Wednesday, 25 June 2008


Sorry for not blogging anything lately but my little boy was sick at the weekend and now I am full of hayfever, despite taking some meds. I am currently busy working on some tutorials, hopefully they may make it onto here if I can work it all out with pictures. As I have never done that before. Got to get ready for my class tonight. We are doing a spinner card, so I have to write some quick instructions for it. Plus I am preparing for a large fair next month that is going to be held in Bishop Auckland. So its all go at the moment.
I have also been scrapbooking with my daughter, we are working on 7 mini books for her to give as gifts. So when they are done I will take some pics of those too and show you all.
right off to have a coffee and get cracking on those instructions.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Cheers to You!

We all struggle to make male cards don't we, well this is lovely little stamp for just those awkward cards, MALE! You can do a fair bit with it, make backgrounds, for behind 3D images. Also toppers like I have done here.
I actually made this for a challenge over on In Love with Stamping. If you haven't checked them out yet click Here There is loads of inspiration in the gallery and also loads of hints and tips too. They do weekly challenges plus all the girls are a great bunch, very friendly, so go and check the forum out.
The colours I have used are close to cocoa, Brocade blue, Very vanilla cardstock. The ribbon is certain celery grosgrain. The tab punch has created the little tab to hold the sentiment. I did use a cuttlebug folder to give some depth to the Very vanilla cardstock.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Garden Silhouettes

This is a card I have made for a friend for a swap on a group I am on. Hopefully she will of received it by now. I have used the Garden Silhouettes stamp set which is a Hostess set you can earn free with sales over £300 ( that sounds a lot but actually it all soon mounts up when you have drooled over the catalogue ;-)
I used Certain Celery and Pretty in pink markers to ink up the stamp. I then used the punch to punch out the flowers, stuck these ontop of the already stamped flowers. Again I used my nestabilities, but these are the Mega rectangles, not seen them here yet, only in the US.
The sentiment at the bottom is from Basic Phrases, this has been stamped onto a ribbon slider from Cuttlebug.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Simply Said

Here is another card I made using Simply Said stamp set. Its really a very versatile stamp set to have in your collection.
Here I have used Apricot Appeal, Certain Celery, Pretty in Pink and whisper white Cardstock. The small flowers have been punched out using the punch from 'Three for you punch Box' This is on offer for this month at only £29. Please check out an earlier post to see the contents.
I have also used the scallop circle punch and cut it in half to give the bits at the top and bottom of the stamped image. The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is from the basic phrases, again on offer for the month of June. Again I used my nestabilities for the oval at the bottom.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Heartfelt Thanks...

Well I have finally had some time to make some cards today. I have been playing with a few Stampin Up! sets and will show them over the next couple of days. The first one is from Heartfelt thanks. I really love this stamp set and enjoy the two step stamping.
Basically you use one stamp, (in this picture the pale pink) and then you ink up another using a darker colour and also using the Stamp a ma Jig (an essential tool now for me). Posittion the stamp a ma jig over the one already stmaped then stamp with the darker colour. I will have to try and do a tutorial on here for you to see exactly what I mean.
This card is using Perfect plum and Pretty In Pink cardstock and ink pads. I have also used my nestabilities to frame the flower.
The following card is using the same stamp set but a different flower.
The colours used are chocolate chip, pretty in pink and whisper white. I just love this cardstock for stamping onto, not very good for water colouring though. The ribbon is the grosgrain in Chocolate chip. This colour combo always makes me think of ice cream, yum yum.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Sorry for no posts but....

..... I have been really, really busy. I have a fair coming up next month for Jewellery and I am also going to be doing a Make and Take session, so I am frantically making loads of samples for a big display board. Its all in aid of chairy, sorry but I cannot remember which one it is at the moment, my head is so full of things to do. I know I am donating a few packs of card and people will get to come and sit and make a card for a small fee, all of which will go to this charity event. Will post more when I get some more details of venue etc.
I am hoping to show some cards later this week, oh boy its Thursday already. Where has the week gone? Anyway I will try my best to show something soon.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Ribbon Storage

Just thought I would share some ribbon storage I made myself, yes something without the aid of a man (please don't ask). Its one of those clip together boxes with Jumbo eyelets from Stampin' Up! along one side. I drew two lines in pencil on the inside and then worked out where i wanted the eyelets, so that they where all evenly spaced.

The box was £1.99 from my local art shop.

It has the widest ribbon Stampin' Up do inside, which is the 5/8" grosgrain. Plus it has smaller widths too.

*****FLAMIN' JUNE*****

Please don't forget the great offers for June from Stampin' Up! If you place an order of £50 or more check out my own offer at the right hand side.
To see the June offers go Here
They are fab and I have a feeling they will sell like hotcakes.
Sorry for no creations this last week but the children where on half term holidays. So that means nothing got done. Hopefully I will be back this week with some to share.