weeks card for Ryan .  He used to have a swing in the tree until it got chopped down a while back.
Think I will have to go looking for truck or car ideas for the next card.
Again a My Scrap Chicks design cut on the Pazzles machine from Stampin' Up! card stock.   i added a little in the garden treat which you can see peeping out the side.

Rhianna's Card

As I only have a Grandson I am adopting Ryan's cousin Rhianna as my Granddaughter so this is the first card that  is on it  way to her from her Mail Ma.. So nice for a change to make a Girly Girl card
from a My Scrap Chick design all made with Stampin' Up card and inks.
Such a little cutie for a little cutie

Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas in Queensland Advent Calendar

How cute is this.  An advent calendar filled with sweets and money for Ryan.  I just love having a Grandson to make all these cutie things for and I know he thinks his Ma is pretty clever.
I saw this idea on this site http://qbeesquest.blogspot.com/2011/10/inch-box-advent-calendar-tutorial.html and just had to get the stamps from the US and make it.
The top part was cut on my Pazzles machine with yet another fabulous file from My Scrap Chicks and all Stampin' Up! products where used except for the Merry Christmas stamp

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday sketch challenge 230

Another great challenge from Stamping 411 with this layout http://stamping411.blogspot.com/2011/11/saturday-sketch-challenge-230.html. Check out all the different takes on the one layout.
I chose to keep it clean and simple with this cute retired stamp set.
I used Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and retired Elegant Soiree Designer papers
The Top Note Die .  Soft Suede ink.  White satin ribbon.
The cutie stamp set is retired Happy Together
I used some bling from my stash

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quad Bike for Ryan


I have been trying to send my Grandson Ryan a card each week. Last week was a Pirate that I forgot to take and photo of and this week a Boy on a quad bike. It as cut on the Pazzles with a pattern from www.treasureboxdesigns.com/ .
I used Stampin' Up papers as they cut beautifully on the Pazzles and you don't have the problem of paper with a white core

This is Ryan on the real thing
So So Cute

Stitched Stocking Sneak Peek

A sneak peek of the new Stitched Stocking stamp set and punch to be released on the 1st December 11

Papers -Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla and Old Olive
Ink- Old Olive
Stamps -Stitched Stockings and retired Crazy for Christmas
Punches - Stocking Tag Builder and Scalloped Edge Border punches
Bling and Glitter glue from my stash

Decorations Christmas Card

Another card with the great Ornament punch - A pretty and very easy card
Papers - Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler , Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Stamp - Delightful Decorations
Punch - Decorations
The background and Merry Christmas stamps, ribbon, and bling from my stash

Rudolph Christmas Card

Now a cutie Rudolph card made with the very versatile Owl Punch. Very quick and easy.
Papers - Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler , Soft Suede and Crumb Cake
Ink - Real Red
Punch - Owl Builder, Modern Label ,Word Window, 2 3/8Scalloped Circle and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punches
Stamp - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
The antlers were cut with the Sizzix Seasons Greeting 3 dies and the eyes and bling was again from my stash.

Owl Santa Christmas Card

A cutie little Owl Santa
Papers - Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and retired Holly Jolly Designer papers
Punches 2 3/8 Scalloped Circle,Owl Builder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Word Window Scalloped Oval , Pennant Builder and Modern Label punches
Inks - Old Olive and Real Red
Stamp, bling and google eye from my stash

Simple Merry Christmas Card

This one very simple and easy to make again using up retired designer paper.
Papers - Stampin' Up!  Very Vanilla, Old Olive and  retired Holly Jolly Designer paper
Punches - Boho Blossoms, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle and 1 3/8 and 3/4 circle punches
Inks - Real red and Old Olive
Stamp Set - Delightful Decorations
Bling and ribbon was from my stash

Dasher Christmas 2011

Trying to use up last years designer paper Holly Jolly which was a great set of papers
Here I used Stampin' Up! products as follows
Papers - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White and the retired Holly Jolly Designer papers
Inks - Soft Suede
Punches - Word Window and Modern Label
Stamps - Dasher and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
The layers where cut with the  Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles from my stash

Delightful Decorations Christmas

The start of my Christmas cards and bags all made with Stampin' Up Delightful Decorations stamp set.
Paper was whisper white
Ink Read Red
Ornament punch
Bling and ribbon is from my stash

Friday, November 4, 2011

Swaps for Qld Regional Seminar in Brisbane

This will be the first Stampin' Up! event that I have attended and getting excited as I have heard they are so much fun.
I have been busy over the last day or two making some match book style swaps with tea bags and chocolates inside. 
I used some of the products I got in my Starter Kit  and enjoyed creating.
Can't wait to buy some more of the papers and card stock as the colours and so nice and bright.

A Card for Debbie, Andrew and Liza

Wanted to let Debbie and Andrew in Ballarat know that I was home safe and sound and bring them up to date with Brisbane news so decided to make a card and sent a letter instead of emailing. Styled it after their
much loved cat "Liza" . I looked after Liza for a month and really enjoyed her company .
This is a Pazzles cut file called  "Just hanging around" from this site  http://www.myscrapchick.com/  that has the cuties files ever. Again trying to use use up all my stash papers.

Christmas Tree Tag Card

This is another Pazzles cut I decided to have a go at and it creates a great little Tree Tag Card for Chrissy,
The file was from http://pennyduncancreations.blogspot.com/. a wonderful site for any one with a digital cutting machine.  My tree is quiet plain compared with her stunning creation.

A Treat for Ryan




Ryan (my 4 1/2 year old Grandson) just loves to get mail and as Genelle sent me a little packet of goodies (Thanks heaps Genelle)  I decided to give the Treat Cups a try.  I combined it with a Pazzles cut and it turned out pretty good.  I had to order some of the Round and Heart Treat Cups as they  will make lots of fun cards. 

Ballarat House Sit

Back to Brisbane after my first month long House Sit in Ballarat.
The cold weather  was a bit of a shock but the gardens were just beautiful with all the blossoming trees and scrubs. Such a change from Brisbane with all the wonderful old houses of Ballarat with lots of character and history.
Ballarat was a real surprise and a lot bigger than I imagined and I had a great time exploring. Even walked right round the Lake
I House Sat for a lovely couple Debbie and Andrew, looking after their beloved Liza, a beautiful talkative pudda with heaps of personality.
 She was my friend instantly and loved to cuddle up on the bed at night keeping me company.
Debbie and Andrew spent a month is America touring a lot of National Parks with Andrew achieving his goal of photographing a waterfall a day.
Check out his wonderful  photos here http://www.andrewthomasphotographer.com/Andrew_Thomas_Photographer.html
Loved my time with them all but did miss the crafting believe it or not