Saturday, 27 March 2010

2010 Mini - Blog Hop

Hi and WELCOME if you have just arrived from Theresa's blog as part of the 2010 Mini Blog hop. I just love her projects. If you have come direct to my blog, then why not join in. A few Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are displaying projects that can be made using some of the new fabulous items coming in the 2010 Mini Catalogue available on 1st April. Just click the links to be taken in a loop around all the blogs.
Onto my projects.......... now I am totally IN LOVE with a new punch that's is in the mini. It's the Extra-Large Two-Step Bird punch. It is so versatile for cardmakers and Scrapbookers alike. As soon as saw the punch, I knew I would make a scrapbook page with our beautiful dog, BEN on it. Now Ben spends hours watching out for birds in the garden.... then shoo's them off if they dare land..LOL.

Being a Black Labrador, it is so difficult to get a good photograph of him. This is a 6"x6" size page, and I used the colours, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White and Regal Rose. I just loved how the punched bird looks on this page. The Regal Rose panel has been stamped with Versamark ink using a stamp from another set coming in the mini, called Vintage Vouge. (I expect you will see this on the hop somewhere in more detail) I also used it on the punched bird and wing. The little felt circles on the punched leaf are new as well :o)

Now to my second project. With Easter happening next weekend, I thought I would make a little basket of chocolate eggs and matching Easter card.

The little box is so easy to make. I found the pattern for the box here.  For my box I used Tempring Turquoise card and Pink Flamingo Designer Papers (from the main catalogue). Again the bird punch has been used to decorate my box. This time I used So Saffron card for the bird body and sponged lightly around the profile of the bird with Chocolate Chip ink.  This just makes the bird pop away from the box. Here is a close up of the box.

Here is the little easter card I made to match. It is a little 4"x4" card, decorated with the Tempting Turquoise card and same Designer Paper used on the box. The Bird has been punched and sponged again like with the box, but placed onto a circle of Whisper White card layered onto a scollop of Chocolate Chip card.

Well I do hope you have enjoyed my projects. If you have time please do leave a comment, I can then come and visit you... Like me you may have just fallen in love with this Bird Punch, if you wish to own one or/and some of the other fantastic new products, then please contact me.

It just leaves me now to wish you a Happy Easter (for next weekend) and point you in the direction of the fabulous Zoe who has some fantastic items to share with you.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Mini Blog Hop

It's on it's sure to come back on Sunday after 10.00 am and check out all the lovely projects made from the fabulous new products from the Mini Catalogue out 1st April. If you would like a copy of the catalogue then please contact me.