Sunday, November 17, 2013

I've actually begun to make my Christmas Cards starting with Santa's List from Stampin' Up!

I can't believe I've got such a good start on my Christmas cards and it's still November for a little while at least! I hope my "momentum" continues...well actually, the "bucket loads" of rain we've had here this weekend is probably why I managed to get a good start. The "Santas List" cards I made in my top pic were inspired/cased from Tami White (one of the top US demos - Stamp with Tami) she has a video tutorial on her blog for that one. The other Merry "thinlits" cards were cased/inspired by one of our very talented Aussie demos, Tenealle Williams. I've been wanting to get out my sewing machine and try a bit of sewing on cards for ages but have been to lazy to drag it out of the cupboard, I will thank Tenealle for her inspiration! I also saw a little tip somewhere on the net on how to add a little colour to the lovely "Frosted Embellishments" currently available in the seasonal catty, just add a few drops of reinker to some Crystal Effects and apply it to the rhinestones with a toothpick! Hope all have a good start to the week.........cheers for now Sue :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stampin' Up! Mosaic Punch card ideas

I would have to first admit that after buying and having a little play with the Stampin' Up Mosaic Punch that I bored of it very quickly and so it stayed barely used in my punches drawer. Anyhow one of my customers put an order in for one this week so I challenged myself to have another go at this punch to see what I could come up with, the other part was just to use the Mosaic Punch and not the co-ordinating stamp set, Mosaic Madness, which does give its uses more options. Well, here's the result of today's effort! thanks for looking...............Sue :)

Friday, November 8, 2013

A 16th Birthday Card and Thank You Card Inspired by the Stampin' Up! Eastern Elegance DSP

Well my "baby" daughter turned sweet sixteen the other day so I wanted to make her a card that wasn't too "pink or little girlyish" and was inspired by the freshness of the Stampin' Up! Eastern Elegance Designer Series Papers, the new incolour "Coastal Cabana" (blueish/turquoisey) is just soo clean, light and fresh and yet goes so well with the Smoky Slate (light silvery sort of grey) and Crushed Curry (mustardy sort of yellow), hope you understand my way of describing the !! I made a matching envelope with new "must have" Envelope Punch Board and wrapped and decorated a gift to match as well. Today I was wanting to make a thank you card for a very thoughtful friend who did me a lovely favour so I just picked up where I left off from my DD's birthday card and the thank you card came together effortlessly!! Wish that were the case more of the time.The angel is so easy to make with the new Stampin' Up! Bow Die which is still available in the current seasonal mini catty until Feb 1, 2014. I know the bow die was money well spent for me, I am using it "lots"!..........the weekend is nearly here, have a good one! .........Sue :)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Chatterbox cards (aka "Nit Pickers") made with Stampin' Up!

Here's a couple of pics of some "Chatterbox" cards (apparently also called "Nit Pickers") that we made in one of my classes some time back. I hadn't actually got around to completely finishing mine off till recently, like alot of other projects I start and come back to at a later date!! lol ! Ideally I think this style card is most suited to a little girls' birthday card over anything else but it still works as a "fun" style of card. Ok now I'm going to turn away from the computer and spend the rest of my Sunday finishing off some more uncompleted projects!!............Hope everyone is having a good weekend......cheers for now....Sue :)