Tuesday, 19 May 2009

For Father Stamp Class......

It's been so busy here with bits and bobs, but finally I have a few minutes to update my blog....

This is the Project for Stamp Class today....

Its based on For Father/Male Cards. Not my favourite type of cards as the Males in my House Hold do not appreciate Hand Made Cards, except my Sister in laws cards! They are always Brilliant and I don't know where she finds them. Pictures of Pigs and Dog's with big popping eyes are very funny to my Boys!!! Unfortunately Stampin UP do not sell Rubber Stamp Images like these, so I can't come up with anything like that!!!!! Hee! Will have to try harder.....

All the sentiments are from Occasional Greetings and the background is the Sanded Background Stamp. I found the wallet on Dannies Blog and Also on Dawns Blog, they both have Video's. I added a different section on the inside of my one though, this holds a photo.
The Tool Box image is very handy for Thank You cards, for lots of DIY Jobs that get done. The papers are Spiced Cider and the Neutrals pack of cardstock.
This is a CD Case with the cute Dog Image. These were all stamped on Watercolour paper and coloured in with the Stampin UP Markers. I found they blended in better than on whisper white.

For Father.......

I made this tri-fold card and used the fold inside to hold a packet of seeds.
This is the inside.....
A Favourite Shadow Box card in Really Rust, a lovely warm colour. I layered the Apple image up 4 times in side. I used the Canvas Background stamp on the outstide and around the scallop nestie.
The papers used is Spiced Cider.
Over at Splitcoaststampers is a Tutorial this week on a Tea Bag Holder, I have always wanted to make one of these..... Pop over and have a go. This is a male version.

Hope to be back soon,

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 11 May 2009

Playful Petals Card Wallet.....Stamp Class.

The Tea Party Papers match the Playful Petals Stamp Set. I decided to split the colourways of the Papers up into two. For the Stamp Class we are using Lavendar Lace, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron.
For the other Colourway, I used Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery. You can see they are two different looks.

Playful Petals Card Wallets......Stamp Class

This is the inside of the Pink Card Wallet.

The Large flower in the Playful Petals Stamp set just asks to be layers up. This time I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the cut out petal sections. All the layers are popped up with 3D Foam pads.

You can see the layers here.

The other Cards in this Card Wallet are all using Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Certainly Celery colour way matching the Tea Party PapersThanks for looking,

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Playful Petals Again!

I just love the pastel colours of the Tea Party Papers at the moment!

Did you have a go at the box from Yesterday????????

Well I made this card to go with the box. The base is Basic Black to match the box and the flowers were stamped onto cardstock, then embossed with white embossing powder. I used my cutting knife to pop out the petals of the second layer and then popped all the layers up with 3D foam pads. I curled them under with my bone folder to make them stand up even more.

I added some buttons from the Mini Catalogue.........Don't really want to use them as they are just so beautiful and I would love to put them on a cardie!!!! Might have to get the old Knitting Needles out - That way I might finish it before the Mini Catalogue is still on!!!!!!

Anyway Must run go Girls round in a mo for a Play with Impressabilies.....

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Playful Petals - Scor pal Box.......

Not more Boxes I hear you say.....

I just can't help it. Boxes are so easy to make. They can sometimes take up quite abit of cardstock and time to make, but not with this one.

It's actually one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock.

I used the Playful Petals Stamp Set and Tea Party Designer Papers. You can see the Flowers close up in this photo.

The large flower was stamped twice on Almost Amethyst in versamark and embossed with Stampin Up White Embossing Powder. I'm not sure if the embossing powder is a detail one but it sure does work well for this Stamp Set. The images are a very fine image and yet the embossing white doesn't clog up. I cut out parts of the flowers and coloured in parts with SU Markers.

I used a Square Nestie to top the box, which is only glued to the left hand side. Then I added a layer of Pretty in Pink, then all the flower layers.

The centre of the flower has a Rhinestone added. Before adding the Square Nestie, I added the ribbon around the box. This leaves the ribbon loose and therefore enabling you to re open the box.

When you untie the bow, the box opens up by itself, just like this.

You can see the Scor-pal Magazine here.

You can find the Origami Box instructions here.

Hope you get to make one as well,

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Rest of Fresh Cut Cards.......

To Show at Today's Class....

This one is using Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral and Whisper White. The box is Monica's design which is available from her online Stamp Classes she is running at the moment.
I decorated 6 Fresh Cut notecards and their envelopes to go inside. Three of the notecards are stamped on the front and some are stamped on an insert on the inside of them. The flowers in the centre on the front is the Boho Blossum Punch and the 5 Petal Punch.
I also brought this class last year from the lovely Andrea Walford....The bag is very cute and made from Pumpkin Pie Designer Paper. The colours used is Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy and Old Olive.
I stamped the Script stamp on Whisper White in Black Stazon for this card, then coloured in sections with SU Markers. This was then layered onto Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie and a Black Scallop Square. The Paper is Summer Picnic.
And the inside is decorated as well.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 4 May 2009

Fresh Cuts Stamp Class Tomorrow.......

Is it Bank Holiday Today already?.......

This is the project we will be making tomorrow for my Fresh Cuts class. Its a little handbag with 3 Fresh Cuts Notelets and their envelopes inside. The colourway for the project is Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. The handle is the new Stripped Pretty in Pink Ribbon - Its so lovely and soft.

The flower on the front is the petals that you remove from the notelets. You can see the tags I made using the petals in an early post.

Anyway must run,

Thanks for looking,


Saturday, 2 May 2009

Soft Summer Z Fold......

Just a Quickie today, as we have tons to do up at the Allotment....

The base card is half a sheet of A4 cut lengthways and the front section folded back to the left hand side. The canvas background stamp was stamped on the left hand side in Chocolate Chip and then I stamped the Soft Summer spray over the top. The Certainly Celery strip was stamped in Versamark with the canvas Background stamp, edged with the Swirl punch and then some Gorgeous Blue Taffeta Ribbon wrapped around this layer with a Ribbon flower added in the middle.

The Soft Summer branch was coloured in with Ruby Red, Certainly Celery and Close to Cocoa SU Markers. The canvas background was stamped in Ruby Red behind the cut out flowers. Pricking was used all around the outer layer of Ruby Red. The Markers were used again to add the different layers on the sentiment and What a Lovely Sentiment it is.

Anyway, Sorry its short,

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 1 May 2009

Flower Fusion

Should be ironing and will in a minute, in a minute - I keep saying to myself today!

But what is a Girl to do when the Craft Room is calling??? PLAY - She Says.....

I was getting in a real mess with my felt flowers the other day, so I spent an hour sorting them into their own colour tins. The felt flowers go lovely with the rhinestones in the centre, but I used a mixture of Earth Element brads and Square Rhinestones for this card today.

The base is Old Olive and the leaves from Sizzix was cut out of Old Olive textured cardstock. I embossed the whisper white layer with Swiss Dots Embossing folder but turned it over so the deboss shows.

The sentiment is from the Oval All stamp set which I layered with a Hodge Podge Frame. The paper is Old Olive Designer...........

Talking of Papers:-

Stampin' UP! have a couple of Special Offers on this Month:-

BUY 3 Packs of Papers and GET ANOTHER ONE FREE!!!! FANTASTIC OFFER - Thanks SU.

The other offer is if you are thinking of joining Stampin' UP! as a Demonstrator, they have put together a Scrapbooking Package for the price of £99 Wow! What a bargain. Email Me if this is something you are thinking about or If you would like to know some more Information.

Thanks for looking,