Sunday, 31 July 2011

Eileen's Challenge

On Tuesday Eileen brought along another challenge for me - and I took up the challenge then presented my Thursday class with the same challenge.
Here is Eileen's version - she loves the In Colours - so has used Peach Parfait with a touch of Pear Pizzazz.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Pretty in Pink and Soft Suede

Today I have been browsing Stampin Connections in search of inspiration and I came across a beautiful card by Cara Buckham that I simply had to case. I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and inked it with Pretty in Pink. The flowers are stamped from the Fast and Fabulous stampset in Pretty in Pink. The leaves were made from Soft Suede cardstock using the Little Leaves Sizzlet die. Embellished as usual with Basic Rhinestones and Whisper White Satin ribbon.

Friday, 29 July 2011

For You Yuki

This is the card that I made as a thank you for one of my Gilroyd Craft class ladies - Yuki. Just a little thank you for helping me out!
This card uses the Square Lattice and Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Cute by the Inch stampset, Beautiful Wings Embosslit and Whisper White and Marina Mist Cardstock. Embellished as usual with Basic Rhinestones.
Can you see the little antennae that I made from a sliver of white card??

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Christmas Packaging 3

Here is the last of the projects that I demonstrated at the Quarterly Training, the little Toiletries Gift Box/Bag.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Lisa's birthday

Today is yet another one of Julie's Jems birthdays - Lisa. Here is another version of the little birthday cards - like the one I sent to Sarah for Sunday, using the Decorative Label Punch to make a stencil shape and then stamping in the foliage using the "Pocket Silhouettes" stampset - the butterfly is from the "So Happy For You" set and the tiny flower is from the "Tiny Tags" set.
Have a lovely day Lisa.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Monochrome Embossing Folders

I'm back in a monochrome mood, and last night I played with my Embossing folders and came up with this little gem.
One of these embossing folders is not SU - can you spot which one??

Monday, 25 July 2011

Christmas Packaging 2

Here is the second project that I demonstrated at the Quarterly Training day, a beautiful gift bag made using the instructions from the lovely Angela's blog here
Once again I have used the fabulous Jolly Holiday DSP and the Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, with a Father Christmas Owl just to finish it all off.
Mmmmmmm - I like it!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Happy Birthday Sarah

Today is another of Julie's Jems birthdays - today we are wishing SARAH a happy birthday, and the card I have sent her is this little beauty that I have cased from
Vicky's blog here (with her permission I might add!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Christmas Packaging

Here is the little Scallop Envelope Bigz Die used to make this little gift box/bag that was one of the projects that I demonstrated at last weeks Quarterly Training Event that my SU mummy Jules organised.
The theme was, of course Christmas, and I demonstrated 3 different projects.
The DSP used here is Jolly Holiday and the Cardstock used is Crumbcake and Cherry cobbler. Embellished with a brad and my favourite Champagne glass glitter. Voila!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Girly Owl birthday card

Hopeful that this will work now!
Here is the Owl girly birthday card.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Testing Testing

I appear to have a problem with publishing comments on my blog and am trying to faultfind
Could you help me by trying to post a comment on here for me. I am not sure whether its my laptop or the browser, so I am trying the notebook here to see if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance.

This is the card that we cased for the boys version of Fox and friends.

I'm Dreaming of an Owl Christmas!

This is the card that the Wednesday Class did yesterday, featuring the super Father Christmas Owl. Lots of fiddly little detail, but well worth it!!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Fox and Friends - another angle

Blogger is being really annoying today and I am tearing my hair out. I have had to do a second posting, cos it wouldn't let me edit my post to show this second picture!!!! Grrrrr!!!

Fox and friends

Today being Wednesday, Chris (S-i-l) and I have spent the day together crafting. Chris wanted to do a couple of Fox and friends cards that she had seen on Monica's Blog

This is the girly one that we made. Colours are Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, with a little Pear Pizzaz.Nursery Suite DSP and Pretty in Pink 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon. Tiny flower from the Itty Bitty Punch set.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Mandy's Birthday Card

On Friday, quite a few of the ladies from the Golf Club went to Crowle Golf Club and had a lovely day together. One of my golfing partners won, and I came 3rd - which surprised me as I have not been playing very well of late. On the day we celebrated Mandy's birthday, and here is the card that I made for her. The colour combo is Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla. The Fun Flowers Bigz die was used and the flowers were embossed using the Square Lattice embossing folder. DSP from the Brights stack was used for the background.
Yummy - good enough to eat!!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Terri's Birthday card

