Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sara's card

This beautiful card was made by a lovely friend of mine, Sara di Santi, who has just joined me in my Stampin' Up adventure. She used the ever popular stamp sets Circle Circus and Basic Phrases from her starter kit. Did you know that you can change many of the starter kit contents to suit your own taste and style?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Vintage Label gift card

This is another card we made at my recent training day. It's a simple little gift card using the free Sale-a-bration set Vintage Labels, and my all time favourite set Baroque Motifs. I just love how the stamps co-ordinate so nicely with the punches. It makes you wonder why this was not done long ago!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Well, its been a very busy few weeks around here, so I have not had much time for sharing with you lately. But I have lots to show you, so updates should become much more regular again.

This little easel card is one of the projects we made at my recent training days.My training days are free to all who join Stampin' Up with me, and are usually lots of fun. The card uses one of my favourite sets in the mini, which unfortunately finishes on the 31st March. It also is the end of Sale-a-bration so if you don't have your free set of stamps yet you still have a few days to get your order in.

Stamps: Butterfly Prints
Ink: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand
Paper: Patterns Designer Series Papers - Baja Breeze,
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper white

Punches: Butterfly, scallop oval, large oval, Eyelet border, Boho Blossum
Other: Pearls from Pretties kit, dazzling diamonds glitter, sponge

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Playing with colour

Have you ever looked at a card, and not liked it because of the colour? I do all the time.
On page 5 of the sale-a-bration brochure there is a card I did not particularly like using vintage labels, just because it was made with pumkin pie. Now, I liked the design of it, so I decided to make the card in another colour scheme. I chose rose red, kraft, pink pirouette, and baja breeze, and think it looks quite diferent to the original. But then, never being one to rest at one card, decided to try it again using another colour scheme.

This time I used, pale plum, perfect plum, bashful blue and kraft.

And then I tried some greens, celery, artichoke, mellow moss and kraft.

I ended up using the green colour scheme on the quote book because I liked this combo so much, and I must admit, it would not have been my first choice had I not gone through this process. Try it, you just might discover a colour combo you really love.

Remember the free sale-a-bration sets are only available to the end of March with every $100 order.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Riley's card

This is a card I had to whip up for a friend of my son's who was celebrating his 6th birthday.
It seems like there is a mountain of birthdays at the moment! Is it the same for everyone?

Anyway, I used the on board lots of letters for this card, because I just love using these, especially the serif font in the set. The little aliens were from scraps of papers I had lying around, and the ridng hood red went with it perfectly. I am finding this cardstock co ordinates with so many papers on the market. Its such a nice dark red. I also used some retired blue bayou cardstock, a metal edge tag, brads and a sale a bration set Happy Moments for the greeting.

I don't know if Riley liked the card, but I know his lovely mum did.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Birdcage card

This oh so simple card, was totally inspired from a wedding card I saw in a magazine lately. It uses two of the free sale-a-bration sets available till the end of March with any $100 order.
The birdcage was coloured with some chalks - a really quick and easy way to add some colour.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A quick cards class on Sat 6th and Wed 10th March

This weeks class is all about quick cards you can whip up very quickly. It's a bit of mixed bunch, using a few of my favourite stamps and punches.
The first card pictured above uses the fabulous butterfly punch. I am so going to miss this punch in April as it's not in the next mini.

This is another very quick card, but uses the technique of creating faux silk.... so easy and cheap to make, but provides a lovely and interesting texture.

This cute little owl was actually in our monthly Stampin' Up newsletter. I just had to share him with you. He is made totally out of punched shapes.
I am really loving black and white at the moment.

And lastly, I have been racking my brains for gifts I can give to the female adults in my family for easter, without giving them chocolate and without spending too much money, so came up with this idea of using the sweet treat cups filled with bath salts. (My mum uses the salts for soaking her feet.) They are really easy as you can image, but I think they will be well received.
So if you would like to come along and make these 4 cards and a flower, please email me to reserve your spot.
Dates: Sat 6th March @ 10.30am, Wed 10th March @ 10am
Cost: $25
Bring: All tools and materials supplied.
All welcome.