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Oct 21, 2010

Because I Care!


A great reason to hold a workshop... You can earn this lovely level one hostess set 'Because I Care', I really love it and this is my first project I made with it.

Oct 19, 2010

Merry Christmas!

   A couple more cards I made for my catalogue launch, and as Xmas is on its way heres a couple of card ideas, both using a bit of bling with Dazzling Diamonds, I used two  New stamp sets  Contempo Christmas and Dasher

Oct 18, 2010

Catalogue Launch Samples

                                                                                                                                                                   I've been missing in action again, actually our computer was so this is why I haven't been blogging but I have been Stamping, Ive had a Catalogue Launch which was very successful and heaps of fun! This is a couple of the cards I made for my samples board, Both using Big Shot embossing folders.


Artistic Etchings

Sep 20, 2010

Kimono Kids!

Kimono Kids

I was very lucky to be able to borrow this lovely set of a fellow demonstrator and friend of a friend, Susan Small, I've used the Chinese lantern technique as well as embossing. The colours I used are  Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.

Aug 31, 2010

DH Birthday!

It was my husbands birthday yesterday and heres a very quick card I put together Sunday night, I stuck to very plain and simple with a little bit of hardware for that masculine touch, I used Party This Way and BDay Party Rub Ons

Aug 26, 2010

Party This Way!

Ive been having a play with one of the new stamp sets "Party This Way" This is one of the sets I received at convention, I really like it and these cards came together nice and easy so I think I'll get a lot of use out of this set.

Aug 25, 2010

JAI#31

A last minute decision to enter this weeks challenge, I haven't done one for ages so heres my entry, I've seen different cards done with tiny punches and liked the look so as I have these punches I had a go.This challenge being a colour challenge and colours I like...Real Red, Kraft. Chocolate Chip

Aug 23, 2010

I'm Back

Ive finally had a chance to get back to some stamping, I've had a very busy stressful 6 weeks but its all behind me now and I can get back into what I love... Stamping!

I spent an afternoon stamping with Paula last week and cased this Animal Stories card which Paula had a picture of, I'm sorry but I'm not sure who the original was made by but thanks for the inspiration I love the layout.
The other card I made very quickly for a friends birthday today, I used one of my favorite sets Bloomin with Beauty which is retiring so I'm sure there will be something else in the new I B&C that I will like as much.

Jun 28, 2010

Pocket Card

I saw this tutorial on SCS (Beate Jones) and I've been wanting to have a play, so heres my Pocket Card design using Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black,Whisper White card stock and inks, Dreams du jour stamp set.

Jun 23, 2010

JAI22

This weeks colour challenge is using Rich Razzleberry  Kiwi Kiss  Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White, As I love the All A Flutter stamp I combined it with Eastern Influence stamp set for this weeks combo.  


Jun 14, 2010

Vintage Vogue Birthday Wish!

I needed a quick card for my sister-in-laws birthday today, After looking on SCS I liked this card ( I made a few changes) the card was made by Ruth M.
The flowers were rock & rolled, Branches were made using Two Step Bird punch.
I wanted to use Vintage Vogue as my sister-in-law loves vintage/antique things.
She Loved The Card!


Jun 9, 2010

Just Add Stitching JAI#20

JAI#20
For my JAI challenge this week  I thought I'd combine with this tea bag holder which I have made for my good friend Elaine who is off on her annual trip to the UK, I really love the All a Flutter stamp from the Autumn mini.

Jun 4, 2010

Square Scallop Punch

The Square Scallop punch is one of the punches available this week in the Weekly Deals, I thought I'd have a bit of a play and this it what I came up with, Not sure about the colour combo? I used one of my favorite stamp sets ' Blooming with Beauty'


Jun 1, 2010

JAI#19

 This is a very quick and simple entry, This weeks JAI challenge is a colour challenge... Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo and Taken with Teal.

Swaps from Convention

It was so neat to receive so many great swaps and great ideas, also really neat to put faces to names of  fellow bloggers esp the ones I follow, the top card was made by Andrea Buckland and the other is by Vicki Were, I'll be back with a couple more in a day or two.(excuse the not so good photography)... 
Also a reminder about Junes Weekly Deals!  Be in quick, you can contact me by phone or e-mail to place an order. 
This week’s deals:
Item
Page
Description
Regular Price
Sale Price
112081
152
Scallop Square punch
$35.95
$23.37
109183
153
Trio Flower punch
$35.95
$23.37
110711
153
Boho Blossoms punch
$35.95
$23.37
114889
n/a*
Scallop Oval punch
$35.95
$23.37

Deal #1: Tuesday, 1 June 2010 (ends 8 June)

May 25, 2010

Convention 2010- GREAT!!

