Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Sweethearts


I was playing around with my scraps again and put together a simple card.  


One heart is punched from Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and another from Poppy Parade stamped with Fresh Vintage.  I stamped a border from the same stamp set in Pool Party and added a strip of Everyday Enchantment paper and some Victoria Crochet Trim

Stamped Congratulations in Poppy Parade from For My Family and punched out with the Modern Label punch.  

A large Basic Pearl was added to one of the hearts to finish off.

I'm going to pop this into LESS IS MORE this week which is to use your scraps.

Thanks for coming in by, I appreciate your visit. Take care. x

Edit:  Just remembered that the Simply Stampin' challenge is to use lace so I'm going to pop this into there as well. 


Supplies used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Ink -  Poppy Parade
Stamp - For my Family, Fresh Vintage
Punch - Modern Label
Paper - Everyday Enchantment
Other - Basic Pearl, Victoria Crochet Trim


If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A Sale-A-Bration Thank You


A small thank you card to share with you today.  Using the some of the free sets in the current Sale-A-Bration. 

My card base is Pool Party.  Love this colour!   I've stamped a border in Island Indigo from Fresh Vintage.  Stamped "Thanks" from Outlined Occasions in Pool Party and then "So Very Much" in Island Indigo and matted it onto Cherry Cobbler card.  The stamp is also from Fresh Vintage and is stamped in Island Indigo.  I punched it out using the Postage Stamp Punch.  I love this punch, it gives such a detailed cut. 

We are almost at the last month of Sale-A-Bration.  For every £45 you choose one of the sets for free.  Spend £90 and you could receive both the sets I've used today for free for example. 
   
I have a Stampers 6 starting in April if you would like to spread the cost of your wish list then this is the club for you.  You can see more details of this HERE.  You can email me your interest at ails300@btinternet.com. 

A bright sunny morning here today.  Hope it's sunny where you are.  A big welcome to Tiffany. Thanks for visiting, I appreciate all your visits. x 

Supplies used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Pool Party, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink - Pool Party, Island Indigo
Stamps - Fresh Vintage, Outlined Occasions
Punch - Postage Stamp

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x


Monday, 27 February 2012

A little bit of Vintage Vogue


I've been playing so much with my new goodies, especially my Sale-A-Bration sets, that I decided to root through my older sets.  It's was fun to remind myself exactly what is in my boxes.  

So today's card is using Vintage Vogue and I've used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches - 


The flowers have been stamped in Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry using the rock n' roll technique.  An extra large flower was stamped and cut out with the petals curled and an In Colour Printed Brad placed in the center.  The leafy branch was stamped in Wisteria Wonder.

I matted onto Rich Razzleberry and attached to the Crumb Cake card base. 

Here's a photo of the inside. 



If you feel your mojo is on the low side, I'd strongly recommend having a look at your older sets.  It might surprise you which ones will jump out at you. 

It's almost the end of February and next month is the last opportunity to receive your free Sale-A-Bration sets.  Don't let them slip by. 

Here's one idea - 

Vintage Vogue £ 22.95 wood + Printed Brads £7.25 + Brights Classic Stampin' Spots £18.95 = 1 free Sale-A-Bration set

We have a rainy day here today but perfect for crafting.  Yesterday was sunny and the children and I went out for a cycle.  My legs are reminding me of it today!  Hope your week goes well. x 

Supplies used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink - Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder
Stamp - Vintage Vogue
Other - Wisteria Wonder Designer Printed Brad

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x





Sunday, 26 February 2012

Aviary Celebrations


I teamed up Aviary with Outlined Occasions to make this card.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to put these stamps together to make a tall skinny focal image.  It's such a fun stamp set with loads of combinations.

The card base is Marina Mist with Celebrations stamped directly on the base.  The mat for the main image is Early Espresso.  The images are stamped in Early Espresso and Marina Mist.  I've stamped "It's your day" in Marina Mist punched out with Curly Label Punch and added it as a tab.  

Thanks for joining me this evening and hope you've had a fab weekend. x

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Marina Mist, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Ink - Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Stamps - Aviary, Outlined Occasions
Punch - Curly Label
Other - Stamp-a-ma-jig

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x





Saturday, 25 February 2012

A little of this, a little of that!


Over at LESS IS MORE the recipe this week is to use your scraps.  I'm a true scrapbooker and keep all my scraps in fact they are overflowing so I was keen to use some up.

For my card I started with a Whisper White card blank.  I spied the negative cuts from the sizzlits leaves that I used on my Less is More card last week and decided to use them.  Trimmed them up to the same size and corner rounded two of the corners on each.  

I have a bag of thin strips, so digging deep I came up with a selection of colours and glued them directly onto the card blank before glueing down the negative cuts on top. 

I have so many scraps like this I think I could make a 100 cards!  

Hope your having a great weekend, happy scrapping.  x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, So Saffron 
Sizzlits - Little Leaves

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x

Friday, 24 February 2012

Runway Inspired Best Wishes



Hi Peeps, 

This card is for the Runway Inspired challenge and here's the gorgeous picture we had to inspire us - 


I started with the shorts and used a card base of Night of Navy scored down each edge and sanded to look like the seams.  From a distance the mosaic squares look like circles so I punched out some circles in Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Cherry Cobbler.  I matted the circles onto squares of Night of Navy.  The little hearts are from spares I had punched when making my penguins with the Owl Punch earlier on.  One square has a Basic Rhinestone to reflect the shimmer of the fabric.  

I stamped Best Wishes from Sincere Salutations in Versamark and heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder.  This time to pick up the silver shoes and bracelets.

The dots at the bottom of the Bashful Blue card are from Borderlines with a strip of 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Night of Navy. 

Yeh it's the weekend.  Hope yours is great. x 

Supplies used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Cherry Cobbler
Ink - Versamark, Night of Navy
Stamp - Borderlines, Sincere Salutations
Punch - 1" circle, 1 1/4" square, Owl Builder Punch
Other - Basic Rhinestone, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x



Tuesday, 21 February 2012

SWEEET!!


I asked my 12 year old son what the latest phrases going round school were.  "What do you mean?" he said.  "Well how do you great each other?"  I asked.  "Hello"  he answered looking at me a bit weird.  "How do you ask after each other?" I asked.  "How are you?" he replied giving me an even stranger look.  I tried one more time "What would you say at someone's birthday?".  He answered "Happy Birthday!"   So I gave up!  Didn't realise I had such a polite boy!

So I thought I'd go with the usual phrases - Cool, Hey Dude, Whatever as I wanted to try making a Graffiti wall.  Another attempt  at teenage boy cards.  Then I remembered something my step son says a lot - Sweet.  Depending on the amount of ee's depends on how sweet something is or "good" in old money!  Hence I've added an e to my word.  

I punched out the letters using Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits in different scraps of card - Real Red, Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie.  My word was attached to Basic Black card stock. Then I cut around the word Graffiti style.  

The card base is Crumb Cake.  I used scrap paper and sponged lines to create a brick effect using Soft Suede.  I also spritzed Chocolate Chip over the card front to look like speckles in the brick.  

After attaching "Sweeet" I added a couple of extra spritzs in Basic Black to look like the Graffiti artist spray can. 

Birthday Wishes is from Happiest Birthday Wishes coloured in using my Stampin Write Marker and punched out with the Modern Label Punch.  I thought it would look a bit like a street sign. 

My step son is 22 at the end of March so I'm pleased I've got this ready well in advance! 

The Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Die (which includes numbers too) is £65.95.  Buy this before end of march and you will receive a Sale-a-bration set free.  

As I've used Dies I'm going to add this card to the LESS IS MORE challenge which has a theme week of Dies or Punches. 

Thanks as always for coming past I really enjoy your visit. x 


Supplies used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink - Soft Suede
Stamp - Happiest Birthday Wishes
Sizzlits - Timesless Type junior Alphabet
Punch - Modern label
Other - Spritzer Tool, Stampin Write Marker - Chocolate Chip, Basic Black

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x




Monday, 20 February 2012

Simply Soft Sympathy


As promised this is the card that inspired one of yesterdays cards. 

It's using the two step stamping set Simply Soft.  This is a beautiful set of stamps that you could colour or as I have done used the complimenting stamp in Marina Mist.   I mounted it onto Marina Mist card then wrapped some ribbon around it and tied a knotted bow.  I love this size of ribbon it's really easy to add it to your projects.  

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the sentiment from Petite Pairs.

This is the first sympathy card I've ever made.  Thankfully we don't have an occasion to use it but when I was making the card it just seemed to suit sympathy and I decided that it would be good to have one in the box.  


Card - Whisper White, Marina Mist
Ink - Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Stamps - Simply Soft, Petite Pairs
Other - 1/4" Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon 

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Simply Soft Twice


Two cards, one stamp set, one challenge.  

This is another entry for Freshly Made sketches and a reminder of the sketch - 


I actually had the idea to try out this sketch based on the card I'm going to show tomorrow. 

However before I got to there, River Rock textured card was calling to me so I diverted course and went in a completely different direction colour wise.

I stamped the images from Simply Soft in River Rock on Whisper White.  With the middle panel I coloured the flower heads with Cherry Cobbler.  I used my Blender Pen for the colouring.  

The sentiment is from Outlined Occasions and punched out using Word Window Punch and mounted onto Cherry Cobbler Modern Label

Still wanting to try out my original plan here's my other version - 



As it's monochromatic  I've taken out one of the layers and simplified the flower panel in the middle.  This time I lined up the complimenting petal stamp using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  A little piece of ribbon and the sentiment is the same as above.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my two versions.  We had our first real snowfall today and my daughter gleefully went out sledging.  It was really sunny so wasn't cold at all and I suspect it will all be gone by tomorrow. 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Textured River Rock, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink - River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Stamps - Simply Soft, Outlined Occasions
Punch - Word Window, Modern Label
Other - Stamp-a-ma-jig, Blender Pens, 1/4" Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x






Saturday, 18 February 2012

Flowers to Die for


At LESS IS MORE this week, the theme is Punches or Dies.  I've chosen dies for both my cards as sometimes they get neglected.  Not because I don't like them, it's just they are on a shelf that I sometimes forget to go look at.  Do you have a shelf like that?

For my first card I used Fun Flowers and sponged the bottom two layers with Melon Mambo and the top layers with Pretty in Pink then added a white flower button to the center.  The leaves are Wisteria Wonder and I used the Little Leaves Sizzlits Die to cut them out. 

The flower and leaves were arranged onto a Whisper White card base.  

As I've used the colours from the SIMPLY STAMPIN challenge blog, I'm entering this card there too. 

Thanks very much ladies for my top three for last weeks card. 


Then because I'd had a play with one flower die, I decided to make another card with the Flower, Daisies Die. 

For this one I cut my flower out twice in Whisper White and layered it up adding an Antique Brad to the center. 

I used River Rock in the textured card stock as I wanted to echo the colour of the brad and first stamped Congratulations from Curly Cute in Versamark then embossed in gold.  I attached my flower using mini Glue dots and mounted this onto Basic Black.  The card base is also textured card stock in Whisper White. 



My mother asked me to make a Golden Wedding Anniversay card and I'm hoping this will fit the bill.  

I'm also going to enter this card into Less is More. 

The more I see the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and papers, the more I love them.  I was delivering some goodies to my hostess today and everyone had picked such lovely sets.  If you are interested in received a free set then here's one way to earn them - 

Fun Flowers Bigz L Die £28.95 + Flower Daisies Bigz Die £16.95 = 1 free set

I enjoyed my play today and using these big flowers for a change.  Hope you are having fun too wherever you are and thanks for taking the time to have a peak at my little blog. x 

Supplies used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Whisper White, Basic Black, River Rock, Wisteria Wonder
Ink - Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Versamark
Stamps - Curly Cute
Bigz - Flower Daisies, Fun Flowers
Sizzlits - Little Leaves
Other - Antique Brad, Mini Glue Dots, Gold Embossing Powder

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x

Friday, 17 February 2012

Happiest Birthday Wishes goes Vintage


Well I've had 3 challenges buzzing round my head today and here's what I came up with.  

The card base is Early Espresso with a Peach Parfait mat.  I then added a Very Vanilla panel with the corners punched using the 1/2" Circle Punch and roughed up the edges with my paper snips I stamped the medallion stamp from Happiest Birthday Wishes in Early Espresso twice then again in Calypso Coral.  The centers were punched out using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and the 1" Circle Punch with the last circle popped up on a Dimensional. 

I attached some Victoria lace ribbon to some Linen Thread and then finished off the card with   Some Basic Pearls.  

