Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A slight interruption...

Hi everyone,

I am off to the Stampin' Up! Brisbane Regionals this weekend, and that is just one reason why I haven't been posting lately! The other reasons include a lot of family events, family and friends coming to stay, etc.

I will be back on Monday to show you my swaps from Regionals, and also to celebrate the release of the Summer Mini - it goes live on 1st December! I'll be adding a link, but if you'd like a 'real' copy, just let me know (or your own Demonstrator if that's not me) and I'll get a copy to you.

Despite our crazy week, I did manage to squeeze in a trip to the movies to go and see 'New Moon' (part 2 of the Twilight Saga for those who aren't fans). The best part is, that since this movie came out, I'm not getting teased so much for being 'Team Jacob' anymore!! Lol.
There's still time to place your final orders as we say goodbye to the Spring Mini - my last orders will be placed on Monday morning, so contact me if you'd like to order any of the beautiful products in the Spring mini catalogue.
Have a great week, and if you get a spare moment, why not join in Keesh's fabulous sketch challenge! I have really been missing joining in, but have had to let a few things slide this week.
Take care,

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #15 - Thank You


Well things haven't slowed down since my Open House on the weekend (see this post if you missed it!) and once again I am leaving my entry for Keesh's Inkspirations Colour Challenge #15 until the last minute!
Here is the beautiful colour combo:

And here is my card:

I was experimenting with my greeting and discovered that the 1" circle fits neatly inside the Designer Label frame - I love how it turned out when layered with dimensionals and the Word Window punched piece as well. I have also stamped the punched pieces with the Sanded background to tie in with the base card, and I have sponged the edges.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Short & Sweet, Sanded background
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust
Accessories: Chocolate Chip wide double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, Vintage brads (Antique Brass), Designer Label punch, Word Window punch, 1" circle punch, paper piercer, mat pack, dimensionals, sponge dauber, sponge wedges.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Christmas Open House

Hi all,

As promised, here are some photos from my Christmas Open House event yesterday. Here is a snap of part of the table display (details to follow):
Starting in the centre and moving roughly clockwise, you can see the 'I Wish' mini album (designed by Andrea Walford), a little chocolate pull-treat (courtesy of Kim Gavarra), a 'box in a bag' (designed by Diana Gibbs), the Christmas card from the other day's blog post, some stamped candles (I learned this technique from Simone Bartrum), another card, a Sevens Box (designed by Marelle Taylor), a card and gift tag set, and another chocolate pull-out box (I adapted this one from a fabulous DVD holder by Claire Daly, and the 3D Christmas Classics tree was inspired by Jayne Mercer).

Here's a (blurry!) pic of a 5" x 5" art journal I made using On Board So Tweet chipboard, chocolate chip wide double-stitched grosgrain ribbon and Good Morning Sunshine DSP. I added rub-ons (from the Bright Delight pack) to this glass candle holder to match.
And here is the card we did for our make & take:

Stamps: Season of Joy, Best Yet, So Swirly (jumbo wheel)
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Eyelet border punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, sponge wedge, dimensionals.
The ladies came up with some amazing variations as well, being innovative with their use of the wheel and punches, and all kinds of sponging too! Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of all the gorgeous creations as I was too busy - something to remember for next time :)
Have a great night,

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Very Merry - Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #15

Hello there!

I have been super busy getting ready for my Stampin' Up! Open House on Saturday. (If you live in the Gladstone, Queensland area and would like to come, just email me for the details!) I thought I wouldn't have time to do Keesh's challenge this week... but then I decided to use some leftover bits from the last project I created and join in anyway! Plus I now have a matching card as a sample for Saturday :)

This week the Inkspirations Challenge was a sketch:
And here is my card:

Stamps: Short & Sweet
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Kraft; Real Red DSP and Old Olive DSP from the 'I Wish' Simply Scrappin' kit
Accessories: Die-cuts from 'I Wish' Simply Scrappin' kit, Circle Fire Rhinestone brad, 2" circle punch (non-SU!) Chocolate Chip wide double-stitched ribbon, sponge dauber, Curly Label punch, Jumbo Neutrals 5/16" brads, paper piercer, mat pack, dimensionals.