Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Fathers Day 2015

We spent Fathers Day this year down the South Coast, and had a lovely relaxing weekend.
I thought I would make some little tags for the serviettes which could then be used as bookmarks. The 2 dads, my hubby and my dad, both had "Best Dad Ever" stamped on their tag, and the rest of us had "celebrate" stamped on ours. 

I used the "And Many More" stamp set for both these sentiments. I love this stamp set, it is forever coming in handy, because it has SO many little words which fit so many occasions.

I also used the "Tap Tap Tap" stamp set on the card, which I stamped with Staz On onto our lovely watercolour paper and used my aqua painter and some basic gray ink to colour it in. The "alphabet rotary" stamp was given an outing, which I must say is lots of fun to use, as you can make any words you like with it and has a lovely retro look about it.

Hope your Fathers Day was great too, and maybe even involved a bit of stamping!

Until next time...

Manda xx

Saturday, 21 March 2015

The March boys

When my son started kindergarten he had a core group of five friends, and three of those boys happen to have their birthdays in March. And the job of making the cards falls to me in March, as the other mum who makes cards in our group has her son as one of the three.

As with all other years, I made the same basic card, but just changed the colours around a bit. 

This year the boys are in Year 5, and I think that all us mums can't quite believe that our babies have grown so much!

I don't think that any of us are ready for them to go off to high school in a couple of years! Eeeek!

I have used the "Amazing Birthday" stamp set (134228), a circle punch, the "banner framelits die" (132173), a few embossing folders and the "Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die" (133726)

These cards were super simple and super quick to make.

x Manda

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Best Birthday Ever!

Best Birthday Ever?
This class uses two of my favourite free stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration. "Best Day Ever" & "Big Day".

Come along to the class and see why they are such versatile stamp sets. In this class, we will be making  4 birthday cards...2 for the ladies, and 2 for the men. These will be great cards to have in your 'stash' for that next birthday occasion.

WHEN: Friday 20th March, 7.30pm
WHERE: my home studio (address will be provided upon booking)
COST: $15 (includes all you will need to make these cards & envelopes)

So if you'd like to come along and make these with me, just email me , or send me a message 0404 809 488

xo Manda

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Best Year Ever!

Well Sale-A-Bration is in full swing. And until the 31st of March you are able to choose free goodies from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. heard it right...FREE!!! 
For every $90 you spend you can get a gorgeous freebie! Whether it be a stamp set, some 12 x 12 DSP, select Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Markers, or some gorgeous accessories. The hardest thing is deciding what to choose from the great selection on offer!

So for every $90 you spend you can choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.
So if you spend $ get to choose two goodies, and so on.

Please feel free to contact me if you wish to place an order, I would be more than happy to help you with your stamping and papercraft addiction (oops...I actually meant) needs.

I am also holding classes this year, so feel free to contact me if you'd like to come along and join in the fun and meet some new friends. 
Classes are in my home studio, which is located in Baulkham Hills, Sydney.

That brings me to my latest class.... the way...uses one of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets, "Best Day Ever"and Sale-a-Bration 12 x 12 paper, "Best Year Ever". Both of which I totally adore!

I know we are already in February, but I figured that this little calendar we will be making, along with a post-it note holder, will be very handy as the year goes on.

I can see this sitting on a teachers desk, your office desk, or just beside the phone for those little notes and checking on what you have coming up.

Now this original idea for the calendar is not mine, but a gorgeous friend of mine, Marelle Taylor. (See her original post here)
Marelle's work is so beautiful, which by the way, matches her personality.

So if you'd like to come along and make these me, just email me , or send me a message 0404 809 488

WHEN: Friday 6th March, 7.30pm
WHERE: my home studio (address will be provided upon booking)
COST: $20 (includes all accessories & adhesives)

Friday, 13 February 2015

Big Day

 It was my niece's 2nd birthday last week, and a special girl called for special packaging, and a special card...but I totally forgot to photograph it before I sealed the envelope..whoops!

And being a big day...I knew that I needed to use the Big Day Stamp Set for this occasion.

I absolutely love this stamp set...and what I love about it even more, is that you can get it free, yes for FREE with a $90 order. But only during Sale-a-Bration which runs until 31st March.

So now is the best time to put in an order, as there are so many goodies in this years Sale-a-Bration catalogue, I am sure you will love it!

Contact me if you would like a catalogue posted out to you.

The list of ingredients that I used to make this are below.

Extra-Large Gift Boxes 132147 (AC)
Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim 137910 (Occasions Catalogue)
Strawberry Slush Cardstock 131300 (AC)
Daffodil Delight Cardstock 121680 (AC)
Confetti Celebration DSP 133692 (AC)
Clothespins 133764 (AC)
Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets 137788 (Occasions Catalogue)
Big Day Stamp Set 139109/139112 (SAB)