Saturday, 31 October 2009

Bella Toile Blue

Thought you might like to see one of the creations we made at Abi's Stampers 10 meeting last week. It's a lovely way of using one of the new background stamps - Bella Toile & the new border punch - Eyelet Border.

Products used:
Stamps - Bella Toile, Oval All & Touch of Nature
Ink - Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue & Night of Navy
Card - Brocade Blue & Whisper White
Punches - Eyelet Border, Scallop Oval & Corner Rounder
Tools - Sponge Dauber

Thanks Abi for a fun morning & some great inspiration,

Friday, 30 October 2009

Christmas Jingle Teabaging

Here are 2 versions of one of the three cards we made at my last workshop (did that come out okay?). Anyway, we had fun teabagging the punched out pieces of Designer Series paper which is part of the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' kit. And I still have loads left!!

We used:
Card - Green velvet card from my stash for the base
Gold satin card from my stash
Paper - Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin'
Punches - Scallop Oval & Oval & Corner Rounder
Accessories - Gold brad
Gold peel off greeting

I think my ladies are looking at their paper in a whole new light!

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Busy Bee

I'm very sorry I haven't posted for a little while, but I've been a very busy bee with next month's workshop. Everyone should go away with at least 6 cards, and some bits & pieces to make some more! I'm nearly done so I can now concentrate on doing my cards & gifts for this year, & doing a bit more blogging!

It's also half term, so I've been spending some quality time with my lovely lad, Ben. We've been clearing out his bedroom to make room for Christmas. I didn't realise he had so many toys until we had to go through the lot to see what he wanted to keep, sell etc! We've also had a couple of his friends round & we all made some pumpkin fridge magnets & decorated some chocolate coins for Halloween. I love getting children to be creative & they're so proud of their efforts!

I've also done a big tidy up of the house as I've let my Hubby & son get away with too much lately. My other half is now complaining he can't sit still just in case I dust him! ;) I know it won't last, but I can try once in a while.

Anyway, keep looking, because I've got some more inspiration coming up in the next few days, promise!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Christmas Jingle #5

Last one for a while I promise!

I used:
Simply Scrappin' - Christmas Jingle
Card - Old Olive & Really Red
Accessories - Gold brads

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 19 October 2009

Christmas Jingle #4

Not many more to go now, but still loads left from my kit!

I used:
Simply Scrappin' - Christmas Jingle
Card - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Punch - Scallop Square
Peel off greeting

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Christmas Jingle #3

I did warn you there were going to be some more Christmas Jingle cards coming your way!

I used:

Stamps - Season of Joy (for greeting)
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Card - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Simply Scrappin' - Christmas Jingle
Punches - Oval & Scallop Oval

I love the Reindeer, so elegant! Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Christmas Jingle #2

This is another card I made using the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' kit.

I used:
Stamps - Tree Trimmings
Card - Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Ink - Really Red & Old Olive
Simply Scrappin' - Christmas Jingle
Accessories - Designer buttons Latte mix
Crochet thread

Several more cards made using this kit will be posted in the next few days, so keep poping by for inspiration!
Kathy x

Friday, 16 October 2009

Best Yet

I must sort out the camera settings as this one didn't come out right, but I don't have the card anymore to try again! I made it for a work colleague who wanted an engagement card.

I stamped the inside of the card & the envelope to match as I think it makes it a little more special.

I used:

Stamps - Baroque Motifs & Best Yet
Ink - Brocade Blue
Card - Brocade Blue & Very Vanilla
Ribbon - Brocade Blue Grossgrain
Accesories - Hodgepodge

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Tags for All Card #1

I don't know what I've done, but this picture hasn't come out quite right! Anyway, here is another card using the home-made backing paper, notice how I've used a couple of thin strips down the side, so keep your off-cuts!

I've also used a stamp from the Tags for All set, I inked using the Stapin' Write markers, leaving out the "To" & "From" so it could be a topper.

To finish it I used the new 2 way glue pen with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, the pen gives precise application, love it!

I used:

Stamps - Tags for All, Snow Burst
Ink - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue
Card - Whisper White, Night of Navy
Stampin' Write Markers - Rich Regals
Punches - Scallop Edge
2 Way Glue Pen
Dazzling Diamonds

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Tree Trimmings #2

I made this card with some more of my home-made backing paper, together with the new Tree Trimmings stamp set. The stamps are so detailed & give an excellent impression every time, love 'em!

