Wednesday, 30 July 2014

I'm back!

Good morning!!
Wow I feel like I haven't blogged for an age! In case you didn't know, I have been away in Holland for a week, and I have been busy with wedding stationery since I got back, so last night was the first chance to have a little play in my craft room!

Here's what I made...

I had a really good run on notebooks at my last fair so I thought I should get a start on some more. This one is a cheap hardback book I bought from a local shop, and I stamped directly onto the cover using one of the lovely new Hostess stamp sets, Bloom With Hope. I really love this set...there are some gorgeous flowers and really lovely sentiments too.

I stamped one of the flower stamps repeatedly in Baked Brown Sugar, then I used Lost Lagoon and an Aqua Painter pen to colour the flowers. I finished with the Very Vanilla Seam Binding and some Linen Thread.

I will hopefully get back into the swing of things now, so I shall see you tomorrow with my DT card for CAS-Colours and Sketches.

Have a lovely day!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Sketch Saturday

Good morning!
Today is my last full day here in Holland, staying with our wonderful friends Simon, Marco and their 3 lovely children. As always, we will be very sad to be leaving.

Today Simone is having a party for her 40th birthday, which is on Monday, so I have made her this card using our new sketch at Sketch Saturday this week.

Here is the sketch...

And here is my card...

A lot of this card has been created using elements from MDS...the sentiment and the Twitterpated Designer Paper are all printed from there.

I die cut the sentiment panel using my Labels Collection Framelits before paper piercing using the Paper Piercing Essentials pack. The embossed panel is created using the Beautiful Baroque EF. I finished with a little Soft Sky Seam Binding and some gems.

I hope you will join in our challenge this week!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Fun Flower get well

Good morning from a very sunny Holland! The weather has been just gorgeous since we have been here!

So today is Thursday which means it's time for a new challenge at CAS-Colours and Sketches, and this week it's a sketch challenge.

I decided to have a play with one of our new stamp/punch combos for this card.

I used Beautiful Bunch and the matching Fun Flower punch to creat the flower in Strawberry Slush.

I used a piece of Garden Green DSP for the corner and after placing the flower I simply added a Teeny Tiny Sentiment.

A very simple card today...what will you make?
Have a lovely day,
Lizy xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Lovely Lace

Good morning from Holland! I am here for a week so I won't be posting every day, but I'll try and post a few times :)

So today I am going to show you something I made back in May when I went to the training day in Telford.

We got to have a play with some new products, one of which is this Lovely Lace embossing folder. 

Isn't it lovely teamed with the Petite Petals and the Artisan Label punch?

So, we are off to Efteling tomorrow which Keiran is really looking forward to! I may share some pictures if you're lucky! 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Pinkie Blog Hop for the New Annual Catalogue 2014/15

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're 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 hopping.

Did you enjoy seeing Eveline's project? Isn't it lovely?

I have decided to use some gorgeous new ribbon and flowers to make something a little different for you!
I cut the heart shapes using the Hearts Collection Framelits and embossed the middle one with Beautiful Baroque Embossing Folder. I then sponged it using Mossy Meadow ink. The outer is wrapped with the stunning new Stitched Satin Ribbon in Hello Honey.

I have used the gorgeous new Flower Frenzy Bigz die and the Beautiful Bunch stamp and Fun Flower Punch combo. 
The main flower was stamped in Hello Honey, onto Hello Honey cardstock, the leaves are Mossy Meadow and the purple elements are Blackberry Bliss. All these are some of our brand new In Colours. Aren't they gorgeous?

I really enjoyed making this's a while since I did a home decor item...may have to have a play in lots of other colours! :)

I hope you're enjoying the blog hop, and to continue, please click on the badge below, to take you to Sandie's blog, where you will see her beautiful project!

Enjoy your weekend!


Good morning sketch fans!
We have a fabulous sketch from Cathy this week at Sketch Saturday...

As I so often do, I used this sketch for a commission I had to do...funnily enough, for a Cathy!

This is an 8x8in card and I used the ever popular Happy Hour stamp set. I coloured the stamps with my Stampin' Write Markers before I stamped them and cut them out.

The sentiment was printed onto some Whisper White card and I cut it our with my Labels Collection Framelits. 

The DSP is so old retired I had in my stash, but you can download it from MDS...this is from the Brights collection.

What are you going to create this week?
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

It's a Flower Frenzy!!

Good morning!
It's good to be back! I have had such a busy week this week that I haven't had chance to do any blogging, but I am back with my DT card for CAS-Colours and Sketches. This week we have a colour challenge...

Isn't it a wonderful colour combo??

I had a little play with this fabulous die last's the new Flower Frenzy Bigz and it has lots of different sized and shaped flowers, plus this wonderful leaf stem. I shaped the leaves using a shaper tool.

I sponged the flower with Perfect Plum for the main part and Elegant Eggplant for the centre. The leaves were sponged with Mossy Meadow. I finished with a little gem but left a sentiment off as I couldn't decide what to put on it!

We look forward to seeing all your creations over the next week!

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