Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Dasher and Trees



Here are the last 2 of the Christmas 'Stamp-a-stack' cards I have to show you.

The first uses the Pennant Parade stamp set and matching punch, as well as the Top Note die, the Heart-to-Heart Punch and the sentiment from 'Contempo Christmas'.

The second card uses the alacarte stamp 'Dasher' (only $14.95!) and the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon (this ribbon is so nice to use!)

What's your favourite Christmas colour combo?

Anna :)

Friday, 25 November 2011

Clean and Simple Christmas






Here are several versions of the same layout, inspired by the talented Danielle Daws. She makes terrific cards, and this year I've referred to her Christmas creations for inspiration.

The basic version of this card was make in a Real Red version (with matching satin ribbon) and an Old Olive version (with matching satin ribbon). Again we played with the Big Shot, and only used one sentiment stamp (this was from 'Contempo Christmas').

How are you going with your Christmas cards? Are you making them just for the select few, or going 'all out' and making them for everyone on your mailing list?

Anna :)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas Baubles




It's about time I show some more Christmas cards, don't you think! :)

You'll see a handful over the next few days of cards we made at a recent 'Christmas Stamp-a-stack'.

We used the Big Shot for lots of textured embossing - I really like that machine! :)

Here's a 'blue' version and a 'cherry' version of the same card...which do you like better?

If you've stopped in, leave a comment even just to say hi! :) I've changed the comment settings so hopefully it's easier to leave them now...I've had feedback that it was so 'user friendly' before.

Anna :)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Buy your Stitched Stockings and Matching Punch now




Did you miss out on purchasing the Stitched Stockings stamp set and matching punch last month when it was on limited release??

Well, we've been notified that you don't have to wait until December 1st when it returns in the Summer Mini catalogue....

YOU CAN PURCHASE THESE NOW!

Let me know if you want either of these to call your own, or to reserve your own complimentary copy of the Summer Mini.

Anna :)

Monday, 21 November 2011

Ballerina Punch Art



Today's card was fun to make - this was for my niece who is a budding ballerina and had a birthday recently.

Sorry for the picture quality! (lack thereof! :) ) I didn't realise how fuzzy the photo was until I downloaded the camera...then, of course, the card had been long since posted off to it's intended....but I'm sure you can see enough to get the idea :)

Thanks for looking!
Anna :)

Friday, 18 November 2011

3 Punch Birds on a Branch



Hi out there! Welcome to another Friday!

Today's card is one I made for a little girl turning 3 (if you hadn't already guessed! :) )

I've used the Woodgrain stamp for the detail of the treetrunk and branch, and cut the '3' out with the Big Shot & the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet.

I also used the following punches:

1 3/8" Circle Punch
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
5 Petal Flower Punch
Bird Builder Punch (green leaves)

Thanks for popping by!
Anna :)

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Big Shot Sale for November



During November, get 10% off select Big Shot Dies.

Use these exclusive dies to create fabulous shapes, embossing & more!

Click on the side panel to access the complete list.
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Don't have a Big Shot? Get 10% off our exclusive Big Shot Bundle!

BUNDLE =

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine +
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die +
Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

All for just $168.16
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Phone or email if you want more details or would like to place an order.

Anna :)

Monday, 14 November 2011

Punch Dinosaur Roar!



Here's a card I made for my 6 year old nephew for a different sort of card. Can't go too wrong with boys and dinosaurs! :)

The stamp is retired, but all the punches used are found in the current IB&C.

Used:
5 Petal Flower punch (spikes)
Large Oval Punch (head & tail)
Wide Oval Punch (body)
Scallop Square Punch (toenails)
Square Punch (legs)
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (sun)
1 3/4" circle punch (sun)
Owl Punch (eye)
Square Lattice Embossing Folder (grass)
Scissors (grass was cut freehand :) )

I also used 3 of the new In Colours - Pool Party, Island Indigo & Lucky Limeade.

Still have a couple more punch art cards to post up, so stay tuned! :)

Anna :)

Friday, 11 November 2011

Punch Buggy




Hmmm..today is 11/11/11! Is this a significant date for you? It's Remembrance Day here in Australia when we pause to remember the fallen diggers who died in battle for our nation's freedom. Lest we forget.

Totally off the subject : I've had a chance to make a few cards lately, and most of them have been punch art. Punch art make fun cards and scrapbook pages....

Here's a Car punch art made up of oval, circle & the designer label punches. The DS Paper is retired, so too the rubons (found in my stash! ) and the jumbo silver brads are current.

Come back on Monday for some more punch art :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend whatever the plans :)

Anna

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Petite Pockets




More in colours! Don't they look good all lined up in a row?! (you may have gathered that I LIKE the in colours!! :) )

New to the 2011-2012 IB&C is the 'Petite Pocket' Die and the 'Stripes' Embossing Folder & also the 'Houndstooth' Embossing folder. I've combined all three in these project (with all the groovy In colours!) to make some cute little notecard holders.

Inspiration for this came from Rosemary D (unable to link to her blog as can't read the watermark on her pic clearly)...she did a very similar project and I added it to my 'To Do' list :)

I used the stamp sets 'Everyday Wishes' and 'It's Your Day' in Basic Black. And the stamp set 'Button Buddies' with coordinating Scallop Circle Punch.

And aren't the Designer Printed Brads just pretty too? Love the whole matching 'thing' that Stampin' Up! does for us - makes coordinating products so easy!

Thanks for stopping in!
Anna :)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Triple Layer Doily Punch




Everyone loves a freebie! Recently I was excited to receive the Triple Layer Doily Punch as part of a Stampin' Up! promotion - this was the first time I put it to good use!

What do you think of the new 'In Colours'? Aren't they fabulous?!

I really really like them - they work so well as a group and combined with other colours.

Here I've used:

Cardstock:
Whisper White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade & Calypso Coral (cool names too! :) )
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Doily Triple Layer
Other: Jumbo Brads
Stamp: Everyday Wishes
Ink: Calypso Coral

What do you think?
Anna :)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November's Big Shot Sale



During November, get 10% off select Big Shot Dies.

Use these exclusive dies to create fabulous shapes, embossing & more!

Click on the side panel to access the complete list.
..................................................................

Don't have a Big Shot? Get 10% off our exclusive Big Shot Bundle!

BUNDLE =

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine +
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die +
Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

All for just $168.16
..................................................................

Phone or email if you want more details or would like to place an order.

Anna :)