August 11, 2009

Spring Mini Catalogue is here!

Spring Mini Catalogue is here.

A range of new Stamp Sets,Designer Series Paper and Accessories ; available from 1 August - 30 November only!

For the first time there are a number of individual stamps available ranging from $11.95 - $13.95 ea.

Click on the link above to view the Catalogue.

July Challenge

You've had a sneak peak it's now time for the unveiling. As I said in an earlier post I really did enjoy working on these items.

Very Merry Christmas Card:
For this card I have used the new “In Colour range and Designer Serie Paper Ski Slope from the new Spring Mini Catalogue.
Stamp Set: Season of Joy and Short & Sweet
Ink: Kiwi Kiss (in colour)
Caradstock: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze & Very Vanilla
DSP: Ski Slope
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware5/8 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Kiwi Kiss

Christmas Decorations:
Both Leonie and Orrell made lovely Christmas Decorations for last years Christmas Card workshops using DSP and the round scallop punch. I was inspired to do the same for this challenge and thought I would use our new square scallop punch, creating a diamond shape decoration. I then thought it would add another dimension to fold in the edges of the decorations. I think they look like little lanterns. Each decoration has been finished off with an Indian Glass Bead.
DSP: Raspberry Tart
Punches: Round Scallop & Square Scallop

8 x 8 Fold Out Scrap Page:
I love the idea of the fold out scrap page as a Christmas Card.... great to send to those special people in your life. Can you imagine how excited Grandparents would be to receive a card like this. This fold page/card is made using a combination of current and retired SU product.
SU Product:
Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate (2008/9), River Rock (2008/9) & Always Artichoke (current)
DSP: Holiday Harmony (2008/9)
Ribbon: Purely Pomegranate Satin

Off the Page:

Just to show you that the challenge does not have to be all about Stampin' Up! Remember your entry only needs to have 2 Stampin” Up elements. I have made a Christmas book for Ella for her First Christmas. Using Holiday Harmony DSP (from 2008 Spring Mini Catalogue), Cardstock , Ribbon, Kaiser Off the Page Board.... and some Christmas Rubbons I picked up at Crazy Clarks.
I really enjoyed this as it is something a little different for me and I found I was forced to journal; which I generally do very little of.
SU Products:
Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate (2008/2009) & Always Artichoke
DSP: Holiday Harmony
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Ribbon: Variety of current and retired ribbon

Happy Birthday Sis!

It was my sisters Birthday at the end of June. I really wanted her card to be something special. So I decided to incorporate photo's of her and her family with Ella.
Liz had made me a lovely 12 x 12 fold out Scrap Page when I was in Brisbane at the end of May, which was very special. This was one of the items that demonstrators made at Convention in Canberra in early May. Some demonstrators have since been running classes on these scrap pages.
So I decided to make an 8 x 8 fold out scrap page and incorporate photo's of my sisters family with Ella when they visited earlier in the year and to effectively turn it into a card.
I think the beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP) help to make these projects something really special, there are some lovely designs and they all coordinate beautifully with the cardstock and inks.
Stamp set: Sweet Stems, Crazy for Cupcakes, Short & Sweet
Ink: Rose Red
Cardstock: Rose Red & Pretty in Pink
DSP: Raspberry Tart
Ribbon Pretty in Pink
Punches: Round Scallop, Circle

August 4, 2009

August Challenge Theme

In honour of two very special people (Matt & Nicole) who are expecting their first child at the end of this month.

The theme is : All about Baby!

July Challenge - Christmas in July

I had a great deal of fun completing my items for the July Challenge

I was determined to create more than one item. Here is a sneak peak with more pictures and details to follow.

July Challenge

The Theme: Christmas in July

A big Thanks to Bec (a fellow Paper Angel and SU Demonstrator – who made a card specifically for the challenge. It is just lovely

Bec made this card using the Circle Circus stamp set on page 104 of the Catalogue and Punches Three a Level 1 Hostess set. Bec has used Ruby Red and Old Olive Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. The greeting has been stamped once in Ruby Red (on Ruby Red cardstock) and punched out with the Square Scallop Punch and then stamped again in Old Olive, this time cutting out the only the greeting. Both parts of the greeting have been raised on dimensionals.

A fabulous card and Bec has clearly demonstrated that you are not limited to Christmas stamp sets to create beautiful Christmas Cards.

Thanks Bec I am very grateful for your contribution.