Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Less is More.....week 56

I was pleased to hear that I wasn't the only one who kept small scraps of paper and card!
This week challenge from the ladies over at Less is More is 'Don't Scrap it'.
Not sure where the coloured backing paper scraps came from but the card is S.U. Melon Mambo.  Small scraps of card also used for the S.U. Embossed butterfly Embosslit...sentiment is from SU 'Because I care' set.


Saturday, 25 February 2012

Another Faith and Nature....

Another little card from the Faith and Nature set.....coloured with Copic pens....backing paper is some old Stampin Up Haiki DP....just added some faux brads to finish the card off.
These little 5 x 5 scallop cards are ideal for small cards.
Hope you are enjoying your week end...


Thursday, 23 February 2012

Faith in Nature...

I've had this little Stampin UP set 'Faith in Nature for quite a while now and so far it hadn't seen any ink so thought it was time it did!
Stamped and coloured with Copics...Backing paper is Stampin Up and so is all the card...I found a scrap of embossed card which needed using up so popped it behind the image.
Border punch is a Martha Stewart one, these images from this little set make lovely notelets that a quick to make.


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A little bit of shrink plastic....

This card doesn't photograph very well being black and also the gold thread is very sparkly...
Found this little shrink plastic cat which is a Hobby Art Daisy cat, stamped onto black shrink plastic with white ink and I've coloured the flowers using Sakura pens which have a bit of sparkle to them.  Punched out a black spirelli shape and used sparkly gold thread on that then mounted the it all onto a Marianne die cut.
The black card for the backing I've embossed with an SU embossing folder, corner punched from EK Success punch.  SU window punch also used.


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Wine buffs...

When asked to make so many cards I do use images from some of my CD's... Wine Buffs are always a favourite as we have a Wine Club in our village I always make sure I do at least 4 Wine Buff cards....they are so quick to make I have made.  I manage to make  5 different ones this morning but thought you might like to see a couple of them....
Might just have time to make another card before my little grandson appears this afternoon...

Thanks for looking...


Sunday, 19 February 2012

Penny Black Challenge - week 189

Our challenge over at Penny Black this week is PEARLS and LACE...so this was easy for me!
I've used one of the Penny Black Stickeroo images from the Romance of Flowers sheet and just added a little bit of sparkle.
Backing papers are from S.U. Punch is SU eyelet punch...added my lace and some pearls...
great I though done....NO....I had  stuck my images on the wrong way so my card wouldn't open...gggrr. but I think we have all done this a some stage...so rescued what I could from the front of the original card and started again...

I have a busy week this week as I have got an order for 60 cards and a couple of commissions to make so if I don't post for a few days you know what I am doing...


Saturday, 18 February 2012

Less is More.....week 55....

This weeks challenge from the girls over at Less is More is Theme and the theme is 'DIE CUT or PUNCH.  
I've used my Sizzix/ Hero Arts Stamp and Die cut set for this challenge which is a lovely little set there is a die for every stamp,  stamping the leaves and flowers out first then die cutting it couldn't be easier.

Off to do some sewing repairs for my granddaughter now...patches on jeans....what would these little treasures do with us nanny's and Grandma's?

Also entering this card into the Challenge Crafters Circle Die cuts challenge.


Friday, 17 February 2012


I am really enjoying playing with my new Create a Cupcake set...and from bits I had left over from another card I had  made my little cupcakes were turned upside down and  have become handbags!  Although things look a bit 'wonky' on the actual card they are straight!
All card and DP is from Stampin Up...the little flaps on on the bags I made by using a 3/4 circle punch cut in half then just punched out a slither of card from the circle to make the handles.
I have put the Linky Followers on the side bar just in case we do loose our Google Friends Follwers at the end of this month as I would hate to loose all my lovely followers so if you want to continue following me please pop your names on the Linky Follwers its free to join..I have noticed that  quite a lot of bloggers have done the same thing just to be on the safe side...

Thanks for looking


Thursday, 16 February 2012

Anyone for Cupcakes!

Just had a little play with my new S.U. Create a Cupcake set......its my friends birthday soon and I know she loves cake so hopefully she will love this card.
I've used Cake Crumb and Soft Suede card, the DP is also from Stampin Up, for the main card I've used an SU Embossing Folder....   also used SU Eyelet punch and Nesties..

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Less is More challenge....

Mandi and Chrissie over at Less is More have really made us think about this weeks challenge which is ONE LAYER and STRIPES......
Found this little stamp hidden away and thought it would cover this challenge.  I made a rectangle template and using my duster brushes made a striped background before stamping  my image which is by Stamps Happen and is called 'Bees'.  The sentiment was done on my computer.


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Simply Stampin Sketch challenge

The challenge over at Simply Stampin this week is a sketch.
I've used another stamp from the 'Forever Young' stamp set which is the little girl on the swing.  Backing paper and card is all SU, I've embossed the large circle with an embossing folder and added a couple of butterflies from the S.U Beuatiful Wings embosslets die. Other punches used SU. Ovals, scallop edge and small circles...

