Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stampers Anonymous SU blog tour! Tonight we are delighted to show you projects using products that were available to us in our demo sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.

You may have just come from Melissa's blog, but if you are starting here, don’t worry … you can make the complete tour just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 14 stops along the way and we hope you will visit each one to see the wonderful creations we have to show you! Please feel free to leave some comment love along the way …

At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour.

So grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy!

I would just like to say this is my first attempt at joining in a BLOG HOP,so I hope I did o.k and I had fun creating for you.
My first creation came from a new stamp set we were given to come up with an idea for the recent Stamp Camp for our team.
We did a shoe box swap and I was given the Look Who's Turning .....with young children in mind.You can find this set on pg 50 of our new catalogue and it was really fun card to make.

As you can see I stamped the animals then cut them out by hand.I did the same with the party hats and randomly placed them on the card as well as giving each animal a party hat. With this stamp set you have a row of numbers so you can be specific as to the age the child or grown up who is to be having a birthday. So as I have a son turning 5 next month I thought ahead. You can't see it, but I used plastic sheeting over the number and punched it out with a 1" punch circle. I also used Versa Mark for the background.
Supplies used:
Stamp Set:Look Who's Turning
Cardstock:Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White
Ink:Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron and Old Olive
Other:Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch,1" Punch, Plastic Sheeting Dimensionals & Versa Mark

Next up is something new for me in more ways then one.
Along time ago I purchased a template from Becky Roberts which is called a Valentines Box. I never had a chance to use it until now and because I wanted to use the lovely DSP Greenhose Gala for this I thought I would have a go. What do you think?

To add to the box I also used the new co-ordinating stamp set called Friends Never Fade which you can find on pg 71 of the new catalogue. On the front of my box I made 2 paper flowers which were so easy.
For each flower you just punch out 5 scalloped circles. Pierce a hole through each, then dampen them with water and scrunch them.Once they are dry put through a brad and unfold them to the desired shape. With alittle bit of 2 way glue stick I just went around the edges and dunked them into dazzling diamonds.
The tag was a stamped image from the Friends Never Fade in Baja Breeze and placed onto a Chocolate Chip punched scalloped circle. I then tied on a button and that was tied to the Real Red Grosgrain ribbon.

Now for the inside.

The contents of inside are 4 cards which are 4x4" in size all with the Greenhouse Gala DSP.
A sweetie or mouth mint box.
A miniture chocolate box.

1. Front left.
Corner punch was used on the Real Red cardstock. Not that you can see so well, but Versa Mark on the backgound.Brass eyelet place in the centre of the scalloped circle and I tied a bow in the middle and stuck on punched out hearts.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:Friends Never Fade
Cardstock: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Other: 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon,Brass Eyelet, Heart Small Punch & Dimensionals

2. Back left.
First of all this wasn't easy for me to make a weave card, but I am happy with the end results.
The strips I cut 8 into 1" x 3 3/8th" and stuck down the edges with Sticky Strip to stop it from lifting.
I punched out an oval circle which I then folded over onto the edge of the card with piercing a Build A Brad through it with the matching DSP. I have stamped a butterfly from the Stamp set Great Friends pg 84.
I copied the image onto the plastic sheeting and let it dry. Cut this by hand and placed alittle bit of snail to keep them together.
I did the same effect to the tag hanging off the butterfly and thread through twine.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Great Friends
Cardstock: Baja Breeze & Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Other: Build a Brad, Plastic Sheet, Twine and Crop-a-dile
3. Back right.
This one I think is my most favorite.
The colours are very vibrant with Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. I added Chocolate Chip Taffata Ribbon and ink and Versa Mark on the background.
On the inside I stamped the flower in Pumpkin Pie and cut this out and stamped it again in chocolate chip and cut out the centre and stuck it on with a dimensional.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Friends Never Fade and Great Friends
Cardstock:Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie
DSP:Greenhouse Gala
Ink:Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie
Other:Choc Chip Taffata Ribbon, crop-a-dile & dimensional
4. Front right.
Again sticking to the Greenhouse Gala DSP I went for a simple look and cut a 2.5"x2.5" square piece of DSP to be placed high on the card and matted it onto Baja Breeze card stock. Punched a hole for the ribbon and introduced  a saying from Cheep Talk whicj I'm happy to say is staying in the new catalogue.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:Cheep Talk & Friends Never Fade
Cardstock: Baja Breeze & Whisper White
DSP:Greenhouse Gala
Ink:Chocolate Chip & Baja Breeze
Other:Chocolate Chip Taffata Ribbon, Crop-a-dile

