31 July, 2011

A Quick Reminder...

... that today is the very last day to order from the Autumn & Winter Mini Catalogue.  There are so many yummy stamps, designer papers and accessories featured in the mini, that you won't want to miss out.  And, if you had your eye on the lovely Ice Cream Parlour Ribbon and Button bundle, you can earn it for FREE with orders $120 and over.  

This is a quick and easy card using one of the a' la carte stamps from the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue called Hello Blossoms and it's a steal at $16.95!!  The cute little buttons are from the Ice Cream Parlour bundle - so bright and cheery.  Email me here if you want to place an order. 

Stamp Set: Hello Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Real Red, 
Accessories: Linen Thread, Scallop Edge Punch, Ice Cream Parlour Buttons, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (last chance to order this today!!).

It's back to school for many of us tomorrow {sigh}.  I hope you've had fun over the holidays and maybe even managed to get some ink on your fingers.  

29 July, 2011

A Flower for all Seasons

These cards (which I cased from the wonderfully talented Dawn Olchefske) are about all I've made recently, even though it's been the school holidays.  I had such great plans at the beginning of the holidays, and a list of all the things that I would do, but haven't achieved much at all.  I have however, snuggled down in front of the television and watched quite a few 'chick flicks' with my daughters, which has been lovely and relaxing.  We've had some really cold days (and nights) here in Auckland, and at times, I doubt whether my fingers would have been able to hold a stamp anyway!!  Honestly, it has been that cold and we're just not use to it.  I had fun colouring in these images and it was quite therapeutic {until I went over the edge....lol}.  

Stamp Set: A Flower for all Seasons
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Designer Paper: Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Brights
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Big Shot, Large Square Scallop Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Brights Water Colour Crayons, Aqua Painter. 

20 July, 2011

Mere Males

We made two each of these cards, at my Masculine Stamp-a-Stack class over the weekend. Thanks ladies for making it a fun afternoon :)   The stamps we used are from the a la carte, single stamp range, available in the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue. These are phenomenal value and perfect for the men in your life. The products in the mini catalogue are only available until 31 July, so contact me today to put your order in - you won't want to miss out. 

The Sail Away card with the jumbo eyelets was one I cased from Denise Ibbett. I loved it as soon as I saw it and so did the ladies on Saturday. Thanks so much for sharing Denise.  

Stamp Sets: Sail Away, Motorbike, Short and Sweet, Upsy Daisy, Bring on the Cake
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Ridinghood Red, Baja Breeze, Naturals Ivory
InkNot Quite Navy, Ridinghood Red, Baja Breeze, Early Expresso
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-o-Dile, Linen Thread, Twill Tape, Metallic Brads, Large Star Punch, Lattice Embossing Folder, Hemp Twine, Distressing Tool from Cutter Kit. 

I hope you're enjoying the school holidays - I know I am! 

14 July, 2011

Winging It!

Last month we had team training which, as always, was loads of fun. This was one of the projects we made which was taught by Ann Wills. Isn't it great!  I've had lots of positive comments even though my top butterfly is on a slight lean. 

Stamp Sets: All a Flutter, En Francais, Nature Walk, Vintage Vogue, Nature's Nest
Ink: Versamark, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Confetti White, Vellum Cardstock
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Crystal Effects, Black Embossing Powder

06 July, 2011

Play Time

I hope you're managing to keep warm, despite the miserable weather in Auckland today.  

I had great intentions to case a card that I loved the look of, but the end result is nothing like what I'd seen. I quite like this card and it hardly took any time at all to create, which is another bonus. Even the little splodge in the bottom corner isn't visible.  Don't you love it, when it all comes together so easily.   

Stamp Set: French Foliage, Because I Care
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Paper Cutter and Scoring Blade. 

I hope you've all had a happy 'hump' day. 

04 July, 2011

Fat Free Cupcake

One of my lovely hostesses recently ordered the Build a Cupcake punch.  I thought it would be fitting to make her a card using the punch and the coordinating Create a Cupcake stamp set.  

Initially, I matted each piece of card with Chocolate Chip card, but it made it quite bulky (7 layers all up), so I went around the edges with a Chocolate Chip ink pad instead. It solved the bulkiness problem and was less expensive with the same effect. 

Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake, Just Believe
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Accessories: Antique Brads, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Build a Cupcake Punch.

I've cased this card, but can't recall who from.  And, there wasn't a watermark to give credit either, but if it was you - please come forward and make yourself known. 

02 July, 2011

FREE Gift with Purchase and FREE Shipping!!

It's gift with purchase time - woohoo!!  Spend $120 and receive an exclusive product bundle (valued at $37.50).  And, if you place an order with me during the month of July, you'll receive FREE shipping too!  

From 1-31 July, Stampin’ Up!® is giving you a FREE exclusive 
accessories bundle when you spend $100 AUD/$120 NZD 
on your choice of Stampin’ Up! products. 

Bundle Includes: 
•   One spool of white 1/4" (6 mm) grosgrain ribbon with     
     repeating flower designs. Approximately 13.7 m. 

•   48 flower buttons. 16 each in 3 colours (Daffodil Delight,  
     Melon Mambo and Pacific Point). Approximately 1.3 cm

What are you waiting for?  Check your wish list and email me today!