Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Just Add Material

The week's challenge over at Just Add Ink is to "just add material" to a card or papercraft project, I decided to give it a go and made this card. It maybe the last time I use Pale Plum, as you can no longer buy it.
I really love the Vintage Vogue stamp set, it is so versatile. I am really pleased that it made it into the new catalogue. (I think us stampers would have started a riot if it didn't) LOL.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Vinatge Vogue
Card/Paper: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, Pretties Kit, Build-a-Brad, sponge

Check out the other fantastic submissions and have a go yourself!


September Promotion

Stampin' Up! has an amazing promotion this month. If you sign up as a demonstrator, you will receive a new In-colour bundle FREE! This includes cardstock, ink pads and markers. This In-colour kit is worth $100.90, yours, for free! This is a fantastic offer on top of the great value starter kit, the kit can be viewed on page 8 in the 2010/11 catalogue.


A Great Day for all Stampers!

The new 2010/11 Stampin' Up! catalogue is finally here! It's full of gorgeous products and fabulous ideas that will keep you busy for the whole year!
View it online HERE, or contact me to order one for $10.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gift for my Hostess

Today I held a workshop and I made this little gift for my hostess.....but unfortunately I forgot to take it along (sorry Audrey! I'll give it you ASAP!)
It's very similar to the one that I made for another hostess HERE. I made two cards to go inside, (with envelopes) but I can't show you the cards, because the camera wasn't doing it's job! :(

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Asian Artistry, A
ll a Flutter
Card/Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, tea Party DSP
Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray
1/4" Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Regal Rose & Certainly Celery markers


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fifth Avenue Watercolouring

This is one of the cards that we made at my watercolouring technique class a couple of weeks ago. It is an effective watercolouring technique using embossing and your re-inkers. The very talented Alisa Tilsner had an article and insructions in a papercraft magazine. This technique is so simple but very effective. I definitely recommend having a go at this.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Occasional Greetings
Card/Paper: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Watercolour paper, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss Patterns DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Versa Mark, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink re-inkers
Accessories: Silver brads, Aqua Painter, sponge, White embossing powder


Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Catalogue Sneek Peek!

Hi, I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. We are just having a relaxing one :-)

This was my swap for the Auckland Regional Training day. The stamp set is in the new catalogue called Printed Petals. The new catalogue will be available for purchase from the 1st of September.

I have made a mini flower pot for the card using Kraft card (soon to be called Crumb Cake.) And I have layered it onto a Top Note and then onto a card.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Printed Petals, Heard from the Heart
Card/Paper: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 3/4" Circle punch, Corner Rounder punch, Top Note die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, sponges, Dazzling Diamonds


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Helping Hudson Colour Challenge #9

This weeks colour challenge for the Helping Hudson Appeal is to choose a colour and neutral (you can use as many shades of that colour as you wish) and use them on your papercraft project!
I used Perfect Plum and Pale Plum. Sadly, Pale Plum is retiring and won't be available for purchase after the end of August :(
On the main panel, I've stamped the rose from Fifth Avenue Floral on Whisper White card in Pale Plum ink. Then I stamped the words from Occasional Greetings over the rose in Perfect Plum ink. I then layered it up to a piece of Pale Plum and distressed piece of Perfect Plum, then attached it to the card. Easy!!
Go and visit the Helping Hudson website and check out all the other fabulous entry's and have a go yourself! It's for a very good cause.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, En Francais, Occasional Greetings
Card/Paper: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Accessories: Mat Pack, sponge


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Few Cards

Hi there, life is a bit busy at the moment, but I thought I'd share a few cards with you all.

The dress on this first one is made by cutting into the Scallop Circle die:
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations
Card/Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Vellum, Candy Lane DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Riding Hood Red 1/4" taffeta ribbon, clear rhinestone brads, Scalloped Circle die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Here I've used the Sweet Stems stamp set and Tea Party designer paper:Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:
Sweet Stems, Thank You Kindly
Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Basic Black
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgraion ribbon

This last one was a CASE, sorry I can't give full credit because I can't remember where I found it. Well anyway, it is a purse using the Top Note die:Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Best Yet
Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Kraft, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry 1/2" grosgrain ribbon, Top Note die, Build-a-Brad, 1/2" Circle punch

Which one is your favourite? I think mine is the dress one. Better get going, I have a watercolouring class on tonight.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

August's Thank You Notes

Hi, this is Sarah posting. These are August's thank you notes that I made for mum to put in each of her orders. I have used Vintage Vogue and the Thank You Kindly stamp sets which we have found very useful. These are the colours that I've used: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Riding Hood Red, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive.Watch out for next month's!
Sarah :-)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friendly Words in Cracked Glass

This is a simple card using the Friendly Words wheel and cracked glass technique. It's a really good template to make use of your wheels.And here's a close up of the cracked glass panel:Supplies Used:
Card/Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Versa Mark
Accessories: Friendly Words wheel, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, clear embossing powder

Hope your enjoying the weekend!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Elegant Kindness

I believe this is called a "gate fold card." Simply a piece of A5 cardstock, just folded so that the 2 sides meet in the middle.
The softness of both colours- Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery, the pearls and the En Francais stamp, give a graceful and elegant feel. Do you agree?

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Echoes of Kindness, Heard from the Heart, En Francais
Card/Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue
Accessories: Bashful Blue marker, Certainly Celery marker, 1/4" Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Mat Pack, Pretties Kit, Dazzling Diamonds


Last Chance List

With the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue just around the corner, it’s time to bid a fond farewell to several of our favourite stamps and accessories in order to make room for exciting new products. Items on the retired list--now called the Last Chance List-- last from August 1st- 31st and are only available while supplies last. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Plus, in a rare promotion, select retiring products are up to 50 percent off! Don’t miss this last chance to get them.

Click HERE to download the list or email me for a copy.