Monday, 31 January 2011
The colour combo is Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rose Red & Baja Breeze. I stamped the owl from Punch Bunch and the hearts were in the sentiment set So Happy For You. I wanted the specific wording for my card so I had to handwrite it (gasp!).
We had a great day today. Munchkin manage to cause minimal damage at toddler group and then we did a speedy shop. All quiet now as DH is watching the rugby!!
Sunday, 30 January 2011
This is what I made in the short amount of creative time I had. It's inspired by one by Kristina Werner and features a variety of scraps of patterned paper. I stamped the bunting using the stamp in Party This Way stamp set in Versamark to make cutting them out really straightforward. They were each put through my beloved crimper for some texture.
The base card is Bashful Blue and then I free-hand cut the clouds from Whisper White. The sentiment is from Party This Way and I coloured it using markers that complemented the patterned papers. This was then punched out with the window punch and then layered on a piece of Crumb Cake that was punched with the modern label punch.
I couldn't resist using the cute little birdie from the Bliss Sale-A-Bration set. So sweet!! He's been stamped in Soft Suede.
Hope you've had a bit of creative time to yourself this weekend. See you again soon!!
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Onto brighter things - I go to a weekly craft club after work on a Wednesday and we've decided to create some cards for a colleague so she can sell them to raise money for charity. This was our first session and these are the cards we came up with!
At the top are cards made by Amy. I just love her style, don't you? Always get lots of ideas when I see what she's created.
These are the cards I made. We were enjoying using the Sale-A-Bration sets (of course!) and we were proud of our creations!
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Anyway I was so inspired but I changed the colour to Bashful Blue base and used the lovely Sale-A-Bration set, Bliss to stamp the butterflies in Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum and Bashful Blue.
The sentiment is from So Happy For You and I used the same colour markers to make a rainbow greeting.
A cute little fleurette is there holding up the triangle section. Then, as you can see, I went bonkers with the old Basic Rhinestones. I think I can safely say a project is no longer complete without them or the pearls!
For all the Munchkin fans, here is another picture. It was taken at Christmas. I'll try to get some more up to date ones soon. The may issue being getting her to stay still enough to photograph!!
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
So this is the Valentine class I am running this year. You make a card and this gorgeous (even if I do say so myself) gift box.
The class is running tonight at 7.30pm at my house. If you can't make it tonight I'm also running it on Saturday 5th Feb 10-12noon and Saturday 12th Feb 1pm-3pm so email me to book if you'd like to come! email@example.com
You can also see photos of all classes (forthcoming and past) here.
Munchkin's going to play with my cousin's little girl this afternoon while I attend a meeting and she is really looking forward to it. Fingers crossed she'll be worn out from playing and will sleep brilliantly tonight.
Monday, 24 January 2011
My dear friend Amy suggested this mouse design. The mouse head is a large heart in Sahara Sand on a Pirouette Pink and Pretty in Pink base. The greetings and glittery flowers are from the Sale-A-Bration set, So Happy For You.
I'm really pleased with the final card, as I rarely get an idea and make it from scratch. Hope you like-y!
Sunday, 23 January 2011
I've been saving up cards made with my Sale-A-Bration sets so I have lots to share with you:
This first card is using Punch Bunch and the Nursey Suite DSP. Simple but sweet. My cousin is having a baby boy in a few weeks so I wanted a card that was baby-ish but also masculine.
I wanted to use Sweet Summer. Many of the cards I've made with this set have used very soft subtle colours so I beefed up this card with the combination you saw before: Conchord Crush, Old Olive and More Mustard! I coloured the flowers using markers and even wrote the sentiment by hand.
Friday, 21 January 2011
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
I made it for my DH for Christmas. He'd been to the concert and is a hoarder of tickets etc. so I thought I would use it for a purpose and frame it. I got the marketing leaftlet to add a picture and then layered musical note paper from Newsprint DSP. The stars were punched from Cherry Cobbler CS and retired More Mustard hostess paper to match the colours on the right of the ticket.
He was certainly surprised that I made this for him and has pride of place in his guitar/PC room.
And yes, this is who we named Munchkin after!!!!
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Monday, 17 January 2011
Above is a card that uses up teeny tiny scraps of Blueberry Crisp DSP. On her blog Kristina used ribbon. I've just realised that the stamp set I've used it another retired one called Sealed With A Kiss. Love this set, so it's sad that it's now retired.
