EnchantINK

Happiness is stamping with friends!


5 Comments

Scallop Envelope Die – 2 more ideas!

Hi girls!

You will remember that I showed you a couple of projects recently for the Scallop Envelope Die … well … here are a couple of other ideas … super cute! The first is a little tea bag holder … a cute little gift for someone that needs a little pick me up!

This was a FAB IDEA from Bronwyn’s blog. It is a sweet little project … using two of the envelope die cuts. I love this little tea cup stamp “Share a Cup”. The next project I have seen around on several blogs … but I found a tutorial on Jane’s blog … that I thought would be helpful if you would like to make one of these for yourself.

I think these would make super “loot baskets” for a birthday party. Or for holding goodies on a party table! It would be fab in Christmas colours to hold popcorn or fudge! Hhhhmmm … the possibilities are endless. Jane also has a 6 sided basket made … that she has used to hold HEAPS of Halloween candy! It is fantastic!

If you would like to see my other posts showing projects using this adorable Scallop Envelope Die … then click on the pics below …

<

<

<

<

<

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

I have spent the day designing cards for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stacks. I was having a little trouble with MOJO … so it took a little longer than I thought … but after 3 “rejects” … that were actually perfectly ok 😉 … I finally settled on 3 lovely designs. (Sneak Peek attached!) So … with Gav away … at least I used the time profitably. 😀 I just need to do the recipes and tutorials for my class … and I will be one happy little vegemite! 😀 Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Stamping Hugs xxaxx

>

>

>

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 

Advertisements


2 Comments

Medallion Birthday Card

Hello my friends …

I need to get back to prepping for my next STAMPnGIGGLE … but … I thought I would share another card first! I soooo loved this card when I saw it on Lee Pelosi’s blog … and although I tweaked the design a little … I still prefer Lee’s original. Lee’s seems to “pop” more and her flower accent is stunning. But … this is a lovely elegant design … don’t you think??? And … the colour combo is very pretty.

I inked the medallion stamp using the Soft Suede stamp pad … and then sponged some Choc Chip ink around the edges to get the two tone image. There are 3 Vintage Vogue flowers layered together here. I have “worked” the card to separate the petals into 2 layers, as well. This gives a little more fullness to the flower accent.

So … off to get some jobs done! I am sooooo loving not having the school commitments at the moment! Just makes life a little more relaxed. Have a great day! Stampin’ Hugs xxaxx

<

<

<

<………………………………………


17 Comments

100,000 hits! Amazing!

  I have to apologise that the auto link program is a dud! If you leave your post URL in a comment  … I will make sure I manually add it to this post for viewing! Sorry about the irritation. Apparently WordPress.com does not support javascript (whatever that is) … so all the programs I investigated were NO GOOD! If anyone has any ideas … I would really appreciate your help!

 

Hello to all my very special blog friends!

Wow! It is a little overwhelming to realise that I have just reached this amazing milestone! 100,000 hits! I am so thankful to all my blog friends & visitors who have been such a support and encouragement to me along the way! I can’t explain what an impact you have all had on my life … and I am especially thankful for those who have taken the time to visit regularly and leave such wonderful comments along the way. There are several of you … who have blessed my life with a friendship that I will always treasure. I am so grateful for the love, care, concern & giggles we have shared. I often stop to think how amazing it is to feel such a connection with friends that you have never actually met in person. It has also been exciting to actually get to meet some of you … recently … and I hope that I will get the opportunity to meet some more of you in the future!

Anyway … that’s enough of the sentimental stuff! I really am hopeless … aren’t I! I have decided that I need to mark this milestone with a special blog challenge! Yes! My VERY FIRST blog challenge … a wonderful way to celebrate the 100,000 hit milestone … don’t you think???

Using the colours of my new blog theme (as shown in the picture above) … I would love to see how this colour combination AND design picture inspires you! Add your URL link at the end of the post … I do hope you will ALL play along! Of course … I also have a FAB prize pack for this challenge … in honour of the milestone! So … I am hoping for lotsa fun and fab submissions … so you can make my job of choosing my favourite … all the more difficult!!! Here is my creation … to help get your creative juices flowing …

 

And … here is the prize pack worth $117!!! I am sure you will enjoy using these gorgeous Stampin’ Up! products! And … I am thrilled to be able to offer them to you!

I was hoping to use Inlinkz for your samples … but apparently my WordPress.com blog doesn’t support this function … so I do hope the Mr Linky works ok! If you have any trouble … please leave a comment with your URL for your submission to this challenge! I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations! Please make sure you leave a comment, too … if you link a card … just to make sure it has registered and I don’t miss it!  Please … pretty please … let your friends know that this challenge is on … I would love HEAPS of submissions for my very first blog challenge!

