Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Try Stampin On Tuesday #106

I found this week's sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday #106 a bit more of a challenge, but I needed a birthday card for a friend so I thought I would use this sketch as my starting point. 

Here is my card.

I  have also been inspired by others who have also added something to the inside of their card too, so I decided to try that with this card.  Here is the inside.

You will see that I have kept to my favourite colours again - Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade, but also added Calypso Carol.  One of the reasons why I seem to choose these colours is because I have DSP in the 2011-2013 In Colours that match my cardstock.  I have recently bought some new DSP, so perhaps in the future you will see something a bit different!

Thanks for visiting and for your comments.  They are greatly appreciated.


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Try Stampin on Tues #105

I started this card shortly after the challenge was put up, but only just finished it today.  It was a busy weekend so not much time to make cards.  I am glad that I got to finish it before the challenge closes.

Sorry the colours haven't come out so well.  I will look forward to using my camera again soon, rather than the camera on my phone, once we get our main computer up and running again.

Stamp Set: Easy Events
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Limeade (and markers)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Limeade
DSP: In Colours 2-11-3012 Stack - Wisteria Wonder, Limeade
Other: Petals-a-plenty Embossing Folder, Scalloped Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Jewels Pearls

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, 14 February 2013

A Simple Mini Valentine's Day Card

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today at our church coffee group, I took some of my Stampin' Up things along.  For those who wanted to, they had a chance to make a simple Valentine's Day card.   It was a bit like "a make and take" at a workshop.  

They got to try sponging, punching, stamping, as well as dry embossing and die cutting with the Big Shot.  I think they were pleased with their results.  Some also got to make an envelope to go with the card using the simply scored tool.  Here is what we made.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Pool Party from 2011-2013 DSP stack
Other: Chevron Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Dies, Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, A4 white paper for envelope

I hope you are enjoying your Valentine's Day.


Monday, 11 February 2013

A Heart Box

Earlier this month I held my first class of the year.  For this class I wanted to include a 3D project.  I thought that since Valentine's Day is coming up it would be nice to make something that could be used for this occasion.  I saw this heart box on Brenda Quintana's blog and thought it would be perfect.  She also has a tutorial on how to make it which I have adapted slightly.  It is perfect to fill it up with some small yummy treats like Hershey's Kisses.

This is how my version turned out.  


Stamps: You are Loved (or one could use Itty Bitty Banners) 
Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals
DSP: In Colours 2011-2013 DSP stack – Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Folders, Simply Scored, Heart Punch, Punch to punch small holes, (Bitty Banner Framelit Dies) 
Embellishments: Raspberry Ripple Stitched Stain Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Adhesive: Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Snail, Glue Pen 

Thanks for visiting.  Enjoy the rest of your week.


Friday, 8 February 2013

Try Stampin on Tuesday #104

I enjoyed making a card using the sketch the other week from Try Stampin on Tuesday, so I thought I would make one again this week using sketch #104

This is what I came up with.

Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch, Memorable Moments (for the Happy Birthday sentiment)
Ink:Wisteria Wonder, Primrose Petals
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla
DSP: Wisteria Wonder from 2011-2013 DSP stack
Other: Big Shot, Petals-a-plenty Embossing Folder, Blossom Punch, Pearls Basic Jewels

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Bloomin' Marvellous SAB Creative Fold Card

Here is a card I made using the Bloomin' Marvellous Sale-a-bration stamp set.  I love this stamp set. 

The layout of this card was originally inspired by Connie Stewart from Simply Simple Stamping.  After I made it I also saw that Mary Fish had also made a card of a similar style and you can see hers here.

And here it is opened up.

Stamps: Bloomin’ Marvellous (SAB)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals
Other: Snail Adhesive, Glue Stick

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, 1 February 2013

The New Seasonal Catalogue

Today is the first day of Stampin' Up!'s New Seasonal Catalogue.  It is from 1st
February until 30th June.


There are so many wonderful new products  - stamps, dies, punches, embossing folders, DSP, etc.  It is so hard to choose which ones to buy!

Here are a couple of my favourites:
The Simply Scored  Borders Scoring Plate #126291 (page 26)  This scores borders and patterns!
And the new Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406 (page 13) 

Some of the products from the Holiday catalogue have been carried over, which are shown towards the back of the catalogue (page 34 & 35).  Also the Champagne glimmer paper # 127885 was not included here, but it is still available.

You can download the catalogue here or you can view it online here.
If you would like a copy of the catalogue, please contact me here

If you would like to attend a class or host a party yourself, please contact me.  

Also remember that until 22nd March for every $120 spent you get the chose of a free product from the Sale-a-bration range.  More details here

Have a great day.