Saturday, March 12, 2011

More Sneak Peeks....


Today I have for you a project that was inspired by one on Inkspirations 4U Spring/Easter. This is the first time I have joined this group and there are some amazing projects on there. I have some more to come soon. You would never have guessed that these boxes were both made from the Big Shot Milk Carton Die - YEP!!! I had a ball making these and am really happy with how they turned out. I have used the stamp set Clearly for You which is in the soon-to-be-released Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. There are some really gorgeous new products in the new mini and I can't wait to show you more in the coming weeks. I have always felt that the milk carton die was a little small but these boxes really innovate the die and create loads more space for various treats. Colours on the bigger box include Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso and Whisper White. I have used a techinque on the panels called 'emboss resist'. On the smaller box I have used Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and some Elegant Soiree DSP. The punches used include; scallop oval, large scallop and the scallop trim border (love this punch). I have decorated the top with a subtles button and some cut butterflies. All stamped images on both boxes come from the same stamp set Clearly for You.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Anyone hungry?

You will be now after looking at all these cute little cupcakes.........Here is your first sneak peek at some of the new products in the soon to be released Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. I have made a collection of easel cards using the Subtles colour family, the new Create-a-Cupcake stamp set with matching punch and the new Decorative Label punch. This is such a fun set to play with, with so many options. Other products include the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch and elegant lines embossing folder, the subtles pattern DSP, modern label punch and word window punch, rhinestones and scallop trim border punch. I have also used the new big shot die Scallop Squares Duo (the smaller of the scallops) on the perfect plum card. All three card bases were made from one 12 x 12 piece of cardstock.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Birthday gift

My awesome upline Gail celebrated her birthday today and I took the opportunity to make her something. I hope she likes it. I have made a tea box copied from Andrea Walford's project and a card copied from Becky Roberts latest tutorial. I am so in love with the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper and have been making lots of projects using it (more to come later) so thought it was a good choice for this combo. On the card I have used the Friends 24-7 stamp set along with the gorgeous butterflies embosslit. The sentiment comes from a new stamp set soon to be released called Create-a-cupcake (more on that later on). The top of the tea box has a flower made from the 2-step owl punch. To see a tutorial on how to make these, click here. The tea pot on the front comes from the Morning Cup stamp set and it is finished off using some of the pearl strips. Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wedding card

I am off to a wedding and thought I had better make the card. I have been wanting to use the Presto Patterns DSP for ages and thought this would be the perfect opportunity. This card is a shameless CASE from this one here. The wedding invites were close to Marina Mist so thought it would be a good option plus I like the monochromatic look. The 'congratulations' comes from the Well Scripted stamp set and the medallion comes from Artisitic Etchings stamp set. I have used some Whisper White satin ribbon and finished it off with a button from the subtles collection......and lots of sponging....you should see my fingers now LOL. Congrats to John and Bronwyn on the wedding. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Long time, no post......

Let me say that it's not through lack of creativity that's for sure! I have been busy making secret sister gifts (which I can't post here just yet for fear she may find me out - LOL!) plus prepping for a fundraiser for the flood victims at the end of the month, PLUS preparing for the upcoming Paperific Show in April which will showcase all the new fabulous things in the upcoming Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue - you are gonna LOVE it! More of that in a later post. But...........what I can post here is what I received from my Secret Sister for February. My package arrived today and I can't wait to show you - I love it, everything about it. First are the two cards I received earlier, one using my favourite stamp set Just Believe and the other using my favourite punch, ornament punch.
Then today I received my February gift which was totally what I wanted. I had requested some more ideas for scrapping as I don't do much of that but with a new baby on the way I am sure that will change....anyway my Secret Sister could not have got it more spot on, you see during the week I had my 20 week scan and these are the colours we were thinking for the nursery (can you guess what it is???) plus she used my favourite stamp set again, oh I just love it! It is a star book scrap album - totally kewl! Thanks secret sister, cant wait to find out who you are.

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