Friday, December 21, 2012

Clearance Blitz Week Two until 3rd January


14 119198 Share a Cup Stamp [w]  $14.50 $7.50
14 125040 Triple Treat Flower Stamp [w] $1 $19.95 $10.50
14 125188 Little Boo Stamp [w] $ $14.50 $7.50
15 125044 Bringing Baby Stamp [w]  $17.95 $9.50
16 116899 Elegant Thank You Stamp [w]  $17.50 $8.50
16 125657 Elizabeth Stamp [w] $19.95 $10.00 $23.00 $12.25
16 125046 Just Thank You Stamp [w] $13.95 $7.00 $17.50 $8.50
16 125653 Ribbon of Hope Stamp [w] $17.95 $9.50
16 125655 S.W.A.K Stamp [w]  $14.50 $7.50
16 125048 Young Vermillion Stamp [w]  $17.95 $9.50
26 115856 Punch Pals Stamp Set [w] $68.95 $34.75
28 117715 I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set [w]  $50.95 $20.00
28 118571 I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set [c]  $40.95 $17.50
30 121773 Blessed Mother Stamp Set [w]  $30.95 $16.00
30 122063 Blessed Mother Stamp Set [c]  $24.95 $13.50
33 125032 Under the Big Top Stamp Set [w]  $60.95 $31.50
33 122877 Under the Big Top Stamp Set [c] $48.95 $27.00
39 115780 Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set [w]  $50.95 $25.75
39 121558 Party This Way Stamp Set [w]  $31.95 $16.50
39 120609 Party This Way Stamp Set [c]  $25.95 $14.75
40 119189 Tote-ally Tess Stamp Set [w] 0 $45.95 $17.75
40 118595 Tote-ally Tess Stamp Set [c]  $36.95 $16.00
41 116386 Loads of Love Stamp Set [w]  $47.95 $24.50
41 116384 Loads of Love Accessories Stamp Set [w]  $40.95 $20.75
42 117699 Something Sweet Stamp Set [w]  $53.95 $20.75
  42 118589 Something Sweet Stamp Set [c]  $42.95 $17.25
42 121576 Sweetheart Stamp Set [w] $ $46.95 $18.25
42 120780 Sweetheart Stamp Set [c]  $37.95 $14.75
45 119177 Pendant Park Stamp Set [w] $ $45.95 $23.25
45 120012 Pendant Park Stamp Set [c] $ $36.95 $19.50
46 116686 For Everything Stamp Set [w] $ $57.95 $22.00
46 120459 For Everything Stamp Set [c] $ $45.95 $18.50
49 121580 The Nicest Things Stamp Set [w]  $41.95 $21.50
108 121518 Four the Holidays Stamp Set [w]  $30.95 $15.25
120 119801 In Color 2010-2012 Stampin' Write Markers  $33.95 $11.00
127 122360 Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper  $29.95 $11.95
127 122366 Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper  $29.95 $11.95
129 124339 Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper  $22.95 $7.00
129 122367 Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper  $22.95 $7.00
129 122350 Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper  $22.95 $9.50
129 122355 Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper  $22.95 $9.50
129 122351 Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper $22.95 $9.50
129 122354 Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper  $22.95 $9.50

    129 122352 Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper  $22.95 $9.50
129 122359 Well Worn Designer Series Paper  $22.95 $9.50
130 122347 Nursery Nest Designer Series Paper  $22.95 $7.00
130 117158
Patterns 2010-2012 In Color Designer Series Paper
 Stack  $51.50 $19.95
138 125054 Artichoke 3/8" (1 cm) Denim Jean Ribbon  $17.50 $5.95
138 119263 Poppy Parade 1/2" (1.3 cm) Stitched-Poly Ribbon $20.50 $7.95
150 122464 Blossom Bouquet Punch $ $54.50 $17.00
158 114533 Clear Circle Bigz Die  $44.95 $17.00
158 115972 Many Thanks Sizzlits Die $ $13.25 $7.00
158 113441 Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits Die  $12.25 $6.25

Remember these items are from last years catalogue.Please email or call me with your order preferably before Christmas as many items sold out  very quickly last time.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Scensational cards

Finally getting to the end of the Christmas card list. These cards are made using the Festival Holiday designer paper pack. Using up the little pieces that are left. Teamed the paper up with the Scentsational Season stamp set.
Different colours give it a different effect. OOps looks like I forgot to add the sentiments to this card.

