Thursday, 27 September 2012

Catalogue Launch

On Saturday I had my catalogue launch.  Each guest recieved a stamp, a catalogue, a holiday catalogue (Christmas) and got to make some things.  This is what the bags looked like.  I used Betsy's Blossoms which is a new stamp set.  This set looks great in bright, bold colours.

We made little flowers, which you will see below.  I will post instructions on how to make them on my next post.  We then made a card using Betsy's Blossoms and the new woodgrain embossing folder (called Textured Impresions folder).  I used Tangerine Tango cardstock for the first time and am pretty pleased with the way it turned out.  What I like the most was when I showed my guests the sample card, they slightly changed it to suit their own taste.  I think they turned out beautifully!
That's the beauty of stamping- you can all use the same sets and materials but give everything a different look.  I love the feeling of satisfaction I get when I give a card and the recipient says,"Wow!  Did you make this?"

Ness xx

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Thanks, Castle Cove!

We had so much fun at the Castle Cove Jubilee Fair !  Anne and I met so many wonderful people there.  We were both really surprised how many people had already heard of Stampin'Up! before and how crafty people are!  The weather was just perfect.  We sold lots of cards and got the new catalogue into people's hands.

We also set up a little make'n'take for anyone that wanted to use the Big Shot (cutting and embossing tool) and have a go at stamping.  A great day was had by all.


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Masculine Card Crusade

So, this would be the easiest card that was ever made.  I had some left over papers and saw a card like this on the internet.  So If you recognise it, please let me know and I will credit you!  It is simply stripes of scrap patterened paper and on Library Clip and the greeting stamped onto Cajun Craze, lifted up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I really like the rust colour combined with Not Quite Navy.

Nothing says Spring like a fete!

Can't believe it's September already.  I have been very busy making cards for my very first market stall.  My friend Anne Farrar (Stampin' and myself are going to sell cards and promote Stampin'Up! at the Castle Cove Public School Spring Fair this Sunday.  We would love it if you dropped by our stall.  It runs from 10am-4pm, this Sunday, 16th September.

For the stall I have been focussing on some masculine cards as these are quite hard to find and make.  The first one I'd like to show you is one that is inpired from an American lady called Mary Fish.  It's using a set that I love but never made it here and it's called You're My Type.  I used my striped embossing folder as well as the Square Lattice.  I love the texture it gives.
This card was made for a work colleague of mine.  I used a stamp set I have been using a lot called Memorable Moments.  It is a versatile set as it's got Happy Birthday, Anniversary and numbers that make lots of different combinations.   I used Marina Mist in the background and distressed the edges using a pair of scissors.