Sunday, 26 June 2011

Big Shot Daisies

Oh my... where have the last seven days gone? I have had such a busy week extra hours at work and then my dear son having a sport event every evening and of course Mum has to do the taxi duties.  You can see why my blog name is what it is!

I did manage to get into the cabin today and had a little play with my Big Shot and the wonderful Flower Daisies die.  I was actually creating some flowers ready for an event I am attending, which I will show another day.  I had a few scraps of card left over  large enough to cut the smallest daisy, so I decided to cut a load out.  Well us crafters waste nothing do we ;-)

Made this card (and four others the same)

Each daisy is three layers and has a Daffodil Delight glittered centre.  They are so cute.

Reminder:  I have only a few days left available in July to book your party.  Remember you can earn an extra £20 on top of the normal Hostess benefits.  See post here for more details.  So contact me soon to book your party to avoid disappointment.

Stamps: Build A Blossom (leaves)
Card: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Daisies die, Blossom Petals Punch, 3/4" circle punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Subtles Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Sympathy Card

I learnt today that my elderly neighbour across the road passed away last night. He had been ill for a couple of years now and in the past few months had deteriorated quite a lot. He is now free of pain and at peace. So a Sympathy card is required.

I have used the good for every occasion, Lovely As a Tree set. This is a firm favourite stamp set that I turn to time and time again.  A simple card created using Post it Notes to create a border in the middle of the WW card and brayering Baja Breeze ink to create a band of colour.  The Trees are then just stamped over the colour border.

Stamps: Lovely As a Tree
Card: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Expresso
Accessories: Brayer, (Sentiment created on PC)

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Manhattan Wedding

The wedding season is upon us, so I thought I would share a beautiful wedding card with you today.

This card is created with the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Embossing Folder 'Manhattan Flowers'.  I used Whisper White card but created the Perfect Plum flowers by inking the embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot.

Here is a photo of inside of the card.

Just look at the impression from these embossing folders.  They are so deep, I just love them.  Remember this folder along with 4 other folders are exclusive to Stampin' Up! and can only be bought through myself.  Contact me today to order yours.

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Card: Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum
Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, Manhattan Embossing Folder, Jewelry Tag Medium Punch

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Nature Walk Father's Day card

Today I am sharing another Father's Day card.  This card is made with the Nature Walk stamp set.  This stamp set is so versatile and can be used for male or female cards.  Remember this female card.  I used Soft Suede and Crumb Cake from the neutrals collection to give the vintage look.  I created the mottled background by inking the Clear mount block D with Crumb Cake ink then stamping the block onto WW card.  The great thing about Stampin' Up! is the colour matching and co-ordination, which this card showcases.  If you would like to know more about Stampin' Up! and the co-ordinating products then why not book a party.  Email me for more details.

Stamps: Nature Walk, Something to Celebrate
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Card: Soft Suede, WW
Accessories: Soft Suede & Rich Razzleberry Markers, Clear-mount Block, Neutrals DP, Spritzer Tool

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Punch Art Sheep

I was asked by a workmate to create two Father's Day cards for her. One of them she requested sheep on it!! Hmm now at the moment Stampin' Up! don't actually have any sheep stamps in the current catalogue so I had to put on my thinking cap.

I had seen a lot of Punch Art animals on various blogs and decided to have a go at creating a sheep. I made the sheep quite easily but then needed a card design to put him on. This is what I came up with.

Isn't he just so comical, grazing in a field beside the fence, in front of the barn.

If you would like to see more Punch Art animals, how about booking a workshop, invite family and friends and we could have a fun evening making some.  Plus if you hold your workshop in June or July you could earn an extra £20 free products.  See post here for more details.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Fantastic Offer

In my last post I showed you one of the exclusive stamp sets available Free to people who host a workshop.  Well Stampin' Up! have just made it even more exciting by giving Hostesses the chance to earn an extra £20 Free Merchandise.  Host a workshop totalling £250 or more in product sales during June and July to qualify for the extra £20 spends.

Let me explain what a workshop is.  You get your friends together.  They don't have to be crafters.  They may just fall in love with it all and you will then have someone new to share your hobby with.  I will come along and show you how the fabulous Stampin' Up! products work and you will get a chance to try some of them before you buy.

As the Hostess you will receive a Free stamp set and the following:

So the minimum you would have to spend is £45.  Yes that's £45 of FREE crafting product and isn't FREE product just simply the best kind.

So contact me today to book a date to PARTY.  The first 5 people to book their dates will receive an extra gift from me at their party.