My sister had a lovely birthday and her paper flowers and butterfly frame made it across the Atlantic to the Channel Islands. Phew!
Here's a card I made this weekend for a new venture I'm embarking on with 2 friends, Barb and Yvonne. It was rather time consuming to make, but worth it :)
More of our creations can be found in our Etsy store, "The Card Patch".
Sunday, February 2, 2014
There's a new Big Shot die in the mini catalogue called the Spiral Flower die. It's great, look what I made with it! Such a sweet bunch of blooms using a retired paper stack.
I then tried my hand at a butterfly shadow box. I love how this turned out, very quick and easy to put together. I used the small butterfly punch and scraps of DSP, fixed to some Shimmery Cardstock with a glue dot. Yes, it's that easy!
See you soon,
Saturday, February 1, 2014
This style of card is perfect for a special occasion. My sister's 50th is in 2 weeks so I wanted something special just for her. Here's a link to the directions.
I used some retired paper from Stampin' Up called "Print Poetry" and the new stamp set & coordinating punch in the Mini Occasions catalogue. the "50" is embossed in gold.
Stamps : Petite Petals, Memorable Moments
Inks : Summer Starfruit, Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse
Cardstock : Very Vanilla, Print Poetry DSP
Accessories : Petal Punch, labels collection framelits, big shot, magnetic platform, gold embossing powder, cherry cobbler ribbon
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Two very special people have birthdays in August. My daughter, Sarah, who is 18 tomorrow and my Daddy ... who isn't 18!!! I think he's 79. Gosh, can that be right? He's amazing, most people would think he's in his 60's. I wonder if you can guess which card is for whom?
Sarah's card uses one of the new Thinlit "flip flop" dies with the hostess set "Morning Meadow" and Dad's card is a tag card using "Wetlands", both new sets in the 2013/14 Catalog.
We are in the middle of moving house so once we're settled and my craft room is up and running, I hope to be a lot busier on my blog :)
Sunday, June 30, 2013
I haven't been stamping or blogging for a few months, long and personal story which I can't share on the internet, but I did want to just share some Club projects today. My Club has kept me stamping recently ~ this first picture are the projects for April.
Here are the 2 projects we made in May using new catalogue products.
This weekend we made 2 more projects. This first card is a special fold I found on LeAnn Greff's blog. It's quite effective and the best thing is, it only uses the 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, I don't like having to use 12" x 12" for a card! Directions can be found here.
I used the new Gingham Garden suite of products. LOVE THEM!!!
I then made a very easy and simple card with the new Flower Shop set and the Pansy Punch. Very easy and so effective (love that stretchy ruffled ribbon). My friend Debra sent me this YouTube link on how to make lining up these flowers fool-proof! If you have this set & punch, you won't want to miss this video!
Colours include the new 2013 In-Colours
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thanks to Pinterest, I found this great technique to share with my Club ladies tonight. Here's a link to the creator, Amy K. Thanks Amy for sharing this with us all ~ LOVE it! Hope my ladies will too.
Stamps : Secret Garden, A Round Array, Sweet Essentials (sentiment)
Ink : Versamark, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gumball Green
Cardstock : Crumb Cake
Accessories : Big shot, Labels Collection Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Aquapainter, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Had fun today playing with Stampin' Up's new 'photopolymer' stamp set called Typeset. Photopolymer is more commonly referred to as clear, or acrylic so the stamps themselves aren't the traditional red rubber, but clear instead. Stampin' Up have decided to introduce this set into their range of products and I am hoping for many more sets to follow, because the quality of the photopolymer is VERY high, and they stamp beautifully. I took lots of photos so you can see for yourselves.
Stamps : Designer Typeset, A Round Array
Ink : Midnight Muse
Cardstock : Twitterpated DSP, Going Grey, Pink Pirouette, Shimmery White
Accessories : Big Shot, Edgelit, Baker's Twine, Midnight Muse Ribbon, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch