Wednesday, 24 March 2010

New goodies

Some new goodies arrived in today - a few essentials, that are not so interesting,but among the acrylic blocks and sticky ink pads, I delved straight for the box of embossing powders. My mum and I are very much clear embossing powder people - we tell people that in thick embossing powder the Blonde Moments colours are fab (they really appeal to the girly girl in me), but for normal powder, clear is fine; coloured ink is the essential with it. Until we saw the new 5-powder kits from Stampendous!.....
....on their website, it directed to their blog and there were videos showing how to colour images and backgrounds using these sets of powder. New computers, ipods, iphones? Naah, embossing powder's the new toy at the mo!
We have three colour options: Merlot, Rich&Rugged and Pastel Party. Available here.
My favourite is the Merlot:

...We also got some Stampendous! stamps in, available here. I am really tempted by this Ranunculus Field (I know, what a mouthful!) cling rubber stamp...
...but not sure whether to get this Spring Sprigs Cling (another tongue-twister!) instead...a sample and a bit of stamping play beckons.
Finally, I've been meaning to take a photo and upload these pretties for a couple of weeks now. They are the handiwork of the Boss (no, not Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer! The Crafty Heart herself).

This card is all made from the Persuasion paper from the Bo Bunny Persuasion Collection. We love papers that you can cut an embellishment from, and get your background from them at the same time.

These two below are from the Birdie Die Cut Paper in the Bo Bunny Love Bandit Collection. The Die Cut paper is really handy to make cards from; each corner can be used to make an interesting shaped card. On the first card is some Bazzill Basics double dashed ribbon, available in-store. It's a fab duck-egg-meets-turquoise colour, yumminess.
And on the second card Jennifer has used Love Bird stamps, and Martha Stewart Scallop Dot punch. It's now getting difficult to make a card without putting at least a bit of a Martha Stewart border on it :) Once you have a new stamp, paper, punch, it seems to get used on everything in sight :)
Ciao for now, happy crafting x

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