Thursday, 30 May 2013

Just for you too!!

Here's another card that I have made for an upcoming birthday - I won't say whose
 - cos it might be you!

Colour combo Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette on Very Vanilla.
Background stamped with Flowering Flourishes stamp sets.
Floral Frames Framelit dies used to cut flower, then embossed in Fancy Fan
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Flowers cut using Boho Blossoms punch with brad in centre.
Retired lace ribbon used with a pearl brad from stash
to make a knot less bow.
Butterflies stamped using Papillon Potpourri stamp set, then coloured, then covered in 
Crystal Effects and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
Sentiment from Just Believe.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Beryl's Birthday

Today is my friend Beryl's birthday and here's the card that I have made for her.

Co0lour combo is mainly Basic Gray, Pool Party and White, with a splash of Raspberry Ripple.
Stamp set used is Postage Due and sentiment from Just Believe
Hexagon embossing folder used and then hexagons cut out by hand.
Doily and roses from Artisan Embellishments kit.
Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon tied with Bakers Twine for knot less bow.
Happy Birthday Beryl!!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Just For You

I have a few birthdays coming up over the next few days so thought that
I had better get a few cards made in advance.
Here's the first (inspired by Shelley - here)

Colour combo is Raspberry Ripple, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.
Stamp sets - Just Believe and Papillon Potpourri
Punches used - Modern Label and Bitty Butterfly
Basic Pearl embellishments.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Patio Party

Been busy today, washing, gardening, Sunday dinner and just a little bit of crafting.
Here's a card that has very little stamping on it.

Cherry Cobbler Core-dinations card stock embossed in the Hexagon folder,
 then a piece of white and a piece of Patio Party DSP run through the folder.
Several hexagons were cut out of these and stuck onto the large Cherry Cobbler base.
The Beautiful Wings embosslit was then used to cut small butterflies
in White, Baja Breeze and Summer Starfruit card stock.
The Itty Bitty Flower punch was used with Raspberry Ripple card stock.
Basic Rhinestone embellishments on Butterflies and Flowers.
Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny wishes

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Warmest Wishes

Here's the second of the cards that I made at Chris's yesterday.

Colour combo is Sahara Sand, Regal Rose, and Old Olive
The backgound is stamped with my good old favourite, Creative Elements, 
Leaves punched with Bird Builder punch
and sentiment from Blooming with kindness.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Crafting with Chris

Been to Christine's today and we have made 4 cards - all of them pretty quick to make.
Here's the first one - very CAS.

Colour Combo is Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede on White.
Stamp set is Perfect Punches and used the Joy at Christmas stamp,
Cut a 1.3/8" circle in matching card stock  and raised on dimensionals
covering the whole of the sentiment in the centre.
Then placed the butterflies (cut using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits on top of the card circles.
Sentiment from Petite Pairs.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Telford Make and take

Here's the little notebook that we made a cover for when we went to the 
Telford event two weeks ago - really enjoyed making this.

The stamp set is "Clockworks"
Colour combo is Basic Gray, Pool Party and Calypso Coral, 
with touches of Gumball Green and More Mustard..
Embellished with Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and Bakers Twine.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Back home!

Well today Barry and I flew back  from Alicante where we have been staying with 
our friend Michelle and her partner Andy for the past 10 days.
We have been looked after so well during this time and have been really made welcome, 
so I would just like to say thank you to them both.
Michelle and I spent some time crafting together and I have shared some
of these cards with you already (I had scheduled most of the posts in my absence).
Here's another one of the cards we made together.

Once again I have used "By the tide" stamp set
it really is addictive!!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Chris's birthday

Today it is my brother Chris's birthday.
Here is the card that I have made for him.

This is one of the male cards that we made at quarterly training in April.
The stamp set used is Dapper Dad
Colour combo is Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
The Brother sentiment is from For My Family.
Natural Trim ribbon and Bakers twine.
The watch face was built up using one of the Basics Designer Buttons.
This really made the watch face look realistic!

Close up of watch face

Happy Birthday Bruv!!

Monday, 20 May 2013

Fashionable Hearts

Michelle and I recently bought the Fashionable Hearts embosslits, 
so last night we had a play with these - here's what I made.

A bright cheerful coloured card!
I chopped the small hearts in half to make flower petals, 
then two tiny hearts on top of each other for the flower centre.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

By the tide

here's a card that I made at Michelle's the other night - I used her "By the tide" stamp set-
this is a set that I don't own - it might have to go on the never-ending wish list!

