Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Congratulations Ann. Please let me know which set you would like and I will post it out to you asap. You can select between Blooming with Happiness or Reason to Smile which are both Level 1 Hostess sets.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Stamp sets: Carte Postale
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Inks: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue
Accessories: Silver Eyelets, Silver Cord, Tool Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Making the card made me use my designer papers. I love all the Stampin' Up! designer papers and have quite a few but often don't think about using them in my cards. It's something I'm planning on doing more of so keep watch if it's something you struggle with too. Mind you I think some of us just struggle with the idea of cutting them up not actually using them.
Here is my card CASE.
and here is the pouch.
I haven't made these pouches before but they where so quick I think I'll be doing them more often. The wide Celery grosgrain ribbon availabe in the Summer Mini help add that extra touch to the finished item. The extra width makes tying the ribbon around the pouch so much easier and can add a nice touch to a card as well.
Even though these are CASED items there will always be something different. CASING is a great way to build up your own samples quickly and is wonderful when your inspiration has gone on holidays.
Friday, December 7, 2007
The silhouette images in the Stem Silhouettes stamp set can be used on their own or you can combine them. You can use contrasting or coordinating colours to create different looks. In this card I've used only Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke to create a soft peaceful card.
Stamp Sets: Stem Silhouettes, Fine Lace.
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla.
Inks: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke.
Accessories: Moss gingham ribbon, Rich Regal Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
The Carte Postale and coordinating Leaves a la Carte wheel are a perfect example of this. I have already posted some cards made using this set and here is another today. This card was inspired by tashers on SplitCoastStampers.
I have used the Leaves a la Carte wheel on the main card using the same colour inkpad and cardstock. There are only certain colours available in the wheel cartridges but don't let that stop you. If a colour isn't available in a cartridge then use the inkpad instead to ink your wheel. A tone on tone effect can give a card a subtle touch where using a deeper colour may have overpowered and drawn attention to the wrong area.
If you have checked out the card that inspired me to create this you will notice they used patterned paper behind the main image. I like to use materials that I can purchase and also supply you with from Stampin' Up! in my samples so I decided to create my own as I did think it needed something. I've used Cameo Coral card, Background Sampler stamp set and Ruby Red ink. Always keep in mind how versatile your stamps can be. They are wonderful to use to make backgrounds or accents for Scrapbook pages too. My background strip is mounted to some Very Vanilla cardstock which I have paper pierced the top edge and scalloped the bottom. The scallop edge has been made using our Small Corner Rounder punch by removing the guard.
The main image has been created using a combination of 3 stamps from the Carte Postale stamp set. First I stamped the flower images onto Very Vanilla cardstock, which I coloured direct to stamp using our Stampin' Write Markers, and then I have stamped the leaf images using Chocolate Chip ink to fill in some areas. I have then sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock using Ruby Red and then Chocolate Chip. This is then mounted onto Chocolate Chip cardstock. Next, the bird was stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink, cut out and then mounted using Stampin' Dimensionals. Main image is then mounted onto card as shown. I added 3 Antique Brass eyelets to the background piece and finally stamped 'Mon Amie' (also from the Carte Postale stamp set) in Chocolate Chip ink onto bottom right of card.
Stamp sets: Background Sampler, Carte Postale, Leave a la Carte jumbo wheel.
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red (Markers & Inkpads)
Accessories: Metallic Eyelets, Small Corner Rounder Punch, Tool Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
First you stamp the outline images from Bud Basics onto the Gloss cardstock using Stazon Black. Now using the white crayon highlight some areas inside the stamped images. You can highlight as much or as little as you like. Experiment as that's what stamping is all about.
Next, using a dauber and the lightest of your Classic Inks rub over selected stamped images in a circular motion. Repeat with remaining colours going from lightest to darkest. You should now be done and can finish your card as required.
To finish my card I've layered my resist piece onto Apricot Appeal and then onto a piece of Certainly Celery which I have scalloped the bottom edge of using the Small Corner Rounder punch. This is then adhered to the main card. I've then tied some white organdy ribbon to the lower edge of the card. Next I've stamped 'may your day bloom with happiness' from the Level 1 Hostess set Blooming with Happiness (which is part one of the selections in my current promotion ending on 9th December 2007) and punched out using the large oval punch. This is them mounted over the ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Stamp Sets: Bud Basics, Blooming with Happiness
Cardstock: White Gloss, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal.
Inks: Stazon Black, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal.
