Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Autumn/Winter Mini Blog Hop and Blog Candy

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Stampers Anonymous SU! Autumn/Winter Mini Blog tour! There are some fantastic new products released in this catalogue tomorrow (April 1st) and we are going to share some of theme with you in our creations.

You may have just come from the fabulous Marelle Taylor's Blog, but if you are starting out here don't worry you can make the complete circuit just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 14 stops along the way, including a fantastic guest stamper, and we hope you will visit each one to see the wonderful creations we have to show you.

At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour. We are offering 2 lucky visitors the opportunity to win some 'Blog Candy' this time around. There are a few things you must do to be eligible and they are:-

1. You must leave a comment on every blog in the tour. Please also leave your full name with the comment.
2. After leaving your comments you need to email Kerry (just click on the hyperlink) and inform her that you have done so and would like to be in the running for the blog candy.

Entry is open until midnight 5th April. Demonstrators are welcome to participate.
** Blog candy is available to residents in Australia only.

Now - grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy the tour.

I have had so much fun trying to work out what to show you from this amazing mini catalogue. I have chosen three stamp sets and some of the fabulous new (yes new) in colours.

 My first offering is a card using the Shelli's Signature stamp set Vintage Vogue and new Medallion Background stamp. When I saw that we were getting these stamps I just had to get them. So many possibilities from cards to scrap book pages....

Here I have used the fabulous new in colour Rich Razzleberry. The Medallion has been stamped in Versamark. The main image has been stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto a piece of Whisper White that has been cut out using the Ovals Die from Sizzix (it is the middle sized oval). I have also used my trusting dauber to add some ink to the outside of the oval. The Old Olive mat has been cut out using the large from the same Sizzix Die. I have then used the SU! exclusive Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions Embossing folder to add something more to the mat. The flowers have all been stamped in Rich Razzelberry but I have used the Stamping Off technique that allows you to get more than one colour from the ink. The flowers have been cut out and I have attached a silver brad to the middle of each one. The leaves have been stamped in Old Olive and cut out. The sentiment is also from Vintage Vogue and I have just simply stamped that in Rich Razzelberry onto the card.

Materials Used (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Medallion Stamp
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Rich Razzelberry, Versamark
Other: Ovals #2 Die from Sizzix, Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Silver Brads.

My next card is also using Vintage Vogue and the Medallion stamp but I just wanted to show you what the card would be like using a neutral background (this time Kraft). The flourishes are also from Vintage Vogue.

Materials Used (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Vintage Vouge, Medallion Stamp
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Versamark.
Other: Ovals #2 Die from Sizzix, Silver Brads.

My next offering is something that DD5 will love. When we got the catalogue she looked through it and asked if I would get this set for her. Pony Party - it is almost Stampin' Ups! take on My Little Pony. So very cute.
With DD5 in mind I have used her favorite colour Lovely Lilac and made a little Top Note box. The Top Note die is exclusive to Stampin' Up!

Here is the inside...
I don't know too many little girls who would not like to get this as a gift.

The box is basically a Pizza style box with two top note's attached one to the top and one to the bottom. The Whisper White that I have stamped the Pony on is the inside bit of the top note (the bit inside the perforation).
I stamped the pony in Chocolate Chip and then used my blender pen to colour the mane and tale in Lovely Lilac. I have used my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write to colour in hoofs. I have added a little colour to the pony using my Stampin Pastels.The grass is stamped in Certainly Celery and the butterflies are stamped in Pixie Pink. The hearts on the ponies 'rump' are in Lovely Lilac.

Materials Used: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Pony Party
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Lovely Lilac
Other: Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write, Stampin' Pastels, Top Note SU! exclusive Die.

My last offering is a Waterfall Card using the very cute set Fox and Friends.

Here is it open

I have used 4 of the 7 animals for this card. Here are closeups of the cute animals.


The base card is using one of the new in colours Soft Suede and the ribbon attached is also new. I have assembled the card on Kraft which goes so well with Soft Suede. I have also used the colours Really Rust (for Mr Fox), Close to Coco (for Mr Cheeky Monkey), Pumpkin Pie (for Mr Lovely Lion), and Brocade Blue (for Mrs Whale). I have also used Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets and placed them using the Crop-A-Dile. The two sentiments are from a new set Teeny Tiny Sentiments and you get 24 of them in this set. They also punch out beautifully with the Word Window Punch.

Materials Used: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Soft Suede, Kraft, Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust.
Ink: Soft Suede, Brocade Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust.
Other: Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Soft Suede 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile.

Thats all from me. I do hope you enjoyed looking at my offerings. Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to be eligible for some Blog Candy. Now you are off to enjoy the wonderful creations of SUE DEAN. Thanks for stopping by.

If you happen to lose your way here is a list of all participants. Just click on the name and you will go to the relevant blog.

Juliette Chapman (that's me!!!)
Sue Dean

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nana turned 98

Hi everyone,

This weekend just gone my DH's Nana turned 98. Yes that is right 98. She still lives at home with one of her darling daughters, and yes you can still have a conversation with her. I made her a lovely card but forgot to photograph it. So I have made it again with slight different colours. It is almost a direct CASE from the IB&C. This card is also one of the cards in my Stamp A Stack class next month. I still have vacancies so contact me to reserve your place.

I love Fifth Avenue Floral and you will see a few more cards and projects using this set.

The Rose has been stamped on a scrap of Very Vanilla and then cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

Materials Used: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Card: Rose Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant.
Other: Dimensionals.

Here is another card that is in the Stamp A Stack.

Once again I have cut the Rose out and popped it onto dimensionals.

I am slowly mastering the art of tying the perfect bow thanks to the brilliant Teneale Williams. Check out her video here on how she ties her perfect bows.

Materials Used: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess)
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Elegant Eggplant.
Other: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals.

The other cards in the Stamp A Stack will remain a secret until April 1st as they are using stamp sets out of the new Autumn/Winter mini Catalogue.

'Til next time,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tumbling Chicks!!!

Hi everyone,

I have been rather slack and haven't updated my blog recently (I have an excuse it was my Birthday this weekend just gone and I had the family here). I had a lovely time and finally got to open and play with some of my goodies from the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue - but I won't be showing you anything from the catalogue just yet. Stay tuned for our next blog hop where you will get to see all manner of wonderful creations from my fellow team members.

I finally had a go at making a Waterfall card. They look impressive and are perfect to give to the younger generation as they like interactive cards (hint you may see another one of these on the blog hop).

I have used the Chick from A Good Egg. He looks fantastic tumbling as you pull the slider. I saw the idea to make him tumble from someone else and I apologise for not acknowledging them (please let me know if you have seen one the same and I will acknowledge accordingly).

I have tried to upload the other photos I took of him tumbling - but Picasa keeps 'correcting' the images so that the Chick is not facing the 'wrong' way. Anyway I hope you get the idea from the second photo.

I had a lot of fun making this card and they are not as hard as the look. I will be including this type of card in one of my project classes later on in the year.

Materials Used (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: A Good Egg
Card: Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White.
Ink: Black StazOn, Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery.
Other: Pretty in Pink Brads (from Soft Subtles), Round Tab Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, So Saffron Stampin' Write, Only Orange Stampin' Write, Lovely Lavender Stampin' Write.

'Til next time,


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Another Side Step Card

Hi everyone,

Tonight I have a Fancy Folds class and one of the cards that we are making is a Side Step Card. See here for my previous card. Although we are not making the card I am going to show you, I wanted to show my ladies that you can change this card around.

I have also used Butterfly Prints from the Summer Mini Catalogue that is fast coming to an end. Don't forget you only have until the 31st March to get this set for only $25.95 and the matching Butterfly Punch ($30.95).

Materials Used (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Butterfly Prints
Card: Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP.
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, So Saffron.
Other: Rhinestone Brads, Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals.

