Thursday 30 April 2009

Cute Card Thursday

Over on Cute Card Thursday this week, the challenge is "mirror mirror", and the prize is a fab stamp set from Stampin' Up, courtesy of me!!

There are a couple of offers with Stampin' Up when you buy through me at the moment - buy 3 paper packs and get 1 free (valid for May 2009),
delivery just £3.50 per order (this is a special offer from me, not stampin' up)
and ...
become a demonstrator and get a free star punch (worth £12.50)
If you want any more info regarding Stampin' Up products, please email me - with the subject Stampin' Up in the subject line,
thanks for looking at my blog,

Wednesday 29 April 2009

more cards

Click on the pics for a better look...
This first one is supposed to be an Ipod (!!), made for our nephew's 13th birthday.

I've been itching to make another card from my large nesties, and this is a new stamp that I bought a few weeks ago and haven't had the chance to use it before now. I stamped it using my new chalk inks - first outing for them too!

This card is my DT make for the Crafty Creations challenge which this week is sweet and yummy! Another first for me on here too - my core-dinations cardstock! The cakes are stamped using the faux silk technique.

Monday 27 April 2009

Todays makes

I've made this card for this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge.
Stamps used: papermania, stampin' up
Inks used: not quite navy (SU) & black stazon
Colouring method: watercolour pencils & chalks
Cardstock used: misc
Other Embellishments: twine (stampin' up)
Tools: cropadile (to make holes for twine), creative memories circle cutters, guillotine etc
And this jewellery is for this weeks Jewellery Challenge which has a new challenge today which is "white".

Monday 20 April 2009

Sketch Saturday & Cute Card Thursday

I've made these two cards for two challenges -
Sketch Saturday (the top one) and Cute Card Thursday which is floral fantasies. They are both based on a card I made a while ago but my mum keeps threatening to take it and send, and I won't let her because I like it so much, so she's asked me to make a batch of similar design cards for her, so here's my first two!
Stamps used: Botanical Blooms (Stampin' Up) & SU Sentiments
Inks used: coral, pink passion, ruby red, certainly celery (all SU)
Colouring method: stamped
Cardstock used: SU designer papers, pink passion, vellum, purple
Other Embellishments: ribbon
Tools: SU oval punches, nesties, scissors

Saturday 18 April 2009

Penny Black Sketch Challenge

I've made this card for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is a great sketch. I used some red papers/cards from stash, cut using my new nesties (labels), martha stewart punch and embossing folder. I stamped the image onto whisper white and coloured using prismacolour pencils and sansodor.
Sentiment is from Stampin' Up - the stamp matching the oval punches. Some punched flowers with gems to finish. I took the pic while the glue on the flowers was still wet, so will re-take when it's dry!
Stamps used: Penny Black & stampin up
Inks used: stazon, ruby red stampin' up
Colouring method: prismacolour pencils & sansodor
Cardstock used: misc red and whisper white (SU)
Other Embellishments: punched flowers, gems
Tools: nesties, embossing folder, punches (SU)

Friday 17 April 2009

Stampin' Up Workshop in Cullompton

Sorry for not posting on here for AGES - been really busy with life and stuff!
Anyway, had a great day yesterday at Dragon Fly in Cullompton - they hold regular classes and workshops and invited me over to show off the Stampin' Up products. Here are a few cards that I made to demo...

I was demonstrating the faux silk technique, and also using pastels onto the SU version of kraft cardstock (I was hoping this would also fit into the Papertake Weekly challenge!!). Click on the pics for a closer look!

Thanks to Karen for inviting me over, and to everyone else who was there, they were all so nice and friendly, look forward to seeing you again!

Saturday 4 April 2009

Sketch Saturday

Wow - I've found out about a technique that I just LOVE - it's stamping on tissue paper (with stazon) - I used a very pale blue, then scrunching it up and sticking it onto a piece of cardstock to give a textured effect. Although this is my first attempt, and I'm not overly pleased with my colouring, I think the effect is brilliant, and am sure to be doing this again in the very near future!! Oh, and I made this for todays Sketch Saturday sketch!
Stamps used: summer by the sea (Stampin' Up)
Inks used: stazon, markers
Cardstock used: Stampin' Up dp
Other Embellishments: SU ribbon
Tools: my new martha stewart punch!, gems

Wednesday 1 April 2009

Basic Grey Challenge

I've just spent ages making this card for the BasicGrey Challenges, but now it's finished I'm not that happy with it!
Stamps used: botanical blooms, Stampin' Up
Inks used: Stampin' Up certainly celery, rose red, grey
Cardstock used: basicgrey
Other Embellishments: ribbon
Tools: nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder, guillotine etc