Saturday, August 28, 2010

Field of Daisies

I have had a full day of card making.
I have got 4 cards in the mail today, 3 were cards that just needed finishing.
Here's the card that did from Scratch today using 'Every Moments' Stamp set.
This a great wee stamp set, it's great for colouring and I'm enjoying playing with it.
It is available in the New 2010 - 2011 Idea Book and Catalogue which goes live Wednesday.
Supplies List
Stamp Set: Every Moment, Lovely as a Tree and Pocket Silhouettes.
Ink: Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede and More Mustard.
Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.
Accessories: Brayer, Hemp Twine, Blender Pens and White Gel Pen.
This painting called 'Feild of Dasies" painted by Mats Eriksson, is were I got inspiration from.  
I'm very pleased with my attempt.
I hope you are having a great weekend and getting lots of crafting time.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Last Minute Discounts

Stampin' Up have announced

 some additional discounted products to add to the list, so grab them soon as they won’t last long!  If you wish to put an order through me, please drop me an e-mail or give me a ring before Sunday 6pm so I can process before Tuesdays deadline.

Item #
Discounted NZ Price
Big Bold Birthday
$    31.98
Seeing Spots
$    17.98
Big Deal Alphabet
$    45.98
In Color card stock (A4)
$      8.63
Bold Brights Stampin' Write markers
$    51.71
Soft Subtles Stampin' Write markers
$    51.71
Rich Regals Stampin' Write markers
$    51.71
Many Marvelous Markers
$  209.96
Bold Brights Classic Stampin' Spots
$    37.46
Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots
$    37.46
Earth Elements Stampin' Write markers
$    51.71
Rich Regals Classic Stampin' Spots
$    37.46
Urban Garden Designer Series paper
$      9.98
Bella Rose Designer Series paper
$      9.98
Oval Large punch
$    17.98
Eyelet border punch
$    17.98
Scallop Circle punch
$    17.98
Heart to Heart punch
$    17.98
Wide Oval punch
$    17.98
Scallop Edge punch
$    17.98
Full Heart punch
$    17.98
Crafters' Tool Kit
$    68.96
1-3/4" Circle punch
$    17.98
Butterfly punch
$    17.98

CO = carryover
AW = Autumn Winter Mini

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

CHCH Regionals WOW

On Saturday at the Regional Training I was asked to present the WOW.
The technique I showed was Bargello.
Bargello is an embroidery technique using long stitches to create patterns.
But of course we recreate this technique in paper, using our striped DSP great way of using up our scraps.
Here are some exsamples that I showed on Saturday.
To make this Chervon pattern you need diagonal strip.
I used Washington Apple DSP which doesn't have diagonal stripes, so I made them by cutting 2 squares of DSP on a diagonal making sure you cut them 1 with stripes up and down and the other 1 stripes across.
I first saw this Technique on Dawn Olchefske blog, she has some great tutorials go and check out her blog.
This pattern you need diagonal stripes also, I had a scrap of DSP and I cut at 45degrees to form diagonal stripes.
I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the new DSPs in the 2010 - 2011 Idea Book and Catalogue, and trying this technique there are 11 DSPs and 9 have stripes.

Monday, August 23, 2010

AB Fab Day At Christchurch Regionals

Saturday I attended the Christchurch Regional Training Day. 
What a Day, it was full on but so inspiring.
Sophie from Aussie, ( Australian Trainer ) was great so easy to listen too, she has given us new techniques to try. There were 4 make 'n' takes for us to do using 'Happy Moments'Stamp Set (out of the new catalogue) which we got free for attending. The stamp set has lots of scope for watercolouring, it was a stamp set that didn't appeal when I first saw it but now that I have a played with it I can see that I will use it.
It was so nice getting together with other demos, and to meet people whose blogs I read and of course the swaps that were swapped.
Here is my swap that I made.
I have used my brayer and sponges to make this card.
Colours I have used are Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron and Always Artichoke. Pocket Silhouettes was the stamp set I used.
To get the waves I dragged Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy Ink pads across the card and added White Gel Pen.
The swaps were great, some using new stamp sets from the new catty. Thanks for sharing your swaps. It such a great way to get different ideas.

It was such a fun day, I will be back tomorrow to tell you more.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

50th Celebrations

We had a fantastic weekend Celebrating Timaru Life Church 50th.
Everything ran so smoothly.
My Mum came down for the weekend, and she did all the Saturday morning sports, Hockey and Netball.Thanks Mum. 
That meant Paul and I were free to get the church ready the Meet, Greet time and afternoon tea.
We had 180 register for the weekend and we all had a great time.
Sue excelled herself with the afternoon tea, it was amazing and she had made most of it all herself with a team of helpers.
Dinner was at Sophies on the Bay, we all had a great night, great food and wonderful entertainment. 
Basil was a big hit, and even mentioned Crafty Helen in his show.
I forgot my camera (silly me) so will have to get some of friends.
Thanks Byran for this photo of me.
We all had lanyards with our names and program on, each decade had different colours, which was great.
There was approx 300 at the service on Sunday, coffee and cake ran smoothly, thanks to my team of servers.
In the church we had a fishing net filled with over 200 balloons, which were let down durning the last song.
It was a great way to finish the weekend.

