Thursday, August 18, 2011

Muddi Boutique Markets

Just a quick note to let you know that this Sunday Paper Kitchen will be at Muddi Boutique Markets!

Muddi Boutique Markets

Megan and Amy and I have been busy creating some lovely things for you to enjoy - so please come along to the Showground and say hi!

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Inklings Christmas In Winter Blog Hop

Merry Christmas! I'm so glad you can join us for this special festive occasion!

Today I'm taking part in a Blog Hop filled with great ideas for Christmas. If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived here from Fiona's blog. At the end of this post you'll find the link to the next post on the chain and I've also added a list of everyone who's taking part in the Hop today in case you get lost along the way. Exciting news - there's Blog Candy! Just leave a comment on every blog in the Hop and then email Claire to let her know you did and if you're the lucky winner you'll receive some fabulous surprises in the post! (Sorry, Blog Candy prize not available to international hoppers or SU demos.)

And now   ...on with the show!

I've designed two projects for you to enjoy today. The first is a Christmas Card using the Delightful Decorations set.

The card has lots of sparkle with Frost White Shimmer Paint (in a few layers!) and some Rhinestones. Can you spot where I used the Tasteful Trim Big Shot die (only available until 31st July in the Autumn/Winter Mini!) ? I'm also loving how simple it is to punch out my ornaments with the Ornament Punch - so neat and quick! My sentiment is from the Occasional Greetings set - every occasion you could want for is in this one - it's a fabulous stand by set!

The second project I have for you today is a Treat Wallet. 

It's the perfect size to fit a cellophane bag filled with home made treats and finishes it off into a gorgeous gift! I decorated the front with the Welcome Christmas set in Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler, along with an Antique brad and some tiny pearls. The window made with the Decorative label punch adds to the detail and gives a sneak peek at the contents! The back is finished off with some Metallic Eyelets and a simple bow tied in Hemp Twine. This came together quickly and I think I'll be making a few of these this Christmas!

I've filled this one with some slice I made this week - Decadent Chocolate and Walnut from the ever popular Womens Weekly! Watch out for it at Stamp Club this week - if I can keep it hidden from my husband until then ;)

The next Blog on today's hop is the lovely Clare. Once, you've commented on Clare's blog, continue on commenting on each of the blogs you visit until you get back where you started from. Then, don't forget to email Claire with 'Inklings Blog Hop' in the subject heading and she'll put you in the draw for some lovely goodies! 

I'm looking forward to reading all your comments - thanks!


Here is the full list of the 15 Blogs in todays Hop.

1. Clare      
2. Janice      
3. Christie
4. Kari      
5. Joanna
6. Michelle
7. Alana  
8. Carol
9. Cath  
10. Amy
11. Vanessa  
12. Michelle D
13. Ryn
14. Fiona B
15. Liz Halbisch

Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas in Winter coming soon!

The Inklings Christmas in Winter Blog Hop is happening on Monday!

There will be lots of beautiful Christmas projects to look at and some blog candy on offer so pop it in your diary and stop by to have a look!

See you Monday!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Birthday Parties......

It's been Birthday month here at our house! My girls were due 2 years and 1 week apart. The due date for my second daughter was our Wedding Anniversary! Fortunately she was quite happy to wait a little longer and their birthdays are 3 weeks apart, but that's still very close! So with a 5th and 3rd birthday to celebrate we had some little parties. And what's a party without a party bag?

I made these party bags (very hastily photographed before being given out!) for the guests at our 5 year old party.

This pretty lady was dubbed 'Princess Claudia' when the 3 year old birthday girl had contained her excitement - she was very well loved!

And what's a 3 year old party without rainbow jelly?

We had another party today - this time for a pre-school friend. The request was for a pink cupcake card and this one met with approval.


Until next time.....

Monday, June 27, 2011

Stamp Club Creations!

Last week was our last Stamp Club meeting for the first half of the year! We've had a brilliant few months and I've really enjoyed meeting up with the ladies each month! This time around we created scrap book pages together. I thought they were all so gorgeous that I have photographed them to show you all!

Here is the page that I made for inspiration for the ladies. I CASED a page of Dani Hollands that I love. This one shows me with my Mum on my first birthday - a very special photo!

Jeannie made this page - the colours are Sahara Sand, Rose Red and Not Quite Navy. I love this combination - think I'll have to use it again!

Megan made this page. I think it suits the photo so well - and I love the Peach Parfait ric rac! It ties the page together so nicely!

Here's Amy's page! She embossed a bird cage on the corner. Subtle texture to really give the page a nice finish. It looks spectacular!

Karen made this lovely page! I love the way she used the Botanical Gazette paper across the bottom - my favourite paper at the moment!

Amanda made this page. So pretty! She snaffled a piece of my retired Parisian Breeze DSP (from an old mini catalogue) - it suits the page so well!

And here's Nat's creation. I love the way she has matched her colours to her wedding photo. Beautiful!

I had such fun with you, ladies, over the last 6 months! And, I had so much fun last week letting you loose and seeing what you came up with. (And sipping on a few bubbles!). 

Bring on July!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wagga Library Mother and Daughter Craft Workshop

Just stopping in to show you the project I'm sharing with Mothers and Daughters at the Wagga Library Craft workshop next weekend.

This frame is made using the All in the Family stamp set, as well as the Broadsheet alphabet and Timeless Type die cut letters. This sample is on display at the library already - you can see it near the circulation desk.

