Wednesday, 30 September 2009

It's time!

Phew, you won't believe me, but my computer completely packed up at 9 o'clock and my husband has spent the last 2 and a half hour's trying to get me a make shift pc to work on. Of course I have been fretting like mad. Anyway, seems we are up and running. Fingers crossed.

So without further ado, here goes.

The contents of the box looked like this ... yum!









And then I set about crafting like there was no tomorrow. I added some Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa cardstock to the mix, as well as a few extra punches. I don't have time now, but after the prize draw tomorrow I will go into more detail of what I used, techniques etc.,

This then is what I came up with. I managed to make 5 cards and one small layout, an all time record for me as I am usually painfully slow.





The white scallops above are not a border punch, I simply used the edges of the punched ovals, but I will share more about that later.





Just look at those brads, aren't they to die for! The white paper is not a patterned paper, but the swirl stamped several times. Iwas amazed at how well that worked.





Another little scallop cheat here with the small brown borders above. They are actually the SU square scallop punch with the edges cut off and used as a border trim.





And finally, a small 8x8 layout - the perfect size to use with these gorgeous stamps!



 Hope you enjoyed what I have made, and that this has inspired you for your own crafting. Thank you for joining me - I shall now go and have a long bubble bath.

EDITED TO ADD: I never did say where to comment for the blog candy, and a few people are not sure. Leave your comment here on this post, but don't worry if you have commented on the candy post. Any comments made during the right time will be put in the draw, whether it is in this post or the previous two announcement posts.

96 comments:

  1. oh i bet that had you sweating a bit!

    I love that set, really love it, and am so impressed with what you have done with it!

    I blogged about you guys at http://blog.scrapbookparty.co.uk, hope you get lots of visitors to see your fabby projects!

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  2. Wow what a lovely collection of cards! Well done you....

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  3. OOO These are gorgeous Lousette! Love them! I have posted about your blog hop on my blog - here! Thanks!
    http://stephaniejomayne.blogspot.com/2009/09/su-blog-hop.html

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  4. Love it all!!!!!! these colours are really rich. The swirly stamp is lovely... got my eye on that one now :-)

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  5. Fab! Fab! Fab!,
    I have added a link to my blog.
    Claire x

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  6. Loved everything cards and LO. Stunning work ! X Fab

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  7. These are gorgeous. i especially love the "Christmas - woo hoo!"

    Jo

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  8. Lousette - these are gorgeous. I love what you did with that oval stamp on the third card. The scrapbook page is pretty fab too. Hope you had fun playing :)

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  9. Fabulous cards and a lovely layout - I am so envious you've received pretty much eveything I plan to order tomorrow! Those stamps are gorgeous and the brads are fantastic!!

    I've done the same and have blogged about the three of you - congratulations you've done a brilliant job.

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  10. Yay - I love them all. I am a demo from Swansea and I love your style and am now totally inspired. Hope you have had fun being part of Stampin' Up! and what fantastic projects you have made this evening :D

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  11. oh wow Lousette those are all fabulous - I LOVE what you have done with the product. You were first to upload too so even with a dodgy computermabob you are fab!

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  12. Fabulous work, they look very crisp and clean looking, love them....
    I have left a comment on my blog also...
    Enjoy playing with the goodies!

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  13. What gorgeous cards!! Well Done Lousette!! Speedy makes. Definately added another stamp set to my want list!!!

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  14. Lousette , fab display of cards and Lo to showcase the products. I think you deserve the bubble bath and hooray to your husband for stepping in and helping with the computer meltdown problem....

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  15. Just stunning - those stamps are on my list to order tomorrow. You have made some beautiful cards there and the scrapbook page looks lovely too. SO glad your DH managed to sort your PC problems :)

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  16. I love your projects Lousette. the stamp set has now made it to my wish list!

    I have a link to the blog hop over at my blog http://www.craftypaper.co.uk

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  17. You have made some fantastic cards I am loving them x

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  18. Just discovered this today while hopping over to the Stamp Crafters website. I've tried my best to blog about you, brilliant makes and love the way you made the border to look like a punch and pleats in the brown ribbon too!

