Thursday, 28 January 2010

Close as a Memory

Hi there, hope your having a creative Thursday! This is a card I made last night using a stamp from the  'Close as a Memory' set, the sentiments from this set are for sympathy cards but the flowers can be used for anything, just add another sentiment and it can be used for birthdays, anniversary's etc this sentiment is from a retired set called 'Best Yet'.

Well do you like my little flower? I made this using the Boho Blossoms punch, cute eh? The 3 little flowers come from one punch and then I've just sponged some Cameo Coral ink around the edges, layered them up and added a little Old Olive button from the Playground Designer Button Pack. I'm entering this card into the Cute Card Thursday Challenge the theme is Blooming Gorgeous.  Right, off to watch Big Brother and maybe get a card made during breaks lol. Enjoy your evening. x

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Fun & Fast Notes

Hi everybody, just thought I'd share a little card I made using the Fun & Fast Notes stamp set. This was one of the first stampin up sets that I got and its been a while from I've used it. The image is coloured using my Earth Elements markers, love these! and I've just matt and layered Really Rust and Summer Sun cardstock (also from the earth elements family) I seem to be doodling alot on my cards recentely, even trying out different faux stitches lol. I've took a few pictures of how I put my ribbon through my card so that my button doesn't sit out too much, you probably already knew to do this, so for those that didn't....
Punch two holes wide enough apart so that your button can fit snuggly.  Thread ribbon through and cut. Using a glue dot place button between the ribbon. (Instead of trying to match up thread, cut a thin piece of matching cardstock, thread this through the button as I have done on my card)
I am entering this card into the following challenge
Crafty Creations ~ Celebration

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Animal Cards

Hi Peeps, I can't believe its been so long from my last post! Its not that I haven't been crafting because I have, I just haven't been posting thats all. To be honest quitting smoking is really taking it out of me, I am totally exhausted and I feel so yucky I'm finding it hard to get myself motivated to do anything! Thought I was supposed to feel great! Well I'm staying positive and I KNOW I'm going to be feeling great any day I sound convincing? lol. During a surge of energy I had, think it was day 23 and lasted about 4 hrs lol, I made a batch of cards to give to a local animal sanctuary so I took some quickie pics to show you, they are all animals and are coloured using different techniques, inks, pencils and markers etc. So here they are:
I have used the same colour combo with these cards, I think More Mustard and Ruby Red look great with the animals, all from the Earth Elements set.
How sweet are these little bunnies?

I've coloured these cats with markers and gone with a different colour combo, Old Olive and Ruby Red. There was also a lot of doodling going on in all these cards, especially faux stitching. I am entering these cards into a few challenges:
Penny Black Saturday~ Something Sweet

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Trendy Tree's

Hi there, hope your having a good week so far, to be honest I'm struggling a bit today with my quitting smoking campaign, I still haven't touched one, just feeling pretty low and agitated but I've been here that many times before I know what to expect so I'm trying to keep myself busy and positive. (Oh but its ssooooooooo difficult!!! A cigarette would cure it ) Anyhoo, what do you think of my Trendy Tree's? I really love this card, love the colours and the cute little stamps, I was thinking that I would maybe make some of these up and put them in little frames in the kitchen. Well off to make my daughter Natasha a birthday card, she is 24 tomorrow..........oh I'm so old...........where are those cigarettes!!!!!!!!
Catch ya later!

Stampin'Up Items used on this card:
Stamp Set~ Trendy Tree's and sentiment from Seasonal Greetings
Ink~ Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock~ Very Vanilla, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise
Ribbon~ Red Gingham Ribbon

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Tree's Tree's and more Tree's

Happy Tuesday to ya, hope your having a good week, so far its been a good one for me.(Day 12 of not smoking!)  Right now my daughter Rebecca is doing her Maths GCSE so my thoughts are with her, I know she will do fantastically (She takes after her father as far as Maths is concerned which is a good thing for her.) So while Rebecca was revising last night at the kitchen table, I sat quietly and made some fabulous tree cards, I really love nature stamps especially tree's! I am entering this one into this weeks Stamp With Us Challenge which was a colour challenge. The Stamp set is of course 'Lovely as a Tree' and I have used a selection of  SU earth element markers to ink up this little tree.

Moving on to the next card, same stamp different season lol, still using my earth element markers only this time sticking to Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.

And one for luck! Very natural, twine instead of ribbon and a bit of hand doodling around the frame of the close to cocoa cardstock. Enjoy the rest of your day whatever your doing, I'm thinking of hitting the sales in town as my sister has just shown me a lovely pair of boots she got yesterday, should I? this space!

Monday, 11 January 2010

More Butterflies today.