Well I hope I've complied to the different challenges.  I'm sure the ladies will tell me if I haven't. 












CAS-ual Fridays - A party card with ribbon

The Friday Mashup - To follow a sketch or go Vintage/Shabby Chic or do both.  I've chosen Vintage. 



Woohoo it's the weekend.  I hope you have a lovely time planned.  Thanks for coming by. x 



Supplies Used
All Stampin Up! 

Card - Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla
Ink - Early Espresso, Calypso Coral
Stamp - Happiest Birthday Wishes
Punch - 1/2" circle, 1" circle, 1 1/4" circle
Other - Basic Pearls, Victoria Lace Ribbon, Linen Thread, Dimensional

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Is it an owl or is it a penguin?


I've changed my little owl from the Owl Builder Punch into a penguin for todays card.  This was easy to do, just take off the ears and feet.  Don't worry he doesn't feel a thing!! 

The party penguin has been lifted up and balances on top of one of his friends.  He looks a bit precarious and it's made his eyes go all funny!  

So why have I gone all penguin?  Well it's for THE FRIDAY MASHUP which this week is to use a penguin on your card or the spotlighting technique or do both.  I've just gone for the penguins. 

To make the penguins I've punched them out of Basic Black, Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie for the beak and feet.  I used Boho Blossoms to punch out a little flower then trimmed them for each foot. 

Party boys hat was cut out of Basic Black with some Celebrations Designer Paper (now retired) paper pieced on top. 

The background panel was stamped in Bashful Blue on Whisper White using a little snowflake from Pennant Parade.  Then mounted onto Real Red card.  The long panel is just Whisper White on Real Red with a Scallop Edge Border along the bottom.  The card base is Basic Black. 

I followed the sketch over at SIMPLY STAMPIN' to make this fun card.  Here's the sketch - 


Thanks for dropping in past and a big Hello to Marja I'm delighted you have decided to follow me and hope to see you back often. 

Edit:  Ooops missed the Friday Mashup deadline!  

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Ink - Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Stamps - Party This Way, Pennant Parade
Punch - Owl Builder, Scallop Edge Border, Boho Blossoms
Other - Designer Series Paper

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x







Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Fresh Vintage and Freshly Made Sketches



Hello fellow crafters.  
Hope you've had a good day today.  
I took some time out from my ironing mountain to make this card for Freshly Made Sketches.  Here's the sketch - 


I've used Fresh Vintage for main image coloured with Stampin' Write Markers - Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait.  It's mounted onto Poppy Parade card with flashes of Basic Black Punched with the Scallop Edged Punch.

The side panels are made up of Poppy Parade card and Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Papers.  The papers are already sponged round the edges so I carried on the sponging and also sponged the edges of the main panel.  The three panels are mounted onto Peach Parfait. 

My sentiment is from Outlined Occasions coloured in with a Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Marker.  Then mounted onto Basic Black snipped at both ends to make tails.  The card base is Crumb Cake.

Wow would you look at that I've managed to use 3 of the Sale-A-Bration sets!  Would you like one of these sets for free?  For every £45 spent you can choose a set for free, if you spend £150 then you could choose all the sets I've used today or another combination.  You would also be entitled to the Hostess Benefits of £25 to spend anywhere in the catalogues including the Hostess only section where the stamp sets are reduced. 

I'll leave you to ponder.  Enjoy the rest of your evening and thanks for coming by. x 


Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade
Ink - Basic Black, Soft Suede
Stamps - Fresh Vintage, Outlined Occasions
Punch - Scallop Edge 
Other - Stampin' Write Markers, Sponge Dauber

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x





Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Put out the flags it's your Birthday!



A simple bright card today using Party This Way.  I'm back looking at those pesky boy cards and I think I could get away with this one because of the colours.

I stamped my flags in Pacific Point onto Whisper White and paper pieced some retired Designer Paper into the middles.  Then matted onto Pacific Point and the card base is Real Red.  The sentiment is also from Party This Way.  The string is hand drawn using my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker

Maybe it's not quite teen but I think it would suit a slightly younger boy, what do you think? 

This weeks challenge is paper piecing over at CAS-ual Fridays so I'm going to enter this card there. 

