Thursday, 24 November 2011

Time to start thinking about Chrissy Shopping

I thought I'd give my Stampin' Up! Gift Certificates a revamp this year using the beautiful new "In Colour" Wisteria Wonder.  Drop me a line if you are interested in purchasing one. It's a fantastic gift idea & the recipient will be able to choose anything from the current Idea Book & Catalogue or the new Summer Mini Catalogue. And just a reminder to you Stampin' Up! fans that at the end of January we'll be having our annual Sale-a-bration promotion. But firstly there will be a December Frenzy sale with up to 50% off selected merchandise - watch this space!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

The New Mr & Mrs

I was asked today to make another wedding card with silver & purple as the theme. This is what I came up with. I've used Stampin' Up! brushed silver & concord crush cardstock, Elegant Eggplant ink, silver embossing powder, Punch Potpourri stamp (ex-hostess stamp set), Very Vintage Stampin' Wheel & heart punch. I usually have embossing powder spread everywhere by the time I'm finished with it & today was no exception. It doesn't matter how careful I am, the powder still finds its way into everything, but I so love using it.  TFL

Friday, 18 November 2011

Bird is the word challenge

This is my entry in the "Adore" challenge over at   I've been wanting to do this photo for a few months now. I love how natural Elise looks in this shot. It's a bit hard to tell from here but close up you can see all her freckles that appear when she is out in the sun for too long. I think I love it so much because it reminds me of when she was younger & she hated her freckles (& still does). So I used to tell her that they are "sun kisses" and a face without freckles is like the night sky without stars. I really went on a rampage with the distressing on this page (very therapeutic I must say). I did lots of tearing, crinkling, inking, misting etc. The pp is from the beautiful "Beau Chateau" range from Stampin' Up! The buttons, silk flower & doily is from Purple Pumpkin, Basic Grey rub-on, Stampin' Up! ribbon & a touch of muslin. I wasn't quite happy with the colour match from the photo with the colour scheme so I changed the photo to sepia.

I've been working on this OTP project from Kaiser Craft for a few weeks now. I really didn't know how to tackle it at first but when I saw a few examples online & decided on the photos & colour scheme, it came together pretty quickly. I really enjoyed the process & I hope you like it too. TFL

Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Sneak Peak

Thought I would share a couple of tags & a card that I've made with a few of the wonderful new products in the upcoming Summer Mini Catalogue (available 1st December).  If you'd like a FREE mini catty sent to you just email me or leave a comment here, I sure would love to hear from you. I'll be placing December orders on Friday 9th.  I will also have Gift Vouchers available for those hard-to-buy-for friends & family.

It's a bit hard to see in this photo, but I have embossed the bride & groom with Stampin' Up! clear embossing powder.

Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

A rainy day means creation day

Hi fellow scrappers, just thought I'd share my layout for the November Sketch Challenge over at The Palace Gardens in Prague were so pretty & their lawns were filled with daisies, so I couldn't resist a little sit amongst them to soak up the sunshine. Another Griswald moment: we attempted to have lunch a cafe' in the gardens. We both ordered the very same meal & after an hour's wait (& reminding the waiter on several occasions), Pete's meal was brought out but not mine. After several complaints to the waiter my meal failed to appear (surprise, surprise - it's a family tradition for our meal orders to be forgotten where ever we go) & by this time Pete had finished, so we left the cafe' after giving the waiter a serving - pardon the pun. The waiter seemed to understand english & even if he didn't, it was quite clear that he hadn't brought two meals to our table in anyone's language. So this photo is of me looking half starved - well not quite but I did have a doughnut for lunch just to add to the 5kgs that had sneakily stowed away on my body somewhere between Paris & Prague. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Visiting the Queen...

Recently we had a few days in Canberra showing my parents around a city they haven't seen in over 30 years. We took them to the usual tourist spots accompanied by the most beautiful spring weather. When Queen Elizabeth II discovered that we would be visiting Canberra she thought it would be a brilliant idea for her to coincide her visit at the same time (tongue in cheek). We were exploring the National Museum when we were told that if we went down to the lake at 10.30 am, we would get to see the Queen floating by on her way to Floriade. We thought it would be a good opportunity to see her IRL, so off we went with our Latte's & there we sat sunning ourselves. An hour & half & a bad sunburn later...........we were still waiting for her to grace us with her presence. Finally along came the Royal Flotilla casually cruising as close as possible to the lake's edge - ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE LAKE! We did have a good view of the police vessels whizzing past though. Oh well she missed an incredible opportunity to meet us :)
This is my entry for Scrappers Challenge #20 over at The Scrapboxx. TFL xx

Friday, 4 November 2011

Stampin' Up! November Promotion

I can't get my head around the fact that it's almost time for the new Mini Summer Catalogue again. I'm sure it's only 5 minutes ago that we had the last one in our hot little hands. I'm sure you won't be disappointed with the wonderful new products this time around and I'll be posting some SNEAKY PEAKS in the coming weeks.
If you've had your eye on any of the BIG SHOT dies & embossing folders in the past, there is a 10% sale on selected Big Shot products as well as a Big Shot bundle.
Check out the Big Shot sale HERE
If you would like me to send you out the FREE NEW SUMMER MINI CATTY just leave a comment here or email me with your address (if you are not already a customer) and I'll send one out to you.
Here is a pic of just a few of the Christmas cards that I have for sale this year. I have lots more designs & colours available. If you are interested in purchasing hand-made cards for your nearest & dearest this year just drop me a line.
If you would like to make your own Christmas cards with the beautiful products from Stampin' Up! it's not too late. I'll be placing orders next WEDNESDAY the 9th and if you don't live in Mudgee, I can have your order shipped direct from the warehouse to your door anywhere in Australia. You can view the Idea Book & Catalogue online at the Stampin' Up! website (use the link above).
Until next time.....