Thursday, 16 December 2010

stamped candle

I found use for the extra large ribbon I weaved from my first attempt (video link on how to here).
I loved the idea of embossing foil, (shown to me by my team member Cheryl at our last team meeting) so I gave it a go with my simple SAS design bauble card.
On another note I have managed to create a watermark in pages, long process & I hope I'm able to use it & do it again, LOL, atleast until I get the appropriate software for mac.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

summer mini preview slideshow

Apologies for the pics not being clearer, this is my first attempt at producing a slide video on my mac, I will be posting photos of them all soon (just need to create a watermark) P.S Any advice much appreciated, xx

Monday, 13 December 2010

Welcome Christmas

I have a lot of catching up to do here on my blog, so much has happened & to cut a long story short, the main reason for me not blogging is because my pc crashed & I lost everything!!! On the bright side I now have an apple mac & digital SLR camera to enjoy & learn all about.
So wish me luck!

I decided to share my favourite Christmas card design first.
Welcome Christmas with VintageWallpaper embossing folder that I inked up with a brayer on the right side with basic black ink before running the Vanilla CS through the Big Shot. I did the crackle glass technique on the family image & embossed the ribbon with Petals A Plenty folder. I shared this technique at my recent Summer mini launch in Sydney demoing the Big Shot & this was everyones favourite.
I used the gorgeous Red satin ribbon here, but it also works on grosgrain. You need to adhere the ribbon onto CS, I used double sided tape, but snail will work, just apply it to the CS which should be the same colour & size as the ribbon you are using. I am very impresssed with the new Vintage tags available in the Summer Mini, they shimmer & sit well. I added a little red heart to the other side, gorgeous don't you think?
There's not enough days left before Christmas to show you these cards individually so I've grouped them.
I used Elegant Soiree DSP (one of my favourites) & added Real Red for Christmas, another couple of new summer mini products I used are the Pinking Hearts Punch & Lace.

Back soon with samples from the New Summer Mini.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalogue & December Frenzy

The new Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalogue
out now, email me if you would like a copy posted to you.
Click below to view or print the December Frenzy specials, up to 50% off selected products.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Fancy Favour tea light holders

How pretty is this Luminere with the Flocked Cocoa Specialty DSP , I made a matching Tag with the ornament I punched out of the box & decorated the tealight with DSP & the left over top strip from the Fancy Favour cut (had to use that up, LOL). The Reindeer is from Winter Post & he's white Embossed onto Vellum CS, the ribbon is red satin.
Below are a few different takes made at my Christmas Class 

Monday, 1 November 2010

Welcome Christmas

 I wasn't going to get anymore Christmas sets but when I saw the gorgeous Cocoa Specialty DSP  was available & FREE Ribbon, (I chose Missletoe Ribbon Originals -(a roll of Old Olive Taffeta & a roll of White stitched) I couldn't resist & Welcome Christmas was on my wishlist a few times!
Isn't the wreath special, it's Ribbon Weaving & if you haven't tried it you must, it's easy, here is a link to a video tutorial.
Another technique I'm loving is swiping White Craft ink over embossed CS, here it makes Petals A Plenty look pink on the Rich Razzleberry CS & on this card it actually looks like fabric.
Colours I've used here are Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry & Very Vanilla.
For the next card I used Cocoa Specialty DSP & colours that match -every sheet is gorgeous, especially the couple that are flocked -Will have a play with those soon.

This card was inspired by the sample in the catalogue. I Ribbon Weaved Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, stamped tone on tone with Old Olive & with the label I outlined it to look like an extra mount with Rich Razzleberry Marker before cutting it out,  it's hard to see in the pic but it worked quite well, giving extra colour & dimension without having to cut it out twice.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Pizza Party this Way Birthday Invitations

I love doing Invites & these are the lastest ones I recently finished. Designed for a Woodfired Pizza Party in the Park. I used "Party This Way" Stamp Set & the colours are Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumkin pie, Poppy Parade & Daffodil Delight. I love the matching Envelopes (masked the balloons). I'm also doing matching party favours but can't show you those 'till after the party.
Here's a close up so you can see the detail. Lots of punching, cutting & I even sewed the Linen thread through the Banner which was stamped directly onto the Whisper White peice with Poppy Parade ink using the SAMJ, then I stamped again tone on tone with Daffodil Delight & PumPkin Pie & cut out the inside triangle to layer ontop of the poppy Parade ones.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Dress Up Christmas

Free Ribbon! gotta love that & the gorgeous Cocoa Christmas DSP, just in time for Christmas. Click on image to read more.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Notably Ornate

I stayed up last night 'till 2.30am playing with this gorgeous set, woke up tired this morning, but this card was well worth the lack of sleep! I love it.
Supplies; "Notably Ornate" stamp set, Music Notes Wheel, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch.
Colours are Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla & Basic Grey, Neutrals DSP Pack. Two tiny Pearls finish the card.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Friends Never Fade CSC09

Last night I discovered Teneale is on the design team at Case Study Blog & recently my team member Renee won a challenge for her gorgeous creation here, so I just have to join in & do this weeks challenge, well thats if I make it. I wanted to use the Colour Coach & went with this combination; Marina Mist, Crumb Cake & Cajun Craze. I was inspired to glitter the Solid Stripes by a sample in the Idea Book & Catalogue, I love the way it sparkles the card.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Wedding cards

I'm still here! Have been creating but a little slack posting & now I have lots to catch up! I thought I'd start with wedding cards as we have had a few on lately & am also making & helping create wedding stationary at the moment.

