Wednesday, July 11, 2012

a few new things

Here are a few new things I've made recently; the Thanks a million card was a project for my craft group, where we made the card and the chocolate pull treat as a matching gift. I love the French Foliage stamp set, at $31.95 for the clear mount version it is really good value, and so beautiful in autumnal colours. I used Cajun Craze, Perfect Plum and Natural ivory card stock, and also used the Woodgrain background stamp to set the leaves off nicely.
The next card was for my friend Teresa's birthday, and I did a 'rock and roll' technique on the flower from the Summer Solstice stamp set. The Little Leaves die for the Big Shot added some delicate foliage, while the ribbon and button step up the card a little. Although a simple design, it is still effective and shows how pretty a monotone card can be.
Finally a card that I cased from my Paper Angels meeting recently, I love the way the 11/4" striped grosgrain ribbon can be frayed and tied around itself to create a faux feather look. The image comes from the Clearly for You stamp set, and the French Filigree background stamp was versamarked and clear embossed. The Framelits Labels collection is a must have item for the Big Shot at the moment, with 6 different sizes of labels you can create a layered effect or make frames for your photos etc., and at only $49.95 it is a real steal. Available from the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue until the end of July.
Contact me to purchase any of the Stampin' Up! supplied used, we ship all over Australia!

Girls with gifts!

I'd love for you to join me at this lovely venue, where you can buy hand-made cards and other gifts along with some of my friends' products. It has the most gorgeous water views, and you can enjoy them while having a cuppa and maybe some lunch. Bring a friend and get your shopping done for an upcoming birthday, or find a gift for Fathers' Day perhaps. Hope to see you there!