Ink Inclinations

Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Craft Fair and Gift Cards

Hi again. Well I have been flat chat getting ready for the Craft and Quilt Fair here in Hobart at the end of the month. My colleague and friend Lynda Moss and I have decided to run a Stampin' Up! stall at the fair. As Lynda is in the UK at the moment, I have been flying blind and missing her usual input as my "sounding board". Very glad she will be home soon!

At the Craft and Quilt fair Lynda and I will be running two classes each day. We hope that all our local Stampin' Up! friends will show us some support and come and join a class! You can register on the day to join a class, there will be one in the morning and one in the afternoon. It would be lovely to have some familiar faces there for some moral support! Drop by our stall and say Hi too, we would love to see you.

Anyway, as a break from the tons of One Sheet Wonders I have been making so that we have some stock on the stall and samples to show. Yesterday I decided to play with another of the Splitcoast Stamper's Challenges. This one was a Technique lover's challenge. We had to make 3, 3inch x 3inch cards, then use the templates provided to make co-ordinating envelopes and a little box to present them in. Here is a picture of mine.

I used the Wild About You stamp set primarily. With sentiments from the All Year Cheer 1 stamp set. So sad it has retired, it is such a useful set! I also used the new Dashing designer series paper, which I just love. The cardstock is in co-ordinating colours, Real Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.

I really like this little collection and I think I will have to make some more to use as Hostess gifts. So, if you would like a little box of gift cards and you live in Southern Tassie, why not contact me – – and you could receive one, along with all the other fabulous hostess benefits Stampin' Up! has to offer!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Inspirations Strikes!

Me again! As usual, longer between posts than I would like. This card just goes to show that inspiration can strike anywhere. I seem to be suffering from an illness which has been mentioned by several SU demos – I am starting to see the world in SU cardstock colours! I was walking from work to the bank the other day and a shop sign caught my eye. It was for a local beauty salon - not the sort of place I would usually give a second glance (lol!). However the sign was very pretty and feminine, and my brain just went "Going Grey and Pretty in Pink. Scary huh? I have been wanting to try a technique called "Retiform" (you can find Beate's great tutorial by clicking here) and I thought that it would give me the lovely soft look that I wanted for this card. I have used the Spring Solitude level 2 Hostess set and the colours Going Grey and Pretty in Pink in both inks and cardstock. I stamped the bird and the heart in Regal Rose to make them a little stronger. The central image is matted on Basic Grey and Regal Rose and popped up on dimensional, and the card is finished with some Pretty in Pink brads. Hope you like it! Very different for me. Thanks for stopping by.