Friday 20 August 2010

Long tall Sally

Oooh, too big (sorry, blogger I think is having a mid life crisis lol!). A DL sized card for you today which was specially made for the current challenge over at a passion for papertrey. I can honestly say this only the second time I have EVER made this size of card! Great masculine colours on this too (not quite navy, kraft of course and very vanilla).

Off to the BIG Swansea Museum two day craft fayre tomorrow and Sunday and squeezing in a little Aunties 70th birthday party too on Saturday night - yeeehah! (alas I can not promise not to have a sneaky drinky poo either as it has been so long since I had boogy and bubbly).

Have a great weekend and see ya Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Baroque motifs, ink: not quite navy. Card stock: not quite navy. Other: PTI round and round anniversary 2010 set, rustic cream button twine, vintage cream ink and kraft card stock.

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Wednesday morning 3am

Hiya! hope this day finds you well again. A mix of cards for you today, the one above a 4" x 4" (I know a square card from me!) anniversary card for my cousin. The one below I did after experimenting with some paper flowers. The flowers were punched with three different circle punches and then were cut once half way to the centre point and then slightly overlapped and glued to make them pop and layered on top of one another.

Ooh I should explain about the title before I go, it's because of my recent late night crafty sessions and then the mind bending midnight head full of stuff stuff.  Ok off for a kip now (I wish) lol!

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fine flourish, cheer & wishes, oval all and hello again. Ink: Old olive, real red, craft whisper white and basic black. Card stock: Taken with teal, whisper white, kraft and pretty in pink. Paper: Sweet pea pad. Misc: Whisper white satin ribbon and circle fire rhinestone brads. Other: mini pearls from stash.

Monday 16 August 2010

3 is the magic number

Morning Monday and only four working days til I'm off for a fortnight - hoorah! Needed a super-duper quick card for a funky teenager and I love the colours on this (melon mambo, old olive, basic black and tempting turquoise) hope you like :D

Have a fab day and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Oval all, ink: basic black. Card stock: Melon mambo, basic black, old olive and tempting turquoise. Other: PTI buttons and pinking scissors.

Friday 13 August 2010

Tree hugger

Hoorah! for Friday and thank goodness it's here now. A veritable smorgasbord of spots and trees for you today using my brand new Stampin' Up! set - trendy trees (there's 20% off selected 2 step stamping sets at the mo and even a demo likes a bargain lol!).

I will be entering them into two current challenges over at cute card Thursday and papertake weekly. Will also be popping them in to the old shop.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Trendy trees. Ink: Old olive, pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, soft suede and creamy caramel. Card stock: Kraft. Ribbon: Pumpkin pie, always artichoke and chocolate chip grosgrain. Other: scallop scissors.

Wednesday 11 August 2010

That fall on your nose

Hiya friends and some snowflake love for you today and have I mentioned (I know about 50 times) how much I love this colour. I was looking for a different colour combo for Christmas cards and I do like this one (it's real red, very vanilla and taken with teal).

I will be entering them into three (how many?!!!) challenges! Firstly the Christmas theme over at moving along with the times, punches at crafty card makers and whateva! over at cute card Thursday. I have made a batch for myself and have also stocked my shop (I still love to hear that) with a set.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Snow flurries. Ink: Real red and taken with teal. Card stock: real red, taken with teal and very vanilla. Tools: 3/4" circle punch. Other: PTI vintage cream ink and holiday tree stamp set. East of India ribbon and staple.

Monday 9 August 2010

It's a wrap

A SEREN wrap that is! It's ok if you don't know what I am on about because I hadn't heard of it either before this month's design team challenge. It is when you scrumple up (technical term) some cling film and dab into different colour inks and then apply to your project. I used some apricot appeal, soft suede and taken with teal inks from Stampin' Up! on whisper white card stock and I have to say I really like the effect. Hope you can join in with a little filmy love over at in love with stamping.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Bella's bloom and oval all. Ink: Soft suede, apricot appeal, taken with teal and chocolate chip. Card stock: Taken with teal, whisper white and soft suede. Misc: Brads. Other: teal seam ribbon.

Friday 6 August 2010

Loving yoooooou!

Hello and happy Friday everyone!  Big squishy hugs go out to you all who left such lovely messages about my new folksy shop. A design team card for you today, this time using a fabby sketch from over at in love with stamping. I have to say I love this colour combo and will really miss taken with teal when it retires on the 30th of September.

Have a fabulous weekend all xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Very vintage wheel. Ink: Taken with teal. Card stock: Confetti white, rich razzleberry, taken with teal and old olive. Rub-ons from the cherished memories collection. Other: Sewing machine.

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Shop around

Morning and welcome to the day that is Wednesday. First big thing this week is I HAVE A SHOP!! over at Folksy. You know I said that I have had (had being the operative word) a major mojo rush a few weeks ago and with surplus crafty made stash hanging around the house I decided to to set up a wee shop :D

Just a few new pics of some little ditties I have over at my shop - hee hee I have always wanted a shop!! The crafty cards above, I originally made for a dear friend who, although herself not crafty has LOTS of creative friends. She asked me to make her a little batch which I did with pleasure. I will be entering them into the current friendship challenge over at a passion for papertrey.

Hope you are well and wish you all a fab day xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Oval all. Ink: Pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, basic black, melon mambo, rich razzleberry and tempting turquoise. Card stock: Confetti white, summer sun, whisper white and chocolate chip. Other: American crafts everyday paper, PTI studio style stamp set and cotton reel and yarn stamp from stash.

Monday 2 August 2010


Hiya and welcome to Monday (not that it's mine to give mind you hee hee). We kick start the week off with design team colour inspiration over at in love with stamping, using certainly celery, so saffron, basic grey with optional whisper white or very vanilla (this is just the Stampin' Up! guide - other colours close to these are fine).

Hope you can pop over for some fun :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Pocket silhouettes and whimsical words (retired). Ink: Basic grey, certainly celery and so saffron for distressing. Card stock: White vellum, whisper white textured and so saffron. Misc: Basic grey taffeta ribbon. Other: PTI button and sewing machine.