Monday, 12 September 2011
Saturday, 10 September 2011
This time I made a flower and used the Decorative Label Punch for the greeting. The backing for the greeting was two punched panels which I then cut in half, one lengthways and one widthways.
Another easy peasy card, I'll show you another one next time (hope you don't get bored with them).
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Having loved the card I made last week, I had to make some more! This time I took an A4 sheet of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the Serene Snowflakes all over in Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso and finally Champagne Mist Glimmer Paint.
I then cut several panels out of the sheet. This technique is called "One Sheet Wonder" as you use a whole sheet of patterned paper (home made or DSP) and make a stack of cards. This is great if, like me, you have loads of cards to make.
I started off with an Early Espresso card base, I cut a triangular panel and a star, layered them onto Rich Razzleberry CS and added a snip of Rich Razzleberry Striped ribbon. I then added the greeting banner. I used a square punch to cut the ends of the banner, layering it on Early Espresso then Rich Razzleberry.
The star was finished off with a button, once you've done the pattered paper it's amazing how quickly you can make this card.
Thanks for looking,
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Once I received the free gift that was available last month I just had to use some of the gorgeous ribbon!
I started off with a card base of Rich Razzleberry, a panel of Early Espresso, then a smaller panel of Very Vanilla.
The Very Vanilla panel was first stamped with the saying (or could be a greeting), then I got busy with the snowflakes! Rich Razzleberry ink is a lovely strong colour, but you can get several shades of the colour by "stamping off" onto scrap paper before your project to get the lighter shade. This is what I did with the Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso inks, together with Pretty in Pink. I also used some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint for just a hint of sparkle.
All that was needed was a lovely big bow!
I'm going to be making more of these in loads of other colours, they're so easy.
Thanks for looking,
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Another little gift idea, the colour combo was taken from the printed post-it notes and labels I found in "The Works" stationery shop. I used Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi.
I used the dimensions of the post-its and labels to determine the size (the labels work out a little wider by the way). I can get three of these holders from an A4 piece of card, so they're great for craft fayres.
You can decorate them anyway you like, I chose a punched and layered flower and a nice saying (check it out, so true!).
Thanks for looking,
Friday, 2 September 2011
Here's what I came up with, not that much different than the last one!! This one is much smaller, trust me on that! We only had to cut four lots of buttons each not eight!
I made mine in two colours (Elegant Eggplant and Early Espresso) but my ladies only made the purple one. They loved making them and I'm sure they will be making a few more in future.
My thanks have to go to the Artistic Avenger who came up with the idea, check out her blog on the left, she has the most gorgeous projects on there.
And thanks again to my ladies, another lovely evening of craft, what could be better!
Thursday, 1 September 2011
No not to me, You can't get rid of me that easily!
No, the list of products that are retiring is out today. For those of you who don't know, Stampin' Up! release their new catalogue next month (yippee) and they need to make room for new goodies, this means that some products are only available while stocks last or until 30th September (which ever comes first).
You can access the retired list here, which is updated daily.
Some lovely sets are retiring, and while I'll be sorry to see them go, the new catalogue has some fabulous items (my wish list is a mile long). If you would like a copy of the new catalogue at only £5 posted to your door, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org asap.
Take care,Kathy x