Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Summer Birthday Wishes .....

This is the card I have made for my Sister who celebrates her birthday today!!!  Way back in April I won a full set of the new Leann Ellis stamps but I only received them recently, so I have decided to use one of them for Allison's card.

I have used Pink Passion and Mellow Moss card with some of the beautiful Bride Paper from Stampin' Up! the quality of this is almost like card and it has the most fabulous sheen.  The lovely pin is made from the Pretties Kit, I have just pushed it through the knot of white taffetta ribbon.  I have added pearls below the image and the sentiment is from the Oval All stamp set.


This is the "arty" angle, so you can see a close up of some of the details, well I mst dash as I'm sure Allison will be waiting for us to visit today, although I'm not sure how she will feel by the end of August!!!


Thursday, 22 July 2010

Julie's All Day Papercraft Event .....

Last Saturday I spent the day at Julie's All day Papercraft Event  with some of my friends. We had a wonderful day and made some beautiful projects. This fabulous bag is the project we made on the afternoon, it is one of Becky Roberts templates.

The papers are Rose Red and Old Olive, with some of the gorgeous stitched felt from the mini catalogue, and the filigree brads are beautiful - I know I will be ordering some more of them soon!!!  The tiny envelope on the front of the bag is for a mini gift tag and inside there is a pocket just the right the size for a gift card.

I have made a couple of cards to put inside using the Vintage Vogue stamp set and more stitched felt. As soon as I have the rest of the projects photographed, I will add those too!!

It has been an extremely busy week, but thankfully tomorrow is the last day of term!!!!!! 


Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge 21 ......

It is time to share the latest challenge with you at Your next Stamp, it is Starlet Cabio's turn to set the new challenge, Cabio would like you to make an "Easel Card".  I love making these cards, they always look so effective!!

I have used the beautiful Party Fhiona for my card, the papers are Cottage Wall from Stampin' Up! and only available whilst stocks last, so be quick!!!  I have used Rich razzleberry card and polka dot ribbon along with Orchid Opulence, I did glitter her sweet little tiara but my camera didn't pick it up.  Another thank you sentiment from the Oval All set,  my cards are all ready to go into school on Friday, the holidays are almost here!!!!!!

You can see the wonderful creations from the very talented Starlets if you hop over to Your Next Stamp challenge blog, don't forget to leave them a comment too!!

Friday, 16 July 2010

Wedding Day Wishes ......

Today I am sharing with you one of the many Wedding cards I have been asked to make lately, I am almost finished all of my orders, then I must get the rest of my Teacher thank you cards finished!!!  Not long to go now until school is finished for the summer!!!!!

I  had a few problems with colouring this image and on more than one occassion the colours had bled which is so annoying, I have changed my card now and have had no more problems.  I have used some of the beautiful Bella Blue papers from Stampin' Up! along with kraft card (soon to be called crumb cake), you can see my favourite eyelet border punch here again.  I added kraft taffetta ribbon with some of the Tiny Tags stamps, punched with the matching jewellery punch.

I'm off to Leeds tomorrow with some friends to Julie's all day craft event,  so I will no doubt have some beautiful projects to share with you next week as Julie always inspires me when my mo-jo has gone off on a walk about!!!


Tuesday, 13 July 2010

For a Friend .......

Things have been a little busy around here lately with so many end of term activities and appiontments going on, I haven't had much time to spend crafting and there are so many blogs I need to visit and catch up with.

I thought I would share this set I made for my lovely friend Liz, to celebrate her new job!!!!!!!!

I have used the gorgeous new Rich Razzleberry card from Stampin' Up! with soon to be gone Orchid Opulence card, they are a really pretty combination. I have stamped the swirly vine from the Vintage Vogue stamp set and the polka dot ribbon is also Rich Razzleberry. The heart is from the I (heart) hearts stamps set, I used the full heart punch (available in the new catalogue!!) then added some gorgeous dazzling diamonds glitter around the heart.  The border is punched with the eyelet border punch, I think this is one of my favourite punches at the moment!!

