Lollipop cover

15 June, 2010

Here’s a cute little chupa chump (lollipop) cover.



Top Note Bag

15 May, 2010

Seeing so many little top note boxes and bags on the net when I’ve blog surf, I thought I’ll make one too. They’re so cute and the fit my 3×3 love notes perfectly.

So here’s one that I’ve made. It has a different clasp on it compared to my normal velcro closures or flaps tucking under scallop circles.

I used the Riding Hood taffeta ribbon and folded the ribbon to hide the white edge and then tuck it up nicely behind the DSP with sticky strip and used it to catch around the brad.

What do you think?

lyanna topnote bag

And here’s the clasp up close.

lyanna topnote bag clasp

Paper –  Riding Hood Red CS, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories – Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Circle Scissor Plus, Pretties Kit (Brad), Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Bird Punch

7 May, 2010

I received bird punch and I love it! It’s just so easy to make a quick embellishment for a box or card. Here are two quick items I made using the new Extra Large Two Step Bird punch.

The first is using the Fancy Favor XL Die and then adding the bird as an embellishment. How cute is the little birdie!

box birdpunch

Paper –  Bella Bleu DSP, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive CS
Accessories – Big Shot, Fancy Favor XL Die, XL Two Step Bird Punch, Night of Navy Grosgrain ribbon

Here’s a card I made using the bird punch and the Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies.

Stamps – Three little Words
Ink – Ruby Red Classic Ink
Paper –  Bella Bleu DSP, Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive CS
Accessories – Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies, Ovals Originals Die,XL Two Step Bird Punch,Paper Piercer

Open House – Autumn Mini

2 May, 2010

A few weeks ago, before I went over to Japan for a holiday, I held an open house for the new Autumn mini. We made two items, one of them was this card using the Vintage Vogue Clear Mount stamp set and the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder through the Big Shot.
vintage open house

As for the 3D item, the ladies made a quick little box using the Big Shot Fancy Favor Die. I was originally planning on using the bird punch, however I didn’t receive it in time. I’ll make one later.
If you missed out this time, contact me and you can make this at your next workshop.

Inky Smiles,

Calendar pages

8 April, 2010

I’ve finally found the time to take photos for all the months. Cased from my upline Steph Pike.

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ESAD Autumn Winter Mini Blog Hop

7 April, 2010

Good Morning everyone!
I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while!
What is ESAD you say? ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up! We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

You might be just starting this blog hop, if not, then you would have arrived here from Lisa’s blog.

Here’s a Vintage Vogue card showing off the gorgeous stamp set as well as the new clear window sheets. Do you recognise the colour? It’s one of the new In Colours – only available in this Mini catalogue. i was so excited when they released 3 of the new In Colours. Doesn’t the ribbon just make this card look stunning.

You’re probably wondering how I did the scallop circle right? Well, it’s really simple, use the scallop circle punch and the 1 1/8″ circle punch, then cut slits from the inside (making sure it doesn’t cut through) and curl around the back of the pale plum circle. I’ll post some pictures to describe this process tomorrow.

vintage clear

Stamps – En Francais, Vintage Vogue
Ink – Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum Classic Ink, Stazon White
Paper – Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White CS, Clear Window Sheets
Accessories – Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/8″Circle Punch, Circle Scissors, Pretties Kit, Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon

And what else have I made? I’ve used the Big Shot and the exclusive Stampin’ Up! scallop envelope die. The scallop envelop makes mini envelopes that fit just perfectly on a card, so I’ll definitely be using this new scallop envelop die for little messages within a card. I’ts also great for scrapbooking, you can hide your journalling in a one fo these beautiful scallop envelops. The dimensions of the envelope come out to be approx 8×5.5cm. Perfect for a little but high impact message.

The basket is made using four of these wonderful scallop envelopes stuck together.
scallop basket
Stamps – Vintage Vogue
Ink – Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum Classic Ink
Paper – Cottage Wall DSP, Pale Plum, Whisper White CS
Accessories – Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Pretties Kit

The love notes box is made with two scallop envelopes and a piece of cardstock wrapped around for the sides. The lid just tucks nicely just behind the flower (you can always use velcro dots).
scallop box1
scallop box2
scallop box3
Paper – Cottage Wall DSP, Baja Breeze CS
Accessories – Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Boho Blossoms Punch, Eyelet Border Punch

Now that you’ve seen my creations, you can now hop onto the next stop at Mae’s blog.

Come and visit again to see what other creations I’ve made.

Inky Smiles,

Easter baskets

4 April, 2010

It’s Easter and this year, instead of making easter eggs, we found some online shops that sold dairy free and nut free chocolate eggs. We were really excited! The eggs were huge! I’m so glad that Sweet William makes chocolate that the boys can eat. When I first made the eggs for them 5 years ago, it’s been a tradition ever since, so now that we can buy them, I’m off the hook! Maybe I’ll make a few here and there…

Anyway, here’s a basket that I made one each for the boys.

Happy Easter and Inky smiles,