May 23, 2009

Loving the birdies!

Posted in Cards at 12:56 pm by bejewelledcreations

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Here’s another card that I made with the stamp set;  Good Friend. I get so much enjoyment from stamping and card-making, and this set certainly makes it double the fun because it’s such an easy set to use.

Simply stamp the main body of the bird in the position you want it, and then stamp it again (you can stamp it without re-inking) on a scrap piece of paper or post-it note. Cut out the bird, being careful to trim on the coloured part rather than cutting around it (you’ve now created a MASK!). Gently stick the mask of the birdie over the top of your first stamped image, being careful to line it up perfectly. Here is the fun part – you can choose how long to have the birdies legs. If you want them shorter, you simply stamp the legs with more of the leg overlapping the body of the bird. If you want to have a tall birdie, simply stamp the legs lower down, still making sure that some of the top of the legs over-lap the body of the bird. Remove the mask and VOILA! You now have a custom birdie! The beak is quite easy to “eyeball” the position, although if you want to be sure, you can use a stamp-a-ma-jig to get the position exact. I tend not to worry with using the stamp-a-ma-jig for the beak as it’s fairly easy to line it up with the body of the bird.

Stamps: Good Friend
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Extras: Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 way glue pen, sponges.

Introducing a friend…

Posted in General Chit Chat at 12:19 pm by bejewelledcreations

I’d like to share with you a new blog for you to enjoy. My awesome friend Ju, (who has also fallen under the spell of Stampin’ Up! and is a part of my Team), has unveiled her brand new blog!

Please visit her at jujybean and check out her lovely creations. Ju (Julie – although no one calls her that anymore! LOL!!!) has been my friend for nearly twelve years and is now one of my stampin’ buddies which is the BEST EVER because we now get to hang out and be creative (most of the time – unless we’re just being silly, that is.) She’s awesome and has the funniest sense of humour – you’ll LOVE reading her blog!

Congratulations on your new blog, Ju! Have fun with it!

🙂

May 20, 2009

A Little Bit of Fun.

Posted in Cards at 8:14 am by bejewelledcreations

 

PUN FUN. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

PUN FUN. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Here I’ve used a new tool – the Crimper (or as one of my customers fondly calls it – The Corrugator!) – to create a nice textured piece of cardstock on this card.

SUPPLIES: Pun Fun stamp set, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy cardstock, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Ruby Red ink, Blender Pens, Crimper (The Corrugator!), sponges, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-way glue pen, Earth Elements buttons, Linen thread and Kiwi Kiss Striped 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon.

PUN FUN. (115854 $58.95)

PUN FUN. (115854 $58.95)

May 19, 2009

Buy THREE – get ONE FREE!

Posted in Stampin' Up! Promotions at 9:33 pm by bejewelledcreations

During the month of May, Stampin’ Up! are offering you the following great deals:

Buy THREE packs of Designer Series Paper ($16.95 each) and get the FOURTH pack FREE!!!

With a fantastic range of colours and designs, there’ll be something for everyone and for every occassion! Don’t forget that the 12×12 papers are not just for scrap-booking – you can use them in card-making too.

Buy 3, get one FREE!

Buy 3, get one FREE!

 

Item Page Description
112042 132 Urban Garden Designer Series paper
112470 132 Haiku Designer Series paper
113976 132 Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper
112468 132 Sweet Always Designer Series paper
113992 133 Tea Party Designer Series paper
113975 133 Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper
113966 134 Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series paper
112469 134 Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper
112041 134 Bella Rose Designer Series paper
113974 134 Bella Bleu Designer Series paper
113978 135 Urban Oasis Designer Series paper
112461 135 Washington Apple Designer Series paper
112039 135 Windsor Knot Designer Series paper
113980 135 Candy Lane Designer Series paper

 

 

Click to view catalogue

Click to view catalogue

 

 

Your 2nd GREAT deal for May…

Join Stampin’ Up! for only $150

 

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator for only $150 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:
112231      Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set*  $77.95
113059     Simply Scrappin’ Petal Party                  $36.95
108697    Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12″ x 12″)     $21.95
105216     Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad          $11.95
103179    Craft & Rubber Scissors                         $37.95

*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $77.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items. Please contact me for more details.

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit, and you will be entitled to all the usual benefits associated with being a Demonstrator!

For more information please email me at emmsclan@bigpond.com

A Good Birdie!

Posted in Cards at 6:13 pm by bejewelledcreations

When I first saw this set in the catalogue I wasn’t convinced that I’d be able to create much with it, because it’s a sillhouette set and I don’t feel overly confident with bold images. I’m so glad that I did get it, though, because it’s really grown on me. I think the trick is to use the matching Designer Series Paper with this set. Good Morning Sunshine is a very bright and sweet pack of paper that co-ordinates perfectly with Good Friend.

GOOD FRIEND. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

GOOD FRIEND. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Supplies: Good Friend stamp set, Short & Sweet stamp set, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and So Saffron ink, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, So Saffron , Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstock, Cutter Kit (distressing tool), sponges, Earth Elements brads, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way glue pen.

Good Friend (115816 $52.95)

Good Friend (115816 $52.95)

May 14, 2009

Inspired by…

Posted in Cards, Inspired by... at 6:04 pm by bejewelledcreations

I’m often finding inspiration for my cards from many places such as clothes, nature, magazines, book covers, manchester and crockery… The inspiratiopn for the following cards comes from a very special mug – my Stamping Mug!

Julie gave me my very first “Stamping Mug”  quite some time ago as a random act of kindness right at the beginning of our Stampin’ Up! addictions, um, I mean, hobbies… and I fell in love with the design immediately! She knows me so well! I love the swirls and filligree images! It’s just “so me!!!”

Please note: **Coffee Mug must be full of coffee to reap maximum benefit from stampin’ session!!**

Can you imagine my surprise when I saw that the set “Friends 24-7” from the NEW Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalogue had a filligree image that is an almost perfect match for my mug? I’ve been wanting to make a card based on the mug for so long… and now I could!

This is for you Ju!!!!

Here are three cards that I made last night (within about one hour), and they were fairly simple and quick to make.

TIP: I’m finding that I’m often making three to four cards of the same general design in one sitting to make better use of my time – this is a handy tip if you’re short of spare time! You’ve already cut an A4 piece of paper in half to make one card, so why not make a second card at the same time with the other half? I simply double this and make four at a time. You’ve already got the inks, accessories and coloured cardstock out, so make use of it!

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

I think they look quite nice together.  Tee hee, I’ve also taken my colour inspiration from the cover art to the Twilight series – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Twilight!!!!

I’ve heat embossed the filligree images with black embossing powder and it really gave the cards some magic. I love the colours – they’re so elegant and ‘expensive-looking’. (LOL – hubby thinks these cards are too dark and remind him of funerals/funeral cards) *snort* Just as well that he’s usually so supportive and appreciative of my cards so that I could forgive him!
Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

 

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

 

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

I’m not sure if you can see the detail on the Real Red cardstock – I’ve stamped it with the background stamp ‘En Francais’ in Real Red ink and sponged the edges in Real Red ink too.  I used  black textured cardstock as I felt that it needed a little extra something as  plain black cardstock would have been quite plain otherwise. I’ve used basic black 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon and Silver HodgePodge Hardware for the finishing touches! The saying stamps are from Baroque Motifs and Three Little Words.

I hope you enjoy!

May 10, 2009

You have to see the funny side…

Posted in 3D items, Beyond the Page tagged at 2:51 pm by bejewelledcreations

Happy Mother’s Day to all my mummy friends! I hope you all got spoilt with breakfast in bed and lots of hugs and kisses from your loved ones.

It’s quite ironic that today, Mother’s Day, I’m spending on my own looking after the children who are sick. *laughs* It had to happen! Hubby has gone to the Mother’s Day Lunch with his brothers and their families and his mum, and I’m home tending to sneezes, coughing fits and admistering Ventolin as needed. The children aren’t too bad (in fact I know they’re better than before because they’re arguing!!), but because my Mother-in-Law is undergoing Chemotherapy for breast cancer we just can’t risk her catching anything (she spent Easter in hospital because of a sore throat.)

However, I did have breakfast in bed and receive  some creatively-wrapped presents the children bought from the school Mother’s Day stall for 50c and $1 each. Sooo cute! Hubby told me he loved me and was very sympathetic about me having to stay home – so all is good!!!  The children are watching a DVD at the moment so I have a moment to share the Scrapbooking Beyond The Page album that I made for my Mother-in-Law. It was a lot more fun than I expected and I’m quite pleased with the result. I thought it would be nice to give her something with pictures of the children as we haven’t given her any for quite a while (our bad!!).

I’ve used a combination of Stampin’ Up! and non-Stampin’ Up! products. Some SU products were retired in March but they fitted the theme of the page.

Front page

Front page

Sports Day

Sports Day

Best Friends. Awwwww.

Best Friends. Awwwww.

I Cherish this photo!

I Cherish this photo!

I coloured the white flowers with a Pretty in Pink Marker and the blended it with an Aqua Painter. It creates a lovely soft effect.

Looking for crabs

Looking for crabs

Coobowie Rock Pools

Coobowie Rock Pools

Last page

Last page

I’ll list the Stampin’ Up! products I used for each page although the other items were in my stash and I won’t list them by name if they aren’t SU.

Front Page:Polka Dots & Petals stamp set (retired), Petals and Paisleys DSP (retired), Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White C/S, Taken with Teal ink, 3/4″, 1″, 1&1/4″ 1&3/8″ circle punchs and Scallop Circle punch..

Sports Day page: Nursery Letters Jumbo wheel, Pacific Point ink, Good Morning Sunshine DSP (Pacific Point sheet), Certainly Celery C/S, Certainly Celery 1.6 cm Grosgrain ribbon, Riding Hood Red striped ribbon, Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, sponges, sanding blocks, own buttons and paper clip.

Best Friends page: Flower Fancy set, Basic Grey textured C/S, Pretty in Pink C/S, Regal Rose and Wild Wasabi (retired) C/S, Basic Grey and Regal Ink, Pretties Kit, Cherished Memories rub-oons (retired), self-adhesive die-cuts from Crew Kids  Girl Simply Scrappin’ Kit (retired), spiral punch, sanding blocks, various adhesive pearls.

Looking for Crabs Page: Life’s a Breeze stamp set, Something Fishy jumbo wheel, Crab & Co. stamp set (retired), Dashing DSP – River Rock polka dot sheet (retired), Brocade Blue C/S, Ink and 1.6cm Grosgrain ribbon, Night of Navy C/S and ink, River Rock C/S (retired), sponges, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, sanding blocks and various half-back pearls.

Last Page: Heidi Grace Garden Words Paper, 5 petal flower Punch, Regal Rose C/S and So Saffron C/S, half-back adhesive pearls, bashful Blue ink and sponges.

I hope she likes it. Now I need to do another one for us to keep for ourselves!!!

Wild About bright cards!

Posted in Cards tagged at 8:30 am by bejewelledcreations

Here are two more cards that I made for Cindy to choose for her twin boys (turning TWO!) I surprised myself and had a ball playing around with these cards. Previously I felt like I had card-makers-block when trying to do little boy’s cards, but these ones came reasonably easy. Perhaps it’s because I had a reason to make them?

Card by Julia. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Card by Julia. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

 I’m just LOVING these bright colours! They come up so well on the Whisper White – please don’t ever use any brand other than Stampin’ Up!’s Whisper White – it’s so smooth and the colours just pop right off the paper!

Card by Julia. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Card by Julia. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

 

Stamps: Wild About You, Outlined for Fun

Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Only Orange, Gable Green, Basic Black.

Extras: Jersey Shore DSP (last year’s paper), sponges

Card by Julia. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Card by Julia. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

May 9, 2009

Bugs & Kisses

Posted in Cards at 8:31 am by bejewelledcreations

I looked through my stash of  cards that I’d made a while ago and realised that I haven’t made many children’s cards – which is funny considering that I have two young children myself and the majority of my friends and customers have young children too (mostly under 8 years). I had planned to change that, but never really got around to making a good effort with my stamp sets and quite often shied away from bright colours. Luckily for me, my friend Cindy asked me if I would make cards for her twin boys… and I’m *so* glad she did!

It gave me the opportunity to dust off my Bugs & Kisses and Wild About You sets as well as have a play with my NEW Animal Crackers set. I was having so much fun creating cards that I actually made about 6 cards for her to choose from (sorry Cinders!!!). Here are the Bugs & Kisses cards. (Tee hee, Cindy had to grab them all because she couldn’t choose between them).

Card by Julia. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Card by Julia. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Card by Julia. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Card by Julia. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Stamps: Bugs & Kisses, Outlined for Fun

Cardstock: Taken With Teal, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

Ink: Taken With Teal, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango

Extras: Linen Thread, metallic eyelets, own button, staples, Small and Large tag punches

May 8, 2009

So thankful.

Posted in Cards at 9:28 am by bejewelledcreations

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

I made this card using the New Level 3 Hostess set Window Dressing. I made this with my dear friend Linda on my mind. Such a beautiful soul and wonderful friend and I *AM* so thankful for her.

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