UPDATE: Mr Linky does not appear to be working. Please leave your URL in a COMMENT and I will add your submission manually here. Sorry! I need to learn how to do this properly … but it seems all the other link data collections don’t work in WordPress! I need some time to do some investigating!  I am so excited to have my first submission … I was so worried I wouldn’t get any! ! Thanks Aly! (Click on the thumbnails to view each gorgeous creation!) … Added: This is Trish’s 1st ever challenge entry! I am honoured … thanks Trish!  More: Thanks to Gabi who has a been a quiet fan … and Christine (sis) who is always supportive … plus the lovely Lee-Anne …  for their entries!

1. Aly A

2. Trish M

 

3. Gabi G

 

4. Christine H

5. Lee-Anne

<
<
<
<
<
<
 
 

6. Lynda S

<

7. Sonia G

<

__________________________________________________________________<

 

Click here if you haven’t seen the wonderful slideshow of all these beautiful entries!

Thanks for taking the time to participate everyone … it does mean a lot to me! Truly! 😀 And … thanks again for all your support, care, interest and encouragement! I hope you are all still here with me to celebrate the 200,000 milestone! 😀 😉 Stampin’ Hugs xxx

PS … I should mention … the blog challenge will close on Wednesday 1st September 9.00pm EST (Sydney, Australia time!) That will be 7.00pm WA time … 7.00am Wed 1st New York time.

<

<

<


6 Comments

Another Vintage Vogue Birthday Card!

Hello again!

I have to tell you … I LOVE the new catalogue! Doing a happy dance … because most of my recent fav sets are STILL CURRENT (a few from the recent mini’s) … and so I don’t have to get rid of them!!! Also loving the new colours … but wondering how long it will take me to stock up on all the new stamp pads / cardstock / ribbons / brads / markers etc etc. But … I DO NOT have to have everything in the first month! This will be a good exercise in self discipline! 😉 So much to love … gotta get a couple of the new embossing folders & dies … cute punches … and oh so gorgeous new stamp sets! The DSPs are very yummy … and I have 5 on my wish list without even trying! For the record … my wish list is RIDICULOUS!!! Don’t forget … we are having a fun team launch for the new catty combined with a Cancer Council Fundraiser … on Sept 8! Email me now to book your seats!!!

Today is a very special blog friend’s birthday … and I thought I would quickly share the card I made for her. I made this at the same time as my mum’s … so you will see it is quite similar … but not identically the same. And … I do hope you will pop by Liam’s blog … which is where the inspiration for this card came from! I am trying to do some blog hopping … but it is Thursday night! I can’t believe how when we hit 6pm the speed dropped significantly!!! Sooooo frustrating!!! It is so hard for me to do blog hopping … because obviously night time is the most convenient for me … but our internet drops to dinosaur speed at night … making it almost impossible to load pages that have lots of pics! And … guess what … most card blogs have LOTS OF PICS!!! Attention to all those in cyberspace tonight …. “GET OFF YOUR COMPUTERS” … IT IS MY TURN!!!!!!!!! 😀 So … to all my faithful blog friends … if I don’t happen to visit your blogs … just know it is not for lack of desire or trying!!! 😉 Off to thrash the jungle of cyberspace with my trusty bush knife!!! I know … that sounds very dramatic … but truly … my internet zone has got to be the most frustrating little corner of the world!!! No body could possibly have slower!!! 😀 😉 🙄 C U soon! Stampin’ hugs xxx

<

<

<

 


5 Comments

Will my catalogue arrive today???

Hello everyone!

I know I have seen a sneak peek online … but I gotta tell you … I am itching to get the new catty in my hands!!! I am trying to wait patiently for the mail to arrive … but … I am very fidgety!!! 😀 😉 Anyone would think that this was something really important … so perhaps I need a little perspective! I sooooo have to focus today … and get my class for Saturday organised! Hopefully it will be a productive day! In the meantime … here I am procrastinating. But … in my defence … I come here for YOU GUYS!!! Here is some brand new inspiration! (I hope it is … anyway!? 😉 )

Giggle … it’s not really MY inspiration!!! This was a CASE from Selene … although I did change the colour (slightly) and the image … the basic design is actually NOT MINE!!! (Again!) Oh … and I do have to mention … Selene is the queen of the “no tie brad bow” … and the original designer of this funky idea! I know some of you have been crediting me with this innovative idea (and I so would love to take the credit! 😉 )… but I found this idea on Selene’s blog … and she calls this her “signature bow”. But … feel free to check out my recent post … where I show you how to do this GREAT bow! I love this card design … I might even use this one for our Christmas Stamp-a-Stack that is coming up soon at STAMPnGIGGLE. Hhhmmm … I guess we will see!?

So … someone told me this week … that it is only 20 weeks until Christmas!? I know that is nearly half a year … but for some reason 20 weeks sounds so much SOONER!!! I haven’t really started my Christmas Cards yet (this was just a random creation) … and I promised myself that I would be better organised this year! Well … I am off to the mail box (gotta get in my car and drive the 200m down the hill to do that!) … fingers crossed, everyone!!! 😀 Have a great day! Stampin’ Hugs xx

Added after mail arrived: Happiness is …. coffee in one hand … catty in the other!!! Oh … and a bonus … my August SU! “Impressions” also arrived today!!! Now … I just need to be self – disciplined enough to get to that class prep! LOL! 😀

<

<

<


9 Comments

Mum’s Birthday Card

Hello everyone!

