SUDSOL HOLIDAY BLOG TOUR Hello, I’m glad you made it here on the SUDSOL blog tour and I hope you’re getting lots of good holiday ideas from this Blog Hop. SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing Online) is celebrating 15 years. Why not come along and join in the fun of what there is to share? You can sign up for a free 2 week trial here. Are you an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator? Do you belong to SUDSOL? You should… Read more »

Over at Sunny Challenges & Creations, they have another wonderful challenge for this week. It’s a combined sketch and colour challenge set by Kris. Pop on over there and take a look at all the entries from previous challenges. I take a look every week and wonder where the time went that I was going to put aside to enter 🙂 So this week I made some time and cames up with a card – and it’s not a Christmas… Read more »

I just love Dasher. It’s one of Stampin’ Up!s ® À la carte stamps and just great to use for Christmas cards. Recipe: Dasher À la carte stamp Early Espresso ink 1 1/4″ striped grosgrain ribbon – Cherry Cobbler Card – Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler Trim Scallop Punch Dimensionals Adhesive Quite a simple card but effective. Don’t forget to ‘singe’ the raw edges of the ribbon with a flame to stop it fraying.Thank you for stopping by. If you’d… Read more »

You can find all the directions with photos, for this card on Splitcoaststampers. I will talk a bit about what I did to make my sample of this lovely card. Recipe: One 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of card stock – Whisper White Scor-Pal™ or other scoring tool Additional card stock and/or patterned paper to decorate the card – Cherry Cobbler Stamps – Tags til Christmas & Snow Swirled Versamark ink pad  Adhesive Embellishments Lace Ribbon Border Punch Embossing… Read more »

I went to a Scrapbook & Stamp Retreat on the weekend and taught a card workshop. It was quick and easy and I gave the ladies a handout of how they could use the various inks. Below is the result of my demonstration. Recipe: Card – Old Olive (A4 size sheet will make 2 of these cards); Very Vanilla (sentiment) and First Edition DSP Stamp setds – Precious Butterflies (hostess set) and French Foliage Ink – Old Olive, More Mustard… Read more »

 I can’t believe how busy I’ve been this week. I had plans of doing lots of creating, but the time just seems to have slipped away :). The card I’m sharing with you is the second card of this type I have made. I had a couple of friends around to stamp and they wanted to make this card. Now mine is a ‘case’ of Bettina’s who came up with the colour scheme and I think it’s worked very well…. Read more »

I decided to continue with a Christmas theme tonight, but using some different items from the 2011 – 2012 Idea Book and Catalogue.The card below uses:Tulip Frame Textured Impressions FolderPetals A Plenty Textured Impressions FolderCup Cake Builder Punch – for the tree baseSnow Swirled stamp set. When you purchase Stampin’ Up!® products, always try and think what else you could use the products for. The Cup Cake builder punch for instance is quite versatile. I have used it as tree… Read more »

 Stampin’ Up!® Fabric Flower Hair Clip or Brooch – You Choose There are a lot of images in this tutorial. I have resized them to make downloading a little easier, but please be patient. I’ve had another play with the fabric and come up with this flower using: Bigz Scallop Circle die Beau Château fabric Tulle  Fabric Starch Needle and thread Hair clip/brooch back Heat gun Big Shot Hot glue & gun Gather all your items before you start. It… Read more »

It’s only 11 weeks until Christmas. However, if you’re like me, you really don’t want to know that, do you? So, I thought I’d look at some of the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! have to help you with your cards, gift giving and just plain having some fun doing it.Now what I’m sharing here is just a small sample of the wonderful Stampin’ Up! products in the 2011 – 2012 Idea Book & Catalogue. All images are © Stampin’ Up!®…. Read more »

I have a new lead and am doing a demonstration at her place tomorrow. She wanted to do Christmas, so I have made a hostess gift which I hope she will like. It’s a card box and i got the idea and pattern from Valita’s Designs & Fresh Folds. Please take a look at her site, she’s so talented.This is the closed version. I was going to try a belly band but decided the ribbon gave it a bit of… Read more »