Sunday, March 27, 2011

Festive Friday

WOW - 3 posts in one day! Mind you all this creativeness is taking its toll so much that I only made four Christmas cards for a belated Festive Friday - not my usual 5 or more! I am so ready for bed.

These two cards were made with some left over Christmas Tree Design Adhesives that I found stuck to the front of a magazine I just unpacked. I have placed them onto Glossy card and then sprinkled each tree with some glitter. The sentiment has been attached using magic mount. 

Yet another simple card, this time I inked my star border stamp up using distress ink and then sprayed my Mini Mister over it before stamping - the result - a very watery effect. I did the same to the large star stamp before cuttting them out and magic mounting them over the border images. The christmas sentiment was stamped straight onto the white card.

I do know one thing though - I have to get away from making Christmas Cards with white card.  So a mini challenge to myself to make next weeks Festive Friday using red or green card. Enjoy!

Name that Card - When in Doubt, Let love win out!

Hi! Me back again! This time with a Stamping Vacation Challenge - Name that Card - When in Doubt, Let Love win out! This challenge was perfect timing, as I needed to create a wedding card to send to one of Hubby's cousins who got married last weekend. Enjoy!

100% Kaszazz!
Materials used are:
1348 SB Essentials Bling 12x12 Black
4399 SB Bazzill Basics 12x12 Romance
1329 SB Paper - Romance - Flourish / Flourish Dots
1325 SB Paper - Romance - Word Montage / Club
4556 Rhinestones - Round 6mm (60) Clear
1708 Super Tape
Cricut Cartridges - George & Basic Shapes and Opposites Attract

Lollipop Ladies Challenge - Candy Necklaces

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all having a great day so far!
After a really busy week - I was finally able to get a chance to craft when I needed a birthday card for the 6th Birthday Party we all went to yesterday afternoon.
It was also a great excuse to create a card for the Lollipop Ladies latest challenge - Candy Necklaces.

Using the picture as a guideline and keeping in mind that they wanted to see circles as well - I came up with...

I am really happy with how the card turned out. I just grabbed a whole heap of stuff from my stash. I do know that the Dot/Stripe paper is Kaisercraft, the Bazzill and Happy Birthday stamp is from Kaszazz and I also used for the first time my (well Charlotte's) new Cricut Cartridge - Once upon a Princess!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fountain of Youth Challenge - Birds, nests, eggs

Hi All! I have just finsihed my entry for the Stamping Vacation Challenge - Fountain of Youth - Birds, Nests, Eggs.

I had Big Al stamped for a while now waiting for a special card. With Mothers Day coming up and my mum so into Owls (I am taking the risk that my Mum really only looks at the pictures on my blog - not actually read it) that I decided this would be perfect.  I also did sewing around the paper as well as using a doily - both firsts for me. I sewed my doily on, but I would be really interested to know how others attach them.

Materials used are:
1695 SB Paper - Foundations - Jordan Belle
1059 SB Essentials 12x12 Butter
4222 SB Bazzill Basics 12x12 - Parakeet
2567 Brads - Antquie Gems (16) - Pearls
4419KH Big Al Stamp
4177KK Mini Messages - Endearments Un-Cut Set (9)
71235 ColorBox Fluid Chalk Mini - Dark Brown
1708 Super Tape
Cement Paper from Creative Memories
Doily from Op Shop

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Masculine Card with Watch or Clock - SVG

Hi Blog readers! Seems my posts are starting to start saying the same thing.... I have just finished my card for the Masculine Card with a watch or clock challenge at Stamping Vacation Challenges.
I must admit I was so inspired by a card that Beth had made from (see her 21st Feb post) for this challenge that I totally CASED this card below with the execption that I have used Kaszazz stamps!

I felt too guilty to enter this one into the challenge, so I had a play with the same concept and papers and came up with this......

Materials used are:
4936 - Card Essentials - Horizon - A5 216gsm (30) - Asst
Colours used are White, Denim and Blue Jay
71250 ColorBox Fluid Chalk Mini - Blackbird
4260KK Mini Messages - Friends Un-Cut Set (9)
4394KL Vintage Clock Large
4407KD Vintage Clock Small
1708 Super Tape
Black brads from personal stash

Friday, March 18, 2011

For Your Amusement - HERD Puns! - SVC

Hi All,  Just another quick post before I get stuck into the mundane folding and ironing!
This was a really quick card for the Stamping Vacation Challenges - For Your Amusement - HERD Puns!

