30 August, 2010

My Heart

This was the swap I made for our team training that we had yesterday. I cased it (with a little variation) from the new 2010-11 IB&C.  This catalogue is great value for money and is jam packed with ideas and inspiration. If you would like to purchase a copy, email me here.

Stamps: Tiny Tags, Circle Circus, En Francais, Sanded
Cardstock: Old Olive, Naturals Ivory, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Ridinghood Red, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Baja Breeze, Ridinghood Red, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Punches: Full Heart Extra Large
Other: Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Icm Twill Tape, Antique Brass Brad, Snail Adhesive, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (used with Big Shot), Dimensionals.

18 August, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral

When I first saw the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set - it didn't really appeal to me. That was until my wonderful upline Karen showed me a few cards using it  and that was it, I was hooked! Karen is really good at making me change my mind by making fabulous projects, so now I try not to pass judgement on any stamp sets too quickly. Anyway, I can't get enough of Fifth Avenue floral and I'm rapt that it doesn't feature in the retiring list. I think "the powers to be" may have had a riot on their hands, if they had tried to.

These cards were part of a stationery kit that I ran as a class (a few times because it was very popular). The idea originally came from the very talented Andrea Walford.  Aren't they fab!

Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey
DSP: Urban Oasis
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Kraft
Other: Kraft taffeta ribbon, Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain, Baja Breeze felt flowers (flower fusion two), Vintage brads 

16 August, 2010

A Happy Heart

This is a swap I received at convention made by Del Logan using the retiring stamp set "A Happy Heart". Del hasn't got a blog but you can email her HERE if you need to find out more. I think it's really lovely. This set has 50% off and is selling for $24.98 which is a real bargain. You get 6 stamps featuring both images and words.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Ridinghood Red
Ink: Ridinghood Red
Designer Paper: Washington Apple
Accessories: Silver brads, Ridinghood Red ribbon

11 August, 2010

Asian Artistry

This gorgeous card was a swap I received at Convention back in May this year, from the very talented Joanna Wassens. Joanna has used the Level 2 Hostess set - Asian Artistry. This set is only available until the end of the month and only if you host a workshop. Joanna has used the baby wipe technique, which looks fabulous IRL. Unfortunately, my photography hasn't quite done it justice. If you want to know how to do this technique or you want to host a workshop - contact me HERE, so we can schedule a date to get together. 

Stamp Set: Asian Artistry (2010 Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue Level Two Hostess set)
Ink: Black Staz On
Cardstock: White Glossy, Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Basic Grey
Accessories: Crimper, 1" Circle Punch, Old Olive, Night of Navy and Baha Breeze Reinkers, Baby Wipes

09 August, 2010

CIA - Christmas in August

This was the Christmas Bauble card I demonstrated on Saturday to a lovely group of 50 ladies (it wasn't all at once - that would be way too scary for me!). It was our team's annual CIA event which was a fun day, with four projects, spot prizes and a yummy afternoon tea. The idea for my project was inspired by Teneale Williams who is an amazing Australian demonstrator. She's had loads of projects published in magazines and is very famous in the card making world. Check out her blog here.

Can you see the sliding door on the side? This is so that the card doesn't have to be torn apart to get to the jellybeans.

If you missed out on attending our CIA event on Saturday and are keen to learn how to make this - contact me HERE and I can show you how to do so, when it's convenient to you.

Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Baroque Motifs (on the inside of the card)
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Ridinghood Red
Cardstock: Whisper White, Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss
DSP: Kiwi Kiss 
Punches: 1 3/4" Circle, Round Tab
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brad, Ridinghood Red striped 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Scissors plus, Glass mat, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sweet Treats cup, Stampin' Write Journaler

06 August, 2010

Best Wishes and More

I've been going through my stash of cards lately and finding all kinds of goodies that I've never posted. Here's another swap that I received at Regional Training last year featuring a retiring stamp set - Best Wishes and More. This set has 50% off the normal retail price and is only $28.48 for 9 stamps until 31 Aug or while stocks last.  The stamps are a mixture of images and messages too - so perfect for lots of occasions!

This gorgeous card was made by the very talented Rachael Knight

Stamps: Best Wishes and More
Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Ridinghood Red, Whisper White
DSP: Washington Apple
Ink: Old Olive, Ridinghood Red, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: Scallop Circle, Scallop Edge, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle
Accessories: Mat Pack and piercing tool, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon

04 August, 2010

Cocktails anyone??

I thought that might get your attention...lol.  This was a very cute swap I received last year at our regional training day by Julia Leece. Better late than never aye. She's wonderfully talented and you can check out her blog here. The paper Julia has used is Pink Flamingo which is retiring at the end of this month. It is also marked down to $9.98 - which is as cheap as chips!! If you want to order a pack, email me here. It's only available till 31 Aug or while stocks last.

Stamp set: Always
Cardstock: Whisper white, Cameo Coral
Ink: Cameo Coral, Real Red
Punches: ½" Circle, 1" Circle, Scallop Border, Round Tab
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen, Sponges