Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Team Day 'swap'.

This is the card that was supposed to be my swap for our recent Team Day, but true to my usual form, I only managed to get this one made and didn't have time to get any others done!!
I am in awe of those ladies that can churn out bulk amounts of cards in a single sitting!! By the time I have a few minutes in the evening to stamp I am usually exhausted and opt for going to bed over stamping until the wee hours of the morning.
I keep telling myself that once all of my girls are in school I will have more time....hopefully!!
Anyway, I came up with the idea of an envelope with hearts coming out of it after I used the little envelope and hearts stamp, here, from the Greetings Galore stamp set for a recent Kristina Werner challenge. After a bit of Internet surfing I found a template for a 'Mini Envelope' and the rest just came together from there.
I hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: A Little Bit of Happiness. Card-stock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Bali Breeze DSP. Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Light pink Gingham ribbon. Tools: Paper piercing, Dimentionals.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Team day swaps.......

I recently attended our team stamping day and, as usual, I had a fantastic time!! It is always great to catch up with the other girls in the team and this time Sarah, (our team leader), Jaz, Amanda and Chantell had organised some great projects for us to do. We can also make cards to swap if we want to and there is usually a theme for the swaps.....this time the theme was "Love or Friendship". True to my usual form, (see previous post), I didn't end up getting any swaps made on time and ended up with nothing to swap on the day!
But that didn't seem to bother some of the other girls who kindly gave me one of their swaps anyway! (even though I had nothing to give them in return).
These are the gorgeous cards that I received;

The 1st of these stunning cards was made by the very lovely Sarah-Jane (her cards are always gorgeous).....
This sweet card was created by Annie (love this stamp, so pretty).....
I always enjoy chatting to Leanne at our team day and she gave me this lovely creation (I would never have thought to put these colours together Leanne, you're very clever!).....
And finally, I also enjoy seeing Karen at the team day and this is the cute card that she kindly gave me.....

So there you have it! Four gorgeous cards made by 4 really lovely ladies!
See you next time........

Another blog award!!!!

I was so surprised to see that I had been given Blog Award by Di Barnes and a really pretty one at that!!
If you haven't done so already, I highly recommend checking out Di's blog! She is a very talented paper-crafter!
I don't really think that I deserve a blog award because my blog always ends up being the last thing on my REALLY long list of things to do!! With running my 3 older girls back and forth from Pre-primary, 3 Year Old Kindy and Ballet lessons, as well as cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing and trying to make sure that (baby) Hayley still gets her sleep time during the day......I never seem to have any time left over to update my blog!
Sound familiar, anyone????

Anyway....thanks so much for the award Di, I really appreciate that you think that my blog is worthy of an award!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Casing Christmas cards.

I think that it was only 2 weeks before Christmas that I actually decided to make some cards to send out. My problem was that I didn't have much time and I knew that I wanted designs that were simple, effective and easy to mass produce! So after a bit of Internet surfing I decided to go with these 2 designs.
The card above is a case of one made by Marelle Taylor (with a few minor changes) and the one below is a case of a card by Tracey Wilson, which you may have seen before on my blog because I cased this one a while back. I decided to change the colours of the 2nd card from blue and white to the traditional Christmas colours of red, white and green.
Both cards have Dazzling Diamonds glitter on them to add a bit of Christmas 'sparkle'.

Well that's Christmas wrapped up....finally! Hope that you like the cards and I will be back soon with some stuff that we did at our recent team stamping day.
Thanks for stopping by....

Card 1:
Stamps: Snow Flurries, So Swirly wheel, Many Merry Messages. Inks: Brocade Blue, Encore silver. Card stock: Brocade Blue, Whisper White. Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Brocade Blue grosgrain ribbon. Tools: Stamp-a-majig.
Card 2:
Stamps: Hung up on Christmas, So Swirly wheel, Many Merry Messages. Inks: Rose Red, Always Artichoke. Card stock: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Whisper White. Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds. Tools: Stamp-a-majig.