Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two Step Stampin Promotion

Dont forget the 2 Step Stampin Promotion happening throughout July - you save 20% off selected sets  - not long left so dont forget to place your order with me before the 31 July for these great stamp sets.  There are no minimums or limits so get in quick before this great promotion ends!

Christmas Card Workshop

Just a reminder to everyone that Stampin Up are having their annual Charity Christmas Workshop on the 31st July at the Springwood Bowls Club from 10am to 4pm. Cost is $70 - this includes all products required to make the projects, full colour instructions to re-create these at home, tea, coffee, afternoon tea and great fun! Lunch will be available for purchase.

There will be a Christmas Card competition so remember to make your cards (using Stampin Up products of course!) and get your entries in - there will be 3 prizes for the best cards on the day. All money raised on the day through this and the raffles will be donated to the Mater Mothers Bereavement Foundation.

We are also collecting cards for Troops - these can be any Christmas Card you have made and are willing to donate.

So if you havent booked your place yet and would like to attend then please contact me asap so you dont miss out.

Upcoming Changes

Just wanted to remind everyone that the launch of the new Catalogue will be happening on the 1 September 2010. I know I for one am very excited about this and cant wait to see all the new stamp sets and colours! A very exciting time. Stampin Up will be publishing their "Last Chance List" which will include all the retiring items from the old catalogue - these will only be available whilst stocks last so please if there is anything you need remember to place your order with me promptly in order not to miss out. Also with the retiring colours I know some stocks have already depleted so if there is any inks, refills or papers you require then contact me asap so we can get your order in.

The Autumn/Winter Mini will be expiring also on the 31st August so again if there was anything in there you really have to have then dont hesitate placing your order!

Some of my latest creations!

This penguin card was one I cased from Stampin Connection.  It is made from punches and dies. 
All papers were Stampin Up – Basic Black, Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie.  Classic Stampin Ink
in Pumpkin Pie was used for the sentiment, as was Heard from the Heart Stamp Set.  To create
the shaped background I used the Bigshot along with the Top Note Die.  The penguins were created
using various circle and oval punches. A fun and easy card to make.

This card has stunned everyone who has seen it.  So pretty.  Again everything used was Stampin Up. 
The papers were Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, DSP – Cottage Garden.  Mambo Melon
Ribbon was also used, Rhinestone brads in the centre of the flowers , the 2 step bird punch and the
Eyelet Border Punch.  Stamps used were the Vintage Vogue and the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel.  Ink on
Background was basic black (as this was the only colour I had) and on the flowers (which have been cut
out after stamping) I used Soft Suede and a combination of that and Melon Mambo.  The edges of the
bird have been inked with Soft Suede.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

This card is a great example of two step stamping. I used the Vintage Vogue Stamp set, stamped the small flower onto the cardstock and the large flower was cut out and adhered using dimensionals with a rhinestone brad attached. After stamping the smaller flowers I stamped the leave stamp over lapping and random around the bottom and side of card. Very easy and a great effect! All products were Stampin Up - card was Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White, Inks were Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Garden Green, I also used Thank You Kindly Stamp Set and Chocolate Chip Ribbon. I was very happy with the final result.

A fun kids card made using the Dragons and Dreams Stamp Set. I used the Polka Dot Embossing Folder and my Bigshot to create the embossed look on the bottom layer. Cardstock used was Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Not Quite Navy. Soft Suede Ribbon was used. After stamping the image using StazOn Jet Black I coloured using the Classic Stampin Pads - More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Brilliant Blue and Old Olive.

This was a card I made at a Make and Take whilst I was still a "customer". We used the Vintage Vogue Clear Mount stamps and the new "in" colours for the Autumn Mini. Loved making this card. My first ever card where I cut out a stamped image!
LOVE this card. So much fun to make. I used the lovely Eastern Blooms Stamp Set and the sentiment from the Enjoy Every Moment Stamp Set. I stamped the large flower then cut it out. Papers used where Basic Black and More Mustard, inks were More Mustard and StazOn Jet Black. Trio Flowers Punch was used to make the small black flower in the centre and they were attached using an Antique Brad. The small oval punch and scallop oval punch were used to create the background for the sentiment. So easy to make.

I loved this card so much I recreated in a few colours!

Such a simple card to make - only one layer! All Stamps were from the Cottage Garden Stamp Set. I used the Stampin Marker to draw a border to give the layered effect (not too sure it achieved the desired effect though). Papers used where Whisper White and inks were Soft Suede and Chocolate chip. The larger flowers were stamped and cut out and attached using a dimensional with a brad in the middle.

Stampin Up Cards

This card is one of my favorites. I used the Bugs and Kisses stamp set - love this set for kids. Papers used were all Stampin up - Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White, inks were Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss and Brilliant Blue. The sky was created using the daubers and the grass using the aqua painter. I applied Crystal Effects to the worms after stamping to give the lovely glossy finish.

This was probably one of the most intricate, time consuming cards I have made yet. I used the Pony Party stamp set and hand cut the individual ponies which took me hours! Papers used were Orchid Opulence, Whisper white, Pixie Pink, Lavender Lace, I used various inks and the aqua painters to colour the ponies. Again sponge daubers were used with So Saffron Ink and Bashful Blue to create the background colours. I applied Kindy glitz to add the sparkle effect on the ponies and the carousel.

A very simple and quick card but I think it still have the stylish look to it. The Lovely as Trees Stamp Set has to be one of my personal favorites. So versatile and can be masculine with the right colours. I used the Staz On Jet Black, black brads (from the Vintage Brads), Thank You Kindly Stamp Set, Basic Black and Whisper White Card Stock. Very happy with the final result.