Tuesday 18 January 2011

New baby

We have friends who have just had a new baby girl, so with some joy in my heart this morning, I made them this simple but pretty card.......

I used the "welcome baby" stamp from my FREE Sale-A-Bration set; Punch Bunch, Pretty in Pink cardstock, ink and designer paper, together with Certainly Celery DP and ink.  The diamonds are from Stampin' Up jewel basics and all punches are from Stampin' Up.

Happy crafting.


Monday 17 January 2011

For Kim..........

Little did I know how much I'd need these stamps when I ordered them just after Christmas, from the States.  I ordered them just for a change............to have something different..............because I wanted them!  They arrived on Thursday, the day Kim had an accident in France, so after pacing all weekend, packing my bags to go over and being told to hang on, to wait and decide on Tuesday if I'm needed, I made this card.  Its me holding her hand right now, from a distance.


p.s. Kim has a blog giving all the details its http://www.brestoftheblogs.wordpress.com/

Tuesday 4 January 2011

Basic Phrases

The last Stampin' Up incentive won me a couple of Stampin' Up Stamp sets.  For one of them I chose Basic Phrases partially because I think the sample on page 76, of the Ideas Book and Catalogue is simple but really nice and partially because the phrases available to use in this set will definitely suffice for a very long time.

Due to all the bad weather my daughter didn't manage to make it home for Christmas, so today I am sending her a little parcel packed with a few treats and prezzies.  It seemed too late to send her a Christmas card so I decided to try out my new set and send her a kiss and cuddle card instead.

I also made her a little nail file holder, I got the idea from Jane at Cheshire design house, it was a swap she made for Convention.

Obviously I need to pracise with the sewing machine, I have been sewing on most of my cards lately and the lines of sewing are not at all straight, still practice makes perfect and I don't mind practicing, I am lovin' the machine sewing on cards at the moment.

Here is the pic, enjoy:

This would be a great stamp set to choose if you were thinking of ordering enough product to gain a FREE Sale-a-Bration!  I'm ready and waiting to take your order ;) !

I will be back soon.

Happy creating.........


Saturday 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Over the holidays I've been playing with old peices of hardboard, magnetic paint and magnetic sheets, which I have die cut, inked or covered. I bought the magnetic sheets more than a year ago so really felt I needed to get on with a project to use them.

I painted the boards with blackboard/magnetic paint using a sponge roller, for quickness really, as I had a few to do - for a Special Projects day coming up! I used 3 coats of paint, drying them in between with an old hair dryer (well it is now!)

The butterflies, letters and leaves were all die cut from the magnetic sheets. The butterflies have been cut and covered with Stampin' Up Blushing Bride designer paper from the stack, the leaves have just been daubed with Pear Pizzazz ink and the letters have been left white.

This was a really fun project to make, the magnetic die cuts cling nicely onto the board holding the note in place.

Wishing you all a very happy and crafty 2011.