Saturday, 31 August 2013

Lizzy's birthday

Today is my next door neighbour, Lizzy's 50th birthday 
and we have been invited to help her celebrate it this evening.
Here's the card I have made for her.

Colour combo is Real Red, Basic Black and White.
Hexagons stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Black EP.
Hexagon punch used to punch out shapes after stamping.
 Stamp set used is Six Sided Sampler
and sentiment is from Petite Pairs,
The 50 is die cut with Red Glimmer Paper.
I computer generated the name and "today"
Otherwise all products are Stampin'Up!

Friday, 30 August 2013

Summer Silhouettes - again

Here's a card that I made earlier in the week - not crafted today - just got back from golfing.
Barry and I have been on the Rabbits' Captain's Awayday today at Wath Golf Club.
We have both done well - I came second in the Ladies, Barry came 3rd in the Mens.
I won the Ladies' Best Back 9 prize, and as no lady got nearest the pin,
 cards were put in the hat and my name was drawn out, so I won the prize for that!!
Didn't we do well!!

Colour combo for this card is Basic Black, Daffodil Delight and White.
Flowers and leaves stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with White EP.
Stamp sets are Summer Silhouettes, Mosiac Madness and the sentiment is from Express yourself.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Another man's card.

Here's another card that I made yesterday when Chris came over to craft,

Colour Combo is Island Indigo, Basic Gray and White.
The stamp is the new World Map stamp which is now available to purchase.
I sponged a background using typical map colours (though they don't show up very much!)
then stamped the map on top with Black Stazon.
The car  from Rev Up the Fun, was stamped onto Whisper White card stock,
then matted onto Basic Gray card stock.
I punched a faux ribbon strip using the  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border  punch, 
then stamped the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, cut with the Word Window punch
and layered onto a punched Modern Label in Island Indigo.
Another card that I am quite pleased with - we were definitely on a roll yesterday!!

New Autumn Winter Catalogue launches today.....

... so grab a cuppa, put your feet up, relax and browse to your heart's content!!

Click  HERE  to view 

If there is anything you would like to order, or you would like a copy of this catalogue
please email or phone me and I'll be happy to help.
I will be pleased to do this.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Man's card

Chris (sis-in-law) has been over today for our weekly crafting get-together.
Tomorrow she is doing a class with a theme of Cards for men, so we made 3 cards,
and I started a fourth, which I have just finished.
Here's one of them - stay tuned for the rest over the coming week!

Colour combo is Island Indigo, Smokey Slate and White.
Don't know whether you can see that the backgound has been embossed with
the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions embossing folder.
Stamp set is Rev Up The Fun
Sentiment is from Express Yourself (Hostess set)
Window Frames Collection Framelits
DSP is from Neutrals Paper Stack
White Bakers Twine - dyed  with Island Indigo re-inker.
(You should see the colour of Christine's fingers!!)
Word of warning - when dying Bakers Twine with Re-inkers - wear rubber gloves!!
Really pleased with this one!!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Another Christmas card using non-Christmas stamps

This is what I made yesterday

Colour combo is Real Red, Old Olive and White.
Stamp set is Daydream Medallions - stamped and then cut using
the matching  Floral Frames Framelits.
A knot-less bow made from Real Red 1/4"" Grosgrain ribbon tied with white Bakers Twine.
Sentiment from Greetings of the Season. 

Monday, 26 August 2013

Butterfly scraps card.

I have been doing my rounds of blogs today and noticed a butterfly challenge.
As my mojo came home from it's walkabout this morning,
 I went into my craft room and looked at the mess on the desk.
There were scraps of card  left over from the last couple of cards I had made -
this set the creative juices going and I came up with this

The colour combo is Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black and White
The butterflies were made from scraps with the Beautiful Wings embosslit, 
I punched a scrap of left over wheel stamped Gingham with the Modern Label Punch, 
The sentiment is from the Postage Collection stamp set
and cut with the Word Window punch.
Basic Rhinestone embellishments on the butterflies.
Voila - a card made entirely from scraps from my desk!

I would like to enter this in
Mu Craft Creations Butterflies challenge 26/8 - 7/9

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Black and yellow card

Here's one of the cards I made yesterday when my mojo was working.
It's gone walkabout today!

Colour combo is Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and White.
Yellow card embossed with  Textured Impressions Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, 
Modern Medley DSP.
Spiral roses handcut with Daffodil delight card stock.
Leaves punched out with Bird Builder punch.
Large scallop edgelit used to cut scalloped border under Black ribbon (from stash)
The photo was taken in artificial light yesterday evening so its not as good as it might be.
(Never professed to be a photographer!!)

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Happy Birthday Sue

Today is my friend Sue's birthday.  You may remember her Dad passed away recently,
so I wanted to make her a really cheerful card, but elegant at the same time.
I saw a card on Pinterest that inspired me to make this one.
Clean and simple but Classy I thought!!

