Thursday, 24 April 2014

Adopted New Baby

Good morning everyone! I am back from Berkshire, all refreshed but missing my family. I hope we get to see them again really soon!

Today is Thursday which means it's time for a new sketch at CAS - Colours and Sketches...

So here is my cute little card...

I used the cute Cuddles and Kisses and Sweetest Gift stamp sets, very simply stamped.

The paper is printed from MDS (can you tell I love my printable papers?) and I distressed all the edges using the distressing tool. I finished with Candy Dots.

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It is Keiran's birthday today, so I may not get any crafting done, but I'm sure I'll be back soon with something for you!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Happy Skylander Birthday!

Good morning and happy St. George's Day to everyone in England!

I am currently enjoying my last morning in Berkshire visiting my brother in his new house, and of course, having tonnes of cuddles with my beautiful new niece!

We head home today as it's Keiran's birthday tomorrow. Where on earth have the last 6 years gone??

So of course I had to make a very special card for my little man...after all, what kind of a mum would I be if I made everyone else cards and not him??

I decided to make him a card in a box as he has really loved the ones I have been making up to now. His theme for his party this year is Skylanders so I found lots of images on Google, printed and cut them out and attached them on strips of  Window Sheet. 

The lettering is done using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die and the DSP is printed from MDS. 

Have a lovely day, whatever you're doing.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

New Baby in a Box card

Hello everyone!
I have a really special card to show you today...I made this for my gorgeous new niece's arrival.

This really was a labour of love! It took me a few hours to make but I really enjoyed making it! I have used stamps from various current and retired sets and attached them using strips of Window Sheet. 

The DSP is printed from MDS, as is the main sentiment panel and the 2 side panels have lovely little verses from 2 of the stamp sets.

If you would like instructions on how to make a card like this, feel free to see my post here.

Stampin' Up! supplies used
Baby, We've Grown    Sweetest GiftCuddles & KissesPink Pirouette Patterns Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download MDS Download
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I am going to enter this card into a couple of challenges...

I think this is a really pretty card and I hope it is treasured long enough for little Evie to see it!

Have a lovely day!

Monday, 21 April 2014

A Pretty Six Sided Sampler

Today I have a pretty little card that I am entering into 2 challenges...

So here is my card

I have used a somewhat neglected stamp set, Six Sided Sampler, but I don't think I have used it in such a girly way before! 

I added a flower using the Boho Blossoms Punch and I inked each layer with Gumball Green and Melon Mambo before adding a Candy Dot. The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch and I also inked those. The sentiment is from the hostess set Banner Greetings.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used
Boho Blossoms Punch - by Stampin' Up!Bird Punch - by Stampin' Up!Six-Sided Sampler Clear Bundle Banner Greetings
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' PadMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadGumball Green Classic Stampin' PadBrights Candy Dots
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I really like the way this card turned out...funny how one stamp set can look so different each time you use it!

Enjoy your Easter Monday...extra day off!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter and Happy Retirement!

Hello and Happy Easter! 
Today is a very important day in the Christian calendar...the day of  Jesus' resurrection. I would like to think that somehow, today is a new start for all humanity and that all evils cease. 

I don't have an Easter project today but I do have a card that I would like to enter into the Freshly Made Sketches this week.

I used Clockworks stamped in Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler. I also inked the edges of the Crumb Cake cardstock, the watch and the sentiment, which is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

I finished with staples (for a manly feel!) and a Candy Dot for the centre of the watch, which I popped up on dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! supplies used
Clockworks Clear-Mount Stamp Set Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadCherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' PadStamp-A-Ma-Jig - by Stampin' Up!Regals Candy Dots
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I hope you enjoy your Easter day and maybe you could find a moment to reflect on what today is really all about.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

A Pretty Baptism Card

Good morning!
We have another fab sketch for you over at Sketch Saturday, this time designed by Debra.

Isn't a fab sketch? I used it to design a Baptism card for a baby in our congregation at church.

I have used a lovely die for the cross and dusted it with chalk to give some subtle colour. I punched little flowers from the Bitty Punch set, chalked the bottom layer, and added a hole punched pink dot to the middle of each flower, finishing with Crystal Effects.

The ribbon is a retired Stampin' Up! one and the sentiment was created using MDS.

Current Stampin' Up supplies used
Punch Pack - by Stampin' Up!Crosses Of Hope Stamp Brush Set -- Digital DownloadCrystal Effects - by Stampin' Up!
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Make sure you get your entries linked up and if you need more inspiration, do check out all the other DT's creations.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Manly Birthday!

Good morning!
Are you ready for another challenge? Good because we have a new colour challenge at CAS - Colours and Sketches!

I will admit to struggling with this one a bit, not because I don't like the colour combo because I do! It's because it was such a lovely day when I made this that I wanted to craft in colour, though as I post this the weather is definitely a little grey!

I have used Basic Gray DSP from the Neutrals collection, the Dictionary Background stamped in Smoky Slate, and the sentiment from Label Love stamped in Basic Black and Basic Gray.

I used the Artisan Label and Decorative Label punches to give interest to the sentiment. I used the sketch at Fab Friday for inspiration.

Stampin' Up! supplies I used
Label Love Clear BundleDictionaryNeutrals Designer Series Paper StackDecorative Label Punch - by Stampin' Up!Neutrals Classic Stampin' Pads
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Have you seen this week's Weekly Deals??
Pop on over to my online shop and check them out for fab bargains!!

Do pop on over to the other DT blogs to see their creations...we're looking forward to seeing yours!