Sunday, September 26, 2010

Friends never fade.

Hello there,
I hope this finds you all enjoying your weekend, I've had the day off today and went shopping with DH to Harbour Town in Perth, we were looking for two new suit cases for our up-coming trip and managed to find just what we wanted at a bargain price, so two happy shoppers!
This picture is the second little collapsible box that I made, this one uses the stamp set called friends Never Fade. The designer paper that matches it is called Greenhouse Gala. I must admit neither of these two products were really on the top of my wish list, but now I've had a play with them, I'm definitely warming to them both. I cut a couple of the petals from the flower out and popped them up on dimensionals before sprinkling them with a bit of dazzling diamonds glitter. The whole thing is really simple and quick to make, so makes a cute little gift to go with a home made card. I've used Baja Breeze ink on whisper white card stock and also some Choc Chip card stock. Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by today, take care, lots of inky hugs from....

Saturday, September 25, 2010

collapsible trinket box.

Hi weekend crafters,
I hope you are all enjoying a peasant start to your public holiday if you live in western Australia, the weather is certainly beautiful today. I busy keeping up with all my household chores, so that when I go away on my holiday to Cambodia next week, everything is left in order for my DD to look after for us. It is our 25th wedding anv. so we decided to forgo the party and go on a little break together, it's been a long time dream of my hubby's to go and visit Angkor Wat in Siem Reap to take photos of all the temples. He is a very enthusiastic photographer and loves to visit places that he knows will make good photos. So I think I'm going to choose where we go on our thirtieth:-)
Here are a few pictures of a little trinket box I made last weekend, I actually made two, so I'll show you the other one later. This one uses the flavour of the month stamp set which is Artistic Etchings. I hope you're not fed up with seeing it yet "LOL" I have also used the Love Letters DSP to decorate behind the Eiffel tower and keys, I also used just a tiny bit of the new platinum shimmer paint to highlight a few areas of the keys and tower. The great thing about this little box, is that it can be made collapsible which makes it easy to send though the post or keep folded in your sample box etc. I just stamped the sides and back, then put a closer on the front to hold it shut. The closure is made from one 3/4'' circle and a 1/2' circle with a brad in the centre.

Here's a pic of it when it has been collapsed. I will show you the other one tomorrow and "No" I haven't used Artistic etchings for it :-)
Thanks for stopping by today, lots of inky hugs from....

Friday, September 24, 2010

Every Moment ...Lucky last.

Hi There,

I hope this finds you all in a happy frame of mind:-) I have just finished teaching a card class and had a lovely time chatting to my clients about all things stamping. We made three lovely projects and were very happy with the finished articles.

As promised yesterday this is the third item we made at regional convention, it is a scrap page and we used one of the butterflies from the new die for the big shot called 'Beautiful Butterflies'
it has two different sized butterflies and matching wings to attach to it, which make it 3D. We stamped the sentiment from Every moment across the butterfly and used the paper piercer to make a swirl of dots over it all, the scallop edge punch was used for the white trim and the 1 3/4 circle punch was used for the green scallop edge. I really liked the simplicity of this page and just need to find the right photo to go in it now.
Take care and thanks for visiting with me, lots of inky hugs from...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Every moment take three...

Happy Wednesday to you all,
I thought I would keep on with the every moment series and this is number three, there is one more for tomorrow. I really love this new colour Daffodil Delight, it's such a warm yellow and even though I will miss our old Summer Sun, I think this one will make up for it.
I love the little pearl accent and you can be sure to see lots more of those little gems in the future, the new 1/8" taffeta ribbon is really pretty too, it makes a subtle statement and adds that finishing touch. The daisy image has been stamped on water colour card stock and I used a mask, then stamped it again several times to make it look as though there is a field of daisies basking in the sunshine. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks for stopping by with me, lots of inky hugs from ....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Every moment take two...

Hi there craft lovers,
I thought you might like to see another of the images from the Every moment set, it's no secret that I love all of God's creatures and I'm a particular sucker for birds, so it was a no brainer that would love this set for this gorgeous little one bellow.

Isn't he just adorable, sitting in the bull rushes, if you look carefully or just click on the image you can see all the little seeds from them flying in the air around him, they've been made using the spritzer tool. I must admit I've had mine for quite some time and rarely use it, but hopefully this will inspire me to get it inky a bit more often. The whole thing is done on a Fancy favour box, actually two of them, one upside down. I hope you like it as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is going well, lots of inky hugs from....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Every moment.

Hello there everyone,
You may of noticed that yesterday's post has been removed, I can't believe that not one person who visited here told me that I had already posted those projects for the blog hop! Can you tell I've been a little stressed out of late?? Well, I'm hoping that things will return to normal soon' What ever normal is' Any hooo, here is something new to look at, I made this at our regional convention which was a couple of weeks ago here in Perth, we made this and a few other items which I will endeavour to get up here in the next few days. The set we were given to make all the projects with is called Every Moment and I really love it, I do like water colouring though and if you didn't you may not be as found of it as I am. The little pearl is one from our new accessories, you can get little rhinestones as well, they come in packs of 150 and are varied in sizes, so you can find just the right one for your project.
At only $9.50 a pack they're a real bargain too. I'm loving all the new bits and pieces in our accessories section of the new catalogue, if you still haven't managed to see one yet just contact me for one Here. Oh well, thanks for stopping by, lots of inky hugs from...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Big Shot Blog Hop.....

Welcome to the second blog hop for our new catalogue, this one is to highlight the wonderful Big Shot die cutting and embossing machine. You will most likely of just arrived from the very talented Bron Heslop's blog. I hope you are having a great time going through all the blogs and getting lots of ideas on how to use your Big Shot. Sharing ideas, taking part in swaps and on-line challenges are a few of the wonderful things we get to enjoy while being a part of ESAD.

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love
for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps,
challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are
always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

I hope you have been enjoying your browse through the blog tour and picked up plenty of wonderful ideas to use with your Big Shot, I have a few projects to show you and this first one uses the Milk Carton die. It's so cute and just right for filling up with goodies to make a nice gift. I have put ribbons, brads and various other bits and pieces from our catalogue inside the cartons, then made a little caddy for them, this will be a gift for one of my hostess'. I've used the new in-colour Concord Crush as well as the matching designer papers from the in-colour pack.

The gorgeous new scallop trim border punch was used, as well as the Lovely Letters alphabet, I used Tangerine Tango and Concord Crush ink.

This next project uses the Top note die and the Vintage wallpaper embossing folder. I have used the set called Artistic Etchings and the News Print designer paper.
The ribbon is 1& 1/4''Real red Striped grosgrain , I have used the Lots of Tags die set for the little tags. The inks used were Ridinghood red, basic black and soft suede. I have put some of the designer paper inside the barrel of the pen. A card is never fully dressed without an envelope, so I added a couple of matching images to the envelope to make the gift set complete.

I used the distressing tool from the cutter kit to rough up the edges of the paper, a jumbo eyelet to hold the basic black 1/4'' grosgrain ribbon.

I hope these projects inspire you to get your big shot out and get creative. Don't forget to leave a nice comment on the end of all the blogs and you could be in with a good chance to win some yummy blog candy, just visit all the blogs, leave a comment and then write Leonie Shroder to let her know you have completed the hop. Good luck! Now it's time to visit with the lovely Pauline Bennetts. Have fun and just in case you get lost here's the list of all the blogs in this hop...

Nikki Sadler -
Angela Purdie -
Richelle Fletcher -
Shirley McAvoy -
Carole Stedman -
Carol-Ann Torrie -
Sherylee Tutt -
clare mcilhatton -
Andrea Buckland -
Susan Joyce -
Ann Gerlach -
Dani Fender -
Bron Heslop -
Charmaine Black -
Pauline Bennetts -
Bev Watt -
Vicki Were -
Jo Weedon -
Kim Conway -
Jane Norrish - Http://
Jacinta Argent -
Monique Fielder -
Jan McAnulty -

Inky hugs from...

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Starter kit...

Check out the new starter kit and the new lower price ...... For more information, just contact me Here.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Good news....

Hey there stampers, have I got some good news for you.
But to begin with I would like thank all those who are visiting via the new catalogue blog hop and a special thank you to all those who leave lovely comments of encouragement. Of course we are all super excited about this gorgeous new catalogue and I for one have a wish list that goes for ever! If you don't have a copy of your own, you can see a down-loadable version over on the top right hand side of this page, just click on the pretty new front cover of the catalogue and you will see the whole thing right before your eyes:-) Of course if you are like me and need a copy to drool over with a cuppa in a comfy chair, then you can get hold of one by contacting me HERE and I'll gladly send you a copy straight to your door for $12.95, or pick up for $10.00, or you could speak to me about arranging a fun stamping session for you and some friends, that way you can have a copy FREE as a thank you gift from me.
There is another way you get get hold of you very own copy and that's by taking advantage of this months very generous special offer for new recruits. Not only is the new starter kit now lower in price but it has a whole new range of goodies to choose from. As a special offer for the month of September, you'll not only be the proud owner of a Stampin'Up!® starter kit, but you'll definitely be one of the in-crowd, because along with your custom made kit you will be given all the new yummy in-colour products, including markers, card stocks and ink pads. So that's not only $415.00 worth of stamping and business supplies, but an extra $84.00 worth of new in-colour products absolutely FREE. All this for just $289.00 What a bargain! Imagine all the benefits, like at least 20% discount on all your purchases, unlimited access to lots of special web sites for Stampin'Up! demonstrators and a free copy of every new catalogue and mini catalogue released, there's so much more. Just double click on the picture below to see all the details or pop over to my Stampin'Up! web site HERE to see more information about this wonderful opportunity.
Have fun browsing, lots of inky hugs from....

