Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Christmas cards one sheet wonder

These are some of the christmas cards I made earlier in the year, hopefully I'll post them to the family and friends sorry they'll be a little late again.

I made these using my one sheet wonder template, where you randomly stamp 1 A4 sheet of card and cut it to different shapes mine makes 10 cards.
For these cards I used whisper white, real red and handsome hunter card, real red, handsome hunter and versamark ink, dazzling diamonds(wish you could see them in the photo), heat and stick powder, tombow glue and some non Stampin' up! ribbons and brads I found in my stash. The stamp set I used was Season of joy.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Team Challenge

It was my turn to set the team challenge this week, I saw the picture's below in the December issue of Craft stamper and thought they were lovely so decided the challenge would be to use them as inspiration but we had to change at least 2 things about them, the card above is my version, I changed the colours and flipped the card onto it's side. This will be my last post for a few weeks now dh had to have major heart surgery on Tuesday and I'm going to be devoting all my time to looking after him and the kids till he's better.

Card: Real Red, Bravo burgundy, old olive, always artichoke and Very vanilla.
Ink: Bravo Burgundy and versamark.
Accessorys: Scallop edge punch, Red glitter, heat and stick powder, white Nail varnish(I didn't have a white gel pen so used a nail pen lol).
Stamp set Season of Joy
All products from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Team Challenge

This weeks challenge was to make a card with only Stampin' around wheels, and a sentiment stamp, Thank's to Kathy for setting this weeks challenge, I really enjoyed it.

I made this card for my Daughter, she is a book a holic (I think that's what you call someone who read's all day and night), she quickly removed the book mark and stuck it in her book.

I used Lavender lace, almost amethyst, barely banana and whisper white card, So saffron ribbon, Versamark ink heat and stick powder and Stampin' Up!'s Silver glitter, these glitters really have to be seen to be appreciated Photo's never do them justice.

The Stamp I used was from Occasional Greetings and the wheel is called Forever flower's.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Two cute box

This is the box I made to hold the braclet I mad, I used Taken with teal, So Saffron and whisper white card, So saffron grosgrain ribbon ( free from Stampin' Up! a while back).
The stamps I used were retired Two Cute and Retired hostess set Best yet.

Monday, 23 November 2009

My first try at jewellery making

Today is my oldest daughters 12th birthday so I wanted to give her a special present this is what I managed to come up with and luckily I know she'll love it as she saw me making it she kept saying ohh Pretty, my next job is to make the box for it to go in, so keep coming back the box should be on here in the next couple of days.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Team swaps

This was a card I made for a team swap I made 4 card fronts like this and this card (for me to send to someone), For this card I used Old Olive and Whisper white card, real red, old olive and vesamark ink, heat and stick powder gold glitter and tombow glue the stamps I used were from Season of Joy and baroque motifs both from Stampin' Up!.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Funky Friday #39

These are the colours for this weeks challenge, please click the picture above to see the other entries for this challenge and take part yourself, this week is extra special as Abi is looking for a design team to help with this challenge blog so if you're interested take part in this weeks challenge and after your name put dt in the linky thing.

I really hope I get time to use these colour's to make more cards as I'm really behind on my chrismas cards, I may use them for a one sheet wonder.
For this challenge I used Handsome hunter and very vanilla card, I used old olive, bravo burgundy, handsome hunter, real red and versamark ink, real red 1/4 " grosgrain ribbon, red glitter from fine galaxy glitter pack, 2-way glue pen and Clear embossing powder.
The stamp set's I used were Season of joy and Hung up on the holidays both from Stampin' Up!

I used reverse masking and emboss resist tecnique's for this card.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Team challenge #3

This weeks team challenge was to make a new baby card in 1 hour using stamps not in the current Stampin' Up! catalogue. Thanks Steph for this challenge I love it it only took a few minutes to make mine after I messed up 3 times, my brain just couldn't tell my hands what to do at first.

I used whisper white and Bashful blue card, bashfull blue ink and striped grosgrain ribbon.
The stamp sets were retired bundle of joy and last year's sale-a-bration set congrats.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Honey they've shrunk the chickens

Is it my imagination or are large rotiserie chicken's getting smaller?

