Friday, 24 May 2013

Stippled Blossoms

Happy Friday! Phew..made it! I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Holiday weekend.  I plan to spend some time sorting out my house this weekend and weather permitting Barbecuing. I've decided it's time to stop waiting on the Sunshine so as long as it's not raining I am firing up that grill!

 You haven't stopped to hear about my cleaning routine or menu...... so on to the card:-)

I embossed white on Whisper White to start. I wanted the colours to be more vivid so I have coloured in with the markers directly and only used the Blender pens slightly . Colours used include: So Saffron, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Calypso Coral, Real Red, More Mustard and Pretty in Pink.  I was a little zealous on the amount of colours lol.  I pierced around the card as my sewing machine is still not stitching correctly...must sort! Added a button and White Bakers Twine and Basic Pearls. Card stock colours are: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Whisper White. Pretty simple card to make it's just be patient with the layering of colour. I'm still not sure that the background doesn't need something?? Let me know what you think . Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you again soon.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Summer Starfruit

Hello Crafters! Happy Thursday to you. Week is nearing an end and I for one will be glad for the weekend. Hopefully we will be blessed with some sunshine.

Today I made this little "Just Because" card. I really liked playing around and coming up with this color combo. Let me know what you think ...

 I started by fancy cutting the end of my Summer Starfruit card stock with the largest of the Apothecary Framelits. The layers include Real Red card stock and Whisper White cardstock stamped in Not Wuite Navy with Distressed Dots.  I added a sentiment from the Vintage Verses.  The flower is part of the Secret Garden Bundle. To finish it off I added Basic Pearls and Stitched Satin Ribbon in  Summer Starfruit.

 That's all for today, Hope you have a wonderful weekend and will come by again soon !

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Stampin Up online ordering

Very pleased to announce my new Stampin Up Online Ordering website. Today we launched our latest tool in making ordering fabulous supplies even easier. I am working on adding my new class schedule so please be patient as I work out the kinks. Hope you will take the time to have a quick look and please feel free to contact me. Have a nice day!

Gina's Stampin Up Page 

Hello Baby.....

Today I have been busy adding my new Stampin Up shop to the Stampin UP Home page. It's exciting to have a new way to serve my customers and find new ones along the way. But that isn't the only exciting news as a good friend of mine has just had her baby.  I have been busy making her welcome packet and card.

The Hearts a Flutter Bundle was used along with the Sweet Essentials stamp set.  For a quick and easy card I started with Stampin Up's Note cards & Envelopes. I embossed the base with Framed Tulips Folder along three sides of the card. I added some Pretty In Pink card stock, Whisper White Stitched Grossgrain Ribbon and white bakers twine. Such a sweet card to welcome a sweet baby girl!

 If you would like to purchase these or any other items Stampin Up offers please contact me. Thanks for coming by and I hope to see you again soon!

Monday, 20 May 2013

Sail Away Paper Players Challenge 146

Happy Monday Everyone. I hope you had a great weekend. Weather was good for a change here with a lot of sunshine on Sunday which made me very happy! Weekend is over and time to get busy so on to todays card.  Here is my entry for this weeks PaperPlayers Challenge 146.

Ann's Clean and Simple Masculine Challenge

 I have used the Sail Away stamp from Stampin up ( retired) but I didn't want to part with it as it makes great masculine cards. I have used this stamp numerous time and still love the image.

For the background I used the acrylic block technique before embossing the image. I inked up my acrylic block in Real Red, Cajun Craze,Tangerine Tango, More Mustard and Night of Navy. The card stock used is Night Of Navy, Real Red and Whisper White. I embossed the image in Cherry Cobbler. And lastly added a Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set.

Thanks for dropping by and please keep checking back as I am working on adding some new features to my blog which will include : New Class Schedules for upcoming months, New Clubs to join and Kits to purchase. With the launch of the New Annual Stampin Up Catalog happening soon there are lots of new products and features to share. If you wish to purchase any of the current Stampin Up items please contact me. Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Memorable Moments....

Happy Mother's Day ! Wishing all  Moms a wonderful and relaxing day. Today I spent making this Birthday card for a memorable 21st  birthday. I've been trying to recall how I spent my 21st birthday and it's been so long ago I have forgotten! It couldn't have been too memorable lol.

 The recipe includes:
Memorable Moments Stamp set
Floral Fusion Sizzlits
Apothecary Accents
Basic Pearls
Linen Thread
Calypso Coral card stock
Calypso Coral and Chocolate Chip Classic ink pads
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Oh Hello Stamp Set
Paper Doilies

I hope the birthday girl enjoys the card as much as I enjoyed making it. Was really nice to be back in my studio after a long week away. I will try to post more frequently in the up coming weeks. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will visit again. Cya soon!

Friday, 3 May 2013


Hello and welcome. It's Friday and I have managed to find a little time for myself to spend in the studio. I received the latest "Impressions" magazine for Stampin Up Demonstrators. WOW! It is full of great ideas in this edition. With all the changes coming up and the release of our new annual catalog there is so much to look forward to.

So todays card is inspired by one of the lovely cards in the Impressions magazine. I hope you like!

The recipe is as follows:
Real Red and Whisper White card stock
White embossing powder
Island Indigo ink
Island Indigo Bakers Twine
Hearts a Flutter stamp set and Framelits Dies
Secret Garden stamp set and Framelits Dies
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set

I think I may add a little Bling to the center of the flowers with a few Rhinestones:-))

Thanks for stopping by and please come again. Cya soon

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

This and That.....

This and That Special Offer
Your life is: Fabulous. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we’re happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, but we’re giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now!

From 1–31 May you can get our five This and That products in a bundle for 15 percent off! Or, you can buy them separately through June and into the new catalogue (but why would you do that when you can get them all for at a discount?). Watch for more This and That products added to our line in the coming months! 

Let me introduce you to an easy way of capturing all your memories with Stampin Up!