Sunday, May 17, 2009

Personalised Notebook

I love notebooks! I always have several lying around the house for all different purposes. I accidentally buy new ones all the time with grand plans for what I am going to use them for, but then I only use a couple of pages and then forget!

This one is one of the Stampin Up On Board Art Journals on page 147 of the catalogue. I'm going to use this at home and at workshops for all my stamping planning. And when I forget, I'll just leave it lying around looking beautiful! These would make a beautiful gift for someone - especially monogrammed like this one is. Maybe for school or preschool teachers? I might start now so that I can have them ready for Christmas!

Cardstock: chocolate chip

DSP: Bella rose, candy lane, pink pirouette patterns

Ink: Riding hood red

Ribbons: chocolate chip grosgrain, riding hood red taffeta, pink pirouette taffeta

Other: flower brad, chipboard letter (non SU)

Little Handbag

How gorgeous is this little bag? It's a case of the one on page 65 of the catalogue. I couldn't resist using Urban Garden for this one. It's a close race between that and Washington Apple for my favourite DSP. Urban Garden won for this bag because it goes so well with the kiwi kiss satin ribbon and the button bouquet. They are two new accessories that I just can't live without!
DSP: Urban Garden
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss
Other: Button Bouquet, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon

Swirly Eggplant

This is one very simple card but I still love it!
It's a fabulous way to start using a wheel - and the so swirly wheel is my absolute favourite. Well, maybe bella's border....or always in bloom......... hmmmm..... definitely my favourite jumbo wheel!
Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Perfect Plum
Cardstock: Pale plum, elegant eggplant, whisper white
Other: elegant eggplant grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pick A Petal

Do you know there are some really strange bloggers who do weird things like post every day? Strange. I see no problems with once a month! No, actually I would like to post more often but I am just too slack. So I'll make an effort to try harder. Maybe!

Pick a petal is one of the very few existing sets that made it into the current catalogue, so it must be good! I cased this card from the lovely Karen Thomas. As you can see, I was slack once again. I haven't really changed the card other than to use current colours - but that must mean it was really good to start with!!

Stamps:Pick a petal, short and sweet
Ink: Elegant eggplant, riding hood red
Cardstock: elegant eggplant, so saffron, riding hood red, whisper white
Other: elegant eggplant grosgrain ribbon, earth elements button, scallop edge punch, paper piercing tool

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Buttons and Squares

New paper, new colours, new ribbons, new buttons! It's all so exciting and this card uses them all! I cased this from here.. and just changed all the colours.
Cardstock: whisper white, riding hood red, baja blue, pink pirouette
Ink: riding hood red
Stamps: wow flowers
Paper: bella rose, urban garden, pink pirouette patterns
Ribbon: baja blue from Valet originals
Other: button bouquet, scallop square punch

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sweet Stems

I've decided I should regress to school and do some colouring in. The only problem with this is that I am the world's dodgiest colour-inerer. But hey, practice makes perfect, so let's get some new stamp sets!!

So I went through the new catalogue, looking for a set which would be good for me to colour and Sweet Stems fit the bill. There are other stamp sets more specifically designed for colouring, but they aren't always my style. On this one, the flowers are small, so there's only so much colouring I have to do, so it's good my attention span and there's less space to stuff it up!

I used my aquapainter for this, and I picked up some colour from the lid of the inkpads. You just squeeze the ink pad when it's closed, and then some ink will be on the inside of the lid when you open it. You then just dip the brush in and pick up as much colour as you like.

I also loved the opportunity to use some of the new accessories - the paper, ribbon and button are all brand new.

Stamps: Sweet Stems, Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Riding hood red, kiwi kiss, so saffron, basic black
Cardstock: whisper white, riding hood red
Paper:Washington apple
Other: Riding hood red taffeta ribbon, Sahara sand marker, button bouquet

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

That bird......

This is another of the new sets in the new catalogue, called Good Friend. That bird seems to be everywhere at the moment. It's all over splitcoast and all over any Stampin Up blogs from the US, so I thought I should join in the fun.

The bird is stamped in Pacific Point which I think is my favourite of all the new in colours. The versamark stamped shapes on the summer sun and rose red are from the same set. I've also included one of the new flower brads, and I've stamped the sentiment from the window dressing set. Normally I don't go for schmalzy messages, but for some reason that one just works for me!
I realise that colour combo is quite bright and in-your-face, but it's straight off the new combo sheet from SU, so it must be right!
Stamps: Good friend, window dressing
Ink: versamark, pacific point, rose red, summer sun, choc chip
Cardstock: summer sun, rose red, whisper white, pacific point
Other: flower brads, chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon