Tuesday, September 29, 2009

World Cardmaking Day - October Special

Time has flown and so has September. The September Ribbon Bundle special was very popular and now we have a brand new special during the month of October. As it is World Cardmaking Day, Stampin' Up! have decided to have a new special. If you buy a Simply Sent Cardmaking kit you will receive 20% off the co-ordinating stamp set. There is no limit to this special. The two Cardmaking kits are Flower Power Card Elements and Rock Star Card Elements found on pages 140 & 141. The 20% discount applies to Wow Flowers stamp set and Starring You stamp set.

I guess if you were thinking of buying these sets now is a good time. I just love the colours of these cardmaking kits. Dont you? Remember the special runs from 1 - 31 October 2009.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September special

Hello all! September is very quickly disappearing and that means the Ribbon Bundle special is almost finished. Remember if you spend over $100 on your order or quickly have a $600 workshop you will receive two lovely ribbons. Please see over in right hand side of blog for details.
I have just posted my Mini Spring Swap below not realising that it wouldnt come out on top so scroll down if you would like to check it out. I drafted it on the 6th Sept but didnt want to publish it until our swaps were over and done with. We had a lovely time at Ngaire's last night and made some gorgeous cards. We were spoilt with Ngaire's dessert too. Mmm! Looking forward to using at my next workshop. As you can see there is no workshop in October as it is a very busy month for me. I have three lots of family arriving, a stamp camp and the Perth Regionals. I was not sure of dates for some of these so decided that October was out. If I find some spare time I will be sure to let my ladies know.
For those of you who love the rain, then enjoy what is left of it and thanks for popping in. Bye for now!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Eyelet Border

It seems I am in the creative mood today as I have had the day to myself. I have had a couple of visitors though so have had the occasional break. I went shopping this morning and on the way home I had an idea. I quickly put my shopping away and went into my craft room to work at my idea. Mmm! The first thing was what colour do I use. I almost used Bella Rose but have worked with that before so I chose Sweet Always. I was going to put my design into a circle but SU do not have a bigger circle so I decided to make my own design and then adapt to it.
Here I have used
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy, Oval All (from Mini Spring Catalogue)
Stamp Pad: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
DSP: Sweet Always
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punch,
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Daubers
As you can see I have shadowed the Upsy Daisy stamp.
I have sponged around the all white edges with Chocolate Chip.
I have a couple of days off work so hopefully I can get into my craft room again for some more stamping. Hope you like my card. Thanks for popping in.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Spring Catalogue Swap

Our monthly swap this month was using anything from the Spring Mini Catalogue. This is the card I came up with. Christmas is coming by so quickly and it is never too early to start making our Christmas cards.
I have used for this card:

Stamp Set: Great Friend, Best Yet (hostess gift level 1)
Stamp Pads: Black Staz On, Old Olive,
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Sponge dauber, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Real Red Marker & Grosgrain ribbon, Crystal Effects, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals.

For the wreath I traced the shape onto Whisper White cardstock so that I had an idea of where I was going to stamp with the stem from Great Friend. I worked my way around stamping twice before re-inking to give light and dark. I then coloured the little berries with my Real Red marker and then went over them with Crystal Effects. Using my 2-Way Glue I added glitter to the leaves. To take away the stark white I sponged Old Olive around the edge of the card.
I hope this gives you another idea for Christmas. Very easy card without really having to have Christmas stamps except for the sentiment. A little bit of advice for you. If you are thinking of using Christmas colours this year for your cards it might pay you to order your cardstock early as last year SU ran out of them.
Bye for now and thanks for popping by.

Shadowed Upsy Daisy

I made this card as one of my swaps for Convention in Canberra this year in May. It features one of my very favourite stamp sets, Upsy Daisy. I have also used the Scallop Edge Punch to create a feature for my card. The shadowing was done by stamping once onto the cardstock, lifting and very slightly shifting to the right and placing the stamp back onto the cardstock to give a shadow effect.

I have used
Cardstock: Whisper White & Bashful Blue
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Stamp Pad: Bashful Blue
Accessories: Bashful Blue Grosgrain ribbon, White gel pen
Scallop Edge Punch
I hope all those fathers out there had a lovely day today. The sun shone quite a bit which was nice. We certainly had a nice day with lunch at Woodvale Tavern with our son and his family and then I cooked dinner for our daughter and grandaughter this evening. Her poor hubby had to fly out this morning early.
Well I am off now to get ready for my next workshop which will be a Punch class. Different ways of using your punches. Thanks for popping by.

Choo Choo

Here I am at last. I have been so busy with family that I haven't been able to get on. Also we have been away over the last few weekends. My other passion is photography so I have been out taking photos of birds & wildflowers. I made this card last month for my grandson. I saw the idea in the Spring Mini Catalogue.
I used the Choo Choo Stamp Set. It took some time to cut out the little pieces but I think it looked great in the end. My grandson was happy with it. You can use whatever colour you wish.