Wednesday, December 24

Merry Christmas to You

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your support and encouragement throughout the year. Thank You!
Here are some fantastic cards I received, they are just too good not to show you.




Thanks girls for these fab cards and your thoughts it means so much to me. Now I'm a bit behind on sending out my cards, better late then never! But you know that I'm thinking of you.
Wishing you a safe and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Tuesday, December 23

This is an entry for my colour challenge #3 from Julie. I just found it in my inbox, I'm so sorry that I missed it Julie. I hope you'll forgive me.

Merry Christmas Box

Hi, I'm back from a relaxing long weekend at the Gold Coast. Well as relaxing as it can get with 4 kids. We really did have a great time, lots of swimming, the kids loved the water slide, and lots and lots of eating. The best part for me was no dishes to wash. So now we're back and trying to finish up the Christmas shopping.
Here are a couple of quick little gift boxes I made for some friends. So cute! I filled them with chocies, yum. Very easy to make. I love the half pearl in the centre of the greeting. You can see I've used the new scallop edge punch, large star punch and the 1" circle punch.

If I get some time I'll post some photo's from our weekend.

Saturday, December 20

Christmas Flower.

Hi, just wanted to show you this Christmas card before I head off to the coast for a few days to relax and be pampered. I can't wait, no cooking, no cleaning, no washing dishes. Just lazing by the pool and eating out.

No time for the recipe. The colours are real red, sage shadow and whisper white. The flower is from the Scribble This stamp set, white embossed. The greeting is from the Party Punch set. And I've used the scallop edge punch and the 1" circle punch.

Have a great weekend and we'll catch up when I get back.

Friday, December 19

Leah's Monthly Challenge #3 Winner & Entries

It's time to announce the winner of my third challenge. There were only three entries this month, I guess every one's busy getting ready for the Christmas Holidays.
All three cards are great and but there can only be one winner.

The winner is...... Kathy with " Deck the Halls " Congratulations It's a bit hard to see in this photo but she has embossed, pierced and that circle at the bottom is silver. Well done Kathy.

This card is also by Kathy, with silver embossing, she even cut out those tiny flowers.

And this was created by Angie, the way she has matted the presents is very original. Love that Hodge Podge, Good job.

Thanks so much for playing girls. Your the best.
I hope to see a lot more entries with challenge #4 next month, so make sure you check back early January for the inspiration picture ;)


I joined in the Happy Stampers Swap recently. It was a Christmas theme. So I thought I'd so you just in case you still need a bit of inspiration for those last minute Christmas cards. Thanks so much to all the girls who joined this swap, their all fantastic and I love receiving them in the mail.

This first one's mine.

From left- Karen


& Christmas Crab by Sharon

& Dannie


Wednesday, December 17

K Wernerdesign Colour Inspiration #35

Hi, hope your all enjoying the school holidays, I'm sure enjoying lazing around in the mornings. But now I've had a couple of rest days I better get back to the real world and finish my Christmas shopping.

Katrina's colour inspiration #35. The colours are Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze I've used Soft Sky, So Saffron and Very Vanilla. The giant circle scallop is from the new Summer Mini, Carousel Notes. These are much bigger than I thought they would be and come with giant Choc Chip envelopes. Love them. I've also used some new Rub-Ons and new ribbon. As well as the new square scallop punch. I really had fun with Katrina's colours this week.

I used the Crop A Dile to punch the circle inside the scallop, it gives a great lacy effect.

Stamp Set : Live your Dream new
Ink : Soft Sky, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip
Card : Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip
DSP : Spring Showers
Rub-Ons : Love Birds new, Hidden Garden new
Punches : Corner rounder, square scallop new, horizontal slot, 1" circle
Accessories : Carousel Notes new, crop a dile, double stitched ribbon 1" choc chip new, double stitched ribbon soft sky, brads so saffron

Sunday, December 14

Surfing Santa.

I wanted to show you this fantastic card I received from my friend Leanne D. Isn't it great! When you pull the ribbon Santa surf's up and down the wave. I think it's so clever.

Well done Leanne and thank you so much.

Thursday, December 11

Leah's Monthly Challenge #3 - Inspiration

Are you needing some inspiration for Challenge #3?
Here's a sample for you.

You only have 8 days left to get your entry in. Check here for more info. Can't wait to see what you come up with .

I embossed with silver and and used a few punches. Can you tell how much I love the new scallop edge punch?

Stamp Sets : Boho Backgrounds, Merry Merry
Ink : VersaMark, Taken with Teal
Card :Metallic Silver, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Basic Black
Punches : scallop edge new, scallop circle, large star, 1" circle
Accessories : Silver embossing powder, Grosgrain ribbon, brads, rhinestone brad from pretties kit, dimenionals

I've had a huge week with all the end of school things, but so much fun. I attended the grade 2 Fairy Tale Ball today. It was way too hot for dancing but that didn't stop us. I also had to keep ice blocks frozen, chicken chips hot and sandwiches fresh. hmm... Luckily my friend runs the tuck shop. Thanks Deb. I still fitted in the last lunch of the year with the lovely ladies I do lunch with every week. I will miss the lunches during the holidays, but it's not the same when there are 20 kids tagging along. lol We plan to hit the park instead. And Sonya's pool.

Until next time... turn that air con up to high.

Tuesday, December 9

K Werner Design Colour Inspiration # 34

Kristina always has great colour combinations. This week for her Colour Inspiration #34 her colours are Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Bordering Blue, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery and Whisper White/Very Vanilla. I did have a little bit of trouble combining so many colours, but I think it turned out ok. I needed a card for my daughters teacher, tomorrow. And I think these colours are just right. ( Only two more days of school left!)

I kept it simple so that the beautiful flower image from the Embrace Life set is the main focal point. I've water coloured it and added a bit of dazzling diamonds.

Stamp Sets : Embrace life new, Say It With Scallops new, Sanded background
Card : Watercolour paper, Perfect Plum. Pale Plum, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Ink : Stazon Black, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Sage Shadow
Punch : corner rounder
Accessories : aqua pen, hodge podge, pretties kit, twill tape, grosgrain celery, dazzling diamonds, mini glue dots, 2 way glue pen, dimensionals

Monday, December 8

Mel's Weekly Challenge #3

This is my card for Mel's Weekly Challenge #3. The inspiration is this photo from her garden of her Chile plant. Beautiful bold colours-Gable Green, Real Red, Elegant Eggplant, YoYo Yellow. We also had to use some glitter.
I thought these colours would make a great Christmas card.
And here it is.

I've just coloured around the edgers of the Christmas tree image with Stampin Write Markers and added some chunky glitter-new in the Summer Mini. Then dressed it up with punches and ribbon. I just love the new chunky glitter I've used the green on the baubles and the white on the star. It also comes in blue and pink. Yum!

Stamp Sets : Fun & Fast Notes, Polka Dots Background
Ink : Real Red, Gable Green
Stampin Write Markers : Real Red, Gable Green, Elegant Eggplant, YoYo Yellow
Card : Real Red, Gable Green, Elegant Eggplant
Punches : scallop edge new, large oval, small oval, word window
Accessories : grosgrain ribbon celery, tombo mono multi glue new, chunky glitter new, dimensionals

Have a great day!

Friday, December 5

Kids Christmas Craft.

Iv'e been doing Christmas Craft with Rebecca's class every afternoon this week. We had so much fun. The kids are great.

These are the one's my daughter, Rebecca made.

A cute tree ornament made with the scallop circle punch.
I punched out 120 scallops.

This very easy gift box, with candy canes of course.

And this reindeer poop bag I saw on Dawns Stamping Thoughts. So very Cute.
The kids loved this. When filling up the bag with reindeer poop some of the boys asked me how much poop do they put in? So I said " it depends on how naughty you have been this year." One boy said "I better put lots in because I've been really naughty ." giggle

11 year olds are so much fun.

It was a lot of fun and baby Zach behaved very well. One afternoon he slept through the whole thing. And I'm so glad the kids enjoyed it.

