Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sale-a-bration Stamp set - Sky is the Limit

Sale-a-bration for 2016 is well underway now and one of the exclusive stamp sets you can receive for free when you make a $90 Aust Stampin'Up! order is the wonderful "Sky is the Limit" stamp set. This set is great for masculine cards and those are always the toughest ones to make I find. One thing to note is that this set is available for a limited time during Sale-a-bration. You have until February 15 to get an order in and earn this set for free.

I haven't had a lot of time for stamping of late but I did get a moment to play and here is what I made using the Sky is the Limit set.


I think this biplane is a fabulous stamp for so many types of cards. Here I have stamped the image and then fussy cut it out to add onto my background, raising it up with Dimensionals. The clouds are also in this stamp set and these too have been cut out and added onto the Designer Series Paper background.



Look at that terrific Designer Series Paper, "Perfectly Artistic", love the watercolour effect! The other side of the paper is patterned with marbling in the same colours. Best news of all, you can get this pack of papers for free as well during Sale-a-bration. Anytime between now and February 15 spend $90 on Stampin'Up! goodies and you can choose to receive this paper pack or one of eleven other exclusive Sale-a-bration items. This paper pack is also only available for a limited time. Sale-a-bration runs until March 31 so you can aim for these items now and then plan on getting the others once these are no longer available.

I pulled out my rotary cutter to create the wavy cut card edge to add to the cloud effect on the card. Candy dots in Soft Sky added to Candy Dot brad bases completed my card.

I hope to show more cards soon but there is a lot happening for me at the moment and so not much time for creating at present.

Hope to be back soon.

Janine

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Stampin'Up! Wilderness Awaits Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my eldest son's recent birthday. I have had the idea in my head for this card since the Holiday catalogue came out. I had the Wilderness Awaits stamp set ready waiting in the wings for Alex's card but when I saw the Winter Wonderland vellum Stack in the Holiday catalogue I knew I had a perfect pairing for my card.

Ale'x birthday is in January so unfortunately I am showing retired product but I am sure you will be able to pick up this vellum stack later in the year in the Clearnance Rack. If you already have the stack then here is a cool idea to get some more miles out of a Christmas design stack.


The deer was stamped onto watercolour card and watercoloured using inks and an aqua painter brush. The card was cut out using the Lots of Labels framelits. A bit of gold thread trim bunched behind the image to add a bit of something else to the card I was done. The deer antlers are a perfect compliment to the stamped image don't you think?

Thanks for looking!

Janine

Monday, January 4, 2016

Number of Years Bendi Card

Today is my daughter Georgie's 25th birthday and what better way to christen my new Stampin'Up! Occasions Catalogue stamp set Number of Years 140653 than to make a special card to celebrate the special milestone. Not just a plain old fold card but a bendi card! This was my first attempt at one and after a couple of hiccups I was very pleased with the end result.



There are so many gorgeous new items in the Occasions catalogue and from tomorrow January 5th you can start ordering from the new catalogue - Yay!!!!!!

So as sneak peek here you can see the stamp set Number of Years 140653, Large Number Framelits Dies 140622 ( comes as a bundle with the aforementioned stamp set and you save 15% ), Pool Party glitter ribbon 140561 ( love this!), Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper 140557.


I'm going to offer this style of card as a class this year so if you are interested let me know.


Colours used for the inks are Watermelon Crush, Mossy Meadow, Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride.

Thanks for checking out my post! And Happy Birthday Georgie!
Cheers!

Janine

Sunday, January 3, 2016

2015 Christmas Card from Janine

A late Christmas post but life has been very busy here with settling my mother into Aged Care, selling her home and packing it up, along with Christmas plus work thrown into the mix, I have been rather lacking in computer time.

Any way here is the cute card I used as my customer Christmas card this year. I loved this idea when I spied it on Pinterest - thankyou Amanda Bates for sharing, that I had to come up with my own version.


If you are really quick you might still be able to get yourself some of the reindeer paper clips139643 they are still available from the Holiday catalogue until midnight January 4th. Also retiring will be the gold cord trim,  and the enamel dots. The embossing folder Softly Falling is returning in the Occasions 2016 catalogue.

The sentiment came from one of the Holiday catalogue Host sets Antique Tags. You can still get that set if you make a $250 Aust product order but again only until midnight January 4th.


I loved making this card. It was quick to put together and so cute! I've actually ordered more paper clips so as I can offer this card in Christmas class later on in the year.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Janine

 Sorry the paper clips would not come up as an icon.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Wedding Build a Banner

I am sad to say that  I have been pretty quiet on here for awhile. I have been very busy with my mother who has a serious illness, been hospitalised and is now in Aged Care. So stamping has taken a back seat for me over the past few weeks. I have made some Christmas cards which I really enjoyed. I'll share them in a later post.

However for this post I wanted to share with you the banner I created for my son Alex's wedding to his partner Sarah.




 The wedding was a wonderful celebration all about them and their love for each other. Sarah and Alex's theme was for a country rustic feel to the decor so the banner I created fitted in beautifully.


The ink colours I used were Soft Suede and Night of Navy. I added embellishments like rhinestones and paper roses. Below are some of the preparation photos I took while making the individual banner pennants.


A lot of masking needed to take place on each pennant but as I worked through the banner I found I was quicker at doing each one, so what I thought would take me a week ended up being only 3 days work. And that was not solid time at it I was on holidays after all! the Build a Banner kit includes all the pennants, stencils and one spritzer bottle. You add extra spritzers if required and your choice of reinkers. I also used the Hearts stencil from the Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks. It was a lot of fun to create plus knowing it was for a very special occasion made the effort all worth it!

And here are the happy couple!


Thanks for stopping by!

Janine

Monday, November 23, 2015

Stampin'Up! Build a Banner Simply Created® Kit

My eldest son and his lovely fiance tie the knot in less than two weeks time and for the past year (I know!) I have been planning to create a wedding banner to go across the wedding arch or on the front of the bridal table. As you know life gets a tad busy at times and things that are planned keep getting put off, well it's now getting a bit too close for comfort! So a few days away for a short holiday after a tumultuous few weeks sees me busily creating my banner. I will share it with you when completed but in the meantime here is a Stamp'Up! video showing how terrific this banner is and all the goodies included in it.

Cheers

Janine




Monday, November 16, 2015

Stampin'Up! 20% off Selected Stamps Sale

Yes that's right 20% off selected Stampin'Up! stamps for a short time only! From today Nov 16 to Nov 20 you can purchase selected stamp sets at 20% off the regular price.


Some of my favourite sets are there on sale like Vintage Leaves and Gorgeous Grunge. Visit to see what is available.

Also the Holiday Catalogue Retirement list has been released also. What does that mean? Well once supplies of retiring items from that catalogue are gone - that's it there is no more! So check you have your wish list items and if not you had better get a wriggle on and make sure to secure them or risk missing out!

Cheers!

Janine


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