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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A little bit of BLING........

I am absolutely wrapped with how this card turned out. It grew from a colour challenge posted by my upline, Claire Daly for members of her team.

The colours I have used are Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride.

The stamp set is Punch Potpourri - a Level 1 Hostess Set from the 2010-2011 Catalogue, so if you just have to have it – call me to book a workshop where you can earn it for free.

One great thing about this set is that each image has a coordinating punch. In the case of this card I have used the Boho Blossoms and Two-Step Bird punches. The other coordinating punches are Butterfly and Full Heart. All four punches retail for $33.95 each.

The sentiment is one of 24 greetings in the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.

I have also used the Big Shot and one of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Dies - the Top Note Bigz Die which sells for $42.95, some 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Daffodil Delight and BLING...... Stampin' Up!'s new self adhesive Rhinestones.

Finally - a bit of daubering, the new Scallop Trim Border Punch ($30.95) and some Dimensionals have helped me make what I think is a really lovely card.

Hope you like it too......

Till next time.

Fiona :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Scrap Space

I'm a member of a Stamping Forum and some of the ladies on this forum have been posting pictures of their scrap spaces. A few have stated that theirs are too messy to show..... and Tan said she wants to see messy – so here is one VERY MESSY scrap space just for you Tan!

The photos have only been taken tonight so the light is not too good. And I must thank my daughter Alisha for taking the photos for me.... with HER camera!

My space doesn't always look like this.... but most of the time it does!

This is the view that greets you when you walk in our front door. (That's my hubby Kim playing COD on the left).

On the right against the wall is a whole lot of Jelly Baby stock that I need to get back to JDRF by the end of the month (Emily – I hope you are not looking at this.... but it is merchandise from Tassie and Colac that's why you haven't got it yet). There is also a box of "junk" from the study..... don't let me get started on that room!

This is my Desk – made by my lovely husband Kim......

This is the area to the right of my craft desk. There is meant to be a walkway through to the door to the pergola (behind the curtain) but more often than not it's full of "stuff". At the moment that "stuff" includes a whole lot of junk from Alisha's room destined for a friends garage sale.

This is the paper storage unit I bought for $40 from a scrap book store closing down sale.

I currently store my punches in this trolley which I got from Cosco.

This is my other shelving – also made by Kim. The wall panel and wire baskets were brought from the closing down sale I mentioned above.

So..... this is where I create...... and this is why we have decided to build a room above the garage just for me (though Kim says when I get sick of stamping and scraping he'll turn it into a games room with a pool table.... good luck with that !)

We have the plans, we have the permit.... Kim just needs to get his but into gear and get it built!

Thanks for droppping in.

Fiona :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stamp Out Diabetes

Stamp Out



Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun and help us
stamp out Type 1 Diabetes.....

Date:     Saturday 20th November 2010
Time:    12:45pm for a 1pm start till 3:30pm
Venue: Oxley College, Life Ministry Centre, Kids Hall
              Old Melbourne Road, Chirnside Park
              (Opposite Bunnings)
              Upon entry go straight through the roundabout and it's on your right.
Cost:    $20
BYO:    Scissors

5 Craft Projects
Intimo Display & Sales
Afternoon Tea
Heaps of Door Prizes
Raffles Galore
(bring cash for Lucky Tickets - no credit card facility available)

To book your seat ring Fiona Ryan on 0438 141 114.

Payment is required to secure your seat (Cash / Direct Debit)

Net Proceeds to JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team – Alisha's Angels

Free Ribbon........

Everyone loves a freebie.....and from now until 30th November 2010 Stampin' Up! has some beautiful Christmas Ribbon that they'd love to give to you for FREE.

There are four limited-time ribbons to choose from:
  1. Mistletoe Ribbons Original – retail value $21.95
  2. Sleigh Bells Ribbon – retail value $15.95
  3. Riding Hood Red 1 ¼" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – retail value $19.95
  4. Real Red ¾" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon – retail value $19.95
And there are TWO ways that you can earn your free ribbon:
  1. Simply Host a Workshop with qualifying sales of $550 (you still get the usual Hostess Benefits), or
  2. Purchase a Christmas Gift Giving Bundle. There are three to chose from – I've detailed them here: 

    • Gifted Bundle* $66.90 - Gifted Stamp Set (IB&C page 21) & Holly Jolly Designer Series Paper (page 126)

    • Welcome Christmas Bundle* $69.90 - Welcome Christmas Set (page26) & Christmas Cocoa Speciality DSP

    • Season of Joy Bundle $67.90 - Season of Joy set (page 20) & So Swirly Stampin' Around Wheel (page 20)  

    • Delightful Decorations Bundle $72.90 - Delightful Decorations Set (page 25) & Ornament Punch (page 147) 

*Also available in Clear-Mount

Click here to go to the Stampin' Up! Home page to find out more.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christmas SAS

It's not that long till Christmas, so it's time to Stamp A Stack of Christmas cards.....

 We will make 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs using some of the products from the 2011 Stampin' Up! Catalogue. We'll be using the new "Contempo Christmas" stamp set, and some of the beautiful double sided DSP "Jolly Holiday".

If you would like to come, please contact me to reserve your seat. Places are limited to how many I can fit comfortably around my kitchen table – so about 6.

Date: Saturday 30th October 2010

Time: Any time from 1:45pm for a 2pm start. (Allow 2-3 hours to make all 8 cards)

Place: My place in Mooroolbark. (Address provided when you book. Call 9727 3992)

Cost: $25 (all inclusive – just bring yourself, a smile and some enthusiasm for stamping!) 

Please Note: No credit card facility is available for payment of classes. Cash only.