Monday, August 31

A Gift from Julie.

Another weekend over with a new week beginning. I picked up Alex's new computer yesterday so now he can play his new game Sims 3 and now I'm not bugging him all the time to get off so I can get on. Yeh!!
Anyway I want to show you the gift box Julie (Stampin Up Jewls) made for me. She is so clever and very good with a craft knife. She used the Playful Petals stamp set. I haven't even opened it to see whats inside :) I just like to look at it. A lot of work and love went into making this box. Thank you so much Julie.

Sharing our Passion.

Friday, August 28


Hi and happy Friday.

I have a few things coming up that may interest you.

Firsty I have a couple of spaces left in round 2 of the DSP & Accessory share. See here for all the details.

My Water Colouring Class will be on Sat. 12th Sept. Details here.

Christmas Stamp a Stack will be on Sat. 3rd Oct. To coincide with World card making Day. Make 10 cards, two different designs with envelops and a novelty item for $20. More details to come.
Contact me to reserve your seat or if you have any questions.

Don't forget my Monthly Challenge #11. Only a few days left to get in your entries.
Now for your viewing pleasure, a string spinner card.

Stamp Set: Friends 24-7
Ink: not quite navy, versamark
Card: kraft, very vanilla
DSP: Bella Bleu
Punches: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle, eyelet border
Accessories: kraft taffeta ribbon, button latte, linen thread
Have a fantastic weekend.
Sharing my Passion

Thursday, August 27

Water Colour Class

Hi everyone, I hope your having a great week.

I am holding a Water Colour Class . Come along and make three cards learning the different techniques of Water Colouring.

Date: Saturday 12th September 1.00-4.00pm
Place: my place Calamvale
Cost: $50.00 which includes :
one pk of water colour paper $13.50
one Aqua painter $10.00
one StazOn Black ink pad $14.95
a light afternoon tea with tea & coffee
other card stock & accessories
and lots of fun

Or $35.00 if you already have a Stazon black ink pad.

Please bring your tool kit and adhesive.

We will make 3 cards showing you different water colouring techniques.

Bookings are required as numbers are limited.

I will need your payment (cash or transfer to my account) to me by Thursday 3rd Sept. So I have time to order the products.

Here is a sample of a card a bit like one of the projects we will be making.

Contact me today to reserve your seat.

Sharing my Passion.


Tuesday, August 25

Mojo Turns 100 Day 7

I had a play with Mojo Mondays sketch - Mojo Turns 100 Day 7. As it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards I decided to make a Christmas themed card using the Season of Joy stamp set (one of my favorites for Christmas). This took a little while with inking all the edgers in Choc Chip ink with a dauber. But I think it was worth the effort. I also added Crystal Effects to the flower.

Stamp Set: Season on Joy
Ink: choc chop, riding hood red
Card: choc chip, riding hood red, kraft, very vanilla
Punch: 1/2" circle, 1 1/4" square
Accessories: dauber, jumbo brad, twill tape, crystal effects, dimensionals

Thanks for looking.

Sharing my Passion


Sunday, August 23

Exciting News!

Hi, I have a few exciting things to share with you today.
Firstly Julie has now got her blog Stampin Up Jewls up and running. So exciting! Now we'll be able to see all of her fabulous creations. Yeh! So make sure you go over to her blog and give her a big welcome.
I now have a gallery over at Splitcoat Stampers. There is a link over on the side bar.
And I would like to anounce our group name: Passion 4 Paper (Sharing our Passion) Very exciting! Also on the side bar there are links to the other Passion 4 Paper members that have blogs so you can check them out.
Have a great weekend.
Sharing my Passion.

Friday, August 21


Today I entered, for the first time, a sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. Very exciting for me. So here is my card. I used the level 2 hostess set Echoes of Kindness with DSP Urban Garden.
Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness
Card: Basic Gray, Whisper white
DSP: Urban Garden
Ink: basic gray, going gray, baja breeze
Punch: eyelet border
Accessories: corduroy button, taffeta ribbon, blender pen, dauber, mat pack & tool.
Sharing my Passion

String Spinner Card.

I've had lots of fun lately making string spinner cards. This one is using the Tart & Tangy Stamp set with Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and Choc Chip card stock. The punches used are scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle and 1 1/4' circle. And just for some extra fun the tangerine spinner part is embossed with a mix of clear embossing powder and orange tang. So it's now a Scratch & Sniff String Spinner Card.

Sharing my Passion

Tuesday, August 18

Jamie's Dino Disco Party.

Hi, I got Jamie's Birthday Party scrapped recently and I quite like how it turned out. I used Circle Circus stamp set in the back ground and DSP Good Morning Sunshine. The amazing Dino cake was made by my good friend Maree (thank you). She tried to made it as much like the invitations as she could. She did a fantastic job and it was very yummy.

All the kids had a great time, even Nana joined in with the games.

Sharing my Passion.

Saturday, August 15

Wedding Photo's.

Here are my some of my favorite photo's from the wedding last Saturday. This first one is James and Zach, I love this photo.

Here are the kids all looking very glamours. From the left, Alex, niece, niece, Rebbecca, nephew and Jamie in the front.

James and I with the bride and groom. With a close up of the brides gorgeous dress.

And here is the Bridal Party. No bridesmaids or grooms men. No speeches. Just simple and very elegant.


Wednesday, August 12

Accesssory & Paper Share.

If you love the new Accessories in the Spring Mini Catalogue but do not want to have a large outlay then this Accessorie Share is for you. You will get a sampling of all the fantastic new accessories at a low price.

Here's how it works.

