Wednesday, September 26, 2012



 It is that time of  the year again and we’re having our 5th Annual Giant Craft Sale.

Twenty mad crafters have cleaned out our cupboards again and have lots of items that need to find new homes. There will be new and used items at must go prices.  If you need stamps, scrapbook supplies, ribbons, embellishments, hand-made cards, gifts (perfect for Christmas) then mark this on your diary!  Everything will be priced to sell, so come along and grab a bargain!

When: Saturday 13th October
Time: 9am - 12pm
Where: NEW VENUE!!!
Kings Langley Scout Hall
James Cook Drive, Kings Langley
(Located behind the Community Centre
next to the Kings Langley Shopping Centre)
We’ll also have morning tea (gold coin donation), plus Lucky Door Prizes to be won.
Please spread the word

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wish Big

Ok, finally, up to date!  Well, other than one card that I forgot to photograph this is the second card that we did last week.  This was designed as a male birthday card and uses 3 of the new In Colours, Rasberry Ribble, Midnight Muse adn Summer Starfruit.

We used the Stipes and Polka Dot Embossing Folders to create some texture and break up the plain cardstock.  The dies are from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  The words are from Word Play.  The circles are the 1/2" circle punch  with some of the silver brads added.

Betsy's Blossoms


I am almost up to date. This is a set that was made available to Demonstrators in a pre order before the Catalogue was live.  I have to admit that it wasn't a set that I  had on my wish list but it has definately grown on me.  I think that the bird stamp made me over look the set as I am not a fan of bird stamps as I have said many times.  The large flower is a great stamp to create a quick but striking card.

I have used the new in colours for this card.  Rasberry Ripple could be one of my new fav's and mixed with Summer Starfruit and Whisper White looks bright and fresh.  I think the new In Colours this year all actually work well together.

We stamped the flower on the base layer and then created a window by punching out a circle using the 2 1/2" circle punch from a slightly smaller panel and raising this up on dimensionals.

Window Frame Christmas

Oh dear, this is another of the retired stamp sets.  Being a silhouette stamp, it was ideal to do this window frame technique.  It is really much more simpler than it looks.  You simply stamp the image onto a square piece of cardstock and then cut it into equal squares.  Just to give the card a bit of Christmas sparkle, we used a few dabs of Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds on the star and baubles on the tree. 
We used Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Esspresso and Very Vanilla

Floret Flowers

This photo is yet another aweful one.  I definately had a shocker the other day but I am just going to have to run with them or I will never catch up.  The colour is much stronger in real life.
This is a Gatefold card using Fabulous Florets again.  There was quite a bit of cutting out in this one but the flowers are easy to cut so it didn't take very long.  The colours are Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. The punches are Lots of Tags Sizzlits, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches.

Fabulous Florets

Fabulous Florets is such a lovely set and the flowers are easy to cut out although it would still be awesome if there was a punch for them.  Everything should have a punch.
Once again a terrible photo and it doesn't show up all the detail of the card but the Pink Pirouette layer has been stamped with the script from French Foliage and lightly sponged around the edges.  We used the Labels Collection Framelits and some Basic Pearls.  The ribbon is the retired Pear Pizzaz seam binding.

Field Flowers Sparkling

Sadly the photo of this card does not do it justice.  It is actually quite sparkly and looks lovely with the light shining off it.

We used Cherry Cobbler ink refill and Champagne Shimmer Paint mixed together and sponged it onto a flower from the Field Flower set.  The flowers are stamped onto Shimmer White card stock so it is a lovely pearly sparkly appearance.

Sadly, the words are from a set that just retired but I am still on catch up from my lack of postings.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Butterflies same but different

I made these two cards to show how the same card layout can look different when done in different colour combinations.  We did the black and white version in class.
We used Basic Black, Whisper White and Vellum cardstock.  The butterflies are cut using the Beautiful Butterflies die and the Bigshot.  The embossing is done with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  The ribbon sadly is retired as is the stamp set used behind the butterfly but you could easily change these for any ribbon or stamp.  Sadly this is what happens when I take too much time to post.

