Friday, January 29, 2010

Another valentine

This is a simple little card I made recently to take for a card in a box day. That is a day where fellow demonstrators get together and bring with them a card they have designed and the materials for all present to make one. At the end of the day you end up with several cards all so different, and often using stamps and supplies in a way you may not have thought of yourself. Plus, its great fun, and the kids come along and play with the other kids, and have even more fun than the adults. So I never miss it.
Anyway, this is the card I took along using the new For you stamp set available in the mini, and the Chit Chat rub ons (again). The flowers were punched from an old book, so, all in all, it only took a few minutes to make.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Eggplant and stripes birthday card

I created this card for my Nan's birthday today using the I {heart} hearts stamp set to make the flower petals. Hearts are the most useful shape, it's amazing what they can be used for!

Happy Australia Day everyone, I hope you all survived the terrible heat today. I of course spent the day with my Nan which was nice, because I don't get to see her often enough these days.

Stamps: I {heart} hearts, A Little Birthday Cheer
Cardstock: Kraft, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Inks: Choc chip
Tools: Scallop punch, matt pack
Other: Flower designer brads, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, tape, gemstones, satin ribbon

Monday, January 25, 2010

I {heart} U

With valentine day just around the corner, I thought I would show you this simple card.
I used some chipboard letters and two stamp sets, Priceless (for the gold swirls) and Vintage Labels for the black swirl behind the heart. This set in just one of the four beautiful sets you can get for free by simply placing an order of $100 with me by the end of March, and I have to say I just love all four of the sets - you will have lots of trouble deciding!

Stamps: Priceless, Vintage labels
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Black
Inks: Whisper white, ruby red, elegant eggplant, so saffron, stazon black
Chipboard letters: On board loads of letters
Other: Gold brads, Old book paper, gold embossing paper

Friday, January 22, 2010

Haiti Disaster Relief

On 12 January, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. As a Stampin’ Up! Customer, you can help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this earthquake by purchasing the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set.

From now until 28 February 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (available in the summer mini catalogue) will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Reflief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

And to add further incentive I am going to offer this set at $36.50 instead of the normal $42.95. But, the full price will count towards your order for sale-a-bration rewards!

To order your set and help people in need, email me at

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Various books class on Saturday 23rd and Wednesday the 27th January at 10.30am

The Special Days book is a class I have taught many times, but am continually asked to do again, so I thought I would oblige but include some variations on the book for those of you that have completed the class before. So for this class you get to choose between A Special Days book (see description below), an Address Book or Notebook.

This is the inside of the Special Days book. Basically it has a pocket for every month of the year and a place to record all those special days we wish to remember year after year, like birthdays and anniversaries. The pocket is a place to store a card, reciept or possible gift suggestions. You will never forget a special occasion again.
We will be using the beautiful Tea Party papers for this book.

At the back is a place to record addresses.

Or, you can make an address book. This idea came about because the book I have kept for the last 15 years has become somewhat full on certain pages, due to the many moves of my sisters and a few friends.

There will be a few colour choices for this class, including my favourite SU colour almost amethyst.

Or, you can make a notebook with 20 blank pages, decorated with a little stampin of course, and include in it a few pockets similar to the ones in the special days book for bits and pieces. The green book above (pictured with address book) I have made into a notebook, but you will have a choice of papers for this one.
If you would like to attend this class please email me and include which book you would like to make so I can have a kit ready for you. All welcome.
Days: Saturday 23rd and Wednesday 27th
Time: 10.30am
Cost: $25

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Baby card

I was recently asked to make a 'modern' baby card and this is what I came up with. I kept it fairly simple and used Pixie Pink and white and just a little ribbon to keep it clean and modern.

Stamps: Something Sweet
Card: Pixie Pink, Textured white, silver
Tools: Scallop edge punch, 1 3/4" circle punch
Other: Ribbon, sweet treat cup, beads, computer, black ink

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sweet card class - Friday 15th and Wednesday 20th at 10.30am

I hope you have all been enjoying this holiday time of year. I just love the lack of traffic on the roads, it makes it so much quicker to get around...
Anyway onto the very first class of the year. This class involves four cards with a 'sweet' theme. The first card is a quirky old style gum ball machine card, which flips open so you can eat the lollies contained within. It has a soft vintage style to go with the image.

The second card has more vintage elements and includes a great new way of creating faux frosting - so easy and fun to create.

This bright card includes some jelly beans in one of the new sweet treat cups. I think it's nice to create something different from what's available at the shops, and this definitely is.

For the last card I included some watercolouring, because I know how you all like to practise this.

Date: Fri 15th Jan &Wed 20th
Time: 10.30am
Cost: $25

All welcome but you must email me to reserve your spot.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Super simple cards and price change info!

I thought I would share some reallllllly simple cards with you, that you could easily make 10mins before leaving for a party. I just used one of the pretty Fleuettes (crocheted flower), a gemstone brad and a chit chat rub on (Page 5 of the mini). I think the texture of the flower is enough to give it interest and that 'touchable' element, which is important in a handmade card. I love those flowers! (Page 14 of the mini)

In the next card I used the same basic design, but used a chipboard letter and some gemstones instead of the flower. The card is for my aunt Dolores - hence the 'D'. To dress it up a little I just added some glitter lines and a vintage button. The button is actually one from my deceased grandmother's collection (Dolores' mother), so it's a nice touch to add to her birthday card, that I think she will apreciate.

Now, some of you may have noticed the price change on the class calendar....I have given this matter much consideration, and for this year have decided to vary the price of the class depending on the materials used. This will enable me to give you more variety of classes, some more elaborate and some simple, quick and economic. But let me say, I will always aim for value for money, coupled with (hopefully), creative classes you will (hopefully), enjoy.
Enjoy your weekend everybody and hope to see some of you soon.