29 April 2013

Dapper Dad and Beyond Plaid for 90th Birthday

A neighbour, and friend, asked me to make a card for her dad's 90th birthday and this is what I came up with.  Inspiration for this card came from the one we made in class last month, here.
 

6 April 2013

Secret Garden Crystalised

I finally had a play with my Secret Garden Stamp Set and coordinating dies.  I covered the flowers and leaves with Crystal Effects to give that fabulous glossy look. I added a light sprinkle of glitter and a few tiny pearls whilst it was still wet.  What I love about Stampin' Up!'s crystal effects is that it's flexible when dry so you're able to shape the flowers without the problem of it cracking.

Products used...
Paper and Card:  Summer Starfruit and Whisper White
Inks: Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Gumball Green, Marina Mist and Soft Suede
Stamps: Secret Garden, Create a Cupcake
Dies and Folders: Secret Garden and Adorning Accents
Also:  Crystal Effects, Pearls, and Dazzling Diamonds glitter

4 April 2013

Colour Refresh News and Discontinued Watercolour Pencils and Crayons

Stampin' Up! have announced a colour refresh!  The upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalogue will include ten new colours (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years) and four brand new colours... 
As of today, all retiring/discontinued colour products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. So if your favourite colour is on the retiring list and you want to stock up before they're gone, contact me right away to place your order.

PLUS...

Watercolor Pencils and Crayons Discontinued

Due to unforeseen problems with the supplier for Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Up! have decided to discontinue these two products.

The following items are only available while supplies last. Get them before they’re gone!

    101879: Watercolor Pencils - £18.95
    119802: Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons - £14.95
    119803: Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons - £14.95
    119804: Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons - £14.95
    119805: Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons - £14.95

3 April 2013

Oval Framelit Easter Bunnies

Ahhhh, cute right? I can't take credit for these.  I was inspired by the ones I saw on the Stampin' Up! corporate blog. My granddaughter and grandson loved them (or was it the chocolates?). Anyway, they were fun to make. 

Here's what I used...
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Bits and Itty Bitty Banners
Inks: Pretty in Pink and Baja Breeze
Paper and Card: Silver and Red Glimmer Paper and Retired pieces that had left over
Punches:  Owl, Small Oval, Small Heart and Large Oval
Dies: Oval Collection Framelit and Bitty Banners