Monday, 31 March 2008

Blogger is playing me up again, When I am uploading photos all I can see is a page of text and no Photos, so I'm not sure where this typing is going to end up!!!! Still trying to upload videos but it just won't let me!!!!

The Stampset is Unfrogettable.....with Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue cardstock. The first card is a Z-card with some masking of the mushrooms. I used my SU Markers to colour the images in and also some paper piecing on the Frog for a Spotty body.

The base cardstock is Bashful Blue stamped all over in versamark and then the heat & stick powder to add the dazzling diamonds glitter. The same was done to the strip of flowers on the bottom after I had coloured them in. I used the watercrayons to colour the frog and 3d the body with a glittered one!!!! Too much Bling on this card?

This card is for a very Best Friend who is joining the Big 40 Birthday club this week.

I am so busy today, Grandparents over for tea, Book work is shouting at me and Cakes to make!!! I am amazed I even ventured into my craftroom at all, but a girl has to craft.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Sending Happy Thoughts........

Just thought I would show you a few of the cards I made using the Simply Sent Kit - Sending Happy Thoughts.....

Its on Special Offer in April with 10% off....

The set comes complete with everything you need to make 10 cards. It includes a Stamp set of 6 die cut rubber stamps. I saw this set demonstrated at the London Open Night and feel in love with the flowers as when you stamp them, they end up looking two toned......

All I added to the kit was 3 extra sheets of cardstock, one real red, one pumpkin pie and one very vanilla. I also used my Polka Dot Background stamp.......but this is not needed just my choice.

The kit has far too much ribbon to make the card and it is doublesided ribbon so the zig zag pattern is on both sides.......

The first card is using one of the Old Olive pre scored cards that comes with the kit. The kit comes with 3 ink pads, stampin spots ones not the full sized stamp pads, but work just as well.

The Very Vanilla is 9cm x 7cm, which I stamped the sentiment stamp 3 times and added the leaves, all in Old Olive. I stamped the largest flower 3 times, 2 in Pumpkin pie and 1 in Real Red. I cut these out leaving a border around the edge and added a brad in each centre, all in the kit.
This is a close up of the flower head, you can see how lovely they stamp out.

I added some of the ribbon along the top to finish the card after I layered up the very vanilla with some pumpkin pie and real red cardstock.

I popped up the flowers with the dimensionals also in the kit.

This one is Real Red cardstock, I added this to the kit, as I love the red with the pumpkin pie.

The old olive was stamped all over with one of the flowers in the old olive inkpad.

I used the very vanilla layer and pumpkin pie layer that was in the kit already pre cut for you. I stamped the sentiment and leaved in the centre and added a popped up flower in real red. Then the ribbon was added down the side.

Such a simple quick card to make loads of......

When I was cutting up the Real Red card I added to the kit, I was left with this diddie piece which I made into a cute card....

I stamped the flower 3 times, 2 in pumpkin pie and 1 in read red. I cut one whole flower in pumpkin pie and then the other 2 I just cut the centre out and layered them up with a brad and a dimensional. I stamped the square dots, from the stamp set and layered the flower on top.

I stamped the sentiment in pumpkin pie at the bottom.

I am going to make some more using some different colours and you should know by now how I love to cut out flowers......

You love that as well don't you MARY! Lol!
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Easter in France......

We have just been to France for a quick Easter Break. Thought I would let you see one of the places we love to visit when we go to this part in France.

Its a Chateaux in Pierrefonds and they have been restoring it, they have done a fantastic job. Its like a small village inside the walls and is well worth a visit. The little village the Chateaux towers over has some lovely little shops and they normally have a market in the square.

We travelled back yesterday and came across snow and blizzards!!! It felt like January not March! Last year when we went it was warm and we had shorts on, not this year!! We had hats and gloves on!

I did take some craft stuff with me but didn't get it out. Hopefully I will get some done this week but you know what its like on School holidays.

Thanks for looking,


Thursday, 20 March 2008

SU Markers Club......Want to Join?

