Monday, October 26, 2009

UStamp Christmas Block / Box

I started on my Christmas cards today, I will take a photo soon to show you a few, I think there might be about 10 completed which is a start.

I also completed a UStamp project which were blocks that spelt out MERRY but as Australia does not have the dies, the very kind Anett sent me a template which I could use. I have made it a box as it would be more useful for me and I ended up only making one as it was alot small than I thought it would be.

Stamp Set: Winter Post, Season of Joy, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Bayou Blue
Card: Kraft, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 5/8" Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, October 23, 2009

UStamp Christmas Card Gift Box

Wow I got this project completed and my swaps are ready to be sent once I get the details from the lovely Bella all in one day! I am also signing up in the coming week to be an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - exciting but scary at the same time.

Stamp Set: Winter Post, Festive Favourites
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Card: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Red Satin Ribbon, Tag Punch, Clear Plastic Sheet

Breast Cancer Awareness

I just received this as an email and as I have been raising money for breast cancer research I needed to show you all too. It's not too late to support Kathryn's Girls Afternoon, you have missed the event :-( but you can make a donation on my personal page.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

UStamp Mini Album

Finally I have had some time to stamp, late this afternoon I completed my first Ustamp project I am a little behind as it started last Friday and there is one project posted each day. I have been busy with the Cancer Council Girls Afternoon and then on Tuesday I made four Christmas cards (but I can not show you these as someone might be watching) for a card evening for the girls at my church in late November but I had to plan what we are making so I could order the cardstock before I go away to Queensland in just over two week's time. I have the next four days off so hopefully I will get a few more completed.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kathryn's Girls Afternoon

Finally I have time to write up on Kathryn's Girls Afternoon on Saturday. It was so much fun, and everyone loved the five cards and one project (a cover for a Lindt block of chocolate which was in there goodie bag). Below are photos of the afternoon together with the cards we created.

The girls have been showing their cards to others so looks like it will be an annual event for the Cancer Council. I have raised over $700 so far with some more cards to sell to friends and work colleagues.

A big thank you must go to all my supporters - Stampin' Up, Claire Daly, Mary-Jane Rousell, Debbie Keane, Anett Schallock, Lynn Powell and my good friend Lynette Irvine who organised guests and helped with afternoon tea.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Article in The Courier my Local Paper

As you might be aware, I am hosting Kathryn's Girls Afternoon on Saturday to raise funds for women's cancers. Last week I was contacted by the Cancer Council of South Australia wanting to know if I would consider talking with my local newspaper, The Courier at Mount Barker about my Girls Night In event and the reasons why I was having the event. I hope you can read the article as it does explain that my mother and sister have been diagnosed with breast cancer with my sister passing away after a two year battle with the terrible disease. They took lots of photos so I was a little disappointed that I am not smiling in the one they went with.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Kathryn's Girls Afternoon - Getting Organised for Saturday

I have been busy this weekend getting ready for Saturday's Cancer Council Kathryn's Girls Afternoon, wow I did not know how long it takes to cut up all the cardstock. I have designed five cards and one project for my guests to complete, I hope they like them as I think they are some of my best work - they are not very difficult as most of my guests are not cardmarkers of distinction.

I also wanted to share with you some more cards I received from my stamping friends the first selection are from Mary-Jane Roussel all the way from France, and look at the beautiful elephant she has created in pink - I will hang "pinky" on my front door to welcome everyone and the second selection are from the lovely Lynn Powell from Western Australia (sorry Lynn I don't know if you have a blog). I am so overwhelmed by the generosity of my "online" friends which are supporting my event and women's cancers.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Makeesha Byl - Inkspirations Inspiration Challenge #13

It's the Labour Day Long Weekend here in South Australia, so I have had some time to create this time with Keesha's Challenge. I have lost my inspiration at the moment as I am not really happy with this one but I thought I'd post it just to say I have been stamping.

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy, Baroque Motifs, Wanted
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Card: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Riding Hood Red 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Kathryn's Girls Afternoon - Thank You to Claire Daly

Look what I received from the very generous and talented Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Claire Daly last week. I have been busy finishing off packaging up all the cards in plastic bags and some were just card fronts so they are all now beautiful cards ready to sell at Kathryn's Girls Afternoon for the Council Council. She also sent me some Stampin' Up goodies to put the cards together on the day, what a wonderful friend I have made via stamping.
If you can not attend my event and wish to make a tax deductible donation, the money raised will support women's cancers.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Blog Candy - Magnolia Down Under

Look at the gorgeous Blog Candy you can win at Kellie Winnell Magnolia Down Under Blog. She has just opened an online store and to celebrate you can win these lovely goodies

The Candy Recipe is…
Magnolia Stamp - Kitchen
Magnolia Stamp - Christmas Tree
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Strawberry Bucket
Magnolia Stamp - Santa is Coming to Town
Kaisercraft Rhinestones x 3
Kaisercraft Pearls x 4
Kaisercraft Rhinestone word - Friends.
Remember when Chipboard Owl
Remember When Chipboard Bird
Remember When Chipboard Birds on Branch
Remember When Chipboard Label
Bulk lot packet of Ribbon, burgundy, purple, pink, green with white dots and yellow.
Maya Road Red and Orange Suede Stitched Blossoms
Stampin’ Up! packet of Felt Flowers
6 Pink Gem Brads
10 pink Paper Roses
Craft Affair Papercraft Brads
Prima Rose - Center Kisses.
1 meter of lace
1 meter of Stampin’ Up! Striped Ribbon
1 meter of white lace like ribbon.
1 meter of in colour Stampin’ Up! Kiwi Kiss
1 meter of in colour Stampin’ Up! Baja Breeze
1 meter of in colour Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette
1 meter of in colour Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point
1 meter of in colour Stampin’ Up! Riding Hood Red
1 meter of in colour Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango
1 meter of Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana
1 meter of Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery
Stampin’ Up! Build A Brad
Prima - Gallery Roses
Prima - Pack of 4 Roses
Prima - Pack of 4 Roses
Prima - Trellis Roses Lemon Creme
Stampin’ Up! Trio Flower Punch
2crafty Chipboard Boarder
X-Press It Tape
Pearl Head Pins
Packet 10 Autumn Leaves

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Spring is Here ... at Woodside

Sorry no stamping today, I just thought I would share with you all my garden which is starting to turn all colourful and spring has arrived. Today is was a dull and miserable day but I took these photos yesterday afternoon which was a lot brighter.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Anyone for Golf?

It's my boss' birthday on Monday and as he is into golf I created this card for him I saw it on a blog a while ago and I just had to case it...sorry I did not record who created it but it was just so outstanding.

Stamp Set: Short and Sweet
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Glorious Green
Card: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Goring Grey, Basic Grey, Glorious Green, Wintergreen Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Brad, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch