Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just Add Ink #36

This week's challenge over at Just Add Ink is to create a papercraft project following this gorgeous sketch:


I had a go, using some of my new favourite new colours, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz:


My Big Shot got a big workout this afternoon! The butterfly's are from the Beautiful Wings die, the tag is from the Lots of Tags die and I have used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder to create some texture in the backround.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Thank You Kindly
Card/Paper:
Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, In-colour DSP pack
Ink: Concord Crush, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Concord Crush 1/2" stitched-poly ribbon, Beautiful Wings die, Lots of Tags die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Basic Pearls, sponge

Check out the other inspiring entry's at Just Add Ink!

Debbie

Monday, September 27, 2010

Christmas Box

I've been BUSY BUSY BUSY, creating things for the school gala coming up. (Well, I'm not complaining as it is stamping!)
This is another box that will hold some choccie or Russian fudge. Again, the instructions are from Amy Manhart over at Wunsaponatime. Click HERE to view the video on how to make them :-)
I have used the new Christmas designer paper called Holly Jolly Christmas, as well as the fantastic stamp set, Delightful Decorations.


Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations,
Card/Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Holly Jolly Christmass DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: XL Ornament punch, Scallop Edge punch, Basic Jewels, Acetate

Debbie


Friday, September 24, 2010

New Catalogue Launch

Thank you to all my wonderful ladies who came to my new catalogue launch and made it so enjoyable :-)
We made two make & takes using new products. Here is the first one using the Artistic Etchings stampset:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings
Card/Paper: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Early Expresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Early Expresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Mat Pack, pearl


And the second one using the cute Owl punch:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Hello Again
Card/paper: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Poppy Parade
Accessories: XL Owl punch, XL Bird punch, Dazzling Diamonds

Sarah made and decorated these yummy cupcakes using the Owl punch:

Aren't they cute! I hope these wee fellas don't take a nibble! :-)

And congratulations to Joy, Edna and Judy who won spot prizes this afternoon. Enjoy your prizes ladies!

Debbie

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Card Holder Tote

I've made quite a few of these as gifts for my hostesses at workshops. I have put a couple of matching notecards inside, but I'm sure some choccie would go down nicely :-)
I found the instructions for this tote on Chaiki Haversticks blog- "Stamping Pro."

Here is the tote:


And one of the notecards that go inside:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: For You Flower
Card/Paper: Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive
Accessories: XL Fancy Flower punch, Large Oval punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

Enjoy the weekend, I have my new catalogue launch tomorrow,

Debbie



Monday, September 20, 2010

Just Add Sympathy


This week's challenge over at Just Add Ink is "Just Add Sympathy." None of us like making sympathy cards, but unfortunately, they are necessary. It's nice to be able to give comfort to people at a time of loss.
I tried to make this card peaceful and gentle. I coloured in the butterfly's, from the All a Flutter stamp set using Rich Razzlebery and Pink Pirouette. In the backround I stamped the En Francais stamp using my new Crumb Cake ink that arrived last week. Yay! I love it!!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: All a Flutter, God's Blessings, En Francais
Card/Paper: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Corner Rounder punch, Blender Pen

Check out the other entry's, and have a go yourself!

Debbie

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Colour Throwdown #110

I saw this gorgeous colour challenge over at Colour Throwdown, and I just had to take part! Aren't these colours just lovely together:
If you look closely, you can see that I've stamped the image from Upsy Daisy twice, using Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry, to create a shadow effect.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy, En Francais
Card/Paper: Pink Piroutte, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray
Accessories: Basic Gray 1/4" tafetta ribbon

Head over to Colour Throwdown and check out all the other fabulous entry's!

Debbie

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Delightful Decorations Box

I have a school gala coming up, so I've made quite a few of these boxes up to sell. They are quick and easy and will be filled with yummy Russian fudge.
This new Pear Pizzazz ribbon is so easy to work with and goes really well with Crumb Cake (Kraft).

I got this idea from Amy Manhart. She has even got a video on how to make it. Her blog is called Wunsapona Time and has loads of gorgeous ideas.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations
Card/Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz 1/2" poly stitch ribbon, Corner Rounder punch, Hemp twine, Dazzling Diamonds

Debbie

Monday, September 13, 2010

Just Add Ink Colour Challenge!

This week's challenge over at Just Add Ink, is this gorgeous colour combination to work with:

I love it, so soft and beautiful. I wanted to use a new stamp set out of the new catalogue, so I used this set called Every Moment that we received for free at the Stampin' Up! regional training.

The photo doesn't do this card justice, there is actually Dazzling Diamonds in the flower bud, and the colours look a lot stronger IRL. :-)

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Every Moment
Card/Paper: Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Staz-on, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories: 1/4" Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, sponge, Dazzling Diamonds

Head over to Just Add Ink and check out the other amazing entry's!

Debbie

Saturday, September 11, 2010

In-Colour Notecards

Don't you just love the new In-colours? I can't decide which one I like the best, now that I've had a good play with them.
I've had a good stamping session today, which I always really enjoy (well, don't we all!!) I made these little notecards, featuring the For You Flower stamp (& XL Fancy Flower punch) These are a perfect way to show-case the In-colours.


And here is a close up. This one is Concord Crush:


Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: For You Flower
Card/Paper:
Left-->Right- Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush
Ink: Left-->Right- Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush
Accessories: XL Fancy Flower punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Dazzling Diamonds

Debbie

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September's Thank You Notes

These are September's thank you notes that Sarah makes for me to put in with each of my customer's orders. She's used the new stamp set called Artistic Etchings and the thank you stamp is from the useful, Thank You Kindly stamp set.


Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Thank You Kindly
Card/Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke
Accessories: 1" Circle punch

Debbie

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Father's Day Cards

It's Father's Day here in New Zealand so Sarah and I have been busy making these father's day cards. They are inspired by the very talented Bron Heslop. Visit her fabulous her blog HERE.
We have used the Father's Day stamp from occasional greetings stamp set and the gorgeous Medallion stamp, that we clear embossed on the Riding Hood Red card.



Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Occasional Greetings, Medallion
Card/Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Versa Mark
Accessories: 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgarin ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, clear embossing powder, sponges


Hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to dive into another week!

Debbie

Thursday, September 2, 2010

For You Flower Notecard

This little cutie was inspired by my fab upline, Anabel. I added another layer and came up with this:


I have used the For You Flower stamp and matching punch. It is one of the a' la carte stamps in the back of the new 2010/11 catalogue. These stamps are gorgeous and economical, perfect for beginner stampers!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: For You Flower
Card/Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: XL Fancy Flower punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Enjoy the weekend, it's a bit rainy here in Auckland- a perfect excuse for stamping!
Debbie