Monday 30 January 2012


Today's offerings are what the ladies and myself made in class last Friday.  It was a 'punch' class and much oohing and aahing was had over the super sweet cupcake punch and stamps - they loved it. 

Short and sweet today - have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Create a cupcake and pennant parade.  Ink: Soft suede, pool party, early espresso, poppy parade marker and early espresso marker.  Card stock: Crumb cake, calypso coral, wild wasabi, soft suede and whisper white.  Accessories: Calypso coral ruffled ribbon, everyday enchantment designer series paper (sale.a.bration), dazzling diamonds glitter and bitty buttons.  Tools: 1 ¾” circle punch, 1 ¼” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, cupcake punch, heart to heart punch, scallop edge border punch and decorative label punch.

Friday 27 January 2012

The first time

Morning - hope the week is going well for you and if not - it's nearly over lol!  I have a card for you today which I believe (I'm probably wrong mind you, but I have been doing this blog a long time) is my first from scratch following the scallops hand crafted rosette ruffly thing ( a la can't remember what their called).  I LOVE making them so watch out you will be seeing lots more of them, along with pinwheels which I will be attempting after class today.

I will happily be entering this over at Cute Card Thursday ('you're a gem'), moving along with the times (blooming marvellous) and Papertake weekly (happy highlights).  Have a great weekend everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: curly cute and fresh vintage (sale.a.bration).  Ink: lucky limeade, poppy parade, pool party, peach parfait, charcoal and tea stain distressing inks.  Card stock: peach parfait, very vanilla, pool party and lucky limeade.  Accessories: everyday enchantment designer series paper (sale.a.bration), rhinestones, crystal effects and dazzlings diamonds.  Tools: scallop border punch, little leaves sizzlet die, swirls scribbles die and 1 3/4" circle punch.

Wednesday 25 January 2012

You're as cold as ice

Apologies first for my nice but dim pic, alas it's been foggy bottoms here in Swansea.  When it came time to take the picture it was an indoor shot with husband perched with lamps and torches pointed at my card lol!

My class this month highlights punches and what different styles there are and how they can be used for other things i.e. this is an ice cream made from the cupcake and pennant punch set and of course combined with the gorgeous and free sale.a.brations papers.  Have a great day everyone & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin Up!
Stamps: create a cupcake, ink: charcoal, pool party, poppy parade marker, calypso coral and lucky limeade.  Card stock: naturals ivory, calypso coral and very vanilla.  Accessories: lucky limeade ruffled ribbon and everyday enchantment designer series paper (sale.a.bration).  Tools used: pennant punch, cupcake punch, dotted scallop ribbon border and decorative label punch.  Other: sewing machine and crystal effects

Monday 23 January 2012

Life is a sale.a.bration

Morning!  how are you?  Well lots of lurverly new and FREE stuff on show today.  Yes tomorrow hales the start of Stampin' Up!s Sale.a.bration.  Simples really, spend £45 and choose free stamps or TO DIE FOR papers which I've used on today's card.

I will be happily entering this over at My time to craft (favourite embellishment - ribbons of course!).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: fresh vintage (SAB) and pennant parade.  Ink: versamark, charcoal and tea stain from distressing essentials, poppy parade, pool party, lucky limeade and calypso coral markers.  Card stock: lucky limeade, very vanilla and crumb cake.  Accessories: everyday enchantment designer series paper (SAB), calypso coral ruffled ribbon.

Friday 20 January 2012

Pocket full of kryptonite

Alas dear readers as with all heroes there must be villains and as it must go too for crafty goodness there is the male card making kryptonite - meh!  It is my true weakness and I must try harder at enjoying my masculine side - but I think it would be easier to not shave my legs for a fortnight to achieve this LOL!  This is perhaps why my card today looks a lot a bit like my other card here - oh well they are for different people hee!

I will be happily entering over at Charisma Cardz (clean & simple).  Have a great day everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: forever young and curly cute.  Ink: distressing essentials inks and whisper white craft.  Card stock: very vanilla and basic black.  Accessories: first edition paper and metallic brads.  Tools used: top note die.  Other: PTI woodgrain embossing plate.

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Love me two times

Good morning and welcome to a work in progress.  This little number was a transitional card I made, you know when you have the idea of a card but 'something' is not quite right when you've made it and this is it.  Luckily I have found the something on another card I will show you next week (after class - *hint, hint*) but using completely different and NEW! papers.

I will be happily entering it over at Charisma Cardz (happy birthday) and Papertake Weekly (buttons, bows & bling).  Have a great day everyone & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Create a cupcake and pennant parade.  Ink: blushing bride, soft suede, poppy parade and old olive.  Card stock: whisper white, crumb cake, wild wasabi and soft suede.  Accessories: rhinestones, bitty buttons, dazzling diamonds glitter, poppy parade stitched-poly ribbon, just add cake designer series paper and crystal effects.

Monday 16 January 2012

Hey sweet thing!

Good morning, good morning!  hope you had a nice weekend.  I have been having a play with the new cupcake punch and stamp set - watch out class ladies I haven't been able to put these babies down!  A little cute combo set I recently set to a potential recruit to team Emma ( when I do get a few people in my team I am going to have to think up a better team name than that -  maybe something to do with songs or singing hmmmm....).

I will be happily entering them over at Sweet Stampin Challenge (all that glitters).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: create a cupcake and pocket silhouettes, ink: pool party, soft suede, poppy parade and chocolate chip.  Card stock: crumb cake, whisper white and melon mambo.  Accessories: melon mambo scallop dots ribbon.  Tools: cupcake builder punch, scallop circle punch, 1" 3/4 circle punch and two tags die.

Friday 13 January 2012


Hello and happy Friday everyone!  More borderline love for you today and not just for borders as you can see.  I nearly didn't add the designer printed brads as they are TOO cute to use but I gave in and used two! and the rest can go back for stroking lol!

I will be happily entering this over at Sweet Stampin Challenge (spots & dots).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: borderlines and pennant parade.  Ink: wild wasabi, charcoal distressed ink, poppy parade, pool party and calypso coral.  Card stock: naturals ivory, pool party, poppy parade and calypso coral.  Accessories: designer printed brads.  Tools used: dotted scallop ribbon border punch, 5 petal flower punch, spritzer tool and 3/4" circle punch.

Wednesday 11 January 2012

We are family

Morning all! are you back in the swing of things yet?  I always find it takes me a bit to get back to the old routine.  Happily though this little set helped me get my mojo back and I have to say they are a little 'busy' compared to my usual style but the Auntie it is destined for will enjoy them (hopefully).  In the little baggie is a matching bookmark with crochet trim tails (tucked away for posting) using gorgeous new papers and dies.

I will be happily entering it over at cupcake craft (something new).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps; pennant parade.  Ink: soft suede and early espresso.  Card stock: soft suede, very vanilla, more mustard and pool party.  Accessories: antique brads, Victoria crochet trim, early espresso taffeta ribbon and spice cake designer series paper.  Tools used: blossom party die, top note die, scallop circle punch, 1 3/4", 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" circle punches and vintage wallpaper embossing folder.

Monday 9 January 2012


Well it wouldn't be me without a little kraft - al la crumb cake to start the new year off.  Happy new year everyone!  We had a lovely time and with the little one ready to go back to school and me thankful to go back to work lol!  we are off!

Starting with some new Stampin' Up! stuff, heralding the coming of the Spring mini catalogue.  This card uses a set called borderlines which I got in the clear set for quick placement for repeat stamping and it is working out a treat!

Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: borderlines and happiest birthday wishes (hostess set).  Ink: basic black.  Accessories: basic black narrow grosgrain ribbon.