Colour Combo is tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate and White.
Stamp sets used - Flower Shop and Simply Sketched
The gingham ribbon is actually stamped using the Gingham Wheel.
Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing folder. 
And of course one of the gorgeous embellishments from the upcoming Autumn Winter Catalogue!!
All products are Stampin' Up!
Happy Birthday Sue - have a great day!!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Carol's Santa

Barry and I have been golfing today at Selby (Senior's Capatain's Away Day)
Had a lovely day, but we are both now shattered!!  Barry is snoozing in the armchair
whilst I am watching the soaps. Haven't done any crafting, so I will show you the card that
Carol (from my Thursday class) made last night.
Think that she had seen something similar on Pinterest.

I think it's brilliant don't you?

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Happy birthday Allie!

Today is the birthday of one of my Stampin' Up! sisters - Allie.
This is the card that I have sent her.

Colour Combo is Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding.
Stamp sets are Betsy's Blossoms, sentiment from Simply sketched.
Happy Birthday Allie - have a great day!!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

And some more Mosaic Madness

Here's yet another Mosaic Madness card - I do love this stamp set
with the matching embossing folder and punch!

Colour combo is Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Betsy's Blossoms Twinchies card

A while ago I made lots of Twinchies, (but I seem to have gotten out of the habit of late!) must start doing them again - I really enjoyed it.  I decided to do something with them, so today,
I made this card for my friend's birthday.


The colour combo is Very Vanilla and Early Espresso,
and the stamp set used to make the Twinchie was Betsy's Blossoms. 
The sentiment was from Teeny Tiny Wishes -g
 but can you see I was a little heavy handed and the first "friend" is blurred.
So I used the matching wheel- Betsy's Blooms to stamp a border
in Versamark, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Et voila!  A complete disguise don't you think?

I am really pleased with this - now where did I put the rest of my Twinchies?

Monday, 19 August 2013

Variation on a theme

Same card as yesterday, but different colours used here.
The LHS panel colour is Bermuda Bay
and the snowflake is heat embossed in Silver embossing powder on brushed Silver cardstock,
 die cut with the Framelit die that matches the stamp set. 
You can see the detail of the stamp on this picture
whereas yesterdays photo was not too clear.

Keep revisiting as I will be posting more sneaky peeks.!!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

That Beautiful Embellishment - again

I really love thisnew embellishment and I will soon have used them all and then
 I will have to order some more - Oh dear!!
The thin strip of paper is a new DSP, as is the snowflake and matching die,
all of these will be available from the 29th August.
The colour combo is Brushed Silver, White and Bermuda Bay.
Snowflake inked with Versamark and heat embossed with Irridescent Ice embossing powder.
The sentiment is from Greetings of the Season.


Saturday, 17 August 2013

And some more Sneaky Peeks

At training earlier this month we made Christmas projects with items from the Autumn/Winter catalogue which launches on the 29th of August.  I promised to bring you more sneak peeks,
so here are a couple of new cards using another new stamp set.

Basic Card

Stepped up version

Friday, 16 August 2013

A sympathy card for Sue.

I found out yesterday that my good friend and ex work colleague (who comes to my craft classes)
Sue, lost her Dad at the weekend.  I didn't know that he was ill, so can only assume it was sudden.
I set about making a sympathy card for her, and whilst I was making it, I thought that I really ought to make
another one, so that I am prepared, and not at a loss as to what to make.

Here are the two cards that I made - both very CAS, but made with love.

So now I am at least prepared for one eventuality.
Both cards were made in Black and white only,
using the Flower Shop and Hopeful Thoughts stamp sets.
As I said - very CAS cards.
Thinking of you Sue - in my thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Another sneak peek

Here's a card made using a new stamp set and a gorgeous embellishment 
that will be available from 29th August onwards.

You may realize that this is an updated version of a Christmas card that I did some time ago
(November 2011 to be precise)- you can view the old version here
Keep visiting as I will have more new goodies for you to peek at!!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Barry's birthday card - take 2

Remember I showed you the card that I had made (well in advance) for Barry's birthday?
Well yesterday was his birthday and I got up bright and early to write on his card.-
only to find that I couldn't find it anywhere!!
I had to set about and make him another one - here is the second one
(wonder where the original one is lurking?)

Nothing elaborate - I didn't have the time.
Colour combo Black, white and red and silver glimmer paper.
Curly Cute Sentiment. punched hearts and die cut letters and numbers.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Mosaic Madness Merry Christmas

Today I have had another go at a Christmas card using a non Christmas stamp.

Colour combo vary vanilla, Real Red and Always Artichoke.
Stamp set - Mosaic madness, matching Embossing folder and punch
Sentiment from Petite Pairs, bling from stash,
otherwise all products are Stampin'Up!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Happy Birthday Lucas

Yesterday was my Grandson Lucas' 10th birthday,
here's the card that I made for him.

Very much like Barry's card in design, used Night of Navy ink and DSP from the Brights stack.
The word "today" was computer produced as (I couldn't believe it!) I don't have a today stamp!
The die cut letters were then suck on to the punched hexagons.
The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned.
I am sure it would get no more than a passing glance from the now 10 year old,
 but Lexie thought it was great!!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Lexie's card and present for Lucas' Birthday.

Today Lexie has spent the day with me and we have had a great time.
We have been crafting together, we have been swimming with my sister Maggie and her grand-daughter Eva, we have had lunch at McDonalds, in fact we were having such a good time that I forgot to take her for her dancing lesson! Oh dear!  Another CRAFT moment.......
Can't Remember A Flipping Thing!! Senility rules OK!.

here are the card and the present Lexie has made for Lucas.

I taught Lexie how to use the paper trimmer today - can't believe how accurate her measurements were!!
She also stamped the sentiment so straight it puts my stamping to shame!!
She used a peel off for the 10 and used the Big shot to cut the letters (I had to help turning the handle as it was hard work!)
The stars were punched.
Here's the door hanger she has made for Lucas.
She painted the gray-board this morning and left it to dry for a few hours.
She designed this all by herself and even cut the Big Shot letters herself this afternoon
 - even though it was a bit of a struggle!!
She found some matching orange ribbon and stuck that across the hanger, then added all the letters and stars.
I can't believe how great this has turned out - although she is my grand-daughter so I expect it's in the genes!!

Well done Lexie -fabulous work!!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Double Embossing

Today I have spent a few hours with my friend and down-line , Anne, planning and
 making samples for a workshop we are doing with her WI group next week.
Here is one of the cards we will be making

The watercolour card is dry embossed using the TI Flower Garden Embossing Folder,
 then the embossed image is inked with versamark using a brayer, 
sprinkled with clear embossing powder, and heat embossed.

We used aqua painters and re-inkers to colour the flowers in.
This one is done in Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Bashful Blue
The sentiment is from Oh Hello!!
I have really enjoyed doing this new technique and plan on doing more.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of a card made using one of the stamp sets in the 
Autumn Winter Catalogue (due to launch 29th August) - also some Designer Series paper.

Soft Sky card stock used, snowflake and sentiment stamped in Versamark 
and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

Pop back tomorrow and I'll show you some more!!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Another Fancy Fold Layered Window Frame.

A couple of weeks ago I did a monochrome Fancy Fold Layered Window Frame.
Today I have made a Christmas version of this.

The base card is Naturals Ivory - (a good weight for a base card),
Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke
Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and 5/8" Crochet Trim used for knot-less bow.
I haven't put a sentiment in it yet, but hope to do so sometime before Christmas!!

Monday, 5 August 2013

Lexie's projects

Lexie and Lucas have spent the day with us today whilst Simon and Kerry 
attended Kerry's auntie's funeral.
Barry took Lucas out with him and two friends for a round of golf,
whilst Lexie stayed home with two of my friends and myself and crafted.
Here are the fruits of her labours, as you can see she has been very busy!

Stamped Christmas card


Calendar/Post-it Wallet closed

Calendar/Post-it wallet open

Stamped image on watercolour paper, coloured with watercolours

Stamped image on watercolour paper, coloured with watercolours
Didn't she do well!!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Hello Hello

Got back late this afternoon from a weekend's golfing at The Belfry.
Beautiful weather yesterday and after a clear start this morning, we spent a good half 
of the round in the rain!!  Still we had a good time!

(I have taken another photo of this card in natural daylight and it's much better)

The paper is from the Brights DSP stack, and the flowers are stamped onto the newsprint sheet from Modern Medley DSP with the Flower Shop stamp set.
Flower colours stamped with Bermuda Bay, Daffodil delight, Tangerine Tango, 
Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry inks.
I used one the single stamps "Hello Hello" and the "My Friend" is from the My Friend stamp set.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

And another Happy Day

Here's Chris's card that she made on Wednesday - same layout, different colours.

Colour Combo - Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride and Coastal Cabana
Happy Day stamp set, Fancy Fan embossing Folder.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Another Happy Day

Happy Day is a stamp set that I received for free for recruiting a new Demonstrator 
during Sale-a-bration and I an really pleased with it.
Christine and I both made a card using this stamp set on Wednesday.
Here's my version

Colour Combo is Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.
I used one of the Textured Impressions Delicate Designs embossing folders, 
on Crumb Cake card stock, cut with the Large Scallop Edgelit.
Linen thread, a button and 2 Basic Rhinestones are the only embellishments.
I'll how you Chris's version tomorrow!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

July Thank you cards

This month I asked permission to case some thank you cards that I saw on a Stampin Up! group,
they were originally designed by Caroline Hallett.
Here are the ones that I made for my July customers.

various colours

close up detail

The circles are punched out of the new Brights DSP stack
The centre flower is punched with the Itty Bitty Flower punch
The "tails" are stamped using the Oh Hello stamp set
the Thank You sentiment is from Postage Collection stamp set.
All products are Stampin' Up!
Thanks for the inspiration Caroline- appreciated!!