Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Nichol!

It's my friend Nichol's birthday today and this is the card I made her. Whilst it looks very similar to the one we'll be making at my class next week, I did in fact create this card first, and it has inspired a few other creations lately. I originally made the card for this Clean & Simple sketch challenge, but I didn't get it posted in time. Lucky, because then it wouldn't be a surprise for Nic!

Happy Birthday Nichol.



Card Recipe

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla

Ink: Not Quite Navy

Other: Build a Cupcake Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Greenhouse Galla DSP, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals


April Card Class

This is a preview of one of the cards we'll be making at this months card class. Can you spot the new product? Yes it's the cupcake! It's one of the new punches available in the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. If you'd like to come and join in the fun and play with some of the new products, contact me and book your seat. Hurry though, seats are limited.

Classes are either 10:30am or 7:30pm on Friday 29th April.



Card Recipe

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla

Ink: Soft Suede

Other: Cupcake Punch, Elegant Souiree DSP, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Anniversary

Last week, Robert & I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. This is the card I made him. Not too girly or lovey dovey - except for the message inside :) We had l lovely dinner out at our favourite restaurant whilst my MIL looked after the girls.


Happy Anniversary babe, I love you!




Card Recipe

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Punch Potpourri (L1 Hostess)

Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black

Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Sponges, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Jeremy!

The third birthday party Em attended for a school friend was for Jeremy. Amongst other store bought gifts, I also created this crayon box holder and a matching sketch book. The box was inspired by the card box made by and the card was one I made previously for a challenge. You can check out the box and card by clicking on the words. Happy Birthday Jeremy. Cheers, Donna Card Recipe Card Stock: Old Olive, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White, Bashful Blue Other: Sticky Strip, Tombo Glue, Two Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals

Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

If the colder weather is getting you down, then it's time to curl up with a good book, and the best book going around is the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.

If you'd like to have a look, just click on the catalogue to the right. If you'd like your own copy, then let me know and I'll send you one. As usual, it's full of wonderful new products, stamp sets, punches, ribbons and accessories. So check it out and let me know if you'd like to order something from it, just let me know.



Welcome to the Neighbourhood

Friends of my MIL moved in a few streets away recently, so I made them this card to welcome them. Though the stamp set is an oldie, it's a favourite of mine. Oh, and I added crystal effects to the windows and made the house in the middle pop, I masked the outer houses and used Shimmer Paint - a new love of mine. Cheers, Donna Card Recipe Stamp Sets: Right at Home (retired) Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White Ink: Shara Sand, StazOnBlack, Real Red Marker, Basic Black Marker, Soft Suede Other: Real Red Satin Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Happy Birthday Tiana!

Another of Em's school friends had a birthday recently. This was the card I made for the lovely Tiana. It is very sparkly - due to my awesome photography skills, you probably cant see it! Happy Birthday Tiana. Cheers, Donna

Card Recipe Stamp: Pony Party, Teeny Tiny Sentiments Card Stock: Rich Razzelberry, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink Ink: Sahara Sand, Rich Razzelberry, Pretty in Pink Other: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Frost White Shimmer Mist, Blender Pen, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Cooper!

With Emily starting school this year, we have a whole new lot ot friends, and birthday parties to attend. First up for the year was Cooper. Happy 6th Birthday Cooper!

Card Recipe

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Ink: Concord Crush, Real Red Marker

Card Stock: Concord Crush, Old Olive, Whisper White Other: Real Red Satin Ribbon, Modern Label Pinch, Word Window Punch, Number Embossing Folder (not SU), Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals Cheers, Donna

Wedding Congratultions

The niece of a friend was married recently, and I was asked to make a card. The bridesmaids were wearing purple so that and white were the colours I was going to use. Though it can't be seen to well, the card has clear embossing on it, as well as a bit of "bling". I thought it would be a nice touch to personalise the card with the initials of the bride and groom. Congratulations Aimee & Grant. Cheers, Donna Card Recipe Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel Card Stock: Perfect Plumb, Whisper White Ink: Versamark Other: Basic Diamonds, Clear Embossing Powder, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die

New Years Resolution - FAIL!!

I knew it wouldn't take long! I must believe in myself more... Oh that can be next years resolution. I really though that with Emily at school and Zoe at day care (2 days), that I'd have more time to create and blog. BUT NO!!! I'll try to do better from now on. So get comfy because there's a lot of bloggin' coming. Cheers, Donna