Friday, December 31, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
As promised, here is a little piccie of the cards that my sister and I have mass produced for her clients! We made 80 in all and actually Laura is yet to finish putting them all together as we just ran out of time at the end of her stay (truth be told, sushi and shopping took priority!).
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This next little card was made for a good friends little boy who turned 3 a couple of weeks ago. I love all the blues that we have in the Stampin Up! Colour collections now but my favourite would have to be Marina Mist. This card uses the stamp sets Teeny tiny sentiments and Fox and friends. The colours are Bashful blue, Marina mist and Tempting turquoise.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Hi my stamping friends!
A little something to share with you but it's not so much of the stamping variety - much more punching and bow tying here today!
Here I have made a simple wreath using the branch from the Two step bird punch and one of the little flowers from the Boho blossoms punch. Some of the new SU adhesive pearls and lovely Real red satin ribbon just finish it all off!
I am also really enjoying the Heard from the heart stamp set which includes four beautiful sayings.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Stamps: Vintage vogue, Perfect punches
Colours: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb cake, Whisper white, Concord Crush.
Accessories: Eyelet border punch, Two step bird punch, Wide oval punch, Concord Crush Stitched Poly ribbon.THANKYOU also to Tennille from Stamping With Tennille for sharing this Blog award with me! I can now pass the award onto 8 of my blogging friends! So please go and find some new and fresh inspiration from the following bloggers - who always inspire me!
Oh and there is no baby news yet... still all snuggled up and waiting for this little one's arrival!
Happy Stamping my friends!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This really is quite a simple card - I am desperately missing having background stamps at the moment, I really need to get some new ones... and I also need to get some of the beautiful big shot embossing folders so that I can be back on board with decorating the backs of my cards! But to add a little interest I first stamped the wreath in Pear Pizzazz (One of the SU delicious new In colours) and used the Poppy Parade (another new In colour) Marker to highlight the berries. You may also notice if you look closely a few tiny little pearl berries. These are the new Basic Pearls - they are adhesive and just gorgeous :). The Merry Christmas comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. The ribbons are Real red Satin and Old olive taffeta.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I decided to use the beautiful new stamp sets Cottage Garden and Heard from the heart. I just love these new sets. Cottage Garden is a two step stamping set which is one of the first things that I loved about Stampin' Up's range of products. To stick with the colour challenge I stamped the second part of the two step (the solid flower) with real red ink stamped off once. I think this worked okay.
I was feeling fancy so I pulled out the heat gun and did a bit of heat embossing on the greeting (hard to see in the photo unfortunately). To achieve this with SU inks you need to ink up in Versamark and then coloured ink and then stamp, sprinkle with clear powder and heat set.
The little butterfly has been given a similar treatment but I used heat and stick powder and dazzling diamonds on it instead of the clear powder.
The ribbon is 5/8"chocolate chip ribbon from SU - only available until August 31st!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
- 185g butter
- 185g dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 1/4 cups caster sugar
- 2/3 cup plain flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- One block of top deck chocolate (minus a row for the chef!)
- Preheat oven to 180c and butter and line a baking tin measuring 23cm square.
- Place butter and dark chocolate into a saucepan and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Allow to cool.
- Place eggs and sugar into mixer and beat until light and creamy. Fold this through the chocolate mixture.
- Sift flour and cocoa into the chocolate mixture and stir.
- Add the top deck chocolate chopped into half squares. (You can also use half white and half milk chocolate of another brand, I just find to use the one block is quite cost effective especially if you can find the choccie on special).
- Bake for 35-40 mins until set on top and not wobbly but don't overcook it as you want it nice and moist inside. Cool in the tin and then cut into squares. Makes about 20 pieces.
- This is also delicious served warm with ice cream for dessert! It can be made a day ahead and stored in the fridge.
Happy Stamping and Cooking!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
This week over at JAI the challenge is to Just add a man card but to make it doubly challening they also added in a colour challenge which is Baja breeze, Chocolate Chip and Kraft.
Here is my simple entry which uses the weathered background stamp and a sentiment from Cute and Curly. The punched star is adhered with a silver brad. The faux stitching is achieved with the white signo uniball pen.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Well I have lots of exciting news today!
Firstly, Stampin' Up! have released their Last Chance List from the 2009-2010 catalogue. This is very exciting as you have the opportunity to purchase some of those wonderful items from your wish list at reduced prices! Click here to see the full list of retiring products and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. I can have your order shipped anywhere in Australia from $5.95 shipping. Don't forget that this month is also your last chance to purchase any retiring cardstock or inks of colours that we are farewelling from our range. Don't miss out, a couple of items have already disappeared, never to be seen again!
My other announcement is that my lovely friend Mikaela has decided to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator! Mikaela, it's so lovely to have you on board and I look forward to spending more time stamping together and sharing our love of stamping with others!
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a demonstrator with Stampin' Up! then just shoot me an email as I would be happy to chat with you about how it can work for you. Some people like to run workshops and make a business of it, whilst others enjoy having access to a great discount on Stampin' Up! products as a hobby demonstrator.
And finally to let you know about a workshop I will be running next Saturday with my upline Paula Fuller. The workshop will be held on Saturday August 7th from 1.30-3.30pm in Edmonton, Cairns. Contact me for full details. Cost is $5 to make two cards and enjoy afternoon tea with us! Please rsvp to me by Thursday August 5th if you would like to join us!
Happy Stamping! Love, Claire
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I have used textured Not quite navy as the background with Baja breeze. The DSP is from Urban garden. I am really loving my little Alphabet dies for the Big shot! So handy for scrapbooking.
I love these photos. Ethan and Levi were just walking along the street hand in hand. Ethan was being such a good big brother and Levi wasn't resisting the guidance. Totally cute.
Here is a close up of the little pocket I made to hide my journalling.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I have used the Loads of love stamp set which is a set I really enjoy using (borrowed from friends!) and have had my eye on for some time now. So when it came up as one of the Two step stamping sets on special this month I just couldn't say no! It's always fun to ink up a new stamp set and I just love this little Christmas tree that sits in the back of the pick up truck. I am hoping for some new accessory stamps for this set when the new cattie comes out but we'll have to wait and see....
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Today I have a couple of cards to share with you. Both are inspired by the challenge over at Just Add Ink which is to Just add embossing. The first card uses two of my favourite colours, Not quite navy and Baja breeze. I was in awe of Danielle Daws take on this beautiful technique using clear embossing and brayering so I had to give it a go myself.
Project 2 supplies:
CS: Really rust, Handsome hunter, Mellow moss, Apricot appeal. Ink: Versamark, Apricot Appeal, Handsome hunter, Mellow moss. Stamps: Weathered (background stamp), Best yet (hostess set), Organic Grace (hostess set). Accessories: Hemp twine, stampin' dimensionals, heat tool, clear embossing powder.
Please remember that at the end of August many colours will be retiring with Stampin' Up. Please check with me to see which colours are leaving us and what you need to stock up on!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010