15 August 2010

Many Marvellous Medallions

I just love the Medallion Background stamp, that is in the Current Stampin Up Mini Catalogue.  It makes cards so quick and easy.

The Medallion Stamp can even be used on a masculine card.  Supplies: C/S Soft Suede, Vanilla.  Ink Soft Suede, Basic Black. Stamp Sets Medallion, Sanded & Wonderful Favourites. Also a Jumbo brad in vanilla. 
Now for a quick and easy christmas card, there is only 19 weeks left till christmas.  Supplies: C/S Real Red, Whisper White.  Ink Certainly Celery, Real Red. Ribbon Real Red. Gold Brads. The 1 3/4 circle punch fits the centre of the Medallion perfectly.
This card uses the emboss resist technique.  The medallion image is clear embossed on Pink Pirouette C/S.  I have then spritzed and sponged rose red and perfect plum over the image.  Using a paper towel wipe off the excess ink from the embossed image.  Wonderful. 

19 May 2010

Autumn Colours

Hi to everyone out there in crafting land.  Hope you are all well.  I have friends and customers who are Card Makers and don't scrapbook and there are others who Scrapbook and don't make cards.  Well I think they both go together very well.  The techniques and elements you use are interchangable between any paper crafting genre.  I scrapped this photo of Aidan on a wooden park bench at his uncle's and then used the same design elements on a card.

They both use Chocolate Chip C/S for their base, and pumpkin pie, kiwi kiss and so saffron C/S for the embellishments.
The leaves are cut out using the Leaves 2 and the Bigshot.  I then put them all through the crimper a few times, screwed them up and then flattened them a bit.
I have actually done a bit more scrapbooking this week and will post some more soon. Have a great week.

11 May 2010

Manhattan Pizza

This little set is what the Lovely Ladies in Uriti will be making at Stamp Class this week.  The pizza box must be one of the easiest gift boxes to make and yet this is my first. (It won't be my last).  I have used the Big Shot Manhattan Flower embossing folder on Vellum (never used this before and I am hooked) and then sponged colour onto the back to give the flower some depth. And I am soooooo happy that the Butterfly Punch has been carried over.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock - Old Olive, Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Vellum
Ink - Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Stamp Sets - Fifth Avenue Floral, Whimsical Words & Butterfly Prints (retired).
Extras: Melon Mambo Ribbon, Gold Brads, Scallop Circle, Scallop Square and Butterfly Punches. Big Shot with Manhattan Flower and Polka Dots Embossing Folders.

We will also be making our own DSP with the Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set.

25 April 2010

ESAD Wk 10 Challenge and more

This is my first card for an ESAD challenge.  ESAD is a wonderful place for all NZ & Aussie Stampin Up Demo's to chat and share.   This was a sketch challenge and also a colour challenge. (Kraft, white and Pink Pirouette).  The base is Kraft with the Very Vintage Wheel from the new Mini Catalogue in White Craft ink.  I have also used Vintage Vogue Stamp set, white and Pink Pirouette Cardstock, PP Ribbon, PP Felt Flowers, a Kraft Flower cut out with the Boho Blossoms punch and a half white pearl from the Pretties Kit.

I made this card to showcase some of the awesome new colours in the Autumn/Winter Mini.  Rich Razzleberry is definitely going to be a favourite of mine.  I have also used the Cottage Garden Stamp Set and Cottage Wall DSP from the same mini.

I saw the Stars card when I was blog hopping a few weeks back, but sorry I don't remember where.  This is a great basic but very effective card that can be given to anyone by just changing the colours. 

Hope everyone has a great week.  I will have some more projects up in a couple of days. (Hopefully)

20 April 2010

Back to Blogging

Hi everyone, I have finally had time to get my blog updated.  It has been a very busy few months in the Motor Camp business, but the peace and serenity that go with the cold weather has arrived.
I have been creating recently, but haven't had a chance to blog any of it.  Here is my first lot, there will be more to follow over the next few days.

My class on Wednesday requested sympathy cards.  I always find these hard, as you want something nice but not to over the top.  I am absolutely loving the products in the new mini catalogue as you will notice.

I have used the "Thoughts and Prayers" stamp set for both of these cards.  The first card uses really rust, close to cocoa and whisper white card stock.  The lovely curvy shape is using the wonderful "Top Note" big shot die, you will see this a lot in my next few blog posts.  It has to be my favourite ever.  Nice and simple and easy.

The second card uses Not quite Navy, Kraft and Very Vanilla cardstock and Bella Blue DSP.  The ovals are using the Oval Die with the Bigshot.  The Lovely Birdy is actually made from the new two step punch from Stampin Up. Oh another wonderful new product.
Keep an eye out for some more creations.  I will be back.