Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Beautiful Wings and.....RETIRING LIST!!

Well today is the day we have all been waiting for...it's the day that Stampin' Up! release their retiring list of stamps, punches, accessories, etc, and you can get them at up to a massive 50% off!

There really are some surprise retirings (it's a word, honest!) in there too, which can only mean one thing....lots of amazing new products to come soon!! :D

In fact, I made a card the other day with one of the retiring Embosslits...Beautiful Wings. Want to see? Oh go on then!

The three squares of card have been cluttering up my desk for a while now, so I thought it was time they got used up! It is difficult to see, but I stamped the swirls from Everything Eleanor using Versamark and Clear Stampin' Emboss.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and I used my Rose Red and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers to ink it up.

Aren't these butterflies gorgeous? I truly will be sad to see them go...wish I had used them more!

Do have a little peek on my online shop and grab yourself a bargain...so many lovely things! Why not leave me a comment and let me know what bargains you picked up? I'd love to know! :)
Happy shopping!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

I {heart} you

Hello all!
First of all, I apologise for not being around much lately...what with Easter holidays and my Gym Instructor course I have been a very busy little lady! The funny thing is that I actually have lots of cards already made, I just haven't got round to blogging them! Hopefully I will have more opportunity after my exams this weekend!

Anyway, today it is time for our new challenge at CAS-Colours and Sketches and we have a lovely colour combo for you today!

I was going to go all girly and and do flowers and swirls and probably butterflies, but then I spotted a stamp set I haven't used for a while so went with that instead! Here's what I came up with...

I've used Pictogram Punches for my card, and I coloured my sentiment using the three required coloured Stampin' Write Markers. I notched either side of the sentiment and wrapped some thick Coastal Cabana Baker's Twine around my stamped panel, finishing with a knot. 

I stamped and punched out one of the hearts from the set and popped it up on Dimensionals before backing with Coastal Cabana and mounting on the front of the the card, again with Dimensionals.

I plan to try and get some of my cards blogged this week, so please do keep popping back to see what I've been making!

Have a lovely day!

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Oooops very late!!

Hi everyone!
Wow has it really be so long since my last post?? I have been so busy over the school holidays that I just haven't had time to get online! So yes, I am very late posting my card for CAS-Colours and Sketches this week, for which I am very sorry for! Still, better late than never right?

So this week is a sketch challenge, and here is the fab sketch...

I loved this sketch and knew almost straight away what I was going to make...

I used the Top Note Bigz Die for the panel, and topped it with little toppers made using Circle and Scallop Circle Punches and butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Sizzlits.

The sentiment is from Butterfly Basics and I inked it using my Stampin' Write Markers before stamping.

I love the touch of sparkle from the Silver Glimmer Paper behind the butterflies, don't you?

We can't wait to see your creations, so while the weather is a bit chilly again, why not join in?

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Going Green!

Good afternoon!
Today it's time for our new challenge at CAS-Colours and Sketches, and it's Louise's turn to host this month. For her first challenge she has gone all green!

I didn't think I would enjoy using just green (it's not my favourite colour to be honest!) but actually, I found it rather easy to do! As it was only one colour, I just got all my green accessories out, with the inks and paper and played! I rather like my effort...what do you think...

I started by stamping just the widely spaced parts of the sprinkle balloon from Celebrate Today in Pear Pizzazz, then added some retired Washi Tape, some Pear Pizzaz Chevron Ribbon and a strip of Garden Green spotty DSP that I punched first with the Hearts Border Punch.

I then added some Linen Thread and a butterfly stamped from Kinda Eclectic and punched with the Bitty Butterfly Punch. I finished with a large Basics Pearl.

I deliberately left in sentiment free as I think this little card would be suitable for lots of occasions. Oh I should say that this card is really little at only 7.5cm x 10cm...super cute!

We're looking forward to seeing your creations!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

I {heart} my parents!

Good morning everyone!
Today I'm showing you a little present I made for my Mum and Dad for their Wedding Anniversary last week. 

This is quite a large cardboard heart that I wrapped with Burlap Ribbon and secured using hot glue.

I then added the sentiment from Feel Goods which I heat embossed with my own mix of Stampin' Emboss Powders. I used Early Espresso and Gold to create a slightly graduated look to it....very effective don't you think?

I added various flowers from Petal Potpourri and Petite Petals, some die cut leaves from Flower Frenzy Bigz Die, and some butterflies from Butterfly Basics. I finished with Basics Pearls and some gold pearls from my stash.

They loved this gift, which I made in colours to match their decor...I hope to see it hung in pride of place next time I visit!

Have a lovely day and I hope the wind has calmed down near you!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Bloom With Hope for Mum and Dad's Anniversary

Good morning!
Would you believe we had snow when I woke up this morning! It seems to have gone now though...lots of rain!

So today is Thursday and that means it's time for our challenge at CAS-Colours and Sketches, and this week is Jane's sketch challenge.

I decided to use the sketch to make an Anniversary card for my parents...they have been married for 46 years this year!

I used the gorgeous Hostess set, Bloom With Hope, for my card. I coloured it with my Stampin' Write markers and created a sentiment on my, which I die cut using one of the Chalk Talk Framelits. 

I tied some Linen Thread round a layer of So Saffron card before popping it onto my card blank, then added my stamped panel using Dimensionals. I finished with a few Basics Pearls.

If you would like information on how to get this stamp set for free, please contact me for more details!

So go get your crafting goodies out and show us your creations!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Creative Blog Hop - a Pink Wreath

Good morning! I hope you are all well? I feel like I've been away for ages, but I haven't...I have actually been crafting, I just haven't got round to blogging, so I am sorry about that!

I have been nominated to take part in the Creative Blog Hop by the lovely Em, so here is my make...

I used some retired Pink Pirouette ribbon to wrap a polystyrene circle and glued it in place with hot glue. I made roses with the Spiral Flower Originals Die, making the small one by cutting the bottom off once I had rolled it, and hot glueing it to a punched circle of card.

The sentiment is from Feel Goods and was heat embossed with Pool Party Stampin' Emboss. The leaves are from Flower Frenzy Bigz Die as are the bases of the larger flowers. I finished with a few punched Bitty Butterflies and some pearls. 

I really enjoyed making this project, so much so that I made another hanger for my parents for their anniversary, which I will show you tomorrow.

So to keep the blog hop going, I have nominated the lovely Susie and Neets who will post their projects next Monday, 30th March.

Have a lovely Monday!

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