Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Hi everyone - Thought I would have a go at this pop-up card that I saw on my sis-in-laws blog a little while ago.  I changed the colours and although I am not normally a 'blue' person i quite like the overall effect of this card.  Hope you do too.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

This is a card I made whilst at my sis-in-laws last week.  She is really into scalloped easel cards so I thought I would have a go.  They are much easier to make than I thought.  I did use water colour paper though for the top image and I think it has made the colours look really nice.  All Stampin Up products apart from that.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Hello everyone - I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather!  I love the sunshine so am really enjoying being out and about.  We had a lovely weekend visiting relatives neat the river Severn in Gloucester - what a lovely part of the world - the scenery on our journey was a picture!

Anyway now to crafting - on May 21st I posted a tri shutter card - now here is the box-a-lope to go with it.

Here is the complete picture

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Hi everyone - my sis-in-law gave me a bookcase yesterday and so with the detirmination to tidy my carft room once and for all i se about reorganising - what do you think? 

Whilst on my quest I found another few bits and bobs that I thought I would make a card with and am quite pleased with my efforts. - check below!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Yesterday I thought I would make a tri-shutter card as it is quite a while since I last made one.  I used some new elements from the new Summer Mini catalogue from Stampin Up - Apothecary Art stamp set, the framelet dies which co-ordinate exactly with the stamp set and the new Twitterpated designer paper. 

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

I was tidying my craft room last night and threw these scraps of designer paper in the bin - for 2 seconds!!  I thought to myslf I must be able to make a card out of these and we all know crafters can't throw ANYTHING away!  So, half an hour later voila!  Any good?

Sunday, 13 May 2012


Well I thought that I had better get a move on and do the last of my Platinum Anniversary cards.  I put a window with an acetate backing and bowed the front a little to give it some depth so I had to make a box to put it in.  I think my friend will like this and hope you do too.  Please leave a comment.  Thanks

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Well the NZ rellies have now gone to further thier travels in the UK.  We had a love;ly time with them and it was great to catch up on how things are in NZ.  They live in Christchurch where they have had so many earthquakes recently and they brought a DVD to show us the extent of the damage there.  It is absolutely devastating.  But true to all major disasters people are picking themselves up and getting on with life! 

I haven't had time to craft yet so here is a card that I made for a lady who had a workshop for me.  She bought the 'pennant parade' stamp set and her mum bought the 'pennant builder' punch so between them they have the where with all to make some super cards.  I thought I would give them a head start with this idea.

Hve to make my last Platinum Wedding Anniversary over the week end so will post that when complete.

Monday, 7 May 2012

I was asked to do 3 Platinum Wedding Anniversary cards all for the same person so thinking of how to make them totally different was a bit of a challenge as I wanted to stick to the monochrome theme.  Anyway here are 2 of them and I need to make one more by next week.  We have relatives due to arrive anytime now from New Zealand and they are staying with us until Wednesday so crafting will have to go on hold until after they have gone so check back in a few days and see how the last card turns out!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

After my ladies had done the 2 easier cards (posted yesterday) I gave them a bit more of a challenge with this one.  Unfortunately the picture does not do the card justice.  The background was heat  embossed with clear powder and using a roller, then 'vintage vogue' stamp set was used for the flowers and 'sincere salutations' was used for the sentiment.  All done on a monochrome theme.  We then went on to decorate the inside of the card too.  Hope you like it.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

I have a class of ladies who are in their 'twighlight' years and sometimes get a bit frustrated with stamping so I thought I would go easy on them this week and give them kanban images already to mount.  The bottom one is flat so that it can go through the post normal price (which make quite a difference now the postage has gone up!), but I do love the first one with the flower and ribbon - what do you think?

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Here is another little card using Fox and Frinds stamp set and the Nursery Nest papers from Stampin Up

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Hre is a little card made from the SU NurseryNest papers - the tag at the bottom swings loose.  This vould be used for new baby, or graduation card