Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Stampin' Up

Latest SU class, I loved this one.
We made three cards using a butterfly theme.
This card was hard to photograph due to the acetate front so looks nicer in real life. All materials SU.

Sunday, 29 August 2010


I made this card at craft club and before I had finished it one of the other ladies asked if she could buy it from me. I think I would have liked some ribbon or some gems at the bottom but did not like to change it after agreeing to sell it in case she did not like the additions.
So, Martha Stewart punch for the border.
The vellum quote is from a very old book by DCWV, I found some of these books in my stash and am determind to use them up, attached with brads.
I have no idea who the patterned paper is by which is a shame because it's gorgeous and I'd like some more, has a lovely sheen to it.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Stampin' Up

This was last weeks Stampin' Up class so all products are Stampin' Up.
We made a card and matching envelope and also a gift bag.
I like these classes because we learn different techniques each time - it's not just 'cut this, glue that'.
Techniques for this class were how to mask and how to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig. The jig is a positioning tool so you can stamp in exactly the right place each time. I have owned something similar for a very long time (seven years and never used!) so I enjoyed this class especially.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Silver Wedding

This was a rush job :)
I had not realised it was my friend's silver wedding so needed to whip up something quick.
I used two Cuttlebug folders, both featuring hearts. On some of the embossed hearts I used Glamour Dust as a highlight.
The numbers and the silver hearts were both cut using Sizzix dies. The 'label' was cut using a Quickutz die - these are similar to Nestabilities but actually I like the Quickutz version better because the die produces a very thin frame (although this is a devil to attach) as well as the main die-cut label.
There are two little tags attached to some silver thread, this was wrapped along the spine of the card. I made the tags using Stampin' Up stamps and matching punch.

Monday, 23 August 2010


Magnolia image coloured with Copic markers. Flowers are by Prima and punch is by Martha Stewart.
Spot the error - I did not get up to put a light on, pulled a card blank from my desk drawer and attached the rest of the card.
Next morning realised it was cream card blank with a white panel. Never mind.

Saturday, 21 August 2010



I was complaining at my card club that I cannot sew in a straight line.
One of my ladies took pity on me and stitched some navy card with a paler blue, she gave me the card and told me she wanted to see what I made with it.
I embossed using Cuttlebug swiss dots folder and added some Sizzix stars and a Sizzix sentiment.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Special Day

Kraft cardblank is by Woodware.
Textured card by DCWV, embossed with Cuttlebug.
Stitched sentiment is by K&Company.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


Magnolia image coloured with Copic markers.
Patterned paper is an old one by K&Co.
Punched strips made with a Martha Stewart border punch.
Sentiment is by Craftwork Cards mounted using SU punches.

Sunday, 15 August 2010


The colour here is wacked, in real life it's not so harsh, where this looks green it isn't really.
Another Tilda image, punch used is by Martha Stewart.

Saturday, 14 August 2010


A quick card.
Image is 'Tilda' (not Magnolia, a different Tilda).
Punch is by Martha Stewart and patterened paper is Forever Friends by Docrafts.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Golden Wedding

I made this card for one of my lovely craft club ladies, Sandra, who is celebrating her golden wedding anniversary.
Not sure of the make of card, I just found it in a local craft shop, but it has wedding symbols etched on to it. I made the '50' using my Cricut and added some ribbon to finish.

I wanted to give Sandra and husband Norman a little gift. Nothing too expensive and it needed to be something golden.

Hope they like it!!
Well it was either that or some Golden Shred marmalade. They probably think I am crackers :)

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Two similar Christmas cards.
Both made using Nestabilities dies and Waltzingmouse stamps.
The top one is SU cardstock and ribbon, the bottom is some very old K & Company paper.
Green strip on top card was made using Cuttlebug embossing die and some gems for interest.

Monday, 9 August 2010


This was the card I made for my brother's recent birthday.
Wording is all Sizzix.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Stampin' Up

Four of four from the recent SU class, all materials SU.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Stampin' Up

Number three of four made at local SU class, all materials SU.
This should have a white stripe also but I think I misjudged the stamped sentiment so there wasn't any room for the white, never mind.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Stampin' Up

This was the second of four cards we made at the recent SU class so all materials are SU.
It is the first easel card I have made and I shall explain why. I like looking at easel cards on other people's blogs etc, some of them are very clever. What has always bothered me though is if you are not sending the card to another crafter how will they know how to stand it up?
I did not think it would be immediately obvious IYKWIM.
When I brought this one home I gave it to Graham straight from the envelope. His first thought was I had made it wrong....I told him it was meant to be like that and told him it was an easel card to see if that gave him a clue.
Eventually he figured it out but said without the clue it would have taken him longer or he would have gone with his first thought that it was an error and just laid the whole thing flat!
So, I don't think I will be making many more of them, unless sending to crafters.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Stampin' Up

Our new local SU rep is holding regular classes at her house.
This was the first of four cards we made at a recent session. Good fun because I went with my mum and another lady from my card club and we have already signed up for the next one.
All materials are SU.