Monday, 22 December 2008

In The Spotlight

A case from the front cover of the new Sale-A-Bration catalogue -SAB starts 1 January 2009. I used "In the Spotlight" stamp set instead of "Polka Dot Punches". Colours are Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Real Red & Very Vanilla.

Saturday, 20 December 2008


I ran out of white envelopes -lol, I thought I was organised as I started making Christmas cards in August, these are the ones I made multiples of & I sent out quite a few 1 offs as well.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Carousel Bag-A-Lope & lovenotes holder

This was the first thing I made when I got these versatile Carousel notes last month.
I still have other things to try, but for now I want to show you these. If you havn't tried the Bag-A-Lope & need instructions pop me an email. I adjusted the scoring & cutting to minimal & Wheeled "Lot's of Dot's" all over the Carousel envelope in White Craft ink. The scallop Carousel note topper is scored on both sides of the centre scallops & adhered it to the back quite high to hold standard cards & envelopes. The loves notes holder is scored at 1 1/4" on 2 sides & 1 3/4" at the bottom & simply folded at these score lines & held together with a belly-band, tie your belly-band around it once you have your lovenotes created & inside, this one holds 3, but only 1 is in it for the pic.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Blog Award

I am delighted to recieve this Blog Award -Thankyou Debbie, since you first left a comment on my blog I have also enjoyed your blog & have been inspired by your beautiful creations! I have to say & apologize as I was also nominated a while back & was also tagged by Carol and to was not familiar on blogging tagging or awards, a belated thankyou Carol.

Yes this is the hard part -to nominate who to recieve this award, the following blogs I find very inspirational & informative;

Alana - great ideas & colourful! -makes me step outside my conservative square of colour combo's.

Angela - my wonderful upline!

Claire -Amazing scrapbooker as well!

Jayne - Simplicity with a wow!

Teneale -exquisite!

Since I'm here posting, I will leave you with these gorgeous "Fabulous Flowers" Angels I made on the weekend that hang beautifully in our tree. I first saw this on Alana's blog & again today on Jayne's, click here for instructions & to visit the talented creator. I added a pretties flower on the Pixie Pink one & both have a crystal bead for the Halo's.

Ocean Commotion cards

A little detailed & my favourite (so far) Ocean Commotion card with embossing, a faux metal flower from Eastern Bloom sprinkled with Chunky Glitter & 1/2 Pearl framed by Styled Silver Hodgepodge & White Tafetta Ribbon, the fish in addition to being white embossed on Pumkin Pie CS have been coloured with a Not Quite Navy marker, the bubbles are drops off Crystal Effects. Blue Bayou CS for the card & the embossed layer is Actually White CS brayered in Soft Sky, not necessary for this look, but I was practising my Brayering emboss resist.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Say it with Scallops & Bali Breeze

How quick it is to create these colourful 3x3 cards! The design possibilities are endless.
"Say it with Scallops" stamp set, 1/2", 1 1/2", 1 3/4" & Scallop circle & small Star punches.
Bali Breeze DS Papers. Taken with teal, Old Olive, Rose Red, Apricot Appeal & Whisper White CS, Old Olive & Rose Red inks. Apricot Appeal Grosgrain & the new 1" Rose Red stitched Ribbon. Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive & White Gel Pen.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Tying up Christmas

Tie up your Christmas shopping for family, friends, and yourself with great discounts on Christmas stamp sets and accessories from Stampin' Up!
From 1-31 December, spend $20 on any Stampin' Up! merchandise and qualify for 20% off select stamp sets and accessories.

Festive Favourites stamp set was $45.95 now only $36.76

Crazy For Christmas stamp set was $39.95 now only $31.96

Snow Flurries stamp set $20.95 now only $16.76

Tag Time stamp set $53.95 now only $43.16

Many Merry Messages stamp set $64.95 now only $51.96

12″x12″ Days-to-Remember Calendar was $20.95 now only $16.76

6″x6″ Days-to-Remember Calendar was $18.95 now only $15.16

Winter Bright Simply Scrappin’ was $36.95 now only $29.56

Three for You Punch Box was $85.95 now only $68.76

Very Vanilla 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon was $14.95 now only $11.96

Certainly Celery 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon was $14.95 now only $11.96

