Thursday, July 17, 2014

Masked sponging

This is fast  card I designed and taught recently using the Summer Silhouettes stamp set.

Pic of the Week Award

I love the elegance of white on white and the addition of dimentionals behind the mat front of the card gives it just a little lift. I masked the card with "post it" notes before sponging Marina Mist and Pear Pizzaz inks in the little rectangle. I then pulled away the masking from the sides and top and stamped the stem and flower top stamps using black Stazon ink. The sentiment is from "Wetlands".

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Another Wetlands Card

I have used the Wetlands stamp set a bit lately but I hadn't used the Goose.

I found a card that I liked on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website designed by Brandy Cox and CAsed it.

This involved sponging three blue shades over Soft Sky card. I like the effect.

This is a great masculine card.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Another new addition to this year's catalogue is...Blendabilites (alcohol markers).

Before you try these, I suggest you view some of the excellent youtube clips on how to use them as there is a definate "art" to using them. Once you pick up the basics, it's a matter of practice but the results can be stunning and well worth the effort of the short learning curve.

The beauty of them is that they blend together seamlessly (no line between shades).

This a card I made at a recent Demonstrator training using the Rich Razzleberry shades (you get 3 shades of the one colour per pack).

Friday, July 11, 2014

In colours 2014-2016

Here are  a couple of projects to show off the new "In Colours".
  • Blackberry Bliss
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Lost Lagoon
  • Hello Honey
  • Tangelo Twist

First, my bookmark using the splash from Gorgeous Grunge

And this card which was made for me by the lovely Paula Reid using 'Work of Art".

New Catalogue Projects

So by now you will have devoured the new catalogue and drooled over all the new stuff right?

You will have no doubt seen the new "Fry Box" and "Hamburger Box" Bigz dies and if you could see some possibilities, you might have surfed the net for some ideas. Well I did and I found some pretty cute ideas. One of them that took my fancy was a cute cat on pinterest by  Karen.

I CASed but changed it a little with my version
Pic of the Week Award

Notice the coloured ribbon? I coloured my Stampin' Up! white organza ribbon with my NEW Coastal Cabana Belendabilities (alcohol marker).

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The New Catalogue 2014-2015 is here!

click on image above to download new catalogue 
Click here to download new catalogue

What's new this year?
Of course we have fabulous new DSP, stamps, card kits, accessories etc but here is a selection of my favourite new products;
Alcohol based markers that come in a set of three (light, medium and dark shades of one colour).What's so good about them?... They blend together to create fabulous shading effects and, unlike water based markers, they can be used with our window sheets.
Click here for more info.
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Project Life
A new way to scrapbook with Project Life the Stampin' Up! way. Use our new albums and accessories tro bring your photo memories to life quickly:)
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Decorative masks
See pg 205 of the new catalogue to view the product and then turn to pg 174 to see how the product can be used.
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Fast Fuse adhesive
At last, a memory safe, super sticky but easy to use adhesive runner. There are a heap of youtube videos on how to use this product and once you know, this will become your favourite way of sticking your cards and 3D projects together.
view video

Weekly Deals

Don't forget to check out Weekly deals every Wednesday:) Today's specials include the Bitty Butterfly Punch, 7/8" scallop circle punch, Chevron ribbon and more.

Click on the "Shop Now" button on the top right of my blog and then click "weekly deals" from the left hand menu.