Monday, 31 August 2009

A little gift

Hello and a very happy bank holiday Monday to you! Shame about the weather, hope it's better where you are! We're off to a family get together today and seeing baby Phoebe born to my cousins Emma & Andrew and cousins Helen & Billy's baby Ruby. Hoping to get lots of fab photos! I've made a little gift for the girls, just a simple gift bag to house a little puppet! I know both have loads and loads of clothes and it's sooo tricky knowing what to get for them as a little something, then I spotted these! For the gift bag and card I've used SU's so saffron and pumpkin pie with some summer picnic and washington apple DSP. The ribbon is pumpkin pie used with the Wild about you! stamp set. Hope you have a fab day! xx

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Out with the old...

Hello! I hope you're having a great weekend whatever you're doing. As the new Stampin' Up! catalogue will be out very soon (exciting!) I've been giving away a few of my much loved stamp sets to make room for some new lovelies!
I'm planning on having several great offers on after the launch of the catalogue in October so watch this space for some fantastic deals, please email me also if you would like a copy of the new catty and I'll post one off to you.
I've made a quick card using the True Friend set with the colours brocade blue, old olive, night of navy, whisper white and not quite navy. The striped old olive dsp is SU Summer Picnic. I've used my nesties labels one die with some brocade blue grosgrain ribbon and a flower ribbon slide from the hodgepodge hardware kit. The sentiment is from the Cheer & Wishes set layered with the scalloped oval punch. Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

Friday, 28 August 2009

It's begining to look a lot like...

ooops! I've just taken delivery of this fab fiskars apron lace border punch and it's inspired me to make a shabby chic style card, but I think it looks more like a Christmas style card! (and it's a bit too early for those isn't it?!) I've used SU Soft Summer with real red and old olive with a bit of whisper white and lots of dots, I think the paper is doodlebug.
Thanks so much for looking and I hope you enjoy a hotter than hot and super sunny bank holiday weekend! xx

Thursday, 20 August 2009


Hi! I'm still loving using the SU wild about you set and my fave is this little fella! Here he's been stamped on to kraft with old olive and then layered on to choc chip and cameo coral. I've used a clear button layered over some stripey paper with some choc chip taffeta ribbon. Have a great evening xx

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Stamp With Us weekly challenge

Hi! Well we have more gorgeous sunshine again today, hope it's sunny wherever you are! This is the inspiration photo for this weeks Stamp With Us challenge. I love Gerberas and they look gorgeous in these colours
For the card I've used the crazy for cupcakes SU set with a sentiment from the fun and fast notes. My colours are pumpkin pie, rose red, perfect plum and bashful blue. Hope you're having a great week xxx

Sunday, 16 August 2009


Some days I struggle to think of a title for my blog entries, must try and be more creative with this! It's been a really sunny and warm weekend again and I've been doing a bit of crafting. We are in the middle of decorating our spare room at the moment and I've been looking at lots of paint swatches in sunny yellows, so thought I would make a card to match! I've used the SU Simply Said flowers and a sentiment from the SU Circle Of Friendship set. The colours are so saffron, real red and whisper white. The border punch is fiskars and the striped ribbon is from the SU mini catalogue.
I 've also made a card and gift bag. The papers are from Stampin' Up's! summer picnic DSP with the colours so saffron, real red, basic grey and very vanilla. The flowers have been made using the SU scallop circle punch along with some real red ribbon and some SU jumbo eyelets (these are so fab to use!) Bye for now and thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Lovely blogging friends

Hi! Just had a surprise and found out the lovely Aimes has nominated me for three blog awards! Aimes is super talented and very funny! Her cards are fantastic. Thank you so much Aimes for these xxx

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Hi Chick!

Hello, hope it's sunny wherever you are today! I've Made a quick card using the fun and fast notes SU stamp set. I've used so saffron, pretty in pink, whisper white and rose red. The DSP is Tea Party from the mini catalogue. I've also used some so saffron striped grosgrain ribbon and a brad from the hodgepodge hardware set. Hope you're having a lovely day! xxxand flips!

Sunday, 9 August 2009

It's been a sunny and warm weekend...

Hooray! Hope you're having a great one! Whilst it was a bit grey outside last week, I made this card and it has a bit of an autumnal feel to it! I've used some papers that I found recently from My Minds Eye in the bloom & grow design, love these. The little owl is from Stampin'Up's forest friends set and the tree branch is a Hero Arts one. The colours I've used are choc chip, pumpkin pie and whisper white with a designer button from the mini catalogue. I've also used the oval and scalloped oval with the oval all sentiment from Stampin' Up! and a fiskars threading water border punch.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Bleach it up!

Hello! I've been wanting to try this technique for a while as I've seen a few cards made this way and they looked lovely! I applied my bleach directly to my stamp and then on to the card. Here I've used rose red, going gray and regal rose. The stamp is the stem from Soft Summer coloured with rose red and always artichoke. I was a bit concerned that the bleach smell would linger for a bit but it went away very quickly!
The bleach has been used again for this one with the rose red and always artichoke. The ribbon slider and frame are from the hodgepodge hardware box. The background has been stamped with the paisley stamp. Thanks so much for looking and hope you have a great week! xx

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Wheel Swap

Hello hope you are having a fab weekend. I participated in my first ever swap a couple of weeks ago hosted by the lovely Alex over on ILWS. The swap recipe was to use a Stampin' Up! wheel image and here's mineI decided to use the 'It's Beautiful' Jumbo Wheel in the colours Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Bravo Burgundy and Whisper White. I've then added some pearls from the pretties kit with some gold elastic cord and a sentiment from 'Simply Said'. The swaps from the girls I received in exchange were fantastic and so varied in style and technique. Thanks so much Alex for hosting this swap.