Friday, 31 August 2012

Less Is More Challenge No. 82 ~ 3-2-1

Just popped on to do a really quick post as I wanted to enter this weeks Less Is More challenge, ( see HERE ), and the challenge closes later today.

The challenge this week is to incorporate 3 of something, 2 of something and 1 of something else!

My 3 = 3 blocks of colour; "Pool Party", "Lucky Limeade" & "Calypso Coral"
My 2 = 2 stamped images, the flower and fallen leaves from the "Happiness Shared" stamp set
My 1 = 1 sentiment from the "Thank You Kindly" stamp set.

I was pleased how it came out, I love using the clear blocks to stamp colour onto a card, I love the fact that you get a different effect every time you do it.

take care, and that really is it from me for today! ...  xx

Feminine "Twitterpated" card

I thought I would just quickly post another card that using  "Twitterpated" DSP that I also used on my card I shared with you in my previous post as I wanted to show the versatility of this particular paper collection.

As you can see, the paper used on this card is very pretty and feminine with a completely different feel to the paper used on the previous posts card yet it is from the same collection.

The sentiment on the front comes from the "Tea Shoppe" stamp set that is in the Summer Mini catalogue ~ the items in this catalogue are only available until end of today, so if you want this set please get in contact by today!
Oh, just to show that the insides can be all pretty too. The sentiment comes from the "Happiest Birthday Wishes" hostess stamp set and the border of flowers comes from the "Bordering on Romance" stamp set.


Project Ingredients
Stamp Sets : "Tea Shoppe"; "Bordering on Romance"& "Delightful Dozen"
Card stock : "Blushing Bride"; "Baja Breeze" & "Whisper White"
Accessories :  "Twitterpated" DSP & "Subtles" collection Flower Brads;
Colour:  "Basic Grey" classic ink pad; "Baja Breeze" and "Blushing Bride" marker pens
Tools : Tape runner adhesive; Dimensional Adhesive; "5-Petal Flower" punch; "Fancy Flower" punch & "Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border" punch.

Special 80th birthday card

A couple of weeks ago it was my Uncle Bob's 80th birthday, generally I don't send too many cards to the men in my family but as it was such a special birthday obviously I had to send him a little something to mark such a great landmark birthday.

I made an easel card and used the fabulous "Twitterpated" designer series paper, (DSP), this has to be one of the best value DSP's as it has great designs for men, as you can see from this card, but it also has great feminine designs too so you get a lot more choices when using it and therefore defiantly one to buy if you are on a limit budget.

I used "Perfect Pennants" die circular section of the rosette and the "Timeless Type" dies to cut out the numbers. You can't really see it from this photo, but I added Crystal Effects to the numbers to make them all shiny.

I made the layered stars with a star punch I had in my stash, I cut all four stars with it and then trimmed down the Lucky Limeade ones so they would sit nicely over the Basic Grey ones to give a bit of added dimension and interest.

The great thing about easel cards is they sit up proud when you display them, but, depending on how much you put on them, they fold relatively flat for posting.

I hope he liked it, until next time .... xx

Project IngredientsStamp Sets : "Happiest Birthday Wishes"
Card stock : "Cherry Cobbler", "Basic Grey" & "Lucky Limeade"
Accessories :  "Twitterpatted" DSP & Crystal Effects
Colour:  "Basic Grey" classic ink pad
Tools : Tape runner adhesive; Dimensional adhesive;  Tombow Mono glue; Big Shot machine; "Timeless Type" alphabet die & "Perfect Pennant" die

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Simple Wedding Card

Hello there,

Today I am going to share with you a card I made for my Stampin' Up "sister" Hannah, who is getting married today.

As you can see, I kept it really simple using "Confetti White" cardstock for the base card, (well, you wood wouldn't you), and I cut out the envelope using the White Vellum cardstock so that you could see through to all those pretty little love hearts on the inside.

The love hearts were made using the 4 petal punch from the "Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, and just cutting two of the 'petal' pieces off.  It took a little while to do, but I just sat watching telly and I ended up cutting loads more than I needed, and it was a great way to use up really small scraps of cardstock.

I glued the shapes into the envelope before making the envelope up, that way ensuring that they wouldn't fall out all over the place and also providing perfect coverage for the glue when I came to adhere the envelope to the card base.  As you can see from the above picture, I added glitter to all the little hearts, just to give it a little bit of sparkle and shine.

I hope she likes it and that she has a wonderful day.

Until next time .... xx

Project Ingredients
Stamp Sets
: "Delightful Dozen
Card stock : "Confetti White"; "Blushing Bride"; "Soft Suede"; "Marina Mist" & "Naturals Ivory"
Accessories :  Glitter.
Colour:  "Soft Suede" classic ink pad
Tools : Tape runner adhesive; Tombow Mono glue; Big Shot machine & "Scallop Envelope" die

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Ice lolly card

Hi there,

I met a family member in Waterloo station on Monday and the station staff there was giving away ice lollies, which was a very nice and sensible thing to do, it also inspired me to do a little crafting when I got home.


 As you can see, it's an Ice Lolly card, well, actually, it's a cherry flavoured ice lolly ...

... and using the fabulous Stampin' Up Scented Embossing Powder, it even smells like cherries.

  To make the lolly's stick, I used "Sahara Sand" cardstock and the "Woodgrain" stamp and round the ends with the 1" circle punch, but I put the cardstock in through the punch's whole so that I could just punch the end of the cardstock to give it that nice curve.

I also made an envelope for it using the "Simply Scored Scoring Tool" & Diagonal scoring plate.  These are wonderful tools, I really don't know how I managed without them, especially when you have unusual sized cards such as this one.

I made mine a birthday card but this style of card would be great for summer soirées and kids parties. Hope you like it.

Take care ... xx

Project Ingredients

Stamp Sets : "Button Buddies" & "Woodgrain"
Card stock : "Sahara Sand"; "Real Red" & "Whisper White"
Accessories :  "Old Olive" 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - retired; "Cherry" scented embossing powder.  For Envelope - "Old Olive" sheet from Brights Collection paper stacks.
Colour:  StazOn Ink & "Real Red" classic ink
Tools : Tape runner adhesive;  Dimensional Adhesive; Glue dots; Scallop Punch; Versa Marker pen; Heat Tool; Corner rounder punch.  For Envelope - "Simply Scored Scoring Tool" & Diagonal scoring plate