Friday 30 July 2010

A little bit of razzle dazzle

Well rich razzleberry! I have quite surprised myself by how much I LOVE this colour. When we had the sneak peaks of the new colours being introduced over at Stampin' Up! headquarters I thought this colour was nice but not really me. Oh how wrong I was - I have already used one 15 yard (13.7m) roll of the gorgeous polka dot grosgrain ribbon :D

Hope your weekend has at least a smidge of razzle dazzle in it - go on you deserve it xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Very vintage wheel, dot dot dot, cheer & wishes and tiny tags. Ink: Rich razzleberry and basic grey. Card stock: confetti white, rich razzleberry, kraft and soft suede. Misc: Rich razzleberry polka dot grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, felt flower and clear rhinestone brad. Other: PTI daily design sentiment and butterfly stamp from stash.

Wednesday 28 July 2010

Voulez-vous - aha!

Hi and good morning to one and all :D I hope this week is finding you well so far. Have to work a late shift tonight so I am a bit grumpy LOL! A little tempting turquoise number for you using my newly acquired (wink*wink) baroque motifs set from Stampin' Up! and the luscious papers from the sunny day scrappin kit.

Some lurve notes for you too, again using some recently acquired stamps - the En Francais background. Due to all of these new acquisitions I am listing a load of retired Stampin' Up! sets over at in love with stamping market place for sale to fund this recent spree lol!

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Baroque motifs and En Francais. Ink: creamy caramel, not quite navy, old olive and tempting turquoise. Card stock: Tempting turquoise, night of navy, whisper white and very vanilla. Paper: sunny day scrappin kit. Misc: Silver brads. Other: PTI buttons and material from stash.

Monday 26 July 2010

He was a skater boy

Howdy and happy Monday friends. A couple of little sneaky cards that were hiding from me in my computer until found yesterday for you today. First one being in the style of this great lady with my skater boy card made for one of my sons friends birthday.

Secondly this card being for the design team over at in love with stamping, where we had a fabulous interior design inspiration piece to work off.

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fresh cuts, baroque motifs. Ink: Basic black, soft suede, melon mambo and versamark. Card stock: Kraft, whisper white and very vanilla. Misc: crystal effects. Other: Greeting farm skater boy, black tuxedo memento ink, copics, cosmo cricket -boyfriend papers, PTI twine and button and rub-on from stash

Friday 23 July 2010

Sweets for the sweet

Hiya and happy Friday everyone. I think I may have gone a little crazy about this style of card ( you were warned on previous posts lol!) I am entering the "sweet" gumball cards into the crafty creations challenge this week.

The set below were a little bit of a revelation to me. I wanted to make a pretty pastel set of cards and thought of using chalks on them but as the image is quite small and detailed and I wondered how to apply it. I dug out my Stampin' Up! blender pen and painted the chalks on with it and it gave such a precise of soft effect - brill :D

Be warned again though these may not be the last of this cute size of card hee hee!

Have as fab weekend and see ya Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A flower for all seasons and occasional greetings. Ink: Black stazon, yoyo yellow, tempting turquoise, real red and various chalks. Card stock: real red, yoyo yellow, tempting turquoise, whisper white, certainly celery, barely banana and almost amethyst.  Other: My cute stamps: gumballs and rub on alphabet from stash.

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Papa's got a brand new bag

First can I apologise for the poopy pictures. Gee, who knew how difficult it would be to photograph a blinkin canvas tote bag lol! Anyways I will be entering this bag and matching card into a passion for papertrey's die cut challenge and craftycatzweekly challenge of anything but a card (even though it is anything but a card and oh by the way a card hee hee!)

I had a few plain canvas totes and decided to rev up the ol' sewing machine. Using some felt embellishments I die cut, I run it through the machine with a LOT of fairly straight lines to look like grass and then a bit of zig-zagging to attach the pretty butterflies and cornflowers :D

Actually the card came first in the idea process and then I thought it would be good fun to match it with a bag - well a girl likes to accessorize!

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Confetti white card stock and basic blank ink. Other: Papertrey ink Autumn blessings sentiment, wool felt, butterfly die and tea dye ink duo.

Monday 19 July 2010

In the jungle

Hiya, hope your weekend went well. I made a few little party invites with the fun fox and friends stamp set from Stampin' Up! Similar layout to my previous post's Christmas cards.

I will be entering them into the kids themed challenge over at the trimmiescraft site. I have had my sewing machine out for a little play over the weekend and can't wait to show what I've been up to, just need take the pics :D  Short and sweet today which is very unlike myself LOL!

Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fox and friends and cheer & wishes. Ink: Soft suede, pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise, old olive, so saffron, basic black and signo white gel pen. Card stock: Real red, yoyo yellow, old olive, pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise, whisper white and soft suede. Misc: Linen thread.

Friday 16 July 2010

Crazy, crazy nights

Yes I know more Christmas projects! I can't believe myself, I have NEVER been this early doing them before. Recently I have had super mojo powers and so took advantage of this and made a stack of cards. Of course NOW I can't get motivated at all lol! I will be entering these into the Christmas theme challenge over at cute card Thursday.

