Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Little Baskets




These little baskets were made using a Stampin' Up! template from our Demonstrator resources (just a little perk of the business). I've made up my own handles for the boxes, and crimped then cut scrap cardstock for the 'scrunchy' filling in the boxes. These stamp sets are 'A Good Egg' and 'Greetings Eight'. Great for colouring with Stampin' Write Markers!

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Just a Little Behind



This cute little bunny behind was also using only Stampin' Up! punches and minimum cardstock. Give it a go!
Happy creating!
Anna :)

Monday, 29 March 2010

Punch Bunny



Here's a cute little bunny using only Stampin' Up! punches. This has made a 10cm x 10 cm square card and hardly uses any cardstock at all.

Happy Creating!
Anna :)

Friday, 26 March 2010

100th POST




This is my 100th Blog post!

Sooo....just popping in to remind you that SALE-A-BRATION ends in 5 days!! So too does the current Summer Mini! March 31st is the very last day you can earn FREE stamps during Sale-a-bration and order from the Summer Mini.

If you don't have your own local demonstrator and would like to place an order to be delivered directly to your door, just phone or email me.

Anna :)

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Simply Simple




Sometimes the best cards are the quickest or simplest ones.
Check out the Clean & Simple Stamping blog for sketch ideas.
These cards are based on the FTL #81.
Check out the blog and have a play with some of the sketches for yourself.

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Monday, 22 March 2010

Breezy Gift Bag




Excuse the poor photography - I remembered late at night to take a shot of this gift bag before I gave it away.

This gift bag was made for a friend's birthday recently who loves the colour Baja Breeze...so there was no decision making as to what colour to make the gift bag!!

I used 2 sheets of 12x12 Baja Breeze DS Papers, added a bit of detail on the front and back (which also strengthened the bag), as well as using Jumbo Eyelets and some ribbon.

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Friday, 19 March 2010

Nugget Purses




Aren't these so cute?! These are made with a piece of DS paper measuring only 3"x5", so you can imagine how tiny they are when all folded up.

I found a quick tutorial on someone's blog for these recently and for the life of me cannot remember whose!! If it was you, let me know so I can give you the credit of a cute little idea! :)

Add a bit of bling with brads or buttons, and a small amount of ribbon tops it off. These are great as teeny tiny gifts, or again, for stowing teeny tiny chocolates in :)

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Very Sweet Sweet Treat Flower



Creation by Pam

This cute little M&M packed flower was made by Pam. What a nifty idea for the sweet treat cups! So not only can you use them on cards, but make clever 3D items which would make unique little gifts or party favours.

This is made with circle punches, the sweet treat cups, a skewer, ribbon, and of course M&Ms :)

Give it a go yourself - the sweet treat cups are only $6.50 for a pack of 12 - bargain! :)

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Monday, 15 March 2010

Tango Gift Box




Here's a little gift box made with Tangerine Tango and a covering of acetate. I've used the Sale-a-bration set: Good Neighbours as well as Trendy Trees.
Great sized little box for gift labels, or fitting some tasty chocolates.

I sourced the pattern for this HERE on Splitcoaststampers if you want to give it a go yourself.

Happy creating!!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Upsy Daisy Silhoette



Here's one of the sample cards I made for my recent embossing class. The Upsy Daisy stamp set just lends itself beautifully to many different 'looks'. This one is a silhoette on a moonlit night. So I've used embossing and masking with sponging. Give it a go - it's really easy and the results are so effective.

Anna :)

Monday, 8 March 2010

Punch Chicken



I just love playing with punches. This is another card I made a while back which I wanted to share. Punches are great for every beginner card maker, and are versatile to use on your scrapbooking layouts too!

Anna :)

Friday, 5 March 2010

Pot of Eastern Blooms



Here's a card I made a while ago which uses a few tools, plus one of my favourite stamp sets, Eastern Blooms. Try pulling out a stamp set that hasn't seen daylight for a while and see what you come up with :)

Remember, last month for earning Sale-a-bration FREEBIES! :)

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Monday, 1 March 2010

Embossing Techniques




Creations by Karen




Creations by Kelli



Creations by Coco

This last weekend I held 2 Embossing Classes where we made 3 cards and a wallet to hold our cards and envelopes. Here are just a few creations by some of the clever ladies who joined in the fun. Aren't these just beautiful! Those heat tools were running hot all weekend! :)

Apart from embossing, we also did some sponging, masking, and shadow stamping.

If you would like information about my classes or order any of the products used to make these creations, just drop me a line.

Happy Creating!
Anna :)