Sunday, 28 August 2011

Out of My Comfort Zone?

Hi there,
I was trwaling through various challenge sites when I came across one I hadn't seen before called Desert Islands Craft Challenge. Their current challenge is really different as you have to use at least three of ten differnt specified techniques! They were - Dry embossing, Paper Piercing, Pearls, Ruffles, Fabric, Stickers, Stitching, Vintage/Old, Kraft Card and Office Stationery. This is the card I came up with
I included, Dry embossing, Paper Piercing, Pearls and Vintage/Old.
Here is a link to their site and challenge
I used so many different items I'm not sure I can remember them all, but here goes. Card was all from Stampin' Up and the colours used were Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust Creamy Caramel and a red I can't remamber the name of! Oops! The pearls were from my stash and I used SU's Mat Pack to do the paper piercing. The stamp sets were from SU aswell. One was Vintage Vogue and the other I have mislaid somewhere on my messy craft table so I can't tell you the name. I hope I find it soon because I love it.
Anyway I hope you have a great Sunday and thanks for looking!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Kutie Kitty Kat

Hi there!
  I hope that you are still enjoying the hols - I know that I am, even though work has gone crazy with the kids off.
However I've still found time to test my hubby's patience and take over the living room with craft stuff! Hee, hee!
  Here is a card I made to go with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Their challenge this week is Anything Goes and you can get to it with this link
  So here is the card I made -
The coloured card is some that I got in a little craft shop in St.Agnes, Cornwall and the white is Whisper White from SU.
The cat is from the Penny Black "Hugs" clear stamp set and the sentiment is from SU's Curvy Verses set. the flowers were from the SU Vintage Vogue and I made the frames using my Cuttlebug and die-cuts from X Cut. The embossing was with the Craft Concepts 'Garden Swirl' folder.
I hope you like this card as I'm totally in love with the colours and I'm a HUGE cat fan!
Anyway I hope you have a great day and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Two in one day? Or should I say three?

Hello again,
Here is my entry to the Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge blog (
This is the sketch we were given to work with -
  And here is what I came up with.

  Colours were Whisper White, Close to Cocoa and Pixie Pink. The stamps were from the Four Frames and the Thanks for Caring sets (all from Stampin' Up!), the punches were the Eyelet border punch and "the punch whose name I cannot remember but goes with the Four Frames stamp set" punch:)
  I also used the Polka Dot embossing folder that is in the new mini catalogue.
I tried to stay with the original sketch and not stray too much. Only a few liberties!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Going Green

Hi there,
   This is a card that I made for a friend of mine who just turned 73. The bird punch is from Stampin' Up! and the colours were Whisper White and Pear Pizazz. The backing paper was from a free pack that came with a crafting magazine. Usually I find the "free" paper packs dismal at best but this set was actually really nice quality and went very well with the SU In Colours.
   The frame was made using a Nellie's Multi Frame die and the embossing in the middle was done with Craft Concepts Garden Swirl embossing folder, on vellum, which I placed over some more white.
   I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Back to Crafting!

Hi there,
  Sorry for not posting in so long. Not sure exactly where the time has gone but a significant part of it has been spent crafting (at my house at least!).
  This is a 4x4 card I made using one of the "Nellie's Multi Frame" sets I bought.
  The card and colours are from Stampin' Up! and are Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke. The stamp set is also from SU and is Oh, so lovely.
  I also used a couple of punches from SU too.
  Not that you can see it very well on the photo but the centre embelishment is actually on the back fold of card - I die-cut a hole on the front.
  Have to say I'm LOVIN my Cuttlebug!!! Got one for Christmas and now I couldn't imagine crafting without one. Weird, huh? Oh, Well.
  Hope you are having a great day and thanks for looking!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Friendly Note cards

Good morning fellow crafters!
  I hope you are having a great day. I woke up this morning wondering what I could do to fill my day off work and then it hit me...crafting! Why did I even have to think about it? I don't know but at least I thought of crafting before I thought of cleaning. I cleaned yesterday. She says.
  Here is a little set of note cards I made using one of my favourite stamp sets, Vintage Vogue, from Stampin' Up!
  Needless to say my Stamp-a-ma-jig came in very useful. They are so summery I love them.
  I also did a little holder to put them in. Cards on one side and envelopes in the other. If you get one as a Christmas gift, sorry you saw it here before I gave it to you. Or one like it.
  Anyway, thanks so much for looking and I hope you have a great day!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Cutest Kitty!

Hi there!
I hope that you are all having a great day and getting lots of crafting time!Here is a memo holder I made a while back using the Penny Black "Every Which Way" clear stamp set.
I love this kitty SO much. It is completly adorable and I want to use it alot!
The card stock is from Stampin' Up! in Whisper White and Sage Shadow, and the inks used to colour the image were SU too. The pink ribbon down the side is just from my stash.
Anyways, take care and thanks for looking!