White Square Aluminium Metal Edge tags was $7.50 now only $6.00

click for more details on the Stampin' Up! website here

Single Marker offer extended

Single Marker Special Offer extended
From 10 November - 14 December, purchase single Stampin’ Write markers for only $4.95. Stampin’ Up!’s versatile, dual-tip markers have never been offered singly before, so be sure to take advantage of this special, limited-time offer. Click here for colours & item codes

Monday, 1 December 2008

Ocean Commotion with Lot's of Dots

"Lot's of Dots" is the new jumbo wheel from the summer mini as is "Ocean Commotion" (designed for AUS & NZ). I embossed the wheel again!
-here it is white embossed. Colours are Going Grey, Basic Grey & Pumkin Pie. I silver embossed the rim of the 1 3/8" Basic Grey circle with silver (I rolled the edge in versa & then rolled again in silver & heated), thankyou is from "Occasional Greetings" & is also silver embossed & framed with Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. The "Ocean Commotion " images are stamped onto Whisper White inked with Pumkin Pie, punched out with the 1 1/4" circle punch & adhered with Dimensionals.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Eastern Blooms faux metal

Taken with Teal is getting quite a workout!
I love this set & have faux metalled & embossed every flower from it! I particularly love the way this card turned out. I Silver embossed "Lots of Dots" wheel on Whisper White cs. Mr & Mrs is from "Occasional Greetings" stamp set, I also used Styled Silver Hodgepodge (glad this is available again in the Summer mini), some White Taffeta ribbon & a teal Brad. The card size is 6"x3" folded.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Say it with Scallops lovenotes

These cute & easy 3x3 cards are one of the make-n-takes from my open home Summer mini catalogue launch.

"Say it with Scallops" stamp set (the little butterfly on the Old Olive card is from "Live Your Dream").
Scallop Square Punch, White Gel Pen, paper piercer, Mat pack, Dimensionals & Snail Adhesive.
Bali Breeze DS Papers & Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon.
Taken with Teal, Old Olive & Apricot Appeal CS & inks.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Eastern Blooms bleached & prettied

Well I can't wait another week so I have decided to share at least 1 card from the Summer mini with you all.
I have chosen "Eastern Blooms" Bleached & Prettied! I coloured the pretties flowers with ink & an aquapainter -I find this to be the easiest way as you can control the depth/shade of colour with the water.
Colours are Taken with Teal, Apricot Appeal & Old Olive. I used markers for multicolouring the main image. I only had the thick bleach, (regular household bleach works better) so the Taken with Teal cardstock just went a couple of shade lighter, normally it bleaches more like Apricot Appeal, but I love this look anyway. I adhered 2 little 1/2 pearls with glue dots to the centre of the pretties flowers & used Old Olive 5/8" ribbon to balance the colours & 'cause I like it!
My husband has me thinking twice about using ribbon, he says I use it too much!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

So Swirly Stars

Here's another card reverse masked. I used both Star punches for my template (punched out onto copy paper) I sponged with Bashful Blue & Wheeled "So Swirly" in Ballet Blue & dazzled a little with 2 way Glue & glitter, all while the mask was in place. When I removed the mask I stamped very merry from "Short & Sweet" inked in Ballet Blue & used the fine point of my Ballet Blue marker to draw the string & bows. The edges of the Whisper White are sponged in Ballet Blue & thats adhered with snail onto a Bashful Blue card.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Season Of Joy SSC card

Another card with "Season of Joy" stamp set & 1 ink pad!

Season of Joy stamp set.
Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava & Whisper White Cardstock.
Wild Wasabi Cassic Stampin pad.
Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon, Crimper, paper piercer & Mat Pack.
2 way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals & Snail Adhesive.

I stamped the swirl & the little flower inked in Wild Wasabi randomly all over the Wild Wasabi card front. I crimped the Groovy Guava cardstock & tied a knot with Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon around the the botton -I find dimensionals work better adhering crimped cardstock. I stamped the tree on Whisper White cardstock & paper pierced along the edge. I added some sparkle to the card with a glue pen & Dazzling Diamonds.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Season of Joy reverse masked

Use your stamps & Wheels to reverse mask some Christmas baubles, here I used the tab punch (punched twice) to make a big circle mask on some copy paper, I sponged the circle in Elegant Eggplant onto Whisper White CS & stamped "Season of Joy" over the circle with the mask still in place, I added a little bling with some glitter & a Rhinestone Brad, it's a little hard to see but I glittered all around the white cs, this frames it so well. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch 2 holes next to each other so that I could tie a faux bow with Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon at the top of the bauble, I also threaded a piece of Silver cord through that as well, the sentiment is inked in Basic Gey -the colour of the card.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Baroque Motifis Christmas card

