Thursday, April 22, 2010

ESAD Challenge Week 10

Another challenge, this time for my Demonstrator group. There were two parts to this challenge, colour and layout. Although I entered this through my demo group, anyone can enter through Tanya Kitto's blog.

Project Recipe
Stamp set: Echoes of Knidness
Cardstock: kraft, whisper white and pink pirouette
Ink: pink pirouette and black stazon
Accessories: Big shot, candy lane dsp, white taffeta ribbon and pink pirouette button.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Just Add Ink 13

A colour challenge this week from the ladies at JAI: Chocolate ship, kiwi kiss and barely banana. The first two colours are old favourites of mine, but the third..let's just say it has taken me a couple of years to use up the three sheets you get in a multi-pack of cardstock!

I used items found in the new Autumn mini for this card, including my new Big Shot. I am really loving this machine. It is easier to use than my cuttlebug and sits on my bench much better (stabler if that's a word).

Project Recipe
Cardstock: Choc chip, kiwi kiss, barely banana and whisper white
Ink: choc chip, kiwi kiss and barely banana
Stamps: Vintage vogue and Very vintage wheel
Accessories: Big shot, rhinestone brads
Techniques: joy fold card folding and sponging

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Just Add Ink 12

I missed the last JAI challenge due to work commitments and with the kids on holidays time just got away from me. So here is this week's JAI challenge, a layout this time around. The square shape is perfect for a 12" x 12" scrapbook layout. And, of course, if I am scrapbooking it will be about the kids. This time it is Isobel's 10th Birthday with her friends at Emu Point beach.

I have used a Simply Scrappin' kit, Party Pieces which retired a couple of years ago. I don't often use a kit as I have enough craft stuff to make my own embellishments, but they do make things much easier and quicker. All the hard work is done for you and as the girls at JAI came up with the layout for me..well the whole thing came together in less than an hour!

Project Recipe
Cardstock: Tempting turquoise, old olive, pumpkin pie and whisper white
Ink: tempting turquoise
Stamps: None!!
Accessories: Simply Scrappin' kit Party Pieces (retired), black marker

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Autumn Mini Catalogue!!

Stampin' Up! has done it again! Another great mini catalogue to get the creative juices flowing! This one is stuffed full of new products and stamps. So what is so special about this catalogue?

1.  Three new in-colours - rich razzleberry, melon mambo and soft suede
2.  Two new hostess sets - one each for level one and two
3.  A new Simply Scrappin' kit - Sunny Day (Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin pie and Old olive)
4.  Five 12" x 12" cardstock colours - certainly celery, choc chip, elegant eggplant, kraft and pumpkin pie
5. More than a dozen new stamps and wheels - Most of which are now available as both wood mounted and as repositionable stamps on clear blocks!
6.  The Big Shot - manual die-cutting and embossing machine, plus dies and embossing folders.
7. New Accessories - rub-ons, ribbon, hardware.
8. New style Punches

So if you would like to have a look at all these great new products have at a look at the catalogue link in the right hand column. Better still, be at my place on  Saturday 17th April when I will have a number of these on display including the Big Shot and the new repositionable stamps!