The workshop is being held next Saturday 25th June from 2pm. The class includes everything you need to make the project, including the frame. There will be choice of colours available. Workshop cost is $20. All the other details are available from the Library and bookings are essential. When I spoke to Library staff yesterday there were still a few spots available - so get in quick if you'd like to join in!

During the week as I was getting ready to take the sample frame in I hurriedly tried to take some photos of it. I thought this one was very cute. If you look carefully you can see my 1 year old son 'helping' me take the photo!

Until next time!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Convention, Challenge Card.....and more!

How are you all?
I hope you're keeping warm in this freezing weather!
Last night I celebrated being able to stay at home in the warm by taking part in a Card Challenge! It was lots of fun (thanks ladies!). One of the challenges was a colour challenge - to make a card using the colours Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip. I made a birthday card!

Wild Wasabi felt a bit bright next to the other colours so I sanded the Designer Series Paper I had to give it a more muted tone. I love the way the Beveled Windowpane really highlights the sentiment!


It's a gorgeous clear cold day here today, so I've photographed my card outside in the lavender. I had a little helper - I think he approved!

I've been a having some fun lately creating cards which are not my usual style. This one, using the stamp set Artistic Etchings was a lot of fun! 

Back in May I went to Stampin' Up Convention down in Melbourne. I had a fabulous time! I learned lots of new things and was so glad to meet people I'd previously only met online, as well as catching up with old friends. There are lots of things to show you when our new catalogue comes out in a few months - and so many new things to share already! I was surprised to see this photo of me with Beth (my upline), Amanda (my downline) and Marelle and Jo (two very lovely ladies!) on Shelli Gardner's blog!

Shelli (Stampin' Up! founder) wrote a great post about this years Convention which you can read on her blog. I highly recommend her blog for all kinds of inspiration! There are lots of lovely photos from Convention there!

 These last two cards are some simple pretty cards I've been sharing with people lately! The little cupcake card has lots of sparkly goodness and the thankyou card has some vintage sweetness. If you'd like to make one of these cards with me (or any other I've posted today!) let me know!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Blog Hop!!

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue blog hop. You may have arrived here from Alana Galagher's Blog. However you got here, at the end of my post you can follow the link to continue the hop!

With a new Mini Catalogue out today we thought it would be a great time to showcase the gorgeous new products to all our blog readers.

You can check out the 2011 Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue online
 or if you'd like your own copy contact me today and I'll pop one in the mail to you.

Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog in the hop (there are 10) and then email Kari and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for some fantastic handmade cards plus other goodies. Grab and coffee and enjoy the blogs now! The closing date for entries is midnight April 3, 2011.

Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment! Blog Candy only available to Australian Residents.

I have some pretty things to inspire you today!

My favourite thing from the new mini Catalogue is the Botanical Gazette Suite. There is beautiful new Designer Series Paper and gorgeous coordinating stamps.

This little bird birthday card is my favourite! Which is yours?

I made this card for my Mum - do you like the new punch shape on the sentiment?

The Sew Suite is very popular and I know you'll be seeing more of it on the Blog Hop today. Here is my Button Box.........

Complete with new Mini Pom-Pom trim - so sweet!

There are so many  beautiful things I can't show you them all today - if you're local to Wagga, you're welcome to my Catalogue Launch 9th April - contact me for more details - and you'll be able to see these things and others and make some to take home!

My last little bit of inspiration for the day is this little love note set, complete with box. I love the little birdcage - do you?

I hope you've enjoyed this little taste of what's in store in the new Mini Catalogue.

Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Dani Holland.  Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy - I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coming Up!!

Just popping in to let you know to expect some fun this Friday 1st April from 7.30am.....I'm participating in my first ever blog hop! Have you ever done one? It's simple - you follow the links on the blog posts, leaving a comment on each one, then email the organiser when you're finished to be in the draw for beautiful handmade goodies!

This Blog Hop is of members of the Inklings team (my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around Australia) and is in honour of the beginning of the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. So expect to see beautiful creations from very talented ladies using some gorgeous new products!

So drop back on Friday, with a coffee, and prepare to enjoy some inspiration!

See you then!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Hello - how has your week been?

I hope you have been enjoying the little tidbits I've been posting this week. To end the week I've something to show you that's all brand new!

The Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue is just around the corner - it's available from 1st April. These beautiful stamps and papers are just some of the lovely new things we have to play with!

This little birdcage has been begging me to make it into something but I haven't found quite the right thing yet - any suggestions?

My Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue launch is on Saturday night, 9th April. We'll be making two birthday cards that night - and I'll post more details a bit closer to the night. RSVP is essential and I am already starting to get a few so if you'd like to come along please let me know soon!

See you soon!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Stamp Club!

Last night was Stamp Club. The girls asked for a class on brayering - so here's what I came up with!

This card was lots of fun - simple and elegant!

This card uses the Presto Patterns Specialty papers that are currently available in the Summer Mini Catalogue - but only until the end of March!

Tomorrow I'll finish up the week with a little sneak preview..........bye for now!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Bright Day!

Here's a little card I made for a themed swap earlier in the year - not my usual colour choices - these are all from the Brights family!

I'm looking forward to Stamp Club tonight and I'll pop back tomorrow to show you what we made!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesdays Child

Just popping in to show you a card for the day!

This is the Thankyou I made to send to people after my son was born. It's simple and quite quick to make - which is great because there were so many to make!

I'd love to hear what you think about the cards you've seen this week so far - please leave me a comment to say hello!

And as a little bit of a bonus - here's a tea bag card I made as a gift.

See you tomorrow!