Festive Friday #38 Sketch Challenge

Hi All!!! Festive Friday again!! I’ve been a little remiss in uploading the blog with these.  I’m going to try harder!!!

This week was a sketch.  Very easy and quick to whip up some great production line Christmas Cards with.  Here is my sample:

Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Whisper White. Some of my new favourite colours for Christmas!!!  I used a brayer to put the ink onto my embossing folder and then ran it through the big shot.  A nice and simple technique that has a little wow factor.

Don’t forget to play along and enter on over at Nicole’s Blog.

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!!
Mad
xo

Artfull Stampers Holiday Mini Hop

Hi!!!!

Hope that you’ve all been enjoying the gorgeousness of the Annual Catalogue. The Holiday Catalogue also went live on the 1st of September, but we thought we’d give you a couple of weeks to get into it before we bombarded you with the beautiful things the Holiday Catty brings!!!

So another Artfull Stampers Hop ~ this time to celebrate the Holiday Catalogue Launch!! You may have hopped here from Alisa’s Blog.  I’m stop #2 on the Hop and I’m glad you’re here sharing in the fun!!

I’m showing you a quick and Tag Set with the Scentsational Season Stamps and Framelit Dies.

First of all the box with the 6 tags inside.  The box is using the Fancy Favour Box from the Annual Catalogue.  This is the best, most versatile box!! I use it all the time!!  The paper on the front is from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.  Great value at 48 sheets for only 11.95.  Sheets are only 11.4cm x 16.5cm but perfect for all those little things we do at Christmas. Great size for full cards too!!

Firstly I made three very basic Tags.  You can see they didn’t take much putting together:

Next set of three I stepped up a little.  They were a little more time consuming but I think you could get a production line going and make a whole bunch in no time at all.

And all of the Tags and Box together:

Feel free to get in touch with me if you need any more information on the above.

Now click on the link to Melissa’s Blog for the next stop on our Hop. I am sure you will find lots of wonderful ideas over there to inspire you. And in case you get lost or there are broken links just pop back here for the full list of stampers taking part in this hop.

  1. Alisa Tilsner - www.alisatilsner.com
  2. Madonna - www.madonnadunn.com.au - You are here!!
  3. Melissa - http://beedevinedesigns.blogspot.com.au/
  4. Christina Barnes - www.dotdotstamping.com
  5. Anna - http://mylittlecreativenook.blogspot.com.au/
  6. Alison Barclay - http://gothdovedesigns.blogspot.com.au/
  7. Nicole Derendorf - www.nicolederendorf.com
  8.  Kay Koufalakis - http://kaykoufalakis.wordpress.com
  9.  Stamping With Karlie - www.stampingwithkarlie.blogspot.com
  10. Tina Hewett - www.tinascreativestudio.com
  11. Michelle Bartholomaeus - www.inspiredexpressions.com.au
  12. Kathryn Carr - http://kathrynshandmadecards.blogspot.com.au/

Don’t forget to leave comment love as you trip along the hop from blog to blog. We like to know what you think about the things we’ve been doing!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!!!

Madonna 

Artfull Stampers Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi!!!  I promised I’d be back today!!!

It’s Stampin’ Up’s! New Annual Catalogue Time!!!  To celebrate, some of our Team – The Artfull Stampers – are sharing fabulous projects showcasing a selection of the gorgeous new products available in the 2012-2013 Catalogue!!

You may have hopped here from Alisa Tilsner’s Blog.  I’m stop #2 on the Hop and I’m glad you “hopped” in.

I’m showing you some of the gorgeous Patio Party Designer Papers, the Make a Cake Stamps and the Fun Bitty Banners Framelits and Itty Bitty Banners Stamps.  I’ve made four matching cards and a little gift box/bag to gift them.  I’m also using the DELICIOUS NEW COLOURS!!! Oh My! Summer Starfruit is a firm favourite followed closely by Midnight Muse!!

And when you open it up:

The box fits four cards….and *technically* it should hold envelopes.  It would have, but that I got so carried away I forgot to make my measurements to my envelopes. Sigh.  BUT. I fixed it!  I put the envelopes in a clear cello bag and added a belly band around the middle to hold it to the box.  See?! Fixed!!  It proves my theory: “There are never mistakes, only Embellishment opportunities!!

All the cards:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you like this little sample of what’s in the new Annual Catalogue!! Now click on the link to Melissa’s Blog for the next stop on our Hop. I am sure you will find lots of wonderful ideas over at Melissa’s to inspire you. And in case you get lost or there are broken links just pop back here for the full list of stampers taking part in this hop.

  1. Alisa Tilsner - www.alisatilsner.com
  2. Madonna - www.madonnadunn.com.au
  3. Melissa - http://beedevinedesigns.blogspot.com.au/
  4. Christina Barnes - www.dotdotstamping.com
  5. Kathryn Carr- http://kathrynshandmadecards.blogspot.com.au/
  6. Anna - http://mylittlecreativenook.blogspot.com.au/
  7. Alison Barclay - http://gothdovedesigns.blogspot.com.au/
  8. Michelle Bartholomaeus - http://www.inspiredexpressions.com.au/
  9. Nicole Derendorf - www.nicolederendorf.com
  10.  Kay Koufalakis - http://kaykoufalakis.wordpress.com
  11.  Stamping With Karlie - www.stampingwithkarlie.blogspot.com
  12.  Carolyn Bennie - http://carolynbennieink.wordpress.com
  13. Tamsin Adams - http://tamsinadams.blogspot.com.au
  14. Tina Hewett - www.tinascreativestudio.com

Thank you for visiting and if you’d like to leave a comment I’d be very pleased to hear what you think of the new catalogue and products :-)

Until next time (may it be shorter than three months!)
Happy Stamping!!

Madonna

Full list of what was used in the projects above: Box uses 12×12 Crumb Cake Cardstock, Patio Party DSP, Midnight Muse Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Make a Cake Stamps, Best Dad Ever. Cards Use: Summer Starfruit base, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse and Whisper White Cardstock, Make a Cake, Itty Bitty Banners Stamps & Framelits.  Ink used is Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit.  I’ve also used various circle punches, the #2 Circles Die and the Extra Large Oval punch.  To round the corners on the box I used the circle1 1/4″ circle punch.