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Elegant Gingham

On the weekend of the Great Flood here in Leeston I had flown out early Saturday morning to Auckland for a team training event. We usually make cards to swap amongst ourselves and my one used…. Yes you guessed it Simply Pressed Clay blossoms and the Gingham Standard Wheel! I promise I will show you something different next time : )

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I broke out Everything Eleanor again for her elegant swirl, gorgeous flowers and pretty motif, then using all of the new In colours created my swap cards. It was interesting to see which colours went first ( I gave the ladies the choice) First to go was Pistachio Pudding then Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana leaving me a couple of spare Strawberry Slush.

P1010840 (640x341) The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake and the Elegant Butterflies are embossed using the snowflake design from Delicate Designs Embossing Folders. I spritzed the cards after stamping and before attaching any of the layers with Baked Brown Sugar ink/Water mix with just a wee touch of the Vanilla Smooch Spritz added in a Stampin’ Spritzer bottle. I really needed to speed up my flower production for the volume of cards I was making so I hatched a cunning plan. Add dazzling diamonds to the molds before I pushed in the clay and then they popped right out so I could put them aside to dry. My wee Air New Zealand tea spoons are just the best for getting tiny amounts of glitter or embossing powder in just the right place! And just to finish the card off I added a double bow using Whisper White Bakers Twine and some diamantes to the Butterfly

Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Challenges

So Bloomin’ Shabby 2 challenges one card

Hiedi Ho folks looking like another hot one! This yime I managed to cram two challenges into one card. Seize the Birthday and Dynamic Duos

Sketch 3 DD #37


I used Bloomin’ Marvelous Yet again ( are you sick of it yet? ) plus another sentiment from Vintage Verses

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Add an embossed edge or two with one of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders, some ruched Crumb Cake Seam Binding , Pearls  & your done

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Wedding theme Sneak Peek MM277

Coming soon to a demonstrator near you (that would be ME!) is the Seasonal Catalogue and in that catalogue is this gorgeous new set called Just Married which is what I want to show you a sneak peek of today. This card was based on the Mojo Monday 277 sketch


And here is my take on it

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So what did I use:

Pool Party, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock

Delicate Designs embossing folders

Versamark and Basic Black Embossing Powder

Just Married and Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp sets

Basic Black and Pool Party Ink – Did you notice the shadow stamping on the sentiment – had to use the Stamp A Ma Jig for that bit!!

Decorative Label Punch

Ribbon for the Exclusive Sale A Bration Sycamore Street Button and Ribbon Pack ( spend $120 to earn this for FREEEEEEEE!)

Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz over the embossed matt – hard to see but its there

The real surprise is whats inside BUT you are gonna have to wait for that…… 7 Sleeps and counting!!

Gift, OTP Off the page

Heirloom in the making??


This is the last of my projects from the A&P show the category was $10 Christmas Gift. Oh what to make, so many choices and then I settled on a handmade  book using the book that Julia Leece taught us at the Heartfelt Stampin event Stampin’ Up! held in Christchurch in September. I decided to make it a Recipe Book with favourite family recipes. Each recipe has the person who is “family famous” for making it with it so maybe it is an heirloom in the making as some of the recipes date back to my great grandmothers.

I used some of the new products including the Perfectly Preserved stamp set from page 29 of the Holiday Catalogue and one of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders from p 188 of the Annual Catalogue. Here is a look at the spine construction, I finished the spine with a fabric covered piece of card.

 and here is a peek of inside. I used a template from the internet to make up the recipe pages inside