Medallion Card

I have so many cards to catch you up on I sat down and took photo, after photo and when I came to post them I realised that the front circles of this card had fallen off and in my haste I stuck it on crooked and only just noticed so my apolgies.  I will have to go and fix it up but I just know it will be forever before I get to take more photo's so I am running with this one.  Just imagine the words are on straight (please!)

The medallion was made using the fabulous new Simply Scored Plate.  You cut two strips the same width and length and score at equal intervals (every half inch in this one).  Once finished you concertina fold each strip and stick them together.

The colours for this card are Concord Crush and Pear Pizzaz, both sadly retired.  The punches are 21/2", 13/4" and scallop circle punches.  The words are from Bring on the Cake.  When straight, this is a great card for children, teenagers or the always difficult to do mens cards.

Christmas Cards

Starting in July I do Christmas cards once a month.  We actually didn't start until August this year due to holidays so there is a little catching up to do.  These are the first lot we did and the next Christmas class is this week so you are welcome to book in if you want to get an early start on your cards.
As I have so many cards to post so I can catch up I will just give you a brief rundown on each one.
The first card is made with the Shimmer White card stock with the Cherry Cobbler glimmer paper. The words are from a retired set.  The Christmas bauble is from Delightful Decorations and was done with a mixture of Cherry Cobbler and Irridescent Ice Embossing Powders.  By mixing them you get the lovely red of Cherry Cobbler with some sparkle!
The second card uses Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Shimmer White cardstock.  The baubles are punched from the silver and cherry cobbler glimmer paper using the Ornament Punch.  The words are from the same retired set. 
The third card uses Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Shimmer White cardstock and the sadly retired Medallion stamp.  That is one stamp that I will definately miss.  It is done with the same Cherry Cobbler and Irridescent Ice embossing powders.  The words are from Curly Cute
If you would like any further details, don't hesitate to contact me.

Trip to the snow

I haven't posted for so long and this is just one of the reasons why.  It has been a very busy time around my household for the past couple of months and to finish it all off we got to get away to the snow for a few days to relax.  Now for me that is a contradiction as I don't find the snow relaxing and have decided to hang up my ski's for good.  I think I am getting too old to learn such a physical sport, nost to mention that I am petrified of breaking or tearing something that will leave me incapacitated for weeks.

The first photo is of my gorgeous daughter on her first day of snow boarding.  She has been skiing for years now and has been wanting to have a go at snow boarding for awile so we finally gave in.  Now if I could look this good after f.  Evalling over, I might be convinced to give it another go but unfortunately I seem to end up with things pointing in all directions!

The second photo is of Lake Jindabyne.  We had absolutely perfect weather for the three days we were skiing and on the last night the winds came up.  After a couple of hours fighting the winds on the snow we left to come home.  This is normally such a lovely calm, flat lake but I think that there were actually a couple of peaks on this lake that could have been surfed.  The kids got out of the car and it was so windy that when the water spray hit them they were dry almost immediately from the wind.

It was a great trip and although I don't think I want to ski again, we stay in a lovely lodge and actually got away with some friends and caught up.  Now I just have to catch up on my postings...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Last Day for Retirement List

Today is the last day that you can order from the Retirement List.  Many things have sold out but if there is anything that you would still like to gthiet, today is the day!

I am having my new Catalogue and Mini Launch tonight so have been busy creating new projects from the great new products that are coming up.  If you want to get your hands on the new Catalogues, you are more than welcome to come along tonight.  Just email me and I will send you the details.

It has been a busy few weeks with my very first Stamp Camp two weeks ago and now the Launch night so my postings have taken a back step.  I will update my photo's of what we have been making in class and what goodies we made at Stamp Camp soon.

We are going to the snow for a few days on Sunday and I am looking forward to spending a day on a lovely couch in front of a open fire reading a good book before I hit the slopes.

