Sunday 20 November 2011

Best of Everything Thanks

Hi there!
Tonight I'm feeling tired after a hard week, but very thankful for many things, so I thought it'd be a good time to show you a couple of thank you projects.
First up is a card & bag I made back in September, to thank a lovely hostess for a great workshop.
This was my first play (of many so far) with the fun 'Best of Everything' set, which was a total must-have on my first new catty order. The colours I've used here are peach parfait, certainly celery, choc chip & white. Here's a close up of the card...
... and the bag. These bags are so simple to make - just scoring & a few cuts - but look so effective. the matching tag adds a little extra something.
The second card I have to show you shares the same birdie layout, this time with a scallop square die, and using baja breeze, marina mist instead of the celery.
I made this one to welcome a new Demonstrator to my team in September too. As you'll see, I had some lighting issues taking this pic, so the pic colours don't look right, despite lots of photoshop fiddling (sigh)

Anyway, I'm pretty tired tonight so I'll finish here for now. If you have any questions about the projects, need any other info, please say hi & leave me a comment or drop me an e-mail.

Until next time, sending inky wishes,

PS: Almost forgot - In case you haven't realised, the scallop square duo die is 10% off in November, so it's a great time to get this really useful die. There's lots more too - check out the full list of what's on sale HERE.

Card & Bag Set
Stamps: Best of Everything, Short & Sweet
Card: peach parfait, certainly celery, white smooth card, choc chip textured card, Patterns DSP (Brights - pumpkin pie, Subtles - certainly celery)
Ink: peach parfait, choc chip, certainly celery & old olive markers, peach parfait & choc chip ink pad
Accessories: pear pizzazz poly ribbon, basic rhinestones
Tools:  Itty Bitty punch pack (flower), word window punch, large oval punch (bag)

Peach Scallop Card
Stamps: Best of Everything, Short & Sweet
Card: peach parfait, baja breeze, marina mist, choc chip, white smooth card, Patterns DSP (Brights - pumpkin pie)
Ink: choc chip & certainly celery, peach parfait & pumpkin pie markers, peach parfait & choc chip ink pad
Accessories: choc chip dotted scallop ribbon, basic rhinestones
Tools:  Big Shot, Scallop Square duo die, Itty Bitty punch pack (flower), word window punch

Monday 14 November 2011

Butterflies of sympathy

Hi there. Hope you had a relaxing weekend.
I made today's cards a couple of weeks ago to send to family friends who have sadly lost loved ones.
While I always think of the recipient when I make cards, it's especially true when I make sympathy cards. I only hope that my little bits of paper may help them know that they're in my thoughts.
Here's the first card I made:
I used the Manhattan Flower embossing folder with the top note die & Beautiful Wings embosslit to create a soft & hopefully elegant card with a simple monochromatic combination of bashful blue, marina mist & white. I was really happy it turned out like the picture I had in my head.
I think it's pretty self explanatory, but just a little note about the largest butterfly. I layered a bashful blue butterfly over a marina mist one - with a glue dot in the centre & dimensional on the wings to give more lift. You can hopefully see it better here:
The second card shares the same design, with a blushing bride & celery colour scheme. I used some retired in-colour DSP in the same pattern.
Looking back at these cards, I think they could easily be used for many other occasions too, just by changing the sentiment & colours.

A little thank you
Before I go, I have a little thank you card to show you, that I made with some of the leftover pieces I had on my desk. The greeting is from the new Petite Pairs set, (which the sympathy cards greeting was too), this time punched out with the new small oval punch. Very quick & easy, but quite pretty too I think.
Well, I think that's all I need to say, but if you have any questions or would just like to say hi, just drop me a line.
Take care of you & yours.

Supplies - All SU!
Blue Sympathy
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Card/Paper: bashful blue, marina mist, whisper white card, Patterns DSP, Patterns DSP (basful blue - subtles pack)
Ink: marina mist
Accessories: basic pearls, marina mist grosgrain ribbon (retired)
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Manhattan Flowers embossing folder

Pink Sympathy
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Card/Paper: blushing bride, whisper white card, In colour patterns DSP (retired hostess)
Ink: marina mist
Accessories: basic pearls, pear pizzazz poly ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Manhattan Flowers embossing folder

Little thank you card
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Card/Paper: pool party, pretty in pink, whisper white card.
Ink: island indigo
Accessories: basic pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Manhattan Flowers embossing folder

Saturday 12 November 2011

7th birthday blossoms & bling

I've been trying to get here to catch up on showing you some projects since the start of the month, but life has been just too busy to blog...or even get to check out my fave bloggers either, worse luck. My poor google reader is bursting at the seams! Anyway, cross fingers I get this done before I head to church.
I made this one recently for a good friend's cutie patootie daughter, who recently celebrated her 7th birthday (did you guess?).
As you can see, it's mainly all about punches (which is always a good thing - right?). First, I made the number seven using layered branches punched with the bird punch, then added flowers made with the boho blossoms & itty bitty punches & a hanging bird cage from the Aviary set (why? - I just thought it was cute!). The greeting from Create a cupcake on a punched word window & modern label finished off the punch fest. The birthday girl loves a bit of bling, so I HAD to finish it with some rhinestones - 21 to be precise! You can see a bit more of the details here:
Sorry that the colours are a bit blah in the pics. I was running a bit late (again!) & took them at night. It really looks pretty & a lot brighter IRL.

Well, I hope you like the card & if you have any questions, just ask. Thanks again for your patience with my lack of blogging. I hope I can start posting a bit more often soon.

Inky wishes, Di
Supplies: All SU!
Stamps: Aviary, Create a Cupcake
Card/Paper: melon mambo, pretty in pink, so saffron,certainly celery, blushing bride Patterns DSP (subtles pack)
Ink: rose red, rich razzleberry
Accessories: basic rhinestones, glue dots, tombow mono adhesive
Tools: punches - punches - bird builder, boho blossoms, itty bitty punch pack, word window, modern label

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Hey Big Shot! - New November Promotion

Just popping in quickly to tell you about our new Big Shot promotion for November.
You'll get 10% selected dies & embossing folders, including the new Petal Cone die that I'll be using at this Saturday's Christmas banner class.
If you don't have Big Shot yet, you can also purchase a special Big Shot Bundle at 10% off this month only. Check out the dies & embossing folders on sale below.

Page Item Description Retail Price 10% Off Price
156 117332 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die $21.95 $19.75
156 114515 Flower Burst Embosslits Die $21.95 $19.75
157 114517 Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $14.95 $13.45
157 116824 Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $14.95 $13.45
157 119277 Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $14.95 $13.45
158 113440 Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die $9.95 $8.95
159 113466 Pillow Box Bigz Die $36.95 $33.25
159 114507 Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die $39.95 $35.95
159 120903 Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die $39.95 $35.95
160 115953 Mover & Shapers Punch Windows $54.95 $49.45
160 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $69.95 $62.95
160 121810 Petal Cone Bigz L Die $59.95 $53.95

A special Big Shot bundle is also available in November at 10% off. It includes a Big Shot, plus the embossing folder & embosslit listed below.

Page Item Description Retail Price 10% Off Price
155 128994 - Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
- Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die
- Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$186.85 $168.16

Contact me for more info or to book a place at this Saturday's class (only 2 places left). Back soon.
Inky wishes