30 July 2011

Sailing Away...maybe forever gone after tomorrow

Hi all & happy weekend - just a  wee reminder that tomorrow is the last day to order from the Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue and  we have 2 fabulous a la carte stamps perfect for men-themed cards in it,  this is one of the cards I showed at my masculine card class last night  it uses the fabulous Sail Away stamp which is priced at only $17.95 & maybe after tomorrow no longer available to purchase ever again.

I saw this card on Amy Celona's blog & I really loved the cut out sails they really popped out to me - just changed it a wee bit as I wanted to show ink to paper directly as a technique for men plus added the wee pendant which adds a nice nautical touch which my upline Jacque had showed when we played with the stamp a month or so ago.

Here's my cutting directions as we use A4 card stock down under.

Soft Suede: A5 card and a piece 10.5 x 9 cm for the torn mat.
Whisper White: 14.3 x 10 cm
Marina Mist: 13.8 x 9.5 cm
Crumb Cake: 8.5 x 7 cm

Stamps: Sail Away, Live Laugh Love
Ink: Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Paper: as above
Other: Dimensionals, hemp twine, neutral brads

24 July 2011

Who needs a ray of sunshine??

I sure do I don't think I can ever remember being this cold before at wintertime! The sun was shining yesterday & I was fortunate to have some play time with my team the WOW paperKRafters.

One of the projects we KReated was to take a $2 clipboard & cover it using my stash of now retired DSP and ribbons - even if I do say it looks fabulous & makes me feel happy. This pattern came from a pack called Pink Flamingo which was a tad bright but great for this project.

We used Mod Podge to stick the DSP to the board & then again to seal it. Everyone chose different papers but they all looked fabulous & so much prettier than the "before" board.

6 July 2011

More butterflies

This is known as the 7's box it is a piece of A4 scored at 7,14,21,28 & 7, 14 cm. I really like it & the fact it makes such a sturdy wee box, this one was filled with heart shaped soaps, a wee stamp & a wee ink pad & was one of the demonstration items I did at a work shop recently.

The card stock has been wheeled with the Kindness wheel to, to make a subtle background.

Stamp sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Kindness wheel
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Stazon white
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Vellum Paper
Punches: Butterfly, scallop oval
Other: Dimensionals, stamp-a-ma jig, acetate, mini glue dots, fire rhinestone brads.

2 July 2011


I know it's been awhile since I blogged but gosh life seems to go so fast lately. This is the workshop card Miah & her friends made last weekend at her workshop. As the attendees were approx. 6 years old I wanted something that was cute but hopefully couldn't fail & it didn't! Or they were very clever which was also true.

Cutting measurements:
Top mat (Melon Mambo or Marina Mist) 6.5 x 10.5 cm
Whisper White 6.8 x 12 cm
Basic Black 10" x 7" - love that our cutter has inches & cm

There is a wee trick to the card & I mucked up my first demo so that meant no one else did - they all learnt from my mistake :)
  1. Scallop border the whisper white piece - this width should be exactly the right width to give entire scallops.
  2. The trick is to punch out your scallop circle on the top mat by inserting your punch from the top as far down as it goes & centred. 
  3. Then attach to Whisper White - with your 1-3/8" circle punch from the side punch a hole in the centre of the scallop.
  4. Attach to Basic Black & punch out a hole with the 1-1/4" circle - this gives a wee black frame.
  5. Insert another whisper white mat inside.
  6. Stamp a small image - glitter it up. 
  7. Place around the image a scallop frame.
Inside the card

Stamp sets: Flight of The Butterfly, Short & Sweet
Ink: Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Paper: Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White
Punches: Scallop border, scallop circle, 1-3/8" circle, 1-1/4" circle
Other: Basic Black 1/8" taffeta, 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter

Happy stampin'