Friday, April 15, 2011

Meeting Mandy

Well I am nearly packed ( only my craft stuff) and ready for my holidays, 2 weeks in Caloundra starting tomorrow.

I was so lucky to meet MANDY from Scrappy-Go-Lucky today she is in Brisbane for a few day's. It's like meeting a Celebrity when you see someones blog or hear so much about them, and she is just a lovely in person as she is on her Blog. Thanks Mandy for bringing my New Doily Dies that I ordered, I am so excited I think they are my favourite product at the moment and I have only had a little play with them so far, but I will make some cards while I am away.
I have cut them out with my Grand Calibar but other Die Cutting machines work as well.
You can see her the detail on the dies is just so amazing and it was so easy to cut out and all the little pieces just fell away. 
These are the 4 that I have got SO FAR, and I have got a store bought one to show you just how much better the Doily Dies are.
Waltzing Matilda

Italian Flourish

Canadian Kaleidoscope

Heart To Heart

So I am going to have some fun making cards with these while I am away, if you go over to Tracey's and Tori's blog you will see that they have both made some cards with them already.
Nice to finally meet you Mandy have a fun time while your hear and a safe trip home.
I may not do any posting while I am away so see you all soon.
Cheers Shelley

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Magnolia Rubber Stamps

I just love these little cuties Tilda and all of her friends and accessory stamps to match. I made these a few weeks ago and I didn't want to give them away but Its my Mum's birthday tomorrow and I have given her one. Jessie my daughter asked me to whip up a card for her friends birthday on Saturday so I whipped this one up for her with the Love Muffin Stamp.
Meet Noble Tilda she is sitting on a Love Muffin. I coloured her with Copics and some of my new paper pads from Scrappy-Go-Lucky called Desert Blooms. They are 6 x6 and you get 64 sheets of paper they are just great for card making.

This is a close up of Noble Tilda I have used mounting foam, so she is actually throwing of a shadow in the photo.
Now to meet Three Flowers Tilda coloured in with Copics and I have used Martha Stewart Border Punch in the Heart shape, and Nestabillities are a perfect size for Magnolia Stamps.

Just added a paper doily at the back and inked it but I have also just ordered the New Doily Dies from Scrappy -Go-Lucky cant wait to have a play with them.

This is the card I gave to my Mum and she is Jam Tilda.
All pretty in Pink and with her cute little Butterflies, and I have used EK Success Butterfly Chain
border Punch. 
I hope you like looking at these and don't forget to win the give aways you need to become a follower and leave your comments as I look forward to reading them.
Cheers Shelley

Monday, April 4, 2011

Jessie and Luke's Cake

Well the engagement party went really well we all had a wonderful night. I was lucky enough to be a guest designer on Scrappy-go-Lucky's Something Someone Sunday. I wont go into all the details on how I made the cake you can go over to Scrappy-go-Lucky to see this but I thought I would show you a few pictures of Jessie and Luke's cake that Lea made and then the cake I made for her.
Here they are just before they cut the Cake.

The cake represents a ring box and of course with a ring inside.
The photo's just don't show up all the lovely lace work Lea did on a few parts of the Cake.

This is a close up of the lovely flowers they are all done in real icing so you can eat them, but Jessie is going to keep a few of these.

 This is the back of the cake.

And Lea even made a little flower with ribbon and bows to put on the knife.

This is the cake that I made for lea for her 40th Birthday now you can see why I wanted to make her something special as she always does a beautiful job on her cakes.

Unfortunately she can't eat her cake its only for her to keep on display.
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I will put a few more photo's up in a few days of the Lolly table and a few decorations I did for the party.
Enjoy Shelley

Friday, April 1, 2011

Engagement Invites

Well seeing that this is the night before the Engagement Party I thought I would show you the invites that I made. I would have liked a lot more bling but Jessie was very happy with what we came up with. As you can see the theme for the night is White, Blue and Silver. We used the Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug folder and I cut the silver and the white invitation pieces with my Nestabillities. Added some Ribbon, Lace and a couple of rhinestones and there you have it all done.
Well it may look really easy but by the time your at the 30, 40, or even 50, mark at making them your wishing you had bought them, well not really but I was thinking it a few times.
This is just a few of them cut out and ready to put together.

Well I am sure after tomorrow night I can put a few more things up that I made, but cant let the secret out until after the party so stay tuned.
Cheers Shelley