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Friday, 28 September 2007

So the 5 drops of rain turned into nothing, obviously my stamping didn't work - I will have to do a dance or something (could be scary!!!).

I have been trying to get some Christmas card samples done - here is my favourite so far

Cardstock - Cranberry Crisp, True Thyme, Whisper White. Stamps - Greeting Galore. Inks - Versamark, Basic Black. Accessories - Gold Brads, White Gel Pen.

I don't have many supplies yet, so have had to be abit creative!! No ribbon yet (I love ribbon so it won't be long) instead I cut a strip of cranberry crisp cardstock, inked with Versamark direct to paper to add some texture, then added abit of faux stitching with a white gel pen. I have also done abit of paper piecing with the tree - stamped it in basic black, once on white & once on thyme cardstock, then cut out the thyme tree & star, then stuck them on top of the image that was stamped on the white cardstock. I am pretty happy with the result - even though the brads are quite wonky (this happens when you are too lazy to get out the ruler - lol). All supplies are Stampin' Up! & available through me -

Hope everyone has a great long weekend - I know I will :)

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Stampin' Up! a storm!!!!

I have been having so much fun playing with my Stampin' Up! starter kit. It is full of stamps & inks - chosen by me!! The following card is a sketch challenge for the Elite Stampers website I am lucky enough to be part of - check it out using the link on the right.

Colours: Buckaroo Blue, Cranberry Crisp & True Thyme. Stamp: Heartfelt Thanks. I have also used a spiral clip from my fab Hodgepodge Hardware (available in Sept as a FREEBIE with any starter kit!) I have coloured the flowers with Brocade Blue & Always Artichoke wonder crayons. Email me if you have any further questions -

Although I haven't actually stamped up a storm, we did get about 5 rain drops on the roof! Maybe I need to stamp some more - he, he.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator!

OK - I'm sorry I haven't been here for awhile - but promise to make it up to anyone who may read this blog (is there anyone out there??).

I am very excited to finally post that I have become an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! Stampin' Up! is a fabulous company that sells beautiful stamp sets along with exciting card & scrapbooking supplies. I am loving everything I've seen, so if you want to host a demonstration or check out a catalogue send me an email - .

I will try & take pics of some of the cards I have been making tomorrow to upload, but in the meantime check out the 2 cards below! They are made using the Remembering You - Simply Send card kit. These kits are exclusive to Stampin' Up! & include everything you need to make 10 cards. There are 4 different types of these kits available & they are a great way to sample some of the fab products offered by Stampin' Up! If you purchase one between 4-8 Oct you will get 20% off!!

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Criss Cross Card

After seeing the tutorial for this card on SplitCoastStampers I couldn't resist making some. I think they turned out quite well & were really easy to make. Email me if you would like any info on how you can make your own -

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Baby Girl - not any more!

This in one of my favourite scrap pages at the moment - isn't my girl gorgeous? She looks so peaceful, not at all the way she is now. At 18mths she is a stubborn chatterbox who is constantly getting into everything she knows she shouldn't. I'm sure her determined nature will be an asset in the future - just not at the moment!. Photos are once again courtesy of Margot Palmer - After Image Photography, it is easy to scrap when you have such beautiful pics.
This is a fairly simple layout, I swiped some bazzill cardstock with pink paint, cut the title from plastic sheets & swiped the same coloured paint on the edges, before attaching using glossy accents. I made the slide mounts using cardstock (swiped with paint again), 2 different sized square punches & a decorative corner punch - see closeup below.
A flower with abit of bling & some journalling finishes it off. I love the idea of hand journalling, it adds such a personal touch - it's just a pity I hate my own handwriting.