Wednesday 31 March 2010

Reading - Stampin' Up! Training Day

I recently spent a fabulous day in Reading with 60+ other Demos training with Stampin' Up! I went with three of my lovely Downline - Kate, Anne and Sue. Whenever you get a group of Demos together we like to take part in swaps and give little gifts and I thought you'd like to see what I made for this event :o)

I used the beautiful Vintage Vogue stamp set and its co-ordinating wheel, Very Vintage for all these projects. I covered notebooks as little gifts for my Downline. The little cards at the back are those I made for general swapping with the other Demos. I also made two little boxes to hold pressies for my Upline, Linda - two bottles of Sanctuary toiletries and for the wonderful Hayley - choccies :o) Hayley was kind enough to organise a product share for lots of the Demos going to Reading and this was a little 'Thank you' gift for her :o)

I know I'm repeating myself, but this really is an absolutely gorgeous stamp set. I have another project to share with you in a few days also using it :o)

The Mini catalogue will be released tomorrow, so check back with me then to download your copy of it.

Teri xxx

Saturday 27 March 2010

Vintage Vogue and Open House!!!!!

Only a few more days to go now before the release of the Brand New Mini Catalogue from Stampin' Up! The Mini is crammed full of lots of new products ..... and they are fabulous! By far my favourite of the lot is the Vintage Vogue stamp set. This is a beautiful 8 piece set that has had a permanent place on my crafting desk ever since I received it early this month. The cost of this one is £19.95 and I can't wait for you all to see how gorgeous it is :o) The Mini is released on 1st April and you will be able to download it to your computers from this blog then :o)

I will be having a FREE Open House day on Saturday 10th April to celebrate the release of the Mini. You can pick up your FREE copy from me on the day and also see and have a play with all the fantastic new products that will be available. Anyone placing an order with me during my Open House Day will receive FREE postage & packing. There will also be a free raffle for anyone coming too!

If you are interested in coming along Email Me Here! for details and directions ..... it will be lovely to see you :o)

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Cardstock ......... Whisper White, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst
Pattern Paper ..... Tea Party DSP
Ink ............... So Saffron, Almost Amethyst
Stamps ............ Vintage Vogue, Tiny Tags (New Product), Sincere Salutations (for sentiment)
Punch ............. Medium Jewelry Tag (New Product), Scallop Circle,
Boho Blossoms
Other Products .... Silver Elastic Cord, Crystal Brads, Champagne Shimmer Paint (New Product),

The flowers were made by punching out the DSP using the Scallop Circles and largest flower in the Boho Blossoms punch. They were layered on top of each other and fixed with a brad in the middle. Each layer was then scrunched up around the brad separately. When the layers are then carefully opened again, you get a gorgeous flower :o) I used 8 layers for each of the flowers on the box. I created a shimmer mist using just a few drops of the new Champagne Shimmer paint (coming in the Mini) and sprayed the flowers to give them some bling :o)

Teri xxx

Sunday 21 March 2010

Winter Wonderland - #43 Aperture Challenge

The challenge for this week over at Winter Wonderland is to use an Aperture somewhere on your Christmas project or card. The DT have created some truly amazing cards this week to help inspire you to start on your Christmas cards now :o) Why not pop over and have a look. We have a lovely prize on offer too, for one of our lucky challenge participants this week!

My DT card .....

All products are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise specified.

Cardstock ......... Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Stampin' Marker ... Bashful Blue
Image ............. Teri's Delicious Doodles - Digi Image
Punch ............. Word Window, Modern Label (USA/Canada only)
Other Products .... Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Snowflake Texture Plate

Teri xx

Sunday 14 March 2010

Winter Wonderland - #42 Victorian Christmas

At Winter Wonderland this week we have a theme of 'Victorian Christmas'. There is an optional challenge of 'Distressing'.

I decided to have a go at a new technique this week. I haven't tried this before, but love the look you get with it :o) The Cracked Glass technique is really simple to do. Basically it's just adding layers of embossing powder to your image and heating it up. I think I used 4 layers on this one. When you've got it thick enough, you just put it in the freezer for half an hour or so. When you take it out, it's already cracked all over the embossing. I gently cracked it a little more and rubbed some ink over the cracking and that was it :o)

The lovely jumbo wheel I've used on the base card is called 'Very Vintage'. This is one of the new products that will be available in the Mini Catalogue from Stampin' Up! from 1st April.

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Cardstock ......... Very Vanilla, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Ink ............... Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Stamp Set ......... Old Fashioned Christmas, Very Vintage Wheel
Other Products .... Flat Backed Cream Pearls (from the Pretties Kit), Clear Embossing Powder

Teri xx

Sunday 7 March 2010

Winter Wonderland - #41 Sketch

We have a fabulous sketch at Winter Wonderland this week as our challenge. Feel free to use it any which way to inspire you to create your projects this week :o)

It's both a very sad and also exciting time at Winter Wonderland. We are losing 3 of our fabulous DT. Joey, Lesley and Teri S are all leaving us to concentrate on other things. We love these ladies so much and wish them all the very best in the future.

A few changes are afoot at Winter Wonderland. We currently have a DT call out, so if you are interested pop over and have a read of the details. We are also going to have a Designer Spotlight feature and a weekly Top 3 spot - again all the details are over at Winter Wonderland :o)

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Cardstock ......... Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive
Ink ............... Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Stampin' Markers .. Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive, More Mustard
Stamp Set ......... Sparkly And Bright, Seasonal Wishes (retired)
Punches ........... Scallop Circle, 1 3/8” Circle, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, ¼” Circle

Don't forget to check out the other DT's lovely creations this week!

Teri xx