Does anyone Want to own a Complete set of SU Markers in the fantastic Storage Case and RECEIVE ALL THE FREE HOSTESS BENEFITS? I already have one lady who wants to buy these Markers through a Club, I need 3 more for the club to start.

SU Marker Club would run like this.......

Each Month for 4 Months I would order the following:-

1 Complete set of SU Markers in the Storage Case.

4 Packs of Assorted Packs of Cardstock, 1 in each colour family.

1 Pack of Whisper White Cardstock

1 Pack of Very Vanilla Cardstock

1 Pack of Neturals Cardstock

This adds up to RECEIVE the FREE Hostess Benefits.

Therefore I would be able to Order 1 Level 1 Stamp set FREE and also £15 Worth of FREE Products.

Therefore Each Month for 4 Months Committment, Each Club Member would receive:-

One set of 12 SU Markers ie One complete Colour Family,

1 Pack of Assorted Cardstock to match that Colour Family

10 Sheets of Whisper White, 10 Sheets of Very Vanilla, 6 Sheets of Neutrals cardstock.

Each 4 of you will take it in turns to be the Hostess ie Receive the Free Stamp Set and spend £15 worth of products.

Each month you would receive another colour family in the Markers and cardstock until at the end of the 4 months you will have all off the SU Markers and I will then Post the Storage Container for you to store them all in.

All this for £40.00 a month for 4 months. This price includes all the Shipping, no extras costs.

If you are interested or need more information, Email Me.

Forgot to say the SU Markers match all the Inkpads, Cardstock, Papers etc and are double ended, with a fine tip at one end and a brush marker at the other end. The Storage case allows you to store the Markers horizontally so all the ink flows evenly at either end of the pen.

Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Blog Candy Winner......

Hi There,

So Sorry I haven't had much new stuff to show you lately but its such a busy time of year for me on the work side. I am getting there but I have been so very tired this last week and the mountain of work was huge but it is going down.......

It pays the bills....:-)

I saw on the Stampin Up Site that the April Special Offer is going to 10% off the Simply Sent Stamp Sets...... I have wanted to try the Sending Happy Thoughts set since we saw it demoed at the London Open Night so I have ordered one. They have everything in the box to make 10 and 20 cards - We shall see. We are away this weekend and I am going to sneak the box in my bag with a pair of scissors and a cutter and see what I come up with, just using the box.........I do love the colours in that set and the flowers stamp different tones as the rubber has tiny dots all over it.

I will show you when we get back.

Thank you all for leaving Comments to the Blog Candy Question........

I do love to leave Comments but it does take a bit of time, so thats why I really appreciate all the comments I get left on my little old blog. So Thanks....:-)

The Blog Candy Winner came out as congrates to you, if you email me I will get your goodies of to you. You can visit Sonya on her blog here.

Thanks for looking,


Monday, 17 March 2008

Easter Wishes Shoe Box.....

Just a very quick card, I made to take to Craft Club for our Shoe Box Night....

Everyone makes a card and then takes all the stuff for everyone else to make that card, We normally do 3 Shoe Boxes on Shoe Box Night.

The base card is Close to Cocoa, half a sheet folded in half. I stamped the Polka Dot Background stamp in Close to Cocoa on to this. I then added a section of Bashful Blue cardstock and stamped the Easter Wishes sentiment from the Seasonal Wishes Stampset.

I stamped the flower spray for the Garden Silhouette stampset once in Bashful Blue and then again in Close to Cocoa. I added some Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip cardstock to this stamped image. After the Bashful Blue layer, I added some white ribbon.

Don't forget to enter the Blog Candy,

Thanks for looking,


Saturday, 15 March 2008

Blog Candy Moment....

I think its time for another Blog Candy Moment......

The Blog Candy consists of:-

2 Sheets of sticky backed ribbon, in Pastels colours

1 Sheet of Rub on Letters

2 Packets of Quilled sticky backed embellishments

1 Penny Black Rubber Stamp - Ted's Cake

To Enter to Win the Blog Candy Leave a comment to the following Question:-

When you visit a Blog - What makes you leave a comment?

This will run until Wednesday at 9am UK time, Anyone can enter.....

