Friday, 24 February 2012

Picture yourself


Yikes how quick are the weeks flying by!  Lots happening in a very short period of time - class today - hurrah! craft fair on Sunday (Swansea Waterfront Museum) and then a big craft day demo next weekend - oooh can't wait.  More pacific point loveliness today and using the gorgeous frame stamp from forever young  as the background along with the boy silhouette from the same set.

I will be happily entering this over at Creative Card Crew (masculine).  Have a great weekend and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: forever young and happiest birthday wishes (hostess).  Ink: whisper white and pacific point.  Card stock: whisper white and pacific point.  Accessories: silver mini brads.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

It's my party!


It's my pool party! and more embossing samples for class.  It's crazy busy here at the mo, I have my first craft fair of the season on Sunday at the Waterfront Museum in Swansea (10 - 4).  I don't know if I have ever mentioned that before every new season I take inventory of what I have and spruce it up, I also treat myself to a new cloth and this year I have decided to add some bunting.  I obviously haven't made it yet lol! but I will and if I remember will take some pics from the day.

I will be happily entering this over at Let's Craft and Create (less is more).  Have a great day and I'll see you soon (although I haven't made a blinkin thing for here - eek!).

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: curly cute and fresh vintage (sale.a.bration).  Ink: pool party and whisper white.  Card stock: whisper white, pool party and  white vellum.  Accessories: clear rhinestone brads.  Tools used: Manhattan flower embossing folder and beautiful butterflies die.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Read between the lines


I have been working on a few projects lately that involve dry embossing, a technique that we will be looking closely at in my class on Friday.  I wanted to show the ladies that they can achieve appealing results with using very simple tools, along with some very intricate ones too.

I will be happily entering this over at Fab n Funky (try something new) and Less is More (punches or die cuts).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: create a cupcake, ink: calypso coral and pacific point.  Card stock: naturals ivory, pacific point and lucky limeade.  Accessories: old olive brad, calypso coral designer printed brads and everyday enchantment designer series paper (sale.a.bration).  Tools: little leaves sizzlet die.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Friday I'm in love


Huzzah! it's Friday - my weekend starts today and as the little one is off I may forgo my inky pleasures and see whats on around town that we can escape to, maybe the park and then chips from the chippy - yum!  A super quick card today again with the gorgeous sale.a.bration fresh vintage stamps.

I will be happily entering it over at Cute Card Thursday ( flower power),Sweet Stampin (CAS) and again over at the lovely Let's Craft & Create (flower power).  Have a great weekend and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: curly cute and fresh vintage.  Ink: lucky limeade, rich razzleberry and tea stain distressing ink.  Card stock: naturals ivory and rich razzleberry.  Accessories: old olive grosgrain ribbon.  Tools: lace ribbon border punch.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Ebony & Ivory


Howdy and welcome, a simple masculine number today made with NEW STASH!  is there not a sweeter phrase to shout out.  The gorgeous (set of 2) designer frames embossing folders.  I love their simplicity and detail.

I will be happily entering this over at Creative Card Crew (masculine) and Sweet Stampin (clean & simple).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: happiest birthday wishes (hostess).  Ink: basic black.  Card stock: natural ivory, pacific point and basic black.  Accessories: printed designer brads, neutral brad and bitty button.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Congratulations!


Hello everybody (don't mean to sound like Dr Nick from the Simpsons) and how did your weekend go?  We went for a very bracing walk on the sea front with a game of try and catch my son without falling down in the dunes lol!  Lucky for me we ended up in the library cafe with hot soup, angel cake and hot chocolate - it was delish.

I will be happily entering this over at Allsorts (free & easy) and Let's Craft and Create (flower power).  Hope you have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: forever young and curly cute.  Ink: basic black.  Card stock: crumb cake and calypso coral.  Accessories: basic black grosgrain ribbon and rhinestones.  Tools used: itty bitty shapes punch.

Friday, 10 February 2012

What you got cooking


Morning!  I'm going to jump right in with my card today.  This card is destined for hubby, I should explain that he does a LOT of the cooking in our place (you have previously seen his strawberry sponge here) and I wanted to send him a little note to show our appreciation - he really does us proud with his tom yum (?sp) noodles, tarkha dahl, lasagna, carrot cake and fragrant rice to name but a few of his classic dishes.

I will be happily entering this over at Papertake Weekly (anything goes) and Sweet Stampin (the one I love).  Have a great weekend everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: whisper white craft, card stock: confetti white and basic grey textured.  Accessories; basic grey button mini brads and domestic goddess designer series paper.  Other: PTI sentiment.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Cherish is the word


Hiya - how are you?  Not much to gossip about today alas so my card will have to speak for me.  I was totally inspired from this one (awesome!).  Hope you have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: baroque motifs, ink: versamark and going grey.  Card stock: poppy parade textured.  Accessories: tickets & tags simply scrappin kit, poppy parade stitched-poly ribbon and rhinestones.  Other: white stampin emboss powder.

Monday, 6 February 2012

You got me sewn


Oooh are you well? hope if you are snowed in somewhere (secretly wishing I was too) you are snug and warm.  Back today with my projects from Saturday's big shot class - we had a hoot and ladies loved their projects which were a matching card and mini sewing kit. 

I will be happily entering them over at Allsorts (free & easy).  Have a great day see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: pennant parade.  Ink: soft suede and fruit & flowers.  Card stock: pool party, soft suede and naturals ivory.  Accessories: spiced cake designer series paper, more mustard scallop dots ribbon and antique brads.  Tools: blossom party die, jewelry tag punch, two tags die, vintage wallpaper embossing folder and top note die.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Chilly down


Brrrrr how nippy is it in the UK!  I couldn't feel my face for a whole hour after walking home from work yesterday lol.  Thank goodness I can cwtch up and get inky today as I prepare for a big shot class.  I will be happily entering this over at Charisma Cardz (vintage) and Stampin for the weekend (embossing).

Have a great weekend everyone & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fresh vintage (sale.a.bration) and thank you kindly.  Ink: tea stain, charcoal distressing inks and pool party.  Card stock: naturals ivory and lucky limeade.  Accessories: lucky limeade designer printed brads, everyday enchantment designer series paper (sale.a.bration) and very vanilla seam binding ribbon.  Tools: top note die, vintage wallpaper embossing folder and lots of tags die.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Natural woman


Mmmmm I am very much in love with Stampin' Up!s natural ivory card stock at the mo, it is a great weight and has a vintage aged feel to it and looks great for male cards too.  Combining it with one of my favourite things - creating your own backgrounds with stamped images - I love the simplicity and speed of it.

I will be happily entering this over at Let's Craft and Create (Valentine).  Have a great day everyone & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: fresh vintage (sale.a.bration) and always elegant.  Ink: basic black and tea stain distressing.  Card stock: basic black and naturals ivory.  Accessories: very vanilla seam binding ribbon and vintage brads.  Tools: lace ribbon border punch.