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June 26, 2010

You're never too young to start!

I have a darling six year old niece who loves creating and who has a very arty and lovely mum. Every now and then I give my niece some bits and pieces of DSP and some punch pieces for cardmaking. This is a carAdd Imaged she sent me as a thankyou. Isn't it beautiful??

June 24, 2010

Retiring Colours

The Paper Angels, the Stampin' Up! team I am part of, is meeting this weekend. We have design challenges and this time it is to make a card using retiring colours. I was going to try to use my favourites but couldn't decide, so I went for the lot. Like it? When I finished I realised I was two colours short! (Don't know which ones though!)

Stamp Sets: 119185 Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Paper: All the retiring colours; too many to list

Accessories:105090 Word Window Punch

June 23, 2010

Deal of the Week: Week 4

This is your final chance to take advantage of great discounts on Stampin' Up! products. This week: brads and ribbons!

Square Ice Rhinestone brads were $19.95 now $11.97

Circle Ice Rhinestone brads were $19.95 now $11.97

Square Fire Rhinestone brads were $19.95 now $11.97

Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon was $19.95 now $10.97

Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon was $14.95 now $8.97

Ribbons add a great touch to cards and scrapbooking!

June 22, 2010

Baroque Motifs

One of the most versatile stamp sets I have is Baroque Motifs. I have used it for Christmas, birthdays, male cards, females cards. This particular card was inspired by Heather Nichols who has created many beautiful cards using kraft cardstock. I made it just a little shorter than a regular sized card.

Stamp Sets: 116340 Baroque Motifs

Paper:106554 Kraft A4, 113974 Bella Bleu DSP

Ink: 103008 Not Quite Navy, 101731 Whisper White Craft Ink

Accessories: 109036 Night of Navy 6.35 mm Grosgrain Ribbon, 111367 Choc Chip 6.35 mm Grosgrain Ribbon, 109051 1.6 cm Choc Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 112092 Button Bouquet Designer Buttons

June 21, 2010

Spy Business

My son and his best buddy are into spying (don't tell them I told you!) Of course, to be a spy, you need somewhere to record your notes. I found these notebooks at the Reject Shop for $1 each and covered them with
my son's colour choices. I found the little detective pic on the Internet and used three different sized circle punches: 104401 3.5 cm circle punch, 104403 3.2cm circle punch and 112004 4.4cm circle punch. The Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, run through the Big Shot helps to personalise the notebooks

June 13, 2010

Raspberry Tart Scallop Envelope Box

This is one of the projects from my June workshop made using the BIG SHOT Scallop Envelope die. I ran a travelling stamp-a-stack on Saturday night and so for the hostess, I made six matching gift cards and envelopes to fit into the box. I love the co-ordination of the whole set. Don't forget this DSP is on special until Tuesday.

June 8, 2010

Notes for Me!

I find that when I go to post something and want to add a note, I am often scrambling for something to write on! Me!? The stationery lover! So I sat down and made a bunch of these. I love the swirl behind the flower; it's from the Season of Joy stamp set, proving that it's a set that can be utilized all year 'round!
Stamp Sets: 113013 One of a Kind, 113023 Season of Joy
Paper: 112156 Pink Pirouette Patterns DSP, 116203 Pink Pirouette A4, 108599 Chocolate Chip A4
Ink: 100908 Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 109041 5-Petal flower

June 7, 2010

Masculine Medallion

I love the Medallion stamp in the current mini. One large stamp, but so versatile. I experimented with sponging around the edges of the Whisper White cardstock, using Soft Suede ink to match the card base.

Stamp Set: 119175 Medallion, 116382 A Little Birthday Cheer

Paper: 119982 Soft Suede A4, 106549 Whisper White

Accessories: 101610 Stamping Sponges