Friday, 23 July 2010


You know when you buy a magazine and you just have to try it out yourself, well that is exactly where the inspiration for this birthday card came from.  I went to Doncaster to the craft show and bought Tim Holtz's 'foliage' set of metal work to complete the look. 
I have used our flight of the butterfly, vintage vogue and medallion background stamps.  The card stock was from the earth elements range, topped with very vanilla pearls form the pretties kit and gold brads.  Really hope you like it as much as I do.  It is winging it's way to my sister who has a BIG birthday this week. 

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

A Christening Gift Box

On Sunday my nephew Max was Christened.  He is 9years old and has leanrt to play the church bells.  This sunday morning was made extra special because he played his first public performance with the other ringers... at his own christening service, not many of us could claim that one!
This is the top of the box that I made to hold a gift book.  The bottom of the box was made from chocolate chip, the tag from creamy caramel.  The I used always artichoke for the top and to ink the letters and the dots from our 'on board loads of letters' before glazing them, the stamp used was from the silent night stamp set - not just for christmas.  I have used chocolate chip and more mustard with the sponge daubers to create an aged look.  The dotty background was created using the background stamp dot, dot, dot.
It was perfect, although the gift inside was from my brother, everyone guessed I had made the box, just by looking, it was my style:)

Not quite Carousel Notes an' Cake

Don't you love the combination of chocolate chip with so saffron?  I have used my teapot holder (just the right size for a 6" circle.. sorry I still work in old money!) to cut out 4 circles from the sweet pea summer paper stack.  I loved both sides of the paper so much I alternated them.  Then using pumpkin pie and close to cocoa I stamped the hedgerow with my pocket silhouette stamp set... and no Lesley I really don't know "how I have lived without them", they really are so delicate and so versatile, you can see more of what can be done with them on her blog: lesleyscards. Thanks go to Kelly of 'classystampin' for the inspiration for this.

I used the cake template that I have used before and decorated it using flight of the butterfly and a cream pearl from the pretties kit and completed the trio with a small gift tag. We did use the carousel notes too. 

Wedding Scrapbook

I have been asked by my ladies to put on some scrapbooking classes, this is something I love but never seem to have enough time for, not excuses now!!!
At this moment in time I am planning my scrapbook class for next week, more of that later.
But I thought you might like to look at a couple of pages from the wedding scrapbook album that I made as a gift for friends Michele and Carl who got married in Tamworth Castle- a beautiful setting.

Special Birthday

I was really flattered earlier in the month as I was asked to make a birthday card for someone special.  This is the first time I had made a card for someone else apart from myself!  I was quite worried that it might not fit the bill, but need not have been.  The card went down a treat, my friend was really delighted that her card was personalised and there was not another like it, her smile went from ear to ear.... thank you for making my day :)  Hope you like it too.  I used flight of the butterfly stamp set together with the butterfly punch.  Either side of the ribbon I used the eyelet border punch.  Cardstock used was orchid opulence.
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