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 project...it'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 night...it'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!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


Good morning everyone! 
I just wanted to let you all know that I am still around, but I have been so busy this week with wedding stationery orders that I haven't had time to create anything to blog! I hope you can forgive me!

I will be back tomorrow though, with my DT card for CAS-Colours and Sketches, so I hope to see you then!
Have a lovely Wednesday!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Flowers and Butterflies!

Hello everyone!
How is your weekend going? I have another stall today at the Oasis Academy at MediaCity UK...I'm sure I booked an outside stall so I hope the weather improves a bit!

So today's card is another commission...told you I've been busy!

I used mostly retired stock for this one, mainly because I love it all! Those gorgeous Papillon Potpourri butterflies are still current though, as is the matching punch.

I created the sentiment on MDS, which meant I could get matching coloured text. The beautiful Twitterpated paper I have used here is also available on MDS...how awesome is that?! I finished with some super sparkly Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

I used the sketch at Mojo Monday for my inspiration...

Well, off I go...I hope you have a lovely day!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Happy Wedding!

Good morning all!
I am quickly typing this after a very late night last night, and today I have a very long day at a craft fair! But for those of you who want to know, my date went pretty well last night, and I think there will definitely be a second date! :D

Anyway, it is Saturday so that means it's Sketch Saturday time! So here is this week's sketch...

I used the sketch for a wedding card commission I had, as I thought it would work well for it. The image was a freebie from a magazine years ago, but I used Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and 5/8'' Organza Ribbon from my online shop, along with Hearts Framelits, Word Window Punch, and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. This is actually a 7x7in card...a bit larger than usual, but not huge!

I printed the image onto Whisper White...isn't it lovely?

Like I said, I have a busy day today so I better get going! See you tomorrow if I have the energy left to blog! ;)

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