Saturday, March 29, 2014

My take on the "Twilight Saga"

I just love our digital programme, MDS. One of the greatest things is you have access to everything that SU has ever sold. So for this card I found that SU used to have a Bitty Bat punch. I downloaded it for $1.95 and then could use immediately. Really cool stuff. I printed off my card once I had designed it in MDS, hand cut some of the punch bats, added some rhinestones etc and this is the result...
Pic of the Week Award

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spiral Flower Die

I issued a challenge to my Stamp Club ladies to find a creative way to use the bit left over when the Spiral Flower Die is cut from card.

I am very pleased to announce the winner of that challenge is Sue Smith with:

Cool eh?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tag Topper Punch

Don't you just love all the products in the new Ocassions mini catalogue?

I know I've said it before but, this has got to be the best yet:)

I after viewing a number of ideas online using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, I set about designing something for my next class.

Michelle Last has some great ideas on how to bypass the 2" "channel"  of the topper punches so that you can punch any sized card. so I set about designing something for my next class.

I made a handbag style of card for a friend recently and it turned out "ok" but I fiddled around with my original idea and improved on it to come up with this.

The flower was made with the Spiral Flower Die (new mini cat) and Creped Paper ( main cattie) and I have embossed it with the Sale-a-Bration reward embossing folder (Decorative dots). Of course the new Gold Washi Tape had to be featured (to make the dots on the top flap).

Pic of the Week Award

 I have "valley folded" the base so that the card will sit flat in an envelope.
And the inside.
 Now I have lovely pink spotted fingers from moulding reinker into clay to make the marbled clay flower:) 
I designed this pouch around the Kinder chocolate bar. I used Brad bases with Real Red candy Dots and the Sweet Sorbet DSP free reward from Sale-a-Bration.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit- what a winner!

Stampin' Up! have done it again:) Now we can offer an affordable card-making kit suitable for beginners and experienced stampers alike.

This kit would be ideal for those of you who are new to stamping / card making as you get everything necessary to make 20 different cards with envelopes for a small outlay. And when you have completed your cards, you still have the small inkpad, stamps and stamp mount for future cards.

I also think this kit would make a great gift for someone who likes to make their own cards or has been a scrapbooker and thinking of branching out into card-making.

If you have a craft group, the kit would be ideal to share.

This kit allows those of us short of time but wanting to make their own cards, a quick and and easy way of putting together a group of cards suitable for all ocassions.

Email me if you would like to order your kit today or shop online by clicking the "shop now" button on the top right of my blog:)

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The kit is $38.95 and includes;
  • cardstock for 20 cards
  • 20 envelopes
  • clear mount block
  • Stampin' Dimentionals
  • Twine and clips
  • Mini ink pad - colour Basic Grey (waterproof)
  • 3 piece stamp set
  • self adhesive die-cut embellishments
  • full colour instructional brochure