Monday, 31 May 2010

A Special Card ......

I thought I would share with you one of the cards I was commisioned to make. This card is for a teenage girl for her Confirmation Day, it was my favourite of the cards I made last week, so I will share those another day.

I chose a neutral colour scheme for the card using the beautiful Bella Blue papers from Stampin' Up!, with kraft card to layer it up.  I have punched a decorative boarder using very vanilla card, then I wrapped kraft taffetta ribbon around and added a bow.  I made the fancy beaded pin with the pretties kit and added one of the large pearls for the centre of the flowers, the sentiment was printed out and I used the oval punches to layer it up.

Well my blog is all up to date, and my craft room is tidy, so after I have finished my ironing and maybe hoovered the car, weather permitting, I wil be visiting my favourite blogs!!!! 

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Vintage Vogue Class .....

This is the set that a group of  lovely ladies made last night using the Vintage Vogue stamp set from the mini catalogue.

I have to say I find it difficult not using any colour, but it was a suggestion from one of my ladies, so I took up the challenge and this is the result.  Everyone managed to complete their set, although there was a lot of cutting out and layering of the flowers, so I have promised to use punches next time!! 

I know I have been neglecting my blog lately and I have not had time to get around to visit my favourite blogs, so I would like to thank everyone who has visited me recently and left lovely comments. I have been busy making some special cards that were for an order, (I may post my favourite on here sometime next week) and I have been busy with some new design team makes, I know you are going to love them!!  I am planning on having a quick tidy up of my craft room and then spending some time catching up and seeing your wonderful cards and projects over the next couple of days. 

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 33 ......

This is my second post today!!!  I have had a busy week catching up with some of my design team projects, I will be sharing them with you all in the coming weeks. I have been preparing for another Stampin' Up! class for this Friday, I have 8 ladies (eek!) in this class.

This week at Truly Scrumptious we have another fabulous sketch for you designed by Mina, with the optional extra "embossing" .  The winner will be chosen via random org, as always there is a fantstic prize for the lucky winner!!!

I have loved using this sketch, there are a lot of lovely layers and I'm sure this will be a sketch that I would enjoy using again.  There are some beautiful cards from the talented design team again this week, you can see them all here!!! 

I have fially got around to using my new embossing folder I bought at the show in Harrogate a few weeks ago!! This is only the 2nd time I have coloured this stamp (very naughty!!).  I have used some more of those lovely Sweet Pea designer papers (available only while stocks last!!!) along with Pumpkin Pie card and ribbon from Stampin' Up!  the large pearls are from the Pretties Kit, sentiment is from the Circle of Friends stamp set.  The flowers and buttons are from my stash.

I hope you can join us at Truly Scrumptious this week!!!

Your Next Stamp Challenge 17 ......

It is time for a new challenge today at Your Next Stamp!!!   Maylee would like to see a "Boarder Punch" on your card, I just love using my boarder punches, thank you Maylee!!!  There are so many beautiful cards made by the talented Starlets for the new challenge, you can see them all here at Your Next Stamp challenge blog.

I have used the lovely Baby Boy stamp set for my card, I have decided to show how versitile this set is and made a card suitable for a boy or girl, I'm sure it will look equally as nice in pink, there are 5 stamps in this set.  The colours are Whisper White and So Saffron, I have coloured the image  using my Stampin' Up ink pad and blender pen and I have used the delicate boarder punch also available from Stampin' Up!

If you hop on over to Karen's blog there is a fun competition happening and Karen has a sneak peak of the NEW Fhiona release on June 2nd!!!!!! 

Myself and the other Starlet's look forward to visiting your blog to see your challenge entery.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Gone Banana's .........

We not just yet!!!!  I have been busy trying to get ahead with some design team work and orders for some special cards I have been commissioned to make.

I thought I would share this cute monkey card I have made using the Fox and Friends stamp set with the fabulous sweet treat cups from Stampin' Up! I have filled them with some banana sweets, yummy!!!!
The treat cups can be filled with so many different things and make an interesting addition to a card, I have added a tab with a sliding pannel so the sweets can be taken out without tearing the card apart. 

Short and sweet today as I still need to get those orders finished!!   Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Birthday Butterflies .....


I thought I would show you one of the favour boxes I have made for an order for the ladies attending a special birthday celebration.  They were to be in the colours of the local football team!! 

 I have used Real Red card with the jumbo So Swirly wheel, I love this wheel, and it makes the background so quick and easy to do!!   I have stamped one of the butterflies from the Flight of the Butterfly set and used the matching punch, the pearl is from the pretties kit. 

