Sunday, 21 July 2013
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Long time no blogging ... I'm sure you thought I'd given up crafting. In truth I haven't been in the craft room for sometime due to health issues which I won't go into. But I have been sat on the sofa with my crochet hook, I'll post some photos of the finished product soon but here's a sneek preview.
I have managed to venture into the craft room today and create a card, it's taken me all day but I'm glad to be able to do something with glue, card and paper!
With this card I'm entering a few challenges:
First of all Clearly Besotted's 'Seeing Spots' and as you can see there are more than a few spots to qualify, and I've used Stephanie's beautiful stamp set Butterfly Wishes.
For colour I've taken inspiration from both Color Throwdown and A Passion for Papertrey (if the team wi'll let me get away with the Kraft I've used).
For the design I popped over to Mojo Monday for some well needed layout inspiration, although as you can see I've juggled the layout just a tiny bit.
Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Butterfly Wishes. Papertrey Ink - Botanical Silhouettes, Polka Dot Basics II
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Whisper White
DSP: SU - Designer Series paper stack
Ink: SU - Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo. Memento - Tuxedo Black. Versamark
Embellishments: SU Basic Rhinestones
With luck I'll get back into the craftroom sometime soon.
Thanks for visiting
Monday, 25 March 2013
Found this picture on my camera roll, its the card I made for DH for Valentines Day. Its a great design, especially for masculine cards.
Stamps: SU Tiny tags
Inks: Royal Velvet
Card stock: Ripe Avocado, Royal Velvet
DSP: PTI Pacific Vineyard
Tools: PTI tiny tags die, twine, dimensionals, Multipurpose liquid glue
Friday, 22 March 2013
I had a plain notebook in a drawer, which I re-covered. I’m really quite pleased with the result.
Stamps: Established elegance, French foliage
Inks: Early espresso
Card stock: Very vanilla
DSP: Tea for Two, soft suede DSP stack
Accessories: Rhinestone basics pearl
Tools: Itty bitty shapes punch, Multipurpose liquid glue
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Mother’s Day crept up on me this year, I didn’t forget, it was just a little last minute.com so our two mum’s both received the same card, just ever so slightly different.
I love this colour combination, and the gorgeous stamps of course
The only difference between the two cards is one is laid portrait and the other landscape.
I love seam binding triple bows.
Stamps: Established Elegance, French Foliage, Elements of style
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly celery, Crumb cake, Early Espresso
Card stock: Perfect plum, certainly celery, Very vanilla
DSP: Crumb cake DSP stack
Accessories: Rhinestone basics jewels, Antique brads, Seam binding
Tools: vintage wallpaper embossing folder. Itty bitty shapes punch, Multipurpose liquid glue, stampin dimensionals
Monday, 18 March 2013
A simple masculine birthday card.
Stamps: PTI Think Big Favorites #12 Mini stamp set
Card stock: Soft Suede, night of navy, marina mist, baja breeze, bashful blue
Accessories: buttons (stash), twine
Tools: PTI Tiny tags die, Square lattice Embossing folder, Square punch, Multipurpose liquid glue, stampin dimensionals
Saturday, 16 March 2013
I recently took part in a Shoe Box Swap. What’s a Shoe Box Swap?
A shoebox swap is where each person makes up a project. They then make a “kit” for each person attending and in the box that is brought on the day will include all the kits, dies, punches, stamps and inks etc that each person needs to complete the project. Everyone gets to make one of each project and goes home with plenty of projects they’ve made one the day.
We all tried to make our projects something that could be completed within 10 minutes so all kits could be completed on the day.
All Supplies Stampin Up unless stated.
Stamps: Established Elegance, French Foliage, Elements of style
Inks: Crumb cake, Early Espresso, Baja breeze
Card stock: Baja breeze, Very vanilla
DSP: Tea for Two
Accessories: Rhinestone basics pearl, Antique brads, Very vanilla seam binding, Crochet trim
Tools: Itty bitty shapes punch, Multipurpose liquid glue, stampin dimensionals
Thursday, 14 March 2013
I made this card some time ago for a friend’s 40th, she (like me) isn’t into cutsie so when I saw Christina’s card I knew it would be ideal for an age card.
Stamps: Memorable Moments, PTI Big birthday wishes, Tiny stars from PTI banner builder stamp set
Inks: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Perfect Plum
Card stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Perfect Plum
Tools: Multipurpose liquid glue, stampin dimensionals
I will definitely be filing this sketch away, its one that can made up in masculine colours for a man.
Friday, 8 February 2013
Its swap time, this month the theme is ‘Love Actually’ and rather than make a valentines card or similar I decided to made a Photo purse, I’d seen some on Pinterest made with those paper CD holders, but I sat played with some cardstock and came up with my own version. I thought my swappee could use it to hold photos of their loved one.
Products used: All Stampin'Up! unless otherwise stated
Stamps: Layered Labels
Inks: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Card stock: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
DSP: Sycamore Street
Accessories: Rhinestone basic jewels, 1/4” Night of navy stitched grosgrain ribbon.
Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes, Boho Blossoms, Bird Builders and Tab (ret) punches. Bigshot. Finishing Touches Edgelits, Hearts Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits. Tombow, Stampin’ Dimensionals.
It opens up to reveal two heart picture frames
Which have pull out tabs
Hope my swapee likes it
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
A few quick and simple birthday cards.
I actually made a small stack of these to keep in my drawer at work, colleagues are always raiding my stash.
I originally only bought this set for the little paint splatters, but those leaves have really grown on me ... and I managed to use all six stamps that comes in the set on one card – I think that might be a first!
Stamps: French Foliage
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey,Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Ink: Basic Grey,Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Linen thread, neutral buttons
Tools: Clear Mount Block ‘D’, Multipurpose liquid glue. Stamp-a-ma-jig.