Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pizza box mini card set

Hey there, thought i would start with all of my pics first. As you know i so LOVE making little cards and matching boxes and aren't these just oh so cute. The mini pizza box instructions can be found here it is oh so easy to make. I did cut out a half circle on the opening top flap to make it easier to open.

..and aren't the cards oh so cute. All made with some very nice Stampin Up stamps that i have been dying to play with, the cards are 3x3inches.

...and i just had to show you the matching envelopes i made to go with them (they fit in the box as well). LOVE these, they are made with my friend the cricut using the Cindy Loo cartridge.

am going to make me some more, why? I don't know, to be honest i never use little gift cards but these are so cute i am going to make a stash to keep on hand for prezzies-have some cute tea cup stamps that i may use in my next box.

If you are into stamps GoingBuggy has another great giveaway - some fairy stamps.

Happy crafting.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

More from last post

Hi all, here's hoping i can download these photos that i meant to share on Friday with you.

The first lot of are a book that i have made-my little craft book- to have near the computer to jot things down on or for any inspiration i might have (ha, i am not one for doing a sketch of my cards or LO's i just do them). The idea for this came from Scrappy Go Lucky.
For the dividers i have used a recipe card design from the cricut cartridge From My Kitchen. There are four sections, copics, cards, general and cricut.

More card making..
and this is what happens when you have three 16 year olds having a sleep over in the late hours of the night.

aren't they amazing. With some glow sticks from a show bag and the new digital camera set on an extremely slow shutter speed and the darkness of night the boys came up with these and a lot of others. It kept them busy for about two hours and i think they are "cool".
Ok i am about to check in on all of your blogs now so have a good night/day.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Hey there
sorry have been MIA this past week.
My school holidays did not end well for me with a huge fall in the kids bathroom which left me with the biggest bruise i have ever seen (about 10inches long) on my butt which made sleeping and sitting down very painful.
Am happy to say that its not too bad now.

Before i forget Enfys at Going Buggy has an amazing giveaway and it ends on the 17th  so you had better get in quick.

Here's what i have been up to over the last week.

This is a double LO from when Caitlin went to her music festival a couple of weeks ago. I have used Basic Grey papers and the Stampin Up butterfly punch.

Well i did have a load of other crafty things to show you but my browser doesn't appear to be working so i will have to put them in another post.

***some cricut love***as you all know, i love my cricut, well Caitlin and her Uni friends love it now. Boy has my bug had a big workout this week. Caitlin had a whole week of prac at her primary school, teaching and preparing three lessons a day, we had girls over here making posters for some of their lessons, cutting out huge clouds to hang the children's work from, big flash cards etc. This only justifies what i said to Andrew when i upgraded to my bigger machine "apart from me using it Caitlin can use it for her class work" i said this only half believing it and of course i had to justify the money i had spent on it and guess what it was true so i didn't tell a little lie. Now i wonder if i spend $400.00 on more craft stuff if i can say the same thing. (I don't think he will believe me)

So i spent last night making thank you cards for Joe's teachers as it was his very last day at school (he starts his apprenticeship soon), thank you cards for Caitlin's prac teachers and 28 goody bags for all of her year 1-2 prac class. And guess what- not one photo to show you.

I will try and post all of my other crafty things later on
Hope you are all well, and have a lovely weekend.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Purple, Orange & Black

That's the colour challenge over at ICopic and as i want to get in some practise with my Copic markers i thought i would give it a go. As we don't celebrate Halloween over here i didn't use a Halloween greeting (could be the fact that i don't have one to use either) but who could resist this cute digital stamp that i purchased from here. It is so cute.
Of course my trusty cricut got a workout with the frame and the background paper is from Stampin Up.
I don't have a clue who i will give this card to but i think it's very cute.

I have been reading quite a few blogs lately and in most of the American blogs i have read, everyone goes on about their love for "Candy Corn". Can someone please tell me what it is and what the texture is like. Is it like the coloured popcorn here which is plain old popcorn coloured with food colouring or is it something far more yummier that we are missing out on?


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Challenge 2

The next challenge over at Christina's blog is to make a card using PINK as pink is the colour for breast cancer. So here is my card.
and that's it for me, its gone midnight and i am going to bed.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day

Well good evening or good morning where ever you are in the world. Christina from Creations With Christina is having an all day blogfest in honour of World Card Making Day. I have been waiting patiently all day for this to begin and no doubt like some of her other Australian followers will be staying up a bit late to do a couple of the challenges.
The first challenge was nice and simple although mine still came out different.
The papers are Fly A Kite by October Afternoon and the stamp is Stampin Up. If you get a chance go and have a look at Christina's blog she does the most awesome videos.
Have a great night/or day.

Friday, October 1, 2010

One mans trash is another....................

As the saying goes "one mans trash is another mans treasure". This wooden Christmas tree was in my friend Tracey's chuck out box so i nabbed it. I thought that i would decorate it and take it into work and leave on my bench for the girls to look at, not to count down the days until Christmas but to count down the days until i am back at work as in a couple of months we are going to Penang.

Sorry the photo is terrible but can you make out the little presents i made for under the tree?

Next up is a very simple layout of Joe playing with the new camera. The journalling is done on the PC so this then becomes a hybrid layout.
The remember stamp is from the Ali Edwards monthly club set and is stamped in Poppy Parade ink one of the new 'in colours' from Stampin Up which i happen to think matches the Basic Grey papers perfectly.

Last but not least is a card i made for Joe who has just earnt himself an apprentice chef position at one of our 5 star resorts. (I think we only have one five star resort) Well done Joe we are very proud of you and i must say that i will be waiting for you to come and practise some of your new skills in our kitchen.

Hope you all have a good weekend.