Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Awesomely Artistic Box Frame

Good morning!
So today I want to show you a little shadow box frame I made last week. I used a single 12in x12in piece of Perfectly Artistic DSP for this, and when I had made the frame I decided it looked 'beachy' so that was kind of where I took it...

I used the kind of heart shaped splodgy stamp from Awesomely Artistic, stamped in one of the brand new In Colors for this year, and shaped a length of Linen Thread into a kind of heart then added one of the little Clothespins to hold it in shape.

I finished this with three tiny little hearts in the bottom right corner, but I have a problem...I can't remember which stamp set it came from! Can you figure it out?? I have searched my sets and just can't find it so your help would be seriously appreciated!

I plan to complete the frame with a shell or too from my next visit to the beach...what do you think?

I know I made this using some retired DSP from Sale-a-Bration, but I just wanted to have a play and see how the box frame would turn out...I'm very pleased with it and plan to make some more using current DSP :)

Have a lovely day and if you would like to order any Stampin' Up! goodies please do click on my shop over there on the right >>>>>

Bye for now!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

A little sunshine....

Hello everyone!
I am here to share with you a card I made 2 nights ago, after receiving some very happy mail from a very thoughtful fellow Demo, Caroline Hallett. I have been going through a tough period over the last 10 months or so, but I have pretty much kept it to myself. It has affected me in ways I never thought it would, such as not really crafting or gardening...pretty much getting by doing things I have to do, rather than want to do. But I have started to try and pull myself out of this slump, and Caroline's little gift gave me a gentle nudge (or great big kick up the bum!) to get back me into my craft room!

She sent me a beautiful, and very unexpected package of the brand new In Colours, so I decided I should make her a card to say 'thank you'. This isn't it! I had intended it to be, but then I wasn't very happy with it, do I have made her another which I will share when she receives it.

I used a sentiment from the sadly retiring Feel Goods, (get it from the retiring sale before it sells out!), the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic, and some of the gorgeous new Peekaboo Peach Washi Tape. I used Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum for the stamping, two of the yummy new In Colours for 2016/17...aren't they lush?? The Sugarplum goes perfectly with our Rich Razzleberry by the way.....

So I hope this will be the first crafty item of many that I will be showing you in the coming days and weeks.

Thank you for bearing with me through my tough period, and thank you to my wonderful customers who have kept me active as a Demo....I am coming back and I am coming back fighting!!

See you soon!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Timelessly Elegant Butterfly

Good afternoon all!
I hope you are well? Isn't it nice to finally have summertime here in the UK? Ok, so the weather is still not quite there yet, but it's so nice to have the lighter evenings isn't it?!

Anyway, I came into my craft room this morning to make a card for my niece's 2nd birthday tomorrow, and came up with this...

Ok...it's a birthday card but not quite right for a 2yr old right? Hmmm....back to the drawing board then! 

Anyway, how did this card come about? Well as it's Saturday I thought I'd pop and see what the challenge at Less Is More is, and it's White Space, but not the colour white, so that inspired a coloured card base and the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches gave me my layout....
Then I thought I'd use some DSP and Timeless Elegance was at the top of the box, then I just fancied a pop of colour, hence the Blackberry Bliss butterfly from Watercolour Wings. 

I'm hoping you can see above the subtle sparkle from my Wink Of Stella pen...I used the clear one to give some shimmer to my butterfly.

And above you can see the Gold embossed sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments...perfectly tiny enough to give a message without taking anything away from the main panel.

If you'd like to order any of the items I used today, please do click on my link just over there on the right. >>>>>
And thank you if you do! :)

I am really happy with this card! Now I better go get my niece's card made!

Have a lovely Saturday!

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