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

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Masculine "Thank You" card

DSP: SU! Chocolate chip White c/s mat: SU! Whisper White Brown card base: Bazill Stamps: ‘Thank You’ sentiment from “Wonderful Words” stamp set + flourish stamp from “Baroque Motifs” stamp set. Ink pad: SU! Chocolate Chip
Heat embossed with own white embossing powder + eyelets from own supplies.
With thanks to Barb Hammer from the SCS website for the inspiration – many thanks to Barb as her image had just ‘jumped out’ at me! Her design can be seen here.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Thank you notelets

Ingredients: Stamp[s]: “Pocket Silhouettes” + “Thanks” sentiment from “Heartfelt” stamp set. Cardstock: SU! Whisper White Stampin’ Write markers: Brilliant Blue; Mellow Moss; Always Artichoke Punch: SU! Spiral punch

Ingredients: Stamp[s]: "Paisley" background stamp + “Thanks” sentiment from “Heartfelt” stamp set.

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White and coloured c/s from Bold Brights pack

Ink: Pink Passion ink pad

Punch: SU! Spiral punch

Ingredients: Stamp[s]: “En Francais” background stamp + “Thanks” sentiment from “Heartfelt” stamp set.

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White

DSP: SU! Old Olive DSP

Ink: Old Olive

Punch: 2” Oval Scallop punch from Woodware

SU! Stampin' Write

My newest SU! purchase - fabby dabby doo!

Friday, 10 July 2009

I made up this card rather quickly to enable to pop a birthday money gift inside as I had forgotten my youngest neice's birthday way back in May! It's very unlike me to forget - but I did! Sorry Olivia!
Ingredients: Cardstock: SU! Love notes [3”x3”] Ribbon: SU! Whisper White grosgrain ribbon Stamp sets: Butterfly from “Garden Whimsey” & flower stamp from the “Simply Said” for background. Inks/markers used: Pink Passion; Orchid Opulence; Really Rust and Yoyo Yellow

Friday, 26 June 2009

Newborn Baby "Welcome" Gift Basket

I used ordinary brown wrapping paper [cheap from Asda] and wrapped the bundled birth announcements together to secure, removed cards again. I then trimmed the top of the 'bag' with pinking scissors and stamped image of teddy, then placed cards back in the bag.
Hand stamped images from "Bundle of Joy" set and Nursery Letters Stampin Around wheel I'd made 12 birth announcements in total: A close-up of the raised effect of the handstamped and cut teddy bear:
Ink pads: Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip Cardstock: my own. Stamp set: "Bundle of Joy" Trims: Dotty brown ribbon from Hobbycrafts Brown wrapping paper from Asda

Some of my decorated end of term 'thank you' gifts/cards

Some thank you cards using the new oval punches and stamps. Plus the 2-step stamping of the flower from the "Heartfelt" set:
I recycled these paper bags [previously school lunch bags] and hand stamped them with the "Polka Dot Punches" SAB set in Green Garden and Pink Passion:

Sunday, 21 June 2009

General Birthday card

Denise's 40th B'day card

Sorry I haven't had much chance of late to get some of my work up on my blog recenty - having too many things on the go at the moment including a change of pattern in my working hours!
My chum Denise's 40th B'day was back in May and we all met up for a lovely birthday meal in Edinburgh - had a fabby time - this was her card I made including matching envelope too!

Friday, 22 May 2009

Meryl's 13th Birthday card

Ingredients: [to follow later]

A 'Thank You' card

40th Birthday card sampler

Ingredients: [to follow later]
Just some mini gift tags I have been making of late:
Ingredients: [to be completed later!]