Highlights of the weekend 
Wonderful friends
Great Food
Different Colour Landyards
Great Music

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Busy Busy Busy...

Have I have been busy this last couple of weeks.
Timaru Life Church 50th Celebrations are this weekend, so there has been all the last minute details to attend to.
I have been trying to get my swaps done for Regional Training next weekend (21st).
The photo is above is sneak peek to some of the products I have used.
All I have to do with them is assemble them.
I hoping the ink will wear off my fingers before the weekend.
I will show you them after next weekend.
I'm looking forward to the training as it is my first Regional, I'm looking forward to meeting other Demos especially the ones who I know throught there blogs.

I have been asked to do the Wow at Regionals, so I still have to prepare for that as well.
If you are a demo and going to the Regionals next weekend please come and say hi.
I looking forward to meeting you.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

JAI # 29 Second Entry

This week at JAI is a Colour Challenge.
This a colours combination that I haven't really used before.
I only had Card Stock in Kraft, Very Vanilla and a teeny tiny scrap of Always Artichoke.
I did have Raspberry Tart DSP which has Rose Red in it and a piece of Rose Red 1" double‐stitched grosgrain ribbon.
So here is my second entry into this weeks JAI challenge.
This is the card I made first but I wasn't happy with it so I put it aside made my card I entered on Friday.
I came back to it and finished it.
I have made this card plainer and changed the sentiment, to make it a sympathy or get well card.
I have used Dimensionals to lift up the Very Vanilla Card Stock with Lovely as a Tree Stamped in Always Artichoke then I sponged the grass area of the stamp and around the edges also.
The 1" double‐stitched grosgrain ribbon which is available in Rose Red, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip has got 50% off in the Last Chance List. Remember that they are only available till 31st August or till stocks last.
Click here to check out The Last Chance List. 
Email me today with your order.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Colour Challenge

I achieved my goal of been picked for the Top Picks for JAI Challenge last week.
This week the the girls have another colour challenge for us.

Here is my card that I have made.
I didn't have any Rose Red Card Stock so I have used Raspberry Tart DSP instead.
I decided to make a Christmas Card using Lovely as a Tree and Best Yet , stamped and sponged in Alway Artichoke.
I ruffled the Rose Red Ribbon on the left side
I have used Kraft, Always Artichoke and Very Vanillia Card Stock.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Arh Arh Boom Boom

Today and yesterday I have been working on a puppet.
I altered a human puppet pattern, I'm pleased with how he turned out.
He is dressed in a black tux, white shirt, I had 2 nice buttons that have made nice cuff links and to finish the outfit he has a red silk bow tie and hanky in his beast pocket.
I had to explain to my kids who Basil Brush was, I used to love him as a kid.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Last Chance List

We are nearing the end of the current Idea Book and Catalogue.
We have mixed feeling, saying goodbye to some much loved Stamp Sets and accessories.
But excited about the new products in the Idea Book and Catalogue 2010 - 2011.

The Last chance list is here it is a massive list, so click on the link below to view.

Last Chance List

Remember that once these product are sold out they are gone for good and no longer avaible after 31st August.
Some items on the list are been reconfigured like punches and Assorted Card Stock.

So hurry and get your orders to me now to avoid disappointment.

Products now unavailable: -

-  108600 Pg 128 Close to Cocoa Cardstock A4
-  114037 Pg 133 Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series Paper 

Products Running Low: -
 - 115860 Pg 78 A Rose is a Rose Stamp Set $77.95
 - 116332 Pg 86 Playful Petals Stamp Set 25% Off $47.21
 - 116428 Pg 105 Totally Tabs Stamp Set $35.95
 - 116412 Pg 121 Short Order Alphabet Stamp Set $91.95
 - 106561 Pg 127 Basic Black Cardstock (A4) $16.25 (Reconfigure)
 - 106552 Pg 127 Sahara Sand Cardstock (A4) $16.25 (Reconfigure)
 - 102996 Pg 128 Real Red Stampin' Around Cartridge $11.25

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Just add.... Mans Card

This week at Just Add Ink they have given us a double challenge.
Just Add Ink Challenge #28 is ..... Add A Mans Card and to use these colours.
Are they just gorgeous? I think so.
On Thursday I picked a piece of the retired Parisan Breeze Specialty Paper that was in the Spring Mini last year, I thought that I would do something with it over the weekend then on Friday when I saw what this weeks challenge was I knew what to do straight away, how prefect.
I have used the oak tree out of Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set, It is one of my favourite stamps.
The details in SU stamps are so sharp and they ink up so beautifully, just one of the things I love about SU products. 
I also used the happy fathers day stamp out of the Occasional Greetings Stamp Set.
On the inside I have stamped the oak tree in the corner and scored a double frame around the edge, then I lightly sponged it.
Hope you have had a great weekend.