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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Well Worn Mini Scrapbook Album

I decided that I really should make some of the awesome projects that I have from some of the recent U Stamp with Dawn and Friends groups. I have heaps and heaps of awesome projects to make and share with you.

I will try to make at least one a month and share with you........

This one is the Thanksgiving Mini Scrapbook by Twila Davis - USWDAF - I ♥ the Holidays 2011 .....amazing projects that you should check out for yourselves!



  • Stamp Set: Daring Adventure
  • Inks: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze
  • Papers: Note Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, River Rock, Well Worn DSP
  • Punches: Decorative Label, Rounded Tab, Lace Ribbon Border, Boho Blossoms
  • Others: Gold Brads, Regal Brads, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Night Of Navy (retired), Springtime Vintage Designer Buttons
Twila had a flower on the front of her, but as I was going for a masculine look, I substituted it for a Rosette....I know, not much difference, but hubby gave it his approval so I guess it passes on some level.

I think this would make an awesome class, and I so love the Well Worn DSP for the males in our lives.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, November 28, 2011

Two Tags Rudolph Treat Holder

I missed the CA Online class tonight but did manage to start on an order I have for these gorgeous Rudolph Treat Holders. How cute are these guys......even better for the Cherry Ripe inside the folder.....hehehe, you will have to trust me - it is there.......


I was inspired to make these using Anna Wheaton's Rudolph (with glimmer nose!!!) and Becky Roberts folder.
Not sure how Becky did her's, but I put a mountain fold in mine and popped through the Shottie on the fold line so no gluing....magic! And I could not resist putting the wobble eyes on him.....awhhhhhh, he is just adorable !!!!

Guess what my customers will get with their December orders ???

Oh my goodness ..... it's being to feel a lot like Christmas !!!!!


Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

LNS Challenge 148 - Monster High Christmas

I only just made my card in time for this week's challenge ....... Non Traditional Christmas ..... now I would think that Basic Black and Elegant Eggplant would fit that bill perfectly....

As you may all realise, my daughter is a HUGE Monster High fan, and as such most if not all of her presents for Christmas are something to do with Monster High, naturally !!!

I have been trying to work out a Monster High card for her for Christmas  and here it is......



  • Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
  • Inks: Elegant Eggplant
  • Papers: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
  • Dies: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Petal Cone
  • Punches: Modern Label, Word Window
  • Others: Glimmer Brads In Colors, Non SU Embossing Folder
 I love it... I reckon you could easily make this for a Harry Potter or Twlight fan too...

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Sunday, November 27, 2011

SQSC # 14

Better latish than never hey!!!!

This week's sketch is:


And here's my take on it this week:



  • Stamp Set: Morning Cup
  • Ink: Marina Mist
  • Papers: Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, First Edition Speciality DSP
  • Punches: 1 1/4" Square, Modern Label
  • Others: 1/" Chantilly Ribbon, Cutter Kit, Mini Glue Dots
I had started out with these colours for the LNS Challenge which was non-traditional Christmas colours and it was going to be for both Challenges.......but........after my Christmas Card Class yesterday I was feeling a little bit over Christmas and in need of a good cuppa.....hence the Morning Cup stamp set making an appearance!

The class was fabulous and I think the eight ladies had a great time and I feel sure they will all be making more Gift Card Folders in their own homes.....

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, November 25, 2011

USWDAF - Swap Card

Here is the card I made for the Swap in the latest round of USWDAF - Knockout Punches....


 inside


  • Stamp Set: Zoo Review
  • Ink: Cajun Craze
  • Papers: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Well Worn DSP
  • Punches: 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms,  Extra Large Oval, Small Oval (retired), Owl Builder
  • Others: Envelope (Non SU), Black Marker Pen
I must say I was quite proud of myself......that was until around 2 days after I had posted them on their way to the States and two projects were posted showing these totally amazing lions.....LOL...never mind hey, I still love the lion from the Zoo Review stamp set.

I can't wait to show you the Gift I made Jackie in the Friend to Friend swap ..... I love it and really must make another one for myself....

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jolly Flower Garden Christmas Card

Making my Christmas cards for the family this week, I decided to have a play with some old and new products....




  • Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations, The Sounding Joy
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
  • Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Jolly Holiday DSP (Retired)
  • Punches: Ornament
  • Others: Flower Garden Embossing Folder
I love the richness of Cherry Cobbler and how elegant the embossing folder has turned out - who would have thought it would look so nice on a Christmas card?

