Monday, 11 June 2012

DD Challenge Monday

The weather here in Port is horrible to say the least. The rain is pouring and the kids all seem to have cabin fever.

I was feeling a little bit uninspired and so went "surfing" for a good challenge to get the creative juices flowing. I came across this blog called The Dynamic Duos Challenge and it looked very interesting. You have to make a card using only the weekly Dynamic Duo colours plus a neutral of black, white, vanilla or kraft.

One of this weeks colours fitted right into my mood... Basic Gray!!

I have to admit, I don't think I've ever used Basic Gray before and would never have thought to put it with a pink colour. But I guess that's what challenges are all about.

I had to make a "Moving House" card for my special friend Candi so I thought this would be a good time.

I actually didn't have any Basic Gray ink, so instead I used silver embossing powder for the Cuckoo clock, which luckily the camera picked up.

I'm surprised at how much I liked the two colours together. Not sure I'll be using them again straight away, any time soon, but I was still pretty pleased with the card it's self. Oh and Candi loved it too !!

Hope you week is drier then mine,

Have Fun,


Cardstock - Basic Gray, Whisper White and Regal Rose
Ink - Basic Black
Stamps - Easy Events and Lower case Sweet Shoppe Alphas
DSP - Brights paper pack in Regal Rose
Other - Rhinestones, Versamark Ink and Silver embossing powder.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

My Dynamic Duo

I have always loved the 2012/2013 In-colours. Pool Party and Calypso Coral always remind me of a tropical island holiday. Lucky Limeade is bright and funky, where Wisteria Wonder is a lovely soft purple... But Island Indigo just never did it for me.

It's not quiet blue and It's not quiet green. And it's not a very nice bluey/green either lol. But when I was tiding away my scrap stuff (I know. Sometimes I do try to tidy up a little bit), I noticed I had stacked the Pool Party and Island Indigo ruffled ribbon together and they looked great! Well they should, because SU are amazing at putting complimenting colours together in their little family groups. But these two were amazing together, so I thought then and there "I will use those two for my June Thank You cards" and here is the end result...

This is also a new technique for me too. I expect you guys have all done it before, as I'm always late to the party lol. This is the Embossing resistant Technique and it's my new addiction (move over Easel Cards!!)

Instead of white embossing powder I wanted to jazz it up a little so I used the Iridescent Ice powder and the effect is amazing.

It's a shame the photo doesn't pick it up but when the light catches the flowers, they look stunning!! I'm so pleased with how the whole card turned out and I hope my customers like it as much I do.

And don't forget that the stamp set I have used, Reason to Smile, is only available for purchase for the month of June. Or it can be yours for free with a customer order of $125.00 plus postage. Contact me for more details.

Have a great weekend,


Cardstock - Pool Party, Island Indigo and Whisper White
Ink - Pool Party, Island Indigo and Early Espresso
Stamp Set - Reason to Smile and Just Believe
Other - Iridescent Ice Embossing powder.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Whats your "Reason to smile"...

Since joining Stampin' Up, I always seem to have a reason. The products are amazing, the company is brilliant but mostly it's my customers. I love showing them new products, sharing new ideas and just hanging out with people who love crafting and Stampin' Up as much as I do.  But this month Stampin Up are giving everyone a reason to smile.

During June, Stampin Up are offering the exclusive Reason to Smile stamp set- which is only available during this special offer! `

There are two different ways to earn it:

1. Get it for FREE with a $125 purchase!*
2. Purchase it at the regular retail price-no additional purchase necessary!

Reason to Smile Set

*Only one free set per customer

*Not actual size

Isn't it a beaustiful set. I think of the flowers as Gerbras, but a girlfriend of mine said she sees them as Daisys or even a Sunflower!!

This is one of my cards using the set... and yes it's an Easel card, but it's my last for a while... well maybe !!!

So if you would like to get your hands on one of these stamp set or would like to place an order with me for anything else, just click HERE and ping me an email.

Hope your weekend is drier then mine,
Have Fun,

Cardstock - Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz.
Stamp Set - Reason to Smile and Petite Pairs
Paper - Daffodil Delight DSP Brights Stack
Other - Pleated Ribbon and Bakers Twine