13 May 2013 – Tri-fold Shutter card – So Gorgeous!!

The yearly Stampin’ Up! convention is almost here and I’m so excited that it is in my home town of Brisbane!! I can’t wait to welcome all my team members to Brissie!! Only 9 more sleeps to go!!!

It’s been very hectic here getting all my swaps ready but I wanted to share this gorgeous card that we did at Stamp Club recently. I came across a tutorial by fellow SU! demonstrator, Tanya Bell, who does the most amazing work and creates fabulous tutorials. You can purchase Tanya’s tutorial here.

As it was so lovely, I didn’t really change very much. It was a fairly challenging card to do as a class but the girls took up the challenge and they all finished their card (although I’m not sure if they’re going to make another one!!).

pink trifold

Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
Paper: Rose Red, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Natural Composition Specialty DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder,Labels collection framelits, paper daises, Large pearls, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

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12 April 2013 – Pretty flowers for all!!

I realised recently that I didn’t have any good flower stamps in my collection. I had been seeing a few cards using Stippled Blossoms which were very pretty and decided that this is the one for me!!

I was inspired by fellow Aussie demonstrator, Leonie Schroder’s card here. Isn’t this a gorgeous card!! I needed to make a card for a work colleague who is leaving today, so I turned it on it’s side and used the Go Forth stamp from the Word Play stamp set. This was a really easy card to make with only a little bit of fussy cutting around the flowers.

I shared this card on a demonstrator only facebook group that I am on, and I inspired Juliette Hendry (here) to make it as well!!

stippled butterfly

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Word Play
Ink: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red.
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, labels collection framelits, Lacy brocade embossing folder

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25 March 2013 – It’s Tea Time!!

I can’t believe that Easter is almost here!! The year is just flying by!!

At Stamp Club earlier this month, we had a play with the new Borders Scoring Plate in the Seasonal Catalogue. You can score gorgeous borders and patterns on to cards and scrapbook pages.

I found a lovely card on Pinterest by Suzette here. I thought it was gorgeous and that we could give it a go. I didn’t have the same paper, so I went with Tea for Two DSP. I love this floral paper in it!!

We had fun doing the embossing around the cut out shape. It’s something that is going to take a bit of practice to do, I think!! We dyed the very vanilla ribbon by wetting it with water in a spray bottle and then scrunching it up and rubbing onto the certainly celery ink pad. We then used the heat gun to speed up the drying process. To colour the flower trim, I didn’t wet them but just rubbed them on the ink pad. (My fingers looked a bit pinky on the ends!!)

When I stamped the flowers from Just Believe stamp set onto the background, I actually stamped off first and then stamped it, so that it was only just a shadow of an image.

I hope you like it! Please leave me a comment below.

Just Because

Stamp Sets: Just Believe, SAB Vintage Verses
Ink: Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery
Paper: Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Tea for Two DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Borders Scoring plate, flower trim, very vanilla seam binding ribbon, Natural trim ribbon.

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30 January 2013 – No power!!!

For the last 2 days, we’ve had no power due to the storms. It finally came back on this afternoon at about 4pm, so I did a little happy dance. It’s amazing what we use electricity for!! Our toilets and water are run with electricity so it’s been interesting! Fortunately, we have a big generator which we can use to power the house but it’s noisy so we can’t use it for too long.

I did manage a bit of crafting so I have made a few sneak peaks from the Seasonal catalogue which comes out on Friday. So many pretty things to make!!

I cased this card which I found on Pinterest, by Melissa Davies.

I used the Colour Coach for a colour inspiration, and togther, we decided on Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy. Isn’t the Honeycomb embossing folder to die for!!

yellow bday

Stamp Set: Vintage Verses (SAB)

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Labels ColEllection Framelits, Honeycomb embossing folder, Rhinestones, Bitty Butterfly punch, Elegant Butterfly punch.

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