Fancy building up your stampin' Up! stash?  I have a new Stampers 6 starting in April which is a great way to buy your goodies bit by bit and with a few freebies thrown in too.  If this interest you have a look at the Virtual Hostess page at the top of my blog.  I'd be happy to hear from you! 

Hope you are enjoying your mid term break.  Look forward to coming and visiting you to see all your lovely creations. x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink - Pacific Point
Stamps - Party This Way
Other - Designer Series Paper - Celebrations (now retired)

Monday, 13 February 2012

Baroque Border Framed


Hope you are having a good Monday.  It's mid term here and the kids have 3 days off.  Yipee! 

The card I have today is using the Baroque Border Wheel to make a frame.  Super easy once you know how!  I used post it's to mitre my corners before running my Baroque Border Wheel in Chocolate Chip along the edges.  I cut a rectangle to match the central space and corner rounded the edges.  I then stamped my sentiment in the center using Curly Cute.  I stamped the small flower from Baroque Motifs in Cherry Cobbler.  Then added a few of the smallest Basic Pearls before mounting the panel on Dimensionals.  The main panel is attached to a Cherry Cobbler base. 

I can see me having more fun with this technique and using different rollers.  I'm sure you could get some fun and interesting results. 

Thanks for your visit today.  x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps - Baroque Motifs, Curly Cute
Wheels - Baroque Border
Other - Basic Pearls

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Stripey heart with dotty Borderlines



Good Morning!  Second post of the day so please scroll down to see my previous post. 
This is the card that I made for LESS IS MORE but didn't get time to post yesterday.  

This week is a One Layer Challenge and we have to use stripes.  Luckily for me I have the Solid Stripes stamp, just had to think what to do with it.  For some reason candy cane came to mind which developed into a candy cane heart. 

I started with a Whisper White card base and stamped the dotty stamp from Borderlines firstly in Versamark then in Elegant Eggplant then clear embossed.  I punched out a heart using the Full Heart Punch.  I then punched another heart in a post it and lined it up inside the card to act as a mask.  Then stamped Solid Stripes in Rose Red.  I added a Basic Rhinestone Gem for a bit of sparkle.

The sentiment is from Petite Pairs which I inked with Concord Crush Stampin' Write Marker and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to change it to a straight line. 

This is to show you the card open. 


I'm enjoying playing around with apertures just now.  I think it's a great way to give a little extra to a one layer.  Also loving this new stamp set from the mini Borderlines can see it being used a lot! 

If you haven't checked out the mini catalogue why not have a look now.  You could earn yourself a free stamp set whilst Sale-A-Bration is on.  Who doesn't like a freebie?

Thanks for popping by today, can't wait to see all your lovely creations.  Take care. x 



Supplies Used
Stampin Up!

Card - Whisper White
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red, Versamark
Stamps - Borderlines, Solid Stripes, Petite Pairs
Punch - Full Heart
Tools - Stamp-a-ma-jig
Other - Basic Rhinestone, Clear Embossing Powder


If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x

Take a Sip Cafe Card and Tag


Hi there.

Have I said I like going out for a coffee?  Wouldn't this be the perfect card for a like minded friend?

I've used one of the new rollers to the main catalogue - Take a Sip and used Chocolate Chip.  Quite an appropriate colour I thought.  Underneath I've added one of the Borderlines stamps in Marina Mist to give the coffee cups a grounding.  I picked up the colour from my ink pad with my Blender Pen to colour in the patterns on the cups.  This was matted onto Chocolate Chip card stock and attached to the Marina Mist card base.  My coffee shop "awning" is a strip of Chocolate Chip and punched with the Scallop Edge Punch.  I added Marina Mist 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.  Love that you can get ribbon to match perfectly. 

The sentiment label is from Curly Cute.  The ends were punched with the Modern Label Punch by only inserting the ends into the punch. 

As you can see I made a little tag to go with it.  So cute.

Do you want a freebie?  Had a look at Sale-A-Bration yet? Here's how you could get your hands on one of the fabby free sets.

Take A Sip Wheel and Handle - £9.75 + Curly Cute £20.95 + Ribbon and ink pad - £9.45 + Very Vanilla Card Stock £7.50 = 1 Free Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

All this and a free stamp set, that's a lot of goodies! 

