Friday 29 January 2010

A good heart these days

Whooo thank crunchie it's Friday, as that is my day off from being secretary, mum and general slave to life LOL! Today (usually) is the day to for getting inky and having things get stuck to my person inadvertently ha! I am going to be super duper busy too as I have to photograph and submit six projects for the design team over at in love with stamping. They will be dramatically (well dramatic for me) revealed at noon on Monday the 1st of Feb.

Have a great weekend and please pop over and say hi on Monday for the design team reveal if you can :D xx

Supplies from Stampin Up!
Stamps: Whimsical words (free sale.a.bration set).
Ink: Black stazon and creamy caramel.
Card stock: Kraft and real red.
Paper: Merry moments designer series paper.
Misc: Twill tape.
Other: Sewing machine and apron lace punch.

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Take my breath away

Well the title for today's post has come from non related craftiness (you gasp, there are other things other than crafting!) But as the guy from the fast show would say, this week I is mostly listening to the album lungs by Florence and the machine. Ooh there is definitely something special about it because I must have listened to it all the way through 10 times at least now. So exciting to find some new music in the masses of dross out there (I know I'm getting old LOL!).

Anyway a little more sew happy cards for you, as promised. These papers are called nouveau chic from Stampin; Up! and are so classy. Below is a close up of the beautiful filigree brads which I mounted on to a square clear button for a bit more interest - hope you like :D

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fresh cuts.
Ink: Basic grey and creamy caramel.
Card stock: Basic grey and very vanilla.
Paper: Nouveau chic designer series paper.
Misc: Filigree brad and square clear button.
Other: Sewing machine and die cut tag.

Monday 25 January 2010

You're an embarassment

Morning and welcome to Monday's devotion to the dream experience lol! My card for today was inspired by a recent card I saw (please let me know if it was yours) which had a background stamped with a wood grain image. Mine is using the sanded background from Stampin' Up! stamped on blush card stock (hence the title) which gives a subtler look.

Hope you are well, have a great day & see you soon :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sanded background and whimsical words (free sale.a.bration set).
Ink: Close to cocoa, pretty in pink, creamy caramel and chocolate chip.
Card stock: Blush and whisper white.
Ribbon: Chocolate chip grosgrain.
Other: Elephant stamp and polka dot basics II background from PTI.

Friday 22 January 2010

Upside down

Hiya all, not much going on at the mo. Although I am going to sound really flash (phah! me) but I have been busy completing some projects for the design team over at the in love with stamping site. Such an exciting new part to my crafting life as I have never been on a design team before.

Anyhoo my card for today was one of the one's I demoed at my first Stampin' Up! workshop last week. This one is upside down (well the paper is) but thankfully this example was one of those' practice in front of the family being a demo' card and the one on the day was the right way round lol!

A little mention too the wonderfully talented and great all round gal - my super duper friend Aimes, who recently had her work spotlighted on a very prestigious blog. All you big craft fans out there know that when something like this happens it is a big deal - so way to go honey :D

Have a great weekend & see you on Monday.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A flower for all seasons and a bit of birthday cheer.
Ink: Black stazon, cameo coral, pumpkin pie and old olive for water colouring.
Paper: From the sunny day simply scrappin kit.
Card: Whisper white and certainly celery.
Ribbon: Pumpkin pie narrow grosgrain.
Tools used: 1 3/4" circle punch, spiral punch and aqua painter.

Wednesday 20 January 2010

Get your motor running

Brrrm, brrrm - morning all. A little emergency(can't believe I forgot my friend's little boys) birthday card for your delectation today. I am a little behind on my cards at the mo, what with the new years lurgy and all. But I am quite pleased how this turned out and you may have noticed a little (meant to be squiffy - like a trail) sewing on the card :D YES Santa brought me a Janome mini sewing machine( yeeehaw). I have been hinting at one for ages but have only now had chance to play and I LOVE IT. Prepare to have lots more samples with wonky sewing on for the next couple of months hee hee!

