Sunday, 28 March 2010

Blog Hop! Treat Anyone?

Thank you for coming from Karen's blog onto mine. I hope you like what I am about to show.
Oh BOY, I just lurve this set. There is just so much you can do with this and I think its fab for kiddies of ALL ages. I have a few cards to show, but it need not stop there. You can incorporate these into your scrapbook layouts and also make 3D objects from them. I ran out of time to make some to show, but keep watching as I feel there will be loads of these around for a while.
My first card is basically showing you the stamp set, Something Sweet and also the Treat cups that you can purchase to use with them.

I have made this with my son in mind as he just loves gumball machine and always gets one every Christmas amongst all his presents. I have created a pull up tab on the inside to allow the treats to be taken out without tearing into the card itself. I have kept to the brights colours apart from the blue which is brocade blue.
As Easter is just around the corner what better way to celebrate with a lovely card with some choccy inside.
Don't ya think she is sweet. All made from Stampin' Up! punches, I suppose you could make various characters using the round tub as the base for the face. My daughter has her eyes on this one, better watch out.
My third is aimed at the guys, what better way than fish. Yep I have turned it into a shaker card and added my own background by just drawing a simple scene on a piece of card. Sticking the fish to it, and then adding the micro beads. If you look closely you will see some bubbles stamped with stazon onto the dome.
My last one if for all my readers who make the sunshine. I love sunflowers, so just had to make one and add some citrus sweets, boy are they sour. Don't know how my kids eat them.
Well I hope you have enjoyed what I have had to share today. Now please pop on over to Frenchiejo's blog for some more super projects.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Sneak Peek!!!

OK I know I am a terrible blogger, things have just been manic this month and bloggin has had to take a back seat. I have had so many things to do and complete. Thankfully they are all done apart from one small job that is happening tomorrow. Quite a few of the Stampin' Up! demo's here in the UK have got together to do what we call a blog hop. Where you start at one point and read their post and then jump onto the next and so one. In ALL of these posts you will get to see some wonderful sneak peeks of some of the stamp sets and accessories that are coming up in the new mini catalogue. Which you can order from on the 1st April. I must say they are lush and I am just loving my pre-orders that I got.
I am going to show you a small card I have made some of my customers and friends which is part of the sneak peek, sssshh this one is extra, wink wink.
Isn't it lovely. I just love the vintage feel of it and there is more than just three stamps in the set. But that is ALL I am showing you at the moment. You will have to call back and do 'The tour' tomorrow.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Boxed Scrapbook page

Well hello peeps, hope everyone who is reading is enjoying the sunshine. We have had a few glorious days, not that I have seen much of it. My little boy has been home most of the week poorly. Glad he has gone back to school today, so I can play catch up before the break up for the weekend.
I have a fabulous project to share with you today. Something I have been working on for a little while. I have made a 12 x 12 scrapbook page of my mum (who is 80, can you believe that) and my two darling kids (yeah I know they look like angels, don't kid yourself though).
I know its safe to show this as mum doesn't have a computer so won't see it, besides she is coming here tomorrow for a fab weekend, and we are going to give it to her then. This will be for mothers day, I know its early but we have to share her with the rest of the family ;-)
I want to show you a couple of close ups of the butterflies (loved making these, ok I am no David Bailey)
As you can see I have made them 3D. That is why the whole thing is in a box frame (I got mine from Wilkinson's for £6)
Now to make these wonderful darlings, I used Bella Toile background stamp, stamped onto vellum and heated to dry the ink. I then used my butterfly punch to punch out the butterfly shape. Did this with card too, making that a base. Stuck the vellum onto the card along the body only. Placed gems along the body and folded up the wings as if in flight. The antennae's are made using thin strips of card, wrapped around my pricking tool and then stuck to the back of the base card. This was then stuck onto the project. Don't you think they look great. Everyone has commented on it who have seen it in RL. Can't wait to give it to mum tomorrow.
Right better get moving as I have projects coming out my ears at the moment. Plus a few commissions I have been asked to do, and then ALL the swaps I am in. Don't think I should sleep for the next three weeks. Enjoy!