Monday, August 27, 2012

New Christmas Stamps!!

After the SU! retirement list came out I was left with one Christmas stamp set, so I was in dire need of some new stamps! Thankfully the Holiday Catalogue is full of Christmas stamps, dsp, embossing folders, dies, ribbons and so much more. I received my preorder about 10.30 this morning and started playing straight away. Apart from the sentiment stamp everything is from the Holiday catalogue.

 And the ladies at Sunny Challnges have made this week's sketch a Christmas theme. I love the fun feel to this card, the bright colours, the cute stamps and pretty paper. But my favourite bit is the yummy cherry cobbler tulle ribbon.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Scentsational Season and Snow Swirled
Card: Gumball green, cherry cobbler, soft suede and whisper white
Ink: Gumball green, cherry cobbler and soft suede
Assessories: Snow Festival DSP, holiday collection framelits, cherry cobbler scallop tulle ribbon, wide oval punch

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blue and Bling

Blue and Bling, that is the challenge from Just Add Ink this week. The sketch is from Stamping 411. The two just seemed to go so well together this week. And I have used some of the new designer paper coming soon in the new catalogue.

Stamp: Mixed Bunch and Confetti
Card: Baja breeze, rich razzleberry, daffodil delight and whisper white
Ink: Baja breeze, rich razzleberry and daffodil delight
Accessories: Self Adhesive rhinestones, white taffeta ribbon, Blossom punch and Labels framelits, Floral district DSP

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sneak Peek

I was going to concentrate on retired products for this month...but my Preorder arrived yesterday and I just had to play! Check out the new stamps, incolours and dsp. This is for Sunny Challenges which includes a sketch with a birthday theme.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Papaya Collage and Elements of Style
Card: Cajun craze, summer starfruit, soft suede and very vanilla
Ink: Cajun craze, summer starfruit, midnight muse and soft suede
Accessories: Comfort cafe dsp, extra large oval punch and 1" circle punch

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bye, Bye Medallion

And there goes another of my favourite stamps. The medallion is perfect for male cards which is the theme at  Sunny challenges this week. A simple sketch for Father's Day cards. I love the clean and simple lines of this card, but lining up those images was anything but simple! I won't tell you how many times I stamped to get it right, even with my stamp-a-ma-jig, lol.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Medallion background, Field Flowers (sentiment)
Card: Choc chip, crumb cake and confetti white
Ink: Choc chip
Accessories: Curly label punch and neutral button

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Farewell Dasher!

Am I sad to see this lovely Christmas stamp go, so thought he needed one more outing before retirement at the end of the month. The sketch is from Stamping 411 Saturday sketch challenge. Please excuse the poor quality of the photo, it is a dark and rainy day here. Perfect for stamping inside, but not good for photography inside.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Dasher
Card: Old olive, riding hood red, early espresso and whisper white
Ink: Early espresso and versamark
Accessories: Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, clear embossing powder, scallop border punch, Letters to Santa dsp and framelits.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Squares Everywhere!

So yesterday was masculine and today is most definitely feminine! The sketch is from Stamping 411. I have stamped the background with pink pirouette ink that had been stamped off once. It is difficult to see, but gives a lovely soft look to what otherwise would be very plain.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Elements of Style
Card: Very vanilla, pink pirouette, marina mist
Ink: Marina mist and pink pirouette
Accessories: Beau Chateau dsp, soft suede taffeta ribbon and self adhesive pearls

Retiring List is Out Now

It's out with the old to make room for the new! Stampin' Up! have released the Retirement list of stamps and accessories in preparation for the new catalogue. Now is a great time to grab a bargain with lots of products being discounted. But be warned these specials are only while stocks last and they will go quick!

 Also all the individual markers are retiring and you won't be able to get them singly in the new catalogue.  So if you have a favourite marker or a colour you always wanted, get it now!

Remember the 2010-2012 In colours are retiring. Farewell pear pizzazz, poppy parade and the others. Reinkers and cardstock tend to go fast, so again be quick.

Check out the full retired lists at Stampin' Up! customer page

So email, phone or come round for a cuppa to place an order. I will be doing individual orders as they come in to make sure you don't miss out. Orders will be sent straight to your door. Postage will be $5.95 or 5%, whichever is greater