Thursday, 23 August 2012

Lovely as a Tree ATC

My first attempt at ATC. I used Stampin' UP's Lovely as a Tree stamp set. Firstly I stamped En Francais in chocolate chip on white cardstock. The tree is then embossed in early espresso and oak leave is embossed in clear, although in photo it appears white. I distressed using pumpkin pie, more mustard, chocolate chip, real red and crumb cake. The edge is pierced and stitched with linen thread and a few Regal brads added. Lastly I spritzed it lightly with Champagne mist mixed with alcohol. It was more difficult than I imaged working on a small surface but I am pretty happy with the end result and I will definately give it another go! Cya soon.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Faith In Nature

With Autumn just around the corner I am reminded of my Faith in Nature stamp set. I will hate to see this set retire but know I will not part with it! Today I made this card using my new goodies from the Autumn/Winter catalogue. The base and layers are cardstock in very vanilla,early espresso, and more mustard. The Designer Series papers are the gorgeous Orchard Harvest which I can see I will be reordering as I am almost through this pack! I embossed my images using the new Early Espresso emossing powder and then coloured in with More Mustard, old olive, and a little wild wasabi Stampin Up markers with blender pens. I finished it all off with Lots of Tags, Scallop Dots Ribbon and some bakers twine. Now time to get in the kitchen and rustle up dinner. Stop by later for a new and delicous recipe. Cya soon!

Saturday, 18 August 2012


I love this hostess set from Stampin Up and I could not part with it as I go back to it time and time again. This card was made using the Eyelet Border punch, crumb cake,old olive and wisteria wonder cardstock. I added some scallop dots ribbon in old olive.It's not easy to stay away from distressing but I am trying!:-) Cya soon.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

A Little Kindness...

Hiya Everyone. I have been back in the studio today and came up with a Little Kindness card. The Stampin'UP! Supplies used to make my card include:Fun Flowers Bigz L Die,Lace Ribbon Punch,Little leaves sizzlits die,Stripes Embossing Folder, antique brad, so saffron cardstock, certainly celery, white embossing powder and En Francais Stamp. I am now off to pass on a Little Kindness to someone I know. Have a great day and I shall see you soon:-)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Distressed Manhattan Flower

Today I set out to make something different and this is what I ended up with.  I used Stampin' UP! Manhattan Flower embossing folder on glossy white cardstock. Then I set out to distress with the following classic inks: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler,More Mustard, Crumb Cake and a little Pink Pirquette. My layers of cardstock include: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla( stampin wheel with Music Notes),some left over Flirtatious Specialty Paper and lastly First Edition Specialty. Added some linen thread,a button,  and a sentiment from Faith in Nature on Vellum . All of these items are in the current Idea Book & Catalgue but hurry as time is running out! Please feel free to contact me to place your Stampin Up order. Remember with every £60.00 you spend in August you will receive the Reason to Smile stamp set. Retail£18.95.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Still Smiling...

Reason to Smile notecards & gift box using  Stampin ' Up! Reason to Smile Stamp set. Yours free in the month of August with any £60.00 order. Please contact me to place your order before this set is gone.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

 My latest card using Stampin'Up Designer Series Papers. I hope you like it!


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Enchanted candle holder

My Enchanted Shabby Chic candle holder made with Stampin Up Everyday Enchantment designer series papers. So simple to make but a great gift to give.