Sunday, March 27, 2011

5 days to go...

Just five more days left to claim your FREE Sale-A-Bration set!
Spend $120 before the 31st of March and choose one of four great sets (click on the 'sale-a-bration' link on the right for more details)  

I used 'So Happy For You' to add the sentiments to this card. It fits inside the HodgePodge Hardware perfectly (with a bit of trickery!) I love 'So Happy For You' as the font size is just right - not too big, not too small - and the font style is great for any occasion. 
For this card I embossed velum and adhered it to coloured cardstgock - I think this gives the flowers a lovely translucent finish and the Hodgepodge Hardware adds a little finishing touch.
To learn how to make cards like this, register for one on my quick cards classes.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Time's almost up!

This is a cute little box we recently made in my Fancy Folds Class using the Bliss Set (Sale-A-Bration) and the Bigz Clear Scallop Square Die (Summer Mini Catalogue).
Both Catalogues end on the 31st of March, so get your orders in ASAP

If you're interested in learning to make projects like these, e-mail me for more information about Fancy Folds classes or to book your place.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Colour Confidence

This is a colour combination I would normally never have been brave enough to choose - Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Grey - but it actually works!
Here's my secret.... I finally brought the Stampin' Up! Colour Coach and it's GREAT! It's been on my wishlist for ages and now I have it I don't know why I waited so long!
It's a bit like the colour charts you get from Dulux & Resene. There's a full size card for every colour (including In Colours) that you can use to compare colours, which is great. However, even better than that, on the back of each card there are 2 sets of colour suggestions. There are also some handy tips at the beginning of the pack to help you along the way.
I've used several on these suggestions now and they look great - a really good way to step out of your comfort zone with the knowledge that your card will still look great!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Join a Techniques Class

Below is a card I made recently using a technique from my latest Techniques Class.It's a quick 'direct to paper' technique that you can have some fun playing with and create some great effects for backgrounds.
There are currently spaces available in my Techniques Class. I teach 3 techniques, with instructions and a sample to keep. We then make a card using 2-3 of the techniques you have learned so you can see the ideas 'in action'

My next Techniques class is the 3rd April, noon-2pm, $15.
To book in e-mail

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Ends 31st March

Sale-A-Bration is almost over, this month is your last chance to qualify for exclusive FREE stamp sets
We made this card in a recent class using 'Punch Bunch' from the Sale-A-Bration brochure - each stamp in the set co-ordinates with a Stampin' Up! punch.
For this card I used the scallop square stamp and punch. I actually cased the idea from Shelli's blog. It's a really versatile design as it's great for male or female cards - just change the colours to suit.
The central strip has been crimped to add some texture and we used the 'Rock & Roll' technique to add both shades of blue around the edges of the scallop square.
Here's another version of the card I made using different colours. This one is destined for my cousin who is turning 18, so I added the numbers using my Big Shot and Simple Numbers Die.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Here's yet another brayered card. This time I embossed the daisies from Upsy Daisy using Concord Crush ink and clear embossing powder. I then brayered opposit corners with green and blue. I layered the image onto Concord Crush, Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

Why not gove it a try? Want to learn how to use a bryer? Book a workshop!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Double the Treats

Yum... there's nothing better that a treat box that already contains treats!
I made this box using a Sweet Treats Cup, with a sliding door on the inside so you can enjoy the treats without destroying the box.
I used the Medallion stamp and Cute & Curly set and Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper, all finished off with layers of punches and some Hodgepodge Hardware.

E-mail me to register for a Fancy Folds Class.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Choo Choo!

We made this card quite a while ago in a Quick Cards Class, but have only just got around to blogging it.
This was a really quick but cute card. I've used my 'Choo Choo' set and 'Right On Track' Wheel. I've used these on several cards but also have a great 12x12 layout in my head, so look out for it!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Digger Crazy

This is a brithday card I made for a little boy who is digger crazy. As I didn't have an appropriate stamp set I printed the image onto Whisper White cardstock from my computer.
I also used my new Simple Numbers Die with my Big Shot and the 'Rough Type' Alphabet from the current Mini Catalogue.

Colours are Real Red, Basic Gray and Whisper White.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Here's another example of brayering. This is a card we made in one of my Techniques classes recently.
I used 'Lovely as a Tree', which has turned out to be such a flexible set.
I layeder the main image onto Concord Crush cardstock and then onto Whisper White, which I embellished using my Scallop Trim Edge and Scallop Trim Corner Punch.

E-mail me today to register for a techniques class to learn more techniques like this.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Free is Good!

Don't you just love freebies?! I used my new 'Bliss' set, which was free as part of Sale-A-Bration. I love this set and already have heaps of ideas for it.
This card was inspired by one given to me by Rachael Knight - check out her blog

Sale-A-Bration ends at the end of March, so get your orders in NOW to earn free sets.