Monday, November 29, 2010

December Frenzy.....

Well have I got good news for you, Stampin'Up! have decided to make Christmas shopping easy this year, that's right! they've put together some special bargains to put a smile on your dile ;-)

The sale starts on the 1st of December and runs through to the 29th of December, So to make the most of these offers please be quick, there are no limits and they have some items are as much as 50 % off so you can purchase one for your friend and one to put under your tree too. Check out these fabulous deals below and contact me here to order on line and have them delivered straight to your door.

Item Page Description Retail Price Sale Price

119181 39 A Little Treat Wood-Mount Stamp Set $21.95 $10.98
120018 39 A Little Treat Clear-Mount Stamp Set $15.95 $7.98
119189 40 Tote-Ally Tess Wood-Mount Stamp Set $37.95 $26.57
111255 43 Daisy Dash Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel $15.95 $9.57
121482 56 Baby Bundle Wood-Mount Stamp Set $49.95 $34.97
119161 72 Autumn Days Wood-Mount Stamp Set $38.95 $19.48
120012 77 Pendant Park Clear-Mount Stamp Set $27.95 $13.98
113031 88 Tart & Tangy Wood-Mount Stamp Set $21.95 $15.37
115806 91 Fresh Cuts Wood-Mount Stamp Set $38.95 $27.27
115946 102 Wonderful Favorites Wood-Mount Stamp Set $39.95 $23.97
119167 104 Heard from the Heart Wood-Mount Stamp Set $38.95 $23.37
119185 105 Teeny Tiny Sentiments Wood-Mount Stamp Set $62.95 $31.48
105115 118 Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker $5.75 $4.03
105106 119 Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write Marker $5.75 $3.45
100045 119 Pretty in Pink Stampin’ Write Marker $5.75 $3.45
105114 119 So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker $5.75 $3.45
105111 119 Bashful Blue Stampin’ Write Marker $5.75 $3.45
105108 119 Regal Rose Stampin’ Write Marker $5.75 $3.45
105109 120 Bravo Burgundy Stampin’ Write Marker $5.75 $3.45
100069 120 Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker $5.75 $4.03
100082 121 Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker $5.75 $3.45
103104 122 Small Cello Bags $7.50 $4.50
111325 140 Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware $57.95 $28.98
112530 140 Circle Scissor Plus $54.95 $32.97
116681 161 Kind Heart Wood-Mount Stamp Set $11.95 $5.98

Friends never fade.

Hello out there,
I hope you're keeping cool if you live in Western Australia it's a stinker today! The pool is looking mighty inviting that's for sure and I think I'll be sitting in there later on today.
I thought I'd show you this cute little magazine holder that I made, but of course it's for cards not magazines. I used the stamp set called Friends Never Fade and the matching DSP which is called Greenhouse Gala. I must admit that neither of these items were on my wish list when I first saw them, but since playing with them I now like them quite a lot. Hope you do too, lots of inky hugs from ....

Thursday, November 25, 2010

25 and counting.

Hello there,
I wanted to show you the card that I made for my hubby on our 25th wedding anniversary this year. I cased it from the very talented Teneale Williams who is a fellow Stampin'Up! demonstrator, her lovely card was done in vanilla and crumb cake. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to do one in silver and white for our silver anniversary. I used the new bird punch for the leaves as well as the two love birds, I also used the vintage wallpaper embossing folder for the lovely textured background on silver paper. I put a couple of rhinestones on it to finish it off, I can't show you the inside because that's private, but I used the new scallop trim corner punch which I'll show you on another card soon. Hope you like it, lots of inky hugs from...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A spooky hostess gift....

Hi there craft lovers,
I know you must of thought I'd taken a little vacation for a while, but no such luck. Just really busy and also a little unwell, but I'm back with some pictures of work I did while M.I.A.
These two pictures are of a gift I gave to my hostess whoooo held her party on Halloween afternoon, we had fun making cards together and I finished off this cute little milk carton caddy with four milk cartons containing lollies (otherwise known as candies for our American friends and sweets for my folks back home in the UK ;-) Basically a good old sugar fix! I first saw this Halloween version done by a talented fellow Australian Demonstrator Michelle Merchant, who had posted her work on our demonstrators web site, just another of the wonderful perks to being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator and having access to so many great ideas. I really had fun making this gift up and the hostess really enjoyed her get together with friends, so a great day all round :-) Thanks for stopping by, lots of inky hugs from...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Whooo loves ya???

