Thursday, July 28, 2011

Swap Cards...

I recently took part in a swap over on Splitcoast Stampers....   We chose which color family we wanted to swap and made 9 cards of the same design in that color-family....  I decided to challenge myself and use the Neutrals Color Family...  I sent my cards to a lovely lady called Lisa who organised the swap and LO!  a couple of weeks later I received some amazing creations from the other swap-ee's!!   I thought Id share with you!!

Now I want you to scroll down quickly and make a note of which card you think I made.  Then read the notes underneath and see if you are right!!  Let me know if you guessed right in the comments section!!!

Number 1.

Number 2.

Number 3.

 Number 4.

Number 5. 

Number 6.

Number 7.

Number 8.

Heres whom made what....
1. Amanda Corbet.  2. Debbie Walter, Nevada. 
3. Carolynne Hedrick, Texas.  4.  Jenny Fulton, MN. 
5. Laura Simpson.  6. Deb Lippert, Wisconsin. 
7. Mary Jane Wellington, Maine.  8. Pam Steckman.

Arent they stunning?  Im so glad I did this swap and I plan to do a couple more.  Its a great way to see what ideas and techniques other people can come up with given the same basic rules and colors....  These are definately going onto my display board!!  YAY.

Now did you guess right?   Leave me a comment in the section below... 

C xx

Friday, July 22, 2011

NEW!! In colors..

So, as youve probably noticed, Stampin' Up!  have a BRAND NEW catalog with loads of lovely new stamps and accessories for your crafting needs.  They also have introduced 5 BRAND NEW In-Colors for the next 2 years....  I decided to use all of these on one card to introduce you to them....
I LOVE the feel of these colors, very beachy and summery and im SOOOOO glad theres a pale purple once again (missed my pale plum!) and my favourite is the pale blue! 

From left to right the colors are:
Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder and the background is Calypso Coral.
Aren't they lushious??  I love the fact that SU! is keeping up with the current trends in fashion and home designs and keeping the colors fresh and new!  Well done!

The layout is from week 194, June 6 over on the Mojo Monday Blog.  This is a go-to place for me when Im needing inspiration..  Check it out!

Heres a close up of the flower detail... 

I got the inspiration for this flower from a lady called Wendy Weixler who has some tutorials on her blog, HERE.  I dont have the punch for the rose so I played with my scallop circle punch and came up with a little Chrysanthemum flower!  Cute huh?
Stamp set is My Friend.  Another new item from the catty and rapidly becoming a favourite of mine.

So, whats your favourite(s) from the new colors?  What would you like to see next time?  Please leave a comment as I love to hear from you all!

C xx

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Planning an Evening of FUN!!

Soooo, Ive got this idea in my crafty little mind....

Who wants to come along to a "Scrapbook in an Evening" class? 

You will end the evening with a bunch of instructions, cutting guides, cardstock and patterned paper all (hopefully) assembled into 20 completed scrapbook pages ~ ready to fill an 8x8" album. You will also have enough patterned paper leftover to make 2 more albums!  You will have the instructions to use over and over so theres no excuse!  I will provide all supplies for the pages (except your own glue, paper cutter and photographs!) and expertise.  I will bring along my punches and big-shot and help you customise your album with hand-made embellishments....

Class will be Aug 26th, place and time to be determined...  You dont have to be here either... I can provide all instructions and kit to you by post (USA Only) you just pay extra postage...  Cost is only $35 (in advance for pre-order of supplies)...  Theres only 6 spaces SO BOOK NOW!!  (Class fees are payable to me by Aug 12th... paid fees guarantees you a space and kit)

Hope to see you there, should be a FUN night!!

C xx