Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Less Is More Week 8

Pop over to the Less Is More Challenge Blog to see this week's challenge which is a sketch based one.

I chose to make a baby girl card for my best friend who gave birth to a gorgeous girl a few days ago.

I have folded an A4 piece of Whisper White card from Stampin' Up! in to three to make a tall DL card. Folding the card means I get a stronger base.

The front is matted with the same white card that has been embossed with a dotty embossing folder. The card has been matted on to Blushing Bride pink card by SU and finished with a bow tied with the my favourite poly stitched ribbon by SU in matching Blushing Bride. The tag has been stamped with a sentiment from the Tiny Tags stamp set and punched with the small tag punch.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter my prize draw here if you haven't already done so.


Sunday, 27 March 2011

Love Letter Mini Book

When I saw the new artsy stamp sets and the Love Letter Paper range by Stampin' Up! I knew that I wanted to make them in to a mini book. I have started making one but have yet to finish all the pages inside so watch out for more photos.

I made the 3D flower using the Fancy Flower Punch - I punched three flowers then scrunched each flower to break the fibres in the cardstock. Once the edges started to separate I carefully peeled the card giving two flowers from each punched flower.

I sewed a running stitch along the centre of the ribbon and pulled to gather and give the ruffled effect.

I  used the 5" x 5" On Board Journal by Stampin' Up! and the following supplies to make the cover:

Designer Series Paper: Love Lette
Card: Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Style Beautiful, Notably Ornate, Artistic Etchings
Ink: Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Ribbon: 1 1/4" Black Striped Grosgrain, 5/8" Very Vanilla Satin, 3/8" Real Red Taffeta
Punches: Fancy Flower Extra Large, Oval Extra Large, Boho Blossoms, Eyelet Border, Spiral Border
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter my prize draw here if you haven't already done so.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge Blog

Challenge blogs are a great way to find a missing mojo or provide some inspiration for creating cards, scrapbook pages, 3D and gift items as well as other projects.

There is a brand new one starting next week called Simply Stampin' which is going to provide a new challenge every Saturday at 8am. The challenges are going to rotate between a sketch challenge, a colour challenge and a themed challenge. 

I am really excited to have been picked to join the design team for this new blog and can't wait to get involved!

I really hope that you will join us each week to take part in the challenges. You can make any project you like and enter the Simply Stampin' Challenge as long as you use one Stampin' Up! image or sentiment and it fits in with the challenge set that week. Entries close at 6pm the evening before the next challenge and the Top 3 will be announced the following day.
 The first challenge will go live on Saturday 2nd April and there will be a prize for the winner of the first challenge!!!

If you haven't yet visited the blog then I encourage you to have a look here and become a follower. Don't forget to grab the banner to display on your blog too!!!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

A New Look and a Giveaway!

I have been on the waiting list for a blog design by Veronica McCollum since the beginning of 2010 but it has been well worth the wait!

I asked Veronica to design me a blog with whimsical images, in particular owls, as that matches me being a teacher. I requested some of my favourite Stampin' Up! colours such as Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi as well as colours from the Brights Range.

I am absolutely over the moon with my new look. I love the owl in particular and am tickled pink with my blinkie!!! I also love the favicon (the small image of the owl that you can see in the web address or on the tab)

I think, however, that my owl needs a name so have decided to ask my blog readers for suggestions.

My Ink Pad

I will enter everyone who makes a suggestion / leaves a comment about my new blog in to a prize draw to win a prize. I can't show a picture of the prize as it is something that isn't available until the new SU mini catalogue comes out on the 1st April, but I can promise that you won't be disappointed......one hint is that it is appropriate!!!

To be in with a chance of winning all I ask is that you post your suggestion / comment below, link this post on your blog and become a follower of my blog......feel free to grab my blinkie to display on your blog if you have one too!! 

ETA: Now that the mini catalogue is available I can disclose that the winner of this giveaway will win a Stampin' Up! Two Step Owl Punch!! This punch was unavailable to me as a pre-order so I have no samples to show....I too am desperate to get my hands on this little guy!!!  I have to say that I am LOVING the owl names so far....do keep them coming!!

The draw will be made on 30th April 2011. (the draw will be made using random.org)

Good luck!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

March Frenzy

Get great Stampin’ Up! products up to 30 percent off during the March Frenzy sale--1-31 March only!

See here for details....x

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Artistic Etchings Cards

These cards are all made using Artistic Etchings, one of my favourite stamp sets. I love the arty feel these stamps have.

Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Vintage Vogue (sentiment)
Designer Series Paper: Love Letter
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Basic Black
Marker: Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand
Ribbon: Basic Black Taffeta
Punches: Eyelet Border, Heart large and small, Modern Label
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones
Tools: Spritzer

Thanks for looking....x