The old and the new

I have been a very slack blogger recently, but have had a very busy few weeks and something had to give.  But I’m back, and enjoying some personal stamping time 🙂

Yesterday was my Mum’s birthday, and I thought I would post some of the things I made for her.  I have combined some of the retiring Designer Series Papers, with some of the colours and stamp sets about to be released in the new catalogue on April 1st.

Firstly, the card I made for her:

Stamp Sets: Wonderful Favourites, Short Order Alphabet, Echoes of Kindness (New Hostess set available 1st April).

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Blue Bayou (retiring), Soft Sky (retiring), DSP Spring Silhouettes (retiring), Watercolour Paper.

Inks: Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss.

Accessories: Double stitched ribbon in Soft Sky (retiring), Blender pen.

Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!





I also made Mum a file box with the birthdays, addresses etc of everyone in our family.  Our family is getting so big and spread out around Australia that Mum is finding it hard to keep up with when birthdays are, so thought this would help her out.  

Stamp set: Short Order Alphabet

Cardstock: Whisper White Textured, Blue Bayou (retiring), Soft Sky (retiring), DSP Spring Silhouette (retiring).

Inks: Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Double stitched ribbon in Blue Bayou and Soft Sky (both retiring).

Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!


And thirdly, I made her a matching photo board.  For those of you who are interested in learning how to make the photo boards, I have a class this coming Wed – 1st April @ 7.30pm, all the details are on the Upcoming Events page.  But you will need to get in quick if you would like to come along as places are limited.

The photo was taken in February on Jamie’s first day at 3 year old pre-school. 🙂

Cardstock: Whisper White Textured, Soft Sky (retiring), DSP Spring Silhouettes (retiring).

Accessories: Double Stitched ribbon in Soft Sky (retiring), Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Magnetic clip from Big W, Chipboard sheet from local craft store, dimensional adhesive.

Echoes of Kindness

I have been really sick over the past few days with a very nasty throat infection which has been going around.  But I still just had to get out those new colours and stamp sets and have a play.  This card took me all day to complete yesterday, and I kept it nice and simple since I just didn’t have the energy to do too much.  But I am quite pleased with the end result, and have decided that I really do like the new In Colours, I like them a lot! 🙂  I wasn’t too sure about Kiwi Kiss but now that I have started using it I am hooked.  The In Colour Cardstock and Inks will be available on the 1st April, along with all the other new goodies from the 2009/10 Catalogue, but feel free to put your order in with me for the In Colours and the new stamp sets that I have been able to show you, and I will get your order in as soon as the orders open on the 1st April.  Or why not come along on the 4th April to have a look at the new catalogue and make something using the new colours etc.  You do need to book in though and places are limited!  You can get all the details on my Upcoming Events page.

Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness (Hostess Set available 1st April)

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, DSP Good Morning Sunshine (available 1st April).

Inks: Black Stazon, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Aqua Brush, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack


Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

Yayyyyy :) yummy new stuff to play with!!

This is going to be a really quick post, but I just thought I would share a card I made this afternoon with the new Stampin’ Up! In Colours and one of the new Hostess Stamp Sets which arrived on my front door this morning 🙂  I will post some more details tomorrow when I have more time, but here is the card. 

I kept this card nice and simple as I only had a few minutes yesterday to play with my new goodies.  I have stamped the image with the stazon ink and then coloured with the blender pens with both Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette.  These two colours go together beautifully, and now that I have seen all of the new In Colours I think they are all colours that I will use regularly.  The stamp set I have used is one of the new Hostess sets that will be available from 1st April, so if you would like to get this set free, contact me to book a workshop. 

Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Ink: Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Bone Scorer and Ruler, Blender Pen, Black Brads 

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!