Friday, 26 February 2010

Bella Toile Tissue Box

I made a different box design to the last one, this time I used plain card for the base then used stamped panels, added a border to the bottom & some ribbon to finish. I love the Bella Toile stamp, it's huge & has so much detail.

I'll be giving it to my Mum as she loves this colour & has just come out of hospital from a knee replacement op.

One of my Stampers 6, Loveday, showed me some of her boxes & they're gorgeous, I especially like her monochromatic one, must case it!

Supplies used:
  • Stamp - Bella Toile
  • Ink - Not Quite Navy
  • Card - Very Vanilla & Not Quite Navy
  • Accessories - Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Tools - Paper Cutter, Eyelet Border Punch
  • Adhesives - Sticky Strip & Snail
  • Other items - Big Shot & Nestability for the hole & Tissue Box
Hope Mum likes it, I'm off to make another for my Mother-in-Law!
Kathy x

Monday, 22 February 2010

From Our House to Yours

Here's another "New Home" card I made, I always make at least two when someone commissions a card from me. That way I give them a choice & I give myself a spare. I've lost count of the number of times my customer has wanted both cards, or that someone has seen the spare & bought it.

The pictures don't show this very well, but I stamped the houses again on some scrap card & cut out them out for adding to the base layer with Dimensionals.

  • Stamps - Neighborhood Jumbo Roller & Bella's Bloom (for greeting)
  • Ink - Basic Black
  • Stampin' Write Markers - Earth Elements
  • Card - Whisper White, Kraft, Really Rust & Very Vanilla
  • Tools - Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Scallop Oval & Oval Punches & Aqua Painter
  • Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals
Thanks for looking,
Kathy x

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Birthday Balloons

This was a quick card I made while playing with my new stamp sets. I raised the balloons up on dimensionals & used Crystal Effects to give them shine.

  • Stamp Set - Crazy for Cupcakes
  • Ink - Basic Grey
  • Markers - Tempting Turqouise & Brilliant Blue
  • Card - Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White
  • Accessories - Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgain, Crystal Effects
  • Tools - Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals

These would make great invitations, you could knock a load of them out in no time!

Happy crafting!

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Small Wonder

This was such a simple card to make, don't you just love all those cute prams!

  • Stamp Sets - Queue Up (Hostess), Whimsical Words SAB
  • Ink - Basic Grey, Bashful Blue
  • Card - Bashful Blue, Whisper White
  • Tools - Scallop Oval, Large Oval punches, Paper Cutter, Aqua Painter
  • Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals

Happy Crafting,

Friday, 19 February 2010

Greenhouse Garden

I promised these pictures to the ladies from my workshop. They are all adaptations of Abi's fab design.

I used this stamp set as Stampin' Up are donating £1 to helping the people of Haiti for every Greenhouse Garden stamp set sold until the end of February & I will match it. The flowers are 2-step stamping so you'll need a Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the best results, aren't they gorgeous?

We had a fun evening, each making 4 of these cards. I made the backing papers in advance, or else we'd have been all evening making just those. In some cases I've only used a strip or two of the backing paper, so a sheet of it goes a long way!

  • Stamp sets - Greenhouse Garden, Curvy Verses, Happy Moments SAB, Whimsical Words SAB
  • Inks - Just about all of them!
  • Card - Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
  • Tools - Paper Cutter, Eyelet Border, Scallop Oval & Large Oval punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Adhesives - Snail 2-Way Glue Pen & Dimensionals
  • Accessories - Dazzling Diamonds & Fine Cosmo Stampin' Glitters

Happy Crafting!
Kathy x

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Yummy with Love

Ben & I made these Valentines for some of his classmates (we made 8 - he has a harem!). They all have a chocolate heart bought from Asda. I've used Abi's card design (sorry, I'm addicted to it) & some punched hearts. Nice & simple, Yummy too (we had to try one). lol

  • Stamp set - Yummy (Retired)
  • Ink - Real Red
  • Card - Real Red & Whisper White
  • Tools - Heart to Heart, Scallop Circle & 1-3/8" Circle punches, Paper Cutter
  • Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals
  • Other - Heart shaped chocolates

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

New Home

A work colleague of mine asked me to make her a "new home" card for her, so here's what I came up with.

