16 November, 2013

Festive Flurry Card in a Box!

This card in a box has been doing the rounds lately, thanks to Sally Williams. Initially, the stamp set didn't really appeal to me because I thought it was a bit fussy, old fashioned and not my style at all. Of course, now I love it and had to add to my collection. The best thing is that it also has some framelits that coordinate with the set, so there is no intricate cutting involved. The Festive Flurry Stamp set and Framelits Dies which can be bought separately or as a Bundle for $100.95 which is a saving of 15%. 

If you're interested in learning how to make this little beauty, I'm holding a class on Sunday 23 November at 2pm and then again on Monday 24 November at 7.30pm so email me HERE to book your place. When you book, let me know if you want to make it in traditional colours (featured here in Cherry Cobbler and Gold) or Island Indigo and Silver (looks fabulous and I'll be blogging that at a later date). 

And, in case you're wondering, the card is able to fold flat for posting so we'll also be making a custom sized envelope with our new envelope punch board at the class. 

Stamp set: Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages, Wishing You
Card: Whisper White, Soft Suede
Designer Paper: Season of Style
Ink: Gold Metallic Encore, Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Gold Ultra fine Glitter, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Festive Flurry Framelits

That’s it from me for today – hope to see you back here soon. Have a wonderful weekend!

13 November, 2013

Stampin' Up! Dress Up

This was the card I made my lovely friend Rhonda, who lives all the way over in Istanbul, Turkey. When she visited a few months ago she'd seen a copy of this card and expressed how much she liked it. That was all the motivation I needed, to make her one for her birthday. I had fun putting it together, especially the cardigan. Hopefully the pearl necklace stayed in tact after going through the International postal service and they didn't get squashed :-)

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday Rhonda - which is very deserved! 

Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Designer Paper: Pretty Prints Paper Stack (retired)
Accessories: Basic Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Dress Up Framelits, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Beautifully Baroque EF, Sponge

To order any of these items, be sure to email me HERE, any time of the day! Have a fabulous Wednesday!

09 November, 2013

Stampin' Up! Wetlands

The Wetlands stamp set is very versatile. It ticks the boxes for me because can be used for masculine or feminine cards and it includes both images and messages in the set. I also love the font used. We used this set the other night at class and did the Watercolour Wash technique which I've cased from Julie Davison. If you click on her name it'll take you to her blog where she has created a video to show you how to make this card. It really is super easy!

Stamp set: Wetlands 
Card: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On ink, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake 
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Linen Thread
Tools: Aqua painter, Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Stampin' Distress Tool 

I hope you like today's quick card! See you back here soon :-)

07 November, 2013

Craft Out West!

Just a quick advertisement today! For those of you who live out in West Auckland or even the greater Auckland area, why don't you pop along to the Craft Out West Craft show over the weekend and support the West Auckland Hospice?! 

Where: Westwave Recreation Centre, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson
When: Saturday 9 November & Sunday 10 November 2013
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: Adults $5, Senior Citizens $3, Children under 12 years old free

All proceeds to Hospice West Auckland 
For a full list of traders visit: http://www.hwa.org.nz 

I'll be at the Stampin' Up! stand on Sunday, so I hope to see you there!

06 November, 2013

Bordering on Romance

This was the card I made Mum for her birthday, which is today. Of course it's a case - and this time from Chat Wszelaki who has some super cute projects on her blog. 

I hope you have a super birthday Mum! I wish I was with you, to help you celebrate. 

Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Fabulous Phrases
Card:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Black Staz On, Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Markers
Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon (retired), Basic Pearls
Tools:  Simply Scored scoring tool, Dimensionals

Well, I have to run for now. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

03 November, 2013

Stampin' Up! Modern Medley

It's a girlfriend's birthday today (you know who you are) and this is the card I made her. It's the first time that I've used the stamp set Flower Shop and Modern Medley designer paper. Flower Shop has 6 gorgeous flowers in the set and I've been wanting to use it for ages. I've cased this card from the very talented Linda Gutierrez. 

And, here's another one to add to my emergency stash, with the flower coloured in Rich Razzleberry:

Stamps: Flower Shop, Wetlands, Chalk Talk
Card: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Modern Medley
Ink: Basic Black Staz On, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

I hope your weekend has been going well. I've been busy preparing for my classes I have scheduled for tomorrow. I've got the day off because I worked on Saturday. I'm running two sessions at 10.30am and again at 7.30pm and there's still spaces available at both. We're doing the Watercolour Wash technique using the lovely Wetlands stamp set. Email me to book your place or text me on 021 260 6680 if you'd like to join us. 

See you again soon!

01 November, 2013

Stampin' Up! Best of Sale-a-Bration

The new Best of 25 Years Stamp Set: Best of Sale-A-Bration goes live today!

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $31.95
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • The stamp images may be sized differently from the original stamp sets.
  • All sets once released are available to purchase until April 30 2014 (or whilst stocks last).