Designer Series Paper Share: you will receive two 6"x6" squares of each DSP, Walk in the Park, Ski Slop and Parisian Breeze. That's 36 squares of 6"x6" in total for $15.50.

Accessories Share: you will receive a 1/4 share of Corduroy Buttons in Baja Breeze, Basic Gray and Kiwi Kiss (total of 36). 1/4 share of Jumbo Brads 5/16" & 5/8" in Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Silver (total of 28) . 1/4 share of Designer Brads Flower Assortment in Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Choc Chip (total of 8). 1/4 share of 3.2cm wide striped grosgrain ribbon in Riding Hood Red approx. 2.29m. All for $32.00.

There will be 4 people in each share. The order will be placed when the share is full and payment has been received. If you live locally and can pick up there will be no postage chargers. Other wise postage will be standard Australia Post charges.

To be included in the share email me at: or if you have any questions.


Tuesday, August 11

Wedding Pocket Card.

Wow what a huge weekend we've had. We had a family wedding on Saturday (my Hubby side), so lots of family had arrived from all over, with three groups staying at our house. Lucky we have a big house. On Sunday we had a bbq with most of the wedding guests, it was so great to spend time with everyone. It's not often we have so many of the family in the same place at the same time. When I sort through the photo's I'll put some up to show you. My boys looked so handsome in their suits and although Rebecca didn't wear a dress she still looked gorgeous.
So here is the Wedding card I made for the bride and groom. A Pocket Card using the So Swirly wheel and the Together Forever stamp set with silver embossing. I love how this card works. In the mad rush of getting 6 of us ready for the wedding I asked my Hubby to write on the card, he picked it up and said "but where do I write?" men :) I also had Alex's subject selection for senior that day and we didn't get home until 1.45pm with us having to be ready by 3.00pm it got a bit crazy, but we made it on time all looking very glamours.
So we have being having late nights with lots of talking and lots of cuppa's while every one's here. Our last group of house guests will be leaving for NZ tomorrow :( so then we'll be able to get some sleep. But it is so wonderful to have them here and I haven't had to cook a thing for days.
It's Alex's birthday today he is now 15. I am so proud of him, of the man he is becoming and the decisions he is making about his future. My baby is all grown up. He shares his birthday with my sister/best friend. Happy birthday to you both.

Life really is Beautiful.


Friday, August 7

Leah's Monthly Challenge # 11

Hi, this months challenge is my sewing box. I love the flower design on the box and I think it makes a great challenge for us to try.

The colours are: Blush Blossom, Riding Hood Red, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Sage Shadow, Going Gray and Whisper White. ( a combination I haven't tried before)

You can make a card, scrap page or a 3D project anything you like. Just leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation or email it to me .

Entries are due in by Monday 31th August 7.00pm Brisbane time.

Have fun.


Jessica's Party.

Hi, well this week has gone faster that last week so I'm just getting to the computer now.
I was very lucky to be invited to Jessica's 12th birthday party on the weekend were I showed Jessica and her friends a few craft projects. They had a lot of fun and really liked the projects they made.
But first here is the birthday card I made for Jessica using the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set.

And this is a covered photo book I made for her to put photo's from her party in.

This is the cute purse box we made, just the right size to fit the party bags into.

And this is the scrap page we made using the Good Friends stamp set.

Hopefully I'll be able to post the next challenge later today, we have a family wedding tomorrow and quite a few relatives are staying with us from New Zealand and NSW. It's going to be great seeing everyone. But now I'm off to the hairdresser, hopefully they can make me look glamours. ;)

Have a fabulous day.

Monday, August 3

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #11

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. They always go way too fast, don't you think...
I was doing a bit of blog surfing and came across a Fan Fold Flower on Splitcoast Stampers designed by Bonnie Szwalkiewiez and just had to try it. It is sooo easy to make and very cute. After, I thought now for a card to put it on, remembering Makeesha's challenge this week is a sketch with a circle, I put the two together. Makeesha always has fantastic sketches.
I have used a couple of new products from the Spring Mini, the DSP Walk in the Park (gorgeous) and Jumbo Brads (lovin them) they come in 4 colours white, silver, vanilla and choc chip. I'm so excited choc chip brads. :)
Anyway here is my card.

Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness (hostess)
Ink: basic gray
Card: basic gray, cameo coral, whisper white
DSP: walk in the park
Punches: eyelet boarder, 3/4" circle (behind flower)
Accessories: jumbo brads, scoring blade, white gel pen, mat pack,dimensionals, crystal effects

Thanks for having a look.


Sunday, August 2

Leah's Monthly Challenge #10

Hi, I am always amazed at the great entries for the challenges, but this months entries are awesome. I'm really happy that you had fun with this challenge as I really had lots of fun looking at them all.

Ok here we go..... the winner for Challenge # 10 is Natasha. Natasha's Creation's.


I really like how Natasha used the patterned squares as a really fun background and that dino is too cute. This one was worth the wait. Thanks Natasha.

I love this scrap page Tracy has made of her gorgeous little man.

This very cute dino card is from Kelly.

Kristy made this cute card with the croc, I wonder which special 5 year old will receive it!

And look at all the work that Shelley had put into her card. Wow!

Thanks again everyone for playing along.


Saturday, August 1

Spring Mini

It's now the 1st of August so we all know what that means....That's right it's the first day of the Spring Mini Catalogue. Woo Hoo!!
All my wonderful Hostess would have received there catalogue in the mail and I'm sure their busy making out their wish list. :) If you haven't got your hands on one yet you can email me and I'll pop one in the mail for you.