Michelle had some die cut shells already cut, so I added a couple of these
just to finish the card off - think they are really sweet.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Secret Garden

Here's a card that I had forgotten about - it was one of a couple that we made at one of the Monthly training sessions at Julie's.

Colour Combo is melon Mambo, Gumball Green and Whisper White.
Stamp set and Matching Framelets - secret Garden
3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon

Friday, 17 May 2013

Dapper dad Birthday

You may recall that last month's training theme was "Male"  and in the morning,
we made a set of three cards using the stamp set Dapper Dad.
Here's the first one we made.

My card was different to everyone else's as I stuck my shoe on before I had
put the Bakers Twine on to the card - and it should have gone on vertically.
So mine ended up with the sentiment at the bottom of the card.
If you look HERE you will see the card that Julie had made and how mine would have
 looked had I followed the instructions properly!!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Julie W's birthday

As I mentioned yesterday, it was also Julie W's birthday and here is the card that I made for her.

Card stock and ink River Rock.
Stamp set Flowering Flourishes - what else?
10.2 cm dia Paper Doily.
Papers -Tea for Two DSP
Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Basic Rhinestones. 

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Lynda's birthday

As well as it being Ethan's birthday today, it is also the birthdays of two of my
Stampin Up sisters' birthdays - Lynda and Julie.
I will show you Lynda's card today and Julie's tomorrow.

Colour combo, Primrose Petals, Raspberrry Ripple and White.
Stamp set of the moment - Flowering Flourishes.
Aperture cut with 2.1/2" circle
The layered flower in the circle aperture is stamped with the Quint-Essential Flower stamp.
Sentiment from Curly Cute
Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon bow
Basic Rhinestone embellishments
Inspiration from Pinterest!
Happy Birthfday Lynda!!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Ethan's Birthday

Tomorrow is my Great-Nephew Ethan's birthday and he will be 9
Here's the card that I have made for him.

Colour combo Midnight Muse and Bashful Blue
Parkers Patterns DSP paper.
sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes

Monday, 13 May 2013

Telford Swaps version 3

And here is the last batch of swaps that I made.

Once again the colour combo is Midnight Muse and Daffodil Delight
cut with the Floral Frames Framelits.
I have used the Elegant Butterfly punch to cut two butterflies and then embossed
the second one with the Textured Impressions Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Telford Swaps version 2

Here is the second batch of swaps that I have made
First I stamped with Versamark on Brushed Gold card stock, 
using the Secret Garden Stamp set,
then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.

I then took it a stage further and bleached out the colour from parts of the petals

Et voila - I love this!!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Telford Swaps version 1

Today I am in Telford at a UK Stampin' Up! event.
As usual, we will be taking part in a "Swap" and I have made about 150 in total.
I think I have mentioned before but I have a very low boredom threshold,
so instead of doing 150 swaps all the same I have made 3 lots of 50.
Here is the first batch.

Colour combo is Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight and Brushed Gold.
I used the Floral Frames Framelits to cut out the 3 largest  flower shapes,
then scrumpled 5 x 7/8" scalloped Circles and fastened together with a brad to make
the central flower.  Finished off with a gold leaf punched using the Bird Builder punch.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Sending Many Thanks/Best Wishes

Today I have used one of the other two stamps in the Flowering Flourishes stampset-
just for a change!!

I am really pleased with the colours on this card.
Crumb Cake card stock and Soft Suede Ink
Flowering Flourishes stamp set
Paper Doily
Papers from Comfort Cafe and tea for Two DSP 
Basic Rhinestones to embellish the butterfly.
Sentiments from Petite Pairs

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Chalkboard card

Here's a card that I have been meaning to make for a few months now.  
I received the original one of these from one of my Stampin Up sisters 
as a swap earlier in the year - it must have been Sale-a-bration time, as the original used
a sentiment from a S-A-B stampset.
Here is my take on this chalkboard card

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Betsy's Blossoms and bleach

Chris (sis-in-law) is back from holiday now , so it was good to spend a day crafting again.
Really missed her last week!  Never mind - it will soon be my turn to go on holiday.
Enough waffle.  We did some serious crafting, I did a scrapbook page - which is something of an achievement for me, because it's not something that I have a penchant for.
I am really pleased with the result, but cannot post it on here yet - you will have to wait a while for that pleasure.  Chris gave me a hand with the finishing touches to a few swaps for Saturday and then made two cards that she needed to make.  Then we played....... with bleach!!
We were very careful and diluted it to be on the safe side, and we tried colouring in
 with bleach on various colours of card. We enjoyed this pastime (we like to play)
then after she had gone home, I played a little more and here is the result.

