Sunday, 29 November 2009

Brisbane Regionals

I had a great day yesterday at the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane for Stampin' Up!'s anual regional. My presentation went well. I must admitt I was nervous because I had to wow fellow demonstrators, but I realised during the course of the day (I was on at 2pm) that I was with a great group of ladies who showed alot of support & really I had nothing to be nervous about, all the presenters chosen went well & we all learnt something new & what a great experience, I would definately do it again!!! I managed to get a measly 8 swap cards made (wish I had done more as there were so many gorgeous cards to swap with), I'll show you the ones that I did get soon. I changed completely my original design posted here as the stamp set "Tree Trimmings" is sadly retiring in a couple of days -back then I didn't think about that!
I demonstrated Punch Art using the Full Heart Punch & here are my sample cards;

The Bikini

Box Pleated Dress
9x9cm DSP scored at 1.5cm, 2cm, 3.5cm, 4cm, 5cm, 5.5cm, 7cm & 7.5cm.
My Swap cards
Christmas Decoration
Christmas Tree

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Engagement bonboniere with Butterfly Prints

While I was in Sydney last week for a very busy week of party's & stamp events I had. I managed to make 50 of these favours for my nephews engagement, using the new summer mini Stamp set "Butterfly Prints" & Butterfly Punch, (I took my summer mini pre-order so I could have a play!) I also wheeled Baroque Border -such a devine wheel. Colours are Perfect Plum & Pale Plum with just some silver curling ribbon. My niece made the invites & these were the colour scheme, I will take a pic & post her card a bit later as I have been so far behind in my posting! I will hopefully over the next few days catch up before the Summer mini is live.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Chocolate Lindt slider

These make great gifts this Christmas & are so easy but look complicated. We made these in my recent Christmas Gift Giving classes & everyone loved making them So here are the instructions: Cardstock measures 14cm x 12.5cm, Score along 14cm side at 1cm, 6.5cm, 7.5cm & 13cm.
Score the 12.5cm side at 1cm on the bottom only.
Stamp or wheel the entire piece on one side. Cut the base on at all 4 score marks to the 1cm score mark & removing one 1cm square completely then fold each score line. Adhere Sticky strip along one side & along the bottom & assemble the box.
Punch a slot at the top of the box on both sides together & in the centre to thread the ribbon through. Decorate the front of your chocolate slider. Here is another design.

Monday, 16 November 2009

So Swirly snowflake card

A pretty & simple card great for workshops & for those that are still not sure on a design for Christmas cards or haven't started on them -they would look great in many colour ways.
So Swirly & Many Merry Messages stamp sets, Eyelet Border Punch, Pink Tafetta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds & Two Way Glue (If you like a bit of bling) are the tools needed for this design, colours are Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant & Pirouette Pink with Whisper White.
It's hard to see in the pic but the smallest snowflake is stamped in Pirouette Pink ink & the centres a dazzled with Diamonds.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Joy Monologue

I really enjoyed decorating this Joy monologue for the Christmas INKstinct swap this month. We had to make something that can brought out year after year. I used retired Christmas SU! DS papers & some of the ribbons are as well, I painted the O & then stamped on that with the snowflakes from "So Swirly" I also used the greeting "May the true spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, your home with love" & finished it off with a Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon bow. I just ordered some more of this gorgeous ribbon for my Christmas gift wrapping as it retires at the end of this month & I also ordered some gorgeous new red Polka Dot Ribbon from the Summer mini which goes live on the 1st December.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Fifth Ave Floral gift box

I covered a shoe box of Teya's that I had in my stash of great box's to keep! & one day decorate, well the day came for this shoe box & it was the perfect size for Helen's 50th Fifth Ave Floral invites to be sent in, below is a pic of the invites assembled & the stamped envelopes to match.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Christmas Gift Giving Guide

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From the 1 November to 14 December, receive a free Scallop Square punch (a $30.95 value) when you spend $85 on products from the Gift Giving Guide.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Cheers to you card

Need a quick Birthday "Cheer & Wishes" card?
"Cheers to you" stamp set will do it.
Colours are Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black & Whisper White -I just love the styish & elegant look Black & White gives. I watercoloured the cocktail with ink & a blender pen & fished the card off with some Black Gingham ribbon. I should get a set of these done as it would make a lovely gift set.