To finish off my samples I have one more card for you and to match the box I made.
With this card I again stamped the image twice in two different colours and cut the flower to place it over the orginal. I cheated with the bow. You fold two loops and tie them with the twine. Get a button and tie the twine through it and tie. I then put a dimensional at the back to secure it on.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Friends Never Fade
Cardstock: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
DSP:Greenhouse Gala
Ink: Real Red & Chocolate Chip
Other: Real Red Button, Choc Chip Ribbon, Twine, Dimensional & scalloped edge punch.

Now that's enough from me and you’re off to enjoy the wonderful creations of Nikki Stalker.Thanks for stopping by!

If you happen to lose your way here’s a list of all participants.

1. Fiona Harvey
2. Juliette Chapman
3. Kerry Bunting
4. Kirrily Matthews 
5. Lorna Casha
6. Marelle Taylor
7. Meighan Wheller
8. Melissa Gillis
9. Nikki Stalker
10. Sally Williams
11. Sam Coppack
12. Sandy Quail
14. Sharon Wilson

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hop On Over!!!!


The new catalogue is ready to appear on the 1st September and that means we are going to give you a sneak peak of the up and coming goodies.Join us in our BLOG HOP which will start at 9pm Tuesday,31st August.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Anyone For Cupcakes?

Hello all,
Today I wanted to share a birthday card for a little girl who is a special friends of my 4 yr old son.
They are really good firend, but recently she and her family moved away and now we don't see them as often. Her birthday is later this month, and we will hand deliver it.
I got my inspiration from Renee when she did this card back in July.I used different DSP paper which will no longer be with us in September.

There is alot of layering involved with this card and only do I normally do that if I am scrapbooking.

Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Staz On Black
DSP:Petal Party
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive & Whisper White
Other: So Saffron ribbon, Chipboard Number & Dimensionals

Thanks all for stopping by.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Punch Art Card

Hi there and good day to you all.
I am giving you just a quick post, as I'm about to show 28 Girl Guides how to make this card.
I got my inspiration from Mary Fish when she made a card with circle punches and thought it would be easy to do for a class for craft. Of course all the prep work is done for them, they just have to stick altogether.

 I followed Mary's tip for making the leaf using a circle punch to get your circle and then place the circle back into the punch half way and cut again and there you have your leaf. Very easy!!!

Stamp Set: Best Yet
Ink:Old Olive
Paper:Old Olive textured,So Saffron,Pink Pirouette, Pink Passion(Retiring)
Other:Pink button,1 3/4 circle punch,1 1/4 punch, 1 Punch, Dimensions, Scalloped Oval and Lge Oval Punch.

Thanks for checking this post out.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hudsons Story

Over at Helping Hudson a fabulous bunch of girls have started the site to fundraise for Darling little Hudson to buy him a set of wheels so he can finally get around...there are challenges and such which we pay to go in (only $2 per entry with all funds going to the cause) and you have the chance to win product from Stampin' up! Australia. Here's the challenge for this particular entry:

and here is my version

Items I  used were: 
Stampin Up Stamp Set: Cheep Talk   
 Ink: Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry
C/Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White 
DSP: Cottage Wall
Other: Embossing Dots, Certainly Celery Ribbon, 1"Circle Punch. 1 1/4"Punch
Scalloped Edge Punch, Top Note Card Die                                                                  

Thank you for taking a look.                                                                                            

Monday, August 2, 2010

Last Chance List Is HERE!!!!

Click here to view  the Last Chance List Here .It is huge, eight pages long. So grab a cuppa, a piece of paper and a pen to select all those goddies you've been wishing for.
The Ideas and Catalogue 2009/2010 is coming to a close on the 31st Aug,2010,so don't delay.
Did I mention that their are some items that are up to 50% off, so hurry whilst stock lasts.
If you wish to email me or go to my website on this page to place an order I'll be happy to do that for you.
As always thanks for stopping by.