Saturday, December 14, 2013

Stocking Builder Punch is in the Clearance Rack Sale

If you want a bargain and always thought you might like this punch, well now is your chance. The stocking builder punch is on sale in the Clearance Rack Blitz for just $13.59. It was $33.95. Go to my online store here to check it out and all the other bargains there.

Just to inspire you here is a blast from the past using the stocking builder punch.




Happy shopping! And do check the Clearance rack frequently as Stampin'Up! are going to add items to it on a regular basis.

Cheers!

Janine

Friday, December 13, 2013

Santa's List Thinlit Swing Card

Where does the time go?????? I'm sorry I haven't been a very good blogger of late, somewhat distracted by happenings here at home.

Anyway here is a cute card for Christmas that I made as one of the samples for my recent Christmas Extravaganza classes.


It is so hard to get a good photo of these great cards, so sorry about the hand shot there! I have just realised this photo was taken before I added another embellishment. Under the sentiment I added a punched stamp image saying "I love Santa" from the "Very Merry Tags" stamp set.

Here is the inside view.


Items used to create this card are -

Card - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Gumball Green
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamps - Santa's List
Extras - Big Shot, Thinlit Label Card die, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Season of Style Paper Stack, Dimensionals

Overall a very quick card to make and good one to use up any of cuts of Designer Series paper you have! Plus I love making cards using the new Thinlits card dies, it makes the whole process so easy! If you'd like to get one for your card kit you can go to my online store and make an order for one there. Click on the "Shop Now" tab to the right of this post.

Now, I promise to try and be a bit better with my blogging.

Enjoy!

Janine

Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas Extravaganza Class - Card 4

Okay here is the last style of card we will create in my November Christmas Extavaganza classes this month.
My lovely class ladies had a wonderful time in class last night creating their cards and were very happy to have made a start on their Christmas card making.

So here is the last choice of cards in the class -



If you would like to come along to one of my remaining classes this month, the dates are :-

Thursday November  28 at 7.30pm
Friday November 29 at 1pm
Saturday November 30 at 1.30pm

Class cost is $20 to make 4 different styles of Christmas card. All materials are supplied. Class is held in Mt. Waverley.
Email me to book your place - jannic@bigpond.com



You can just see the dazzling details glitter glue added to the tree ornaments. It looks soooo pretty in the daylight as the sunlight catches the different colours.

These are my last classes for this year. So if you want to get new ideas for your Christmas cards or just want a fun creative time with other like minded creative types then I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

80th Birthday Card - Centrefold Card

My father-in-law is celebrating his 80th birthday this week and this is the card I made to give him.


It is a centrefold card. The instructions to create one are below. these are the instructions used in one of my technique classes.



                  CENTREFOLD CARD
Card    5 1/2   x  11 inches
Colour matts  - 3 1/4  x  4 1/4  inches
                           3/4   x   5 1/4   inches
                           4 1/4   x  3/4   2 pieces
Neutral card – 3  x  4 inches
1.  With large card piece in portrait position, place in paper cutter with left card edge at one inch mark. Slide  cutting blade to one inch mark and cut from 1 inch to 6 1/2 inches.
2. Slide card across to 4 1/2  inch mark and repeat cutting as above.
3. Replace cutter with scorer blade. Turn card 90 degrees so as solid section of card is on the right. Score at 1, 2 and 6 1/2  inches going from the top edge of card to cut line and again from second cut line to bottom edge of card.
4. Score between cut lines at  5 1/2  inches
5. Fold and crisp score lines.  1,  5 1/2 and 6.5 inch scores are mountain folds. 2 inch score is valley fold.
6. Decorate card as desired.

Cardstock - Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse
Stamps - Memorable Moments, Background Builders
Extras - Subtles Designer Paper Stack, Subtles buttons, Subtles candy dots, Pool Party Bakers twine, Labels Collection framelits, Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November Class - Card 3 Thinlit Christmas Card

Okay here is the third card that we will make in this months class. It is a card made using the new Thinlits from Stampin'Up!. This die creates all the cuts and scores to make a cute flip/swing card.


Here is the front view and below is the flip view.



I added some dazzling details glitter to the reindeer antlers and the changing colours look lovely but unfortunately it does not show uo as well as I had hoped in the photo.


If you would like to join us for classes this month please see the last post for class dates and times.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November Class - Card 2

Here is the second card we will be making in each of my Christmas Extravaganza classes this month.


The decoration is removable to use on the Christmas tree or on a door.

Class times are -
Thursday November 21st at 7.30pm
Thursday November 28th at 7.30pm
Friday November 29th at 1pm
Saturday November 30 at 1.30pm

Class cost - $20 all materials supplied plus technique instruction sheet.
Please bring a paper trimmer if you have one, it just speeds card creating up for you!


Email me - jannic@bigpond.com if interested in attending one of the above dates.

Cheers!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Painters Tape Baby Card

As usual once I try out a new technique that I enjoy, I just have to keep creating with that technique. I am so loving this technique for creating relatively quick cards. If you would like to learn this trendy new method of creating backgrounds then come along to one of my classes this month.


Thursday November 21st at 7.30pm
Thursday November 28th at 7.30pm
Friday November 29th at 1pm
Saturday November 30 at 1.30pm

Class cost - $20 all materials supplied plus technique instruction sheet.
Please bring a paper trimmer if you have one, it just speeds card creating up for you!


I needed a baby card for our neighbours who have just arrived home with their new bundle of joy.  Here is what I made.




Colours are Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Canteloupe and Soft Suede.


Stamps - Zoo Babies, Sweet Essentials


If you ever see any items you would like to purchase you can always go to my online Stampin'Up! store and make an order. Click on the Shop Now tab.


Cheers!

Friday, November 8, 2013

November Class - Card 1 Painters Tape Technique

Here is a card showing the technique I will be teaching in my November Classes this month. These will be the last classes of the year so we are going out with a big extravaganza of card making. We will make 4 different cards in class with Christmas being the theme for each card.


If you would like to book in for this months classes the dates are -

Thursday November 21st at 7.30pm
Thursday November 28th at 7.30pm
Friday November 29th at 1pm
Saturday November 30 at 1.30pm

Class cost - $20 all materials supplied plus technique instruction sheet.
Please bring a paper trimmer if you have one, it just speeds card creating up for you!

Email me jannic@bigpond.com to book your place.

Cheers!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thinlits

While away on holiday this week my DH asked me  to make a thankyou card to give our holiday unit complex managers. Fine, no problem, until I realised I had only bought Christmas stamps with me to create items for my November class. A dilemma, until I remembered at the last minute I had popped into my craft stash my new Thinlits that had arrived the day before we went away.

Now the Thinlits are a brand new line released by Stampin'Up! to be used in the Big Shot to create ready made swing/flip cards.

Here is what they look like -

And here is what I made -



They are very hard to photograph well! Hopefully you can see how the central cut out piece swings across when you flip the card open. I used the Circle Card thinlits for my card but I have added an extra flip piece on the right side of the card. If you use the thinlit as seen in the item photo it will cut the card off at the right hand fold and that will be your finished card size.

I saw an item on Patty Bennett's blog where she popped one end of the card through the Thinlit end so as it is not cut off when you run your card through the Big Shot.  See here to have that explained a bit more clearly!

I was pretty pleased with my first attempt at creating with my new Thinlits and I may include one of these cards in my November Christmas Extravaganza classes.

If you would like to order yourself some Thinlits then you can - just go to my online store (Shop Now button to the right of this entry) and place your order.

I'll be back again once I get sorted out at home to show you some of the cards we will be making in my November class.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Qucik & Easy Cards - Six Sided Sampler

These two cards are samples I made for  recent workshop. I wanted to create cards that showed how simple and easy it can be to create a card in a flash.

I used the terrific stamp set Six Sided Sampler. This very useful set has a matching punch which means you get even more value from your stamp set - something we all need to consider when we make our purchases.

Here they are -



The first card utilises the stamp set Tape It to create the faux tape images on the card.  the second one uses Washi tape to make the card even quicker to achieve.

It was one of my first plays with washi tape and I have to admit I really liked the look it gives to my card. This set of 3 washi tapes used here are the Gingham Garden Designer washi tape collection. You can see them on page 171 of the Stampin'Up! annual catalogue.

The card stock used here was Naturals White. It gives an added look of texture to the completed cards.

Try these the next time you need a card in a hurry!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

One More Sunburst Card to Show You.

Here is one more version of the sunburst card we are doing in class this month. It is the portrait version using the same colour combos as in the previous landscape card from a couple of posts ago.