Anyway I was able to use Sahara Sand CS and then spritzed on top of it (there will be A LOT of spritzing in the coming posts as I'm now addicted!!) and the buttons were just ones I had lying around from clothes as my Stampin' Up! ones looked a bit large.
This is a card that is on the most recent post on Kristina's blog but I switched the Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake layers over and then used Poppy Parade to contrast. It's hard to see but there's a little bit of glitter around the edge of the heart. To follow the polka dot theme I used the background stamp Dot Dot Dot to give the blue layer a few Whisper White Craft Ink dots.
Not entirely sure what to do with all the Valentine's I've made... I might have to sell a few as I don't think my husband would be grateful if I sent them to other people!!! Any other ideas... let me know, although please don't say save them for next year as I have a stash of about 5 from LAST YEAR!!!
Have a good Monday xx
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Even better I managed to use my spritzer tool on the background which was fun. Another addition you could add is to draw some fake stitching around each heart for a handmade patchwork look.
The sentiment I used is retired (as discovered last night by my downline!) Whoops. But I think that the 'Amour' stamp in the Artistic Etchings set would look lovely. Or the 'bliss' sentiment in the Bliss Sale-A-Bration set would be cute. Lots of options!
Saturday, 15 January 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Anyway this card was made with the Level 1 Hostess set called Because I Care. At first I was not interested in this set at all but now I am a convert. There are so many cool things that you could do with them - the colour combinations are never ending. Plus it's a set that begs to be coloured in. Definately going to give that a try soon.
I've used Pretty in Pink and the In Color Pear Pizzazz. I'm loving combining my Window punch with the Modern Label punch. The papers are from the Subtles Paper stack. Gosh I love those papers. They are so fabulous for creating co-ordinating patterned backgrounds. Yumster!
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
This card was made with another of the fabulous Sale-A-Bration called Bliss. The swirly stamp was stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink and then embossed with white embossing powder to really make it *pop*. Hope you like!
I seem to be in a real craft groove at the moment and I can't wait to share all my creations with you in the coming days....
Monday, 10 January 2011
Sunday, 9 January 2011
Thursday, 6 January 2011
The patterned paper was from the Brights stack - these are an absolute bargain. Check them out in the catalogue!
We've not done too much today which is nice as yesterday was pretty hectic. There are still places on my Alien cards class this Saturday morning if you'd like to join me!
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
The boat is made from pieces of Celebrations DSP with a scrap of Real Red CS for the sails to hang from. The top looked a little bare so I added an Old Olive button threaded with a little bit of linen thread.
The sentiment was a rub-on from a pack called Bday Party, which has images as well as sentiments that are perfect for boys and girls cards. I rubbed the words onto a scrap of Whisper White and attached them with Dimensional foam pads. Finally I drew fake sewing with a white gel pen and voila!
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Monday, 3 January 2011
Another person who's been unwell is my Nanny, who is currently recovering from a major operation. I made this card for her this morning based on a few I saw on SCS. It's made with the set Growing Green (or Going Green as I stupidly call it in the labels at the bottom of the posts) and Sincere Salutations.
The idea was an art deco look with the Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Whisper White. I felt a bit worried afterwards that I'd gone a bit overboard with the black but I hope that the yellow is cheerful enough to balance it out.
If you are looking for some inspiration I have planned 3 new classes. You can find out more by clicking here. If you can't make the dates but have a group of 4+ friends I am happy to run a private class for you at the same price per person.
I'm just waiting for my FREE Sale-A-Bration sets to arrive so I can share them with you but I will be back with some more Sweet Summer samples soon.
Sunday, 2 January 2011
The sentiment is from my current favourite, Curly Cute sentiments. You could really put any sentiment with this card though as it's pretty generic in who it would appeal to.
Saturday, 1 January 2011
Hooray hooray Sale-A-Bration is here! I know I went a bit AWOL just before Christmas but I am back now. It is my absolute favourite time of year in the Stampin' Up! calendar. I have been saving up for a blitz and my Christmas money is burning a hole in my pocket.
- Spend: For every £45 you spend on products (excluding shipping) you can choose a Sale-A-Bration stamp set. So if you spent £90 you can pick 2!!
- Host: Host a party during January or February and for every £300 of sales you can choose a Sale-A-Bration stamp set in addition to the regular hostess benefits.
- Join: Now is the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator. As a new recruit during this period you can add an ADDITIONAL stamp set to your starter kit from the current catalogue up to the value of £44.95. To be honest, the starter kit is great value at £119 in itself but this just makes it a steal! Contact me with your phone number if you are interested and I'll give you a call for a no pressure chat.