Have a great weekend and I will be back soon with heaps of photo's.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Going, Going and Already Gone!!!

Updated list of SOLD OUT items:

Peach Parfait Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Concord Crush Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker
3/16" Gold Brads
Dotto Refill
Stack n Store Containers
Stampin' Scrub Replacement Pads
Card Stock A4 Confetti White
Circle Scissor Plus Replacement Blades
Stamp Set Wood Christmas Greetings

Going, Going, Almost Gone!

Oh no!  The Retirement List is here so get yourself a hot cuppa and a marker, sit down and go through your Catalogue to work out what you can't get by without.

Don't panic when you see all of the ink pads on the Accessories List.  Stampin' Up! are simply replacing them all with a new firm foam pad to improve the stamping quality.  The best this is that you can grab any missing ink pads at a bargain price.  The colours will remain the same.

A few highlights for you:

11 punches are retiring so check out the bargains.
12 x 12 textured cardstock is being retired so you may want to stock up for your scrapbooking.
The fabulous Library Clips are going and these are awesome for male cards so I have stocked up on those.
All of the satin, 1 1/4" and 1/4" grosgrain ribbons are going
Heat Tool
Stampin Scrub

I am looking forward to the new Catalogue arriving next month as I am going to have a huge hole in my draws and cupboards that will need filling with new and exciting goodies.

Take a look at the lists here:

Stamp Set Retiring List Here
Accessories Retiring List Here

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  From past experiences, if there is anything that you absolutely must have, don't leave it too long to order as items have sold out very quickly in the past.


Friday, July 27, 2012

Build A Blosson

I have had the Build A Blossom stamp set and Blossom Petals Builder Punch for a long time and sadly had only used them once!  Now how does that happen - easy - I have too many things to choose from.  Shame on me - there is no such thing as too much stuff, is there?

Card Stock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo
Ink: Melon Mambo
Stamps: Build A Blossom
Accessories: Desinger Series DSP - Brights, Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Pearls, Dimensionals, Blossoms Petals Builder Punch

Up, Up & Away

I haven't done a male card for awhile so last week I thought it was time.  The Up, Up & Away set is a great one for male cards and teamed up with the Well Worn DSP it looks quite masculine. All of the layers were sponged with Early Espresso ink to give the card an antiqued look.

Card Stock:  Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresson, Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red
Stamps: UP, Up & Away
Accessories: Scallop Circle Die, Circle Scissor, 1 3/4", 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" circle punches, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Well Worn DSP

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Two for Tea - Tea Shoppe

When I first saw Tea Shoppe in the Autumn/Winter Mini I fell in love with it.  I loved the little tea cups and the phrases in the set.  The large tea cup however really challenged me.  I loved the image and had seen some gorgeous things done with it but I just couldn't get it together to make something I was happy with.  For the last week of class last term I had a request to do something with the tea cup.  Now I love a challenge but this I have to admit was a biggy!    There were several failed attempts until finally these two projects came together.  I thought whilst challenging myself, why not double the challenge and create two cards. 

Stamps:   Tea Shoppe

Blue Card
Ink: Marina Mist, Whisper White
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Confetti White

Red Card
Ink: Poppy Parade
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Confetti White
Access: Basic Pearls, Poppy Parade Stitched Polly Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Curly Label Punch, In Colour DSP Paper Pack

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Antiqued Burgandy

They say that as you mature your taste buds change along with your choices of music, clothes and it would appear colours.  This is the first time that I have used Bravo Burgandy since I started doing Stampin' Up! 4 1/2 years ago!  My ink pad was difficult to open because it had never been used!  How does that happen - honestly though, I really didn't like the colour but wanted to challenge myself.  Half way through the card I was actually converted, so you may see a bit more Bravo Burgandy in the future.

Cardstock:  Bravo Burgandy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgandy
Stamps:  Creative Elements
Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Fancy Flower Punch, Antique Brads, Scallop Square Die, Rich Regals DSP Pattern Paper Pack

Calypso Coral Blossoms

We made this card this week so I am now up to date with my postings, YEAH!!!!!  I know it doesn't happen very often.  This is called a double Z fold card and is so easy to do and makes a nice change from a standard fold card.  They are also great for using up left over pieces of patterned papers.

