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18 September 2011

Time for myself to stamp

Yesterday I had some time to myself so I decided to case a card I saw on Sandi MacIvers Blog,  it uses the stamp set French Foliage. I must admit this stamp set hasn't seen much ink so I was really pleased when it appeared in the new catalogue. I loved the way Sandi stamped and coloured her leaves. On my card instead of  designer paper I used a piece of Early Espresso with the debossed side up and Hemp twine with a brad instead of a piece of ribbon.

Then I  added a sentiment

Stamp Set: French Foliage, Just Believe
Cardstock: Confetti Cream, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Soft Suede
Ink: Island Island, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Versamark
Accessories: Antique Brads, Clear Embossing Powder, Hemp Twine, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Adhesive,

12 September 2011

Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays

Today I would like to share a couple of birthday cards with you, last week both my daughter's celebrated their birthdays. There's 3 years between them but their birthdays are 3 days apart. Needless to say it was a busy week with Fathers day Sunday last week then Bex birthday last Wednesday and Emma's on Saturday, then yesterday (Sunday) was Emma's partner Sonny's birthday. We had dinner out twice last week which I must say was lovely as we don't do that very often.
On both cards I have used the Mother of Pearl technique which is now one of my favourite techniques.
The first card is the one I made for Bex it is a complete case (except for the bird) of a card Dawn Griffiths made which I fell in love with.

Here is a close up of the mother of pearl technique on the card

This card is Emma's card I used the same stamp set but stamped it differently
it also has the mother of Pearl technique but with sponging as well 

Stamp Set: Elements of Style, Well scripted (retired)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake textured, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black,
Rich Razzleberry, Glossy card, Pretty in pink
Ink: Black stazon, Crumb cake, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery
Stampin Write Markers: Pear Pazzazz, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Frost White Shimmer paint, Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Satin Ribbon (retired), Antique Brads, Modern Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Tombow adhesive, Stampin sponges

10 September 2011

Esad New Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD New Catalogue blog hop! This is my very first Blog hop which is quite exciting, whether you started with my post or you arrived here from the very talented Narelle Hodges make sure you continue by clicking on the link in each blog and you will enjoy a fabulous round of 25 projects.This Blog hop theme is the ESAD 2011/2012 New CatalogueWhat is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin'! Up demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

My projects I am sharing with you today are all using the Delicate Doilies stamp set and some of the new 2011/2012 In Colours. I decided to make two cards and a pillow box. The cards are an Easel Card and a standard size card to show you how different they can look plus a pillow box.

Here is a close up of each card and pillow box
Easel card

and of course the Easel card folds flat for posting

Standard size card

the inside

On the Pillow Box I have added some Basic Pearls
then coloured them with the Island Indigo Stampin Write Marker

Stamp Sets: Delicate Doilies, Curvy Verses, Oval All, Short and Sweet, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder,
Stampin' Write Island Indigo Marker
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Island Indigo 1cm Ruffled Ribbon, Big Shot, Bigz Die Pillow Box, Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Decorative Label punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow multipurpose liquid glue, Sticky strip,

We are offering Blog Candy on this Blog Hop and there will be 2 winners – one from Australia and one from New Zealand. Rules for the Blog Candy are
1. You must visit and comment on every blog in the blog hop
2. Once you have completed the Blog hop they must email Sharlene ( and advise your Name, email & location. If you are a winner then you will be contacted for your mailing details.
3. Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are not eligible to win Blog Candy

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop the next stop on the way is Keryn Campbell check out what fabulous project she has created to share with you all.

Thank you for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my creations, don't forget to leave comments along the way.

08 September 2011

Easy Events And Pennants Parade

On Saturday I had My Catalogue launch, and needless to say when my Ladies received their catalogue they all loved it, I think it is fabulous and one of my favourite stamp sets adorns the cover.

These are two of the cards we made on Saturday the first one was made using the Stamp set Easy Events and some of the new colour Lucky Limeade which is becoming one of my favourites out of the new In colours. I based this card on one I had seen on Splitcoast Stampers but can't remember who made it.

Stamp set: Easy Events
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Regal Rose and Soft Suede
Cardstock: Certainly Celery,Pretty in Pink,Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.
Accessories: Blender pen, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Demensionals

Te second card is case from the catalogue using the Petite Pennants Builder punch

Stamp sets: Pennant Parade, A Word for You
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Accessories: Regals Designer Series Paper stack,Rhinestone Brads, Linen Thread, Petite Pennants Builder punch, Paper Piercer, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Dimensionals 1/16th" hand held punch

01 September 2011

A Fabulous new Stampin' Up! Catalogue for 2011/2012

Today is one of the best days in the Stampin' Up! year as the 2011/2012 Catalogue is launched. There are some fabulous new Stamp sets, five fabulous new In Colours, plus last years In Colours are still here for another year, new Designer Series Papers, gorgeous new Ribbons, designer brads, glimmer brads, new trinkets.
 I won't keep you waiting any longer click Here to view the new 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Catalogue, enjoy browsing through the Catalogue, I am also having an open day at my place on Saturday September 4th where you can come and sit to browse through the Catalogue and make some cards with some of the new Stamp sets, See the post on the left side of my blog for info you can email me Here
On Saturday we had a Stampin' Up! Fun Day and needless to say it was fabulous, we all made cards to swap, I used the Forever Young set which is one of my favourites ( needless to say I have a very long wish list of favourites) as a demonstrator we get to preorder selected sets from the new Catalogue

 Here is a sample of one of our new sets


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