Wednesday, December 3

2 Challenge's

The inspiration for Mel's challenge this week is this beautiful photo she took in Townsville. It looks like a post card. Her colours are Taken with Teal, Glorious Green, River Rock, Soft Sky and Whisper White.

I've combined Mel's challenge with this sketch from Taylored Expression Cupcake Challenge # 44.

I've used a few products from the new Summer Mini Catalogue. I love them all. I did have a bit of trouble getting Glorious Green in there, I used it to stamp the greeting. The sea creatures are embossed in white then punched out with a square punch and layered on punched out white scallop squares. The scalloped river rock is using the new scallop edge punch. love it love it love it.

Stamp Sets: Ocean Commotion new mini, So many sayings
Ink : VersaMark, Glorious Green
Card : Taken with Teal, River Rock, Soft Sky, Whisper White
DSP : Bali Breeze new mini
Punches : Scallop edge new mini, scallop square new mini, 1" circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1 1/4" square
Accessories : double stitched ribbon soft sky, white embossing powder, metal edge tag, heat tool, buddy

Thanks for stopping by.

K Werner Design Colour Inspiration #33

It's time for Kristina's colour inspiration #33. She's picked really interesting colours this week. Choc Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery and Whisper White.

I've used the new double stitched grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up!s Summer Mini Catalogue. It's so gorgeous! And the new Rub-Ons Hidden Garden, that come two sheets per pack, one white and the other Choc Chip. That's right Choc Chip. I'm in heaven. Oh, and the stamp set is new too, Eastern Bloom, it combines beautifully with the new DSP Bali Breeze. I've only used one of the pretty flowers in this set as a background. I hope you like it.


Stamp Set: Eastern Bloom new

Ink: Certainly Celery

Card: Choc Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Taken with Teal

DSP: Bali Breeze new

Punches: Scallop circle, scallop edge new, 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" square, oval,

Accessories: double stitched grosgrain ribbon choc chip new,buttons-earth, pretties kit, rub-on's hidden garden new,white gel pen, mini glue dots, dimensionals

Hope you have a great day, It's a scorcher here again today, I bet we're in for another storm.

Tuesday, December 2

Makeesha's Colour Challenge #2

The colours in Makeesha's challenge this week are gorgeous. I started with soft sky for the card base, layered with close to cocoa stamped with the bunch of flowers from Live your Dream stamp set, in close to cocoa ink. Then a layer of the new DSP Afternoon Tea, folding one corner over so we can see both patterns. The embellishment is just made by layering a couple of circles onto a scallop circle and adding a button. Cute! And for that last touch a bit of taffeta ribbon with a bow. You all can recreate this one. Easy Pesy!

Stamp Set : Live your Dreams summer mini
Ink : Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa
Card : Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa
DSP : Afternoon Tea summer mini
Punches : Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8' circle
Accessories : taffeta ribbon very vanilla, button-earth elements, stamp a ma jig, mini glue dot, dimensionals

Monday, December 1

Summer Mini Catalogue

It's here, the Summer Mini Catalogue.
Starting today until the 31st of March 09.

I know your going to love the new stamp sets just as much as I do. With gorgeous Designer Paper, Rub-On's, new ribbon and accessories. And two new punches. I'm so excited!

Contact me now to receive your free Summer Mini Catalogue and to book your Summer workshop.

Leah's Monthly Challenge #3

It's time for my monthly challenge #3 and of course it's a Christmas theme. This challenge is to get you thinking out side the box, meaning away from traditional Christmas colours.

My Aunt was visiting from Darwin recently and she showed me a card she made using the colours black and white which was very different for her, she just loves the traditional colours. So that was my inspiration for this challenge. Now I couldn't find a picture of what I had in mind but I found this one on and loved it, so were going with it. I love this funky Christmas Tree it's so cute.

Use what ever colours you can see in the picture to inspire your creation. You don't need to use all the colours just the one's that appeal to you.

To help you with the colours -I can see Whisper White, Basic Black, Taken with Teal, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Metallic Silver.

Entries are due in by the 19th December, 7.00pm Qld time. It's a bit earlier this month because we will be heading to the Gold Coast for a few days before Christmas. Can't wait.

Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.