Sunday, 1 December 2013

Envelope Making Board

Sorry to all my followers I haven't posted for ages but I'm back and will post at least 3 times a week from now on.
Todays offering: Stampin'up! have just introduced an envelope making board. Its a really neat piece of kit with its own scoring tool. Not only can you make envelopes in loads of sizes you can also make boxes and crackers.

The envelopes in this picture have been made with a advertising magazine as my friend was just practising with lots of different sizes.

Not sure how anyone can manage without one, contact me now to order yours. k x

Saturday, 26 October 2013

O Holy Night

This is the last in this series.
The blackboard theme has been big this year. Here the stamp set has been stamped with versamark then embossed with white powder on black card.

The image has been mounted onto a piece of the paper stack then onto Cherry Cobbler card. The piece is finished with cherry cobbler twine.
Come back next week for something new.

Friday, 25 October 2013

O Holy Night

Another traditional card using the O holy Night stamp set.
This uses the same method as a card previously posted this week but in blues.
Here the stamp is stamped once in Baked Brown sugar and once in cherry cobbler. The latter has two phrases cut out then stuck onto the complete stamped image.
The ribbon is the Cherry Cobbler in the seasonal catalogue. It is a beautiful ribbon and easy to make bows with.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

O Holy Night


This uses the same stamp set as yesterday but in a more traditional way.
The background is stamped with versamark and allowed to dry. The stamp is the inked with Cherry Cobbler and stamped on Crumb Cake and mounted onto Baked Brown Sugar. The card is finished with some cherry cobbler bakers twine and 3 small stars punched from the glimmer paper.
A very simple quick card to make.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

O Holy Night

The last one of this trio.
 Just the text used.
 I have stamped this once in Coastal Cabana and once in Island Indigo. I have cut two phrases from the darker colour and stuck one flat, the other used dimensionals  to stick on.
The silver ribbon and two rhinestones  just finish the card off.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Festive Flurry and O Holy Night

I still had the snowflakes on my desk so just had to use them again. I have also used another piece of paper from the winter frost pack. The O holy Night is a small stamp set, but the type set being different for each statement is so on trend. 

I have actually stamped over a second piece from the paper stack. The snowflakes have just had a rhinestone added to the centre of each.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Festive Flurry

This was the first outing of the Festive Flurry stamps and dies. Using the winter frost suite of papers and cool blues they are a break from the traditional red and green.
The stamps are a set of four the largest one being a good size so it is effective on its own, used here. I have used a glue pen and some fine glitter just to highlight parts of the snowflake and around the edge of the sentiment.

A few mini snowflakes punched from glitter paper just complete the cool look.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Calm Christmas

I love this stamp, used to make a shadow box card it works really well. Stamping on the rough side of the acetate means you get a good clean image. I have highlighted the centre of the patterns with a small dot of stickles. Love it.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013


OOh have just started to play with the wonderfall stamp set and matching leaf die. Its wonderful!

 I collected together DSP in autumn colours and picked out similar shades of ink including old olive, summer starfruit, crumb cake and tangerine tango.
I cut the Dsp so that I had about 1 dozen of each leaf/paper shade. Before I looked at the leaves I used the diamond glaze to coat the acorns.
Then I sat arranged the leaves on a dinner plate until I was happy with the layout. This did take a bit of time.
The dsp is so good that curling with the scissor blade was enough for them to hold their shape whilst I glued them all in place.
When the circle was complete I went to gather the now dry acorns only to find 2 missing. When I went to bed I found them stuck to the bottom of my cardigan and they didn't want to come unstuck!
Hope you like this.

Monday, 23 September 2013


This is another flowery one but I switched to the paint brush!
Dainty, pretty and very girly. What more can I say.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Chalks 2

And another one, again the picture isn't up to much, I  did try with the flash but that just made everything orange coloured.
This is a very old Anna Griffin stamp which I just couldn't let go of.
 I have done this one in lots of colour ways, it works well in pinks and even greens!

Thursday, 19 September 2013


The chalk box has been busy this week with some of my favorite stamp sets. The range and depth of colour you can get with a cotton wool ball and a piece of chalk always amazes me. I have then raided my stash for matching ribbons, beads and other. Lets just say 'off piste' this week!
The picture really does not do this justice.
This card is C5 , haven't made any of these for a while.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Online Shopping is here

Great news you can now shop for your Stampin'Up! goodies online from the comfort of your sofa.
 This is the link
I am unsure how to create the page here...... will learn and be back. Meanwhile go and look at the page, use the 'SHOP' button in the top right hand corner. I hope to be back with what the page looks like and perhaps a special offer.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Molly Bloom

I made this last week at a Clare Rowlands class. Not only are her stamps lovely she really is a paper engineer..
We made the box frame from one 12 x 12 sheet of card. Then cut DSP to fit inside, outside and around the side of the middle part. I'm not sure which die was used to create the snowflake but it is pretty. We used lumpy embossing powder mixed with glitter to do the snow on the trees. I then used copic markers to colour and decoupage the snowman. The carrot nose and berries on the holly are coated with crystal effects. I really like this and will be making a few more.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Calm Christmas

Acetate, that's the key to my next couple of makes until I settle on the one for the class on the 30th September. Places still available!
I have stamped on the acetate with white stazon. I am well pleased with the results. It shows off the fine intricate detail in the stamp. Not sure which dark blue this is as my order for more midnight muse has not arrived yet.