I put a few treats in the box and of course some extra pens as Liz loves pens!!!!  lol

I will hopefully have some more cards to share with you tomorrow, thanks for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments I do appreciate them all!!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge 20 ......

It is time for another new challenge today at Your Next Stamp, I have chosen the theme of


You can use any flowers on your card, it can be beautiful blooms, gorgeous flowered designer paper, or a stamped image with a flower, the decision is yours.

I have used the very sweet Flower Fhiona for my card along with some gorgeous Stampin' Up! designer papers called Tea Party, the colours are lovely and just perfect for a summery card.  The sentiment is layered with the scalloped circle punch and the Circle of Friends "thank You" stamp.  I thought it is time to build up my stock of Thank You cards ready for end of term, only 2 weeks left!!!!

As usual there are some fabulous desgins from the talented Starlets, so hop over and leave them some comments at the Your Next Stamp challenge blog, you can also find all of the details of the fabulous prizes on offer too!!

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 36 ........

Today there is a new challenge at Truly Scrumptious, with the optional extra challenge of  "how does your garden grow".

Sadly I don't have a card to share with you today as I have decided to step down from the Truly Scrumptious design team.  I have so many things happening right now, I am struggling to find time to craft and my blogging has slowed down over the past few weeks too. 

I have enjoyed my time working along side some very talented ladies and would like to thank everyone at Truly Scrumptious for giving me my very 1st design team oppourtunity!!  If you would like to be part of this fabulous team there is still time for you to apply, you can find all of the details here.

I will hopefully have a card to share with you using this wonderful sketch later in the week, as I do intend to join in the challenges when possible on the other side now!!


Sunday, 4 July 2010

Truly Scrumptious Design Team Call ......

Truly Scrumptious are are having a Design Team call for TWO new people to join their team. So if you would like to join their friendly team please read on and then add a link to your blog:

DT members need to:

* Make a new card every two weeks and upload it directly to the challenge blog

* Submit the occasional sketch to be used for our challenges

* Leave comments for bloggers who enter our challenges

If you would like to be considered for the team please create a new post on your blog that includes pictures of two of your own favourite cards plus details about their DT call and a link back to the post on the Truly Scrumptious challenge blog. Then use the Inlinkz widget to link your post.

This DT call is open until Wednesday 14th July.


Your Next Stamp Design Team Call .......

Your Next Stamp is looking for new DT members!!
Are you a paper crafter who loves rubber stamping? Do you have a well-maintained blog and love to share your creations with others? Are you organized and able to meet deadlines? Are you a team player and willing to work with other designers? Would you like to be on a fabulous, friendly, talented and helpful DT? Would you like to work with adorable, cute and whimsical rubber stamps? If so,...

YNS is looking for you!

This is an open design team call, so anyone of any age from anywhere can apply! The new DT term will run for 6 months from September 1st 2010 through February 28th 2011. You must have a well-maintained blog on which you would be willing to share your YNS creations each week, be able to take good quality digital photographs of your work, and possess great coloring skills.

This call will remain open until midnight EST on July 31st 2010. New members will be contacted via email within a week of the DT call ending and announced on the Your Next Stamp blog thereafter.

Before submitting your application for our team, please read through the detailed DT requirements that you can download as a pdf from HERE. Please do not apply if you cannot meet our requirements for the full 6 month term.
To apply:

- Post a message on your blog about our DT call (linking it to http://yournextstamp.blogspot.com) and share 3 of your best creations in that post. You can include cards, scrapbook pages and/or altered items. If you have made anything using YNS stamps we'd love to see them too, but please note that this is not required to apply.

- Then send an email to ynsdtcall@gmail.com including your full name, contact info (including email address), blog address, links to any online galleries, and a link to your DT application post. Please also include a brief description about you and your stamping style and coloring media, current and previous Design Team work, published work, and any other information you would like to share! (please note: previous DT experience and/or publication of your work is not necessary to apply)

When we've received your email with all the above information, we'll send you an email confirming receipt of your application. If you don’t hear from us within 5 days of applying, assume we did not receive your application and please re-send it.

We look forward to receiving your applications!