Monday, December 31, 2007

Sizzix Dies For Sale

As many of you already know, and some may not, I'm moving in about 3.5 weeks. We're moving from the lovely Lower Blue Mountains to the beachside town of Ulladulla. We'll also be moving in with the In-Laws (and yes that's a good thing, love them to death, for all those that just groaned lol). With a lot of our possessions going into storage I've decided to offload a few things. I'm starting with my Sizzix System. This has been sitting in my cupboard barely used for a year. The sizzix dies are great, mostly tag dies with a couple of shapes in there, also the alphabets. These can all be used in the Cuttlebugs as well. Here's the list, if you're interested please email or leave a comment with your email address and I'll get back to you.


Yellow Dies - $7.00
Bugs Itty Bitty #1
Butterfly #3

Red Dies - $15.00
Tag Scallop, Combo
Tag, Scallop Large
File Folder
Rectangle Frame
Tag, Crescent Combo
Tag, Traditional Combo
Frame, Slide Mounts, Coinholder
Bookplates, Oval

Alphabets -
Sizzlit Boxed Brush - $55.00
Sizzlit Girls Are Weird - $55.00
DoodleBlock Lower - $40.00
DoodleBlock Upper - $40.00
Ransom - $40.00

Sizzix Machine - $40.00

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Altered.....ummm something??

I don't think I would call this a mini album, and it's not a photo frame, I guess it's a combination of the two. My mind's a blank, anyone have any ideas? Anyway, whatever it is, I really loved doing it. It's a gift for my inlaws, and I might just have to make a couple more. The 2 lovely people in the photos are my husbands grandmother and niece. Taken at Nan's 90th birthday a couple of weeks ago. So we have the 2nd oldest family member (Nan's husband is 93) and the youngest family member of 5 weeks. Isn't that cool? I just love these photos and felt inspired to make something from them.

I used the Kaisercraft wood albums, SU Spring Showers Paper and SU cardstock and Bluebird Grosgrain, plus some other bits and pieces I had lying around my craft area. I hope you like it. I'm going to hit my desk today to make another one in a different style.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Teachers Gifts

I wanted to do something nice and simple for my kids teachers this year, but something that would be handy for them to use, and not chocolate, which I'm sure they'd get plenty of. So I thought a box of handmade cards would be nice. I only photographed one of the boxes but they designs were pretty much the same. I even dragged out my Twinkling H2O's to colour in the big flowers.
From the response I got, the teachers loved them. I hope they get great use out of them next year, my kids had wonderful teachers this year.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Lots and Lots of Christmas Cards!

I promised this year to make Christmas cards for my Sister and Mother in law. I finally finished them on Friday night, which is good, because I was seeing them on Saturday.

My Sister in law has a lot of overseas friends and wanted some Aussie themed cards, which gave me a great excuse to buy the Happy Christmas, Mate set. (Like I need an excuse to buy a new set ;-P)
Anyway, here are the 5 designs I did.

And I'll show you the upclose ones of the Aussie cards. I love how these turned out, very festive and bright, just like an Aussie Christmas should be.

And one last photo, of the all packaged up in the these cute little gift bags I whipped up. I've said it before, but I'll say it again, I love making gift bags!

All materials are Stampin' Up, excluding the gift bags and patterend paper. If you'd like to know what Stampin' Up! materials were used, please don't hesitate to contact me, and I'd happy to let you know.

Monday, December 10, 2007

It's Your Birthday!

I really wanted to do something as far from a Chrismtas Cards as I could possibly do, and I think a Masculine Birthday card fits the profile. And of course some of the new designer paper from the Summer Mini just had to be used as well. This is the Au Chocolat paper and it's so beautiful. I love it. And I don't know if you can see it or not, but I've embossed the saying with copper embossing powder. I just wanted to add a little bit of depth to the stamped image.

All materials used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set - It's Your Birthday
Inks - Versamark
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Au Chocolate Designer Paper
Accessories - Copper Embossing Powder, Cream Grosgrain.