27 October, 2010

Christmas Gifts

These were the little gifts we made at the Christmas Gifts class that I held over the weekend. The acetate box is a dinky little size, so you can fill it easily. There are some scorched almonds inside the boxes, but how long they'll last in there, is anyone's guess...

I got the idea for this memo paper holder from an old Stampin' Up! Impressions magazine. This is a monthly magazine that demo's receive which features business tips, ideas and inspiration and is a great resource.

Hopefully these will give you some ideas on what to make for your Christmas gifts for neighbours, teachers or friends. They are quick and inexpensive but always appreciated, because they are handmade.  

Stamp Sets: Sparkly and Bright, Friends 24/7, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Jolly Holiday, Kiwi Kiss (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Blender Pen, Pretties Kit (retired), Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch.

Happy stampin' till next time.

24 October, 2010

Thank You cards

These were some thank you cards I made for the ladies who submitted an order, after a workshop I did. I cased it from Andrea Walford who is an amazing American Stampin' Up! demonstrator. It's actually one I've  made a few times and I really like it.

Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Thank You Kindly
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Urban Oasis (retired)
Ink: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Accesories: Baja Breeze Corduroy Button (retired), Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Blender pen  

22 October, 2010

Jingle All the Way

I cased this card from Kimberley Van Diepen and just changed the designer paper, cardstock and embossing folder to what I could coordinate at the time. It's simple but elegant. Pop along to see Kimberley's blog HERE - and I think you'll agree; she's got lots of lovely things to see.  

Also, it's worth a mention that this is the first time I've inked up this set. It's not a new purchase either and have had it since last year, so am guilty as charged...

Stamp SetL Christmas Classics
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: In-Colour Designer Series Paper Pack (level 1 hostess reward)
Ink: Poppy Parade
Accesories: Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon, Silver Brad, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Scissors, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

20 October, 2010

Birthday Treats

Don't you love it when your DD14 asks you 5 minutes before she's due to go out, that it's her girlfriend's birthday and could I make her a little something? I'm obviously too obliging - because this seems to be happening more and more often. Either that, or she enjoys seeing me fly into a flap. I do have a wee stash of cards but not many that are suitable for teens. I managed to whip this little triangle box and treat pouch up in minutes (and even take the photo's) before we had to dive out the door.

Stamp set: For a Friend (retired hostess set), Great Friend
Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Accesories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Striped Bashful Blue Grosgrain ribbon (retired), Scallop Edge punch, Mini Glue Dots, Bashful Blue Marker pen, Blender pen.

19 October, 2010

Vintage Vogue

This was the card that some lovely ladies made last weekend at a workshop I did. There was a range of experience levels, but everyone made a fabulous job of their card. It was a great afternoon except for the fact that I had a bit of laryngitis and could hardly speak. Others that know me, might think that was a good thing...lol.

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue, Heard from the Heart
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Accesories: Dazzling Diamonds, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals

17 October, 2010

Sparkly Lovely as a Tree...

I feel as though the only cards I've been making lately are Christmas ones. Fortunately, they're one of my favourite kind, so I certainly don't mind. I saw something similar at Convention (back in May) on the display board, so I'm sorry that I can't link my post back to you, because I don't know who you are :(  Please make yourself known, if you're the talented person I've cased. The leaves of the tree have dazzling diamonds on them, but sadly you can't see it..

Stamp Sets: Short and Sweet, En Francais, Lovely as a Tree
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Dazzling Diamonds, Two Way Glue Pen, Stampin' Sponge.  

Thanks for stopping by.

16 October, 2010

New Christmas Ribbon Promotion!!

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This Christmas season there are two ways to get FREE exclusive ribbon. Get one spool of ribbon when you purchase a Christmas gift giving bundle and one spool of ribbon when you host a $600 workshop!

Click HERE for more details on both the ribbons and bundles.

Choose one of these great Christmas gift-giving bundles:

Contact me HERE today to book a workshop.

So what are you waiting for? Order your bundle now and start Dressing Up Your Christmas!!

15 October, 2010

But wait, there's more....

As promised, here are the remaining swaps I received at our WOW PaperKRafters Team Training last Sunday.

