Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sweet Summer

I hope you are still using your sale-a-bration stamp sets.
Unfortunately our New Zealand "Sweet Summer" has gone, and so has the stamp set, but for those of you who have it and are looking for inspiration, give this a try.

For me this card has just enough vintage appeal without being too fussy, using tone-on-tone stamping for the three background pieces and a crisp image that can so easily be achieved by using Stampin' Up's Whisper White card stock.  There really is nothing like it for achieving that professional look we all strive for.

Add Crumb Cake card stock, tearing, a smidgen of sponging, a Jumbo Eyelet and Stampin' Up! ribbon and there you have it - all thanks to Jessica Luther, Expressive Designs.

I guess my next blog should be an Autumn card before it is too late...........  Mmmmmm  "French Foliage".

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


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This is a stamp I thought I would never use!
Now I think it is amazing and I love using it.
I cased this idea from Carrie Gaskin - Artistic Avenger
and just changed and added a few things.

Supplies all by Stampin'Up!

Stamp Sets:        Motorcycle - a la Carte Single Stamp, 
                   Sentimental Journey

Card stock:        Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory,
                   Specialty Designer Series Paper
Classic Ink Pads:  Marina Mist, Basic Black

Tools:             Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot,
                   Mat Pack & Paper-Piercing Tool

Other:             Jumbo Eyelets, Black Embossing Powder,
                   Hemp Twine, VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Strength & Hope


I really love the 'Strength & Hope' stamp set.  
Not only is it beautiful and versatile but for every set sold Stampin' Up donates NZ$2.00 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
For more information visit

Card Stock:     Very Vanilla & Concord Crush
Stampin' Pads:  Sahara Sand & Concord Crush              
Ribbon:         Whisper White Organza (dyed with C/Crush)
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne  Mist

Contact me to buy any or all of the above products.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Just Because card

This card idea is from the Stampin' Up Impressions magazine which is available only to Stampin' Up Demonstrators.  It was a delight to make and went down really well at my last class.

Note the double embossing used on the Newsprint Designer Series Paper and the heat treated, dyed ribbon.  Both great techniques.

Stampin' Up products used:

Notably Ornate Stamp Set;
Pear Pizzazz and Rich Razzleberry Card Stock;
Newsprint Designer Series Paper;
Basic Black and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pads;
VersaMark Pad;
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder;
White Organza Ribbon dyed with Rich Razzleberry ink;
Antique Brads;
Big Shot;
Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

To buy any or all of these products contact me and I will be happy to help.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day

This beautiful Mother's Day Card was made by guest stamper
Val McGunnigle.

Stampin'Up Products used:

Nature Walk Stamp Set;
French Foliage Stamp Set;
Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die;
Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder;
Certainly Celery Card Stock;