Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Mini Release March 2009

Sorry I did not get around to posting, yesterdays Blog war project.  I have been flat out trying to recover from Kaszazz Conference 2009.  To make up for not posting yesterday, here is a link to the Kaszazz March Mini Release Brochure -  CLICK HERE.  I will try and get back later today to add the Blog war projects for yesterday and today.  Grab a cuppa and go check out the brochure.  If you would like anything please ring me or send me a message and I will get back to you asap.  Have fun crafting.  Talk soon

Friday, March 13, 2009


Ok, just about to board plane to Melbourne for conference.  So, here is an extremely quick tag.  Not very exciting.  No bells and whistles.  So here it is.  A plain white tag. Stamped in Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, with the Swirls stamp.  One of the images has Happy Mother's Day stamped in the Dusty Concord.  The other in Distress Ink - Black Soot.  Too highlight the Swirls image, I have traced around each swirl with Crystal Stickles.  Told you it was not exciting LOL!!!

Will definately not be back until Monday.  SO, have fun crafting and have a fantastic weekend.  Know I will!!!  LOL

Thursday, March 12, 2009


My favourite creation this week.  I have used the new "Bling Rub Ons"- Elegant Inspiration Bling. Loving these.  My guess is you may see alot of these on my creations in the coming weeks.  Distress Ink - Antique Linen has been to make the background.  I have taken the ink pad and stamped it directly onto the paper.  The butterfly is a two step stamp.  The solid image, has been stamped in the Distress Ink - Antique Linen (the same as the background on the card base).  The butterfly outline stamp has been stamped in the Distress Ink - Fired Brick Red.  The background image, that is stamped behind the 2 Step Butterfly stamp is the Script.  It is stamped in the Distress Ink - Black Soot.   Crimson Bazill and Raven Bazzill have been used to matte behind this stamped image.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Love this.  It is may favourite stamped image - well, at the moment ( I am sure it will change Saturday morning at conference).  Plant is the name of the stamped image.  Here I have used Distress Ink - Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters and Antique Linen.  White Square card (150x300mm) has been used for the base.  Fawn Bazzill has been used to matte the white stamped strip down the left hand side.  A whale square punch is used to punch out the Plant image in each of the Distress inks.  Each of the squares has been edged with the same ink as the image.  A piece of pale pink organdy has been used to make a bow on the over stamped strip.  The Happy Birthday image is stamped in Antique Linen.

If your are reading this Happy Birthday Paula - Paula is part of my team.  If you want to see what she has been up to, why not visit her blog?  She is thinking of taking part in the blog wars.  I just need to twist her arm a little bit more.  


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Ok, I have gone and done a mini card for todays challenge.   I am amazed at how cute this heart image is.  I have purchased the 3 step Stamps - Folk Heart Small.  This is just one of the three steps stamps.  I have stamped the image in Distress Ink - Fired Brick Red, and stamped it randomly in a line pattern.  Crimson Bazzill, is used as the line towards the bottom.  I have finished it off with a piece of white organdy ribbon.

If you would like to see, others who have joined in the blog wars check out the links below:


Monday, March 9, 2009


This weeks blog wars is concentrating on Distressing/Distress Inks (one of my favourite products).  

To make the background for this card, I crumpled, carefully the front page.  Flattened it back out as much as possible and then laid it between some heavy books, to make it go back to its original shape.  With the Distress Ink - in Walnut Stain, i rubbed using the pad over the card to hightlight the stressed marks in the card.  Using a piece of Hydra sponge I gently dabbed, Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters, Tattered Rose and Tea Dye.  The Tattered Rose was done extremely gently - as this is a pale pink colour and I did not want it to dominate in anyway.  I just wanted to colour the white card, to make the Tea Dye look a little more aged.  Green Tea Bazzill has been used to highlight/matte the Train image and to make a border down the left handside.  Java Bazzill is down the centre of the Green Tea on the left.  It has also been used to matte the Train image and the Happy Birthday image.  A white gel pen has been used to make the lines in the Java Bazzill on the left and is used again around the border of the Train image.  Finally Copper brads were used to highlight the Happy Birthday Image.  Distress Ink - Walnut stain has been used to ink both the Train and Happy Birthday Images.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I cannot get enough of the butterfly stamp.  It looks great no matter how you stamp it.  Once again, this is just one of those little cards I have been making.  What a simple design?  However, sometimes simpler is better!  

Monday, March 2, 2009


Towards the end of last year, I have been making little mini gift cards. These little cards have been a great way to test out new techniques, stamps and inks. They are almost the same size as ATC's. The LOVE design has been extremely popular and I have had to change the way I do the design - as they are a little timely to put together and colour in. Here is a simple version of my original design. The Love is from the Love and Cherish set of stamps. It is inked in Coal Black ink along with the hearts from the Calender Icon set. A strip of crimson bazzill is along the front. Stickles have been used to make the dots. Red Gel pen has been used to color in the hearts

Sunday, March 1, 2009


How exciting?  We now have rub ons, and they look amazing.  I cannot wait to get my hands on them.  Will definately be putting in an order early this week!!  This is just a sample, there are more!!  If you would like to see more, drop me a line and I will send the full preview through to you.  These will be in the March mini release due to come out on the 16th. (Just after the conference for consultants in Melbourne on the 14th and 15th).

Ok, just viewed the rub on attachment and realised I have some how cut the picture of the rub-ons. Do not ask me how.  I am definately not a computer wizz.  So the price for the rub ons, that are shown on the right hand side is $9.95.  I am sorry I do not know how to fix it.  However, I do not want to delete them, as I want to share them with you.  If, I find out how to fix, I will post the sample again.  Sorry for the inconvenience!!