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!)

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Myth & Magic - The Frog Prince

Hope you are all having a lovely week-end, it's time for another fab challenge over at Here Come the Boys Challenge Blog. The theme this week is Myth and Magic, not an easy one for me, but I love my little punch art frog. My moto is you need to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince! This would make a fun anniversary card for the man in your life IMHO.

Do pop over and check out the other lovely cards on the blog


Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Card stock: Poppy Parade DSP, Pear Pizzaz, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Pocket Shillouettes, Tiny Tags, Artistic Etchings
Various Punches

thanks for dropping in.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Springtime Quilt

Another new favourite from the mini catalogue are these gorgeous papers Springtime Vintage. I used the Top Note die with the Bigshot to cut the shape after I stuck the squares of paper down, et voila a lovely quilt!

The paper rose is made from the 1 3/4 inch circle punch cut round in a spiral and the leaves are cut from the 5 petal flower punch. I added a little detail to them by scoring the veins of the leaf with an embossing tool.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Stamps: Four Frames, Oval All
Cardstock: Pear Pizzaz, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage
Inks: Pear Pizzaz, Early Espresso
Punches: 5 Petal punch, Label Punch, Oval Punch, Circle Punch
Top Note Die
Gem Stones
Satin ribbon
White gel pen

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

More Baby Blossoms

Hope your week is going well, only 3 days to the week-end! Back to post another card using Baby Blossoms, a simple card and I managed to stick the focal point off centre for a change.

Here is the recipe
stamps: Baby Blossoms
Card stock and ink Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Whisper White
Scallop border punch
white gel Pen
Dazzling diamonds glitter

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Baby Blossoms

Had a great week-end it was my birthday and I received so many beautiful hand made cards thanks to everyone who thought of me. I will try and upload a picture to show you.
I am loving this set Baby Blossoms, reminds me so much of the much missed A Rose is a Rose but on a much smaller scale. I used a post it note punched out with the wide oval punch to mask the card and then stamped the flowers and roses around it. I was inspired by the many beautiful cards I have seen using this set.

I said I was loving Baja Breeze and you can see how well it goes with Rose Red another fav of mine.

Here is the recipe

Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Baja Breeze
Ink: Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Pear Pizzaz, Pretty In Pink
White Stain Ribbon
Wide Oval Punch
Scallop Oval Punch
Scallop Trim Border punch
Stamps: Baby Blossoms, Oval All

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Sail Away With Me

Hi I am back after a bit of a break, I hope you are all well and keeping on crafting. While I have been away the brand new mini catalogue was launched and I loved just about everything in it (my bank manager is not similarly impressed though). There is a great selection of new products with a masculine theme. I have used one of the new single stamps, Sail Away for this card. Gives a great look for very minimal effort. I am in love with Baja Breeze at the moment so you will be seeing a lot of this colour !
Here is the recipe

Card stock: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink: Night of Navy, Baja Breeze
Designer Papers: Elegant Soiree
Square Scallop Punch, Spiral Border Punch
Stamps: Sail Away, After thoughts(hostess)
Baja Breeze Seam Binding
Clips Assortment

I followed the sketch over at Here Come the boys challenge blog and I am also sponsoring this week's challenge. You can win a roll of Stampin Up ribbon and a sampler of the Clips Assortment.

Thanks for looking