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Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly

This is a gorgeous stamp, Swallowtail, available in Stampin’ Up!’s Seasonal Catalogue. I have stamped the butterfly in Versamark ink, then stamped into onto the Tea for Two DSP. I then embossed it with Pewter embossing powder (love that powder) and sponged some Island Indigo ink on the butterfly for colour.

You can make so many different cards with this stamp, and quickly too. I’ll post more of this beautiful butterfly from an afternoon of stamping soon.

Thanks for looking!
Rachel

My Girl’s Night In

Please come along to my Girl’s Night In for a card making evening to help raise money for the Cancer Council.

On the night, you will make and take 3 pre-designed cards, and they will be quite PINK! There will be PINK nibbles and drinks. Plus, there will be lots of prizes to bid on, games to play and raffles to enter!  This is a picture of 1st prize in the raffle!!
Come and join in the fun for a good cause!

All are welcome, so please bring a friend!

When:                  Friday 19 October 2012 at 7.30pm
Door Entry:         $15 ($10 donation to Cancer Council) – Plus all $$ for raffles and games will be donated!
RSVP:                 Monday 15 October 2012 (BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL) via rachel.capps@yahoo.com.au and I will provide my address at Stanhope Gardens.

Apothecary Art Christmas Card

This is a Christmas card I made for a Christmas in July team swap (yes! I know! We’re already thinking about Christmas!).  My card was inspired by this simply lovely card here.

This is a close up:

I wasn’t sure if I preferred a Very Vanilla background or a Cherry Cobbler background, so I made both to see which I liked best.  For those ladies who received my swap, they will know I ended up with a Very Vanilla background 🙂

Now, I didn’t emboss my frame with Gold Embossing powder – I was surprised that I didn’t have Gold Embossing powder in my craft stash!!  Of course, I will rectify that problem very quickly, lol!   So, my fix for the lacking of Gold Embossing powder was to stamp the image in Versamark ink, then into Soft Suede and then emboss the image with clear embossing powder.  It worked a treat!

The colours I’ve used are – Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede.  And the Sentiment is from Four the Holidays (such a useful stamp set!).  With my Big Shot, I’ve used the Labels Collection Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder and Petals a Plenty Embossing folder.  My flower is, of course, my favourite new punch, the Blossom punch.  And the sparkle comes from the Champagne Shimmer Paint – which i adore!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Beth Stewart’s Christmas Banner from Convention, Canberra

This gorgeous Christmas banner was inspired entirely by the ever-so-creative and clever, Elisabeth Stewart.  You can check out Beth’s beautiful work here.

Beth seriously inspired everyone at Convention in Canberra on stage this year with her wonderful creations!  Please excuse my poor photography, it’s hard to photograph something long with a standard camera!  But I have tried my best to re-create Beth’s Christmas banner here – this is a “Merry” banner:

This is a “Peace” banner (sorry about the TV!!):

Here are close-ups of the “Merry” banner:

And close-ups of the “Peace” banner:

And a close-up of one stunning Angel:

Thanks for looking 🙂

Grunge Rock boys’ birthdays

With two boys, one in Kindy and the other in Year 1, we’ve had a few boys’ birthday parties to go to already this year!  So, I found a layout that I really like using and I’ve just varied it a little each time.  I have used the Grunge Rock and, sometimes, Extreme Elements stamp sets .  I loved the colour combination of Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango and Night of Navy.

The next card I added the birthday boy’s age “5” by using the Big Shot and Simple Numbers Bigz Die and gorgeous red glitter paper.

And the next one I added a “6” and stamped the “Happy Birthday” in a different spot:

Such an easy card to make and so many variables! 

Thanks for looking 🙂

Josh’s Extreme Elements 6th birthday

Well, my special middle boy, Josh, turned 6 back in March.  It was a bit of a crazy time in March as we had been given notice to vacate our home (the owner wanted to move in) so we were running around looking for somewhere to live in between packing, school, work, my business and all the usual fun of life!  Josh had a big party last year for his 5th birthday, so this year was a quiet affair at home.  This was the card I made for him – I really love how it turned out!

I used the stamp sets Extreme Elements and Happiest Birthday Wishes with the colour combination Real Red, Basic Black and Crumb Cake.  I love the Big Shot and I couldn’t have made this card without it – I’ve used the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die and Simple Letters Alphabet and Simple Numbers Bigz Dies to cut out Josh’s name and the number “6” (which doubles as the number “9”). 

I think that SU’s glitter paper is the best paper out there – I hope we get more colours in the new catalogue!!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Rue Des Fleurs dress for 10th birthday card

One of the most amazing ideas I saw at Convention, and adored, was a very, very clever way to use the umbrella in Rue Des Fleurs as a dress!  Now, I’m so sorry, I don’t know who to credit for this amazing dress.  There could be others out there on the internet, but my inspiration came from the very clever demo who displayed her work at Convention in Canberra – and the project was amazing too!  If anyone can tell who this lady was or provide a link for my inspiration, please do! 

I made this card slightly different to the one I saw at Convention (it was embossed in gold and coloured with Cherry Cobbler), but this card was for a good friend’s daughter, who is turning 10, so more pink was appropriate!  I embossed the image using clear Versamark, inking in Cherry Cobbler and then the Cherry scented Embossing Powder – so this project has a YUMMY smell 🙂  I coloured in some of the embossed image with my Pink Pirouette market. 

I used the stamp sets, Rue Des Fleurs and the sentiment from Bring on the Cake.  I’ve used the colour combination Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Pear Pizzazz. 

The itty bitty flower shapes punch was perfect for the flowers, which I scrunched up and sponged before popping a pearl on each flower.  A little sponging the Very Vanilla edge finished off the card!  Now that you’ve seen an alternative use for this stamp set – don’t you feel justified in wanting to buy it (if you haven’t already!). 

If you really want it, because you’ve been inspired like I was inspired, you can see more than one use for this lovely stamp set, and you live in Australia, simply email me at rachel.capps@yahoo.com.au, mention this post by saying “you feel justified”, place your order with me for this stamp set at $42.94 (clear mount) or $53.95 (wood mount) and I will arrange for it to be shipped to you, where ever you want (home or work), for FREE.  This is a once-only offer which ends with the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue on 31 July 2012.

Thanks for looking 🙂