Wednesday 30 June 2010

Just help yourself

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To my Stampin' Up! customer prize draw - yippeee!!! Place an order for any Stampin' Up! goodies this month and you will automatically be entered to win this scrumptious bag of lovelies. This prize includes designer paper, stampin write markers, twill tape, grosgrain ribbon, buttons, bards and lots more. Drop me a line here if you need anything and fingers crossed it could be YOU!!!

My card for today is another one for the design team challenges over at in love with stamping. This one using stitching again, with an added bit of folding love using the scrummy sweat pea papers and scallop circle punch from Stampin' Up! Hope you can still join us there, go on give your sewing machine a little lovin or fake it with faux - I would love to see it all :D

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up! (unless stated):
Stamps: Occasional greetings, ink: whisper white craft and creamy caramel. Card stock: Chocolate chip and close to cocoa. Paper: Sweet pea designer pad. Accessories: linen thread and dazzling diamonds. Other: PTI button.

And they call it puppy love

Morning! I completely forgot to post this little card I made for my sweet Niece Evee's birthday last month. As soon as I saw this image I thought of her and her little friend Seth. Awh they do love each other very much :D As many of you will know I don't do cutesy very often but I am partial to a little sweetness now and then lol!

Have a fab day and please call back for lots of good things. I will be having my Stampin' Up! customer candy draw tonight (please drop me a line here to order some scrumptiousness and get entered into the draw). Also some faboo design team loveliness over at in love with stamping.

Ta-ta for now xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: Soft suede, pretty in pink and whisper white. Ink: pretty in pink and soft suede. Paper: sweet pea collection. Ribbon: soft suede polka dot grosgrain. Other: Rub-ons from doodlebug and Melisa Frances. Image from Mo Manning.

Monday 28 June 2010

That's the way I like it

Hello and hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend. More felty love for your today and the broach (above) I can safely post now as it was a gift for my dear friend Aimes. I was so chuffed with the sewing in a circle thing as I've only attempted straight lines lol!

A few of you kindly expressed a wish on how I made the hair accessories from the other day and so I took a few pics. The one above was super easy, I made it using the sweet pea felt flowers and leaves from Stampin' Up! and sewed them to the clip (these clips have 3 holes for jewellery but found they are the best for sewing things to them).

The cupcake ones were a little more detailed. I used the smallest cloud die for the cupcake topping and made the bottom case template myself. I put a small running stitch around the lot to keep them together and sewed a button at the top and attached them again to the clips I used before.

Have a great and see you soon with pictures of the craft fair :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up! Sweet pea felt accessories, baroque motifs stamp, versamark and kraft card stock. Other PTI: buttons, cream twine and daily design sentiments. Cloud die from MFT, felt from paper and string, fabric from fabric rehab. Clips from Ebay.

Friday 25 June 2010

Strange fruit

Mmmm don't you just want make yourself a fruit salad after looking at these cards :D I am definitely feeling summary and have had these note cards in my mind with all this lovely weather. Together with the fun challenge over at a passion for papertrey to use only one layer I put these together in the sunshine yesterday.

This one is using cameo coral ink from Stampin' Up! and I wanted to use this ink in particular as it reminded me of pink grapefruit (mmm I do love a bit of pink grapefruit completely peeled and cut into segments with a little sprinkle of sugar on top).

Oooh before I forget I am off to the BIG craft fair tomorrow and Sunday at Swansea Waterfront Museum to sell my crafty wares. I am going to take lots of pictures and hopefully will post next week with all the crafty delights on show. I'm also in the middle of shooting a few pics of my felty hair clips too as you were very kind in expressing how I had made them ;D

Have a great weekend and see you Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tart and tangy. Ink: Certainly celery, cameo coral, pumpkin pie and basic black. Card stock: Confetti white. Other: PTI Daily design sentiments and twine.

Wednesday 23 June 2010


Hee hee, yes I have gone felt crazy as you can see. Anything I can get my hands on these days that remotely looks like felt gets made into a clip and or broach lol! Can you see the sweet pea felt flowers and leaves from Stampin' Up! at the bottom - don't they look brill.

It all started (as it always does with us crafters) when I wanted to make a few little pretty clips for my niece Evee. Once I started of course had to get every piece of felt ever invented ha! and then scouting for any current supplies that could be made, sewn, crocheted or knitted into hair accessories. Have you seen the cupcake one! I was tempted by the cuteness to wear it myself!!!

Hope you have a feltilishess day :D

Supplies: Stampin' Up! - Kraft card stock, versamark, melon mambo, cameo coral and old olive ink, stamps: baroque motifs and tiny tags. Sweet pea felt flowers. PTI: buttons, daily designs stamps and daily designs sentiments, twine and felt. More felt from paper & string and clips blanks from auction site.

Monday 21 June 2010

Life is a celebration

Yes indeed it is a celebration today, so without further ado it is my greatest pleasure to sing at the top of my voice (can you hear me?) HAPPY BIRTHDAY AIMES! I wish you all the best things in the world and hopefully a little something has arrived at chez toi ;D She truly is the sweetest and most thoughtful of friends and wouldn't you know she's a dab hand at the ol' crafting too.

My card for today may look a little familiar, the layout is the same as the father's day card I made here. This one I made first and loved the look of it so much I adapted it for the other one. I will be entering it in the stitch challenge over at crafty creations.

