Sunday, 27 June 2010

Strawberries & Cream

Strawberries & Cream
Yum, yum, could just tuck into some scrummy strawberries & cream, especially as the sun is shining and it's such a lovely summer food!

But instead I've made a card using my new SU! set Tart and Tangy, which features this lovely strawberry stamp.

Here's the SU! used:
Stamps - Tart and Tangy; Lovely Labels
DSP - Summer Picnic (retired)
Cardstock - Very Vanilla; Real Red
Ink - Real Red; Glorious Green
Paper Piercing Tool

Other - buttons from stash

I'm entering my card into two challenges:
Truly Scrumptious - sketch and theme Strawberries & Cream
Cupcake - Strawberries & Cream

Hope everyone's enjoying this glorious weather - I certainly am!

TFL xx

Thursday, 24 June 2010

For The Boys

Dad mowing the lawn

Now no groaning at the back there, but this week over at Charisma it's all about the boys!

I made a Father's Day card using a digi from Digistamp Boutique, who are sponsoring us this week and I've used Jim Mowing, coloured with promarkers.

The rest is SU! as follows

Cardstock - Always Artichoke; Whisper White; Barely Banana
DSPs - Sweet Pea

Hope you can join us this week & TFL xx

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Crafting in the Garden


It's been another gorgeous day here today and so this afternoon I sat in the garden and made a card, which was really lovely.

I used this gorgeous Hanglar image that a friend, Margreet sent me a while ago and coloured her with PM's. I've distressed the edges of the cardstock & paper using my SU! distressing tool as there's a challenge over at Lovely Hanglar for a shabby look card, I'm also entering my card into Donna's Den of Crafts first challenge, which is Happy Birthday.

Stampin' Up! used:
Cardstock & Ribbon - Certainly Celery
Sentiment - Circle of Friendship
Punches - 1" 1-1/4" 1-3/8" and scallop circle

Let's hope this weather continues now!


Saturday, 19 June 2010

Class Projects

Birdhouse & Bird Card

I always forget to blog what I've made for my class, so here's what we did in my 3 classes this week, which centred around the 2-step Bird Punch from Stamping Up!

It's such an adorable punch, the bird is so lovely and I was quite sure my ladies would love using this punch - and phew I was right!

The first project we did was the birdhouse, this isn't my design but a fellow SU! Demonstrator very kindly shared the template a while ago on In Love With Stamping, it's quite easy to make, if a bit fiddly and is perfect to put the bird on.

All Stampin' Up! used as follows:

Cardstock - Regal Rose; Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red
DSPs - Sweet Pea (I'm so in love with these papers!)
Stamp - Dot, Dot, Dot (on the wing using Versamark)

The card was then made, we did two versions of this, one using the waste from the bird punch as a template and chalked in the bird, this proved to be a bit of a challenge keeping it neat (I think with hindsight ink may have been better) so we also punched out the bird, which is a much stronger image and looks better in the photo.

SU! used:
Cardstock - Whisper White; Chocolate Chip; Really Rust
Stamp sets - Vintage Vogue; Trendy Trees (for the sentiment)
Eyelet Border punch, Word Window punch & of course the 2-step Bird punch

Other - brads & nesties.

If you're in the Telford/Shropshire area & interested in coming along to one of my classes then please just drop me an email - addy in the sidebar

TFL xx

Friday, 18 June 2010

DT Cards

Paisley Hedgehog

Here's some of my makes this week for my DTs, this first one if for Charisma and our theme this week is "Bling" This card is a bit of a re-cycled job as the image is from a card I did a while ago that had got damaged, I was able to peel off the image without damaging it and made all the rest and re-mounted the image - voila one new card!

The image is Penny Black, papers, bling & ribbon are from my stash and the c/stock is SU! Lavender Lace.

The next two cards are both for Craftalicious as we've got two sponsors this week and had digis from both, so I thought I'd make two. Our theme is monochrome, which I've set cos I really love doing monochromatic cards and I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!

The first one below, I've used a digi from Delicious Doodles, which I've not done anything with as it came like that, I've used SU! c/stock Bordering Blue, the papers are from a Funky Hand CD and the sentiment is PTI. So it was a really quick & simple card to do, although saying that I spent ages & ages trying decide what to do, but once I had, the card came together really quickly!