This was another card we made at my Christmas SAS. An easy elegant Christmas card with "Baroque Motifs" & "Occasional Greetings", colours are Old Olive & Ruby red, I used the markers for the two tone sentiment. I also used the scallop punch, sponge daubers & a ruby red brad adhered with dimensionals.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Season of Joy faux baubles

I have a few Christmas card ideas to share, so apologies to subscribers in advance if you are overwhelmed with updates.
I really like the colours & the faux metal on this one. It took me a while to get "Season Of Joy" & now that I have it for my own I'm so glad I did get it before it goes. I do think it'll be back in the 2009-2010 Catalogue though -woow now that # seems a little pre-mature!
Colours are Basic Grey, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White. I love Faux metal, & with some punches I find you will always be creative. Punches are 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle, I should have also used the 1" now that I look at the pic, never the less, in real life this card is very striking. I couldn't resist using a new product from the summer mini & I'm loving it, A little clue -it's a punch!
I'm off to draw the winner of my "In the Spotlight" giveaway & I'll be back soon to show another card with more sneak peaks of the summer mini.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Time Well Spent card

The time I spend on stamping is always "Time Well Spent". A nice & easy card with a faux metal tag. Colours are Soft Sky, Blue Bayou & Groovy Guava. I love the softness of this card.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Bloomin' with Beauty

I recieved this card from Lou (loves watercolouring) in the mail last week & had to share -it does bloom with beauty & the colours perfectly match my dining room & vase, you can actually see in the pic the colour of the kitchen, it's kinda inbetween turquoise & Blue Bayou, not sure that I'm use to it quite yet though -an unusual colour for a kitchen.
For the card Lou stamped the background with the textured image from "Oh So Lovely" on Blue Bayou inked in the same, the Mellow Moss piece has the definition image as the background from "Bloomin' with Beauty" available in the current Spring mini catalogue -sadly retiring in a couple of weeks -haven't those 3 months gone fast! The medium used for the beautiful watercolouring is inks -also used to sponge the edges, she also added a hodgepodge clip tied with a little Taffetta ribbon. I can see a case happening with this one!

Monday, 10 November 2008

20% off Rub-Ons Promotion

Rub-Ons are versatile & easy to apply, so why not try some or stock up this month @ 20% off, they are fantastic for scrapbooking & they also look great on cards, off the page projects, glass, ceramics & much more.
Spend $20 on regular catalogue merchandise and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons at 20% off! Once you spend $20, you may purchase as many packs as you like! Only $15.96 per pack (regularly $19.95).
There are 2 sheets in every pack -one black and one white.

Page Description or click HERE to view online
141 Urban West
141 Cherished Memories
141 Anchored
* 6 Eastern Elegance
*11 A Perfect Day

* available in the current Spring mini catalogue which retires 30th November 2008 when the Rub- Ons offer also ends.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Frog punch art book mark

I made this frog yesterday in Green Galore, showed it to my husband & he said "make it into a bookmark", -what a great idea! so I got the wide red Grosgrain ribbon & folded in 1/2, I punched an extra 1 3/8" circle to staple the ribbon in between 2 circles close to the top, Mr Frogs head covers the staple at the front & you can punch a 1 1/4" circle to hide it on the back. Separate the ribbon & the page goes in between so it's like a clip, the head sits on top & off the the page.
Punches for the frog are; 1 3/8", 1/2" & 1/4" circle, large & small Oval & a flower from Spring Flower Bouquet for the feet.
How cute is the scallop lamb, I made it at Cass's house last week, along with the turtle. I have made a little lamb before with the 5 Petal flower punch cut -(3 petals for the head & ears & 2 petals for the legs) but I do prefer this one using the large oval for the head & 3/4" circle cut in half for the ears, the legs are the word window cut in half, I just adore the little Boho Blossom flower punched for the woolly fringe with the gingham ribbon bow- these make a super cute embellishment for a baby card or scrapbook layout.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Class card

This is one of three cards I designed for my Christmas SAS class I had yesterday, & one that I will make a few more of for Christmas. I love the colour combo Sahara Sand, Soft Sky & Purely Pomegranate, I used 3 different stamp sets, "Many Merry Messages", "Merry Merry" & "Snow Flurries" I used the ½” & 1” circle Punches, Spring Silhouettes DS Paper & some purely Pomegranite & Soft Sky stitched ribbon.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

being single never looked so good!

