Thursday, 28 July 2011

Paper roses


Morning all, as promised some more wheelie action from my stampin around friendly words wheel from Stampin' Up!.  Along with the most luscious scrumply flower tutorial I had from the lovely Carole here.  It is super quick to do but makes the most fabulous flowers - love it :D

I have a full house tomorrow at my paper crafting class and can't wait to see all the lovely ladies again.  Have a great day x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: friendly words wheel and afterthoughts hostess set.  Ink: basic grey, basic black and melon mambo.  Card stock: very vanilla, basic black, wild wasabi and melon mambo.  Accessories: basic pearls, woodland walk designer paper.  Tools: fancy flower punch, 5-petal flower punch, boho blossom punch, scallop border punch and little leaves sizzlit die.  Other: sewing machine and tea dye ink.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Wheels on fire


This week I have been mostly using my stampin' around wheels!  everybody give me a vroom! vroom! lol.  Yes my next few posts will have a bit of wheelie action on them, mainly to practice for my upcoming class which encompasses the wheel stamps from Stampin' Up!  I am so in love with the music notes wheel used on my card, I used blushing bride ink which is a bit tricky to see in the pic but so classy on the very vanilla card stock - yum :D

I will be happily entering it over at cupcake crafts (shabby sparkle) challenge.  Have a really great day everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Music notes wheel, tiny tags, notably ornate and love you much.  Ink: blushing bride, very vanilla, cake crumb and basic grey.  Card stock: blushing bride and very vanilla.  Accessories: basic rhinestones and blushing bride stitched-poly ribbon.  Tools: jewelry tag punch and stampin' around wheel guide.  Other: sewing machine.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Flowers in the rain


Bleh - I am so fed up with all this rain, you can maybe see the shells in my pic are drenched.  Typical really as my son has just broken up from school for the summer and we are hoping to go camping lol!  Oh well I will have to hold off screaming obscenities at putting up the tent and midnight trips to loo - happy days lol!

I will be entering today's offering over at allsorts (free or all) and crafty catz weekly (tags) challenges.  Hope you have a great day - see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tiny tags and en Francais.  Ink: basic grey, melon mambo and crumb cake.  Card stock: very vanilla, basic grey and melon mambo.  Accessories: basic rhinestones, rose red subtle button and silver elastic cord.  Tools: swirls scribbles die, fun flowers die and medium jewelry tag.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

You're amazing


Whoo hoo and happy Tuesday everybody.  A little something for a special lady out there, Aimes a very dear blog buddy has made it into to the top 15 Gallery Idol paper crafting contest - I know isn't it amazing!.  This is such a prestigious contest and I am so very proud of her and wanted to let her know how fab she is by sending her this.  Also to make a blatant plug for you to vote for her lol!

I took inspiration for this card from a cover of a mini album I saw ages ago (I think it was a sizzix promotional pic?).  Have a great day & I'll see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Jumble alphabet, ink: basic black and crumb cake.  Card stock: river rock and confetti white.  Paper: newsprint DSP.  Accessories: rose red seam binding and basic rhinestones.  Tools: scallop trim border punch, 1" circle punch and beautiful butterflies die.  Other: cork paper and jewel pins from stash.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Schools out for the summer!


I can't believe it's my son's last day of infant school - eek!  Yes he will be moving on to junior school the next time he steps back in the classroom - exciting times. I found myself a little short in the anniversary card department lately and made this card to rectify the situation.  I will be happily entering it over at moving along with the times which have 'a favourite thing' challenge this week and as I have used felt on this number and can not bear to have it no further than a 100 yards away from at all times it had to go in :D

Have a great weekend everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Bella toile, ink: not quite navy, tempting turquoise and always artichoke for colouring the background stamp.  Card stock: sahara sand, night of navy and whisper white.  Accessories: basic jewels, night of navy taffeta ribbon.  Tools: lots of tags sizzlit die and word window punch.  Other: Papertreyink Hawaiian shores felt and daily design sentiment.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Pocket snails


Oops, sorry again but what with crafts fairs and end of school stuff I just haven't been in my craft room - eek!  So I have pulled a little flickr card I had made from my son to his father.  I try and make the really personal cards have some theme that is related to them on it.  My husband had an 'idea' after seeing them do it on spring watch to go pond dipping with my boy to see watch creature from the deep they could capture in the jar (and then release of course).

Hope you are all well - Ill try to be back soon I promise x


Thursday, 7 July 2011

In the neighborhood


Good morning, hope you are well.  Thankfully I am almost recovered from my BIG craft fair weekend, only to find myself preparing for a one day fair this Saturday at the Ostreme centre in Mumbles - bring it on lol!.  This card serves a much needed gap in my repertoire on themes for my stash.  I will be happily entering it over at a passion for a papertrey where they have a a border theme going down.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: basic black, card stock: basic black, whisper white, perfect plum and poppy parade.  Other: papertreyink- daily designs sentiments, berry sorbet and kraft card stock, button and button twine and Parisian lace doily die cut.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

It's oh so quiet


Yes, sorry about that.  I had a mega craft fair last weekend with lots of friends I have met through my classes and Stampin' Up! drop by which was so lovely.  It was a fabulous fair and on show you can see above were lots of bits and bobs which I have crazily been making for the event.

1.  The bookmarks you can see from a tutorial I did a while back here.
2.  The mini book and pen from Dawns stamping studio here.
3.  Mini post it note keyring from chic n scratch here.

Well I am off to lie down in a dark room for a week lol!  Have a great day all :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A to Z and tart and tangy.  Ink: Basic black, real red, old olive, chocolate chip and whisper white craft.  Card stock: Whisper white, basic black, real red, old olive, concord crush, pear pizazz, crumb cake and bashful blue.  Paper: In colour DSP (hostess) and retired pumpkin pie DSP.  Accessories: basic rhinestones, pear pizazz and concord crush stitched poly-ribbon.  Tools: two step owl punch, cropadile and 1 3/4" circle punch.  Other: Papertreyink stamps: teachers apple and fruit fusion apple and die and take note stamp set.