Recycle It… With a Pop of Green!

Another really great challenge this week at Our Creative Corner.

So, what did I recycle?
Well, I had an old tin that originally had some yummy chai tea in it, and I didn’t want to throw away the tin once the tea had been used, but didn’t quite know what to do with it.  But it has had a makeover and now holds my paper clips!
So the tin has been recycled for a new use, and I have used some denim from the pair of my son’s old jeans that I started cutting up a few weeks ago!
Actually I think I have also “recycled” some of the recent challenges as well 🙂 – last week’s challenge was to use some office supplies (check – there is a paper clip on the lid), and the previous week was to use denim (check).
I have also used the very yummy Twitterpated patterned papers, and a tiny bit of the new Comfort Cafe patterned papers, just poking out from under the denim.  And of course, those butterflies… the top two layers use the Beautiful Wings Embosslits, and the larger blue butterfly is the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, through the Big Shot.
Check out what the rest of the Design Team have made for this challenge, and if you have any questions about this project, feel free to send me an email.
Happy stamping!

iPhone Covers

Today I am going to share with you my iPhone!
I have bought a clear silicone cover for my phone and then made an insert to go inside it.  This one uses the new Betsy’s Blossom stamp set and some of the the new In Colours, which you can order on the 1st Sept.  I plan to make a few different ones of these so that I can change them whenever I want a different look.

That’s it for today, hope you are having a crafty weekend.
Happy Stamping!

Ornament Punch Flower

I have seen quite a lot of these flowers made in various ways, and thought it was time I had a go.
This particular flower is made using the Ornament Punch, and was really quite easy to make. I have also used a sponge dauber and some Pretty in Pink ink to add some colour to the edges of the petals.      I have some ideas as to what I would like to do with this which involves making more of them  – definitely addictive!  So watch this space for more flowers 🙂
And in the meantime, happy stamping (or flower making!).

Big Shot Lavender Bags

These lavender bags took less than five minutes to whip up, thanks to my Big Shot and the Scallop Squares Duo die.  They are so quick and easy, just run two layers of the material through the Big Shot, sew around three edges, add some wadding and a teaspoon of lavender and stitch up the remaining side.  I have added some ribbon so that they can be hung in the wardrobe, or pop one inside your sock drawer!
The fabric is from Stampin’ Up! and is part of the Twitterpated range in the Autumn / Winter Catalogue.

I have used my sewing machine for these, but they could just as easily be hand stitched.
I have made quite a few of these this afternoon, some of them using up some retired fabric.  I will have some of them for sale at the Marion Indoor Markets next Sunday (Mother’s Day!!) , so if you live in Adelaide, come and say hi 🙂
Happy stamping!

Marion Indoor Markets

If you live in the Adelaide area, make sure you come along to the Marion Indoor Markets at the Marion Leisure Centre on Oaklands Rd, this Sunday, to check out all the goodies!

I have been busy making lots of Easter things to take to the markets to sell, including this really easy basket.  It just takes one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock, a few folds, some ribbon and decorate! Done!
For me, this has been an adventure in using up heaps of retired cardstock and DSP, so I hope to sell heaps.  Then I can buy more! That’s how it works, isn’t it? 🙂
So yes, this uses every thing retired, including the stamp set, ribbon, DSP and even the cardstock colour.  Never mind, you get the idea and you could always make one using current stuff.

Happy stamping, and I’ll be back with more Easter ideas soon.

Merry Christmas!

Just thought I would share this with you.  I made it to put a few choccies in for my son.  I also thought I should use it for the Just Add Ink latest challenge, which is Fancy Packaging! Definitely time to start getting back into the challenges that I so love to take part in.  It’s always good for getting the creative juices flowing!

This is made using the Big Shot with the Pillow Box Die, and I have used the yummy new sparkly silver cardstock which is available in the current Mini Catalogue, for the belt buckle.

I hope you will forgive me for being absent for a while, I have had some health issues but back on track now and I have quite a few things to share with you, as I have been doing some crafty stuff!
But in the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas tomorrow, and stay safe.
Merry Christmas, and happy stampin!

Top Note Bag

I thought I should make a bag to go with my Domestic Goddess card from my last post, I like making these, they are so cute, and really quite easy, as long as you have a Big Shot, of course.
Well, I’m keeping this short and sweet today, it’s a public holiday here and there are some things that we want to go and explore today.  So, happy stamping!

Birthday Boxes

Yesterday was a public holiday here in Canberra, and was also my lovely sister’s birthday.  She was very, very lucky because I used some of my new goodies from the Autumn / Winter catalogue to make her card and gift box.
This first box is one I made for the gift from my Mum to my sister, and it matches the Tri-Shutter card from this post.  It uses Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red cardstock and inks, as well as Kiwi Kiss Ink, and features A Rose is a Rose Stamp Set.  The ribbons are not Stampin’ Up! but are from my large stash!

The second box I made to hold a photo frame.  The frame was from one of the $2 shops and cost me…. $2! But shhhhhh don’t tell my sister that.  I have used the Planter Box Rub-ons to decorate it and am quite pleased with how it came out.  I did try to take a photo of it out of the box but it didn’t turn out very well, but you get the idea.
And the box is made from Orchid Opulence cardstock for the base, clear acetate for the lid, and the belly band is made from the absolutely divine Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper.  I have also used the Cottage Garden Stamp Set for the three little flowers that decorate it.  And don’t forget, you can order these both from 1st April, although personally, I don’t know how you can stand to wait that long! 🙂

There is a matching card to go with this box as well, but I thought I might keep you in suspense a little and save it until tomorrow!!

So until then, happy stamping,

Vintage Labels

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for all the lovely comments I have received over the last two days, it is always good to get comments on my blog and know that other people are getting inspiration and ideas from my projects.
I do hope you enjoyed all the wonderful projects on your way around the blog hop, I certainly did, and now have many more ideas and new things to make 🙂  I think I need to find an extra day each week, just to fit in all the new projects I want to make!!

And now I would like to share another project which features the wonderful Vintage Label Stamp Set, and one of my all time favourite stamp sets, A Rose is a Rose.  This time a card, with a matching bag and candle, just perfect for giving to someone special.

Stamp Sets: Vintage Labels (Only availabe during Sale-a-bration), A Rose is a Rose, On Your Birthday.

Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DSP.

Inks: Basic Black, Real Red, Kiwi Kiss.

Accessories: Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Snips, Paper piercing tool and Mat Pack, White Tissue Paper, Heat Gun.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes
Images copyright 1990-2010 Stampin’ Up!

Happy Australia Day, and happy stampin,

Merry Christmas!

Just popping in today to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas.  I will be taking a bit of a break from all things stamping and blogging for a few days at least, so I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year as well. 

 And just to get you all in the Christmas spirit, here is a cute Christmas decoration I made using all Stampin’ Up! products.  The idea for this came from the wonderfully creative Carol Dunstan, and they are really quite easy to make.