Monday 10 October 2011

Pennant Parade Birthdays

Hi there!
Today, I have a couple of birthday cards to show you, made back in August with some of my pre-ordered new catty goodies, including the new Pennant Parade stamp set.
In Colour Pennants
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This card was my first play with some yummy new in-colours - pool party, island indigo, calypso coral & lucky limeade...& I reeeeally like them!
It's a very simple layout, especially when both pennant styles can be punched out with the matching pennant punch (love!). The little star I used for the bottom panel comes from the same set. the happy birthday is a fave from the 'Party This Way set. I didn't have any new colour ribbons when I made it, but I think the old olive grosgrain worked in well.

Bring on the Cake
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I made this card for another friend of Cara's who had her 11th birthday in August. The layout is the same, but I used some new striped Bring on the Cake DSP for the pennants. Then I stamped some cute 'Itty Bitty Bits' images & punched & layered them on top. The colours are bright & fun...but alas my pic is not so bright! Like many cards this year, this one needed to include a gift card, so I decorated an inside pocket to match.
I'm sure you'll see lots more pennant ideas over the year, as the set has so many possibilities. Until next time, thanks for visiting & leave a comment if you'd like any more info on anything.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: If you love the new in-colours, you can get all 5 new ink pads & a pack of matching cardstock for just $56.95 (plus s&h) - that's a saving of $16.70 based on the normal individual cost.

In-Colour Pennants
Stamps: Pennant Parade, Party This Way
Card: pool party, island indigo, calypso coral & lucky limeade, whisper white
Ink: pool party, island indigo, calypso coral & lucky limeade ink pads & markers
Accessories: old olive grosgrain ribbon
Tools: pennant punch

Bring on the Cake
Stamps: Pennant Parade, Party This Way, Itty Bitty Bits
Card: crumb cake, whisper white, poppy parade, daffodil delight
Ink: poppy parade, marina mist ink pads, blushing bride marker
Accessories: 1/8 inch daffodil delight  taffeta ribbon
Tools: pennant punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (circle), 1/2 inch circle punch, word window punch, modern label punch

Saturday 8 October 2011

Elegant eggplant & melon mambo - a new fave

Hi there....& a huge thanks for hanging in there after my lack of posts.
Today, I have a couple of cards I to show you using a new favourite colour combo - elegant eggplant & melon mambo.

Casing Christine
I was introduced to these great colours back in August when I saw this fab card by the always amazing Christine Blain. I'd never thought of using the Extreme Elements set for girls cards, but I loved how Christine used it & showed the pic to Cara to see what she thought. Her verdict - "That's so awesome Mum - could you make that?" So,of course I really HAD to get it! I then pretty much immediately cased it to make a pocket card for Cara's friend's 11th birthday. This was the result.
And here's the inside.
It was such a fun card to make & I think I might be getting over my aversion to tearing too. Thanks again Christine for this great idea.

Jolly Ice-Skating
Fast-forwarding to September, I needed a card for another friend's 10th birthday. The birthday girl was having an ice skating party, so I thought the ice skate stamp from the new 'Jolly Bingo Bits' Christmas set would be perfect. I used my eggplant & melon combo again - this time with some regal rose.
I carried the theme to the inside too, which also needed to hold a gift card. By the way, the inside & front greetings are from the new hostess set - Happiest Birthday Wishes, which I'm sure is going to get a work-out in the coming year.
If you haven't tried these colours, give them a whirl. I'm sure you'll love them too. Leave a comment if you have any questions or just want to say you haven't forgotten me. Back sooner than later I hope.
Inky wishes, Di

Casing Christine
Stamps: Extreme Elements, On Your Birthday
Card: elegant eggplant, melon mambo, whisper white
Ink: elegant eggplant, melon mambo, regal rose, wisteria wonder
Tools: spritzer

Jolly Ice Skating
Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess only)
Card: elegant eggplant, melon mambo, regal rose, whisper white, Patterns DSP (regal rose)
Ink: elegant eggplant, melon mambo
Accessories: melon mambo scallop dots ribbon
Tools: 1 inch circle punch

Saturday 1 October 2011

Just popping in very quickly before we head off for a weekend getaway to share a fun Christmas promotion for October. This month, you can purchase our fun new Stitched Stocking stamp set & co-ordinating stocking tag punch before it's official release in December. This set is perfect for cards, tags & lots more... & you know you can't beat a matching punch!
Even better, you can earn both the set & punch free by hosting a $450 in-home or catalogue workshop.  These goodies are worth up to $87.90, in addition to the $70 hostess benefits you'll already receive for hosting a $450 workshop.
Check out the pic below or my SU website for more info & contact me to place your order or book your workshop. I have limited dates available in October, so please get in quick.
Back next week with some more projects to share.
Inky wishes, Di