Tuesday 21 April 2009

Baroque box set...& busy!

Well, most of April is gone with a new catalogue & almost no posts! What a slacko! It's been really busy around here & will probably continue that way until early May. Sadly, this means I've had almost no stamping time - so many new toys & so little time too, but it's for a good reason! My wonderful cousin (& UK SU Demo too!) Jean, & her family arrived from Scotland for a holiday yesterday, so the next two weeks will be spent having lots of fun with them. I'll also be spending a very exciting couple of days in Canberra at the annual Stampin' Up! Convention, which is guaranteed to have me brimming with new ideas. Last but certainly not least, my big girl, Cara is turning 8 on May 3rd. Anyway, back to the box set... I've wanted to share the project for a while - a box set of 4 note cards using 'Baroque Motifs' & 'Short & Sweet'. I created this set in February for a class I ran for lovely hostess, Rachel (waving & smiling Rach!). She asked if I could use 'Baroque Motifs' & I of course said YES! as Baroque is so one of my faves. For the colours, I choose to use a classic combination of chocolate chip, close to cocoa, bashful blue & certainly celery (surprised?) teamed with some Close to Cocoa & Celery Prints designer papers (now retired). After seeing the project, a group of friends from church asked if they could make it too, so I thought you might like it too.
I created a box template to fit 4 standard SU note cards, but you could probably fit 6 if you go easy on using dimensionals. Here's the box, closed & open.
The cards are very simple, but the ribbon & rhinestone brads add some yum! You might notice that some of the layouts are similar to cards in my Bali Breeze folder set too. This shows how different the same layout can look. Oh, I had one change between classes. The original card 4 used close to cocoa Prints paper, but I ran out of before the 2nd class, so I substituted it for some close to cocoa card rollered with the 'So Swirly' wheel & chocolate chip ink, which is what you see in the pic. I've also shown some extra cards I made at the same time as the first set. Other than that, I think they're all pretty self explanatory, but drop me an e-mail if you have any questions. Apologies again for the colours in the pics – especially the celery - my camera & I are apparently still not on the same wavelength.
Well that's all for now. No promises on when my next post will be, but I hope to find some time to stamp with Jean while she's here. In the meantime, take care & I'll be back soonish.
Inky wishes
PS: A plug for my Cuz! - If you're looking for a lovely Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator in Glasgow, Scotland, then e-mail me for my cousin Jean's details. She doesn't have a blog, but I know she'd love to help you....once she's back home!
PPS: If you're love card sets, you must check out a fabulous card folder project here on my dear buddy Kellie's blog.
Supplies:Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Short & Sweet, So Swirly jumbo wheel
Card: note cards & envelopes, bashful blue, certainly celery, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, whisper white card, Close to Cocoa & Celery Prints designer paper.
Ink: chocolate chip, close to cocoa, bashful blue, certainly celery
Accessories: Ice rhinestone brads, 5/8 inch & ¼ inch grosgrain ribbon, 1 inch chocolate chip & bashful blue double stitched ribbon, ¼ inch bashful blue grosgrain ribbon
Tools: punches - word window & large & small ovals, piercing tool

Thursday 2 April 2009

Sweetest Challenge 11 - mostly new

This is an unexpected & probably late post for Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 11, but I'm so excited I actually finished it, I have to post it. I love doing sketch & colour challenges, but haven't had time to do any in ages. This week, the lovely Kellie said she thought I'd love the sketch & that I should have a go! She was right - no surprise there! I may have taken a few too many liberties with it, but hopefully, it's OK. Here's the sketch:& here's my card (sorry about the pic. Late night & my camera don't play well):
I'm running a mothers day class this weekend, so my mind was on pretty things for mums when I was thinking about colours. I've used 2 brand new in-colours (to Aus anyway) - Baja Breeze & Pink Pirouette, together with regal rose & white. The pink panel is rolled with the 'Scribble' wheel. The large silver brad is from the new flower designer brad pack & the clear rhinestones are from the Pretties Kit, but you can now order these in packs on their own (yyyyaaaaayyyy!). The flower stamp is of course from Pick a Petal & the greeting is from Always (which I'm overjoyed to say made the new catalogue).

Anyway, it's really late here, so I'd better be off to bed. Thanks for visiting & hope you have a happy Friday.

Warm & inky wishes

All Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Pick a Petal, Always, Scribble jumbo wheel
Card: baja breeze, pink pirouette, whisper white
Ink: baja breeze, pink pirouette, regal rose
Accessories, regal rose grosgrain ribbon, flower designer brad, clear rhinestone brads
Tools: scallop edge punch, piercing mat pack (to line up brads), corner rounder punch

Wednesday 1 April 2009

Mmmmmm New Goodies!

Hi everyone

Oh my goodness, I'm so excited to finally be able to say say that the new Idea Book & Catalogue is here! There are sooooo many lovely new stamps, paper, scrapping kits, brads, ribbons, punches & so much more, plus 6 fab new in-colours.

If you haven't already ordered your copy, just drop me an e-mail. In the meantime, you can view it online by clicking on the picture.....& enjoy!

I've no new projects to show you yet, as I've just been so busy, but they'll be coming soon, I promise!

Warm & inky wishes
PS: You'll be happy to hear that single stampin' markers are back too! Yay!