10 December 2011 – Birthday time!

I’ve been making a few non-Christmas cards at the moment and it’s nice to do something different!!  It’s one of my friend’s 30th birthday and I’ve made a card which I have cased from Mary Pretty.  I’ve done the same papers as I just love the Beau Chateau DSP.

Mary has done a video on how to do the flower and it’s so easy!!  Just punch out the border strip, score every 1/4″, and fold, and there you go!!  A gorgeous flower!!    Happy Birthday, Leanne!

Stamp Set:  On Your Birthday

Paper:  Beau Chateau DSP, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist

Accessories – Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die, Lace Border Punch, Linen Thread, Pearl, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Antique Brads.

9 November 2011 – Brisbane Regional event

Last Saturday I attended the Stampin’ Up! Brisbane Regional training event with some of the girls in my team and a few of my customers.  My upline, Tracy was also able to attend.  It was a great day of catching up, swapping, sharing, learning and laughs!!!  This is why I love Stampin’ Up!  They are such a generous business!!  They had door prizes during the day (I didn’t win one but one of my team members did, Yay Carolyn!!) and gave everyone who attended a container of Champagne glitter glass. Gorgeous stuff!!!

Some of the girls in my team, Carolyn G and Mary R.

 

Here are my guests, Me, Jan S, Lynn W and Sandra (aka Super Mum!!)

One of the best parts of any Stampin’ Up! event, is the swapping!!!  Generally, you make a card front, include a project recipe and make lots of them.  I don’t enjoy making 50 of the same thing, so I usually do a couple of different cards.  This year, I did two card fronts and a bookmark.

I cased this one from another SU demonstrator, Elizabeth Dyson.

Stamp Set:  Elizabeth, It’s Your Day

Ink:  Early Espresso, Rose Red

Paper:  Early Espresso, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White

Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Whisper White organza ribbon, pastels, blender pens.

This one was cased from Heather Klump.  I really love this paper and the colours!!

Stamp set:  Four Frames, On Your Birthday

Ink:  Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder

Paper:  Berry Blossoms DSP, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Corner Rounder punch, Decorative label punch, oval punch, scallop oval punch, doily triple layer punch, finial press embossing folder

 

Now when I saw this on Splitcoaststampers, I just knew that I had to make it as a swap.  It’s by Snowteach.  I have to admit that I am addicted to Angry Birds!!!  These were very popular!!

Paper:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, More Mustard

Accessories:  Two Tags Die, Scallop circle punch, owl punch, bird punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, slot punch

 

 

10 June 2011 – Butterfly Birthday

I have a friend who is having a 21st birthday party this weekend (I’m excited that I still have such young friends!!) and I needed to make a card and a box for the present.  I’ve still got the box to go, but I’m working tonight and need to have a sleep this afternoon, so I’ll be madly making one tomorrow!!  Nothing like leaving it to the last minute!!

I am definately loving the Elements of Style stamp set.  I have cased this card from Tania Gould, and haven’t changed it much.  It’s amazing how you can make a mistake work for you!!  As I was putting the tape on the back of the very vanilla piece, when I turned it over, I had a black spot right in the middle of the top which wasn’t going to be hidden by the butterfly!!!  So out comes the spritzer tool and the black marker and away we go!!  You can get really carried away with spritzing if you’re not careful!!

I also love bling so after colouring the butterfly, I drowned it in Champagne mist shimmer paint which has been mixed with Isocol.  So much glitter, just beautiful!!  Because the paper was a wee bit damp, I dried it with my heat tool and then scrunched it a bit.  And then added such a bit more shimmer paint, this time with a sponge dauber.  You really can’t have too much glitter!!  Honestly!!!

I have also rediscovered shrinky dink plastic.  I couldn’t find a birthday greeting small enough for my punches so I used the large oval punch to punch out the greeting, which I had stamped with Staz-on ink and then heated it with my heat tool.  It’s fun watching it melt and hoping it will end up flat!!  I added a touch of lace as well.  I hope you like it!!

Can you see the glitter!!

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style, On Your Birthday

Ink:  Basic Black, Wild Wasabi marker, Rose Red marker, Pretty in Pink marker, Black Staz-on

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Large Oval punch, Shrinky Dink plastic, heat tool, Victoria Crochet ribbon

4 February 2011

I’m getting used to have a few days off and I’m starting to get lazy, I think!!!  It’s been pretty hot the last couple of days and it’s been very tempting just to sit in the air conditioning and read (or play with my new iphone!!)

I’ve finaly got around to taking some photos of a few cards that I have made when it wasn’t as hot!!  I’m getting in early for my sister-in-laws birthday in March.  She loves all things asian so here is a card from the Kimino Kids Stamp Set which I cased from here.

Stamp Set:  For your birthday, Kimino Kids

Paper:  Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Whisper White

Ink: Black staz-on, Poppy parade marker, Baja Breeze marker, So Saffron marker

Accessories:  Big Shot, lattice embossing folder, Finial Press embossing folder, Small oval punch, large oval punch, basic rhinestones

Here’s a photo of the detail of the embossing.

I’ve also been playing with the new Sale-a-bration stamp sets.  I really love Punch Bunch as it goes with all the punches (funny that!!)  Here’s one that I cased from here but I turned it around a bit.  I inked up the stamp and then sponged around the edges with the platinum shimmer paint before stamping on the cardstock.  The photo doesn’t really do it justice but it looks great!!

Stamp Set:  Punch Bunch

Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry

Accessories:  Big Shot, Elegant Lines emobssing folder, Platinum shimmer paint, Whisper White Organza Ribbon

11 August 2010 – Day Off!!!

Hi everyone!!

I am enjoying the Brisbane Show Day holiday with a wonderful day of stamping!!  How fun is that!!!

I needed a card for a friend’s birthday tomorrow, so here is one that I cased from Splitcoaststampers, (Thanks Chicagogirl).

As you can see my card is a little smaller than her’s and I’ve used different paper.

Choo Choo Birthday

Stamps used:  On Your Birthday, Choo Choo

Paper:  Urban Garden DSP, Night of Navy, Kraft, Always Artichoke Textured paper

Ink:  Night of Navy

Accessories:  Scalloped oval punch, oval punch, Polka dot embossing folder.

Happy Birthday, Terry!!!