Friday, July 29, 2011

Buttons Galore!

Hi there, after I mentioned to someone the other day that I take all my card scraps and turn them into buttons with the  Button #5 Sizzlits die I thought I'd better do something with them!

As you can imagine, my 'button' bag is full of all sorts of coloured buttons, so I had an enjoyable 5 minutes playing around with colours and this is what I came up with.  No sewing required!

What I used:

Card:  Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White - buttons are an assortment of SU card.

Tools and other fun stuff:  Scallop border punch, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Buttons #5 Sizzlets die.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Greenhouse Gala Scrapbook page

Look what we made last night at Keryn's Krew meeting!  Isn't this scrapbook page simply gorgeous?  I feel so pleased with it, love the colours, the layout, thanks Keryn for designing such a delightful project for us.

It is 6"x6", just the right size to fit one photo on it and what I really like about it is that even though the page is decorated with DSP and floral embellishments the photo is still the main focus which I personally feel quite strongly about!

It has a secret pocket at the top where you will find a journalling sheet (blank at the moment).

Last year before Leo started kindy his hair was getting really long and curly and I wanted to record it for posterity as quite likely he will end up with dark straight hair like his siblings, "mothers' vanity" I call it LOL!   I think I have a snippet of his hair somewhere which may just fit into the pocket in a wee envelope.

What we used:

Card:  Crumb cake plain and textured card, Gala Greenhouse DSP, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzaz, Chocolate Chip.

Tools and other fun stuff:  cork sheet, 1" circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Early Espresso 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Blossom Party Originals die, Big Shot.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bright Birdie Birthday

I came across a very bright colour combo in Colour Q last evening, and I thought that punches would be the way to go this time.  The only substitution I made was I used Old Olive instead of Green Galore which is a retired colour I don't have - but I think Old Olive worked very nicely as a substitute.

I have been very restrained with glitter lately, so today I got it out and sprinkled the centers of the flowers with it, not sure if it will show up in the photos though.

What I used:

Card:  Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, White, Old Olive.

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry

Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations

Tools and other fun stuff:  Top Note Die, Bird punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Stamp-a-majig, glitter.

Why don't you pop over to Colour Q to see what other interpretations of these colours people have come up with!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mojo Monday Rich Razzleberry

I've finally been inspired to play along with a challenge and seeing as this week marks the 200th challenge for Mojo Monday I thought I'd give it a go!

It took me ages to make it work, but I am pleased with the end result, I was quite worried there for a while LOL!

I think these colours work really well together, why don't you go visit their site and play along this week as well?

What I used:

Card:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and a snippet of Regal Rose

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations

Tools and other fun stuff:  Boho Blossoms Punch, Wide Oval punch, Lots of tags Sizzlits dies, Scallop Border punch, 1/8" Old Olive tafetta ribbon, Square Lattice embossing folder, Stampin' dimensionals, rhinestones

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Monday, July 18, 2011

A little bit of everything

Hi there - hope your day is going well.

I had stamped and punched out these butterflies intending to use them on the Matchbook Mini Album but then did not use them so I've found a proper home for them on today's card.

I love these butterflies, both the stamp set and punch, you just can't go wrong with them!

What I used:

Card:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive.

Ink:  Riding Hood Red

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Prints

Tools and other fun stuff:  Butterfly punch, Bird punch, Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Border punch, Buttons sizzlits die, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Rhinestones.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Anniversary mum and dad

My mum and dad are on the last week of their holiday here in NZ at the moment, but have gone north to see other aunts and uncles.  They will be celebrating 56 years of marriage on the 16th July!  

Here is the card I made them, very simple and straight to the point I think - Life happens, love helps!  I thought it was a very appropriate sentiment for them at this stage of their lives.

Orange and green are a 'family colour' so to speak, my great-grandmother used to embroider for a living and we still have her left-over floss and it's mainly orange and green!  I know mum will like the colours I've chosen for her (and dad's) card.

Mum and Dad earlier this year enjoying a day out at the Wellington Botanic Gardens

What I used:

Card:  Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery, White, Old Olive, Very Vanilla snippet, for the center of the flower.

Ink:  Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red.

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Vogue

Tools and other fun stuff:  Top Note die, Lots of Tags Sizzlits die, Bird Punch, Swiss dots embossing folder, 1/4" circle punch.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Matchbook mini album

One of the many perks of becoming a Stampin' Up! demo is the monthly magazine packed full of useful tips and projects to use at your workshops.  In the latest issue it featured a "Matchbox" Mini Album which I replicated this afternoon.  Earlier this year I joined a swap of 'handmade items' so this little book is heading off to the UK in a couple of days, hope Sylvia likes it!  I know she has a few grandkids so she may like to pop a few photos of them in it and use it as her brag-book!

I'm really pleased I purchased this set as a clear set and it was very easy to line up the stamps on the pages.

Finished measurement is approx 4x4" to give you an idea of size, and I used every single stamp in the Vintage Vogue set to decorate it inside and out.

What I used:

Card:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Vogue

Tools and other fun stuff:  Piercing tool and mat pack, bakers' twine, Square Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' sponges.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Treat box

Had fun making this little treat box last night using the Top Note Die - I had received a similar from Sharlene at Christmas last year and thought I'd use her idea with a different stamp set.  It fits 4 tiny Moro Gold bars just perfectly - yum!
Here my version, love the trailing vine stamp from Vintage Vogue, so delicate and pretty!

Chocolate bars just peeping out!

Here is the original one received from Sharlene.

What I used:

Card:  Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Vogue, Fresh Cuts

Tools and other fun stuff:  Boho Blossoms punch, 1/4' circle punch, 1/8" Old Olive taffeta ribbon, Top Note Die,     Basic Pearl.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Autumn Days Christmas

A card in traditional Christmas colours using the conifer stamp from the Autumn Days stamp set, using Stampin' Write markers to colour in the stamp this time.  Kept it quite simple with a spot of embossing, a little piercing and that's about it.

What I used:

Card:  Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers.

Stamps sets:  Autumn Days, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Tools and other fun stuff:  1 3/4" circle punch, Word Window punch, piercing tool and template, Scallop Border punch, Square Lattice embossing folder.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July's promotion is "Gift with purchase" - how fantastic is that!

Thanks to all of you who made the most of the 15% discount I offered last week - I'm sure you will enjoy your new products once they arrive.

Well, July means it's gift with purchase time!  When you spend $120 or more during this month you will receive an exclusive product bundle (valued at $37.50).  Remember you can place an order with me even if you don't live in Wellington as I can have it delivered directly to your place - believe me it's very exciting to see one of their boxes arriving at your place! 

If you scroll down to my previous two posts you will see one of these products featured on a couple of projects.

From 1-31 July, Stampin’ Up!® is giving you a FREE exclusive 
accessories bundle when you spend NZS120  
on your choice of Stampin’ Up! products. 

Bundle Includes: 
•   One spool of white 1/4" (6 mm) grosgrain ribbon with     
     repeating flower designs. Approximately 13.7 m. 

•   48 flower buttons. 16 each in 3 colours (Daffodil Delight,  
     Melon Mambo and Pacific Point). Approximately 1.3 cm