Saturday, 17 August 2013

Saturday class cards August 2013


The first two cards above are all the rage at the moment with the easy “sunburst technique”. The gorgeous butterfly card is made using instructions from the fabulous Tami White, using the Stampin’ up Bitty Butterfly punch and Papillon  matching Potpourri Stamp set.


The first card is made by stamping the flowers / leaves in Whisper White craft ink, then using the matching framelits, make a mask with the Big Shot. The mask is placed over the matching flower / leaf and sponging over with classic ink. Very effective.

The third card was sent to me by my lovely up-line Vicki Were, I cased the card and we made it in class last Saturday, using Crushed Curry as the main colour, and sponging all edges. This used the lovely stamp set “Happy Day”.


This set of 3 cards are made using the new Pansy punch and matching Flower Shop stamp set. The original design was by Rhonda Price, she used the Fancy Fan embossing folder, I changed it to using the Woodgrain Embossing folder.


The first card is made using strips of cardstock, layered onto a plain piece of card, this was then run through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. In this case the new Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder. The ribbon is the new 2013-2015 in colour Ruffle Stretch Trim, with the ribbon stretching, it made it a breeze to attach to the back of the cardstock circle. The clay rose was coloured with Coastal Cabana to match the ribbon.

The next card was cased from Patti Long Bossi and also uses the new Pansy Punch and matching Flower Shop Stamp set.

The last card is loosely cased from Pamela Staples,  and was fun to make. Once again it uses the Pansy Punch and Flower Shop Stamp set. This time the flower was stamped on vellum using Versamark and embossed with White embossing powder. The flower was coloured in on the back side of the vellum with Stampin’ Up! markers.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

July Southern Crafters Craft Market

Invercargill Velodrome

Thank you to all my customers who visited my at my market stall this weekend. I had a fantastic weekend and look forward to seeing you all again at my next market.


Saturday, 6 July 2013

Set of 6 cards.

Recently I was asked to make a set of 6 cards to farewell colleagues from my work.

All the cards were made using Stampin’ Up! products, and new In Colours from the lastest 2012 – 2013 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. The cards were extra large cards designed so that fellow colleagues could write their messages inside. All cards had a bit of extra bling with Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle dotted around or drawn on top.


This card was made using the full set of Floral Frames Collection Framelits, matching stamp set called Daydream Medallions, and the new Coastal Cabana coloured Cardstock.  Background stamp set used was Flowering Flourishes.






This card uses the popular triple time stamping technique and the full set of Labels Collection Framelits.  Stamp set used is my current favourite stamp set: Stippled Blossoms.




The next two cards use the large Swallowtail butterfly stamp.  The first embossed in white embossing powder onto Whisper White cards stock, then sponged with various Stampin’ Up! classic inks. Small butterflies were stamped in Midnight Muse direct to the card, and also onto Whisper White card.  They were punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch and Bitty Butterfly punches.

The 2nd Swallowtail butterfly embossed in silver embossing powder onto vellum cardstock.  The back coloured in with markers, fussy cut out and layered on the top of the card.


This card used the Secret Garden stamp set and matching Framelits. The background Lattice Bigz die was used for the trellis. Based card stock is the new Baked Brown Sugar In Colour, leaves and flowers were stamped in Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Strawberry Slush Classic Inks.





The final card was made using the Flowering Flourishes Stamp set, new air dried clay and flower molds. The flowers were coloured in after making by pressing them into a Strawberry Slush Classic Ink Pad.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter Eggs with flowers and butterflies.

These delightful treats were made by my DD aged 10 years to take to school to share with her classmates. They went down a treat.

Punches used were the Elegant Butterfly, Blossom punch and Bitty Butterfly.

Petite Pocket Die & Crepe Paper Flowers

I’ve been seeing a few flowers made out of the Stampin’ Up Creped Filter paper sprayed with a mixture of  Stampin’ Up! re-inkers and isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)

I didn’t have any Creped Filter paper, but had some ordinary Crepe paper used for making decorations.