Hello there and welcome to Linked to paper, I made this card a while ago now, but you know how things get put aside and then you forget about them :-) I did this one to show my downline team how to make the wood grain backgound stamp look like wood, I stamped the image onto Very Vanilla card stock and then used sponges and inks to colour and stain the card stock until it looked like the wood colour I was after, you can make it a light pine or a rich mahogany, just by adding different colours and strengths. It's a great stamp to play with and lends itself well to lots of images, I have used it with the sweet little owl from fox and friends here and also used the label from the lots of labels die for the big shot, as well as the little leaves die, the window punch the 1 3/8 circle punch and the scallop circle punch. I hope you like this little easel card. Thank you for stopping by today, lots of inky hugs from....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas!!!!

I know it seems early to be showing you a Christmas card, but everywhere I go there are Christmas decorations up and so I thought I'd better get started on some cards. I'm doing a few Christmas classes in the next couple of weeks, so this is one that some of my clients will be making.
It uses the gorgeous Dasher stamp from our A La Carte single stamps in the back of the catalogue, I've teamed him up with the sentiment from Contempo Christmas which is a very affordable set from this year's Christmas collection. The background stamp is En Francais and the DSP is from the Love Letter pack, then it's finished off with the lovely wide Real Red ribbon. The scallop circle die was used as well as the circle scissors plus for the inner circles, real red, very vanilla and basic black card stock were also used. A rhinestone jewel was placed in the center of one of the stars that are around his antlers, but you can't see it too well in this photo. I hope you like it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting with me and please leave some joy in my comment box, so I can see who stopped by :-) Lots of inky hugs from....

Monday, November 8, 2010

Project number two.

Hi there, I think Summer is definitely well on her way, the temperatures have been getting hotter and hotter, great for getting your washing dry, but not so good for your plants.
As promised here is another one of the six projects that were made at the World Card Making day, this one was made using the Fancy Favour Die. The paper that decorates the little basket is made using the lovey Growing Green set along with Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride and Crumb cake inks. The tag is one of the mew A La Carte single stamps from the back of the catalogue, it's called 'To and From Tag' Good name Huh!!!
Oh well that's it for now, thanks for stopping by, lots of inky hugs from...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Projects from World card making day.

Hello there my lovelies, I hope you are having a nice weekend. I have had an all day class here today with a very gorgeous group of ladies, we made a beautiful writing compendium which turned out really well.
This picture is of one of the six projects that everyone had fun making at our World card making day, it uses the top note die and the lots of dots embossing folder for the big shot, it also uses the gorgeous little owl punch which I absolutely adore! Isn't he just the cutest.
The bag is made with Tangerine Tango and that poor tattered piece of ribbon is Daffodil delight, it was handled rather a lot and became a little frazzled on the ends :-). There is a little gold paper bag inside that you can put some goodies in for someone special. I'll post another project soon, thanks for visiting with me today, lots of inky hugs from...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thank you!

Today's post is to thank all those who were involved in making our World Card Making day event a wonderful success, I'm so happy to announce our final tally of what we were able to send to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. So Drum Roll Please.............
$1,900.94 I'm sure you will agree that is a good effort and I have already heard back from the NBCF with a lovely thank you for all we did. I know this amount is a mere drop in the ocean compared to what is needed to continue the much needed research that will help fight this awful disease for our future generations, but every little helps.
We will definitely be doing another event like this next year, so keep posted and get in fast, as everyone asked to come back to the next one, which made us so happy. It's good to know that all the hard work in organising and preparing for it was worth while.
I will post the pictures of the projects made on the day this week so please come back to see those. Thanks for visiting with me today, lots of inky hugs from ....