Don't get me wrong - but I can't help but feel that there is something wrong with this card! I like how it turned out - I am just a black & white cow girl and I think it is the brown & white that is throwing me off! Not much Kaszazz product here except the buttons and brown and white SB Essentials card.

Festive Friday

Hi Blog Readers! Well Festive Friday has come around really quick this time. So here tis'

I can't take the create for designing these gorgeous cards - they were designed by Naomi Elliot and feature on page 73 of the current Kaszazz catalogue as DEM068 Distress Reindeer Christmas Card. I really love these cards and I always make a few each year - so my apologies if anybody has gotten this card a few years in a row!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Taffy & Mint Flourish Workshops

Hi All! I have been busy over the last few days creating more workshop samples. This time it is the Taffy & Mint Flourish Cards and Taffy & Mint Flourish 12x12 SB Layout both created by the very talented Cheryl Devlin. I have enjoyed making these. There is certainly a lot of stamping and blending involved in both workshops.

2H642 - Taffy & Mint Flourish Cards
Created by - Cheryl Devlin
Workshop Cost - $25

2H728 - Taffy & Mint Flourish 12x12 Layout
Created By - Cheryl Devlin
Workshop Cost - $25

If anybody is interested in doing either of these workshops and you live in the Coffs Harbour area please contact me at for more information.

Start here with a Butterfly Brad - SVC

Hi All! Another challenge today at Stamping Vacation Challenges - this time the theme is - Start here with a Butterfly Brad. The card sample was made by my lovely blog buddy Annemaree, so I had big shoes to fill.
To my horror - I do not own a single butterfly brad! But...... I did find in my search a very large round metal brad and a small butterfly embellishment - hence I put the two together with some Glossy Accents and Viola! This card was a bit out of my comfort zone as I did some bleach stamping, some dry-embossing and my first attempt at an easel card without someone over shoulder. I can tell you that the completed card was not the one that I pictured in my head! Anway, onto the photos!!!!!!

Materials used:
SB Essentials 12x12 1049 Taffy & 4926 Black
9127 Card Pack - A5 260gsm (100) - White
4086KE - Happy Birthday Dotty Stamp
4057KG - Outline Butterfly Stamp
1708 - Super Tape
4208 - Glossy Accents
White King Household Bleach
2944 - StazOn - Inkpad - Jet Black
White double stitched black ribbon - retired from Kaszazz
Butterfly Brad - from stash

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Someone who got a new Pet - SVC

In between feeding and reading stories to Will, I managed to come up with this card for a Stamping Vacation Challenge - Someone who got a new Pet! The card is almost 100% Kaszazz - the congratulations stamp let it down, but it was one that I had from back when Kaszazz was Crafty Kids and they sold Stamp It Stamps.

I am actually going to send this card to my baby brother who got his P's on Monday.  With both of my siblings now on the road - it would be a wise idea to stay as far away from all roads as possible.  LOL - Actually they aren't that bad - but don't tell them I said that.

Materials used are:
4927 Card Essentials - Earth Tones - A5 216gsm (30) - Asst
4156KJ - Best Friends Stamp
4799 - SB Paper - All Boy! - Patch/Stars
4801 - SB Paper - All Boy! - Skate/Stripes
Stamp It - Congratulations Stamp
4857 - Punch Super - Circle
1708 - Super Tape
2572 - Embellishment Kit - Pewter - 4 x Brads
2944 - StazOn - Inkpad - Jet Black
TIM19534 - Distress Inkpad - Walnut Stain

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Animal too big to ride in your Car - SVC

Hi Everybody! Just wanted to share the entry I just made for the Stamping Vacation Challenge - Animal too BIG to ride in your car! I went with a hippo - cause it certainly wouldn't fit in the back of my Forrester - and turned it into a cute baby card. 100% Kaszazz product with a little help from my Cricut.

And of course I couldn't help making a matching envelope using the left over flower cutout from the Hippo.
The ink didn't come out well enough in the photos - but the inside of the card and the envelope both say Welcome Little One!