I used the Betsy's Blossoms stamp set and randomly stamped using bleach, Soft Suede,
Early Espresso and Crumb Cake onto Crumb Cake card stock.
I added a piece of retired SU ribbon, with a  matching ribbon slider from my stash (non SU)
then stamped the two tags using the Tint Tags stamp set and punched them
out using the matching punch and attached with Linen Thread.
I am quite pleased with the effect!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Pat's Birthday

It's our friend Pat's birthday on Thursday, so for once I made this card
 in plenty of time and will post it tomorrow!  

Card stock is Midnight Muse and the papers are Comfort Cafe DSP
Sentiments from Teeny Tiny Wishes and Petite Pairs.
Punches used are Modern Label, Word Window, Large Oval and Scallop Oval.
As the paper is quite busy, simply put a couple  of Basic Rhinestones
on both sentiments.
I can safely post this card today as Pat is neither a crafter, nor a blogger!

Monday, 6 May 2013

Name Badge

Today I had a play at  making my name badge in readiness for Saturday's
Stampin' Up! Event at Telford.
We were given minimum dimensions of 7.4 cm x 10.5 cm for this and the only restriction is 
that all products must be Stampin Up.
Here's what I have come up with.

Once again I have heat embossed in Silver on Brushed Gold cardstock
the stamp set used was Secret Garden and I have stamped two flowers
directly on to the card, whilst the third flower and leaves have been stamped on 
separate cardstock and then cut out with the matching Framelits and stuck on top.
Instead of inking parts of the flowers I applied Dazzling Diamonds Glitter instead.
Think that this will fit the bill!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Silver Embossing on Brushed gold

I needed a break from making swaps for next weekend in Telford (A stamping up event where there will be approx 400 demonstrators attending - I am hoping to make 150 swaps tops!)
I decided that I would have a play at heat embossing in silver on brushed gold cardstock, then colouring in.  Here is the result!

This was really just a practice piece to see what the effects of the different colours would be,
but I was pleased with the results, so decided to make it into a card.
Stamp sets used are Secret Garden and Curly Cute.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Linda's birthday

Today is my Cousin Linda's birthday and it's a special one, 
but she doesn't want it mentioned what the numbers are!!

Th ecolour combo for this card is Sarara Sand, Primrose Petals and Whisper White.
I have used the stampset of the mement - Flowering Flourishes, sentiment from Curly Cute,
Leaf Sizzlit and Elegant Butterfly punch to cut out stamped image from
Papillon Potpourri.  Three little basic pearls finish it off.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Silver 2 Congratulations

Received our monthly Julies' Jems Newsletter and was delighted to read that my SU sister,
Nicky, has just promoted to Silver 2, so set about and made her this congratulations card.

This is my stampset of the moment - I do tend to use the same stamp set for a few cards, 
then move on to another.  This is Flowering Flourishes, and I have been using
Sis- in- law's (Chris) up til now, but I took delivery of my own set on Tuesday,
and I think I have used it every day since.
The colour combo is Basic Black and Pretty in Pink, the Textured Impressions
embossing folder is Delicate Designs and the sentiment is from Little Additions.
So - congratulations once again Nicky - onwards and upwards!!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Elements of Style

This is the card that Chris (sis-in-law) made for our All Day Training Event swap last month.

Colour Combo, Soft Suede, Crumb cake and Very Vanilla
Stamp sets used are Elements of Style and Summer Silhouettes
Natural Trim ribbon gives it a masculine feel
(you may recall that the theme for the day was male!!)
I think that this card is fabulous - don't you?

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Happy Birthday Sharon

Today is my Stampin' Up! sister Sharon's Birthday and here is the card that I sent to her,

It's done in the same way as the card that I posted yesterday, just different colours and sentiments.
Inks - Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Early Espresso.
Curly Cute stamp set used for the "Happy Birthday"
and "My Friend" stamp set used for "my friend"
Happy Birthday Sharon - have a great day!!