Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy 13th birthday Savannah

Savannah had her party today and I just had to share a couple of photos of my beautiful daughter Savannah



And here's a couple of shots of the absolutely awesome cake that Jenna made for Savannah

Now that's what I call a work of art!
Thanks soooo much Jennam you made Savannah's day and mine too

Till next time
Happy crafting
Tee-Jay

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy 13th birthday Savannah

Its hard to believe that Savannah is turning 13 tomorrow. Wow where has the last 12 and a half years gone? Seems like yesterday that a little tiny 6 and a half month old baby girl became part of our family.
I decided that I wanted something quite grown up for the invites as apparently according to Savannah she will be old enough to go clubbing tomorrow! Well as far as I am concerned it will be book clubbing only for quite a few years.
On the left is the birthday invite in Concord crush and wisteria wonder. I used the medallion stamp with concord crush ink but stamped off (I stamped on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped on the whisper white). This gives you the chance to have 2 colours with each of your stamp pads.  Try it on a scrap and see the changes in the colour. Its a great technique for 2 step stamping. I use the 3rd image (stamp off twice) and the first impression for 2 step stamping, especially if I do not want to use the dynamic duo colour choice shown on a colour coach.

 I used the Big Shot to cut the scallop shape in wisteria wonder and used a stamp from delicate Doilies to stamp the centre on white. The numbers were cut using the big shot and concord crush and the wording is from Word Play.

I also wanted to make her birthday card similar to the invites so I just changed the wording to another image from Word Play and added a few pearls here and there.

A couple of close up photos of the birthday card, amazing how you can do similar looking cards and yet a few embellishments and you get a more sophisticated look (very important when you turn 13)

A close up of the invites.

Till next time
Happy crafting
Tee-Jay

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Supporting the All Blacks

10 minutes before the World Cup final Savannah said she needed a supporters outfit. 10 minutes, oh no, If all else fails head for the craft room, brainstorm for a few seconds and grab the white and black staz on, find a piece of satin and stamp as fast as you can.  End result a very happy young lady who cheered initially for the french (they had adopted France as school) but got on board and cheered for the AB's.

Not one of better craft projects but my daughter thinks Mum is the bomb (well at least last night anyway). I dare say by the end of the day she will be fairly grumpy as it was a rather late night for her but hey its been 24 years since we held the trophy so what the heck.
Am off to the craft room later today to make invites for Savannah's 13th birthday which is on Thursday and trust me she's a jolly tough critic of my work.
Till next time, happy crafting.
Tee-Jay

Friday, October 21, 2011

A gift for Grandad Horrell

Last month for Fathers Day I made Steve's Dad a wallet with a gift voucher and a letter from us. I think Nana and Grandad were pretty surprised at what you can make with a piece or 2 or cardstock.




I am off to Palmerston North today to teach this as a class and I get to catch up with a couple of friends that I haven't seen for a while. Here's hoping they enjoy making this wallet.
Till next time
Happy crafting
Tee-Jay

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baby shower gift

I had to come up with a gift for a baby shower and originally bought a nappy bag (oops they had one of those) so instead I got the thinking cap on, went shopping and bought yip newborn nappies.........108 of them!) Wow are those nappies teeny tiny.
So the idea was to make a nappy cake. The bottom 3 layers hide a bottle of wine and the top layer has a small baby bottle filled with candy (so that when the parents feel they need a little sweeting the candy is there to do the job.
Now I just have to whip it into the florist to get it wrapped and I will take it out on Saturday to the couple. Fingers crossed they like it.



Now I am off to make the baby card.............not sure what colour as I am sure you have realised that the gender of the baby is not known as yet
Till next time,
Happy crafting
Tee-Jay

Monday, October 3, 2011

Greenhouse garden card & gift box

This set is a favourite of mine and it doesn't seem to matter what colour you use it works.

I made this card for our friend Rossy for his Mum for Mothers Day and I also made a gift bag for her.
I used Pear Pizzaz, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant as the colours. Apparently he got heaps of brownie points with his Mum.

Till next time
Happy crafting
Tee-Jay