Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Merry Christmas

I gave this card to my Husband for Christmas.

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Stamp: Lovely As A Tree, Many Merry Messages
Card: Real Red, Kraft
Ink: Versamark, Always Artichoke
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Cutter Tool, Antique Copper Brads, Striped Ribbon, Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug

Christmas Gift

I made this card for a friend to give as a gift with a special verse inside revealing the gift details.

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Stamps: Crazy for Christmas, Season of Joy
Card: Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red, Various Markers
Accessories: Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Silver Ribbon

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008 ....It came and went so fast, I only made a few cards, just enough to get by this year. I had a few late orders to fill so they took priority over my goodies. I must start and do some every month in 2009 so I build up my supplies. I was so far behind, I spent a few hours on Christmas Eve finishing of some gifts I needed for Christmas day, just as well I had wrapped our presents and made some salads for Lunch. So this was the main card we sent out this year.

City of David
Always Artichoke, Vanilla, Cranberry Crisp, Holiday Thyme DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, Basic Grey, Cranberry Crisp, Blush Blossom Markers & Stamp Pads Accessories: Square Scallop Punch, Gold Brads, Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Kindy Glitz, 1/8" Punch

This is the inside.

I made these Christmas Tree Box Decorations to give to the Ladies and filled them with chocolates. They were very easy to make and I cased them from Brenda Quintana who had prepared a tutorial and template that could be printed onto your card to cut them out, which I did as we travelled to Perth. Also stamped the flower and cut that out as we travelled. I was going to put a star at the top, but forgot my punch.

Priceless, Season of Joy, Party Punch
Card: Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Real Red
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon, Designer Label Punch, Scissors

Monday, 29 December 2008

Stamp Camp December 2008

On December 5th I attended a Stamp Camp with a group of 18 Stampin Up Demo's. Our Up-line Manager, Ngaire Anderson organised the event. Thank You Ngaire for organising the weekend. We had a busy couple of days stamping and making a number of projects. On the Friday night we made swaps that everyone had created for the occasion.

These are some of the make and takes. Mine is in the top left hand corner.

These are some more of the Make and Takes.

These two were made by my good friends Makeesha Byl and Jan White. Jan White's is a Credit Card Holder.

This is my Make and Take.

Stamps: SU Pick A Petal, Bodacious Bouquet, Stem Sayings
Card: Whisper White, Buckeroo Blue
Ink: Buckeroo Blue, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Mat Pack & Pieceing Tool, 1/8" Circle Punch, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, SU Chunky Glitter, Glue, Scissors, Sponge

I really loved this Notebook/Shopping List idea that Esther Whitmee brought as a Make & Take.

Inside view of Notebook.

On Saturday, Ngaire invited Odette, Lynda Winfield, Pat Carr and myself to do a Workshop presentation.

Odette instructed us on the finer details of making a Mini Scrapbook Album. I used the SU Secret Garden Simply Scrappin Kit. I have not finished detailing the pages yet as I am undecided on the size of the photo's I will use.

These are the only pages I have completed. I really loved this project and how professional it looks, thank's to Odette's direction, and a little time and effort.

Linda Winfield presented the next workshop and wowed everyone with the Polished Stone Technique. This Technique is very effective and we made two fantastic cards.

Pat Carr presented a Punch Class. It was really fun and we all loved the characters we made, they are so cute.

I presented Fancy Folds as the last Workshop. We made a Pyramid Card and a Stand alone Pop Up card. I cased the Pyramid card from Stampowl's blog and must give her credit for this fold. I made a few different Pyramid cards for the ladies to see how they could be used.

This was the card everyone made.

Stamps: In The Stars
Card: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, River Rock, SU Ginger Blossom Designer Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Ruby Red
Accessories: Large and Small Star Punches, Dimensionals, Scoring Tool

Christmas Card.

I used a paper clip to hold the cards together and did not stick the tape on the last side of the card so it could lay flat for posting as shown in this photo. If folded this way the card will fit into a C6 Medium envelope.

Baby Pyramid Card.

Greetings from Australia Pyramid Card.

This Stand alone Pop Up Card is the second Fancy Fold we made.

Stamps: SU Live Your Dream, Priceless
Card: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Almost Amethyst Designer Paper
Ink: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive SU Markers
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Round Punches, Cropadile, Jumbo Eyelet, Dimensionals, Certainly Celery and Elegant Eggplant Ribbon, Small & Large Oval Punches, Mini Glue Dots, Cutter and Scoring Tools, Scissors.

This is a view of the card closed for posting, and it will fit into a C6 envelope.

Here is another Stand Alone Pop Up card. I made this one a little larger to accommodate the Chef stamp and I was happy with the way it turned out.

Stamps: SU Viola, Print Pattern BG, Backyard BBQ
Card: Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Metallic
Ink:<em>White Craft, Black Stazon, Basic Grey and Real Red SU Markers
Aqua Painter, White Embossing Powder, Cropadile, Jumbo Eyelet, Black Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Round Punches, Corner Rounder, Cutter and Scoring Tool

Picture of the Ladies that attended the Stamp Camp.I am standing second from the left at the back.

It's A Winner!!!!!!!!!

Ngaire organised a card competition that was voted on by the ladies that attended. Thank you to those ladies that voted my card the Winner!!! I appreciate the acknowledgement from my peers, as there were some lovely cards entered.

Stamps:SU A Happy Heart, For a Friend (Hostess Set), Be Happy, Simply Said, Time Well Spent
Card:Whisper White, Real Red, Metallic Silver
Ink:Versamark, Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Real Red Markers
Accessories:Silver Embossing Powder, Heart Brads, 3 x Heart Punches, 1" & 1/2" Circle Punches, Crystals, Chunky Glitter, Gelly Roll Pen,Cutter Kit, Dimensionals

Thanks to everyone that participated, it was a terrific weekend and lovely to see old friends and meet new friends.