Stamps:Scentsational Season, teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper:Festival of Prints designer series pack, Cheery Cobbler, White,Lucky limeade, Island indigo
Ink: Cheery Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Window Punch, Modern Label punch, Bakers Twine, Framelits, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Champagne glitter paper

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Apologies to those who tried to follow the link that I put on my blog to find what was in the clearance sale this week. I have since added the list to my blog without the link.
A lot of the stamps have sold but its not too late to order any accessories for this week.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Wreath

At our last regional training day the lovely Sophie from Australia showed us how to make these lovely wreaths. So i thought I would have a go.I have used a couple of different Big Shot diez in various colours. The main coloured paper used is from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack thats in the Holiday Catalogue.It was fun to make but did take quite a bit ofcardstock and paper.

Friday, December 14, 2012

StampinUp clearance blitz sale has started. The products on sale are all retired products from the last catalogue.
page    code    item    regular price        sale price
11 124938 Tagtastic Stamp Set [w]  $31.00 $20.00
11 122747 Tagtastic Stamp Set [c]  $25.00 $18.00
15 121592 Dasher Stamp [w]  $18.50 $10.00
15 125050 Elebration Stamp [w]  $23.95 $12.50
15 125042 Something for Christmas Stamp [w]  $23.95 $9.50
19 115902 Winter Post Stamp Set [w]  $57.95 $30.00
21 121492 Christmas Greetings Stamp Set [w]  $24.95 $12.50
21 116893 Tree Trimmings Stamp Set [w]  $29.95 $15.75
22 121584 Welcome Christmas Stamp Set [w]  $59.95 $23.50
22 120597 Welcome Christmas Stamp Set [c]  $47.95 $21.50
23 125024 Tidings of Joy Stamp Set [w]  $44.95 $23.50
23 122687 Tidings of Joy Stamp Set [c]  $35.95 $21.50
25 121498 Contempo Christmas Stamp Set [w]  $31.95 $17.50
25 120594 Contempo Christmas Stamp Set [c]  $25.95 $15.50
25 113023 Season of Joy Stamp Set [w]  $61.95 $24.75        

27 115918 Happy Christmas, Mate Stamp Set [w]  $45.95 $23.75
27 115820 Holiday Lineup Stamp Set [w]  $46.95 $24.50
108 115930 Many Merry Messages Stamp Set [w]  $77.95 $40.75
120 124338 In Color 2010-2012 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock  $22.95 $11.95
120 121701 In Color 2010-2012 A4 Smooth Card Stock  $17.50 $8.75
120 124386 In Color 2011-2013 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock  $27.95 $18.75
121 102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad $14.25 $5.75
121 103133 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad  $14.25 $5.75
121 105211 Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad  $14.25 $5.75
121 124291 Regal Rose 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock  $14.25 $5.75

121 105108 Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker  $6.95 $3.75
122 101778 Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad  $14.25 $5.75
122 124303 Wild Wasabi 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock  $14.25 $5.75
123 119669 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad  $14.25 $5.75
123 105210 Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pa  $14.25 $5.75
123 111836 Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad  $14.25 $5.75
123 124278 Garden Green 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock  $14.25 $7.50
123 124293 Riding Hood Red 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock  $14.25 $7.50
123 105110 Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker  $6.95 $3.75
123 100080 Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker  $6.95 $3.75
123 120971 Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Marker  $6.95 $3.75
124 120966 Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker  $6.95 $3.75
129 122357 Beau Château Designer Series Paper  $22.95 $9.50
130 122349 Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper  $22.95 $9.50
131 122369 Letters to Santa Quick Accents  $22.95 $9.50
134 122468 Château Designer Printed 6" x 6" Ring Album  $23.95 $12.50
134 103687 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Post Album Page Protectors  $22.95 $6.95