The first flowers I made were using the Stampin’ Up! Floral Frames Framelits. The Framelits managed to cut several layers of the crepe paper at the same time.  The Petite Pocket die was cut as directed, and is just he right size to put an electronic gift card inside. I’ve used Itty Bitty Banners Stamp set for the stamp. I got the instructions from Patty Bennett


My second set of flowers were made with the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die. Again several layers were cut out at once.  This time instead of spritzing the paper flowers with a mixture of the isopropyl alcohol and Stampin’ Up! re-inkers, I simply poured some of the alcohol into a small dish, added a small amount of water – (as NZ isopropyl alcohol seems to be stronger than rubbing alcohol).  I spread the flowers out onto sheets of the endless supply of brown paper that comes with our boxes of Stampin’ Up! supplies, put on some gloves, dipped a sponge into the alcohol/re-inker mixture and sponged away.  This gave me a stronger colour than simply spritzing the mixture.

This time I made the Petite Pockets into a small box – using one petite pocket die and adding some extra score lines. Using this you tube tutorial from Dawn Olchefske.


Saturday, 16 February 2013

Sets of lovely note cards–made in classes

The first set of cards were Christmas cards that we made in class at the end of 2012.  They were cased from Patty Bennett.

Using some lovely Christmas Designer paper and a medallion made out of the Daydream Medallions Stampin’ Up! stamp set and the matching Framelits set.  And of course the trusty Big Shot.


This second set of cards was made recently in class and uses:

The new Sycamore Print Sale-a-bration Designer Series paper, the new butterfly punches, Sale-a-bration ribbon, Pretty Petites stamp set and matching curly label punch. As well as scallop square die in the Big Shot.



Owl Creations

I’ve been busy making some items for up coming craft markets.

The first set of items are cute little pillow boxes made with the retired Stampin’ Up! pillow box die, these are cased from Rachael Hecker, who in turned cased them from Creations on Paper.


The 2nd set of items are little boxes using the retired Stampin’ Up! number 2 box die and the Big Shot. These boxes were also cased, this time from Kirsty Brown.


Birthday in a Box

I’ve been creating these lovely boxes, with matching note card and decorated birthday cake using a battery operated tea –light candle. I purchased the instructions for these delightful boxes from Victoria Rogers

This set of boxes uses the new Sale-a-bration Designer Series paper Sycamore Street and a retired Stampin’ Up! hostess set called Happiest Birthday Wishes.  Some of these boxes will be available for purchase at my next craft market.


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

At last – it’s Sale-A-Brate Time!!!

Today - Sale-A-Bration (SAB) begins!  This is a fantastic time of year the best time of year to shop, party and join Stampin' Up!  I'm so excited to share this time with you!
OK so first things first, if you haven't been through a Sale-A-Bration  before, you need to know what this is all about!  YOu can earn free Stampin’ Up! product from now until 22nd March  (note it's an earlier finish than previous years).
  • For every $120 worth of product that you order, you get to choose a free gift.  No limits!
  • Host a party (or party up by yourself and go on a shopping spree!) - if your party orders get to $350 plus shipping, then as the host(ess) you'll earn a free pack of silver glimmer paper in addition to the usual $55 or more in free products of your choice as your hostess rewards!  If your party orders get to $700, then you'll get the silver glimmer paper, a Madison Avenue stamp set, pack of 12 sheets of 12x12" Sycamore Street patterned paper, a pack of Sycamore Street ribbons and buttons, AND at least $110 worth of free product of your choice!  And that's on top of you and your guests earning a free SAB set for each $120 in product you've ordered.  Phew!
  • Join my team during Sale-A-Bration and you'll get an extra 25% worth of product in your starter kit, at no extra charge!  That's up to $356.50 worth of products of your choice, for only $189 when you make the decision to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and share your love of stamping and paper-crafts!  You can join to build a business, or purchase for yourself and a few friends, it's up to you.  I'm here to guide you and teach you what I know about running a successful Stampin' Up! business.  If you have any questions, please ask. 

A simplified version of the official Sale-A-Bration brochure is below. 

If you'd like a printable copy of these so you can refer to them as you put your orders together, let me know as I can send you a PDF.  Or if you're a customer of mine, you are welcome to pick up a copy of the official brochure plus a hard copy of my PDF when I see you next!  (Call me if you can't wait!).