The first one is a complete case from my downline Tracey, one of her class cards. I love the Rhinestones in the centre of the scallop flower & the elegance of Black & White, gorgeous card Tracey & thanks for letting me post it here.

Again Elegant in Black & Vanilla, I made 2 very similar but forgot to take a pic of the one just behind which had Pearls on it. With the Elegant Lines embossing folder you can make wedding / anniversary cards in a couple of minutes, gotta love that.
Next is  Punch Potpourri & Bella Toile. A lot more work in this one & alot going on but I so enjoyed having a play with this very popular hostess set. Colours are Pirouette Pink & Chocolate Chip.

Last but not least another Elegant & simple design in Baja Breeze & White which is suitable for other occassions as well & many other colour combo's.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Wedding invites in Black, Vanilla & Mambo

I've been designing my nephews wedding stationary & what a great opportunity to try out my new products, loving the Elegant Lines folder & yummy Satin & Tafetta 1/8" Ribbons. The printing will make a difference but so far I'm happy with what I've come up with, these samples are off to Sydney today for approval, LOL.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Brisbane regional highlights

One of the display boards & workshop projects,
It was a delight that Donna Griffith (with her gorgeous tote -available to purchase at our next convention) attended from the US, she made everyone the cute little I Love Stamps badge.
Kirsty did a workshop wow, I loved her flower headband pictured below, be sure to check her blog for the other gorgeous projects she demonstrated.
All the gorgeous swaps I recieved, so much inspiration!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Afterthoughts shabby ribbon flowers for regional swaps

The 1 & 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is the perfect size for Ribbon flowers, in the pic you may notice 2 of many ribbon flower designs, most I've cut here for the shabby look. Here is a  great tutorial to follow.
Brisbane regional on tomorrow! I'm happy I had the chance to make these 30 swaps, been keeping busy -inc stamping!
Afterthoughts hostess stamp set,
Confetti White/Cream CS
Basic Black/Early Espresso ink & CS
Asst 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon,
Linen Thread, Jumbo Neutral Brads, Sizzlits Little Leaves.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Love Letters tube box's

The Fancy Flower Punch creates these cute lids for these tube box's, great tutorial found here. I made mine a little shorter (7cm) & the lids not hinged, the gorgeous new 1/8" taffeta ribbon holds it nicely together. I SO Love the new "Love Letters" DSP. Gorgeous for a wedding!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Free In Colours!


Join Stampin’ Up! from now until 15 October and get a complete set of In Colours – that’s Classic Stampin’ Pads™, Stampin’ Write™ Markers, and an assortment of card stock – completely FREE along with your demonstrator Starter Kit. The Starter Kit has over $515 aud worth of stamping and business supplies and is always a great deal at only $289 aud. Add the value of the free In Colours ($84.90 aud), and there is no better time to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! Contact me anytime for more information.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Open Home lucky door prizes

I'm almost ready for my open homes: a fond farewell & new Catalogue launch, view details on my calender of events, just click on my Demonstrator Website to the right.
I split a stamp set & packaged them in Small cello bags & made tags with the new "A Flower For You" stamp, available 1st September. Colours are So Saffron, Riding Hood Red & Pumkin Pie. Another new stamp set made into gift tags is peaking underneath.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Additional Last Chance Discounts

Additional Last Chance List Discounts!

The Last Chance List is quickly coming to an end. Before we welcome many exciting new stamps and accessories, we need to make room in our warehouse by clearing out some high-inventory last-chance items. For the first (and probably last) time ever, we’ve added a select number of additional discounted last-chance items for the final days of the promotion. Below are the items we have selected.

The Last Chance promotion ends 31 August, 2010. All items are only available while supplies last, and with these discounts, they won’t last long!
Get your orders in soon, before these products are gone forever!

Item #  Description Discount  AUS Price

116342    Big Bold Birthday 50% $ 26.98
116408   Seeing Spots 50% $ 14.98
116344   Big Deal Alphabet 50% $ 38.98
116208   In Color card stock (A4) 50% $ 7.25
105538   Bold Brights Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46
105537  Soft Subtles Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46
105540 Rich Regals Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46
105541 Many Marvelous Markers 25% $ 175.46
105550 Bold Brights Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46
105551 Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46
105539 Earth Elements Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46
105552 Rich Regals Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46
112042 Urban Garden Designer Series paper 50% $ 8.48
112041 Bella Rose Designer Series paper 50% $ 8.48
107305 Oval Large punch 50% $ 15.48
113692 Eyelet border punch 50% $ 15.48
109043 Scallop Circle punch 50% $ 15.48
113694 Heart to Heart punch 50% $ 15.48
112082 Wide Oval punch 50% $ 15.48
112091 Scallop Edge punch 50% $ 15.48
113693 Full Heart punch 50% $ 15.48
104310 Crafters' Tool Kit 25% $ 58.46
112004  1-3/4" Circle punch 50% $ 15.48
116629  Butterfly punch 50% $ 15.48

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Baby Shower invites

I did 2 samples for baby Boy shower invites & this was the one chosen, took 2 hours to make 45. Colours are the same as this one here which would have been a little more work & simple was the request.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Cherry on Top Award

It's such a nice suprise to recieve a blog award & this one was passed on to me by Andrea L, Thanks Andrea & apologies for taking so long to post. Now I have to tell you 3 things I love about myself & share a favourite pic, so here goes: I love my life -I have an amazing family & am very blessed. I love that I am a mum -Teya is such a wonderful daughter & finally I just love being me, even though I'm a little fussy at times, LOL.
Now here's a pic I love of Teya in her first Tutu (she has accumulated a few since then!)
 Port Macquarie 2007
Now I  pass this award onto another 5 beautiful Blogs:

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Artistic Etchings

Here are some of the first cards I made with "Artistic Etchings", at first, my mojo just wasn't to be found but after a few stamps of the gorgeous images in this set I was on a roll & couldn't stop. I particularly love the card & it's simplicity with the images on the film strip (Square & Spiral Punch's), I can see this one will be cased, it's such a great way to use every stamp in the set. I also used the new Newsprint DSP in the background where I stamped the Eiffel Tower & medallion, they blend in beautifully. One of these cards in the pic is a make-n-take at my open homes in Sydney & the GC, click on my Stampin' up! website for open home & Vintage class details coming up soon. If you are attending my open home then leave me a comment on this post & you will recieve a gift card as a gift from me like the one in the pic, they are really pretty IRL. I cased it from a talented lady in the US who sells & uses metal sheets on all her cards & I wanted to re-create that metal look so I tried clear embossing the CS, then running it through the Bigshot in a folder (I used the new Vintage Wallpaper) & it kind of worked, nevertheless I loved the result & went crazy making them in all different colours. Also in the pic you may notice the paper roses, these are so easy to make with the new flower punch (coming 1st September), my favourite one is the music notes, I still haven't put them on a card as intended, they are a little bulky, but that won't stop me making more. Finally the card laying down was my favourite (sent it to my upline Angela as a thankyou), I was so happy she liked it. En Francais is an obvious choice of background stamp to use with this set, & I went for black, vanilla, red & saffron for colours. "Artistic Etchings" has made me love Vintage again! 

Monday, 16 August 2010

Sense of Time & Vintage Wallpaper Embossed card

Another sneak Peak of a couple of gorgeous products.
I love this card, it's so pretty IRL, inspired by this card here, same layout & one I'll use again & again, I have already tried on other cards wiping White craft ink over both the Perfect Polka Dots & Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folders & I love the softness & extra detail it gives.
Sense of Time Stamp set, So Saffron & Chocolate Chip CS & inks, White Craft ink, Wild Wasabi CS & Stitched Ribbon (retired), but Wild Wasabi back in the new Brights colour collection. Bird Punch, Chunky Glitter, Scallop Trim Border punch & Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Nursery Necessities baby shower invite

No pastels & not to cute was the request, I hope I have created the perfect invite?
Love these colours together; Kraft, Night of Navy & Riding Hood Red. It didn't take long to put this together & my desk is not it's usually mess when creating & not to many left over bits either, lets just hope it's liked.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Nursery Necessities baby cards

I just found a little box! & inside were some of these cute "Nursery Necessities" cards I made for CCM mid last year, I realised I had forgotton to show them here on my blog, so thought it a good time since this set will be retiring, so farewell to this fabulous versatlie baby set but I might have to have one more play with it as I've been asked to do 50 baby boy shower invites.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Curly Label Punch masculine card

Another sneak peek here of a new greetings stamp set coming that co-ordinates with Punches, here it's the Wide Oval. I saw this idea on Stampin Pretty's blog. I lined up my patches differently, it was a bit tricky as the Curly Label Punch is not square, but I really like the effect. Colours are Sage Shadow (retiring), Chocolate Chip & Kraft (Colour change to Crumb Cake) withWindsor Knot DSP.
I've finished another topnote card & taken pics, just need to download from my camera & then I will post it.

Monday, 2 August 2010

One last chance

With the new Idea Book & Catalogue only 1 month away it's time for Stampin’ Up! Australia’s Last Chance List (formerly known as the Retirement List) for 2010.
Specially selected  products are up to 50% off! & only available while stocks last & will retire from 1st September 2010, so no guarantees that all products will be available until then.
Click here to download the Last Chance List pdf.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Trendy Trees masculine cards

A little sneak peak has snuck in here that will be in the new catalogue , I recieved it as a sales award at convention & have loved every card I have used it on, can't wait to show you the others. Below is a close up, I designed it for my demo shoebox swap we had last month using the topnote as a card (place the doubled cs on the die just below the cutting edge on the fold & layer a complete single topnote decorated on that), hope that makes sense. I'm in the middle of another topnote card & will post that next with some pics & instructions.