Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stampin' Up! "Always Elegant Set" great for fine work on cards.

Hi All, I was over at my eldest daughter's place a few nights ago, keeping her company & having a play with some stamps she has. She bought the "Always Elegant" a while ago to use on her wedding album she is slowly creating. I took a heap of my Stampin' Up products over including the Big Shot (a gift from Jess for Christmas to me), which I will be showing some things I'm playing around with.... Hmmmmm the Fun Starts!!!!!!!!
Anyway, this card is going to be for my Dad's B/Day in June... I used the browns (Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sands & white cardstock) & used the HB stamp from the Sale-a-bration book we just had finish in March. My dad was a commercial artist, scrolls & antique looking designs were some of the designs I remember him showing me how to do when I was a teenager. Part of my artistic background comes through him & my mum (who also was a commercial artist too). So thanks to them, the artistic lines are continuing onto my girls now too.

Stampin' Up! Artistic Etchings are awesome after all!!!

I thought I would never be interested in the "Artistic Etchings" until I played with Jess' set that she has had for a while, she has created a few cards that took my breathe away at the time.... I mean it in the "Oh wow, I like!"  Now I think it could be used in SO many different things... not just cards!
I am entering this into the Less is More challenge blog, so head on over, and check out everyone elses wonderful work, there is some great inspiration!

Monday, April 25, 2011

So Small & So cozy

Hi All,
     I made & embroidered this for my grand-daughter that is due in the next 5 weeks, I made it in a size 0000, so she can wear it for the 1st couple of weeks at least... depending on how big she is when born. Her brother was 7lb 13oz (I think) so I'm expecting this one to be either the same or slightly heavier.

Stampin' Up! Punch Bunch made the cutest card.

Hi All,
    This cute little owl made his way onto my card that Jess did a party for & I played driver & did a couple of cards that day. The one with the owl is from the Sale-a-bration that has just finished at the end of March, 2011 "Punch Bunch". I hope these sets turn up in next years SU book. So those that didn't get a chance to claim their stamp set can buy it.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Stampin' Up! Eat Chocolate set is so yummy for making all sorts of things!!

The "Orange Chocolate Card" I one of the 1st cards I've made with this set.... though most of the people I know love chocolate, so I can see it being used a lot!!
The "Chocolate Gift Box" made in 3D, was created by my daughter Jess (who is a follower on here & does some awesome stuff on her blog she showed all of us at the Stampin' Up! Winter Mini Launch we attended... which was heaps of fun..... Thanks to Jess, Kim & Sue.
So I hope you like these... when I get a chance (hopefully later on to-night) I will be loading some more goodies.
Oh, & sorry for the double-ups on pics, I couldn't make up my

Thank-you for looking. I hope you all had a great Easter!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sunset on the Central Coast

This painting I did from a photo taken a while back. It has been done in water colour paints.
Artist:- myself, Reggie