134 104521 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Ring Album Page Protectors  $22.95 $6.95
139 125059 Wild Wasabi 1-1/4" (3.2 cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbon  $24.50 $9.50
139 117288 Certainly Celery 5/8" (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon $20.50 $8.25
139 125056 Cherry Cobbler 1-1/4" (3.2 cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbon  $24.50 $12.50
139 117286 Real Red 5/8" (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon  $20.50 $10.95
139 111368 Old Olive 1/4" (6.4 mm) Grosgrain Ribbon  $24.50 $6.95
139 109034 Real Red 1/4" (6.4 mm) Grosgrain Ribbon  $24.50 $6.95
139 124322 Rose Red 1/4" (6.4 mm) Grosgrain Ribbon  $24.50 $6.95
139 109026 Very Vanilla 1/4" (6.4 mm) Grosgrain Ribbon  $24.50 $6.95
143 104337 3/16" Gold Brads  $16.50 $8.50
147 119921 Log Cabin Smooch Spritz  $9.75 $5.75

150 119876 Large Tag Punch  $36.95 $19.50
160 116821 Holiday Windows Movers & Shapers Dies  $67.50 $34.50
164 112968 Soft Holly Standard Stampin' Around Wheel  $14.50 $7.50
. Orders must be in no later than the 19th December and only available while stock lasts.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Golden Ornament

I've been making a few of these ornaments and teaching ladies to make these as well. One of my ladies came up with the idea of using gold ink and tulle to make one of these ornaments. I didn't have gold ink so instead used More Mustard on Vanilla cardstock. The tulle used is non StampinUp but the effect looks golden. This same lady used material that had been stiffened and then just used the framelits to cut the shapes out.Very effective. Limited by your own imagination!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Candlelight Christmas

I thought it time I used up this lovely designer paper that has the feel of suede from the Candlelight Christmas speciality designer paper. I saw a card similar to this whilst blog surfing and thought I'd make one like it .
Stamps:Ornament keepsake, Teeny Tiny sentiments
Paper:Real red, Vanilla, Candlelight Christmas Speciality dsp
Ink:Real Red, Black
Accessories: Real red ribbon, Holiday frame embossing folder, Ornament keepsake framelits, window punch, dimensionals

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Greetings of the Season

I've been making  a few of these Christmas cards as they are use up scrap pieces of paper.i got the idea for this card from Helen Burley. Though I have changed my slightly from her original.
Stamps:Greetings of the Season, Scentsational season
Paper:Gumbell Green,Vanilla, Candlelight Christmas speciality dsp
Ink:Gumbell green,Early Expresso,
Accessories: Fancy Fan embossing folder,Holiday collection Framelits,Silver brads (non SU) Essentials Paper-Piercing pack, Dimensionals
Here is another card made with the same base but in this card I have used the Labels Colletion Framelits to frame the Christmas tree. Sentiments are from the Teeny tiny Sentiments stamp set.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Album

Yesterday a group of us got together for  a Christmas party, afternoon tea and we all made a gift for Secret Santa. This group is made up of scrapbookers who meet throughout the year at one of two crop venues. We have been having this Christmas party for the last 4 years. The gift that you bring has to be hand made by you. Its amazing the variety of gifts given.
Above is the gift that I made. a mini album inside a DVD case or could be SU clear mount stamp case.
I got the tutorial off Linda Gutierrez.
This album could be adapted to any occasion.
This is the inside of the album.
Next year I hope to take a class making this album. if interested let me know.
Inside the cover.