Well, off to work on version 2!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Daubing and Doilies

I made this card before my goodies from the Autumn/Winter catalogue arrived.
I have used doilies and daubed over them with Costal Cabana. The sentiment is stamped then die cut with the large 'apothecary accents die. I have then punched a 1"circle, cut it in half and used it on each end. I think this use of the silver glimmer paper is really effective.
Unusual but I like it.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Christmas Collectibles

Two more cards made with this set, very similar but very different.
The first uses whisper white, the stamp is coloured with marker pens, punched out, then a bit of bling added to the centre. The silver ribbon in the autumn /winter catalogue  adds a bit of sparkle.
The second card uses crumb cake, champagne glimmer card and the gold ink pad. I have used the linen thread to 'hang' the decorations.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Christmas Box

This Christmas stocking is based on a project done with Clair Rowlands last year. This can be made in a class or you can order a kit. I also have made up stockings for sale. Get in contact for more details. I think it makes an unique packaging for a small gift.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Christmas Collectibles

This stamp set also comes with a matching punch. I have used it with the champagne glimmer paper which I have to say is really great. I have used the gold ink which is in the new Autumn/Winter catalogue to do the stamping.
I have also daubed the gold ink around the edge of the green. It does give a nice shimmer.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Mosaic Madness

This set of stamps is fast becoming the most well used of all my sets. It makes wonderful Christmas cards. These two have been prepared for a mini class on Friday which I am really looking forward to.
The first card uses garden green and real red, not my usual choice. It s clean and simple.
The second card has a crumb cake base and the world map is stamped in crumb cake on very vanilla. I have used a punch for the glimmer paper as well as the stamping. The sentiment is stamped onto card cut with the small apothecary accents then mounted onto crumb cake seam binding. It has a very different feel.
Which do you like best?

Friday, 30 August 2013

Joyful Christmas

Another slice of Christmas with one of the stamp sets in the new seasonal catalogue.
I have been looking at this all week trying to decide what colourways to use. This is the start. The first is in black and grey, not traditional colours but with silver to make it pop and all things sparkly coming into season I thought the result looks cool!
The second card is traditional red and green or 'cherry cobbler and old olive' in stampin' up! colours. I have used the champagne glitter paper which is a delight to work with. Cuts with scissors and punches and doesn't shower you with bits.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Wishing You

Another productive morning. We used this set in training this month. I have added ribbon and extra layers. This is what we are going to make in my class on 22nd September. This is a starter level class. The stamp set, 1/2 pkt of the Designer series paper and 2 markers are included in the price of the class. During the class we will make these four cards and you will have enough paper to make a further 44 cards!


The picture above shows the detail of the Designer series paper.
You will get 24 double sided sheets, so 12 of each, you decide
which side you like best to use. The paper is 11.4cm x16.5cm..

Decorating the inside of the card ensures you use all of  the four
stamps in the set.

 Get in contact to order your set or book a place in the class.


Friday, 23 August 2013

Baby Frame

I have finally made a baby frame to be my sample. The idea came to me when I saw the coverage of the royal baby. So here we have a red, white and blue creation. I really enjoy making these, rummaging through my stash of unusual bits and pieces. Who recognises the crown, what did you use yours on?

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Mosaic Madness

Its Christmas again today. I had this inspiration at 2 o clock this morning and it stayed with me untill I got up. I love crumb cake and soft suade, I remembered I had bought the crumb cake seam binding and the idea went together. I have distressed, daubed, punched and stamped. Hope you like the finished product.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Mosaic Madness

We are nearly at the end of August and creatively Christmas seems to be in full swing!
The autumn winter catalog which goes live on 1st September has been my bed time reading for a few weeks now.
However I have used the mosaic madness set to create two Christmas cards, both are not quite finished as I am waiting for my order of the new ribbon, wonderful embellishments and seasonal sentiments. Sneak peak at the cards before completion.


Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wildflower Meadow

I have 4 bags of goodies to give out tomorrow. The orders from my 'at home' party last week. In the parcel I had ordered the Wildflower Meadow. So something simple to sus the folder and stamp set out. I love the In Colours. So one card in each. I have also used the In Colour ribbon which is just fab. Stretchy and ruffled.
I think they make lovely  'thank you'  cards.

Monday, 22 July 2013

By the Tide

This stamp set remains one of my favorites. Here I have not only made a card but also a decorated box. These new boxes with the see through sleeve are really good. You could go so over the top with decoration and tags. As this has a male theme I have just stamped 2 fish and cut them out. They do have a coat of shimmer! I have used the linen thread to attach them which seemed appropriate. What would you suggest as a gift to go into the box for a friend that fishes?

Saturday, 20 July 2013


Went to craft club last Wednesday evening . One of the cards used this set which I hadn't even taken out of the box! It inspired me to use some paper out of my bits box. I really enjoyed stamping these. Must do more of this sort. Can't decide which one I like best.