Wednesday, February 25, 2009

He Is "In The Stars"

This card is really simple but effective, which is lucky as it was made in a hurry as its' heading overseas. It's based on a card made by Rachael Knight and posted on Karen's website, so it's a real 'team' effort.

I really like this stamp set as it's so flexible - change the colours and hey presto - its' a manly card!


Card & Inks: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel

Stamp Set: In The Stars, Cheers to You (retired)

Other: Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch, Dimentional

Monday, February 23, 2009

Blog Awards

This was sent to me by Amy Flemming who has a fabulous blog that you really must check out. I feel kind of cheeky posting it though, as she gave it to me so long ago and I haven't posted in several weeks - Augh! However, I wanted Amy to know that I really appreciate the sentiment so have finally posted it. I believe the deal is that I have to list 5 addictions then pass it on to other bloggers I love.... Addictions: 1) Stamping (of course!) 2) chocolate (also not a shock) 3) Matt (him indoors) 4) movies 5) ?? I'd also like to pass this on to the following bloggers (if you have it already, never mind - I think you deserve it again!) 1) kareNstampZ 2) Kirsty 3) Kelly 4) Nat Williams 5) Heather

February Competition Winner

Congratulations to Suzanne Gray - winner of my February newsletter competition. Above is the lovely card she created using Stampin' Up! stamp sets from the 2007-2008 catalogue - Flower Fest & Friendship Blooms. I love the two-step stamping technique and her use of markers to colour different parts of the stamp.
Suzanne - your prize (a hand made gift) is on it's way!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

'B' is for...

Here's the second of my A-Z album pages. I've never used this technique on DS papers before but this design from ' Afternoon Tea' (available until march in the SU! Summer Mini catalogue) seemed to suit it well. I also wanted to use some of my carosel notes from the Summer Mini too, but had to cut the photos by hand as I don't have a circle cutter...yet!
Here is a snapshot of the Afternoon Tea DSP from the Summer Mini Catalogue. Products in the catalogue are available until the end of March. Please do let me know if you would like the catalogue of would like to place an order.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mojo Monday Challange Week 72

It's Mojo Monday time again..well actually it's been Mojo Monday time for about a week now. I'm not the kind of person who works well under pressure so I must get myself more organised and do these challanges on time. For this card I chose colours I love but rarely use - Sage Shaddow and Almost Amethyst. I also couldn't resist going all out on the glitter - I embossed all over the Whisper White section with glitter, then added some to the flower embelishment and the background. I'm sure people at work tomorrow will be asking what on earth I got up to last night!
Cardstock: Kraft, Sage Shaddow, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Whipser White
Stamp Set: In The Spotlight, Circle of Friends
Ink: Sage Shaddow, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Versamark
Punches: Scallop Edge, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Circle
Other: White 1/4" ribbon, linen thread, crimper, Dazzling Diamonds, clear embossing powder, white gel pen, Almost Ametyst Prints DSP (limited edition)
Button (non-SU!)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Kristina Werner Colour Challange #40

Today's post is another Kristina Werner colour challange. I love these challanges as it forces me out of my comfort zone! The stamp set I used was 'Brithday Best' which was one of my most used sets when I first discovered Stampin' Up! but I haven't used it for ages - it was good to get it out, dust it off and have a play!

I glittered up the centre of all the flowers with Dazzling Diamonds, and even tried out a new technique I read about somewhere - stick a glue dot onto a brad & cover it with Dazzling Diamonds...hey presto, a glittered brad. If you put on enough glitter the glue dot no longer feels sticky to touch.

I also used my flower punches, scallop edge punch (of course!) and some 1/4" and 5/8' ribbon - Done!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pop Up Card

This is a little pop up card I made when good friends of ours had a little baby girl. I love the baby time wheel and was very sad when it was retired last year, so I take any chance I can get to use it! I used a colour combo I haven't tried before but think it worked well. I also made the scollop edge using the corner rounder (before we could but the scallop edge punch), so it's a much wider curve on the scallop.
Stamp Sets: Simple Somethings, So Many Sayings, Baby Time Wheel (Retired)
Cardstock: Sage Shaddow, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Sage Shaddow, So Saffron
Other: Markers, Corner Rounder Punch, 5/8" Regal Rose Ribbon

Sunday, February 1, 2009

What a great day!

Here are some pictures of our team's Extravaganza yesterday afternoon. Everyone made five beautiful projects to take home, many of which you can see on blogs belonging to my team members, so have a browse around. This is the project I helped to demo, perfectly designed by Rachael Knight. It was very straight forward to make but also very eye-catching and effective. It uses the 'All In The Stars' set from the summer mini catalogue and also the East Coast Prep DS papers from the Idea Book & Catalogue.
The date for our next Extravaganza is not yet confirmed but if you are interested let me know and I'll pop you on the short list.