Secret Garden is my favourite stamp set at the moment, I am using it A LOT and I love that it has matching framelits which make cutting out the images so easy!
This card, however, was designed by one of my team Ashee for a shoebox swap that we did at my team training morning a few weeks back. You can see her blog here.
The flowers were coloured using a blender pen and ink from a melon mambo inkpad. Some flowers were adhered flat to the card front and others 3d mounted to create dimension. The greeting is from Itty Bitty Banners.
Monday, 27 May 2013
Thursday, 22 November 2012
I am loving this technique and it works so well with the Snowflake Soiree stamp set. I used the traditional Christmas colours of Cherry cobbler and Old olive and added some bling with Dazzling Details glitter glue. The greeting is from the Greetings of the Season stamp set.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Are you feeling Christmassy yet? Are ya? Even just a little bit? I am! I have made a start on my Christmas shopping at last and Christmas card making is well under way.
This card is quick and easy when you have to make a lot of cards quickly. The new textured impressions embossing folder is perfect for Christmas and coordinates so well with the Joyous Celebrations stamp set, it has various images which fit perfectly into the centre oval space. Of course being Stampin up there is a coordinating oval punch which makes it even easier.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Remember this? It is a retake on the gift box that I made at team training last month but in a different colour scheme. I used the traditional red and green of old olive and cherry cobbler together with the Holly Berry designer paper. See, I told you I would be making a lot of these!
Friday, 6 July 2012
I know, it's only July but if I don't start now I'll never be ready in time. This card was inspired by a card I found online, I'm really sorry to whoever designed it but I didn't take a note of your name. The design really appealed to me for a Christmas card as it can be mass produced fairly easily. The colour palette is traditional for Christmas, Old olive, Real red and Whisper white. The background was embossed with polka dots to add some texture. I used circle circus and perfect punches stamp sets and stamped in coordinating ink. The circles were all punched and layered and 3d mounted for interest.
Saturday, 30 June 2012
I know it's only June but you can never begin Christmas preparations too early!
For this tree bauble I used the ornament punch to cut lots of shapes from real red designer paper, old olive card and red glimmer paper. I folded them all in half and stuck them all together to create a three dimensional bauble. I attached a loop of ribbon in the centre so I can hang it on my tree.
OK that's one down, loads more to go, phew it's a good job Christmas is still 6 months away!
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Another pretty bow taught to me by Amanda. However this one isn't really a bow it just looks like one and the beauty of this one is that it lies so flat that it will easily go through the post, alternatively you could add lots of extra layers and colours to it and really go to town.
The stamped image is using the Vintage Vogue flowers and I used the rock and roll technique to get the two colours. First I inked up my stamp with the paler pretty in pink colour and then carefully rolled the edges of the stamp on the rose red ink pad so that colour was only added to the edge.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Lot's of Luck Alice! Today is my daughter's first A level exam this year. Fortunately they don't last long and it will all be over by the 20th, then we will have the long wait until results day. I shall have to think up lots of things to do so that we can pass those days pleasantly. Like some crafting perhaps?
Does this look familiar? The design and colour scheme is the same as this card that I blogged at the end of last month but we highlighted a different image.
The technique is different too, this image was stamped onto vellum and then coloured on the reverse with marker pens, the resulting effect is reminiscent of a stained glass window.
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Hello, I spent a wonderful day at Team training yesterday. I will share the projects we made iver the next couple of days. Todays picture though is of the little notebooks that I decorated for my own team members who came with me. They began life as plain notepads that you will find in any stationers but I covered them in coordinating Sunny Garden designer papers (sadly retired now). I added a strip of old olive grosgrain ribbon and a monogrammed scallop circle inked in old olive. I also prettied up some basic biros by sliding a piece of matching paper inside the tube. I hope they like them.
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Day 4: Do you have teenagers to buy for at Christmas? I do and it can be really difficult to find them something suitable. I first made something very similar to this with my lovely upline Amanda and it is just so perfect to jazz up those boring gift voucher cards that I thought I would share it with the ladies at my own class.
