Friday, November 30, 2007


Today's card was inspired by Mel's card on SCS. I wanted to use only Stampin' Up! products that are available to us in Australia on my card so I had to make a few adaptations and am really happy with the results.

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.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mini Catty CASE

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.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I've used more Bold Brights....

Yes it's another card made using a Bold Brights colour, Green Galore. This card was one of the Make & Takes at my Summer Mini Launch. I only mounted this set (the flower image) the night before my launch but the card fell together and was nice and quick, which is just what you want Make & Takes to be.

Stamp sets: Big Blooms, Small Sayings.
Cardstock: Green Galore, Basic Black, Whisper White.
Inks: Green Galore, Basic Black.
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, 13mm Circle Punch, Green Galore Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bright Buds....

Bold Brights is probably one of my least used colour families. Not that I don't like them, as all the Stampin' Up! colours are just gorgeous, but I'm more of an earthy & regal girl. I love the colour combination here, and yes I have slipped in a regal but all the other colours are from the brights.

This set is a great one as it has a matching wheel (which I've used here) and the coordinating stamp set is used to complete the colour for the images. Now you could colour in images from the wheel using other colouring techniques and mediums but the stamps give a nice finish too.

Stamp sets: Bud Basics, Basic Outline, Lexicon of Love, Canvas.
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.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Monochromatic Stem Silhouettes

Today's card is made using the Stem Silhouettes set from the upcoming Mini Catalogue. One great thing about this set is that it's die-cut so not need to trim before you can mount, just pop them out, peel the backing off and mount to your wood blocks, then add the image labels to the top and away you go.

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.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sneak peaks.....

I'm sure most of you have heard that Stampin' Up! have a new Mini Catalogue being released on 1st December and for those of you that haven't it's the Summer Mini Catalogue. If you don't already have your own copy and would like one then email me and I'll pop one in the post to you. There are lots of lovely stamp sets & coordinating wheels, double-sided designer series papers, wide grosgrain ribbon, pocket notes and a few remaining items from the Spring Mini Catalogue ending on 30th November (so don't forget if there was anything you wanted from the Spring Mini you must order before end of month).

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.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sorry if you received all the postings of me....

Sorry to those that subscribe to my blog via Google reader for all the absolutely gorgeous (not) photos of me. I needed to upload one to then place on my profile but they were showing up too small on the profile so I scrapped them. I hadn't realised that they would still go through to google reader. At least now you know what I look like.......hahaha.

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Last chance for Spring Mini purchases....

The Spring Mini Catalogue finishes on Friday 30th November so if you haven't purchased those items you have been meaning too, then don't leave it till the last minute and miss out.

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).

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The last of my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack cards.

As promised here are the remaing cards from my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack classes this year.

Week 4 cards

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.
Stamp sets: Festive Favourites, Many Merry Messages, Holiday Spirit, Star Studded Wheel
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Real Red, Whisper White, Very Vanilla.
Inks: Stazon Black, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, Close To Cocoa.
Accessories: Blender Pens, Red grosgrain ribbon, red eyelet, slit punch.

Week 5 we made different cards too. My group from last year made these 2 cards

Stamp sets: Solemn Stillness, Holiday Spirit
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Ruby Red, Whisper White.
Inks: Old Olive, Real Red, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel, Garden Green, Basic Black.
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Old Olive Brads, Gold cord.
And my new group this year made these 2.

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.

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Competition Time

Christmas is coming so I've decided it's Competition time. From now till the 9th December leave me a comment and you* will be in the running to win a new Level 1 Hostess set (your choice of either Blooming with Happiness or Reason to Smile).

Both these cards were inspired by the lovely and talented Marelle Taylor

* Competition open to Australian residents only and non Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

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I'm back on track.....

Well I did it again, didn't I? Disappeared for a while again and haven't posted, that is. I've had a hectic month but now have lots to share so there will be a post every day for a few weeks at least. What have I been up to? I've finished my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack classes for the year and I had my Summer Mini Catalogue Launch yesterday too so I was busy making samples. Now that these are over I can start sharing the cards with you, and some others that I've made. So check back every day to see some of my latest creations.

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