Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bloomin' Marvellous in gumball green

This layout speaks to my need for balance and colour.
This card features four Sale-a-bration products.
The stampsets: Bloomin' Marvellous and  Pretty Petites and the matching curly label punch.
Not to mention that lovely Vine street embossing folder on the background cardstock.
This and the next card are really easy to make - ink, stamp, punch and stick them on.
Here's the second card - even a little simpler in colours and punching!
Stampset: Bloomin' Marvellous and Vintage Verses.
Two square punches and a piece of the SAB ribbon in Island Indigo.
My bird is rocked in both Pool party and Island Indigo inks while the butterfly is in Summer starfruit and Island Indigo.
Would you like to make either one or both of these cards?
Give me a call, or text, or email to lock in your date for some stamping time.
0468 877 125

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sycamore street scrapbooking

OMG I scrapbooked!!!
As the title suggests it was Jessie's school fete back in October.
Why? Because I have new patterned papers and I am not, not, not a hoarder.
I will use my scrapbooking supplies - paper, ink, cardstock, new buttons, and twine.
So featuring the new Designer series paper "Sycamore street" are bunting circles strung on some linen thread showing both sides of the patterned paper. Are you liking it?
Then three fluttering butterflies punched out of Sycamore stree paper and embellished with rhinestones, no less. The journalling is a little on the light side but has the date, place and what we did.
And last but not least, the scallop circle punch and window frames collection framelits to frame my photo.
I was working on the craft table for most of the day selling crafts and raffle tickets, as you do.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Feeling Sentimental on Vine street

Today I am featuring the Sale-a -bration stampset: Feeling sentimental.
The set includes images of a bicycle, ferris wheel and Telephone box (or if blue could well be the Tardis).
The sentiment is Celebrate, which is a good all occasion stamp for Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, babies, parties, promotions, life...
I have tried to keep the layout clean and simple.
But with a vintage feel so I have rolled the edge of the flag, sponged a little and used the french foliage stampset for some splashy mud marks. I CASE'd this rolled flag idea from Anne Schach, it gives such an antique look, like it is unfurling before you.
And the background embossing I have done with my Big shot and the Vines street embossing folder (another sale-a-bration free product on offer with every $100 you spend).
But wait there's more ....
The patterned paper is from the free Sycamore street DSP, Plus the button and the ribbon come with another free set on offer.
 I really like this colour combination - Sahara sand, Island Indigo and Early Espresso.

Feeling sentimental in three designs

Last week of the summer holidays here. In between visiting friends and chilling at home I have made a few cards with the new sale-a-bration stampsets.
I have really been experimenting with different styles to feature the "Feeling sentimental" stampset.
Which one is your favourite?
Oh so simple is this technique of using the Clear stamp blocks as rectangular stamps.
As you can see I have stamped the A block in summer star fruit, H block in Pool Party and the D block in sahara sand.
My Ferris wheel is stamped with Early Espresso and the universal "Celebrate" greeting up the top.
I have added a button, tied with a linen thread bow, and finished with a flag of patterned paper from the Sycamore street DSP pack.
The Second card is inspired by red telephone boxes we had many decades ago for public phones.
I have created a window in the front of the card with my Window Frames Collection framelits.
The "hello" sentiment is from another Sale-a-bration FREE set called Pretty Petites and a matching Petite curly label punch.
For someone who can only coordinate her shoes with an outfit if they're black I love how stampin' Up's products co-ordinate so beautifully.
Check the  Raspberry Ripple stitched ribbon, the patterned paper, ink and cardstock in the same gorgeous deep red the colour of raspberries.
And to complete the collection is this penny farthing bicycle.
Have you got your Sale-a-bration on yet?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Affection Collection (only one week left)

I have two cards for you today.
Both of them designed with the same stampset "Affection Collection". This is a stampset I intend to keep in my collection for a long time. I love the heart with wings the style of the words: friend, Love, always, No#1...
This might be a valentine card, anniversary or a just because I love you card.
What do you think?
My second card is a friendship card, made with whisper white and Raspberry ripple cardstock.
The card is made with only one stampset, one ink pad and one set of framelits.
Just love this layered effect of the same shape.
Featured Stampset: Affection collection
(only available until 31 January 2013 from the Seasonal Catalogue)
Remember any purchases from this catalogue will now get you Sale-a-bration free sets for every $100 you (or your friends) spend from 22/1 to 22/3.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's bloomin' marvellous this Sale-a-bration!

