Thursday, 11 March 2010


I have a new favorite colour, Sage Shadow and I don't think I've used it much before, isn't that strange but now I've discovered it I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot of it lol. I've already picked out my speciality designer series paper to go with it, P74 of the catalogue, order will be put in tonight. Anyway, this is a little card I've made for my sister's birthday its using the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and the co ordinating punch. (Check out this months promotion for a special deal)
My colour combination is Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Very Vanilla, Mmmm the very names make me think of chocolate . I have used the eyelet border punch on the Sage Shadow and if you look closely you will see that  I have embossed parallel lines where my ribbon is going to be, I just think it looks neater and gives a more professional feel, this can be done with any scoring board or paper trimmer. I've finished the card by tying a nice knot of Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, you don't have to be good at bow's as a knot looks just as good to me. I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz ~ Butterflies
Colour Create Challenge ~ Mint, Chocolate and Cream
Cute Card Thursday ~ Celebrations

Friday, 5 March 2010

Scallop Circle Flower

Hi, I've a little quickie card to show you today, that quick the crystal effects aren't even dry yet lol but I couldn't wait to try out Monica's flower, here is a link to her tutorial. All you need is a stampin up scallop circle punch and some cardstock, I've also added a rhinestone brad to mine but a button etc would suffice. The sentiment and stamped flower are from the One of a Kind stamp set and as you can see I've used crystal effects and dazzling diamonds on the centre of the stamped image (they are dry now and look far better lol) Cardstock~ Brocade Blue, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla.
I am entering this card into the following challenge
Crafty Creation~ One Colour

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Star Book

I'm back again, like a bus you wait for ages for one then you get two at once, so this is my second post of the day. I wanted to show you a little star book I made, I love these books and they are perfect to use as little scrap books for those special occasions such as birthdays, births, weddings etc. I am using this one to take with me to my workshops, I have stamped some images from the catalogue and wrote the name of the stamp, cardstock, punches used etc on the opposite page.  Ok, I've taken a few photo's during the making of my star book to hopefully help you construct one of your own BUT to be honest there are far better tutorials on other blogs, you tube etc. this is a very brief version.

First you want to cut 7 pieces of card 12 x 4 inches, 7 pieces 10 x 4 inches and 7 pieces 8 x 4 inches then fold them all in half. (Cardstock colour is Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Summer Sun)

Now you want to take a piece of each size of the card and stick them together at the edges as shown above.
Do this with all the cardstock and you should have 7 of these points.

Now stick each of these points to each other but  remember leave it so it can open like a book, you don't want stick the last two pieces together.

This is how it should look when it is closed.

Cut two pieces of chipboard/strong card at 12 x4 and cover these with designer paper. Take a metre of ribbon and fold this over the front and back of your book, now stick your front and back cover onto your book securing the ribbon at the same time.

Now decorate.

As you can see I have also edged each of the pages using cardstock and my eyelet border punch, oh and this is my book hanging on the wall lol.
Hope you understand my instructions, remember there is always you tube lol.
I am entering this into the following challenge,
Cute Card Thursday~ Lucky Green

Perfect Pair Promotion

Hi, I can't believe it has been nearly a month since I blogged! I have just been so busy lately, its not that I haven't been crafting....thats just silly, I just haven't been blogging BUT I have pic's to post, it will just take me a while to catch up. First though I have to tell you about this months Stampin' Up promotion, do you love Punches? Do you love Punches that co ordinate with Stamps? Of course you do. So check out these perfect pairs.
Do you see the new heart punch? That is a definate 'Must Have' for me.  Oh and I have had a look at the new mini catalogue that will be released April 1st,  all I can say is 'be very excited lol' I can't wait to show you the new products, you won't be disappointed I promise.