Wednesday 30 March 2011

Take me out to the ball game

Oooh goodness I am sooo busy and this will have to be an even shorter post than my usual.  Trouble is as all crafters are completely fabulous and just HAVE to (another words people expect a handmade goodie and card) wow all their family and friends with amazing gifts and cards and nearly pass out at the thought of even entering a card shop!!  So with several birthdays and mother's day and a craft fair approaching I am up to my armpits in 'stuff''

I LOVE it really! - have a good one everyone and i'll see ya soon x

p.s oh I nearly blinkin forgot to tell about my card - this one I made for my son to give hubby for his birthday a couple of weeks ago - hubby HUGE baseball fan.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: whisper white craft.  Card stock: pacific point, wild wasabi and whisper white.  Paper: celebrations.  Other: pink cat studio baseball stamps, PTI birthday bash sentiments, momento black tuxedo ink and copics.

Monday 28 March 2011

When I get older

Morning all and hooray for Monday! (I think if I cheat and say I love Monday it will be nice to me ha!).  A couple of stitched numbers for you today which happily falls into a couple of challenges going on over at crafty creations and abc challenge. The top one was a commissioned card for a friend.

Also they both were inspired or were linked somehow from previous creations.  The layout from my Christmas card here I used again on the concord crush (I LOVE that colour) card at the top and the uber simple one above was done by sponge daubing ink through a mask (see card here).

Hope you had a sunny weekend & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
(Top) Stamps: all in the family, ink: black stazon, concord crush, and stampin pastels.  Card stock: Concord crush, whisper white and blush blossom.  Ribbon: concord crush stitched poly-ribbon.  Paper: lap of luxury.  Other: PTI jut the tickets stamps and die and fresh alphabet, kraft card blank and rub-ons from stash.
(Bottom) Stamps: A bit of birthday cheer, ink: not quite navy and baja breeze.  Card stock: crumb cake and baja breeze.  Pendant notes card for mask.  Other: sewing machine.

Friday 25 March 2011

Let the sun shine

Oh yes, hasn't it been a glorious few days - I forgotten how good the sunshine makes you feel :D  This card was such an odd one for me as it had a new technique some really old card blanks that I had never used and black!  It always take me a bit to get my head used to 'new things'.  I used the thwumping technique ( I got a feeling I might have made up the name for that) where I coloured the stamp with my stampin markers and 'thwumped another darker marker sporadically over the flower head, THEN spritz it with water.  Well talk about using up all my techniking on one card LOL!

Hope it is sunny where you are - have a great weekend x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: because I care (hostess set), afterthoughts (hostess set) and friendly background stamp..  Ink: concord crush, crumb cake, blushing bride, pear pizazz and basic black.  Card stock: whisper white and basic black.  Paper: in colour designer series paper pack (hostess).  Ribbon: 1/8" taffeta black.

Wednesday 23 March 2011

You gotta have freinds

Indeed where would we be without them.  This was for (goodness I hope she has received by now lol!) the very lovely Dawn who went beyond the call of duty in the name of craft hee hee! and I wanted to send my undying thanks to her :D

Hope you are all well and don't forget to join in my super stash give away here.  Have a great day everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Concord crush and crumb cake.  Card stock: concord crush and crumb cake.  Paper: Level 1 hostess in colour pack.  Other: PTI button boutique and communique sentiments, PTI button and twine from stash.

Friday 18 March 2011

Give 'piece' a chance!

Yippee! it's Friday and I will be deliciously spending some of it stroking some NEW Stampin' Up! goodies I pre-ordered from the upcoming mini catalogue launching on the 1st of April.  Fear not though I am super organised (for once) and have ready a happy little pile of catalogues to post out to my customers in a short while :D

A little paper piecing action for you today for over at a passion for papertrey.  Unusually for me I love the colour combo (might have something to do with the GIANT piece of crumb cake card stock slap bang in the middle lol!) but the rose red, old olive, naturals ivory, pumpkin pie and crumb cake look groovy together :D

Have a great weekend and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Afterthoughts (hostess set), ink: crumb cake, rose red, basic black and pumpkin pie.  Card stock: Rose red, crumb cake, old olive, naturals ivory.  Paper: sweet & sour specialty.  Other: PTI baby button bits, fillable frames #2 & die and background basics: text style II.

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Ba-bling, ba-bling!