From 22 Jan to 22 March we will be Sale-a-brating! it is Stampin'up!s biggest sale of the year where we thank our customers, hostess' and new demonstrators with free gifts.
My card shows just one stampset from the gifts on offer. Called Bloomin' Marvellous it has words and picture stamps.
On this card is an oval of new Designer series paper from the Sycamore street paper pack with fantastic bright summery colours of Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Summer starfruit, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.
I have also featured the newest embossing folder on the sale-a-bration gift list called "Vine street".
Here's a few more cards I have made recently with this stampset and colours.

Sale-a-bration starts with a Thank you!

Sale-a-bration starts today!
Today's card  features three Sale-a bration products on it and I can't wait to show you more!
Would you like to make some cards or scrapbook pages with some new exclusive stamping products?
Set a date in February and we can organise a sale-a-bration party for you.
The stamp "Thanks" comes from a new stampset "vintage verse".
Take a close look at the background embossing - clouds!
The Designer series paper is called Sycamore street and the butterflies are punched out with my all time favourite butterfly punch.
So many creative options !!! email me to book a party or class at your place.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale-a-bration 2013 sneek peak

Sneaking a peek of some products in this year's Sale-a-bration Free product list.
Imagine when you place your order receiving a FREE stampset, paper pack, ribbon and button pack or embossing folder?
That's how simple it is during the Sale-a-bration (22 Jan to 22 March) this year.
We have a choice of 11 different stampsets and products to choose  free with every $100 spent from the Annual or Seasonal catalogues.
"Oh, happy day!"

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Diary for 2013

Getting ready for the year ahead ... each year I decorate a diary around this time.
This one was very easy. As you can see I have cut a piece of patterned paer, stamped an appropriate phrase: "oh happy day", with a piece of matching Raspberry Ripple ribbon.
I tied on some black ribbon with beads and knotted the ends for book marking. Then, a trinket charm to remind me to take time out for a mug of tea. (as if I needed reminding).
Another sneak peek from the seasonal catalogue coming out very soon.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

My early Birthday present from Stampin' Up!

OK, its not my birthday until next month, but stampin'up let me choose a stampset for my birthday already... just love such a generous company.
So this is the card I have made with my gift.
The stampset is called Papaya Collage.
I copied the colours (Gumball green, Soft suede and Calypso Coral) from the card in the annual catalogue and did some fussy cutting with my sharp paper snips for the bird and flower.
The butterfly wings fit snuggly into my stampin up butterfly punch.
A few pearls to embellish ... stamped in 30+ degree heat.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Love and Lace from the Artisan embellishment kit

Just in case you have been busy lately I thought I'd mention that the current Holiday Catalogue will finish on 31 January 2013... have you had another look through to see what products you might miss?
Why so sad?
You know that means that just around the corner we will have  a NEW seasonal catalogue full of amazing stamps, product and ideas coming our way.
You may have guessed that the card today sneak peeks two great new items.
Firstly the Artisan Embelishment kit (featuring gorgeous laces, ribbon, flowers and vintage buttons).
This little kit will come in handy for all your Valentines, anniversaries, love and birthday cards.
Secondly the embossing folder is called Honey comb... which lends itself beautifully to this Core'dinations cardstock.
No ink used - just pretty embellishments, Primrose petal cardstock and heart punch.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bloomin with kindness neutrals

Todays card is a thinking of you card made with the "Bloomin' with Kindness" stampset.
I tried it with three neutral ink colours: whisper white, Sahara sand and Early Espresso.
The embellished butterfly is stamped in Sahara Sand ink and punched with my butterfly punch.
 Papillon Potpourri
Sweet essentials
Bloomin' with kindness
Half back Pearl jewels

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Raspberry Ripple and glimmer paper TEN!

Jess turned ten and I actually made her a card on time and that she really liked!
Her favourite colour is red.
Raspberry ripple being the particular red that she likes when it comes to cards.
Butterflies and lots of bling!
Of course the invitations were red and stamped with a penguin (from zoo review) and lots of dazzling glitter on hearts and and wings.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Saleabration 2013 is getting closer . . .

Are you counting down the days until this year's Sale-A-Bration?
Stampin' Up!'s best and most generous promotion of the year begins on 22nd Jan 2013.
Here's how it works:  For EVERY $100 you spend on stampin' up product (before shipping) you earn a  Sale-a-Bration product FREE.  I can not wait to start showing you some Sale-A-Bration exclusive products.
And this year is Stampin' Up's 25th Anniversary, so there are fabulous additional offers for hostess' and new demonstrators, for example were you thinking of getting the starter kit during the Sale-a-bration? For a limited time you will get 25% more product in your kit.