Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop

The count down to Christmas has begun and to celebrate this season, I am participating in a Christmas Blog Hop with some of my Stampin' Up Demonstrators friends. If you are starting here or you have come via Judy May's blog you are in for a fun filled time.

I hope to give you some inspiration, firstly I was very excited that finally Stampin' Up! have released a beautiful nativity scene, Tidings of Joy ($36.95 wood mount, $29.95 clear mount) and it was first on my list with the new Idea Book and Catalogue.

For the below card I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip and then with the aqua painter filled with water I coloured in the image to give it some highlights taking the colour from the inside cover of the Soft Suede Stampin' pad. Sorry my photos are not the best, it was very overcast when I took them last night. For some extra texture I put the Bashful Blue card stock through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impression Embossing Folder and finished with a lovely Chocolate Chip ribbon.

My second stamp set I have featured is Tags til Christmas ($59.95 wood mount, $47.95 clear mount) which I was very fortunate to win at the Stampin' Up! Convention earlier this year. I have made a lolly bag and a couple of gift tags which are very simple but very stunning! (well I think so...again my photos do not show them in the best light).

A close up of the tags which were so much fun and very quick to make with the Big Shot and the Two Tags Bigz Dies.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations and now you are blogging to Alisha Watson.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Accessories on Sale

A Sale to 'Die' For!

During November, get 10 percent off select Big Shot dies. Use these exclusive dies to create fabulous shapes, embossing, and more!

Here I have featured my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Dies, Scallop Square Duo Bigz Dies and Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Chinese Whispers Round One Blog Hop

Don't you always love a challenge, well a group of Stampin' Up Demonstrators decided to do a chain card - well that's the name I thought of! But Tina is calling it Chinese Whispers!

The very talented Tina Gillespie got this idea from another talented creater Sarah Klass and here is how it works. Tina made a card then she emailed the photo to the next person on this list (which in this case was me) and then that person makes a card that was inspired by that card and emails the photo to the next lady and so on.

To get the best effect of this blog hop I suggest you start at Tina's blog and then hop along...

Here is my card, which is a clear and simple design which is just my style using the Upsy Daisy stamp set in my all time favourite colour Baja Breeze...

I emailed to a wonderful lady from Melbourne, Christine Henderson who I was so lucky to meet whilst at the Stampin' Up! Conference earlier this year. Christine's card is featured below as she is currently having a blog break whilst recovering from some eye surgery, but if you would like to check out some of her work - just click here.

Now, where are you going to travel to now, well it's one of the Top 20 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators of the Year, Sue Madex.