Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Variation on a theme!

After I made the square cards with the Curly Label Punch I decided to have a go at making some using the Scalloped Square Punch: I kept to the colour theme of using the 5 In Colours. These are the results:

Apologies for the dark photograph
I liked the effect; especially with the  Basic Pearls but decided what the cards really needed to finish them off was some ribbon; as I didn;t have any matching ribbon to hand I dyed my own using Whisper White satin ribbon and the corresponding ink pad. Here they are drying on the radiator.

Here is the Blushing bride with added home made ribbon!

I think it is an improvement; don't you?

And here they are as a collection. Sorry but the light was fading fast so the photographs are even more rubbish than normal!

Coming up in 2011

January 2011 sees the start of Stampin Up's 'sale'. Spend £45 in the catalogue and get one of these stamp sets free. Which one will you choose? Click on the link to see.


Stampin Up in colours!

"Less is more" is a well known catchphrase of mine and I hope you agree with that sentiment when you see these cards I made today.
This one is Poppy Parade.

This one is in Concord Crush

This one is in Pear Pizzazz

Here is Peach Parfait - doesn't it sound good enough to eat?

This one is the Blushing Bride! Where do they get those names?

Check out Stampin Up special deals on these In Colours

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Trendy Trees Tote

I used a tutorial by Kimberley Van Diepen to create this wonderful tote and 6 4x4 cards using the Trendy trees stamp set; Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip card stock. The inks used were Chocolate Chop, Old Olive, Pumkin Pie and Soft Suede. Hope this inspires you!

I love it so decided to make one with a Christmas theme using my favourite Delightful Decorations stamp set; Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock and Jolly Holiday designer series paper. Here it is:

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Birthday card

For this card I used the new and fabulous Artistic Etchings stamp set along with the En Francais background stamp. I kept it simple by just using Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler ink and Real Red satin ribbon. Once again all products are by Stampin Up! The Eiffel tower is straight in real life - Honest!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

More Christmas cards

It is a shame that you cannot see the glisten of the Dazzling Diamonds on the branches in this photograph.

An embossed Delightful Decorations stamp, Dazzling |Diamonds, and Frost White shimmer paint spray on this one.

More of the same with another stamp from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set on Nights of Navy card stock.
All products - Stampin Up!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Another box

I made another box for tea lights using the very cute Dasher stamp by Stamping Up! I used the lovely platinum shimmer paint on Concord Crush cardstock and added some Whisper white satin ribbon.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Bird house

I have just found my first attempt at a bird house that I made in the summer using the two way bird punch by Stampin Up! I made several and filled them with treats for my friends.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Another Delightful Decorations stamp set card

Using Jolly Holiday designer series paper; Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardsock; not to mention the brilliant scallop border and corner punches to add some detail. The baubles have been folded in half and glued down the middle to create the 3D effect. All products by Stampin UP!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Tealight gift boxes

I have used my two current favourite stamp sets -  Delightful Decorations and Sparkly and Bright to create some little gift boxes that hold four tea lights that have also been decorated for the festive season

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Scrapbooking with a friend

A couple of weeks ago my friend Tina came over for the day to do some scrapbooking. As she hasn't scrapped for ages she needed some inspiration. We used some of my Stampin Up resources to embellish her pages of our summer trip to Cornwall, and the Eden project in particular.

We used the trunk from the Trendy Trees stamp set and a marker to recreate the lavender and the swirl from the Baroque Motifs stamp set to add a florish to opposite corners.

On the above page we used the 5 petal flower punch, the one inch circle punch  and leaves from the Vintage Vogue stamp set to create the sunflowers.

On this page Tina used the scallop circle punch to create the flowers which were made from Whisper White cardstock that was then inked on the edges; the Fast Flowers stampin around roller stamp to create the floral border and Whisper White satin ribbon along the bottom of the page. We stamped flowers from Vintage Vogue stamp set with Basic pearls stuck in the centre to add definition and the scallop edge border punch as photo mounts.

Rudolf and his fellow reindeers

I made this card and tags with the Sparkly and Bright stamp set; using real red card stock and ribbon and a spinkling of Dazzling Diamonds to help guide Santa's sleigh. The reindeers were stamped in Early Espresso. I used the small and large tag punches and Very vanilla taffeta ribbon for the tags. Sorry about the quality of the photograph... I hope you still get the idea.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Wrapping paper

Whilst I had the Stampin Up Delighful decorations stamp set, the Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler ink pads out I decided to make some wrapping paper to match the cards and tags. I used a roll of lining paper as the base and made a huge one sheet wonder; starting off with the largest and working down to the smallest stamps. I finished the parcel off with one of the tags from the box in the previous post and some Real Red satin ribbon.

Christmas luminaria

What's a luminaria?  It's pronounced loo-muh-nair-ee-uh or loo-mee-nah-ryah (Spanish) and refers to a small light or lantern.

I made mine using Cherry Cobbler cardstock with the ornament punch to cut out the shape and the Delightful Decorations stamp set, stamped onto vellum in Old Olive ink and stuck over the bauble cut out. The top was created using the new scallop border punch. A battery operated tea light was then popped inside.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Getting ready for Christmas

I am on a roll! After spending yesterday Christmas shopping  I have spent this afternoon crafting; making cards and gift tags in a delightful little box. These were designed by a fellow Stampin Up demonstrator called Jennie Moors. The class is available on her blog.
Here they are:

I used the following Stampin Up supplies:
Delightful decorations stamp set - 116517 - £21.95
Ornament extra large punch - 119847 - £15.50
These are currently available as a bundle including a free roll of ribbon! - 124058- £37.45

Cherry cobbler card stock - 12 x 12 - 119690 - £6.25
Very vanilla A4 cardstock - 106550 - £7.50
Old olive A4 cardstock - 106576 - £6.26
Jolly Holiday designer series paper - 117159 - £8.75

Old olive ink pad - 102277 - £4.95
Cherry cobbler ink pad - 119669- £4.95

Very vanilla taffeta ribbon (3mm) - 119960
Basic Pearls - 119247 - £4.50
Scallop trim corner punch - 118870 - £8.95
Scallop trim border punch - 119882 - £14.25
Metallic eyelets - 105319 - £5.50
Silver elastic cord - 109866 - £3.95

Let me know if you want to purchase any of the items listed. I am happy to do a workshop to show you how to make the items shown.