Sunday, February 27, 2011

Just Add Ink 57 - Colour Challenge

Hi everyone, the weather is just so beautiful today! I have been spending a lazy day at home doing some reading under my pergola with the birds singing - a real treat.

I was about to put away some stamping supplies that were on my kitchen table and I thought why don't I do the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge as I was inspirated by Nikki Sadler's card from the Sale-A-Brations Blog Hop here is my take on these colours.

I have had a brayer for quite some time now but it only touched ink last weekend for the first time when I designed a card ready for my Easter Class in March, well I think I am doing well for such a novice.

Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy, All A Flutter
Cardstock: River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodill Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Accessories: Brayer, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sale-A-Brations Blog Hop

Are you all enjoying the wonderful FREE yes I did say FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets (don't forget that for every $100 spent on Stampin' Up products until 31 March you get one of these stamp sets FREE. I love that word - FREE!

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop with some fantastic Stampin' Up Demonstrators and we are all featuring these four stamp sets, I have lots of creations for you today as they are just so versitile to use (and I held a Sale-A-Bration class last Saturday so I had them all out for all the ladies to try and when they left I kept on playing). You may have just visited the very talented Tina Gillespie and wow weren't her creations fabulous! So here are all mine in close up...

Sweet Summer

So Happy For You


Punch Bunch

I hope you all enjoyed all my cards and you are now venturing to another Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Judy May.

Have fun and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends - "O"h My Wreath

Wow, two posts in two days...I am sharing with you today my project that I designed for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word! And Oh my I did have a little challenge or two for this one - I designed a Wreath out of a wooden "O" - yes OH!
I used my Big-Shot Die Cutting Machine to the max by cutting out all the leaves and then texturing all the leaves with the Impressions Embossing Folder and then for greater depth I used my sponge dauber around all those leaves and butterflies. Not a quick project but I think a very effective and stunning finished creation.
Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes
Cardstock: Old Olive, More Mustard, Rose Red, Baja Breeze
Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, Rose Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Leaves #2 Originals Dies, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Butterfly Extra-Large Punch, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

I started with this wooden "O"

... and ended up with a very colourful wreath

... and here is a close up of all the finer detail

Monday, February 21, 2011

Punch Bunch - Sale-A-Bration

Sorry I have not posted in soooo long, life is just so busy but I have been doing some creating, I held a Sale-A-Bration Class on Saturday and today I would like to share with you a Scallop Circle Easel Card which utilises the wonderful Big-Shot Die Cutting Machine and don't we all love it and the Sale-A-Brations FREE Stamp Set, Punch Bunch with the little butterfly coming from the So Happy for You!

I am also loving the Stampin' Up envelopes too (as I only recently purchased my first packet) they stamp up so clear and make you card so professional with a matching envelope ($10.95 for 40 which is fantastic value).

Stamp Set: Punch Bunch, So Happy for You
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive (I used the markers on the For You Circle, so I did not use the scallop around the edge of this stamp)
Accessories: Big-Shot Die Cutting Machine, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Circle Sissors Plus, Glass Mat, Two Step Owl Punch, White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, 1 1/4" Circle Punch