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Catalogue Blog Hop.

Hello and a big warm welcome to all the blog hoppers, you will have joined me from the very talented Mae Collins: I hope you are enjoying your browse through these amazing new products that have arrived with our new Stampin'Up!® catalogue for 2010/2011, I'm having so much fun with the new stamps and colours and I can't wait to get hold of more items off my very long wish list. Of course one of the many perks of being a demonstrator is that we get sent a catalogue to look through a while before it is released, we also get to order a few new stamp sets to play with as well as some designer papers. Another wonderful perk of being a demonstrator is being a part of the online group called ESAD.

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love
for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps,
challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are
always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Here are some cards I've made with some new products:

This card has been made with the set called Party This Way, which was a gift for all demonstrators that attended Convention in Sydney earlier this year (yet another perk!) The Letters have been cut out using the Big shot and the alphabet set ''Timeless Type Junior Alphabet''. The card stock is Old Olive, More Mustard and Riding hood red, the Designer paper is from the pack called"Newsprint" which contains so many yummy papers that lend themselves to be used in a shabby chic style, there are newsprints, music sheets and lots more script styles all in black and white, so you can grunge them up with some inks. The faux ribbon on the top is just some soft suede paper folded and then I drew some faux stitching over it to make it look like I had sewn on it. The little buttons on the bunting are from the "Buttons" die for the Big shot.

This next card also uses the set called "Party This Way" I have stamped the candle from this set, randomly over the Riding hood red card stock with some Versa mark ink, then sprinkled over some clear embossing powder before using the heat gun. The Green card stock is Old Olive which is mounted over some of the newsprint designer paper which is over some basic black. All those cardstock pieces were punched along the bottom edge with the scalloped edge punch. The Arrow is stamped onto some Pacific Point, the base card is More Mustard. Both of these cards were inspired from looking at Jaime Pearson's work.

This card uses the set called "Artistic Etchings" and is a definite favourite of mine from the new catalogue, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one and do some collage stamping. I've used some more newsprint DSP and I cut out the tag from the "Four Labels" set for the big shot. I've used Riding hood red, Basic Black and Soft Suede inks. The scrunched flower was made with some Riding hood red and newsprint papers, I put a rhinestone from the "Fire" pack in the centre.

This last card uses a set which has been carried over from the old catalogue, but I have used some yummy new in-colours and they are as follows: The beautiful pink is called Blushing Bride and is such a warm tone that makes it so easy to match up with so many of our colours. The green is called Pear Pizzazz, it fits fits in so well between our Certainly celery and Old Olive, it's another colour that will coordinate well with lots of our main colour families, I'm sure you will soon fall in love with these new in colours and the good news is we will get to play with them for two years. I have stamped the images from "Inspired by Nature" with Old Olive, Blushing bride and used a chocolate Chip marker direct to rubber for the domes of the flowers as well as the faux stitching. I've embellished the card with two clear Rhinestone brads. I hope you have enjoyed looking at a few products from the new catalogue and you are now ready to continue your hop to the next blog with Lynn Powell Just in case you've got a bit lost on your tour I will add the whole list of blogs below. Please don't forget to leave a comment which will give you a chance to win some amazing free blog candy, all you have to do is visit all the blogs on the list and leave a nice comment on each one, then just e-mail the lovely Leonie Shroder here to let her know you have completed the hop and wish to be entered for the blog candy give away. Good luck!

Leonie Schroder -
Keryn Campbell -
Vicki Were -
Aly Adcock -
Juliette Chapman -
Kristine Thompson -
Jo Weedon -
Jan McAnulty -
Karen Southwell
Kim Conway -
Jane Norrish -
Pauline Bennetts -
Gemma Coumbe -
Genelle Little -
Sharlene Meyer -
Susan Joyce -
Rhonda Statham -
Monique Fielder -
Andrea Buckland
Bev Watt
Lisa Ryder
Claire Mcilhatton
Mae Collins -
Charmaine Black -
Lynn Powell -

Lots of inky hugs from...