Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Friends of ours are celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary today. Congratulations Veronica and Peter. This is the card I made for them, I hope that they like it. I was very happy with it. I ended up making several of this same style. It's called a 'Side Step' card. This one is made using Petal Pizzaz stamps and the card stock and inks are from the Earth Elements family.

When I first made the tri shutter card I thought I should try to make a card similar to that but with the fold going up and down rather than side to side. Then I came across the side step card on Marelle Taylor's blog. So Thank you Marelle.

I made a masculine version too. Here I've used the Seaworthy Stamp set and used the baby wipe technique. The card stock is Taken with Teal, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise.

Some of the cards I have been making

These cards using the Stampin' Up! set Fifth Ave Floral are done using the watercolouring technique that has been all over lots of blogs recently. I thought they looked lovely so had to give it a try. It is a very simple technique, and I think that the results are great. It looks like you have been very artistic when actually it's just a squirt of water and a few dabs with reinkers, on top of white embossed outline images.

The Flowerpot card is another that has been seen around on stamping blogs from the USA. In this card I have combined that design with the watercolour technique.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

October Technique of the Month Class

This afternoon I've been making an exploding box and stamping on a candle. It's a gift set we will be making at the next Technique class. I have to say I am really pleased with the results. I used Whisper White, Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy card stock and inks. Most of the stamps are from the Season of Joy stamp set and a couple of sentiments from Snow Swirled. Hope you like it.


October Stamp a Stack

I tried to upload a couple of photos yesterday and didn't have any luck, so I'm trying again. Fingers crossed that it works today. Well it's taking awhile but hopefully it's working. These two photos are the cards we are making at the SAS on Tuesday. I decided to make all ten cards Christmas cards this time. I don't think we will end up having a SAS next month, so this way everyone who is trying to build up a stash of cards for Christmas wont miss out. I really like the five cards using the patterned paper. I used the Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Hope you have all had a good weekend.

Cheerio for now,


Saturday, October 3, 2009

October Special Offers from Stampin' Up!

This month Stampin' Up! have two specials. The first is if you purchase either Flower Power Card Elements or the Rock Star Card Elements (pages 140 & 141 in the IB&C) then you can buy either of the matching stamp sets-Wow Flowers or Starring you, for 20% off.

The second offer is for every new demonstrator to sign up with SU from 7th October to the 31st November, Stampin' Up! will donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia. Plus the new demonstrator will receive FREE, a pack of Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper and a Pretty in Pink classic ink pad.

Contact me if you would like any further information on either of there offers.