Archive for November, 2010
I had a great night out with the ladies from A Klass Act last night. Usually when we get together – we are stamping (and it’s during the day). It was great to go out for a lovely meal too.
We still combined it with Stamping by making and giving Secret Santa gifts. That was fun too. We are a talented group of ladies and made some beautiful gifts for each other.
I received I lovely box of Chocolates.
This was made by Alisha. It’s very clever cause it has a window in the Box and lid…..so you can see the yummy contents. And how about that Ribbon? It’s the really beautiful 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain and perfect for tying round a box like this.
They were made by Michelle and this is a pic that she took of them altogether.
I put together a gift box and filled it with girly things…..Shoes & Handbags. Inside the Shoe is a Nail Polish and File. And the Handbag had Stampin Bits and Pieces inside.
On Wednesday night – we did a Birthday Book Class. The ladies have been asking me to do this for quite some time – so we had a very full table.
I decided to use the Elegant Soiree Papers – because I really love the colours. They are Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla & Basic Grey.
I used the Big Shot and Timeless Type Junior Alphabet to write the word Birthdays. On the inside we used different colours to decorate the pages.
Once it is all Stamped and folded up we bound it together with a coil binding. Then attached some ribbons. The way we folded it created little pockets to put cards in for each month.
I had to laugh actually – cause I often stamp away on my own and then within a very short time find I have a major mess everywhere. On Wednesday night when every body started making their Birthday Books we had a mess within minutes………so I decided to take a pic of the table so you could see.
From Bottom left going round the table the ladies are……… Virginia, Alison, Gayle, Kerry, Janet, Jenny & Michelle.
And from the other end of the table……from Centre of pic, Kerry, Janet, Jenny, Michelle, Virgina, Alison and Gayle.
It’s Colour Challenge time at Just Add Ink this week. And they a great Colours too……
I have used Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and River Rock – which are the Challenge Colours…..but I have also added a bit of Real Red. Whoops!
As I say – I only just realised (which writing this post) that the Real Red is not meant to be in there.
This looks like a big card – but my idea with this is to package up some family photos that we have had taken recently. So they will make great gifts for my family and also be light to post over seas.
I’ve used Shimmer Paint on the Embossed background – which was done with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. The baubles are from the Delightful Decorations Stamp set. I used the Ornament Punch to cut them out. The words are done with the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet (Medium Sizzlits Dies).
So head on over to Just Add Ink – where you can see the Projects made by the Design Team. They are all beautiful – and they used the right colours too!!
So it’s time to get your Cards Made and in the Post. For this Challenge I decided I wanted to try out the Stampin Up Holly & Jolly Rub On’s.
So I made this Card and matching Box. I used the Ornament Punch to make a window in the box. Inside the Window I used Rub On’s to match those on the Card.
The colours I have used are Old Olive, Confetti Cream and Bravo Burgundy.
The Just Add Ink have made some beautiful Christmas Creations – so click here to have a look. And don’t forget so enter your own Creation.
This uses the Every Moment Stamp Set and Elegant Soiree DSP. The colours are Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.
And here is then second card
I’ve used the Totally Tools Stamp Set and the Newsprint DSP. The colours are Soft Suede, Mor Mustard and So Saffron.
It’s time for another Just Add Ink Challenge. This week we have a Sketch Challenge.
While the ladies where here for Card Class on Wednesday night I asked them to give me a color combination idea also… so they decided on Summer Colours – Orange, Blue & Green they said.
So here is what I came up with…..
I think this looks quite tropical.
I decided to use the Always Stamp Set as I had not used it in a while. The colours are Peach Parfait, Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz.