Monday, May 31, 2010

And here is the card......

Here is my girly card for the colour challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing all the entries. I have already recieved the first one - very impressive.

Happy Stamping.....Manda

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Colour Challenge Teaser....

Hi everyone.....thought I'd post a little tease of another sample that I have made up for the Colour Challenge.

Pop back soon to see the full sample you can tell by the sample, the colours don't have to mean a male card! Stay tuned......

Happy Stamping......Manda

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Colour Challenge Sample

Thought I'd better show you what I came up with using the colour challenge colours. DD1's teacher has asked me to come up with some ideas for the class to make for Father's Day. Nothing better than being prepared! So I thought I'd use the colours to inspire this creation.

Just to remind are the colours that we are using.

And here is my end result.

I have turned this into the top of a box to put a gift into, as you can see here.
Looking forward to seeing your entries......

Happy Stamping........Manda

A Colour Challenge.....

I have decided to run a little competition, with a mystery prize for the winner. It is a colour challenge, featuring Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Tempting Turquoise. I've taken this combination from the Stampin' Up! colour wheel.

The rules are:

  • entry may be either a card or scrapbook page.
  • entry must use the above (or similar if not SU) colours, but you may include either white or vanilla as well.
  • emailed photo of entry must be received on or before 18th June 2010 at .
  • all entries will appear on my blog on 19th June 2010.
  • winner will be announced on the 19th June 2010.
  • competition is open to all Australian non-Demo's. (Demo's may submit a card, but will not be eligible for the prize.)

Hope this is all clear. I look forward to seeing your entries. Stay tuned for my example.....coming soon!!!

Happy Stamping......Manda

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What an offer....

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator? There are many different reasons for becoming a SU! Demo......not least of which is being able to purchase your stamps and supplies at a discounted price.

Until the 31st of July, you can purchase a starter kit for only $259. That's over $560 worth, at less than half price. WOW!!!

Here is a photo of what you get in the starter kit, but for more detail, please have a look at the inside back cover of the current Ideas Book and Catalogue.

You are also still able to add on the scrapbooking package as listed in the IBC.

Call or email me if you are at all interested in this fantastic offer.

Happy Stamping...........Manda

Monday, May 24, 2010

Things come in threes....Part 2

also know as.......Kym's Bridal Shower Card.
I had a lovely time yesterday with DD1 and the other ladies at Kym's Bridal Shower.....very relaxing to be served high tea with lots of delicious nibblies.....
Anyway, here is the card that I made for Kym ....
I've used Baja Breeze cardstock, and scalloped the edge to make an interesting opening. I've also used Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla cardstock, RHR and BB inks, and VV taffeta ribbon, which I've topped with a BB button, and some gold cord (retired SU). Stamp sets are Priceless (the background swirl) and Greetings Eight (the umbrella).
Here is a close up of the bow........loving these at the moment.....

Simple, but elegant! Hope you like it.....
Happy Stamping......Manda

A CASE.....

Have you ever wondered what CASE stood for? When I first started stamping and blog surfing, it was an acronym that I saw everywhere. It took me a little while to realise that it stood for Copy And Share Everything. Makes sense now, hey.

When I saw the current mini catty from SU, I loved the Fox and Friends stamp set, so it was one of the first sets that I purchased. When my good friend and downline, Anna, said to me last week, "Let's do some scrapbooking......I want to CASE that page in the catty with Fox and Friends" I said YES.....

Here is the page from the catty....
And here is my's a little bright, but I took the colours from the photos, namely Brilliant Blue and Only Orange.

( is intentionally small and a little blurry......I have a thing about kids photos online, but you get the general idea.)

As I don't have the same alphabet stamp set as in the example, I had to be a bit creative, and this is what I came up with......Using the Jumbo Outline Alphabet I stamped a background with the letter of choice, and then stuck the animal up on dimensionals.....YES I did cut out each one.

Here is a close up of the monkey......

.....and here are two of the other animals.....the giraffe and the fox.

(dodgy photo taking....I promise that they are the same size IRL.)
Hope you like them.....
Happy Stamping........Manda

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Wedding....

Why is it that things seem to come in threes? I now have a wedding to go to, and need to make another wedding card, as well as the acceptance and bridal shower cards.
First thing's first, so here is the acceptance card. Stay tuned for the other's soon!!( read here - cards still to be made - LOL)

This creation is based on a Mojo Monday sketch, and is done is Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal and Whisper White . DSP is a retired one, and the hearts are from Greetings Eight and the background is the Polka Dot background stamp.
Here is a close up of the detail.

These are not colours that I have put together before, and I'm still not sure about it, but I think it is because they aren't my normal choice. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I'm open to constructive criticism.
Happy Stamping.....Manda

Friday, May 7, 2010

My First Blog Award.

Hi everyone......

My friend and fellow stamper Louise Sutton has given me a blog award. Here it is.....Ta Dah....

I am supposed to tell you 10 things about myself that you may not know........HHHMMM this is actually hard.
  1. I haven't been in my craft room to do any serious crafting for about a month. I'm feeling very deprived.
  2. I spent an hour today with 22 very keen girls teaching them how to made clipboards - I volunteer at school to teach the kids stamping!
  3. The last book I read was called Hornet Moth by Ken Follet - a very good read.
  4. The book previous to that was the Golden Compass trilogy - another very good read.
  5. I am a closet Twilight and Harry Potter fan.
  6. I started card making when a girlfriend gave me a collection of paper offcuts and asked me to see what I could come up with - waving at you Suzanne.......
  7. The very first stamp that I ever bought was a self inking red bumble bee stamp like my grade 2 teacher had. (Seems I caught the stamping bug early!)
  8. My favourite movie is Notting Hill - hubby and I saw it on our honeymoon........aaawwwww
  9. I still love listening to George Micheal, even after all these years.
  10. My favourite colour is green - I love Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive, but have recently been swayed to Green Galore also.

I am also supposed to link this post to 10 other blogs that I follow. I kind of feel a bit weird about giving people who don't necessarily know me an award. So I thought I'd made a list of the blogs that I check most regularly. Some of these lovely ladies have already recieved a blog award, and it is very well deserved.

Hope you enjoy touring these wonderful places for inspiration.

Happy stamping......Manda

First Time Stamper

Hi everyone....thought I'd share with you from today's technique class.
This is the card that we made today.

Colours are Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede and Whisper White. Stamps are from Vintage Vogue. Technique is called Faux Suede.
For the first time, my mother was visiting when I had a class on, so she sat in. I just wanted to share with you her card. Mum adapted her card for Mother's Day. These were all her ideas and work. Remember that Mum has NEVER stamped before.
Here it comes.........
Wait for it........

How clever is she!!!!! Mum has used stamps from Organic Grace and Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Just wanted to let you all know that I am very proud of my Mum.......Happy Mother's Day for Sunday.....Love you lots Mum......xoxoxo
Happy Stamping........Manda