Card:  Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
Ink: Calypso Coral
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch
Accessories:  In Colour DSP, Blossom Punch,2 1/2" Circle Punch, Satin Ribbon, Pearls

Label Collection Die

Now this card really didn't photgraph well as it looks so much prettier in real life.  I took heaps of photos and just couldn't get a better shot so sorry for that.

We used the Labels Collections Dies to cut the card base to create a card with a difference.

Stamps:  Fabulours Florets, Curly Cute
Ink:  Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Pearls

Gift Purse

These gorgeous little purses are great for a little gift to say thank you to someone.  They will hold two little chocolates or a small gift and with a little matching gift card anyone would be thrilled to get one.  The purse is very easy to make and this one was made with a piece of patterned paper 6 x 6 inches.  The gift card is 2.5 x 2.5 inches.

Cardstock:  Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black
Stamps:  Creative Elements, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Papers:  Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack - 2010-2012 In Colours
Accessories:  Round Tab Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Pearls

Mixed Bunch Blossom

There are so many goodies in the Winter Mini and this card incorporates 3 of them.  I think I was on a bit of a baby blue theme but I just love the softness of the colours together.

Card Stock:  Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Bashful Blue
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Tea Shoppe
Accessories:  BigShot, Edgelits Dies, Adorning Accents Embossing Folders, Blossom Punch, Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Distressing Tool

Beau Chateau Floral

This is a card that we did a few weeks ago but I didn't get a good photo of it when I initially took them.  The papers are out of the Beau Chateau DSP pack.  I love all the blue patterned papers in this collection - they are so soft and feminine.  I didn't take photos but the front panel with the flower lifts up and there is a birthday message underneath.

Card Stock:  Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Papers: Beau Chateau
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Blossom Punch, Jewellry Tag Punch,  Elegent Lines Embossing Folder, Neutrals Buttons, Taffeta Ribbon, Hemp Twine

Monday, June 11, 2012

Stamp Camp

There are still a few places left for Stamp Camp, so if you have been thinking about it, don't wait any longer. Book in!!!!!

I can't believe what I am doing but I am so excited that I am!  Last year I went to my very first EVER stamp camp!!!  Can you believe that!  It was sooooo much fun that I have put my hand up to organise my own this year.  I can't wait for it to happen mostly because I can't sleep wondering what exciting things are we going to do.

If you would like to come along, I would love to see you there.  The details are:

August 17 - 19, 2012
Merroo Christian Centre
Kurrajong Heights

Cost:  $250

Six instructed classes (materials provided)
Shoebox Surprises (materials provided)
Two competitions (optional)
Free time to complete any UFO’s
Twin bed accommodation with private ensuite
All meals from supper Friday night to lunch Sunday
FUN FUN and more FUN
Lucky Door Prizes

There are a few spaces left so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.  It will be a great weekend spent with lots of other crazy crafters.

Happiness Shared - with Milie

This was a card we did last week.  If you look carefully at the top left hand corner you can see that it was also one of my dog Millies favourites.  This was actually one of the ladies cards that she had finished and put into her bag.  Unfortunately, Millie who likes to take part in my classes thought it was dedicated to her and hepled herself to it.  Of course I had to swap it over for my sample and rather than remake it and not have a story to tell, I kept the evidence. Lucky she is so cute!!!! There is a lot that doesn't show up in this photo.  We stamped on Glossy White cardstock and embossed the flower images with white embossing powder.

Stamps:  Happiness Shared, EnFrancais, Creative Elements
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzaz, Early Esspresso, Glossy White
Ink: Early Esspresso, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzaz, Versamark
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Antique Brads, Victoria Crochet Trim Ribbon, sponges

Field Flowers

I love, love, love this set.  It is just so pretty and delicate.  This was one of my favourite cards I have made in awhile and the First Print Limited Edition DSP is a must have for everyone!