Have a good day


Monday, 13 February 2012

Forever Young....

One of the Stampin Up stamps sets we managed to get for our club was ''Forever Young so I have been having a little with it before it goes into the club library box.
All card and backing Backing is from S.U....I've used my new SU folder Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder across the centre but it doesn't really show up very well being black.
I've used 2 S.U. punches Scallop ribbon border and Scallop trim border. Some of the tiny waste dots from the ribbon border I used to create mini brads on the sentiment, the sentiment came from the Create a Cupcake stamp set.
Have a good day


Sunday, 12 February 2012

St Lukes Challenge Mid Month Post......

Our challenge over at St Lukes this month is Love and Lace.
While doing a bit of sorting our recently I found this Spirelli hearted green heart...Do you remember Spirelli?  So rather than throw it away decided to use it for my mid month post for St Lukes charity card challenge.  Using gold thread to wind around the heart, I cut out 2 other hearts one to layer onto the Spirelli heart and another small one to mount a gold heart shaped button I found.
Thought I would get away from the usual red as the spirelli shaped heart was green.  Mounted onto to paper from my stash, the lace part of my card is a Memory Box die and just added a Craftwork Card sentiment....


Saturday, 11 February 2012

Penny Black Challenge... week 188

It has been such a busy week I missed last weeks challenge over at Penny Black but made sure I did my card for this weeks challenge....LOVE and KISSES  first thing this morning.
This little stamp covers the challenge and is called 'Snuggle'.
Coloured with penicls, backing papers are from Basic Grey 'Europhia' pad... punches used are Martha Stewart heart border any my new S.U. Heart punch...Sentiment is computer generated.

Off to have a play with some of me new Stampin .Up goodies
Have a great weekend whatever you do.


Thursday, 9 February 2012

club Night....

                                                                 Spinner Card

It was our Club night last night as were certainly kept our ladies busy...they made a spinner card and also a side step dresser card which you can do so much with.   We had lots of samples for the girls to look at but thought you might like to see just a couple of my cards.
The girls all made the same spinner card using a Penny Black image.
We had a great selection of side stepper cards and two of the samples I made for men, one being the tie card and the red one could be for a mechanic etc but there ate lots of ideas you could do for men.
We have had quite a few new ladies join us which is lovely and although it was very cold last night about 21 ladies braved the cold and came to craft....thats dedication for you!  we crafters are tough..LOl..lOl...

Next month we are stamping on Candles and also doing a parchment project.
Off to do a pile of ironing now but hope to get back in the craft room later this afternoon.
Keep warm where ever you are....


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Less is More challenge - week 53

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Less is More... Cant believe its year since Chrissie and Mandi started off this great challenge....they've certainly make us scratch our heads some weeks...Congratulations ladies for this fabulous challenge.
This weeks challenge is Colour and our colour is AQUA.. The stamps I have used on my card are ones from the Sale-a-bration offer that is on at the moment and is called 'Fresh Vintage' which is a lovely set, the image mounted onto nesties and I've just added 3 small punched flowers and a pearl....
It's our club night tonight so will show you tomorrow what's on tonight's menu in the way of projects!


Monday, 6 February 2012

Stampin Up Extravaganza Day

We have a fabulous day yesterday with Jenny from Stamping Moments and look at what we made:

First we decorated the box which Jenny, Sue, Jill and I put together before the girls arrived just to save a bit of time....we made a set of index cards and then we made the following cards to go in the set:

Jenny works so hard on preparing all our Stampin Up day and what fabulous cards we created and a super box the keep them in.
If anyone would like to join us on the next Stampin Extravaganza its on 17th June, details on my side bar or you can contact Jenny direct.
Everyone went home very happy and we cant wait for June to come...

Thank you Jenny...you really are a talented lady.


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Penny Black Challenge.......week 186

Penny Blacks challenge this week is called 'FLORAL FRENZY'...
I seem to be in the pink and green mood again with this card.  This little stamp is called ' Crossing Bridges' and is coloured with Pencils and put onto nesties, raffia lace added across the back.  Papers are from  Best Creations and S.U.  Sizzix leaf die, S.U. punches also used...Cuttlebug flower die, and Quickutz corner dies, computer generated sentiment.


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

St Lukes Charity Card Challenge... Love and Lace

 Our challenge this month over at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge is Love and Lace so it can be a Valentine, Anniversary, wedding or even a Birthday card.. with a touch of lace.
For my card I have used one of LOTV images and added some more colour to it...the image is mounted onto nesties then I've used a square paper lace Doily behind the image. All card and paper is from S.U. Sentiment is from LOTV.
We have a super prize to be won this month which has been kindly donated by Sasha http://sashas-inspirations.blogspot.com our December winner and the lovely prize are these stamps from La Blanche
So crafters get card making just remember you have to 'be in it to win it'...
Also don't forget to check out other DT members cards for inspiration.