I got the colour combo from my Stampin'Up! Colour Coach - love using that for colour inspiration! See it on page 139 of the catalogue. At $24.95 it is great value as you will use it constantly. If you feel you just have to have one you can pop onto my online store and add it to your shopping basket. Stampin'Up! have made some improvements to the online store and it will now remember items you place in your basket for when you return next time to complete an order. BIG IMPROVEMENT! Thanks Stampin'Up!

Colour combo here was on the Bermuda Bay card and combined Bermuda Bay with Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo. Goes so well with the Early Espresso background.



Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunburst Card Class

There is one more chance to do my Sunburst technique card class this month and that is this Thursday night October 17th at 7.30pm. I have one seat left so if you would like to fill it, then email me on jannic@bigpond.com

Here is one of the 3 cards you will make for a class fee of $20




Hope you like it!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sunburst Card

Here is another couple of samples of what we will be doing in my classes this month. I still have some spare seats if you would like to come along and learn this great technique.


And here is another style using the same technique which you will make also.


Class dates - Saturday October 12th at 1.30pm

                     Thursday October 17th at 7.30pm

Class fee - $20

Email me jannic@bigpond.com to book your seat.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sunburst Card - October Technique Class

For my October technique classes I am going to show you various ways to create gorgeous cards using the Sunburst technique.

Here is my first sample below.



If you would like to make some great cards in a fun class then here are the dates :-

Saturday October 12th at 1.30pm
Thursday October 17th at 7.30pm

Class cost - $20 includes all materials and instructions. You will make 2 -3 cards in this class.

Please email me to book your place - jannic@bigpond.com

Classes are held in Mount Waverley.

I look forward to seeing you there.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wildflower Meadow Card

These cards were created for a workshop that I did with one of my lovely long time customers on Thursday night. I CASE'd the idea from Marelle Taylor's blog but tweeked the colours and embellishments.


The large Wildflower Meadow stamp has been inked with Versamark ink to create tone on tone stamping and then the image is placed in the matching embossing folder and run through the Big Shot..

To get the matt behind the stamped punched image, simply punch out another artisan label piece in contrast colour, cut it half across the narrowest point, then layer behind the top and bottom edges of your stamped punched piece.

Stamps - Wildflower Meadow, Label Love

Card - Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantalope

Embellishments - Wildflower Meadow embossing folder, Big Shot, Artisan Label punch, Chevron ribbon Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Double Side Stepper Card

I've been busy making a few samples for my Double Side Stepper card class which I am running this month.

I have a couple of spare places for Thursday September 19 class at 7.30pm as some of my regular ladies are not able to make it to this months class. So if you would like to learn how to make the card below give me a call to book your spot.


Class cost is $20 and includes instructions and all materials.

Give me a call - 9807 1984 or email me jannic@bigpond.com to book your place.
Classes are held in Mount Waverley.

Cheers!!!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Accordion Thankyou Card

One of our esteemed midwives is finally calling it a day and I was asked to make a farewell card for her. It was a hard decision as to what style of card to make - had to large enough for everyone to sign, plus look terrific. I ultimately decided on an accordion card as I could get several card faces into it and hopefully have room for everyone to sign on the back - but probably not, there are lots of staff who will want to sign the card!

I opted to use some retired items as I have them there to be used - so why not! So here is the card front.


This opens up to this -


And here is one of the card faces in detail -

 
It was a labour of love as I have known Jannette since I was a student midwife in 1982 and have enjoyed working with her on night duty for the last 9 years plus. It will be a big loss to our Birth Suite to see all years of wisdom leaving us. I hope it has been imparted onto all of us over the years.

Card - Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White

Ink - Pretty In Pink, Pool Party

Stamps - Creative Elements, Best of Butterflies

Extras - Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Timeless Type Alphabet Sizzlets, Bigz Alphabet, Pretty in Pink stitched ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

 Wishing Jannette all the best in her well earned retirement!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bouncing Brayer

Here is another of my bouncing brayer cards. This one uses the big Sunflower stamp and the brayering has been done with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks. The sunflower is stamped in black Staz-On ink.


Matted onto Daffodil Delight and folded Crushed Curry card. All finished off with Dafodil Delight tafetta ribbon. Actually very quick and easy to create!

Hope it gives you some ideas!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Double Sided Stepper Card - September Class

Well it's the start of the month which means time to post a photo of this months class. For September I will be teaching how to create a Double Sided Stepper Card. You can see my sample in the photo below.


Class dates are :- Thursday September 19 at 7.30pm
                            Saturday September 21 at 1.30pm
                            Friday September 27 at 1pm

Class cost $20 with all supplies included and instruction sheet.

