Thursday, 14 April 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge 2

There is a new challenge blog called Simply Stampin' Challenge. Last week there was a sketch to follow and this week the challenge is to use the following colours -

Now these are not normally colours I would choose to use myself. But this is what it is all about to challenge yourself.  So off I went to the cabin and fiddled and faffed and came up with this.

Boy was it a challenge, but I am so happy with the results.  To bling it up I placed our beautiful rhinestones in the centre of the flowers.

Stamp: Just Believe
Card: Wild Wasabi, Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: 1-1/4" circle punch. Scallop Trim Border, Rhinestones, Subtles Designer Paper stack

Friday, 8 April 2011

Build A Blossom

Thank you everyone who have left lovely comments on yesterdays post. I am feeling much better today, so made sure I got into the cabin and crafted today.

There is one stamp set in the mini catalogue that is fast becoming my favourite and that is Build a Blossom on page 12. It doesn't look much but boy am I having fun creating different colour combos. Today I used Concord Crush on Whisper white and punched out the petals using the Blossom Petals Punch.

I decided to use a button and ribbon in the centre of the flower and choose a Pumpkin Pie button from the Brights Designer Button pack. Don't the two colours look great together.  I decided to follow that colour theme throughout.

Stamps: Build A Blossom, Just Believe
Card: Concord Crush, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Concord crush, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Button, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Blossom Petals Punch, Concord Crush Poly Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Designer Paper

The weather forecast for Norfolk this weekend is sunny and warm, but I'm going to be stuck inside both days as my son is playing in bowls tournaments.  But it does give me the opportunity to browse the mini catalogue yet again and plan some more projects.  If you would like a copy of the Mini catalogue, please contact me and I will get one sent out to you.

Have a good weekend. x

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge 1

Hi Folkes.

I finished work yesterday for three weeks and was so looking forward to getting my cabin and crafting, but my dear son has given me a shocking cough and cold. I am hacking away constantly, so much so my sides ache!!. However I did force myself to go in there this afternoon and create a card for a new challenge blog, Simply Stampin' Challenge.

Here is what I created. Considering I am feeling unwell, I am quite pleased with the result.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Butterfly Prints, Basic Phrases 
Card: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Versamark
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Border,
Basic Pearls, Clear Embossing Powder, Corner Punch.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Mothers Day card

This is the card I made for my wonderful Mum.

I decided to use the Greenhouse Garden stamp set and the two step stamping technique.  It is such a fun technique to do and gives you such fantastic results.

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden,  Occasional Greetings
Card: Kraft (from my stash), Old Olive, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Melon Mambo, basic Grey, Old Olive
Accessories: So saffron from DP Subtles Collection, Basic Pearls, Two-Step bird punch

Friday, 1 April 2011

MINI 2011

View on-line Here

At last I can share the New Mini catalogue with you all.  It has been so so hard to keep this under wraps until today!

The most exciting news is -  We now stock the BIG SHOT die cutting system

 along with a whole host of dies exclusive to Stampin' Up!

If you would like a paper copy of the mini or place an order then please email me.