Monday, September 19, 2011

Beau Chateau DSP

When I first saw this DSP in the new catalogue I loved the colours, but didn't like the pattern..couldn't see past the chickens! Then I got to see the whole pack for real and discovered it actually matches the Elements of Style stamp set which is one of my favourites! So even though there was one sheet of dsp I didn't like, there was 5 sheets I did.

The sketch comes from the ladies at Stamping 411. This card is going to my sister Susan who is having a Birthday this week.

Project Recipe
Stamp Set: Elements of Style
Card: Soft suede, marina mist, pink pirouette and very vanilla
Accessories: Beau chateau dsp, elegant lines embossing folder, self adhesive pearl, little leaves sizzlet, chantilly lace ribbon and 1" circle punch

Saturday, September 10, 2011

ESAD New Catty Blog Hop

Hooray! The new catalogue is here!! That would be the Stampin’ Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue and it is full of beautiful stamps and accessories.
What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.
We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.
So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please fee free to click here to join our wonderful group
It doesn’t matter if you have arrived from Sharlene Meyer's blog or just starting on the hop, it is a circle that you just follow the links to navigate around.
Recently I went on a retreat with my Demonstrator group (Great Southern Inkers) where we made lots of beautiful things with new products.
One of the things we had to do was a Shoe Box swap where we provide all the products to make a card inside the box. Of course being crafters even the box has to be decorated! This set is called Forever Young and is black heat embossed. I also used the lace ribbon punch to create a band all the way round.
New to the catalogue is fabric. I bought some with no idea what to do with it until one of the Demos (Sharon Tunbridge) at the retreat got us to decorate the art journal with it. This fabric set is called Flirtatious.
The final item is a gorgeous little purse created using the scallop envelope die cut, shown to us by Megan Lydeamore. the DSP is Flirtatious speciality.
Now continue the hop to Monique Fielder and all her gorgeous creations.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

JAi Challenge

It has been a while since I have done a JAI challenge, but with Father's Day cards to make and very little inspiration I needed a sketch to get me started. The colours came from Stamping 411 colour inspiration. The stamp set is one of the new Hostess sets from the 2011-2012 Catalogue.

Project Recipe
Stamp set: Faith in Nature (new), Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Choc chip, more mustard, whisper white and pool party (new incolour)
Ink: choc chip and pool party
Accessories: Polka dot embossing folder, Choc chip scalloped ribbon (new), circle scissor, circle die, scallop oval and large oval punches.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Catalogue!!

New Stampin' Up! Idea book and catalogue starts today!! I have put a link over on the right for you to take a look at the catalogue, but if you want to see it for real you will have to come to my launch. Email or text me for all the details. Next Saturday (10th Sept) I will be participating in a blog hop showcasing products from the new catalogue, so make sure you stop by for a look.