Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sale-A-Bration is here!!! FREE SETS!!


Promotion Details:

For more than ten years, the Sale-A-Bration promotion has been one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year.

Customers:
Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every £45 purchase. There are 4 wonderful stamp sets for you to choose from.

Hostesses:
Receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set with £300 or more workshop, in addition to the normal hostess benefits.

Recruits:
Choose any retail stamp set (a value up to £38.95) from the current catalogue when signing up during the promotion.


Please contact me for more details, or if you would like to place an order!

stamps @ continuingtime.com
or 07842 392 933

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

hate being sick!


For the record, being sick is never fun for anyone. I have always hated it - especially when I have the flu and am throwing up - like I am now.

However, here is a card that I did over the weekend before I got horribly sick. I have a few more in the closet in case I don't recover quickly :)

Very quick and simple card. I created a mask, and sponged the inside with bashful blue ink. I then stamped the snowflakes in bashful blue and almost amethyst inks with the mask still on.

Once I removed the mask, I stamped the large snowflake and the word Joy in night of navy ink. The Joy ended up crooked as I coughed while I was stamping. If I had only known what that one cough would lead to...... oh well!

Tied some bashful blue taffeta ribbon around the top into a knot - I cant tie nice bows - and done!

Very nice no-layer card that will be nice and easy to post to family overseas back home in Canada. This past weeks challenge at In Love With Stamping was to create a no-layers card - you can view the challenge thread HERE

All supplies from Stampin'Up. The snowflake spot stamp set was used.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Something Girlie!

Well, I needed a break from doing christmas cards, so I decided to make this wonderful wedding card for a friend.

I stamped the En Francais background stamp with white stazon onto the acetate, and layered that over the blue background that I have stamped the swirley Baroque stamp onto. I used some blue ribbon to cover the glue that holds the acetate down. The flowers are from the SU pretties kit. I sponged them with bashful blue to get them to match. The more sponging you do, the darker they become.

Added the greeting in some styled silver hodge podge hardware with some crystal brads and a nice ribbon bow. The flowers with pearls are attached with glue dots to the acetate.

Voila! Beautiful girlie card for a friend! And a wonderful break from doing christmas cards! Below is a close up view.

Cheers,
Karin


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

well.... no videos :( But some cards instead :)


Well, aparently I need some software to make the video I took of the tutorial more compact (lower resolution) so it can be posted.

And, for that, I need to get the hubby to help out, as I have absolutley no idea what to do with it once I even get it installed!

I apologize!

However, here is a card.... or 4..... to make up for the past ummm...... 2 weeks? Sorry!

All images, paper and ink is from Stampin'Up!

Card 1: bravo brugandy, always artichoke, mellow moss. Stamp set is Season of Joy



Card 2: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Loads of Love stamp set











Card 3: Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Night of Navy
Snowflake Spot stamp set












Card 4: Certanly Celery, Real Red
Stamps: Typeset Alphabet Upper and Snow Burst