Shadow boxes for friends

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

 I've had a few customer orders lately for my shadow boxes lately and wanted to share a couple with you.  I'm working on some new designs so keep an eye out for those in early 2016.  Can't wait to show you!

If you'd like to place an order for one of these or to ask about a bespoke design, take a look here and then drop me a line.

Hope you have been enjoying the festive season.


A Penguin's Christmas

Friday, December 25, 2015

I know, I know it's summer in Australia now and so there's no snow here at Christmas but I have spent many  Christmases in Europe that I have to admit, I'm rather a fan of the festive season being in cooler climates.  Here's a special card I made for a very good friend of mine who is quite partial to the odd penguin or two.

Fiona's notes: The owl punch makes all sorts of cute little punch art characters like these penguins.  Just chop off the feet and ears and punch another set of feet from an orange cardstock.  In the same colour cardstock use the owl punch heart for the beak.  If you want wings, glue the chopped off ears back on.

Stamps: Signature Christmas (Papertrey Ink)  Inks: Cherry Cobbler  Papers: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Real Red  Accessories: Owl Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

CASED from Julie Oliver - thanks so much!

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope it is a time of great peace and joy for you all.


Hoo-ray 3x3

Thursday, December 24, 2015

There are so many amazing teachers out there who do wonderful things for their students.  One of my friends is one such teacher. She commissioned (and paid out of her own pocket for) 50 cards to give to her students on their graduation so that she could write an individual message to each of them.  HOW NICE IS THAT?

Fiona's Notes:  These are 3x3 cards which fit perfectly into the SU square envelopes.

Stamps: Be the Star  Inks: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Memento Black  Papers: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Whisper White thick  Accessories: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry Bakers Twines, Star Framelits, 1" punch, rhinestones

CASED from: Caro Jaartjes - thanks so much!

Blog hop

Crazy Crafters and Pootlers Blog Hop

Sunday, December 20, 2015

My Stampin' Up! team, The Crazy Crafters, have been on an excited high for weeks preparing for this month's blop hop.  Why?  Because we are teaming up with Stampin' Up! UK's top demonstrator Pootles (Sam Donald) and her team the Pootlers to bring you one massive Aussie-UK blog hop.

The theme this month is "One" from the Occasions catalogue which will be on general release on 5 January.  We can use only one ink, one DSP, one cardstock etc.

Fiona's Notes
  • To get the cups to link I die cut the one of the right with the front of the DSP facing down (so, back to front) and then made a small incision in the handle in the area tucked behind the left hand side tea cup. 
  • The sentiment is "shadow" stamped.  You will see a faint outline of Smoky Slate behind the Blackberry Bliss (neutrals are not counted which is why I have two inks.)
  • The steam is dotted on using a Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
Stamps:  A Nice Cuppa  Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate  Paper: Wildflower Fields DSP, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White  Accessories: Stampin' Write Marker, Stampin' Dimensionals

If you haven't got a demonstrator who you already order through and would like a copy of the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues you can sign up here and I will send you one.



Holy Family Christmas Card

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

I have a lot of requests from friends to make religious cards for various occasions because nice ones are hard to find in shops.  This year for Christmas I put a bit of a spin on one of Brian King's cards.  Can you believe I hand coloured in 100 little Holy Families?! 

Fiona's notes: By using blender pens to colour in the stamp it softens the colours making it fit better with the softer theme of the Holy Family

Stamps: All Ye Faithful  Inks: Stayzon Black, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight  Papers: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Something Borrowed DSP  Accessories: Circles Framelits, Blender pens

Inspired by: Brian King - thank you so much, love your work!


Christmas star

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Way back in my working days in Paris blue and silver were all the rage for Christmas and it has always stuck with me.  So here's a pretty little card made in Night of Navy and silver foil to honour those days.

The trick to getting the card to fold is to cut a front piece in a single layer of Night of Navy.  Then fold a sheet of Whisper White (or you could use NoN again and add a white lining piece) in half and place the die so that one point of the star is above the fold line.  When you run it through your big shot you will then get a card effect as you can see below.  Stick one side to the front sheet and hey presto, you've got a beautiful folding star card!

Stamps: Bright and Beautiful  Inks: Night of Navy  Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Silver foil sheet Accessories:  Stars Framelit Dies

CASED from: Nicky Spencer - thanks so much!

Hostess Code: 46FEG4TU Use this when placing an order this month so that I can send you a free gift (if your order is more than $250 don't enter it as you will have your own hostess rewards to claim and I will send you a separate gift). 

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Monthly gift

Monthly gift and card

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Did you know that every person who orders from me gets a hand made card in the mail and a gift?  It changes month to month and I thought it's time that I started sharing them with you!  So here's November's card and gift.

Want a card and gift in the mail from me?  It's so easy to get one, just place an order in my online Stampin' Up! store and enter the current hostess code (check the bottom of my blog posts for the latest code) and voila!  If your order is over $250 don't enter the hostess code, you get to keep the hostess benefits for yourself.  But don't worry, I'll still send you a card and a gift :)

Current hostess code: 46FEG4TU

Thanks so much for stopping by!