Monday, 31 October 2011

There's a ghost in my house


Today shows the finale from this seasons Halloween projects which were served at Friday night's party.  Each guest had a wee bag (see a few posts down) together with my super quick mini bookmarks made from Stampin' Up!s two tags die.  Along with the mini milk carton die for Mr Frankenstein below they made a super quick treat-tastic prezzy & prize.


I will be happily entering them over at Crafty Catz (Halloween), Fab 'n' Funky (Hubble, bubble, toil & trouble) and stampin for the weekend (spooky!).  Be good everyone and remember if you can't be naughty be nice lol!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: basic black and whisper white.  Card stock: whisper white, basic black, pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry and lucky limeade.  Accessories: basic black grosgrain ribbon, basic jewels and clip assortments.  Tools: word window punch, two tags Bigz die, mini milk carton Bigz L die, owl builder punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, decorative label punch.  Other: Papertreyink Halloween treats & sweets stamps & dies, assorted buttons and Halloween paper.  Black twine.

Friday, 28 October 2011

It's my party!


It's my 'polar party' and here we are again with this fab set, together with the tickets & tags paper, die cuts and those antique brads which are stonkin!  The trio of cards I have made with this set were great practice for my 'blending' techniques class which is being held today, where we will be using this set along with some ace techniques with blender pens.  I have a couple of spaces left for my now bi-monthly class on the 4th of November, so please drop me a line for more details.

I will be happily entering this over at Charisma cardz (anything goes).  Have a great day everyone and wish me luck as I brave a houseful of kids for our Halloween party - oh lordy lol!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: polar party. Ink: basic grey, tea stain ink from distressing essentials kit, poppy parade and baja breeze. Card stock: crumb cake and confetti white. Paper and die cuts from tickets & tags simply scrappin kit. Accessories: antique brads and baja breeze seam binding.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Ticket to ride


If I could insert a Homer like drooling sound I would do it for this paper kit from Stampin' Up!  It's called ticket & tags and is seriously gorgeous!  Although not obviously festive I think it works so well, this kit will also be fab for masculine cards to.  If I get chance I will photo the kit (minus some pieces used lol!) to show you just how yummy it is.

Anyway I have made a few cards from the kit and I think they will be my special people cards this year :D  I will be happily entering this over at Totally Paper Crafts (layer upon layer).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: polar party and pennant parade.  Ink: basic grey, tea stain ink from distressing essentials kit, poppy parade and baja breeze.  Card stock: baja breeze and confetti white.  Paper and die cuts from tickets & tags simply scrappin kit.  Accessories: antique brads and baja breeze seam binding.  Tools: jewelry tag and 1 3/4" circle punch.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Bat out of hell!


Along with a pussy cat, pumpkin and spider lol!  Yes this motley crew will form part of the Halloween festivities this Friday evening.  If I have time I will also be making some mini milk carton Frankensteins - we'll see.

I will happily entering them over at Allsorts challenge (Halloween), Charisma Cardz (embossing) and Creative Card Crew (spooky fun again).

Have a great everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: tiny tags.  Ink: basic black, whisper white and versamark.  Card stock: whisper white, basic black, lucky limeade, pumpkin pie and rich razzleberry.  Accessories: rich razzleberry striped grosgrain (retired), black grosgrain ribbon, basic jewels,  black cosmo glitter and white embossing powder.  Other: papertreyink Halloween treats & sweets stamps & dies.  Black twine, bakers twine and googly eyes from stash. 

Friday, 21 October 2011

Get your freak on



Morning and welcome to this year's Halloween invitations.  Every year (although I do say after each one I'm not doing another!) we throw a Halloween party for kids and adults at ours. 


As you can see an extra surprise inside!  I will be happily entering this over at Creative Card Crew (spooky fun), My Time to Craft (punches & dies) and Papertake Weekly (spooky hues).

Have a great weekend everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up! (R)
Ink: basic black, whisper white and versamark.  Card stock: basic black, whisper white and pumpkin pie.  Accessories: pumpkin pie grosgrain.  Misc: heat n stick powder fine galaxy glitter.  Tools: two tags die.  Other: PTI Halloween treats & sweets stamps, Bitty Halloween Treats & Sweets Die Collection, Halloween prints paper.  Bo Bunny spider web stamp, black twine from stash, sewing machine, computer generated sentiment and doodlebug letters.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Three is the magic number


Hello and I firstly must apologise for the tiny picture - I struggled a wee bit to get all three cards in the shot - I was hoping for more of a close up.  Oh well this is fodder for upcoming craft fairs and also these will be my go to clean and simple Christmas cards.  I am absolutely in LOVE with Stampin' Up!s polar party stamp set - the images are just fabby.

