Saturday, May 29, 2010

JAI 19

It has been awhile since I have done a JAI challenge, so I thought I would do one before I go away tomorrow.  Colour challenges are my favourite sort and this one with its bright colours really appealed to me.
Colours: Melon mambo, taken with teal and elegant eggplant.

The bookmark was designed by Jenny Adams and is so easy to make and the inside to write your own personal greeting makes it that little more special as a gift.

Project recipe
Stamps: Vintage vogue and Punches three
Cardstock: elegant eggplant, taken with teal, melon mambo and whisper white
Ink: Elegant eggplant, taken with teal and melon mambo
Accessories: scallop border and scallop square punches, ribbon

Friday, May 28, 2010

UnConvention 2 Ribbon Challenge

Another project from the UnConvention. The challenge was to use 3 cardstock colours and 2 ribbons in any way we choose.  Next year's Stampin' Up! Convention will be held in Melbourne and Matt and I ahve decided we will make a family holiday of it so that I can go, yay!!!

Project Recipe
Stamp: Vintage Vogue
Card: Old olive, more mustard, bravo burgundy
Ink: Old olive, more mustard, bravo burgundy
Accessories: old olive grosgrain, white taffeta ribbon, eyelet border punch, gold brads

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gift Bag with Love Note Pocket

Another project from the weekend's UnConvention cyberstamp.  The gift bag is made from two sheets of cardstock cut to 21x20cm. The remaining pieces are used for the pocket and gift card, so nothing is gone to waste.

Project Recipe
Cardstock: Natural ivory, real red, cameo coral
Ink: real red, cameo coral
Stamps: 5th Ave Floral, oval all
Accessories: Real red polka dot ribbon, raspberry tart dsp, white embossing powder, scallop oval and large oval punches, jumbo eyelets

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Scrapbook Challenge Sunday

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I am playing along with the ESAD UnConvention Cyberstamp. This event started Thursday and finishes this evening. It involves lots of challenges and chatting with other Demonstrators from around Australia who were unable to attend the SU! Convention. This year I set one of the challenges for a scrapbooking layout which I got from the Demo website.

This is the layout sketch and below is my interpretation.

Project Recipe
Stamp set: Ocean Commotion
Cardstock: Blush blossom, not quite navy, baja breeze, going gray and whisper white
Ink: baja breeze and blush blossom
Accessories: Big Shot circles die, urban garden dsp, spiral punch and circle punches.

Friday, May 21, 2010

UnConvention First Challenge

UnConvention started last night with a great challenge from Tanya Kitto (Superwoman organiser of the event). We could do anything we wanted but had to include a few items.
1. very vanilla cardstock
2. dimensionals
3. paper piercing
4. dsp

I dont know if you can see the piercing around the corners of the navy cardstock.

Project Recipe
Cardstock: kraft, vanilla and not quite navy
Ink: not quite navy, always artichoke
Stamps: A Rose is a rose, oval all
Accesories: Bella blue dsp, very vanilla grosgrain ribbon, large oval punch, Big Shot tags die

Stay tuned for more challenges from the UnConvention over the next week.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Top Note Card

I know it has been a couple of weeks since my last post and I do apologise. James has been in hospital with asthma and a chest infection which meant that I spent my days off work at the hospital instead of my craft desk. He is all better now and I have finally got some stamping done.
This card is the original draft I created for a workshop last weekend. It is also the basis for my swaps for UnConvention (more about that later).
big shot
At the workshop we changed the orientation of the die cut to be in the centre of the card and stamped the base card with the flower stamp from the set.
Project Recipe
Stamp Set: Organic grace (level 1 hostess) and Heard from the Heart (Autumn mini)
Cardstock: Summer sun, Choc chip, Kiwi kiss and Whisper white
Ink: Summer sun, choc chip and kiwi kiss
Accessories: Good morning sunshine dsp, Big Shot Top Note die, Heart punch, scallop circle punch, kiwi kiss satin ribbon.

Now to UnConvention. Each year Stampin’ Up! has an annual convention for all Aussie and NZ demonstrators. This year it is in Sydney this weekend. For those of us unlucky enough to attend, the wonderful ladies at ESAD have a cyber convention. This time around we are doing a swap as well as challenges and chat. Check in here Sunday afternoon and you will be ablee to see the scrapbook challenge I have set for the UnConvention.

Monday, May 3, 2010

JAI 15

Wow!! I am doing well..2 posts in one day! The ladies at JAI have decided on a sketch challenge this week, one that looks simple but has countless possibilities.   I have used the new razzleberry colour with the matching dsp from the new mini. And did you spot the old incolour from last year that is returning with tthe colour renovation? This card is for Mother-in-law who has a Birthday coming up soon.  So Happy Birthday Anthea.

Project Recipe
Cardstock: Orchid opulence, rick razzleberry, very vanilla and river rock
Ink: rich razzleberry, orchid opulence and old olive
Stamps: A rose is a rose, bella's border wheel and sincere salutations
Accessories: Cottage garden dsp, old olive ribbon, crimper, Big Shot tags, crystal effects

New Colours from the Mini Catalogue

I wanted to show the new colours from the mini catalogue. I have already shown the razzleberry and here now are the other two; soft suede and melon mambo (combined with natural ivory). All three of the new colours will be staying as part of the colour renovation from SU!  Razzleberry and melon are part of the brights collection and soft suede will be part of the neutrals collection.

Project Recipe
Cardstock: melon mambo, soft suede and naturals ivory
Ink: melon mambo
Stamp set: Upsy daisy
Accessories: very vanilla ribbon, eyelet border punch, 1/4" circle punch and crystal effects.