I made it with the Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Good Neighbours . The good news is that it's free when you spend £45 with Stampin' Up!. The bad news is that Sale-a-Bration is only available until the end of this month. If you would like to place an order, give me a call.

  • Stamp set - Good Neighbours
  • Ink - Close to Cocoa, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, Green Galore, Bordering Blue
  • Card - Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, More Mustard
  • Tools - Paper Cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter
  • Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Happy Moments Flowers

Here's another of my "Inspired by Abi" cards. Really love this one!

  • Stamp Set - Happy Moments SAB
  • Ink - Basic Grey
  • Stampin' Write Markers - Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal
  • Card - Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
  • Tools - Aqua Painters, Paper Cutter, Eyelet Border punch
  • Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals

Thanks again Abi!
Kathy x

Sunday, 14 February 2010

The More Candles...

Another card I made during my evening of play! Didn't come out quite as I'd hoped, but I'll have another go soon & see if it turns out any better!

  • Stamp Sets - Queue Up (Hostess), Whimsical Words SAB
  • Ink - Basic Grey
  • Stampin' Write Markers - Yoyo Yellow, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac
  • Tools - Paper Cutter
  • Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Sweetest Day

This scrummy card (I'm hungry just looking at it!) was made during an evening of playing with my stamp sets. I sit down infront of the telly (to keep hubby company) with a few stamp sets, my markers & some card & play. What a lovely way to spend an evening!

  • Stamp set - Crazy for Cupcakes, Cupcakes roller
  • Ink - Basic Grey
  • Stampin' Write Markers - Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Real red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow
  • Tools - Word Window punch, Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals

I'm off to get some cake!!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Happy Moments Cake

I made this card after Abi's team meeting where she showed us how to make lovely cards when we don't have much cardstock left!

This style card only used one A4 sheet for 4 cards, add a little Very Vanilla for the panel (I've done a border aswell) & there you have it! Brilliant idea, I've done loads of different ones, of which this is the first.

  • Stamps Set - Happy Moments SAB
  • Ink - Basic Grey
  • Stampin' Write Markers - So Saffron, Pale Plum, Barely Banana, Perfect Plum
  • Card - Very Vanilla, Pale Plum
  • Tools - Paper Cutter, Eyelet Border Punch
  • Adhesives - Snail

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Final clearout

This the last of the stamp sets I can bear to part with!

At the top is "Yummy", a Sale-a-Bration set form last year, selling for £5. SOLD

Next is another Sale-a-Bration set "Polka Dot Punches", also £5

3rd is yet another Sale-a-bration set "Botanical Blooms" at £5. SOLD

Finally "Carte Postale", my friends will know I don't really wnat to sell it, but I can't demo it anymore, so it has to go (Boo Hoo), it cost £22.95, I'm selling it for £10.

So that's it, contact me if you would like any of these stamp sets, they come from a pet-free, non-smoking home. They do have a few ink stains, but work perfectly.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

More of a clearout!

Here are some more stamp set I've got for sale.

The top one is called Cause for Celebration & was a Hostess Level 2 set from the 2008/09 catalogue which I'm selling for the bargain price of £7. SOLD

The middle one is another Hostess Level 2 set, Spring Solitude, with a matching Wheel, also only £7.

Finally I have the Level 1 Hostess set, Best Yet, selling for £5. SOLD

As before, please contact me if you would like any of these stamps.


Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Having a Clearout!

I'm selling some retired stamp sets as I can't demo them & I'm seriously running out of room!

The top stamp is French Flair ,a huge stamp which originally cost £14.95, but I'm selling for £5. SOLD
It co-ordinates beautifully with the Carte Postale (retired) set which I will be posting later in the week.

The set in the middle is from the 2007/08 Catalogue & is called Flaky Friends, it was originally £22.95, but I'm selling it for only £10, bargain!

The set at the bottom is called Oh, so Lovely & it was a Hostess Level 1 set from the 2007/08 catalogue. I'm selling it for £5, I'll be taking all the sets I'm selling to my next workshop , so contact me if you would like to buy it. SOLD


Happines Always

This card that Abi showed us how to make at her team meeting has so inspired me. Be warned I have made loads of these style, using different stamps, colours, with borders etc, but the basic design is Abi's.

