Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Tickle Me Elmo!!

This post was supposed to publish with a photo but Blogger isn't playing ball today so I will have to edit it later on,

Everyone loves Elmo don't they? Well I know I do, so, when I found that it was easy to make my own in card form using the Bigz circle scallop dieand my Big Shot, I thought I would share it with the ladies who are coming to my Make, Do and Send Card club tonight.  I attached two real red scallops together to make the card and then used lots of punched circles in various colours to make his face.  I reckon that some of the other Sesame St characters could be made this way too.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Anything Goes

This post was supposed to publish on Wednesday!  sorry :/ 
It's Opening Night of Spotlight's production of "Anything Goes" !!!  OMG!!!! This is the card I made to express both my thanks to the cast for having such a no hoper in the gang and also to wish everyone the best of luck.
The base card is Daffodil delight and Certainly Celery with a layer of Stampin up designer paper in there too,  I used the watercolour crayons and an aqua brush to colour the image.

Friday, 17 June 2011


I do like a bit of Black and White, it has a simple elegance I think and as I have a fair bit of black and white card I think I may ake a few more of these!  The stamp set is Artistic etchings, all stamped in basic black onto whisper white card.  I used the topnote die in my big shot to create the centrepiece trimming the edge from the white one to create the black mat.  Finished off with some Stampin Up striped grosgrain ribbon.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Pillow Box

Morning! How's the weather today?  I have to confess I cheated and scheduled this to post while I'm at work today.  I have such a busy few days ahead, I have an interview as a volunteer for the London Olympics this afternoon, prep for card club to do tomorrow oh and collection of my costumes for next weeks show and then Saturday is a visit to Birmingham with my daughter to look at the university.  On Sunday we get to the theatre for the last couple of rehearsals before opening night on Wednesday.  So you may not see much of me next week.
But back to today's offering, we made this at card club last month but I first did this at the Girl Guiding event I did in March.  The card stock is So Saffron and I inked boho blossoms in the same colour.  I added some butterflies in Marina mist ink and 3d mounted a marina butterfly and boho blossoms cut of course with their matching punches, so much easier and lovely to have an exact match. The Thanks sentiment is again stamped in Marina mist onto marina card and punched with the scalloped circle before being adhered to the matching satin ribbon.  Add a bit of bling with rhinestones and there you are!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Origami Shirt

I think something similar to this may be my Father's Day card this year but it could equally be used for a birthday.  We did this at card club too; the folded shirts aren't nearly as difficult as they look and make an effective topper for your card don't you think?
I used copier paper for the shirt, stamped both sides and then run through the Big Shot in a textured embossing folder before folding into the shirt shape. It is matted onto some Pear Pizazz designer paper and Pumpkin Pie and mounted onto Crumb Cake card stock.  The sentiment is stamped in matching Pumpkin ink, punched and 3d mounted.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Lots of Scallops

I finally began my own card club last month and this is one of the cards that we made; I'll share the others over the next few days. The stamps are from Fun Fast notes, the words are stamped in razzleberry ink to match the cardstock and the image stamp was coloured with markers.  The card stock is Rich Razzleberry the image is 3d mounted onto a scalloped circle and I used the scallop border to edge the vertical strip.  The Pretty in pink papers are from the designer paper series.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Baby Cake

I made this baby cake for friends who have recently had their first baby.  It's not a good picture I'm afraid and the cake has a bit of a list which I did correct before giving it to them honest.  The cake is made up of nappies and baby gifts arranged in the form of a three tier cake and tied with some Stampin up ribbon.  It didn't turn out quite as I had hoped but fortunately they loved it anyway :)

Sunday, 12 June 2011

A Commission!

I've been commissioned!  That doesn't happen often I can tell you.  Although it's an order from my husband for an organisation he is involved with (does that still count?).  In typical husband fashion he has asked me to "knock up" 30 of these by Thursday! I told him that he can have a few but I have to order supplies so he will have to wait for the complete order however, if Stampin Up are their usual efficient selves then I may well have the order by Thursday.
The invitations are very simple; whisper white card for the base with a razzleberry topnote diecut which is in turn topped with a white topnote diecut that has been trimmed to fit inside creating a neat border.  The printing on the card coordinates perfectly with the razzleberry ink daubed around the edge of the topnote and the whole thing is finished off with a band of razzleberry grosgrain ribbon which holds the insert in place.
More cards to follow later in the week from my card class which I held last week.

Thursday, 9 June 2011


Still haven't found m camera lead and therefore still struggling to upload photos here but I have found an older one on my phone to show you.  Remember I told you about my weekend at the Brighton Hobbycraft show?  Well, here is a picture of one of the make and takes we did that weekend.  It used one of the saleabration stamp sets, Bliss, which remains one of my favourites.  I love this colour combination of Pretty in Pink and Espresso.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Who's that girl?

Who is she?!!! Do you recognise her at all? We were invited to a friends 60th Birthday party recently and as part of the entertainment they had laid on a caricaturist.  Great fun :)
So ME! 

Friday, 3 June 2011

Wot No Blogging?!

There's really no excuse for not blogging for so long but I do have several :/  The loss of my camera lead being a major makes it so hard to upload photos! Also, I seem to have been mega busy lately that I've not really made very many cards to share with you; we've had Ofsted in at school, I've been rehearsing very hard for Spotlight's new show Anything Goes (details above) which is now only 3 weeks away!!! Oh my goodness I hope I have the dance routines locked into my head by then.  I've also been working quite hard at my Stampin Up business.  I held my first card club this week, just a small start with 7 participants but I think it will grow.  All the ladies seemed to enjoy it and we now have plans for another card club at the end of this month and requests for a day of Christmas card making and also for a Scrap day  :) 
Talking of Stampin Up; They launched a promotion this week which gives all hostesses an extra £20 to spend in the catalogue when they hold a workshop with a minimum of £250 sales so that means my hostesses can earn a free hostess stamp set and have £45 to spend in the catalogue!
I promise to be back soon :)
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