Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas is Coming and Some Super Specials!

I can't believe Christmas is next week. I am madly trying to get everything done but so far am not getting very far. Some nasty migraines have been keeping me down and kept me behind schedule. Here is a Christmas Card that I did a while ago. This was for IC204 on Splitcoasters.

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Solemn Stillness (retired), Season of Joy
Paper: Whisper White, DSP from Winter Bright SSK (retired)
Ink: Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi (retired)
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamons, Dimensionals, Wild Wasabi Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)
I stamped all the poinsettia flowers and cut them out to make the wreath popping some of them up on Dimensionals to make them pop. I put some Crystal Effects with Dazzling Diamonds in the centers for a bit of extra sparkle.

Some exciting news for you today as well. Stampin' Up! Australia are having an Inventory Sale. You can get selected stamp sets and accessories well below cost until 24th January while stocks last. I know there are a few things I will be getting. You can click here to see the complete list.

Hope you are all nearly ready for Christmas and happy stamping!


Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby!

Well yesterday was my hubby's birthday and we had a lovely day out to lunch with the family. I got him a new golf club that he has lusted after for a while - it was so funny to see his face, I think I actually surprised him for once. I don't think he has put it down since - even taking it to work today to show the "boys". I honestly expected to wake up with it in bed with us! This is a card I made for my nan to give to him.

This was for CAS39 on Splitcoasters which was a sketch challenge. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Short & Sweet

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Unknown DP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Garden Green

Accessories: Nestabilities & CB, Twine, Large Oval Punch

I coloured the tree with markers in the different colours to give it a variegated look and used twin to make it manly as ribbon just doesn't cut it!

Must get on and make some Christmas cards now - haven't event started! Can't believe how quick time has gone - even harder to believe that I am 16 weeks pregnant today and have started to feel the baby wiggle about. Makes is seem a bit more real!

Happy stamping


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Summer Mini Starts Today!

Can't believe its the first day of Summer but that means a new mini catalogue! There are some fantastic new products and I hope to show you some of them over the coming weeks. If you live in Adelaide why not come to my Summer Mini Catalogue launch party this Friday at 7pm. Drop me a line for more deets. If you would like a copy of the catalogue to peruse at your leisure let me know and i'll pop one in the post or click on the link on the right to see it now online! Here is a card using some beautiful new goodies.

Had to try out the wonderful new Sweet Treat Cups. I wanted a rattle to celebrate a great friend and work mates impending arrival. Decided buttons would give it the rattle sound I required. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Animal Stories, Something Sweet

Paper: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP

Ink: Certainly Celery, Basic Black, So Saffron

Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Certainly Celery Ribbon, So Saffron Ribbon, Fleurettes II, Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals, Sweet Treat Cup

Have a great stamping day