Please bring a paper trimmer if you have one as this will speed the class up for you.

To book email me at jannic@bigpond.com  I'll look forward to hearing from you.

Paperific 2013

Sadly Paperific is over for another year and we have  to wait a whole year for the next one.  :(

I have had a wonderful three days working for Naomi at the Show and meeting all the enthusiastic paper crafters attending, saying hi to my Stampin'Up! customers and chatting with the exhibitors. It is a fabulous show and a real downer when it is all over. People hang out all year for Paperific and the really keen ones were there an hour before the show opened.

Here is the view I had from my spot at the ticket box.


It was fun to watch everyone deciding on what to buy and even better to see the exhibitors stock running lower and lower as we want them to have a terrific show so as they return next year!!!!!

So thanks Naomi for a great Paperific and bring on the next one in 2014!!!! Can't wait!!!!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Paperific Starts Tomorrow

It's on tomorrow! Paperific is back for the last paper show extravaganza of the year at the Melbourne Showgrounds from tomorrow, Friday August 30 to Sunday September 1st. Doors open at 9.30am.

I spent this afternoon with my lovely downlines Rose and Tracy preparing our teams Stampin'Up! stand for the show. The displays are fabulous and I am sure you will find some amazing ideas to inspire you with your card making there.

Here's a sneak peek of our stand.



It's very bright and colourful! Plus there are lovely samples made up using loads of new products from the new Holiday catalogue which went into full swing today. If you haven't got your copy yet of the Holiday catalogue or Annual catalogue then come by the stand to get your copies.

How do you like the pretty new Christmas papers from the Holiday catalogue? Check them out below.



I hope to see you at Paperific. Please say hello as you come through the registers. I'll be there with my Paperific floral apron on! Later in the afternoon I'll be on the Stampin'Up! stand running make and takes and showing off our lovely new catalogue and products. See you there!

Monday, August 19, 2013

White Wash Secret Garden Stamp Set Card

I'm on a bit of a roll here - third post in three days!!!! I would like to show off another of the white wash cards I have designed for my classes this week.



I haven't made many 6x6 inch cards of late but I felt it was just the right size for this design. I am getting so much mileage out of my Stampin'Up! Secret Garden stamp set using the white wash flowers technique. If you would like to have some fun and relaxation learning this technique then come along to one of my classes this week.

Class dates and details are below -

Thursday August 22nd at 7.30pm

Friday August 23rd at 1pm

Saturday August 24th at 1.30pm

Class cost is $20.

All materials are supplied.

Please email me jannic@bigpond.com to book your place. Classes are held in Mt. Waverley.
 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bouncing Brayer Card

Here's some more bouncing brayer cards I created for my poster for Craft & Quilt Show and Paperific Paper Expo plus my August technique class. There's nothing like getting extra mileage out of my creating!

I still have places left in my Friday August 23rd class at 1pm and Saturday August 24th class at 1.30pm.




Class cost $20 and you will learn this technique plus White Wash colouring technique. You can see samples of this technique in my last post.

If you'd like to attend please email me - jannic@bigpond.com



Saturday, August 17, 2013

August Class - Whitewash Flowers Technique

My this week has gone quickly! I told my class ladies I'd get this image up by Wednesday and here it is 3 days later - oops!!!!

This technique  - Whitewash Flowers is my other class technique for this month. So along with learning Bouncing Brayer you will also learn this fabulous technique to create a card like this one below.


Or this one -



If you would like to come to my classes, here are the dates -

Thursday August 22nd at 7.30pm

Friday August 23rd at 1pm

Saturday August 24th at 1.30pm

Class cost is $20.

All materials are supplied.

Please email me jannic@bigpond.com to book your place. Classes are held in Mt. Waverley.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Quick and Easy Card

I always like a quick and easy card as there often occasions when I am busy and need a card in a hurry. Here is one I made for my roomie friends at Convention. I received the Designer Series Paper "I Am Me" as part of Prize Patrol at Convention.


Card - Naturals White, Baja Breeze

Papers - I Am Me

Embellishments - Hearts a Flutter framelits, Naturals Designer buttons, Linen thread, Stampin'Trimmer scorer

Next time you need a quick card how about trying this one!


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Gorgeous Grunge Card

Gorgeous Grunge is one of those stamp sets that when you first see it in the catalogue, you think no that's not my style. However once you start looking at the individual stamps in the set you realise that there are a lot of elements there that will be used time and again for backgrounds and other finishing off features on your cards and scapbook pages.