Watch out for the new Summer Mini starting December 1st and you can order the new embossing folder for yourself - yes, it's another Sneak Peak!!!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cupcake Stand

Only 2 more CA Online Classes for the year !!!!!! whatever will I do on a Monday night......maybe start making some of the many Tutorials I have gathered over the year and am yet to make......

Julia Leece taught us how to create the Cupcake Stand.....LOL.....mine is abit wonky so I reinforced two of the legs to stabilise it abit better.....


Ok, so not the prettiest table going, but I kinda like it's quirkiness !!!!!

Thinking maybe change the label to "Queen for a Day !!!"

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Season Of Joy Gift Card

As soon as I saw Meg Loven's Gift Card I just knew I had to CASE it......bet you know why ........



  • Stamp Set: Season Of Joy
  • Ink: Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder,
  • Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper Silver
  • Punches: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Round Tab
  • Other: Envelope (Non-SU)
Not only did Meg create this beauty in my favourite colours, but she added my new favourite product - Glimmer Paper - this is perfect for sending my Dad his Gift Card this Christmas....

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, November 19, 2011

SQSC # 13

Had to think about this week's sketch which is always good......I even turned it on it's side which is quite scary for me....hehehe hope you like it.

Here's this week's Sketch:


Here's my Card:


  • Stamp Set: The Sounding Joy
  • Ink: Concord Crush
  • Papers: Very Vanilla, Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Flirtatious Specialty DSP, 2010 In Colors DSP (Hostess Retired)
  • Other: 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon Concord Crush
I love how all the elements have co-ordinated so well - you just know it's a Stampin' Up! card don't you...
and I got to play with Concord Crush again..... off to start on my Christmas Cards as only two weeks and they have to be in the post....how scary is it that it's almost Christmas again.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cheerful Handbag

Well Summer has arrived.......OMG how hot have the last few days been in South East Queensland...the records are again being rewritten....let's hope we don't get the rains like last year!!!!!

Here is a quick little Handbag to make by using a piece of Cheerful Treat (Hostess) DSP and the Scallop Envelope Die, you can create these gorgeous little Handbags and put some tags or 3x3 Notecards in them.

Perfect as a Thank You, Teachers gift or just a "Know that I Care" statement.


Hehehe, note to self, next time line up the lines so they are a bit straighter!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Gift Bags

Ok, so tonight was CA Monday Online Class - they made an awesome Star Album - I say they as I was unable to make tonight's class, but intend to give the album a go at a later date.

I did however get some Gift Bags made that my Aunt has asked for so I can cross that of my list. Yay, and yes, my list is actually getting smaller.

I have used some of my Non SU DSP as I thought it was just right as they are for Christmas Gifts - wonder if I will get one back with some chocies in it????? I think we all know the one I would pick....hehehe.

Here is the one I made with the new Hostess DSP that my Aunt saw and asked me to make 3 for her.



 I really have to apologise to the Demo who I CASED these off because for the life of me I can not find where I wrote it down. When I do, I will post a link to her blog because they looked amazing. And I do think she is LNS member...hehehe 400 blogs later and I may just find it again.

If you'd like to know more, drop me a line and I'll be happy to answer your questions.


Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Jolly Holiday Christmas Tree

I told myself that I had to finish this Christmas Tree this weekend - well that or tidy up my studio.......hehehe, if you saw my craft area, you too would opt to finish the tree.



  • Papers: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday DSP (retired), Glimmer Paper Silver & Red
  • Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes, Small Heart
  • Other: 1 1/4" Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon Riding Hood Red (retired), Wooden Christmas Tree (Non SU)
How awesome is the Glimmer Paper - not a hint of glitter anywhere and no sticky fingers....and got that star done in no time at all.....

Did you also notice how the cardstock matches perfectly to the DSP.....not a drop of paint on this baby - apart from the Tree, it's all Stampin' Up!
Now why wouldn't you buy our goregous products after seeing this.

Now for the next size up......or to finish the half started Gingerbread House.......or tidy the Studio......

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Scallop Envelope Gift Tote

My workshop today was making Christmas Gift Boxes using the Scallop Envelope Die.
I CASED this Scallop Envelope Tote and instructions off Cristena as it was perfect for what the girls wanted their workshop to be.

Here are the two samples of the Gift Tote and Gift Tag we made.

 Here is our red one
 Here is our Wisteria Wonder

The ladies had a choice of 4 colours - Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder and Baja Breeze.

All four colours were made and all gift boxes were awesome with a couple of ladies tweaking theirs by rounding the corners and adding more ribbon which made them that much more special.

I think the ladies all enjoyed themselves and learnt a trick or too.


Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, November 11, 2011

SQSC #12

Another eventful week over......I haven't looked forward to it being a Friday for quite sometime.


