Sunday, 29 November 2009


Jeanette has made a sketch for this weeks High Hopes Challenge! You can find the sketch on the High Hopes Blog. This week I used Juliette's Leap of Faith. She is a funny one, Juliette. I always have a chuckle when I colour her because for a hippo, she is doing a great job at sky diving!

Jeanette's sketch was really fun this week. It took all of the thinking out of making the card so I was really pleased to knock this one over in a few hours. Watercolouring is still the longest bit! It takes me FOREVER!

If you participate in this weeks challenge, swing by the High Hopes Blog and put a link to your card using Mr. Linky. Then you will be in the draw to the win Ashley & Jan's Pillow Fun stamp.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Skiing Santa

Everybody panic! The small lens for my camera is in a critical condition! I had to send of off for repair and I miss the little guy already! I had to use my big lens to take a photo of this card which meant standing a few meters away from it. Talk about difficult! I attempted a close up to show the watercolouring a bit better but ended up giving up... it wouldn't even focus.

Well to the card! This is Skiing Santa and he is the star of my card for the High Hopes Challenge this week. Michelle would like us to make Christmas cards which is a great one seeing as I have barely even started my cardmaking for this year. I used some cute Artful Collage Holly Leaves and Kaisercraft pearls to make the holly in the corner. Sadly Skiing Santa has sold out at Stampin' Stuff but the other Santa's are still calling out for new homes before Christmas!

Remember, if you join in the High Hopes Challenge you will go into the draw to win Snowlady Surprise!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Merry Christmas!

This is a 3D Flower Soft Topper! Isn't it cute? These toppers have a main image and then come with a die cut sheet of little components that you pop out and assemble in the order they have shown on the sheet. There are heaps of layers but it doesn't end there! You can also apply some glue with a fine little paint brush (I thought I was some sort of genius when I figured that out! ) then sprinkle over your flower soft, tap it off and you have even more dimension! These little bears go up to five layers high in some areas!

I used Christmas Green and Polar White on the tree behind the Festive Teddies.

Did you know Stampin' Stuff now has every Flower Soft colour available in Australia? That's 28 colours!

ETA - A question was asked in the comments - Do I ship overseas? YES! I ship worldwide. If you would like a shipping quote before you send payment (by PayPal only please) please let me know and I will estimate it for you. Otherwise you can choose the free shipping option of your order is over $60 AUD or the $5.70 parcel option and I will amend your invoice if it works out to be more or less!

Blog Candy Alert!
My friend Veronica has started a blog and she is offering some CANDY! So off you go... go get in that draw to win!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Happy Birthday to You

This card is for my brother's birthday in a couple days... I still haven't posted it though... I'm really bad at that. It has to go to Melbourne so hopefully it will arrive in time. Kelly, what is his address again?? EVERY SINGLE time there is a birthday in our family Jason sms's either me or my sister (sometimes both) to ask their address. It really is quite funny and we just expect it is a matter of time before the message comes. I'm just as bad. Every time I have to send Jason something I message my sister for his address so really, I'm no better! To tell you the truth right now... I'm going to publish this post and then go and email Kelly for the address. I won't lie. There really is no point!

For this card I used a stamp called Whimsy Owl. I have them in stock at Stampin' Stuff if you would like it new and there is also one in the pre-loved section too. The sentiment is by Amuse Art Stamps.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


The latest issue of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft (Vol. 15 No. 07 ) will be out really soon (already if you are lucky enough to be a subscriber) and it is full of fantastic tutorials, hints, tips and techniques! I was asked to do a watercolouring/shading tutorial and I am so stunned at how well it turned out. I love it! Here is a pic of the cards I made to go along with it!

I used Lenny's Love Me Nots, First Ride and Ace. Unfortunately they have already sold out at Stampin' Stuff but there is a pre-order on at the moment that ends on Saturday 14 November if you would like me to get them in for you!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Waddle I Do Without You

I made this card WAAAY back in June for Crissy. It turns out it took about two or three months to actually get to Canada and in that time I completely forgot about it. So! Here it is!

I used Dunno Ducky and even though he is only two colours I thoroughly enjoyed colouring him. I was so happy with the result. I am still not too sure what I was thinking with the colour combo but it's nice to have a change once in a while right? So anyway Crissy... I hope you liked it!