Saturday, 30 July 2011


Vellum quote is by DCWV
Paper is K & Company
Butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch
Button brads by Making Memories

Thursday, 28 July 2011


Main image is Sizzix Letterpress "Organic Flourish"
Sentiment is a Magnolia stamp.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011


Once I made someone's wedding stationery.
 I swore blind I would never do it again because I hated the repetitiveness of it. Then last year I compromised and did a small order, swearing again that it would be the last time.

This weekend I found myself doing a bulk order of invitations, I couldn't say no.
The wording is from a set of clear stamps by Habico, punch is 'Lattice Hearts' by Martha Stewart.
'50' in the bottom right corner is Sizzix Block Party.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Hanglar Stanglar

Image was sent in a swap, coloured with Copic markers.
Edge punch is Martha Stewart and photo corner punch is EKS.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Lili Of The Valley

Image is by Lili Of The Valley and was free with a craft magazine recently. I coloured it with Copic markers.
Patterned paper is My Mind's Eye. Sentiment is Craftwork Cards layered using SU punches.
The photo-corner punch is EKSucess.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Thinking Of You

Patterned paper is Basic Grey.
Sentiment is a HOTP stamp, main stamped image is Inkadinkado.

Monday, 18 July 2011


This is my new toy. A Letterpress plate from Sizzix.
I've only had chance for a quick play but I like it so far.

Quickutz brought out a Letterpress system a year or so back and I saw it demonstrated on QVC and was slightly tempted but held back. I liked the effect it made but did not like the idea of having to buy the kit (was about £60 I think) then tubes of what looked like very sticky ink/ paint, then the hassle of trying to get it all clean.
I'm glad I never bought it because having read reviews on blogs it sounded like a waste of money!

So now Sizzix have brought out a much, much cheaper version of Letterpressing.
I paid £3.75 for this plate and just used it with some inks I already have (Brilliance ink-pads).
Basically you run the ink-pad over the plate and then mangle it through the Cuttlebug/ Big Shot like you would  a normal embossing folder.
Very simple and no messiness, just wipe the plate down with a baby wipe afterwards.

You can use the plate without any ink, it will just give a de-bossed effect (ie like embossing but the pattern isn't raised it's sunk).
Used with ink the ink will sit inside the sunken area so it's like a cross between embossing and stamping.
The paper you use will determine how it looks and you can also use shims to get a deeper de-boss.

You can just about see on this photo that this attempt is not perfect, I moved the card when pushing it through my 'Bug.
There are a few tutorials on You Tube, some of them are using SU plates but they aren't available in the UK. I'm hoping Sizzix bring out some more styles because at the moment I like the effect but am not keen on most of the plates, I'd love a Christmassy one.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Happy Birthday

Patterned paper is Echo Park, the Happy Birthday is reverse of the same paper.
Flower is Prima with a Making Memories button brad.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Love Life...

I'm not sure what the correct name is for this kind of card.
Anyway made at SU class.

The blank pink section in the middle is for a photo or poem or whatever.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Birthday Wishes

Made at SU class

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Happy Birthday

Card we made at SU class to match the gift bag on previous post.

Friday, 8 July 2011

For You

A little gift bag we made at SU class, all materials are SU.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

You Rock

Similar to one I made a few weeks ago but I'm trying to work through stacks of patterned paper.
Sentiment is an American Crafts rub-on.
A while back I sent a card to one of the card-making magazines, a few months later I received a huge package of assorted free stash, the rub-ons were part of that package. So is worth sending stuff off! (the card I sent wasn't that brilliant but it fitted a seasonal theme they were using).

Monday, 4 July 2011

Have A Great Day

Paper is Echo Park. Rub-on sentiment by American Crafts.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

You're So Nice

Stamps are Hero Arts.
Paper is from my scrap box so no idea what make.