Hope you've had a great weekend and have enjoyed a cuppa or more. x 


Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist
Stamp - Take A Sip, Borderlines, Curly Cute
Punch - Scallop Edge, Modern Label
Other - 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x



Thursday, 9 February 2012

Fresh Vintage meets French Foliage


Been focusing on backgrounds today.  This one has been spritzed and splatted.  Great fun! 

I loosely followed the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches


The script from French Foliage makes up the solid panel from the sketch and is stamped in Crumb Cake.  I've run the double strips along the bottom in Cherry Cobbler.  The main focus is the flower image from Fresh Vintage and is stamped once in River Rock then again in Marina Mist.  The Marina Mist just had the flower heads cut out and popped up onto the River rock flower with Dimensionals.  I added some of the smallest Basic Pearls to the larger flower head.  The River Rock flower was then mounted onto Marina Mist card stock and in turn cut out.  

As I said I'd been having some fun with the background.  It was spritzed using my Spritzer Tool and Stampin' Write Markers.  The colours were River Rock, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  Then the splodges from French Foliage was used in Marina Mist. 

The main panel was attached to a Crumb Cake mat before mounting onto the card base of Marina Mist. 

Hope you have a good day today and keep cosy.  A big Hello to Linda thanks for choosing to follow me and hope to see you often.  x

Card - Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink - Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, River Rock
Stamp - French Foliage, Fresh Vintage
Markers - River Rock, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other - Spritzer Tool, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x





Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Sending a Kiss Perfect Postage


Good morning everyone!  

I've been playing with Perfect Postage again.  This time I stamped the hearts in Baja Breeze, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Not Quite Navy onto Very Vanilla.  I like the way the stamps line up, of course they are punched out using the Postage Stamp Punch.  The edges look fab.  

The stamps are layered on Elegant Eggplant with some Linen Thread wrapped around the end.  I made a tag with the I" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, punching out Very Vanilla and Not Quite Navy.  I used a brass eyelet from my stash and attached it with more Linen Thread.  The sentiment is from Petite Pairs and stamped in Not Quite Navy. 

The background is Very Vanilla embossed with Perfect Polka Dots mounted onto Not Quite Navy.  The card base is Elegant Eggplant. 

I'm going to enter this card into Simply Stampin' challenge which for this week is heartfelt. 

Thanks for coming in past, I really do value your visit. x 

Card - Elegant Eggplant, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink - Baja Breeze, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Not Quite Navy
Stamps - Perfect Postage, Petite Pairs
Punch - Postage Stamp, 1" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle 
Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots
Other - Linen Thread, Brass Eyelet from stash

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Magic Toadstool Wishes


Does your mind ever go blank when someone asks you your favourite book, song, film?  There are just too many to choose from.  When I saw this weeks challenge at  CAS-ual Fridays - 



CFC38: Clean And Simple Movie Inspiration!  From old classics to currently nominated, any genre (but let's keep our projects PG! *giggle*) Make sure to tell us which movie inspired your CAS creation. 


- my mind went blank.  Creativity had left the building!  However this morning I spied the toadstool stamp from a retired set called Queue Up and immediately The Spiderwick Chronicles came to mind.  I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier because as a family we had all recently sat cuddled up on the sofa watching it.  It's a fab fantasy adventure film.  

So the toadstools on my card are the magic circle of toadstools that surrounds their house to protect the chronicles from the evil ogre Mulgarath.  It's all good stuff honestly!
  
I stamped the toadstools in Island Indigo and use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig so I could create a continuos line.  (Don't want to break the spell!)  I coloured in the toadstools in Pool Party used a Blender Pen and ink pad.  I then applied Glossy Accents to the tops of the toadstools and along the grassy line, before sprinkling Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  Well it is a magical circle of toadstools after all! 

As I  just wanted to add Wishes as my sentiment I again used my Blender Pen to pick up Island Indigo from my ink pad and apply it directly onto one of the stamps from Happiest Birthday Wishes. 

Because I've choosen Aqua colours I'm also entering this into Less is More.  The colours really suited the magical fairy feel that I was looking for. 

Hope you are all having a lovely day and if anyone is lacking inspiration then do check out these two wonderful challenge blogs.  You are sure to find bucket loads there! x

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up

Card - Whisper White
Ink - Island Indigo, Pool Party
Stamp - Queue Up, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other - Blender Pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Glossy Accents

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x







Monday, 6 February 2012

French Foliage gets Spritzed


Today's card is a masculine attempt.  I was really trying to tackle those difficult pre teen/teenage boy cards.  Not sure I've hit the mark but it was fun to play with different toys! 

