Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Stampin Up Christmas Star

Each month at Stamp Club I like to make something
for the hostess and to show projects with different product.
This time I made an Easel card using Stampin Up's
Christmas products and also a quick Christmas Tag.
I have been using so much of Stampin Up's Glass Glitter.
It goes with everything Christmas and adds that bling.

Monday, October 28, 2013

October Stampin Up Stamp Club

This month at Stamp Club we made 3 Fancy Fold cards.
It was a great class and lots of fun.
These cards have a lot of scope to use
a large range of different products.
Once you get the understanding of how
to make the cards, they are fun and easy.
The other great thing is that they all fit in
and envelope.

Flower Pot Card

Waterfall Card

Easel Card

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Baroque Butterfly

I made this card using Stampin Up's
Beautifully Baroque stamp set and impressions folder.
I stamped onto the butterflies and added some clear
embossing powder to add some texture.
I also inked around the edges with a sponge dauber.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

2013 Christmas Cards for the Troops

My contribution is nearly ready to go.
I just have to add envelopes and
package them all to be posted off.
It's hard to see that there are 40 cards here.
Karen organizes this fantastic effort each year,
follow the link below to have a look.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft Magazine

In this month's edition of 
Australian Cardmaking Stamping
 & Papercraft Magazine
Volume 19 Number 12
I have two cards in the 
Special Features segment titled
Just in Time.
My Upline, Denise MacCabe has also
had a card published in the 
Reader's Gallery.
I have always dreamed of having any of my
cards in the Christmas Edition of this magazine.
Dreams do come true and it is so exciting.

Season of Style

The older I get the quicker Christmas rolls around.
I have started with gusto on all things Christmas.
My desk is a mess and with Christmas craft the
arrival of glitter has made everything shiny and bright.
I have made 8 of the wreaths below, all different.
I have two to share.

I have used Stampin Up's Designer Series Paper
Season of Style to wrap around this wreath.
A sentiment, a snowflake and some bling.

For this wreath I used some of my old music sheet paper.
I made this wreath for our home, so vintage was required.
I cut up some old lace, used some burlap, twine
and upholstery pins.
I added extra layers onto my snowflake to get more
dimension. I also added Glass Stampin Glitter in Silver
to the edges of the stamped snowflakes to add sparkle.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Great Sport in Black & White

I made this card for my son's Birthday.
He is mad about soccer and his beloved team's
colours are black and white.
I have been getting a lot of use from the
Great Sport stamp set from Stampin Up.
I embossed all the images and an extra 
set of stars. I cut them out, added
dimensionals and placed them over the other stars.
All products are Stampin Up.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Beautifully Baroque

I recently made this card 
for a Valentine's Day theme.
The challenge was to make a Valentine's Day card
but not in the traditional red and pinks.
It didn't make the cut but it was great
working on this style.
I have used Stampin Up's Beautifully Baroque
stamp set. Card stock, ribbon and image is
 Pistachio Pudding.
This is one of my
favourite colours at the moment.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Past Published Cards

Here are a few cards that I
 have had published in the
Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft Magazine.
I always get so excited seeing my work in print
and sharing my ideas.

Working with Negatives was the title for this card.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Perfect Size Gift Box

Stampin Up have done a great job this year
with all their boxes. There are boxes for every
gift small or large. I have decorated one of the 
smaller boxes here. The box comes with the window
insert already there and the lovely detail around the window.
Most of the work is done for you. All that is 
needed is a few decorations and a small gift
and you have a beautifully presented present.