Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Anyway here is my first attempt and if you want to see some other variations check out Lynda's mother's blog at Crafty Squirrel (UK).
Recently, I recevied two of them in the post and made my contributions - one theme was 'Favourites' and one was 'Baby Advice and Tips'. Here is what I contributed and this was part of my craft 'fix' for the last week!
I am sure everyone at Crafty Fingers who is participating in our Circle Journal is eagerly awaiting their Journals to return "home" so we can see what others have put in them.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Not the best of the photos as I need to edit some for red eye etc, but atleast you get the idea of the event. Emily and Jacinta arrived in a hot rod which they enjoyed.
Anyway, here is the swap that I made using the stamp set Sense of Time from the current mini catalogue (which is due to finish at the end of November 2009). I had challenged myself to make my swap a male orientated card as these I find more difficult to do. I also enjoy masking and so used this technique on the card, my son also thought I had taken up his idea of using a style called 'steampunk' with this particular stamp set.
The trick with masking several images is to ensure you stamp the image you want to see at the front of the card first, that is, the one that is to be the focus and not stamped over or that appears to have the other images stamped behind it. On my card front I wanted the clock face to be that image and so I stamped it first using Not Quite Navy and then using another stamped image of the clock that I had already cut out, I covered the clock and stamped the background stamp Sanded over the top covering the entire card front. I then stamped the image of the cogs randomly over the card front before I removed my clock 'mask'.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I am also putting together some swaps for our Hobart Regional Training Session this Wednesday evening, so when they are completed I will post them for all to see! I challenged myself to do a male card front as I always seem to struggle with these designs, as many of my stamps are flowers, flourishes etc and I love to add ribbon and pretty embelishments!
Anyway must go and get ready to take my daughter to the hairdresser/beauty salon, I will definately be taking my camera with me!
Thanks for dropping by and for the lovely comments you make on my blog.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Anyway here is what I made and wanted to share with you...
Stamps: Forest Friends (Stampin' Up! ® Spring Mini Catalogue p.12), Warm Words (2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue p.114)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette (New In Color), Close to Cocoa, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper (p.134)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (owl), More Mustard (rabbit and greeting), Pink Pirouette (inked edges of the squares with a dauber)
Accessories: Daubers, Designer Label Punch, Paper Piercer and the paper-piercing template from Stampin' Up!® 's mat pack (p.155), Tauper 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (not in current catalogue) and Snail Adhesive
If you look closely at my greeting (see image below), you may wonder how I managed to get an edge around the label using the Designer Series Punch, since we only have one size. What I did is punched the tag a second time out of More Mustard cardstock and then cut it in half and adhered the top half slightly off the top edge of my Whisper White tag and the bottom half slightly off the bottom edge of my white tag (I can't cut as neat an edge around this punch by hand so this is my workaround). You will notice the edge is only on the top and bottom and not the left and right hand sides of the tag doing it this way, but putting a piece of ribbon underneath helps and mounting it using Stampin' Dimensionals gives added depth.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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New demonstrators receive:
- Starter Kit containing business tools and a wide array of products (customised by you) for only $324 AUD (retail value over $560 AUD)
- Option of adding an Add-On Stampin' Memories Kit for scrapbooking for only $75 AUD (retail value overl $137 AUD)
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- Access to demonstrator website
- Stamping ideas and a monthly magazine
- Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad for FREE! (retail value $11.95 AUD, page 129 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue)
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Contact me today to learn how you can create a rewarding crafting business or simply add discounted products to your personal craft supplies for yourself. Or for more information on the different types of demonstrators check out my earlier posts on 'Be a demonstrator'. If you have any questions feel free to contact me with no obligations or pressure to join.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
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