Thursday, January 28, 2010

Celebrate...One Cupcake at a time!!

Aren't Cupcakes just beautiful little things!!Just a very short post tonight.....should have been in bed hours ago!
Here is my contributuion to Makeesha's Colour Challenge 17 .

Friday, January 22, 2010

A busy week!

This week we have enjoyed celebrating two birthdays for two special little boys. This was not only a great excuse to make kiddy cards but I also got to have fun with baking!

To help my friend Helen with the party preparations I made these little cupcakes for Kyan's 2nd Birthday Party. It's been that hot in our part of Queensland, that I had to turn the air conditioning on in the house just to keep the butter cream on the cakes. I had such a fun time decorating each little one....if they weren't so fattening I'd be making them every week!!! The very day after Kyan's party I made this cute little 1st birthday card for my friend's little boy, Patrick. The cute little elephant, giraffe and crocodile come from SU's Wild About You Set. I've teamed it with one of my favourite Design Series Papers from last year.....such a pity I can't get it anymore.

This little cutey also gave me a chance to test out the new Cutter Bee Circle Scissors from Stampin Up! I love circular cards!!! The Cutter Bee makes super clean cuts in seconds. Much better than my daggy hand scissor cut circles! Expect to see many more circle cards in the coming posts.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Baby Cards!

The flood of baby girls continues!!!Whilst away on holidays I received the lovely news that a friend of mine had welcomed into the world a beautiful little girl, Felicity Jean. I also needed to create a baby girl card for our new family member, Lily Maree. For these two cards I cheated by using the same layout. I was also pleased to be able to use 3 of my new stamp sets: Family Favourites, Jumbo Outline Alphabet, and Big Deal Alphabet (All 3 are almost half price in the inventory clearance), plus All in the Family, Cheep Talk, with Candy Lane and Sweet Always Design Series Paper.

To add something special to these cards, I've personalised each one with their name and added little dots to the baby hearts using Crystal Effects. The layout is a simple one but I think it has turned out well!

Delivering baby gifts is such a great excuse to get special newborn cuddles!

Little Birdy Collection

Happy New year everyone! I still can't believe it is the year 2010....Celebrating the year 2000 doesn't seem that long ago. I've decided that this year will be the start of many new things for me creatively. Let's hope when I look back at the end of this year I see lots of new techniques and projects created.

To start this year I've create a very simple collection of cards using the Good Morning Sunshine Design Series Paper along with the Sweet Little Sentiments and Cheep Talk Stamp sets from Stampin Up. These three little Whisper White cards were created with scraps of cardstock I found in my paper stash. Making yourself use scraps of cardstock not only uses up items you may have thrown out but it also creates inspiration for different layouts. The use of Trend Trees perfectly goes with the cute little birdies.

These next two cards were cut out whilst away on holidays. I had limited supplies with me (no ribbon and no paper punches...what was a girl to do without some of her favourite things!!!). When I returned home I added the ribbon and added the glitter shaker card effect. THis first one isn't for anyone in particular...just yet!
But the 2 little owls shaker card will be going out to my friend Jaz who has recently become engaged. When I started fiddling with this card I didn't intend for it to be an engagement card, but along the way the 2 little owls ended up as love birds. The little owl hearts were created with antique brass heart brads. Looking forward to sharing more with you in 2010! Take care!!