Wednesday 25 June 2014

Pleasant Poppies & Blendabilities by Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

Stampin' Up are bringing out Blendabilities, a new alcohol marker.  I couldn't wait to get my hands on a couple of sets and made this card...

The Pleasant Poppies stamp is perfect for alcohol pens and I really did enjoy sitting down and colouring carefully again, as it's been a while!

If you'd like to try Blendabilities by Stampin' Up then send me an email and I'll order you some.

Have a happy crafty day and thanks for popping by.

Carole x

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Envelope Mini Album & Silhouette Studio Lessons

Hello Friends,

I was asked to make two cards/books for about 200 people to sign, for a local choir.  After worrying about it for weeks and weeks I made these....

I actually made mini albums out of envelopes, decorated them with retired Stampin' Up DSP and used sheets of Conqueror paper, which I folded and edged with Washi Tape, to make each sheet a little sturdier, for them to write their messages and sign.

The front was decorated using my Silhouette Cameo.  One of the songs being sung was Edelweiss, so I decided to use that as the theme and made the flower using the Silhouette Software and an image I found on the internet.

It was an awful lot of work to make these two cards/mini books, but both myself and the lady who asked me to make them were thrilled to bits!

If you're not getting the best out of your Silhouette Studio software & Cameo or Portrait, send me an email and we can talk about a one-on-one class, just for you!

Happy crafting and thanks for popping by today.

Carole x

Monday 23 June 2014

Window Frames Collection & Summer Silhouettes by Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

With the Window Frames Collection still out of my desk from yesterday's card, I made this card inspired by a card sketch challenge my Stampin' Up upline set for our team.

Some of the products are now retired but those still available, which I can order for you, if you wish are; Summer Silhouettes, Itty Bitty Banners & Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets, Window Frames Collection, Very Vanilla & Rose Red card stock/ink and Bitty Banners Framelits. 

Thanks for popping by today.

Happy crafting.

Carole x

Sunday 22 June 2014

Hopeful Thoughts & Window Frames Collection, Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

This is another card I made using my Hopeful Thoughts stamp set by Stampin' Up.

This time I used Very Vanilla and Rich Razzleberry card ink and paper, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke Stampin' Up markers for the image and sentiment.

The die cut shape is the Window Frames Collection by Stampin' Up.

Please email me if you'd like me to place you an order for any of the products used.

Have fun crafting today and thanks for popping by.

Carole x

Saturday 21 June 2014

Hopeful Thoughts, Daydream Medallions & Lost Lagoon, Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

I'm still using my new favourite ink, Lost Lagoon!

I made this card a week or two ago for a friend.  I used my Hopeful Thoughts and Daydream Medallions stamp sets, the Essentials Paper-Piecing Pack, Beautiful Wings Embosslits and a retired embossing folder by Stampin' Up.  All the card stock is Very Vanilla.  I added a swirl by Sizzix for a final embellishment.

Hope you like my card, if you'd like to order any Stampin' Up products used please email me.

Happy crafting and thanks for popping by today.

Carole x

Friday 20 June 2014

Father's Day card - Art Impressions & Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

This is other card I made for Father's day this year...

I have been using this die quite a bit recently, it's by Sizzix and has been in my stash for a very long while.  I managed to purchase the set of Framelits that fit the design exactly, which made me very happy and able to use the large Bigz die that was banished to the back of my cupboard!

I've had the paper and stamps a while too, the cartwheel is from my old Art Impression days (I used to sell just those and loved to doing a whole comedy act teaching ladies how to paint who couldn't draw!), the paper is from a nursery pack of DCWV, it is thick enough to use and stands up really well to this die!

I've used my new favourite colour ink from Stampin' Up, Lost Lagoon.

Happy crafting.

Carole x

Thursday 19 June 2014

Rotary Alphabet Stamp - Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

I'm going to try and catch up with my blogging, I've made so many cards and have been too busy to blog them!

This is one of the Father's day cards I made this year.  I used two sets of stamps from Stampin' Up for this card, The Open Sea and World Map.  The card stock is Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up and the ink is a new one by Stampin' Up, Lost Lagoon.

Please let me know if by email, if you'd like to order any of these items.

Have a great day crafting.

Carole x

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Sneak Peek (Stampin' Up) & Scribbly Birds

Hello Friends,

Look what I've made......

..... something a little different!  A card to celebrate my daughter returning home after four long weeks in Thailand.  She left the same day they announced a coup in Thailand and I remember sending her many text messages begging her not to board the plane, but she did and luckily, it all seemed absolutely fine, thank goodness she's now back home, I can't tell you how relieved I feel!

To make the card, I've used a stamp from Everything Eleanor by Stampin' Up and their re-inkers for the resist background, together with their clear embossing powder and heat tool.  The message was created with the new Rotary Alphabet stamp, which I can order for you from 1st July (email me if you'd like one), this is going to be my favourite stamp ever, I can see that already ;)!

The bird is from a set called "Scribbly Birds" by Dina Wakley, I love her style and those birds are so cute, I just had to have them!

Take care and happy crafting.

Carole x

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Kites Framelits & Stamps by Sizzix

Hello Friends,

It's my daughters birthday today, and she likes nothing more than going to fly a kite,  this is a perfect card for her....

I used the Kites (65758) Framelits and Stamp set by Sizzix for this card.  The paper is from my stash and all the card stock is by Stampin' Up.

It's a great day to go and fly a kite, I wonder if she will later?

Happy crafting.

Carole x