Sunday, September 23, 2012

Embossing..and lots of it!


The lovely ladies at Sunny challenges have given me another opportunity to be a guest designer. Along with a great sketch, the instruction this week is embossing. This is my favourite technique for adding texture and dimension to any project.

I have used both dry embossing (using a folder and the big shot) and heat embossing (using powder and the heat gun). I couldn't decide between gold or silver powder so thought 'what the heck!' and used both! I also sponged around the edges of the background embossing as this helps to make it stand out.

So make sure you check out the challenge and have a go.  I am in Bali at the moment, but will be checking in on what everyone is making.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Mixed Bunch
Card: Early espresso, pretty in pink and whisper white
Ink: pretty in pink and early espresso (sponging), versamark
Accessories: Gold and silver embossing powder, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, circles #2 die, 3/4" circle punch, blossom punch, early espresso tulle and self adhesive rhinestones

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Easel Card


I love making these easel cards. They are so easy, but the unusual fold gives a real Wow! to the card. The sketch has come from Sunny challenges with the added instruction this week  to make an easel card. The ladies have included a link to the instructions, so I won't put one here. My box of new products arrived yesterday so I put them straight to work!

Project Recipe
Stamp: Papillon Potpourri and Perfect punches
Card: Lucky limeade, tangerine tango and whisper white
Ink: Black stazon, tangerine tango and daffodil delight
Accessories: Floral District dsp, butterfly punch, self adhesive rhinestones, white organza ribbon and largest oval punch

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Black and White



Once again I have been asked to be a guest designer for Sunny Challenges. I love their challenges and try to do them each week. This week there is a sketch and the added challenge of only using black and white! Take a look and I hope you will join in the fun this week.

I have stamped and white embossed the flower three times, then cut the petals in three layers giving a wonderful  3D effect. 

Project Recipe
Stamp: Creative Elements
Card: Basic black and whisper white
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Black embossing powder, white embossing powder, black grosgrain ribbon, polka dots embossing folder

Monday, September 3, 2012

Such a Cutie


It is Monday  so it must be Sunny Challenge time again! When I first saw the dimensions I thought OMG! that is huge..and then I cut and folded and thought OMG! that is tiny, lol! But how cute are these little cards, perfect for adding to those small gifts when you don't want the envelope overwhelming the present.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Delicate Doilies
Card: Pool party, midnight muse and whisper white
Ink: pool party and midnight muse
Accessories: Comfort cafe dsp, white organza ribbon, tasteful trim XL die, rhinestone brad

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New Stampin' Up! Catalogues

I have put up links to the TWO new Stampin' Up! Catalogues.

The main catalogue is available from now until the end of June and includes loads of new stamps (as well as some old favourites), papers, tools and embellishments. There has also been a price reduction on many of the products.

The second Occasions catalogue has products for all those special celebrations over the next few months, from Halloween through to Valentine's and especially Christmas! The catalogue is available until the end of January.

If you missed my launch last week and wish to have a look at the catalogues just email to arrange a time for coffee, chat and a look.