Monday 31 May 2010

Ruby love

Good morning all and hope everyone is having a good whitsun break in the UK. Going to to be super quick post today (as she rambles on lol!). As the title says 'ruby love' and indeed I do love this colour card stock from Stampin' Up! We will be saying ta-ta to it in a few months so I am going to stock up on it now.

I would also like to give special thanks to all of my blogging buds who left such lovely comments and well wishes on Friday - you really know how to make a lady feel special - thank you.

Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Cheer & wishes and dot, dot, dot.  Ink: whisper white craft.  Card stock: Ruby red and kraft.  Ribbon: chocolate chip satin.  Rub-on from the dots & design set.

Friday 28 May 2010

It had to be you

Heloooo everybody, I hope this day finds you well. Yesterday I had a little birthday (eek 35!) and would like to give a shout out and a big squishy kiss to all my family and friends who made the day so special. Pancakes in bed, a new apple purse (stuffed with crafty pocket money, yippeee!) a china mug off my son, a homemade Victoria sponge made by hubby which had to be at least 6 inches in depth and so moist and light ( I am not jealous phah!) so I am very happy girl or lady depending on how old you are reading this hee hee!

My card for today card leads very nicely to mentions two special ladies who sent a little crafty lovin my way on my birthday. I am blown away with your thoughtfulness, Kate and Aimes you are the best. In appreciation and devotion I offer this card as my entry for your favourite colour challenge over at a passion for papertrey and as most of the regulars here will know I have a fetish obsession love for all things kraft and so it had to be :D

Have a great bank holiday break everyone and see you Monday xx

Supplies from papertrey ink: Stamps: Fly away and background basics text style II. Ink: Memento black tuxedo and tea dye duo. Card stock: Kraft. Card couture background March download. Other: MFT cloud die-namics cloud die

Wednesday 26 May 2010

Daddy cool

Hiya and oh what a beautiful day it is, even though it could be raining (as I am doing this last night) it is my scrumdumtious Niece's birthday today. Yoooo hoooo Evee - happy birthday my sweet - a big slurpy kiss from Auntie Em, Uncle Mike and big boy cousin Samuel - see you later cutie pie.

Anyhoo at the moment I am knee deep in Father's day celebratory gubbins for a craft fayre in a couple of weeks. These two cards make up part offering for (hopefully) enthused craft fayre goers. They both have the fantastic NEW colour soft suede from Stampin' Up! on them and to to my surprise I have used nearly a whole roll of the grosgrain spotted ribbon (it has been turned over on these) and it has to be one of my fave masculine colours ever - it is delish.

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Occasional greeting and sanded background. Ink: Soft suede, creamy caramel, old olive, not quite navy and real red. Card stock: Kraft and very vanilla. Accessories: soft suede spotted grosgrain ribbon and pewter brad.

Monday 24 May 2010

Hey Teacher!

Howdy partners, oooooh what a glorious weekend it was. We had a a fab time and so did my Mum who's birthday it is today - happy birthday Mammy. We went out for a slap up lunch and then walked a very minuscule amount of it off around the marina and then onto the beach, where my son went from "please Mammy can I dip my toes into the sea" to needing a complete change of clothes from the waist down lol!

A couple of my design team cards for the fun challenges over at in love with stamping. Go on pop over and have a little go :D

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies: Stampin' Up!: Basic black and kraft card stock, creamy caramel and basic grey ink. AtoZ stamps. Other: October afternoon report card paper. Ribbon and button from stash. Dymo machine and sewing machine.
Supplies from Stampin' Up! - Basic black, whisper white and kraft card stock, sweet pea designer paper stack and dazzling diamonds glitter. Other: PTI baby button bits stamp set and tea dye inks. Memento black tuxedo ink, copics and doodlebug gem

Friday 21 May 2010

Jack in the box

Morning all and how are you ? hope you are well :D  A little jumping cupcake card for you today and I love the way the bashful blue looks against the chocolate chip dot paper from the sweet pea collection,mmmmmm......oops sorry! little minds and all that.  Hey! this is why we are in this mad business called CRAFT lol!

