Printed Petals

One of the Stamp Sets we were given at Convention was “Printed Petals”.  Steph has used it here on her card from our Catalogue Launch:

steph printedThis card was given to me for my Birthday and I wasn’t able to show it to you until now.  On the day we used the Scallop Oval punch to recreate the fancy little feature on the bottom right of the card, you can now buy a punch just like it in our catalogue (Modern Label).  Mine just arrived in the post yesterday, I can’t wait to use it!

This card uses Rich Razzleberry, Cake Crumb (previously Kraft) and Basic Black, with some So Saffron stamped on the flowers and also punched in the middle of the large flower.  The background has been stamped with “Sanded”.

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For you!

Here is a second card from last Saturday…

sept birthdayThis card has a Old Olive background, a crimped feature of Elegant Eggplant and some Confetti White.  I have punched out the new Fancy Flower in Rose Red and then stamped the “For You” individual stamp in Rose Red also.  It has been punched out with the 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch and layered on top of the 1 3/8 inch Circle punch that has been punched in Elegant Eggplant.  The Scallop Edge punch and a turn back with a silver brad finish off this card.

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Our catalogue launch

We had a great day at the Virginia Golf Club on Saturday.  We have had some great feedback, if you haven’t been to one of these card making days I hope that you will be able to join us one day in the future.

I am going to show you each of our cards over the next few posts to spread them out (cause I am mean)….

Here is one of my cards:

bundle spinnerYou may not be able to tell but the little circle part with the outfit on it spins around.  I have used the new “Baby Bundle” Stamp Set, along with the Baby Tees wheel.  The colours used are Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Pink Pirouette.

We got to use the Big Shot on several of the cards and I did hear many of the ladies comment on how versatile it was, and how easy it is to use.  As you can see here I have used the Polka Dots embossing folder.  I have also gone crazy with punches on this card, using Scallop Oval, Large Oval, 1 3/8 inch Circle, 1 1/4 inch Circle, 1 inch Circle, Scallop Circle and Scallop Edge Border punches.

Gotta run, it is book week “family afternoon” at the school and no doubt my girls will find a book (or two) that they simply cannot live without! Plus a sausage etc etc etc 🙂

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Bye bye Pretties Kit…Sob!

I think the one thing that I was the most upset to see on the Retiring List was the Pretties Kit.  I love it!  I love the hat pins that are just impossible for me to get anywhere else.  I love the beads.  I love the flowers and pearls.  I have seen the new Catalogue and I know that I can still have the flowers and pearls BUT what about all those other beauties????

With that in mind I would like to share some projects with above mentioned items…

I recently got some lovely happy mail from a Demonstrator in New Zealand.  I thought it was a lovely gesture, not only had she sent a card but she had also organised for 10 other women in her team to contribute cards/notebooks and sent them over.  To say thank you I made each of them a bookmark but also a Stepper Box and a few other items just for her.

IMG_0925The Stepper Box, covered with DSP Candy Lane, and some Felt Fusion flowers, they have a Rhinestone Brad through the centre.

Once you take the lid off the box opens out and this is what it looks like on the inside:


Inside was some earrings (Stampin’ Up! aside from the metal jewellery bits):


Some scissor/mobile phone charms:


And the bookmarks that use the Scallop Square Punch along with ribbon and beads:


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The White Winged Warrior

Hey there Stampers!

My Dad retired at the beginning of the year and it is lovely to see a lot more of him.  I am very lucky to have my parent’s help, especially with babysitting on the day that I work.  While they are here they tend to get busy, it is amazing how much they get done.  I will often come home to a clean house, empty ironing basket and dinner! (No you can’t have them).  Dad has also nominated himself a “Mr Fixit” and potters around doing odd jobs. One of his projects has been enhancing the lives of our chooks, and he now refers to himself as “The White Winged Warrior”.  After a recent installation of some fabulous new nesting boxes I made him this card (cased from Tanya Kitto):

IMG_0737It seems you either love or hate this stamp set, “Rustic Rooster” from our nearly retired Catalogue.

The colours used here are Riding Hood Red, More Mustard and Bordering Blue.  I love the tearing, I think it suits the rustic style of the stamp, but once again I know a lot of people don’t like that look.

Thanks for looking!

Bad Blogger!

Hi all!!!

Well after I have jumped onto my blog and deleted the 140 spam messages waiting for me I FINALLY have a post to share!

I am sorry about my absence, lots of boring excuses, I’m looking forward to a much more productive time ahead.  Our new office is getting some use, in fact Pete and I are sitting out there right now!  We are both completely in love with the new space and the fact that we have our bedroom back (for the last couple of months I was pretty much standing at our doorway and lunging for the bed as the path to get into bed was getting more and more narrow as all my craft stash was in there!  We are going to touch up the ceiling and some more electrical work needs to be done but I hope to have it to the stage of a launch party very very soon.

Anyway back in July I had a birthday, Pete gave me an iPhone that I had been nagging him for for ages.  I love it and as expected it has enhanced my life as much as I thought it would.  I got lots of other lovely bits and pieces that will feature in my office that I will share as they get placed/hung but I can share Linda’s gift.

july-photos-112The gorgeous packaging and card (I stole the piccie from Linda’s site).  Actually I have been turning the room upside down tonight to find the gift!

As you can see Linda has used Vintage Vogue (I’m so happy that this stamp set has made it to our new Catty so I will be able to keep using it for at least another year).  Linda has been using this combination of Certainly Celery and Pink Pirouette quite a bit lately, it looks fabulous.

IMG_1194 And here is my beautiful gift from Linda, that her Mum Sandra made.  I love it and have wanted one of these for ages – a stylish place to put all those bits of rubbish that you accumulate during a decent papercraft session!

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