Saturday, December 31, 2011

Platypus Creek New Year Sale

New Year Sale now on at Platypus Creek Stamping and Craft.  20% OFF all in stock items including clearance and ex demo items.



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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Well it's been a while since my last blog post. I haven't been crafting at all since my return from overseas on the 3rd of December. I managed to pick up a bug on the flight home and it's taken me ages to get over it...The joys of air travel.

 Anyway I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
Be safe and enjoy the holidays.

Thank you to all who have visited my blog this year.  I'll be back posting again very soon.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Quick Treat Box

Today I have the last of my pre-scheduled blog posts. At the moment I'm in LA having a few days of rest before getting on that long flight home. I'll be back in Australia in a couple of days,and hopefully back to some crafting not long after.

This quick little treat box is a favourite of mine to make. I've done up a tutorial over on the DownUnder Direct Inspirations blog.


Thanks for stopping by today.
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Recycled Gift Box

Here is a gift box I made using one of the boxes that JustRite Stamps were originally packaged in. If you've been a fan of these stamps for as long as I have, you're sure to have some of these boxes lying around.

For a complete list of materials used to make this gift box, head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Poinsettia Napkin Rings


I was sorting through my stash of craft supplies and I came across some craft wood rings.  I thought I would make use of them and made these cute Christmas napkin rings.

Check out the complete list of materials used over on the DownUnder Direct Inspirations Blog
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Poinsettia Card

Here is my latest card for DownUnder Direct.


Head over to the DownUnder blog for a complete list of materials used.
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Red & White Christmas Card

Here is a card I made using the New Ironwork Motifs dies from Spellbinder.


Head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations for a complete list of materials used.
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Monday, November 7, 2011

On Santa's Knee

Here is my latest layout for DownUnder Direct.


For a complete list of products used head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Cards All Year Round November Challenge

Here is the card I made for the challenge this month over at Christmas Cards All Year Round. This month we were given a sketch to follow to make our card. The sketch can be found over on the blog.


For my card I've used mainly Spellbinders and also a small snowflake punch.  I've added diamantes to the small snowflakes and one to the larger snowflake.  
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge 4

It's challenge time again over at Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls and this week we are challenging you to create a card with the theme Scary kids or Scary Kids Movies.


My card is inspired by the movie The Witches.

Be sure to head over to see what the rest of the DT have created.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Quick Halloween Pages

Here are three quick halloween pages I made for DownUnder Direct.





The photos on these pages are from a party we had for our daughter a few years ago.  Like always with my scrapbooking it has taken me ages to get started.

For the complete list of materuials used head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Purple Anemone Card

Here is another card for DownUnder Direct.


For all the details head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's New Wednesday

Today I'm sharing a couple of projects that are being featured on a fantastic blog Canadian Nickle Scrap'n. I've been following Nicole for some time now and I'm very excited to be her guest for What's New Wednesday.
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Here are the projects I shared on Nicole's Blog:

Bat Cage




Boo!



Both projects are made using my own cutting files.  The Spider & Web Set is available now on my website as well as on Cut and Create and Diecut Designer.

I'm still working on the 3D Birdcage, but will be releasing that in the next day or two. 

Don't  forget to head over to Canadian Nickle Scrap'n and check out Nicole's blog.

I'm entering the bat cage in the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew-Spooky Fun
Hooked on Craft Challenges-Something Spooky
Craft Your Days Away-Halloween Colours

I'm entering the layout in the following challenge:

ABC Challenge-B for Boo


Thanks for stopping by today.
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Black & White Thank You Card

Here is another card I created for DownUnder Direct.


For a complete list of materials head over to the DownUnder Direct Inspirations blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge 3

It's time again for another challenge over at Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls.  This week we are being challenged to create a project inspired by the works of Guillermo del Toro. 
I must admit when I saw this week's challenge I was a bit aprehensive.  Once I did a bit of a search I found that I had in fact seen a number of his movies.
My project this week is a tag inspired not by one of the movies I was familiar with, but a movie I have never seen, or until this week even heard of.  My inspiration comes from the movie poster of Cronos.



Here is my tag:




The stamps are from a clear set I bought in Canada last year, so not sure who made them.  The bug is made from a button that has been painted black and then rubbed with Pearl-ex.


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Pearl-ex Enhanced Impressabilities

Here is my card for today's tutorial over at DownUnder Direct.  I've created a card using a technique that has been around for some time.  I've been using this one for years with rubber stamps.  I think that it is always good to bring back old techniques as they can sometimes be pushed aside and forgotten.
Today rather than using rubber stamps I have used Impressabilities to create a textured background.


For the tutorial and list of materials head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations Blog.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn

Here is my latest project for DownUnder Direct.


For a complete list of materials used head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge 2

It's time again for another challenge over at Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls.  This week we've picked one awesomely talented man to focus on:



Terry Gilliam, is a wonderful Artist/Animator, Actor, and Director.  I'm sure many of you will know him from the Monty Python team, but since then he's directed some of the most fantastical fantasy films ever made.

The Challenge is to Create a Card/Project based on any of Terry Gilliam's Work.

For my card this week I chose to create a card based on the Movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.  I absolutely love this movie.


Here is my card.


