Friday, October 14, 2016

Light The Way...

I have a good friend, Kathryn who invited me to a Stampin' Up! demonstrator only retreat. Because it wasnt during the school term, basketball wasnt happening and for whatever reason, the planets lined up,  I was actaully able to attend!!

It was so lovely to surprise another great mate, Susan when I got there, I kept it from her that I was able to be there!!

We had from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon together - time to catch up, eat, giggle, eat, do a tiny bit of exercise, eat, make cards, eat and learn new techniques from other SU! demos...

It was pure bliss!!

On the second night, Kathryn had organised these cute little lanterns to be in our rooms when we finished crafting. (That was only about 1 am Sunday morning!!) That little battery operated light worked for a while before I found it!!
 Using vellum, embossing powder, stamps and a couple of punches, Kathryn (and possibly her team) put these together as a lovely gift for us all...
How simple but stunning is this? Who would have thought it was simply a battery operated light in a disposable plastic glass, hey?
Thanks Kathryn, this has pride of place in my stamp room & I may just replicate it for little gifts, soon!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Happy Birthday Blair!!

It was my nephew's 1st birthday and my sister, has an obsession with all things Disney, especially Mickey Mouse. With this in mind, I knew that Blair's card needed to go with her theme...

I had recently bought the Swirly Bird stamp set & matching dies, (10 % off when you purchase them together) and had seen some cards using the bird nest not as that got me thinking...

I had a play with the various parts of the dies & finally settled with this:

The Real Red, Basic Black,Whisper White & Pop Of Pink DSP works so well & it didnt take too long to put together!! Gotta love those cards, hey?

I knew that Brooke's party table was going to reflect her love for Mickey and she certainly didnt disappoint!!

Here is her food table...all red, black and white, simply perfect!!

Brooke's talent showed through when she presented the cake, Mickey of course!!
But wait, there's more!! Here is the show stopper!! So clever!!

Needless to say that Blair's birthday was a great day for him and a wonderful opportunity for family to come together!!

Happy birthday Blair, we love you lots!!