 I was aiming at a messy jotter page, ink splodges, bit grubby, edges of the pages all tattered.  At least that's what my son's jotters look like Lol!  Needless to say he didn't appreciate the comparison and when my Husband saw it he thought of a mint choc ice with bites taken out of it!  Go figure!  Perhaps he was hungry?? 

So here's how it was made - Island Indigo card base to start.  Background mat of Early Espresso.  Main panel is Whisper White and spritzed using the Spritzer Tool and Stampin' Write Markers - River Rock, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand.  The splodges are from French Foliage and stamped in Pool Party.  A strip of Early Espresso was paper pierced using the Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack which includes a very handy template to keep you in line.  The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes and stamped in Island Indigo.  It's punched out using the Extra Large Oval Punch with a mat of Early Espresso. 

Will keep trying out those pre teen cards.  Enjoy the rest of your evening. x

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink - Island Indigo
Stamps - Happiest Birthday Wishes, French Foliage
Punch - Extra Large Oval
Other - Spritzer Tool, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x



I'm going to pop this into Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Create a cupcake popcorn card



My son suddenly announced at 8pm the night before that he had been invited to a party the next day!  So no time to get a pressie but I'm sure the recipient was just as pleased with money.  However I had no pre teen boy cards.  So this is what I came up with.

Card base is Pacific Point and I stamped Borderlines, the dotty pattern along top and bottom.   For the front panel I matted Whisper White onto Old Olive. Stamped Happy Birthday from Delightful Dozen in Real Red at one side and made a feature topper for the other side.  The topper is Old Olive matted onto Pacific Point with a circle of Whisper White punched using the 1 3/4" punch.  My tub of popcorn (you knew it was popcorn, right??) is using Create a Cupcake for the bag punched out with the Cupcake Builder Punch.  And the overflowing popcorn was punched out using one of the Itty Bitty Shapes Punches in So Saffron sponged with Daffodil Delight.  I'd seen this on the internet and thought it was very clever but can't remember where.  Not sure if they used the same shape for the popcorn but I thought this looked quite close. 

Inside I just wrote "hope you have a "popping" good day!". 

Hope your weekend is going well.  We have a much brighter day today, still no snow.  Off out later so must get cracking.  Thanks for "popping" in past. x 


Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up

Card - Pacific Point, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink - Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Stamps - Create A Cupcake, Delightful Dozen, Borderlines
Punch - Cupcake Builder, 1 3/4" circle, Itty Bitty Shapes

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x




Saturday, 4 February 2012

Happy Birthday LIM!!


Can't believe it's been a year since I entered into my first challenge blog - LESS IS MORE.  This past year I've learned so many new techniques and improved on my card making mainly due to this challenge blog.  So I'm sending a big thank you to Mandi and Chrissie for their encouragement and comments.  And is it's their 1yr Birthday, my first card is a birthday card. 

This weeks challenge is to use the colour AQUA.  I've used Baja Breeze on both my cards today.  As it's been such crisp weather recently and we were expecting snow (didn't come though just some sleet) I used the Baja Breeze to create a crisp sky.  

Then thinking about my own big birthday which is not for a few years yet but is unfortunately on the horizon, I decided on some balloons floating away in the sky.  As these have numbers on them, the numbers are also floating away.  After all birthdays are only a number.  Must keep reminding myself of this as it creeps closer! 

My next card is for all the lovely friends I've made. 


One of my favourite past times is to meet up with friends and go for a coffee.  Doesn't do anything for my waist line but is great for the soul! 

I've seen such wonderful cards recently and wanted to try my hand at creating a window.  The row of coffee/tea cups are attached to the card base behind.  I stamped friends and clear embossed it.  I was also thinking of Mandi and Chrissie whilst making this as they do such a wonderful job commenting on all our entries I'm sure they need a cup of tea or perhaps something stronger! 

Thanks for popping in past and do have a look round the other entries, they are a very creative bunch. Take care and stay warm. x 


Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink - Baja Breeze
Stamps - Party This Way, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Just Believe
Wheel - Take a Sip
Other - Dimensionals

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x



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