Sunday, October 25, 2009

Inkspirations Inspirations Challenge #14!

Hi again.
With my swaps for Regionals this year I am doing something a little different, I have given myself 1 sketch to work with and 5 different stamp sets. But I am using different colours. Confused!!! well I have 5 cards that I have made up in a colour combo and I have replicated those 5 cards with different colour combos, catching on now. And one of those combos I have decided to use inspiration from Makeesha Byl's Inspiration Challenge, Inspiration for the others I will show soon but if you are close to me you will know one (what am I currently obsessed with?)

So here are my 5 cards, I hope you like them. They are very simple and I have only managed to do simple stamping, paper piercing and a tiny bit of water colouring.

Take Care
Ps. My craft table amongst all of the confusion.

GNI Projects

Afternoon Ladies,
What a girlie weekend I have had. Hubby is away at the moment so I have been lonely when my mind hasn't been preoccupied but I have had a very girlie girl weekend. Went shopping Sat morning to start my Christmas shopping, but to tell you the truth I wasn't really in the mood to spend money on other people so I bought myself a top, hubby some shorts and did the groceries. Then on the way home dropped into the video store and picked up a couple of movies, Fired Up (being an ex cheerleader I am a sucker for dancing flicks), it was ok but I wouldn't rush out and rent it, then went to the movies with my sister-in-law and seen Fame, this was awesome if you are into Preforming Arts you will love this movie, similar to Step Up. Then I came home went for a Run and a Swim then sat down and watched Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (again a sucker for Matthew McConaughey). And this morning have been in my craft room trying to get my swaps made for regionals. WOW lucky hubby is away because there is now way I would get away with all this girlie time.

Anyway enough of me babbling on, I have attached our projects that the ladies made at my GNI event last week. Some of the designs of the cards I got inspiration from fellow demos so if one of them is yours a very big THANK-YOU.
Card 1 - For YouCard 2 - 5th Ave FloralCard 3 - Thanks so MuchCard 4 - Merry ChristmasCard 5 - Happy Birthday Card 6 - Get Well Wishes
As you can see I used allot of Pink, but being Breast Cancer Awareness Month I thought it was only fitting. I hope you liked our creations.
Take Care

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Weekend Wrap Up

Hi there
Well my Girls Night In event has been and gone. Saturday was a fantastic day and we raised $930.00 for The Cancer Council Queensland to help assist women with Breast and Gynecological Cancers. That was such a fantastic effort and far exceeded my expectations.

We started the day with registration and then got stuck in to our crafting. I had 3 stations with 10 ladies at each station making 2 cards then when we were done they all moved to the next station, in between I had raffles and lucky door prizes which were kindly donated by Stampin Up and Brumbys Parkside, then we had a yummy afternoon tea then sat down and did our final station. Once we were done each lady gave me back a card, which I am personally delivering to The Cancer Council Townsville so they can give out to friends and family of there patients to help uplift there spirits with a beautiful hand made card. I had so many wonderful helpers on the day, including my Mum Jane, Jeannette Evans my downline, Kerry my Mother-in-law and my 2 sisters-in-laws Kylie and Louella.
Mum at the registration table
Me and my lovely downline Jeannette
I had a couple of display boards up with some of my recent work which the ladies loved, this also helped everyone mingle as they stood around and viewed my work... I always feel a little worried, because we are our biggest critic :-). I had a few different items on sale that were also a hit, I had card and ink packs made up with previous In Colour colours (which went very, very quickly) also I had ribbon packs and Mar's famous Pickles.
My lovely friends getting busy stamping, cutting and sticking
Gail and Louella concentrating very hard
I cannot wait to share with you what we made on the day.
More very busy crafters
Once again a VERY BIG THANK YOU to the 30 lovely ladies that attended my very first fundraiser for The Cancer Council.
Louella with her raffle win
Take Care

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stampin' for a Cause is almost here...

Hi there lovelies.

Well my fundraiser for The Cancer Council is almost here, and boy am I excited. I am just finishing on all of the final touches and have Thursday and Friday off to relax and pack. I have had some amazing sponsors come on board with me, Brumbys Parkside, IGA Kirwan, Brothers Soccer Club and also Stampin' Up!, without these companies generosity I don't know what I would have done. So all I need to do now is sit back and enjoy my day. I will post next week when it is all over our projects and of course the days events. But for those of you who have been so kind in coming I am sure you are going to have a ball. But for those of you that aren't I have a little teaser of what we will be making.
Take Care

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tri Fold Card

Morning lovely ladies.

Finally the dust has settled here in FNQ (thank goodness) and I have been able to de dust my house.
I know I have been a little quiet of late on the ol' blog but truthfully I have been super super busy. I have been getting ready for my very first fundraising event for The Cancer Council on the 17th of October. I am now officially organised all the packs are made up, Raffles are done, cardstock and ink packs made and also my ribbons are packaged up. But I could not have done all this without the help of 3 very wonderful and supportive ladies, Mellissa Westhorp, Colleen Hull and Kate Hull. They came over here last Sunday for 5.5hrs and we managed to have all 6 projects x 30 cut and packaged. I would still be doing them now if it wasn't for there generosity to give up there Sunday morning for me. So ladies a huge big THANK-YOU.

So now that I have some free time I have tried my hand at the Tri-Fold Card. If you would like to give it a go you can find the instructions here Tri-Fold Card. I have used Walk in the Park DSP and also matching Stamp Set Great Friend, both of these are only available in the Mini Spring Catty until the end of November :-( . I have used coordinating colours, Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Baja Breeze and Basic Grey. I hope you enjoy and why not give it a go yourself I would love to see your creations.
Front Shut
Front Expanded

Back Expanded
Take Care

Breast Cancer Awareness Promotion

With October being the month for supporting the Breast Cancer Foundation Stampin' Up have also joined in.

For over 20 years, Stampin’ Up! has helped women make a difference in the lives of others by simply doing what they love to do–sharing creativity.

Now you too can become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and make a difference! For every person who joins the Stampin’ Up! family between 1 October and 31 December 2009, we will donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (AU) or The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Plus, until 31 December 2009, we’ll give you a FREE pack of Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper and a Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad to help you get started!
Why not jump on board with me, if you would like any further information please feel free to send me an e-mail @

World Cardmaking Day Promotion

Stampin' Up have done it again, they have released there annual Cardmaking Day Promotion and I am sure you are going to love it.
In celebration of World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up! is offering the following promotion throughout the entire month of October: buy a Simply Sent Card Elements kit and get 20 percent off the coordinating stamp set–no limit!

Buy a Simply Sent Card Elements kit:
Item Page Description Price
112028 140 Flower Power Card Elements $30.95
112021 141 Rock Star Card Elements $30.95

Get one of the following stamp sets at 20 percent off:
Item Page Description Regular Price Discount Price
116779 140 Wow Flowers stamp set $24.95 $19.96
116777 141 Starring You stamp set $24.95 $19.96

What a fantastic offer, if you would like to take advantage of this please send me an email before 31st October.

Have a great day.


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