Monday, July 29, 2013

Gorgeous Grunge Christmas Card Ideas

I love the new Stampin' Up! stamp set "Gorgeous Grunge"! It has soo many uses, as you can see from the cards above it can even be used on Christmas cards! I'm sure it's going to be one of those stamp sets I use regularly, think I'll just leave it arm's length instead of putting it away on the shelf so i don't have to keep getting up and down for ! Anyhow I've been busy preparing for my Christmas in July class tomorrow and ended up getting side tracked making these...better be getting back to what I'm supposed to be doing now.........thanks for looking, Sue :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Stampin' Up! Everything Eleanor cards inspired from Convention

These cards were inspired by a beautiful card I saw at convention in Brisbane last May. It was made in Island Indigo like the one on the end in the top photo and I would love to give credit to the creator but unfortunately I have no idea who that talented person is....anyhow until I saw it I had honestly never really thought twice about buying this stamp set but after seeing not only this card, there were a few other lovely projects on display using this set, well I had to get it! I decided to also try and adapt it to a Christmas card and it worked as well. The bottom card in Calypso Coral is for a friend and I added a subtle "Giggle Greetings" stamp to it for a laugh! Thanks for looking, have a good week...........Sue :)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

50th Anniversary Easel Card with Stampin' Up! Memorable Moments

I made two of these cards for my cousin's 50th wedding anniversary only because I wasn't sure which one I would prefer, and I'm still not decided which one to give her!! lol  They were inspired by my own "convention swaps" that I made a few months ago. I used the Stampin' Up Memorable Moments stamp set but definitely needed my stamp-a-ma-jig tool to get the placements just right. Now to pick which one to send???......have a good weekend.....Sue :)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sunburst Style cards with new Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers

Hi all, I saw a video tutorial the other day on Frenchie stamps aka Frances Martin's blog on how to do this "sunburst technique" so of course I had to give it a go, especially to try out some of the new Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. I'm especially drawn to the black and vanilla Modern Medley papers which have that standout "wow" about them and are really suited to making "male" cards. I also used the new "Label Love" stamp set which has a matching punch and the "You are my Sunshine" stamp which is one of several "single" stamps available to be purchased separately. Well that's me for now, thanks for looking......Sue :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Stampin' Up! New Gingham Wheel and other New Products!

Hi all! The day is finally here for the start of the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue! Yay !! All the new products and goodies are available to order from noon today! Have to admit I end up having a "mojo meltdown" this time every year, only because I get so excited about all the new product to play with and so many ideas happening that I end up overwhelmed and not knowing where to start!! Anyhow I decided to have a play with the new "Gingham wheel", it gives me a "country cottage" sort of feeling so I ended up watercolouring some stamped images from the new hostess set "Simply Sketched" and the new "Best of Flowers" stamp set. These cards remind me of the older styles of cardmaking but "Oldies are still Goodies" and definitely have that handmade appeal which really is what this papercrafting passion is all about!! It's beautiful to see the sun actually shining today, we've had our fair share of rain this month here! cheers Sue :)