I used:
Stamps - Tree Trimmings, Snow Burst
Ink - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue
Card - Bashful Blue, Night of Navy & Whisper White

If you wanted to you could use a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter as an accent, or maybe the new designer brads (check out the new catalogue, they're fab!)

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Abi's Stampers 10 Workshop

Here are the two cards I made at Abi's Stampers 10 workshop last month. They're so fab I thought you'd like to see them.

The first one was made using the Circle Circus stamp set, love the colour combo.

The second was made using the Pocket Silhouettes set, such a great idea. I've sean some other cards made using this technique on the In Love With Stamping site, check it out if you have the set.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 9 October 2009

Christmas Jingle #1

This is the first of many cards I will be posting that I made using the new Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' set. I hadn't bought one of these sets before, but I will be buying more soon as they're great!

The set consists of :
6 sheets of die-cut card stickers, 2 each of 3 designs
6 sheets of double-sided papers, 3 each of 2 designs
8 sheets of textured card stock, 2 each of 4 colours

The colours in the set are Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive & Very Vanilla, a lovely combination.

It's fabulous value, and if you love DSP, there's a co-ordinating set called Merry Moments which is definitely on my wish list! To top it all there's a matching stamp set, Tree Trimmings, which I have used here.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Snow Burst Stars

I started this card by making my own backing paper with the Snow Burst stamp set. I first used a sponge dauber to make a soft sponge effect with Bashful Blue ink. I then used each of the stamps in a different colour blue ink, finally I stamped with versamark & embossed with white powder & then another embossed with silver powder. I love making my own papers as I know nobody will do exactly the same as me, so it's unique.

I used:
Stamp Set - Snow Burst & Loads of Love (for greeting)
Card - Night of Navy, Whisper White
Inks - Versamark, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue
Embossing Powders - White & Silver
Punches - Star, Oval & Scallop Oval

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Melting Pot

Great News! :)

My melting pot arrived last week after being stuck in the Royal Mail strike & we got to have a play on Saturday, it was great fun!

My December workshop will be jewelery making using the melting pot, as we should have made all our Christmas cards by then!

The cost will be £5, and will include all the findings etc. We should all be able to make 2 sets of necklace & earrings. If we get time we'll make some more!

Places are limited, so contact me if you would like to come.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Silent Night #1

This card was made using the emboss resist technique, I stamped the church image in Versamark ink on Whisper White card, embossed with Clear emossing powder & then, using a brayer, inked the card all over using Brocade Blue. A lovely technique I'll be playing with more, I'm sure.

I used:

Stamp Sets - Silent Night & Best Yet(retired hostess set)
Card - Brocade Blue. Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Versamark
Clear embossing Powder
Ribbon - 5/8" Grossgrain in Brocade Blue & 1/4" Grossgrain in Night of Navy
Punches - Scallop Oval, Oval & 1/4" Circle

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 5 October 2009

It's Beautiful Chocolate

This was going to be one of the make & takes from Saturday's Catalogue Launch Party, but we didn't get the chance to have a go at stamping & embossing onto the new Window Sheets. I went totally overboard with projects, I now have enough for the next few parties!

We used:
Stamp Set - A Beautiful Thing
Stampin' Around Wheel - It's Beautiful
Card - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Window Sheets - Thick
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Versamark Pad & the new Pen
Clear Embossing Powder
Punches - Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle & 1-1/4" Circle

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Garden Dream Noteblock

This was made with the Garden Dreams stamp set, together with a sentiment from the Curvy Verses set.
I stamped & coloured in a square of Whisper White card to go on top of the noteblock. The rest of the sheets were stamped using black ink, but not coloured in.
I punched a 3/4" circle in all the sheets to accomodate the pen, which I put a cut down pink sheet inside to match.

I used:
Stamp sets - Garden Dream, Curvey Verses
Ink - Basic Black
Card - Whisper White
Stampin' Write Markers - Rose Red, Regal Rose, Always Artichoke
Noteblock & Pen - available from most stationers

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Circle Circus Calendar

I just love this set, hope you love this project as it's another of tomorrow's make & takes!

I used:
Stamp set - Circle Circus
Card - Elegant Eggplant & Very Vanilla
Ink - Elegant Eggplant
Ribbon - Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grossgrain
Calendar available from most good craft shops

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

New Catalogue Launch



Come and join me at my Launch Party on:


Entry is free, there's a raffle, refreshments, make & takes & demonstrations all day. Come for an hour, or two, or stay all day! Everyone is welcome, bring a friend!

Hope to see you there,