Sunday, November 30, 2008

Out with The Old - Make and Takes

Friday nights Out With the Old - In With the New Party was a great night. Everyone had a wonderful time catching up with each other and making some cards with product from the Spring Catalogue before it ended.

This card used the Enjoy Every Moment set and the Daisy Dash Wheel. The cardstock is Garden Green and Whisper White. Inks are Whisper White, Garden Green and Real Red.

This is an example of using a non christmas stamp and making it christmasy (if that is a word).

Even non crafters found this fun and easy to make and couldn't wait to get home and show their families how clever they were.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Having A Green Moment

I am not normally a green person but for the past week or so I keep gravitating to Old Olive and I am really enjoying it.

My daughter had a birthday party to go to today for twins and she bought them some jewellry, (cos all girls love jewellry, right). She wanted something to put them in so off I went to the cupboard to find what I had stashed away. The tin was an old Gravox tin that I covered with some Designer Series Paper. The cardstock is Old Olive and the stamps sets I have used are Short & Sweet, Live Your Dream, Embrace Life and Think Happy Thoughts. I also used the It's Beautiful roller. Inks used were Old Olive and Whisper White and cardstock is Old Olive and Very Vanilla.
My daughter was thrilled and I hope the girls receiving the gifts will be also.

Back to the 70's

I haven't had much time lately to update my blog but I think everyone is busy at this time of year. It seems the closer we get to Christmas the crazier everything gets.

We had my husbands work christmas party last weekend and it was a 70's and 80's disco night and yes is was fancy dress. We had great fun looking for costumes and this is what we came up with. It is always scary when you go to these nights wondering are you going to be one of the few dressed up but almost everyone was and some were unrecognisable. We had a great night and hearing all those great disco songs again was fantastic.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Out With The Old - In With The New

I am holding a Mini Catalogue change over night on Friday 28th November. This will be your last chance to order from the Spring Mini and a great opportunity to preview the new Summer Mini which will be released for ordering on 1st December.
There will be some Make and Takes, samples of classes for 2009, Christmas craft ideas, Prizes, nibbles and drinks. Come along for a relaxing night and some fun!
Call me or email for invitation details.

20% off Rub-Ons Promotion

If you love Rub Ons this is a great special for you! Take a look HERE for more details.
All you have to do is spend $20 on regular catalogue products and you receive a 20% discount on selected Rub Ons. Once you spend your $20, you may purchase as many packs as you like!Only $15.96 per pack (regularly $19.95). There are 2 sheets in every pack, one black and one white.
Page Description
141 Urban West Rub-Ons
141 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons
141 Anchored Rub-Ons
6* Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons
11* A Perfect Day Rub-Ons
*From Spring 2008 Mini Catalogue

If you have never used Rub Ons and are not sure what to do with them, email me and I will happily explain how to use them.

Single Markers Promotion

From November 10th to November 30th you get the fantastic opportunity to purchase your favourite colours in the Stampin' Write markers for only $4.95 each. This has never been offered before in Australia. If you want some more information, take a look HERE.
The markers are great for so many uses. Colour directly onto your stamps, shading onto stamped images, colouring ribbon or create a water colour effect.
Make sure you take advantage of this great offer and stock up on your favourite colours!

A Sparkling Tree

It is getting closer to Christmas and I am trying to come up with a "mass produce" card as I don't know that I am going to have much time to make all my own cards. I spent some time playing around today and this is one that I came up with.

I have used my Fiskars cutter to cut out the oval shape. The stamp sets are Lovely as a Tree and Short and Sweet. The cardstock is Real Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. The ink colours are Old Olive and Real Red. To get the sparkle effect, I used Crystal Effects and Dazzlin Diamonds. I finally got around to using some of the Hodgepodge hardware again and the large Oval Punch.

This was a quick card to make and the sparkle makes all the difference. Who knows this may be the card that I use.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wedding Invitations

I did a class last night and one of the ladies is getting married soon so I did a Wedding Invitation with an RSVP card attached and Thank You card to match. It is done with a "Beach Theme" in mind. I used Almost Navy, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Whisper White card stock. The stamps sets used were Together Forever and Seaside. I also used the flourish from Baroque Motifs on the outside tag and on the inside. The inks used were Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Versamark.

The Invitation folds out and I used the Perforating Tool from the Cutter Kit to create a tear off RSVP. I used the Scallop Punch and the 1 3/8" Punch on the centre piece of the Thank You card and mounted this with Dimensionals.
I did create another set with same layout but different colours so I will post these later.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

5 Petal Flower Punch

I have seen a few of these around on the internet so today I thought I would have a go at doing one. I punched 7 of the 5 petal flowers from Pale Plum card stock and inked them using a dauber with Perfect Plum. I then cut all the petals into single petals and stuck them around a centre flower filling in the gaps each time. The leaves are the same punch and I cut it into 2 and 3 petals. I used Mellow Moss card stock for these and also inked around the edges using Mellow Moss. The flower centre is two of the flowers from the Boho Blossoms Punch in the mini catalogue. I did these in Pale Plum and inked with Perfect Plum also. The edges are curled slightly and both layers are mounted with Dimensionals.
The background is Pale Plum stamped with the Linen background stamp in Versamark and then lightly rubbed with Perfect Plum from the Stampin' Pastels. The Mellow Moss has been edged with Mellow Moss ink and the words are from the One of A Kind set. The flower centre is a half pearl from the Pretties Kit.
This card took a little time but it gives you a different use for the punch and you don't have to do so many layers.