Saturday, December 29, 2012

Product Spotlight : Papillon Potpourri and Elegant Butterfly Punch

When I first flicked through the pages of the current Annual Catalogue is was one of the sets that I just 'Had to Have'! I love it so much but with all the Christmas crafts that have been going on I haven't had much time to really play with it!

There are 6 butterfly images as well as one set of antennae. Three of the images can be punch out with the co-ordinating punch Elegant Butterfly Punch.
The stamp set and punch are sold separately. Contact me today on how you can get yours!
I made this card using this great set and punch is...

I layered the stamped butterfly image with the co-ordinating card stock colour.

I folded the wings up slightly too, to make the butterflies look like they were 'fluttering'. Love the way they look.
Thanks for looking!
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Products Used
Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Apothecary Art
Card stock: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse
Other: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Product Spotlight : Summer Afternoon with Sale-a-bration Sneak Peak

It has been a while since I have been on here. Like the rest of us I also have been busy with Christmas and all that is involved with that. I didn't even get to send any Christmas cards out :(, how sad is that!

I've now had a few peaceful days in which I have spent crafting! Yay! Kids outside with Hubby and me inside at my crafting space! Good times!

Today's product spotlight is the Hostess set Summer Afternoon. This set you can only get if you have a party $300 AUD and over or you place an order with me $300 AUD and over.

Here is the card that I made using this sweet set.

It comes with 3 images that are perfect for water colouring, with and aqua painter, and one sentiment.

There is also a little sneak peak of some of the ribbon that is on offer in our upcoming Sale-a-bration promotion starting 22nd January 2013! Don't you just love the Pool Party colour!

Contact me today on how you can host your own Stampin' Up! party and earn FREE Stampin' Up! products (Australian Residents Only)!

Looking Forward to Hearing From You!

Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Products Used
Stamp Sets: Summer Afternoon
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Pool Party, Vellum, Water Colour Paper
Designer Series Paper: First Edition Speciality
Ink: Pool Party, Gumball Green, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Midnight Muse
Other: Big Shot Die Cutting Aqua Painter, Paper Doily Die, Sycamore Street 1/4" Ribbon,Victoria Crochet Trim, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Festive Friday #48

Well it's been a while since I've posted on here. Sometimes life takes over from our crafting and we have to put that first. Especially at this time of year when there is lots of Christmas/end of year/end of school things happening.

Over at Nicole Defendorf's Festive Friday Challenge (Click Here) the challenge this week is a Product Challenge being ... PUNCH ART! YAY! I love punch art.  I love what can be created with punches and I love that punch art makes your punches so versatile to use in many ways.

My punch art has a Christmas theme with 4 different Christmas characters.

Aren't they cute! Who would have thought you could make all these characters with punches!

Thanks for Looking
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Products Used
Cardstock - Gumball Green and Real Red Paper Stack DSP, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Silver Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper
Punches - Petite Pennants Builder, Small Heart, 3/4" Circle, Cupcake Builder, Small Oval, Extra-Large Oval, Large Oval, Ornament, Itty Bitty Shapes, Bird Builder, 1/2" Circle, Owl Builder, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Circle
Other - Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Dazzling Details, Cellophane Bags, Dimensionals, TomBow Adhesive

Friday, November 9, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #60 and JAI 143

My card this Friday is made for two challenges - Freshly Made Sketches a sketch challenge and for Just Add Ink a colour challenge this week.

JAI 143

I originally thought the colours from JAI lended themselves to a male card but once I got playing around it didn't end up being that way.


I love the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and and I think the butterfly turned out stunning stamped in Tangerine Tango.

Thanks for Looking
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.

Products Used.
Stamp Sets - Papillon Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock and DSP- Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Summer Smooches.
Ink - Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand
Other - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Petals-a-plenty Embossing Folder, Window Frames Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Word Window Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread, Stamping Sponges

Product Spotlight - Snow Flurry Bigz Die

Just letting you know that all my Product Spotlights from now on till December 25 will have a Christmas touch to them. So if you are after some Christmas inspiration just keep a look out for my Product Spotlight posts.
Today's post is on the beautiful Snow Flurry Bigz Die (Pg 14 in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Click here to see it).

(# 127813 $37.95 AUD)
Add some cool winter cuteness to your cards and projects. The largest snowflake is 9.2 x 9.2cm and the die can cut though multiple sheets of paper, thick materials and even the Stampin' Up! fabric. This is to be used with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Standard Cutting Plates.
This die looks fantastic when used with the Stampin' Up! Glimmer Paper (Pg 18 Holiday Catalogue and Pg 160 Annual Catalogue) and that is what I have done with my card here.
I used the colours Midnight Muse, Pool Party and Whisper White.
Don't you just love the die cut out in the Silver Glimmer paper! So sparkly! The die is perfect for layering too!
Thanks For Looking!
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

All products from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.

Products used
Stamp Sets - Snowflake Soiree, Pennant Parade
Card stock and DSP - Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Whisper White, White Vellum, Silver Glimmer Paper, Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink- Midnight Muse
Other - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Merry Christmas From Stampin' Up!

It's only November, but Stampin' Claus is giving you an early Christmas present: a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you buy the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle.
Click here to contact me TODAY  to get your FREE Paper Piercing Pack (Australia Only).
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Just Add Ink #141 Colour Challenge

I've decided to start doing another weekly challenge. I thought the challenges over at Just Add Ink are great ones to do and to help 'challenge' me to create my cards

This week is a colour challenge using the colours

The colours aren't really 'Christmas' colours but I decided to do a Christmas card any way.