Have a fab weekend, we are off to the beach and lunch out for my Mum's birthday - yippee xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Out of the box (hostess set).  Ink: Black stazon, bashful blue and soft suede.  Card stock: Kraft, whisper white and bashful blue.  Paper: Sweet pea designer paper pad.  Other: PTI everyday button bits sentiment, spring rain twill and tea dye duo ink and copic marker.

Wednesday 19 May 2010

We go together

Like this! and indeed the card along with the note stand from my last post were given together as a gift for a dear friend. Again using the pretty cottage wall papers from Stampin' Up! and a little water colouring for a muted wash on the very sweet basket of tulips.

Have a great day and see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A flower for all seasons and cheer & wishes. Ink: Black stazon, rich razzleberry, soft suede and old olive. Card stock: Rich razzleberry and whisper white. Paper: cottage wall designer series paper.

Monday 17 May 2010

You've got a friend

Hiya and how was your weekend? just a bit of chillin here after a really long week in work, I managed to get some crafty time in too :D This note stand I made after seeing this post here and I couldn't wait to have ago myself. I made mine using the fab NEW colours from Stampin' Up! I used the very, very pretty cottage wall papers which perfectly co-ordinate with the rich razzleberry ink and ribbon I've used too.

As you can see it is a great gift idea and was most gratefully received by my lovely friend. Happily, friends is the theme over at a passion for papertrey and so this is the Welsh entry lol!

Have a great & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tiny tags. Ink: Rich razzleberry. Card stock: Whisper white and old olive. Paper: Cottage wall. Misc: Rich razzleberry spotted grosgrain ribbon. Other: PTI take note stamp set and ripe avocado button. Butterfly stamp and organza ribbon from stash. DMC covered wire thread.

Friday 14 May 2010

Best for last

Well it's my favourite one of the set :D and after my craft fayre last weekend I have my Mum's birthday all wrapped up. I got her some gorgeous hand made smellies and a beautiful hand made bag. So along with this little set we are good to go :D

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fine flourish, baroque motifs and a bit of birthday cheer. Ink: Versamark, perfect plum and whisper white and elegant eggplant. Card stock: Confetti white, perfect plum and barely banana. Misc: Old olive satin ribbon, circle ice green brad, dazzling diamonds.

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Blue moon

Hey, hey well what an exciting night of pomp and politics and I have to say I love it all. I am so geeky and relish election time, what with the swingometers and kissing the Queen's hand!

More pansy like butterfly flower cards from the set I made for my Mum. I stamped some barely banana card stock with the fine flourish stamp from Stampin' Up! in perfect plum ink. Then punched out two butterflies and sponged the edges firstly with perfect plum ink - I gave it a good go with this ink and using elegant eggplant ink I sponged it lightly around the edges to give a defined look. Placed one on top of the other to make a flower like shape and pierced the centre to fix my brad.

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Baroque motifs, fine flourish and fresh cuts.  Ink: Whisper white craft, perfect plum, elegant eggplant and versamark.  Card stock: Confetti white, barely banana and perfect plum.  Misc: Heat n' stick powder, dazzling diamonds and old olive satin ribbon.  Other: PTI twine and brad from Michael's.

Monday 10 May 2010

Will the real Slim Shady please stand up

Hello, hello, hello awh it's so great to be back with you in real life :D Well Butlins was great fun, oh my goodness did the children have the best time ever. Between all the fun rides, the beach, the penny slots and all those SWEETS! I am completely exhausted but happy and thought I would never say this but am really looking forward to eating normal fruit and vegetables !

