Monday, October 31, 2011

A bit of Blush & Cherry- JAI Colour Challenge 91

It's been a while but here I am with a card at last. I have so so many things I have been creating and am dying to show you but at the moment it's a case of what to do first- juggle, juggle, juggle- as I'm sure it is for most of us.

So here is my card that I created for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. When I saw these colours together they were just so lovely that I had to create something. I probably should be making a start on all things Christmassy but when I saw these colours I instantly thought girly, pretty, flowery and so a birthday card was created.

Here are the colours:
And here is my card:

Project Recipe
Stamp sets:   Creative Elements; Well scripted (retired)
Card/Paper:    Blush Blossom; Whisper White
Inks:              Cherry Cobbler; Blush Blossom
Accessories:  Big Shot; Designer Frames embossing folder; Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon; Scallop edge punch; Paper Piercer; Pearls; Sponges.

I haven't played with this Creative Elements stamp set, which we received at Convention this year, nearly as much as I would like because it really is lovely. Absolutely love the Designer Frames embossing folders for the Big Shot too- just add that extra 'something' to a card. These are definitely my sort of colours- so pretty and girly together.

Hope to be back soon with more to share.

Thanks for popping by for a look,

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Little Present......

Last week was Elliot's very last week at Gymbaroo. We have been going to Gymbaroo every week since he was a little six month old and we have had the same teacher, Natalie, the whole time. To thank her for the wonderful experience she has given us for the last two and a half years I made her a little gift.

A small divided gift box complete with four little 3x3" notecards and matching envelopes. I used the Button Buddies stamp set for these and used the colours Soft Suede, Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride. I closed it with an acetate lid and a Blushing Bride ribbon.

This is the Thank You card I made to go with the present. It is a CASE of a card from p57 of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue, I just changed some of the elements on the card.

I hope Natalie loved her little pressie and card as much as Elliot and I have loved our Gymbaroo experience.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Swap Card for Perth Regionals

Hello, just a quick post today- without too much of my usual waffling- to show you the card I made to swap with other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators at Perth Regionals last week.

I found it hard to really capture all the elements of this card in the photo so I will give you a brief description of how I created it. My original idea for this card was that I wanted to create a template using the butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies Die and then sponge through the template to create the 3 subtle butterfly images. Here are the steps I took to create the centre panel of the card:
  1. It was a bit tricky creating the template as I had to cut 3 individual butterflies from 3 individual pieces of acetate and then tape them together in the exact positions I wanted them in.
  2. Clear emboss the intricate flouirishy image from Creative Elements SS onto the whole of the Whisper White layer.
  3. Holding the pre-made template in place, sponge through the butterfly cut-outs in the acetate using Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink and So Saffron. Rub any excess ink from sponged butterflies to make embossed flourishes show through.
  4. Stamp butterly image from Creative Elements SS in Wisteria Wonder and cut out and adhere to the centre butterly.
  5. Cut out 2 small butterlies from Flirtacious DSP using Beautiful Wings Die and adhere to centre of other two butterlies. Place diamantes in centre of all three smaller butterflies.
And there you go. As simple as.....well actually it took ages to make these cards and therefore I only got to swap with 15 other demos at Regionals- hahaha. I did love them though.

More to share with you soon,

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Simply Stockings- October Promotion

Happy World Cardmaking Day everyone.

On this special day I have a very exciting promotion that Stampin' Up! have just announced. 

For the month of October get this very cute Stitched Stockings stamp set and matching Stocking Tag Punch before it disappears and is not available again until the Summer Mini Catalogue is released in December.

Even MORE EXCITING host a $450 workshop or place a $450 order in the month of October and you get both the stamp set and the punch absolutely FREE!!!!! As well as all the other amazing Hostess Benefits you normally receive. Wowwweeee!

What a super cute little bundle to create Christmas cards that are both stunning and so fast and simple to make.

Here is the flyer with all the details:

The stamp set costs $53.95 for wood mount or $42.95 for clear and the punch is $33.95 (plus postage and handling) but remember you can also get both of these for FREE by having me come to your house and run a fun stamping workshop for you.

Don't forget I can take orders from anywhere in Australia and have your stamping goodies shipped straight to your front door. Postage costs $5.95 or 5% of your order total, whichever is greater. Plus you still receive Hostess Benefits on any qualifying order. 
Contact me anytime to order this fabulous bundle or any other stamping supplies from the gorgeous Stampin' Up! catalogue.

Be sure to also contact me  if you would like me to come over to show you and a group of your friends how to make some really lovely and exciting projects using the amazing co-ordinating Stampin' Up! products. 

Back soon- I have lots of cards to show you as soon as I have them edited and ready to go.