Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Anitas Good Luck Card

My husband started a new job as a Post Man last week and our friend, Anita made hime this fantastic card - She put me to shame as I nver even thought about making him one! Ooooops!

Monday, 20 August 2012


On Sunday it was my brother's birthday and as he is very much into music I thought it maight be good to use that theme for a card.  This is a case from another card I saw online  but unfortunately I have forgotten who it was.  I have altered it slightly to make it my own , but if it is you then email me and I will credit you.
It uses the top note die and word window punch for the main piano, the music roller and the scallop oval and plain oval punches, all from Stampin Up.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Paisley Petals

The monday morning ladies don't like to have too much of a challenge so I thought the top card would be ok for them, although we did have a few laughs along the way as they were gluing the wrong pieces together!  While they were busy doing their thing I thought I would do just a monchrome version as I had already done the sample.  I think it turned out ok - very clean looking

Thursday, 16 August 2012


This is the last card the ladies made on Monday night. 
We used the Bordering on Romance stamp set to make the zig zag card. 
The ladies enjoyed colouring in the flowers which were stamped alternately on the front, then on the back of the card so that when it is folded you see all the stamped images. 
We cut around the top of the design, again turning it from back to front as you reach the fold so that you can see where to cut.
This is a case from my sister-in-laws blog at, which I think in turn was a case from

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Mixed Blossoms

Here is another card the ladies made on Monday night   We used the Mixed Blossoms punch and stamp set from Stampin Up.  (unfortunately the greeting got bent during the evening but I think you get the idea.)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


This is one of the card the ladies made on Monday night.  Last week and the week before we made cards using the same stamp set from Stampin Up called 'French Foliage'.  I think it is quite a versatile stamp set, epecially useful for the Mens cards which we always seem to struggle over.  I did spritz it withn shimmer to demonstrate how to use the shimmer effect, but personally I prefer it without.

Saturday, 11 August 2012


Yesterday it was my Nephew's Son's (does that make sense?!) birthday - here is the card I made for him.  (Not saying he is a little monkey really!)

Friday, 10 August 2012


It was my sister-in-law and brother-in-law's wedding anniversary on Tuesday so here is the card I made.  It is using 'Elizabeth' stamp from Stampin Up which I have recently purchased and love, mixed with the flowers from 'Marry Me' stamp set from Stampin Up.  I also made an inside for the card to finish it off.

Thursday, 9 August 2012


Another card the ladies made last week was a case of one that I made for my sister Janice last month.  I just changed the background embossing from gold to red tinsel instead.  i just love making the flowers out of card.  They look so effective and are so easy to make.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Last week I decided to use a stamp set that I haven't used for a while.  This is a nice technique of just cutting up an image and separating it on a background to make it more effective.  So the large stamped square was cut into 4 pieces and then mounted on green card.  Make sure that you don't mix up the images though or it looks a bit strage.  Keep them as a 'jigsaw' that fits properly together.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Scrunched paper background

The second card my ladies made last week was using a scrunched up paper technique.  You just screw up some printer paper really tight then open it up (but don't smooth it out too much).  Get one colour ink pad and smooth over the paper.  You will find that it only catches on the raised up bits.  Turn the paper 45degrees and smooth over with a contrasting colour.  Here we used pink and purple. This one should catch different raised up bits.  Just keep going until you have the desired effect.  Use this for any background as a change.

Sunday, 5 August 2012


Where do the weeks go?  I never have enought hours in a day!  I am trying to catch up a bit with my blogging so intend to schedule a few post over the next week so please feel free to pop by any time this week to take a look.

Last Monday the ladies made a couple of cards. The first one is using a different folding technique. Pop back in a couple of days to check out the next one.