Wednesday, 24 October 2012

More wreaths?......

Yes I think I may be obsessing over the wreaths this holiday season! I am enjoying making these special cards to be given to my friends and family. So you will have to be tolerant until this craze passes.

I made these cards using Stampin Up products. I did have to dig out a few retired sets to complete them though :-) I am going to need to find a replacement soon for the grosgrain ribbon as it has retired now.  Until I run out I shall it as long as I can! Please leave me a comment. Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, 21 October 2012


I have been wanting to make one of these wreaths for quite a while and finally ran across a bargain yesterday on a stack of sheet music. I cut my sheets down to 6x6 and patiently set about rolling and glueing each to a cut out circle of very vanilla cardstock. I then made a rosette from my lace border punch. Next I cut out 20 large petals from my Stampin Up blossom punch. I distressed each petal with a little crumb cake and then hot glued them to a small circle of cardstock. Lastly I spritzed the wreath with my vanilla shimmer smooch spritz and a little gold glow shimmer smooch. You can't have too much smooch spritz! I'd love to hear what you think. Thank you for stopping by. Cya soon with another project:-)

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Here we go again.........

We’re so glad you could join us on our Blog Hop.
We’ll be showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep on hopping.
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Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog to see what I have showcased from our new annual Stampin up! Catalogue. I know you have been inspired by Suzette's projects using the Kindness Matters stamp set. Hopefully I can interest you in trying something new.

 I wanted to continue with my Christmas card making and to show you one of the best little techniques I have recently found on pinterest. I sometimes wonder how I ever survived without pinterest! My card is made using the ribbon weaving technique. It's so easy! With a couple of metres of  ribbon,Pearl Basic Jewels  and  a few Regal brads I was able to create this wreath. The card base was made using cherry cobbler and whisper white cardstock.  The paper is from  Festival of Prints Designer Series paper stack. I layered using Stampin Up! exclusive Two Tags Bigz Die and the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die. To give these the finishing touche I stamped  Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Chocolate Chip.I think you will agree anyone would appreciate receiving a Christmas cards like this one and little will they know
how quick and easy it was to make!

The next project is another Christmas themed tag. I love tags. They are such beautiful little peices of art. I cannot explain my fascination for these little treasures they just make me happy. I used Twitterpated DSP, cherry cobbler cardstock,Antique brads,Designer Frames Folder, Two Tags and Decorative Label punch.  I embossed the tree and cut out using the large oval punch and then applied crystal effects to the image and let dry. Next I added the smallest pearls on the frame and a few for ornaments to the tree. I wanted a vintage Christmas tag but without the distressing this time. I am pretty pleased with how it has come out. I'd like to hear from you so please leave me a comment.

If you are interested in purchasing Stampin Up! products, becoming a demonstrator, or maybe you would like to attend technique, scrapbooking or card making classes? Please feel free to contact me as I as I can supply all of the United Kingdom, Deutchsland, France, Nederland or Osterreich.

 I hope you enjoyed my project and I know you will be inspired when hopping on to Nicoles's blog. Cya soon!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Seasons Greetings

I decided to get a start on my Christmas Cards. Last year I left it too long and ended up buying them from the store which must be a cardinal sin for a crafter! I am determined to make all of mine this year. These cards are very easy so there really is no excuse for not accomplishing my goal. The cards were made using what I had left of the Snow Festival DSP , whisper white, cherry cobbler, soft suede and baja breeze cardstock. A few Stampin Up punches, some adhesive , and ribbon and I have got my first three cards done. If only the rest of the holidays were so easy ! Thanks for looking. Cya soon:-)