The main image is from Simply Betty Stamps
For the frame of the mirror I've used a Spellbinder die and then added dots of black dimensional paint all around it.
The backing pattern is a clear sticker I've had for ages.
The mask stamp is from Stamp It Australia

Be sure to head over to the blog to check out what the rest of the Design Team has created.







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Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends.



This is my centrepiece that I bought many years ago on a trip "home" to visit my family in Canada.  I don't use it every year but as we are still in the middle of painting the house, it was a quick and easy touch for our Thanksgiving table.  

Enjoy your day.  I'll be back tomorrow with some more crafty stuff to share.
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Petal Top Boxes

Here is another project I made for DownUnder Direct.



For a complete list of products used visit DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Beware...

Here is another card I made last night for DownUnder Direct. I'm loving the new Halloween papers now available from Bazzill.


For a full list of materials used head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Card Makers- Anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything goes


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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls

Introducing the brand new challenge blog Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls.  Our very first challenge has now been posted.  The theme this week is...

'Halloween' we want you to create a card/project inspired by your favourite Halloween film, book or memory


My card is inspired by my favourite memory. 

We don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, so in 2009 my daughter and I attended the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in Disneyland.  We had also attended the party the year before, but in 2009 we decided to dress for the occassion.  My daughter dressed as snow white and I decided I was going as Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas.
Well lets just say I don't really have the figure to pull that one off, but I wore the costume and we had a blast.   
The Sally image was one provided by Betty from Simply Betty Stamps as a follower freebie last year.
The printed paper is from the new Halloween range of printed papers from Bazzill.
The flowers are from my stash and the leaves are cut using the Spellbinder die - Foliage.  
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mini Cards

Today I have a set of two mini cards to share with you.

This is my latest project for DownUnder Direct.


For a complete list of materials used head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Christmas Cards All Year Round October Challenge

It's once again time for another challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round. I can't believe how fast this year is going.


Seeing it is coming up to Halloween, the challenge this month is to use a Halloween colour for your card.  I decided to keep it pretty simple and used black as my Halloween colour.  The other part of the challenge is to use a die cut on your card.  I've used one of the newest released Spellbinder dies-Picot Edge Circles.  The stamp is from Stamp It.  The ribbon and snowflake button are from my stash.  It's a bit hard to see but I've added some tiny Swarovski crystals to the tiny snowflakes on the stamp.    
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Project

I thought I would share this project I made for my digi blog http://www.platypuscreekdigitals.blogspot.com/.


The cards have been made using one of my newest cutting files - Black Cat Card.  All the details can be found over on my other blog post.

I'm linking this project to the following:


Thanks for stopping by today.
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Grand Peony Card

Here is another card I made for DownUnder Direct using the new Grand Peony Creations die. 



For a complete list of products used head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Smile

Here is a really quick card I made for DownUnder Direct using another of the new Spellbinder Dies.


For a complete list of materials used head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

White With Bling

I just now realised that I hadn't posted this card I made for DownUnder Direct.


For a complete list of products used please head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lacey Card

Here is my latest project for DownUnder Direct.


For this card I have used one of the latest release Spellbinder dies-Lace Doily Accents and Ornate Artisan tags.
For a complete list of products used to make this card head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.  
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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Christmas Cards All Year Round September Challenge

It's challenge time once again over at Christmas Cards All Year Round.  This month the challenge is to use only items that are at least a year old to make your cards.

So for my cards I decided to remake a set I made a couple of years ago.  I designed these for Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft and they have always been some of my favorite Christmas designs.





All the stamps I've used are from Sunshine Designs.  The papers are from my scrap box and the embellishments I've had for ages.  I even pulled out the Tombows to colour the images.  I haven't used these in ages.

All stamps are available on my website.

Thanks for stopping by today.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Burtonesque Dolls Recreate a Scene Challenge

The challenge this week over at The Burtonesque Dolls is to recreate a scene from any of your favorite Burton films.



For my card I have used the digi images Damien from Simply Betty Stamps and Gossmere from Tiddly Inks, to recreate a scene from The Corpse Bride. 
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Three Panel Card

Good morning everyone.  It's been quite a while since my last post, but it's been a pretty hectic month for me.  First I had my daughter's 16th birthday to organise, then as soon as that was over we started to paint our house.  I've had to completely move out of my craft room, so until the painting is finished I'm working at the dining room table.  Not the best creative environment, but we will see how we go.

Anyway I did manage to get a tutorial done for DownUnder Direct this week.  The tutorial is on how to make a three panel card (in one continuous piece) using a spellbinder die.





For step by step instructions on how to make this project, head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Burtonesque Dolls- Lighter Side of Burton Challenge

It's challenge time again at The Burtonesque Dolls, and this week we are looking for the Lighter Side of Burton. The challenge- to create a card using an image from a lighter, less dark Burton film .

I decided on this image from Big Fish as my inspiration.


And here is my card done in yellows and blues.


The image Is Suzi from the new Mer Kids range over at Simply Betty Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Christmas In July Challenge Winner

It's time to announce the winner of my Christmas in July Challenge.  I've drawn the winner at random using random.org.


The winner is Sandy G.  Congratulations Sandy.  Send me an email to claim your prize.

Now I promised to feature the top three cards here on the blog.  As I only had four different participants I decided to feature a card from each here.  So in no particular order here are four cards from the challenge participants.  Be sure to head over to their blogs and have a look at more of their wonderful creations.









Thank you ladies for joining in on my first challenge.



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