Have a great day & see you  soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: polar party, ink: whisper white craft and basic black.  Card stock: night of navy, crumb cake and always artichoke.  accessories: basic rhinestones.  Other: various pearls and jewels from stash.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Material girl




Morning! as promised (even though a little later than planned) some new Stampin' Up! designer fabric which I have actually used! and not just stroked and put back carefully into it's packaging lol!  It's called timeless portrait and it's beautiful.  I made this brooch/clip by ironing some heavyweight interfacing onto the fabric then to cut the flowers I used Stampin' Up!s fun flowers bigz die through my big shot - how easy is that! 

The other great thing is for the centre embellishment I used a designer button with basic rhinestones and pearls placed on top and added crystal effects glue on top and left to dry to make a super blingy centre to top it off.  Together with the top note die to present the whole shebang - I think it all looks pretty snazzy!

Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: handcrafted, ink: whisper white craft, card stock: basic black, accessories: basic rhinestones, basic black designer button and basic pearls.  Fabric: timeless portrait.  Tools: top note die, fun flowers die.  Other: heavyweight interfacing and brooch/clip finding.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Rocket man


Morning! and apologies for it being Wednesday (nothing wrong with Wednesday you understand) but have been flat out with workshops and craft fairs.  A little lovin  for the gals over at a Passion for Papertrey and Let's Craft and Create with this number which was for my son's friend. 

I will be back soon with a little Stampin' Up! fabric booty to show :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: signo gel pen, pacific point and real red.  Card stock: real red, whisper white, basic black and pacific point.  Accessories: star brad from hodgepodge set (retired)  Other: Papertreyink: tiny treats birthday stamps and banner die, Waltzingmouse: say it loud stamps, copics and quick cutz embossing folder.


Friday, 7 October 2011

'Piece' by piece


Good morning and happy Friday everyone!  I have for you today my projects from last Friday's paper crafting class.  We did paper piecing with outline stamps (growing green from Stampin' Up!).  I really made the ladies work for their cake this class with a bit of cutting out lol!

As you can see we made a lovely matching gable box (instructions from SCS here).  We had had an extra fun class this time with an after show party (will post pics soon I promise), a raffle and homemade quiche - what more can a girl ask for lol!
I will be happily entering this over at allsorts challenge (flowers) and fab 'n' funky (die cuts & punches).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: growing green (p52/No.118758) and trendy trees (p60/No.113258.  Ink: Tea stain ink from the distressing essentials kit (p113/No.118762), early espresso (p94/No.119670), blushing bride (p90/No.119786), peach parfait (p90/No.119783, pear pizzazz (p910/No.119784) and concord crush (p90/No.119785).
Card stock: Whisper white (p94/No.106549), crumb cake (p94/No.121685) and early espresso (p94/No.121686).  Accessories: Peach parfait stitched-poly ribbon (p90/No.119264), patterns designer series paper stack (p90/No.117158) and whisper white envelope (p95/No.106588).  Adhesives: Mini glue dots (p114 No.103683), stampin dimensionals (p114/No.104430) and multipurpose liquid glue. (P114/No.110755).

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Flagpole sitta


Oh yes! more pennant parade for you today and a song title courtesy of the lovely Aimes who understands my need for the ridiculous lol! (thank you my sweet).  Going to be super quick today - down with the lurgy but nothing serious enough to stop crafting you understand!

I will be happily entering this over at Papertake Weekly (anything goes & optional punched item).

See you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: pennant parade and curly cute.  Ink: whisper white craft, early espresso and cherry cobbler.  Card stock: crumb cake, confetti white, pool party and early espresso.  Accessories: whisper white designer button and linen thread.

Monday, 3 October 2011

It's twilight time


But not the eyeball in the doorway sort of twilight though lol!  Yes I had a bi annual go on my brayer (I really should give it an airing more often - great fun!) along with the stunning tree stamp from the forever young set.

I will be happily entering it over at Crafty Creations (clean & simple) and Totally PaperCrafts (Autumn).  Have a great day & see you soon with news and pics from my class and after show party!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: forever you, ink: calypso coral, island indigo and basic black.  Card stock: basic black and whisper white.  Accessories: linen thread and basic black button.  Tools: brayer and vintage wallpaper embossing folder.