Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Need some Mojo?

I stumbled across Mojo Monday the other day ... why has it taken me so long to find this site?  (probably because the Internet is ... well ... pretty darned big).  It is what I have been needing to give me a bit of a kick start in the creativity department.

Here's my take on their Challenge # 235 ... yes, I know I'm too late to enter the contest, but it doesn't stop me using the sketch as inspiration!

I borrowed the colour scheme from ColourQ (except I forgot the Early Espresso and used Basic Black for the greeting).

Here's a closeup of the flower (from the Hostess Set "Array of Sunshine" - love it!).

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Supplies used:

Stamps: Array of Sunshine
(Hostess only set)
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive

Cardstock: Rose Red, Old Olive, Pool Party, Whisper White
Other: 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Circle Scissor Plus, Curly Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cherry Cobbler + Crumb Cake = Classy!

I love this colour combination.  Cherry Cobbler is such a beautiful deep rich red - it looks like it should be velvety to the touch, and Crumb Cake (aka The Colour Formerly Known As Kraft) is the perfect accompaniment.  Add a touch of Very Vanilla and your project almost makes itself!

Here I've used the new Framelits "Labels Collection" from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue ... love this product!  You get a set of six dies ranging from approx 4.5cm wide (at the widest point) to 13.5cm - a size for every occasion.  They are designed so you can see exactly where you're cutting and get precisely what you want.

The keen-eyed among you may also be able to make out the little scored border along the bottom of the card ... I did this using my new Simply Scored scoring board - a handy tool, comes with a stylus and instructions for creating the perfect score, every time.  You can also purchase an optional metric scoring plate (for those of us who aren't so good with imperial measurements *g*).  I have been using this to score up the folds in all my cards recently, and am trying to find time to really explore what I can achieve - the many websites out there dedicated to the Simply Scored and similar products will help me there!

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

Supplies used:

Stamps: Creative Elements

Ink: Crumb Cake

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Other: Labels Collection Framelits Die, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Parfait-ly Pretty

I set about trying to make a card using my new Framelits Dies (now available from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue), incorporating the Designer Frames Texture Embossing folders I got last week - the oval frame in the embossing folder fits nicely inside the Framelits die, as you can see (and the Extra-Large Oval Punch is exactly the right size for the centre of the embossed frame!).

But for the life of me, I can't explain all this orange.  I just used a piece of Peach Parfait to make the central piece, and the next thing you know, the whole thing was Peach.  And I'm not generally a fan of orange, but I really like this card!

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

Supplies used:

Stamps: Simply Soft
(Hostess only set)
Ink: Going Gray, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait

Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla
Other: Labels Collection Framelits Die, Designer Frames and Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, Old Olive 1q/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Extra-Large Oval Punch

Monday, April 16, 2012

NEW Autumn-Winter Mini to get you through the cold months ahead!

Planning on cocooning yourself up this winter and need something to keep you occupied while the weather is wet and miserable?

Why not flick through the pages of the new Autumn-Winter 2012 Mini Catalogue, jam-packed with new products to delight you :-)  You're sure to find something to get your crafting juices flowing!

Click here or the picture above to habve a look through the virtual pages of the catalogue, or email me for your own copy (sorry, guys, Australian residents only).

And for those of you who might have missed out on some of the great stuff in the recently 2011-12 Summer Mini Catalogue, take a look at this Carryover flyer ...you can still order any of the products listed below.


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