Friday, 30 July 2010

Lovely as an Oak

I've had a lot of work colleague's birthday cards during the last month,this time it's Phil's turn to be the birthday boy! I've kept the theme very masculine & earthy, just like Phil!!

  • Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Vintage Labels SAB (for the greeting)
  • Ink - Chocolate Chip
  • Card - Naturals Ivory, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
  • Stampin' Write Markers - Earth Elements, Rich Regals
  • Accessories - Always Artichoke 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Tools - Paper Cutter
  • Adhesives - Snail
Happy birthday Phil!


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Ben's Birthday Card 2010

It was my son Ben's 6th birthday recently & he is obsessed with Star Wars so Daddy kindly got a picture of a clone trooper for me to mount on his card. Ben had a joint party at the local bowling alley with his best friend Talan who's birthday is the next day. We all had a great time, the children had great fun bowling & were so well behaved.

  • Stamps - Starring You
  • Ink - Basic Black
  • Card - Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White
  • Tools - Paper Cutter, 1 3/4" & 1 3/8" Circle punches
  • Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals
Thanks for looking,

Monday, 26 July 2010

Flourished Flowers

The second Stampers 6 group project was to make one of the top card, I made some other colourways aswell, just because I like the card so much!

It was kept simple as we spent so much time on the candles that we didn't have much time left! But if you keep it simple, the fabulous stamp designs shine through.

  • Stamps - Flower Accent, Fine Flourish, Sincere Salutations
  • Ink - Rose Red (top), Brocade Blue & Close to Cocoa
  • Card - Very Vanilla, Rose Red (top), Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories - Rose Red Double Stitched Grosgrain (top), Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbons
  • Tools - Paper Cutter, Paper Snips
  • Adhesives - Snail, Dimensionals
They loved making them, I'm sure they'll find lots more ways of using those lovely images.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Decorated Candles

Here is one of this month's Stampers 6 projects, we each had a candle (£1 from Asda), a glass plate (£1 for 2 from Asda, some card I ran through the Big Shot Textures plates & my trusty SU flower punches. Add a few Leaves using the 2-Step Bird Punch, some brads & pearls from the Pretties kit & there you have it!

  • Stamps - none required
  • Ink - I haven't, but you could sponge the edges of the punched shapes
  • Card - Whatever colour combination you want!
  • Accessores - Medium Window Sheet (used as a band to stick the leaves & flowers onto), 5/8"Grosgrain Ribbon, Assorted Brads, Pretties Kit pearls
  • Tools - Boho Blossoms, 5 Petal Flower, 2-Step Bird Punches
  • Adhesives - Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Teacher Gifts 2010

These are the teacher gifts Ben & I made this year. We started off with the fantastic value Sweet Pea Designer Series Papers & colvered each set with a different colour. The cards were made to match & all the teachers loved them.

It was quite an emotional goodbye on the last day as we were saying goodbye to the school too. The infants school is closing, the juniors is being knocked down, but the good news is a new school has been built & it's fab! I went to both the old schools (a long time ago!) so it's the end of an era for me, but a new one begins.

Time now to enjoy the summer holidays & look forward to all things new, including the new purple uniform, my thanks to Mrs Sloan for saying it's a royal colour, it saved me from a big battle come September!


Friday, 23 July 2010

I'm back!!


I'm sorry I've not posted for so long, I've been really busy with work, home, hubby sick etc etc.Then blogger wouldn't let me in to update my blog! I've got loads of projects ready to upload, so keep looking, I've scheduled some posts for the next few days.

Now I'm off for a few days R&R with the family & no crafting stuff is coming with me! I'm not sure if I can survive it with my marbles (the few I have left) intact, so wish me luck!