Monday, September 24, 2012
Well the footy is finished for me now (boohooo) now the Bunnies have lost their chance in the Grandfinal so it's back to concentrating on creating! I've been having a play with the new Stampin' Up! Snow Flurry bigz die which is in the Holiday mini catalogue and came up with these three christmas cards I am hoping to stay on track getting my chrissy projects done early this year for a change especially seeing it is now only "91 sleeps till Ho Ho!" I know a few of the ladies in my classes will love this die too!.............cheers for now Sue
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Well honestly I have been making Christmas cards today but I got a bit distracted thinking about the footy game on tonight - obviously! But hey what can I say? I was working with red, green and gold anyhow! So I felt inspired to make this one....will go back to the Christmas theme now and post up my ideas over the weekend............cheers for now.........GO Bunnies!!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
I've been happily playing with the new Stampin' Up! Serene Silhouettes stamp set today, this is another one of those great ones that can be used in lots of ways for heaps of different ocassions. I needed to make two of them for now and the Christmas one is a good aussie theme to send overseas which have to be in the mail alot sooner than the ones we send to our local family and friends. I've gone a bit nuts with Stampin' Up! Champagne Glimmer paint this week too, have been misting all my projects this week with it!! Ohh and on that subject it is only "101 sleeps till Ho Ho" ! lol or panic?.........cheers for now....Sue
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Another new "goodie" I now have to play with is the Stampin' Up! Petite Purse Die, sooo easy to make these really cute little purses! I have seen these made in so many different ways but I had it in my mind to try them in some of Stampin' Up's fabrics. I experimented with some different types of adhesives like the Stampin' Up "Anywhere glue stick" and also their "Adhesive Sticky Sheets" as well as Tombow glue. I was happiest with the "sticky sheets"! The glues tend to make the cardstock and fabric go quite "stiff" and not as pliable to work with as the sticky sheets which you also don't have to wait any "drying time" with. I also decided that whilst the front flap has a little tab and there is a small slit in the front of the purse to pop it into to hold it closed that if I were to give one to any "little Misses" who would probably tend to open and close it alot it would "weaken" so I am going to see how cutting the little tab off and using a small velcor closure would go - was going to try it tonight but can't find my velcro stash anywhere!! I have to say I am very happy with this die and there are so many ways you could decorate one - I even thought they would make cute little "Tooth Fairy" purses for little girls!! Well it's nearly Monday so I'm going to get some "shut eye"......Sue
I've been plodding around with this Christmas Rosette Wreath project for a couple of weeks on and off but finally finished it this afternoon! I made all the rosettes with my Simply Scored tool but if I were planning on making any number of these I would put Stampin' Ups new Designer Rosette Bigz XL die on my "Dear Santa" list, I think it would be alot quicker and easier to make it that way! Actually I'd been waiting for my order from the new cattys because I wanted to embellish the rosettes with some of the new buttons and ribbon! I can at least "cross this project" off my huge "Christmas projects to do" list. Hooray! Enjoy what's left of your weekend!..........cheers Sue
Friday, September 7, 2012
My first "proper" not "pre"order from the new catalogues now they are available to all arrived yesterday morning! I was sooo restrained! I had the unopened box at my feet at my office desk all day! Only because I knew if I opened it that anything like real work to be done would blow out the window if I did! Just kept telling myself I could play all weekend and so I was happy with myself for exercising such self control! But have had a play tonight and made these two Christmas cards!! The top one is actually for a "team challenge" that I made a suggestion of making a card with "no traditional" colours of red and green......thought I had best come up with some idea seeing as it was my suggestion!! There are seven new products in that card alone!! Well it is only 106 sleeps till "Ho Ho"! Really not that far away!! So on that "scary" note................cheers for now...Sue
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Well I have no original excuse for being late with Birthday cards except being busy with other things and as much as "crafting and creating" is tops on my list it cannot be "priority one" unfortunately, but I think ( I mean I know) I would rather receive a handmade one late than a bought one early! Anyhow two of these are for "Birthday Pen Pal Swaps" which were due late in August but at least I have made them with some of the new products available now in Stampin' Up!s new catalogues! I will keep one of them for a class for a customer of mine who is keen to make some belated birthday cards and I think the "Snails" say it all!! Now I am off to the Post Office so they won't be any later!!
Saturday, September 1, 2012
'WOW" it's finally the 1st of September and not only is new the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 catty "live" so is the new "Holiday Season" catty which is no longer a "mini" but A4 in size and 40 pages packed with lots of new goodies and ideas! There is so much new, exciting products I don't know where to start! The new "Scentsational Season" stamp set and matching framelits that I have used in these piccies are a great new addition because whilst you can still just stamp the images you can also cut them out with the framelits if you like so no "fussy" cutting is needed! I still can't put down the new Core'dinations cardstock and Woodgrain embossing folder either as you can see from my previous post I have used them for Father's Day and Christmas projects! Now I'm going to get on with some more creating tonight because tomorrow is Father's Day and family commitments don't actually involve "crafting".............more like "cooking".........I know what I'd prefer to be doing! Lol !