Monday, 19 August 2019

Designer paper

I know, I keep saying how much I love it. I think all of the papers in this years annual catalogue are beautiful.
Today I have a card which makes a good way of showing off most of a paper pack.
A friend who is running the card and a cuppa class I started up in Halifax was telling me about a diamond fold card she was doing. It was a fold I didn't think I knew so she popped all the bits in an envelope for me to make my own. From that I created my own template and found I could use 10 out of 12 pieces of designer paper on one card.
The paper I have used here is Garden Lane designer paper Its the pack I made 2 cards with that I was going to show you a few weeks ago, I still haven't found them!

The diamond fold...... side 1 using 5 paper designs.

Side 2 using 4 paper designs...

So just 3 designs missing from this lovely pack. I struggled to choose which side to add the sentiment, and then what to add. I remembered I had some of the leaf ribbon, a real I hadn't started, exciting another new to me product. Then I punched leaves with 2 different punches.
I have to say I love this pack of 'green' papers, its pretty, delicate, spring like, just beautiful.

 The closed card.

Friday, 16 August 2019

More of the Fanciful Fragrance

Having used the stamp set in a simple way with one colour, today I moved onto casing the catalogue.
The only problem is my pictures aren't as good!
Although I have cased the catalogue I have changed the card a little with some water colouring and the addition of some ribbon.
Check out page 112 in the catalogue. I have embossed the scent bottles with copper embossing powder but I couldn't get it to show up on the photos.

Once I had completed the embossing I water coloured each bottle. Then using the stamped off method added the script. That lovely long decorative border is one of the stamps, I think this will get a lot of use. I then added the tufted ribbon which is already a favourite.

 A little three D make next time....... watch this space.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019


Todays blog isn't about something I have created but about having a new craft space. Its 3 years since I crafted at home. It's going to take a while to get used to it. The room is small and I have a lot of stuff! I am trying to be really organised so that everything I use is put away when I have finished. In this way I aim to keep my desk clear. I do have some way to go.
At the moment I do not have any shelves so there are a lot of bits and pieces on my desk top, including my inks, blends, marker pens, tombo glue etc etc.

Stampin'Up have a new range of storage. It comes in lots of parts that fit together in as many combinations as you can think off. I have only bought for one colour family of inks and my blends, I shall be buying a bit more each month until Christmas.

It was only whist I was filling this I rrealised I either haven't got and 'Brights' re inkers or they are still in a box so the Tombo has home for now.  In the picture I have 2 ink pad storage units, I blends stack, 1 open storage and 2 top trays. 

Eventually all my ink pads, re inkers, marker pens, ink spots and other bits will be stored in these and the whole lot will be on a shelf just above the desk top.

The Stampin'Up image storage


Storage all parts

Monday, 12 August 2019

A day of crafting with Fanciful Fragrance

Home again after a week away being 'Nana'. It was wonderful but exhausting. I had three under 5 so why have I found looking after one wonderful little poppet such hard work. Time to hit the exercise and diet blogs.

Today I have spent most of my time in my craft room. I am beginning to get it organised and find things. There are still 4 large boxes to open but they will have to wait until I need something I can't find! I just don't have space for anything else.
Todays card is very simple, one colour, one stamp set and a little ribbon.

This stamp set Fanciful Fragrance was top of my wish list when I first saw the catalogue. This is my first make, with crumb cake and the lovely Very vanilla, scalloped lace trim
The images on the base card, the script and fleur de lys are stamped using the s'tamped off' method in crumb cake.
The ribbon I have tied in small bows and attached with a glue dot. The main image is stamped onto very vanilla then I have cut the shape by hand.

 The stamp set,  Fanciful Fragrance:- 9 rubber stamps. 4 sentiments and 5 images.

And to finish a picture from last week of Jasper.......


Stamps: Fanciful Fragrance                          149281
Ribbon: Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim 149593
Other:    Glue dots                                         103683

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