Saturday, November 29, 2008

Big Shot Pennant Banner

Finally I've had a chance to play with my Big Shot and the Pennant Banner! I was very excited with the results ... it's so easy to use ~ I used the die-cut and put various sheets of SU Designer Papers and Cardstock throught he machine and then I cut the letters from the Serif Alphabet and simply glued them together.
Cardstock : Purely Pomegranate, Kiwi Kiss, Holiday Treasures, Rose Cottage Scrappin' Kit
Accessories : Big Shot, Pennant Bigz XL Die, Velvet Ribbon, Tombow Mono Adhesive

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

I managed to get a quick card made before I have to start preparing our Thanksgiving Day meal ... luckily my family are all in England still so I only need to cook for 3!!!! This set is from H&M Stamps and is called 'Doggy Years'. I made the background with some of the small images from the set and I masked the dog to make it look like he's lying outside his kennel. Images are coloured with Copics. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Someone Special's Having a Birthday

Heather Rolin of H&M Stamps has a BIRTHDAY today! As a special birthday surprise, her design team members have put together a blog hop of birthday cards for her! Here's my birthday card which should be arriving today ~ the set is called G'Day Mate and can be found here. I coloured the owl with Copic markers and mounted him onto Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red cardstock which was cut out of a Nestability Rectangle. Inside it says 'Hoo's having a bird-day'.
Here's a close-up of the owl, isn't he a hoot?!!!!
Please take a moment to hop on over to the other Design Team members' blogs, they've put together some great birthday treats for Heather all using Heather's own line of stamps, H&M Stamps. Have a wonderful day Heather and enjoy your cards!
Carolina Buchting
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Easton
Debbie Corbari
Kim Crawford
Julia Aston
Julie Lacey
Nancy Levine
Neva McMullen
Suzanne Dean
Tracy Dorton
Shannon Erskine

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tile Coaster and Candle

Happy Friday! I am about to leave for an 'Open House' craft and vendor fair ... but before I go I wanted to let you see the tile coaster and candle sets I've made ~ I hope they sell (otherwise, you know what you're getting for christmas mum!).
I hope to be back over the w/end with some more information! Bye for now.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Where did last week go?

Oh my word ... how busy am I? Don't answer that!!! Just thought I'd post something in case anyone's looking! LOL, I've been such a bad blogger this month ... but it's good to be a SU demo and so busy, right?! I took some orders for personalised monogram notecards at the craft fair last week. I'm delivering them today so I hope she loves them ... I love the combination of Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette!

Stamps : Lovely Letters
Ink : Riding Hood Red
Cardstock : Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DP, PTI White, Riding Hood Red
Accessories : SU Punches ~ Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, Pink Pirouette Ribbon

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Craft Fair

I haven't had much time to post recently, a friend and I had a table at a craft fair this past weekend so we were busy, busy, busy leading up to it! We did quite well and made a bit of pocket money! I thought you might like to see our booth:

It was a lot of work, but we enjoyed it, and it was nice to see what people thought of our stuff!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Note Pad & Border

Hi all ... just a quick one today ~ I'm getting ready for a craft fair this w/end and a workshop tonight so haven't got a lot of time! Anyway, while making my notepads I thought I'd check out today's Ways to Use It challenge on SCS ... it's to use corner punches in unusual ways! So I made a criss cross border with my corner rounder! Cool hey! I saw the idea ages ago on Cambria Turnbow's blog here. Give it a try!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Holiday Card Class

I thought I'd post details of my holiday card class. This is such a great idea, the card folder holds regular sized cards (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") and can be used any time of year, not just for christmas! The cards are made using a set from the Mini Catalogue, Winter Post. I love the vintage feel of this! Classes are being held at 7pm Wed Nov 12th and 10.30am Sat Nov 22nd $18 to attend which covers all supplies. Here are the photos:

Monday's TLC and H&M Stamps

I was so crazy busy last week! I don't know what I did with my time!!! Monday morning always starts well for me because I try to do the Technique challenge on SCS. Today there's a great tutorial for making these circle medallions ~ you can find it here.
I'm using a stamp set from H&M Stamps called Sweetly Stamped ~ I love the tiered cake stand with those cute little cupcakes on it! Luckily the image was a perfect fit for my medallion! The set can be found here.

My layout was very simple really, it's a regular sized card with 2 layers ~ one of Kiwi Kiss and one of Pink Pirouette DP. I scalloped the DP and added ribbon. Quick, easy and effective!

... and speaking of H&M Stamps I wanted to share with you some news ~ Heather is offering 40% off all her stamp sets AND free shipping until christmas ... isn't that a great deal! The Promotion is on the right side toolbar of my blog! Thanks Heather!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 1st Blog Hop ~ H&M Stamps and a PRIZE

Today is H&M's November BLOG HOP! What fun! The theme this month is festive favourites ~ I decided to try my hand at a table setting so I used this set and made up a place-name, a napkin ring, and I decorated 3 small candles with more images. This was such fun to do and made me feel quite festive! DO YOU WANT TO WIN $50 TO SPEND AT H&M STAMPS? Then read on!

To take a look at my fellow Design Team Members' projects please hop along to the links below:

Nancy Ruth

Fancy playing along? Heather has arranged an amazing $50 gift certificate to spend at H&M Stamps for the winner of the Customer Blog Hop 'Festive Favorites'. All you need to do is make a festive favorites card, project or 3D item and post a comment with a link here on my blog. All the Design Team members will send the names of participants to Heather who will randomly pick a winner. $50 certificate if you use H&M stamps on your project, $25 certificate if you use any other stamps. If you can't make a Festive Favorites project, then just leave a comment explaining your favorite christmas memory and the winner will receive 10 yards of H&M Ribbon. What great prizes! You've got one week to participate ... come on, you know you want to!