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.