Sunday, October 9, 2011

All Stitched Up

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I am by no means a sewer, in fact the only thing I have sewed in the last 20 years is a teddy bear, so I am quite pleased with my completed stocking!

I just love Stampin’ Up!s new fabric range.  The pattern for this stocking comes with the Deck the Halls Fabric Pack.  It was so simple & is even fully lined.  I do need to put one more brad on the band at the top as I ran out.  I did change a couple of things from the original pattern.  I layered Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon under the Victoria Lace Crochet Trim

For the heal & toe of the stocking, The 2 different fabrics are cut out on the Big Shot using the Top Note Die.  I thought I might have a bit of trouble sewing around those edges so before I cut them out, I ironed some of the Big Shot Adhesive Roll onto the back of each piece of fabric & then ironed them onto the stocking.  I must say the adhesive roll is fantastic!  It sticks way better than any other ones I have tried & certainly makes crafting easier.


Now I just have to hope that Santa has lots of goodies to fill it up for me!

Happy Stamping


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Monday, October 3, 2011

Stocking Spectacular

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What an awesome special we have for this month!  Host a workshop with a minimum of $500 sales & not only will you be able to choose at least $70 in Free Product, but you will also receive the Build-a-Stocking bundle for Free!

Click on the Picture below to see the stamp set & punch.  You can choose either clear or wood mount.  The bundle is valued at over $100!


Now, you may be thinking, very nice, but what do I do with it for the rest of the year?  The answer is use your imagination.  I had a little play last night & came up with the following cards.


This was my first attempt using the Build-a-Stocking set to make a baby card.  I thought the booties looked a bit long so I have shortened them for the baby boy card.


Now for a bit more fun – I love punch art & I had seen a few cards where the stocking punch has been used to use a hobby horse.  I haven’t tried that yet, but here is what I came up with last night.


Off to play again now.

Happy Stamping


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Thursday, September 8, 2011

New In-Colours

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Along with our new Idea Book & Catalogue, we have five fantastic new In-Colours.  Last years In-Colours will remain with us for another year & this years will be available for two years.

I made these cute little bird houses featuring the new In-Colours using the Milk Carton Die & the Big Shot for my catalogue launch party.

From left to right the colours are:
Island Indigo
Calypso Coral
Pool Party
Wisteria Wonder
lucky limeade

Of course these colours look much better int "real life", so if you haven't seen them yet, contact me to book a time to view them.
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Super Starter Promotion!

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Click on the Specials link at the top of this page to discover the amazing Starter Kit Offers Stampin' Up! has for September!
Take advantage of the $189 Mini Starter Kit or get 20% offf the full kit!
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2011-2012 Catalogue

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Welcome to our fabulour new Idea Book & Catalogue!
If you would a copy of your own, just email me & I will pop one in the post for you.
Be sure to check out our great new fabric range & keep looking for upcoming projects featuring fabric
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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vintage Natures Walk

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Stampin’ Up! has some fantastic products if you like the Vintage look that is very popular at the moment. The Natures Walk stamp Set & Botanical Gazette DSP are just perfect for this look.  I think I have nearly worn this stamp set out, I just love its versatility.



I’m not sure how well the detail shows in these photos, but I have used Champaign Mist Shimmer Paint over the eggs & the bees wings to add some subtle bling.


This one is slightly outside my comfort zone as I don’t use blue a lot.

The last card is a sympathy card that I made for my dear friend Jane who last her Father recently.


Be sure to check my blog regularly over May.  We are having weekly specials released each Wednesday.

Happy Stamping

Ann Wills

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sweet & Sour

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I am a terrible hoarder of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It is just so pretty I don’t want to cut it up!  I set myself a goal this week to cut into my stash, so here goes.

The following 2 cards feature the Sweet & Sour Specialty Paper which I just love.  It features Pumpkin Pie & Rose Red  making a dynamic colour combination.  I also has gloss detailing on one side.

For this first card I have used the Birthday Bakery Hostess Stamp Set.  You will also notice 2 new fantastic products from the Autumn-Winter Mini. 

