Thursday, November 12, 2015

Peaceful Pines

The mini catalogue has some fantastic coordinating stamps and framelits. I love Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines, I love how quick and simple it is to pull a card together with these coordinating bundles. The trees are lovely, it's starting to look a lot like Christmas ....

Stamps: Peaceful Pines
Ink: Mint Macaron, Versamark
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Mint Macaron
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Glitter Paper, Gently Falling Embossing Folder

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sleigh Ride Edgelits

I've been playing with the FABULOUS Sleigh Ride Edgelits. My "go to" aesthetic is Clean And Simple (CAS), so my first attempt was VERY CAS!

I really like it, but it just needs a little "something". I thought I'd add texture and really wish I'd stamped a greeting before I embossed, but it turned out OK.

Ink: Night of Navy, Pool Party
Cardstock: Whisper White Thick, Shimmery White
Accessories: Sponges, Fine Tip Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Sleigh Ride Edgelits

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Stair Step Christmas

While surfing the internet searching for Christmas Card inspiration, I stumbled across a card based on this one. My original card works well, but once put up on display, it sort of slides down, or collapses. I was really excited to see this genius idea from The Craft Spa. I took the basic idea and figured out the dimensions in inches. Love how these turned out. Take a look at the side view (2nd picture down) and you'll see how the back of the card is scored to make a prop for the front.

Stampin' Up REALLY need to bring out a punch for the pine branches which adorn the windows. Unfortunately, this one is contraband.

Stamps: Wonderland, Happy Scenes
Ink : Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Soft Sky
Accessories: Hearth and Home Framelit, sponges

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Circle of Spring

I made a card for a friend's 50th Birthday last week. I used the new brick embossing folder (love it) and Circle of Spring which is a new set made to coordinate with the wreath framelit. I love the simplicity of this.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gift Bag Punch Board Thank You!

I found the instructions for this cute little pop-up box card using the new Gift Bag Punch Board from Stampin' Up. It's quite dinky and very easy to put together. Thanks for great instructions Amanda.

The stamp set used is a new one called "Endless Thanks" from the 2015/16 Catalogue.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Peppa Pig!

There's a craze amongst our little people right now called "Peppa Pig". She's English, and extremely polite (naturally) and everyone loves her. I offered to make a card for a friend's little niece who is Peppa Pig MAD, I thought it would be an easy task. However, after seeing this image on the internet, I realised it wasn't the easiest of shapes to copy. I think I did OK. We'll have to see how our little discerning fan feels about it!

Not much stamping going on right now, I'm afraid. I gave up my craft room to someone who needs a place to stay .... maybe soon I'll be back. Here's hoping.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Concertina Cards

Have you seen these concertina cards? This link takes you to the Crafty Owl blog in England. I think they're brilliant and once you've got the knack, it's fairly simple.

Here's what I came up with: