Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Quilted Top Note Card

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share another card I have recently made. Its affectionately called the 'Quilted Top Note' because of the look it achieves as you can see in the photo below.

To get this look, all you do is punch squares of the DSP and stick them to some card stock and then run it through the Big shot using the Top Note Die! Simple as!!
I have used the lovely Cottage Wall DSP from the Autumn/Winter Mini along with Orchid Opulence card stock. The ribbon is also from the Autumn/Winter Mini - Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain. The sentiment is from the Hostess set, Best Yet. Hope you like it!

Friday, 25 June 2010

Swap Cards

Hi everyone. I wanted to share a couple of pics of a card I have made for my 'Team Swap' for July. Yes, I am a little ahead of myself, but - there's nothing like being organised is there!
Being part of an SU team has many benefits. We support and encourage each other when that elusive 'mojo' goes astray! and we share ideas and inspiration too. One thing our team is doing at the moment is a card swap each month. We all make a card for each person who signs up for the month and they get distributed back to each member so that we all get one from each of the other members... does that make sense? By doing this we get to see ideas and techniques that we might not have thought of ourselves and then share with our customers!
Anyhoo, this is my card for July!

Seven ladies have signed up so far for July (including myself) so, seven of the same card!
I have used the Bigshot machine, running the Scallop Circle through to make the base of the card. Then my Circle cutter to cut a piece of Pink Pirouette DSP. I have used the Eyelet Border Punch on Chocolate Chip card stock. The sentiment is from the Hostess gift set called Best Yet and the Butterfly and the pale pink leaves behind the sentiment are from the Great Friend set. Then to finish it off, I have used the lovely Riding Hood Red striped ribbon and some Hemp Twine.

Hope you like it xxx

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Starter Kit Promotion!

I am very slow at getting this special up... sorry ladies and gents.
If you have been thinking of signing up with Stampin' Up! this is the time to do it!! Whether you are looking for a home based business to work at your own pace, or just to take advantage of demonstrator discounts and knowing specials in advance to help with your hobby - now is the time to take advantage of this great special.

From 21 May-31 July, get a 20 percent discount on the Starter Kit when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator!

The Starter Kit is normally $324.00, with the 20% off it is now down to $259.00! In the kit you get a host of goodies including Ink pads, Stamp sets, Stamp & Scrub with Spray, a wheel and Standard Handle, Stampin' Pastels (chalk set), Aqua Painter Pens, Versa mark ink pad, Snail Adhesive, Rubber Scissors and the list goes on!! Retail value of the kit is over $560!!
This really is a great opportunity to get started on your dream Hobby/Home Business. If you are interested don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone.

Deal of the Week #4!

Well, here it is, the last specials for June. Wow, hasn't this month flown by, because I have been anxiously waiting for each Wednesdays announcement of the new specials LOL!
This week we have bling and ribbon! What card or scrap page is done without bling or ribbon!!

pg 149 Square Ice Rhinestone brads (109113) was $19.95 now $11.97
pg 149 Circle Ice Rhinestone brads (109111) was $19.95 now $11.97
pg 149 Square Fire Rhinestone brads (109112) was $19.95 now $11.97
pg 150 Bashful Blue 1” double-stitched grosgrain ribbon (111848) was
$19.95 now $10.97
pg 151 Certainly Celery 5/8” grosgrain ribbon (109050) was
$14.95 now $8.97

There you have it ladies and gents... you have til Tuesday the 29th June to get your orders in. Talk to you all soon xx

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Deal of the Week #3

Well, the weeks are flying by aren't they... here is the number 3 deal for the month of June! It is stamp sets this time! Yah, who doesn't like to get a stamp set at a discounted price!!

(114263) pg34 A Happy Heart stamp set was $41.95 Now $20.98

(115792) pg57 Greetings Eight stamp set was $49.95 Now $24.98

(116330) pg78 Bella's Bloom stamp set was $24.95 Now $14.97

(113009) pg97 Enjoy Every Moment stamp set was $53.95 Now $26.98

(114283) pg105 All Scallops stamp set was $55.95 Now $27.98

Please check these out in your Idea Book & Catalogue and let we know what you like. Don't forget that these are on special for one week only! You have til Tuesday the 22 June to get you orders in. Happy shopping xx

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Deal of the Week #2

This weeks specials are the wonderful Double Sided Papers! Check out the specials below!

Haiku Designer Series paper normally $16.95 now $10.17

Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper normally $16.95 now $11.02

Tea Party Designer Series paper normally $16.95 now $10.17

Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper normally $16.95 now $11.02

Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series paper normally $22.95 now $14.92

Please check your Idea Book & Catalogue pages 132 and 133 for pictures of these papers - then email or phone me with your orders.
This special runs from the 9th June to the 15th June 2010.
Talk to you soon xx

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Special card for Special Occasions!

I recently borrowed some sizzix embossing dies from my bestie Kim to have a play with... I needed to make a Wedding card for my nephew and a Birthday card for my mum. I had seen a technique that I wanted to have a go at and this is what I have come up with!
This first one is for my mum's Birthday

This one is the Wedding card

and these two were just for fun!

I have used Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla and Kraft cardstock and ink. Along with the gorgeous Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, the eyelet border punch and the En Francais background stamp.
To get this effect with the embossing die, all you have to do is ink directly onto the die itself! Then very carefully put your cardstock into the folder and then through the Bigshot. Each side of the die you ink will give a different image when embossed. I think both came out beautifully! (then make sure you wash and dry the die when your done! I just ran it under warm water)

Give it a go and enjoy the results yourself. xx

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Stampin' Up! - Deals of the Week #1

Hi everyone! Something exciting from Stampin' Up! They are having a 'Deal of the week' special every week during June! Yah! Who doesn't like a special LOL!
The first deal is below - check it out and let me know if there is anything you can't live without!!

Deals of the Week #1
Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
112081 152 Scallop Square Punch $30.95 $20.12
109183 153 Trio Flower Punch $30.95 $20.12
110711 153 Boho Blossom Punch $30.95 $20.12
114889 n/a* Scallop Oval Punch $30.93 $20.12

These amazing deals last for one week only, so get in fast!
(apology in advance - one of the item #'s and page #'s is coming up as a phone number???? can't seem to stop it, sorry!)