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