The Clear Mount Stamp cases are sold by StampinUp ,4 cases for 11.95.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Have been busy taking the last of my classes. and making a few more Christmas cards.For this card I got the idea off Annette Elliott.. 
I have used different paper and not so much detail .
 The 2nd card is slightly different again from her card.
Stamps:Greetings of the Season, Scentsational Season

Paper:Black,Candlelight Christmas Speciality Dsp,White,Naturals white, Real red,
Ink:Gumbell Green, Black, Versamark
Accessories: Petals a Plenty embossing folder,Lucky limeade ribbon,Holiday collection framelits,Champagne Shimmer Paint,White embossing powder

Friday, December 7, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Clearance Rack Blitz

Stampin' Up! are temporarily taking hundreds of products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail–only while supplies last! There will be four different groups of products on sale between 14 December – 21 January.

These are FOUR sale periods:

14-20 December
21 December-3 January
4-10 January
11-21 January

So make sure you check back on 14 December to see what’s on sale and when!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Secret Santa gift box

Tonight I have to take a gift for secret santa. This is what I have made using the Kraft box from the annual catalogue. Looks great with a bit of designer paper.
This is the top of the box made from the sticky rounds in the holiday catalogue and using the lace ribbon.
A very quick and effective gift for someone. I have filled it with chocolates.
Its not too late to order these boxes for Christmas . Good sturdy box makes a great gift for someone.

Monday, November 26, 2012

happy Birthday

Last week at one of my classes we made this Birthday card using the Patio Party dsp. I got the idea for this card from Katrina Criglington here. I didn't have the same cake stamp as her so changed to what I had.
I like this dsp as the paper has so much detail on it that you really don't have to add much to it to have a quick birthday card.
Stamps:Bring on the Cake, Itty Bitty Borders
Paper:Midnight Muse,Summer Starfruit,Raspberry ripple, Patio Party dsp, white
Ink:More Mustard,Baja Breeze,Midnight Muse,Primrose petals
Accessories: Lattice embossing folder,Stampin write markers,Itty Bitty Framelits,

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Christmas Card

This is a card that I taught this week using the mini dsp from the Holiday catalogue. I saw this when I was blogging. If you haven't ordered your pack of this delightful dsp then you should as it is so versatile.
Stamps:Seasons Greetings, Scentsational
Papre:Cherry Cobbler,White, Gumbell Green
Ink:Gumbell Green,Black, daffadil Delight
Accessories: Circlepunches, Subtles Glimmer Brads, Gumbell Green ribbon,Dimensionals, LacyBrocade embossing folder

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Secret Santa gift

Two weeks ago at our team meeting we did Secret Santa. This is the gift that I made for my recipient. Its a box made from the Top Note diez filled with Christmas tags.
I made the tags using the Tags die and used the Ornament Keepsake stamp set and framelits to decorate. Had seen this idea before whilst blog surfing.

Friday, November 9, 2012

At our team meeting on Wednesday we made swaps had to be something that wasn't Christmas.
I came up with this swap which I had made something similar in a class last week.
I made two versions of the same card.
Stamps:Serene Silhouettes
Paper: White, black

Ink:Black Stazon, Bashful blue, More mustard, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade,Old Olive
Accessories:Polka dot embossing frame,Sponges,Labels collection framelits

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Polished Stone Christmas card

Last night we had our team meeting in Christchurch. Lots of new faces. We also did secret santa, swaps were WOW'ed and did a make n take. I demonstrated this card for the make n take using the Polished stone technique. No two cards had the same background but they all looked great.
i used Paltinum shimmer paint mainly because I didn't have any Champagne shimmer paint at the time I designed this card. But it still looked ok.
Stamps:Scentsational stamps , Greetings of the Season

