Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wow what a fantastic time I had!

Sorry it has taken me so long to post these photos. I have been inspired, stamped, laughed and cried! I got to know my fellow fantastic team members and had such a wonderful time.  I CAN'T wait for next year!!!!

This is Shelli Gardner the co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!. Shelli was one of the talented Stampin' Up! team that demonstrated some WOW projects! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Get Ready For Christmas!!!

Get ready for Christmas, here is another fantastic deal from Stampin' Up!

These are the wonderful new papers- Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Punch art bat

 These little bats are so easy to create.

Using the Stampin' Up! round tab punch, punch out one tab.
Move the tab along so you can see a bat shape and punch out.

Just keep moving the punch along to make as many bats as you want

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Punch Art Pumpkin

As promised- sorry it is late, what with work and computer problems!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wow this has taken all day!!,

The project that I have shown you did not take all day, it is very simple.....BUT sorting out my new birthday present has... I got an i Pad!! It is fantastic but to allow me to post on my blog I have had to download quite a few apps... in the end I found the correct ones. Even now it is driving me a little mad.
This is a sneak  peak of a larger project. I will try to post how I created this pumpkin later.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It is here

Click the picture of the catalogue on the right hand side to have a look. IT IS FANTASTIC!!!!! Sorry it was not up yesterday.... I was wedding dress shopping!
Or CLICK HERE, it may take a while to load as it is big!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Stampin' Up! Paper flowers

I saw this style of flower done ages ago, so I thought I would give them a go. See my video to see how I made them.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What a fantastic day!

Today I have been at my quarterly team meeting run by the lovely and talented Amanda Fowler  and have crafted non stop, apart that is to have coffee and cake!

I am full of inspiration and just raring to go. Many of the team members demonstrated inspiring projects, we talked in length about the fantastic new catalogue (which I will be able to share with you all on the 1st October 2010!), we chatted, laughed and had such fun!!!
What a fantastic day!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Stampin' Up! Card Base Video Tutorial

As promised the card base tutorial for the base of the cards that I have shown this week.

I had a very useful comment from one of my You Tube viewers. In the first part when I tell you to cut the card by 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" IGNORE ME!! as all you have to do it cut a piece of A4 card stock in half.... was being very thick!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stampin' Up Christmas cards

This is the last of the cards with this style base. I hope to make a short Video for you on Friday.

Stamp Set:- Winter Post and Season of Joy
Card stock:- Old Olive and Real Red 
Inks:- Silver Shimmer paints
Other supplies:- 5/8" Old Olive Satin  Ribbon, 1/4" circle punch and crystal effects to give the little green baubles a bit of shine 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stampin' Up Christmas cards

Card Three

Stamp Set:- Winter Post, Dasher and Season of Joy
Card stock:- Old Olive, Real Red and Very Vanilla
Inks:- Old Olive and Real Red
Other supplies:- 5/8" Old Olive Satin  Ribbon 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card

So here is the second card, the stamp set that was used is Winter Post.

Stamp Set:- Winter Post
Card stock:- Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Inks:- Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Whisper White
Other supplies:- 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon and Blender pen to add a bit of colour to the skaters

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Last Chance List

Just a quick update the are the items that have sold out:-

Stamp sets
Old Fashioned Christmas

A4 Cardstock
Close To Cocoa
Sage Shadow
Creamy Caramel

Designer Series Paper
Autumn Meadows

Hostess Level 1 Stamp Set
Darling Dots

Sorry these will never be seen again, check out the other retiring items before they are gone!

Stampin' Up Christmas cards

Over the next five days I will be posting a variation on the same design of this Christmas card, so be sure to come back for some more inspiration. At the end of the week I will provide you with a tutorial as to how to make the card base.

Supplies:- Real Red card stock, Night of Navy card stock, the sentiment is from the Wondrous Gift stamp set (Buy it now as it is retiring !!!), Winter Post stamp set, silver shimmer paint, heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds glitter, Very Vanilla ribbon.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Stampin' Up! Ribbon flower

This card was made using the Autumn Splendor  stamps set
1) On Very Vanilla card stock clear emboss some leaves and acorns
2) Sponge dauber Close to Coco in over the whole thing
3) Sponge dauber Champagne mist shimmer paint over the whole thing
4) Rub over with a kitchen towel to shine up the leaves
5) Screw the whole piece of paper up
6) Flatten out
7) Rip at an angle to fit your card
8)Ink ripped edges with old olive
9) Stick to your card base.
10) Stamp Sentiment  ( Say it with Scallops) onto Very Vanilla card stock with close to coco ink
11) Punch out sentiment with square scallop punch
12) Ink edges of sentiment with close to coco ink
See the video below to find out how to make the ribbon flower.
This was not my original idea, I found this idea on You Tube. I think the idea originated from the 2010 US Stampin' Up! convention

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Stampin' Up! Medallion Card

I made this card whilst I was waiting for the dinner to cook.

I used the centre in the Medallion background stamp for this card, I pierced holes and then sewed around the circle with linen thread.

Supplies:- Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Very Vanilla cardstock.
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive ink, linen thread, button, Very Vanilla 5.8" Grosgrain Ribbon, snail.
Medallion background stamp, Oval All stamp set, scallop oval and large oval

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stampin' Up! Treat Box Specialty Paper Bridesmaid

I have had a child free day today so I thought I would share this treat box with you. I made this at a workshop I did last night. 

I love this Specialty Paper Bridesmaid cardstock, the possibilities with it are endless. It is foiled which gives it a fantastic shine, it also provides patten and texture to the paper. It comes in a pack of 10 with two different patterns. The foil  foil imprinting resists the ink leaving striped or filligree paper in any colour you choose.

So here we go the first thing that you will need to do is cut the cardstock at 10cm by 20cm.

Next choose the colour ink you want to transform your paper into, in this case I chose Rose Red.

Ink up your brayer, turn the ink pad sideways, it quicker as it fits the brayer perfectly.

Now you are ready to colour the card stock! You will need to go over it several times to get good coverage.

Clean off the ink that has remained on the foil with a piece of kitchen towel, this will bring up the shine.

Now score at 10cm, mark each end at five and then score from the mark to the 10 cm score line.

You should end up with something that looks like this.

Now bring the box together and punch holes in both sides

Thread ribbon through the holes to close the box

You are done. All you need to do now is fill your treat box with treats!!!

I can not take credit for the box design, I have been making it for a while and I can not remember the original source.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stampin' Up! Creating!!!

Remember always tidy up as you go or this is what happens!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Stampin' Up! Altered box

Just a quick project I did with my daughter this afternoon. The box was from poundland... and yes it was really only one pound! The letters are the On Board Loads of Letters which we used a sponge dauber on with Rose Red ink. We then clear embossed them. The background paper is from the Sweet Pea stack in the mini catalogue as are the felt embellishments.