Thursday, 24 June 2010

Baby Boy card

Ooooh this photograph is soooo bad, sorry!!

The base card is Certainly Celery with a layer of Bashful Blue DSP. A knot of Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon was tied around the DSP before sticking it on the card. I punched a hole in the front with the 1 3/4" circle punch and one of the fun Treat Cups put through the hole and attached at the back. The rattle handle is from the Something Sweet stamp set (Mini) which I stamped with Certainly Celery ink onto Whisper White. The cup was filled with co-ordinating tiny beads and the back was sealed with the Whisper White insert. Before attaching the insert, I stamped the 'sweet little baby' sentiment from the set so that it would show through the cup - thank goodness for the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig!!!

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Stamps: Something Sweet
Card: Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Paper: Bashful Blue DSP
Ink: Certainly Celery
Certainly Celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.

Beads from stash

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Bella Bleu Iris Folding-ish box

Ok, so I went the whole hog and made a bag to go with the card and tag!!
Instructions for the Iris Folding as earlier post. The bag is a simple 7, 14, 21, 28cm box.
That's the last of these projects, honest....................

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Doctor Who card!!!!

When watching an episode of Doctor Who I spied some wallpaper in one of the shots and the colours and pattern of this card came into my head!! It's a bit over the top for me but this is how it evolved!
The shape of the card and the Whisper White front is made using Nestabilities. The base card is Melon Mambo stamped using the gorgeous Bella Toile backround stamp in Basic Black ink.
I joined the front and back together with some Melon Mambo ribbon, adding a punched black flower and a pearl from the Pretties Kit. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black and Melon Mambo and added a punched flower.
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Stamps: Bella Toile background, Happy Everything
Card: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Melon mambo
Punches: Eyelet Border punch, Boho Blossoms
Pretties Kit

Friday, 18 June 2010

Bella Bleu Iris Folding-ish tag

I loved the Iris Folding-ish card I made a few days ago and decided to make a tag to go with it.

The shape of the tag and apperture is made using Nestabilities and the Iris Folding is as before.


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

A cute box from scrap!

Whilst making a Basic Black box to fit a pressie into, I got it completely wrong and the lid didn't fit.............but, did I throw the lid away? Of course not, I kept it! It has been in my craft room for a while and then when making another box and getting the measurements wrong (again!) this gave me the base!!!! Remember, never throw anything away.................
All I added was a bow of the gorgeous black and white striped grosgrain ribbon around the box base. For the top I added a couple of flowers from the Pretties Kit, with a Certainly Celery flower punched using the 5 Petal Punch, a circle of the ribbon and a Crystal brad from the Pretties Kit held it all together. The foliage is punched from Certainly Celery using the branch from the Bird punch.
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Card: Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Pretties Kit
Bird Punch
5 Petal Punch

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Bella Bleu Iris Folding-ish card

This is Iris Folding in it's simplest form, but still very beautiful.
I used a 14cm square Kraft cardstock base and a Very Vanilla insert with a few strips of Bella Bleu designer paper as embellishment. The hole for the Iris Folding was created with a Nestability and a larger sized frame in Bordering Blue was also die cut. Working from the inside of the card, I lay the apperture at an angle over my gridpaper and followed the 1cm increments with strips of Bella Bleu designer paper, sticking them down with Snail adhesive as I went along. To cover the back I cut out a 13.5cm Kraft square and stuck it down with Sticky Strip. I wrapped a piece of Kraft taffeta ribbon around the Bordering Blue frame, tied a knot and glued a flat-backed pearl from the Pretties Kit over the middle. After stamping the sentiments, from Tiny Tags stamp set, and punching them out with the Tag punch, I tied them to the ribbon with a piece of Linen Thread. I punched out a butterfly and then stamped the vine pattern from Tiny Tags in Bordering Blue. To make the body and antennae of the butterfly, I simply wrapped some Linen Thread around it and left a couple of threads.
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Stamps: Tiny Tags (Mini)
Paper: Bella Bleu DSP
Card: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Bordering Blue
Butterfly Punch, Tiny Tags Punch (Mini)
Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Linen Thread

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Fairy Wishes

Sometimes you just want to make a card for the fun of it................

