Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just popped in to wish those who celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving Day today. 

If you dont celebrate, its a great opportunity to stop for a second and think about what you are grateful for in your life. As hard as you may think you have it, theres nearly always someone worse off than you and ALWAYS something to be thankful for...

Back soon, Im off to friends to gobble some turkey!!  NOM NOM NOM!!
C xx

Monday, November 22, 2010


You have to check out my Stampin Up Web Page for some more OUTSTANDING offers... limited time only till November 30th.... Many products at 30, 40 and even 50% discounts.... Online purchase only.... DONT MISS OUT! 

Heres the link... to ALL the spectacular offers SU is having at the moment....  PHEW!!
C xx

November Club Projects.

This month we made a 3D ornament card for Christmas, to take advantage of the Christmas Bundles available at the moment (see above) and a cute thanksgiving turkey using the scallop circle punch. 

I must state that I did not design or come up with the idea for either of these.... I love blog-hopping and perusing peoples ideas and inspiration...  Unfortunately I didnt make a note of the ladies who originally designed these projects or I would link to them and say thank you...

If it was you please let me know and I will give you the credit you deserve!!

 3D Ornament Card

1. Cut a standard size card base from Cherry Cobbler cardstock (8 ½” x 5 ½”), score and fold in half at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a layer (#1) of Shimmery White card to 4” x 5 1/4”. Stamp greeting at bottom centre of card. Using the pricking guide & mats, prick a pattern into each corner.

3. Glue white layer onto card base. Put aside.

4. Cut another layer (#2) from Shimmery White cardstock to 2 ¼” x 3 ½”.

5. Cut a mat from Crumb Cake card to 2 ½” x 3 ¾”.

6. Stamp the ornament onto the white layer (#2) in Crumb Cake ink towards the top.

7. Using sticky tape - stick a piece of twine in the middle of the stamped image, fold over the top edge and stick with tape on the back.

8. Using scrap pieces of Shimmery white card stamp the ornament once in Crumb Cake ink, and twice in Cherry Cobbler ink. Using the Ornament Punch upside down, position the stamped image and punch out. Fold the punch-outs in half vertically and glue back to back, making sure the Crumb Cake color is in the centre. Using Stampin Dimensionals adhere the 3D ornament over the stamped image on the card.

9. Glue this layer (#2) onto the Crumb Cake mat. Tie Cherry Cobbler seam binding around bottom and fasten in a knot. Use Dimensionals again to glue to the front of the card.

10. Add rhinestones or pearls for added effect.

Thanksgiving Turkey

1. Make the turkey by punching 2 scallop circles from More Mustard card. Cut one as shown for the body. Cut the second one straight across keeping 7 “bumps” to use for a tail piece. Punch three more scallop circles (I’ve used Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy and Cajun Craze) Cut two of these straight across keeping 7 “bumps” and one to 6 “bumps” for tail pieces..

2. Punch one large flower from So Saffron card and cut down for feet and beak. Punch one small flower in Real Red and trim down for the “dangly” bit!!

3. Assemble turkey as shown. Draw 2 eyes with Black or Early Espresso Marker.

4. Use some patterned paper across the bottom of a 4” x 2 ½” piece of Whisper White card and glue your turkey onto it. You can fold this over and use for a nameplate at your thanksgiving table or add a greeting and make into a card.

Hope you enjoy! 

C xx

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Great week!

Im soooooo excited!  I now have 2 lovely ladies who have taken advantage of the AMAZING offer for the starter kits at 50 percent discount...  You still have a few days left so call me if you dont want to miss out! 

I also have a few more Operation Write Home cards to share and this months Club projects so...

Operation Write Home "people cards"!

As before, images were all colored with the Stampin' Up! Marvelous Markers...

Arent they fun!  Im working on some very famous characters at the moment so come back soon!

Club projects to follow in another post!


C xx

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Random Cards!

I wanted to share with you a few of the cards that are wending their merry way to distant hot climbs as we speak!  Im only showing cards that I made for Operation Write Home as I dont have permissions to show any others....

Arent they fun?... The Background papers, inks, punches and ribbons are all Stampin' Up!
More to come another day!
Comments please....!
C xx