I am getting on with my Bookkeeping, so hopefully I will have something to show you soon,

Until then, Hope you all have a nice Weekend,

Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Polka Dot & Paisley Workshop Cards.....

These are the projects I will be demonstrating today at my Workshop, Thanks Sue.......x

The cardstock is Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence & Whisper white. The inkpads are Elegant Eggplant & Orchid Opulence.....

The Stampsets are Polka Dot & Paisley and Sincere Salutations....

Also the punches used are Scallop circle, 13/8 & 1 1/4 circle & 1" circle punches. I used the Round tab punch to make the circle on the Slider Card.

This one is a Z-Card but I decided to leave off the Scallop Circle to hold the middle in place as the flowers are so lovely on the right, I didn't want to cover them up.

This is an 8" x 8" Origami Box. You can now find the instructions for this here.

I made a Diddie Card for the top, I have done a Christmas one of these earlier on in my blog.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

A Touch of Nature......

This is not what I was meant to be up today!
Another Z-Card, using The Touch of Nature Stampset, with Rose Red base cardstock, Regal Rose, Old Olive and Whisper White.
I used my old faithful, Scallop Circle Punch to hold it back. I stamped the leaf in Old Olive on the Whisper White, which is 6.5cm x 6.5cm. Then I stamped the sentiment from Sincere Salutations stampset in Rose Red. I stamped the butterfly using Black Stazon and coloured it in with my SU Markers.....MMM! Added some Dazzling Diamonds with a quickie glue pen. The paper is the Rose Red Designer Paper. The ribbon is Regal Rose 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon. I stamped the flower in Regal Rose on whisper white and coloured it in with the SU Markers, I added a Jumbo Eyelet using the Crop a dile and added a rhinestone to the centre to complete......
A Shadow Box Card.....
This is so very easy to make and it folds flat to put into a normal envelope.
I used Close to Cocoa for the base, stamped it with Canvas Background in the same ink.
The size of the Cardstock is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
Score at 1/2" & 1" at both ends.
I stamped the trees on whisper white in Old Olive ink and went over the image with SU Pastels, Not quite navy, old olive. Then I punched a hole in some spare card and used the Summer Sun Pastel through the hole for the Sun.
I used the SU cutter to cut the aperture in the front and went all around it with the distress tool in the Cutter Kit. I added a seperate piece of cardstock that I stamped with the sentiment with Chocolate Chip and tape it to the behind of the aperture. I added some vintage brads in each corner.
This is what it looks like laying down.
I added some eyelets and some Linen Thread down each side to finish it off.
Do you think this is a Male Card?????

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 10 March 2008

Craft Room Chaos......

I brought these units from Argos to replace my untidy plastic tubs......
So I spent all last week having a clear out of most my craft products that aren't Stampin' Up......
When I sat down yesterday for the first time to make a card in my tidy craft room it was great to have all my stamp sets to hand.
I haven't done much crafting as I was in deep trouble with my hubbie!!! Last Wednesday my Hubbie asked for a hair cut, AT 6.30am in the Morning. I said no problem. He sat down and I started up the hair clippers, went up the back of his head and SCREAMED!!!!! OH MY GOD!!! I shouted, my hubbie jumped up and said WHAT? WHAT?
I ONLY WENT AND LEFT OFF THE GUARD ON THE CLIPPERS. Which meant I had gone half way up the back of his head with no guard so he had no hair in that section........Hee!!!!!
Trying not to laugh, I continued cutting his hair with the GUARD back on. I called my son in to see if he could notice, TO MY HUBBIES shock he said he could see.
Well its growing back, but I was banned from Crafting until today!!!!!! Hee!!
IT WAS 6.30AM in the Morning!!

I am so please now that everything has its space and I don't have to move anything to pick something up.
The cubes are on offer in Argos - 3 for 2 £49.99
Thanks for looking,

Getting There, I've had to upload each photo individually, so Hope you can understand the instructions.


Cardstock: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla

Inkpads: Old Olive, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie

Stampsets: Sincere Salutations, In the Spotlight, Terrific Tags

Accessories: Large Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch, Earth Elements Brads, More Mustard Ribbon

This is what the inside looks like.

