Saturday, 20 September 2008

Cardinal Stampers Team Blog

My Stampin' Up! Team members and I have started another blog called the Cardinal Stampers. ( ). We will be taking it in turns putting up challenges for each other and for anyone who wants to join in. The first challenge will be posted tomorrow morning. So feel free to check it out and have a go!
This is my card for the challenge. For the tutorial and more details about the challenge you will have to check out the Cardinal Stampers blog tomorrow morning. You might also recognise the layout of this card as it is on page 85 of the idea's book and catalogue. I used it as part of a challenge on another blog to use this sketch from the Catalogue. You can check out this challenge at Makessha Byl's Blog.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Lovely As A Tree

I was blog surfing and came across some blog candy over at Michelle Zindorf's blog asking what is your favourite Autumn image and it reminded me of this card that I made a while back. So I would have to say that this tree from the Lovely as a Tree set in these colours would have to be my favourite Autumn image.

KWERNER Colour Challenge

I have finally had the time to have a go at the Colour Inspiration Challenge at KWERNERDESIGN.COM.
I am a little late on the deadline I think as it is in the US and I have no idea what time it is over there. Better late than never I guess so here it is. I am still on the horse theme but this time I have used glossy card stock and a combination of Sponges and Sponge Daubers.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

I've Been Zindorfing

Well I have promised to upload a card and believe me I have heaps to share but I have decided to upload one that I made today for my Nanna's Birthday. She loves horses and I remembered seeing this great tutorial on Michelle Zindorf's blog and I just had to give it a try. I just love her style.

In my card I didn't emboss the horse. I just added it in towards the end before I sponged the ground and because it was stamped in black it just went over all the layers. I also stamped the swirly stamp from the Baroque Motifs set around the outside and highlighted parts of it with the white gel pen. I used versamark, white embossing powder and the heat tool for the sentiment and in the second card I have wheeled the Baroque Border Wheel in versamark and clear embossed it on the black card stock, (the chocolate chip ribbon is from the retired seaside ribbon originals pack).
Stamps sets - Wanted (p64), Baroque Motifs and Baroque Border (p98)
Ink - Apricot Appeal, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Versamark and Basic Black
CS - Whisper White, Basic Black and Really Rust
Accessories - Basic Black Marker, Stamping Sponges, Brayer, Two way glue pen, Snail Adhesive, Stampin Dimentionals, White Gel Pen, White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool and Retired Seaside Ribbon Originals Pack.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Wheely Great Promotion for September

Sorry I have been away from my blog for so long. I have been to Sydney twice since I last posted. Once was for my birthday (I got some great handmade cards this year) and the other time was to go to Stampin' Up! Regionals (which was fantastic!). I have also been super busy with workshops and completing an entire wedding album so I havent had time to even think about my blog.

I better start with letting you know this months special. Are you ready to start free wheelin'?
Then check out this wheely great deal!If you haven't experienced the fun, ease, and versatility of our Stampin' Around wheels, now is your chance. From 1-30 September, when you buy a preselected stamp set, you'll receive the coordinating wheel absolutely FREE! (PLEASE NOTE: If you don't already own a wheel handle you will have to purchase one for your wheel).

The Promotion bundles are as follows:

113968, Page 29 - Merry, Merry Bundle (includes Merry, Merry stamp set and All about Christmas jumbo wheel) $45.95

113969, Page 48 - Artfully Asian Bundle (includes Artfully Asian stamp set and Watercolor Vine jumbo wheel) $45.95

113970, Page 59 - Nursery Necessities Bundle (includes Nursery Necessities stamp set and Nursery Letters jumbo wheel) $56.95

113971, Page 80 - Bodacious Bouquet Bundle (includes Bodacious Bouquet stamp set and Bodacious jumbo wheel) $58.95

113972, Page 94 - Carte Postale Bundle (includes Carte Postale stamp set and Leaves à la Carte jumbo wheel) $48.95

113973, Page 105 - Priceless Bundle (includes Priceless stamp set and So Swirly jumbo wheel) $48.95

I will be back soon with some cards.