Paper:Glossy paper, White, Cherry Cobbler Champagne Glimmer paper
Ink:Gumbell green, stazOn Black,Cherry Cobbler, River rock
Accessories:  Re inkers,framelits,Dimensionals, platinum shimmer paint, Rubbing alcohol

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This is a lovely card that I have cased from Jenny Moors. She has made her card square so my dimensions are different to the one that she made.I'm always in need of sympathy cards and French Foliage is a great stamp set for making sympathy cards.
Stamps:French Foliage.Loving thoughts
Paper:Soft Suede, More Mustard,Pool Party, White, Vanilla, Early Expresso
Ink:Soft Suede, More Mustard, Crumb cake
Accessories: Lattice embossing folder,Butterfliy diez,

Friday, November 2, 2012

November promotions

Two Fabulous Promotions for November

WOW Stampin' Up! have given us two fabulous promotions for November.

Dates: 1-30 November 2012
Promotion Details:  It’s only November, but Stampin’ Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle. Click here to find out more

You can earn FREE ink bundles

Dates: 1 November- 16 December, 2012
Promotion Details: Hostesses who hold a minimum $750 party or ANY customer order over &750 will qualify. During the promotion period  receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads*— you can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals. Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits—INK-credible!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Core'dinations paper

In the holiday catalogue is a new kind of cardstock called Core'dinations. It comes in three colours.I have used Early expresso. When it is used with an embossing folder and with a bit of sanding another colour is highlighted.
For this card I got the idea from Amy White but have changed some of the details from her card to suit what I had in stock.
Stamps:Just Believe, Betsys Blossoms
Paper:More Mustard,Vanilla, Early Expresso Core'dinations,Gumbell Green,Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Early expresso
Accessories: Holiday Frame textured embossing folder,Scalloped oval punch,Decorative label,Naturals designer button,Blossom Party  diez,sanding block, Bakers Twine

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Masked Sponging

This is  a technique that I taught at my last card class. I had seen several cards using this technique and stamp set that I was keen to have a go at. This is what we ended up with, though my sample was slightly different. The ladies decided it was a good sympathy card.                                                              I had used Rose red ribbon on my original sample and    different sentiments .
Stamps:Serene Silhouettes,Loving thoughts ( Just Believe)
Ink:Pool Party,Lucky Limeade,Stazon black
Accessories:  Sponges,Labels framelits collection, Ribbon

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In the holiday catalogue is some paper called core'dinations paper.It can give cards an added dimention. Again I have used the Ornament Keepsake stamp set.
Stamps:Ornament Keepsake, Greetings of the Season
Paper:Island Indigo, Gumbell Green,Core'dinations card -Early expresso,Riding Hood red
Ink:Island Indigo,Gumbell green,Riding Hood red, Early expresso
Accessories: Lacy brocade embossing folder,Bakers Twine, Holiday Framelits dies,Dimensionals, 3/4" circle punch

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ornament Keepsake card

Last week I had two workshops so this is the card that was the make n take. Clean and simple. The ladies enjoyed the fact that you can stamp the ornament and then you don't need to cut it out because you can use the matching framelits.
Stamps:Ornament Keepsake, Greetings of theSeason
Paper:Cherry Cobbler,Vanilla,Be of good cheer.
Ink:Gumbell green, Cherry cobbler, Black
Accessories: Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Holiday framelits,Bakers Twine, Dimensionals,Stampin write markers
Here is another card using a different ornament and different sentiment but same base.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Christmas card

I have cased this card from Judy May except I have changed the dsp that she used. I love this card for the fact that the blue really changes it from a traditional Christmas card.
I have been doing a few Christmas card classes lately so this is one if the cards that we made.
stamps:Bells and Boughs.
Paper:Cherry Cobbler, Gumbell Green,International Bazaar, Vanilla
Ink:Stazon Black,Pacific Point,Cherry Cobbler,Gumbell Green, sahara Sand,Black
Accessories: Plenty a  Petals embossing folder, Gumbell green ribbon,Delicate Doily diez, Circle cutter, Blender pens

