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PUNCH KOALA CHRISTMAS!

I made this special Christmas card for my blog pal Patti in the US.  I thought she might like a little Australian Christmas.  I know I can share it now because she has received it. The idea was CASED from a sample on a Convention board a couple of years ago so sorry I don’t know who to give credit too.  If you know then let me know.

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A number of punches were used to create my little Koala.  I had fun playing around getting his shape right.

1 3/4″ circle, 1 3/8″ circle, 1 1/4″ circle, 1″ circle, Extra-Large Oval, Large Oval, 2 step Bird Punch, 2 step Owl Punch, Boho Blossoms, Itty Bitty Shapes pack, Word Window Punch. His kerchief was made with a 2cmx2cm square of red card.  I also added some sponging and a little Dazzling Diamonds with 2 way glue pen and used white gel pen for his eyes and black marker for his mouth.  I think that about covers it.  He is very cute.

For the rest of the card, the greeting is from ‘Wishing You’ and I cut the edge of the Gumball Green card with the zig-zag edge from the Finishing Touches Edgelits.  Just a little strip of Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon finishes it off.

Happy Christmas Patti.  Happy Christmas to all my blog readers.  I appreciate all of you who stop by and visit me.  I hope to share lots more in 2014 so keep visiting. :)

Jenny x

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FOR A BIRTHDAY BOY!!!

I wanted to show you a special card today for my gorgeous big boy.  I have probably bored you enough about his Football pursuits BUT well it is his 17th birthday today so I have to show you the card I made for him.  I have had a number of people share this idea with me over the last few months.  Thanks so much my friends.  So I only just remembered to use this idea for his card.  This idea originally came from the blogosphere somewhere (sorry I can’t remember where) but recently it was on Pinterest.

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I used Cherry Cobbler which is close to his club colours since I don’t have Bravo Burgundy anymore.  The ‘Fence’ was created by brayering the inside of the Stripes Embossing Folder with Soft Suede and running Whisper White Card through it.  The card was too wide to fit so I cut it in half before embossing it and then joined it together on my Old Olive Card base.  (See you don’t even notice do you???).  I added a strip of Soft Suede card along the top of the fence.

Punches I used for the Football Dude:

1 3/8″ circle, 1 1/4″ circle, 1″ circle, 3/4″ circle, Word Window and 2-step Owl Punch.  I did a little cutting of some of the circles to adapt them to what I wanted.  The Helmet cage took the most work.  It is not quite right but it is OK, although Glenn and Josh thought it was a cool beard!!!!!?????  The stamp sets I have used are ‘Great Sport’ for the football and ‘Itty Bitty Banners’ for the greeting.

I hope you like my cool dude anyway.

HAPPY 17th BIRTHDAY JOSH!!  xx

Here are my gorgeous two this morning.  Love you both xx

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ANOTHER HAYWARD CARD!!!

This is becoming a regular occurence here.  My DH created another card yesterday.  He had to go to a wedding today and wanted to make the card.  The layout was inspired by a card I had saved.  I’m not sure who this was by but I have seen a number or similar ideas around.  Of course, we are using the Owl punch again – and these are very cute!  These aren’t the traditional colours you would use for a wedding card but they were chosen to co-ordinate with the outfits that Glenn and the person he was going with was wearing – don’t ask, long story!!

Here you are:

These owls took a little time to put together as they are a little fiddly.  I think the white breaks up the brightness of it a bit. I added the pearls to give it an elegant touch.

Card: Brilliant Blue (retired), Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Real Red.

There you go another Hayward creation!!! I hope you like it :)

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“CREATING UP A STORM”

I am just managing to get back here now.  I can’t believe where this past week has gone.  There has been so many ups and downs along the way. This weekend has been extremely busy too.  But, I am here now and can show you some of the creations from our stamping weekend last weekend.   It was amazing how much we created in 2 days.  (It does help when you stay up to the wee hours of the morning!!).

Since there were so many projects I am going to show you them in two posts.  I will put them in a slideshow for you.  (For those who subscribe to my blog, I don’t think it will come through as a slide show.  It will show the individual photos.  If you want to see the slide show just head over to my blog).  Today I will show you all the Make and Take projects we did that was shared by everyone there.  Next time I will show you all the challenge and CASE cards we did.

You can see my ‘Treat Box’ Make and Take in the previous post.

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BUNNY IN A HURRY!!

Carlie came home from school yesterday and told me they were having an Easter Hat parade TODAY!!!  Although Easter is not for another 2 weeks, school holidays start here from today.  Nothing like leaving it until the last minute!  I didn’t have any time to go to the shops, Carlie used most of the cotton wool balls on her last creation, so I didn’t know what I was going to do.  I was beginning to think of bunny ears on a headband!! At 8.30 last night I really wasn’t feeling very creative.  Then, inspiration hit and I whipped up this very quickly. 

My buddy Leonie showed me these great punch bunnies recently.  Thanks Leonie your a life saver :)  I made one up and stuck it on the front of a party hat.  Then I punched out some ovals from some scrap designer paper I had lying around.  I sponged the edges and put them around the hat to create eggs.  I fringed a strip of green paper (non-Stampin’ Up!) and stuck this around the hat for grass. Carlie was happy with it when she saw it this morning and at least she had something to wear!

I have some more cupcake creations to show you so I will get back to that now.  I just had to show you this.

Jenny x 

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“EASTER TREATS”

Do you want to create some fun Easter Gift Bags for Easter this year??  If you live locally then come along to my Easter Treats Gift Class.  This is what you will make.

I have something for everyone! 

WHEN IS IT???                     Friday 25th March 10am or 7.30pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST:                                         $20 in which you will make a great Treat Box, a Treat Bag and Scalloped Envelope Box.  PLUS  as a bonus this cute little Chick tag.  I will show him below. (Bring your own adhesives, Easter eggs not included) PLUS grab a cuppa and yummy morning tea/supper.

RSVP:                                        You need to reserve your seat by Tuesday 22nd  March.  

What about this cute Chick tag???

I found this on the internet somewhere and now not sure where now  (sorry!).  You could use him as a little gift card or as a bag topper.  He is a happy little chappy, isn’t he??

Don’t forget to email me if you would like to come along to the Easter Class.  We always have a good time.

Happy Stamping!

Jenny xx

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – AND LOOK WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING!!

Welcome to 2011!  I hope that this year doesn’t go by as quickly as 2010!  I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year with family and friends.  I have been playing around with some stamps and punches this past week.  I can show you one of the projects I have been working on.  I was playing around with my 2-step Owl punch to see the great things you can create.  I first saw this punch sheet idea at our team meeting recently by Ness, our fearless leader.  I have added some other ideas too I found on blogland.   Check this out! 

I hope you can see it clearly enough.  I will show you a close-up of Mrs Chef Owl!

Isn’t she cute!!  This one also uses the butterfly punch and the scallop oval punch.   I’m very excited too as I have bought myself a new camera this week and it takes such great photos.  I just have to improve on the photography skills!

I have been playing around with some Sale-A-Bration stamps too.  Not long now for Sale-A-Bration.  I will show you those creations soon. 

Enjoy the rest of your New Year weekend.  I will stop by again soon. xx

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