Materials used are:
SB Essentials 12x12 - 4925 White & 1049 Taffy
SB Bazzill Basics - 4455 Bubblegum (cc), 4399 Romance
9127 Card Pack - A5 250gsm (100) - White
4375KQ - Baby Words Background
4381KN - Adorable Friends Un-Cut Set
TIM27164 - Distress Ink - Spun Sugar
2944 - StazOn - Inkpad - Jet Black
660024 - Permaball - Permanent Marker - Black
1633 - Ribbon 25m - 1/8" Organdy - Magenta
1708 - Super Tape
1292 - Magic Mount

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Festive Friday

Hi All, my apologies once again for the lateness of this post. I did start making this week's cards yesterday - but despite my intensive search into all of the unopened boxes, I was unable to find my heat gun to emboss my stamped baubles. I can tell you that no box was left unopened and on a good note I found the missing stapler and it's staples (in two different boxes though) but no heat gun.  So my darling hubbie went out early this morning to buy me a new one!

Once again, these 9 cards started out as a Free Make & Take I ran a couple of years ago and I found the leftover kits whilst I was unpacking - so rather than waste them, I decided to make them up. I have tweaked them a little though and added the green and also the buttons. I am happy with how they turned out, still not sure about the non-traditional Christmas colours though.

Anybody can join in this challenge of making 50 Christmas cards between now and the 1st December, Plus there is some fantastic blog candy on offer too!
Head on over to and check it out.
Even if you don't join in - Shirley-Anne has a very inspiring blog!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Welcome New Team Member

I just wanted to say a very big welcome to the Kaszazz team to Kathryn Slavin.
I have known Kathy since my early days of Scrapbooking and she was one of my very first customers.
If anybody is in Dubbo or the surrounding areas and is looking for a Kaszazz consultant, contact me and I will put you in touch with Kathy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


My sincere apologies - but I was attempting to change Keta's new Blog address on the left hand side when I managed to delete them all - my entire Kaszazz Consultants Blog Listing.  I am slowly working on finding all that I can remember - but I will need help with any I may miss.
Please email any Kaszazz Consultants blogs that aren't on my list to or leave me a message in the comments section.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Festive Friday - 50 Xmas cards by 1st December

Hi All - sorry for the lateness of this post - not a good start when I am already running behind on the very first Festive Friday Challenge. Mind you I think I have excelled myself though - cause I made 9 Christmas Cards plus matching envelopes!!!!!!!!!

I should admit though I taught this card a couple of years ago at a Free Make & Take session and I had 9 pre-cut kits left over, so all I had to do was the stamping and then assemble them.
I now know how Annemaree feels - it is a fantastic feeling knowing that I now have a headstart on my Christmas Cards - leaving me to just get caught up in the Silly Season when it gets here and not to have to find the time to make my cards.

Easter Card Class

Hi All! Just thought I would quickly post a photo of the Easter card I made yesterday at a Stampin Up Demo I went to. My apologies for the card not being straight - but as it is a white card, I had to put another colour behind it so it wouldn't blend into the background.

As much as I enjoyed making the card and looking and playing with some SU products - the highlight was meeting my blogging buddy Annemaree.  She is just as nice in person as she is on her blog and she made me feel so welcome!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Lollipop Ladies Challenge - Humbugs

It's all Annemaree's fault! 
Over the last couple of months we have become good blogging buddies - so this morning over my morning cup of tea and blog hop session - I discovered that she had entered into a challenge over at The Lollipop Ladies blog! I just loved her card (check it out at and decided that I should have a go for myself! So after popping over to The Lollipop Ladies blog (click the link on the right side) and doing some reading I was even more determined to have a go.

The Challenge is Humbugs!
So Black & White with sweet stripes!

My version of Black & White with sweet stripes!
I have made this card for my Aunty Kath who had to have her dog Panda put down yesterday!

So I am now hooked and am looking forward to the next Challenge already. The other fantastic thing about The Lollipop Ladies Challenges is that they are fortnightly - so plenty of time to get the creative juices flowing and not to mention be able to win some fantastic prizes!

Stay tuned - cause I have also accepted another of Annemaree's challenges of Festive Five Friday - where you make 5 Christmas cards each week to get a head start for Christmas! What a clever little duck she is!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Baby Card

Hi All! I made this really simple baby card last night using the New Arrival Cricut Cartridge that I got for Christmas. I played with this for ages trying to add something to the front of the card and in the end just decided to leave it blank.

Hopefully there is enough writing space on this, as it is destined for one of the Coffs Scout Leaders who recently had a baby girl and Hubbie is going to get all the Scouts to sign it!