Had a lovely holiday in the North Island. been a busy week since coming home. Had two card parties last week as well as a card class then worked at my sister-in-laws shop on Friday, so its nice to have a long weekend to recover. Except it is snowing here! Amazing. Great the kids are home from school.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Lovely bunch of flowers

Now for something other than Christmas cards I have made this card using the lovely little dahlias. Plus a new embossing folder Fancy Fan .
Stamps:Button Buddies, Teeny tiny Sentiments
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Elegant eggplant,White
Ink: Elegant eggplant, Gumbell GReen
Accessories: Fancy Fan embossing folder, Window Punch, Modern Label punch, Raspberry ripple ribbon,Dahlias, Stampin write markers, dimensionals

Well we are off on holiday today to see the sights of Rotorua. Will be away the whole holidays.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

More Christmas cards

This is one of the cards that we made at my last card class. I have copied the layout design from here.
I have added dsp to the background from the Candlelight Christmas designer paper.
But when I came to do the class I didn't have quite enough of the background paper to all do the same colour so I went for the Early expresso coloured dsp. Its quite effective with the duifferent colours. one of my ladies used the reverse side of one of the papers and it has bright red on it. Gave the card another completely different look.
Stamps:Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper:Lucky limeade, Cream, Candlelight Christmas dsp,
Ink:Bright Red
Accessories: Holiday Frame embossing folder, Designer Frames folders, Large oval punch, Real red ribbon

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Ornament keepsake stamp set and cutters are certainly getting  a work out this month. Using them for card classes and making the decorations from the front of the holiday catalogue.
This card I have copied from somewhere.
For this card I have used the new in colours Raspberry Ripple as the base.
Stamps:Ornament keepsake, Greetings of the Season
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Early Expresso, White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumbell Green, Midnight Muse, Early expresso
Accessories:Stampin write markers, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Holiday framelits, bakers twine, dimnsionals

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I had my regular card class and a craft day yesterday. Busy, Busy , busy. We made 4 Christmas cards . In the afternoon the ladies could make the ornament fron the from of the holiday catalogue and/ or the Christmas collage frame.
All I have to say about that is you need just about a Big shot/ person and I had prestamped the Ornament keepsake stamps , but it does tale a long while. The picture fram also took a long while. Needless to say we are having a finish your project day next week.
This card is made using a stamp set from the main catalogue and with the new embossing folder Lacy Brocade.
Stamps:Bells and Boughs
Paper:Always Artichoke, Riding Hood red, watercolour paper
Ink:More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood red, Stazon black
Accessories: Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Lace ribbon,Blender pens,distressing edge tool

Monday, September 17, 2012

Merry Christmas

This Christmas card is made using dsp from the new catalogue and stamp sets from the Holiday catalogue.I have used the scorepal to make the diagonal lines on the vanilla cardstock.
The stamped tree is from Scensational stamp set. I have mounted it on to ascalloped circle from the Perfect Pennants bigz die.
Stamps: Scentsational, Greetings of the Season
Paper: Gumball Green, Vanilla, be of Good cheer dsp
Ink:Cherry Cobbler, Gumball green
Accessories: Scorepal Diagonal plate, Cherry Cobbler scallop ribbon, perfect pennants bigz die,

Friday, September 14, 2012

Christmas Collage

I really enjoy making these collage pictures using various stamping sets, papers. punches and embossing folders.I have seen several of these collages of various blogs so have combined several ideas to come up with my own design. A lot depended on what stamp sets and punches that I had.
I am running a craft day here in Methven next Wednesday and this will be one of the projects that we make.
To finish the picture off I bought a frame from Warehouse that had two matts on it which allowed the collage to sit comfortably in it without touching the glass.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cookie Stamps

