Friday, 29 January 2010

Simply Kind

I have CASed (Copy & Share) this design of card from the clever 'Late Blossom' who makes only clean and simple, yet absolutely beautiful cards. Check out here for her blog called SIMPLICITY, and scroll through for endless inspiration.

More is not necessarily better!

Happy crafting!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Cute Cupcakes

On Friday night I held a Hostess Appreciation Night, where all the hostesses of 2009 got a chance to come and make some free projects, eat and drink and be merry :)

I made this 'little' stack of cupcakes laden with goodies inside as an incentive for anyone who wanted to book another workshop.

I've used the new stamp set 'Hello Again' from the Summer mini, to decorate, as well as sponging, and a bit of chunky glitter 'bling' to finish it off.

I meant to take pictures of all the beautiful projects everyone made but typically forgot!

If you would like the pattern for the cupcake, just email me. If you would like to book a workshop or catalogue party I still have some cupcakes for the taking too :)

Happy Crafting!! :)

Monday, 25 January 2010

Lotsa Luvvin'!

Yay! More chipboard and more crystal effects! :)

Here's 3 cards I've made for engagement cards (but could be used for Valentine's Day or anniversary cards....). They all have the same colour scheme and similar layout, but I wanted to make each still a little different.

If you can see from the pictures, I've also used Crystal Effects on the punch out hearts to give them a bit of a shine....maybe even a little glitter wouldn't have gone astray :)

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Saturday, 23 January 2010


Today and tomorrow are the LAST 2 DAYS of the Inventory Clearance Sale.

The following item(s) are no longer available as part of the Inventory Clearance Sale:

Item Number Item Name
116376 Jumbo Outline Alphabet stamp set*
111983 Just Riding stamp set*
112370 Wild West Alphabet stamp set*
115934 Occasionally stamp set*
116380 Life’s a Breeze stamp set*
116418 Sprinkles stamp set*

*Note: Stamp sets that are no longer available as part of the Inventory Clearance Sale are still available for purchase at the regular price, and will receive them in the new die-cut configuration.

If you haven't got a local demonstrator to place an order through, phone or email me.

Anna :)

Friday, 22 January 2010

Haiti Disaster Relief

Help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January.

From now until 28 February, 2010, Stampin' Up!® will set aside $2 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and donate it to the Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund.

The Red Cross is already well established in Haiti, and this money will be used
to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

Click on the same image in the righthand column to see a full page view of the stamp set.

If you don't have your own local demonstrator, phone or email me if you would like to place an order.


Big Bold Shiny Cupcake

Here's a couple of the many birthday cards that have run off the production line lately - I pulled out the 'Big Bold Birthday' stamp set, and thought would go for some bold and bright colours.

I love what texture adds to a card - from using Versamark as a background, to crimping, to layering of card and colours, distressing card edges, Crystal Effects (!), to a bit of bling!

Have a play with texture and layering and see what difference it'll make to your projects! :)

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Crystal 21st Card

I have had a 'run' of using chipboard and crystal effects lately - it turns out so terrifically!! You should give it a go.

I have just coloured the chipboard by pressing it into the ink pad colour of choice, attaching it with Tombow adhesive, and applying Crystal Effects to the takes a little while to dry, but hte results are worth it!

How do you use your chipboard??


Monday, 18 January 2010

Cupful of Flowers

Here's another little card made with the 'Love Notes' card and envelope pack from Stampin' Up!

I've coloured the image with Stampin' Up! markers, done a little sponging around the edges and used the Scallop edge punch for a little 'something different' on the border.

Anna :)

Friday, 15 January 2010

Pretties Flower Card

Here's a birthday card I made for a friend recently using Andrea Walford's idea here.

Andrea also has a tutorial posted about how to dye the Pretties Kit flowers. Check it out! :)

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Big Bold Birthday
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla
Ink : versamark, Perfect Plum
Other: Pretties Kit, Scallop Edge Punch, 3/4" Circle punch, Small Oval Punch, Button Bouquet, Crimper

To order any of the above products, just phone or email me.

Happy creating!

Anna :)

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Inventory Clearance Sale Update

Remember the Inventory Clearance Sale is only on until 24th January or while stocks last.

Already the 'Jumbo Outline Alphabet' stamp set and the 'Just Riding' stamp sets have sold out.

This means that the square cut sale items have all sold out, but you can still purchase them at full price from the IB&C and they will be die-cut.

Get in quick if you want any of the items off the list...they won't last long!

Anna :)

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Baby Girl Dress Card

Yesterday I posted the baby boy it's another baby girl card (I mentioned that there are a lot of babies being born lately!?)

Similar to the Onesie in yesterday's post, yet, as a small dress. You may not be able to see in the photo very well, but above the bottom 'frill' are stamped words in Pink Pirouette from the Nursery Necessities stamp set.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette DS Paper
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Other: Scallop circle punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, White Grosgrain ribbon.

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Monday, 11 January 2010

Baby Rompers

More baby cards!
I thought I'd do something a little different to the standard A6 folded card.
These 'Onesie' type baby cards have been around for a while and are pretty cute!
This is for a little baby boy.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Night of Navy
Other: Piercing tool, brads, close to cocoa stampin' write marker, sponge dauber, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Remember that the Stampin' Up! INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE is still on until 24th January - click on the link in the right column for the list of great discounts.

Happy crafting! :)

Friday, 8 January 2010

Candle Tutorial

I've had a request for a tutorial for how to make these candles. Once you know how, it is really easy to make a few in a very short time.
Have a look at this tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers by Jenni Mouer.

Splitcoast Stampers website has tutorials for almost every stamping technique you can think of, and for many many great projects. Check it out at

The only things I added to my candles were extra ribbons (you can also add a band of beautiful DS Paper around the bottom or middle of the candle) and extra brads. The Stampin' Up! brads easily push into the candle after you've 'melted' the image onto it - my candles had the gold brads, and the rhinestone brads pushed into them...also helps hold the ribbon in place.

Anna :)

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Decorated Journals

Here's a totally 'non stamping' project.

These cute little journals are covered in Stampin' Up! DS papers, and decorated in more DS paper, cardstock, felt flowers, rhinestone brads and ribbons. The matching cards are made on the 'Note Cards' from p131 of the Catalogue.

With a few punches, papers and accesories, a plain chipboard journal transforms into something special! :)

Anna :)

Monday, 4 January 2010

'Fast' Baby Card

Here's a little gift card (also using 'Note Cards' from page 131 of the Catalogue) which you could use for a baby boy or a baby girl. so cute :)

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Fun & Fast Notes, Nursery Necessities
Card: Note Cards, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Other: Chocolate Chip grosgrain Ribbon, Pastels, blender pen

For any of the products in this projects, just email me.

Remember the Clearance Sale continues until January 24th!

Happy crafting!
Anna :)

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy House Warming

Here's a little card I made for a friend's house warming recently...I used the 'Note Cards' from p131 of the Idea Book & Catalogue as the card base so I would have an envelope to match!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Pun Fun,
Card: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, watercolour paper
Ink: Pastels
Other: Chocolate Chip marker, Blender pen

Happy creating!
Anna :)

Friday, 1 January 2010

Welcome 2010 & Welcome Baby Boy

HAPPY NEW 2010 to you all! May it be a year of wonderful memories and plenty of creative times!

Similar to the baby girl cards I posted a little while ago, here's a couple of baby boy cards (there are babies galore here!) I made recently.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze
Ink: Barely Banana, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze
Other: Crystal Effects, Brads (silver & jumbo), crimper

If you are after any of the products or tools used in any of my posted projects, just let me know!

Anna :)