Saturday, 25 March 2017

Quick Tags

Returning from a few days away, I remembered that I was meeting with some school friends the following day. I'd got celebratory gifts but nothing was wrapped.
I stamped up some tissue paper with melon mambo ink and the star stamp from the Perpetual Calendar set. A couple of tags, quickly made with the Stitched Shapes, Large Number and Large Alphabet thinlets. Finish with a piece of ribbon from my stash. Voila!
The wrapping is almost nicer than the gift!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

A Varied Easter

I celebrate Easter but never seem to send Easter cards. This year, having bought the stamp set 'Easter Message', I thought that the Just for Fun classes in March might be a good opportunity to break the set open.

The first card we made was this Stampin' Up! design
Another card using the same stamp set
Back to ' Hey Chick' SAB stamp set for something a little more quirky. Snuck in a little of the SAB glimmer card here too.

Finally, an egg box. You will, no doubt, find lots of die and punch art animals all over the internet.
Allison Davini recently made a card using the Stitched Shape dies which I've turned into a box topper and belly band here. Some more SAB glimmer crept in here!

We filled the filled the boxes with cream eggs, ready to give.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Hey Chick - You're 5!

Fellow demo and friend Lesley Gillett celebrated 5 years of being a demonstrator...and I missed the occasion. I needed to make her a card, pronto!
Out came the Saleabration set Hey Chick.
I stacked the hens on top of each other until, with the egg/chick I had 5. This was the messy, but fun, result!
She finally got the card, way too late but the sentiment remained the same - Congratulations Lelly G!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Revisiting Beautiful You

You may recall the card I made for our group swap in December (shown again below), using the Beautiful You stamp set. It was a simple card, I find this type of card difficult, but I loved the end result.

Last month it was a friend's birthday. Although she's very into altered art, I remembered this little card and so made a fresh version in rose red, a colour I rarely used in the past but am now quite drawn to, along with copper foil.

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

New Baby

What do you do when you don't have the right stamps? Improvise!
My neighbours have a new little baby girl but I don't have any baby stamps in my stash. I had a little rummage and pulled out the SAB set 'Hey Chick'. This is what I came up with -
In shades of Very Vanilla and Blushing Bride, the paper is from the dreamy Falling In Love DSP. The only non Stampin' Up! part is the greeting 'Welcome to your newest chick', but even then I managed to match up the colour perfectly to the Blushing Bride cardstock! I finished the card with Very Vanilla satin ribbon and a Falling In Love embellishment.
I was really rather pleased with the result!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Coffee & Card Tuesday

Coffee & Card this Tuesday - Costa Goldsworth Park
Drop in between 10 am - 11.30 am

Channel your creativity while you enjoy a cup of coffee or tea
Create a card while you relax - price includes a primo size drink and all supplies to make your card.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Shine -

 Like The Star That You Are!

Love this card that I made late last year who is taking time away from being a demonstrator. The sentiment is from a stamp set that was only available in the US which was gifted to me. The set is called Banner Blessings and is one that I don't think I'll part with.
I used the resist technique with stamps from Kinda Eclectic and Perpetual Birthday Calendar, various shades of blue ink, silver thread and sequins.
I still love the way this simple card looks.