Friday, December 18, 2009

Secret Santa

Well hello to you all.Are we just loving this time of year with the Christmas cheer and giving.
A couple of weeks ago my Stampin' Up! team and I were invited to attend a lovely Christmas dinner at lovely Sue's and it was a terrific time had by all.
We participated in Secret Santa and I was Secret Santa for Sarah. This is what I came up with.

I made a Christmas Cracker, a Puffy Box which I got the instructions from  a chocolate bar box and a swap card all from the "I wish" Simply Scrappin Kit. They were fun to make and the items that were handmade from everybody were amazing.
Here are some more pic's to see more in detail.

My swap card and the stamp used was from Hello Again which is in our Summer Mini Catalogue.

I filled this Puffy Box with clear buttons as this was on the secret santa wish list.

I placed two small punches in this one, as I thought this would be a neat way to disguise them.

This has a yummy bar of Lindt chocolate inside it.Great for a rainy day like today.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my creations and it gives you some inspiration to your Christmas wrapping.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Want half price stamps?????

Stampin' Up! Australia is having an Inventory Clearance Sale!

Some stamp sets are 50% off...but only while stocks last. There's also Designer Series Paper, glitter, ribbon and embellishments too! Entire alphabet stamp sets for $38.98! There are bargains to be had!

You can check out the list HERE.

Email me if you would like to place an order!
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Snow Flakes are a coming

I was invited to a friends church group to do this years craft morning and chose to make Christmas cards
and a project for a great gift idea. We made a triangle box which is so simple. Book a class or workshop and you to can learn how to make one.

From our Spring Mini Catalogue I used the ever so popular Ski Slope DSP and the colour scheme was Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.Snow Swirled stamp set is used on the Snow flake and on the main part of the box.Just used the crop a dile to punch holes each side to slide your ribbon through.

I just love the Christmas tree in this set and can't help myself by decorating it with glitter.Christmas isn't complete without a bit of bling.
I hope you like them and it was a fun morning. Thanks to all the ladies who came and look forward to seeing
you all next year.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Card Workshop

Hi there readers. A couple of weeks ago, I had done a workshop for a lady I met from a previous workshop. She wanted a Christmas card theme, so I went with our Ski slope DSP and Snow Swirled stamp set and it really has been the most used stamp set to date.
We made 4 cards in total and this is the first one.

Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled and Warm Words
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Ski Slope
Other:Dazzling Diamonds,Baja Breeze Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Punch,1/2"Circle Punch, Oval punch and Scalloped Oval Punch.
Used dauber with Old Olive ink around tree and Be Merry.

Then for our second card I wanted to try to use a stamp set that wasn't for Christmas and could be disguised for that theme.The stamp set we used is called Pocket Silhouette and we placed glitter over the leaves to make it that bit special.

Stamp Set:Pocket Silhouette and Snow Swirled
Ink: Real Red,Choc Chip and Baja Breeze
Paper:Ski Slope DSP, Real Red,Baja Breeze & Whisper White
Other:Choc Chip Taffata Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Scalloped Circle Punch.
I had place Whisper White cardstock and stamped the same stamp image inside
but this time in Baja Breeze.

Now for the third card.
This time I went for Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip which is a personal favorite of mine for this Christmas.

You'll notice that there is a running pattern with all these cards and that is I managed to put ribbon on every single one. Just a fluke, wasn't pre-thought.
Stamp Sets:Snow Swirled & Short & Sweet
Ink:Choc Chip an Versa Mark using the snow flake stamp.
Paper:Baja Breeze,Choc Chip, Whisper White and Ski Slope DSP
Other: Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

And for the last card I went for mainly the blue and used the co odinating DSP which look
like Winter to me.

Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled & Short & Sweet
Ink: Choc Chip and Baja Breeze
Paper: Baja Breeze,Choc Chip,Whisper White cardstock and Ski Slope DSP.
Other:Choc Chip Taffata Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds and Circle Punches (not SU).
I told you I like this colour combination.
I hope you enjoyed looking through what we made and a big thank you to Kate for hosting the workshop all the way out in Glenmore Park and hope to see you next year.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cherish Love Heart Pouch

This was made for my daughter friends who will be moving away at the end of this year and she wanted
to give her something to remember her by.
I went for something from our new Summer Mini for inspiration and this is what I came up with.
The templete for this can be on the Stampin' Up!'s website. It is so easy to make and a lot of fun.
The stamp set I used is called Hello Again and the Retro Remix wheel.I rolled the wheel just using Versa Mark, so that it shows up well on the red.

Stamp Sets:Hello Again & Retro Remix wheel
Inks: Versa Mark, Old Olive,Tangerine Tango, Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White
Other: 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (in Summer Mini)

As you can see I added a photo of my daughters to go inside and threw in a few sweets just for good measure. I was quite happy with the result.
Thanks for looking.

Secret Santa for Marelle

Well it was organised through my team to play a little surprise for our upline Marelle to see if she
could guess who her Secret Santa was, so we thought we would make it interesting and all be her Secret Santa. It was fun to keep her guessing and I decided to do a punched out Christmas Pudding and combined it with Chipboard lettering saying "PUD".

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Ink: Choc Chip
Cardstock: Real Red, Choc Chip, Old Olive and Whisper White.
DSP:Ski Slope
Other: Scalloped Edge punch, Large Oval punch,small circle punch and circle punch.Chipboard lettering.

Well it was a hard job for her to guess and we all had a go to do the same at our Christmas party and it wasn't easy. It was a great success.
Hope you enjoyed looking.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Flutter Butterfly

Hello to you all.
Well Christmas is fast approaching us and I'm sure all of you are extremely busy like I am trying to get
organised for this Festive season. Before you know it, it will all be over.
As you can see I have posted the new Summer Mini for you all to droll over (or is that just me). Anyway, to give you an idea what is in there, I used the lovely Butterfly Prints stamp set and the beauty of this set is that you can also purchase the fantastic butterfly punch.So for $56.90 for the two you are getting a great deal.

What I used from the the mini catalogue is the stamp set Butterfly Prints and matching punch.
Then I used SU's DSP from Simply Scrappin called Petal Party.This card is for a girls birthday party and the colours are lovely and bright.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Here It Is.....

Yes that's right Stampin' Up! has launched their lastest new Summer Mini Catalogue as from today and will run through until the 31st March, 2010.

If you wish to have your own copy please email me or otherwise click on the side bar of the new mini to view online.
Thanks all for stopping by.