Archive for September, 2010

Faux Metal

A few weeks ago at the Stampin Up Perth Regionals – there was a demonstration on Faux Metal.  It was quite timely for me – because this week I had scheduled a Faux Metal Class.

I’d done one last year or the year before – but it was time to revisit the technique.

We made 2 cards.  The first card is using Riding Hood Red – which is such a lovely colour.

We used the Baroque Motifs swirly stamp on the Faux Metal Flowers and in the background.  Behind the flowers we used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folders that we sponged with Whisper White Ink.

For our second Card, we used the Heart Stamp from the Always stamp set.

The colours are Crumb Cake, Marina Mist & Early Espresso.  Don’t you love that 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon??  I do.

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September 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm 1 comment

Just Add Ink # 36 Sketch

Just Add Ink # 36 is a Sketch Challenge this week.  The Just Add Ink girls have made some beautiful cards – you can go and check them out here.

But before you do – have a look at what I did with the sketch.   So here is the sketch…..

I decided to do a Scrap book page.

I have used the Greenhouse Gala DSP and Organza Ribbon.  I cut the Photos with the Big Shot Top Note Die. The letters were cut with the Medium Sizzlits Dies – Timeless Type Junior Alphabet.  I have also Spritz the White Card with So Saffron Ink…..but you can’t really see that.

September 25, 2010 at 7:16 am 1 comment

Just Add….Sympathy

The Challenge at Just Add Ink this week is Just Add Sympathy.  Sympathy Card is actually something that I am asked to make quite often.  They are ones you want to have on hand ready to give at the right moment.

It did not take me long to put this together – cause the idea had been stored in my memory for some time.

So I masked of the circle and then used my brayer and Pocket Silhouettes stamp set to do this.  The colours are So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red & Chocolate chip.  The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations.

Go check out the Design Teams creations here.

September 17, 2010 at 6:32 am 8 comments

Regional Swaps

There is no Card Class tonight – due to some ladies being sick, some away and some unable to make it…..so I thought instead I would post some of the Swap cards I got while I was at Regionals last weekend.  Enjoy……

Love this cute little bird…….made by my good friend Susan Joyce.


Made by Avril Lee – I love the colours she has used.

Ohh – I have to get some of these Butterflies.  This card is done my a fellow Just Add Ink Designer – Jodene Tripp. 

Made by Michelle Scott – love all the elements to this card – shapes and colours.

Made by  Tonia Brown.  Cool Butterfly and Vintage elements.

This is by Lynn Powell – I love all the different shapes and textures on this card.

So – that as small selection of the swaps I got.  I will post some more another day. 

Thank you to everyone that swapped with me.

September 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm Leave a comment

SU Perth Regionals

I had a great day out today at the Stampin Up Perth Regionals.  It’s so nice to get together will like-minded friends to stamp and craft the day away. 

We saw loads of wonderful demonstrations and new techniques and ideas.  We also saw and played with new stamping products and colours.  It was great.  And I have a few pic’s to show you from my day.
From L to R – Alison, Me, Janet, Kerry & Jenny.  These lovely girls are in my downline.

The Klass Act Girls.  This is the Team that I belong too.  With our wonderful Leader Sarah Klass in the front (in the brown shirt to my left).

I was wrapped to catch up with these ladies…..we are all part of the Just Add Ink Design Team.  L to R Sarah, Jodene, Amanda, Me & Jan.

So as you can tell from these pics that a big part of Stampin Up and being a Demonstrator is meeting lovely people and making great Friends.

So what about the Stamping?   Ohh there was heaps of that.  We did some great Make n Takes using some of the new products and colours that have just been released.  So here they are.
This is a cute little Love Note card.



This is a lovely 6 x 6 Scrapbook page – I have stamped mine but not put it together yet because I want to put a pic on it first.

A cute box – which I have Stamped but not put together – so it would be easier to bring home. 

All of these projects use the Every Moment stamp set which is awesome for the Watercolouring and Masking techniques. 

When we go to a Stampin Up meeting most of us make up some cards to swap with others while we are there.  It’s a great way to meet each other – see new products, techniques and colour used and it also gives you a good amount of samples for you to show off. I made a few swaps to share.
Here are all my Swaps on the table before I left.
 This is the first one – I used the Big Shot to make the Background sheet.  The colours are Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi, River Rock.

This Brayered background is done in Baja Breeze and the Trees are stamped in Night of Navy.

This is another Brayered one…..which you might have seen before – cause I originally made it for a Just Add Ink Embossing Challenge in July.

The swaps I received were awesome.  And they will inspire me with great colour combos, techniques and layouts.  I’d like to say Thank you to all the ladies that swapped with me.  I received about 35 cards.  I have decided not to post them all today.  But will do another post soon showing you my swaps and other card ideas.

September 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm 5 comments

Just Add Ink # 34 – Colour Combo

We are doing a Colour Combo Challenge this week at Just Add Ink.  And they are lovely colours……..

This week – again I just did not know what I was going to do.  And so I got the card colours out and started to play around.  Then I looked at my punches and realised that I had not used the Star punches recently…..so away I went with them.  And here is the end result.

So although these colours are quite girly…..my card isn’t.   To be honest – I’m not sure I really even like it!  But as my time was tight so I only had one chance to create for this challenge.  I do like the sparkly glitter that I put on the stars.

Here is the link for you to go and check out the Just Add Ink Design Team’s creation…..and I reckon you should too…cause they are just beautiful.

September 10, 2010 at 8:44 pm 4 comments

New Products Class

Tonight we did Cards using some of the Products from the New Catalogue.

First up we used the new Greenhouse Gala  DSP and Whisper White Organaza Ribbon to make this card.

The ladies LOVE this ribbon – it’s lovely and smooth satin in the middle.

The Ink colours are Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie & Chocolate Chip.  Pocket  Silhouettes Stamp Set.

Here is our Second card

The Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch is cool…..we also crimped these flowers and stamped the card too.  We also used the Newsprint DSP on this card.

Colours are Basic Black, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

September 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm 1 comment

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