Thursday, 28 March 2013

Easter is almost upon us and I have a few more cards to share with you

I have used the Framed Tulips Border embossing folder for the detail around the edge of the card. and Bigz Lattice Die for the cross in Crumb Cake

Reversed masking technique in So Saffron was used for the sun behind the cross. Teeny tiny wishes in lucky limeade and word window punch for the sentiment . The flowers were punched from boho blossoms, itty bitty and bird builder punches and a few pearls to finish off.

I have made a similar card all in white as a sympathy card using the Bigz Lattice die and Tulips embossing folder. I have swapped the reverse masking for the Oval framelits for the cross to sit on and pierced holes around the edge of the oval

The next is an Easter card which is a variation of one which I have shown previously. I have alternated the colours of So Saffron and Whisper white. 

Another version made all in white, again, for a sympathy card

Thanks for looking, I will be back soon

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Reversed masking technique using serene silhouettes

Here are the two cards we made on Friday afternoon.

We used the reversed masking technique for the first card. We cut out one of the labels framelits from a separate piece of paper and used this as the mask.

The mask was placed over the paper which needed to be stamped on and post it notes placed around the edge to hold it in place. 

A combination of Daffodil delight, more mustard and cherry cobbler were sponged over the mask to create the background. I then  stamped the  image with the mask still in place with the flowers from serene silhouettes in Chery Cobbler.

The mask was then removed. Some cherry cobbler bakers twine was wrapped around the top edge with a bow and rounded the top two corners.

The bottom edge was punched with  the Scallop trim border. Sentiment was from petite pairs. 

 For the second card we used the White embossing powder and aqua painter technique for the flowers.

One of the flowers from the secret garden stamps were used.  These were stamped onto a separate piece of white card and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The flowers were spritzed with some water and the aqua painter was used to paint the flowers with some rose red re-inker.  The flowers were left to dry and then cut out with the secret garden framelits

The pink card was embossed with the Manhatten Flower embossing folder as a background. 

Using a piece of whisper white card, two opposite corners were punched with the scallop trim corner and layered onto a piece of Rose red card.  Two stems were stamped in Gumball Green and a piece of matching  stitched satin ribbon wrapped around.  Happy Birthday sentiment is from teeny tiny wishes.  Once dry the flowers were glued in place on the stems and two flowers from itty bitty shapes placed on top with a rhinestone.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

chalkboard easel cards

Hi everyone, I have a fabulous birthday card to share which  I made for a younger member of our family last week

It is a chalkboard easel card. The original was found on Pintrest.  I was curious to make one and it  goes really well with the chalkboard technique which is going around on the internet at the moment. It is so fun and easy to do 

I love these cards and have made quite a few different ones.

  I have planned some classes around these types of cards using the chalkboard technique. 

 The first of these classes will be at Running with Scissors, Grimsby on Thursday afternoon 28th March  1pm - 3pm, the next classes are scheduled for Sunday 14th April 10am - 12pm or Monday 15th April 10am- 12pm at my home.

Please let me know if you would like to join us and make some of these wonderful cards. We always welcome new members

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

More Amore Square Collage Card

This was one of the cards we made at my Sunday and Monday classes last week.

 There are lots of these types of cards on the internet and they are great for using up all those little scraps of paper. 

I chose the More Amore designer series papers and of course my favourite colour Pool Party along with Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla. 

 Various punches and die cuts were used along with the honeycomb and vintage wallpaper embossing folders. The 1 1/4" square punch was used to cut the 16 squares. 

I have made quite a few of these types of cards and they look great in a frame and make wonderful gifts. 

This is another verson in Pool Party, Whisper white and Summer Starfruit using the Sycamore Street designer series papers, ribbons and buttons from Sale-a-bration

Many thanks for visiting

Monday, 18 March 2013

Easter Card

There are only four days left until the end of the Sale-a-bration promotion.  I will be placing an order on Friday evening, the last date for anyone still hoping to take up this fantastic offer. 

To take advantage of this promotion you need to place an order of £45 and you can choose a FREE gift from one of those listed on the sale-a-bration leaflet. Please contact me  if you wish to place an order.

A couple of cards we made in our Friday afternoon card class last week. (I apologise in advance for the quality of the photos, the lighting was quite poor)

The first one is an Easter Card. Colour combination So Saffron, whisper white with a hint of lucky limeade. 

The oval framelits were used to cut out two shapes one in So Saffron and another in whisper white.  The smallest oval was stamped in Sahara Sand with the flourish from Everything Eleanor stamp set and holes were pierced around the edge using the occasions paper piercing pack. 
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The cross was created using the modern label punch. Two labels were run through the Big Shot with the woodgrain embossing folder, cut and glued together to make a cross. Flowers and leaves were added for decoration. 

 The second card is a quick and simple but effective card using the honeycomb embossing folder.

Both the very vanilla card and some print poetry designer series paper were embossed with the folder. The hexagons were cut free hand  from the designer series paper and glued to the very vanilla card in a random pattern. 

Some soft suede taffeta ribbon was tied around and a sentiment added to the bottom

Friday, 15 March 2013


I have been busy working on a few projects of my own recently. We have quite a few birthdays this month. and with it being Mother's Day last week and Easter in a fortnight as well I have been beavering away in the background.  I have also been planning for future classes but all will be revealed later.

A card I made for a male family member on Tuesday. 

