Friday, 29 January 2010
I made this set of 4 cards recently which I totally cased from Rochelle Wick. I did change the sizing of the folder to fit our A5 cards and the colours but why change it any more when you like what you see. The colours I used are Lavender Lace and Mellow Moss with some Pretty in Pink thrown in. The reason I chose these colours is that they are the first 2 ink pads I bought when I went to my first Stampin' Up! workshop. Soft Subtles were always my favourite but I have since found that Rich Regals are my most chosen colours now. The stamp sets are Flight of the Butterfly and Pocket Silhouettes. Let me know what you think. These cards look great done in lots of other colours as well.
Have a happy and safe weekend
Thursday, 28 January 2010
The ESAD group has a colour challenge this week and as I have never done a colour challenge I decided to give it a go. The colours are Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, ans Bashful Blue. This is my card. I used the stamp set Echoes of Kindness. What do you think?
Monday, 25 January 2010
Sunday, 24 January 2010
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up! We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, and product know how. So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click HERE to join our wonderful group.
The Sale-a-bration set that I chose is Vintage Labels. This set has 3 lovely label frames that match Stampin' Up punches with 3 different messages. I have made 3 cards using each of them and all 3 are very different.
This first card I have used Fifth Avenue Floral and made an easel card.
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Vintage Labels
Ink: Versamark, Basic Grey, Perfect Plum.
Card Stock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum , Kiwi Kiss and Basic Grey, Whisper White, Urban Oasis DP
Accessories:Striped grosgrain, Eyelet border punch, Wide Oval Punch, White EP, Button Bouquet, Heat Gun, Aqua Painter.
Stamps: Vintage Labels
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango Haiku DSP
Accessories: 1 1/4" square punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Build a brad, 12mm circle punch, White Jumbo brads, White EP, Heat gun.Card 3
Stamp sets:Funky Forest Wheel, Vintage labels, Trendy trees.
Card Stock: Choc Chip, Old Olive, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Choc Chip, Old Olive Marker, Garden Green marker, Close to Cocoa Marker, Garden Green.
Accessories: Wide Grosgrain. Wheel Handle, Curly label punch
Now that you have seen what I have made its time to move on to another Andrea's blog. Andrea Eppingstall Have fun checking out all the cards and make sure you comment on all the blogs if you want to win all those lovely prizes.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
While busy with cleaning I still managed to do a little stamping at a friends place. I thought I would show you the card I have made for Graham for Valentine's Day. I know he doesn't look at my blog so I can show you. I used the pop up card idea from Valita but changed the centre fold so I could use SU card instead of paper. I decided to use stamps and things I haven't used for awhile or not at all since I bought them. I used the heart to heart punch for the pop up bit and the full heart punch for the flower on the front. I also used my build a brads for the centre of the flower. The little heart is from Cheep talk. The little punched hearts are stuck on small strips of thin acetate.
I don't use Bold Brights very often so made myself use Real Red and Gable Green. On the front I stamp the flower from the Sprinkles stamp set and inside the hearts from that set. I used Wonderful Favourites inside. The Valentine greeting on the front is from seasonal wishes.
I hope you are having a good weekend. I have a busy but enjoyable weekend ahead. Stamp club this afternoon and then we have just been invited to friends for a BBQ tonight and then I am on the worship team at church tomorrow so will be singing up front in both services.
We bought Emily's Ball gown for her year 12 Ball last week so are taking it for a quote for taking it up on Sunday afternoon at one of my Mum's friends place. I was going to do the alterations myself as I used to be a sewer but thought I could do without the stress of getting it just right. I cant wait to show you Emily in her ball gown but you will have to wait until February 27th for that.
Well I had better get off here and get ready for club.... I have been so chatty here today. You will wonder what I am on...lol
these first 2 pictures were taken on Thursday at 1 PM and I had class that evening.
What a difference. I worked really hard and did 9,000 steps on my step counter just in the house. and the result is below. I now have a coffee station set up all the time.
This view shows the TV area with my table for class. We haven't decided how we are going to store the DVD recorder and set top box. Graham did well out of this move as he got a new bigger flat screen TV and we got the old one down here. Luckily there were huge sales on TVs last week so we got a bargain.
I wont show you my work desk and stamp storage yet as I am still working on that area.
These last photos I just quickly took to show you the shelves Graham made for me. Below is the cupboards dividing my work area from the family room. I have put all my nestabilities into CD folders and they are in the CD box I got for $3 at a garage sale, on the side of my cupboard.
These shelves are for my non SU 12 x 12 that I have collected over the years. They have yet to be sorted in to colours and labeled neatly.
This is in my 2 door pantry cupboard. I have plastic containers labeled for storage and then these shelves for all my SU designer papers. I still need to sort them. I have so many that I think I may need to use some of the other shelves as well.
Saturday, 2 January 2010