Stamps:  Field Flowers, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzaz, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzaz
Accessories:  Pear Pizzaz Seam Binding Ribbon, DEcorative Label Punch Stamp-a-ma-jig

Faux Silk Elements of Style

Oh my goodness, photography lessons and a new camera would be wonderful!  We revisited the Faux Silk technique for this card.  It hasn't photographed well but it is an effective technique.

Stamps:  Elements Of Style, Creative Elements, Tiny Tags
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Esspresso, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Jewelry Tag Punch, Pearls, Tissue Paper

Apothecary Art For You

I really don't understand why this stamp set has been named what it is but it is a great set for those who love to colour but looks just as striking as one colour or embossed. 

Stamps:  Apothecary Art
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Dies, Pearls, Polka Dot embossing folder, black striped grosgrain ribbon

Tea Shoppe Thanks

Tea Shoppe grabbed my attention when I saw the Autumn/Winter Catalogue and one of my favourite colour combos is red, black and white as it is always really striking . I am a huge fan of dies also as they make my work so much easier and the Labels Collection are wonderful.

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Stamps:  Tea Shoppe
Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits Die, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder(hearts), Modern Label punch

Lovely As A Tree Duo

It has been a while since I posted so I am going to try and catch up on the past few weeks of class projects, they just won't be in order.  A great staple stamp set for male cards is Lovely As A Tree and these two cards were designed to be kept simple.

This first one used:

Card Stock: Confetti White, Old Olive, Early Esspresso
Ink:  Old Olive, Early Esspresso
Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree, Curly Cute
Accessories: Mini Library Clips, Dimensionals

This one didn't photograph as well as I thought when I was editing my photos and I deleted all the others I took so sorry about that.  It is difficult to see but there is some "blue sky" behind the tree that was done using a clear block as the stamp.  We simply inked up the surface of the block and stamped it onto the cardstock.  This technique makes a great subtle background for any image.

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Confetti White, Early Esspresso
Ink: Old Olive, Early Esspresso and Bashful Blue
Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Apothecary Art

My first impression of this set was fatastic for water colouring but it is so much more than that.  It looks great in a single colour and embossed.  So for all of you who are not a huge fan of water colouring, take another look at this one as it is actually very versatile.  It is made to fit with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies perfectly and can make a statement all on its own or as part of a masterpiece.

We used the Framelits to create a "Frame" for the image.  This is so simple to do.  When cutting your Framelit, choose 2 sizes and lay one inside the other evenly spaced and run it through your Bigshot.  We then ran the frame through an embossing folder to add some texture.  This really was a quick and simple card but noone would ever know, they would think you spent ages making it.

Stamps:       Apothecary Art, Just Believe
Card Stock:    Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink:     Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake
Access:   Big Shot, Polka Dot EF, Finial Press EF, Labels Collection Framelits

Bordering On A Little Romance

When the new Autumn/Winter Mini came out, I couldn't wait to put my order in.  The biggest problem I had was what to get straight away and what to wait for - I'm not the most patient person!

I jusst had to get the very gorgeous Bordering On Romance set.  Of course if you get that you have to have the new Edgelets Dies and matching Embossing folders - of course - right!!!  This was a great opportunity to do some water colouring which we haven't done for some time.

Stamps:                    Bordering on Romance
Cardstock:                Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Water Colour Paper
Ink:                           Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red
Access:                     Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelets Dies, Adorning Accents Embossing
                                  Folders, Pearls, Aqua Pens

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Honoured with an Award

The lovely and ever so talented Kerry Bunting kindly nominated my me for this award.  I was blown away to receive this and want to thank her for thinking of me.  The conditions of this award are as follows:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who nominated you for the award.
2. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
3. Copy and paste the award to your blog.
4. Presnt the award to 5 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
5. Let them know they have been nominated by leaving a comment on their blog

Five other bloggers that I love to visit and find inspiring are:
2. Pam

Phew, my duties are done.  I hope you enjoy visiting all these talented ladies sites and find something to inspire your own wonderful creations.  Happy stamping!!!!!!

