Monday, March 30, 2009

Easter Egg Pouch

Tonight some friends came over for a play with some new stamps from the new Stampin' Up! catalogue. As a treat I made them a little easter egg pouch each, stamped with the new Good Friend set.
I cut a piece of A4 card lengthwise down the middle at 10.4cm to make two long pieces of card. I then scored across each card at 12cm from each end, which makes 3 sections, the middle smallest one being the base. I stamped with Ballet Blue and Whisper White, and punched a peephole using the Scallop Circle punch.

I popped the easter eggs into a cellophane bag, which I stapled to the inside back of the pouch. Then I used the double rectangle punch to punch holes on the front and back of the pouch, and threaded through some pink ribbon to secure.

I've been trying lots of things with my new stamp sets I've pre-ordered, and will be posting them in the next few days, so stay tuned! There are some beautiful stamps in the new catalogue, and gorgeous scrapbooking papers. So much fun.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Asian Influence

The other night I got together with Jacqui and Debbie to make some cards for our school fete.

It turned out to be quite an Asian night. Jacqui made these cards with the (no longer available) Symbols of Solicitude stamp set, some bold colours and some origami paper. Very effective with the black ink.

Debbie used the Eastern Blooms set, which I'm happy to see in the 2009-2010 catalogue (yes it's arrived!)

I loved the way she created these beautiful cards with just a few of the Rich Regal colours and a white inkpad.
I made 2 noteboxes with 6 notecards in each, very much inspired by Marelle, and ended up with a sort of tropical feel which always makes me think of Asia.

We had lots of fun chatting, stamping, munching on crackers and cheese, and eating Debbie's yummy chocolate cake. It was nice to see the Stampin' Up! products bought at my launch night being put into action!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Better late than never!

I didn't actually get hold of the Botanical Blooms SAB set until after the promotion ended! But am glad to have them now :-)

Such a sweet set and once again so quick and easy to create a beautiful card. So I thought I'd post photos of what I've been doing with them, anyway.

Colours are Rose Red, Regal Rose, and Old Olive.

Oh So Lovely

This hostess set really is oh so lovely. I received it just the other day, and yesterday made these cards, it was so easy to make them and yet they look so elegant.

I'm currently trying to use up my old stash of cardstock from various companies, this is a natural looking card and I've used River Rock, Chocolate Chip and Bravo Burgundy with it.

The watercolouring was done with the crayons

and on this one I coloured the fine stems with the fine tip of an Old Olive marker and doodled on the circles at the top - easy!

Sad to think that soon these stamps will be unavailable when the new catalogue comes out ... I'm glad to have them!