Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Autumn/Winter Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the ESAD Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue Blog Hop! I don't know why this post is showing as 31st because it is definately 1 April! The catalogue goes live today and runs until 31st August 2010. I hope you enjoy my projects, no need to know what time they were finished *g* they are here, that is all that matters! I just love everything in this catalogue, it was so hard to choose what I was going to do but I really do love the Vintage Vogue stamp set and matching wheel. I also bought my Vintage Vogue set in the new clear mounted format which is brilliant, so easy to store and the new Stampin' Up! clear mount blocks are fantastic to use being grooved on all four sides.
You should have arrived on my blog from Fiona Platzer

I have noticed this morning that blogger seems to playing up and it won't let you click on the photos to enlarge to see the details so I've reloaded a different view of the scrapbook page so that you can see a bit of the effect on the title.


Ok, for my first project I have a card using the Vintage Vogue stamp set and Very Vintage jumbo wheel. This card also uses the new "new" In Colours of Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry and also the Top Note Die cut with the Big Shot. I thought the oversized tea cup I'd been drinking from lent itself to the vintagey/shabby chic feel of this card - until I noticed the coffee stains on it lol! (Well it is quite late/early *g*).


Next I have a 12 x 12 scrapbooking page using a few different techniques and elements. The Very Vintage wheel has been wheeled behind the photo in Versamark (I filled an empty jumbo cartridge with versamark reinker). The title has been done using the Timeless Type chipboard alphabet which in a spur of late night inspiration I decided to run through the Big Shot inside the Perfect Polka Dots textured embossing folder. I then sponged the letters with Close to Cocoa ink to make the detail of the embossed dots stand out. Once again I've used the Top Note die for the journalling card - the stamped sentiment "Life happens love helps" was very appropriate in this photo! I have stamped the flowers from the Vintage Vogue stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink onto Close to Cocoa card, cut them out, set jumbo eyelets in them and adhered them to the page. The ribbon along the bottom is the Chocolate Chip stitched wide grosgrain.

We are again offering Blog Candy for our Blog Hop. What you need to do is complete the blog hop until you get back to me. Once you've visited and commented on every blog then you will need to email Sharlene who will then put your name into the draw for the blog candy. There will be one winner from New Zealand and one winner from Australia. So start hoppin by going to the next blog being Genelle Little

Please note, Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are not eligible to win the Blog Candy.

27 comments:

Genelle Little said...

Just beautiful, Gail! I'm so glad I decided to get this set, I can see it will be so versatile. I LOVE your page and the pretty card.

luv2stamp said...

Thanks for sharing Gail. Beautiful work!

Shandell said...

Gorgeous card & LO - shows how versatile that stamp set is!

createwithnicki said...

Wow - those flowers with the jumbo eyelets are FABBO and just a perfect accent for your page.

Charmaine Black said...

Hi Gail, this so lovely and the colours are so warm and inviting. I'm sorry we never got to catch up on your visit to WA. we'll have to share a cuppa in Sydney. Lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

Allison Brudenell said...

I'm loving the vintage wheel.... Thanks for the inspiration!

Allison Brudenell

kari said...

gorgeous, Gail! thanks for sharing!

Corinna said...

Great Card - love seeing now ways with vintage vogue & the colors used in your layout are fab!

Louise P said...

Like the way you have used the products to create a scrapbook page. Louise

Leonie said...

awesome Gail - love the layout and the card. Love this set! Thanks for participating in the blog hop :)

Claire Harrison said...

Love the idea of embossing the chipboard - how cool is that?! TFS

Anonymous said...

Wow a scrapbook page... love seeing how you have used the eyelets in the middle of the vintage vogue flowers!! Thanks for inspiring. Enjoy your Easter. Cheers Donna Zammit

Susan Joyce said...

Nice projects Gail! TFS
Sue

Jane Norrish said...

Gail, love the friends page another thing to do with my new favourite stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca said...

Lovely Projects :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely work Gail, knew you would sneak some Choc Chip in there somewhere! Roslyn

Gail Kirby said...

lol Roslyn! I just couldn't help myself and when I was doing it was saying it's only a little bit, no-one will notice *g*

Anonymous said...

Gail, i am loving all of your creations, the more i see the more i want, i have the vintage vogue on its way, and the top note die is on my most wanted list
Sharna

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I know that Rich Razzleberry is popular ... but I am LOVING the Soft Suede, too! It's almost a coffee colour ... just yummy!!! Stampin' Hugs, Andrea xxx

Theresa said...

Really beautiful I love the scrapbook page!

mona99 said...

I love everything you have made, but especially your scrapbook page. I have only started getting back into scrapbooking over the last 2 months and your page has given me some inspiration. Thank you.

wendie69 said...

You have done a great job, this vinatage vogue set so versatile love how you have used it on the scrapbook page

Annette said...

Gail Great works of art! Love what you've done!

Cheers
Annette

Rochelle said...

I love the earthy warm colours on your scrapbook page - very warm and fuzzy. And the top note diecut is a great journalling spot. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas for the new stamps
Diana

Princess Stephanie said...

This is a hoot! Love your ideas!

Yvonne said...

Love what you have created for us Well done