Sunday, August 28, 2011

2011/2012 Stampin' Up! New Catalogue Launch

The new IBC will be launched by Stampin' Up! on the 1st September.  To help celebrate this wonderful event I will be holding a day and night get together for anyone interested in spending some quality time away from the chores of home to make cards and scrapbook.     We will be doing a stamp a stack first thing using new products and the rest of the time is yours to work on your own projects and to have a look at what's available in the new catty.

Anzac Avenue, Petrie
Saturday 17th September
12 pm till 9pm

Cost $55
includes your own sample bag with your copy
of the Idea Book and Catalogue to keep
Door Prizes
3D Make and Take
Afternoon Tea, Dinner (Pizza) and Supper provided
Displays and new products to see.

RSVP  by email to
I will forward my bank details to you for payment.

Look forward to seeing you there - should be heaps of fun.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Button Buddies Sneak Peek

Hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday.  I have for you today a card made with another new set coming to us on September 1 in the new IBC called Button Buddies.  Isn't she gorgeous.  A very simple card with a few little things added here and there.  I've put the black piece through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I've also added a bit of texture to the background on the Pretty and Pink card by applying ink to the cardstock straight from the ink pad using the same colour ink.  They call this technique "ink to paper".  It just gives a bit of a change from plain cardstock.  If you look closely you can see that I put a bit of Frost White Shimmer Paint along the edges of the scalloped square piece to have a bit of  bling.

This set is great to use when you want to use up some buttons.  I always find it hard to add buttons to my cards and this is the perfect way to do it.

Happy Stamping Everyone


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Faith in Nature

Finally I have something brand spanking new to show you as promised from Stampin' Up's up coming new Idea Book & Catalogue.  From September 1 you can get your hands on some wonderful new Stamp Sets and Products.  Here is one I made using a new Hostess Set called Faith in Nature.  I took one look at this set and new I had to have it LOL.   I used the water pen on watercolour paper and coloured in the pear using Pear Pizzazz.  The card base is Peach Parfait and I added a touch of So Safron in there to balance out the colours with Early Esspresso.

I've also added a little one of SU's Mni Library Clips at the top to hold the Mini Vintage Tag with the greeting 4U which is from the Tiny Tags stamp set and fits perfectly inside it.  These trinkets add the perfect vintage touch to these type of cards I think.  A bit of Linen Thread was wrapped around to finish it off.

I hope you like this first little Sneak Peek today.  I'll have more for you soon.

Till then, Happy Stamping


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Create a Cupcake Birthday

I know I said there was new sneak peeks coming but they are not quite there yet so I thought I'd show you this lovely little card I made for my friend's 40th.  She combined her party with her husband's 40th so I threw together a combined His and Hers Cupcake card. I think it worked a treat.  I used the Champagne Shimmer Paint to make the icing sparkle and stamped a simple little flower on hers with a single candle on his to represent the male and female cupcake.   Sorry the photo isn't of great quality but I took the photo at night about 5 minutes before we left for the party.  Talk about leaving it till the last minute....

See you soon with another card.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Extreme Elements Boy's Birthday

Today I have a card for you I made using the Extreme Elements Set from Stampin' Up!  I'm really enjoying using this set and especially for male cards.   I've used quite a different colour scheme here - Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze and a colour not often used by me, Basic Grey.   I also added a bit of Smooch Spritz to the finished card to add a bit of shimmer without looking too "girly".  It's hard to pick up on it but it's there in blobs mixed amongst the Grey bits and also on the Grey Star which I attached with a small silver "Jumbo" brad.  If you turned the card to the light you caught the Silver bits here and there.

Keep an eye out soon for some new catalogue Sneek Peak projects I'm working on.

Till then, happy stamping


Monday, August 1, 2011


It's that time of year again when we have to make way for the wonderful new products coming in September.   Click on the link in the sidebar to take you to the full list of items which are on the way out.  Some are even discounted at 25% and 40% off.  Hurry as once they are gone they are gone forever. 

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