I haven’t really fallen of the face of the earth, just been rather busy…. a trip to the US in October, a bit of break from crafting and now it’s time to share some of the many creations I have been making over the last couple of weeks.
I absolutely love the Special Season stamp set in the current Seasonal Catalogue, and it has had a work out since it arrived!
Last night I held the first of two Christmas Stamp-a-Stacks, featuring… yes, you guessed it Special Season (Wood #131766, Clear #131769) combined with the traditional colours of the Season of Style DSP (#132340) papers. Here are the cards that we made:
The sentiment on this first card comes from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set (Wood #130042, Clear #120024), which is framed with some of the Gold Foil Sheets (#132622). You can be sure you will be seeing some more of the Gold and Silver foil, its a great way to add a touch of something special!
We had a lovely night, lots of laughs, and lots of stamping… what more can you ask for?
My next Stamp-a-Stack in on Wed 11th December at 7.30pm, so if you live in the Canberra area and would like to come along, send me an email.
I do have a lot more to share with you, but I think it can wait for another post.
If you would like to order any of the items I have used in these cards, you can do so here, just click on the “Shop Now” button at the bottom of the page. And please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
This week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is my inspiration for today’s card, and the colour combination inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest recently.
The colours are Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe (such a gorgeous colour!) and Whisper White, and I have used the gorgeous Wetlands stamp set again, loving this set at present
I have also run the long banner through the Big Shot with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.
UPDATE: I am feeling very blessed to have been chosen by Linda Callahan as her “winner” this week. Thank you Linda. I had so much fun making this card, it is always an honour to know that others like my work too.
Here are the cards that we made at my Wetlands Stamp-a-Stack on Wed evening. We all had a good time, lots of laughs, creativity and the lovely ladies went home with 6 cards each.
Keeping things short and sweet today, lots of “stuff” going on in my life at present, mostly to do with a new kitchen that is starting to take shape. So crafting has taken a bit of a back seat for a while, but I assure that won’t continue for long!! So keep checking back, I might even post some kitchen photos soon.
This is one of my favourite patterned papers from this year’s Annual Catalogue, it’s great for those masculine projects.
So with Father’s Day fast approaching us here in Australia (1st September), I thought I would offer a class using the Soho Subway DSP, and we will make a card plus a holder for those store Gift Cards, or some other small gift.
Of course, you could use it for a birthday gift or any other special occasion.
You need to contact me to book into the class, which will be held at my place (hopefully with most of the major renovations completed by then!!) on Wed 28th August at 7.30pm, or Saturday 31st August at 2pm. Please send me an email if you would like to come as places are limited.
Last night I ran a class making some cards which used the Herringbone Technique, at the suggestion of one of my lovely stamping ladies. I had so much fun, and really enjoyed playing with this new technique.
The first card we made used strips of patterned paper. This one uses the gorgeous Venetian Romance.
I have kept the rest of the card as simple as possible to allow the background pattern to be the feature, and just used the Thanks a Bunch stamp from the Friendship Preserves stamp set, and the Window Frames Framelit Collection.
I made one using some retired papers to show how different the card could look, depending on which papers you used. It’s a great way to use up some of that stash of retired papers that you have sitting around!
The we used the same technique, only using Washi Tape instead of patterned papers, and made two cards using the two different sets of Washi Tape available in the Annual Catalogue (Page 171). The first one is a lovely bright and cheery card using the gorgeous colours of the Gingham Garden Washi Tape. And the second card using the Epic Day This and That Washi Tape to create a great masculine card.
The tutorial for this technique can be found here.
I hope you will give it a try, it is such an effective technique and heaps of fun!
I finally got some time over the last couple of days to do some stamping, we have so much going on at present that finding the time to stamp has not been easy.
I wanted to do something a little different with the the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder, and here is what I came up with.
Lots of sponging on this one, however I like the vintage look. The colours I have used are Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar. The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the greeting from the hostess set Banner Greetings.
Promise to be back soon with some more of my creations.
Just a very quick update today, I have been unwell over the past few days and as a result will be changing the date of the Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack. Here are the details:
**Wed 24th July at 7.30pm** Please take note of the change of date!
Make 6 cards (3 of 2 designs). This fun class will help you to get a head start on your Christmas cards this year! $18 includes all materials except adhesives and envelopes. Please bring your own adhesives or contact me in advance to purchase some. Beginners most welcome!
Places are definitely limited, so book your seat by sending me an email or calling 0449976203.
Look forward to seeing you at the stamp-a-stack!
I was very honoured to be asked to participate in “My Crafty Friends Monday” with Josee Smuck at Stamping Jo. Josee is a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Canada, and is highlighting some cards made using the Swallowtail stamp set.
You can see the card that Josee has featured on her blog here. I thought I would also share another card using the Swallowtail stamp. This is a card we made at a recent class using the Direct Ink to cardstock technique.
We had heaps of fun in this class. The background ink has been added using a back and forth motion with the ink pad directly on the Whisper White cardstock to create the swirly pattern. The colours in the background are Wisteria Wonder and the now retired Pretty in Pink. And the beautiful butterfly is inked in Elegant Eggplant.
If you live in Australia and would like to place an order for this gorgeous stamp, just pop on over to my site which is here. The Wood Mount version is $30.95 (131943) and the Clear Mount version is $24.95 (129216) - Page 71 of the catalogue.
If you live in Canberra, just send me an email or call me on 0449976203 to book in to some of the fun classes I run regularly.
Again, a huge thanks to the lovely Stamping Jo for asking me to join in the fun today. Make sure you check out some of the other Swallowtail inspiration here.
Banners, flags, arrows, grunge, splatters and washi tape. Yes, they are all very trendy at the moment and heaps of fun to play with. I am loving this look, although I still love my vintage cards too, but it’s nice to get into something a bit more modern too.
This card has a lot of those new trends. It was a “Make and Take” that we received at the recent Stampin’ Up! Convention, which I have very slightly modified.
It is a single layer card (something which I am not good at!) and uses the Gorgeous Grunge and Hello,Lovely stamp sets, and a strip of Washi tape, as well as one of the gorgeous new Very Vintage Designer Buttons.
Hope you are having a crafty day.
We used lots of goodies from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue to create our Treat Boxes and matching cards at my catalogue launch.
The base cardstock is in the colour Soft Sky, isn’t it just so pretty? We used some of the Gingham Garden papers (Page 153 Annual Catalogue) to create the large gingham banner, which was layered over one our pretty Paper Doilies(Page 156).
The flower has been made using the Mosaic Madness stamp set, and matching Mosaic Punch, in Crisp Cantaloupe and Old Olive. The cute little peg to hold the top of the box together is from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit on Page 158.
This Treat Box is really simple, great for gifts, party favours, Christmas…..
Here is a masculine version which I have made from the Natural Composition Specialty papers (Page 150), which I have given a light sponge with Early Espresso ink to give it an aged look.
If you would like to order the products to make these, please click here, or send me an email.