Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Stampin' Up! Artistically Asian stamp set



Here's a thank you card I made with Stampin' Up! Artistically Asian stamp set. Happy to say this set is continuing and I must do a bit more creating with it! I love the pop of colour with the black, real red. white and gold with just a bit of Wild Wasabi ink in the picture. For those who are unsure the translation of the chinese letters the ones near the Friendship english sentiment at the top of the catalogue image is "friendship" and the chinese letters near the Faith sentiment near the bottom of the illustration is "faith" so easy to remember!...........thanks for looking, Cheers Sue

Monday, May 8, 2017

Stampin' Up! Birthday Delivery - Sneak Peek - quick and easy cards!



I made a couple of quick and easy cards over the weekend with a new "Suite" from Stampin' Up! called Birthday Delivery. The stamps match images that also come printed on the matching designer series papers and best of all the framelits fit the stamped images and also the printed ones too! There's lots of variety with this Suite which will be available to everyone June 1...............cheers for now Sue

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek - Ribbon of Courage (and Glossy Paper is back!)



Here's a "sneak peek" of a new Stampin' Up! stamp set coming soon in the new catty, it's called Ribbon of Courage which is to me both good and bad....being that there is a need to support friends and loved ones dealing with cancer but to me quite sad that we have a need for a stamp set for this reason.....on a brighter note it is a lovely set with appropriate sentiments. I'm really happy to also share that our "glossy cardstock" has made a return to the new catty "Yay" it's perfect for lots of fun background techniques !!!!........thanks for looking!.......Sue

Friday, May 5, 2017

Stampin' Up! Early release - Eastern Palace Suite is fun!



I haven't had sooo much fun with a new product in ages. This is an early release special bundle available to customers now before the new catty goes live on June 1. I admit I sat on the fence with this one for a little but decided to give it try and it's great. Very quick and easy to make cards but also has a lot of potential for plenty of creative variety. It comes with lots of goodies too like tassels, gold vinyl stickers, cardstock, dsp and more! If you would like to know more just contact me! This is a special bundle only available for the month of May......after that it is available to purchase separately from the catty....oh the stamp set and thinlits come in a bundle but not this "special bundle" with lots of extras!.............cheers Sue

Stampin' Up! One Wild Ride!



Happy to say this stamp set is staying with us for another year at least! Bit sad to say goodbye to the Serene Scenery DSP pack it's been loads of fun to create with! But there is plenty of great new products coming soon...........thanks for looking! .....Sue

Friday, April 21, 2017

Stampin' Up! Labeler Alphabet stamp set is staying! I love being able to add other sentiments!




Here's some cards I had fun with by being able to create my sentiments with the Labeler Alphabet, it's great to have the option to express something different! The Serene Scenery papers will be leaving as well as the Wetlands stamp set but we have lots of exciting, beautiful new things coming! Please email me if you would like a free 2017-2018 catty when they become available...........thanks for looking, Sue :)

Stampin' Up! Shaker Card with Pebbles...instead of bling!


Here's a card with a difference! A "shaker card" with pebbles instead of blings. Whilst we will be saying goodbye to the "Gift from the Garden" stamp set as it is retiring from the catty there are other stamp sets staying and coming that can be used instead of this one for "pebbly shakers". Will post 'em when I create 'em!........cheers Sue

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You - a few more ideas!




Here's a few more ideas for this set you can not only color and stamp the images "paper piecing" is really effective for this set too. Just stamp the image on some patterned paper, cut out the clothes and just pop them on your image stamped on cardstock! The bottom card i actually made quite a few copies of and sent them out to my customer and downline friends for a "Happy New Year" card! I don't think I will tire of this set soon but I'm not going to swamp my blog with it so the next post will be something different.....lol.....cheers Sue

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You with bleach and the new watercolour pencils!