Have you seen the these pressed Cookie Stamps?
I have used a melting moment receipe to make these biscuits. The cookie stamps are easy to use . Two recepies are included in the packet of silicone stamps.
These would make lovely gifts especially for Christmas or a birthday.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Build a Blossom flower

This is a card I have cased ( sorry not sure from where) as I liked the colours and the fact that it used a stamp set that I haven't used in  along while.It would make a nice sympathy card or birthday card.
Stamps:Build a Blossom, Curly Cute
Paper:Night of Navy, Gumball green, White
Ink:Daffadil Delight, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Blossom petals punch. 1" circle punch, Stripes embossing folder,Daffadil Delight  Grosgrain ribbon, polka dot embossing folder.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Birthday

This card is made with dsp from the new catalogue,its called Floral District. I have teamed it up with the new in colour Primrose petals.
Stamps:Bring on the Cake
Paper:Primrose petals, White, Floral District dsp
Ink:Daffadil Delight,Basic Grey, Razzleberry,
Accessories: daffadikl Delight  ribbon, Polka dot embossing folder, Scallop cirlce punch. 13/4" circle punch, stampin write markers

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Bamboo booklets

Last week at the Christchurch Heartfelt event Julia Leece showed us how to make booklets from bamboo sticks. So once home I was really keen to have a go at making one. I am the local Brownie leader and we have just finished a badge about the Black Stilt birds which are endangered. When i saw what Julia had made I thought thats what I could make and put the photos of the girls and the activities that they did for their badge. So here is my version.
You can add as many pages as you like to the book.I have ended up with 20 pages. Think I got a bit carried away, but I will fill them all up. The book size is about 14.5cm x 18cm.
I have decorated it fairly plainly but I really enjoyed making it. Now my daughter would like  me to make another with bright coloured pages and have photos on the pages of all her soft toys. Yeah right!
Thanks Julia for a very creative idea.

I bought a new laptop  a few weeks ago and I must have got the 1 in 1000 that fails. The hard drive went completely dead. We managed we think to get most of my files off it. So now waiting for a replacement. .
I was so enjoying have my own laptop for all my cardmaking.and being able to use it in my crafting room that is seperate from the house. So back to using the family one for a bit.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Heartfelt Event

I attended the StampinUp Heartfelt event yesterday in Christchurch. What a fabulous day. Loved the presentations and the showcasing of new products. Instead of doing lots of swaps which we normally do we just had to make one thing and put in on a board to share. I decided to use the new Holiday Stocking Bigz die. Its quite a good size to fit treats or something special in it. I made two to share.
I have used new colour Gumball Green and new dsp Be of good cheer.
Stamps:Perfect Punches
Paper:Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer dsp
Ink: Cherry Cobbler  
Accessories: Petals a Plenty embossing folder,11/4" circle punch, 13/8" circle punch,Gumball green ribbon,Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon

The new Catalogue and the Holiday catalogue are now live . If you haven't got one yet give me a call for your copy. So many new and exciting products to be seen in the catalogues.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sneak Peak....

Here is a sneak view of some of the new products in the new catalogue which goes live tomorrow.New colours, new papers, new ribbon, new stamps. If you haven't received your copy of the new catalogue give me a call. Also tomorrow the new Holiday mini catalogue comes out as well, filled with great new Christmas products and much more.

Stamps:, Loving Thoughts,Betsy's Blossoms
Paper:Green Gumball,White, Floral District dsp
Ink:Gumball Green, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Daffadil Delight ribbon,

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Family Collage

I've had another go at making these collage pictures. This one I have cased off Martha Haddock. I have changed some of the detail within the squares to what I had on hand.Unfortunately the dsp Mocha Morning Speciality paper goes at the end of the month. I started this project a few months ago but have only finished now.I might have to make another one in the new dsp coming out next month. Only 4 more sleeps until the new catalogues are launched and till the Christchurch StampinUp Heartfelt event. Can't wait.
Several other products in this picture are also retiring including the Letter alphabet,and the lace border.