Monday, October 25, 2010

Girls Night In Challenge

Jayne Mercer held a Girls Night In on the weekend to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. If you couldn't attend the evening you could still participate in the stamping challenges, via her blog. I left it a little late to get involved, but last night I did do one of the challenges and here is the result. Challenge three was to find a card in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue and turn it PINK. I used the owl card at the top of page 105, and here is my version of it.
Have a great Day!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October Stamp a Stack

Here are the cards we made at last weeks stamp a stack. Another Marathon night. All I can say is I must stop making these cards so involved!!! I think the ladies who made them loved them though.

Hope you like them too.

Have a good week.


Scrapbooking, Not Really!!

It was my Mum's 80th Birthday in August. I went up to Perth to surprise her. I took some photos on the day and I have just got around to putting them into a book for her. I'm not really a scrapbooker, so there is nothing fancy about the book. Well the cover is pretty and that is as far as it goes. I made the book with card stock and DSP and put it all together with my bind it all. I know my Mum will love it and that is the main thing. Those of you out there that are scrappers, don't look!

These are just a couple of the pages:

At the back of the book I have put in some old photos of Mum when she was younger.

Thanks for looking,


Local Ag. Show

Last weekend was our local agricultural show. I entered some of my cards for the first time. Each year I go along and look at things and think I should have a go at that, but that's as far as it goes. This year I pulled out my finger and had a go. It was a lot of work getting ready for it, because I entered the two categories of cards three times each. Each entry was three assorted cards, so I had to have eighteen cards. Plus I entered another category - three small gifts suitable for Christmas. I feel like I'm bragging but I was pleased with how I went and I got the First place in the small gift category and First and Second in each of the card categories (not many people entered).
So today I will show you some of the things I made for the show. I even decorated the inside of the cards, as you will see in some of the photos.
Firstly here are three Christmas cards, I really love the Delightful Decorations and Dasher, they are gorgeous stamp from Stampin' Up! and the matching Large Ornament punch makes creating gorgeous Christmas cards easy. The third card isn't Stampin' Up!, it's a stamp I have had for a long time.

This is inside the card above:

This next card I made using the hostess set "Cuter By The Inch" and it really is a cute set. I used Whisper White, Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist colours, I think this combination looks crisp and fresh.

Just lately it seems I can't get enough of Butterflies! Don't you think these are gorgeous? There's hardly any stamping at all on this card. It uses Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla along with the 'Beautiful Butterflies' Bigz Die, 'Beautiful Wings' Embosslits Die and the 'Elegant Lines' Embossing folder. Add the Large Oval, Scalloped Oval and the Scallop Trim Border Punches and a couple of Stampin' Up!s gorgeous stick on Pearls and there you have it.
Oh look, another butterfly, this time it's on a lattice card that I cased from Valita.

This card was going to be a tri shutter card, but something went wrong, so I fiddled around and turned it into this. I was rather pleased with the results. Those flowers on the front were made with some of the packing paper that comes in a Stampin' Up! order.

The next two cards use the Baby Wipe method to colour the backgrounds. Fold up a baby wipe cloth and drip reinkers along the cloth then drag it (or in what ever direction you would like) across glossy cardstock.

Finally!! I hope no-one has fallen asleep looking at my blog. This has been a rather long post!! The last picture is a part of the three small gifts entry I made a tote bag and four matching cards and envelopes to go in it. Hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have been up to. I do have another thing to show but I will do that as a separate post as it is nothing to do with the Show.

Thanks for Looking and looking and looking : )

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Check out the Latest Special Offer from Stampin' Up!

Dressing up Christmas Promotion

Dates: 16 October-30 November 2010

During the Christmas season, you can earn exclusive Stampin' Up! ribbon in two different ways:
• Purchase a gift-giving bundle and receive one FREE spool of ribbon.
• Host a $550 workshop and receive a FREE spool of ribbon.

(There is no limit to how many bundles you get. Bundles and ribbons available while supplies last).

Choose from these bundles:

Gifted Bundle: Gifted Set Page 21 and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper page 126 (wood mount)124041 $66.90 (clear mount) 124042 $56.90
Welcome Christmas Bundle: Welcome Christmas Set page26 and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper (wood mount) 124045 $69.90 (clear Mount) 124046 $59.90
Season of Joy Bundle: Season of Joy Set page 20 and So Swirly Stampin' Around Wheel page 158, 124043 $67.90 --- ---
Delightful Decorations Bundle: Delightful Decorations Set page 25 and Ornament Punch page147, 124044 $72.90 --- ---
Choose from these ribbons:
Description Item Retail Value
Mistletoe Ribbon Originals 116792 $21.95
Sleigh Bells Ribbon 116795 $15.95
Riding Hood Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon 113099 $19.95
Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon 115608 $19.95

If you would like to place an order or get more details about this great offer please email or phone me. Details on the right hand side of the blog.

Thanks for looking, have a good weekend.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

A couple more cards

Here are a couple of other cards I have made in the past week or so:

This was the card I made for someone who purchased a gift voucher. I know the lady who received this was thrilled with such a thoughtful gift.

Next time someone asks what you would like for a birthday or Christmas why not suggest a voucher from me. That way you can choose exactly what you want from the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue. It only takes a phone call or an email to organise.

I am really loving this cute little owl and I'm sure you are going to see quite a lot of him/her around here. I used Early Espresso card and ink with the background stamp Woodgrain for the tree and the Best Wishes sign post. I used a scalloped circle and sponged Bashful Blue ink on Whisper White card to create the cloudy background. The crimper and paper snips were used for the grass.

Thank you for looking.



Ways to use your Crimper

Here are the cards we will be making at my Technique class next week. We will be looking at some ways to use your crimper.

Hope you like these cards. Thanks for looking.