Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Made at SU class.

Merry Christmas to all my blog visitors.
I hope Father Christmas has brought you some lovely

Friday, 24 December 2010


These cards were made from a sheet of Nitwits decoupage and some scraps of plain and patterned card.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010


This was made at our last SU class before Christmas.
I must admit I am all Christmas card-ed out, it will be a relief to start making everyday cards again!

This one is a cross between a card and a mini-book as there is enough room under each fold to put a small photo.
If I was to make more of this style I would use die-cut letters (my hand cutting is dire).

Monday, 20 December 2010


Another project from SU class. This was a little bit fiddly but very enjoyable to make.
I've already bought my crackers this year but might make some for next time!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Christmas Pouch

These pouches are very simple to make, apart from the decoration you only need a square of paper. You don't even need scissors or glue.
We made this at SU class but there are instructions all over the web, here's one on You Tube.

Thursday, 16 December 2010


Made at SU class this is a gift card holder and matching envelope.
I love this idea because I normally give my brother a gift card and this fancies the present up a bit.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010


We had an excellent session at SU class a few weeks ago. Rather than make a card we did a variety of Christmas projects, including these tags. The top layer lifts up to reveal the message.

I had already made a batch of tags at home and honestly thought I'd have some left over. Now I've started on the wrapping I realise I need to make more...
So these were my tags -

I used SU Serene Snowflakes to stamp white ink on some red card. Then I cut some tags using a Sizzix die and stamped with Waltzingmouse sentiments and the snowflake stamps and layered them up. My first couple of dozen tags had eyelets but I started to get hand-ache!
Baker's Twine threaded through the holes/ eyelets. Very cheap on Ebay - think I paid £10 for 300 metres which will last an age.

One of the presents I have bought is a new pair of hiking boots so I thought it would be fun to add these Quickutz boots to the tag.

Saturday, 11 December 2010


Just about the same as yesterday's cards. I swapped the stamped image for Stampin' Up Dasher and kept the rest the same.

Friday, 10 December 2010


Some similar (but very slightly different) Christmas cards.
All kraft card blanks are by Papermania and have been stamped with Stampin' Up Serene Snowflakes.
The above card has a K& Co sticker that I had kicking around for about six years(!) and I stamped the greeting.

The image on these three cards is by Inkadinkado and I added gold cord or ribbon.


Last of the blue & brown cards from SU class.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Another from SU class.

Monday, 6 December 2010


From SU class

Saturday, 4 December 2010


From SU class.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Merry Christmas

One from SU class.
All products (obviously!) are Stampin' Up.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Season's Greetings

Okay last of the Dreamweaver cards now I promise.

You can't tell from the photo but this card is A3 size so quite big.
I had the cardblank from last year (Kanban) and just decided to go mad and use full A4 sheets of glitter card. I gutted some of the glitter card to make it go further though because I'm tight like that :)

The ribbon doesn't quite look right but the colour goes so nice and it's double sided so I am undecided whether to swap it for something wider or stick with it. I wasn't sure about the colour scheme at first as is not typical Christmas but I'm hoping it will stand out amongst the red and green etc.
The image is Dreamweaver stencil + embossing paste + Glamour Dust, the alphabet is Sizzix 'Script'.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Thinking Of You

I bought a new SU oval punch especially to use with stamped sentiments. Then whilst blog hopping I saw this great idea for using the same punch to make vases.
The flowers were stamped using Whispers marker pens instead of an ink pad (so I could use different colours on the same stamp).

Thursday, 25 November 2010


Are you bored of these Dreamweaver cards yet?

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


This card combines Dreamweaver and Papermania embossing stencils.
The background card is fill-a-wallet.

Sunday, 21 November 2010


Another card made using Dreamweaver embossing paste and gold Glamour Dust. This time I tried using a Papermania stencil and it worked just the same as the Dreamweaver ones (I don't like dry embossing with stencils so have never really bought many, that might now change!)

Friday, 19 November 2010


I think I am a bit addicted to making these Dreamweaver embossing paste cards.
I don't like having to keep washing the stencils in between cards but I love the sparkle!
This particular stencil is by Dreamweaver but I have also tried a Papermania stencil and it works just as well, show you that next time.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Forever Friends

This is a bit of a cheat!
Someone I know likes Forever Friends so this card is for them but it reminded me why I don't like doing decoupage. The only thing I added was a touch of Glamour Dust so I think such cards are very hard to make personal. At least it was quick :)

Monday, 15 November 2010


Number three of three cards we made at SU class.
Again using Dasher and also the shimmer paint. I don't know if you can make it out on the photo but we stamped a row of trees on the card blank in brown ink and then also stamped the same trees but this time in blue ink on the white panel and then lined the two up.

Saturday, 13 November 2010


I love this card.
Made at SU class. We used the same stamps as the previous card (Dasher and Serene Snowflakes).
A new technique we learned was how to use SU shimmer paint. You really can't see it on the photo but the card has been sprayed a light shimmery gold.
I have tried shimmer mists in the past and could not get on with them because I felt they warped the card too much. The SU shimmer paint has been mixed with alcohol so once sprayed the alcohol evaporates quickly and the card does not warp at all.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Christmas card made at Stampin' Up class. This was a set of three cards all using the lovely 'Dasher' stamp.

We stamped on to acetate using white Stazon ink and 'Serene Snowflakes' stamps. I love the effect of stamping on acetate and actually find the white Stazon much easier to use in this way than the black Stazon (it must be a different formulation because the white doesn't have that almond smell).

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Forever Friends

I bought some Forever Friends stickers in a sale last year and have finally used them.
Actually I'm trying really hard to use up old stash instead of buying new....we'll see how that goes!

Saturday, 6 November 2010


Flower was made using SU scallop punch and gem brad, 'celebrate' by Stampin' Up also.
Dotted card by Bazzill and the aqua card was stamped using an Inkadinkado stamp and Versamark ink.

Thursday, 4 November 2010


Rubber stamp is by Debbi Moore and the label die is Quickutz.
Patterned paper by K& Company. Some gems and ribbon to finish.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


I've made Dreamweaver cards each year for the last three years and always get requests from my customers for more. You really need to see them in real life, photos don't pick up the 'wow' from the glitter overload.
This one is the trees stencil (obviously!), the glitter is Glamour Dust. I have tried normal ultra-fine glitter but the results were not as good. Ribbon on this card is from Tesco and the poinsettia is by Prima.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Mini Book

A mini-book we made at SU class.
One sheet of A4 cut and folded makes the album and pages, very clever.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Stampin' Up

 Another project from my SU classes.
This is the type of thing I just don't have the patience to make at home (I'd really have to be in the mood IYKWIM) so I'm pleased to learn at class.

This is a box to hold a tealight. We made the box itself from cardstock and a 'slide' lid from acetate.

We have used the Vintage Vogue stamp set a few times now at class and I liked it so much I bought it - I haven't took mine out of the box yet though! Keep thinking about using them and then putting them back....

This is the matching card. The right hand side of the card is perforated and tears off to be used as a bookmark.