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Garden whimsy.
Ink: Not quite navy, real red, pumpkin pie and old olive.
Card stock: Very vanilla and kraft.
Tools used: 1 3/8" and 1/2" circle punch and corner rounder.
Other supplies: Studio G and Do crafts alphabet and sentiment stamps and sewing machine.

Monday 18 January 2010

Sewing the seeds of love

Morning all, hope you had a good weekend. Thank you to for all the good wishes I had for my first Stampin' Up! work shop on Friday which went really well. I surprised myself how relaxed I was once I got settled into my demos. A big hello to Kathy and friends and thank you for such wonderful hospitality.

I have had today's card in mind for a while now. On my road to recovery I was busy sketching ideas in a little note pad and I had the idea of making a card with a noughts and crosses grid pierced out and using hearts and buttons instead of the O's and X's - hope you like it :D

Have a great day and see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sale.a.bration (free) whimsical words.
Ink: Rose red.
Card stock: Whisper white and rose red.
Paper: Polkadots & petals (retired).
Tools used: Mat pack, piercing tool and heart to heart punch.
Other: PTI buttons.

Friday 15 January 2010

Im so excited and I just can't hide it

I'm about to lose control and I think I like it (she says in a slightly deranged and manic way hee hee!) and pray tell us why is this so? Well because Kathy and some lovely ladies have worryingly invited me (mad crafting lady) into their home today to do my very FIRST STAMPIN' UP! WORKSHOP!

Oh my goodness I am so excited and nervous all at the same time. I just know I am going to say everything is brilliant and talk too much, which I always do when I enthuse about my love for Stampin' Up! Anyhoo will fill you in with all the details next week :D I have planned some great things so please don't panic if you are reading this lol!

A little simple pimple card for you today for those pesky blokes in our lives and with the FREE sale.a.bration set, whimsical words there are lots of fab sentiments which I think work really well for masculine cards as you don't really need any other images on it.

Have a great day (wish me luck) and I will see you next week :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Free sale.a.bration whimsical words.
Ink: Not quite navy. Card stock: Very vanilla and not quite navy.
Paper: Haiku designer series paper(retired). Misc: Linen thread.
Other: Button from PTI.

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Got to admit it's getting better

Morning all and can I say how touched I was with the warm welcome I had back to blogland - you are the best :D Today's little card is made with the scrummy FREE! stamp set called good neighbours from Stampin' Up!'s sale.a.bration. All you need to do is spend over £45 (oooh that's hard, not lol!) and you can choose any one of these sets for FREE. Give me a shout here if you fancy anything (sorry Stampin' Up! do not offer Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt as incentives hee hee).

Anyhoo feeling better all the time and will be back in a couple of days xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Good neighbours.
Ink: Not quite navy, real red, pumpkin pie and old olive.
Card stock: Very vanilla and not quite navy.
Paper: Old olive designer series paper.
Misc: Metal clip (sigh - it's so lovely) and real red brads.
Other: PTI sentiment from everyday button bits.

Monday 11 January 2010

Oh no not I, I will survive

Hellllloooooo my friends and may I be the last to wish you a happy new year! :D Great big hugs and kisses to all the lovely friends who have contacted me asking me how I am :D It really has been a rough couple of weeks but I won't bore you with all the germy details. Needless to say I was tough and after many trips to the GP, I am feeling much better and on the road to recovery.

Can you believe that I have not stamped a blinkin thing for nearly three weeks?! Although on my sick bed my husband couldn't believe his eyes when there I was, half asleep surrounded with pills and potions clutching a tissue in one hand a pad of designer paper in the other!! In my defence, I couldn't play with anything but I had to at least hold some stash in the hope of their healing properties hee hee!

I will be taking it easy over the next few weeks, but will post every couple of days or so until I am back on top form :D

Have a great day & I will see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sale.a.bration (free) whimsical words.
Ink: Real red pad and marker.
Card stock: Real red, kraft and very vanilla.
Tools used: Heart to heart punch, mat pack and piercing tool.
Other: PTI buttons and studio G alphabet stamp.