Sunday, 16 December 2012

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Here in East Sussex.


I wish I could say I’m ready but as usual I’m still making Christmas cards and probably will be right up until the end of the week!

Next year I will be better organised ... really I will! 

I shall be running classes, monthly Christmas card classes - February through to November, that way both the class members and I should have more than enough cards ready for the 2013 Christmas season.

Right I have to get back to it, work colleagues cards to make Smile

If I don’t manage to make another post before the big day …

I Wish You A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy and Healthy 2013

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Family Christmas Cards

For my family Christmas cards this year I made this beautiful cards, inspired by Julie.


I really couldn’t believe just how easy they were to make.


I actually made them in two colour ways the red and the soft suede.  I just didn’t remember to take photos of the soft suede.  Just visualise soft suede where you can see cherry cobbler and cherry cobbler where you can see soft suede.


Oh, and they fold virtually flat for postage …. result!


Sunday, 25 November 2012

Apothecary Art Christmas

A quick Christmas Card today, this one was made for my GodMother, but I think I may have to make a few more in a similar style … I love how it turned out.


It was quite a quick a simple card to make up.  For this card, I stamped the Apothecary Art Image, colour blended with stampin Write marker pens and then trimmed.  I  stamped out just the banner image again, stamped my sentiment and trimmed and adhered over the original with dimensionals.  That then was adhered to a matt layer. The background layer is made up of plain whisper white cardstock above and whisper white cardstock put through the Bigshot in the Vintage Wallpaper emobossing folder with some ruffled ribbon wrapped round.


All supplies Stampin Up unless noted

Apothecary Art, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Mediums: Soft suede, Cajun Craze Classic Stampin Pad, Cajun Craze, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker pens & Blender pen.
SU basic pearls, cajun craze ruffled ribbon (ret) 
ols: Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow, Colour spritzer tool, stampin sponge,  Labels collection Framelits,Vintage Wall paper embossing folder, Paper snips.


Saturday, 24 November 2012

Apothecary Art Birthday

I don’t think its any secret, certainly not to any of the girls I craft with … I LOVE the stamp set, Apothecary Art .  I use it ALL THE TIME, It is my go to stamp set for any kind of card birthday, Christmas, condolence, just because ...


It could be because of Stampin Up’s matching dies, or just because of the beautiful images that are so easy to colour – they must be if I can colour them Smile

All supplies Stampin Up unless noted
Apothecary Art, Elements of Style
Cardstock: Soft suede, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
DSP: Comfort Cafe designer series paper, crumb cake polka dots & text from neutral designer series paper stack
Mediums: Soft suede, Cajun Craze Classic Stampin Pad, Cajun Craze, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker pens & Blender pen.
SU basic rhinestones, Vintage faceted designer button, Crumb cake seam binding ribbon
ols: Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow, Colour spritzer tool, stampin sponge, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Labels collection Framelits, Paper snips.


This card was for a Stampin Up virtual friend who celebrated her birthday earlier this month (Hi Cal) so I pushed the boat out and went to town with the insides too.


Did you notice the matting on the inside? I’ve had several emails asking how I’ve created this.  A picture tutorial is on its way ;O)


I also made a little gift, a little notebook in matching colours.


All supplies Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet
Cardstock: Soft suede
DSP: Comfort Cafe designer series paper
Mediums: Cajun Craze Classic Stampin Pad
Tools: Big Shot, Tombow, Adorning Accents Edgelits, 1” Circle, 1-1/4” Circle punches.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Butterfly Birthday


I haven’t posted much at all this year but I have been crafting, I’ll try and keep the blog updated a little more often.

This is card was made in the summer as a Birthday card for a friend, its a CASE of a card I found on Pinterest and thought was really, really pretty.


My Sewing needs some attention, but practice make perfect ... maybe


Cardstock: Soft suede, pool party, whisper white
DSP: Comfort Cafe designer series paper
Mediums: Daffodil yellow
SU basic rhinestones, Pool party seam binding ribbon 
ols: Big Shot, Tombow, PTI-Butterfly dies

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Birds of a Feather, Easel Matchbox Card

A group of local crafters get together once or twice a month and just recently we decided to have a themed swap once a month.  This month our theme was ‘Birds of a feather’ we could make a card, a box, a bookmark … anything really

I decided on an easel card, but once completed I changed my mind and turned it into a matchbox easel card.  I love how it turned out.


Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Simply Soft (both ret),  
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
DSP: Comfort Cafe designer series paper
Mediums: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, blender pen 
SU basic pearls, Vintage faceted designer button
ols: Big Shot, Label collection framelits, Bird Builder punch, Dimonsionals, Tombow, Sticky strip, stamp-a-ma-jig

I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed making these little beauties, and think some of these just might make it into a few stockings this year ;O)


The beauty of these matchbox easel cards, they fold down to a nice size box for easy packinging/wrapping


Its a useful card/gift with a calendar and notepaper.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Wedding Scrapbook Pt 4.

Wedding Scrapbook continued.

Another double page layout, I decided to create a page that the bride and groom could add their own photos.  I kept the pages simple as I hadn’t seen the photos but couldn’t resist some bling.


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Another simple page.  Isn’t that dress stunning!



Page with His and Hers journalling tags


137  138

This is the back page, the bride and groom are going to create a collage of photos of the day within the heart.


Thursday, 11 October 2012

Wedding Scrapbook Pt 3.

Wedding Scrapbook continued

A really simple page


Another of my favourite pages, this one was another quick one, its taken from a PageMap … I love it!



A very simple double page layout.



I scraplifted this double page layout from one Monica created a few months ago



To be continued

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Wedding Scrapbook Pt 2.

More on the scrapbook.

I was thrilled with how this double page turned out. One of my favourite spreads in the book.



Again I left a journalling area for the bride and groom.








To be continued ...

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Wedding Scrapbook Pt 1.

I was approached by the Mother of Bride, a friend of mine, to create a 12x12 Wedding Scrapbook for her daughter.  I thought it would be easy, after all I make cards for other people all the time … ‘HA’ creating a heirloom keepsake is something completely different!

I started with the basic colours, taken from the colours the bridesmaids were wearing (blue and pink) and used green as an accent colour. To coordinate, I used these colours throughout.




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I’ve left room on most pages for the bride and groom to add their own journalling.


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Some pages took hours/days to put together, others like the one above came together in less than a hour, although all those flowers were a little fiddly.

To be continued ...