I'm totally on the "Beautiful You" stamp set band wagon! This is a great set for beginners to advanced crafters, is very on trend and extremely versatile. I stamped this image on Sahara Sand cardstock and then bleached the inside of the dancing lady image with an aqua-painter and some general household bleach. Once it dried I coloured it with the new watercolor pencils and an aqua painter, let it dry again and bingo! One tip is I tried it with Crumb Cake cardstock but the bleaching was a little tooo yellow to colour over but the Sahara Sand works fine. Then just mounted on some Peek a Boo Peach and Black to give it some pop! Thanks for looking!.......cheers Sue

Friday, January 20, 2017

Stampin' Up! New Custom Tee bundle - Male Birthday Card Idea!


Hi all, been awhile since my last post (not going into it) but I haven't stopped crafting just haven't blogged for a bit....This is a card I made from the new Custom Tee bundle in our new occasions catty. It's a really fun bundle to play with and I am really loving the new dynamic Hexagon embossing folder it just pops like crazy when you use it with foil. Definitely a "must have" in my books especially useful for those hard to come up with male cards. Thanks for looking, I'll try my best to be more consistent with posting this year! cheers for now....Sue

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Quilled paper beads for card embellishments!



Hi all! This week I've been playing with my quilling tool and some dsp scraps making paper beads! I started making coloured paper ones then decided to try using Stampin' Up! gold and silver foil and these worked out really well too, i did try the new red foil but it is a bit thicker than our gold/silver foil and doesn't lend itself to curling very easily so I just used some red dsp instead. I like to have a try at anything different and I like the idea that you can easily make some beads as another type of project embellishment. I did cheat on the christmas one though, the two silver round beads are bought ones but even then it's a nice idea that I can mix handmade ones and bought ones together for variety! The photo doesn't show that i lacquered my paper ones, I simply threaded them onto a wooden bbq kebab stick and took them outdoors and sprayed with a craft suitable laquer. The gold and silver cording trim in our Handmade for the Season catty is perfect for threading the beads onto! Enjoy the rest of your week..............cheers Sue :)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Stampin' Up! Christmas Cuties - Teepee Christmas cards!



Happy Monday everyone! I'm very happy to see some spring sunshine this morning instead of the cold, wet miserable "southerly" weather we've had hanging around for a week! Although lousy weather is always a good excuse to creative indoors! Just for something different I made some "teepee" cards with the new holiday stamp set "Christmas Cuties" (very aptley named). I love all three images and the sentiments too but I have to say the little angel is my favourite, it's very sweet! Have to add the ladies in my class all really liked this project too, both the stamp set and different card style, it really is a "super easy" card to make even though it looks a little complicated. Enjoy the rest of your day!..........cheers for now, Sue :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue - some sample gifts for customers!



Morning everyone! So enjoying the "spring" weather we are having this week after a very long, cold winter! These are a couple of projects I made with the new product from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catty for my customers. The top one is a little gift bag I made with the Gift Bag Punch Board (with a gusset) in Mint Macaron card stock and embellished with some new DSP (Designer Series Paper) and some cute, new, red pom pom trim! I popped some chocolates and a few new embellishement samples in them for fun.

The "xmas pressie" card sample I made unfortunately was hard to photograph, but looks really cool in real life! Matter of fact most of my customers really liked it and a few have ordered the Merry Moments DSP, coloured foil cardstock and the new striped ribbon which comes as a set in red & green, it's lovely ribbon, to make more for this years' Christmas cards!

Hope everyone is having a good day! Thanks for looking.........Sue :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happy New Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue - Dove of Peace



Hi all! Happy Monday, first day of spring and Happy new Holiday Catalogue! When I first saw this stamp in the new catty it wasn't at the top of my wish list, but is now becoming a favourite! I actually did the god embossed one first (with one of the flourishes from the Everything Eleanor in the background) then for the top card I embossed it with black embossing powder onto Early Espresso cardstock and used an aqua-painter brush dipped in bleach (just normal everyday household bleach) to get this coloured effect. More bleach applied to the lighter areas of course, and less in other places. Was quite impressed how many different types of tones it came out with! Will also be creating these two cards with my classes so we can get going on our xmas projects! ......cheers for now, Sue :)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek - Festive Flower




Happy Monday everyone! I spent my weekend having a play with some of this year's Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue goodies which will be available to the public in just one weeks time! As always there are lots of new exciting products for the festive season and also happy to annouce there are quite a few "bundles" that will be available to purchase at discounted prices as well! I've been playing with a new stamp set called Reason for the Season which comes with a punch called Festive Flower Builder, which as you can see from my pics is not only useful for a beautiful, Real Red,christmas poinsettia flower or glitter flower but will be able to be used all year round for other occasions as you can see in the blue flower I created. I plan on using the red one in my classes as one of our first christmas projects to kick off the season with! Thanks for stopping by...........cheers Sue :)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tri Shutter card with Pretty Petals DSP from Stampin' Up!



