Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Red Christmas Stocking

Just a Clean & Simple Red Stocking card today. I love the simplicity of this. Red on a white background always looks so crisp and clean. Mum & Dad arrive from England today. I'm SO EXCITED!!!!!! Happy Christmas to me :)

Stams : Hang Your Stocking
Ink : Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock : Shimmery White
Accessories : Big Shot, Christmas Stocking Thinlit, Red Ribbon, Softly Falling EF

Monday, December 19, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Cards

I spent Saturday working on more Christmas cards to get in the post. It was lovely working on them while the snow was gently falling outside my craft room window. This is a really simple one which I think turned out really well.

Stamps : Festival of Trees (retired), Holiday Home (sentiment - retired)
Ink : Crumb Cake
Cardstock : Crumb Cake, Shimmery White
Accessories : Tree Punch, Star Punch, Twine

Sunday, December 18, 2016

New Home

I needed a New Home card last weekend and this retired set seems to be the only thing suitable in the SU collection at the moment. I'm so sad it didn't carry over from last year's Holiday mini. It'll be one I keep on hand forever though, this is too sweet to get rid of!

Stamps : Holiday home
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Blushing Bride
Ink : memento black, various reinkers for colouring
Accessories : Big Shot, framelits

Friday, December 9, 2016

Z-Fold Style with a Difference

There's something utterly charming about these cute little Christmas Stockings. I wanted to make a Z-Fold card but with the stockings hanging so I inverted the strip to make a sort of mantel. Keeping everything white, I just put the narrow strip through the woodgrain Embossing Folder which looks great against the brick. Just a splash of colour with the stockings, real red and pear pizzazz.

The only tricky part of the card was making the 4th stocking inverted (double sided). When the card is closed, you can only see the back of the stocking. I stamped a mirror image, not the best result as it's a little "fuzzier" than the first three but it looks OK!

Feeling pretty Christmassy around here!

Stamps : Hang Your Stocking, Oh What Fun (sentiment)
Ink : Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories : Big Shot, wood grain and brick embossing folders, stockings framelits, white twine.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Santa's Sleigh

No stamps in this one! I used Silver & Copper paper and a few touches to add interest, namely the Textured Impressions embossing folder.

Cardstock : Shimmery White, Copper, Silver, Always artichoke, Glimmer Red
Accessories : Big Shot, Softly Falling EF, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December means Christmas is almost Here!

It's finally December, time to get on with my Christmas Cards!

These cards were made with December's Paper Pumpkin stamps. I've not been overly excited about any of the PP kits since I started getting them in June so was finally happy I'd signed up. I love the simplicity of the sweet little houses and trees. I made a shaker card to make the snow and am really pleased with how it turned out.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Fancy Folds

I don't often post non-SU product, but these 2 stamp sets are just my style so I splurged! I went on a stamping weekend in October and spent quite a long time figuring out these 2 folds.

If anyone would like the dimensions etc, I'll pull together a template.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thinking of You

I wanted a beautifully simple sympathy card for my Auntie Moira this weekend. Always hard to make on a sad occasion.

Stamps : Sweet Essentials (ret), Bloomin' Love
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Tip Top Taupe
Ink : Tip Top Taupe
Accessories : Big Shot, Detailed Floral Thinlits, 1/2 Pearl

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Christmas Stockings

More Christmas-Card fun!

Stamps : Hang Your Stocking
Ink : Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories : Big Shot, Christmas Stockings Thinlits, Brick Embossing Folder

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Christmas is Coming

I managed to find a little time to play with some of my new goodies from the mini catalog. I'm going to love making my cards this year with this gorgeous sleigh bundle.

Stamps: Santa's Sleigh
Ink : Crumb Cake, Archival Black
Cardstock : Cherry Cobbler, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer
Accessories : Big Shot, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder

Monday, August 29, 2016

Card Class

I had a card class on Saturday. It felt good having people over to stamp! I showcased 2 sets, Swirly Bird and Jar of Love.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sarah's 21st

Sarah was 21 last week. I can't believe how fast the time has gone! Here's the card I made for her using one of my ALL TIME favourite sets, Number of Years!

Stamps : Number of Years, Letters for You
Ink : Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Rose Red
Cardstock : Soft Sky DSP, Pink Pirouette
Accessories : Big Shot, Large Letters & Large Numbers Framelits

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Baby Noah

I wanted to make a card for good friends of mine who have just had their third grandchild, a little boy called Noah. I saw this card by Julie Kettlewell recently and thought I'd use it as inspiration for this new baby boy card.

It's on its way back to England, hopefully it won't get squashed in the post :)

Stamps : Swirly Bird
Cardstock : Whisper White, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Real Red
Ink : Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Real Red
Accessories : Big Shot, Large Letters Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

Monday, June 27, 2016

Under the Weather

A friend of work had some bad news concerning her mum last week and I felt so sorry but can't actually do anything. Well, I can make a card. I love the sentiment "wishing you brighter days" which is perfect for her. Aren't the love-heart raindrops lovely? I cut them out using the matching framelit and attached them to the card using a rolled up glue dot. They are tiny so dimensionals weren't going to do the job!

Stamps : Weather Together
Ink : Marina Mist
Cardstock : Whisper White, Marina Mist
Accessories : Big Shot & Umbrella Weather framelit, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker, dimensionals, glue dots

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mint Macaron Pocket Card

I find lots of inspiration from a fellow English demonstrator Julie Kettlewell. If you haven't found her yet (unlikely) then take a look at her blog.

Julie made a lovely pocket card using the stamp set "Birthday Blossoms" so I thought I'd give it a whirl using the mini treat bag thinlit which I haven't actually used for anything yet. I used Crumb Cake and Mint Macaron which is one of my favourite combinations.

Stamps : Birthday Blossoms
Ink : Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake
Cardstock : Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories : Big Shot, Mini Treat Bag Thinlit, Lots of Labels Framelit, Jumbo 1/2 Pearls, Aquapainter, Mint Macaron Lace Ribbon.