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SAB – Feeling Sentimental

Hi there what a fantastic time to earn Free Product. Simply order from either the new Seasonal Catalogue or the Annual Catalogue or a combination of them both to the value of $100 and you can select 1 free product from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue!!

Here is one of the SAB stamp sets. Its called Feeling Sentimental and is extremely detailed and suited towards a light tap on the new formulated classic stamp pads and voila extraordinary images. Here are a couple of  ‘masculine” type cards I made up:

Penny Farthing

Penny Farthing

And another and I couldnt help but see “Tardis” with the next image so I did stamp it with Island Indigo:

A Tardis type Telephone Box

A Tardis type Telephone Box

I also made up some more Post It Note and Pen Holders for my stall at the markets:

Penny Farthing Post It Note and Pen Set

Penny Farthing Post It Note and Pen Set

and of course the telephone box accented with a rhinestone just in the right place!!

Telephone Box Post It Note and Pen Holder

Telephone Box Post It Note and Pen Holder

I also do “Fridge” notebooks, so called as there are magnets on the back to attach to the fridge for shopping etc. They fit a shopping list sized notebook or half of an A5 pad that I usually get cut at Officeworks but you can get the already cut in the Discount stores. IThey are popular at the markets at various times of the year.

Fridge Notebook - Telephone Box

Fridge Notebook – Telephone Box

I love the “Old World” charm of these stamps. Why not have a look at the link on the side and see what you would like to order. I am going now. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my post today!! I hope you have a great day and take care.

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx

I Dig You Birthday Cards

Hi and thank you again for stopping by. I have been playing with the stamp set “I Dig You”. I decided to try and use colours as close to “real’ things as I could. After working on a construction site for almost 12 months I got to see a lot of diggers so got to know the colours pretty well when it was my job to ‘spot’ for them. The thing is, I think these cards are going to appeal to those big boys that love their big toys nearly as much as the little boys will like them.

Here is the first one I made:

Tangerine Tango Digger

Tangerine Tango Digger

This colour usually goes with Hitachi and their heavy machinery. I used metallic brads to accent the tracks a bit more after cutting the images stamped onto Whisper White with Tangerine Tango.

Here is another Digger:

More Mustard Digger

More Mustard Digger

I used some of the printed paper from the paper stacks for the back ground and used black brads this time. This colour is generally known to be associated mainly with CAT. I really enjoyed making these simple clean and effective cards. I am sure that they are going to be popular with little and big boys alike. I know how much the big boys like their toys too.

Just a quick post, thank you again for stopping by.

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx

A Dinoroar Birthday

Hi there, I wonder if it is as wet as your house as it is at mine today?

Here are some birthday cards that I made  for younger ones with the Dinoroar stamp set  Mind you, one has already gone to a boys birthday party today and he is 15!

Here it is made Friday and gone today:

So Saffron

So Saffron

I have also used Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point as well.

Here is another that I hope goes to a boys home too:

Tempting Turquoise

Tempting Turquoise

I didnt want to leave the young ladies out so kept the same sketch but varied the colours to try to tailor for girls with the same stamps (my personal challenge besides using Brights)

Melon Mambo

Melon Mambo

And another “girlie” Dinoroar Birthday Card!

Rich Razzleberry

Rich Razzleberry

I really dont use the Brights Collection enough but with the help of the Colour Coach from Stampin Up and also the Paper Stacks, they really do help with coordination. Here is the final card I made in the Dinoroar set while I was playing around:

Watercoloured

I watercoloured again as I love, love, love to do this and the leaves are cut from the new Secret Garden Framelits, I love them all

Thank you again for stopping by I really appreciate it and all the lovely comments that I receive.

“May the Stamps be with You!”

xxTessxx

 

 

 

 

Challenges, Challenges, Challenges

Hi! Welcome and Thankyou so much for visiting, I have woken up to a overcast, wet Sunday, so its a lovely lazy morning here at home. I think that I will be spending some time at my table today making a few more of these cards today. Of course the inspiration for the card this week came from Sunny Challenges and Creations, sketch this week.

Here is my card for the sketch.

Medallion Birthday Card

I really love the Medallion Stamp, but have rarely used it, I am ashamed to say. The next few months I will be personally challenging myself to use some of the ‘older’ stamps again just to remind myself of some of the gorgeous treasures I have in my “stash”. I wanted to use purple this week as while its lovely, I dont use it a lot. An invaluable tool for coordinating different colours from the large range, is the Color Coach, from Stampin’ Up!

120148 - Color Coach

It is such an invaluable tool, especially if you are struggling for inspiration. Ok,,,, so not exactly true to colours, they are very, very close. Want to make a card with a specific colour in mind? Simple flick to the colour you want to use. On the back of the cards there are a couple of different colour combinations and on most a monochromatic suggestion too. Take the combination back to our wonderful cardstock and see how the combination works together. You will be wonderfully surprised! In the front there are a lot of ideas, tips information about the colour wheel, primary, secondary and tertiary colours and in the back are spaces where you can put your own colour combinations that work for you and that is just for starters. I love my Color Coach.

If you are looking for inspiration or would like to get creative, why not join us at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.  Sadly, I only have one more week to go as a guest designer on the team and I have had a lot of fun and it was also good to make me a little more organised with getting my bits and pieces done.

Please leave a comment if you like. I love to see feedback here and thank you if you do.

My last 2 – 3 weeks have been huge and I have a lot to do over the next few weeks as well. Come back and visit, I will have more posts on their way this week.

Until then,

“May the Stamps be with you”

xxTessxx