Sunday, October 31, 2010

Just add Ink #41

JUST ADD BIRTHDAY is this weeks theme. I need a birthday card today for a 6 year old boy. I have used my new make a monster stamp Set, What do you think? If you would like to play along with the fun please click HERE

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Wild Wasabi
SU Stamps: Make a monster and sentiments is from party this way.
SU Inks: Versa Mark, Baja Breeze, Cajan Craze and Riding hood Red
SU Other: Watercolouring paper, black embossing powder, wild wasabi dsp from subtles stack, black brads.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Colour Throwdown #16

This week at Colour throwdown challenge has a interesting colour challenge to make a Christmas card. If you would like to play along click HERE
I have kept my Christmas card simple.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery
SU Stamps: Baroque motifs, Delightful Decorations, Contempo Christmas
SI Inks: certainly Celery, Reding hod red
SU Other: vintage wallpaper embossing die, ornament punch, brayer, very vanilla ribbon, basic rhinestone.

Monday, October 25, 2010

two challenges in one

This week I combined Inkspiration sketch challenge from Makeesha and Colour Challenge from Just Add Ink
I have had Montana home sick yesterday, when will the illness end???? I hope you like my creation.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz
SU Stamps: Elements of Style
SU Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Black Staz On, versa mark
SU Other: clear embossing powder, blushing bride ribbon, bashful blue DSP from stack pack, mat pack watercolouring paper, Beautiful butterfly die.

Girls Night In Cyerstamp Challenge #3

last night I completed the third and final challenge. Challenge was to case a card from the Idea's book and Catalogue and yep turn it pink....

If you would like to check everyones creation chick HERE

I have decide use one my stamp set that I haven't used in along time, butterfly prints. My case is on page 75, I have clear embossed the butterfly and also the sentiment.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, very vanilla, Pink Pirouette.
SU Stamps: Butterfly Prints
SU Inks: Versa Mark, Early Espresso
SU Other: Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Lot's of tag die, wide oval punch, mat pack and paper piercer, clear embossing powder, butterfly punch

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Girls Night In Cyperstamp Challlenge 2

I'm back.... Jayne's challenge #2 was a sketch challenge, using the sketch from page 56 of the Idea's Book and Catalogue. The card with the cute pram on the front. Don't forget to pop over to visit Jayne

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
SU Stamps: Just Believe, French Filgree
SU Inks: Versa Mark, crumb cake, Basic Black
SU Other: Black satin Ribbon, Vintage Brad, scallop border punch

Girls' Night In Cyperstamp Challenge # 1

Last night Jayne Mercer was running a Girls' Night In Cyperstamp to raise money for breast cancer reseach. Jayne ran 3 Challenges, I did manage to finish 2 and I am hoping to finish the last one tonight. Have a play along HERE.

The first challenge was a colour challenge, pink and a neutral. I have always wanted to do a pink Christmas card, this card is similar to a card I created for my stamp a stack on Friday. It's hard to see but the large snow swirls are in shimmer paint, the card looks very pretty in real life.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
SU Stamps: Snow Swirled, Contempo Christmas
SU Inks: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink
SU Other: dazzling diamonds, top note, pretty in pink satin ribbon, shimmer paint, basic rhinestone,

Back in a moment with card 2.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Baby Boy

A friends sister had a baby boy on Thursday, Baby Archer. So I whipped up this card but I forgot to take my water colouring paper. I used my water colouring pencils on whisper white cardstock, I find using water colouring paper is a lot easier to work.

For the image I have used the new Baby Tee wheel $15.95 and cut out one of the outfits.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White
SU Stamps: Baby Tee Wheel and A word for you.
SU Inks: Marina Mist and Black Staz On
SU Other, Water colouring Pencils, Marina Mist brad, Marina Mist DSP from the Subtles pattern pack, Marina Mist Satin Ribbon.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas Cards

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to be asked to run a workshop for a good customer of mine Rachel, check out Rachel's beautiful blog HERE.

We made 2 Christmas cards, the first card I have cased from fabulous team member Rachel Capps.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Concord Crush, Whisper White and Crumb Cake
SU Stamps: Perfect Punches

SU Inks: Perfect Plum, Concord Crush
SU Other: Brayer, Top Note, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, scallop punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, concord crush ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Marina mist, Very Vanilla
SU Stamps: Snow Swirled, En Francais BG, Contempo Christmas
SU Inks: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake
SU Other: Ornament Punch, Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, sponges.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Inkspiration #44

Hi all,
I finished this card on Monday and I was hoping to make another card for the Inkspiration challenge because I don't like my card but I have just ran out of time.

If you would like to play along with the beautiful colours click HERE

So here is the card I don't like.....