This all started with the cloud paper from the Sweet Pea paper stack from the mini. I couldn't think how I was going to use it and decided to have a play.

The base card is Mellow Moss and the cloud paper is layered onto So Saffron. I stamped the flowers from Bird on a Branch in Pretty in Pink onto Whisper White, then over-stamped the foliage from Pocket Silhouettes in Mellow Moss over the top. This was cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

The 'fairy' is made up from the All in the Family set. The wings are made up of a layer of vellum and another of pink designer paper then punched using the gorgeous Butterfly punch. Easy!

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Stamps: All in the Family, Bird on a Branch, Pocket Silhouettes

Card: Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Whisper White

Ink: Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron.

Paper: Sweet Pea paper stack, Vellum

Butterfly punch, Word Window punch

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Another Crazy for Cupcakes card

I told you once I had made one I couldn't stop ..........

This card was made exactly the same way as the previous post, all I changed was the cardstock substituting Melon Mambo for Taken with Teal.

Isn't it cute?

Friday, 11 June 2010

Crazy for Cupcakes card

I found the inspiration for this card on the wonderful Jenny Moore's Stamping Moments blog. Where she used Bird on a Branch, I got one of my favourite sets out - Crazy for Cupcakes. The reason I like this set is because you can colour it in, you see I'm still a child at heart............
The base card is Melon Mambo and Basic Black. I cut off part of the front and replaced it with a piece of polka dot window sheet (from the excellent Night and Day speciality paper pack currently available in the Mini catalogue). Before attaching the Basic Black to the front of the card I used the Eyelet border punch along one edge. I then attached a piece of black gingham ribbon around the front.
The image is stamped in Basic Black ink and coloured using Melon Mambo ink and a blender pen. This was then popped up onto dimensionals.
Of course, after making one of these cards I couldn't stop ...................
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Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Card: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Black Gingham ribbon
Polka Dot Window Sheet from Night and Day Speciality paper pack.
Eyelet border punch.

Thursday, 10 June 2010


I decided that my next classes will use the fun Cheers to You stamp set. I love this stamp set as it reminds me of holiday cocktails..............

While I was preparing the cards for the classes, I got a bit distracted and made this lovely card. The base is Chocolate Chip CS with a layer of Rose Red CS, and a piece of Sweet Pea designer paper (which is only available while stocks last). The pleated strip of paper is also from the paper stack with a Sweet Pea felt flower and leaves popped on the top - these items are available in the Mini catalogue.

I stamped the images on Whisper White CS with Basic Grey ink and coloured using ink pads and blender pens. The images were layered onto Old Olive CS with the greeting popped up on dimensionals. I used my trusty corner rounder on some of the corners to give a softer look.

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Stamps: Cheers to You
Card: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Whisper White, Old Olive
Paper: Sweet Pea Designer Paper Stack
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue
Sweet Pea stitched felt flowers
Corner Rounder punch

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

I'm still here, just................

It's been so long since I last posted, I'd almost forgotten how to do it!

After my bout of tonsillitis and then a holiday I couldn't wait to get back into my craft room again. I have sat here since Sunday, but inspiration failed me...........until I picked up my pack of Cottage Wall DSP this afternoon!!

The base card is Rich Razzleberry which I covered with some of the Cottage Wall papers. Using Playful Petals stamp set I stamped the flowers (Rich Razzleberry ink) and leaves (Soft Suede ink) onto more designer papers and then cut them out. The leaves and petals were shaped and popped up on dimensionals. The greeting is from Oval All stamp set punched out using the Oval punch.

The insert is Whisper White with the large flower stamped in Rich Razzleberry.

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Stamps: Playful Petals, Oval All

Card: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede

Paper: Cottage Wall DSP

Oval Punch