Monday, June 28, 2010

Rip it up

Another thank you card for our family members in the UK. Another work in progress this one. I have used my Stampin' Pastels to colour the flower and love the result. The colour is so soft and subtle.

I have torn my Soft Suede cardstock and filled the gap behind with some So Safron Ribbon for something different. I am still not sure if I like the overal look but I had fun using some different techniques.

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Stamps: Scribble This, Much Appreciated
Inks: Soft Suede, Whisper White
Other: Stampin' Pastels, So Safron ribbon

Thursday, June 24, 2010

So Saffron brightens things up

It took me a long time to finish this card. I just wasn't happy with it.  That is, until I added the So Saffron cardstock. It really lifts it and this is probably one of the brightest cards I have done ... and I love it!

This will be going to a family member who will be accommodating our family whilst we travel through the UK. I wanted to be able to give them something to say thanks and I will include a family picture and some Aussie memorabilia to remember us by.

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, So Safron, Whisper White
Inks: Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo
Ribbons: Melon Mambo Polkadot Grosgrain
Stamps: Sincere Saluations, For Everything
Other: Brads, Mat Pack

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Deal of the Week 4

Here we go, it's the last deal of the week and yet again there are some great products at super cheap prices:

109113     Square Ice Rhinestone Brads                                from $19.95 down to    $11.97
109111     Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads                                  from $19.95 down to    $11.97
109112     Square Fire Rhinestone Brads                               from $19.95 down to    $11.97
111848     Bashful Blue 1" double-stiched grosgrain ribbon     from $19.95 down to    $10.97
109050     Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon                   from $14.95 down to    $8.97

These can all be found on pages 149 to 151 of the 2009/2010 Idea Book and Catalogue.

As I am away from this Saturday for 2 weeks any orders will need to be received by me by no later than midday Friday.

I hope everyone has a great holiday break and I look forward to sharing some new designs when I return next month.

Happy stamping :-)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Deal of the Week - ending June 22nd

Deal # 3:

114263  (pg34)  A Happy Heart stamp set  - normally $41.95, ONLY $20.98

115792  (pg57)  Greetings Eight stamp set - normally $49.95, ONLY $24.98

116330  (pg78)  Bella's Bloom stamp set - normally $24.95, ONLY $14.97

113009  (pg97)  Enjoy Every Moment stamp set - normally $53.95, ONLY $26.98

114283  (pg105)  All Scallops stamp set - normally $55.95, ONLY $27.98

WOW, what great deals these are! Be sure to email me before next Tuesday (22) to get in on these great deals.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Deal of the Week 2

Valid from 9 - 15 June

$10.17 (normally $16.95)  112470  DSP  Haiku (pg 132)
$11.02 (normally $16.95   113976  DSP  Pink Flamingo (pg 132)
$10.17 (normally $16.95)  113992  DSP  Tea Party (pg 133)
$11.02 (normally $16.95)  113975  DSP  Raspberry Tart (pg 133)
$14.92 (normally $22.95)  114037  DSP  Sweet Slumber Specialty (pg 133)

More great deals from Stampin' Up!

Be sure to email me with your order before Tuesday 15th June.

See below for images of Designer Series Paper included in this weeks deal

Haiku and Pink Flamingo (L-R)

Tea Party and Raspberry Tart (L-R)

Sweet Slumber Specialty

Monday, June 7, 2010

True Blue Friend

A simple giftbox using the Scallop Square which is on sale as part of the 'deal of the week'.

Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink pads: So Safron
Ribbon: Melon Mambo Poka-dot Grosgrain
Other: So Safron Brad, Stampin' Write Markers: So Safron, Rose Red

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Doesn't like green

I designed this card for a workshop last week using my new fav' Vintage Vogue set after purchasing the matching Jumbo Wheel. It took a couple of attempts to get the background image right (first time I printed it upside down .. doh!) and I wanted to make sure the butterfly image was in the right place. I love the way everything coordinates without being too full on.

I chose the Old Olive card stock specifically because I think it goes so well with the Rich Razzleberry, but got a chuckle when the hostess laughingly told me that green was her least favourite colour! However her favourite colour was purple (Rich Razzleberry is kinda purple?) and pointed out that it was OK because the person she was going to give it to loves green. Phew!

Card stock: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink pads: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry Polka-dot Grosgrain
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Stampin' Up! have announced that throughout June they are bringing out a new deal every week. This means that each week you can save up to 50% off a selection of products from the 2009/2010 Idea Book and Catalogue.

The first Deal of the Week is valid from 1 June to 8 June

112081  Scallop Square punch (pg 152)
109183  Trio Flower punch (pg 153)
110711  Boho Blossoms punch (pg 153)
114889  Scallop Oval punch (n/a)

The regular price for these punches is $30.95 each, but with this great deal you can get them for ONLY $20.12 each.

Be sure to email me with your order by Tuesday so you don't miss out on this great deal.