Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Happy Birthday Mr 1

Here's a quick card I made recently for a gorgeous little one year old. All the materials to make this are from the 'Hoppy Memories' Simply Scrappin Kit. Don't you love projects that have no mess! :)


(oh, the background is done in Versamark with the small star stamp from the Nursery Necessities not quite 'no mess')

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Last Glimpse of Christmas...

Here's the last pics of Christmas 2009 you'll see for a while...
The top pic is the last minute mass production of cards for our family and friends. With the Snowswirled stamp set, the crimper and some DS paper, it was a fairly quick process.

The bottom 2 photos are of some beautiful handmade cards I received from friends, family and customers. I know how much time goes into making cards and it's always lovely to receive others' creations. Thanks!

Anna :)

Monday, 28 December 2009

Cute Pouches

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are now back to relaxing mode (and maybe sneaking in a creative session or two!) :)

Here's a couple of cute little pouches made with 6x6 double sided paper. So easy, and great to pop little gifts in, or for table place settings.

Anna :)

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas to you and yours

Here's a cute little deco for your tree. May the true love, joy and peace of Christmas be present in your homes and lives now and in the year to come.
Anna :)

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Baby Girl

One stamp set, one colour scheme, 4 different cards (and lots of babies to give them to!)

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Barely Banana, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Other: Crimper, Scallop Edge Punch, Soft Subtles brads, crystal Effects, dimensionals

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Monday, 21 December 2009

More Bling!!

Here are some more very simple cards with bling for you! Go the sweet sticky cuts and glitter!! :)


Friday, 18 December 2009

Glitter Galore

These are not Christmas cards, but I think we are ready for a change for a bit.
Here's a few cards using the Sweet Sticky Cuts with Stampin' Up! glitter.

Project Recipe:
Cardstock/paper: Simply Scrappin Petal Party
Other: Sweet Sticky Cuts, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Chit Chat rubons (Summer Mini)

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Candles with Bling

Here's the last of the Christmas candles...a purple poinsettia for a 'nontraditional' slant on a Christmas stamp.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Christ is Born
Ink: Perfect Plum
Other: Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, White grosgrain Ribbon, wax paper, tissue paper, candles, heat tool

We'll have a different project next more candles for a while :)

Anna :)

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Snowflake Candles

Here's some more candles using the Snow Swirled stamp set - you are only limited to your imagination!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
Ink: Real Red
Other: Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, tissue paper, wax paper, candle, heat tool.

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Poinsettia Candles

Here's a couple of quick Christmas gift ideas - decorated candles!
I'll have a few posts over the next few days with some other candle ideas until you get sick of them :)

Project recipe:
Stamp Set: Christ is Born
Ink : Real Red, Old Olive
Other: gold brads, wax paper, tissue paper, heat tool

Have fun!
Anna :)

Monday, 14 December 2009

Stampin' Up! Inventory Clearance Sale

Check this out HERE on the Stampin' Up! website. A massive clearance sale which is current from now until 24th January next year.

Some of these items are up to 50% off!

115918 26 Happy Christmas Mate stamp set $37.95 $28.46
115934 30 Occasionally stamp set $69.95 $34.98
115944 40 VoilĂ  a la Carte stamp set $29.95 $22.46
116432 40 VoilĂ  stamp set $45.95 $34.46
116368 56 Great Grads stamp set $45.95 $22.98
115916 62 Family Favourites stamp set $33.95 $25.46
116380 64 Life’s a Breeze stamp set $56.95 $42.71
115924 68 Just Netball stamp set $24.95 $18.71
115926 68 Just Rugby stamp set $24.95 $18.71
115922 68 Just Cricket stamp set $24.95 $18.71
116442 68 Just Riding stamp set $24.95 $18.71
116418 92 Sprinkles stamp set $24.95 $18.71
116420 96 Stem Sayings stamp set $39.95 $19.98
111255 97 Daisy Dash jumbo wheel $15.95 $11.96
116408 100 Seeing Spots stamp set $29.95 $22.46
115920 106 It’s Maori, Mate stamp set $45.95 $22.98
116434 107 Wanted stamp set $43.95 $32.96
116346 107 Boho Backgrounds stamp set $29.95 $22.46
116436 114 Warm Words stamp set $39.95 $29.96
115946 115 Wonderful Favourites stamp set $39.95 $29.96
116382 120 A Little Birthday Cheer stamp set$26.95 $20.21
116344 121 Big Deal Alphabet stamp set $77.95 $38.98
116376 121 Jumbo Outline Alphabet stamp set$77.95 $38.98
116440 122 Wild West Alphabet stamp set $77.95 $38.98
115928 123 Life Definitions stamp set $90.95 $68.21
113976 132 Pink Flamingo DS paper $16.95 $12.71
111376 144 Blooms die cuts $16.50 $12.38
111343 145 Chunky Sprinkles Stampin’ Glitter$31.95 $23.96
111325 149 Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware®$57.95 $43.46
111846 150 Rose Red 1" (2.5 cm) Double-Stitched grosgrain ribbon
$19.95 $14.96
111849 150 Chocolate Chip 1" (2.5 cm) Double-Stitched grosgrain ribbon
$19.95 $14.96

Just email if you would like to place an order,
Anna :)

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Christmas Party Favour

With a quarter of a sheet of Designer Series Paper, and a bit of ribbon, you can make this cute little Party Favour, or bon bon (without the 'pop').

See the instructions for this project HERE. This was created by the amazing Andrea Walford. Check out the rest of her website while you are there.

Note: the DS Paper used in this project was from the Spring Mini which is now retired, but any DS Paper would look great used in this way.

Happy crafting!
Anna :)

p.s. excuse the blurry photo! the instructions are much clearer! :) just squint a little....

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Christmas Goodie Bags

Here's a little idea for Christmas goodies...adjust the bag size and you can fit almost anything in it!!

Project Recipe
Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
Ink: Chocolate Chip, White Stazon
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, DS Paper
Other: 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Corner Punch, Small Flat Cellophane Bags.

Contents not sold by Stampin' Up! :)

Happy Countdown to Christmas...
Anna :)

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


It's here! The fresh new Summer Mini Catalogue jam-packed with new goodies to tempt your crafty fingers.

Click on the link to the right, or go to to look through the 24 pages of new products.

Here's a few 'bites' to entice butterfly punch and matching stamp set, new ribbons, crochet flowers, sweet treat cups (what's that!??! you ask)....Check it out! :)

This catalogue is current from today, December 1st - March 31st 2010.

Have fun drooling over it!
Anna :)