Sunday, August 31, 2014

Gorgeous Packaging

I love when you can dress up a simple gift with some lovely packaging - and these Petite Cafe Gift Bags are just gorgeous!!

I have paired one with the Under the Tree Tag a Bag Accessory Kit to make a lovely gift ready to go - you have gotta love the simplicity and beauty all rolled into one!!

Gift Box Punch Board

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Watercolour Winter Card Kit

The Watercolour Winter Simply Created Card Kit is one of our new kits in the lovely Holiday Catalogue - out now!!  

These four cards are all part of the kit, and I really had some quiet time creating all these cards.

They are made using some ink and watercolouring techniques, and so they really are a pleasure to make.

There are enough supplies in the kit to make 20 cards - 5 each of the 4 designs.  Wouldn't you love to give something really special this Christmas?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Sumthin' Sumthin' Gift Box Kit

I have been making gift boxes..... LOTS of gift boxes and Lots of different ideas ALL with the same little kit!!

I watched the  youtube video about the alternate kit - and you can watch it too.....

and then I had a go at creating all the projects....

along with a couple of more ideas......

this was a fun little kit!!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Our Holiday Catalogue is HERE

Our new Holiday Catalogue is full of great idea for Christmas cardmaking, giftgiving, and packaging, as well as some lovely Thanksgiving ideas and fun Halloween projects.  Be sure to let me know if you want a copy of this new Catalogue and I will get one to you, so you can browse and enjoy!

Clean and Simple CASE

This week CASEing the Catty, the challenge is the Kids chapter....   - this is my entry, and I know it looks nothing like a kids card BUT, on page 88 there is this cute little card with a rocking chair - this is the one I have CASED.  I don't have You Rock, so I used another stamp set and coloured it exactly the same at the card in the Catty.

I've used the markers (as the supplies list for this card stated that it used markers) and I used some of the blendabilities techniques that I have been practicing.  I like how this card has turned out!!

And I really love the little banner stapled at the top - what a great little embellishment!!  

So, because this card is so clean and simple, I have also entered it into the SUO challenge for this week - clean and simple!! - I think it qualifies don't you?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Woo Hoo - Top 3 at SUO

Woo Hoo I made the top three at SUO Challenges!!  How exciting and wonderful, thank you SUO Challenges for inspiring my creativity and allowing me to share with your challenge.  smile....

and this is the project I entered:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Group Projects

At our recent get together we made some gorgeous creations!!  This card is a CASE from the Catalogue, but it is soooo beautiful in real life!!  Thank you Heather for preparing this card for us!!

Robyn helped us make this wonderful little box using the Envelope Punch Board - isn't it just so cute!!

All the girls created this wonderful resource showing some of the materials and how well they can be die cut using the Big Shot - thanks everyone!!

And this was my card for the group to create - I'm loving the coordination of the stamp set and punch!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

One of a Kind Festival of Trees

This week at SUO challenges, the challenge is to be geometrical!!  So, I thought maybe my triangles would fit with this challenge.  You need to CLICK here to see the fantastic geometric designs from the design team at SUO - truly inspiring!!

I have used my NEW stamp set Festival of Trees (sneak peek from our Holiday Catalogue starting next week) and the coordinating punch for this clean and simple card.  For the background trees I've chopped off the trunks, and left the complete tree for my "one of a kind tree" .

I've also used the colours from the challenge at Just Add Ink this week (and check out their fabulous ideas too HERE) .  Basically I used these colours because then I didn't have to think about it too much!!!  The colours are 

and they worked pretty well really!!  The next test for my card will be when I give this to my darling on Father's Day.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Festival of Trees (shhh sneak peek!)

I've made a few thank you cards recently - and this is one of the quick and easy designs I've made.  This is a sneak peek of a new stamp set from our upcoming Holiday Catalogue which starts on August 28th - be sure to contact me to get your copy of this lovely catalogue full of gorgeous Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween stamp sets.

This stamp set has a coordinating punch of the tree - how cool is that!!.  It has quite a few yummy Christmas Trees in the stamp set, but I wanted to use an ordinary tree for my Thank you cards.  I've added a bit of linen thread to the base too.  The greeting comes from another upcoming stamp set - more sneak peek!!

This card was made on the coordinating crumb cake note cards and envelopes which makes this a great quick and easy project!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Label Flip Card

This is one of the cards we will be doing at my Big Shot class next Thursday night.  This card is a Flip Card which is kindof a cute card to make and receive!!

I've used the finishing touches edgelits on the left edge, and the delicate designs embossing folder on the right side.  The combination of these two textures certainly makes a very pretty card.

When the card is opened, the label flips over and there is room inside to write your greeting to the recipient.  Cool hey!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Smoky Slate Thankful

This week at CASEing the catty, the challenge comes from the Baby chapter of the catalogue.  I am inspired by Nikki's work - so I've CASED her card and made it into a Thank you card.  I've kept to a monochrome colour scheme of Smoky Slate and Basic Gray.  This card comes from page 80 of the Catalogue, an apart from placing the central embellishment off centre, the layout is the same.

My bottom flag looks red in the photos - it is actually some silver foil - I think I've picked up the reflection of my red jumper when I photographed the card!! (tehehehe)  The greeting on the card is a little sneak peek of a stamp set coming soon!!

And more Chipboard

Chipboard is great on a scrap page!!  Here I've used it for my title - to give it some more OOMPH and BIG impact.

The rest of my page uses Flower Patch Stamp set, From My Heart, and I'm Thankful For (sneak peek from our Holiday Catalogue coming soon).

I would like to enter this page into the challenge this week at Just Add Ink - to Just Add chipboard. Be sure to click HERE to see some great ideas using chipboard. - from sponging, covering with paper and cardstock, and cutting with the Big Shot - like I have done.

Combo Layout for Scrapbooking - check it out!

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