Date change for Stamp-a-Stack

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!
Happy stamping,
Chris

My Crafty Friends….

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.

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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.

 

Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Goodie Bags

I just wanted to pop up a quick post this evening to share the good bags that I made for my catalogue launch parties this week.  I love the way Stampin’ Up! co-ordinates things so beautifully.
I have used plain brown paper bags to put everyone’s catalogues and other goodies into, which I have then added some of the new patterned papers to, and a matching tag.

In this case I have used the gorgeous Eastern Elegance Designer Series Papers (Page 154 Annual Catalogue), with a strip of Crushed Curry cardstock.   The tag has been made using the Chalk Talk stamp set (Page 12) and matching Chalk Talk Framelits (Page 187), along with some of the gorgeous new Chevron Ribbon in Smokey Slate (Page 173).
The photo doesn’t do justice to the colours, we had rather a dull day here in Canberra today, so it was a bit difficult to take a better  photo.
Did you miss out?  I will post a photo tomorrow of the some of the projects we made.  Make sure you stay tuned, and also look out for more classes and stamping get togethers being announced soon.  All classes have a limited seating so please contact me to let me know that you are would like to come along.  I can cater for complete beginners in most of my classes.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

More Triple Time Stamping!

I thought I would show you the cards we made last week in the Triple Time Stamping classes, I really enjoyed making these as did those who attended.  So pay attention if you missed out, you could have come along and made these too!! 🙂

We started off making a Christmas card……  yes, Christmas… it’s never too early to start your collection of lovely handmade Christmas cards.

This one uses the stamp set Lovely as a Tree, and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  It could, of course be a masculine birthday card rather than a Christmas card, but in any case the idea was to introduce the Triple Stamping technique with just two layers of stamped cardstock to see how it all goes together.

The second card uses the gorgeous Swallowtail stamp, combined with Papillon Potpourri, and the colours Pool Party and Island Indigo. 

And last but not least, a masculine card which uses The Open Sea stamp set, and in the background some patterned paper from the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Papers, and the Cloudy Day embossing folder.

This is such a great technique and creates gorgeous and unusual cards.  I have a couple more that I have made as samples that I will share with you soon.
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Triple Time Stamping

Just a quick post to let you know that there are still a few seats available for the Triple Time Stamping Class which is happening next week.  So if you live in the Canberra area and would like to come along, please let me know asap.  Here is one of the cards we will be making:

You can contact me via email or phone, but please let me know asap as these cards require quite a lot of preparation.  More details can be found on my Classes page.
Looking forward to stamping with you soon 🙂
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Bright Birds

I love this technique, and how bright and cheery these cards have turned out!

These are really easy to make and so quick that you can easily make up a batch as a gift for someone.

These ones use the International Bizarre patterned papers and the For the Birds stamp set, and I have highlighted the colours Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango.  Of course, they would look great using any of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers.

And because they are so quick and simple, I have had a request to run a class on this set of cards.  So instead of my Card Kit night on the 1st Feb, we will be making this cute set of cards.  Cost will be $15 and includes all materials, but do contact me asap to book your place as seats are limited.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Bordering on Romance CASE

I wanted to make a card for our lovely neighbour who has been unwell for some time and recently had an operation, and when I saw the “August” card in this fabulous line up of cards on Kathy Tanners blog, I just knew I had to CASE it!
It’s also been a while since I did some serious water colouring and thought it would be a good time to get some practice in.

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I did however do the watercolouring on Whisper White card stock.  Watercolouring with inks works best on watercolour paper…. yes, really…. 🙂 as it absorbs the water, whereas the Whisper White card stock can’t absorb as much and can easily become scuffed up.  So I have used a Blender pen and added the colour as quickly as possible and with as few strokes of the brush as possible.  Nevertheless I am not entirely happy with how it turned out.  More practice required!

So I made another one…….

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I just love purple!

There is a third one, but you will have to wait a few days to see it! 🙂  and you never know, I may feel inspired to make a fourth 🙂
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Card Kit Nights

I am excited to announce my new Card Kit Nights, starting on the 1st of February and running on the first Friday of every month.  Here are the details:

Do you like to make your own cards, but don’t have the time to do all the cutting and preparation?  Do you have some experience in stamping and card making?
Why not come along to my monthly Card Kit Night?

When: On the first Friday of the month, from 7.30 – 9.30pm
(Dates: 1st Feb, 1st Mar, 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd Aug, 6th Sept, 4th Oct, 1st Nov, 6th Dec)

Where: My house in Melba – (directions provided when you book in)

How does it work: I will make up card kits from various different Stampin’ Up! products.  In each kit there will be everything you need to make a card, all you need to do is stamp and put it together in your own design.  You can use my tools, stamps and inks, and other materials will be available for purchase. Please bring your own adhesive or let me know if you need to purchase some.

Cost: $2.50 per card kit – make as many or as few as you wish in 2 hours.

More details can be found on my “Classes” page.  Make sure you contact me asap to book your place, and I look forward to crafting with you soon!

Christmas Gift Tag Class

Christmas Gift Tag Class

These are just a few of the designs you can make at this class.

Friday 2nd November at 10.30am

Saturday 3rd November at 2pm

Where: My house (details at time of booking)

Cost: $16

Make a stack of gift tags to go on your pressies for this Christmas, using a range of colours and images.  The class is suitable for all levels, and beginners are welcome.
Seating is limited, so please contact me asap to book your place.

Like to come along but the dates don’t work for you?  Why not get a group of friends, family and work colleagues together and I will bring the class to you.  Alternatively, contact me to see if we can work out another date for you and some friends to come to my place for the class.

Mixed Bunch Class

Come along and make these four cards, featuring the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set and using the “stamping off” technique.

This class is definitely suitable for complete beginners or for experienced stampers.  Places are limited and bookings are essential.

Dates: Thursday 7th June 2012 at 10.30am or 7.30pm.  I may also run this class at 2.00pm on Saturday 9th June if there is enough interest (keeping in mind that it is a long weekend).

Cost: $18, includes everything to make your cards plus envelopes, tea and coffee.  There will also be  lucky door prizes and all orders over $50 placed at the class will not pay shipping costs.

Looking forward to seeing you on one of those dates!

Contact me  dotdotstamping@gmail.com or call 0449976203.

Happy stamping!
Chris