Friday, November 28, 2008

So Swirly, So Versatile.

I just love my So Swirly jumbo wheel, simply because it is just so versatile. You really don't need much else when you use it and you can create so many different moods just by changing colours. Take a look...

Firstly, is a birthday card made using the wheel with Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbbon, the butterfly from the new Live Your Dream stamp set and three little half pearls on the butterfly. The sentiment is from the So Many Sayings hostess set, punched out with the window punch. I also used the piercing tool.

Next is a Christmas card made using Whisper White, Ruby Red, the flower from the In the Spotlight hostess set. Again, the sentiment is from the So Many Sayings hostess set and has been punched out with the window punch. The piercing tool was usedin the bottom right-hand corner.

By the way, if you love any of the hostess sets, ask me how you can earn them.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Lots to Show You!

Well, I have lots to show you today!

Firstly, my bad habit has kicked in again, so here you have three cards which I have made with the Live Your Dream set. They are all pretty much the same with just some subtle differences. The colours I used were Old Olive with So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy and Pumpkin Pie. I also used half pearls or brads as embellishments, and the piercing tool.

Next are some cute little tags that I made to embellish some Christmas pencils that Mia gave out as Christmas presents to her Kindy classmates. They were made using Real Red Ink, Real Red and Always Artichoke cardstock, the snowflake from the In the Spotlight hostess stamp set, the small circle punch, the two sized tag punches, and either white or Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon.

Mia loved them & so did her little friends.

And finally, I have a little note card made using the Dashing Designer Paper, the Priceless and Think Happy Thoughts stamp sets, and circle punches. I also snuck in a non-SU number '6.'

Quick and easy!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

More Commotion

When I make a card that I like, I have a bad habit of making multiples of it. Here is my bad habit in action, using the Ocean Commotion set:

Again, the seahorse and seashell have been heat embossed using Versamark & Chocolate Chip inks. The background seaweed was stamped using Versamark ink & the seaweed behind the seahorse was stamped in Bashful Blue.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Live Your Dream!

Another card = another post. This time a card using the Live Your Dream set, again, from the the so-to-be-released Summer Mini Catalogue. This is one of my favourite sets. I know I say that often, but this set is truly gorgeous. Love it, love it, love it!

Colours used were Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Whisper White. The flowers, butterfly and bird were cut out and popped onto the card with dimensionals. The flower and sentiments were embellished with gold brads. But I couldn't stop there! I covered a little note book to match. Beautiful little gift set, me thinks. You?


Thursday, November 20, 2008

This is a card I made for my Upline, Di Barnes for all that she has done for me since joining SU! in August. She is wonderful and so is her work.

The card was made using the Ocean Commotion set and the sentiment from the Live Your Dream set, both coming really soon!

The background was stamped with Versamark ink, the seaweed in Bashful Blue, and the seahorse and shell in Versamark, followed by Chocolate Chip & then heat embossed using clear powder. I must say that I'm really happy with it and I hope Di really likes it. Just quietly, I felt a bit of pressure to impress - ha ha!

Well, take care and enjoy your afternoon.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Always Time For You

Another card using a set from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalogue. This time, Always Time For You.

I used black pigment ink to stamp onto watercolour paper, then heat embossed with clear powder and coloured with watercolour pencils using Blender Pens. You like?

Ocean Commotion

Another card using the new Ocean Commotion set from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalogue. This time I embossed the seaweed and the fish by firstly stamping onto Versamark ink, then stamping straight onto the coloured Classic Ink Pad, and embossing with clear powder.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Just Cricket and Ocean Commotion

Another opportunity to use some of my new goodies! Here is a card for a little boy in Mia's class...

I used the new Ocean Commotion stamp set (isn't it gorgeous?) from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalogue. Colours used were Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue and So Saffron.

And here is a card using the Just Cricket set, a set which I have noticed, does not receive much mention, but I think it's great as it can easily be used for men and boys.

Colours used were Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your week.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christmas cards galore!

Hi everyone!

Some of us girls got together last night for a Christmas card "jamming" session - is that the right term? Well, whatever the correct term is, we had a fun time. I made these five cards yesterday (while Demi napped) to inspire the girls, and to satisfy my urge to use most of my new goodies that had arrived in my order the day before. They replicated the origami tree card (tutorial can be found here and then used different concepts from the other cards to create their own card.

Thanks to Anna S, Sandra & Helen!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Lovely and Wild!

Two more creations this morning - one featuring the fun Wild About You set, and the other featuring the hostess set, Oh, So Lovely.

Stamps: Wild About You, Short and Sweet, Big Bold Birthday (background spots)
Cardstock: Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Lavender Lace
Tools: Oval punches


Stamps: Oh, So Lovely, In the Spotlight, Rough Texture Wheel

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla

Ink: Always Artichoke (stamped off)

Accessories: Brads

Tools: Circle punch

Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas Card Class

A big THANK YOU to all of you who attended the Card Making Class yesterday - Alex, Anna, Helen, Kylie and last but not least, Sandra. Thanks for your enthusiasm and can't wait for the next one.

Here are the projects we made:

Any questions, please ask.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Easy Christmas Cards

Here are some very easy to make Christmas cards, using just two stamp sets - In the Spotlight (Level 2 Hostess set) and Short and Sweet. You really don't need many supplies to get started.

The colours used were Ruby Red, Bashful Blue and Whisper White. The Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner came in very handy in aligning the baubles to the strings. If you have any questions about these projects, just ask.

Hopefully, I'll be back later in the day with the projects we'll be making in today's Christmas card class. Until then...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rub-Ons Promotion

Also from 10th to 30th November, spend $20 on regular catalogue merchandise and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20% off ($15.96 per package; regularly $19.95)!

Download the flyer here for details.

Being Single Never Looked So Good!

From 10th - 30th November, Stampin' Up! are offering you the opportunity to purchase Stampin' Write markers individually for $4.95!

Contact me at if you'd like to place an order for these or any other Stampin' Up! products.

Download the flyer here:

Wild About You!

I had no intention of making this card today but somehow it just happened, and I'm glad it did because it turned out really cute. I like the colour combination.

To those of you coming to my Christmas card class on Thursday, see you then!


Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Stamps: Wild About You! So Many Sayings, Nursery Letters wheel

Accessories: Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon

Tools: Tag punches, slot punch, window punch

Monday, November 3, 2008

One More Scrapbooking Layout

Here is another layout. Enjoy...

The only things I used on this layout that aren't from SU are the little embellishment flowers.

Scrapbooking Pages

Hello again.

I have finally managed to create some scrapbooking pages using Stampin' Up! products exclusively! Take a look & let me know what you think.

If you have any questions about the supplies I used, please ask.