Hiya!  well maybe it is about the ba-bling.  A dear friend of mine asked me if I could make her a baby girl card with added sparkle.  She said the mum to be loves the bling and has even bought a faux diamond encrusted dummy!

Well this is about as blingy as I get lol!and happily used this months fab sketch for my design team card over at In Love with Stamping.

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Crumb cake card stock, whisper white craft, crumb cake and melon mambo ink. Nursery suite paper. Papertreyink baby button bits stamps set. Other: teal button, flower embellishment and gems from stash.

Monday 14 March 2011

Keep on moving!

Morning everyone!  a little card to get you 'moving' this morning.  A design team card for the moving theme going on over at In Love with Stamping.  What I did to get my flower heads jiggling was to add some acetate strips as stems behind the flowers heads :D

Have a great day and I will see you soon x

Supplies: Stamps - PTI birthday bash sentiments and Autumn abundance, card stock: PTI kraft, SU whisper white, old olive and pumpkin pie.  Ink - SU chocolate chip and crumb cake.  Paper: PTI dotti biscotti, other: PTI various coloured buttons, PTI flower die,cuttlebug flower die, 2-step bird punch.  Ribbon: SU pumpkin pie narrow grosgrain. 

Thursday 10 March 2011

Daisy, Daisy!

Morning all, a little design team card for In Love with Stamping today using the scrumptious colour combo of baja breeze, crumb cake (aka kraft), rose red, whisper white and pear pizazz.  Had great fun colouring on the crumb cake card stock, if you mix Stampin' Up!s whisper white craft ink with any of their coloured inks it paints fabulously onto the kraft style card stock.

Have a great day everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: every moment, ink: whisper white craft, versamark, rose red and pear pizazz. Card stock: baja breeze (textured) and crumb cake. Accessories: rose red flower button.  Other: Seam binding from stash and sentiment from papertreyink's round & round set.

Tuesday 8 March 2011

Welcome to my world

Yes indeed, I am sooooo happy to welcome to the Stampin' Up! world my very first team member (yeah - go us!) Emma.  I know it must be something about Emma's, maybe they have an extra crafty chromosome lol! I am so excited to have Emma on board and look forward in sharing her crafty journey.

I sent this card to her as soon as I had word from HQ that her paperwork had gone through.  I just know she will be fabulous as she loves Stampin' Up! just as much as I do :D

Have a great day everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Curly cute, ink: chocolate chip and crumb cake.  Card stock: Crumb cake and whisper white.  Paper: play date, accessories: delightful daffodil satin ribbon and button from the brights collection.

Friday 4 March 2011

Picture yourself

Morning all and happy Friday :D  I thought I would share with you some of brooches that I seem to have a bit of a thing for.  A mixture of felt and fabric ones, you can see the details of the carnation & leaf brooch and tutorial from my post here.  I have to say that my favourite one is the turquoise, brown and green one at the centre :D

These are up in my shop too if you would like a nose!  Have a great weekend everyone x

Wednesday 2 March 2011

All things bright & beautiful

Woooo that's a big picture! anyway today we start the design team projects over at In Love With Stamping.  I have to admit I was a little scared of this technique challenge which is called 'caught in crystal'.  It's when you stamp an image onto a window sheet or acetate with permanent ink and cover the back of it with crystal effects glue and then smother it in glitter and or re-inkers and sandwich between another piece of acetate.  Fearful for my own safety (I never come off well when dealing with glitter lol!) I proceeded to give it a go.

Well shiver me timbers if I didn't have a great time and love the effect of the technique :D  Hope you can join in the fun too.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: growing green and occasional greetings. Ink: Black stazon, old olive and rose red. Card stock: rose red, crumb cake and whisper white. Paper: nursery suite DSP. Accessories: fine cosmo glitter. Other: acetate and sewing machine.

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Whale song

Well I couldn't find a song with 'Wales' in it so Whales will have to do lol!  It's all in aid of St David's day which is today - Dydd Gwŷl Dewi Sant hapus!  This picture was taken from a few days ago whilst I was at the craft fair.  Can you see I had some real daffs on the table too with a handcrafted altered Douwe Egbert's coffee jar to put them in :D

Back tomorrow with In Love With Stamping design team projects - yippee!

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Black stazon, whisper white craft ink, delightful daffodil and old olive for painting.  Card stock: old olive, watercolour paper, delightful daffodil.  Paper: Delightful daffodil designer paper.  Accessories: delightful daffodil and old olive stain ribbon.