Friday, May 28, 2010

Last One... for now!!

I am back with another card made with the very cute Fox & Friends set as promised and, for the moment, the last one!!

Here it is:-
It's hard to tell in the photo but the background card is actually Soft Suede and I have teamed it up with Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Kraft. I popped up the tortoise's shell and head, the lions mane and face and also the monkey's tail.

I am having a bit of a lost mojo happening at the moment and just can't seem to get into it :( I tried to make a couple of cards this morning but after a few little mishaps (won't go there!!!) I decided that today was just not the day.
Bye for now :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Another Cute Card

I am back again with another card made with the adorable Fox & Friends set. I so enjoyed having a play with this set, it is just so cute. As promised here is my next cute card:-

I think this makes the perfect little boy's card. I have used Not Quite Navy as the base card and the polka dot embossing folder to do the next layer. I also used Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Old Olive and Basic Gray. It's hard to see in the photo but the fox is stamped with Basic Gray.

Happy stamping

Friday, May 14, 2010

Three Cheeky Monkeys

I received a new stamp set yesterday and thought I would set aside some time today for a play. It is the lovely Fox & Friends set and I just love the cuteness of these animals.

The following card is a case from one that I had saved onto my computer but I don't know who belonged to it. I would like to say a big thank you for whoever it was and if anybody knows please pass on my thanks.

Aren't they just the cutest cheeky monkeys!!! I even used yellow, brown and green together which I must confess I am not a big fan of yellow but I thought, with monkeys, why not!!! The background of the white is actually stamped with Barely Banana and the polka dot background.

I ended up making three cards with this set so will save the other two for another post. Can't get too excited now :)

Happy stamping!

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Happy Mother's Day

I hope all of the Mothers out there had a great day yesterday. I know I was very spoilt for the day. My daughter gave me a slow cooker which I can't wait to try out. I also received Julie Goodwin's recipe book (she was the first winner of Master Chef) and a beautiful ladybug charm for my bracelet.

Julie's recipe book is just amazing, I will definitely be trying most of them (I love using my family as guinea pigs when I'm trying new things!! - although it is an idea to have something else on hand just in case).

I was most surprised with my middle son's choice of gifts that he bought for me from his school Mother's Day stall (should give him $10 more often!!). He came home with a necklace/earring set, a coffee mug filled with all sorts of coffee delights, some bath salts and a bath bomb and also a cute little crystal flower hanger. Wow, a very spoilt Mum. My eldest son made me a lovely chocolate cake as well and he did a great job with it as well as the icing, yummy!!!

Anyway on with the show and tell - my mum's mother's day card which was almost completely cased from the very lovely Nikki Stalker which you can find here but I decided to make mine a full size card.

It's not the best of photos as I tried taking this inside because it was too windy on my back table. The card base is made with Not Quite Navy and I used the very quick and easy Manhattan Flower embossing folder with my Big Shot.

We had my parent's come over for dinner last night and it was really nice to have the both of us Mums not having to do anything.

Happy Stamping

Friday, May 7, 2010

What Can I Say...

My title of this post pretty much sums it up as sometimes I just can't think of anything to put!!! I sometimes look at a card and can pretty much name it something but the following card I am showing you is just that... a card.

This card is made from a previous Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge which you can find here.

The base of this card is the gorgeous new Melon Mambo followed by a layer of Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla. The eyelet border has been punched onto Pink Pirouette. I just love these flowers from Petal Pizzazz, just perfect. Oh, and I can't forget the very lovely felt flowers now can I? It's hard to tell from the pic but I have stamped "happy birthday" in Rich Razzleberry on the bottom.

My lovely friend, Karen, also let me use her Sanded Background stamp to jazz up the base card a little, thanks Karen :)

Happy Stamping

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

An Award - Who Me?

I was most surprised to receive this award from the very lovely and talented Nikki Stalker and am told to pass it on to 10 other bloggers that I admire and also state 10 things about myself. I was most flattered with this as I am not a Demonstrator but I do so love all of the Stampin Up products. So without further ado here I go:-

Here are the 10 other blogs I have decided to pass this award on to and I must also apologise to anyone if they have already received one (just think yourself extra special!!). In no particular order:-

Although I only know Karen personally, I can admit to being a blog stalker of the others who are all such an inspiration to me.

Now for the 10 things about me:-

1. I am a 40 year old mum of four children, 3 boys and 1 girl, ranging in age from 17 to 3.
2. My husband and I have been together for 23 years and married for 19 1/2 years.
3. I was previously a Legal Secretary before staying at home with my children.
4. I, like Nikki, am a Gemini and so is my daughter.
5. I am a big Twilight fan (can I admit that at my age!!).
6. I also enjoy cross stitch as well as my passion for card making.
7. I love camping although don't seem to get there as often as I would like.
8. I love going to the movies with my daughter, especially when it's just the two of us.
9. My favourite TV shows are Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, Master Chef (although I would love to cook like them but it will never happen) and Castle.
10. My favourite flowers would be Gardenias, Frangipanis and Roses (only I can't seem to grow them!!)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Top Note Die Box

Well, as you can see my lovely Big Shot arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to have a play. I cut a trial run of the Top Note die and also ran through a sheet using the Polka Dot embossing folder as well, just to have a go.

Then I got so excited I thought I might go ahead and make a lovely Top Note Die Box so ran through a couple more. I have seen these around for awhile and they are so easy to make.

Here is my version:-

Well there you have it my first attempt at Big Shotting (is that a word!!). I am sure there will be many more creations made using this lovely machine.

Happy Stamping