Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sharpie Mugs

This is the craft project the kids worked on together at the Yamazakis before Christmas. Good old Pinterest came in handy for inspiration-but the kids came up with their own styles to please. I cut the alphabet stickers using my alphabet die, but alphabet stickers would do the job fine too.
You can find a youtube instruction video here for best results. The kids, young and old, seemed to enjoy this project

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Craft for the kids

Very soon my nieces and nephews are coming on over to the Yamazakis for some Christmas delights. For Crafty people, Christmas is a great time to get those creative juices flowing-so the kids are coming over for a Christmas-y time and some crafts. The girls are making these little Christmas tree ornaments. I saw a similar idea on Pinterest, but since Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus-I thought I'd make the little scene inside the cup a little manger scene. Samuel and his year 2 class also made these on their last day of school.  The rest of the nieces and Nephews are also making another craft-but I will post on that later….

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wedding Fancies

My cousin, Jason, recently married the lovely Amelia in Melbourne. We were privileged to attend their beautiful wedding. It's not that often that I make a wedding card, but this occasion definitely called for something special.

 In the previous holidays we had a girly crafting day with my nieces and Julia. When you have a bunch of brothers it's nice to have some girly time for crafting and high tea. The girls decorated the front of a little notebook-which they seemed to enjoy.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Rapunzel for a Nice Niece

This card started with a far more lofty idea (that didn't eventuate) for my (Rapunzel-crazy) niece's birthday on the weekend. I am still pondering over my initial creative idea. It requires a bit of thinking.... Rapunzel joins her other Disney/Pixar punchart friends collection.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Christmas card re-vamp-in June?

Just a few wee cards that I have created recently. The Christmas-y card you might have seen a card I made very similar to this before. I really kept all the colours/layout the same, and just changed the Christmas wise men (from the previous card) into this cute little girl on a snowy night. The dinosaur card started out with far more lofty ideas in my head, and then came back down to something quite simple. I thought the finished product needed a little more, so I added the eyeballs.

With the new 2013-2014 Catalogue launch just weeks away, I am getting itchy fingers for some of the beautiful new products on offer. You'll have to wait and see.... not long now :)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Get Well Soon My Friend

Well I've been using up quite a few cards recently...That's what you're supposed to do with cards isn't it? At the moment, I am just trying to keep up with all those events in my life that warrant a card. Happy Birthdays, and New babies are a-plenty at the moment, but every so often one of those times in your life that you wish you didn't have-and a get well card is needed for a dear friend with a big fight ahead.  Here's a little card that I made with a little inspiration from my Pinterest pinning.

I also made this Minecraft card for my Nephew recently. I wonder if he'll ever forgive me for giving Minecraft man Steve a  circle for a nose :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

"Perfectly Preserved" little gifts

I loved this stamp set (Perfectly Preserved) as soon as I saw all the cute things you could do with it! I have had it for a few months now, but not had a chance to play with it until now (funny how moving interstate does that). I love how you can cut out the jars/fruit with the coordinating die-making windows in cute little boxes, and cute little cut-outs in cards, etc. Here are just a few cards I made-but I'm itching to get to some other ideas I have seen with this gorgeous set.

I CASED this very simple, but stylish card from Jen Nelson. I really love the earthy colours.

These cute little milk carton boxes with a die cut window I also CASED from Christine Miller
with one or two tiny changes.

 After being inspired by the above sample, I came up with my own card below using the "Perfectly Preserved" stamp set and coordinating dies.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Monsters Inc. Party for Owen

Well Mr O's long-anticipated birthday finally arrived. In keeping with the Monster's Inc. theme, my clever sister made a gorgeous cake complete with Sulley, Mike, and Boo. I also felt the occasion a good time to design a Monster's Inc punch art set for a waterfall card. I had fun trying to use punches to capture the look/character of the Monster.

Since Owen is learning to read, I also used a bit of stamping here and there to jazz up these birthday readers

One contented birthday Boy with his Dad

Thursday, April 18, 2013

At Long last, some creativity is happening...

Hi everyone, well it has been quite some time since I posted any of my creations. Moving house interstate, and all that this entails has sucked it out of me. Today is the first day I have picked up my stamps. I figured that the housework could wait today, I was in need of some creativity. Nothing quite like being in need of a bunch of cards to spur me on either. I really liked this surprise pop-up card. It really was quite easy to make (which is always very pleasing) and it folds down flat so you can put it in the mail.

I made these party Boxes for Samuel's Minecraft birthday party using the Fancy Favour Bigz XL die

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Advent Calendar CASE

My gorgeous upline, Katie, made this simply adorable advent calendar which she CASED from Brenda Quintana. I just loved the cuteness of it all, and decided to make one myself using the ever-so-lovely "25 and Counting"stamp set from Stampin' Up! Head over to Brenda's blog for a tutorial on how to make this-but you'd better be quick if you want to make this in time for the 1st of December to start your advent calendar.....I'm still deciding what treats I want to put in the little peek-holes. Hershey kisses work well, but I'm trying to find another wee something.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Getting in Early for Christmas

You make think me crazy-but I like to be prepared.....I like to plod away at making my Christmas cards because it is that time of the year (like no other) when we typically give away a lot of them. So I have started early....                                                     

 I wanted to try out a few different techniques that typically work out better with a silhouette image. I also am not into Santa-so this lovely silhouette for Christmas from the "Come to Bethlehem" set was a great starting point
 So I've made this flip card before-but I made it Christmas-y this time around.
I CASED this beautiful card from Paula Dobson using the bouncing brayer technique

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

 Just a few of the projects we have been working on at Stamp club....This cute "Blast Off" slider card where the astronaut slides up to the planet
 Using the faux metal technique-but simply copied from the Stampin' Up! Annual catalogue. Ooops, I noticed that I made a slight change to the one in the catalogue.
 Another slider card using "Greeting Card Kids"-and using acetate again-I seem to be using acetate a lot recently....

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