Friday, September 25, 2009

Wedding Box With A Twist

I love the Sour Cream Box. It is very quick, easy and stunning! It is basically a cylinder that is twisted in the middle. Check out for the tutorial. The white Baroque Motif design and the flowers are embossed. For the flowers I dipped a piece of black card stock into versamark then clear embossed it before punching with the Trio Flower Punch.
The white circles of the flower have a blob of Crystal Effects on it to give the 'brad' look.
Give me a shout if you need to stock up your craft cupboard.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Keeping things simple

This lovely little card is wonderfully simple. It has been daubed around the edge with choc chip ink. I have embossed the Fifth Avene Floral flowers and the Sincere Salutations saying with clear emboss powder. If you haven't yet got your Heat Emboss Tool to make your Christmas or greetings card then contact me today on 09 238 2100 or

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sour Cream Container

I love the sour cream container. It is so easy and is very stylish, especially in the Urban Garden designer series paper. If you would like to host a workshop where you and your friends can learn how to make one of these containers ring me on 09 238 2100

Friday, September 18, 2009

Krafty Wedding Invitation.

I absolutely adore the Kraft cardstock from Stampin'Up! and af course they have designer series paper to match. The paper that I have used here is the Bella Bleu series.
The ribbon I have used is the kraft taffeta, the stamp set is Please Come and I have also used the Jumbo Eyelets were set using the Crop-a-Dile.
My lovely team member Carolyn made the box for me. I love being a part of a team.
For more information about being a part of my team or about any other Stampin' Up! enquiry please contact me on 09 238 2100 or
Kind regards

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Once Upon A Time....

Here is another of the invites from the Wedding Show. I just love the white look on a wedding card.
I have used the gorgeous Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon. I struggled to get the beads on (from the Pretties Kit), however I discovered that when you tie cotton thread around the end of the ribbon and uses brute force, you can manage to get them on.

Get in touch with me today to make a purchase or to find out more about Stampin' Up!


Wedding Invite With Style

I love the look of black and white together. On this card I have applied Versamark Ink with the Baroque Border wheel onto the Basic Black cardstock, then I have embossed in white. The 'happily ever after' (from Once Upon A Time - $39.95) is also embossed.
The ribbon is threaded through a ribbon buckle from the Hodgepodge Kit.
Have fun creating

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wedding Table Setting

This gorgeous table setting was created by Jessica McDonald.
The balls in the basket were made following directions from They are called sonobe origami ornaments. Hope that you have fun making these.
Contact me for the Designer Series Paper and the ribbon.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Ribbon With A Twist

Yes, this is Stampin' Up! ribbon. I have played with it (quite a bit) to get this effect.
-Cut a length of 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon.
-Snip the edge off along the length.
-Use your snips to tease out half of the strands ( do this a few strands at a time).
-Put the point of your snips in every 1.5cm and twist them about to make a gap (this will also create the wave effect at the bottom of your ribbon).
-Pull the ribbon straight.
-Adhere it to your card.
-Twist the threads together that you pulled out of the original ribbon.
-Use a Designer Brad to make the top of the tassle.
-Attach to the card.

I hope that this makes sense.

Kind regards


Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Wedding Show

Created by Donna Calley, Carolyn Loveday and Jess McDonald (some of these cards are inspired from, one is a Convension Swap)

I spent today demonstrating at The Wedding Show in Auckland with two lovely ladies from my team Jess and Carolyn. We had a fabulous day however, you can tell from our spread that we have also had a fantastic month of stamping prior to the day just getting all the samples ready.

If you are getting married in the near future it is really worth thinking about making your own wedding stationery and favours (boxes). It is a much cheaper option, it is very rewarding and it is a lot easier than you think. I can steer you in the right direction to help you on your way to making your own fabulous designs. You could also host a workshop and receive lots of free product that you can use for you wedding invites (and at the same time I can teach your friends to stamp so that they can help you!!)

Contact me today if you would like further information, or 09 238 2100.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Did You Floss Today?

No, I don't mean your teeth, I mean your cards! If you stick your card in the wrong place it is a real pain. But, if you have used a small amount of the fantastic SNAIL adhesive in each corner of your card layer (which as you know is all you need, that is why it is so great!) then you can slide some dental floss between the two offending pieces of card to remove it. Do this slowly so you don't rip the card. This prevents you from getting that horrible bend that you get when you try to pull the card off.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Stunning Flower

This is another version of the scalloped flower card. I demonstrated how to make the flower at the Stampin' Up! Auckland regional training. We had a great time at the training and it was lovely meeting other SU! demonstrators. If you are one of those lovely ladies thank you for making the day so enjoyable.
That is the great thing about the Stampin' Up! company is that you get great training, make great new friendships and of course make good money aswell.
Get in touch if you would like to find out more information about being a demonstrator. Phome me on 09 238 2100 or e-mail me
Take care
PS The background stamp is En Francais.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Scallop Punch Flower Tutorial

I was going to just send you the link to where I found the tutorial for this, but I can't find it. And seeing that I am going to demo this at the Stampin' Up! Auckland Regional Training tomorrow I have to get samples ready anyway. (Iapologise that the end of this tutorial goes a bit mad, but the blog site I use is not understanding sense at the moment. That is why I know there is a Divine Creator - man nor nature has ever been able to invent anything half as capable as God has!!! If you are unsure of this or if you want to find out more then come along to Sistas this week in Auckland)

1. Punch a scalloped circle. (This is Summer Sun)

2. Daube around the edge in Tangerine Tango or Pumkin Pie ink.

3. Snip every second scallop, about one cm.

4. Turn scalloped circle over onto the foam part of the Mat Pack. Use the rounded end of the Bone Folder to indent each petal.

5. Turn back over and indent the middle of the flower with the Bone
Folder. You can gently daube this with your Pumpkin Pie or Tangerine Tango aswell to achieve a shadow look.
6. Embellish with a half pearl or a Jumbo Brad from the current mini.
Keep your eye out for more fun with punch ideas here on my blog. For any equipment needed to make this, contact me on 09 238 2100 or
Have a fun weekend.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Scalloped Circle With A Difference

Hows this for a different flower. This flower was made using the scalloped circle punch, daubing around the edge in Pumpkin Pie ink. I'll have to tell you the rest later or tomorrow. I have visitors just arrive and you need a lot of details for this one.

That will keep you guessing!!