Sunday, 21 August 2011

Need for Speed

Hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday if you can. Had a busy day yesterday but ended it with a lovely trip down to the coast at Whitstable. We sat on the beach at Sunset eating fish and chips looking at a fantastic view with good friends, beautiful.

Anyhow back to business, today is a new challenge at Here Come the Boys challenge blog and I am sponsoring the prize. So if you fancy winning a Stampin Up Ink Pad and some ribbons make sure you check out the blog and enter. The theme is Orange and Brown. I chose one of the stamps from the mini catalogue, Motorcycle, and had a go using a brayer to make the background. The colours used are Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Soft Suede. I am no expert with a brayer but I was pleased with the result.

Hope you like the card and don't forget to check out the design teams great cards on the blog.

Monday, 15 August 2011


Hi hope you are well and thanks for bearing with me, I have had to adjust my working hours recently which means a lot less time for crafting at the moment boo ho!

Here is a sweet card we made at one of my classes using the alternative colour way (see previous post), great for using up all those little scraps. We used the Top note die to cut out the patchwork of papers. The rose was made by cutting spiral in a punched circle of paper and then wrapping it around a cocktail stick.

We also made a matching top note die box, super cute.

Recipe: Ink Early Baja Breeze, Early Espresso

Card stock, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze Elegant Soiree designer paper

Stamps: Four Frames, Oval all

Top Note Die, circle punch, decorative label punch, 5 point flower punch (leaves for rose)

Please don't forget this month's great offer from Stampin Up. A beautiful makeup bag and goodies free with every £75.00 order. This offer runs until the end of August and applies to all workshop and customer orders so if you would like to earn one of these lovely gifts please email me.

Thanks for looking and back soon (I promise!)