Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Christmas Card Swap

Thought I'd share with you the card I have created for a Christmas Card Swap I am doing with 9 other Demonstrators.
This card is to show you that you don't always have to use Christmas Stamp Sets to make nice Christmas Cards.

I have used the Artistic Etchings and Season of Joy Stamp Sets, Elegant Bouquet Embossing FolderConcord Crush and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Poppy Parade Ink Pad and the Ornamental Extra-Large Punch. 

What do you think? Pretty nice hey, and I am really loving trying out the new colours and stamp sets.

If you'd love to make this card yourself, why not contact me and lets get started on your Christmas cards.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Swaps from Regionals - Part 2

Today I am showing you the three Owl Punch Cards I swapped - they have used the new Two-Step Owl Extra-Large Punch ( 117191) $ 33.95. This punch has been so popular that we have sold out and waiting on stocks to arrive in the next week or so.

Going form left to right - Deborah Williams, Bev Watt and Mandy Berryman.

And here are a couple of Baby Cards


Going from left to right - Sonja Atkin, Jackie White


Aren't they all very talented ladies !!!

Seen one that has inspired you, or you would love to recreate yourself?

Contact me today and you will be creating your own piece to inspire and share with others in no time.


Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Swaps from Regionals

Ok, so here are some of the swaps I recieved at Regionals last weekend here in Brisbane.

I have started with the Christmas ones ......



Going from top left to right - Trudy Freney, Kim Gavarra, Mel Board, Emily Kemp and Deb McLean.
Aren't they all very talented ladies !!!

Seen one that has inspired you, or you would love to recreate yourself?

Contact me today and you will be creating your own piece to inspire and share with others in no time.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Baby Shower Gift

I have just made the most adorable little pair of shoes out of our DSP, inspired from our Catalogue - page 56.
Check these cuties out .......

The boys are made from the new Play Date DSP with the Pearls from the new Jewels Basic Pearl pack.
The girls is made using retired DSP Raspberry Tart and Rhinestones from the new Jewels Basic Rhinestone pack.

Do you have a Baby Shower coming up, or thinking of giving one.........why not host a workshop and I can show you and your friends how to make these and cards for the Mum to be. And after Bub is born, we can make some gorgeous Scrap Pages for the brag album.

Here's the girls packaged up


Don't you agree, they are just adorable......let me know what you think.

Contact me today and we'll make a time......I'd love to help make the day special.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, September 20, 2010

Christmas Scrap Page

Ok, so I was inspired to make another Scrap Page - this time a Christmas Theme page for Thursday's Christmas Card Class.


I have used the Crumb Cake 12x12 Cardstock with both Real Red and Certainly Celery Cardstock and ink pads.
The new Delightful Decorations Stamp Set, Sparkling Jumbo Roller, Ornamental Extra-Large Punch and 1" Circle Medium Punch, make this page so easy to create.

Contact me today if you are inspired to create your own in time for Christmas.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Butterfly Scrap Page

Well, I had an absolute ball at Regionals. It was so nice to put faces to the grils I have been chatting with online. My greater team had dinner together afterwards and it was great getting to know them better and sharing ideas and tips.
I swapped all of my 30 cards, so have a lot of inspiration to share with you over the coming weeks.......don't want to spoil it all for you.
I was so inspired today that I did up the 6x6 Scrap Page that we had for Make and Take ( we had 4 different M&T's). If I didn''t talk so much I may have got them done on the day.....bit like now...LOL.
We used the new Textured Cardstock - a difinate must have for our ScrapPages. 
Here it is on a 12x12 page.

If you you'd like to make this Scrap Page or another, contact me and let's make a time....

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, September 17, 2010

Acetate & Tissue Technique

Thought I'd share with you a swap (ATC) card I made using the Acetate & Tissue technique.
It does need overnight drying time, but you would agree, it does give a stunning effect.

I have used one of the stamps from the new Style Beautiful stamp set, and the bird is from our new Punch Potpourri Hostess Level 1 sets. Also used is the new versitle Newsprint DSP and Two-Step Bird Punch..

Contact me today and I'll let you know how you can earn this great Hostess Stamp set and other SU product's for free.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Brisbane Regional Swap Card

We have our Annual Regional Stampin' Up Convention this Saturday in Brisbane where litterally hundreds of Demonstrators meet up for a day of learning new techniques, meeting each other and swapping cards with one another. It is one of the soical events of the year. I am looking forward to going as this will be my first one.

This is the swap card I have designed and I look forward to showing you same of the ones I bring home to gather more inspiration from.


I have used the new "Cherry Cobbler" Cardstock and the new In Colour "Poppy Parade" ink on one of the stamps from the new set "Friends Never Fade". The Whisper White Cardstock has been put through the Big Shot using the "Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder". The ribbon is the new 1/4" Grosgrain "Early Espresso". I just love how the colours compliment one another and that the cardstocks match the inks to give it a lovely rich look.

If you'd love to make this card, or check out the new colours yourself, conatct me and I'd be happy to show you and your friends how to create your own.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.....YCB

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Angel Christmas Card

Here's another Punch Card, again inspired by the talented Sherri Leigh Freese - this time a Singing Angel. Can you work out which punches where used?
The cardsotck is the very vibrant Poppy Parade - one of our new In Colours.
The 1 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon is new as well.



Don't have the new Idea Book & Catalogue yet?
Want to make this devine card or one of the others in my blog?

Drop me a quick email and we can set a time to suit us both and have a bit of fun learning new techiques and create inspiring cards.

Until next time....Happy Crafting...YCB

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Punched Elf Christmas Card

Ok, here's a card you will love making using your new Ornamental Extra Large Punch (plus others).
Team him up with your Vinatge Wallpaper Embossing Folder and sentiment from Contempo Christmas Stamp Set and how cute is this card !!!!!!

I used instructions given by the very talented Sherri Leigh Freese.
Email me to book a workshop and you and your friends will soon be making your own Elf's and designing your own cards for Christmas.

Let me know what you think .... I'd love to see your versions of Elfie !!!




Until next time, Happy Crafting .......YCB




Sunday, September 5, 2010

Vintage Wallpaper Card


The new Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder can be use in a variety of ways.
Here I have used So Saffron and Certainly Celery ink using the sponge dabbers to give the texture some colour.
I have also used the new Fancy Flower Punch to create a lovely Suede look flower.
I have left off any sentiments as I will stamp that on the page I have attached to the inside of the card when I am ready.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.....YCB



Saturday, September 4, 2010

Christmas Card Swap


Here's a Christmas card I completed for a recent swap with 10 other lovely talented SU Demo's.
Can you pick the new Stamps Sets ??
I have used Contempo Christmas, Baby Bundle and Level 3 Hostess set - Playful Pieces. Goes to show how versitile our sets really are !!
Cardstock and Inks used are Real Red, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.
Also used was the Scallop Square Punch.

Until next time, Happy Crafting .... YCB