Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Catalogue peeks!

Just a quick post to let you all know that in the next few days I will be posting some sneaky first peeks of the fabulous new catalogue! Im not going to give too much away (as I could get into trouble!) but will let you all in on some fab new stamps and accessories. ALSO: I will have a fantastic special offer... Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Goodbye to You...

One of the stamp sets I will be sorry to say goodbye to is this one 'Natures Wonders'.
BUT... You can still purchase retiring sets at a discount - NOW! (While stocks last!)

I kept this one really simple, using only 1 ink, Close to Cocoa and a few scraps of card. The background is the En Francais Background stamp... I didnt ink it up properly but rather than throw it away i just ripped it down and used a smaller piece! Every mistake is a creative challenge!

I did something a little different with the ribbon this time too... What do you think?

Ink: Close to Cocoa.
Card. Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel
Stamps: Natures Wonders, En Francais.
Bits & Bobs: 5/8" Vanilla ribbon, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon.

Thanks for looking.

C xx

New Stamps are coming!

There are lots of new stamp sets in our new catalogue... Heres a couple of cards made with a set called For Father...

Im afraid you'll have to wait to see the rest!

I wasnt keen on this one when I saw it and thats the reason I bought it! I like to challenge myself. The joy of Stampin' Up! products is that you are able to coordinate colours and accessories really easily, even when you are working outside of your 'comfort zone'!

I stamped the images with Basic Grey (its waterproof therefore you can watercolour onto it without it 'bleeding') then coloured-in using the Earth Elements Markers. For a muted colour I 'scribble' a little ink onto the plastic stamp container - then use the Blender Pens to pick up the colour and use on the image. You can then add more intense details using the pens directly on the image...

Colours: Basic Grey & Earth Elements Inks.
Card: Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Brocade Blue, Summer Sun.
Bits & Bobs: Spiral Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals (for 3d effect).

Im REALLY excited to be going to a BIG training meeting next Friday and will be meeting up with lots of other demos, learning some fun new techniques, making a new project and YES!, GETTING THE NEW CATALOGUE!!!

I may just post some 'teasers' here if you are really nice to me!
Thanks for looking,
C xx

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sept 11th...

We will never forget.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Card Swap 1.

Here is a lovely card sent to me by a fellow SU Demonstrator Kara...

I have started a marker club with 3 other demonstrators and we are doing a card swap at the same time so, every month I will show you one of the other girls cards...
Take a look at the Heart stamped on this card, this multi coloured effect is done with the Marvelous Markers! Isnt it fab? You can colour the whole stamp in one shade or pick out areas with different shades. Just breathe on the stamp after inking and the result is wonderful...

Check out Kara's Blog for more ideas and inspiration...

Im loving the colours on this one Kara!

Thanks for looking
C x