Friday 26 February 2010

These boots were made for walking

Morning all - how's it going? I am at home ALL day today (bliss), cwtched up in my crafty corner getting inky and picking dimensional foam pad covers from my person LOL! Today's card is to go with the candle I stamped from Wednesday's post for my mother-in-law on Mother's day. It's hard to see, but I used crystal effects on the wellie boot.

On Monday the design team (that's including me!) will reveal all of their amazing work over at the in love with stamping forum. The samples are awe inspiring, we have some top UK bloggers showcasing their work too - hope you can join in the fun and challenges with us.

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Real red, cameo coral, old olive, creamy caramel and whisper white craft.
Card stock: Kraft, old olive, whisper white and real red.
Other: PTI-Daily design and sentiment stamps, polka dot basics II background stamps. East of India ribbon and apron lace punch.

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Eternal flame

Morning all, this little number is part of some mother''s day's projects I have been working on. It was also something very similar to what I demoed at my recent Stampin' Up! workshop and gave as a thank you to the hostess. It is a stamped candle and you can find a tutorial for this technique here, which is not as scary as you think, just be sure to only heat the image very quickly.

Just a quickie today (ooh matron!) but as per usual I am trying to do a million things at once and also working on my design team work which will be revealed next Monday 1st March (which is also St David's day) over at in love with stamping.

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Bella's bloom.
Ink: Real red and old olive.
Card stock: Very vanilla.
Misc: Old olive striped grosgrain ribbon,linen thread and large cello bag.
Other: Tissue and parchment paper, pillar candle from Wilko, PTI daily designs and sentiments.
Tools used: 1 3/4" circle punch, 1/16" hand punch and heat gun.

Monday 22 February 2010

Oh we're going to Ibiza

Well it wasn't Ibiza I was singing it was "oh we're going to Ikea" but you get the gist. So it was meatballs and stylish storage all round yesterday and of course the obligatory 45p hot dog as reward to yourself at the end of the trip hee hee!

These cards are from the Stampin' Up! workshop I did last Friday. Simple yet stylish I think and so did the lovely ladies. I also braved a new technique of stamping on a candle (I will take some pics of this ) too, which I have have to say I loved.

Have a great Monday & seeyasoon as my beautiful Niece would say xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Bella's border, whimsical words (sale.a.bration) and love you much.
Ink: Ruby red, chocolate chip marker and perfect plum.
Card stock: Elegant eggplant, pale plum, whisper white, chocolate chip, ruby red and very vanilla.
Misc: Elegant eggplant 1/4" and chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, filigree brads.
Tools used: Eyelet border punch, scallop circle punch, mat pack and piercing tool and stampin around wheel guide.

Friday 19 February 2010

Like a circle in a spiral

Morning and happy Friday to one and all :D These are the last of my cards for the design team over at the great in love with stamping forum. The first was a colour challenge and the second was another project using five ribbons. The latter one I really pondered over as it is a bit busy for my style but I do lurve the glitter heart and curly coated wire :D

Off on my second Stampin' Up! workshop today with some of the same great ladies from before but at a different venue. My lips are sealed about what we will be crafting but I am bringing out the big guns today and using my heat gun - oooooh hee hee!

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Brocade blue, old olive, black stazon, versamark, close to cocoa and creamy caramel.
Card stock: Old olive, brocade blue, very vanilla, kraft and chocolate chip.
Paper: Old olive and rose red designer series paper.
Misc: Sticky cut hearts and rose glitter, chocolate chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.
Other: PTI polka dot basics II, autumn abundance, everyday button bits, vintage cream and avocado twill and leaf button. Rub on sentiment from basic grey.
Tools used: 1 3/4" circle punch, apron lace punch and sewing machine.

Wednesday 17 February 2010

Love is in the air

Well what else could it be, especially from me :D From blog titles to card sentiments, I think if I could have a Stampin' Up! wish or a hand in the design of a new set I would love to have some famous song titles in a sentiment set ( I could think of a million brill ones - no surprise there;)

Anyway daydream over, my projects for today are for the sketch challenge over at in love with stamping. These are my design team entries, I wanted to make them completely different from one another. The top on is using the sunny day scrappin kit from Stampin' Up! and below is a note book using the gorgeous nouveau chic designer series paper.

Also I would like to give a big shout out and hoorah to the lovely Hayley & Ali who have very kindly sent me a blog award - thank you so much me dears :D

Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Good neighbours (sale.a.bration) and fresh cuts.
Ink: Not quite navy, tempting turquoise and basic grey.
Card stock: Pixie pink, whisper white, basic grey , very vanilla and sage shadow.
Paper: Sunny day scrappin kit and nouveau chic designer series paper.
Misc: Basic grey taffeta ribbon and heart embellishment from sunny day scrappin kit.
Other: Studio G alphabet set, PTI button and sewing machine.

Monday 15 February 2010

Two hearts

Good morning star shine :D and I promise you I didn't make the card just because of the title, it is a happy coincidence hee hee! This is my entry for the valentine themed challenge over at Aimes & Kate's blog. The gingham looks black on the pic but it is a dark blue to match the hearts.

