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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rainy Day

Last few days have been very rainy and I lost my Mojo!! Suddenly, I decided to throw together a card for the Case StudyChallenge. Here's what I came up with, I apologise for the quality of the photo, as I said it's been raining alot. I made this card in about 15 minutes- just to let you know out there you don't have to spnd hours making a card to get it looking pretty.
Sneek Peek here of a lovely New Stamp Set Every Moment, just perfect for watercolouring.
I made the DSP myself, by sponging and stamping- I like this colour combo.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Tempting Organza

This weeks Just Add Ink Challenge is Just Add Material. So I thought this is a good opportunity to play! I've glued (using PVA) Turquoise Organza to White paper and let it dry. I've then punched and stamped it. I used Staz On for the ink- but it's still got a softer feel. Some last minute sneek Peeks here too:
Stamp Sets:
Artistic Etchings (new)
Curly Cute ( new)
Friends 24-7
DSP; Newsptint (new)

Let me know what you think of my Turquoise Delight.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fancy Flower

I am really loving this new punch Fancy Flower, it makes beautiful flowers and look gorgeous layered with some Dazzling Diamonds and a Diamante Brad.
Here I've made this Squash book also using Friends Never Fade Stamp Set. I'm taken with this stamp set too- and you can see I've used the Rock N Roll technique. There's also some Cottage Garden Stamps - also good for the Technique.
Just 3 days to go- until you can order these new goodies from Me!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bargains to be Had

Stampin' Up! have just discounted some more stock- here's the list.
Please get your orders to me by sunday 6pm so that I can collect them together in plenty of time before the Tuesday 31st Deadline.

Page Description Discount Discounted NZ Price
116342 42 Big Bold Birthday 50% $ 31.98
116408 100 Seeing Spots 50% $ 17.98
116344 121 Big Deal Alphabet 50% $ 45.98
116208 126 In Color card stock (A4) 50% $ 8.63
105538 127 Bold Brights Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 51.71
105537 127 Soft Subtles Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 51.71
105540 127 Rich Regals Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 51.71
105541 127 Many Marvelous Markers 25% $ 209.96
105550 128 Bold Brights Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 37.46
105551 128 Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 37.46m #

Monday, August 23, 2010

Vintage Wallpaper

Time for another Colour Challenge at Just Add Ink. Now I didn't read this properly yesterday, so I thought it said Rose Red- I made a gorgeous card took photos went to load it up at thought - "Oh it's Real Red I'm supposed to of used". So today I have made another card but using Real Red this time. I wanted to create a Vintage Wallpaper kind of 40's feel and I think I managed that with the help of the Damask stamp from Friends 24-7, and the peony from Asian Artistry- I love this stamp. I've used the pastels and Chocolate Chip Ink. Today's sneek peek is the flower Punch isn't this lovely?- a really easy way to make flower embellishments for cards and scrapbook pages- coming soon x

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Friends Never Fade

This week I've combined some Sneek Peek stuff from the new Catalogue, with this weeks Muse Inspiration at Case Study. Check out Makiko Jones's designs as well as the design Teams'- another Gorgeous selection of cards to provide us with heaps of inspiration.
Melon Mambo is one of my favourite colours, and I'm showing you some Gorgeous new DSP from the New Catalogue which shows off beautifully one of the New Colours- Daffodil Delight. I think I'm going to love this colour and I'm not a yellow kind of girl. I'm also letting you have a peek at this new Stamp Set -Friends Never Fade which lends its self to the Rock "N" Roll Technique. Adding a bit of sparkle with Dazzling Diamonds never goes a miss.
Let me know what you think, I always love your comments.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Artistic challenge

A new Challenge Blog has started up, each week we get to Case different designs, with different Muses every month, this month the Muse is Makiko Jones, check out the Challenge and the Design Teams' beautiful cards Here. For my entry I've used some Sneak Peek items- the new Artistic Etchings Stamp Set is just gorgeous, I've used some Newsprint DSP with Bella Rose DSP. My backgrounds been multi stamped with stamps from Artistic Etchings, En Francais, Friends 24-7.
Inks:Staz On- Black, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red.
I'd love to hear what you think of my card.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Winter Magic

I love these hellebore flowers they just amaze me- with their colour and delicate bloom in the middle of winter, when the rest of the garden is asleep here they are- truly the winter rose.
I've done this 12 X 12 layout using the Cottage Wall DSP (19.95) only available for a couple more weeks- I've also used vintage music sheets, embossed with teh Cottage Garden Stamps. Finally I created my own hellebore from Very Vanilla Cardstock, Aqua Painters and seed beads mixed with Crystal Effects.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

All Girls Are Princesses

This weeks theme at Gothic Arches is Crowns. Here's my arch, I hope you like it? Afterall, all girls are Princesses.xx

Monday, August 9, 2010

Vintage Colour

This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a colour combination Challenge: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Kraft and Very Vanilla.
I've done a 12 X 12 Scrapbook Page, these colours lend themselves well to Scrapping Heritage Photographs. I've kept it simple, and I think it works well showing off beautifully the old family photo.

I've used Autumn Traditions DSP and Rose Red, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla Cardstock.
Stamps Used: Pendant Park and Winter Post.
Other: Two Way Bird Punch and Kraft Taffeta Ribbon.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Gift Tote

It was my daughter's friends birthday yesterday-the big 10- they went skating- fun!!! Here's the cool gift Tote I made for her pressies- Pixie pink is one of my favourites ( Farewell Pixie pink on the 31st August) it has a lovely blue hue to it.
Fifth Avenue Floral Rose Stamp brings some class and combined with the Scary Skulls Wheel (Also retiring) this Tote looks great.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Kind Word

I love this set- A Kind Word( $45.95)- it's on the retiring list... and things are selling fast if you're thinking of putting an order in please email or ring me sooner or later- as stuff selling!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Something different

You know me I like to try different things- I've started to keep an art journal, and over at Eraser Queens blog there's a different colour challenge- have a look at her blog Here
The colours to use were Olive Green, Turquoise and Black.
Using all Stampin' Up! products this is my page- "Unmasked".

Art Journal
Ink Pads: Old Olive, Taken With Teal.
Markers: Taken with Teal and Stampin' Write Journaler.
Stamp Sets: Pendant Park, En Francais.

Double Challenge

Well the Just Add Ink Team are really testing us this week with a double challenge- A colour Combination but it has to be a Man card.... Well I'd normally associate these colours as feminine- so it's all good to be encouraged to try them in a different way.
Here's my card I wanted to do a landscape with a vintage postcard tinted look- So I sponged and painted the scene with my aqua painters. I'm quite happy with how it's turned out. Not sure whether a man card should have ribbon- but hey I think it adds something.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.
DSP: Bella Bleu.
Stamp Set: Asian Artistry.
Other: Watercolour Paper, Linen Twine, Baja Breeze Ribbon.
Inks: Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip.

And don't forget to check out the blog for Helping Hudson

Helpng Hudson

Hudson is a little boy who need your help to get mobile, this month Austrailian and New Zealand Demos have produced top quality tutorials available in bundles, please check out all the details Here. I will be getting some of these bundles myself as they look good, and you're helping a special little boy.