I saw several watches on Pintrest which were originally made with the Dapper Dad stamp set, but as I haven't got this stamp at the moment I played around with the Clockworks stamp set instead to create the watch

 I am also waiting for the Soda Pop tops to arrive so I went into the cupboard and found a similar one on a bottle. I poured the contents in a glass and gave it to my husband (with which he was very pleased)  and squashed the bottle top in the Big Shot!! for the clock face. I stamped the hands onto a 1"circle for the centre and covered it with crystal effects for the glass.

The background was randomly stamped in crumb cake and sahara sand with the various cogs and clock faces from the stamp set
Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Early Expresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
 2. Papers – Well Worn DSP (retired)
 3. Stamps –Clockworks, Itty Bitty Banners
 4. Embellishments –gold brads, gold coloured metal bottle top, linen thread, not quite navy taffeta ribbon
 5. Tools – 1" circle punch, bitty banner framelits, scallop trim border punch. argyle embossing folder
 6. Mediums – Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, soft suede, crystal effects

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to you  I hope all you mother's have had a wonderful day.  I was treated to a Sunday Lunch today with the family at a local hotel. I am now going to chill out this evening and watch the final of Dancing On Ice with a nice glass of wine to finish off the lovely day.

Here is the card I made for my mum.  It was CASE'd from Julies blog, the original is seen HERE. I have kept the design the same as I loved it so much  but have changed the colours and papers and added a few more sentiments. 

 I love the dress up framelits and there are lots of fantastic ideas around to use them

I created a concertina card in pink pirouette and layered it with the More Amore designer series papers and cut out two dress forms and dresses using the Dress up framelits with crumb cake

 I run one of the dresses through the Big Shot with the polka dots embossing folder and placed them on the stands

 I used a Labels collection framelit and oval embossing folder for the sentiment. The edges of a couple of the new flower trim roses were inked in rose red

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card –Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, lucky limeade, Crumb Cake
 2. Papers – More Amore Designer Series Paper
 3. Stamps –  Delightful Dozen, Teeny Tiny Wishes, For My Family
 4. Embellishments – Pearls, Flower Trim, Victorian lace, Regal Rose Taffeta Ribbon
 5. Tools –  Modern Label punch, Dress Up Framelits, Oval embossing folder, Labels Collection Framelits  Bird punch,
 6. Mediums – Rose Red ink, crumb cake

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bloomin' marvelous explosion box and card

Hi Everyone, welcome back. I had workshops on both Saturday and Monday where we created this card and matching explosion box using the Bloomin' Marvelous and Secret Garden Stamps and Framelits, and Papillon Potpourri stamps and punches.
It was another busy class with everyone completing the projects within 4 hours, only an hour over our scheduled time!! but all my ladies know how we all become engrossed in crafting and chatting during the class.  The time always flies by and they don't go home until the project is completed.

Colour combination is so saffron, basic grey, lucky limeade and whisper white. A square piece of whisper white was run through the big shot with the argyle embossing folder and layered onto basic grey and so saffron. 

The delicate doilies sizzlits was used to cut out one of the small doilies from whisper white and a new designer builder brad with a large rhinestone jewel placed in the centre over a paper doily

Three  flowers in so saffron were stamped and cut out. Papillon Potpourri stamp set and matching punches were used for the butterflies

I saw a similar explosion box on Pintrest and thought it would be an ideal present  to make one with a matching card. Once the lid is taken off the sides of the box drop down to reveal flying butterflies and flowers!

The box was created from a square piece of card which was scored on all four sides with the scoring tool and then the four corner squares cut off to form a cross.  

The flying butterflies and flowers were attached to some acetate which was threaded through the centre square

We punched out 8 shapes with the decorative label punch and trimmed the sides   Using the Bloomin' Marvelous stamps. We randomly stamped the shapes using so saffron and lucky limeade colours and layered them on to some basic grey and attached them to both sides of the box.

Various butterflies and flowers were stamped and punched out to embellish the box along with lots of rhinestones.

There are only a couple of weeks left to take advantage of the fantastic offers of Sale-a-bration, the promotion ends on 22nd March For every £45 spend you can choose one of 17 products for FREE, including the Bloomin' Marvelous set. Please contact me if you would like to place an order.

Thank you for looking x


Sunday, 3 March 2013

Sycamore street secret garden

Hello there, phew what a busy week, four classes in four days!

I have had a relaxing day off today which included going out with my hubby for a Sunday Lunch.  I have one more class tomorrow and although I will be having a few days off this week from teaching classes I will be using the time to plan future ones

Here are some of the cards we made in the classes this week.

The first card is an easel card. Colour combination pool party, island indigo and whisper white. The card base was cut from the Scallop Square Bigz Die. 

I used the petite curly punch and Sycamore Street designer series papers which are both from Sale-a-bration and cut out 15 shapes. These were glued onto a piece of whisper white card and then it was run through the fancy fan embossing folder to create the textured design.

One of the stamps from the pretty petites stamp set, also from Sale-a-bration, was inked with Island Indigo and stamped twice and punched with the petite curly punch and added to the card with dimensionals

The colour combination of the next card is primrose petals, lucky limeade and whisper white

Secret Garden stamp set and framelits and Oh Helly Stamp Set and Framelits were used to create the card along with the Honeycomb embossing folder

The butterflies were stamped using the baby wipe technique again, I just love this technique that it creates a different coloured image every time it is stamped.

 The last of the cards used pool party again! This is a wonderful colour but think I must try harder to use a different one next time!

The secret garden stamp set was used to stamp the card in versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. A strip of the Sycamore Street DSP was attached to some Calypso Coral and edged with the scallop border punch in whisper white.  Sentiments used are from the teeny tiny wishes. 

Thank you for stopping by