Thursday, 17 April 2014

Manly Birthday!

Good morning!
Are you ready for another challenge? Good because we have a new colour challenge at CAS - Colours and Sketches!

I will admit to struggling with this one a bit, not because I don't like the colour combo because I do! It's because it was such a lovely day when I made this that I wanted to craft in colour, though as I post this the weather is definitely a little grey!

I have used Basic Gray DSP from the Neutrals collection, the Dictionary Background stamped in Smoky Slate, and the sentiment from Label Love stamped in Basic Black and Basic Gray.

I used the Artisan Label and Decorative Label punches to give interest to the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! supplies I used
Label Love Clear BundleDictionaryNeutrals Designer Series Paper StackDecorative Label Punch - by Stampin' Up!Neutrals Classic Stampin' Pads
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Do pop on over to the other DT blogs to see their creations...we're looking forward to seeing yours!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Hardwood Easter Cross.

Hello peeps!
I have an Easter card for you today that I made for my neighbour. It was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. You can see the original here.

I stamped the Hardwood Background stamp in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock, then cut two strips. I added a cross of Linen Thread to give the effect it was holding them together.

The flowers are created using two of the punches from the Bitty Punch Pack, and the middles are punched holes with a little Crystal Effects for some subtle shine. The sentiment is from Blessed Easter and is stamped with Crumb Cake and So Saffron.

Stampin' Up! Supplies I used
Blessed EasterHardwoodPunch Pack - by Stampin' Up!Crumb Cake Stampin Write Marker - by Stampin' Up!So Saffron Classic Stampin' PadLinen Thread - by Stampin' Up!Crystal Effects - by Stampin' Up!
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I'm entering my card into the challenge at SUO Challenges - Easter.

Do you send Easter cards? This will be the first year that I have. I'm not sure why I never have before...

Anyway, I'm off to work...catch you tomorrow!

Monday, 14 April 2014

A prettyful thank you!

Good morning!
Have you had a good weekend? I have been working, gardening, (yes it's that time of year again!), and I did manage to fit a little crafting in last night...

This card was one of those cards that just kind of built itself...after I got it wrong the first time! I used Summer Silhouettes and Sweetest Gift for this one. Don't you just love these tiny flowers?

The trellis, leaves and tiny flowers are from SS and the sentiment and punched panel are from SG. I created the sentiment panel by stamping and punching the main part out of Vellum Card Stock, using the Decorative Label Punch then I stamped and punched the sentiment using the Large Oval Punch to make it stand out. I used Tombow to adhere the is awesome...totally invisible!!

Stampin' Up! supplies I used...
Sweetest GiftSummer Silhouettes Clear-Mount Stamp SetLarge Oval Punch - by Stampin' Up!Decorative Label Punch - by Stampin' Up!
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' PadSo Saffron Classic Stampin' PadTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive - by Stampin' Up!
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I do rather like it when a card suddenly comes together...makes crafting worthwhile! I am entering it into the colour challenge at Dynamic Duos this week...

I's love it if you pop back tomorrow to see the card I sent my brother to celebrate the birth of my new niece :)

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Simply Stars

Good morning peeps!
It's time for a new sketch at Sketch Saturday and this one is on of Jen's sketches. 

Here is the card I made for my brother's birthday using the sketch...

I used the fab Simply Stars stamp set and stamped it in Cajun Craze, Island Indigo and Bravo Burgundy.

The sentiment was created on MDS.

I wonder what you will create?

Friday, 11 April 2014

New Home anyone?

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I'm working for most of it, just when the weather looks to be picking up and I could spend some time in the garden! 

My brother and sister-in-law are moving today...yup the ones who just had a baby 9 days ago! Crazy isn't the word! Anyway, I made them a card to welcome them to their new home, so I am going to show it you today. I wanted to show you the new baby card I made for them but I wanted to make sure they got it first!

For this one I have used a Bermuda Bay card blank and then basically cut out a square from Retro Fresh DSP and punched out a little heart, then layered it onto Bermuda Bay using Dimensionals for a little height.

I used Baked Brown Sugar Core'Dinations for the roof and drew the white lines using the Stampin' Chalk Marker pen, just for a little interest! The sentiment is from the Pomp and Circumstance stamp set, and is stamped in BBS. (and is the only stamping on the card!)

Stampin' Up! supplies I used
Pomp & CircumstanceRetro Fresh Designer Series PaperWhite Stampin Chalk Marker2013-2015 In Color Core'dinationsSmall Heart Punch - by Stampin' Up!Stampin' Dimensionals - by Stampin' Up!
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Don't forget about this week's weekly can find them here if you have missed them, or more information about them here. Or you can click on the picture in my sidebar, any time, to go direct to my page of deals!'s football shirt Friday today so I'm off to pop my Huddersfield shirt's nice to have the opportunity to where my colours at work!