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  19. Hi there - well done!! Have posted a link on my blog here http://kraftsbykatemartin.blogspot.com
    Keep up the sterling work
    Love
    Kate

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  20. Ooh, great new stuff. I love your first card - everything about it is wonderful.
    I've got a link on my sidebar on my blog.

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  21. Fabulous projects :) I am a brand new demo and i am so inspired by your creativity with the stash you received....i bet it was so much fun playing with all those goodies!

    Hugs
    Carol x

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  22. Wow, these are beautiful projects.

    I have blogged about you on my brand new blog, http://craftingmary.blogspot.com/

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  23. Fab projects,Lousette, and the new stamps are a must-have! Definitely worth staying up for!
    Maria

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  24. Am new to this blogging thing and love the projects you have made so hope you get my comments.
    Mima

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  25. Oh well done Lousette. You must have had a very busy 6 hours... and your DH too!! So glad he got your PC up & running. Fab projects.

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  26. Stunning work Lousette, I knew it would be, it's never anything less from you!

    I bet you were having palpitations over the pc, thank goodness you were able to get sorted in time.

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  27. Love them all. Thanks for some fabby ideas. Have linked you all from my blog. More tomorrow I hope! Zoë x

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  28. These are fab, well done! I think this set may be winging it's way to me soon, thanks to the inspiration provided by this blog hop!

    I've posted details about the blog hop at
    http://earlybirdstamps.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-hop.html

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  29. Oh I absolutely love, love, love those cards!

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  30. I don't think my first comment worked Lousette, but you always produce such stylish and elegant cards - I love them! So hard to imagine we all started with the same. (and obviously I dont want my comment to be entered into the draw ;o) )

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  31. Lovvvvvvvvvvvvve the cards and stamps. Exciting and SU is the best.

    rhutzell1@verizon.net

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  32. Hi Lousette! I'm so ready for christmas!!!! Great work on the cards. My favourite would have to be the last card. It's so simple and elegant. Keep up the fantastic work =)

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  33. Wow love all your cards. Those brads are lovely. Love Sarah xxx

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  34. Well done - everything looks fantastic! I especially love the way you've used the swirl stamp..

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  35. Love the designs. That stamp set is really versatile and I just love those brads! Well done for turning them round so quickly!

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  36. Absolutely lovely - I didn't actually like that stamp set before - but you've convinced me to go for it - Well done!

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  37. WOW!!!! Fantastic works!!!!
    Love christmas colors!!!!
    Linked on my sidebar.
    Thanks and welcome to my blog!

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  38. Brilliant! Thoses papers and stamps hadn't really caught my eye before, now I'm ordering them.

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  39. Lovely projects, I really like your clean layouts and so quickly. Fantastic.

    I have linked from my website SU! Blog Hop

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  40. Absolutely brilliant. You did well after the worry of the Pc. I have linked here

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  41. Wow, what can I say, I am blown away with your projects, they are beautiful, love them all.

    Carole x

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  42. Gorgeous cards and completed in amazing time too - fabulous

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  43. Ok, I'm getting that set now - love what you made and it did of course help that you used my favourite colours!

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  44. Well done on making such gorgeous items - and in such a short time too!

    It would have taken me forever just to decide what to use first. Think I may buy this stamp set now...!
    Jan

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  45. Just come back for a second look. I love it all, and now I have to rework my order LOL!

    Michelle
    x
    http://www.craftypaper.co.uk

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  46. I'm amazed at how much you ot done in those short hours! Congrts, the projects look really cute. What lovely ideas you have!!
    Sarah
    My Stampin' Up! Blog:
    www.papercelebration.co.uk/blog

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  47. Love what youve done with the sets fabulous
    cards
    My stampin Up Blog
    www.cuppa-craft.blogspot.com

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  48. WOW just love the vibrant colours and those brads are to die for. I feel a crafting day coming on.

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  49. WOW Your samples are wonderful!!

    I've posted about the blog hop here Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

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  50. These are exactly what I've got on my order, can't wait. Beautiful cards. I've linked you here.

    http://kathyisshopping.blogspot.com/

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  51. Well it certainly paid off drawing up some layouts beforehand, these are fabulous. x

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  52. I wish I was a night owl, as it would have been well worth the missed zzzzzzzzzzzzzz's to see all this goodness.

    These are all geogeous. x

    I have added a link on my blog here http://yizzsyawn.blogspot.com/2009/10/new-su-catty-launch.html

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  53. Gorgeous Lousette - love all of the cards and projects! :D
    hugs
    Debbie
    x

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  54. oooh lovely stamps lou and gorgeous cards as usual hun

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  55. Wonderful cards,great new stamps. Anesha

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  56. OMG I can't believe you had a pc malfunction!! I adore all the cards you made and love the structure of your layout - I find it really hard to scrap Christmas photos and have SO many, this looks like a great sketch to pinch ;)

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  57. Oh some very elegant cards here Lousette, love your style and think your cards have turned out fab!

    Hugs
    Vicki x

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  58. Lovely cards and layout ** Kate **

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  59. You did a fab job Lousette - love them all - well done :)!

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  60. congratulations on all your hard work.. that must've been scary for a while!
    i adore those cards.. and i love how all the blogs have a different take on the products:)

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  61. Come back for another look this morning, love the inspiration, your projects are fabulous!

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  62. Just had another look, I love the first card, Really love it!

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  63. loved the cards and page - great to see 8x8 - thats what I like to work in. Great inspiration and looking forward to seeing the new catalogue.

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  64. Great designs Lousette! have linked you to my blog at: http://hautocraft.blogspot.com/2009/10/its-official-its-1-october.html

    Alex x

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  65. Lovely work great inspirations.

    Shaz xxx

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  66. gorgeous projects! Have given me lots of ideas!

    I've posted about the candy http://teriscraftspot.blogspot.com/2009/10/stampin-up-mini-blog-hop-candy.html

    not sure if I should be commenting her for it or on the candy post itself tho!

    Teri xx

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  67. Beautiful cards Lousette. So glad your DH managed to get your PC up and running so we got to see them.

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  68. beautiful cards hun! im quite new to SU as a customer and im loving the new things!! love your ideas xx

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  69. flippin stunning lousette! That first card has made me want to go and make crimbly cards, not bad being as though I have had no inclination to craft lately!

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  70. fabulous work! thanks for sharing

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  71. Totally in love with your style xx

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  72. Love what you've done with the goodies, Lousette!- gorgeous projects! Have blogged about what you've done on mine- www.kerenbaker.wordpress.com You have got some of my wish list too!!

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  73. You have inspired me! I particularly like the red, green and brown combination.

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  74. Wow, I just came across your blog and love your cards. Your style is always so classic.

    Made me want to make Chrimbo cards.

    Happy Thursday xxx

    http://thefairycottage.typepad.com/the_fairy_cottage/

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  75. WONDERFUL WORK I bet your heart skipped a bit when the computer went , it's always when you need them most hey ...I think they know lol well def worth the hard work . thanks em

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  76. Wow! beautiful cards....you've done a fabulous job on them! laura j

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  77. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

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  78. They look absolutely fabulous! I bet you had a great time with all those goodies.

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  79. Stunning creations love what you ahve done and the colours are scrummy. Thanks for Inspiration.

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  80. Back for another look now I am not half asleep! LOL. I am loving your use of the 'countdown to christmas' stamp, by covering half it makes it much more versatile. Also love the square scallop punch tip and I adore your use of ribbons. The pleated one looks stunning.

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  81. Super how creative you've been with scallops and whathaveyou, and I love your crisp, clean style. Must get one of those stamp sets ....!

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  82. Lots of lovely inspiration - i'm off to order now!!

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  83. Did you ever get some sleep? Well done such inspiration at my bed time!
    Marilynn SU in UK

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  84. Beautiful ..all of them :)

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  85. All stunning Lousette! Sorry I missed the time limit for the blog candy draw (been out all day), but glad I stopped by to see your gorgeous creations :)

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  86. Adorable creations such talent
    thanks
    Suzie qx

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