Sunday, 31 July 2011

Just Believe & Blossom

I made this card when I was playing around with both my chalks (which I really should use more) and the new Build a Blossom stamp set and matching Blossom Petals punch.

I stamped the large image in Whisper White craft ink then used my chalks to colour the image, this enables me to have an image on dark card.

I finished it off with a punched blossom.

Take care,
Kathy x

Friday, 29 July 2011

Greenhouse Gala Covered Book

I was still playing with the Greenhouse Gala DSP when I covered a plain hard cover book with it.

Love the colour combination of Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette & Early Espresso, from the Colour Coach of course!

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Greenhouse Gala Friends

I love the way Stampin' Up! coordinates everything, take this card for instance.

The DSP Greenhouse Gala perfectly matches the flowers in the Ornate Flowers stamp set. Put that with perfect colour matching and we can't go wrong!

Take care,
Kathy. x

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Teacher Gifts 2011

Ben finished in year 2 last Friday, so Teacher gifts had to be made!

I tried to keep it simple this year, especially as he wanted me to make 8 sets! A gift just for his teacher, oh no, not Ben, we had to do all the assistants, the receptionists, his Gardening club teacher and the headmaster ('cos he runs the Film Club). Phew!!

I forgot to take a photo of his gift, his was a project book I bought from Poundland which had a plastic cover. I made up a cover and put double sided adhesive on it then mounted it on the inside of the plasic cover, I also made another bookmark.

His Gardening Club teacher had a plant pot with flower seeds and compost in it, ready to water. Again I forgot to take a picture, but I put it onto a large piece of floristry film, gathered up the corners and tied with ribbon & a tag. The pot was only a pound, but it looked more with a bit of Stampin' Up! magic!

I got my colour inspiration from the post-its and page flags, they came from The Works which sells discount books and stationery. So Peach Parfait it was!

Ben put all the owls together, helped me score the sides of the gift bags and generally was my crafty assistant and was a great help, thanks Ben.

Hopefully next year Ben won't have so many to give to (but I won't hold my breath) lol

Thanks for looking,
Kathy x

Monday, 25 July 2011

Lap of Luxury Workshop #2

As anyone who knows me will say, I just can't resist purple! So as I had a pack of the gorgeous Lap of Luxury DSP, I had to do another workshop!

I made the top card as my sample, but it evolved into the second card at the workshop. This often happens when we think of ways to improve on my first design. The little notebook was made out of 2 beer mats and some sheets of Very Vanilla CS which we then bound together with my Cinch binding tool.

I have my Stampin' Up! Mum to thank for this project as she gave me a whole stack of beer mats, which came in very handy for my school's Summer Fayre, so thanks Abi!! I made some kits up to decorate these little books & sold them for £2 each, I even sold the samples!!

We also made a gift bag to hold the book in, together I think it made a lovely set.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Black and White Daisies

I told you I'd make an envelope with the die!! Okay, I put it on a card, but it's still an envelope!

A very simple idea, the envelope opens to reveal the greeting (Hostess Level 2 set - Afterthoughts) and I added a large flower embellishment with the Sizzix Daisies #2 die cut from printed acetate (retired) and Whisper White card.

I stamped around the greeting, inside the card and on the envelope with the Greenhouse Garden daisy stamp.

Thanks for looking,
Kathy x.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Scallop Envelope Box #3

One day I'll actually make an envelope from this die!! But for now here's another basket!!

Happy crafting!
Kathy x.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Scallop Envelope Basket #2

Here's another Scallop Envelope bakset, this time embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder to give a basket weave effect. I filled it with a glass tealight holder & some Vanilla scented tealights which I topped with some matching DSP.

Hope you like it, take care,
Kathy x.