A little design team happiness for you now with a note pad I made for my father-in-law on Father's day. I used the current sketch challenge over at in love with stamping. I do love making these, it's a great gift and super quick to do (find all the measurements and directions over at the forum).

Have a fabulous weekend and see ya Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A tree for all seasons and a flower for all seasons. Ink: Basic black, real red, old olive, chocolate chip, signo white gel pen, summer sun. Card stock: Real red, old olive, kraft and soft suede. Linen thread. Other: PTI take note stamp set, background basics text style II, holiday tree, buttons and basic grey basics manila paper.

Wednesday 14 July 2010

Crazy little thing

Hiya and good morning to you all. As the title may hint at and I can confirm I have gone a bit crafty crazy lately and have started a few (shhhh) Chrsitmas projects - eeek!! I couldn't resist after receiving my new Stampin' Up! very vintage wheel which isn't neccesarily Christmassy but combined with the kraft and red, I think it looks fabby :D

Be warned though I have got a bit maniacal with this size of card (it's 3 1/1" x 4 1/2") it's such a sweet size. I think I'm gonna make up packs of 5 to sell at the fair (obviously closer to the time lol). Now on to the interesting bit, drum roll please................ the winner of the card and broach is Diana Gibbs (yes THEEE Diana Gibbs - I am not worthy). Please drop a line with your details and I will pop them in the post for you :D Have a wonderful day and big smooches for all of you who left such heart tingling comments :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tiny tags, occasional greetings and very vintage wheel. Ink: Soft suede and real red. Card stock: Kraft. Other: thread from stash.

Monday 12 July 2010

Mojo pin

I kid you not, mojo pin is a Jeff Buckley song and happy for me it goes nicely with the broach pin card I have for you today. This is one of my design team cards for over at the in love with stamping forum. This one is for a great sketch challenge that they have going on at the mo, pop over for a looksy and maybe have a go :D

I have had it in my mind for ages, how about a card and a gift all in one. After a very nice weekend, especially nice as my hubby has been extra supportive of my crafty endeavours recently I would like to give this card and broach away to anyone who leaves a comment for me today (I will post world wide). I will draw the name at random and announce the winner on Wednesday :D

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies: PTI kraft card stock and everyday button bits stamp set, felt and button. Stampin' Up! basic black ink. Fabric from Amy Butler designs.

Friday 9 July 2010

Friday on my mind

Morning all and hope you are well :D Busy, busy, busy at the mo for my monthly jaunt to the Ostreme centre in Mumbles to sell my crafty wares. You know Peter Kay did the "Mum wants a bungalow tour" well I'm doing " Mamma wants the lovely as a tree stamp set from Stampin' Up!" and other gorgeous goodies stall tomorrow lol!

More stamping resist technique for you today and great little just in case card - I was thinking maybe for one of my son's friends? I will be entering it into the latest summer challenges over at a passion for papertrey and cute card Thursday.

Have a fab weekend x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Just beachy and tiny tags. Ink: Tempting turquoise, old olive, pumpkin pie and versamark. Card stock: tempting turquoise and very vanilla. Other: PTI - Background basic text style II, buttons, tea dye ink and button twine.

Wednesday 7 July 2010

It's mambo No. 5

Well melon mambo that is, one of the yummy new colours from Stampin' Up! and these three cards show case all of the new colours. Which also include rich razzleberry and soft suede.

On closer inspection you can see I have used a technique called resist stamping. I stamped the image with versamark then used clear embossing powder and heated. Left to dry and then using a sponge dauber dabbed the ink over the image and wiped it clean with a paper towel to reveal the image underneath.

Hope you are having a good week :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tiny tags. Ink: Soft suede, melon mambo,rich razzleberry and versamark. Card stock: Soft suede, melon mambo and rich razzleberry and confetti white. Ribbon: Soft suede, melon mambo and rich razzleberry spotted grosgrain. Other: Clear embossing powder. Tools used: 1" circle punch, eyelet border punch and heat gun.

Monday 5 July 2010

I'd like to teach the world to sing

Well not me personally as I would fear for your hearing and my rendition of working 9 to 5 would scare even small children lol! This week I kick off with the fun challenge projects over at in love with stamping. These are the projects I made for the folding technique challenge. They were also part of the teacher display from my previous post on my stall.

I would also like to announce the WINNER of my June customer candy. It is.............. TINA, yeaaaahhhhhhh Tina. I will pop the goodies down to you asap :D

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: Kraft and very vanilla. Ink: Old olive, basic black, real red and chocolate chip. Papers: October afternoon. Stamps: PTI teacher's apple and button twine. Ribbon from stash.

Friday 2 July 2010

A whistle to the choir

Yoohoooo yes it's me well it was me and um it's still me hee hee! This is I at the craft fair last weekend at Swansea's waterfront museum. Had a great day and what a thrill it was to be in such a fabulous building. A few pics for your delectation of my crafty wares.

My husband took the shots of myself and these from the gallery on the first floor. On the Sunday afternoon we were so surprised to be treated with the sweetest melodic tones from a fabulous choir. Oh the voices were so divine and at times it felt a little surreal in a good way.

Oooh before I go I haven't forgotten about my customer candy, I will be back soon with the draw. Have a great weekend xx