Sunday, 26 August 2012

Christmas Cards

Cards I made for display at the Perth Heartfelt Stampin' Event held yesterday.

Sneak peak at two new stamp sets in the Holiday Catalogue, "Watercolor Winter" and "Christmas Wishes".  The DSP used is from the 2012/13 Annual Cataolgue, "Be of Good Cheer".  The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler  and Very Vanilla Seam Binding and the new 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Gumball Green from the new 2012/13 Annual Catalogue.  Cardstock of co-ordinating colours of Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and a new In-Colour of Gumball Green.  I added some Soft Suede to go with the vintage look on some of my cards.

I found the tutorial on how to do the ribbon weave wreath here.

I tried a new technique I found on YouTube on ribbon weaving.  I love the finished effect.

Pop-up Card

This card showed the 2-step stamps in the "Watercolor Winter" set.

 My Vintage Santa.  Faux Patina technique was used on the Soft Suede cardstock mat.
The "HO HO HO" was cut from the Balloon stamp on the "Christmas Wishes" stamp set.

Faux Patina technique used to create the frame which was punched out with the new
Apothecary Accents Framelits.  The centre was then punched out using
the Extra Large Oval punch.  It was popped up using dimensionals to give the effect of a frame.

Santa's Sleigh

Santa's Sleigh made for a display at yesterday's Perth Heartfelt Stampin' Event.  The template I found at

Sneak Peak at the "Christmas Wishes" stamp set in the new Holiday Catalogue.  I antiqued Santa from this stamp set and adhered him to the side of the sleigh.  His reindeers are on strike at the moment, resting up for December.

DSP used to cover the sleigh is "Be of Good Cheer" from the new 2012/12 Annual Catalogue.  Embelishments made from the Silver Glimmer Paper.

This sleigh is perfect for holding the holiday lollies that we always seem to have to have around at Christmas time.  I have put minties in my sleigh.

Advent Calendar

As promised here is the tutorial for the Advent Calendar I made for the Perth Heartfelt Stampin' Event held on 25 August, 2012.  I noticed after taking the photo that some of the little boxes are a bit wonky as they are attached with velcro and need straightening up after travelling around Perth yesterday on the backseat of my car. Oh well, it just adds to the charm.

The numbers do not show up very well, by they have been made from the new Champagne Glimmer Paper and give a sparkle to the Advent Calendar.

The little boxes hold a small Chocolate Money or Dollar piece.  If you are feeling generous a dollar coin also fits perfectly in these little boxes (this is Australian Money or course).

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Perth Heartfelt Stampin' Event

The Perth Heatfelt Stampin' Event was held today and what a great time everyone had.  I was constantly amazed at the creativity and the willingness to share ideas and techniques.

I was invited to demonstrate on the Stampin' Table explaining the new products in the 2012/13 catalogue and to answer any questions that people had on techniques or products.  A lot of fun was had and I hope everyone went away from the day having enjoyed themselves, I know I did.

As part of my participation I was asked to make several samples for display show casing some of the products in the new catalogue.

One of the samples that I made was a Chocolate Box that holds 3 Ferrero Rocher chocolates.  During the day I was asked numerous times on how I made the box so here is a free tutorial on how I made it.

This is a sneak peak at one of the new stamp sets in the new Holiday Catalogue, "Watercolor Winter".

Box closed with the band in place.

Inside of box showing the detail on the inside of the lid and the yummy chocolates.

I also made an Advent Calendar which I will post at a later date once I have written the tutorial.

I hope you enjoy making this little chocolate box.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Simply Stampin' Challenge #70 - Top 3

I just realised my card was in the Top 3 for the Stimply Stampin' Challenge #70.  This is a nice surprise, I missed reading my name in the post announcing the Top 3.

Simply Stampin' Challenge # 72- "Let's Hear It For The Boys"

It is a theme challenge this week at Simply Stampin' Challenge - "Let's Hear It For The Boys". 

I received my pre-order from Stampin' Up this week so just had to play with some of the new DSP Comfort Cafe,  Midnight Muse cardstock and ink and also the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  Stamp set used is "Up, Up & Away".   I teamed these new colours and DSP with Soft Suede which is a co-ordinating colour.  This card is a little sneak peak at the new products available on 1 September, 2012.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Tiny Tote

I recently found a tutorial on how to make a tiny box using the Bigz Clear Scallop Square Die from Stampin' Up.  I have added a handle to the box and some DPS and a flower and turned it into a Tiny Tote.  I am sure someone else has already thought of this, but if they have then I have not come across it to date with all the blog surfing I have been doing.

This little tote is quick and easy to make.  I will be making some in a Christmas theme as the jolly season is coming up fast.

I have put together a tutorial on how I made this Tiny Tote which can be found here.

I have it on good authority (mine) that 2 Ferrero Rocher chocolates fit in the Tiny Tote.  I have since eaten the evidence, they tasted really good.

Colour scheme used was Natural Ivory, Basic Black and the flocked Black Paper in the Mocha Morning Specialty DSP pack. 

Friday, 3 August 2012

JAI 128 - Inspirational Photo - Flower Garden Pop-up Card

I received a honourable mention this week at Just Add Ink for my Flower Garden Pop-up Card  that I entered into the Inspirational Photo Challenge.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Simply Stampin' Challenge #70 - Sketch

The challenge this week at Simply Stampin' Challenge is based on the sketch:

Colour scheme of Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Whisper White.  Stamp sets used are "Field Flowers" and "Petite Pairs".