Oh well, better get ready for class.

'Til next time,


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Worlds Greatest Shave - for the Leukaemia Foundation

Hi everyone,

Today I am going to show you a card that my very best friend Sam made for me.

On Friday (12th March 2010) Sam did the very best thing and shaved her head for the Leukaemia Foundation. This is something that I know I could never do - but Sam didn't even think twice. In front of the all the students and teachers at her daughters school, Matthew Pearce Public School, she sat there and had her head shaved. I was asked to shave her head for her (I am not a hairdresser and only have only ever shaved my DH's head), but none the less she asked me to.

This is the beautiful card that she made to thank me.

The colours that she has chosen of Tempting Turquoise and Only Orange are close to the colours that were chosen by the Leukemia Foundation this year. She has used Trendy Trees as well. I love the combination.

Here is a link to a video that was taken of the shave. Check it out. It is still not too late to donate so if you would like to donate then go to If you would like to support Sam. Type in Sam Wilson, NSW and you will find her.

Well done Sam - I am so very very proud of you!!!

'Til next time


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Post it note box/Easel Card

Hi everyone,

Yes - you are correct two posts in two days - wow!!!

You may remember this my version of a desk top calender. Well I was asked the dimensions of this from a lady in the US and being a metric country I had to work it out in inches. Whilst I was at it I thought why not make sure that these dimensions are correct and I made another one - minus the calendar.
Please forgive the state of the desk - but as you know this is what happens when you create!!!

I have used the Happy Moments and Whimsical Words SAB sets and boy and I am going to miss showing you more creations with these sets. Remember you only have until the end of this month to get them for free. I can't say too many times that Stampin' Up! will never sell these sets. They will never appear in another catalogue. So don't miss out!!!

I love the Bella Rose DSP and have used the colours of Riding Hood Red, and Kiwi Kiss that work perfectly with Bella Rose.

Materials Used: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB 2010), Whimsical Words (SAB 2010)
Card: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP.
Other: Large Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Sizzix Ovals, Clear Rhinstone Brad, Dimensionals.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Something Sweet

Hi everyone,

I can't believe that a whole week has gone since I last posted something. The weeks are flying by too quickly.

Today I want to share with you some cards that I have made with the Something Sweet stamp set that is available in our Summer Mini catalogue. This stamp set is so versatile and you get 14 stamps for the bargain price of  $44.95. The Summer Mini catalogue is coming to an end at the end of this month - yes the 31st March 2010. This stamp set may not be offered again and it would be a real shame if you missed out on it. The stamp set also co-ordinates with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch ($30.95) and the sweet treat cups (only $6.50 for 12). Don't forget if you want to order this set  contact me and I can place the order for you. In fact if you order the following bundle it will come to $104.85 which means you will also be eligible for a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set, and I will waive the normal shipping of $5.95. This offer is available until 31st March 10.00pm. When placing your order please make reference to this blog entry.

Something Sweet Bundle:
Something Sweet Stamp Set (117699) $44.95
1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004) $30.95
Sweet Treat Cups (116802) $6.50
Pack of A4 cardstock colour of your choice $10.50
Classic Ink Pad cplour of your choice $11.95.

Anyway onto the cards.

I have made a classic gum ball machine but this time instead of using the sweet treat cups and filling it with lollies I have used the stamp set that looks like a jelly bean - look here if you want to see on filled with lollies.

Materials Used: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Set: Something Sweet
Card: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White.
Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Green Galore
Other: Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Silver Brad, Dimensionals.

Next I made a lovely Baby Rattle Snow Globe. I have wanted to make a Snow Globe for ages - but for some reason never did. It is incredibly easy.

Here is a close up of the Snow Globe.

You can see I have used the little Saftey Pin from Short and Sweet from our main catalogue (only $29.95).

Materials Used (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Something Sweet, Short and Sweet
Card: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Other: Sweet Treat cup, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Soft Subtle Brads (Pretty in Pink), 1/4" Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds.

