Thursday, September 16, 2010

Inkspirations sketch challenge #39 {Sweet Treat Flower}

Hello stampin' friends!

It's been aaaaaaaaaages since I've managed to submit a card for a challenge, but I just couldn't let this stunning sketch go by without having a go! After all, it's a nice simple sketch right? Then why did it take me about 4 hours to put this cheeky lil card together? Well, for some reason, whenever I'm using the sweet treat cups, I always end up working backwards... oh well, it's still fun! I've used the 2 smaller oval punches to make the petals of my flower, and the 2 leaves peeking out. I've filled the treat cup with 'Magin Fairy Dust' cupcake sprinkles by Dollarsweets. I'm thinking the rest might be self explanatory? If not, let me know what you want to know, and I'll digress...

and here's Makeesha's beautiful sketch

I hope you like it :)
Lee x

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Perth Stampin' Up! regionals

Yesterday saw hundreds of crafty women squeezed into the Perth Convention Centre for some training, stamping and socialising! It was a great day out, and we came home armed with lots of different stamping techniques to try, and some beautiful projects too.

I have to admit that the new stamp set, Every Moment, we received on the day didn't excite me much, but after using it, I'm in LOVE!!!!! Isn't it an amazing phenomenon that we can fall in love with a set after using it, or seeing beautiful creations made with it, even though our initial reaction was a bit 'meh'? Haha!

Here are three of the four we made yesterday. I didn't get around to making the darling little scrap page, as I was too busy chit chatting :) The daisy card uses the new Daffodil ink colour, and I ADORE it! Yellow is my favourite colour anyway, but I just love this shade. The little bird on the bullrushes is actually a little box, made with one of SU's new dies.

Can you see the darling little pearls on the flowers? Oooohhhhh! I just can't wait to put a pack of those on order!

We had an awesome day, and if you're in the Perth area, we will be making one of these cards at my next Stamp-A-Stack! I can't wait!
Lee x

August Stamp-A-Stack!

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Hello stampin' friends!

Now that we're well into September, I've finally found a wee hour to myself to upload our last bunch of SAS cards :) I'm realising that blogging is a bit like ironing... if you don't get on to it right away, the pile of cards, like washing, just gets too big!

First up we have a Fathers' Day card, or two versions of it, the other being great for an all purpose masculine card. I love the images form Totally Tool, they're great for any guy-related occasion! I don't know if you can tell, but the Crumb Cake c/stock is meant to be a kind of tool pin up board, storage thingy :)

Next up we have a sweet little card that uses the now retired Flower Trio punch, and the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. A very simple, all occasion card.

The sesame street characters card was a favourite with our SAS stampers, and was made almost entirely with punches! It's amazing how realistic they are! I have CASED these little cuties from a card by the amazingly talented Karen Thomas, and you can see her version here.

Last but not least, was this pretty little 3D flower card. These flowers are deceptively simple to make, and were a real WOW at our workshop. The filigree backkground was stamped with an image from the retired Frames With a Flourish set, and the little dots have been paper pierced for a bit of extra detail. For details on any of the above cards, please give me a hoy, and I'll be glad to share :)

Thanks for looking,
Lee x