All products are available from Stampin' Up!, contact me for further details.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Birthday Girls ......

I have been busy with cards for Philip's friends at nursery agian, as today he is at another Birthday party!!!
It is time for twins Lucy and Emily to celebrate their 4th Birthday, they are such sweet little girls!!

I have made both cards using Pumpkin Pie and Pink Passion card and ink, such vibrant colours, but I think they work so well together!!  I have stamped their names with the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, and I have used the All in the Family set for the little girls along with the matching accessory set for the balloons and presents. The ballons have been coated with a thin layer of Crystal Effects and covered with the gorgeous Dazzling Diamonds glitter.   I have just added a tab of wide stripped grosgrain ribbon in Pumpkin Pie to finish them off.

 I love all the ribbons that Stampin' Up! sell but in particular the wide 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. It's the perfect ribbon for so many occassions and it's unbelievable soft which makes it fabulous for tying gorgeous puffy bows really easily.  Many of my customers love this ribbon so I've been offering sampler packs in all 4 of the colours - pumpkin pie, old olive, basic black and chocolate chip.

You can buy a mixed pack of these beautiful ribbons from me for just £4.75 including postage and packing.  You will receive 1 meter of each colour in the pack,  e-mail me to buy your ribbon pack before they are all gone!!

This week at Sweet Stampin' the challenge is "Get Personal", so I am entering my cards as they are perfect with the girls names on them!!


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 32 ......

It is time for a new challenge at Truly Scrumptious, this week Sharon has given us a fabulous sketch to use, with the added extra option of making a circular card.  There are some amazing cards from the Design Team, you can see them all here.

This week I have not used the optional extra, as I only had my circular nesties, and I didn't feel that they would make a large enough card, so I have stuck with a square base.

I have used the Medallion background stamp from Stampin' Up! on my card base, using Close to Cocoa and chocolate Chip ink to ink around the card base. Bashful Blue and Close to Cocoa have been used for the circles, the sentiment is from the versatile Circle of Friends stamp set.  I have coloured the image and cut it out, using foam pads to give it some extra diamension.

There is another fantastic prize on offer for the lucky winner drawn by random org, so why not join us for the new challenge at Truly Scrumptious this week.


Your Next Stamp Challenge 16 ......

Today is the new challenge at Your Next Stamp, this week it is starlet Maureen's challenge and she would like you to "cut it out and pop it up".  There are some beautiful cards from the Starlets over at  Your Next Stamp challenge blog, so why not pop over and take a look!!

I have coloured Ellie with Presents, stamping extra presents  and cutting them out and layering them with foam pads. I have also used foam pads to pop the scallop circles up too. I did add some sparkle to my card, but unfortunately the camera didn't pick it up?!  The sentiment is from the Circle of friends stamp set available from Stampin' Up!.

I hope you can join us at Your Next Stamp challenge blog.


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Tiny Tags .......

This is my second post toady, as I managed to get this card made this morning along with finishing my cards for tomorrow!!!

I have made a Wedding card, with some of the gorgeous new products from Stampin' Up! This time of year it is handy to have a couple of Wedding cards ready, this is the first one, I have another card to finish, so I will show you that later in the week.  I have used the beautiful Melon Mambo card, with the So Swirly wheel, these are perfect for making quick backgrounds, layerd on to Basic Black card I have stamped some of the brilliant Tiny Tags and punched them out with the matching punch, the ribbon is the new Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon in Melon Mambo.

If you want to get your hands on some of these gorgeous new products, you can read more about it here!!

I an entering this card into the following challenges,

Charisma Cardz - All about weddings,

C.R.A.F.T. - Wedding

One Stop Craft Challenge - Wedding Wishes

Don't forget to  pop by tomorrow, I have my Design Team cards ready for Your Next Stamp and Truly Scrumptious.

Cheeky Monkey's .......

I have decided to try and get a few children's cards made up in advance, as I never seem to have anything ready when I want a card in a hurry!! Philip has so many party invites, my weekends are taken up going to the parties. This weekend Philip is going to a soft play party for twins, so look out for their cards later in the week!!

I have stamped the monkey from the  Fox and Friends stamp set, I just love this set, I have found its perfect for children's and baby cards.  The last box of cards I took for the neo-natal unit had some of these cute animals on too!!!  I have used the two step bird punch to make the branches for the monkey's to hang from, the sentiment is from Whimsical Words, sadly no longer available, stamped  in Chocolate Chip ink.

Must dash, I have still got to finish my cards for tomorrow!!! 

Monday, 10 May 2010

New Ribbon and Paper Share .......

I'm sure you are going to love the new colours released yesterday at Stampin' Up! so to help reduce the cost  and add some of these fabulous new products to your stash, I have decided to do a paper and ribbon share (Or as many shares as I can fill). I need 4 people so the shares should fill up fast.
What you will get;

3.2 metres Melon Mambo ribbon

3.2 metres Soft Suede ribbon

3.2 metres Rich Razzleberry ribbon

12 sheets of 6x6 Cottage Wall papers

All for the price of £9.95 which includes postage to you!!!!!

If you would like to take part, please e-mail me asap  to reserve your place

Friday, 7 May 2010

Tri-Fold Card .......

It was a very long afternoon yesterday!!! I was stalking the UPS delivery man as I knew he would bring my NEW stash from Stampin' Up! it was definitely worth the wait!!! The colours are gorgeous and I LOVE the polka dot ribbons too!!!

I have used the tutorial that Jules had posted on her blog yesterday, to make this tri-fold card.  Hop over and see some of the beautiful cards Jules has made you won't be disappointed!!

I have used the gorgeous new Rich Razzlebery card and ink with some of the beautiful Cottage Garden designer papers, stamp set is Flight of the Butterfly with the matching punch.  I have added some dazzling diamonds to highlight the butterflies wings.

Don't forget about my paper and ribbon share, it has been very popular. If you would like to place an order to get some of the new colours now for just £9.95 including posting and packing,this is a one off payment and a one off commitment please e-mail me asap.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Sweet Pea Felt Shopper .......

I am not usually a fan of sewing, even having to sew a button back on drives me mad, although I did many fine and complex cross stitch and hardanger desgins before leaving it all neglected in a box in the loft!!   Last night I thought I would finally do something with this cotton shopping bag I bought a while ago, using some of this gorgeous Sweet Pea stitched felt from Stmpin' Up!

I  stitched a length of rose red stitched grosgrain ribbon across the front of the bag, then I put the felt on the top of it, sewing everything in place once I was happy with the design. I decided I would use one of the stamps from the Sweet Pea stamp set to stamp below the ribbon using old olive and rose red ink, I am quite pleased with the result and it only took around half an hour to put together!!

I will definately be ordering some more of this stitched felt, it is so pretty and has so many uses too, exceptional value at £6.50 for approx 52 pecies avaialable from the new mini catalogue until 30th September.

Don't forget about my paper and ribbon share, it has been very popular. If you would like to place an order to get some of the new colours now for just £9.95 including posting and packing,this is a one off payment and a one off commitment please e-mail me asap.


Sunday, 2 May 2010

Party On .......

Today it's Philip's turn to party!!!  I have made another special Birthday card for his friend, using the same stamp sets as before, they are really easy to make, and the children at nursery love to receive a special card with their name on.

I have used the schoolbook serif alphabet with the "stamp-ma-jig" available from Stampin' Up!, this is an essential part of my card making now as you can line your stamps up perfectly every time!!  I have stamped the younger boy from the All in the Family set, with the football from the accessory set. I have coloured the image with stampin' write markers and blender pens.

I think after today I will be all partied out!! Just as well there is a bank holiday tomorrow!!!  Hopefully the weather will be kind as we are planning a trip to Harewood House, they have Peppa Pig, Noddy and Fireman Sam (children's tv characters for those without little ones) so this should appeal to Philip!!  Hope you enjoy the weekend and some good weather too!!!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

May Offer Eleven New Products ......


Stampin UP are making 3 new colours available for purchase from TODAY!!! Yes thats right, you dont have to wait until October, you can place your order for them TODAY!!!!!  I  LOVE these new colours!!!





Also available is the Cottage Garden papers  and the Window Sheets FLoral Fantasy!!

Unfortunately the RIBBON AND THE PAPERS AND WINDOW SHEETS are only available while stocks last and will not be carried over onto the new catalogue!!
E-mail me if you would like to place an order for any of these new products, be QUICK to avoid dissappointment!!!!


Party, Party .......

It is another busy weekend of Birthday parties!!!!  Today is the party of one of Lucy's school friends, so I have made a special card to celebrate her 8th Birthday.

I have used the cute All in the Family stamp set from Stampin' up!, there are so many possibilities for this set, you can make so many different family characters,even pet cats and dogs!!!  The name is stamped with the Serif Book Alphabet stamp set, papers are Sweet Pea, I have stamped the background with the all in the Family acsessory stamp set, the balloons are glittered with dazzaling diamonds.

I will be back tomorrow with another Birthday card.