Friday, July 25, 2008

Mini Pizza box

Hi Ladies, hope you have had a nice week. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who made a comment about my color challenge entry. It is soo nice to receive comments. I really appreciate it.

On a recent blog surf I came across a template for a cute little pizza box. I can't recall the name of the blog, but I will find it again and give credit. With Christmas drawing closer, I thought I would start stockpiling some little gifts and I thought this mini pizza box was a little bit different. You can make 2 boxes out of 1 sheet of a4 cardstock. These are my first sample as well as a couple of gift cards.

This is a picture of the box opened.

This was my first box, I wasn't that happy with how it turned out.

I was much happyier with how this one turned out. I also made 2 matching gift cards to go with this one.

stamp set: a beautiful thing
card/ink: always artichoke, rose red, barely banana
accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, pretties kit, white gel pen

Hope you are all wrapped up warm ready for the cold and stormy weekend. I think a lot of us will be stamping this weekend. Thanks for stoppping by.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Color Inspiration #17

Happy Thursday ladies. Well here is my first official entry into Kristina Werner's color challenge. The colors for this challenge are rose red, regal rose, sage shadow and whisper white. I use regal rose and rose red alot, but I normally wouldn't use sage shadow with it. This is why I think Kristina's challenges are so great as it makes us go outside our comfort zone.

stamp set: garden whimsey
card/ink: whisper white, sage shadow, regal rose, rose red
accessories: markers, matt pack

I would like to know what you think? Please leave me a comment. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Spring Mini Sneak Peek

As some of you will know the new spring mini catalogue is available from 1 August. You are going to love it. There are some lovely new sets to play with. As a demonstrator I get to order early. Some of the team from the creative inkers got together last night to do some swaps from the new mini catty to give you a taste of what is in there.

For my swap I went outside my comfort zone and chose the colours that Kristina Werner has for her colour challenge last week. I would love to know what you think.

stamp set: a beautiful thing
card/ink: chocolate chip, close to cocoa, certainly celery, whisper white, really rust.

The following photos are swaps from team members.

Both Jacque and Anabel used Tart & Tangy to create these fun cards. Jacque, whose card is on the left used the roll n roll technique as well as a scratch and sniff card. Aren't they just adorable.

Tracee whose card is on the left used season of joy and sweet serendipity. Rachael has used one of a kind and boho backgrounds for her card. The flower is actually a magnet isn't that cool. Rachael has recently started a blog, the knight stamper be sure to check it out.

Sara whose card is on the left has also used tart & tangy and also made a scratch & sniff card. This set is perfect for scratch and sniff cards. Sara has also used designer series paper summer picnic which is in the new mini. Debbie has used true friend.

The last swap is from Pauline in Napier. She has done an absolutely gorgeous 6x6 layout with photos featuring her newly born twin baby lambs. Pauline has used enjoy every moment. We are all waiting for Pauline to start up a blog, so we can enjoy her work on a regular basis.

I hoped you enjoyed my little preview to the new mini catalogue. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Blog Surfing

Hi Ladies. Another week has gone by, rather quickly I might add. The school holidays are almost over and back to normality. As a blogger I like to surf other stampers blogs. One of my favourites is Kristina Werner's blog I found her blog not long after I first found out about the wonderful world of blogging. I am guilty of visiting Kristina's blog on a daily basis. I love her simple clean style. Kristina has a weekly colour challenge. My first project tonight features colours from this weeks colour challenge . I didn't actually enter her challenge this week as I was too late but next week I might give it a go.

stamp set: A beautiful thing ( sneak peek from new spring mini catalogue)
card/ink: certainy celery, pumpkin pie, very vanilla, soft sky
accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop punch, white signo gel pen

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Hi there. Well it has been another busy week. The creative inkers hosted our second extravaganza on Saturday afternoon in Birkenhead. We all had a fabulous time and our guests went home with 5 fantastic projects. Here are photos of a couple of the projects that we made. The card I demonstrated was the suspension card. I really enjoyed showing this project, as it has a wow effect but is quite simple to make.

Here is a close up of the suspension part of the card and also a picture of embossed circles using the cropodile

stamp sets: garden whimsey, think happy thoughts
card/ink: soft sky, blue bayou, wild wasabi, purely pomegrante, very vanilla
accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, fishing line, glue pen, glitter

The next card is called a stand up card which Sara demonstrated. I had never made one of these cards and put it together this afternoon.

This card is great as it doesn't need an envelope and sits up by itself

stamp set: baroque motifs
card/ink: soft sky, purely pomegrante, whisper white
accessories: ribbon

I am still making up the rest of the projects from our afternoon and will show them in a couple of days. Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Something Different

Happy Tuesday. I can't believe it is already Tuesday. I have had a busy week and haven't had a chance to get onto the computer. The rain has contributed to this as I always have trouble getting a connection if we have a lot of rain. Today is the first fine day we have had in about a week so a good opportunity to get on the computer.

As I said it has been a busy week and I haven't done a lot of creating either. This is where being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is so great as we are provided with so many different things to give us inspiration as its not always easy to come up with your own. In the next couple of pictures I have tried a new technique called stippling. It is a technique I have never tried before, but I really like the result.

This is a very easy technique. All you need are Stampin' Up!s amazing stampin write markers. Instead of drawing on your stamp using the markers place little dots. One this first attempt I used the brush tip. It is a little time comsuming but the result is different and effective. I wanted to try and get more definition to the dots so in this next picture I used the fine tip of the marker.

Another thing I tried was to use the markers to colour our ribbon. This next card was taken from our monthly demonstrators magazine, a really loved the colour combination and how the putting a little bit of colour on white ribbon really changed the look of it.

stamp set: garden whimsey
card/ink: old olive, pumpkin pie, purely pomegrante, tempting turquiose, whisper white, basic black
accessories: white ribbon, markers

Here is a close up of the ribbon. I have finally figured out how to use macro on my camera, so will be able to do more close ups from now on.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a good evening.

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