Just a quickie card today using the 'Flight of the Butterfly' stamp set again, this time I have layered the butterfly with velum, its hard to notice it on this photo but its lovely in real life, I also added 3 little gems from my stash for the body, cute eh? Well I made this card for a challenge I have just found called Sweet Stampin Challenge and this week the theme was a colour combo, I've used Rose Red, Pretty In Pink and Certainly Celery. This is going to be a very short post as I'm being tortured by my 5 year old son to help him with the playstation lol Sometimes its just easier giving in! Enjoy your day. x

Friday, 8 January 2010

Flight of the Butterfly

Hi Peeps, as you can see I've been playing with butterflies, I made this little card and box the other day, now, I don't know if its just me ( as I've not smoked in 7 days) but ........does that little box look like a cigarette box to you? lol Well it was intended to put these little cards in but would be just as nice filled with sweets or some other gift. I love the way stamps and punches can coordinate and this set 'Flight of the Butterfly' has a coordinating butterfly punch but not only that, this set is also a two step stampin set so you can perfectly stamp spots, flowers, dashes ontop of your basic butterfly image ( Remember the Stamp ma Jig will help position your image perfectly ) Ok, I have to venture out into the snow now, wouldn't mind if I just had to walk but I have to take the car, would much prefer a sleigh. Enjoy the rest of your day whatever you are doing and keep warm. x

Products Used:
Stamp Set~ Flight of the Butterfly
Punches~ Butterfly Punch, Word Window Punch and Eyelet Border Punch
Cardstock~ Lovely Lilac and Very Vanilla
Ink~ Chocolate Chip and Elegant Eggplant
Ribbon~ Chocolate Chip
Sponge Daubers for Distressing with Ink and Stamp a Ma Jig for Perfect positioning.

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Thursday, 7 January 2010

Sunny Day

Hi Crafters, the title should really read Snowy Day instead of Sunny Day lol, are you enjoying all this lovely snow? Well, if your tucked up in the house with nowhere to go I'm sure the answer is yes but I really don't like driving in it at all, the main roads seem fine but I live in the country ontop of a hill, not too good unless you have a sleigh lol.  Well I have eventually got round to posting some of my latest projects, I decided that I have not been doing enough scrapbooking, I save everything for my scrapbook, tickets, invitations, newspaper clippings, you name it I save it. SO, I ordered myself the lovely 'Sunny Days' simply scrappin kit...........and what do I do............make cards lol oh and little gifts.......well I couldn't help it and anyway there is loads of stuff left for my scrapbook.....I will eventually get round to it! But aren't these colours just GORGEOUS! Love them! and the cardstock that comes with the kit is textured, beautiful! If you have never had one of the Simply Scrappin Kits before here is what you get
3 sheets each of two designs of fabulous double sided designer paper (12x12)
2 sheets each of 4 colours of textured cardstock
2 sheets each of 3 designs of self adhesive die cuts
and everything is coordinating!

On the top picture you will see a little pot I made for a candle, I came up with this design last Christmas when I needed pots for plants I had bought for the childrens teachers, I sat with a 12x12 piece of paper, twisting and turning until eventually I got the pot I wanted and no glue or cuts is needed! I will come back with instructions for this as its so handy and easy to make in any size. Above you can see a little easel calender card I've made, this is my first easel card, think I must be the last person to try this out lol. Everything used is from the Simply Scrappin Kit except for the little happy day stamp.

And last but not least is my little tweet treat bag, I've seen these little bags on a few blogs, I've heard them called Diaper Fold Bags but for this one I was inspired by Monica Gale who made a little tutorial on the In Love With Stamping Forum. Loved how Monica used the word window punch to close the little treat bag, great idea.
I'm entering these projects into the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday Challenge~ All New (My new Sunny Day simply scrappin kit)
Stamp Something Challenge~ New Somethings
Daring Cardmakers~ New Beginnings
A Spoon Full of Sugar~ Hearts (Hearts on my tag )

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Sunday, 3 January 2010

Its Sale-a-bration time!

Don't you just love the January sales? Well, you know whats even better than a sale? Free Products! From now until the 28th February 2010 you can earn your free stamp sets by
1- Spending £45 on Stampin Up products means your entitled to 1 set of the sale-a-bration stamp sets for free. Remember too that you are not limited to one set! With every £45 spent you can pick yourself another set.
2 - Maybe you would prefer to Host a workshop to earn your free stamp set. All you need to do is host a workshop of at least £300 and ontop of all your usual hostess benefits you will also get your free stamp set. Woo Hoo!
3 - Join Stampin'Up as a demonstrator and you can choose any stamp set from the current idea book and catalogue up to the value of £38.95.

Love this Good Neighbors set, I have so many idea's for this one and the little tree's are so cute! My fav....I think!

I have seen some gorgeous samples made with the Happy Moments set, a great set that will suit so many different occasions.
I know this labels set is going to be very popular.
Ok...changed my mind....this is my fav!

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