Tuesday, 30 March 2010

My blog has moved.....................

I have a beautiful new blog at http://janenorrish.com so be sure to change this address in your reader or favourites as I'd hate for you not to come over and see me.

Jane ;-)

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge #3

Wow, two challenge entries in as many weeks (I'd better go and have a lie down.....lol). Just Add Ink is a new blog started by some wonderful Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. They have a challenge each week and for this week they have selected a sketch.

And here is the card I came up with.

Sorry the picture looks a bit flat but I just can't get the lighting right tonight.

Stamps: En Francais, Inspired by Nature, Whimsical Words
Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Other: Sahara Sand Ink, Not Quite Navy Ink, Not Quite Navy Marker Pen, Kraft taffeta ribbon, Eyelet Border punch.

Happy Valentines Day

Well I know it isn't actually Valentines Day yet but I just wanted to show you some little treat boxes I made for the ladies at our Paper Mates stamping group last Saturday.

The little pillow boxes are die cut from kraft cardstock, then the 3 hearts are punched out using the Heart to Heart punch and the label is stamped using the Vintage Labels stamp set which is one of the current stamp sets you can get during Sale-a-bration and punched out using the scallop circle punch. I have tied this around the box with hemp twine. Inside were some lovely mini M&Ms.

We had a lovely day doing punch art and making lots of different embellishments to use on our cards.

Next month we will be doing "Colour Inspiration" and I will show you how a colour wheel can be your best friend when you are making cards or scrapbooking. If you would like to join us please call or email me and I can add your name to our mailing list.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

ESAD Challenge

I am a member of the ESAD (Extremely Special Australian Demonstrators) Yahoo group and I am ashamed to say I am a bit of a lurker.

BUT.... my New Year's resolutions were to overhaul my blog (in the process) contribute more to the group, to enter the challenges and to be more organised. Well I am ticking 2 of those off (group and challenges), I can't say I am more organised as this is a last minute entry, but at least it's there!

The lovely Leonie set us challenge to make a card, 3D item or scrap page using the following colours.

And here is what I came up with:

These colours are a little out of my comfort zone which is good as I would never normally have put them together.

The decorative scallop border is something I cased from Gretchen Barron, I love to find new tricks to do with our punches, the flower is made by crumpling up scallop layers and then adding a button, the leaves are from the 5-petal punch and the words are from the Echoes of Kindness Level 2 hostess set.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Can You Believe................

I made all these beautiful swaps for Stampin' Up! Regionals in Brisbane last Saturday and left them at home! I was halfway there when I realised and it was way too late to go back. Some very kind ladies did swap with me though and their returns are on their way. Luckily my swaps were Christmas themed so I can mount them up and use them for my Christmas cards this year. When one door closes another one always opens.

Had a fabulous time at Regionals, caught up with some lovely people and enjoyed the make and takes and Workshop Wow's. Must book my flights for Convention next year - already have the accomodation organised - can't wait.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

What a Bad Blogger................

I can't believe I haven't blogged for over 2 months, well maybe I can, life has been hectic and something has to take a step back and my blog was it. So I'd better make up for it!

Stampin' Up a Storm was a huge success. Thanks so much to everyone that supported us and especially to Petronela Hardy, I couldn't have done it without you babe! We raised a total of $561.90 for the Motor Neurone Association of Queensland, mostly from our raffle of fantastic goodies donated by Stampin' Up! The prizes were spectacular.

Here are a few photos of the occasion.

This is our display table all set up and looking good.

A close-up shot of the cupcakes I made for all the stampers. Each cupcake contained some lollies and some of them a ticket for a lucky door prize.

The lucky major prize winners. Congratulation to Kaye, Judy, Lyn and Anne-Maree.

Some of our lovely ladies deep in concentration during one of the projects.

And the lovely ladies on the other table.

And here are the projects the ladies got to make. It was a full on day but the feedback has been very positive.

Thanks to everyone again for your support.

Watch this space!

We will be organising another one in the new year.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Stampin' Up a Storm

Quick! Get out your diary and write in under Saturday 26th September that you are joining us at Burleigh Town Tavern for Stampin' Up! a Storm. Petronela Hardy and myself have put our heads (and the rest of our bodies) together to bring you a day of stamping, fun, prizes and lots more to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Assoc of Qld. Stampin' Up! have donated some wonderful goodies which we will be raffling on the day to raise even more money.

Motor neurone disease is a progressive neurological disease. MND affects approximately 1300 people in Australia and thousands more - their carers, families and friends - live daily with its impact. On average every day in Australia at least one person dies from MND and another is diagnosed.

Motor neurone disease often begins with weakness of the muscles of the hands or feet. It eventually leads to generalised paralysis. People with motor neurone disease need help with daily activities and have a life expectancy of three to five years after their diagnosis.

At present there is no cure for Motor Neurone Disease.

For more details or if you would like to join us for a fantastic day email me now.

For the all inclusive price of $85 you will receive:
* fantastic projects - all materials supplied
* morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
* FREE stamp set "Great Friend" from the current Spring Mini Catalogue
* prizes and surprises

Numbers are limited so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, payment is required with your booking.

Please come and join us - you will have a ball.