Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Final Donation Amount for the Bushfire Appeal

In mid-Feb, Stampin' Up! launched the Bushfire Appeal in response to the tragedy that affected so many lives in Victoria and across Australia.

I am pleased to announce the final donation amount Stampin' Up! will be making to the Bushfire Appeal through the sales of the 'Bushfire Appeal Stamp Sets' will be $77,889.63!

Thank you so much to every one who contributed towards this worthy cause by purchasing one of those Bushfire Appeal Stamp Sets!

x Julia

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Baroque Motifs Card - quick and easy

Hi there!

I had a request to put this card I did at my demo on my blog. This is a fun, quick and easy one using the Baroque Motifs stamp set (love this set, so versatile!) and A Little Birthday Cheer set, and only 2 ink colors. If you are using Basic Black like me here, remember to wait for the ink to dry as it takes a while longer than our other colored inks. I forgot, so there is a slight smudge! So here you go: a simple, quick and easy and pretty card. You could do a few at one go and have them ready whenever you need them!

Have fun stamping!
x Julia

Inspirations Challenge # 6 and Amy Rvsavy Friday Sketch #56

Don't you just love hot soup or hot cappuccino when the weather is turning cold? Makeesha's Inspirations Challenge #6 captures exactly that! And again I have combined Keesh's challenge with Amy Rvsavy's Friday Sketch #56.


I'm thinking lush, rich, creamy and smooth here is my creation:

I lurrvve that chunky glitter....its actually the first time I am using the green glitter! I love how just this one stamp does it all.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Illuminations
Ink: Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Outlaw (retired), Certainly Celery DSP (retired), Very Vanilla, Choc Chip.
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Choc Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Mat Pack, Sand paper, SU Sponge

Thanks for looking! Would love to hear your comments! Thanks Keesh for another beautiful challenge and thanks Amy for a fantastic sketch.

x Julia

Kwerner Color Inspiration #48

I always wanted to try Kristina Kwerner's Color Inspiration challenges but somehow either ran out of time or didn't have the right colors as we Ozzies don't have exactly the same stuff as our SU mates in USA.

This time I was determined to give it a try, especially since I needed to make a birthday card or two! *wink*

Here is the Color Inspiration #48 :
I really like Kristina's style - fresh, funky, clean and modern. So I did this:
I took this photo indoors at night so it is not a good photo. But guess what, I made this card out of my scraps (apart from the Choc Chip CS)! It's amazing what you can do with some spare scrap paper and your punches. I didn't have any other DSP that matched so I really wanted to use this Kiwi Kiss paper from the Good Morning Sunshine DSP pack, so my punches came to the rescue!

To make the flower I used the large oval punch on Good Morning Sunshine DSP. Then the Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Think Happy Thoughts stamp set, Flower Fusion Old Olive felt flower (simply gorgeous), and clear rhinestone brad. The petals aren't stuck on that evenly but I guess it adds to the whimsical feel of the card! (heeeheheh)

To make the stem I used Sticky Strip (fantastic when you need strong adhesive), wide Choc Chip db stitched grosgrain ribbon, and button (retired). Plus the good ole' Scallop Edge Punch.

I'm loving this card and I think I will make more with different colors!! Anyone have any comments on how to take better photos indoors at night with an amateur camera?

Thanks for stopping by

x Julia


And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Col 3:23