Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February Stamp Club

I run a stamp club every month for a group of lovely ladies, they come along and I demonstrate a technique which we then put into practice by making some samples. They then place a monthly order and each month one of them is chosen to be the 'hostess' - all the benefits of hosting their own workshop but with none of the hassle!

This month I demonstrated the 'Rock and Roll' technique, which despite being really simple, produces beautiful results, we coupled this with 'Non-standard Card', so we made an Easel Card and a Joy-Fold card.

Here are the samples

Enjoy xxx

Joy Fold Card
Stamps: Circle Circus, Whimsical Words (SAB)
Paper: Old Olive, More Mustard, So Saffron, Whisper White,Tangerine Tango CS, Haiku DSP
Ink: More Mustard, So Saffron
Tools: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch
Supplies: Dimensionals
Easel Card
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Kraft, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White CS
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Sage Shadow, Lovely Lilac and Almost Amethyst Markers
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Eyelet Border Punch

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Open House

I've been MIA for the last week, you can tell my hubby has been home, far less time for the computer or for stamping! Good job he's only home one week in every five, or I'd get nothing done.

I held an open house on February 5th to celebrate Sale-A-Bration, and it was a huge success, all of the ladies that came along seemed to have a great time, and all got to complete two free make and takes, a 'sour cream' container and a card.

I would just like to thank everyone who came along and made the night such a huge success, and congratulate Mel S who won the door prize, a pack of Designer Series Paper of her choice, and Dionnie who won the prize draw - which you were entered into if you placed a $100 order- winning her own set of the Thank You Kindly stamp set.
Enjoy xxx

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Choo Choo Colour Challenge

I have a number of little boys birthdays coming up, two of whom are having 'Thomas the Tank' parties, so I decided it was time to grab out my Choo Choo set (now retired) and have some fun. To add to the mix, I found a colour challenge on Stamping 411, which offered a colour combo I would never have thought of putting together, but seemed to scream out boys cards!!

And here's the card I created, I actually like the three colours together, couple with the neutrals whisper white and basic black, I think it's quite cute. Although I did learn the importance of using your embossing buddy, I forgot to use mine and if you look amongst the train track you'll see the tiny specks of embossing powder - whoops!

Enjoy xxx


Stamps: Choo Choo, Right on Track (retired)

Paper: Real Red, Take with Teal, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White CS, Ski Slope DSP (retired)

Ink: Real Red, Taken with Teal, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black

Emellishments: Black Embossing Powder, Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Heat Gun, Roller Handle

Supplies: Pop Up Glue Dots

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge #3

This is my entry for a new Australian site called 'Just Add Ink', it's their third challenge but the first that I have managed to get done! I've come to realise that I love sketch challenges, but seem to shy away from others - amazing how I can find the time when it's something I want to do!

Here's the sketch:

And the card I created, for a gorgeous little girl who is turning three next week, I went for a monochromatic look and included one of my favourite techniques 'Paper Piecing' although it is fiddly I love the results it gives.

Enjoy xxx

Stamps: Polka Dot Background, All in the Family, Family Favourites, Birthday Wish (retired)

Paper: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant CS

Ink: Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Staz-On, Versamark

Embellishments: Clear Embossing Powder

Tools: Circle Scissors, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Supplies: Markers - Close to Cocoa, Elegant Eggplant, Blush Blossom, Basic Black, Two-Way Glue