If you twist the tag around and around, when
you open the card, the tag twists around,
and shows both sides quickley.

The patterned paper is Old Olive Designer

You will need a piece of cardstock,
I used Ruby Red,
11" wide
14.5cm deep
I scored at 3", then 5 1/2", then 8"

You can see by this photo how I folded the card,
the part standing up is the part that goes on the inside of the card.

Use the large tag punch to punch straight through
both pieces of cardstock thats the middle section.
The Tag will punch through and make both holes in the same position.

You can see how the cardstock looks like
after I punched the holes.

In this photo, you can see I have decorated the front of the card, except for the flowers.
I have used some very tacky double sided tape, this can be purchased from Craft Central or you can use the red really sticky tape.

You need a piece of tape, I used dental floss.
Cut a strip that measures the inside of the card.

In this photo you can see I've taken off the cover of the middle piece of double sided tape, then layed the dental floss down it.
I stamped an image with one of the Terrific Tag stampset and used the small punch to punch it out.
I used a piece of the double sided tape on the back of the stamped tag image.

I stamped another image and used the small tag punch again and then layed this on top of the other one.
You could stamp 2 different images and then when they twist around when you open the card, you will see both images.

In this photo you can see I took the backing of the double sided tape and folded the card together.
This is the inside of the card, before I added the designer paper on the left and right of the inside.

Suspension Card.....

I've been trying to upload photos for the last couple of days and I have done this Suspension card with a Tutorial so if Blogger lets me uploads photos one by one, I will try it.

Thanks Jenny :-)xx

Something Wrong with Blogger

I have been trying to update my blog but Blogger won't let me,

I will try and sort it out.


Friday, 7 March 2008

Pick a Petal......Wishes

I started sorting out the Craft Bits & Bobs I haven't been using and ended up buying some new storage units. They were delivered yesterday and I've put them all together and started to fill them up. I hope to get it done today but its been a mad week......

I did make these 2 cards this week.
The first one is for my lovely friend Mary......its her birthday on Saturday - Hope you have a lovely day Mary......

This is sort of a Joy card as it opens up in the middle for a secret message, but I added the outer layer of So Saffron so that it stands up. It is a very heavy card!

The stampsets used was Pick a Petal, Sincere Salutations and Heartfelt Thanks. The cardstock was So Saffron and Elegant Eggplant, also Le Jardin SU paper. The ink was Elegant Eggplant.

The Second Card is a Get Well Card for a lovely lady called Maria and she went into Hospital yesterday for a major op, So Get Well Soon Maria........:-)

The base card is So Saffron, half a sheet folded in half. Then a layer of elegant eggplant, then a piece of the Le Jardin SU paper. I stamped 10 petals, 5 on So Saffron and 5 on the Le Jardin paper. I added a piece of So Saffron at the bottom and added some elegant eggplant ribbon.

Our Craft Club leader said she used Always Artichoke with these 2 colours, which sounds nice, must try that next.

I hope to get my room back to normal today and I will take photos afterwards to show you.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Sorry No Post today....

I've been wait for it.......Rearranging my Craft Room again!!!

So not much actual Crafting been done today, But hopefully I will have stuff to show you tomorrow.

Some Good News today though, My youngest Son found out he got into the Grammar School and all his buddies got in as well. So better go and get another Job just to buy all the School Uniform!!!!!

Check back tomorrow,

Saturday, 1 March 2008

What a Wonderful Bunch of Ladies......

You were right Mary! We were all dirty stop outs last night, We didn't get home until 1 am....

Yes and Up at usual time......

A Big Thank you Tracey for inviting us all over, You have such lovely Crafting Buddies.....

Every one was asking How to Tie a Knot in Ribbon -

I have found this Fantastic Video to show you all. HERE

This isn't how I tie my knots but it makes it looks so Easy, so have a play.

Anyway, just wanted to say A Big Thank You to the Addicted Ladies for coming with me, Tracey used to be a member but she moved away and we missed her.....But YEAH! We know where you live now.....

Thanks again,