  • Stamp Sets - Grenhouse Garden, Whimsical Words SAB
  • Stampin' Write Markers - Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Ballet Blue
  • Card - Ballet Blue, Whisper White
  • Tools - Paper Cutter, Paper Snips
  • Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals

Thanks for the inspiration Abi. :)

Monday, 8 February 2010

Team Swap #2

Here's my contribution to Abi's Team Swap #2, we had to design a Valentine's Card.
The tiny heart on the tag is just the small flower from the Boho Blossoms punch cut into quarters.

Supplies used:
  • Stamp Set - Loads of Love
  • Ink - Basic Black, Bordering Blue & Real Red
  • Card - Whisper White, Basic Black & Real Red
  • Accessories - Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Crystal Effects
  • Tools - Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Paper Cutter, Scallop Edge, Boho Blossom, Tag & Small Tag punches, Cutter Kit
  • Adhesives - Snail, 2-Way Glue Pen & Dimensionals

You probably can't see it from the picture, but I used the Crystal Effects on the car & some of the hearts. I like this style as Hubby isn't into all that "Mushy Stuff".

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 7 February 2010

A Flower for all Seasons #2

This card is using another image from the Flower for all Seasons set, loving these little images.

  • Stamp Set - A Flower for all Seasons, Vintage Labels SAB (greeting)
  • Ink - Basic Grey, Green Galore, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron
  • Card - Whisper White &
  • Accessories - 1/4" Grosgrain in
  • Tools - Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Cutter
  • Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals

Bags of Love

This is the project was demo'd by Lisa at Abi's team meeting last week.

It's such a gorgeous little bag, love the colour combo, stamps used, just love it! Thanks for the lovely evening Abi, & thanks for the inspiration Lisa! You'll find more of Lisa's great work on her blog her link is on the right.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

A Flower for All Seasons

After nursing a poorly Ben last weekend I finally got to play with some of my new goodies, so you'll be seeing a few new images in the next few blogs. I've also been busy prepping for my next workshop, so I've been a happy crafty bunny!

I kept this card very simple, just stamping the image in Basic Grey, then using my inks as watercolours with an Aqua Painter. Love the frog!

A (very small) offcut of ribbon finished it off. This proves we should never throw those little bits of ribbon away. That's my excuse for never throwing anything away! lol.

Stamp Set - A Flower for all Seasons
Ink - Basic Grey, Real Red, Green Galore
Card - Whisper White, Green Galore
Accessories - 1/4" Grosgrain in Real Red
Tools - Paper Cutter, Aqua Painter
Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals

Thanks for looking,

Daddy's Birthday Card

Ben & I made this card for Hubby's birthday which was on Sunday, unfortunately Ben had been ill all weekend so Pete's birthday didn't go quite as planned.

Ben wanted lots of candles on the card as Daddy is quite old & we couldn't fit that many on a cake!! (his words not mine) Ben did a lovely job of colouring most of the candles in (I helped) & Pete loved it (until he counted how many candles there were!). Well done Ben!!

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 5 February 2010

Last Stampers 10 Projects

For those of you who weren't members of Abi's Stampers 10 group, I thought you might like to see her last projects. Aren't they gorgeous?

For the box, Abi chose purple for me (what a surprize!) . I didn't finish it on the day, so Abi won't have seen the finished article. I also exchanged the post-its she provided with some die cut ones that I stamped. The papers is the gorgeous Tea Party DSP & I used the matching stamp set Petal Party.

The long thin item next to the card holds chocolate (it didn't last long, hubby had it). I'm going to make a few of them with my son for easter as I found some easter chocolate lollies in Aldi last week. He'll be giving them to some of his friends (& hopefully one for me!).

We used the limited edition Sale-a-Bration stamp set Happy Moments for these projects, if you want the set, it's free! Spend £45 (+p&p) and it's yours, but the offer is only 'til the end of the month, so contact me to place an order. Or better still, have a party because you can also get a free set if your party order totals over £300. Check out the Stampin' Up! website (see the link on the right) for details of this fabulous offer.

Happy crafting,

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Abi's Stampers 10 Gifts

At the last Stampers 10 group, she gave us all beautiful cards & gifts she'd made, these were mine (purple of course). Thought I'd share these with you, although Abi has put them on her blog. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, it's fab. It's Cornwall Crafty Stampers (link on the right). Loads of inspiration, challenges & tutorials, keep it as one of your favourites.