Saturday was one of my fellow Jems' - Terri's - birthday and I was really short of time, so I had to rummage in my birthday card box to find a suitable card to send her - this is the one that I chose to send her - using the great Crazy for Cupcakes stampset.
Hope you had a lovely day Terri!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Christmas Buckle card

Yes it's the dreaded C word, but I really have got to start now and get these cards made rather than the usual Christmas mahem in December!!
I have used Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and the Jolly Holiday DSP for this card. The Poinsettia is made using the 5 Petal Punch and embellished with Champagne Glitter Glass, the sentiment is from Contempo Christmas and the ribbon is Old Olive seam Binding.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Springtime Vintage Handbag

On Wednesday (as usual) Chris (sis-in-law) and I spent the day together crafting, and she showed me a little bag design that she had put together. Have a look at her version here

And here is my version. I have used Marina Mist Cardstock with the Springtime Vintage DSP and Baja Breeze Seam binding ribbon for the handle.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Catherine's Funky Four

Today is Catherine's birthday (one of my fellow Julie's Jems)so I have made this card to send to her. I am afraid that I totally lacked inspiration and did a straight CASE of a card that Jo Dumbleton did as a swap at convention last year, having said that I really do love this card - it has a bit of "Fantasia" about it.
Hope you have a lovely day Catherine - Happy Birthday!!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Sympathy Card

I have had a hectic two days - golfing at the Forest Of Galtres Park (Wiggington - York) on Monday, then two craft classes morning and afternoon, and Golf in the evening yesterday! This golfing does get a bit tiring! Still I won't be playing again until Friday now, when we are playing at Crowle (Lincolnshire).
When I eventually got home last night I had a phone call from my sister Maggie to let me know that her M-I-L had passed away, so I have made this sympathy card for her and Gerald to let them know that our thoughts are with them at this sad time.

Its the one that uses the Hopeful Thoughts stampset and I have used the colour combo of Basic Black, Basic grey and Very Vanilla with Basic pearls in the centre of the flowers.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Simon's Birthday

Hi folks - sorry there was no posting yesterday, but Blogger would not play nice yesterday and consequently I was unable to update you.
So today I will show you the card that was meant to be posted yesterday. It was my son Simon's birthday yesterday and this is what I made for him. Quite plain, but as the Bashful Blue DSP (now retired) was patterned so I didn't think it needed anything more fussy. Colour Combo - White, Bashful Blue and Night of Navy.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Get Well Soon Patrick

Yesterday, our good friend Patrick was admitted to hospital, so I needed a card idea quickly - luckily my SU mummy Julie had posted a set of Owl cards which included a Get Well Card, so I cased it. Thanks mummy - you're a star.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Fine Flourish Flower v2

Here's another of my Stampers 10 thankyou cards.

Sorry for the late posting, but I have been on my monthly walk with friend Ashley today. We walked a total of 10 miles today and had lunch halfway. The weather was very kind and we barely got wet - only having a few raindrops in the time that we were outdoors.
We both really enjoyed the walk and felt real good at the achievement!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Jane's birthday

Today is my sis-in-law Jane's birthday and here is the card that I have made for her.
Greenhouse Garden makes another star appearance. Colour Combo is So Saffron and Chocolate Chip.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Fine Flourish Flowers

Here's one of the Thank you cards that I have made for my Stampers 10 ladies in June. I tried to come up with a thank you card that looked fab but didn't take hours to make and I think that this fits the bill. The flowers are made using the "Kiss" technique with the Fine Flourish stamp and the Flower accent. Colour Combo is Crumbcake and Very Vanilla cardstock with Soft Suede ink.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Mummy's birthday

Today it's my SU mummy - Julie's birthday.
The card that I have made seems quite appropriate as Julie gave me this Fast and fabulous Stampset for my last promotion, and I have used it an awful lot. I love it!
Thanks Mummy!
I have used Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White as the colour combo, the Monogram is from Broadsheet Alphabet, embellished with Basic Rhinestones.

Have a great day Mummy - luvya!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Christine's birthday

Today is sis-in-law Chris's birthday and here's the card I made for her using the Strength and Hope stampset.
The colour combo that I have used here is Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink and Marina Mist.

And here's the arty farty angle

Happy Birthday Chris - have a great day!!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Jan's Birthday

Today it's our good friend Jan's birthday. I decided to case a card that Angela made me for my last birthday, so I can't take any credit for it. The Wednesday ladies saw this amongst my sample collection and asked if they could make it, so I thought I would kill 2 birds with one stone (so to speak)
I used Elegant Eggplant and Perfect plum as the colour combo for this card and the stampset used was Greenhouse Garden. I used the Silver glitter glass for the centres of the flowers - I seem to be using this more and more these days. The sentiment is from good old Oval All.