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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Forum Challenge

I have made cards for a couple of the monthly Art with Heart team forum challenges.

For the Colour Challenge (Pink & Grey) I have used Whisper White, Pixie Pink and Going Gray cardstock and Basic Grey DSP. The stamps - Teeny Tiny Sentiments and Vintage Vogue - and die from the Lots of Tags Die - are all from the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.

It doesn't show up very well in my photos but the flower centres all have a bit of Dazzling Diamonds

The second card is based on a sketch:

I have used the Movers and Shapers Die and the Curly Label Punch. The card base is Blush Blossom and I've clear embossed Ruby Red cardstock that I've rolled using the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel and Ruby Red Ink. The greeting is from the Level 1 Hostess Set – Best Yet. A couple of Mellow Moss strips and it's done!

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Emily......

A JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) friend - Emily - has just turned 30 and had the big 30th birthday party on Saturday. Kim and I were unable to attend but I made her a card that she should have received in Friday's mail. But I had the number of her unit wrong.... so she'd didn't actually get it until last night! (I am so thankful to Australia Post for getting it there!!!) It's now safe to show it to you all - I didn't want to post it here until Emily had seen it first in the "flesh".

I used two stamp sets - Cottage Garden from the new mini and Priceless (which my upline Claire has let me borrow - Thanks Claire!). The coordinating DSP paper Cottage Wall was a no brainer as was the coordinating Ink in Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence. I used Old Olive for the card base and jazzed it up a bit with the Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Ribbon and a tab made with the Curly Label Punch.

It's the first time I've made a card like this – it's called a Criss-Cross Card and the inset pulls out. That's where you write your greeting. It's so cute and fits in a standard sized envelope.

Hope you like it - I know Emily did!

See you soon

Happy Stampin'


Friday, April 16, 2010

A fun time with the Big Shot

On Tuesday I had a few of my hostesses over to have a look at some of the new products from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue, which is just jam packed with lots of new product which I just know you are going to fall in love with.

We had a couple of hours of crafting, coffee and chocolate...and a few laughs. It was a very enjoyable way to spend a Tuesday.

These are three projects that they were able to make:

A cute little gift bag made with the Big Shot and the Top Note and Movers & Shapers Curly Label Dies and the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. All three are exclusive to Stampin' Up!.

And you know one of the best features of the Curly Label Die  - it coordinates with the Cute & Curly Punch Bundle. Good thinking Stampin' Up!

The  bag was made from Melon Mambo cardstock, one of the new In Colours. Of course we just had to use the Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Ink Pad and Polka-Dot Ribbon too.

We used the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel for the background and the large flower from Vintage Vogue and one large Clear Rhinestone Brad. I gave each lady a small empty cello bag to use with their gift bag once they decided who they were going to give it to. The gift will show through the curly window of the bag. How cute is that!

This was a VERY simple small gift card using the new Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, which at $30.95 is a steal! When you punch your paper you actually end up with 3 images, so you can mix and match paper colours and textures to suit. You could even use the images separately.

We used Basic Black for the bird and inked the edge of its wing with Whisper White and adhered it with a Stampin' Dimensional.  And yes - you are correct - we have used Melon Mambo again..... Don't you just love that colour!

This card was made using the Cottage Wall DSP and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock. The Inks were in Old Olive, Orchid Opulence and the new Rich Razzleberry.  The greeting was stamped with Heard from the Heart and the flower with Cottage Garden (which coordinates with the Cottage Wall DSP and Flower Fantasy Printed Window Sheets)

All the stamp sets we used were the new Clear Mount stamps. Made it VERY easy to see where we were stamping and still produced the great sharp image that you expect from Stampin' Up!.

I hope you like these projects. If you are interested in making any of them, or in getting "up close and personal" with the Big Shot, then just call me on 9727 3992 or email me at

Thanks for dropping in.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Carry Over Product

Good New Stampers.......Some product from the Spring 2009 and the Summer 2009-2010 Mini catalogues are still available to purchase.

Click HERE to see the products online and call me if you would like to place an order.

Fiona :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A New Mini

I've been away for a little while - went camping with family and friends to the Tara Valley National Park near Yarram. Had a great time but missed being able to post details of Stampin' Up!'s new mini catalogue on April 1st - the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue. So here it is, albeit a few days late.

If you click the picture at right you can view a pdf file of the catalogue. It's full of new product including the BIG shot (with exclusive dies), new punches (with new punch design) and new stamps (now available in clear mount as well as the traditional wood mount).

If you would like to earn one of the 2 new Hostess stamp sets then give me a call on 9727 3992, or email me (see contact details at left) to book a workshop.