Friday, October 28, 2011

Just Add Ink Colour challenge 91

Hi my Stamping Friends!

They have a very sweet Colour challenge going on over at Just Add Ink at the moment which is to use Blushing bride, Cherry cobbler and a Neutral of choice. I chose Very Vanilla.

This card was very quick to make using two of  the new Stampin' Up! hostess stamp sets. The stamp sets are called Simply Soft (the two step stampin' main image) and Precious Butterflies (the background and sentiment). I have also used the soft stitched ribbon in Blushing bride.

This is a really lovely colour combo and I might try to fit in another attempt this week, no promises but I will try!

Happy Stamping!
Love, Claire

PS I'm trying out a new view on my blog that Blogger have started... what do you all think?
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Something Traditional for Christmas

Here is a quick little card that we used at a recent workshop. I just love this Vintage wallpaper textured folder for the Bigshot and you may notice in the close up that the pattern pops a little on this card as we inked up the folder before doing the embossing (using real red - same colour as the cardstock). I really love this effect. 

Another popular effect I have noticed lately and that I have been using myself is this ruffled ribbon look. It's very easy to achieve - simply use a strong adhesive such as sticky strip by placing a strip on the card where you want your ribbon to go and then gather your ribbon by pinching it as you put it on the card. As long as you use a strong adhesive it works perfectly every time!

And the stamp we used is the Something for Christmas, one of the new alacarte stamps in the current Stampin' Up! catalogue. It's a very versatile stamp but here I've just used it with our Stampin' Write markers. 
The colours are Real red, Whisper white and Old olive.
Happy Stamping!
Love, Claire

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Friendship card using flirtatious fabric and Wisteria wonder

Following on from my pretty little hair accessories the other day is this card which also uses the Flirtatious Designer Fabrics from Stampin' Up! 
The base of the card is Wisteria Wonder and the darker purple ink and cardstock is Elegant eggplant. I have always loved using Elegant eggplant and the new In color, Wisteria wonder is a beautiful shade to pair with it.
The flower was made using the Originals blossom party die on the big shot and held together by a lovely little Wisteria wonder printed designer brad. 
Any questions, please just ask!

Happy Stamping!
Love Claire

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Flirtatious Fabric gifts

Hello girls!
I feel like I have released my inner girl in the last few days creating these sweet little items! She has been hiding since I gave birth to the first of three boys almost 7 years ago! LOL!
Seriously though, these were so much fun to make, so simple and so effective! I made this little head band and hair clips for a loyal hostess of mine who has 3 little girls. I have used the beautiful new Designer Fabrics from the current Stampin' Up! idea book and catalogue which was released in September. These colours and patterns are just so pretty and girly. This set of three patterns you see pictured are called Flirtatious.
The flower shapes are cut using the Originals blossom party die.

I had to purchase a glue gun for this project - wow, aren't they a fun tool to use! Hehehe! You might also notice in the picture the hair clips have the little Rhinestone brads and on the hair clip I have used the new printed designer brads in Wisteria wonder, one of our new In colours. So cute and fun - you just have to give this project a go!
If you aren't into such girlie colours the fabrics are also available in a range of other colours and patterns (check out the catalogue for details).
Happy Stamping.... or Happy Hair Accessory Creating!!
Love, Claire
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Christmas Card Making Kits with Stampin' Up!

To make your Christmas card making easier this year Paula and I have come up with two card kits to help you make 20 cards and 10 gift tags. All the instructions, cardstock, ribbon, stamps and inks you need are in the kits. So not only will you be able to make beautiful cards with these kits but you can keep the stamps and inks to use on your other beautiful creations :)

Snow swirled Card making kit:
This first kit features the Snow swirled stamp set and the colours are Cherry cobbler and Old olive. You will receive the stamp set and two ink pads, Cardstock to make the 20 cards and 10 precut tags, Ribbon and full instructions on how to make the cards. All these items are yours for $102.10 including Stampin' up freight. If you are outside of the Cairns area please let me know your postcode and I can let you know how much it will cost for me to send your kit to you.
Suggested add ons for this kit are Dazzling diamonds glitter ($8.50) with the multipurpose adhesive ($7.50) or maybe some Rhinestone brads ($19.95 for 84).
Something for Christmas Card making kit:
Our second kit features the lovely new Something for Christmas Alacarte stamp and the colours are Real read, Lucky limeade and Concord Crush. You will receive the stamp and three Stampin' write markers (You can colour directly on to the stamp using the thick end of these markers and can use the thin end to write in your cards or do your scrapbook journalling), Cardstock to make the 20 cards and 10 precut tags, Ribbon and full instructions on how to make the cards. All these items are $59.60 including Stampin' Up! freight. I can also do a freight quote on this kit if you live outside of Cairns.
Suggested add ons for this kit is the Crystal effects liquid ($11.95) - you squeeze it on to the stamped image like glue and it sets clear and raised up like glass. And don't forget your adhesives. I would suggest Snail adhesive ($12.95 for a 12 metre roll or $8.50 for a refill) or Multipurpose liquid adhesive ($7.50).

If you are interested in either of these kits please just drop me an email at 
Happy Stamping!
Love, Claire

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