This card is from my dear friend and sideline Judy B.  She's used Jolly Holiday designer paper with the Bird punch and the Perfect Punches set. I think this makes for a stunning combination. 

And, this lovely card was from Claire Hardman. Claire is relatively new to our group but is one talented lady!  The only stamp she's used is the message from Many Merry Messages. She's cut out her own template and made the Christmas tree by sponging. And the curtains are made by using punches. Isn't it super cute!

14 October, 2010

Delightful Decorations

As mentioned earlier in the week - we had our WOW PaperKRafters Team Training in the weekend. These are some of the swaps I received from my very talented team mates. I love the Delightful Decorations stamp set and the co-ordinating punch. There are so many things that can be done with it. 

Here is our illustrious leader Karen's swap, which I really love. Because we were exceedingly good (we always are... honestly), she taught us how to make one of these sidestep cards, which she'd learnt earlier from her upline Jacque. It's just like one big, happy family, sharing and swapping ideas, tips and techniques.  

Here's the one that Sally made. She's mixed some shimmer paint with some pacific point reinker and then sponged directly onto the delightful decorations stamp. Isn't it gorgeous!  

Sarah, (one of our newer members of the team, who is also exceedingly talented) has used Delightful Decorations as well and Heard from the Heart, which has a lovely Christmas message. The baubles are embossed which is stunning in real life. Unfortunately my photo's don't do any of these cards justice.

Wasn't I spoilt! There are still two swaps to show you, which I'll post in the next day or two.

12 October, 2010

Beautiful Christmas Box

Don't you love this gorgeous box!  It's what our wonderful upline Karen taught us at our recent WOW PaperKRafter's Team Training. She got the idea from a gift she'd received from the wonderfully talented Rachael Knight (who is a sideline of Karen's). We always learn something new at our team training - so if that's not reason enough to join our team, I don't know what else is!

If you want to know more about joining email me here so that I can give you more information. Also, until the 15 October there is a special SU! promotion in which you receive a FREE In Colour Stampin’ Pad and Card Stock Kit, as well as In Colour Stampin’ Write Markers--total value of $100.90 NZD and that's on top of the phenomonal value of the starter kit, in which you pay just $339 and receive $590 worth of products.

Anyway - back to the beautiful box we made. Here's the top view..

And the side view...

Thanks so much ladies! I love it and can't wait to make more.

Stamp Set: Medallion, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Jolly Holiday
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Ridinghood Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Bigz Die Scallop Oval, Modern Label Punch, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots.

10 October, 2010

Sparkly and Bright

We have team training this afternoon (actually in a few minutes so I better get a move on) and this is the swap that I made.  It's such a cute little set and I can see endless possibilites with it. Gosh.... I'm late - gotta fly!

Stamp Set: Sparkly and Bright
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, Crimper, 1 ¾  circle punch, Dimensionals.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday ~ I know I will.

04 October, 2010

You're Invited...

I've had a couple of requests lately for Wedding invitation ideas. This is one sample that one of the recipients has decided to go for. I really love En Francais under the vellum. It gives such an elegant effect. The Bride To Be, is totally new to stamping and cardmaking and she is going to make them herself. That's how easy it is!  So, if you'd like to make your Wedding invitations or any kind of invitations, why don't you contact me so we can get together and I can show you some samples.

Stamp Sets: En Francais, Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Black StazOn
Accessories: Black Brads, White Vellum Paper, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack.

02 October, 2010

12 Weeks today...

Did you realise that there are only 12 weeks today, until the big one? Christmas Day, that is! What a frightening thought. It's a though there is a time thief out there, stealing our time from us. To me, it feels like it should still be somewhere around the middle of the year.

Anyway, in preparation for Christmas - this was another card we made at my class last weekend. Don't you love the simplicity of it?  The colour combo - Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White is very striking. Cherry Cobbler is such a deep, rich colour and reminds me of mulled wine.

And, many thanks to my dear friend and sideline Sally for lending me her stamp set and punch, as mine hadn't arrived in time for the class. Whatever would I do without you?

Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Ornament punch, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals

Happy stampin'