Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #40 - Just for you

Hi all,

It has been far too long since I have joined in any challenges (things have been more than hectic), however I have set aside some time this week to join in my favourite challenge! This week Keesh has a colour challenge, using this fab combo:

Here is my card:

If this card looks a little familiar, scroll down :) It's a variation on a previous card I made using the awesome new Just Believe stamp set and gorgeous Beautiful Wings embosslit. I have used the Stampin' Write markers direct to the rubber to get the multi-coloured panel for the sentiment frame.

Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: So Saffron, Rose Red, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, So Saffron, Rose Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Basic Grey taffeta ribbon, Scallop Trim border punch, basic rhinestone jewels, dimensionals, glue dots, 2-way glue pen.

You can join in and also check out all the other entries here.

Have a great day,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Is it that time already?

Hi all,

Spring has definitely sprung here in central Queensland - the weather is perfect at the moment, and along with all of my new goodies arriving from the new Idea Book & Catalogue, it is a wonderful yet busy time of the year! I am also heading off to Regional training this weekend, which I'm really looking forward to. I can't wait to show you all the swaps I receive!

It is also the time of year when Christmas cards begin to make a more frequent appearance in blogland and on my desk. Here is a quick and effective card I designed for a Make & Take at a workshop on the weekend:

Some of the ladies changed the position of the central image and it looked great as well. You could easily choose a different ornament image (from Delightful Decorations), and swap a different colour for the Real Red, to have a variety of Christmas cards on hand. I am going to try this with the great little Christmas Greetings set as well.

This card features the new In Colours with Very Vanilla & Sahara Sand, the gorgeous new Just Believe stamp set, new Beautiful Wings embosslit, new Modern Label punch and new pearl jewels:

This one is so cute - I love owls and the new Owl punch is so much fun. I have made a paperclip bookmark, using giant paperclips from Big W. I love that I can match the colours from the awesome new colour collections - this one is Blushing Bride, one of the In Colours:

You can view a tutorial on how to make an owl bookmark paperclip at Chic n' Scratch by Angie Kennedy Juda, here.
I think that Poppy Parade is going to be my new favourite colour! You can see just a smidge on the owl (the heart) and the largest butterfly on the second card.
I am off now to complete my swaps! Have a great week,

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue!

Hi all,

I have updated my links for the brand new Idea Book & Catalogue - you can click here to view it online, or click on the image in my sidebar ( <---).

There are so many beautiful products and projects in this year's catalogue! Contact me if you would like your own copy.

Thanks to all who attended my Wine & Cheese catalogue launch on Friday night! Congratulations again to the prize winners. It was lovely to meet some new people, get to know some of you a little better and to spend time with friends!

I hope any dads reading this have a wonderful Father's Day,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ESAD Blog Hop: Happy New Catalogue!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the ESAD "Happy New Catalogue" Blog Hop!
ESAD stands for 'Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators' and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We love what we do, and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but 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 needed.
So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

You might have arrived here from Gemma Coumbe's blog or you might be starting here - either way you can follow the hop all the way around. If you get lost along the way, there's a list of particiants at the bottom of this post, so you can keep on hopping!

Please leave a comment at each blog along the hop - if you do, you can email Leonie (click on her name for the address) and let her know, and she will enter you into the draw for some Blog Candy! (Please note that Demonstrators are encouraged to join in, but are not eligible to win the Blog Candy).
On to my projects!
I absolutely fell in love with the Apple Blossoms set as soon as I saw it. I love how versatile it is, and can imagine all kinds of colour combos with it. On this card, I have used Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake (formerly known as Kraft), Old Olive and Whisper White:

Next I have created a little sticky note holder, using other images from the Apple Blossoms set: On this project I've stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock - it creates a different effect that works well with the linen thread and Crumb Cake base cardstock:

Lastly, I have used the For You flower and coordinating Fancy Flower punch to create a simple set of mini cards and a pizza box, with the embellishment and colours inspired by a similar box featured on page 2 of the new catalogue:

I have made a belly band on the pizza box, which the flower is attached to:

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today! I am so excited about the wonderful new Idea Book & Catalogue. Next stop on the hop is the very talented Sharlene Meyer. I know you will love what she has to show you!
Happy hopping, see you soon,

Leonie Schroder -
Keryn Campbell -
Vicki Were -
Aly Adcock -
Juliette Chapman -
Kristine Thompson -
Jo Weedon -
Jan McAnulty -
Karen Southwell
Kim Conway -
Jane Norrish -
Pauline Bennetts -
Gemma Coumbe -
Genelle Little -
Sharlene Meyer -
Susan Joyce -
Rhonda Statham -
Monique Fielder -
Andrea Buckland
Bev Watt
Lisa Ryder
Claire Mcilhatton
Mae Collins -
Charmaine Black -
Lynn Powell -