Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Butterfly CASE

I haven’t been around for a while, I have excuses galore but the biggest being family illness and working full-time. That just doesn’t leave much time for crafting and getting inky :(  But when I do want to craft, why is it I can’t find my mojo?  I had cards galore to make, no mojo, not much time, but plenty of inspiration ...

I remembered this card created by Teneale Williams, in fact its been in the back of my mind for ages, ever since I saw it while blog hopping a few weeks ago.  I knew I had to CASE it

There wasn’t much I didn’t copy to be honest, the only things I changed were the colours, DSP and I added a sentiment.  The design is pure Teneale – isn’t it gorgeous ... and now I’m going to be really honest, I made FOUR of these babies, once I started I couldn’t stop!




Then I took it a step further, and made another four! But this time in A6 rather than A5, so a little smaller




I’ve only pictured six, because two have already gone out ...

Monday, 21 March 2011

Lime Doodle CASE

So I was blog hopping the other evening, came across Debby’s blog, I’ve had Debby’s blog as a favourite for a while, her style is really clean and simple but soooo stylish, I just love her cards.  I saw these and just HAD to CASE them

I didn’t change much, I had to keep those beautiful rounded off squares, but I did change the colours, still used a flower and button, just slightly different :O)


Stamps:  Mat stack 2 collection
Cardstock: Stampers select white, e
legant eggplant, perfect plum, pale plum, Orchid opulence
DSP: Lap of luxury
Mediums- perfect plum
Embellishments: plum pudding buttons, clear rhinestones
Tools – Circle punch, Corner edger punch, Scalloped border,
paper snips, glue dots, dimensionals


In fact I enjoyed making this one so much, I got a little carried away and made a few more ...


I can see me creating these in several colour combinations :O)

Sunday, 20 March 2011

PTI Paper Piecing

Its been a while, but I managed to find some time to create a ‘piece’ to enter both the the Passion for Papertrey and Papertrey Playhouse challenges ;O)


Stamps: Flower Fusion #1
Cardstock: Stampers select white, Melon Mambo, Aqua Mist
DSP: Raspberry Fizz Mix, Green Tea Leaves,
Mediums- Versamark, New Leaf
Embellishments: Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon, clear rhinestones coloured with copic marker
Tools – Medium Scalloped border, flower fusion #1 dies, paper snips, dimensionals


I’ve managed to dedicate the whole morning to crafting, but have to go out visiting later this afternoon, but I’m happy with all I’ve created so far :O)

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Blog Candy Winner

Quick post to announce the winner of the PTI card candy I made for the shoe box swap meet last week.  The draw was made very scientifically ... I asked DH to choose a letter from the alphabet, he chose ... K

So that makes the winner Kara :O)

Kara,  send me your full postal address and I’ll pop the candy in the post Monday morning.


I have been busy, but once again not much I can post :( 

Back tomorrow with something I can post!


Monday, 14 March 2011

Blog & Swap candy

This is the card candy I took with me yesterday, one set for each of the ladies that attended.


Stamps: Banner Builder, Mat Stack 3 collection, Mat stack 2 collection, Tiny Treats: Birthday, Round and round, alphabet from stash
Cardstock: Sweet blush, Pretty in pink, Certainly celery, Fine linen
Mediums- Certainly celery, pretty in pink, , certainly celery, bordering blue
Embellishments: Fine linen luxe satin ribbon, sweet blush buttons, Basci rhinestones, Colour coordinated embroidery floss
Tools – Banner Builder dies, Limitless layers:1-1/8 circle die, Mat stack 2 die, Mat Stack 5 die, 3/4 circle punch, dimensionals & glue dots

Not the best of pictures I’m afraid, but I do have some closer shots

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Do you want an even closer look? I made a few extra sets ... One for me to use and one to give away on here as blog candy, all you have to do to get a set is leave a comment.

The winner will be chosen at random.  You have until Friday at midnight to post your comment.  That is when I will choose a winner!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Shoebox swap project

One of the few projects I’ve been prepping and unable to show previously is a shoebox swap I’m attending today.  This is my project, its a simple one because there are 16 projects to get through in a reasonably short timescale.


Instructions for the 4 ladies who are completing their projects from home and unable to attend in person

  1. Cut an aperture using the largest nestability from labels one in the centre of one half of the Kraft cardstock (cardstock has been pre-cut to 12.5cm x 25cm and pre-scored)
  2. Pierce all round the aperture using a mat stack and paper piercer
  3. Stamp up the large white piece of cardstock using the YOF: Mums stamp set (I used Old Olive, Ruby Red and Melon Mambo)
  4. Stamp a sentiment onto the centre of the smaller white piece of cardstock using a coordinating colour medium
  5. Adhere the small white cardstock to the terracotta tile cardstock.
  6. Adhere item 5. behind the aperture as shown in the picture using dimensionals.
  7. Adhere the stamped up large white cardstock behind the aperture using dimensionals.
  8. Stamp up each of the flowers using Dot Spot (I used a versamark pad)
  9. Adhere the the smaller flower onto the larger using a glue dot or other sticking medium.
  10. Cut Vs into the ends of the ribbon, fold into a V and adhere to the back of the flowers using glue dots
  11. Thread up the buttons using either twine or colour coordinated floss
  12. Adhere one of the buttons to the flowers using a glue dot
  13. Adhere the flowers to the card as shown in the picture using a dimonsional
  14. Adhere the 2 remaining buttons to the card as shown in the picture using glue dots.

That should be it, finished :O)

If you come back tomorrow you’ll get a closer look at the card candy I made for the swap with the other ladies


All that is:

252 die cuts
108 punches
432 stamped impressions
108 diamontes
36 buttons
1 reel of ribbon
1 skein of floss

Saturday, 12 March 2011

More banners @ 50

Ok so I’m fast becoming addicted to the banner and number dies, or is it just too many BIG birthdays this year? This one was a commission for a friend – hope she likes it


Stamps: Banner Builder, Big Birthday Wishes, Tiny Treats: Birthday, alphabet from stash
Cardstock: Regal Rose, pixie pink
DSP: Sweet Always (ret) 
Mediums- Chocolate Chip, pumpkin pie
Embellishments: Colour coordinated embroidery floss, Regal rose grosgrain ribbon
Tools – Mat pack and paper piercer, Banner Builder dies, By the Numbers Collection (5 & 0) dies, Limitless layers:1-1/8 circle die, Mat Stack 5 die, 3/4 circle punch, paper snips, dimensionals

I’ve been saving this paper for far too long, isn’t it gorgeous!


I’ll be back tomorrow with a project I’ve been working on for a shoebox swap I’m attending with some virtual PTI friends who won’t be quite so virtual tomorrow – I am SO EXCITED!!!

Friday, 11 March 2011

Wedded Bliss.

I’m off to a Wedding this weekend, this is the card I’ve made for the bride and groom. I wanted to use the same set that I used for the Wedding Acceptance which wasn’t so difficult it was my favourite SAB set!


Stamps: Bliss, fancy flourish
Cardstock: Pale Plum
Mediums- Pale Plum, Versamark
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, nestability labels 4
Tools – Paper snips, dimensionals