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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Elementary Elegance

I had a workshop last Friday with a group of ladies that I craft with every Friday. I decided to use the sale-a-bration Elementary Elegance stamp set.
This is a lovely stamp set & even better that it co ordinates with the Curly Label Punch.
Teamed up with the Blossom Party Die this was a quick & easy card.

As you can see from these photos we have a lovely big room to craft in & a table that all crafters dream of!

Can you believe this lovely lady is 90 years old! She really enjoys cardmaking and has only started in the last couple of month. Just goes to show that you are never too old to start a new hobby.

Monday, 27 February 2012

And There's More!!!

Once I'd found an easier way for making the pinwheels there was no stopping me!!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Less Is More Week 56 - Don't Scrap It

The challenge at Less Is More this week is to use some of those scrap we crafters hoard.

Now I was spoilt for choice for which one of my piles of scraps to use!! I am guilty of have quite a few areas of my craft room that I have piled bits & pieces that I'll definately use again'!! & there they remain untouched for months on end.

I had a workshop on Friday & had been making some samples for it last week & found myself will quite a few of the punch shapes from the Curly Label punch.

I thought these might make some little pinwheels & even though they are slightly rectangular they still folded into these little cuties.
Even though, because of the size, they were a little bit fiddly they look so cute I'm definitely going to make a few more.

Stampin' Up! Products

Stamp Set - Curly Cute
Paper - Everday Enchantment (sale-a-bration)
Cardstock - Old Olive
Ink - Basic Black
Other - Silver Brads

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Less Is More Take 2!

Thought I'd have another go at this weeks Less Is More Challenge Punches or Die Cuts.

As I said before, Stampin' Up! have so many punches & dies that you could probably enter this challenge every day for a couple of months & still not exhaust the supply.
I'm guilty of totally neglecting this Daisy Die & I think this is only the second time I've used it (shame!!)

Stampin' Up! Supplies

Stamps - Curly Cute
Cardstock - Melon Mambo
Ink - Rose Red
Other - Daisy Die & Antique Brads

You can never have too many cupcakes!!

Don't you just love the new Create a Cupcake stamp set & punch in the Spring Mini Catalogue? It's one of those sets I know I'll use over & over again.
At the last Jems quarterly training Jules had a Cupcake Inspiration Station and this was one of the cards on display.
Just couldn't stop at making one!!

Stampin' Up! Products

Cardstock - So Saffron, Whisper White & Red Glitter
Ink - Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron & Basic Black.
Punches - Cupcake & Modern Label
Other - Stripes Embossing Folder & Basic Rhinestones

Monday, 20 February 2012

Stampin' Up! The Next Generation

Please leave a comment for Ciara.

My 12 year old has been bitten by the scrapbooking bug! She's spent the week sorting out photos & has already started on her second page.
As you can see from the picture I haven't let her loose on my Stampin' Up! Designer Papers but I have given my girls all the papers I won't use now I'm a demonstrator & it included this lovely bright piece of DP & cardstock.
She's stamped the bunting using the various Stampin' Up! colours & the Pennant Parade stamp set. She's also used the new Cupcake stamp set & matching punch.
She's also used the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies for the number 1. She's an expert on the Bigshot.
I think she's done a fantastic job & know she would love to hear your comments.

P.S Please ignore the lovely wall in the background of the photo!! we were in the middle of decorating lol!!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Less Is More Week 55 - Die Cuts or Punches

I've brought this card up to date using the new 2016-2018 Stampin' Up! In Colors.
You can see the new card here.

The challenge over at Less Is More this week is to use Die Cuts or Punches on your project. Well it didn't take me as long as last week to come up with a card Stampin' Up! have so many Dies & Punches that I was spoilt for choice.

I saw a card earlier this week where the tiny flower from the Fresh Vintage sale-a-bration set had been used in a little posy & decided to take it a step further & added some flower stems. If I can find which blog it was I will edit this post to give credit.

A really easy card to reproduce & I've punched out lots of the flowers so I may make a few more this afternoon!!

