Sunday, 28 February 2010

Change Of Plans!

Hi to all,  I know that I said last time that I was going to show you some more sneak peeks at the newest stamp offerings, but there has been a slight delay in that.  (Sorry Sunny, I did read your last comment and I know I owe you! Soon, I promise) I was hoping to lock myself in my craft room and tuck in to the new stamp designs and go mad, but instead I was asked to help create samples for Sheena Douglass' upcoming Pick of the Week show this Wednesday.  The show features several different Nestability dies (labels, borders, etc) and the challenge was to use these dies to create some scrumptous cards.  We were allowed to use four stamp plates which included Sheena's fruit, swirls, windmill create a scene and the Rubbernecker Easter plate.  There were four of us, Sheena, Karen, Michelle and myself working fevorishly to make enough samples for three shows on Wednesday.  We divided the stamp plates and the nesties up between us and I made samples for the Easter and the Fruit plate.  I was in full on cutesy mode for the Easter plate, then straight in to arty grunge mode for the fruit.  Talk about from one extreme to the other!  Without giving away too much (so you will have to watch on Wednesday!), here are several  of my fruit favs.  The first one is my favourite, but probably shows off the nesties the least of any of my samples, but it was made using our new Eco-Green paint and ink pad line that I am really excited about.  The crackle technique I've done was shown to me, again, by Julie Andrus at CHA (very talented lady and the Eco-Green paint is her line which we are now going to be carrying!) The second card shows the nesties done as a border, which I rather liked.  For the third card, you've heard about pyrimage cards, well what do you think about my "pear"amage card?  I know, I know, bad joke, I can hear the groans now!  I just couldn't help myself, sorry!
My favourite Easter card is going to  hopefully be shown by Sheena as one of her demos so I don't want to spoil it and show it ahead of time (again, you'll have to watch the show).  I'll be working on these until Tuesday evening, (maybe even a few more sneak peeks too) but after that I AM going to tuck into the new stamp offerings and I promise some results to show you!  All for now, Sue x

35 comments:

Lorraine said...

GORGEOUS CREATIONS IVE WANTED THAT STAMP SHEET FOR AGES GOOD 'PEAR' OF CARDS THEY LOOK LIKE A REAL PAINTING XX

Lorraine said...

WOW I WOULD LOVE TO CRAFT WITH YOU AND SHEENA YOU BOTH HAVE UNBELIEVABLE TALENT XX

Fuchsia said...

Oh WOW!!!!!
I absolutely love what you have done with it too

Lynne said...

What lovely samples, you're such a lucky (and of course talented) lady doing the job you do! - need any sample makers? Looking forward to Wednesday's show. Best wishes.

Ann said...

Totally wow - just love these.
ann xxxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Sue, wow you have been busy creating. These cards are fabulous and im sure sheena is going to be absolutely thrilled with your samples. Will watch out for the show on wednesday, good luck with the rest of your samples. Hugs Linda x

veronica said...

lovely samples, looking forward to the show

Amanda said...

Love that top card especially, although they are all beautiful. Now I am dying to see the cutsie easter ones!

Amanda

"Amandier" said...

Wow! Great samples! Keep up with your spectular work. :-)

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mae said...
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mae said...

Asombroso tu trabajo!!!felicitaciones!!

Anesha said...

Stunning, just adore the first one. Anesha :)

Lesley S said...

My mouth is watering and I don't like the taste of pears, but I love the look. Yipee more nesties, although I have only just paid for the last lot. Any way, more inspiration. Thanks Sue.

bonjen3 said...

the new paint line sounds great

Rufus said...

Wow, I don't even like pears and I'm not much into fruit stamps, but I may have to reconsider that!!! These are GREAT! Can't wait to see the others and then what you make for the newest releases.
R/

Sheng said...

OMG...these cards are so FAB. They look like real pears. Can't wait for what you have in store for us on Wednesday.

Missy said...

Love the "pear"amage card hehe , I think the first one is my favorite too. Very nice !

Smiffy's Particrafting adventures said...

Can't wait for the show. I know how much work you all do to make it a success. I've got these stamps and they are fab. Pam x

Rosietoes said...

Can't wait for the show Sue. These samples are fantastic.
Edna x

Wellington said...

Fab cards as ever Sue :) Think the pearamge is my fave - I really like the idea of building up a part of the image rather than the whole image. File the idea under 'things to do with my bug when I get it@ :D

Alison said...

Cant wait to see the Easter cards as am pretending spring has sprung.

Sunny said...

These are such FAB and gorgeous cards. I can't wait to see what Wednesday brings us. That pear makes me want one. Ummmm....

Senju Ninja said...

Cool cards. I love the colors you chose. Can't wait for what you have for us.

Leah the Orange said...

oh, WOW! Sue, the pears are gorgeous! these are just beautiful!!

Kate Street said...

OoooooH! Roll on Wednesday! I love the first card Sue great use of a few muted colours!

Sussie said...

Fabulous cards!

TwistedWitch said...

Gorgeous cards Sue. The first one is my favourite, no it's not ..... it's the one in the middle. No wait.... the third one. Oh hang it, they are all number 1 in my book!

Lin

Pink Heather said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially love that first one. It is so sophisticated looking.

Sunny said...

Wah....where's my sneak peeks Sue? wah wah wah. The projects you make are just so gorgeous. I can't wait for the next one.

Lynne said...

NESTIE STORAGE:
Thought you might like to know how I sore my wizard dies! I use magnetic sheets (purchased from a pound shop 2 in a pack for £1) which I cut to fit into an A6(ish)photo album. I put two magnetic sheets, obviously complete with the dies, back to back in each page. Only the very large ones don't fit so I made pockets for these and attached them to the back of the wallet. All in one place and very easy to find the one you want if you list then in the index at the front of the album. Stands on a shelf like a book. I recently posted this on another blog but thought I would see if it was of interest to anyone else too!

Debbi said...

All I can say is WOW!! I really love your "pear"amage card--amazing!!
*smiles*
debbi

AniLi said...

What a fantastic job you've spent painting these stamps.
They look like real pears.

Amanda said...

Love the pyramid effect you have done with the pears! It is gorgeous!

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