Lastly I have used the Petal stamp to make a flower.

This card is a 4" x 4" card - smaller than I normally make. The texture on the card has been made by using my bone folder to score random lines onto the card. To make the flower, rather than cutting out individual petals (which you could do!!), I have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the petals around the punched out circle. The sentiment has been cut out free hand. The extra Whisper White circle has been cut using Circle Sissors Plus.

Materials Used: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Something Sweet.
Card: Only Orange, Whisper White.
Ink: Summer Sun, Certainly Celery
Other: Circle Sissor Plus, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals.

Hopefully there won't be so much time between posts.

'Til next time


Monday, March 8, 2010

Easter Bunny Project Classes.

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know I have changed my class schedule around for the rest of the month - so if there is/was a class you are interested in have a look at my March Class List to look out for the changes.

I have managed to add another Easter Project Class in as well - doing different projects to last time. These classes are scheduled for Thursday 25th March and Tuesday 30th March from 7.30pm. Cost is $20 but everything is supplied. Don't forget to contact me to book in for your class. As usual if you are unable to make it to one of these classes but would like to make these projects contact me and we will be able to work something out.

Check out what we are making.

 Aren't these guys cute? If you would rather make the basket in a different colour to the Bashful Blue just let me know when you book in ( or 0407371558).

'Til next time,


Sunday, March 7, 2010

It takes a while to get it right!!!

Hi everyone,

It has been a while - and this is why!!! Have you ever had an idea that you think would be perfect - but for some reason it takes at least 5 attempts to get it right? I started this card on Wednesday - now it is Sunday and I am finally happy with it I think. I didn't even bother to photograph two of the attempts they were just rubbish (and this is where they ended up after rescuing what cardstock I could). I wish now I had taken photo's then you could see my rather embarrassing efforts.

Here is my third attempt (the first one I photographed).

Too pink and not enough contrast.

Here is my second attempt.

Better - but still not completely happy.

Here is my last go.

Much happer with this one. I prefer the Pretty in Pink to the Creamy Caramel, and Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery make a nicer sky and grass to Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss. I do like the use of the cloud from the SAB set Good Neighbors.

Below is a picture of how to get the eggs out of the sweet treat cup without ruining the card.

Pretty cool huh?

Here is a list of the punches that I used:
Large Oval for ears and feet.
Small Oval for the inside of the ears and feet.
1 3/8" for the outside of the head
1 1/4" for the inside of the head
1/2" Circle Punch for the Bunnies cheeks
1 3/4" Circle Punch to make the hole for the sweet treat cup.

Oh well off to try and finalise a few more things that I can update you with over the next couple of days.

'Til next time,


Monday, March 1, 2010

My Joy Fold card

Hi everyone,

Here is the third card that we will make at next weeks Fancy Folds Technique class. A lovely Joy Fold card.

I have decided to use Good Neighbors and Whimsical Words from SAB for this one. For those of you who are observant you would have noticed that all three cards (includes the two from yesterdays post) are using SAB sets. Don't forget that these sets are only available until the end of the month. They will not be seen again in any Stampin' Up! catalogue and you get one of your choice for free when you purchase $100.00 of Stampin' Up! merchandise. Spend $100 and get one set free, spend $200 and get 2 sets for free etc.Don't wait until April and say 'oh I should have got that set' because you will be too late. Contact me to place your order and get your SAB set/s.

Anyway onto the card.

I have used one of my favorite colour combinations of Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip. The houses and roofs have been stamped onto scrap Whisper White and then cut out and popped up on Dimensionals (saves the need for the Stamp-a-ma-jig - although I did use it when aligning the house and roof in Chocolate Chip).

Materials Used:
Stamps: Good Neighbors, Whimsical Words
Card: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Other: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker, Pixie Pink Stampin' Write Marker, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker Dimensionals, Spellbinders Ovals and Scallop Ovals.

Hope you like it. I will be back later in the week with some more Easter ideas.

'Til next time,



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