Saturday, 19 July 2008

Happy Birthday Ellie

Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft - Vol. 14 No. 06 on sale 26 December 2008.

One of the great things about High Hopes Rubber Stamps is they are so GENEROUS! They always throw in a couple extra stamps attached to your other ones so its a great little surprise to pick up a stamp and find a freebie attached to it on the corner! Attached to my jungle animals was a little grass stamp which is just adorable when it is repeated and this balloon stamp! I spent an hour watercoloring the grass and then cutting it out then when I went to stick down the elephant, I realised that I only had to watercolour and cut the little bits on the side!! Well I know that for next time! I really need a gray ink pad now but I don't want to put in a whole SU order to get one... that's why he is a Cameo Coral elephant!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Lumpy the Camel

I can't get enough of these jungle animal stamps!! Technically Lumpy isn't a jungle animal but he came in my jungle animal order so I have been grouping him in with them! Watercolouring is so much fun!! This card looks really cool in real life, I put foam tape under the palm tree leaves so they pop up! Thanks Sophia for your fab inspiration... your card was the reason I got these stamps... I loved it so much!!


Isn't he CUTE?! This is Stretch... he is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps and I am HOOKED! I love watercolouring so these stamps are perfect! It's quite hard to work out where to start when watercoloring them for the first time! I had to go look at the SCS gallery to decide on where to begin... thanks to Katharina I had a jumping off point!

Stamping Room Makeover

For my birthday this year I wanted some new shelves in my stamping room. I really needed some space to tidy things up and organise it all a bit better.

We started the reno the day after my birthday and three days later I had a completely different room! We had only planned to take down the old shelves and swap them for different ones but it wasn't that easy! When we took down the other shelves it damaged the wall so badly that we needed to patch them.... then once we did that we realised that we needed to paint them then.... WELLL.... I HATE painting but it was worth it! My room is the second to last to get its makeover and match the rest of the house so now it blends in with the rest of the house.... one room to go!
HERE IT IS! All organised! The only problem is, the shelf that was perfectly positioned under the light to take good photos of my cards has gone and MAN am I struggling to get a good photo now! So, what do you think???

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

What's Moo?

YAY for High Hopes Rubber Stamps! Man I love their animals! I just can't get enough of them! This is Clarabel & Riley... they are so sweet aren't they? I made this card on the weekend and yesterday I got my order of jungle animals! I will post some more tomorrow.

So Kind

I really couldn't get a good photo of this card today to bring the colours out so you will have to take my word that these colours are just so much nicer in real life! I cased this card from SCEmily from Splitcoast Stampers. Mine is a bit more simple but most of all I just really liked the layout and colours.

Stamps: Priceless & So Swirly
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi & VersaMark
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery & Whisper White
Accessories: Jumbo Wheel & Wheel Guide

Blog Award

Thanks Kim for awarding me a blog award! I am pretty impressed! I should probably give this to someone else now hey!

Jean - Her work is great! I just love it! I met Jean at Convention so it was lovely to put a face to the name!
Susan - because she is oh so far away now!
Kimberley - because she has actually started using her blog now and I can't wait to see more of her work!

Monday, 14 July 2008


ROAR! How cute is the punch art lion!! I saw the idea by someone on SCS but I can't find them again now... the lion just popped up when I was looking at other cards so I can't remember which category it was under. Man it was fun and I am so happy with the outcome!

Here are the punches I used:

Mane: Scallop Punch
Head: 1" Circle Punch
Face: 3/4" Circles & Large Crop-o-dile Punch
Body: 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Legs: Small Oval Punch
Tail: 1 3/4" Circle Punch & Boho Punch

Stamps: Canvas & One of a Kind
Ink: More Mustard & VersaMark
Cardstock: More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Sml Oval Punch, 1" Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, Boho Punch, 3/4" Circle, Large circle from my Crop-o-Dile & Stampin' Write Markers


Here is a card using a new set from the Spring Mini Catalgoue (on sale 1 August). The set is called Tart & Tangy and it's so simple but so cute!

Stamps: Tart & Tangy & Polka Dot
Ink: VersaMark & Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Garden Green & Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers, Sponge Dauber, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch and Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Mr & Mrs

I just found a photo of this card that I made weeks ago... I think I need to try and remember to blog them straight away! I made this one quickly because we were going to a wedding and I completely forgot we needed a card. I am really happy with it... it was almost a shame I had to give it away. As always though the photo doesn't really do it justice. I sponged over the Tres Chic background with Stampin' Pastels so in real life it varied in shades from pink to purple.
Stamps: Tres Chic, Baroque Motifs & Occassional Greetings
Ink: Perfect Plum & VersaMark
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum & Pale Plum
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Stampin' Pastels, Oval Punch & Choc Chip Ribbon

Here's my card!

I have been meaning to post a photo of my card in this months Stamping & Papercraft magazine but I just keep forgetting... I remembered this morning so here it is!