Saturday, July 31, 2010

2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalogue

Pre Order today and have your own copy of the New 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.

If you already have a Demonstrator, please purchase a catalogue from her. If you’re a current customer of mine, or you’d like to purchase Stampin’ Up products but don’t know a demonstrator I am happy to send you a Catalogue.

You’ll be able to order items from the catalogue starting on 1 September so you’ll want to get your hands on the catalogue ASAP so that you can work on your wishlist!!

Cost $10 per Catalogue with FREE postage, to be paid by Direct Deposit. Please send me a email at or call me on 02 8883 4929.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Do you remember Sarah Kay?

I grew up with Images of Sarah Kay around the house. So when my good friend Bec purchased a few Sarah Kay Stamps, I wanted to have a play. I had so much fun watercolouring this image.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Ruby Red.
Stamp is not SU Sarah Kay.
SU Inks: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, Blush Blossom and Black Staz On.
SU Other: Circle Scissors Plus, Scallop Circle Die, Sweet Slumber Specialty Paper, Baja Breeze Ribbon, Whisper White Tafferta Ribbon, flower from the pretties kit, latte button, twine, Aqua Painter and Blender pen.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #33

A quick post today. I'm Feeling a little better every day but Montana has been sick since Monday and now Warren my husband is sick. Makeesha has a sketch challenge this week, check it out HERE

I have used the yummy Cottage Wall DSP from the Autumn/Winter Mini which is available for a short time only.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive.

SU Stamps: Vintage Vogue
SU Inks: Old Olive, Orchid, Opulence, Rich Razzleberry
SU Other: Oval Die, Big Shot, Cottage Wall DSP, Mat Pack, Latte Button, Twine.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just Add Ink #27

It can't believe it's been a week since I have last posted. Well firstly I have sick and also Imogen's 10th birthday party, which lasted 25 hours... I have just finished my Just Add Ink challenge card, if you would like to play along click HERE

WOO HOO I finally used some of my butterflies that have been sitting on desk for ages. I Watercoloured the butterflies and then covered them with Crystal Effects.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Ivory.
SU Stamps: All a flutter, En Franais, Baroque motifs, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
SU Inks: Too many to remember
SU Other: White Embossing powder, Clear Embossing powder, chocolate chip ribbon, kraft tafferta ribbon, Bella Bleu DSP

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bella's Truck

Yep we are Twilight fans and the ute from the loads of love reminds me of Bella's Truck. This card I have made for Imogen's Birthday next week. Imogen loves twilight and Black....So the card front is Faux Leather in Black. Sorry the photo isn't great.

Inside of the card...

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Ivory
SU Stamps: Loads of Love and Occasional Greetings
SU Inks: Black Staz On and Versa Mark.
SU Other: Watercolouring paper, Watercolouring pencils, aqua painter, rhineshone brads, hodgepodge, oval die, big shot. Non Su are the ribbons.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #32

Makeesha has picked some beautiful colours for this weeks Colour Challenge. To play along Click HERE.

I have used all my favourite stamp sets for this card. I love each and everyone of the stamps that I have used. For the flower I have stamp twice and then embossed in white and then added some regal rose colour with my aqua painter. Cut first flower out whole and then second flower I cut only about half the flower following the lines.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla.
SU Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Baroque Motifs, Tiny Tags, En Francais BG
SU Inks: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip and Versa Mark.
SU Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, So Saffron Ribbon, Medium Tag Punch, watercolouring paper, sponge daubers and non su pearl.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just Add Ink #26

Yep another fab challenge from the Just Add Ink team. This week is EMBOSSING... I love to emboss especially clear embossing. Well this week I have made a simple card but it has taken me all night LOL. The background is embossed in clear powder on ivory cardstock and then the Fabulous sentiment is embossed in Black.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Ivory, Basic Black and Taken with Teal.
SU Stamps: Baroque BG and the sentiment is from Fabulous Flowers (retired)
SU Inks: Versa Mark
SU Other: Heat gun, Clear embossing powder, Black embossing powder, Black brads.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blog Winner and a pony

Just a quick post as we are off to see Toy Story 3 today. Letting you know that a winner has been drawn for the Christmas blog hop. A big thank you to everyone that has left a comment.

Drum roll and the winner is

Kylea McGuire from the ACT....

Kylea will be receiving the tag box with the tags from me.

Another birthday card using the Pony Party Stamp set available from the Autumn/Winter. I have used my new scallop circle die with some Sweet Always DSP with some bling.

Sorry need to go and get out of jammies.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Curtain Call Act #38

Stacey has selected beautiful colours this week. Play along click HERE.

I have been enjoying watercolouring this week. What do you think of the flowers? I have used Regal Rose and Rich Razzleberry ink pads with a aqua painter.

Card Recipe
SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
SU Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Baroque motifs and Occasional Greetings.
SU Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose and Versa Mark.
SU Other: White embossing powder, heat tool, aqua painter.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

For a Birthday Boy

July is a big month for birthdays so this is the first of many cards to come. I have used lot's of bots stamp set from the autumn/winter catalogue. Also Ann from Creative Nook challenge this week is Anything goes!!! GCA#96 Check it out HERE

I have used SU Watercolouring pencils to colour in the robot.

SU Cardstock: Ridinghood red, Basic Grey, Basic Black whisper white
SU Stamps: Lot's of bots
SU Inks: basic black, ridinghood red and versa mark
SU Other: Heat tool, black embossing powder, watercolouring paper, hodgepodge hardware, silver brads, DSP from hostess level 1 pack, spiral punch, watercolouring pencils, aqua painter.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge # 25

This week is a interesting sketch challenge from Makeesha and the DT. Click HERE to play along.

