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.

Thursday, 28 October 2010


This was for my mum's recent birthday.
She is a retired nurse and also trained as a midwife so when I saw this Kanban image I thought it would suit.
Alphabet is Sizzix 'Script' and the pink-ish card is Core'dinations Whitewash.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Tag Challenge

Yet another tag for the Waltzingmouse challenge!
I've used Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Christmas stamps and the tag was cut with a Sizzix die.
The mini jar is from Asda (4 for £2) and I've filled it with Christmas M&M's. Some twine and ribbon to finish. The finished jar works out at £1.50 not including the tag so quite a cheap little gift.

Tag Challenge

Another tag for the Waltzingmouse tag challenge.
This one uses Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Christmas stamps and the plaid patterned paper is in fact the packaging from said stamps!!
Ribbon, cardstock and ink all by Stampin' Up. The tag shapes have been cut with a Nestabilitie die and also a Sizzix Bigz die

Tag Challenge

Another entry for the WaltzingMouse tag challenge.
I used a Sizzix die for the kraft tag, WaltzingMouse stamps for the greeting and the snowflakes. The bird embellishment is by K& Co and some scraps of ribbon to finish.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Stampin' Up

I think this was my favourite SU class so far.
Can you guess why?

We made the cupcake box - it does hold an actual cupcake and has an acetate liner so as not to get frosting on the box itself. I didn't make the cupcake, I bought the class one each (just so we could test them out you understand).

This is the matching card. Isn't that a great use of ribbon?
Our SU demo has such fab ideas, I never would have thought to make a pelmet like that.

Saturday, 23 October 2010


This was for a commission - I was asked to make a card for a lady who was graduating as a GP.
Luckily I have a clear stamp set by Woodware that features a stethoscope, it's actually a 'get well soon' set but the customer just wanted something medical and this saved me having to buy anything new!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Tag Challenge

Please click on photo to make it bigger, when I tried to upload it a better size it hit
everything on the right of my blog!

I made this for a tag challenge on the Waltzingmouse blog.
You can enter as many times as you wish and there is a fabulous prize for the winner.
I love their stamps and their customer service is excellent, definitely recommend paying the gallery a visit!

So, I used a Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels No.4 stamp and combined it with 'Season's Greetings' from the Very Vintage Christmas stamp set.
The patterned paper I have had ages and suspect it was a fill-a-box job. The snowflake is Papermania and I got the marabou feather from Ebay. I added some self-adhesive pearls and faux stitching.

Thursday, 21 October 2010


Vellum quote is by Papermania as is the ribbon.
Embossed background made with Cuttlebug and some glitter glue.
I'm not happy with this one - it just doesn't look Christmassy to me!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Stampin' Up

Number five of five from SU class

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Stampin' Up

Number four of five from SU class

Saturday, 16 October 2010


This is my entry for the SU challenge over on Clair's blog.
The theme this month is 'Starstruck'.
I have used Sizzix dies for the stars and SU punches and Oval All stamp set for the sentiment.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Stampin' Up

Number three of five from SU class.
I struggled to stamp straight on this one and especially did not like stamping the string at the top of the ornaments - it was a very thin stamp and the rubber was die-cut very close to the edge so hard to get a clean image (if I was at home I think I would have used a stamp marker pen rather than an ink pad).

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Stampin' Up

Number two of five from our SU class.
I like this one because I already have the stamps at home and would not have thought to use them in this way. We used Pocket Silhouettes to make the wreath - a very versatile set in my opinion, we have used them a lot at class (I'm not on commission honest).

Monday, 11 October 2010

Stampin' Up

Stampin' Up class. We made five Christmas cards.

I just could not get the "Merry Christmas" to stamp straight on any of my cards! I think I was rushing a bit because I am conscious that we have to share all the equipment (that's my excuse anyway). At home I would take more time and perhaps use my stamp positioning tool - I would have liked to have stamped my branch further to the right also.

Saturday, 9 October 2010


Nitwits die-cut decoupage and patterned paper. I've added some glitter and a 'merry' tiny tag from Stampin' Up.

Thursday, 7 October 2010


Die-cut decoupage from Nitwits, spotty paper is also Nitwits. I've added some glitter for interest.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

I won!!!

Yes you have already seen this card.

I made it as an entry into Clair's challenge. It was the first time I had ever entered a blog challenge and I am excited to say that I won.

Can you believe this - only three people entered. Clair is running a different challenge every month and is offering generous prizes so it's a bit sad that there are so few entrants. The winner is picked by a random number generator so each entrant has an equal chance of winning ( not a case that mine was the 'best' card at all, just that I had a 33% chance of winning last month, pretty good odds huh?).

Each month has a different challenge, the only rule is that your project must feature a Stampin' Up product somewhere.
If you regularly read my blog you will know that I love SU products anyway (I don't work for them, am not a demo, have no connection to them etc etc) and I am gradually building up a small collection of SU stash.

This month Clair is offering a £10 voucher to spend with SU.
The theme is 'Starstruck'.
If you want to enter but don't yet have any SU stuff then give me a shout, I might just be able to stamp you some images or punch something out.
What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Stampin' Up

Number five of six from latest SU class

Friday, 1 October 2010

Stampin' Up

Number four of six from SU class.