The wide pink wave was cut out using the new Tasteful Trim Die.  This die gives you 4 different trim styles that will fit perfectly on a 12x12” Scrapbook page or you can shorten them to use on cards. Not only that but as you can cut fabric with these dies, you can make your own rik-rac etc.

The orange bobbles are our new Pom Pom trim which I have attached with our new Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets – so easy, just press the trim onto the adhesive sheet, pull it up & you are ready to attach it where you want!



The second card is one I was going to teach my Stamp Club except I had a few complications (mainly because I don’t know how to use a ruler Smile) so I might leave it for a while until I have perfected it!



The stamp set I have used for this card is Cottage Garden &  I have used stick on Pearls to highlight the flowers & butterfly.

Happy Stamping


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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Inset Technique

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I’m not sure that this is the correct name for this technique, but it makes sense to me Smile.  This technique is so simple, yet it turns a basic card into a WOW!  All you do is glue whatever shapes you choose onto your card & run it through the Big Shot using my new favourite Embossing folder, the Square Lattice.  I love how this folder adds extra dimension & texture to your projects.

This first card is my first attempt at “quilting” with paper.  A fantastic way to use up left-overs!  I have used Baja Breeze card stock & Elegant Soiree DSP.  I’ve added Chantilly Lace & Antique Brad & Pearl to enhance the vintage look of the card.


This is a card I made for my Up-line Julia Leece’s birthday.  It uses the same technique as above but I have used our awesome new Create a Cupcake stamp set & the Build a Cupcake Punch.  Got to love this punch, no more cutting out fiddly bits!


The colour combination is Concord Crush & Pear Pizzazz from our current in-colours & I have use Crystal Effects on the cherries to give them more dimension.

This last card is what my Stamp Club will be making this week, although they will have a colour choice!  I actually cased this idea off Lisa Bullock who is a very clever member of our team.


This is such a yummy colour combination – Mariner Mist, Rich Razzelberry, Blushing Bride & Perfect Plum.  Below is what it looks like when you open the card.


That’s all for today folks, so until next time

Happy Stamping


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Friday, April 8, 2011

French Foliage

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I just love the new French Foliage set.  You can do so much with it.  Not only does it have beautiful Autumn leaves, but it also has a French Script background stamp with it.  Priced at just $47.95 for wood mount or $37.95 for clear mount it is great value for a 6 piece set as well.

The Cajun Craze card stock works so well with the Autumn theme & I love the rustic look that the Textured Impressions embossing folder from the carry over list gives this card too.  Note the little ladybird on one of the leaves - It is from the Clearly for You set from the new mini.  It is a bit hard to see in the photo, but I covered it in Crystal Effects to give it a 3 dimensional look.

Happy Stamping
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The Autumn - Winter Mini is Here!

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The Autumn-Winter Mini has arrived & along with it, my missing Mojo!  There are so many awesome stamp sets & accessories that I just had to get my fingers inky. 
With nights starting to get colder & the rain setting in, what better way to entertain yourself than getting together with a group of stamping addicts for a fun night in - give me a call & book in your night at my place or yours.  Your friends will love it & you will get the Hostess Benefits on qualifying sales.
Why not click on the image below to have a look at the new Mini or if you would like a copy of your own Contact Me

We also have a carry over list of popular items from the Summer Mini.

Click Here to view

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Ruff Ruff

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Happy New Year my stamping friends!  2011 is going to be a fantastic year for all of us, I can just feel it in my “inky pinkies”!

It was my nephew’s 9th birthday last week & he is quite a Stampin’ Up! addict.  When ever my sister has been to one of my classes, he always wants to see what she has made, so I thought I had better put a bit of effort in create something he hasn’t seen before.  He loves punch art & I happened to come across a really cool puppy dog card made by Monika Davis.  Please go & look at her site for instructions & some fantastic project ideas.

Mine look slightly different to Monika’s as I am not so good at following instructions & of course I had to add more bling!  I made 2 versions, 1 with a Pacific Point background & 1 with a Cherry Cobbler background.

P1010249P1010250The dogs heads are set on jumbo brads to they wobble around.

Happy Stamping


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