Thursday, 16 June 2011

Eat Chocolate purse

A cute little bag just the perfect size to fit whittakers share pack chocolates & so easy to make view Frenchie's tutorial here.

I have used my "Eat Chocolate" stamp set so much, both in classes & for gift giving & wanted to show you some of my favourite creations using it. I love it & I hope it makes it into the new catalogue along with the Decorative Label punch (both available in the current mini). I also used the Scallop & large Oval Punches & the flower from itty bitty punches (carried over from the Summer mini). Green House Gala DSP, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz & Whisper White CS to match, Silver Brads a little pearl. I love the two tone effect on the chocolate;  I inked it up in Baja Breeze ink then I used a sponge dauber with Early Espresso ink on it to apply just on the bottom of the image. The frame around the stamped image is also from "Eat Chocolate" stamp set, I just used a marker to ink up only the frame.
The chocolate slider I made for Emma on my team. I used some DSP to wrap around the lindt chocolate block with an extra cm length for the bottom which I crimped. The ribbon is wrapped around the chocolate which makes this an easy slider. There's a sneak peak in this pic of a new punch we are getting in the new Idea Book & Catalogue -just a couple of months away! I need to start inking up a few more current stamps in the meantime.....

This waterfall card is better IRL, it has the faux mother of Pearl technique for the background (Gloss CS that has Shimmer paint pounced on it using some rolled up cling wrap then brayered over once dry) a simple but so effective technique that was in our Demonstrator Impressions magazine a couple of months ago. Colours are Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Dance for Cancer

Teya is Dancing for Breast Cancer in a couple of weeks & we decided to make bookmarks to encourage sponsorship & help raise money, if you can help by sponsoring her & in return receive a gorgeous little bookmark we would so much appreciate it. The challenge is dancing for 24hrs! but the jnrs will try for 12hrs! sponsor her by the hour or an amount, even just a couple of dollars would be great. Email me if you can help & I will give you deposit details & a receipt if required. Here are the bookmarks we made, they are a Shelli Gardner case that she demonstrated at convention, but in pink of course.
 I originally intended to use "Strength & Hope" stamp set, but the images were to large for these bookmarks. Of course I had a major play with suitable stamps & pinks & these were my favourite creations, alot of work but they did sell for $25 & that will go to Teya's sponsorship.
The "Friends 24/7" Bookmark is yet again a case from Shelli, I added a tassel (yes I made it from scratch) changed the colours to pink & used the Decorative Label Punch to add a little extra to the top & bottom.
The card using "Strength & Hope" stamp set is the same size as the Tulip Embossing folder & the Butterfly is cut in half to change its original shape. Colours are Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride & Very Vanilla.