Gorgeous Grunge 130514 (W) $42.95
                                                                                130517 (C) 3$33.95

I have so much use out of the small spatter stamp, it's my go to stamp for when I need something to fill in a space that needs a little extra something.

At my catalogue launch we made this card using Gorgeous Grunge as the feature stamp set for the card.


It makes a great teenager male card and aren't they always the tough ones to create! The Designer series Paper comes form Soho Subway. 

Did you know the Stampin'Up! cotton ribbon 127844  is perfect for stamping on and the image here from the set Really Good Greetings 130330 (W) works so well with the whole card.

Do have a think about getting this set and if you are inspired to give it a go you can purchase it in my online store. Just click on the "Shop Now" button to the right of this post.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Bouncing Brayer - August Technique Class

At our Australian Stampin'Up! Convention in May one of the demonstrator Wow presentations was this great technique and since I've tried it out I love it! So this month this is one of the techniques I will teach you in my Card Classes. We will do two techniques this month - the other one is a mystery one, you will have to wait and see it once I post some samples!

Here is one of my sample cards for Bouncing Brayer -



Not only do I love this technique but I also love this stamp set!!!!

If you would like to come to my classes, here are the dates -

Thursday August 22nd at 7.30pm

Friday August 23rd at 1pm

Saturday August 24th at 1.30pm

Class cost is $20.

All materials are supplied.

Please email me jannic@bigpond.com to book your place. Classes are held in Mt. Waverley.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Evergreen Twisted Easel card

One more twisted easel card to show - well there are others but this one I need to show you now as the Evergreen stamp set discontinues at the end of August when the new Holiday catalogue goes live. ( Got my copy in the mail today and I don't know where to start looking there are so many lovely products in it!!!) Any way back to my card. We made this one in my recent card classes and it was very popular with my stamping ladies.


I love the fir tree in this stamp set. For this card I have stamped it using Always Artichoke ink and done three generations of Stampin'Off, That is I stamped the first tree in the middle then stamped it again to one side with out reinking and then again on the other side with out reinking. Then using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped over the trees using an Illuminate ink pad to create a subtle sheen/shimmer like snow over them. Love the effect!

Card stock is Old Olive, Baked brown sugar and Whisper White.

If you would like this stamp set for your Christmas collection you can go to my online store and order it  - "Evergreen" Code 127970. To enter my store click on the "Shop Now" button at the top right of this page.

Cheers!!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Melbourne Craft & Quilt Show

The Melbourne Craft & Quilt Show opens tomorrow at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. My team and I will be there demonstrating on our Stampin'Up! stand. You'll find us in Aisle E Stand 21. We will be showing off lots of new products from the new catalogue and of course we have the new catalogues for sale too, so do come by to get your copy.

Our show special is a great way to get hold of some of Stampin'Up!'s new "Simply Pressed Clay"

For $50 delivered to your door you will get - x1 Buttons and Blossoms mould, x2 packs Simply Pressed Clay, x2 Reinkers of your colour choice (for colouring your clay).

You have to see this product to really appreciate how much fun it is and what you can create using it.

We have some lovely new displays using new stamp sets and new Stampin'Up! colours.

My display board features a fun technique I've been trying out - Bouncing Brayer. Here's one of the cards from my display board below.


I've done the brayering and stamping on Shimmery White card. It gives a lovely sheen to the finished look, the photo does not do it justice!

To see more ideas do stop by the Stampin'Up! stand and say hello!

Twisted Easel Card - July Class

I have another sample for you to see which you can create in my technique class this month. I'm really enjoying creating these novel cards.



If you would like to learn how to make this lovely style of card I'll be holding classes on the following dates-

Saturday July 27th at 1.30pm
Thursday August 1st  at 7.30pm

Class fee is $20 and includes all materials and instruction sheet.

To book please email me at jannic@bigpond.com


Monday, July 15, 2013

Embellished Events Waterfall Card



Here is a Christmas version of a waterfall card that we made in my recent waterfall card class.

The stamp set is Embellished Events, a very versatile set as it has stamps in the set for all occasions.

Card is Gumball Green, Real Red and Whisper White.

Paper is from last catalogue "Good Cheer" I think its called.

Finished off with Gumball Green stitched ribbon and silver Glimmer brads.

Cheers!!!

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