Sunday, 17 October 2010

Another Vintage Birthday card...

...and no I don't mean vintage in age ........but vintage in style!!

I made this birthday card for a fellow crafting friend (and also SU demonstrator) who is celebrating her 40th birthday on Wednesday. Now this is where I hope that she doesn't look on my blog till after Wednesday! but I thought I'd show it today since I am on a roll uploading pictures from my camera as I have more to come.

Another one of my favourite stamp sets is Vintage Vogue and I have used that and the matching wheel to make this card.
The flower has been made by using the rock n roll technique with Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze ink. I stamped two large ones and one small one and layered with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Again I have used the same colour combo as the card in the post below.









Cardstock: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze
Stamps sets: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage, Playful Pieces (sentiment)
Embellishments: Marina Mist 5/8" satin ribbon, Pearls
Thanks for looking...x

A little bit of vintage....

Two of my favourite stamps sets in the new 2010 - 2011 Idea Book and Catalogue are Style Beautiful and Artistic Etchings. I love the vintage and artsy feel these images have.
I have been playing around with a few colour schemes with these stamp sets and one of my favourite colour combos is Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.

I made this card today for my brother's girlfriend as it is her birthday on Friday.



Cardstock: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamps sets: Artistic Etchings, Style Beautiful, Music Notes (wheel), Sincere Salutations
Punches: Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval
Embellishments: Rhinestone Brads

Thanks for looking...x

Monday, 4 October 2010

Baby Girl Box


I made this box to put a locket in as a christening gift for my friend Stephanie's baby girl Aurelia.
It was made from one sheet of A4 card and required only folding, no cutting. It is the perfect size for small gifts.

Stamps: Fox and Friends, Vintage Vogue

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake,

Cardstock: Pick Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Ribbon: Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon

Punch: Scallop border edge

Anyone for Cupcakes?

...unfortunately not the edible variety!!

....however hopefully ones that will be popular at workshops!!


Having been inspired with the "Book to Look" concept and also Christmas advent muffin trays that I have seen on the internet, I decided to combine the two and came up with a business tool that I am hoping will be a talking point at parties and be popular.


I decorated cupcakes (circles) and fixed on to a cupcake tray with magnetic squares. Behind each cupcake is a small embellished circle with a number inside.


The concept is that each customer that spends £50 at a workshop will choose one of the cupcake toppers. Behind each topper is a number. At the end of the party I will reveal the corresponding prize for that number. Up for grabs will be a stamp set with a value no less than £15. Prizes could also include a voucher, an ink pad, snail adhesive, embellishments, 2 metre lengths of ribbon etc.
Hostesses will also get to choose a topper as a thank you for booking a party with me.




Card stock: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

.Inks: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Whisper White,

Ribbon: Old Olive Satin, Chocolate Chip Satin, Old Olive striped Grosgrain,


Stamps: I {heart} Hearts, Dot to Dot, Flight of the Butterfly.

Punches: Butterfly, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle.





An added bonus for me was that I entered my Cupcake Tray in the demo choice section at a recent SU regional training day and was shocked (but thrilled!) to win!!


Friday, 1 October 2010

The new catalogue is here!!!!




The much awaited and anticipated Catalogue Launch is finally HERE!!!!
It has more pages than last year and is packed full of new stamps, new papers, new ribbons, new punches, new embellishments and more!!

If you haven't got a hard copy yet you can now finally have a look at the online one and start making your wish list.



Clear-Mount Rubber Stamps

Stampin' Up! now offers repositionable, clear-mount rubber stamps, in addition to their award-winning wood-mount rubber stamps! These new clear-mount stamps are designed to maintain the unbeatable image quality you love about traditional Stampin' Up! stamps, while at the same time offering the flexibility, ease of use, and storability inherent in repositionable rubber stamps.


Great news for those of you with space saving issues, also the lower prices means you can BUY so much more.



Don't delay! Contact me at sharonlindasim@hotmail.com to place your order!!


If our wish list is huge and you want to spread the cost over 6 months then contact me and ask about my stampers 6 group starting in January.

Time For Snow!

....but fortunately I don't literally mean right now!! As much as I love snow (well only if I don't need to drive in it) I am not ready for more snow just yet!!

Rather my post title is the title of a scrapbook page that I made a few nights ago using photographs of my two boys taken in Januarys' snowfall.




I used a 12" x 12" sheet of Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and stamped a background using Serene Snowflakes stamps with the stampin off technique (to get fainter images). Inks used are Pacific Point, Real Red, Old Olive and Early Espresso.

I mounted the photos on a Real Red mat that had been stamped using the Medallion stamp in Real Red. The strips of card are Old Olive and Pacific Point, which was punched with the scallop edge punch.

The tree embellishments have been made using the new level 3 hostess stamp set Playful Pieces which I adore!! They are so versatile and can be used to create lovely images.

To finish off I tied a piece of Old Olive satin ribbon around the strips of card.