The pictures today are taken from a set of cards made for my Mum's birthday at the end of the month using the fab Jo Dumbleton's tutorial for the card holder. Also have you noticed the flower, I was trying to make it look a bit like a pansy. The flower is made with Stampin' Up!s butterfly punch, now the origin of who thought this brilliant idea up is unknown to me so please as the title professes please stand up and take a bow whoever you are :D

I have used for the very first time confetti white card stock from Stampin' Up! and it is gorgeous, a bit like hand made paper with very delicate flecks of petal like pieces throughout it. I have also used the baroque motifs swirl in versamark in and then covered in heat n stick powder, heated and smothered in lashings ofr dazzling diamonds glitter - ooooh it's so sparkly.

I will reveal more of the contents of the set throughout this week. Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Baroque motifs, fine flourish background, fresh cuts and tiny tags. Ink: Versamark, old olive, perfect plum and elegant eggplant. Card stock: Confetti white, perfect plum, old olive and barely banana. Misc: Old olive satin ribbon, silver frame from hodgepodge kit and circle ice brad. Tools used: Butterfly punch, eyelet border punch, two step bird punch and medium jewelry tag punch. Other: Sewing machine and glitter brad.

Friday 7 May 2010

I'm coming home

Whooo hooo a new technique and although I usually shy away from anything out of my comfort zone. I think that's what I really love about being part of the in love with stamping design team, it has pushed me to try new things and this is a first for me and that's BRAYERING. I think the possible intrepidation is the only bad thing I can say about brayering. Because once I had my speedball brayer from Stampin' Up! inked up nothing in my path was untouched with my demon roller LOL! I love this effect especially!

Go on, get your brayer out and come join us :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: (Sale.a.bration) whimsical words. Ink: So saffron, taken with teal and pumpkin pie. Card stock: Very vanilla and kraft. Paper: Sweet pea designer stack. Other PTI twill and sewing machine.

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Father song

Hello are you still with me even though I am not with me, if you know what I mean lol! More challenge cards for you today, this time using the colours very vanilla, night of navy and going grey (or equivalent).  It also swells the coffers for my father's day display at June's craft fayre which I have started to get together.  Hope you can pop over to the forum and say hello to the rest of the design team and maybe dip a toe in and go for a challenge :D

Hope the week is treating you well and see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Occasional greetings, sanded background and AtoZ. Ink: Night of navy. Card stock: very vanilla, night of navy and going grey. Other: PTI vintage cream ink, button and twine.

Monday 3 May 2010

Just for you

hoo from sunny Butlins (I hope) and a little design team challenge number. For this challenge we had to use 3 pieces of card stock, 1 stamp set, 1 piece of patterned paper and something shiny! I thought I would have a go of the 'every body's' doin it' paper flowers - they are everywhere at the moment and I have to say I love them all. I made mine with pinking scissors.

Come on over to the forum and join the fun. Have a fabby day :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: Kraft and chocolate chip. Ink: Chocolate chip. Other American crafts everyday paper and matching card stock. Brad from Michael's and sentiment from PTI's daily design sentiment.

Saturday 1 May 2010

Sweet pea -I know, can you believe it's a song lol!

*Please scroll down for my new posts too*

The sweet pea collection

I can happily announce a scrumptious bundle of loveliness I have personally selected and put together from Stampin Up!. The brand new sweet pea collection contains 24 sheets of the yummiest 6"x6" double sided papers. Two metres of 5/8" old olive satin ribbon, two metres of 5/8" chocolate chip satin ribbon, one metre of 1" rose red double-stitched grosgrain ribbon and one metre of 1/2" pretty in pink striped grosgrain ribbon. There are also 13 pieces of stitched felt, ( four flowers, four leaves and five french knot circles).

All items have been carefully selected to perfectly co-ordinate together. I know when I was a Stampin' Up! customer I found these promotions particularly important as they afforded me to have a little bit of everything all at once at a great price. Please email me if you would like one of these exclusive collections.

Have a great day & see you soon xx