Monday, June 27, 2011

Unconvention for local demos

Well hello my friends. It's been a little while between posts and I have resigned myself to the fact that this might continue for a little while. I've been enjoying my new job! However my darling husband went away for work and managed to catch some germs and bring them home... and then he proceeded to share them with everyone. I held out, whilst I was caring for my family, but collapsed this past weekend and only got out of bed for more water and replenishments. And that is my excuse for the delay.

Anyway, way back at the beginning of the month a couple of local demo's who were unable to get to Convention decided that we'd hold our own. It was a lovely day, with way more talking than creating. Can't complain about that!

The lovely Kerryl taught us how to make these gorgeous flowers. They are a little bit fiddly, but worth the effort.

Then we made this gorgeous box to dress with the flowers.

I am not including the ingredients for this one, as I can't remember them that well, although I am sure that you can look at the pics and work it out.

Till next time, happy stamping...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Milk carton Die???

Firstly I am sorry about the slight delay in posting, however I have returned to paid employment and my time is not my own any more :-(

This gorgeous little box was made using the Milk Carton Die.... yes it really was. It was designed by the gorgeous Martha Gomez for the Spring and Easter session of Inkspirations 4U.

I used the Love Defined stamp set to decorate this set and although it was current when I made it, it has since retired.... oh that's just a tease, isn't it?

Again I've used my favourite method of inking up stamps, with Stampin' Write Marker® to stamp image.

Card: Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirrouette
Punches: 1" Circle, Medium Jewellery Tag
Ribbon: Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain
Tools: Crop-A-Dile, Big Shot, Milk Carton Die
Stamp Sets: Love Defined (retired), Tiny Tags

Till next time, happy stamping...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Final Gifts For My Secret Sisters

Well, I have certainly dragged this out, haven't I? Especially since the Secret Sister Programs finished at the end of April....lol!

For the final reveal, I went back to making some similar items for both sisters again.... I know that they are both unique, but I wanted to make them so much.... and it just made sense to double up on items. So basically all the members of their family received their own little test tube of M&M's. Genevra and Theresa also received a nugget tin, filled with six hand stamped tea light candles and a nicely decorated bar of smelly soap.

Then I started to make gift packets according to each sister. Above you can see Genevras gifts. She received an embossing folder, wrapped in DSP. I made a cute litte cover to house some 6" x 6" DSP that Genevra liked. I also decorated an Stampin' Store container and filled it with buttons and filled a cello bag with some of the new Pompom ribbon. Below are Theresa's gift. I wrapped a stamp set in some DSP for her.

Now I am sure that you'll agree that I must have used half the stock in my craft room to make these items, so I will not be putting all the ingredients up today.

Now just so that you know, I have enrolled in another round of Secret Sister which starts this month, so I may go quiet again for a few days at a time as I create.

Till next time, happy stamping...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

1st card for April Secret Sisters

Hi, how are you all today? Have you been enjoying seeing what I created for my Secret Sisters? This is the second last instalment of these posts.

I thought I was going to be late in sending them their final parcels, so I made these cute little boxes and sent them a Lindt Easter bunny to tide them over!

The boxes were identically made, aside from the colours for both sisters. However their cards were quite different. Genevra likes 'flowery' images, so I thought I'd try out a little watercolouring. Theresa, on the other hand, wanted to see some cards made with the Cute By The Inch Hostess set... In order to bring these cute little stamps alive, I decided to multi colour them... and you all know how much I love to do that!

Genevras gift ingredients

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Garden Green, Certainly Celery
Punch: Scallop Trim Border
Stamp Sets: Eat Chocolate, Vintage Vogue, Happiness Shared

Theresa gift ingredients

Card: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Tempting Torquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Tempting Torquoise
DSP: Sweet and Sour
Punch: Scallop Square
Tools: Mat Pack
Stamp Sets: Eat Chocolate, Cute By The Inch

Till next time, happy stamping...

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