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Dress Up For the Wedding Season

Is there a season for weddings in New Zealand?? I dont know never having gotten around to that. The first thing I saw in the *NEW* Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue was the Dress Up Framelits on page 32, I love the whole suite BUT could I afford it all? Did I need it all? Well in the true fashion of Kiwis everywhere “I said I can do that, dont need the fancy bits!” So I made my own pop up platform card template so I could recreate the Dress form PopnCuts without the die. Do you remember the card i posted on Jan 25th? No? well here it is again

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And here is what it looks like when you open it!

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And for a closer look at the outfits, the jacket is all hand pieced and the dress is made with the Dress Up framelits

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Pretty fun huh! What is even better is for the next week its going to be Dress Up week so I can showcase what you can do with these dies plus tomorrow I will share my template for making the pop up part of the card so check back then for more. Dont forget you can click on the picture of the new Seasonal Catalogue over  in the right hand column to follow the link to Downloadable PDF OR you can view an online version HERE

Cards - Wedding, Two Cards One Sketch

Two Cards One Sketch -Weddings

Hi folks. I am still here and starting to feel a little more balanced and “normal” I put up my Christmas Tree last weekend and that always cheers me up ( I love my twinkly lights and special decorations). Then today I went to visit my Boy who is away camping and sitting in the sunshine with a genlte breeze blowing over me with the river and rustling leaves as a backdrop I remembered why I love camping. Just another week and a bit to get through of work then I can take a good break and go camping for a bit.

After not having to make Wedding cards for ages I have had to make three recently  including these two. I was so pleased with how Ana’s Card turned out that I modeled Jacque’s on the same sketch.

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For Ana’s Card I used Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and White as the colour way with the Scalloped Tulle ribbon, Mr and Mrs Stamp, Apothecary Accents Framelits dies, Delicate Doilies XL sizzlit, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder and lots of Dimensionals and rhinestones.anas card (463x640)Now Take two for Jacque used Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant and Brushed Gold. Again I used the Delicate Doilies XL Sizzlit ( it has 3 different doilies on it) 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Simply Scored Board (for Rosette in First Edition DSP) Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, my brand new butterfly punch and some pearls. Now i know those pearls dont look pearly but that is because i painted them using the new Stampin’ Dazzle Marker in Gold. You can find them in the Holiday Catalogue on page 19.
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I used one more of my new things for this card and that was the Spritzer bottles which are the best I have seen! Its been sloshing round in my work box for 2 weeks now and hasnt leaked yet. I sprayed the scored Rosette Paper and punched butterflies using a few drops of Elegant Eggplant reinker and the spritzer about half full. Just give it a couple of squirts in a well covered area (or everything gets spritzed) and leave to dry.P1010134 (474x640) I made a bit of a booboo when I embossed the very vanilla matt and put it in the folder up the wrong way so the side without the gold strip got embossed but I think it looks really pretty up this way too. Dont forget to get any orders through quick smart so they are back in time for Christmas, Im not going away over the festive season but it will slow down delivery times. Also the Holiday Catlogue finishes January 31st so dont miss out on what you want from there. Enjoy the sunshine before the rain comes at the end of the week folks.

Cards Fancy Folds

Get ya glad rags ready!

Bride and groom? Senior dance night? Any excuse to put on make up!

Ive seen cards like this on the web and I dont really have anything blatantly weddingy so I had a go at this. The skirt of the dress is stamped with versamark and Boho Backgrounds flower pattern. The Dazzling Diamonds on hem and top added that special touch.

As we regrettfully get ready to farewell the wonderful Spring Mini catalogue in  just 7 days time its also time to start thinking about the release of the Summer Mini catalogue with a whole new selection of lovely goodies!

So here is your invitation

Come to my Open House

It’s fun you will see.

There are door prizes,

New products and gifts made by me.

We’ll laugh,  stamp and play.

You choose the hour.

We will make a pretty  project

and stamp with a flower.

See the new catalog with

new sets galore! You’ll

start a new wish list –

that is for sure!!!

Place an order of $50 or more

From the IB&C or the gorgeous new mini

But only on these special days

For your chance to win the special draw!

This is an event you won’t want to miss!

So go to your hubby and give him a kiss.

And tell him the truth with a flash of a smile,

I promise… “I’ll just go for a while”.

Please call for directions or any old thing.

Find a friend who’s keen

There is nothing to bring.

And always room for one more!


So don’t forget to RSVP

Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th

Mark your calendars now.

Which date will it be?

Please note I did adapt this poem from one I found on the net but as usual I cant remember where. Ka Kite