Sunday, 25 October 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 4

Week 4 - So Swirly & Fun & Fast Notes
Supplies Used
Stamp Sets: So Swirly Jumbo wheel and Fun & Fast Notes
Cardstock: Glorious Green, Real Red and Whisper White
Inks: Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories: Blender pen, Stampin' Pastels, Sponge Daubers, 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds (you could use KindyGlitz for a bit of sparkle).
Notes: Wheel the Jumbo "So Swirly" wheel on the versamark ink pad and wheel across the green card, reink on versarmark and wheel across strip of red card. Stamp Christmas tree image from "Fun & Fast Notes" onto whisper white cardstock. Colour with blender pen and Stampin' Pastels add a bit of sparkle and layer the card together as shown in image. A lovely quick and easy one when time is limited and yet is still looks impressive.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 3

Week 3 - Lovely as a Tree (Card cased from Narelle Jones) I have added a few extra touches with a bit of bling and sponging.
Supplies Used

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Short & Sweet, Soft Holly standard Wheel.
Cardstock: Handsome Hunter, Natural Ivory, Chocolate Chip
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Versamark, Handsome Hunter standard ink cartridge.
Accessories: Standard wheel handle, Word Window punch, Slit punch, sponges, gold brads, gold embossing powder, Stampin' Dimentionals, heat tool.
Notes: This is a simple card that uses the very versatile "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set. I inked the trunks of the trees in Chocolate Chip ink and then the branches of the trees in Old Olive. I stamped the image once and then moved the stamp slightly to the right and without reinking stamped the image again (called "Repetition" stamping). I sponged the edges of the tree image with Old Olive. I nipped the 4 corners with the slit punch, layered the tree image on Chocolate Chip card with dimentionals. Stamped "Very Merry" in versamark and then gold embossed punched out with Word Window punch and attached to tree image. Then wheeled "Soft Holly" on Natural Ivory card and layered both pieces on the A5 Handsome Hunter cardstock as shown.

If you need any products to create this card, just contact me to place an order.

Enjoy! Wishing you a wonderful season of Joy.

"Close to my Heart" Sids & Kids Fundraiser

We (my team of fellow Stampin' Up demonstrators, front row: Jacinda,Kristen, Erin, Nicole back row: me, Alex & Liz) held our "Close to my Heart" Sids and Kids Fundraiser last night. It was a huge success, I'm sure everyone who attended enjoyed themselves. There were auctions of many items including Stampin Up products which Stampin Up had generously donated. There were raffles, guessing competitions, lovely supper and coffee to be enjoyed. Erin and Jacinda talked about Sids and Kids and their tragic experience of stillbirth (2 very brave ladies). Official count not yet done but unofficially we raised over $3000 to be donated to Sids and Kids.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 2

Week 2 - Tree Trimmings Card (Cased from Alisa Tilsner)
Stamp Sets: Tree Trimmings (Spring Mini Catalogue), Weathered Background, Many Merry Messages Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Parisian Breeze Speciality Designer Series Paper (Spring Mini Catalogue) Inks: Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heating Tool, Gold Brads, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch
Notes: This card is very simple and uses the Versamark Ink pad with the Gold Embossing powder. The background layer is Baja Breeze card and D/S paper. Just stamp the image on the Whisper White card, heat emboss with the Gold embossing powder and punch out with the large oval punch, layer on to the Baja Breeze scallop oval. Stamp weathered background onto a piece of Old Olive card, cut a strip of Chocolate Chip card and insert 3 gold brads. Assemble card as shown in photo. Stamp a festive message in Baja Breeze ink on the Baja Breeze cardstock.

If there are any products you need to create the project, just contact me to place your order.

Monday, 5 October 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas

Week 1 - Seasons of Joy Stamp set
Each week leading up to Christmas, I will send you a new project. You can alter the project in any way to accomodate the supplies you have on hand. Enjoy all the inspiration and excitement that this time of year brings. If there are any products you need to create the project, just contact me to place your order.
Card stock: Very vanilla, Silver Grey, Brocade Blue & Bella Bleu D/S paper
Ink: Brocade Blue
Accessories: Night of Navy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Heat n Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds.
Wishing you a wonderful season of Joy.

Lovely Oak Tree

Here is another card using "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set. This one is a little complex but the end result is lovely. I used the Old Oak tree from the stamp set, inked the trunk with "Chocolate Chip" and the tree branches with "Old Olive" I then used markers, "Always Artichoke and Handsome Hunter" to give the tree branches a little more colour. Once the imaged was stamped I then used my blender pen and "Old Olive and Chocolate Chip" ink to fill in the trunk and the tree branches. I sponged all the card layers with Chocolate Chip. Using the Weathered background stamp I stamped the Sage Shadow card stock. A little bit of paper piercing and "voila" another beautiful card from this very versatile stamp set.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Lovely as a Tree

Lovely as a Tree stamp set would have to be one of my favourites. Here are 3 cards using this beautiful stamp set that I cased from Alisa Tilsner. At a recent workshop 5 ladies bought this set so I hope these cards give you some inspiration. If you would like to know how to do any of the techniques used in these cards, just let me know and I can organise a class.

October Promotion - World Card Making Day

World Card Making Day is 3 October, but Stampin' Up is celebrating all month long! From 1-31 October, when you purchase Rock Star or Flower Power Simply Sent Card Elements, you'll get 20% off the coordinating stamp set!
Flower Power Card Elements $30.95
"Wow Flowers" Stamp Set regular price $24.95 - 20% = $19.96
Rock Star Card Elements $30.95
"Starring You" Stamp set regular price $24.95 - 20% = $19.96
View your catalogue or the online catalogue to see the above Card Element and Stamp sets on pages 140 and 141. Call me on 0412 364 685 or send me an email if you'd like to order one these kits.