Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Thanks so much for coming....

This is the thank you card I made for my opportunity guests and I thought I would share it with you before posting.
I have used a new stamp set, bird on a branch which can be purchased from the mini catalogue together with some new colours for me, pumpkin pie, more mustard and soft suede. I am pleased with how the colours have worked together and it was nice to be taken out of my comfort zone for a while......
The greeting has come from sincere salutations, this is such a versatile set and one of my favourites. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure everything sat where I wanted it.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Opportunity Event project two

This card was made using elegant eggplant and always artichoke cardstock. We scored two lines at the top of the card at 1/2" cm widths apart, and then inked the vintage wheel in elegant eggplant ink to create our background. We then made a scallop medallion using always artichoke cardstock and the scallop punch. Again this can be found in the resource section on . It was so easy to master. I then inked the edges using a dauber and white craft ink. The sentiment was inked in the craft but as I said to my ladies you only need a light touch when inking up the stamp as the ink is thicker and also takes a little longer to dry. We used the stamp-a-ma-jig to place the sentiment.
We used heat and stick powder and dazzling diamonds on two of the flowers to give our card some WOW and then hand cut these out and layered with a plainly stamped flower and put a contrasting brad in the centre. Vicky said can we really use your answer Yes you can.
The leaves were punched from the 2 step bird punch and then everything was adhered to the card using the 2 way glue pen, tombow and dimensionals.
To finish the card we tied a know using the elegant eggplant ribbon.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Opportunity Event

Its the morning after the event and I have finished clearing away all my bits from the kitchen so breakfast can be had by all.
A huge thank you to my ladies who came last night. I hope you enjoyed your evening?
Above is a photo of the first make and take we made. Its a little treat pouch and the instructions can be found at in their resource section. I used regal rose and close to cocoa cardstock together with regal rose and melon mambo inkpads.
The stamp set used for the evening was vintage vogue and we also used the vintage wheel to create the background.
Our sentiment came from oval all and was punched out using the oval punch. To finish off the project we put some chocolate inside and used chocolate chip ribbon to tie.
This project is very similar to the slider card technique. One of my ladies also had the idea to use the concept to make a voucher holder.....
Join me on Monday to view our second project of the evening.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Criss Cross Card

This was our second project of the evening. The cards were all different as I used a variety pack of 12x12 papers from the soft subtles range and DSP papers from tea and crumpets, bella bleu and perfect plum. Ribbons used were old olive, pretty in pink and rich razzleberry. Inks were cameo coral, rich razzleberry and old olive.
My sister Georgina taught this project which was easy although I think my ladies thought it was going to be complicated.
The inserts were stamped using Baroque Motifs and greetings from sincere salutations. The band around the bottom was also stamped.
See a tutorial on for making this card.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Thursday's Class Manly Card

This is our first project from last weeks class. A simple but effective card. I am sure my ladies really love using the stamp-a-ma-jig!!!!
The card base is whisper white onto which I have layered night of navy, taken with teal and some strips of DSP from bella blue. The edge of night of navy cardstock was punched using the spiral punch and a piece of gold elastic was tied around. The stamped trees come from the Trendy Trees stamp set and have been stamped out twice using taken with teal and chocolate chip. One image was punched out using the oval punch and then the second image was hand cut and adhered with a dimensional, to give some height to the card.
The greeting came from Happy Moments and was punched out using the word window punch. I also had a happy fathers day greeting from the occasional Greeting stamp set which was used by one or two ladies.
Join me tomorrow so see the criss cross card we made.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

card 6

And finally the last card. The card base is very vanilla for a change layered with night of navy and taken with teal. The top layer is very vanilla and an image from studio sketches has been stamped using close to cocoa. The corners of the layers have been notched out using the square punch.
The greeting has been stamped in whisper white craft and comes from sincere salutations. A stamp-a-ma-jig was used to position the greeting.
Everyone made these 6 cards in 2 hours. Our next class is the 5th July come along and join us.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Card 5

If you like the last 4 posts and are interested in taking part in next months class please email me for more details.
There's a bit of a pattern here its whisper white again for the card base and then we have used the scallop square punch and punched out using pumpkin pie and more mustard cardstock together with dsp from bella bleu. The final square was stamped onto whisper white using old olive and the say it with scallops stamp set and then punched out using the scallop square. How simple.....
The bottom of the card has a strip of pumpkin pie which was punched with the scallop border punch and then a row was pierced using the paper piercing tool and mat.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Card 4

For card no 4 the base is whisper white with a layer of pale plum. We punched a 1 3/4" circle in the pale plum card stock and then placed three flowers around the circle. The flowers were punched using the 5 petal flower in rich razzleberry. Using the offcut of pale plum cardstock we punched out 1/2" circles.
The sentiment was stamped in rich razzleberry and comes from wonderful words.
Another stylish card....Tomorrow will bring you card 5

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Fathers Day

Thought I would quickly post this before I go to wish my dad Happy Fathers Day.
I have taken my colour combination from a class card using very vanilla, taken with teal and night of navy. I have used the spiral punch along the edge and also the paper cutter to distress the edges a little. I have used close to cocoa and taken with teal inkpads.
The stamp sets used were occasional greetings and studio sketches which is a level 1 hostess set.
Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow with another post.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Card 3

Now I am sure my ladies and Trevor will agree that this card wasn't as straight forward as all the rest but they all managed to finish it in the end.
The card base is whisper white layered with pretty in pink and rose red. I have used simply said for all the stamping. The background stamp is in pixie pink and then the flower was pixie pink and chocolate chip. (this was two step stamping using the stamp-a-ma-jig) and then punched out using the 1" circle and layered onto a 1 1/4" chocolate chip circle.
The greeting was stamped using the black journal pen (this was the difficult part) Only the top line was inked first and then stamped onto the rose red. You then had to clean the stamp and repeat the process this time inking the bottom line only. The stamp-a-ma-jig was needed for this.
To finish off the card a piece if linen twas tied besides the flower.
Worth the effort I think...

