Sunday, July 25, 2010

Craft & Quilt Fair

If you managed to get to our stand at the Craft & Quilt fair over the weekend, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

If you missed it, here's a quick shot of Denise and Gail having a closer look at some of the gorgeous 3D items we had on display (with a big shout out to Flick who provided many of the aforementioned items). Behind them you can catch a glimpse of Angela's completely awesome punch art display

Next show - Paperific, to be held on August 27-29 at the Melbourne Showgrounds ... hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair is on again!

If you're in Melbourne over the next few days and looking for somewhere to get your fix of craft stuff, you could always drop into the Melbourne Exhibition Centre (aka Jeff's Shed) and visit the Craft & Quilt Fair.

The Fair is on this weekend (July 22-25) and is open from 9-5 on Thursday and Friday, 9-7 on Saturday and 9-5 on Sunday.

Don't forget to visit the Stampin' Up! stand ... if you happen to be coming past either Friday morning or Saturday afternoon/evening, look out for me and say hi!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's the little things...

Sometimes something small can turn out to be pretty big ... take this little stamp, for example. It's a single stamp called Share A Cup (available from the Autumn/Winter Mini, for the bargain price of $11.95).

By itself, it's just a little spotty cup with the word "hello" underneath. With a little creative masking, inking and the use of a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig it becomes this.

I can take no credit for the idea - it was demonstrated at the recent Stampin' Up! convention in Sydney, and I can only assume the sales of this stamp went through the roof as soon as everyone got home (well, that's when I bought it LOL).

As you can see, I've also used my favourite embossing folder, Perfect Polka Dots - this is going to turn up on everything for the foreseeable future, I think *g*.

Images © 1990-2010 Stampin' Up!®

Supplies used:
Stamp/s: Share a Cup
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla

Other: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nothing to see here...

Sorry about that!

Somehow the past ten days has slipped by without me posting one single thing. And would you believe I have a really cute card to show you, but I just haven't had a chance to take a picture of it. I could scan it, but I find that doesn't really give the best results.

In the meantime, and until I remember to photograph this card (which has to be during the day so the light is better, and outside for the same reason, so of course Melbourne's weather hasn't been helping any), please take a look over at this link.

My friend and upline, Gail, was inspired the other week ... she bought me a gorgeous set of mugs for my birthday (thanks Gail!) and liked their design so much she based my birthday card around them as well.

Oh, and just coincidentally, the set she has used (Cheep Talk) is one of the ones on special this month.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Pink Trees

Trendy Trees is such a cute little stamp set. It comprises two trunks, four "leaves" and a couple of phrases, all for only $31.95.

And while the temptation is strong to stamp the trunks in brown and the leaves in green (or shades of orange for autumn cards), sometimes you just have to be a little different.

I'm pretty happy with the way this card came out - it is of the style I have seen called "Clean And Simple" (or CAS for short), which really sums up my own personal style of stamping.

If you look really closely (the picture is a little dark), you might be able to see that I have used another of the tree tops - a dotty sort of spiral - to decorate the Chocolate Chip layer.

During the month of July, selected Two-Step Stampin' sets are 20% off, and while Trendy Trees isn't included (hey, it's already at a bargain price!), Wonderful Favourites shown here is. Normally priced at $39.95, you can buy this 23 piece stamp set during July for only $31.96.

Read more about this great promotion on my Stampin' Up! website.

Images © 1990-2010 Stampin' Up!®

Supplies used:
Stamp/s: Trendy Trees, Wonderful Favourites
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Other: Scallop Edge Punch

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cheep Talk Variation #2

The other day I posted a picture of a card I'd made with Cheep Talk, one of the stamp sets on special this month (waqs $47.95, now $38.36!). Here's another one I whipped up the other day.

The first card was made at the monthly stamp club I attend (held in Glen Waverley on the last Saturday of the month - if you want more details give me a call, new members are always welcome!), and as always, I didn't have all the things I really wanted to use - after all, you can't drag everythign along (although, believe me, I've tried LOL).

So that night, I made this one, which is much more like I was picturing.

How cool is this? I finally got around to pairing up my Scallop Circle die with my Circle Scissor Plus (which can cut circles up to 6 inches in diameter!) to create the perfect layers.

And see the branch now has a pear sprouting from the bottom? That's the beauty of Two-Step Stampin'! Both the pear and the stalk are two separate stamps, which were carefully positioned using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

Images © 1990-2010 Stampin' Up!®

Supplies used:
Stamp/s: Cheep Talk
Ink: Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Other: Scallop Circle Die, Circle Scissor Plus, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder


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