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Welcome the Summer Mini Catalogue

Hi Everyone

Today is the release of the new Summer Mini Catalogue. It is full of new stamp sets, designer series paper, punches, rub ons and embellishments to keep you inspired over the summer holidays.

AUNZ_Summer09-Cover-Large

If you would like your own copy of the Summer Mini, please contact me and I will put one in the mail for you. To ensure you receive your products before Christmas, you will need to place your order by 14 December 2009. You can also browse online by clicking on the cover image on the Home page.

Check back here soon for projects using the new goodies form the Summer Mini.

Judy.


More on Christmas

Hi again

I'm on a bit of a roll with Christmas cards at the moment and I had some time yesterday afternoon to come up with this one using the Season of Joy stamp set. This is CASE'd from a card by Wendy Janson whose blog 'Its All About Stamping' is one of my favourites. It uses the traditional red and green Christmas colours, but it has a freshness about it that appeals to me.  I have white embossed the swirl on the Real Red background to give it more definition with Old Olive for the green contrast.

I have lots of gold star brads from way back and I have changed the colour to red using a technique I read about on the Web last week. Holding the brad with tweezers, heat it up and then dip straight into embossing powder of your choice. The powder sticks to the hot metal really well. Apply some more heat to the brad until the powder melts. This is really quick to do, gives good coverage and is not as fiddly as coating the brad with Versamark ink etc.  Anyway here it is and the details are below.

Season-of-Joy

Card Details

Stamps

Season of Joy

Cardstock & Papers

 Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive

Ink

Real Red, Old Olive, Versamark

Accessories

White Taffeta ribbon, Red & White striped ribbon (not SU), Star brad (not SU), Red brad (not SU)

Tools

Scallop Circle punch, 13/8" Circle punch, 1¼" Circle punch, White embossing powder, Dimensionals

Bye for now.

Judy.

 


Christmas Trimmings

Hi Everyone

I'm looking out the window of my study at the blue sky and gorgeous yellow/green leaves of the Gleditsia Sunburst trees that have been refreshed by the rain we had in Melbourne over the weekend. A really good downpour makes such a difference to the garden.  It is times like this that I wish we had bigger rain tanks to caputre it all.

I can't believe that there is only 7 days left for the Spring Mini Catalogue. I think this has been one of the best minis and will be sorry to see it go. I have stocked up on the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper for my own Christmas cards and the card I have for you today uses the Tree Trimmings stamp set which is also from the Spring Mini.

For the background of this card, I have used the So Swirly jumbo roller with Versamark ink and then clear embossed it.I love the watermark look of Versamark and to make it easy, I purchased the standard and jumbo uninked cartridges and then inked them with a Versamark refill. You can use a normal Versamark pad with your rollers but having a pre-inked cartridge is so convenient and gives a consistent result over a larger area.

The rest is pretty straightforward and the Old Olive and Real Real baubles have been popped up on Dimensionals. Here it is and the details are below.

Tree-Trimmings

Card Details

Stamps

Tree Trimmings, Snow Swirled (Sentiment), So Swirly Jumbo roller

Cardstock & Papers

Baja Breeze, Real Red, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP

Ink

Baja Breeze, Real Red, Old Olive, Versamark

Accessories

¼” Old Olive grosgrain ribbon

Tools

Scallop Border punch, Scallop Oval punch, Wide Oval punch, Clear embossing powder, Dimensionals


If you would like to make any final purchases from the Spring Mini Catalogue, please Contact Me by 6pm on 30 November 2009.

Enjoy your week.

Judy. 


Snow Swirled Christmas

Hi there

I don't know about you, but the speed at which Christmas is bearing down on us is scary!  Amazing how far away it seemed in September and I have yet to make my Christmas cake - oh well, there are only so many hours in the day. It is also only 2 weeks until the new Summer Mini Catalogue commences. That means that you have until 30 November to order any of the items on your Wish List from the Spring Mini. This has been one of my favourite catalogues.

The card I have for you today is using the lovely Snow Swirled stamp set. This one is hard to beat and looks fabulous white embossed on Real Red, Baja Breeze or Old Olive. This is a simple card layering up these colours with the Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper. Here it is and the details are below.

Snow-Swirled

Card Details

Stamps

Snow Swirled, (So Many Sayings – retired)

Cardstock & Papers

Baja Breeze, Real Red, Holiday Treasures DSP

Ink

Baja Breeze, Real Red,Versamark

Accessories

Filagree Brad, White Taffeta ribbon, brads (not SU)

Tools

Word Window Punch, Eyelet Border punch, White Embossing powder, Dimensionals


 Enjoy your week.

Judy.


Faux Silk & Soft Summer

Hello

It has been a busy time with a quick trip to Perth last week to visit my Mum who is in hospital for 6 weeks. It was a nice surprise for her and I also able to catch up with some dear friends who had me to stay at short notice (waving to Karen, Glenn, Ryan, Kate & Grace).

The card I have for you today is for my Mum and uses the Soft Summer stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue. I decided to give the Faux Silk technique a try after seeing Sue Madex demonstrate it at the Stampin' Up! Regional training day.  It is really easy and gives a unique finish to the centre panel. Here is a link to a tutorial on SplitCoast if you want to give it a go. Interestingly I only had a newsagency type glue stick available to stick the tissue paper to the cardstock and I've noticed that the colours have changed on the image in the last couple of days. I'll be purchasing a Stampin' Up! acid-free Anywhere Glue Stick for my next try at this technique.  Not having a suitable sentiment to fit the circle, I used my computer to create one and punched it out. Here it is and the details are below.

Faux-Silk_Soft-Summer 

Card Details

Stamps

Soft Summer

Cardstock & Papers

Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP, Tissue Paper

Ink

Stazon Timber Brown, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, More Mustard Stampin’ Write Marker

Accessories

Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate brads (not SU)

Tools

Circle punches, Scallop circle punch, Dimensionals, Paper piercer & Mat Pack, Victoria Embossing folder and Cuttlebug

 

I would also like to show you the gorgeous cards my stamping buddies Claire, Christine  and Leanne gave me for my birthday. It is such a joy to receive a handmade card. I think it is a pleasure to make them and to give them to others but it is nice to be reminded how lovely it is to receive one as well. Thank you all!

Birthday_2009

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Judy.