Tuesday, 28 April 2009
2 x Patterned Paper
1 x Ribbon
4 x Brads
Patterned Paper !!!! Hmm.... this was certainly going to be a challenge for me. I don't normally use patterned paper for my cards, that is only in my craft room for stroking LOL. Looking back over my blog the last time I used patterned paper was back in February... Ohh Dear....
Any way I have had a go......and I have to admit I had a blast. I will be using patterned paper more...
I decided to use the lovely Stampin Up! 'Sweet Always' papers. (Talking about papers watch out for a fantastic offer Stampin' Up! is bringing us in May.... )
Now I wonder why I choose these papers? My favourite colour of course, REGAL ROSE! LOL
Sweet Always DP
Regal Rose & Black Card stock
Petal Pizzazz, Thank You Kindly stamp sets
Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon
Pretty in Pink Brads
Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink & Certainly Celery ink
Three for you Punch box
I just want to finish off today to say Thank you for visiting my blog and to all the wonderful comments people leave. I know we crafters lead such busy lives and it means alot to me that you take time to leave me a message. XXXX
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Hmmm isn't it just Delicious LOL
Anyway...I had such a blast doing this challenge...I ended up making two cards!!!
This was the first one
Using Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip card stock and inks with the fabulous Soft Summer stamp set. This is certainly becoming one of my favourite sets from the new Mini catalogue.
While making this card my mind was racing ahead thinking about other designs I could do (does that happen to you). So as soon as I had finished this card I made this one...
This time the colours are Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa. With this card, I had the idea to do some embossing on the card. The panel on the bottom of the card is Close to Cocoa card stock that has been stamped with the stamp from the Fresh Cuts set. First use versamark ink, then straight onto Chocolate Chip ink, then stamp onto the card. The versamark allows the chocolate chip ink to stay tacky long enough for you to sprinkle clear embossing powder over the stamped image. Heat the clear embossing powder to create a lovely shiny impression, that looks just like velvet. I also decided to have a go at making the topper look like a tile. It was really difficult to get a photo of this, but if you click on the photo to enlarge you may see it better. To achieve this I ran a (Very new and clean) versamark ink pad over the whole image making sure every bit of card was inked. Then sprinkled clear embossing powder over and heated. This made the whole piece of card shiny looking like a tile. I then trimmed it to the size I wanted (best to do this after you have done the embossing as it makes sure the edges get embossed), then layered onto the card to make the topper.
Thank you girls over at Stamp with Us, I loved doing this challenge...
Monday, 20 April 2009
Inside the cake is a large tub of baby Talc, then a pot of cotton buds on top of that, with the nappies layered around each item.
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
And this one for the lady. I used a scrap of stamped card stock from the card I made last Tuesday for the Stamp With Us challenge 2. Again using the Organic Grace stamp set.
Thursday, 16 April 2009
I have been given this fab award by the wonderful Abi. Abi's comment made me smile, because I feel the same way about her! yes hun, you inspire me ! Your creations are wonderful and thank you for the award.
Now to the hard job...passing this award on. Now I have said it so many times, there are so many fab people out in blogland, I don't like to pick a certain number. I feel everyone should have these awards LOL, but I am going to pick two blogs to send you to. These two fab ladies are part of my Stampin Up! team and are so talented.
I also have another talented lady in the team who deserves this award but she doesn't have a blog, so sending big waves to Lynne. All three of you make my heart smile.
Now off to the craft room...
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Mine was spent decorating our bedroom, so it is all freshly painted and everywhere looking fresh and tidy. I wonder how long they tidy bit will remain LOL.
We are all still waiting for Sister-in-law to produce!!! she is fed up now as you can imagine. I have got some baby projects waiting to post on my blog, but need to wait until baby has arrived in case SIL sees them. I have spent most of today on my own as DS is off on county cricket training. Making the most of my time alone and doing some crafting. I decided that I would join in the new challenge set over at Stamp with Us on Sunday. It is a theme challenge this time and the theme is Birthday. So here is my card.
I have wanted to try out the bleaching technique for a while, so decided today I would make a card for this challenge using this technique. I am afraid I have used pinks again (I think my last 4 projects have all been pink, sorry) Firstly I sponged Whisper White card stock with Regal Rose ink, this gave me the mottled look background. I poured a little bleach onto a section of kitchen roll folded into four, then using the flower stamp from the set Organic Grace I tapped the stamp onto the bleach on the kitchen roll then stamped onto the card stock. This left the imprint of the stamp bleached away. I then left the piece of card to dry while cleaning my stamp (The bleach doesn't harm it by the way) then I stamped over the bleached image with the stamp again inked with Rose Red. I also sponged Rose red ink along the edges of the card stock to make it pop. Next I look more Whisper White card and stamped it with the canvas BG stamp with Pretty in Pink ink. Tied a small bow on the bottom of the panel using White Grossgrain ribbon, placed the panel onto Regal Rose base card, Stamped the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from Basic Phrases set in Rose Red ink, then adhered the panel using foam pads to raise it slightly.
Got a little more time before the hubby and son are back so might go and play a little more....
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
I will post the full creation later on, when the baby arrives.
Like I said I have been busying myself with Easter projects. I have decided that this year I am not buying Easter Eggs for the kids. Well mine is 10 and he is the youngest. He doesn't eat much chocolate and any eggs he does get are still laying around in the middle of summer!! He certainly doesn't take after me. (He He)
The other kids are all much older so I have decided to buy them a Lottery Scratch Card and make a gift envelope for them. I know, you should be 16 to play, but I have checked with their parents and they are all happy with it.
Here is what I have made
Sunday, 5 April 2009
The challenge was to use this sketch
I decided to be different and rotated the sketch 180 degrees. I have used the Petal Pizzazz stamp set again, to make this wonderful flower, using Regal Rose, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink ink. (These are my favourite colours at the moment).
DH is out all day today on a course connected to cricket, so I have all day to craft without being moaned at...LOL. SIL still hasn't produced!! but I can't wait any longer I am going to start baby projects................Bye for now
Friday, 3 April 2009
I have used the stamp set Garden Whimsy, stamped in Versamark ink then used the Stampin' Pastels in Rose Red and Certainly Celery to create the tulip flower. I love the soft edges that this technique gives.
I am patiently waiting for another event to happen this month. My Sister In Law is expecting any day (so that's another Birthday added to April) I have so many baby ideas waiting to be created, I just need to know if they should be Pink or Blue LOL. So watch this space for news very soon! (I hope)
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Colours used are Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Old Olive.
The new Mini catalogue is out today and there are tons of fabulous new stamps in it. If you would like a copy please contact me and I will get one sent out to you straight away.