Friday, 18 June 2010

Card 2

This card came from Jane Cutting a fellow demonstrator. It was a swap she gave recently at a team meeting and it fitted the bill of stylish and duplicatable.
Again the base is whisper white and then layered with real red, garden green and whisper white. The tulip is made from the two step bird punch and uses real red and garden green.
The sentiment is stamped in basic black and comes from the stamp set trendy trees.
Simple but very effective...

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Thursday's Class

I have been busy today getting ready for my card class tonight. Pictures will follow next week now I have a camera!!

My ladies will be making a manly card and a 3d Card. This months technique will be stamping with markers.

Look forward to seeing some of you later X

First stylish Card from Monday 7th June

I finally managed to obtain the camera off my husband this morning. So here goes with my first post of my new Monday Class cards.
Whisper white is the card base and then I have layered with melon mambo and a smaller oblong of whisper white. The stamped image is in melon mambo and comes from pocket silhouettes. The sentiment is stamped in the same colour and comes from sincere salutations. A stamp-a-ma-jig made sure the sentiment was in the correct place.
How Simple was that......

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Another Creation from Trevor

My Friend Trevor made this beautiful card and I asked him to email a picture so that I could show you all.
The Recipe is as follows:
Stamp Set:Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations and Vintage Wheel
Cardstock:Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, and Sage Shadow
Inkpad:Ruby Red, Sage Shadow and Versamark
Punch:Eyelet Border
Tools:Heat Tool, Paper Snips and Paper Piercing Tool
Other:Clear EP, Foam Pads and Rhinestone Brads
Please leave a comment for Trevor to see.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


Gosh what a busy week so far. Hence my lack of posts and here I am with a few minutes spare and I thought I would upload some photos from Monday Night and my husband has taken the camera with him to work.

I would like to thank my ladies and Trevor for making Monday night so successful. I really hope you all enjoyed yourselves and were pleased with your 6 cards. I have placed all your orders today so if I don't see you before I will bring them along to next thursday's class.

Tomorrow's post is a beautiful card made by Trevor and after that some photo's of the cards we made on monday.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Ruby Wedding Card 2

This is my second card and again I have used Garden Dream and the Cheer and Wishes stamp set.
The card base is ruby red which has been versamarked with the bird image and I have then layered a panel of close to cocoa which has the 4 corners rounded with the corner punch. The last panel is cameo coral. I have used the paper piercing mat and tool to define the top corners and the bottom under the greeting. The flowers were stamped onto very vanilla in regal rose and ruby red. This was two separate stamps so I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line them up. The flowers were then hand cut and attached using tombow.
The bow is very vanilla taffeta ribbon and was adhered with a glue dot.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Busy Busy!!

Over the last few days I have been designing and preparing cards for my new monday class. By the end of today all six projects should be ready for loading into the car on monday. I do hope all my ladies and gentlemen are going to be as happy with the cards as I am.

I think the hardest task was to design cards that don't overlap in colours and stamp set usage. By the end of all the cutting my eyes were a bit wonky.

I will post all the card designs next week and if you like what you see and would like to join us at the next class (5th July ) please give me a call for details.

Tomorrow I am off to my friend Sharon's in the afternoon for a spot of crafting so I am looking forward to making something for me rather than for a class or workshop.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Who wants to earn some free goodies

If your answer is YES then give me a call. All you need to do is host a workshop during June and July and have your guests place £250 in orders. You will then receive your hostess gift, £25 to spend in the catalogue and then Stampin' Up! will give you another £20 to spend on merchandise.

I am sure you will agree this is a fabulous offer. If you haven't already booked a workshop pick up the phone and give me a call on 01452 855231/ 07855617920.

Ruby Red Wedding Anniversary

I was asked recently to make 2 Ruby Wedding Anniversary cards so this is the first one.
I have used close to cocoa cardstock for my base and used versamark to watercolour a flower image onto it. The images all come from the stamp set Garden Dream which is a level 3 hostess gift. Onto this I have layered strips of cameo coral and ruby red. Down the sides of the ruby red card I have used the eyelet border punch. The flower image has been stamped onto very vanilla cardstock in ruby red ink twice and then coloured using blender pens and ink from the lid of the ink pad. The stem was blended using old olive ink.
I then hand cut out the whole image and then adhered the top of the flower from the other image using dimensionals to give some height to the card.
The insert for the card was very vanilla and onto it was stamped Happy Anniversary from the Cheer and Wishes stamp set.
For a dramatic touch I have made a bow using real red satin ribbon from the mini catalogue.