Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Notably Ornate Tag

The new idea book and catalogue is full to the brim with inspiring samples and is a great way to kickstart your creativity.

I've recreated the tag on page 85 using the Notably Ornate stamp set. It was so simple, I will definitely be doing this again especially with Christmas coming up.

I've tried a new technique with the shimmer paint, sponging it directly onto my cut out bird image. It looks amazingly shimmery in real life.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Notably Ornate
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Concord Crush.
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Hole Punch, Small Heart Punch, Curly Label Punch, Shimmer Mist.

Kate x

Monday, September 27, 2010

Butterfly case

It's the first day of the school holidays and we actually have some sunshine! I can't believe it but I've actually been able to make a card while my littlest was asleep and the older two colour and play outside.

I saved this card to my case folder a few days ago knowing that I would HAVE to recreate it at some point. It's a card by Jo Eades who is on the Just add ink design team. I made a few subtle changes to mine to substitute products that I didn't have.

Where she used Newsprint DSP, I used the music wheel which is fast becoming a firm favourite of mine.
I also think my base might be a different colour - I've used Crumb Cake and stamped it in Versamark with a script background stamp.

Back tomorrow with some more to share!

Kate x

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wow, where do the days go?

I was hoping to blog everyday but since my class on Wednesday night, I've been going flat tack!

The class went really well, everyone loved the cards and there were orders placed that night and the following day plus 3 of the ladies are keen to host their own classes!

The last couple of days I have spent organising my sister -in-law's engagement party invitations as she and some girlfreinds are coming over tonight to assemble them. I will share a picture of those in the next few days but in the meantime I'll show you the cards Mum got for her birthday. Dad chose to give her the red one and we gave the purple. I just love that baroque pattern from Friends 24/7.

Have a great weekend everyone and I'll be back Monday!

Kate xx

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

For tonights Christmas class

I have my first class tonight since becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. At first it was 5 ladies but has gradually increased and is now 9! I'm so nervous but excited at the same time.

This is what I'm teaching:

One of my vintage style Christmas cards:

And a contempory design using the new in colours:

Christmas cards are my favourite type to make and teach so I hope these go down ok!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

For my mums birthday =)