Single Marker Special Offer

From 10-30 November, purchase single Stampin’ Write markers for only $4.95. Stampin’ Up!’s versatile, dual-tip markers have never been offered singly before, so be sure to take advantage of this special, limited-time offer.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

The Snowflake Spot

Just a quick card I made, while I had "The Snowflake Spot" set out, the greeting is from "Many Merry Messages", the colours are Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou (textured), Whisper White & a touch of Soft Sky, I added some Red Grosgrain ribbon (1.6cm) & a red Bold Bright Brad, the snowflakes are embossed with Versa mark & White powder.
I'm off to finish prepping for a class of 29 & a workshop of 14, so today I will enjoy seeing 57 cards created!

Monday, 27 October 2008

The Snowflake Spot

This card was inspired by a few cards, 1 in particular thanks Cass! The layout is simple -base card in Whisper White background stamped, I used "The Snowflake Spot" -images randomly stamped in Soft Sky & Blue Bayou inks, I then layered with Vellum which is adhered just up the top with Snail adhesive, I used my Two Way Glue & Dazzling Diamonds to highlight on the Vellum, how did I do the icicles? -with Crystal effects & Dazzling Diamonds of course! I got a piece of baking paper & placed the Textured Soft Sky torn piece on it & drew nice & thick a line that followed the torn edge & then dragged down onto the baking paper to form the icicles, I then sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds, once dry (2-3hrs) I carefully peeled the Textured Soft Sky strip away from the baking paper & adhered it with Crystal Effects onto the card. This card looks stunning in real life. Oh the Silver Cord is retired but with a bit of luck we may see it back? Joy is silver embossed.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Wow! When I got this invite in the mail I looked at it for ages & admired all the work that went into it.
Sue is a wonderful & talented fellow stamper & it shows!

Sue chose colours of papers & inks that co-ordinate with Outlaw DS papers, the cowboy is a stamp is from stampworld -Sue was stamping long before Stampin' Up! was in Oz & has the most amazing collection which now includes alot of SU!
SU sets used are "Please Come", "Starstruck" & "Bronco" wheel, she also used the small Star & cnr rounder punch's. I'm sure all who recieve this invite will be amazed.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Ribbon Flower & rub-ons card

I have been meaning to try these ribbon flowers for some time now, you can see how on this video tutorial here -real simple & super cute!
For this card I used textured Soft Sky cs & Blue Bayou with a scalloped edge (used the cnr rounder with guard off) the sentiment is a rub on which goes on ribbon beautifully.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

5th Birthday card

A little wheelin' with "Daisy Dash" (I used the white gel pen to highlight the centres of the flowers) & "Big Bold Birthday"
colours are Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron & Whisper White. I could have masked the cake top & stamped my candles behind but I decided to cut them out & adhere instead, they are topped with glue & glitter as is the edge of the frosting, I cut the little flower out after stamping it (tone on tone) & attached it with a white brad (silver originally) I just heat up the brad quite hot with the heat tool & dipped it into white embossing powder & heated again to set, use long tweezers so you don't burn your fingers.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Short & Sweet Cupcakes

How sweet! Teya made the little 3x3.
The 6x3 colours are Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana & Whisper White, I used the cnr rounder for the scalloped edge, the circle scallop, 1 3/8, 1 1/4 & 1/4" circle punches as well. Happy birthday is from "Happy Thoughts" set, we coloured the cupcakes with Soft Subtle crayons & Aquapainters & topped with Two Way Glue & Dazzling Diamonds glitter, see close up below.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

October is the best month to join Stampin' Up!

Here’s why!

