31 March, 2010

Happy Birthday to you...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday fabulous upline Karen, happy birthday to you!!  You should all be very thankful that you didn't hear me sing that... lol.

This is the card I came up with for Karen, using some new products out of the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue.  It took me quite a while, because there are sooo many yummy new things (and, I haven't even ordered the big shot yet...).  I'm still not 100% happy with the end result of this card and feel that something is missing... maybe an extra layer or some ribbon might have finished it off??  I am pleased however, that I was able to pop it in the post so (hopefully) Karen received it on her special day today.   

29 March, 2010

Poppin' Pastels

I originally held this class at the end of last year but repeated it again yesterday because it  was so popular.  There were lots of lovely ladies wanting to learn this technique, so voila - a class was scheduled!  If you see something that you want to do or learn a new technique, what are you waiting for? Contact me and we'll make a date.

This is one of the two cards that we made. I think it's lovely and I was taught how to do this myself, only last year with my fabulous upline

28 March, 2010

Easy Easels..

I thought that I would get on the bandwagon and make an easel card since they've been quite popular of late. This is what I came up with, which was inspired by fellow demo and friend, Sally.  It was just one of the cards that we made at the Fancy Fold class yesterday and I'm quite pleased with the end result. I love embossing and the white embossing with the solid image from the Upsy Daisy stamp, makes it really pop out.  I've used two rhinestone brads - one to wrap around the bow and the other to hold the filigree designer brad in place because I love sparkles and didn't want to use glitter on this occasion.

27 March, 2010

Purple Pizzazz!!

I've been out of circulation lately because my modem decided to go on strike. As I'm renting one from my provider (and am really glad I am, since it is only 6 months old) it wasn't a matter of just going out and buying another, but having to go through numerous checks to establish if it was the modem and not the lines, yadda, yadda, yadda... Finally, we received the new one yesterday so that perked me up, no end!   And, to top it  off - my darling daughter took time out from her history project to set it up for me, so that I could continue preparing for the classes I've got on this weekend.  What would I do without you Nicole?? xoxo 

Anyway, back to the task at hand - recently, a girlfriend ask me if I would make her a card like one of my cards that was on my sample board, but in the colour purple.  I thought that she was going to give it to someone, but she clarified that she just wanted the card for herself because she loved the design, the Van Gogh message and purple is her favourite colour.  So, here's to you Vanita - I hope you like it!! 

16 March, 2010

Easter Treats part 2.

There were lots of ooohhs and arhhhs when this little fella appeared, which was the 3rd item we made on Sunday at the Easter Sweets and Treats class.  You can't see it in the photo but the little flowers and the shell are propped up with dimensionals and the shell also had dazzling diamonds glitter adhered to it. Once again we used the Tea Party DSP and so the 3 projects all co-ordinated, which is the best thing about Stampin' Up! products.  You can mix and match the cardstocks, inks, designer series papers (DSPs), ribbons, punches etc. If you want to learn more - contact me here and let me show you.

15 March, 2010

Easter Goodies

Here are two of the three items from my Easter Treats and Sweets class we completed yesterday.  I designed the Z-fold card to be a bit more masculine and although there is the little bit of ribbon tied through the jumbo eyelet, I think it would pass.  If there is a male out there, do tell me what you think - any feedback negative or otherwise, is gratefully received.  

This is the little treat pouch also using A Good Egg stamp set with the little chick which I think is adorable. 

Stamp sets: A Good Egg
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Punches: 1-3/8" circle punch, circle scallop punch, hand-held 1/16" punch
Other: Water colour wonder crayons, so saffron grosgrain ribbon (retired), white gel pen, two way glue pen, small cellophane bag, linen thread.

03 March, 2010

Flight of the Butterfly

This was the class I held on Saturday which was well attended by my lovely ladies. They all did a fabulous job of making a criss cross box with the Bella Bleu designer series paper and four coordinating 10cm x 10cm cards. One of the ladies thought the design was very Laura Ashley and I'd have to agree. I bought the class instructions from Jenny Moors who is a very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator from the UK.  I altered the cards a bit and think the end result is very feminine and pretty.


01 March, 2010

Swapping Easter Ideas..

We had our monthly team meeting yesterday which I always look forward to because it means swaps. We did Easter swaps this month and this is the card that I made using the stamp set 'A Good Egg'.  There are 7 stamps including images and messages for $46.95 in this set. The little chick is very cute and I've glittered him up, which you can't really get the full effect in a photo. This set also has two-step stamping, although I haven't had to do so with this card.  If you are unsure what this is, contact me HERE and I'd love to show you how.  I also used the Egg Hunt standard Stampin' Around wheel along the bottom and on the side and the message has been propped up with dimensionals.