Monday, 26 May 2008

***Grab a Bargain***

I am having a major clear out of craft items and have been busy listing them on Ebay. I have loads more items to go one so keep checking over the next couple of days if you fancy treating yourself.
If you are interested please check them out Here
Good Luck to those that place bids.

Friday, 23 May 2008

June Offers from Stampin' Up!

Wow what can I say on these offers for next month. I think this time round they are just all fabulous.

This is a great offer if you have been looking for those circle stamps that are so popular right now. You not only get the stamp set, but the 1 1/4" punch and also some Love notes that are 3 x 3 inch cards with envelopes.

But if that wasn't enough there are also two other sets that are also going to be available with 30% OFF, yes 30%.

The first set is the Tin with a flower punch, 9 stamps and three stampin' spots (small ink pads). This normal retails at £41.95 but you can buy it at £29 during the month of June.
The second set is the basic phrases, you get 24 stamps in this set. Normally it retails at £33.95 but during the month of June its available for only £23.50
Personally I think these are going to sell like hotcakes.
If you are interested in buying any of these sets, please email me at

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Last ones

These are the last ones on this set.

I was rushing when I made this one as I had the kids to collect and its all wonky. Oh well, you get the idea.
Colours chocolate chip, cameo coral and old olive.

This has got to be my favourite. I got the technique from SCS, its called brayered background. The colours used are from the soft subtles, Lavender lace, Almost Amyethyst and bashful blue. The dot are made using the 1/4 inch circular punch.

This is my last for now. Colours are rese red and whisper white.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at these cards over the past couple of days, and I hope that it has given you lots more ideas.
I don't know how much blogging I will get done over the next week as my kids break up from school today for half term. Got to keep them occupied, so a few day trips are planned.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

And again

Still using the same set of stamps. Sorry if you are now bored but there isn't many to go, I promise ;-)

Used Garden Green, pumpkin pie and chocolate chip. The whisper white cardstock is actually chalked around the edges using the stampin' pastels.

Garden Green, old olive and chocolate chip.

Summer sun, More mustard and old olive.
Pumpkin pie and chocolate chip. Again all the edges are chalked and the brad is from my own stash.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Take one cont.....

.....inued from yesterday.

Just thought I would share a few more today.

Made with creamy caramel, chocolate chip and garden green.

Made using cameo coral and garden green.

This one is actually cased from teh UK catty but with my own take on it. Used chocolate chip, garden green and pumplin pie.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Take One......

.....Stamp set and......

This is a question I get asked many times about stamping. If you buy a stamp set for one or two stamps in the set, what do you do with the rest? I agree its a good question to ask. So I thought what better way to answer as to show you exactly what I have done with just one stamp set.

I have chosen this set
This is Lovely as a Tree by Stampin'Up! catalogue page 45 (£25.95 for 6)

Now I am not normally a tree person but these are just gorgeous and there are loads of sentiments you can put with them. The following cards you will see will be mainly made using the Earth Elements colour family, only because I thought these where appropriate at the time. But the last ones are not. I will try to upload as many as I can over the next couple of days so please keep checking back.

This is using Garden Green, Old Olive and Chocolate chip Ribbon.
This one is using Not Quite Navy and More Mustard.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Something simple

I just wanted to share what I am showing my class tonight. Its very simple and I got the idea from SCS. Its a tri-fold pocket card. This is only very plain as I want them to use their imagination on how to decorate it further. Over the last couple of weeks I have been giving them simple ways of decoration. I am so excited I can't wait to see what they do.

I have left the inside panel blank apart from the scalloped bit at the top. Colours used are Rose Red and Whisper white.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Good Luck Card

I have just been playing with my Doodle That stamp set (page 55). I decided to steer away from a birthday card and make good luck one. The sentiment stamp is from Sincere Salutations set (page 61).

The colours I have used are Close to Cocoa and Pretty in Pink. The images are coloured in with these plus certain celery. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip grosgrain.

I have stamped the flowers then just cut out the heads and monuted them using the dimensionals. I also used the tab punch to create the pull bit.

There is a new forum for cardmakers/scrapbookers. If you are interested in joining check it out Here You will get loads of ideas on using Stampin' Up! products from the gallery.


Friday, 9 May 2008

Lorrrrrrrra Lurve!

Sorry couldn't resist putting on my Cilla voice, lol.

I have another card to share today, this one is made using the Loads of love stamp set on page 37 of the UK catty.

I used close to cocoa as my base colour and then pretty in pink and certain celery for the contrasting ones. I demo'd the 'Z' style card in my class this week and they all thought it was fab.

My image is coloured using the markers in soft subtles. I do love this colour family at present.

I am hoping to get some more cards made today once housework is done.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Doodle That!

I finally got some cardmaking done yeh! I made this card today

I used basic black and pretty in pink cardstock. The images come from the stamp set Doodle that on page 55. This set is so verstatile. The flowers have been stamped and cut out and then mounted using dimensionals. The sentiment comes from circle of friendship. The ribbon is from my own stash, some I have had for a while and can't remember where I bought it from, sorrrrwwweeee. It will be going off to a friend tomorrow, just hope she doesn't have a sneeky peek on here, lol.

Update on kitchen, after having leaks and a flood at the weekend, it looks like we have got them all. One always turns into another. Anyway I manged to get some tiles today, so we need to take the rest off and then I can start hopefully next week sometime. Must cram in some serious crafting this weekend. I have promised to take the kids to the grand opening of the new play area at our park on Saturday, wonder if I can sneak my camera out with us, lol.