Dazzling Red Riding Hood

 

Ridinghood.dazzling.blooms.11I never thought I would be mixing red and pink together, but that is exactly what I have done. Two of the new “In Colours” are Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette. But if you think of all the flowers in the garden that these two colours are often seen together, roses being the flower that comes to mind first.

I haven’t used rose stamps here, but I have used two images from the Eastern Blooms set. It is another set from one of the mini catalogues from last year that made it into the current Catalogue. Another thing that I don’t normally do when creating cards is line up everything equally, or centre things.

 

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As you can see, I have used a technique called “masking” to change the depth of the images on the card so that one image is in the foreground.

I have also given the card some extra bling by adding some dazzling diamonds to the centre of the main flower.

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Autumn Flair

 

Autumn FlairThis is one of the new Level 2 exclusive Hostess stamp sets. The images are great for two-step stamping. Two-step stamping adds another dimension to your projects by adding depth to your image. The stamps can also be used singularly as well.

Here is an example of a card that I made for my BIL. The images are great to use with the Earth Elements colour family as well, giving a rich autumn feel. I have used the co-ordinating markers with a blender pen to create a watercolour effect. By using the blender pen, it creates a softer tone.

If you would like to know how you could earn this stamp set for FREE, then check out my Workshop page. There are other great benefits for hostesses as well.

Ocean Commotion is in

 

ocean.markersOcean Commotion was featured in the Summer Mini Catalogue and has made it into this years Ideas Book and Catalogue. It is a great set for some male cards. I love using my Markers. There is so many possibilities to how you can use them. One is to use contrasting colours and colour in different portions of your stamp image. Then “huff” on your stamp to re-moisten the ink before stamping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

wishbig.commotionYou can easily make your own background paper/card by using a couple of different stamps in a two or three colours and randomly stamping the same images across the page. It sometimes works best if done in softer colours so your main image stands out.

2009/2010 Ideas Book and Catalogue

2009/2010 Ideas Book and Catalogue

Well it is finally here. I must admit that I have been eagerly awaiting its arrival.

I have read it more than once and I keep going back for more.

Yet again my wishlist doesn’t fit on both sides of the wishlist form. Oh well, I’ll just have to keep drooling in the meantime.

There are so many new and exciting products in the catalogue. New stamps, 6 new “in colours” with co-ordinating inks, card stock and ribbon. They even have matching felt flowers and die cuts in some of the new “in colours”, not to mention the Designer Series Paper.

Then there are the Individual Markers, 3 types of Glitter, card kits and Designer Brads and Buttons. The punch range just keeps getting bigger each year. My favourite so far for this year has to be the new Heart punch. Even though they almost wiped out the entire Christmas stamp range in the retirement list, they have made up for it with some gorgeous new Christmas stamp sets.

Now I could go on and on with what is in the new catalogue, but it is probably easier to have a look yourself. So, if you would like a copy, don’t hesitate to give me a call. Better still, since my blog is so new, if you place an order over $100 before the end of April I will give you a 2009/2010 Ideas Book and Catalogue for FREE.

Hello world!

simply said blue friendHello world. Well I have finally managed to emerge into the 21st century and now I can talk to the world via my own blog.

I joined the Stampin’ Up! family less than a year ago and haven’t looked back. I love all of their products, the variety and the co-ordination is just superb.

The all new 2009-2010 Ideas Book and Catalogue has just been released on 1ST April. It is jam packed with new stamp sets, new “in colour” card-stock, ink and accessories, a whole range of new accents and over 300 new ideas. Plus there are many more items that will get you all excited. If you would like to own your own copy to drool (sorry I mean read) over and over again, then please contact me.

Some of you may have met me recently at the Stitches and Craft show in Melbourne last month. It was wonderful to meet other talented demonstrators in Melbourne. And I have found some great new friends.

This is my first post, so I have included a card I made for a previous workshop. It included-

Stamps: Simply Said

Paper: Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue.

Ink: Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue.

Technique: Two-step stamping, tearing edges, Punch and Dimensionals.