Style Beautiful Birthday

Another of my favourite sets (I have soooo many) is the Style Beautiful set.  It is great for backgrounds or as a centre piece for a card.  This card uses just a little of one of the images showing that you don't need to use an entire stamp to create a masterpiece. The words are from A Word for you minus the - cherry on top.  We learnt a nifty little trick for blocking out part of a stamp set to just ink up the part you want.  What you can't see in this photo is the Vanilla background has been lightly stamped with the French Filigree background stamp to break up the stark look of plain card.

Stamps:  A Word For You, Style Beautiful, French Filigree
Card:      Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink:        Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Access:  Postage Stamp Punch, 1" square punch (Summer Mini)

Happy I Do Day

We haven't done a wedding card for a long time and as the Iridescent Ice embossing powder from the Summer Mini was about to finish, I couldn't resist. I just love the fine detail stamp from the Creative Elements set for any formal cards.  It is difficult to see in the photo, but I used silver embossing powder on the back layer and iridescent ice on the from layer and then the words are done with the black embossing powder.

Stamp Sets:  Creative Elements, Word Play
Card stock:  Basic Black, Silver
Ink:  Versamark
Access:  Silver, Iridescent Ice and Black embossing powders, gemstones, Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die

Friday, March 30, 2012

My Friend

I had a request to use the My Friend set and this is what I put together for class.  It is such a gorgeous set and I have had it for awhile but sadly this is the first time I have used it.  It is difficult to see in this photo but we highlighted the flowers with Crystal Effects to give them a glossy look.

Stamps:              My Friend
Cardstock:          Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Ink:                     Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant
Access:               First Edition DSP, Elegant Lines Emboss Folder, Big Shot, Crystal Effects,

The Open Sea

With the Summer Mini about to end I wanted to do another card using The Open Sea.  This is such a great stamp set for the ever so difficult male card and fingers crossed it gets taken into the next Catalogue as it is a favourite of mine.  We also made a little gift tag to go with the card.  I am sorry about the photo quality, photography really isn't my thing.

Stamps:        The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink:               Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy
Cardstock:    Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Papers:          Well Worn DSP
Access:         Two Tag Big Shot Die, Jewellry Tag Punch, Decorative Tag and Modern Label Punch, 
                      2 1/2" circle punch, Antique Brads, Hemp Twine

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Saved from the Ooops pile

This card was put together out of a few pieces I had started for other projects and for whatever reason wasn't happy with.  I was packing up and thought perhaps I could put some of the bits to use and this is the outcome.

Stamps:       French Foliage, En Francais, Summer Solstice
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink:             Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Access:       Pearls, Basic Black Stripped Grosgrain ribbon  

Sending Sympathy

This is the second Sympathy card we have done this term.  Sadly they are something that we need to have but don't like to think about.  I am hoping that this sits in my collection gathering dust for some time.  We used markers to colour the stamp.

Stamps:            Just Believe, Petite Pairs
Cardstock:       Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla
Ink:                   Certainly Celery, Wisteria Wonder
Acces:               Polka Dot EF, Clear Circle Bigshot Die, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punch

Vintage Artistic Etchings

I was in a bit of a vintage mood when I put this card together.  The Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (EF) is definately one of my favourite folders.  We inked this one to add to the vintage feel.

Stamps:      Artistic Etchings, Established Elegance
Cardstock:  Early Esspresso, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Ink:             Early Esspresso, Rich Razzleberry
Access:       Two Tags Die, Antique Brads, Designer Frames EF, Pearls, Chantilly Lace Ribbon

An Early St Patricks Day Card

This card wasn't designed with St Patricks Day in mind but as I was posting it, I thought it would have been very appropriate being all green!  This was a very simple card and it could be adapted to just about any stamp.