Hi all! We made this tri shutter card in one of my classes this week, thought we'd try a different type of "fold" for a change! My class are not beginners by any means and thought it would be pretty straight forward, as it turned out we were all laughing about the challenge of getting the "mountain and valley" folds right, I really did not expect it to pose any difficulty all! Anyhow all projects were completed correctly and everyone was happy with it. The Pretty Petals dsp is a great little product, it has lovely designs and come in one of the 6" x 6" pads which are perfect for cardmakers as they don't need to purchase in 12" x 12". I haven't used our owl punch for awhile and decided it was time to resurrect it, it's still so cute! The sentiments come from a new stamp set called Pretty Thankful which has alot of great sentiments in it as well as some cute, whimsy images. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, it was so nice to actually have a "warm" day today for the first time in months........thanks for looking, cheers Sue :)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stampin' Up! Hello Life Kit other card ideas!




Hi all! Hope everyone is surviving this unusually cold winter (that's if you live in Australia that is). When the chill set in last weekend I got comfy at my craft desk with a blanket and hot water bottle! One of the projects I had a play with was my Hello Life Project Kit, I liked the kit as how Stampin' Up! presented it but wasn't keen on the colours just being black, white, silver and "Crushed Curry". So with just a few stamps and scraps (oh and some whisper white notecard bases) I made these 8 cards on no time and still have heaps of bits left to make more cards or use in scrapping etc. A good value kit I think for anyone needing some "quick, easy as" projects and the wire frame will be great for not only displaying these cards but I will be using it to display class projects as well. Thanks for looking in!......Sue :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Stampin' Up! New catty sneak peeks 2015-16




Hi all! Well, I've just had a busy and exciting weekend getting organised for the new Stampin' Up! catalogue which begins on June 2. I was busy organizing "goodie bags" for downline and customers with some samples and examples of some of the new products being released and of course the most important thing, "the new catty"! The little sample cards are made with an exciting new set called "Sprinkles of Life" and not only does it have matching punch, Yay, it is a fundraiser set for Ronald McDonald House so for every set sold Stampin' Up! donates $3 to this worthwhile charity!

The top card I made is happy mail to wish everyone a "Happy New Catty" and is another new stamp set called "You've Got This" and I really love the positive sentiment in it that says "good things are going to happen"!

The "goodie bags" are decorated with some other new bits and pieces and samples! thanks for looking....Sue :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Stampin' Up! Male Birthday card - Hexagon punch tiles

Here's another male card idea using the Stampin' Up! Hexagon punch that we did in one of my classes recently. Quite easy to make, just a bit fiddly at first puzzling the hexagons together before sticking them down but otherwise pretty straight forward with stamping the train image from the Traveller stamp set etc. I thought it turned out great for a male with the "hexagon tile" look, not girlie at all.....lol. Thanks for looking....cheers Sue

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! I Love Lace card ideas



Hi all and anyone that lives on the coast of NSW particularly the the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney Metro areas is well aware of the devastating cyclonic weather we are experiencing today! Hope all are dry, well and safe!

Here's two cards I've made recently using the I Love Lace background stamp which i have found today in the Stampin' Up! retiring catalogue list (also just released today), so if you were thinking of purchasing this one best to get in while stocks last. I should have made more use of mine earlier but that's the way it goes! Anyway I mainly wanted to share that this stamp is brilliant when embossed and amazes me how the powder works with such very fine detail, I actually am surprised the details come up better embossed than just stamped with ink. So as I said this stamp set is actually retiring so if you want one best to get your order in!

By the way, the Perfect Peacock is not on this list so will be around for another year at least.

Take care if you are in the "cyclone zone"......cheers Sue :)