Anyway no luck in the old frock hunting trip the other day. Well it was going to be a tough ask, as I was looking for a reasonably priced outfit which makes a big old gal like myself look like I could fit into a size 10 - phah! I will endeavour to carry on though and thank you to all those ladies who offered to take me to hand and rekindle my love for non craft shopping, I may have to take you up on it :D

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Whisper white craft and not quite navy.
Card stock: Kraft, whisper white and not quite navy.
Misc: Button and linen thread.
Other: PTI background basics: text style II and polka dot basics II. Sentiment and ribbon from stash.

Friday 12 February 2010

Dedicated follower of fashion

Yoohoo Friday and a warm welcome to all my bloggy friends. Today's title is in honour of the fact that I HAVE to go clothes shopping today or tomorrow - bleh! As you may have gathered I hate clothes shopping, which my 15 year old self would probably have fallen down in sheer fright and disbelief of the fact that you can grow out of the love for it. Crafty stash shopping is a completely different story, obviously!. This is in aid of having to get a new suit for the upcoming royal (not) wedding of my cousin Paul at St Paul's Cathedral in a few weeks.

Any tips greatly received on avoiding the situation totally (believe me I have tried t'internet) and failing that recovery from the ordeal LOL!

Have a super weekend and see you on Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Love you much and cheer & wishes.
Ink: Black stazon, creamy caramel and versamark.
Card stock: Whisper white, pretty in pink and kraft.
Misc: Satin ribbon, clear embossing powder, petals & paisleys paper (retired).
Tools used: 1" circle punch, scallop border punch, 1/16" circle punch and sewing machine.

Wednesday 10 February 2010

Sweet surrender

Hiya all, hope this Wednesday finds you well :D A little clean and simple number for you today. I find these are best for the gents and I love the shape of this label stamp. I was a bit worried that this card was a bit bottom heavy (I know how that feels ha!) but, well I think I like it.

Anyhoo I would like to say a  big thank you to all my kind blogging friends who stopped by after THE rugby match with their condolences and 'kind regards'.  Yes thank you for kindly let me gloss over the result and not having to mention it on my blog LOL!
Have a great day & see you soon :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Vintage labels ( free sale.a.bration set).
Ink: Not quite navy, tempting turquoise, creamy caramel for sponging the edges and pumpkin pie.
Card stock: Whisper white and kraft.
Ribbon: Tempting turquoise narrow grosgrain.
Tools used: Spiral punch and corner rounder.

Monday 8 February 2010

Achy Breaky Heart

Hee hee this title makes me laugh. I was thinking of a song title for today's post, something with hearts in it and this song popped into my head. It's funny to me because when my husband and I were courting this song was EVERYWHERE and I loved and hated it in a cheesy sort of way. When I think back now of 'our song' we have our official one 'I've been loving you' by Otis Redding and our unofficial one 'achy breaky heart' and whenever I hear it on the radio it always makes me smile.

Anyway back to the business of card making lol! and my card's colour combination was inspired by some heart embellishments I saw on the shelf at Smith's. I would never had put these colours together in a million years but I quite like it.

Hope you have a great week and see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Love you much and cheer & wishes.
Ink: Rose red and chocolate chip.
Card stock: Rose red, really rust, chocolate chip and going grey.
Ribbon: Chocolate chip narrow grosgrain.
Tools used: Heart to heart punch and eyelet border punch.

Friday 5 February 2010

Club tropicana

Hee hee, all this card needs now is a little umbrella and we're good to go. I love the glitter on this it really makes it happy and zingy :D This is another challenge card for the design team over at in love with stamping, this time an inspiration piece full of tropical colours.

I suppose the title for today's post should have been 'sosban fach' or 'bread of heaven' in honour of the big rugby match tomorrow, C'MON YOU WALES !! no apologies I'm afraid to my best blogging buds who are nearly all English ;D

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sale.a.bration whimsical words.
Ink: Tempting turquoise.
Card stock: Summer sun (textured), going grey and tempting turquoise.
Misc: Sticky cuts (tree) and tempting turquoise glitter.
Other: Orange thread and PTI button.

Wednesday 3 February 2010

A design for life

Morning and welcome to Wednesday (oh blinkin eck I nearly forgot how to spell Wednesday!!) anyway my card for today is one of my design team cards for the in love with stamping site. This particular challenge is to use five bits of ribbons on a project, it can be five of the same or all different types, I would love it if you could join in the fun.

Have a great day and see you soon :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: Kraft.
Ink: Creamy caramel.
Paper: Rose red designer series paper.
Other: PTI buttons and twill, doodlebug rub-ons and sewing machine.

Monday 1 February 2010

Orange crush

Good morning Monday and to you of course :D I bet you my card for today woke your eyes up hee hee! I know it did mine. It's my entry for the 'nature' theme challenge this week over on the lovely Kate and (infamous hee hee) Aimes' blog here.

Also today's the day of the big reveal of the design team's work over at (I heart) in love with stamping forum :D Please pop by because I guarantee some seriously good stuff. The team has come up with the most amazing projects.

Have a great and see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A bit of birthday cheer.
Ink: Versamark, creamy caramel, chocolate chip and close to cocoa.
Card stock: Pumpkin pie, whisper white and going grey.
Misc: Clear embossing powder.
Other: Papertrey Ink; stamps: background basics text style II, everyday button bits and orange zest vintage button. Orange thread and wooden button from stash.