Accessories: White Organdy ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Small Corner Rounder, Punch, White Crayon, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Stamp sets: Stem Silhouettes, Fine Lace.
Inks: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip (Markers & Inkpads)
Accessories: Wide Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Tool Kit (paper piercing), Stampin' Dimensionals, sponges.
Monday, December 3, 2007
To make this card I cut a strip of the Enchante Designer Series paper 148mm x 40mm and adhered to the right side of Sage Shadow card. I then stamped the Fleur-de-Lis image using Sage Shadow ink onto the Sage Shadow cardstock. Using Chocolate Chip ink I've sponged around edges of card.
Using Close to Cocoa ink I've them stamped the main image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. I've used the slit punch to create the corners (this is not done in the usual way so if you need to know how I've done this just ask) and then sponged the edges using Chocolate Chip ink. This is then layered onto Sage Shadow and I've used Aged Copper brads from the Hodgepodge Hardware. I've then mounted onto some Chocolate Chip cardstock.
To finish the card I've added some Chocolate grosgrain ribbon down the front of the card over the edge of the Enchante designer series paper. Using the Close to Cocoa inkpad I've stamped 'Merci' to fill in some of the larger areas on the Sage Shadow cardstock. Finally I've mounted the main image using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Stamp Sets: Carte Postale
Cardstock/Papers: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Enchante designer series paper.
Inks: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa.
Accessories: Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware, sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Cardstock: Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White.
Inks: Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, Old Olive, Basic Black.
Accessories: White Organdy Ribbon, Rose Red Brads, Colour Spritzer Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
I may have to retract my recent comment about not using Bold Brights often as here's another card using some, but it is only one colour.
I have to say that in the world of cardmaking, being able to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a card is great. SplitCoastStampers is full of wonderful ideas and inspiration and it's wonderful that fellow stampers are happy to post their creations on there and allow others to CASE their cards or get inspiration from them.
The above card is a CASE inspired by this card on SCS which again I made a few adaptations too. The basic layout is the same and colours are similar but I've created my own background paper on the Bashful Blue by using a stamp set and used ribbon that is readily available to us in our current Idea Book & Catalogue.
My Summer Mini Launch came at a hectic time for me, with Regional training and Stamp-A-Stack classes to attend and organise, so being able to get inspiration and CASE others creations made having enough samples available to show at my launch that much easier. Now with that said you can quite easily get sidetracked and spend hours browsing the lovely creations on SCS.
Stamp sets: Stem Silhouettes, Eclectic Backgrounds.
Cardstock: Going Gray, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White.
Inks: Going Gray, Real Red, Bashful Blue.
Accessories: White & Red Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals.
If I can be of assistance with any purchases please don't hesitate to email me or you can contact me by phone on 0418 218 467. Credit Card facilities are available or you can direct credit my bank account (details supplied on order).
Or maybe you would like to host a Workshop for a few friends in your home and see some of the Summer Mini sets demonstrated and everyone will also get to make a card? If you're within reasonable driving distance from me (Lalor Park, NSW) then contact me to arrange a convenient date. I'm taking booking for Sale-A-Bration in January & February also. Not sure what Sale-A-Bration is? It's your chance to receive *FREE stamp sets and you don't have to be a hostess. Normal Hostess benefits still apply. Contact me for further details.
*Certain criteria apply.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Stamp sets: Carte Postale
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Enchante Designer Series Paper.
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery.
Accessories: Celery Grosgrain ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampin' Dimensionals. sponges.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
This is a CASE of the card showcasing the Small Sayings stamp set in the Summer Mini Catalogue. I just loved the colours and was actually going to use this as one of my Make & Takes but changed my mind and went with the card posted yesterday and another that I'll share another time. I know it's still 5 and a bit months till the new Idea Book & Catalogue will be released, but I'll miss our current In Colors when they go.
Stamp sets: Small Sayings.
Cardstock: Cranberry Crisp, Cool Caribbean, Marigold Morning, Whisper White.
Inks: Cranberry Crisp, Cool Caribbean, Marigold Morning, Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Spiral Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Cardstock: Green Galore, Basic Black, Whisper White.
Inks: Green Galore, Basic Black.
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, 13mm Circle Punch, Green Galore Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence, So Saffron (the slipped in regal), Whisper White.
Inks: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, So Saffron.
Accessories: Apple Green, Light Orchid & Turquoise Grosgrain ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig.
Monday, November 26, 2007
I love how this card turned out. What do you think?
Stamp sets: Stem Silhouettes, Linen & Paisley Background stamps.
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White.
Inks: Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue.
Accessories: Navy Organdy Ribbon, Silver Brads, Slit Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
The cards I'll be posting over the next week or so will be showcasing stamp sets from the new Summer Mini Catalogue.
In this card I've used a stamp set, background stamp and new coordinating double-sided designer series papers from the Summer Mini Catalogue.
Stamp Set: Carte Postale, French Flair
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla, Enchante Designer Series Paper.
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Accessories: Silver Organdy Ribbon, Silver Brads, Slit Punch, Large & Small Oval Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, sponges.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I will be processing one final local order this month on Friday 30th so if you would like to place an order contact me asap. I'm happy to process non-local orders which can be shipped directly to you from Stampin' Up! (normal postage and handling charges apply of $5.95 or 5% whichever is the greater) and these will be processed as received. Credit card facilities are available or you can direct credit my bank account (details supplied on order).
Now Week 4 my 2 groups made different cards. The middle card was one from last year, which one group made then, so they made the other 2 card and the new group made the card on the right and the middle card.
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Real Red, Whisper White, Very Vanilla.
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Ruby Red, Whisper White.
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Old Olive Brads, Gold cord.
The card on the right was a CASE from Teneale Williams
Stamp sets: Holiday Spirit, Warm Words, Solemn Stillness.
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla.
Inks: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Night of Navy.
Accessories: Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, Blender Pens, Old Olive Brads, Stamp-a-ma-jig.
Now don't forget to check back tomorrow as I'll start posting my Summer Mini Samples and remember for each comment you leave you will receive a chance to win either Blooming with Happiness or Reason to Smile Level 1 Hostess set.
* Competition open to Australian residents only and non Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Well I didn't make it back yesterday but I'm here reasonably early today.The inspiration for this card came from an advertisement (for another company...shhhh) in a past Issue of Take Ten. Naturally I've improvised with Stampin' Up! stamps but I've kept the colours very similar.
Stamp Sets: On The Spot, Happy Everything
Cardstock: Green Galore, Real Red, Whisper White
Inks: Real Red & Green Galore (Pads & Markers)
Accessories: Red Grosgrain Ribbon.
So what do you think? Does it pass for a Christmas Card?
Thursday, October 11, 2007
These 2 cards are made using the Unfrogettable stamp set. Like some of the other cards I've been sharing with you lately, it's a set I purchased a while ago and haven't made time to use it. I've decided next year I'm going to be a little more picky, and slower, with my selections when buying my stamp sets. That doesn't mean I don't like any of those I purchased it's just that I ended up with so many that some never or hardly ever get used.
I hope you like what I've created.
Stamp Set: Unfrogettable
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White.
Inks: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, Stazon Black.
Accessories: Slit Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Post-it Note (for masking), Aqua painter.
Note: Sketch Challenge SC142 and Colour Combination from Colour Coach.
This card is a case from Splitcoaststampers with colours changed (chosen from Colour Coach). The original card can be viewed here. I've added Crystal Effects to the centre of the coloured flowers. Sorry for the fuzziness in the "Hoppy Birthday" stamped on the card. It's clear in real life but with it being resized it just won't show up well.
Stamp set: Unfrogettable
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Garden Green, Confetti White.
Inks: Stazon Black, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Rose Red.
Accessories: White gel pen, Aqua painter, Crystal Effects.
Monday, October 8, 2007
This promotion gave me reason to pull out these items and create a card. I often overlook using my designer papers (as I'm not a scrapbooker) but will try and make more of an effort to remember to put them to use from now on.
Stamp sets: Looks Like Spring, Season by Season
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Spring Flowers Designer Paper
Inks: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Old Olive Brads, Linen Thread, Spring Bouquet Flower Punch.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
If you would like further details or even purchase a kit to make any of my samples then please email me. Kits can be purchased for $10 per card sample + postage (all images will be prestamped so you will only need to colour those required and construct your card. Detailed instructions are included. Kits contain 5 cards + envelopes).
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I've been busy with my Stamp-a-Stack classes and haven't made much apart from Christmas Cards until today so I'll have some cards to share with you over the next few days.
It's school holidays at the moment for me so my 4 girls are at home. A yahoo group I'm in are running a children's swap through these holidays so my girls were also busy today making their cards.
Here is one of the cards I've made. I'm trying to use some of my sets that have been a little neglected and also try out some different colour combinations.
Stamp Sets: All Through the Year, Riveting, Garden Annuals Wheel.
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Pink Passion, Whisper White.
