Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Friday Mashup Challenge 94

This was certainly a challenge for me this week
and at first glance I was a bit unsure to enter or not.
I think the idea of the snake put me off.
But after some ideas and lots of thought I 
came up with the card below.
So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project with a "Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake) Theme".
  2. Or Make a project using the "Paper Lantern Technique".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project for the "Chinese New Year featuring the Paper Lantern Technique".
I choose the Paper Lantern Technique.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

60th Birthday Card

I was asked to come up with a Birthday card for 
a 60Th Birthday. Here is the card I came up with.
Not the best photo, taken in a hurry.
All products are Stampin Up.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Celebrate with Sale A Bration and Stampin Up

It's that time of the year again when you can grab some
Free Stampin Up products when you spend $100
or more and this year there are even more incentives
as we celebrate with Stampin Up's 25th year.
Here are a few cards I came up with using Free products.

 Sycamore Street DSP and ribbon. Feeling Sentimental stamp set.

 Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set and Sycamore Street ribbon in Tangerine Tango.

Sycamore Street DSP and ribbon. Pretty Petites stamp set
and coordinating Petite Curly label Punch.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Readers Gallery Vol 19 No 2

I have also had this card published in the same
Volume of Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft
magazine in the Readers Gallery.
All products are Stampin Up.
It is always so exciting for your work to be chosen 
and shared around the nation.

On the Cover of the Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft

I was very excited to have a group of cards chosen
to appear in the Australian Cardmaking Stampin & Papercraft
magazine. To my surprise and absolute delight 1 of the cards
has been chosen for the cover of the magazine.
Even more so I have and always have had a love
of vintage tea cups and to see my cards displayed
with the tea cups was a real joy.
Let's just say when the postman delivered the magazine
there was alot of squeals and excitement.
Vol 19 No2 out soon.

the Friday Mashup challenge 93

here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. 1. Make a project with a "Birthday Theme".
  2. 2. Or Make a project using "Brads".
  3. 3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Birthday project with some brads".
Here is the card I came up with for this week's challenge.
I kept the card very simple and I thought it would be a great
card for a boy's birthday, which I rarely make so that
was a challenge in itself.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Requested Card

Recently I was asked to make a birthday card in blue tones.
Out of all the Stampin Up blues I really like using
Baja Breeze and it has worked in well with some new
DSP that will be available soon for
Stampin Up's Sale A Bration.
The ribbon and brad are also new and available soon.
I have used a new large clear rhinestone on the brad.

Card with matching envelope.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Team Card Challenge January

Our Stampin Up team, The Inksomniacs has a challenge
this month to make a project using new product
from the soon to be released Sale a Bration Catalogue.
Here is the card I came up with.
All products are Stampin Up.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Friday Mashup Challenge 92

Here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
1.       Make a project using "Different Patterns".
Or 2.  Make a project with the three or more colors from "Summer Starfruit,
Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand".
Or 3. "Mash it Up" and create a "Patterned Project with the Challenge Colors".

I went for Number 3 and "Mashed it up".
Way out of my comfort zone with these colours
but thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. 

20th Wedding Anniversary

I made this card for my husband for our
20Th wedding anniversary.
I love old music paper to use for craft projects
and a while ago my dear husband came home
with a pile of sheets for me.
So I thought I would incorporate the paper
into his card. I used Stampin Up's Crumb Cake
and Raspberry Ripple cardstock.
I cut the hearts out with Stampin Up's
Framelits Hearts Collection.
I added the little heart bling for that something something.

Birthday Card with New Stampin Up Product

My 1st Birthday card for the year.
I have made this card for my mother in law.
There are new Stampin Up products on there.
All these products are what I love so I can see myself
making many birthday cards this year with similar products.
All products Stampin Up.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Stampin Up 2013 Sneak Peek New Products

I have decorated this 2013 diary with new products
from Stampin Up that will be available soon.
I am already head over heels for the new
products. If you love vintage, shabby chic
and pretty things you will also love these
new products. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Gifted Secret Santa Gift

Here is my secret Santa gift I posted off.
Give and Take is a gift swap initiative operated in a secret Santa style.
  All gifts given had to be purchased from a handmade maker
operating out of New Zealand or Australia. 

Handmade card

I was so pleased how this envelope turned out so much nicer in real life.

The gifts. Inside the box is a beautiful pair of rose earrings from here,
they are truly stunning.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Stampin Up Clear Mount Stamp Case Card Gift Set

I have made this card gift set using Stampin Up's
Clear mount stamp case. I have used Stampin Up's
Comfort Cafe DSP to place inside the cover and as
the paper is double sided it covers the outside
and inside of the case. Which makes decorating the
case quick and easy. I made two pockets to adhere to the inside
of the case and added envelopes on one side and 5 cards
on the other. I thought this 
would be a great go to set when you need a
Happy Birthday card for short notice.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Reader's Gallery C,S & Papercraft Magazine

In this month's Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazine,
Vol 19 No 1, I have had a card published in the Reader's Gallery.
The stamp set I used has been retired, Flower Fest Stampin Up
 and was one of my favourites. 
The outline of the stamps allowed a lot of scope to create with.