Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Racecourse Road Community Christmas Evening

I am busy this week preparing some lovely Christmas gifts for the next brisStyle market, which is part of the lovely Racecourse Rd Community Christmas Evening. This Friday evening, 25th November from 5pm-9pm, hope to see you there :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

New Cards and Party Bags

Thought I would show you some of the things I have been working on lately. I am yet to master this photo taking business, so I don't show you, or list on my online stores nearly as much as I should, but I think I am improving with each attempt. Project of the week is to build a light box....if I can get the man to clear some space in the garage he has taken over ;)

I am pleased with how this card turned out, the flowers pull out to reveal the greeting

This card is die cut using the Tim Holtz Suitcase die

Cute little fairy stamp from My Favourite Things

Peppermint Polly from my favourite, Penny Black
had to have these cute birdies also from Penny Black

These are some party bags I stamped and diecut

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday Eco Shopping with brisStyle

Hi everyone :) It has been a while since I have joined in with brisStyle's 'Lets Go Shopping!', it is also the first Saturday I have not worked in ages, so I slept in as well! Todays Etsy Shopping is inspired by the Eco Market at Hamilton next week, there are so many great recycled finds amongst the brisStyle crew, go along and check it out here is the link to all the info.

Pink Love Heart Garland from Paper Tree Design

The Lucky Puppy Golden Book Journal by Meggy Green 

Pear Shaped Pin Cushion by Moose and Bird

sky blue bird in eco felt christmas tree decoration. from Edward and Lilly

Festive Mood Adults Shift Dress by Wimcee

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Denim Days Interview on the Madeit Blog

I am so excited to be featured on the Madeit blog today. Pop on over and have a look, here is the link

Monday, October 3, 2011

Have you heard about Craftumi ?

Craftumi is a great Australian site for buying crafty supplies, run by the lovely crew at Madeit.
I have just opened my own Craftumi store to share the lovely jewellery findings I use and some cute papercraft die cuts and other supplies. I also will list some destash supplies, when I clean out my craft room...to make room for more goodies!
I only have a few listings up, but will add lots more over the next few weeks...here are some pics.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Time to start thinking about Christmas?

This year has flown by, and  before we know it Christmas will be here...yikes!
I have got the ball rolling on my Christmas cards with these 'Cute Christmas Cards' including the penguins from my last post. I will be teaching a class with these cards this Saturday the 1st October and also Thursday morning the 13th October at Stamp and Scrapbook Madness in Hawthorne...3395 5003 :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Enamel Accents and Penny Black Penguins

I have been addicted to glossy accents for a while now, it adds a lovely glossy dimension to projects. Now I have had a play with black and white enamel accents and I am in love. I don't think I got the full effect of the enamel on Penny Black's cute penguins with my limited photgraphy skills, but hopefully you can get the idea.

  Inkssentials Enamel AccentsInkssentials Glossy Accents

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Honeycomb Paper

Have you tried the new honeycomb paper 'Honey Pops' from Inky Antics? They have a great range of colours and some really sweet stamps to match. Here is what I have come up with :)

  Honey Pops is available from Stamp and Scrapbook Madness in Hawthorne and I will be teaching these cards in a class on Saturday. If you would like more info give the shop a call on 3395 5003
x Tracey

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

more handmade paper flowers

I have been busy making some flowers for a class I am teaching on Saturday at Stamp and Scrapbook Madness. Here are some pics of a few of them, if you would like more info or to book in to the class give the shop a call on 3395 5003

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Stampendous Vintage Embossing Powders and Glitter

I am really enjoying playing with all the new 'Frantage' products from Stampendous. There are lovely vintage gold, silver and copper colours and shabby white, pink and blue mixtures as well.
For this card I was inspired by Suzanne Czosek who made the most beautiful card which I found on the Stampendous blog

Monday, August 1, 2011

How to make Paper Rosettes

I have been having fun tonight making some rolled paper roses out of scrap paper, they are so easy to make and look really pretty on a card or a scrapbook layout, I am sure you can think of some other uses, once you are addicted to making them as well!

Start by cutting out a circle...I traced around a  ribbon spool. Try experimenting with different sizes

cut a spiral from the circle...you can draw the spiral first or just cut freehand as it does not need to be perfect, in fact a little unevenness is a good thing

I use a bamboo skewer to roll the spiral up...the inside of the spiral will be the side you see

keep rolling around and around..again it does not have to be perfect or tightly rolled, you are just making the paper take the shape

the inside of the spiral becomes the base of the flower..I let my roll undo a bit,  put a big blob of craft glue on the circle, then shape it onto the base..easy peasy and lots of fun!

now to make something with my pretty flowers :)