It is made using the bigshot and the topnote die btu making it as a folded card. The Jolly Holiday designer paper makes the pocket on the front for the gift card to slide into and then it is decorated with a fower from the 5 petal punch. some ribbon and a little bling. The greeting is again from Sincere Salutations
Monday, 8 August 2011
What a great way of using up all those scraps of designer paper that we just can't bear to throw away! Using Old Olive as the base card we added a strip of cherry cobbler along the bottom and various squares of jolly holiday designer paper. A trimming of ribbon and a Christmas message and voila! Another quick make from our team training day.
Sunday, 7 August 2011
I love this card! Lovely and simple and quick to make but beautiful too! Another project from team training and one that I will unashamedly copy for my own classes (thanks Amanda :) ). The colour combination is the classic old olive, cherry cobbler and vanilla and uses the Jolly Holiday designer papers too along with a touch of satin ribbon for trimming. The embellishments are created using Stampin ups Bauble punch and label punch and uses the contempo christmas stamps for the message. The card could be varied by placing the elements differently or by using different designs from the paper pack.
Friday, 5 August 2011
I think the bunting looks amazing and will look great in my house at Christmas and it really isn't that difficult to create. The designer paper pennant triangles are from Jolly Holiday and are matted onto cherry cobbler. Then each pennant is trimmed with vanilla card that has been edged with the scallop border punch. The letters have been inked in old olive and then crystal effects to give them that gorgeous glossy shine. The letters are then placed onto vanilla circles and cherry scalloped circles. We used the cropodile to make holes in the corners and to set the jumbo eyelets and the whole thing is joined together with some old olive satin ribbon. Of course you could make much longer bunting and use different words, hmmm I've got an 18th birthday in the family next year I might make some in a different colour scheme for that!
Friday, 29 July 2011
Blast! Another antipodean card! Another from Christmas in July and another that I CASE'd.. The designer paper is from Jolly Holiday as before, matted onto Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The greeting in the centre is 3D mounted onto a strip of olive card that I ran through the crimper.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
A second offering from my Christmas in July class, I CASE'd this one from a class I took a couple of years ago keeping it almost exactly the same apart from adding some sparkle in the form of Dazzling Diamonds glitter around the edge of one of the baubles. The stamps are all from Contempo Christmas and the paper is from Jolly Holiday, the bauble in the foreground is 3d mounted and curled slightly to give some more dimension.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Yeah I know, Christmas is months away but it's never too early to get started on your Christmas cards and that's just what we did a couple of weeks back when we made a batch of 18 cards all ready for the big day. The colour palette for the day was Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla; all traditional Christmas colours, we also used the Jolly Holiday designer papers.
This is the first one and the one that proved trickiest to make, not that it's difficult just a little fiddly in places. We began with a base card of olive and punched out a circle. Two slightly smaller circles were punched from vanilla card stock and, using a versamark inkpad, Stampin up heat and stick powder and some Dazzling diamonds glitter, were decorated with a sparkling snowflake from the Serene Snowflakes stamp set. These two circles were then glued back to back but with a short length of thread between them. Placing the circles within the larger hole in the green card the thread was stretched tight and held in place by the decorative papers so that when you stand the card up the disk spins freely. A touch of vanilla grosgrain ribbon and a greeting from Contempo Christmas stamps to finish it off.
Saturday, 16 July 2011
I'm not really here today, I'm at a Stampin Up team training day in Fareham. I love team training 'cos I get to meet up with lots of other lovely demonstrators and we share lots of tips and ideas. One of the highlights for me is swapping card and gift ideas and these are my swaps.
I made them from brown paper lunch bags. I cut off the handles and then tidied up the edge using the scallop border punch. You can't see it very in the photo but I have stamped all over the bag with Merry Christmas from Season of Joy stamp set. I then added a mat of Jolly holiday papers, folded over the top of the bag and punched a circle through both layers. I punched tags in vanilla and cherry cobbler, again stamping merry christmas in cherry on the vanilla tag. I daubed more cherry ink around the edge of the vanilla tag and then attached both tags through the hole in the bag using old olive sating ribbon.
The finished bag is big enough to hold a dvd so I can see me making some more of these as the big day approaches! Hope the other demos like them.