Thursday, 1 October 2009
It was my DH's birthday yesterday and I had the perfect stamp set to make up his card with. It's the new Autumn Days set from the new SU Catalogue and as he is quite partial to pheasants (both spotting them whilst out driving and also cooking and then eating them) I just knew he would appreciate a card with one on it.
I also got to use the new Window Word Punch for the Birthday Greeting from the Basic Phrases Set, guess I'll be using that set a whole lot more as this punch works really well with it.
Autumn Days Stamp Set
Basic Phrases Stamp Set
Word Window Punch
Vintage Brads (Black)
Cream Square Card Base
Taken with Teal Card & Ink
Naturals Ivory Card
Chocolate Chip Card & Ink
Creamy Caramel Ink
I based the card on a project in the new Catalogue - I inked the bird up in chocolate chip, wiped off a little ink from his tail and head with a kitchen towel and then inked those parts - gingerly - with Taken with Teal ink (and rubbed his tummy with teal as well.) He was pretty easy to cut out and after stamping the grasses and adding some torn card as a background, I stuck him down with 3D foam.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Just pop by anytime between 10am-3pm and also later that day from 7-9pm to see the new 2009/2010 Idea Book and Catalogue with October Specials, Samples, new Stamps & Accessories to try out with free Makes n' Takes and a couple of prizes on offer; plus coffee, chat and cakes!
You can stay for as little or as long as you like, and please feel free to bring a friend or two along.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Have you heard about the Hero Arts BIG Week? I often check out their blog and club as they have some lovely ideas - as well as great givaways & prizes on offer.
I originally found out about the Hero Arts blog and website via Jacki's blog - http://thecardcastle.blogspot.com/ - she's such a lovely lady and her cards are fab - and she's one of Hero Arts Design Team!
Well, this week Hero Arts are relaunching their website - http://heroarts.com/ and so have some BIG new things and giveaways and prizes on offer - check it out at http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/.
I also love their Techniques section on the main website - this week's is lovely and hopefully tomorrow I'll get around to posting a card made with Stickles and Accent Gloss!
Friday, 17 April 2009
Whenever I am online, I generally always have a peep at what Amy is doing on her lovely blog - lovely cards of course!
I couldn't resist taking part in her Friday sketch challenge this morning (beats typing up notes for work!) - in fact this is the first challenge I have done this year!
I am pretty pleased with this card. Hope you like it!
I used Stampin' Up!s Fresh Cuts stamp set for the card. Other Supplies used, all SU: Tempting Turquoise Card Ink & grosgrain Ribbon, Certainly Celery Card and Ink, Taken with Teal Card and Ink, and of course the Scallop Edge Punch.
Brilliant sketch Amy - go to Amy's Friday Sketch post if you would like to take part - she says 'ANYONE can participate- you can use whatever products/stamps/embellies you want - sky's the limit' - so, if you've not done one before, why not have a go? Amy has done most of the hard work - coming up with the idea - it only took me 10 minutes to make the card by following the sketch!
Here is Amy's sketch, so you can see what I followed:BFN
It is of course our first ever Mini Catalogue from SU in the UK - with an all new line of stamp sets and accessories. It’s all gorgeous stuff and if you can’t wait for your hard copy - you can download it here from my Stampin Studio.co.uk site now!
The Mini catalogue runs from April 1st to September 30th - as with all minis, we don't know what stamp sets are going to be limited and what will be in next year's catalogue, so if there is something you really like, remember the end of date.
Do please contact me if you'd like to place an order from the Mini or main SU catalogue.
I have so many favourites from the mini - in fact I wanted them all! At the moment it has to be Fresh Cuts, the 2 oval punches and matching Oval All Stamp set, and the Sense of Time Set.
If you're looking for more cardmaking ideas using Stamps from the Mini, checkout the Splitcoast Stampers SU Gallery - the US Mini has a lot of the same sets as ours, so the Minis bit of the SU gallery is a great browse for Inspiration. And of course, the SCS has the A-Z section for all SU Stamp Sets.