Thursday, 29 January 2015

Amazingly Amazing!

Hello all!
It's Thursday so it's time for our new challenge at CAS-Colours and Sketches, and as it's the fifth week of the month, it's a double!! 

I have used our sketch this week to make a card for my wonderful Mike, just to let him know how much I appreciate him!

I used Work Of Art for the zig-zags and the sentiment from Painted Petals. The sentiment is exactly what I want to say to him!

I finished with a couple of dots punched using the 1/4in punch, which is in the Weekly Deals this week, reduced from £8.25 to £6.19...what a bargain!

What are you making this week? We can't wait to see! :)

Did you get any snow last night? We actually did! Well, as I write this post and schedule it to publish this morning, we had about 2 inches...snow day! Hope you have a good one, whatever you are doing :)

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A lacy, sparkly butterfly Birthday!

Wow I had such a positive response on Facebook to yesterday's card from so many lovely people; demos, friends and customers alike, so thank you so much!

I have used the same Something Lace stamp set as I used yesterday, but this time I made a birthday card with it...

I stamped the lacy background in Wisteria wonder before adding to my Perfect Plum card blank. I then stamped my sentiment from Remembering Your Birthday and die cut with one of the Chalk Talk Framelits.

How gorgeous is this butterfly?? It is the medium one from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies, die cut in Elegant Eggplant, which I then covered in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss. I love how sparkly it is in real life! 

I really have fallen in love with this Lacy elegant and it has a world of possibilities! 

The weather is dreadful here today, so I am (hopefully) finishing the decorating over the next 2 days. I just have some white walls to do, then I can sit back and enjoy for a year or so! (or until grubby hands muck it all up again!)
I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Something borrowed...

Good morning everyone!
I hope you had a good weekend! I had a lovely time with my girlies, but not much time for crafting! So last night, I popped into my craft room and made this...

I have used the gorgeous new For The New Two stamp set, which is perfect for all those wedding cards you'll need to make this year! I stamp my sentiment in Gold Encore onto Vellum cardstock, then I heat embossed it with clear Stampin' Emboss. I find it gives a softer look than the Gold Stampin' Emboss.

I stamped the beautiful background with the new Something Lacy background stamp in gold Encore ink...isn't it lovely?? I punched a heart with the Sweetheart punch and also stamped the same background. I looped some Linen Thread around the back of the heart before adding it to my card.

See this gorgeous embellishment?

It's one of the Something Borrowed Embellishments, which are beautiful and sparkly, and a little bit vintagey! Before I threaded the Sahara Sand Lace Trim through it, I rubbed it with a little gold encore just to dull the silver a little and make it even more vintagey (it is a word!) Doesn't it look pretty!

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow if I feel up to it...this cold is sending me to bed early! Have a lovely day!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Singled colour Lotus Blossom

Good morning all!
As promised on Wednesday, here is the final card we made at my craft class last Friday...

We used the gorgeous free Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom stamp for this one, and also did it in two colourways.

These are made in Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana, with a Pear Pizazz stem.

To get the lovely shading in the flowers, I actually used the stamps in the reverse order to the recommended. (each of the 3 stamps has a number order in which to use it printed in the packaging).

I inked up and stamped off stamped the number 3 stamp first (the full flower), then stamped it in place on my card. I then used number 2, then number 1 and got this lovely subtle tone on tone effect, with one ink cartridge. 
Which colour is your favourite? The jury's out on this one for me!

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So I have a girly weekend with som very good friends this weekend, so I may not be around depends how much crafting I get done tonight! I hope you have a fun weekend planned too! Have a good one! :)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

New Baby for CAS-Colours and Sketches

Hi everyone!
It's Thursday so it must be time for another challenge at CAS-Colours and Sketches....

I was very organised with this card...I made it in December for Mike's daughter on the birth of her daughter.

I used the really sweet Baby We've Grown stamp set for the little shoes, which I added to my computer printed sentiment, die cut from Labels Collection Framelits, and pierced using the Festive Paper Piercing Pack.

I think the paper piercing gives a lovely border, don't you? The designer paper was printed from was always one of my favourites as it's perfect for baby cards, so I was thrilled to find it as a download!

We had such a lot of gorgeous entries into last week's challenge...we're going to have a tough time choosing our top 3! I hope to see as many entries again this week!
Now go get creating! ;)

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Emboss resist butterflies

Good morning and happy Wednesday! 
So, did you have lots of snow last night? We didn't and I am very disappointed! No snow day here!

Anyway, today I am carrying on from yesterday with the spring theme with these beautiful cards, one of which already has a home for Keiran's Grandma's Birthday today!

These are also cards that we made in my Craft Class last Friday, using a technique the ladies hadn't used before.

I have used the stunning Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching Frameits, and the Resist Emboss technique for these cards.

I first stamped the ferns in Versamark onto Naturals White card, then heat embossed using clear Stampin' Emboss. I then gently sponged the card with Sof Sky ink and a sponge, from the edges, up the ferns and outwards, building the colour as I went. I also very gently sponged the Butterfly. I then stamped more ferns in Soft Sky before adding the sentiment in Basci Gray and adding the butterfly, complete with a Basics Rhinestone.

I tried it in a different colourway too...

This one is Pear Pizzazz with a Calypso Coral butterfly. I love both of these, but which one is your favourite??

I will be back with my DT card for CAS-Colours and Sketches tomorrow, and my final class card on Friday. If you would like to join one of my classes, please check out the tab at the top for details. And if you would like to buy any of the products, please click on the links on the right >>>>

Have a fabby day!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

A little bit of spring!

Good morning!
I don't know about where you live, but it has been freezing here...literally! We have highs of 1 degree C...I know a lot of you are reading from much colder places, but it's cold for us!

So this morning, I am here to brighten your day with spring flowers! These are samples of the cards we made in my craft class on Friday. If you would like to come along next time, you can find details of future classes on the tab at the top of this page :)

I have used the beautiful Painted Blooms DSP as my background, on a Hello Honey card base. I'm not one for using DSP much, but I really do love this one! Isn't it beautiful?!

I stamped the two step flowers and sentiment using the matching Painted Petals stamp set. I using Stampin' Write Markers so I could ink up different parts of the stamp in different colours. I finished with a little Basic Pearl.

I made two similar cards as I need to build my stash a bit, and this is a great way to do that, without making 2 the same! Which one do you prefer?

I really love this is totally full of spring and colour! At least when I get up in the morning, it is sort of getting light, so I'm starting to look forward to spring! :)

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I hope you have a lovely day!

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