For this weeks card I have made a perfect plum rose. Check out the fabulous Tania Gould rose tutorial HERE and while you are there check out Tania's twilight inspired card.

SU Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Basic Grey
SU Stamps: Warm Words, Friends 24-7, tiny tags.
SU Inks: Versa Mark, B
asic grey
SU Other: Crystal Effects, Basic Black Ribbon, circle punch, urban oasis DSP, Sponge daubers, Black rhinestone Non SU.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cards made by Imogen

Just a quick post, I just wanted to show you 2 of the cards that Imogen made yesterday.

The first card Imogen plans to send to her nanny. I think I will be casing this one.

The second card she has given to her BF as she lost her dog this week. Leave Imogen a comment and she will be tickled pink.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Just Add Ink #25

Check out the colour combo that the Just Add Ink DT have chosen this week. This week is the first time for some new talented crafters that have joined the team, check there creations while your there.

Would you believe it that I haven't used vintage vogue for a while. For the flowers I stamped them using rose red and elegant eggplant ink and then clear embossed over the top.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla
SU Stamps: Vintage Vogue and Teeny Tiny sentiments
SU Inks: Soft Suede, Rose Red and Elegant Eggplant
SU Other: Clear rhinestone brads, clear embossing powder, mat pack.

Close up photo of the flowers that I have mounted with dimensionals.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

INKlings Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Christmas in July blog hop. You may have arrived here from Divya Rao blog or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member. How quick is this year going! Have you started to think about your Christmas cards and projects yet? The INKlings team has and we thought that this month was the perfect time to host a Christmas in July blog hop. You'll find lots of great ideas provided by 19 team members’ fantastic blogs. Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 17 handmade cards plus other goodies. Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment!

I have gone for a non traditional card using the yummy Sweet Slumber Specialty papers which are not Christmas papers. I love papers that are versatile! for the image I have used Holiday lineup, I have stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and clear embossed over the top using my Stamp-m-jig for positioning. For the first time I have tried bleaching, I filled my aqua brush with bleach and selected parts of the image to colour.

Card Recipe:
Su Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kraft.
Su Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Occasional Greetings
Su Inks: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Versa Mark
Su Other: Baja Breeze Ribbon, Top Note die, lots of tags die, big shot, aqua painter, bleach.

Tag Box is a perfect gift for a teacher or friend. I have used Baja Breeze again with ivory and kraft cardstock, thank goodness Baja Breeze is one of the colours that is staying for good. If you would like to make a tag box or a couple, here is the tutorial.

The box is covered with Acetate that slides off with the Baja Breeze Ribbon with the tiny tag.

I have added assorted Christmas tags to the box.

Tag Recipe:
Su Stamps: Punch Pals, Punches three (hostess set), Short and Sweet.
Su Inks: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip.
Su Other: Twine, scallop circle punch, scallop square punch, small and large tag punch, assorted circle punch and lots of tag die.

Another gift idea for the girls, I have popped some markers in the pillow box but come Christmas or even for birthdays you could also use gel pens (my girls love them). I have made the pillow box using acetate which has been double over to extend the lenght.

Sorry about the photo! it was hard to get a good photo using the acetate.
Pillow box die, acetate and I have raped a piece of sweet slumber specialty paper around with some real red ribbon. Again I have added a tiny tag using ivory and real red cardstock. (you can get the tiny tag stamp set on special this month for 20% off)

Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Christie Wallace. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.

Tonight at 7:30pm is INKlings Christmas blog hop.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Inspirations Colour Challenge #30

I'm currently child free so I need to keep it short. Look at these yummy colours from Makeesha this week. If you would like to play along click HERE

I have used my brand new stamp Eastern Blooms. What do you think? I have embossing the main image and flowers.

SU Cardstock: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper Shite and Kraft.
SU Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Sanded BG, Tiny Tags.
SU Inks: Rich Razzleberry and Versa Mark
SU Other: Rich Razzleberry, Medium Jewelery punch, scallop border punch.

Thanks for Looking

Off to do the house work.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Just add Ink #24

This week is a super cool sketch challenge and check it out and play along HERE

I want to keep my card simple using my flower fancy stamp set.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Ivory
SU Stamps: Flower Fancy, sentiment from bird on the branch.
SU Inks: Black Staz On, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Rich Razzleberry.
SU Other: bone scorer for the border, water colouring paper, pearls non-SU.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Two-Step Stampin' Sale

From Now till 31 July, you'll get 20% off select Two-Step Stampin' sets from our current catalogues.

Choose from any of the stamp sets listed below:

Item 116386 Page 39 Loads of Love was $39.95 now $31.96
Item 116342 Page 42 Big Bold Birthday** was $53.95 now $43.16

Item 115860 Page 78 A Rose Is a Rose** was $66.95 now $53.56
Item 116332 Page 86 Playful Petals** was $52.95 now $42.36
Item 115770 Page 98 Cheep Talk was $47.95 now $38.36
Item 115946 Page 115 Wonderful Favourites was $39.95 now $31.96
Item 119187 Page 14* Tiny Tags (wood-mount) was $38.95 now $31.16
Item 118592 Page 14* Tiny Tags (clear-mount) was $28.95 now $23.16
Item 119163 Page 31* Cottage Garden (wood-mount) was $32.95 now $26.36
Item 120003 Page 31* Cottage Garden (clear-mount) was $24.95 now $19.96

*From 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue
**Retiring stamp sets!