Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Altered Sweetie jar

As recently inserted on my regular blog, I had passed my driving test on 24th August. As a wee 'thank you' and token of my appreciation, I jazzed up this Ikea jar I bought a while back but never got round to altering. Using the Sizzix flower die, Old Olive SU! Designer Series Paper and sentiment from "Wonderful Words"; Old Olive ink pad; Grossgrain Ribbon - Old Olive from SU!

Friday, 7 August 2009

3"x3" notelets

I've been fairly busy last night on and off and then today! These 3x3 notelets are so easy to make and made in no time at all!
A stamped card from Baroque Motifs and matching envelope:
I used: Whisper White SU! c/s; Jet Black Stazon ink pad; Baroque Motifs Background; SU! scallop punch; Oval All sentiment.
Old Olive "Just a Little Note":
I used Old Olive DSP; Old Olive ink pad; Old Olive c/s; SU! Spiral Punch; Sentiment from "Circle of Friendship"; various circle punches from SU!
Aqua inked edges:
I used: Whisper White SU! c/s; Flower stamp from "Friendship Blooms"; Taken with Teal ink pad; edges inked with SU" dauber dabber and Taken with Teal ink pad.
'Cherish' sentiment from "Baroque Motifs" set; 'heart' stamp from "Doodle That" on Whisper White c/s punched with SU! scalloped punch; 'flower and stem' stamp from "Doodle That" with Versamark ink. Brocade Blue and Pretty in Pink SU! markers; c/s - own stock.
More aqua style cards:
Black c/s used - own stock; Whisper White SU! c/s; Taken with Teal & Jet Black Stazon Ink pads; oval and scallop oval punches used; Cuttlebug embossing folder used; medium and small retro flower punches from X-Cut used for flowers; diamontes - own stock; Sentiments from "Best Yet".

Birth Announcement

Cardstock: Kraft; beige - own supplies Stamps: "Bundle of Joy" & "Nursery Letters" Stampin' Around Wheel Ink pads: Close to Cocoa & Chocolate Chip Ribbon: Old Olive grossgrain - SU! Punch: Corner Notch - own

Stampin' Pastels and Embossing

Card #1 - Embossed and chalked:
Close up of Card #1:
Card #2:
Cardstock: Whisper White; Ballet Blue
Ink pad: Versamark
Punch used: SU! Scallop Border
Stamp: Sentiment from "Best Yet"
Chalking on card #1: Stampin' Pastels from SU!
Embellishments: Ribbon trim/diamontes/flower - own supplies
Embossing: Cuttlebug embossing folder
I applied the Stampin' Pastels only with a cotton bud! any errors were removed with the eraser supplied with the Stampin' Pastels.

Bold and different

This isn't my usual style! It was something I was 'toying' with but not sure where it would be leading! Not an awful lot of work or detail to be honest.
Ingredients Cardstock: Pink; Green and Whisper White all from SU! Stamps: Spot on Stampin' Around Wheel, sentiment from "Polka Dot & Paisley" Ink pads: Pink Passion; Green Galore Punches: corner rounder from SU!; Retro flower medium and small from X-Cut Brad: own supplies

Saturday, 1 August 2009

New offer From Stampin' Up! [UK]

Gift With Purchase Dates: 1– 31 August 2009 Promotion Details: During August, Stampin' Up! customers can earn a FREE ribbon bundle two different ways:
  • Purchasing £45 worth of Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Hosting a £300 workshop.

Ribbon bundle (item 114618) includes:- Certainly Celery 5/8” (1.59 cm) poly-twill ribbon (9.144 metres) So Saffron 5/8” (1.59 cm) grosgrain ribbon (9.144 metres)

Friday, 31 July 2009

Altered bars of chocolate:
DSP: SU! "Junior Varsity"
Cardstock: Own supply
Ink pad: Jet Black Stazon
Tools used: SU! 1⅜" circle punch; SU! 1" circle punch; SU! Oval scalloped punch; SU! Oval punch; Cuttlebug embossing folder - Swiss Dots; Sizzix Butterfly#3 die; Sizzix Scallop Frame die.
Stamps: "Thank you" sentiment from 'Best Yet' stamp set. Oval All stamp set.
Foam adhesive: Own supply