Have a great day xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Hello again and sanded background, ink: melon mambo and old olive. Card stock: Melon mambo and whisper white. Ribbon: Melon mambo polka dot grosgrain ribbon.

Friday 18 June 2010

I've got my blue jeans on

Howdy pardners and welcome to Friday, not that it is mine to give mind you lol! An inspiration card for you today as a design team challenge over at in love with stamping. It was my turn to provide an inspiration piece for all the team. The picture I took below is of a gorgeous tag I had kept for 'something' (you know us crafters) from a snazzy pair jeans I had bought.
I really enjoyed how everyone interpreted the picture and delighted in their creations. Hope you can join in too - would love to see what you make of this.

Have a great day &; see you Monday x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Baroque motifs and occasional greetings. Ink: Basic grey and rich razzleberry. Card stock: Kraft and going grey. Accessories: Rich razzleberry polka dot grosgrain ribbon and pewter jumbo eyelet.

Wednesday 16 June 2010

This is a man's world

Yes it is indeed a man's world but just for this post and we wont tell them ha! It's that time of year again that fills every card makers heart with dread! dum, dum, duuuuuum Fathers' day and making those pesky cards and prezzies for them too. I have to say I ALWAYS grab my trusty Stampin' Up! sanded background stamp for anything male (also looks fabby stamped tone on tone with any colour to be honest).

I will be entering them into the plethora of male themed challenges about at the mo over at cupcake craft challenges, C.R.A.F.T. challenges and double dutch challenges.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sanded background and loads of love, ink: Chocolate chip, old olive and whisper white craft. Card stock: Soft suede, naturals ivory, chocolate chip and kraft. Accessories: soft suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon and pewter brad. Other: PTI take note set, daily design sentiment and cosmo cricket the boyfriend paper.

Monday 14 June 2010

Hot chip

Well the 'chip'board maybe 'hot' as in it's looking mighty fine but it is not 'hot' as in stolen ha! The circle and scallop border are both from Stampin' Up!s on board batch of blooms chipboard collection. I am entering it into a passion for papertrey's chipboard challenge and CAS-tastic Wednesday Challenge which is buttons this week.

Have a fabby Monday everyone and thank you for all the well wishes for my craft fayre which went fantastically well (although most of the profits went on a late lunch and some vino after it had finished hee hee).

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Chocolate chip, paper: sweet pea designer pad, accessories: sweet pea felt flowers. Other: PTI: Kraft card stock, ocean tides button, tea duo inks. Sentiment from Communique Sentiments and take note.

Friday 11 June 2010

We're football crazy

Well maybe not football crazy but I have been known to appreciate the beautiful game now and then. Of course hubby has the next month mapped out which happily coincides with an extremely busy time for me preparing for upcoming craft fayre's. Firstly this Saturday at the Ostreme Centre in Mumbles and then the massive 2 day event at Swansea's Waterfront Museum on Saturday & Sunday 26th & 27th of June - I really do relish these events.

Ooooh I have been naughty recently and bought a stash of gorgeous fabric, I can't sew for toffee but 'had to have them'. Thought I'd better justify buying them with a little fabric and cork flower. I will be entering my card into the 'flower' challenge over at a spoon full of sugar.

Hope you have a great weekend and see you on Monday x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sale.a.bration whimsical words and happy moments. Ink: Basic black. Card stock: Kraft and basic black. Other: PTI twine and buttons. Cork sheet from stash.

Monday 7 June 2010

Lets' get physical

Hey-ho friends and welcome to the start of a good week. Well I think if I can convince myself it is going to be one then it will! This is the day I say to the world I am going to get fit and loose weight! (again lol). So if anyone of my friends see me anywhere near the cake/sweet shop they have my permission to name and shame me ha!

A little more colour combo love for you today, another design team card for you using old olive, certainly celery, basic black with very vanilla. If you pop over to in love with stamping forum you can see all the beautiful projects and directions on how to make this super easy ribbon flower.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies - Stampin' Up!: Ink: Old olive and basic black. Card stock: Very vanilla. Other: PTI polka dot backgrounds II and daily design sentiment. Brad, ribbon and felt from stash.

Friday 4 June 2010

Green light

Howdy y'all and hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather. I am going to let the card do the talking today as I am not good company - my mojo has taken a major nose dive and has left me bereft of enthusiasm 'sniff' ha! Luckily for me I already have this design team card I made for the in love with stamping forum's colour challenge. It was my turn this month to choose a colour combo and I chose old olive, certain celery, basic black with optional whisper white or very vanilla. Hope you can pop over and have a play with any similar colours you have if you don't have the Stampin' Up! ones.

Have a great weekend and see you Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up! (unless stated):Stamps: Dot, dot, dot. Ink: Old olive, basic black and certain celery. Card stock: Old olive, whisper white and certainly celery. Ribbon: old olive satin. Other: PTI 2010 anniversary set, twine and buttons.

Wednesday 2 June 2010

So far so good

Howdy all and hope you all had a good break. Today kicks starts the fun challenges over at in love with stamping. This is my design team card for the technique challenge of 'stitching' real or faux. Well you know me, I am hard pressed NOT to stitch everything in site lol!

Hope you can pop over and have a peek :D Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Dot, dot, dot. Ink: Real red and creamy caramel. Card stock: Real red, very vanilla and kraft. Ribbon: Real red satin. Misc: Rub-on from the cherished memories set, Other: PTI button and twine.