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