Thursday, January 31, 2013

Stampin' Up! Stippled Blossoms Female Birthday Cards

Well finally another school year has started and whilst I do love the holidays it's good to return to some "routine"! The top card I made for a friend using the lovely Stippled Blossoms stamp set and added some embellishments from the new "Artisan Embellishments Kit" available from Stampin' Up! tomorrow in the new seasonal catalogue! The bottom card I actually made for display at the Stampin' Up Sydney Heartfelt event last October. Both of the backgrounds on this card were brayered and embossed, I really liked the effect. Lots of new products are available from tomorrow in the new seasonal catty not to mention the added bonus of Sale-a-Bration which has begun and a free product choice from this brochure with every $100 spent on any Stampin' Up! products. If you would like to join Stampin' Up! now is a brilliant time with the starter kit being only $169 and you get $294 worth of product if you join during Sale-a-Bration which runs till March 22, it's a fabulous special! .....................cheers for now ....Sue :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Stampin' Up! "Feeling Sentimental" Sale-a-bration

Sale-a-Bration has begun! Today I've been stamping with the new "Feeling Sentimental" stamp set from the SAB catalogue that I received for free with my last $100 order. This set features a "Penny-farthing" bicycle, an almost extinct now Telephone booth, a big old "Ferris Wheel" (not used in these cards) and a sentiment stamp "Celebrate" in a nice script. This set would also suite heritage scrapbooking! I used the very popular set "Lovely as a Tree" to add some dimension to the vintage images in the bottom two cards and have included a few sneak peek products from the new Seasonal Catty which starts next week in the top one which I "emboss resisted" for a totally different effect..........hope you like!!!............Sue :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Stampin' Up! new product sneak peek - available soon!

Here are a couple of cards to show you which have some new products from the Stampin' Up! seasonal catalogue that will be available from Feb 1 which is just over 1 week away. The "Feel Goods" stamp set that has some great "sentiments" which I seem to never be able to get enough of, I love inspiring words that really make a handmade card extra special. The "bees" are from the new "Collage Curios" set which I embossed and fussy cut to make them "pop" better and was worth the effort (the photos do not do them justice). Best of all is we now have another smaller circle scallop punch which makes multiple layering sooo easy!! Sale-a-Bration kicks off today "Yaaay" so until March 22 there is a free gift to choose from the SAB brochure for every $100 spent on Stampin' Up products!! I am a little restricted with time to create at the moment because my air-conditioner decided to die of heatstroke last Friday which was the hottest day ever recorded here (couldn't have been a worst time, hey? 46c) and until it is repaired or the summer heat cools down I can only craft in the early morning or cooler evenings because perspiring hands do not work well with cardstock and paper! However "Where there's a will there's a way".....................cheers Sue :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek - Sycamore Street DSP

Hi again! hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year! Personally I am now glad the "mad month" has finished and looking forward to what 2013 has instore! I didn't mean to leave it quite so long since my last post but just got soooo busy over the holiday period and then have had some blogger troubles not being able to upload any of my pictures........well somehow I sorted it out!! Hooray! Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration starts this month on the 22nd January thru till the 22nd March which means for every $100 of purchases there is free product that can be chosen from the Sale-a-bration brochure and there is quite a variety of goodies to choose from this year! The cards above have some little "sneak peeks" among them mainly some samples of the new Sycamore Street designer series paper that I got free with my last $100 order. There's lots of new products coming soon also in the new mini catalogue (the North Americans call it their "Spring" catalogue but for us perhaps it should be "Autumn") which will be available from the 1st of Feb thru till the 30th of June. I'll be posting sneak peeks as i create them this month to show you. Contact me by email if you   would like me to send you out a copy of the new catty and SAB brochure. Hope you are managing to keep cool and stay safe from fires in this crazy heatwave.........cheers Sue :)