Notice anything different???? Giggle 🙂 … You must all think that I am obsessive compulsive!!! 😯 But … you can be sure that I am NOT going to change my blog design every week!!! Yes … I know … I have only had the last theme for less than a month … but truly … I DIDN’T LIKE IT!!! Somehow it looked better on my design doc … than it did on the blog! So … after being grossed out 😛 every time I opened my blog recently … I finally found some time to re-do it … YET AGAIN!!! 🙄 I actually was trying to prepare the newsletter and do the blog design at the same time. Needless to say I was not very efficient with either … but I am pleased with the final result here … and the newsletter is well on the way to being finished! 😀 I thought I would take another minute to post the card I promised earlier! 😉

I have to give some credit to Liam for the inspiration for this card. Yes! She created the most gorgeous card … that I couldn’t resist CASE-ing!  Here is my mum’s birthday card …

The “sponged colour” look on these cards is actually done with a brayer. What a FAB effect, Liam! I am soooo going to use this idea again! I love it! So … I have also used different colours than Liam … but my mum is definitely a blue girl … so I wanted to do something special for her! She did love it! I actually did two slightly different versions of Liam’s card … but I will show you the other sometime soon! My other one at the moment … is winging its way to a friend. I doooo hope she likes it too!

Please take the time to scroll down to read my earlier post from today … about “Helping Hudson”. You can find the link to the official website in my sidebar. Enjoy your visit! Stampin’ Hugs xx

<

<

<

 


5 Comments

Cute Baby Gift Card

Hi everyone!

I was just checking through my photos and realised that I hadn’t yet shared the last project from my Baby Card class. This was a super quick little gift card … and the envelope was made using the FAB Scallop Envelope Die for my wonderful Big Shot! You will remember the little gift bag from my post 2 days ago (made at Leonie’s) … it was made using the same die! This really is a versatile little product … and I am so keen to experiment some more with it!

Isn’t this “Cottage Wall” DSP simply divine??? I just love it! Don’t forget the Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue products are only available until the end of August … so if you would like some of this gorgeous DSP … contact me asap! It is just the prettiest DSP around at the moment! And … don’t forget the Cottage Garden stamp set that matches perfectly! You won’t be stuck for ideas with this set … it is absolutely on my favourite list at the moment.

Yesterday was a BIG DAY … and I came home exhausted!!! I don’t really know why … because it was Sandy that did all the work all day. (giggle) 😀 😉 He went in 10 events … and got 3 x 1sts, 3 x 3rds, 1 x 4th, 1 x 5th, 1 x 8th & 2nd in the snr boys relay. And … AGE CHAMPION!!! Woo hoo!!! Yep! I was exhausted! Truly … it was hard work keeping up with all his running around between events. Sandy went straight from the carnival to soccer training (1 1/2 hrs) … and I can tell you … he came home one tired little puppy! He could barely move … and his first stop was a nice big warm bath! Oh … I should explain … this was a Christian School Zone Carnival … so the “pool” of students is smaller than the usual public school zone. But … this proud mum still thinks it is a fab achievement for someone who doesn’t actually train or do little athletics! Thanks for allowing me (another) mum moment!

<

<

<


12 Comments

Just Add Ink #27

Hi girls!

I know … I am really late with my post today … just couldn’t get here earlier! It has been a busy day! I would love to get some extra posts up my sleeve … cos Thursday we are off to Melbourne!!! Yes … our May Anniversary trip is finally here … after having to be rebooked because of Gav’s back injury! So … I am hoping to do a couple of scheduled posts … but please don’t hold your breath. I will be back on Monday if you don’t see me before then! 😉 (Please come back and visit!) Was having a quick look at Rachel’s blog today … and noticed the latest JAI challenge card that she had done! Oooh! What a great sketch! I had a “belated birthday” card to make … so … this became my inspiration!

You know what … I am almost tempted to leave this until tomorrow morning! I can’t believe how slow my internet becomes at night … particularly when Gav is checking shares!!! I get soooooo impatient for photos to upload! But … I know tomorrow is going to be flat out … so I just have to persevere! I can hear Lynda now!!! “Noooooo … too much pink!!!” But … I wanted something nice and bright! Sorry, Lynda! My plan was to do this in blue … but I had just done 2 other blue cards (will show you them later) … so PINK it was!!! LOL! Anyway, I am not going to rabbit on any more … because this internet is driving me insane! 🙄 😯

I hope to see you again tomorrow. It is my mum’s birthday … so I am going to take her out for lunch with Sheree & a couple of her friends! Have a good night sleep … Stampin’ Hugs xxaxx

<

<

<