Arctic Fox

For the second one, I've used an image from The Stamping Boutique and paper-pieced the pocket with papers from my stash; the cardstock is SU! Real Red and the flowers are punched.

Pocket Patootie


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Hubby's Birthday Card

Snoozing Dad

This card is very appropriate for my darling husband, who had his birthday on Tuesday as he always falls asleep watching the telly - it's the family joke! So I thought this image was just right!

The stamp, papers & sentiment are all Papermania and I've coloured my image with ProMarkers.

I'm entering this card into two challenges:

Magical Crafts and Stampacular as they both have male themes this week.

Quick post as I'm busy preparing for my class tomorrow, as usual it's all last minute - one of these days I'll be organised! LOL


Friday, 11 June 2010

Blog Hop Winners!

Good morning all, just a quick post to let you know all the blog hop winners from our first hop at Craftalicious have now been announced on the main blog, so hop over here for a look to see if you're a winner.

The winner of my prize, the set of Stampin' Up! stamps is........

Congrats to you, can you email me using the address on the sidebar so I can get your prize off to you

Thanks to everyone who took part, there's still another week to enter our first challenge, so I hope you'll all join in.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Spots & Stripes

Stripes & Spots flower

That's the challenge this week at Charisma set by Joanne, it's a great theme and I think we'll get a lot of entries with this one.

I've made a very simple card as I was short on time, the stripey base is the card itself, I won some patterned card blanks a while ago & thought this would be appropriate. The flower is stamped from SU! Pick a Petal, using two different stamps - the spotty petal & one of the petal outlines.

here's the deets:

SU used
Stamps - Pick a Petal; Oval All
Cardstock - Lavender Lace
Punch - Scalloped Oval

Card candy from stash & Nestie

It's rather bright, but it's spotty & stripey!!

Hope you can join us again this week & TFL xx

Friday, 4 June 2010

Craftalicious - first challenge!

Moon Baby

Well good morning and welcome to Friday, I'm very excited as our new challenge blog Craftalicious Challenges launches today (and I've had to schedule this post and the main blog post as I'm not here - so I hope it's all gone well!!)

Our theme for our very first challenge is "New" as we're a new blog - and you can do anything new, baby, house, job etc and of course it doesn't have to be a card either - just hope you can join in.

We've been sponsored by Sew Many Cards and I've used one of their gorgeous digi's for my new baby card.

I decided to use lemon & green for a change from pink & blue and I'm really pleased with how it came out (even if I do say so myself LOL). I've coloured my image with Koh-i-noor pencils to keep it soft and the rest is SU! as follows:

Cardstock - Barely Banana
Papers - Sweet Pea DSP stack
Sentiment - In the Stars using Certainly Celery ink

Star beads from stash plus also used nesties.

We're also having a blog hop to launch our first challenge and you'll need to visit each of the DT in the following order and you're at the right place cos I'm first!!

Each of us has a word for you to collect and my word is:

"Craftalicious" - now how easy was that!

You'll need to pop over and visit Carly next to collect her word and once you've got all the words re-arrange them into a sentence and email Craftalicious the answer (email addy is on the main blog).

All of the DT team are giving away a small candy, so leave some love at each blog to be in with a chance to win plus we've got some wonderful prizes and two more fab sponsors, which you can read all about on the main blog too.

I'm giving away this Stampin' Up! set of stamps called "Happy Moments" it's a lovely set of 7 stamps including some sentiments and if you search my tabs you'll find some examples of cards I've made using this lovely set (well not this set exactly as it's brand new - but you get my gist!!)

So I hope you can join in with our first challenge and our blog hop and thanks for all the lovely messages of support.

Thursday, 3 June 2010


Simple Pleasures

We've got the lovely theme of flowers for you over at Charisma this week, set by Allison.

I made my card using a digi from Pink Petticoat, coloured with ProMarkers, and the big flower is a chipboard one.

I've used SU! Pink Passion cardstock and the paper & ribbon is from my stash.

Hope you can join us again this week.

Don't forget it's the launch of Craftalicious Challenges tomorrow - we've got a challenge and a blog hop for you, with lots of goodies to be won - so hope to see you there


Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Demonstration Day

Just to let all the local (Shropshire) bloggers that my good pal Carly is holding a demonstration at Sue's shop in Ketley, Telford - Crafty Bunch on Sat 3rd July - details on Carly's site here