· It's the start of a quarter, so there are no sales quotas to meet until the end of March.
· Lots of people are purchasing for Christmas, so it's easy to make your quota, and after that there's Sale-a-Bration, which makes it even easier.
· You'll get the new Summer Mini Catalogue mailed directly to you this month, and you'll be able to pre-order in November.
· You'll get the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue mailed directly to you in November, and you'll be able to pre-order in December.
· You'll get the new Catalogue mailed directly to you in March.
· When it's time to meet your second quota, there will be a new Catalogue out to choose from!
· You will be eligible to attend the fabulous Stampin' Up! Convention in Canberra in May.
· Stampin' Up! has a program called Stampin' Start, and you can earn up to 15 free stamp sets in your first 6 months as a Demonstrator. Signing up in October gives you the best 6 months to take advantage of this program. Plus, you will earn extra free stamp sets during Sale-a bration!
Some of the many advantages of being a demonstrator are:
· The great value Starter Kit. You get nearly $600 in products for only $324, and you get everything you need to get started with Stamping. You can even choose your stamp sets and colours.
· You will have the opportunity to earn lots of Stamp Sets for FREE!
· You get access to the Demonstrator Website, which has heaps of fantastic ideas.
· All the new catalogues and mini Catalogues will be mailed directly to you, at no cost.
· You will receive a full colour monthly newsletter from Stampin’ Up! with lots of ideas in it.
· You'll be able to buy all your supplies at a discount. Your first order over $300 (placed within 45 days of joining) will be 30% off, and then it’s 20% discount after that. Also, for any orders that you place over $300, you qualify for free product and a free hostess stamp set. You will also be paid monthly commissions, depending on the volume of your orders.
· There are no Annual fees, and there are no penalties for dropping out.
· If you join my team you will have access to a fantastic on-line forum, and regular team meetings.
· I will give you a Welcome pack to help get you up and running.

Whether you want to buy at a discount, make your hobby self-supporting, or earn some extra income, Stampin’ Up! can be tailored to suit your needs.Have I convinced you that October is the best time to join yet?? If you need more convincing, I have an extra little bonus for anyone who joins my team in October, but you'll have to email me to find out what it is! If any of these ideas appeals to you, or if you have any questions, please email me
I'm happy to send out a Demonstrator Information Pack at no cost and no obligation.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Big Bold Birthday

My most recent purchase " Big Bold Birthday" & I'm really happy with it's versatility & ease, this card only took me a few minutes to make. Colours are Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose & Very Vanilla, I also used "Polka Dot" stamp for the background, 2 way glue pen & Dazzling Diamonds, & some yummy Regal Rose Ribbon.
Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!

Friday, 3 October 2008


Saturday the 4th of October is World Card Making Day & to celebrate Stampin' Up! are offering 20% off their fantastic Simply Sent Card Making Kits from the 4th - 11th of October.
There are 5 kits to choose from, they all come with a die cut stamp set, cardstock, inks, adhesive, envelopes & each kit has some extras including markers, brads, ribbon, Die cuts etc. Everything you need to make between 10 and 14 cards is precut for you. They even come with instructions on how to make the different designs, simply open the box and start creating!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Birthday promotion

It's Stampin' Ups! 20th birthday,
Click here to see more details.

Spend $20 on regular catalogue merchandise & get 20% off these select birthday stamp sets:

Big Bold Birthday $43.16
Pretty Princess $36.76
Birthday Best $20.76
Crab & Company $42.36
Short & Sweet $23.96

Friday, 26 September 2008

Nursery Necessities boy bundle cards

Only a few days left to purchase this months free wheelin' promotion bundles!

Just a quick play with this bundle as we have been busy having fun entertaining visitors & sight seeing, school holidays as well! Brocade Blue, So Saffron & Very Vanilla are the colours, the little Gift Card (available again yeh!!) is Bashful Blue & Not Quite Navy on Whisper White.

This card has Jersey Shore DS paper & striped Blue Ribbon, I used the 1 1/4" cirlce punch for the little birds (snailed onto the front of the white card & the 1" on the DS paper which is adhered with Dimentionals, colours are Bashful Blue, Old Olive & Pumkin Pie.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Merry Merry gift giving

Dashing DS Papers & "Merry Merry" stamp set & wheel! I love this wheel & am sure to use it to make another 12 Christmas Cards soon.

The gift bag prior to scoring & folding is 8 1/2" x 11" the gift card holder is 7" x 5 1/2" it is great for scratchies & is a card & gift in one!

Friday, 12 September 2008

Artfully Asian

Last week my new stamps & wheels arrived. "Artfully Asian" is one I've liked for a long time & with this months free wheelin' offer I couldn't resist. I also got "Nursery Necessities" & "Merry Merry", I will keep you posted on those plays!

The colours I chose Kraft, Real Red & Whisper White, I wheeled "Watercolour Vine" with my Sahara Sand ink, the blossom is stamped in Real Red, this piece is also stamped with "Linen" background in Sahara Sand. I watercoloured a little with Real Red & Wild Wasabi inks with my Aquapainter & then I just highlighted some with my white gel pen. The 3 brads were silver & to get them white you just heat the brad with a heat tool held with tweezers then dip the hot brad into white embossing powder, then heat it up again until it melts on. Since I had my powder out I decided to also emboss the message, "Each day provides its own gifts"

Here's another Artfully Asian card, The ribbon is Kraft Tafetta & I used the Double Rectangle punch,- remember this card from my make-n-takes at last Summers Mini launch.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Inspired by a painting

I have been browsing home magazines lately & decided to case this card from a piece of artwork that caught my eye, I loved the colours & thought this would make a great card for the modern male, I silver embossed, crimped & simply punched circles, the colours are Naturals Ivory, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey & the sadly retired 2007-2008 in colour Cool Caribbean, I am loving this years in colours though & love the thought of some new ones next year as well, Baja Breeze will be a great replacement for my greatly missed Cool Caribbean & It will probably also be my favourite along with Pink Pirouette or maybe Riding Hood Red, don't you just love some of the names!

Wild Rose for mum

I finally mounted my "Frames with a Flourish" stamp set, I silver embossed one on Whisper White CS & cut it out, I 2 step stamped (most with the SAMJ) the "Wild Rose" & leaves in Rose Red & Old Olive, also cut out and adhered with dimensionals. The card is Old Olive & the top has "En Francais" for the background inked in Old Olive, I thought it would be a little tricky lining up the script lengthways, but I got it first time! The bottom of the card has some DS paper in Rose Red, the join is covered with some White Taffeta Ribbon, & the card is finished off with some "Pretties". Happy Birthday mum!

This one is for my Niece for her confirmation, I love how you can create your own patterned paper from stamps! "Floral" coordinates beautifully with "Wild Rose"

Monday, 8 September 2008

Petal Prints ghost card

Look familiar? that's if your a SU demonstrator & you've got your September issue of Impressions.
For my customers out there, this technique is called ghosting & is very easy & very effective.
You will need a Brayer, Vellum CS & ink. Ink the brayer well by rolling it over the pad & then roll over the vellum until it is evenly coated with ink, quickly stamp a clean dry stamp onto the vellum to lift off the ink, allow it to dry thoroughly before adhering to your project. Colours are Old Olive, Chocolate Chip & Bashful Blue, I love this colour combination.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Pop up card

"Dare to be Fabulous" & "Polka Dot" Background stamps, colours are Purely Pomegranite, Groovy Guava & River Rock. The tutorial for the pop up card can be found on Splitcoast, it's a fun card to make & I'm sure a delight to recieve.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Bag in a Box

I came across yet another great & easy tutorial & this one holds alot of chocolates! it stands 14cm tall. I've used my favourite DS paper Apple Cider & coordinating CS -Chocolate Chip, River Rock & Really Rust. happy thoughts from "Think Happy Thoughts" stamp set is inked in Chocolate Chip & punched out with 1 1/4" circle punch, I stamped the little flower on Really Rust CS with Really Rust ink, cut it out & attached it to the 1 1/4" circle with a vintage brad which is attached to a 1 3/8" Really Rust circle with a dimensional & then this is snailed onto a Chocolate Chip scallop -instead of piercing the scallops I used my White Gel pen & just dotted, I aslo did this for the attached scalloped strip at the bottom of the box -scalloped with the Cnr Rounder punch. I used the Round Tab punch for the Chocolate Chip tabs that have Jumbo eyelets set with the Crop-A-Dile -perfect for the Satin Ribbon closure!
Use 2 tabs so you can open & close it, see pic below.
Do use sticky strip, snail isn't strong enough when its filled!
Reduce the measurements suggested in the tutorial for cute smaller ones.
Have fun!

Monday, 1 September 2008

Ready to start free wheelin’?

If you haven’t experienced the fun, ease, and versatility
of our Stampin’ Around wheels, now is your chance.
From 1-30 September, when you buy a preselected stamp set,
you’ll receive the coordinating wheel absolutely FREE!

Saturday, 30 August 2008

origami paper shirt & tie card

I spent a few minutes looking at the different tutorials I searched for in google & followed this one I used many different word stamps from a few sets for the background all inked up in Brilliant Blue on Bashful Blue CS, the DS paper is Jersey Shore -Think this will make a great fathers day card!