1 November 2012 – Time for a birthday!

I’ve got a few friends having birthday’s over the next few weeks, so I’ve had to take off the Christmas hat and put on a birthday one!  It’s actually nice to do something different!

This one was for Fiona, in which I also included an SU! gift voucher.  If you are looking for a gift for birthdays’ or Christmas, I’m happy to do vouchers.

I cased this one from Pinterest here.  I loved the colour combination and, of course, who doesn’t love polka dots!!

One of my new favourite, non-Christmas, papers is Birds of a Feather DSP.  It features some of the new in colours and is very cute.  The catalogue doesn’t do it justice.  I’ve used a few strips as the banners.

Stamp Set:  Perfectly Penned

Ink:  Primrose Petals

Paper:  Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Birds of a Feather DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Polka Dot embossing folder, Apothecary Accents DSP, Rhinestones.

 

26 September 2011 – Class Cards

Hi everyone,

Isn’t spring a lovely time of year!!  Not too hot, not too cold, just right!!

Here are a couple of cards that we did at my recent stamp club.  The girls enjoyed making them!!  The first is a petal card, thanks to a great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers by Beate Johns (click here for the link).  I felt it wasn’t too hard to make and looks pretty good, if I do say so myself!!  I love this paper too!! (and the Perfect Pennants die!!)

Here’s a picture of it open.

Stamp sets:  Happiest Birthday Wishes

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder

Paper:  Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Circle Scissor Plus, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die,Perfect Pennants Die, 1 3/4″ scallop circle punch, 1″ circle punch, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled ribbon

 

The other card that we made used my other favourite new paper, Mocha Morning Specialty.  I love the velvet feel to a couple of the pages!!

I did case this card but I can’t find where from, but thank you!!

I used markers to ink the stamp and I think it came out really well.  I love this technique!!

Stamp Sets:  Oval All

Ink:  Real Red marker, basic black marker

Paper:  Basic gray, real red, whisper white, Mocha Morning Specialty DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Polka dot embossing folder, real red grosgrain ribbon, Scallop oval punch, large oval punch

27 January 2011

I thought I would start the day by making a card using a new Sale-a-bration stamp set but it was just too hot in my craft room to be inspired so I have given in and put the air conditioning on and relocated to the kitchen!!  So here I am, updating my blog instead of crafting!!!

I made a card earlier in the week, using a technique that I learnt from Paper Crafter’s Library called Ruched Ribbon.  It’s done without using any cotton, just sticky strip.  I love the effect!!!

Stamp Sets:  Hodgepodge Happiness

Paper:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack,

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry

Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Polka Dots embossing folder, hodgepodge hardware, Designer label punch, Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon, Basic rhinestones, Itty Bitty Shapes punch

3 September 2010

Hi everyone!!

I’m on holidays at the moment and having a great time!!  I spent the first couple of days this week preparing for my catalogue launch day on Wednesday.  It’s so much fun re-organising craft supplies!! (Almost as much fun as using them!!)  I now have all my paper reorganised into the new colour collections.  Just waiting for the new ones to arrive!!

The ladies who come to my launch had a fun afternoon and evening.  We had a play with some of the new products, a prize draw and nibblies.

Here’s some of the cards that we made, thanks to Cheryl, on Splitcoaststampers.

These cute little cards fit perfectly into a Scalloped envelope made with the Big Shot.  Here’s a close up of each one.

Stamp set:  Perfect Punches

Paper:  Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Soft Suede

Accessories – Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Wide oval punch, small oval punch.

Stamp sets: Perfect Punches

Paper – Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, So Saffron

Ink – Baja Breeze

Accessories – Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, curly label punch, boho blossoms punch, silver brad

Stamp sets – Perfect punches

Paper – Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

Ink – Tempting Turquoise

Accessories – Polka dot embossing folder, Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, Wide oval punch, boho blossoms punch, silver brad