Stamp Set - Fresh Vintage (sale-a-bration) & Vintage Vogue (Main Catalogue)
Carsstock - Certainly Celery

Ink - Wisteria Wonder, Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Lucky Limeade & Rose Red 
Punches - 1/2" Circle
Other - Basic Rhinestones & Retired Ribbon.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Another Scrapbook page

This is the second scrapbook page I did for Wednesday night Scrapbook Club.

I love this picture as it's one of the few we have of both mine & Johns parents. I'm so lucky to still have my mum & dad but Johns mum & dad were killed in a car crash 9 years ago & we remember our wedding day as one of those lovely occasions where all everyone seemed to do was laugh! . My mum is on the right in peach & my dad is on the left of the picture. 

Stamp Set - Marry Me (Spring Mini) & Vintage Vogue (Main Catalogue)

Papers - Beau Chateau
Cardstock - Very Vanilla & Baha Breeze
Ink - Baha Breeze, Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake & Bashful Blue
Punches - Curly Label, Large Label & Heart to Heart
Other -  Antique Brads, Victoriana Crochet Trim &  Blossom Party Die

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Marry Me Meets Vintage Vogue

Scrapbooking is a fabulous way of 'dressing up' your photos and preserving them for future generations.

You are never too young or too old to Scrapbook and believe me once you get started you start to take your pictures with a scrapbook layout in mind.

I have Scrapbook Club tonight and this is one of the layouts I've done to give the ladies some inspiration.
I've teamed up the lovely new wedding stamp set Marry Me from the Spring Mini Catalogue with a classic from the main catalogue Vintage Vogue. Vintage Vogue is one of those stamp sets that you can use for so many occasions & I find my self reaching for it time & time again.
Can you see how it's been used around the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock??
If you look at the Beau Chateau papers in the Main Catalogue its hard to see that it includes this lovely sheet which is ideal for scrapbooking & creates a lovely title for the page.
The flowers are a mix of Vintage Vogue stamped images & the Blossom Party Die in the Spring Mini. Don't they go well together.
I've used the Curly Label Punch to create photo corners around the photos. Simple but effective.

It's hard to believe that this picture was taken nearly 18 years ago!!

Stampin' Up Products

Stamp Set - Marry Me (Spring Mini) & Vintage Vogue (Main Catalogue)
Papers - Beau Chateau
Cardstock - Very Vanilla & Baha Breeze
Ink - Baha Breeze, Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake & Bashful Blue
Punches - Curly Label, Large Label & Heart to Heart
Other - Designer Frames, Antique Brads, Victoriana Crochet Trim, Blossom Party Die & Vellum

Monday, 13 February 2012

Elementary Elegance

Have you managed to get your hands on any of the sale-a-bration stamp sets yet??

I can't decide which is my favourite between Fresh Vintage or Elementary Elegance but then I haven't used the Sprinkled Expressions or Outlined Occasions yet so I might change my mind several times over the sale-a-bration period!!
This is the design I've used for my customer thankyou cards this month.

Stampin' Up! Products

Stamp Set - Elementary Elegance & Just Believe
Papers - Everyday Enchantment
Cardstock - Calypso Coral & Very Vanilla
Ink - Calypso Coral
Punches - Curly Label & Modern Label
Other - Basic Rhinestones

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up! products & earn yourself a free sale-a-bration set for every £45 you spend then please get in touch.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Less Is More Week 54

My Sale-a-bration sets arrived yesterday!! Yes I said sets because for every £45 you spend you can choose one of four fab stamp sets or a pack of Everyday Enchantment Designer Papers. See all the sets & papers here.

The challenge at Less Is More this weeks is STRIPES & I'll admit to being a little bit put off at first as I don't have any stamps with stripes but after thinking about it for a bit I decided to use embossed stripes instead.
I was going to use the Stampin' Up! Stripes Embossing folder but that would have given me stripes much wiper than I wanted so I've just used my scorer to make 3 stripes above & below the image.

Stampin' Up! products

Stamps - Fresh Vintage (sale-a-bration) & Curly Cute
Ink - In Color Stampin Write Markers in Lucky Limeade & Calypso Coral
Other - Basic Pearls