Stamps:             Fifth Avenue Floral, A Word For You
Cardstock:         Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Ink:                    Lucky Limeade
Access:              Champagne Shimmer Mist, Pearls, SAB Lucky Limeade ribbon, Aqua Painter

Sweet Treat Cups

There are so many uses for the Sweet Treat Cups and I haven't done anything with them for quite some time.  This card was designed for a childrens birthday card.  Children of any age like something interactive and who can resist a shaker card.

Stamps:          A Little Treat, Pennant Parade
Cardstock:      Real Red, Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink:                 Real Red, Pacific Point
Punches:         1 3/4", 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and 1" circle punches
Access:           Sweet Treat Cups, In Colour DSP pack, non SU glitter

Friday, February 24, 2012

Week 3 Classes

Now this is a little more promising.  I had my last class for the week today and here I am posting!  It can be done but I won't get too cocky as next week is another week!

The first card is a sympathy card.  Over the past few weeks I have had 2 funerals to attend and the last thing I wanted to do was make a card for them.  It was hard enough buying one so I thought the best thing to do is be prepared.  I am planning on doing another sympathy card soon so that we can all have them at hand and don't need to put too much thought to them when we do need them.

Card Stock:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baja Breeze
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Petite Pairs
Access: Big Shot, Polka Dot EF, Top Note die, Designer Frames EF, Dimensionals

This is one of my personal favourite cards I have made for some time. I really like the vintage look and Established Elegance is a great stamp set for that look.  The Vintage Wallpaper EF reminds me of my grandmothers ceilings so I always get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I use this folder.

Card stock:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Established Elegance
Access: Distressing tool, big shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Designer Frames EF, Dimesionals, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla 1/8" tafetta ribbon, Vintage brads

Week 2 Class Cards

Well I am a little late in posting these cards but at least I am getting to it now.  These are the cards we made in Week 2 this term. 

This first card was created using the Fabulous Florets stamp set from the Summer Mini.  Fingers crossed that this set goes through to the next main catalogue as I just love it.  Don't run the risk though, if you love it also make sure you get it before March 31st when the mini finishes.

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Petite Pairs
Ink: Concord Crush, Old Olive
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Access:  DSP Pattern Pack, Circle Cutter, 2 1/2" circle punch, dimensionals

You may recognise this card from last year.  I made it for my son when he got his P Plates.  I had several requests to make it and finally got around to it.  Unfortunately there are a few retired items used to create this card but I didn't have time to remake it so we ran with the original equipment.  The car is created using The wide and large oval punches, modern label and word window punches and a few of the circle punches.  It is a little fidly to put together but worth it in the end.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sale - a - bration Creations

Well I hope this is the first of more frequent postings on my blog.  I got very slack at the end of last year and didn't post for what seemed like Forever!

This was my first week back and we have Sale-a-bration (SAB) happening and Valentines Day coming up so these cards were designed to take care of both.

One of the lovely SAB sets - Outlined Occassions - was just perfect for this simple Valentines card.  I kept this one fairly simple as most men don't like a lot of fuss.

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Outlined Occassions
Ink:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Access:  Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, Postage Stamp & 1" square punches, heart to heart punch, Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, dimensionals

This years SAB promotion is extra special.  Not only can you get some great stamp sets for free but you can also choose patterned papers, brads and ribbons!  This card uses some of the gorgeous Everyday Enchanted Designer papers and the matching FreshVintage stamp set.

Cardstock:  Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake
Access: Scallop border, 1", 11/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, pearls

This was the first card I had made for 6 weeks and I had so much trouble getting my mojo happening.  Lucky for me there are so many talented ladies out there in blog land and I went surfing for inspiration.  I just love the Field Flowers stamp set and Alisa Tilsner made a gorgeous card using it so this was almost a direct CASE from her card.  Thanks for the inspiration Alisa.

Cardstock:  Concord Crush, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Field Flowers, French Foliage
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Crumb Cake
Access: 1 3/8" circle punch, Vanilla seam binding ribbon, bigshot, Final Press EF