Inks: Green Galore, Pink Passion
Accessories: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, Tempting Turquoise Brads, Grosgrain ribbon (Light pink dyed to Pink Passion using reinker).
I tend not to use a lot of Bold Brights colours but am happy with the end result of this card. What do you think??
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
If school hours don't suit you but you would love to make some Christmas Cards then contact me to discuss an evening class.
Here are the cards we made today and will be making on Friday.
These cards are using the In Colour range of cardstock & inks. The stitched ribbon is also an In Colour (Cranberry Crisp) but is only available from the current Mini Catalogue which ends on 31st November.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Stamp Sets: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Rough Around the Edges
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Really Rust, Watercolour Paper.
Inks: Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Really Rust, Stazon Black, Blush Blossom.
Accessories: Tool Kit, More Mustard brads, 6mm circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter.
Stamp Sets: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, All in a Row, Rough Around the Edges
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Watercolour Paper.
Inks: Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Really Rust, Going Gray, Black Stazon, Blush Blossom.
Accessories: Tool Kit, More Mustard brads, Black Eyelet, Black Gingham ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tag Punch, Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Sticky Strip.
Stamp sets: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Flannel Plaid, All in a Row.
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Cool Caribbean, Marigold Morning, Watercolour Paper.
Inks: Marigold Mornining, Cool Caribbean, Taken with Teal, Going Gray, Whisper White Craft, Stazon Black, Blush Blossom.
Accessories: Tool Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, Black Gingham Ribbon, Black Eyelet, More Mustard brads, Aqua Painter, Linen Thread, Sticky Strip, Tag Punch.
What is a Stamp-A-Stack Class?
This is a class where we will make 10 cards in total, complete with envelopes. There will be 2 different card designs so you will make 5 of each design. All materials are supplied to complete the cards and they should be completed in the 2 hour class. Cost of each class is $15 and if you place an order on the day I will reimburse $5 of your class fee.
I'm running classes on Wednesdays and Fridays. I have some spaces still available for Friday classes so if you would like to come along email or phone me on 0418 218 467 to confirm your spot. You may wish to attend each class or just one or two which is fine. Payment for class is due on the day or you can prepay to confirm you spot.
Dates and times are as follows:
Friday 24th August 9.30am - 11.30am
Monday 3rd September 12.30pm - 2.30pm (APEC Public Holiday on 7th September )
Friday 21st September 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Friday 19th October 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Friday 2nd December 12.30pm - 2.30pm
If you would like to attend a class but daytime doesn't suit, I would be happy to run an evening class on either a Monday or Thursday. Please contact me on 0418 218 467 to discuss further.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Stamp sets: Scribble This, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Warm Words.
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White.
Ink: Certainly Celery, Stazon Black, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Rose Red.
Accessories: Slit Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen.
Stamp Sets: Scribble This, Flannel Plaid
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Cool Caribbean, Basic Black, Whisper White.
Inks: Stazon Black, Pretty in Pink, Cool Caribbean.
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, Tool Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Signo Gel Pen.
I made this Candle as a hostess gift for a recent workshop. I did a candle demonstration, using the same set but on a smaller candle, and I then presented the hostess with a completed (decorated and bagged) one after the demonstration.
It's funny how the Wild Rose stamp set wasn't a set I was initially considering purchasing but has now turned into a set I use quite a bit.
Stamp Sets: Wild Roses, Warm Words, Stamped from the Heart.
Inks: Cranberry Crisp, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss & Always Artichoke inkpads, So Saffron Marker.
Accessories: Moss Gingham Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Wine Organdy Ribbon, Gold Cord.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Stamp sets: Wild Rose, Linen, Trimtastic
Card: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cranberry Crisp, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand, So Saffron.
Accessories: Post-it notes (for masking), Blender Pens, Scissors.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
What does this mean now?? Hopefully I can start putting some more time into creating and sharing some new cards with you.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
I'm in the process of recreating my website. It will take some time as I learn the software to do this but I thought I would update my blog to this one on my current site for now. My current site will be updated until I have the new one all ready to go, so it's not outdated information on there. I will try and update more often to my blog (yes, I've said that before...) with more cards to share. I haven't wanted to post my last month's workshop cards as yet though because one was postponed till this month and it will still work in with the July Promotion so rather than risk the hostess seeing her gift and demo cards before her workshop, I must keep them hidden from you all.
That's it for me for the moment. I hope to have something to share in the next few days although with school holidays and trying to sort out the new website, I won't promise anything. Must prepare for Sunday's workshop in there too somewhere.