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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stampin' Up! - Advent Calendar Wreath

Hi ....again!

Here's an Advent Calendar Wreath which I re-created from one featured by the wonderful Marelle Taylor in a copy of Australian Cardmaker & Papercraft 2010.

I made it for a friend of mine and her family and hopes it will bring them some festive fun! I punched out the back of each scallop envelope with the 1 3/4 circle punch and attached a circle treat cup. I decorated it with the circle sentiment "Joy" from Perfect Punches and attached it to the inside. I filled each one with a little Dove chocolate. :)

Materials used:
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede (for stamped image inside treat cups)
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches ("Joy" sentiment)
Tools: Timeless Type Alphabet/Numeric Dies, Scallop Envelope Die, 1 3/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, glue gun, SNAIL adhesive.
Accessories: Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip grograin ribbon, misc green ribbon, Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon, Circle Treat Cups, wreath

Stampin' Up! Watercolouring

Hi everyone...(yes a third blog post today....a lot has been happening!)

I have been wanting to try watercolouring for a while now and my upline
Alisa Tilsner is a complete genius at it. She said that aquapainters and watercolour paper are the way to go, so I ordered some and here's what I've come up with.

It really is a fun technique and not one to be afraid of. Stampin' Up! make it really easy....stamp your main image using Stazon black ink onto watercolour paper....then just take your inkpad(s) in your choice of colour(s), turn it upside-down and squeeze some ink into the lid....open up the ink pad and voila...you have an instant 'ink-well'. Dip your aquapainter in and away you go.....

There is a bit of trial and error but even the 'errors' can look like artistic genius. :)

I made this Christmas card for a work colleague....her family LOVE Dachshunds and she commissioned me to make a set of cards with a little doggie on the front, I used the now retired "Long Fellows" set....it is so cute!....and watercoloured the dog and gave him a Rudolph nose. :)

Materials used:
Stamp Sets: Long Fellows (retired), Snow Swirled (for sentiment)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Stazon
Cardstock: Watercolour paper, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Scallop polka dot ribbon, pearl
Tools: Aquapainters, Stazon cleaner, Scallop Oval Punch, sticky strip, SNAIL adhesive

For my next creation, I was inspired by this card by my upline, Alisa Tilsner. Like I said before, she is the QUEEN of watercolouring and I had some retired Raspberry Tart DSP laying about so I thought I'd grab a birthday stamp and have another "watercolour go" using some of the new "IN COLORS"
See what I mean about Stampin' Up making watercolouring easy??! I've never done art in my life, and this actually looks like a little painting! I love it!!

Materials used:
Stamp Set: Birthday Bakery (retired)
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Rose Red
Cardstock: Old Olive (textured), Rose Red, Raspberry Tart DSP (retired), watercolour paper
Accessories: Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools: Aquapainter, SNAIL

Oh, and you may ask "What's an upline?" An 'upline' is the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator that you sign up to to become a demonstrator yourself....an upline is kinda like your creative support person who helps you with your Stampin' Up! creations and your business. If you've been thinking about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator then I'd LOVE to be your upline.....there's no pressure to do workshops, parties or classes. You can be as involved as you want to be...Stampin' Up! is very much a 'no pressure' company. Just call me or email me if you want to chat about the possibilities. :)

....oh and don't forget the December Frenzy and Summer Mini launches that happened a few days ago...."Give A Gift" on page 8 of the Summer Mini catalogue would be perfect watercolouring project for Christmas....and "Every Moment" on page 72 of the IB & C is on special for only $19.17....another great set for watercolouring.


Stampin' Up - Summer Mini Catalogue

Hello again!

So glad to announce the release of Stampin' Up's Summer Mini Catalogue.......it's so gorgeous and features some beautiful new products.
I've been hanging out for the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper and matching Spiced Paisley stamp set....it's so cool!!!
My other picks from the catalogue would the glimmer paper (no glittery mess) and the You are Loved stamp set.
But don't take my word for it....click
here and see the catalogue for yourself! :)

Please call or email me to place your order....remember I'm offering FREE POSTAGE to customers who place an order with me from now until the end of December! If you'd like anything demonstrated out of this catalogue, I'd love to do a workshop at your place.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stampin' Up on SALE! December Frenzy Promotion

Hello Stampin' friends!

I bring you some exciting news that Stampin' Up are having a December Frenzy with up to 50% off selected Stampin' Up items.

Contact me asap as these often sell out early and once they are gone, that's it for the month! To celebrate the sale, I'm offering free postage to my customers until 31 December 2011.

Email me at
gothdove@hotmail.com to place your order or phone 0413 405 139.

To see a full list of the cool stuff on sale click here