Sunday, 18 November 2012

Freshly Made Sketch #61

I love these Freshly Made Sketches - so helps to make a great card!

Stampset: Affection Collection and En Francais
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler
Other: Gold Glimmer paper,  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon and Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon


Hand Stamped Sentiments #144

A great excuse to make a Christmas card - check out this challenge here. I have embossed the snowflakes and greeting. Then very gently sponged ink over the embossing - starting with the darker colour in the centre and getting lighter towards the edges. This really stands out in real life.

Stampset: Snowflake Soiree
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Whisper White
Ink: Night of navy and Marina Mist
Other: White Embossing powder, Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Whisper White Organza Ribbon and gems

Colour Throwdown CTD218

Another great challenge can be found here for the Colour Throwdown challenge.

Here is my card.

Stampsets: Elements of Style and Papillon Potpourri
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise and Pool Party (in place of Cool Caribbean) and Chocolate Chip (in place of Early Espresso)
Punches: Butterfly punch
Other: Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon and gems


Mojo Monday #267

Here is my card for the Mojo Monday weekly card making challenge which can be found here

Joyous Celebrations and More Merry Messages
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Paper: Be Of Good Cheer, Red Glimmer (Rudolph's nose)
Punches: 1 3/4" scalloped, 1 1/4" scalloped and Owl punch (Rudlph's Nose), Decorative Label
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Summer Silhouettes

The final card from me today - I promise!!!
This card I am entering in 2 challenges - Sweet Sunday Sketch and Color Throwdown

Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Night of Navy and Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Night of Navy and Basic Black
Stamps: Elements of Style and Summer Silohuettes
Other: Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder, Lucky Limeade Everyday Enchantment Organdy, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and gems


Four Seasons

I am on a roll today! I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Papercraft Crew #15
Create with Connie and Mary #226
Fab Friday #6

Card stock: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Ink: Midnight Muse, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake
Paper: Spice Cake
Stamp Sets: Four Seasons and Curly Cute
Other: Finishing Touches Edgelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder


Freshly Made Sketches #60

Hubby is on call so am getting a good session in my craft room today! Here is a card I have made for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge here

Cardstock: Real Red and Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso
Stampset: Happiest Birthday Wishes and Make a Monster
Paper: Big Top Birthday, Silver Glimmer paper
Other: Chevron Embossing Folder, Monsters are coloured using Stampin' Up Stampin' Write pens in Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Yellow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo, Oval and Scalloped Oval punches. 


Mojo Monday #266

I have made this card for Mojo Monday here

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla and Marina Mist
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip
Paper: Beau Chateau
Stamp: Stippled Blossom, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other: Pearls and Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Fab Friday

I am entering this card for the Fab Friday Challenge here. Such a simple sketch and yet I have really struggled to come up with a card!!! Rubbish light for the photo.
I stamped the snowflake and embossed it with glittery embossing powder and then gently rubbed ink over it. I then embossed smaller snowflakes on the blue background and inked the edges.

Stamps: Snowflake Soiree and Petite Pairs
Inks: Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Island Indigo and Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Festival of Prints
Other: Embossing powder, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Floral Frames Framelits, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Not Quite Navy Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Bakers Twine Island Indigo, Vintage Faceted Buttons and gems


Monday, 5 November 2012

A couple of card challenges

I am finding lots of great card challenges and it is really getting my mojo going. This card I have entered for Create with Connie and Mary here.
I have also entered it Pals Paper Arts  PPA146 challenge here 

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Postage Due, Petite Pairs and French Foliage
Inks: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Card: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla
Ribbon: Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Crumb Cake Binding Seam and Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta
Other/: Postage stamp punch, Ticket punch, Textured Impressions embossing folder, Pearls

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #59

This card is my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge # 59 which can be found here

Stampsets: Mixed Medley (Hostess set) and French Foliage
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, More Mustard and Certainly Celery
Paper: Spice Cake
Inks: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, More Mustard and So Saffron
Other, Postage Stamp punch, Woodgrain embossing folder, Certainly Celery pleated satin ribbon,Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, linen thread


Friday, 2 November 2012

Mojo Monday #265

I have entered this card into the MojoMonday card challenge. It can be found here

Here is my card.

Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White and Crumb Cake
Inks: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Old Olive, Gumball Green and Crumb Cake
Stampsets: Stippled Blossom, Elements of Style
Other: Crumb cake Taffeta Ribbon, Petals a Plenty Embossing folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Paper Piercing Pack, Gems


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Paper Players # 119

I have decided to start taking part in some card making challenges - this is the only way I can justify the amount of Stampin' Up products I seem to be buying!!!

This challenge can be found here and has a fab sketch

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake
Papers: First Edition
Inks: Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake
Stampsets: Clockworks, Tiny Tags, Affection Collection
Other: Crumb cake Taffeta Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Chevron Embossing folder, Vintage trinkets

Thanks for looking!!!


Free Paper Piercing Pack

Only a few weeks until Christmas now! And Stampin' Up are offering a great deal. A FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack worth £7.25 when you buy the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle. 

You can choose from the following options:
Retail Value
Special Price
Christmas Gift (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
66,70 €/
57,20 €/
Christmas Gift (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
58,70 €/
49,20 €/
Christmas Gift (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
83,70 €/
74,20 €/
Christmas Gift (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
77,25 €/
67,75 €/

This special offer is only good through 30 November 2012

Ornaments Keepsakes Bundle is the Ornament Keepsakes stampset plus the coordinating Framelits

Please contact me if you want to take advantage of this great offer.


Rewards for Hosting a Party

Stampin Up are always coming up with great reasons to host a party and between 1st November and 16th December if you host a party and get minimum sales of £325 you will get a collection of free inkpads worth £44.50! This is in addition to the other fabulous benefits of hosting a party.

Your Party Sales**
Free Ink Collection
Hostess Credit
Items at 50% Off
475 €/£325
70 €/£50
1 item
550 €/£400
90 €/£65
2 items
675 €/£500
110 €/£80
3 items
1,000+ €/£750+
150 €/£120
4 items

So if you want to get ahead and make your Christmas cards and have a fun evening with your friends, then give me a call and I will be happy to arrange a party with you.


New Catalogues

Sorry I have been so bad at keeping my site up to date. So I will try and update a few things on here. Firstly are the 2 new catalogues.

The new main catalogue came out on 1st October and is full of wonderful goodies. I would make yourself a nice hot drink, grab a pen and paper and start drooling over all the new wonderful stamps and products.
You can view it on line here

Also Stampin Up have changed the frequency of their mini catalogues and they are much bigger now. The Autumn/Winter catalogue can be viewed on line here - I promise you that it is packed with very yummy products! Ideal for making Christmas cards.

Contact me to ask any questions or if you wish to place an order.