Friday, February 22, 2013

Love & Laughter Bridal Shower

My nieces will be having their Bridal Showers/Kitchen Teas together this weekend. It's all very exciting. One niece getting married next month and the other niece getting married the month after. No wonder my sister (their mother) is freaking out!

I'll be making their Kitchen Tea cake so I'm stressed out too. Wish me luck.

In the meantime, I'll show you the cards I made for them...


For these cards I used the Love & Laughter stamp set and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. Cardstock colours are Whisper White, Pool Party and silver glitter paper. The flowers were punched with one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.

Now, wish me luck with the cake!

See you soon.

 Andrea :)

Cool Boy Card

The girls have yet another party this weekend. Here is the fresh and simple card I made for it...

I really like this card. I like the clean lines and I like that it's uncomplicated and in no way, fussy.
Love the image. Such a cool dude. He was stamped in black StazOn ink onto Whisper White cardstock and coloured with SU markers. The cardstock I used is Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Whisper White. The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes. The background was created using stamps from Extreme Elements and VersaMark ink. That's it. simple.

Like it?

See you soon with another birthday card.

Andrea :)

Mermaid Card

The card I'm sharing with you today is for one of Demi's school friends, who's having a party next weekend...


She's such a pretty mermaid, isn't she? I stamped her on Whisper White cardstock with black StazOn inl and coloured her with SU markers. Cardstock colours are Whisper White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Crumb Cake. The rocks were made using the large oval punch. The bubble background was created using an embossing folder. Her earrings are ahdesive pearls. The sentiment is from Afterthoughts. Just perfect for a little girl, me thinks. :)
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, take care.

Monday, February 18, 2013

My Girls' Birthday Invitations

It's almost that great time of year when we celebrate our girls' birthdays! Excitement is a buzz, especially this year as they'll be having their 'own' pool party. Up until now, they've always celebrated together.

I still made their invitations the same but with different date details. Here they are, ready to be given out to their little friends:


The colours I used were Whisper White, Real Red and Bashful Blue. The blue card was embossed using a bubble embossing folder. I so love the images! They are perfect for a pool party! I stamped them on watercolour paper with StazOn ink and coloured them with ink pads and an Aqua Painter. Their hair has been embellished with a little flower from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. The personalised name tags were computer printed and punched with the Jewellery Tag Punch, and tied on (together with the bikini charm) using red ribbon.

Instead of using envelopes, I put the invitations into cello bags. I find this showcases the invites.

The girls loved them! That's always a good feeling. :)

I can't wait for the day. I'll be sure to post photos of the day.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Long Awaited Class

Firstly, a big thank you to 'my ladies' for jumping at the chance to come to my latest class. The response was overwhelming, especially since my lst class was months and months ago.

We started the night with some 3D projects that I have been chomping at the bit to have the ladies try. Firstly, a standing calender:

I've had this idea since I received one of these calendars from my talented upline, Diane Barnes from Colour Me Happy. Here is the link to Di's instructions on how to make them. I used the same fold concept but I changed the dimensions.

I used a Basic Grey card base, Pretty in Pink cardstock and some Bashful Blue paper, Label Collection Framelits, and little calendars I found online. The butterflies were stamped on Whisper White card using Pretty in Pink ink, and cut with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. They were embellished with adhesive pearls.

As I was preparing the calendar kits for the class, I made some extra kits so that Mia's friends can each make one at her birthday party next month.

The second project was this little handbag, made using the Petite Purse Die:

The kits for this project were in different colours but the one you see here was made with a So Saffron card base and So Saffron paper. The ladies made their own carnation using the new little Scallop Circle Punch. The carnation was embellished and held together with a gold brad. The leaves were cut with the Double Step Bird Punch. The little tag was stamped In Lucky Limeade with one of the stamps from the Sale-a-Bration set, Pretty Petites and punched out with the matching Petite Curly Lanel Punch. The tiny flower was punched from Pretty in Pink cardstock using a punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.

The third project was a simple and serene sympathy card featuring the Framelits Window Frame Dies and matching Festive Paper Piercing Pack:

The base is Whisper White and features an image and sentiment are from the Love & Sympathy stamp set . Ink colours used were Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade and basic Black.

The final project of the night was this cute 'get well' card featuring the new Oh, Whale stamp set:

How cute is this little guy? He was stamped in Cherry Cobbler, cut out and propped onto the card using foam dots. He has Pool Party twine tied around his tail. The Tempting Turquoise waves were created using a circle punch. So, so simple. Love it!

Thanks for visiting my Blog. I hope you found something to inspire you. Feel free to leave a comment.

Catch you all soon.
Andrea :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Night Zoo Layout

Welcome back!
Two posts in one day - woo hoo! This time it's a scrapbooking page of my little one during her very first school excursion...
For this layout I used Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Basic Grey. The letters were cut with the Simple Letters Stampin' Up! Bigz Die. The leaves were cut from some now retired DSP. The moon is a half 1 3/8" circle of So Saffron. Very, very simple.
Thanks for visiting again. 

Andrea :)

Grunge Rock One Layer Card

I finally got around to replicating a card that I found a long time ago while surfing the net for inspiration on how to use the now retired Grunge Rock stamp set.

Here is my card...


And here is the card that inspired mine.

I love that the card is made up of just one layer of Whisper White cardstock and a guitar propped up with foam tape, yet it looks dimensional.

I used the Extreme Elements stamp set and the Music Notes wheel to create the background, and the
Grunge Rock stamp set for the guitar and sentiment. Colours used were Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, not Quite Navy and So Saffron.

You can also catch a glimpse of the inside, which I stamped to match the front of the card.

I'll defintely be making more just like this card. It was super quick and easy! And perfect for teen boys. Can't wait to try different colour schemes.

I have a scrapbooking page to show you next time, so stay tuned.

Andrea :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Card For Hubby

Today is my hubby's birthday and here is the card I made for him using the Up & Away stamp set...

The cardstock colours I used were Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, So Saffron and Whisper White. The cloud background was stamped with Versa Mark ink. The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes and the button and thread is from my stash. Very quick and simple. You gotta love that!

Andrea :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Casing Myself :)

When I'm under pressure to produce a card at the last minute, I tend to panic and can't come up with fresh ideas, so I tend to reproduce or produce a similar card to one I've made before. This was the case today. Here is the card...

And here is the link to original card I showed you a few posts ago. I pretty much just changed the colour scheme to Wisteria Winder and Lucky Limeade, made the camera 3D, and added Glossy Accents to the camera lens and sunglasses.

Unfortunately, the colour in the photos is not the best. :( I'll blame it on the gloomy Sydney weather.

Catch you again soon.