I used one of the ornaments from Ornament Keepsakes and added some layers of Victoria Crochet Trim and Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon.

I'm so loving that Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder at the moment too!
Thanks for Looking!
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Products Used
Stamps Sets - Ornament Keepsakes, Snow Swirled
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder
Ink - Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder
Other - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, October 26, 2012

Product Spotlight : Daydream Medallions and Floral Frames Framelits

Today's 'Product Spotlight' is on the stamp set Daydream Medallions (Pg. 117 Annual Catalogue) and it's matching set of flower shaped Framelits (to use with the Big Shot) called Floral Frames Framelits (Pg 191 Annual Catalogue).

Daydream Medallions (#126465 Wood $63.95 AUD, #126467 Clear $50.95AUD)
Floral Frames Framelits (#127012 $45.95 AUD)
The gorgeous images in the stamp set are perfect for layering or to use each one on their own and the Floral Frames Framelits makes it so easy to cut them out.
Here are some cards I have made using these fantastic new stamp set and Framelits
A CASE (from the Annual Catalogue, with some changes of my own), layering the Daydream Medallions.
Close up of all the layers
Using the Daydream Medallions in the background on White Vellum, Summer Starfruit Ink and Clear Embossing Powder
Vellum Close Up.
Using the Daydream Medallions to make a layered flower.
Flower Close Up.
To get your Daydream Medallions and Floral Frames Framelits Sets contact me TODAY.
Thanks for Looking
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Products Used
Stamp Sets - Daydream Medallions, Itty Bitty Banners, Perfectly Penned, Bring on the Cake
Card stock - Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, White Vellum
Designer Series Paper: Patio Party
Ink : Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Other : Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Floral Frames Framelits,Finishing Touches Edgelits, Lattice Bigz Die, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Bitty Banners Framelits, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Brights Designer Buttons, In Colour Dahlias, 3/8" Designer Printed Brads, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Festive Friday #41 - Sketch Challenge

This weeks challenge at Nicole Derendorf's blog is a sketch challenge. Here is the sketch that she came up with us to try...

Here my interpretation of the sketch ...
I made a scrolled flower using the Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (Pg. 4 of the Holiday Catalogue if you are looking) and then accented it with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and Finishing Touches Edgelits. I really love the colour combination, perfect colours for Christmas cards.
Thanks for Looking!
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Products used
Stamps Sets - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card stock - Old Olive Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink - Old Olive, Early Espresso
Other - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Cherry Cobbler Scallop Tulle Ribbon, Jumbo Sticky Rounds,Vintage Faceted Buttons, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Word Window Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Stamping Sponges.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Product Spotlight : 3-1/2" (9cm) Scallop Tulle Ribbon

One of the fantastic new products that came out in the Holiday Catalogue (1st September - 31st January) is the Scallop Tulle Ribbon.

This is a beautiful soft ribbon with a scalloped edge, made from extra-soft tulle. It is a beautiful accent for wrapping and for adding a soft addition to your creations.

It comes in 3 colours, approx. 9m in length:

Cherry Cobbler ($11.95 AUD #127841)
Early Espresso ($11.95AUD #127839)

and Crumb Cake ($11.95AUD #127840)
Here are 3 projects that I have made using the Cherry Cobbler Scallop Tulle Ribbon.
A Christmas gift box using the Fancy Favour Die
Using the Scallop Tulle Ribbon to make a flower
and using the ribbon to accent a Christmas card.
Contact me TODAY to get your Scallop Tulle Ribbon.

Have Fun and Happy Stampin' 

Products Used
Stamps :  Perfect Punches, Snow Swirled, Ornament Keepsakes, Everything Eleanor, Itty Bitty Banners, Music Notes Stampin' Around Wheel

Card stock and DSP: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, First Edition Speciality DSP

Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler. Old Olive, Summer Starfruit, Versamark

Other: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Fancy Favour Bigz XL Die, Cherry Cobbler, Scallop Tulle Ribbon, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Lacy Brocade, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4"Circle Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Jumbo Sticky Rounds,Vintage Faceted Buttons, Large Basic Pearls, Pearl Basic Jewels, Antique Brads, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Product Spotlight - Paper Doily Sizzlits L Die

When I first saw the new Annual Catalogue immediately the Paper Doily Sizzlits L Die (#125592) was put on my had to have list. I loved it instantly! It is very intricate and very pretty too.

It is to be used with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the standard cutting plates. Because the die is so intricate, you may need to pop out some of the pieces after cutting. It does fit on the front of a standard size card or you can trim it down and position it on the side of your card like I have done.
I wanted to use the die a little differently so I cut out the die, popped out the little pieces and used it as my sponging stencil.
I sponged the 'stencil' with Pool Party Ink and co-ordinated it with Summer Starfruit ink and card stock.
Contact me today to get your Paper Doily Sizzlits Die and add some doilies to your creations!
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Products Used
Stamp Sets - Papillion Potpourri, Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock - Whisper White, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Birds of a Feather DSP
Ink- Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
Other - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Large Paper Doily Die, Bitty Banners Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Pool Party Bakers Twine, Stamping Sponges, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Stampin' Pierce Mat

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Everything Eleanor Birthday

I fell in love with this stamp set as soon as I saw it in the 2012 Annual Catalogue but when I got it I wasn't quite sure what to do with it.

I had a bit of a play around with it and this card is a mixture of a few different ideas that I had seen on the Internet all rolled into one.

Its a great stamp set for layering and adding lots of dimension.

Thanks for Looking
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Products Used.
Stamp Set - Everything Eleanor, Apothecary Art
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Baja Breeze,Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
Ink - Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
Other - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearls, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Dimenstionals, Glue Dots