There was a time when 1 was enough to feed my whole family and there would be some left for the cats but now we need 2 and the cats are lucky if there's any left for them, now I know my family has grown but tell me if you think I'm wrong, I've photoed them next to some parsnip which frighteningly are almost as big as the chickens lol.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Team challenge#2

O.K Abi asked me to set the team challenge this week, I had a little think it's not easy setting a challenge especially as it's a limited time challenge and I'm not the fastest crafter, I decided it should be alternative christmas so a christmas with out the traditional colours of Red, Green or Gold.

I should have matched the swirls up but didn't think about that when I was making it, I'll know better for next time.

I used Acetate basic black and whisper white card, black and white stazon versamark and heat and stick powder and dazzling diamonds and Black glitter from fine galaxy glitter pack you really have to see these glitters irl they are stunning, the stamp set I used was season of joy, I love this set it's my favourite christmas set from last years Stampin' Up! catalogue I was so glad when it wasn't retired, also it was the first set I got to play with when my stampin mum came the 2 hour drive to my house to do a party for me =D, Almost forgot I used a light box and embossing tool to emboss the edge of the Black and white card.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Team Challenge

We decided to have a team challenge limited time to just over an hour and limited supply to
  • 1 Ribbon
  • 2 colours
  • 3 layers
  • 1 image
I hope this is keeping within the challenge guideline's I decided it would be a card for my sister's birthday which is tomorrow I'll have to email her a link.

I choose very vanilla and bashful blue for this challenge and coloured ribbon using bashful blue ink, I also used versamark, clear embossing powder a sponge dauber and occasional greeting happy birthday stamp and Stampin' Up! hostess set level 2 set whimsical wings.

I used the Emboss resist tecnique found here for the bird image.

This challenge was choose at the last minute by Abi my stampin Mum.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

two posts in one day =D

I made this piglet for my youngest daughters birthday she's 2 today, I thought I'd share him with you, I also decided to take a photo of piglet with the pooh which I made for Charlotte last year, I've now made a start on Eeyore hope I finish him in time for Christmas.

Funky Friday #37 part 2

Click the picture above to go to the challenge blog.
I really loved this challenge and wanted to make up for not doing last weeks challenge, sorry Abi but I couldn't find any Apricot Appeal ink or card.

I used Old Olive and whisper white card, Acetate, dsp from retired holiday treasures paper pack, versamark and old olive ink, clear embosing powder, heat and stick powder, red glitter from fine galaxy Stampin' Up! glitter pack, dazzling diamonds glitter and Chocolate chip 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon. The stamp set's I used are hung up on the holiday and Tags for All. I made 2 tags because I couldn't choose between white and green.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Funky Friday #37

These are the colour for this challenge click on the picture above to go to the challenge blog.
I really liked this challenge as the colours are perfect for christmas, hopefully I'll get a chance to do a matching candle and box to go with this candle, for this challenge I used tissue paper, ruby red, old olive, chocolate chip and versamark ink, I also used heat and stick powder and dazzling diamonds glitter and red glitter from Stampin' Up! it's from the fine galaxy glitter set I love the heat and stick with these glitters so think all my christmas cards should have these on them, I hope dh lets me order the other set of glitters...... and the other few hundred£ worth of stuff in the new catologue, The stamp set I used was Hung up on the holidays.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Funky Friday #35

These are this week's colours, click the picture above to go to the challenge blog.

This is the card I made for this challenge, I used A level 2 hostess set from the new Stampin' Up! catologue, it's called Whimsical wings and I absolutly love it.

I used bordering Blue, Not quite navy, Saharah sand and Whisper white card, Not quite Navy, Bordering Blue and basis Grey ink, scallop oval and oval punches and Whisper white grosgrain ribbon, the sentiment is from oval all stamp set also in the new su catologue.

I had to scan the card so the colours are brighter than irl, my camera has gone walkies again, I'm sure dh know's where it is lol

Friday, 11 September 2009

Funky Friday #33

These are the colour for the challenge, click on the picture above to see the other cards, sorry I'm late again, I'll try to do better next time lol.

I really like this card but think it's missing something, that something must be glitter so I'll add that later but didn't want to be any later loading it up than I already am lol.
For this card I used Chocolate chip, really rust and Whisper white card Chocolate chip and Regal rose ink and chocolate chip and pumpkin pie ribbon. The stamps I used were Baroque Motifs and Occasional greetings from Stampin' Up!, I really like how the card turned out.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Funky Friday #32

These are the colours for this challenge, which I'm really late with Sorry Abi couldn't post it til I'd given the card to my Dad, click the picture aboveto go to the challenge blog.

This was a card for my Dad I used Taken with teal, black and whisper white card, Black, Taken with teal and Tempting turquoise ink, 1"circle and 1 1/4 " circle punches,Whisper white ribbon and a staple. The stamps I used for this card were all Stampin' Up! Canvas background stamp, Loads of love and loads of love accesories.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Funky Friday #31

These are the colours for this weeks challenge, Please click the picture above to go to the challenge blog.

For this card I used Basic black, Basic grey, Whisper white and Ellegant egg plant Card, Whisper white and Ellegant eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Elegant eggplant, Basic grey and Basic black inkand Scallop oval and oval punches. The stamps I used are from Stampin' Up! Garden Whimsey and sentiment from occasional greetings stamp sets. I wasn't sure about the card when I made it last night but when I saw it this morning decided it's ok.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The Card that started it all

I thought I'd share this card with you all, this is that handmade card I received (for Ella's birth) that got me into card making, I found it the other day while tidying up a box Charlotte had emptied out.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Funky Friday #30

This is my card for this week's challenge, I didn't like this challenge at all, I just couldn't find the right stamp set to go with the colour's, it was probably worse as I had to rush it as I'm on holiday right now, Abi was nice and gave me the colour's early so I could join in, The colours are Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun and Whisper white.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Funky Friday #29

These are the colours for this weeks challenge please click on the picture above to go to the challenge blog.

Here's my card, I loved this challenge only wish it was easier to take a photo of acetate, this card looks so much better i.r.l.

I used Basic Grey, whisper white and bashful blue card, dsp from Stampin' Up! Summer picnic paper pack, Acetate for the card base, bashful blue, basic grey, certainly celery, versamark and Stazon white ink, Scallop edge, scallop oval and oval punches, bashful blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon, the happy birthday is from occasional greetings and the Stamps I used are my favourites A Rose is a Rose from Stampin Up.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Funky Friday #28

These are the colours for this weeks Challenge click the picture above to go to the challenge blog.
Yet again I struggled with this challenge, I could think of how to use 4 of the colours easily but struggled to find how to use the final colour,I really wanted to use the Big Bold Birthday stamp set from Stampin' Up! as I've had it for a while now and needed to justify buying it, lol.

I used Pretty in pink and whisper white card, old olive dsp from the holiday treasures pack, pretty in pink 1/2" striped Grosgrain ribbon, old olive, creamy caramel, pretty in pink and Rose red ink, Tombow glue and dazzling diamonds.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Funky Friday #27

These are the colours for this week's challenge, click the picture above to go to the challenge blog.
I really found it difficult this week but this is what I came up with in the end, I used Bravo burgundy, and very vanilla card, very vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon Orchid opulence, bravo burgundy and Really rust ink, Scallop edge and Star punches and brads in a bravo burgundy type colour.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

I'm having a Party

I've decided now the summer's here it's time for a little party, so I thought what better than have one where I get to do my favorite thing, no not that, play with my stamps, it's gong to be on the 19th July, please email me for more details and to let me know numbers, so I can prepare enough card kits for people to have a go at making their own card, I'll also need to know if you're bringing any children I have a little crafting planned for them so you can have peace and quite to make your card.
Edited to say
Sorry I have to change the date to Saturday 25th July due to my hectic schedule.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Funky Friday #26

These are the colours for this weeks Funky Friday Challenge, Click on the picture above to go to the challenge blog.

I didn't think I'd get this weeks challenge done before Friday, then realsied I could kill 2 birds with one stone, this book is a gift for my oldest daughters teacher, Today's her last day at Primary school, so I decided to decorate a A4 note book for her teacher.

I used Chocolate chip, Close to cocoa, barely banana and Very vanilla card, chocolate chip dsp from the Sweet always pack, Barely banana Chocolate chip, Close to cocoa and versamark ink, Dazzling diamonds (which as usual doesn't show in the photo but it's the scallop oval thats all glittery) and heat and stick powder, Scallop edge, 1/8" circle, oval and scallop oval punches. Oopps almost forgot Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and 1/4" Chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

I got an award

What an Honour i got this award from the lady that inspire's me most Abi her blogs called Cornwall Crafty Stampers, I've known her for years and she's always been crafting, I still have some earrings and a bookmark she made me yonks ago.

Now to choose the blogs that have inspired me.



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All these blogs are a great inspiration to me and I hope you enjoy looking at them too. I could have put 10 on but the rules are only 5. I love looking at other people's blogs to get inspiration.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Funky Friday #25

These are the colours for this weeks Challenge on Abi's blog, click the picture above to go to the challenge blog.

I really struggled with this challenge, twice I sat with the card and inks in front of me and just couldn't think what to do with them or decide which stamps to use, but I like how the card turned out in the end.

For this card I used Acetate, basic black, whisper white and Orchid opulence card, basic black, orcid opulence, versamark, stazon black and stazon opaque white inks, scallop edge and 1" circle punches, so swirly jumbo roller and my favourite crafting item heat and stick powder with dazzling diamonds. I used Garden Whimsey and season of joy stamp sets.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Saturday Challenge #40

This is the second card I made using the kit Abi gave me, I used the Saturday sketch #40 click link to go to their blog.
For this card I usedPale plum and perfect plum card, Kraft dsp from hostess level 1 designer series paper pack, Chocolate chip ribbon, linen thread, versamark ink, heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds, scallop edge punch, 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals and buttons from my MIL's button box.
The butterfly and sentiment are from Happiness always level 3 hostess stamp set.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

My wonderfull Upline (Stampin' Mum)

I made this card using a kit my Upline gave me, this is the first card hopefully I'll get time to make another 2 soon. The stamps are from a level 3 hostess set called Happiness always.
I used Whisper white, Mellow Moss and Barely Banana card, Whisper white1/4" grosgrain Ribbon, Mellow moss Taffeta ribbon.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Funky Friday #24

These are the colours for this weeks challenge click the picture to go to Abi's challenge blog.
I really like it when the challenge only has a few colours, I have had the pocket silhouettes stamp set for a few weeks now and had been waiting for a chance to use it, Ialso used a saying from hostess set best yet.
I used Whisper white and Rose red card, I used the emboss resist tecnique, a tutorial on it can be found here, Versamark, stazon white and rose Red ink Clear embossing powder, dimensionals and Whisper white Taffeta ribbon.
Hopefully I'll get time to make a whisper white bit to go inside the card using the same red ink and stamp set, I really like decorating the inside as well as the outside of cards it means I get to do more stamping.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Baby card for swaps

This is the card I made for a recent card swap, wellthe ones I swaped didn't have the night of navy card they were just card fronts so when I got home and had 4 left I decided to make them into full cards and as the card was a dark colour thought I'd decorate the inside with a whisper white piece of card.
I hope you're sitting comfortably because the list of what I used to make this card is a little long, Night of Navy, bashful blue wkisper white, bordering blue and ballet blue card, Ballet blue, basic grey, bashful blue, night of navy and versamark ink, heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds, embossing powder, whisper white grosgrain ribbon, spiral edge, 1 3/8" circle and 1 1/4" circle punches, the stamps I used were from In the stars, Office Accoutrement and starring you stamp sets why use one set when you can use 3, lol.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Funky Friday #23

These are the colours for this weeks funky friday challenge, click the above image to go to the challenge blog.
Here's my card for this weeks challenge, I really love doing these challenge's they take you out of your comfort zone of colour only from one colour family, I couldn't wait to use these stamps I got them on Saturday and absolutly love them.

I used Rose red, Bashful blue, Kraft and old olive card (I'm thinkingI may replace the old olive card with old olive dsp), Bashful Blue, Night of navy, Versamark and Stazon white ink, Dazzling diamonds and heat and stick powder (I love these 2 together but am always disapointed that they don't photo very well), and 1" Double stitched grosgrain ribbon in Rose Red that my wonderful upline gave me, Love you Abi =D and chip board circles.