Another awesome Sketch Challenge for Stampin Queen's this week.

Here's the Sketch:


Here's my card:

  • Stamp Set: Fabulous Florets, Under The Big Top
  • Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
  • Papers: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Beyond The Garden DSP
  • Dies: Ovals
  • Punches: Modern Label
  • Others: Tangerine Tango & Wild Wasabi Embossing Powders
I just love how this card has turned out.........this card is just one big sneak peak again...yes, I have been playing with my new toys and am loving them.

You may be wondering what is from the Under The Big Top stamp set? well here I have to eat humble pie for the second year, as I did not like this stamp set when were told it would be the one we receive at Regionals.....the sentiment on this card is from under the elephant....dadada!!!! now we have 6 more sentiments that we can use....yay gotta like that.

And as for the dodgy ruffle, that is the left over strip you get when you die cut the Fancy Favor box - lets just say I thought it would be different, and I was right, it is...hehehe.
I will try to do better next time.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

LNS Challenge 146: Let it SHINE

Ok, so this weeks challenge was kinda a no brainer for me once I got my SU Sneak Peak Order.......woohoo Glimmer Paper.....ohhhh I do love it all ready....

  • Stamp Set: Tags Til Christmas
  • Ink: Real Red
  • Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Glimmer Paper Red, Glimmer Paper Silver
  • Dies: Two Tags, Beautiful Wings Embosslit
  • Punches: I" Circle, Postage Stamp, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle
So I have now given you a sneak peak of three new upcoming products in our Summer Mini Catalogue starting 1st December.....drop me a line if you would like to receive your own copy.

For those ladies attending either of my two Christmas events this month, you will get to touch this card yourself....ohhhh exciting......if you are like me and just are not into the whole glitter everywhere look, you are just going to LOVE this paper.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Love & Caring Bookmark

I seem to have been making a few Sympathy cards of late, so decided to do a bookmark as well for something different.

I had a play around with the new First Edition Speciality DSP and embossing.


  • Stamp Set: Thanks For caring (retired)
  • Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
  • Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, First Edition Speciality DSP
  • Dies: Ovals,
  • Others: Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder, 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon Lucky Limeade, White Bakers Twine
I made this a few weeks ago when I ended up having to make 3 cards in two weeks - I'm told it comes in 3's so am hoping it will be a while before I need to make anymore.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fries with that !!!!

Check out this gorgeous Fries Gift Box that Dee had us make tonight over at Crafters Anonymous......must say mine is rather plain compared to the others.....I had my good friend "Muriel" in mind when I decorated it as I just know that Doilies are fast becoming her favourite (ok....not, but they will when I inundate her with them) hehehe, and you all think I'm kidding right!


  • Stamp Set: Delicate Doilies
  • Ink: Craft White
  • Papers: Poppy Parade
  • Others: Pearls (Non SU), Time Out (Non SU)
How bright is that Poppy Parade !!!!! really goes well with Time Out's hey....hmmmmmm chocolate!


Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Regional is over for another year......

What a huge day ... left home at 6.15am in the morning to meet up with Theresa and Sonja for breakfast, and got home at 9.30pm after having dinner with fellow InkCredible Team members.

So this will be a short post as I have a few chores to do...hehehe the cleaning fairies did not arrive while I was away enjoying myself..... :-(

So here is Theresa - my Giggle partner on CA that you see me mention alot, who I finally got to meet in person! and her good friend Sonja who I feel I know already.......had a breakfast to start the day...

The girls in black !


And we caught up with Lyn and Anna - fellow CA members:

Can  you tell by those smiles that we all had a fabulous time!!!!

I know I can't wait for next years to come round.......I will show you some of the awesome swaps I got later once I get myself organised.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, November 4, 2011

Brisbane Regional Swaps

Guess what tomorrow is??????

Stampin' Up! Brisbane Regional's - and you know that means  - Swaps, meeting all the lovely ladies you have spent the last year chatting online with, who you have swapped gifts with in various swaps like 12 Days, Secret Sister, etc,etc.....can you tell I am exciting to be going again this year?

I made two different swaps - 4 of each 5 using 2011-2012 In Colors:
These guys have a Freddo Frog (Chocolate) inside of each one.....hmmmmm love chocolate.....


And 4 of each in 2010-2011 In Colors:


These fancy fold gift tags were inspired by Dawn Griffith, a very talented USA Demo - click here to check out her site.

I was clearly having a brain fade with these as after I was admiring my handy work - realised this is last years retired Hostess DSP - never mind, still current In Colors and they can easily be made using current DSP...

Ok - still plenty to do before tomorrow........

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB