Monday, September 27, 2010

Thank you cake

Rae had my very first SU workshop for me and I wanted to give her something special. I bought a choc sponge, put it together with butter cream and covered it with choc fondant and decorated it with the cricut cake by writing thank you and Rae and putting these on the cake. It was a day for firsts, the first time I have put fondant on a cake, first time I have cut out a thank you with the cricut cake, first SU workshop. My greatful thanks go to Rae for a wonderful day.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Impossible box with birds

I think I'm hooked on boxes. I love the little impossible box and here is another one. I love the SU bird punch it looks soo cute on my we boxes. This is a trial for something I am doing at the weekend.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A paper Cake for Sandra

Sandra Boston from Kiwi Cakes came to Tauranga on Saturday to demo the cricut cake machine. I had the privilage of being her assistant and watching as she cut words and intricut detailed cuts and laid them on the cake dummies we had been supplied with. Not to be outdone Friday night I made Sandra a cake in paper to show her how it can be done both ways. I used a sheet of A5 paper and cuts from Cake basics cartridge and this is what I came up with. The Happy birthday is layered onto the shadow of the same words the trim at the top is the scalloped border welded and the trim at the bottom is the negative of the scalloped border. the butterfly the paisley and the heart are cuts I wanted to try so I added them to show the cuts.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stampin on balloons

no not the foot stampin type of the game but had some balloons and just had to see what they would look like stamped.

Monday, September 13, 2010

This is a little bag to hold notes or cards.I decorated the outside with a bird from the 2 step bird punch from su and the eyelets in the handle are cats if you look closely.

Envelope card

the envelope card can store all sorts of goodies for gifts and I love the way it has a pretty top. I inked the top with blues tempting turquoise and pacific point and the bottom with greens garden green and always artichoke. the pansies are from the butterfly punch as are the butterflys and the stamp set is every moment the sentiment is from sweet little sentiments.

Tulip Card

this is a card made from the su oval punch and the scallop punch as well as the 2step bird punch. I thought I would try it. inked the edges and I love the effect.

box card

this is a box card. It took me some time to understand how to make it but then it all fell into place. The card opens out and it is a box, so I filled the box with birds from the su 2 step punch. when I finished it I had added a happy birthday sticker and on the front was a layered square with A little bird told me.

Monday, September 6, 2010

HB Elyse

This is a book mark and card made for Elyse for her birthday tomorrow. the bookmark goes over the corner of the page and keeps your place.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cherry on Top Blog award

Today I received an email from someone following my blog:
"Hi there, I follow your blog and I was awarded a blog award button for 'beautiful blogs with that little bit extra'. Part of the criteria for accepting the reward is to share it with 5 blogs I love. I chose your blog as one of my five."
I didn't have to accept this button but I feel very proud that someone has thought of me when they received this button and I am proud to accept it and chose 5 blogs I love to pass it to as well. The talented lady who chose me is Redonna and her blog is here after you have cruised around my blog pop on over and see hers. Thank you Redonna for making me feel special.
The criteria for accepting this is:

Okay, so to use and to share this award, here are the rules:
Thank the Award giver [check]
copy award to your blog [check]
list three things you love about yourself [check]
1. I try hard to be a positive person
2. I love doing crafts and being able to give them to people to see their reactions.
3. I love to make people feel better, both physically and psychologically.
Post a picture you love [check] (see below - this is a picture I took when sitting on the terrace in the summer, I love that I got the bee in focus.)
The five blogs I chose are:
1. Cards, Scrapin and stuff
2. Julias cards
3. Sweetheart Cards
4. Crafting with Tia
5 Stamp Creatively Lyn Fox

This is my Bee pic taken from my terrace. The bush is just off the terrace and I was given it for my 50th birthday (and its still alive!) It is now about 4 feet tall and has brilliant yellow flowers in the summer. I love that the bee is in focus.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy 21st Birthday Melanie

Melanie my step granddaughter turns 21 on the 6th and she had a get together today so I made her a card and a bag. the martini glasses are from the Cricut Cartridge 'From my kitchen' the lettering 'Melanie' is 'Gypsy font' and the number 21 is from 'Black letter'. The embossing is from the cuttlebug folder Happy Birthday, and the word celebrate is from the cartridge 'Straight from the nest'. The papers are holographic and the base card is a green sparkle card which is part of a set of blank cards purchased at the Warehouse. The punch is from a Border Punch set from Hunter Leisure. The bag is from 'Forever Young'
The Bling added to make it cute.