October 30, 2013

8 weeks till Christmas!!

Who always runs out of time???? When making your own cards, especially when you are making a lot like at this time of year, you need to cut corners, or limit resources.
So this week I've made a card that is only a couple of layers, but you could even create this on a plain card base with no layers at all.
The best part about this style of card is it is meant to be abstract or a collage, so exact placement of stamps etc is not necessary. Just stamp away!!! Oh and this is another new In Colour that I am loving, Pistachio Pudding.
Happy Stamping,

October 23, 2013

9 weeks till Christmas

Oh these weeks are flying. OK, this week I've used a colour combo I've fallen in love with. Our new In Colour, "Baked Brown Sugar" has a gorgeous gold look to it. Teamed up here with Riding Hood Red and Garden Green , it's a lovely classic look. I've also used the matching Ruffle Stretch Trim & the background was created using a stamp from Delicate Doilies.

Hope you like them!
Happy Stamping,

October 22, 2013

Oh WOW! 25% off sale!!!!!!!

So much happening! Hope you have been enjoying my Christmas countdown.
Starting today for ONLY ONE WEEK Stampin Up are having a 25th anniversary bonus week where the following stamp sets are all 25% off!
Make sure you email me asap so you don't miss out!!

Happy Stamping,

October 16, 2013

10 weeks till Christmas!!

OK, let's go a little less traditional. Love the blue and silver combo for Christmas.
Below I've used the ever popular "Lovely as a tree", a MUST HAVE for your collection. Here I've teamed it up with some silver paper and embellishments to make Christmas trees.

 The blues I've used are one of our new In Colours, Coastal Cabana, and Island Indigo. The greeting has been stamped with silver ink using the Encore Pad (available again in our current Holiday catty). I was happy with these cards as they were relatively quick to make but are quite elegant.

Happy Stamping,

October 9, 2013

11 weeks Till Christmas!!

I've started my Christmas collection this year with traditional colours and trying to use products within my "stash" or tools I don't use often.

So above I've used Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. The flower accent is made using a stamp from Delicate Doilies, punched out with the 2-3/8" scallop punch. You can easily adapt this card to the items in your own "stash". Change the colours, DS paper, greeting etc. See you next week.

 Happy Stamping,

October 5, 2013

More "Single" Stamps!!!

YES! We have more single stamps available and they are Christmas themed. Whoo Hoo! This is always a time of year that stretches the budget, so maybe just 1 new stamp, rather than a whole set, might be just what you are looking for.
These are clear stamps and above in the table it tells you the block size you will need. Also the images are reduced to 50%. If you look at the block size suggested you will get a better idea of how big these are.

I've been busy stamping (finally) over the last 2 days and lots of projects ready to show you all in my 12 week count down. So look out for next Wednesdays post!
Happy Stamping,

October 2, 2013

12 weeks till Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And new "25th Anniversary" promos!

Yep, that's right! It's that time of year again and I am SO NOT READY!!!! I'm in the middle of holidays and I still haven't had a chance to do any crafting. So for this first edition of my 12 week count down some info and reminders:

Holiday catty:

Don't forget to have a look at all the great Christmas themed products in this new seasonal catty. If you haven't seen it yet, click on my link in the side bar, or email me to get a copy of your own.

Also there are still many Christmas sets still available from previous catties:
See the flyer HERE

Now it's not about Christmas BUT......................

For a limited time you can join Stampin Up for just $25 as a special promotion for their 25th Anniversary. This is a one off promotion where you get $25 worth of products plus a New Demonstrator kit, all for just $25.  It is only between 7th and 21st of October, so if you are interested in finding out more you need to contact me asap so we can get your joining sorted and you don't miss out.

ALSO: Party more, Get more!

During the month of October, if you host a party or place a qualifying order of $400 or more, you will receive $25 more in hostess dollars to spend!!!!! There's that magic number again. Lot's of great offers in the 25th Anniversary year!

So if you and a couple of friends want to put a group order in, you can share the freebies!!! There are lots of ways to get more with Stampin Up!

PLUS: New Best Of Stamps!!!!!!!!!!!!! This time it's BIRTHDAYS!!!!!!
Once again there is a fantastic set of stamps from over the last 25years and 1 never before seen stamp. They are clear mount and cost just $25.95. Don't forget even though there is a new set launched each month ALL OF THE BEST OF sets are still available till April next year.

OK, so lots to consider. Need to order things for your Xmas projects????? Just need some more adhesive or white cardstock??? You can place any order, anytime.
Fingers crossed I'll be back next week with some actual craft!!!!

Happy Stamping,