29 November 2009

Draw - Crayon Tub for Charlotte

I've been keeping Charlotte's crayons in an old cookie dough tub and I decided the other day that I would finally get around to decorating it so I pulled out some DSP and sticky cuts letters and give it a go. Since the tub has a taper down to the base I had to cut the DSP in strips and overlap it so it wouldn't warp or wrinkle. I used the sticky cuts with fine glitter for the letters and shapes but since it needed to survive a toddler I covered them in crystal effects for extra durability. It isn't an easy task on a curved surface since the crystal effects wanted to run down the edges, so I ended up doing it in small sections over a few days waiting for the crystal effects to set before moving onto the next section.
I used the circle scissor plus and some more sticky cuts for the lid:

Cardstock: Walk in the Park DSP
Accessories: Sticky Cuts Letters, Sticky Cuts Sweet, Supernova Fine Glitter, Crystal Effects, Mod Podge (non-SU!, but you can get it at any good craft store)
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould

27 November 2009

I'm so far behind in blogging!

It's not that I haven't been stamping, I've been doing heaps (well considering there's an 11 1/2 week old in the house...), it's just that I haven't been uploading! So I'm going to upload up a storm tonight and schedule some posts to give my much neglected blog a little inky love (that's inky with an "I" not kinky... just for the record lol).
Anyway this card is a sneak peek at some new products available next week in the Summer mini. I love this DSP! when I first started stamping I was all about the bold brights colour family but then I discovered DSP and I toned things down a bit to use all those gorgeous DSP colour combo's. I know that we have pink flamingo as a bright colour combo, but flamingoes just really do nothing for me so I haven't really had a bright DSP option up until now and I'm loving it sick! I'll be dusting off those bold brights ink pads so watch out!
This card is for my brother-in-law Chris and his now fiance Amy as their engagement card, (I'm so excited they're engaged - We love Amy and she loves us - or at least does a good job of putting up with us lol) so I thought the "Butterfly Prints" ('nother sneak peek item) sentiment was perfect for an engagement card, especially since we're so "pleased" that they're engaged.
Stamps: Butterfly Prints
Ink: Pixie Pink, Pink Passion
Cardstock: Kaleidoscope DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Pirouette, Pink Passion
Accessories: Pink Pirouette 1 1/4" Grosgrain, Ice Rhinestone Brads
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould

18 November 2009

Thank You for Your Order

Another quick little 3x3" lovenote, this time I used the Taking Care of Business set to make a card to go with an invoice I needed to send to a client.
Stamps: Taking Care of Business
Ink: Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Walk in the Park DSP
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta, Flower Fusion Too, Build A Brad, Scallop & Large Ovals, 1/2" Circle Punches

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould

11 November 2009

Bec & Noel

One of my friends from school got married a few weeks ago and Justin, Jack and I went to Terrigal/Gosford for the wedding, they got married in this beautiful little sandstone church and the reception was at a restaurant overlooking the water... It was an amazing day! So much fun catching up and partying with all my school friends. I made their invitations as our gift but I wanted something to leave on the gift table so I made this card:

Since I did the invitations I knew that their colours were blue and yellow and frangipani's were going to be a main feature so this is what I came up with. Because I made this card a while ago I can't say for certain but I'm pretty sure I used a Mojo Monday sketch.
Because SU! don't have a frangipani in their range I did have to buy some "contraband" stamps from Stamp-It for their invitations and I used them again for their card. The rest of the products used on the card, however, are SU!
Stamps: Stamp-It Frangipani, Lovely Letters, Short Order Alphabet
Ink: Bashful Blue
Watercolouring, Aquapainter & Markers: So Saffron, Barely Banana, Summer Sun
Walk in the Park DSP, Tea Party DSP, Kraft, So Saffron
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould

04 November 2009

3x3" Thank You and an exciting Announcement!!

I've been neglecting this blog a little lately, sorry about that but I think you'd agree that I have a good excuse... I've been trying to post every week but I missed last week, so I'll start over and try again.
This is a little card I made up to go in a parcel I sent away yesterday, I love this little love note style, such a great way to use up scraps of DSP! And very quick and easy, especially if you use a couple of Big Shot dies, which brings me to my exciting announcement:

SU! never, ever comment on what will be in a mini catalogue before the demonstrator preorder starts, however this time they were kind enough to announce that when the Fall/Winter mini catalogue is released in April 2010 they will also be including the Bigshot and some SU! exclusive dies... At this stage there are no more details about price or what dies they will be releasing etc all we know is that it is coming along with a few SU! exclusive Dies. The butterflies on this card were made with the SU! exclusive Bigz Die "Beautiful Butterflies" that my gorgeous sister-in-law was kind enough to send me from the US and I'm hoping that it will be released here with the bigshot as it is such a gorgeous die that I know you will love!
Anyway between now and April I hope to tempt your crafting tastebuds with a few bigshot creations so that when it is available here you will already be inspired and ready to create.
Stamps: Short & Sweet
Ink: Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Walk in the Park DSP
Accessories: Button Latte, Very Vanilla Taffeta, Word Window
Bigshot: Beautiful Butterflys Bigz Die

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould