Thursday, March 17, 2016

Party Pants Birthday!

Here's a quick and fun birthday card! I used the Sale-A-Bration set, Party Pants along with some retired designer paper and a glimmer paper frame made with the square framelits which was attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. I love how this turned out!

Stamps : Party Pants
Ink : Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey
Paper : Shimmery White, retired DSP, Glimmer Paper
Accessories : Big Shot, Square Framelits, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Bakers Twine

Monday, March 14, 2016

More Fancy Folds

I made two 'fancy fold' cards today. The first, on the left, is another type of Z-Fold and the card on the right has everything going on inside!

This is the classic "Z-Fold" card made using the Have a Cuppa paper stack and the photopolymer set A Nice Cuppa. 

The second card is very plain on the outside, but the inside is where everything is happening!

I popped the cup from A Nice Cuppa up on a tab. Love this inside of this card.

Stamps : A Nice Cuppa
Ink : Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Wisteria Wonder, Have a Cuppa Paper Stack
Accessories : Big Shot, Cups & Kettle Framelits, Bakers Twine, Dimensionals

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Z-Fold & Card Class

I'm holding a card class on Friday 25th March, with this Z-Fold card taking centre-stage. Dawn Griffith made a great video showing how to make this clever fold.

Stamps: Balloon Celebration
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Cardstock: ShimmeryWhite, Birthday Bouquet DSP
Accessories: Baker's Twine, Balloon Bouquet Punch

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Debra's Work of Art

My sweet and dear friend, Debra, sent me this absolutely gorgeous card last week to mark the passing of our family dog, Molly. I've known Debra for many years now and she never ceases to amaze me with her talent. Take a look at her blog.

Thank you, my friend, love you!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Mother's Day Window

Next Sunday is Mother's Day back home in England. I wanted to make something Spring-y and pretty for my lovely mum. As is so often the case, my online stamping friend Amanda Bates had posted the most gorgeous card over on her blog. As you can see, mine is almost the same, except for the colour of the frame and the sentiment. Thank you Amanda for another fabulous card for inspiration!

Stamps : Happy Home, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink : Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Basic Grey Archival
Cardstock : Watercolour Paper, Shimmery White, Sahara Sand
Accessories : Aquapainters, Big Shot, Hearth & Home Framelits

Friday, February 26, 2016

Mum's Birthday

This was my first attempt at a cascading card. They are so visually different and really quite simple to make, once you master the technique. I bought the 'From the Garden' stamp set last year and never used it, I know, imagine that! I thought the picks were perfect for my mum's birthday card. Love how it turned out. I used LeeAnn Greff's instructions here.

Stamps : From the Garden, Petite Petals, Perfect Pairings
Cardstock : Birthday Bouquet DSP, Whisper White
Ink : Rose Red, Mossy Meadow, Basic Grey
Accessories : Stampin' Trimmer, Hand Picked Framelits, Flower Punches, Half Pearls

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Auntie Sue's Birthday

My Auntie Sue lives in a small village in Yorkshire. She has the most beautiful flower-beds in her garden. I made this birthday card for her, I think she'll like it :)

Stamps : Flowering Fields, Cottage Greetings (sentiment)
Ink : StazOn
Cardstock : Tip Top Taupe, Shimmery White
Accessories : Blender Pens & Ink, twine