Friday, 19 September 2014

Another "Cheerful Christmas" card

I am really on a roll with my Christmas card production, and I am really
fond of the Cheerful Christmas stamp set ( as you may have noticed!!)
Here's another quick and easy design using this stamp set.

Colour Combo is Real Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla - very traditional.
The imaged was inked with Stampin' Write markers, and the die cut shape is 
made using the Apothecary Accents Framelits.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Another shed card.

You may recall that a couple of weeks ago we made shed cards,
a couple of ladies took their cards home to finish off and I asked them to bring 
the finished cards for me to see.
Here is Janet's shed.

Shed door closed
Shed door open

Close up of inside shed

Didn't she do well!!
Great work Janet!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

More Christmas Cheer - from Ann

My friend Ann came to my Saturday morning workshop last month and she
cased one of my cards - changing the colour combo.
Here it is 

Ann changed the colours on this as she didn't like the writing in green -
so she used Lost Lagoon instead, with Real Red and Mossy Meadow.
Textured Impressions Filgree Frame is the embossing folder used again,
it really sets off the greeting - I think it's really classy!
Great job Ann!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Festival of Trees - again!

Yes it's Festival of Trees stamp set again!
The stamp set and matching punch make it quite easy to make very CAS
but still effective cards quickly - and I have to make a few quick cards
because of the number that I send out.  

I cased this card from Pinterest, but have changed the colours totally.
Really simple colour combo - but quite classy I think - Gold and Very Vanilla
(even though in the photo it looks to be a white base card and background!)
I used Watercolour Wonder Washi tape,
The sentiment and the tree were stamped in Versamark and embossed with Gold EP.
(Sentiment from Petite pairs)
Itty Bitty Accents star punch used with Gold Glimmer paper.
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set with Gold Encore ink for the splats
and the finishing touch was 3 gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

More Endless Wishes

I really am now getting to grips seriously with my Christmas card challenge to myself!
I resolved that I would not be caught out again this year,  making masses of  
Christmas cards in the first two weeks in December.
That said .... here's the latest one in the Endless Wishes series.

The colour combo is Night of Navy, White, Silver and Iridescent Ice.
The snowflakes are from the Endless Wishes stamp set and the sentiment
is from Petite Pairs, stamped in Versamark and embossed in Silver EP, 
along with one of the Four Frames stamps, which was then punched out
with the Decorative Label punch.
All the snowflakes were stamped with Versamark, then
the large ones were embossed with White EP,
the medioum ones were embossed with Silver EP
and the small snowflakes were embossed with Iridescent Ice EP
The only embellishment is the White satin ribbon - I didn't think it need anything else.
I'm very pleased with tyhis little number too!!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Festival of trees

Chris is back from holiday now so we have spent the day together crafting.
Here's what we have made.

The photo really does not do justice to this card. The gold Season's Greeting
sentiment doesn't show up on this very much at all.
The colour combo is Blackberry Bliss, Gold and White.
The stamp set is Festival of Trees and the sentiment is from
Bright and Beautiful.
I really love this card!!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Endless Wishes

Back to my Christmas cards again today - did a couple more designs -
here's the first one, using the Endless Wishes stamp set.

The colour combo is Pool Party, Silver, Gold and White.
The sentiment is from Petite Pairs stamp set, stamped on one of the Four Frames ,
this in turn is punched out using the Decorative Label punch.
This is then layered onto another extended punched Decorative label.
  I do love these contemporary colours, dont you?

Monday, 8 September 2014

Dale's 40th Birthday

Today is my baby Sis, Anne-Marie's Fiance's birthday.
(Hope that I have the apostrophes in the right places there!)
Here's the card that I have made for him.

A very CAS card -
Colour combo is Black, Gold and Red - on a white base card.
The frame is from the Letterpress Winter stamp set,
 stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder,
as was the greeting - from For You stampset..
The letters were diecut using the Little Letters Thinlits and Gold Glimmer Paper
and the numbers were cut from red Glimmer Paper.
My photography skills don't do justice to this card,which in reality,
 is very sparkly - and the red and gold look quite dramatic against the black.
(Thats why my hobby is crafting and not photography!!)
Think that Dale will be pleased to receive this anyhow!
Happy 40th Birthday Dale - hope you've had a super day..

Sunday, 7 September 2014

60th Birthday card

Here's a commissioned card that I made, for my friend Jan 
to send to her friend to celebrate her 60th Birthday.

I cut down the front of a Polka Dot Tag-a-bag Gift bag
and matted this onto Blushing Bride card stock, then onto a white base card.
The colour combo is Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and White.
Flower Shop stamp set was used for the flowers, which were then
punched using the matching Pansy Punch
The sentiments were computer generated.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

August thank you cards

Sorry for the weeks absence, but I have golfed at various Golf Courses on 
6 of the 7 previous days, and I am so glad that I took advantage of the good weather,
 as today it's raining!!! Or is it that the sun shines on the righteous!!
I have therefore done very little crafting, but I have made my thank you cards
that I give to customers for their Stampin' Up! orders each month.

A really CAS card -
Colour combo is Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss and White.
Stampsets used : Beautiful Bunch, cut with the matching Fun Flower punch
and Flower Patch,  cut with the matching Flower Fair Framelits.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

White Christmas

I am so sorry, but I am just so happy playing with my new Christmas stamps, 
that I fear I may bore you to tears with them.
That said - here's the first of many (I'm sure) that I have used
with the White Christmas Photopolymer stamp set.
It's so easy to position things with these clear stamps, it makes it so quick.

A really CAS card - cased from the Autumn Winter catalogue,
using four of the stamps to create this little scene,
I just couldn't resist popping these two little robins on!
Don't know whether you can see the Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the trees.
This was the only embellishment I have added - think it's just enough!
Another design that will suit mass production!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Cheerful Christmas

On Wednesday, I challenged one of the crafting ladies (Jan) to design a CAS card
using the Cheerful Christmas stamp set, and made a couple of suggestions for a design.
Here is what she made

The sentiment is heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder,
the baubles are coloured with Real Red and Old Olive Stampin' Write markers.
I think that this is really elegant.
(Want to be on my Design Team Jan??)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Wondrous Wreath

I started this card yesterday and have finished it this evening.
It uses the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits.

The door panels are stamped using Crumb Cake ink on Crumb cake card stock,
layered on a Very Vanilla 7x5 card base.
the wreath is stamped in Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler
The Noel is die cut using Cherry Cobbler card stock and the ribbon is die cut using Red Glimmer Paper.
Quite a quick and easy card for mass production - but it looks
rather classy I think - what do you think??

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Celebrating 5 years of Stampin' Up!

5 years ago I decided to become a Stampin Up Demonstrator.
I had never heard of Stampin Up, until Chris and I were crafting one day and we were
CASEing a card that called for a pricking template that was made by Stampin' Up!.
I sourced the internet to find one - and stumbled across Julie Kettlewell's blog.
That incident has changed my life considerably!
Not content with just buying the template, I decided to join Stampin' Up! 
with Julie as my upline - whom I affectionately call mummy, (though
truth be told I am old enough to be her mummy!)
I have travelled the Stampin Up journey, guided and encouraged by Julie, 
who has supported me every step of the way. 
 Were it not for her having a little chat with me at Convention in Germany,
 I would not have made the effort to achieve my Silver 2 status, which I enjoy today.
I love being a SU Demo and my extended SU family of fellow Julies' Jems,
we have great times together.
I was reminded of just how far and how long I have been on this journey with SU
when I received this card in the post this morning.

It's from Mummy Julie.
Thank you so much Julie for the sheer pleasure of knowing you and Stampin Up for the last 5 years.
Thanks for all your help and encouragement, which without your support,
 I would never be where I am now - a Silver 2 Demonstrator.
I owe you so much.
Lots of love

P.S. So as you said in the card Julie - here's to the next 5 years!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Zoo Babies Birthday

I thought that I would have a change from Christmas cards today, so
I made a birthday card for a 2 year old boy using the Zoo Babies stamp set.
I needed a card in a hurry and this only took about 25 minutes from start to finish.

Colour combo is Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar and So Saffron .
The ribbon is Tangelo Twist, but I think it goes really well with this card.
I decided against putting the number 2 on it (suppose there was nowhere it would fit!!)
The little boy in question won't know the difference!!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Cheerful Christmas

Two cards for a treat today - as I missed a few days last week!
Another sneaky peek of a new stamp set - Cheerful Christmas.

This is the original card that I made- really CAS in Real Red and White
embossed with the Textured Impressions Filigree Frame Embossing folder.

This was made by Jean from my Wednesday craft class - she couldn't wait to use this stamp set.
The die used is Apothecary Accents Framelits, and the ribbon is a retired one.
Isn't it beautiful!  Well done Jean!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Another sneaky peek of Festival of Trees

Here is one of the cards that I promised to post from the get together with Chris and Anita - 
here is Anita's design - another sneaky peek of one of the new stamp sets
that you will be able to order from the 28th August - not long to go now!

This is a polymer stamp set so it it is so easy to do two step stamping accurately.
Colour combo is Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and White ,
with a little Gold Glimmer paper (the stars) and Gold Stampin Glitter (the tinsel)
with the addition of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Chris's Shed Card

On Wednesday, Chris (Sis-in-law), Anita (Chris's downline) and myself had a crafting day at my house.
I had borrowed a card from my good friend and fellow crafter Ann, that she was happy
for us to case - and here's the card that Chris made.

As it's late, I'll post details of this card tomorrow.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Bloom with Hope - birthday

Today I have used the Bloom with Hope stamp set again -
you may recall that I made a few Sympathy cards using this set last week.
Today I have used this set for a happier occasion - a birthday, 
I did mention earlier that August was a busy month for birthdays.
I won't say who this card is for - as it might be for you!!

Simple colour combo of Real Red and Very Vanilla,
with a tough of gold glitter for the flower centre.
I stamped the blossom onto Real Red card with Real Red ink, twice,
then fussy cut them both out, and shaped them and layered them using a dimensional.
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes cut with the Word Window punch 
and layered onto a punched Modern Label .

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Baby Sis's Engaged!!

I took a phone call today from my baby Sis Anne-Marie, letting us know
that she and her partner Dale got engaged yesterday!
She had put it on Facebook, and I hadn't seen it!
I had Lucas and Lexie all day yesterday, so didn't get a chance to see it!
Anyhow, I have made them this card, and will take it over tomorrow.

Colour combo is Real Red, Silver and White.
The hearts are stamped and cut using the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and matching  Framelits dies.
The scalloped border was cut using the Large Scallop Edgelit.
I used the Expressions Thinlits dies,to cut the "love" sentiment, these are retired now,
 but still available on the Clearance Rack  if you haven't got them .
1/8" Silver ribbon bow and Basic Rhinestone embellishments finish off this CAS card.
Congratulations Anne-Marie and Dale