Sunday, 6 March 2011

Little Owls


I fell in love with this owl stamp, which came in one of the free Sale-a-Bration sets and so it was used as the basis for both cards for my February class. There's going to be a matching punch coming out in the new mini catalogue next month (at least that's the rumour) but even without the punch it's a fab stamp to use and easy to cut out by hand.

I also got my first clear SU set - "Confetti" which we used for backgrounds, a really versatile set of little stamps, that I know are going to come out time & time again.

So here's the details:

Card 1 -
Cardstock & Ink - Soft Suede; Melon Mambo
Stamps - Punch Bunch; Confetti
Punches - Scallop Edge; Two Step Bird (branch)

Card 2 -
Cardstock & Ink - Soft Suede; Crumb Cake
Stamps - Punch Bunch; So Happy For You; Confetti
Other - Circle & scallop circle dies; button & leaf from stash

I also made a sweet baby card using the label stamp from Punch Bunch so I'll try & get that up here in the week too - gosh two blog entries in one month - that'd be a bit of a record for me!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

January's Class Cards


Well hello there, here's a shocker me finally posting on my blog again after months of absence. Life sort of got in the way for a while there, including work and I just got out of the habit of crafting never mind blogging and it's still pretty much that way, but thank goodness for my classes which make me get in my craft room and crafting, otherwise I don't think I'd be making any cards at the moment.

So this month at class was very exciting because we moved into my newly renovated craft room; for the last 18 months classes have been held around my dining table, but now I'm no longer working from home as a Cambridge Diet Consultant I've been able to turn my office/craftroom into a dedicated craftroom with room for a table in the middle for classes.

The above picture shows my Friday evening class around the table - getting this lovely lot to stop talking for a minute to take a photo is quite a feat I can assure you! We always have refreshments and my lovely friend Sue spoilt me rotten as my birthday is coming up in a few weeks and she brought a box of cupcakes from Queenies of Ironbridge. If you live in the Telford area and haven't been to Queenies, go - go now! The cupcakes are scrumptious and we all really enjoyed them, so thanks Sue - they were yummy!



So onto the cards we made this month, both are using the set Ornate Flowers and we did a bit of embossing. I've really been struggling with ideas lately, due to not crafting and not blogging I guess, so I had a look at the gallery of ILWS and took some ideas for both these cards from there, it's a great source of inspiration.


Stamps - Ornate Flowers; Tiny Tags
Colours - Early Espresso; Melon Mambo; Whisper White
Other - Stampin' Embossing Powder in clear, Tiny Tag punch


Stamps - Ornate Flowers; Trendy Trees
Colours - Daffodil Delight; Real Red; Whisper White
Other - Stampin' Embossing Powder in clear

And finally I just want to say thanks to all my followers who are still with me and not got bored and wandered off - I wouldn't have blamed you! Also a big hello to Avril who hasn't been able to come to class due to ill health and always looks on my blog to see what we've been making. Sorry for the delay Avril, but here's January's cards and hopefully you'll be with us again in February.

Happy (Belated) New Year to you all too!