I've just got back from my first Stampin'UP! Convention and what a great time I had, I met so many lovely ladies and fellow stampers.
We had to take swaps with us which is great as you get to come home with some lovely swaps and some great new ideas, anyway heres my swap which I made 85 of.

May 6, 2010

Sweet and Simple


  Sweet Pea's for a Special Aunt
 Every Mothers Day I send a card full of Love to an Aunt of mine,she lost her only daughter ( my close cousin/friend) to breast cancer . I saw Paula making these lovely flowers and thought of my Aunt,Thanks Paula for the tutorial which she got from Judy Marshall in Canada.

May 3, 2010

Sunshine Award

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lElJ6oSoLLQ/S90g6XwRBHI/AAAAAAAAAdg/gnfL1RsfCKQ/s1600/Sunshine-picture.jpg  What a nice Surprise I received today from my Stampin'UP buddy Paula, Thanks Heaps !!!

 Here are the 'rules' for the award.
1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award to other bloggers.
3.Link the nominees within your post.
4.Let them know they received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

Now for the tricky part of choosing !
I would like to nominate the following ladies who inspire, motivate and encourage me:

1. Sharlene Meyer
2. Julia Leece
3. Sharlene Torres
4. Tracy Old

Apr 21, 2010

Bloomin with Beauty for Mothers Day

       Mothers Day Swap   I was asked to do a Mothers Day Swap with Paula and Debi, I saw something similar a while ago while looking for inspiration on others bogs, sorry I cant remember the persons blog  and as I love Bloomin with Beauty so much I decided on this card.

Apr 20, 2010

Organic Grace

 Not sure what you would call the technique but its something I've had in mind for a while and I was quite pleased with the results. I've used Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card, along with contrasting ink, Soft Suede ribbon and of course Organic Grace Stamp Set.

Apr 9, 2010

Just Add Ink challenge #12

A Recessed Card for this weeks JAI challenge,  Stamp set is Vintage Vogue from the new mini and colours are Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla.

Apr 7, 2010

All a Flutter

 Ive been wanting to have a play with All a Flutter stamp so heres a 3d image of it I put together last night.I was quite pleased with my card, What do you think?

Apr 6, 2010

Echoes of Kindness and Vellum

Another project I did over Easter, I wanted to stamp on vellum for a different effect.
I used Echoes of Kindness along with DSP from Tall Tales,Soft Suede ribbon from new mini and a few buttons.
I thought I'd use this in OCC  '' Break Out the Buttons''   challenge

Apr 4, 2010

Faux Chinese Lantern / JAI #11

 Using 2 of the new colours in the Autumn mini, Rich Razzleberry and Soft suede and an idea I saw on SCS for Faux Chinese lantern effect I made this card. I used Embrace life stamp set to give an oriental look.
I thought I'd use this card for my JAI entry this week.

Mar 31, 2010

New Stampin'Up! products



Big Shot


There's a new big shot in town--the Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up! The Big Shot is a sturdy manual die cutting machine used to die cut materials for use on crafts, home décor projects, and even clothing--it's a big deal! You'll love what the Big Shot machine--a six-time winner of Creating Keepsakes Reader's Choice Award for best die cutting equipment and dies--can do for you.
Design your own custom pillow appliqués using the Scallop Circle Bigz die or make custom fabric flowers to embellish a quilt. From sewing to quilting to home décor, the Big Shot is the perfect tool for many types of crafting. The wide appeal to various types of crafters will help you expand your business in new circles. The Big Shot makes incorporating paper crafting into these customers' hobby an easy progression. Use our Stampin' Up! exclusive dies to create die cuts and stencils with our artwork and designs for all your craft needs.
Planning and preparing Make & Takes is fast and economical with the Big Shot machine. Cut out eight of the same chipboard letter or 20 scalloped pennants in just a few minutes. You'll be able to cut and score 3-D items in seconds, and the projects will be ready for your customers to enjoy. Or create embellishments for cards, scrapbook pages, or any other type of project by cutting multiple images at once.
                                                                         Clear- Mount Stamps feature nine different size clear blocks,stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean and stamps store easily in standard DVD-type case.

The New Punch Style is a low profile rectangular punch body that allows for easier stacking and storing, Punches lock shut for easier storage.

Mar 30, 2010

Project Tues

 I had to have a go at a flower pot card so heres my challenge for project Tues, Thanks to Sarah for the challenge and to Delys I just love the pansies.

Mar 29, 2010

Just Add Ink challenge #10

   I managed to get my challenge done this afternoon, my head wasn't really into it but here is a cute little bag which my friend Paula showed me, I have done something similar but a bit larger, I prefer the smaller size.
I used a kraft coloured bag and close to cocoa, cameo coral and blush blossom card stock and matching inks along with my new stamp set Vintage Vogue which I received today in a order full of new goodies to play with that are in the new Autumn-Winter mini and will be available from the 1st April.