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More than a bit retro...

Hi there

Life has been getting in the way of my crafting recently, but I have tried to go with the flow and not get too frustrated about it. I have finally finished this card which has been hanging around on my craft desk for the last week.

I was fortunate to win a prize from the 'Prize Patrol' during Convention which included products from the 'Storybook Suite' that will be coming in the new Catalogue to be released on 1 September 2012 in Australia.  The image on the card is an a la carte stamp called 'Life Shared', which reminds me so much of the 'Dick and Dora' readers we got in early primary school. Those of a similiar vintage to myself would hopefully relate to this.  I cut off the sentiment from the bottom of the stamp and mounted it on the end of the block so I can easily stamp it where I want to.

It is a nice image to colour and I have tried to keep a 'retro' look in the choice of colours for the image and accompanying card stock.



Project Details
Stamps Life Shared
Card stock & Papers

Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Xpress-IT Blending Card, Regals Pattern Stack

nk Momento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black

Silver brads, Small silver flat back pearls (not SU)


Framelits Labels, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Dimensionals, White Gel pen, Copics, Computer and Printer (Friends letters)

Enjoy your weekend.


Happiness Shared

Hi there

I have been taking a bit of a break for the last couple of weeks after the hectic preparations for and then attending the SU Convention.  I had a fabulous time and the title of my post coincidentally summarises the experience for me. This morning I was looking back at the photos I took of the incredibly inspiring projects that were on show.  Lots of fabulous new products and tools are also coming in the new Catalogues (yes there is more than one!) on 1 September.  I normally take a while to warm up to the new In Colours, but I'm really looking forward to them.

My card today uses two of my favourite In Colours that will be retiring shortly - Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz.  I have recently purchased the 'Happiness Shared' stamp set which has been around for ages and has been on my long term wish list. This is a lovely image to colour and this time I have chosen to use SU colour matched Copics.  The rest is pretty much as you see it.



Project Details
Stamps Happiness Shared, Because I Care (Retired)
Card stock & Papers Bazzill White Linen, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, In Colour Pattern Stack, X-PressIT Blending Card
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Pearls, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin ribbon, White Bakers Twine
Large Oval Punch, Oval 2 Punch (not SU), Scallop Border punch, Crimper, Dimensionals

See you soon.

Convention Card

Hi again

The card I have for you today, was made for my Convention room mates using the design of my swap. The Framelits Labels die makes a fabulous easel card, as it fits into a standard envelope.  I have moved the sentiment to the bottom section, but otherwise it is exactly the same. Apologies for the lighting on this photo as it has been exceptionally gloomy weather in Melbourne.



Project Details
Stamps Bordering on Romance, Kindness Matters, You're a Gem
Card stock & Papers Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Vellum Paper
 Ink Early Espresso, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories Basic Pearls, Victoria Lace, Regal Rose 1/8" Taffeta ribbon
Tools     Finial Press EF, Swiss Dots EF, Framelit Labels dies, Big Shot, Large Oval punch, Blender Pen, Watercolour Crayons, Sponge Daubers, Clear EP, Bashful Blue marker, Dimensionals, Heat Gun, Tombow Glue

I also made myself and my roomies a bag tag for the Convention bag, using the Two Tags die. I cut the tag from 0.6mm chipboard for a more sturdy tag and then covered it with embossed cardstock and the lovely 'Twitterpated' DSP. Th initials have been die cut and the coated in Crystal Effects for a nice glaze.

I have kept the reverse simple, with some embossing and a die cut of the journal stamp from the 'Apothecary Art' stamp set, so they can put their details on it.

I will be back next week having been inspired by the wonderful things we are seeing at Convention.