February 17, 2011

Chocy boxes

I have made a number of these darling boxes which conveniently hold 6 Ferrero Rocher chocolates! My Mum, who lives in W.A.,  has requested I mail her a couple so she can give them as gifts to friends, so, prior to mailing, thought I'd share a photo of them. I do hope she likes them. I'm also mailing her one of my 'hooty owl' (as I call him!) calendars and notepad boxes which are shown in my previous post.
 I made the flowers which adorn the top of each box, but unfortunately you cannot see that I have sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over them, which gives a gorgeous sparkle.
The boxes make a lovely gift, and if you'd like to learn how to construct them, please contact me and we can arrange a class.

'Bella Bleu' box

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Old Olive cardstock,  Bella Bleu DSP (retired),
Other:   Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' glitter, Stampin'Up! antique brads (just love these)
Big Shot Top Note Bigz die

'Bella Rose' box

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DSP (retired)
Other: Big Shot Top Note Bigz die, Kiwi Kiss ribbon (retired), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' glitter

February 13, 2011

Calendar and Notepad fun!

Today, hubby and I ventured to the beach for a long anticipated fishing day. Sadly, I think all the fish knew we were coming and decided to go on strike! First time we've ever been and not even a decent bite! Oh well, at least we enjoyed a delightful morning in the sun and sat by the river bank feasting on yummy fish and chips. Only way we were getting any fish for the day!!
When we returned home I decided to put together these darling calendars along with a  notepad box to match. They were such fun to make and will make a lovely gift. Mind you, I'm very late in getting out the calendars which of course should now be on February - oh well, better late than never.

Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
Two-Step Owl Extra-Large, Branch from Two-Step Bird Extra-Large
Ink: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Other: Embossing folder - non SU, calendar, notepad boxes - non SU

February 6, 2011

Rustic Rooster

This morning I was out in my garden doing some weeding and repotting before the day heated up. We have 3 gorgeous wooden duck ornaments which were a gift from my sister. They have pride of place in the garden.
 Anyway, it's very odd how our brain works because I have been playing in my craft room this evening and decided to pick up Rustic Rooster (retired) stamp set. Was I subconsciously thinking of my ducks? Who knows, but I decided to have a play with Mr Rooster.
I don't know if I really like what I've done with him, but decided to let you decide. Hubby questioned my use of the jumbo eyelets, but I felt they fit.

Stamp Set:
Rustic Rooster (retired)

Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Kraft

Stampin' Pads:
Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede

Sponging, Embossing folder (non Stampin'Up!), brayer, Circle Itty Bitty Shapes punch

February 5, 2011

Sale-A-Bration is Here!

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Here we go with another fabulous event in the Stampin'Up! calendar. Yes, that's right - it's Sale-A-Bration! time.
Dates for the promotion are: 25 January - 31 March 2011
(sorry haven't had this on here any earlier!)

Read further to see how you can earn free stamp sets.

* Spend $100 and receive a free stamp set from the SAB brochure.  Spend $300 and you  receive 3 stamp sets from the SAB, plus $30 free product.
* Host a workshop or demonstration, achieve sales of $600, and you can chose one free SAB Level 1 or 2 stamp set PLUS $70 free product. Of course, this is in addition to any free sets you achieve by your own personal purchases.
Phone or email me to place your order or book a workshop/demonstration.