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Whisper White, Marina Mist and Pretty In Pink
SU Stamps: Curly Cute and Printed Petals
SU Inks: Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight
SU Other: Pretty In Pink button, Pretty in Pink Brads, Marina Mist DSP from subtles patterns pack.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Just Add Ink #39

This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is to Just Add Blue....

This month is Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month.

Being a mum of 4 children and having Post Natal Depression after having my children. It's important issue that's close to my heart.

For more information on depression

I basted my card on favourite blue, Marina Mist...... and yet again I have used Just Believe Stamp Set which I think is very fitting.... I went a little too crazy with my spritzer.....Whoops

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue and Whisper White
SU Stamps: Just Believe
SU Inks: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight and crumb cake
SU Other: DSP Subtles Stack, Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, Vintage Brad.

I would to say thank you to everyone for my get well wishes. Yes I am feeling 95% better and I have my voice back..... My kids are not happy with that one.....:)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dress up Christmas

A new Christmas promotion starts today.

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Please contact me on 02 8883 4929 or email

Friday, October 15, 2010

Christmas Cards

Have you made a start on your Christmas cards yet? Well come to my place next Friday night @ 7pm and make 8 cards in 2 different designs with envelopes. Cost is $20, please call me 02 8883 4929 or 0423 199 779 or send me an email

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Just Add Ink #38

Just add Bling and Pink this week at Just Add Ink. In Honor of Pink Ribbon Day. I'm going to keep it short today as I'm not feeling well.

Card Recipe:
SU cardstock: Blushing Bride, Basic Grey and whisper White
SU Stamps: Baroque Motifs, En Francais, word for you
SU Inks: Blushing Bride
SU Other: vintage wallpaper embossing folder, beautiful butterfly die, brayer, rhinestones, blushing bride ribbon.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cards by Imogen

Just wanted to share with you a couple of cards that Imogen has made. The first card is using the ornament punch to make fish for a Anniversary card.

Imogen made this card for Montana's birthday. She has used all in the family stamp set with some water colouring.

Just a quick post today, Back tomorrow with some bling for my Just Add Ink card.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Montana's Birthday Card

Firstly I would like to thank everyone that has left a comment. There's quite a few of us that is keeping Gloria Jeans afloat.

This week my little girl Montana turned 6 and she wanted everything on her card. Well I did manage butterflies, grass, little pony and a number 6.

I have used a combination of the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and Beautiful Wings embosslits Die also the number 6 I have used the simple numbers Bigz Die. Unfortunately I don't own any of the dies but a big thank you to Jayne Mercer for the use of her Bigz Dies.

The inside I have stamped the pony and added some colour and a basic Rhinestone. Do you like the Designer series paper ? Well it's from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Patterns Stacks.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #43

Inkspirations Challenges Guest Designer

This week is a sketch challenge from Makeesha and I'm very excited that I'm guest designer.

One of my favourite things to do (other then crafting) is to sit down at Gloria Jeans and enjoy a cappuccino. So for my card I have used woodgrain BG to represent wood panelling at the stores and also a strip of Newsprint DSP for the card marking magazine I love to read while drinking my coffee. The cups and have been embossed and watercoloured in early espresso, marina mist, crumb cake, cherry clobber and then spritzed. What do you think?

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Early Espresso, cherry cobbler, crumb cake
SU Stamps: Morning cup and woodgrain BG
SU Inks: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobber
SU Other: black and clear embossing powder, neswprint DSP, Wide striped early espresso ribbon, blender pens, watercolouring paper, scallop trim border punch, spritzer and a vintage brad

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A card in a box

Today I'm off to a team event at Jo Wassens in which will all take a sample card and all the supplies for everyone to make that card.

For my card I have used Element of Style and the Sentiment is from Style Beautiful and added some white satin ribbon again with bashful blue dsp from the subtles stack . I need to go and get the kids ready.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #42

For this week I needed a 20th wedding anniversary card for my Mum and Dad, I wanted something super simple. Check out Makeesha's amazing card and have a play along HERE

Here's my super simple card. The flower has been clear embossed so it's shiny.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla
SU Stamps: Firth Avenue Floral, Wonderful Favourites, Basic Phrases
SU Inks: Reding Hood Red, Versa Mark, Not quite navy, Old Olive
SU Other: Black embossing powder, watercolouring paper, clear embossing powder.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Just Add Ink #37

I was stumped when I saw these colours but you should check out what the JAI team has come up with, stunning.

Eastern Blooms was a stamp set I had to have but never used very much. I'm determined to use some stamps that don't get much love over the next couple of months.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Whisper White
SU Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Vintage Vogue, Curly cute
SU Inks: Old Olive, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
SU other: Rose red brads, Old Olive ribbon, mat pack.