Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We're off on our holiday ...

Well after a flurry of posts in the first 2 days, you now won't hear from me for 4 weeks! We're off on our holiday to Disneyland in Hong Kong and visiting relatives in the UK. 4 weeks of (relatively) no cooking or cleaning - yippee!

I've set up the Feedblitz emails to go out on a weekly basis from now on. You will receive a regular email on Mondays, despite the number of postings I make during the week. That way, I can post as much as I want but only impose on your time once a week to flick through the posts.

If you need to purchase anything urgently while I'm away, please feel free to contact my fabulous upline, Ruth Massey (ruthmass@bigpond.com) or demonstrator downline, Suzanne Tucker(suzanne.tucker@hotmail.com). I will be back on 1 November. I will be seriously missing my stamps and classes while I'm away! The next classes will be held at 10.30am Wednesday 3 November and Friday 5 November 7.30pm.

See you then!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dasher Champagne Mist & Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder

Stamp Sets

1. Dasher (Al la Carte Stamp)

2. Heard from the Heart greeting


3. Chocolate Chip

4. Whisper White

5. Vellum Cardstock

Stamp Pads / Embossing Powders

6. Chocolate Chip

7. Whisper White Craft

8. Champagne Shimmer Paint


9. Snail Adhesive or tape

10. Stampin’ Dimensionals

Ribbons / Embellishments

11. Whisper White Taffeta 1cm

12. Crystal Rhinestone Round Brad


13. Foam paint brush

14. Stampin’ Sponges

Equipment required


15. Stamp-a-ma-jig

Big Shot etc

16. Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

17. Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder

Further details for trickier bits:-

1. Using a foam paint brush, brush the Champagne Mist shimmer paint onto the debossed side of the embossing folder before running the vellum through the Big Shot.

2. Stamp Dasher first with Chocolate Chip ink, then, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, go over it again with the Champagne Mist shimmer paint (that is, using the foam paint brush, apply the Champagne Mist shimmer paint directly to the rubber stamp)

Dasher Rustic Chocolate Chip

Another Dasher card ... 

Stamp Sets

1. Dasher (A La Carte Stamp)

2. Occasional Greetings (Level 3 Hostess)

3. Contempo Christmas (greeting)


4. Chocolate Chip

5. Very Vanilla

6. Kraft

Stamp Pads / Embossing Powders

7. Chocolate Chip


8. Snail Adhesive or tape

9. Stampin’ Dimensionals

Ribbons / Embellishments

10. Chocolate Chip Wide Striped

11. Linen Thread

12. Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet


13. Stampin’ Sponges

Equipment required


14. XL Oval punch


15. Stamp-a-ma-jig

16. Crop-a-Dile

Big Shot etc

17. Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

18. Plenty of Petals Embossing Folder

19. Ovals

Notes for trickier bits:-

Swipe the Chocolate Chip pad over the debossed side of the Plenty of Petals Embossing Folder before running the Kraft cardstock through the Big Shot. This creates a rustic look. For a neater look, use a brayer.

Dasher Silver with Faded Medallion Background

I just love this A la Carte Dasher Stamp (I have about 10 left for immediate delivery in the Cairns area! $16.80 including postage). I am about to post some more samples from the Dasher class held recently. This card uses a Stampin' Mist technique cased from Jeannine Tarrio (it looks great in Cherry Cobbler!).


Stamp Sets

1. Dasher (A la carte stamp)

2. Medallion

3. Contempo Christmas (greeting)

4. Many Merry Messages (greeting inside)


5. Whisper White

6. Silver (Brushed Metallic cardstock p122)

Stamp Pads / Embossing Powders

7. Encore Silver (or Versamark)

8. Not Quite Navy

9. Silver embossing powder


10. Snail adhesive or tape

11. 2-way Glue Pen


12. Post-it notes

13. Stampin’ Mist (stamp cleaning spray that goes with the Stampin’ Scrub)

14. Dazzling Diamonds


15. Brayer

Equipment required


16. 1” circle punch (Post-it note moon)


17. Stamp-a-ma-jig

18. Heat Tool

19. Embossing Buddy

Notes for trickier bits:-

1. The background starts off as Whisper White card stock.

2. Punch a 1” circle from the Post-It note and place it on the card for a moon.

3. Ink up the brayer with Not Quite Navy ink and brayer over the Whisper White until you get a good coverage.

4. Remove the moon Post-it note or the colour will seep through.

5. Spray Stamin’ Mist directly on the Medallion rubber stamp and stamp it on the brayered background using the picture as a guide. The Medallion image is bleached onto the background.

6. Tear a piece of Whisper White as the snowy ground.

7. Stamp Dasher and a greeting in silver or versamark ink and heat emboss image with silver embossing powder and the heat tool.

8. Run along the torn edge with the 2-Way Glue Pen and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Black & White Artistic Etchings

I just love the new Artistic Etchings stamp set. I cased this card from Rose Marie - that's one of the beauties of purchasing Stampin' Up gear - there are so many talented artists out there willing to share their work.

Recipe (all gear is Stampin' Up!):

Basic Black cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Artisitc Etchings stamp set
Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set
Basic Black ink
Sahara Sand ink
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Fire Square Rhinestone Brads
Whisper White Taffeta ribbon (1cm)
Curly Label Punch
Stamping Sponges

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