Friday, April 26, 2013

Autumn is in the Air

Hello everyone! Well summer has left us and we have had some lovely weather in these past few weeks. A little bit of rain, sunshine, cloud etc.  Keeping everyone happy at some stage. Not so hot, thats what I like.
I wanted to share a card that I have made for my Godchild.  Katie is turning 21 on Sunday and I wanted to make something extra special for her as she is such a sweet and loving young lady.  I have had my eye on this one for quite some time and was originally made by Odette Kermode, a very talented lady. 
I had the pleasure of having Carolyn King visit and show me how the card is made and here is my version.  My daughter visited and saw the one I had made and said that it would look nice with Sunflowers so here it is.
 I love the colours as they are so vibrant. Unfortunately I wont be seeing Katie for her birthday as I will be on a Stamp Camp with Pat Carr.  I am sure Katie will be delighted when she opens the envelope and this little beauty pops out.

 Just a little closer to show you the detail.
 This card is one of the projects done at our last workshop.  I found the idea on Pinterest.  You can find some amazing things on Pinterest.  This one is a combination of two cards I had seen.  I love the Chalkboard effect. It is so quick and easy to do. I never knew how easy it was until I actually did it myself. All you need to do is using Versamark and White embossing Powder to your image on Basic Black Cardstock. Once you have heated and set the image then get either a tissue or cotton wool and dab it into the Whisper White inkpad and sponge it around over your image or wherever you want the chalk mark effect. I would practice on the backside first just to see how it works.
I received the Pinwheel Die sometime ago and thought I had better put it to use.  It is so quick and easy to just run the pattern off using your die and Big Shot. Unfortunately most of the ladies found putting them together a bit difficult. The trick is to bend your little wings prior to joining them all together.  This makes it easier in the long run.

Last but not least is a favourite as I love using Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Basic Black together. This one I have actually made into a Double Slider Card for Pat Carr's camp with the card going long ways instead of across.  I love the Floral Fusion Die. The flowers are so cute. For this card I have used the Silver Glitter Paper for the centre of the flowers using an office punch instead of using Rhinestones. I found it quite effective and it really glistens in the light. I have also used the HoneyComb Folder, Window Frames Die and the Finishing Touches Edgelits.
Well I am off to Pat's Camp this afternoon (Friday) and wont be home until Sunday. I am so looking forward to it. My mum is also coming along with me and I am looking forward to her spending some time away and doing something she really loves. Mum has never been on a Stamp Camp before and I just know she is going to really enjoy it. We are going to be spoilt as we are staying at Avalon Homestead near Toodyay.  Its a lovely setting and our hosts are just lovely.
I had better go and get ready so I will be back with some projects that we will be making.
Bye for now and thanks for popping by :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

More Products?

Between  15 April and 30th May you can earn more products for sales of $400 when you host a party. You will receive an extra $60 in fact. How great is that? You may already have something in mind but with that extra $60 it sure is going to help you get more.
Also if you join Stampin' Up! between these dates you will also get an extra $60 to choose in your kit. You may have been tossing up which last product to choose while choosing your kit. Well now you can have that extra product/products.
Contact me for more information.
Happy Stampin'