Sunday, 26 September 2010

Hi All!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while but Blogger is being a pain & only letting me in for a short while & not letting me upload my photos. This is just a quick post (before Blogger chucks me out) to let you know about my: 

New catalogue Launch Party
at my home on
Friday the 1st of October 
from 10am 'til 4pm 
& then 
from 7.30 'til 9.30pm

  • Be one of the first to see the new catalogue 
  • Try some of the fab new products
  • Demonstrations
  • Lots of make & takes
  • Prize Raffle
  • Light refreshments provided
Some of my lovely stampers six ladies will be assisting me throughout the day (don't know what I'd do without them) so if you are interested, please contact me for details & directions:

01726 63461 (evenings) or

What could be better, a day full of crafting, fun & laughter? I would love to see you there.

Take care,

Friday, 10 September 2010

Sparkly & Bright Set Card #3

For card number three I used a round post-it note to mask of the panel, then stamped the sparkles all over, you could use the roller again, but be careful around the post-it, you don't want it to move while you're stamping. To give the citcle more definition I used a Stampin' Write marker to go around the post-it, this needs a steady hand!

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Sparkly & Bright Set Card #2

Card number 2 uses quite a large panel of the background, but if you want your card to go further, just use a smaller piece.

The jolly Santa only fits in the 1-3/4" circle punch, so I punched the scallop circle twice and put them either side of the circle.

I won't bore you with the supplies list, I'm sure you get my drift from the last post!

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Sparkly and Bright Set Card #1

This is the first of the cards I made to go inside the Sparkly & Bright gift bag, which I posted yesterday. Hopefully this card set will show how versatile the stamp set is, apart from being very cute!

  • Stamps - Sparkly & Bright
  • Ink - Night of Navy, Certainly Cerlery
  • Accessories - Dazzling Diamonds
  • Tools - Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Scallop edge, Scallop Circle & 1-3/8" Circle punches, Aqua Painter
  • Adhesives - Snail, Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen
Please note I haven't listed what I used for the background card, please see my post for the gift bag which takes you through the process step-by-step.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Sparkly & Bright Set - Bag

This bag is the first part of a set I made after making some background card:
  • I first used my sponge daubers to make splodges of colour all over a piece of A4 Whisper White card.
  • I then used Versamark in my roller & used it all over the card. 
  • Next heat emboss using clear embossing powder.
  • Finally cover the whole of the card with a dark colour using a brayer, the clear embossing resists the ink to give you multi-coloured sparkles. 
Supplies for background:
  • Stamps - Jolly roller
  • Ink - Versamark, Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
  • Card - Whisper White
  • Accessories - Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Tools - Brayer, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber
    I use a bit of kitchen towel all over the card to get excess ink off, leave it to dry for a bit, then it's ready to use. One A4 sheet made this bag, six cards, with a little left over, so it's a simple way of getting a few cards done.
    Thanks for looking,

    Sunday, 5 September 2010

    Rich Razzleberry Set Card #6

    The last card had to be a get well card. I don't know about you, but when I've been under the weather a get well card is an instant lift. It might not get me better sooner, but is brings a smile to my face for a while. I send a lot of these cards, and I hope they give the recipients the same feeling as I get.


    • Stamps - Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
    • Ink - Rich Razzleberry
    • Card - Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
    • Accessories - Old Olive Brad (from Earth Elements set)
    • Tools - Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, 2-Step Bird punch (for leaves), 5 Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1/2" Circle punch, 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch
    • Adhesives - Snail, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots.
    PS. Do you like the flower? I made it by punching the 5 Petal Flower punch 3 times then crumpling (without ripping) it. You could use a distress embossing folder/texture plate in your die-cutting machine, but this gets the fibres of the card to separate into layers. I also distressed some Old Olive card before punching out the leaves, but make sure the punch is clear of off cuts before using again as they could damage you precious punch.

    Thanks for looking!

    Saturday, 4 September 2010

    Rich Razzleberry Set Card #5

    I generally have at least one wedding card to send each year, so I included one in the set. Love the wedding shoes! The border was an off cut of ribbon, don't throw your bits away!

    • Stamps - All for Friends (Hostess), Curvy Verses, Framed with Love
    • Ink - Rich Razzleberry
    • Card - Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
    • Accessories - Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon
    • Tools - Paper Cutter, Sponge Dauber, Scallop Oval Punch
    • Adhesives - Snail, Dimensionals
    Thanks for looking!

    Friday, 3 September 2010

    Rich Razzleberry Set Card #4

    Card number 4 is another quick one, I stamped the flowers from the Pretties Kit with Rich Razzleberry ink & the Fine Flourish stamp, added a bit of bling with a Rhinestone brad (also from the Pretties Kit).

    You might think the Pretties Kit is expensive, but you get loads in it! The are 50 flowers to start with, which you can colour with your inks or markers or stamp on them as I have done here. The 50 clear Rhinestone brads add the sparkle, together with pearls for elegance & beads galore. This kit will make your creations stand out from the rest. And when you've finished with the contents, use the tin for storage or as a gift box.

    •  Stamps - Fine Flourish, Sincere Salutations, Framed with Love
    • Ink - Rich Razzleberry
    • Card - Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
    • Accessories - Flower & Brad from Pretties Kit
    • Tools - Paper Cutter, Eyelet Border Punch
    • Adhesives - Snail, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
     Thanks for looking,

    Thursday, 2 September 2010

    Rich Razzleverry Set Card #3

    Card number 3 was made using the off cuts of DSP from the box, I don't waste a thing! I used a thin strip on the envelope too, make sure it's well stuck down if you're sending the card in the post.

    I teamed the paper with an image from the Level 2 Hostess Set from the mini catalogue. This set has a number of images that fit so many occassions, but if you want it you'd better hurry, the set is only available until the end of this month if you hold a qualifying party, so contact me now!

    • Stamps - All for Friends (Hostess), Basic Phrases
    • Ink - Rich Razzleberry
    • Card - Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
    • DSP - Cottage Wall
    • Tools - Paper Cutter, Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Aqua Painter
    Happy Crafting!

    Wednesday, 1 September 2010

    Rich Razzleberry Card #2

    Card number 2 is a generic card and the Vintage Vogue stamp set is perfect for any occasion. I hope the Old Olive Satin Ribbon carries over to the next catalogue as I love it!

    I should find out soon as the retired list comes out later today. I'll try and post the list here (if I can get the link right) if I can't it will be on the link to Stampin' Up's website on the right.

    • Stamps - Vintage Vogue
    • Ink - Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
    • Card - Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
    • Assessories - Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Old olive Brad (from Earth Elements set)
    • Tools - Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, 1-1/16" Handheld Circle Punch
    • Adhesives - Snail, Dimensional
    Thanks for looking,