Monday, 30 September 2013

Ann's birthday

Today is the birthday of one of my special golfing friends - Ann.
She looked after me when I first started playing golf at Sandhill
and I still call her my Fairy Golf-Mother!!

The colour combo is Soft Suede, Pool Party and Very Vanilla.
Stamp set is Simply sketched - both flower and sentiment.
Happy birthday Fairy Golf-Mother!!

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Congratulations Anita

Here's a card that I made at Chris's on Wednesday - it was to celebrate her downline Anita's promotion to Bronze 2 -  as I am her Stampin Up Nannan, I wanted to send her the card to say well done.

Card open

Card Closed

Very CAS card - colour combo Coastal Cabana and White.
Flower Shop stamp set used for flowers then cut with Pansy punch.
Sentiment from Curly Cute (retired - but I wanted a big greeting!)
Leaves punched with Bird Builder Punch.
Congratulations Anita!!

Sandy from Scrapbook Blessings Club suggested I enter this in their
Tutorial Challenge #2 - Circle Easel card sure if an oval counts, but here goes!)

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Jackie's birthday card

Tomorrow is my good friend Jackie's birthday.
I have posted her card and she should have received it today, 
so I should be safe in posting it on here today (that's assuming that
she has already opened it - if not, sorry I have spoiled the surprise)

The background paper is Afternoon Picnic DSP,
The flowers are stamped in Wisteria Wonder on both Very Vanilla and Wisteria Wonder card stock,
using the Flower hop Stamp set, then punched out with the Pansy Punch.
The sentiment is from Blooming with Kindness stamp set.
The flower centres are punched with the 1/2" circle punch
(Notice that I couldn't resist putting a cheeky face on one of the flowers!!)
Happy Birthday Jackie - have a great day tomorrow!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Janet's Birthday

Today is the birthday of one of my Tuesday Crafters Class ladies - Janet.
Here's the card that I have made for her.

Colour combo -Bermuda Bay, Always Artichoke and White
Stamp sets - Creative Elements (my favourite flourish!) for the background,
Simply Sketched for the poppy and leaf sprig.
and the words are from Loving Thoughts.
(All products Stampin' Up!)

Happy Birthday Janet!!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Holiday Ornaments Card

Today, the Tuesday Crafters' Class have made a different version of the card that I shared with you last Thursday - look HERE to see the blue version.

Colour Combo is Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and White.
Season of Style DSP
Greeting from More Merry Messages Stampset
Cherry Cobbler card stock cut with Holiday Ornament Framelits
and stamped in Versamark using the Creative Elements swirl that I love to bits,
heat embossed  with Gold embossing powder .
Gold Stampin Glitter applied with glue to top of Bauble.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Make and takes

On Thursday evening we made a couple of quickie make and takes
that Paula demonstrated.

Crumb Cake card Base with Whisper White
Washi tape, Bitty Butterfly punch on Daffodil Delight  card stock.
White Bakers Twine and small button completes them.
Sentiments from Thanks and Hello stamp set.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Lucas and Lexie's postcard.

Instead of sending a conventional postcard to Lucas and Lexie, from our holiday 
(they don't do them from Callosa De Segura which is where we stayed
 - 25 minutes from Alicante,  nearest town Elche)
 I decided to make them one when I got home and here it is.



I used the Post Card stamp for the reverse of this postcard and stamped it in Island Indigo,
Then after masking off the patterned area and border, I stamped the flower from
Blooming with Kindness in Crushed Curry on the right hand side.
For the front I stamped and punched out (using the Pansy punch) 5 flowers
using the Flower Shop stamp set,  inking them in Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, 
Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Wisteria Wonder.
I then punched flower middles in matching card stock with the 1/2" circle punch.
I then used some old (Retired) rub ons from my stash to spell "hello"
on the flower centres. The stalks/leaves are made with the Bird Builder punch.
I'm really pleased with this.
I know it's a bit girlie for Lucas, but great for Lexie!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Badge and Prize!!

Had a great time last night in Leeds at the Stampin' Up! UK Creative tour event.
It was good to meet up with fellow demonstrators and generally have a lovely evening.
We all had to make our own name badges for the evening - and mine was a last minute job -
I modified the badge I had made for the Telford Event earlier this year.
I added one of the beautiful Frosted Finishes Embellishments
I think that this addition brings it totally up to date!!

We had a few prize patrols and I was lucky enough to win one of the first ones!

I received the Winter Frost DSP Stack,
a pack of Vintage Faceted Buttons and a reel of the Silver 1/8" Ribbon!!

We also had a sneak peek of two brand new items that we will be
able to purchase very soon - can't wait!!

We were also given a USB Bracelet with the trial version of MDS
(My Digital Studio) that I really must set aside some time to play with!!

We also received the Love and Joy stamp from the A/W catalogue!

All in all we all came away very happy and excited.
I will share with you the new products as soon as I am allowed to, so keep visiting
then you won't miss the goodies!!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Stampin' Up! UK Creative Tour Swaps

This evening I am off to Leeds to attend the Stampin' Up! UK Creative Tour event in Leeds.
I am going with my SU mummy Julie and really looking forward to it.
There will be other Demonstrators there and it's so good to get together, 
there will be plenty of fun to be had!
Here is a sample of the swaps that I made.

Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, White, Brushed Silver
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack
Stamp sets : Greetings of the Season. Snowflake Soiree
Silver and Turqoise Embossing Powder
Ornament Keepsakes Framelits Dies
Inkpads:  Versamark, Bermuda Bay
I'll post some more tomorrow.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Get well soon Angie

Here's the get well card I have sent for fellow Jem, Angie Smith who is in hospital.
Hope that it brings a smile to her face.

Stamp sets used - Flower Shop and Hopeful Thoughts.
Colour Combo -Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana,
Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe.
The little smiley faces are a non SU stampset

Monday, 16 September 2013

Aaron's Birthday

Yesterday was my nephew, Aaron's 20th birthday - he and my grand-daughter, Ellie,
 were born the same year - my how time flies - makes me feel old!!
Here's the card that I have made for him.

Colour combo is Island Indigo and White.
Stamp sets - Banner Greetings (Hostess) and Simply Stars
Die cut letters used for his name.
I love the little faces that I have stamped and stuck in the middle of the stars-
my sad sense of humour!!

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Thanks Michelle and Andy

Today we fly home from Alicante where we have spent the last ten days
with our good friend Michelle and her partner Andy.
Here is the card that I have made for them to say thank you for having us.

I used a Twinchie that I had made previously and matted it onto Early Espresso card,
then layered this onto a layer of Pink Pirouette card.

I found this sentiment in a retired Stampin' Up stamp set, but it was just perfect.
I stamped this in Early Espresso on Pink Pirouette, then layered onto Early Espresso.
I am really pleased with this and hope that they are too.

Friday, 13 September 2013

A Wedding Gift for Hooley

My Daughter-in-law Kerry came up with  an idea for one of her friend's Wedding Gift.
She collected phrases and sayings associated with Hooley,
then asked me how to go about putting these together.
This is what we came up with.
We are very happy with it.

I stamped the letters in Black on White card  using the Morning Post Alphabet stamp set
and punched them using the Artisan Label punch.
We then had the mammoth task of putting these together
 on a canvas which I had painted with Black Acrylic.
Simon helped us with this task, so thanks Simon - we appreciated the help.
It took us the best part of an afternoon to put this together.
We then decided to die cut the letters and numbers in White cardstock to add the date.
Think that it just finished it off nicely.
What do you think??

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Another man's card

Here's the last of the men's cards that I made with Chris the other Wednesday.
It was a design that she had seen on Pinterest.
The show is from Dapper Dad, which has now retired, but I still find it useful
for mens' cards, as a change from boats, bikes beer, and planes!!

Colour Combo is Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and early Espresso.
The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned
Embellished with a Naturals Designer button with a bow made of Linen Thread.
Ta Da!!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Christmas Star

Here's a pretty Christmas star card that Cheryl and myself did the other week
 when we went to Chris's to craft together.
We used retired 12x12 SU Christmas paper for our prototype.

Star card closed

Star card open
I will have great fun making this up in the newest Christmas DSP
from the Autumn Winter Catalogue, and will post it on here for you to see.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Lexie's card for Holly

Here's a card that Lexie made for her friend Holly
(who is the Lifeguard at the Swimming Pool where Lexie and I go - at the Local Sports Centre)
Holly teases Lexie, and said she wanted a birthday card from her,
so Lexie set about it and made this.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Blushing Bride Flower Shop

Here's a card that I have CASE'd from Pinterest,
 I have changed the colour combo to Blushing Bride , Soft Suede and White

Flower from Flower Shop stamp set
Sentiment from Simply Sketched
Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing folder, 
Flower centre made with Simply Pressed Clay and the Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds.
The flower was coloured with  Blushing Bride Stampin'Write Marker pen.
Paper is from Subtles DSP Paper Stack.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Wishing you......

A Very Merry Christmas.......
is a new stamp set from the Autumn Winter catalogue and I love it so much.
I will be able to create lots of quick cards using this stamp set this Christmas.

Colour combo is Crumb Cake, Real Red and Old Olive.
I have used the tiniest strip of Season of Style DSP as a feature,
and I think it just sets it off nicely.
A really quick, CAS card for mass production!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

More Thank you cards

Here are some more of the Thank you cards I sent to my August customers 

Tempting Turquoise, Black and White

Real Red, Black and White

Tempting Turquoise, Black and White

I have used the Gingham wheel to stamp the ribbon.
Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing folder.
Sentiment is from Simply Sketched (hostess), the flower stamp is from Flower shop.
The flower centres are punched with the 1/2" circle punch, then shaped and raised on dimensionals.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Bird Builder Punch Christmas wreath

I do like to utilise my stamps and punches and so love to use an item for something
other than it's original purpose.
I received a swap a couple of years ago of a wreath made out of the wing 
of the Bird Builder punch, so I thought I would give it a try with up to date papers and colours.

The colour combo is Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wassabi and White.
the stamp in the centre is from Snowflake Soiree
The sentiment is from greetings of the Season.
The papers are from the Seasons of Style DSP Paper Stack in the Autumn Winter Catalogue.
Once again I have used the fabulous Frosted Finishes Embellishments
for the centre of the snowflake.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Postcrossing - Handmade Cards Swap

Here is my card swap which will go to Cecilia in Sweden

Once again I have used the baby wipe and re-inker technique in a colour combo of
Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and real Red.
The stamp sets used are Flower shop and Best of Flowers, with matching punches.
The leaves are punched using the Bird Builder Punch
All products are Stampin' Up
except for the yellow flat pearls which are from my stash.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Liz's Grandaughter!!

One of my very good friends and fellow crafters (Liz) received some fabulous news on Monday-
she is the proud owner of a new baby  Grand-daughter - having already got 4 Grandsons,
she was beginning to think that she wouldn't have a Grand-daughter at all.!
She couldn't wait to phone me and tell me her great news.
Here's the card I have made for her and Alan.

Really CAS stepper card in Pink Pirouette and White,
Flower beads from stash.
Decorative Label punch used to create the "legs" at the front.
Congratulations to you both - and to the proud parents too!!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

August Customers' Thank you cards

This is the card that I have chosen for my thank you cards for customers whom placed orders in August.
It is the same design as a previous card, but I have changed the colours used to this years In Colours - Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush.

The sentiment is from Petite Pairs and the butterflies are cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die.
I would like to enter this card in the 
Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge

Here are some more of the same design, but I just changed the colour sequence of the butterflies.

I hope that my customers like these!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Get well soon Shelli

I was concerned to read this news on the Stampin Up website last Wednesday
"Yesterday, Shelli was involved in a riding accident in southern Utah; the horse she was riding stumbled. 
Shelli was taken to the Kanab hospital where X-rays were taken and she was diagnosed
 with a fractured pelvis, broken wrist, and broken collarbone. 
She is being flown to Intermountain Medical Center and will likely be there for a few days.

Obviously, she is in a great deal of pain but wants you all to know she is fine and 
is grateful it wasn't worse. Thank you for your concern and well wishes!"
(Shelli is Cofounder and CEO of Stampin' Up!)

I decided that I would like to send her a get well card to hopefully cheer her up somewhat.

I have used a colour combo of Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie.
The stamp set is Flower Shop and I stamped this card using the
baby wipe and re-inker technique.
I punched and shaped 1/2" circles for the centres of the flowers.
The sentiment is from Hopeful Thoughts.
Get well soon Shelli!!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Merry Christmas

Today's card features a few of my favourite things from the new Autumn Winter Catalague.
The Festive Flurry Stamp set, the Festive flurry matching Framelits Dies
and that beautiful Winter Frost Speciality designer Series Paper
- you may notice how tight I have been with this - but you don't need too much of it,
it's so beautiful and shimmery a small piece goes a long way!!

The colour combo is Coastal Cabana, Silver and White with a tiny bit of Soft Sky.
You may notice I have used another of the beautiful Frosted Finishes Embellishments!
(I have had to order some more of these already!)
The sentiment is from Greetings of the Season, everything else is described above
and all products are Stampin' Up!