Sunday, 20 September 2009

getting ready for christmas...

Another demonstrator sneek peek this morning. This card is made with the fabulous new Stampin' Up! set Tree Trimmings and for this example I have chosen traditional colours - I love how bright they are and also how they compliment eachother. I stamped the images onto whisper white and have then cut the images out and then I have mounted them on basic black cardstock. This is then double mounted on garden green and real red. The ribbon I have decorated in 5/8' real red grosgrain.
I hope you like my card - this is one of my favourite sets from the new catalogue... A couple of more cards to come over the next couple of days! Thanks for looking Debbi x x x

Friday, 18 September 2009

More Cards...

Well here is card number two made with the set Animal Stories and I love this also - I don't have the background papers yet that go with this set so I used some paper from the ski slope set... I stamped the iamge on Whisper White and used the close to cocoa ink, the same from the card blank. The image was mounted on close to cocoa and then again on whisper white. There is a border of ski slope and there is chocolate chip ribbon to decorate and then I have added whisper white with two knots tied at the top. I hope you like the card and thanks for looking... Debbi x x x

Thursday, 17 September 2009

They are here... my sneek peeks!

As you already know as a demonstrator we can get our hands on some stamp sets before the catalogue comes out! I have had mine for over a week but have been missing the inspiration to do anything with them... That all changed this evening Thanks to Helen and a lovely crafty night I have finally found some inspiration and made a couple of cards to show you with the new sets... I have been looking at these sets for the last week and done very little with them . Before I had only managed to make one card and it no surprise that this one had water colouring on! I will post the others tomorrow as it is getting very late for me and I need to be in my bed!
The first card is made using one of the new hostess sets Garden Dream and I love it I have made a simple card to try and showcase the stamps and the ease in which they can be water coloured. I have used the colours regal rose and lovely lilac and daubed the edges of the image before mounting them.
I hope you like the card and thanks for looking - more tomorrow x x x

Saturday, 12 September 2009

SU sneek peeks!

As a Stampin' Up demonstrator we get to have a sneeky look at some of the new stamp sets that are available from the new catalogue so this weekend I am trying to make at least one card from the sets that I have... Once I have finished this mamouth task (at the moment nothing I am making is taking my fancy! LOL) I will post them here so that you can also have a look at some of what the next years catty has to offer...

watch this space!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Forever Friends Challenge... eyelets and brads!

Yeay challenge to self done! three challenges completed - although I have no clothes to wear for work and the boys don't have anything either! LOL I am joking of course hubby has just sat down from finishing the ironing!!
This weeks challenge was to include eyelets and brads on your card! and I loved this - The image I have chosen is one of my favourites as I think it looks great and both small and larger cards. I have painted the card using stampin' up! water colours and an aquabrush and have then mounted the card on SU cardstock. I have used forever friends designer paper as the border and then decorated this with brads. I also decorated the corner of the card with brads and eyelets! I decorated the DSP with ribbon to add some detail to the top of the card.
I hope you like the card and thanks for looking - I have really enjoyed crafting this weekend - with two poorly boys it has really relaxed me... This week should be even better as my Stampin' Up! sneek peek order should arrive - if you would like any further details - please email me... DON'T FORGET TO LOOK AT THE LAST CHANCE LIST! THERE IS STILL LOTS OF GREAT BARGAINS TO BE HAD...

Debbi x x x

Penny Black Challenge - 65 - Heart's Desire

I loved doing this challenge as I have so many Penny Black stamps that would fit the theme... I chose this image from a few that my friend gave me and it has been in my stash for month - painted and waiting to be used - I used stampin' up water colour pastels with an aqua brush to paint the image and then have mounted it on to SU! card stock. The ribbon was given to me from an american card kit swap and I love the two colours they are so bright, The red border paper is handmade and I have had it about three years in my stash (and was from hobbycraft!)
The love sentiment at the top of the card is from the Smirk papers 6x6 and I love the bright colours. This is then mounted on SU cardstock
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and like the card - here's to the second challenge completed...(read previous post) thanks for looking

Debbi x x x

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Challenge to myself...

So this weekend I have set myself the challenge to 1) sort out my crafting stuff - having a major cull! - in preperation for the launch of the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue. 2) To complete three challenges (I have not completed a challenge for so long!) and 3) To do a card for on of the ladies at work whose birthday is in a couple of weeks!
So I am some of the way there - The craft stuff is almost sorted and just needs a few more bits organising... So I can get in bed tonight! I have completed one of the challenges - yeay! and this is my post this evening...On Stamp With Us this week we had a sketch challenge here is the picture -For my card I have used a retired stampset nice and easy notes, I have watercoloured the image with my SU markers then coloured the edge of the image with a marker - regal rose, I have then mounted the image on regal rose cardstock and again on white. I then added the elements to the sketch again using regal rose cardstock and decorated one with a bow, this was using the SU taffeta ribbon - whisper white. I also added three brads to the card as this was where the sentiment was supposed to go - but I had one on my image!I hope you like the card - and thanks for looking - one down! two to go - more tomorrow x x x

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Last Chance Sale List...

Ladies An exciting day for all SU lovers

This is the Last Chance list from the current catalogue and will only be available for a short period of time - there are some great bargains to be had and I know that there are some things on here that are a must have for me! I wont bore you with my own massive list lets just say that hubby hasn't seen it!
For anyone that places an order from the last chance list your name will be placed into a prize draw - the winner being drawn at the launch night party... Where we will be making goodies using the new products - when I can decide which I am going to buy! Enjoy reading!
I have attached a link to the list on the side bar! thanks for looking - Debbi x x x


ALL WRAPPED UP AND HAPPY HEARTS - I will keep editing the post from the information on the SU site when we get updates! If you have any queries please feel free to email me x