Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Even more lovely than a tree

This is a workshop that we did recently using the stamp set lovely as a tree and ink duster brushes.  The cards themselves were simple and clean in design with a little matting and layering and stamping to show off the lovely effects that can be created using our fabulous range of inks.
The trees are all stamped using black, other colours we used were cherry cobbler which gives this gorgeous red pink colour when combined with so saffron. 

We had great fun tearing our mountains and valley's!  The sun was created using our large circle punch and a sticky note, we used the hole that was punched out to ink through above the mountains and  inked around the circle on the other cards to give a different look. 
Colours used for the oak tree background were again so saffron, cajun craze, cherry cobbler and a light smudging of black ink to the bottom corners.

We have used pocket silhouettes to stamp around the edge of this card and lighter colours,pacific point and certainly celery to give this card a sunny feel.
I really hope that you like the cards, I am really proud of the cards that were made on that day, they all looked beautiful:) 
I have a repeat of this workshop on Saturday July 9th if you would like to try out the ink dusters.
Thank you for looking, I hope that I have inspired you to use this lovely stamp set. X x

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Pirates beware

It was Oliver's birthday over the week end and I was asked to put together a 'birthday workshop'. There were six boys and one little girl. We had a brilliant time making this gable box to hold 'pirate treasure', and the post it holder in the form of a framed treasure map (which I found whilst blog hopping and downloaded for free!) Thank you too to the mums who helped to cut and stamp and stick - they were my treasures.

To make the flag we used the curly label punch. We folded the paper in half then put it into the punch but not all the way to the fold, hence we were then able to wrap it around our flag pole cut from the woodland walk paper collection (it looks just like real wood). The children were very pleased with their results. I hope you are too.

If you are interested in a children's crafty birthday party then just drop me an email: Thank you for reading x x

Victoria's 21st

Well it looks like I might have found a way around posting my pictures! I made this card for my niece who is travelling to America later this year so the stamp seemed just soooo appropriate. Paper flower and sentiment are from Stampin up. I have also used the scallop trim corner to punch out the top left corner of the picture, rather than at the edge~a different effect I thought, I hope you like it too.

Thank you

Just a short post to say Thank You to all those who are following my blog x x.  It is really super to have so many lovely comments too, thank you for taking the time to post them :) I really love to read them.
I have tried several times this morning to add more photos, but think blogger must be having a blip because they wont load :(  I will try again later, so please continue to watch this space x x

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A new tie and a pair of slippers

Hi I really hope you will like this card :)  It uses 'all tied up' a tatty teddy stamp that I fell in love with for my children's fathers day craft class.  I have stamped him in chocolate chip and coloured him using the belnder brush~ (this is for you Buffy).. I really think he looks great.  We used a variety of stampin up ribbons cut and knotted to look like ties.  My sister in law has even used some diamond patterned ribbon to cut out socks!  The card is white confetti card sponged round the edges with our distress ink 'tea stain', the punch used for the bottom of the furniture was the curly label extra large.
... and we made these fantastic slippers too!  Inside each one is a chocolate surprise.  I cannot take credit for the idea, I found it whilst blog hopping here, I just thought it was a brilliant use for the pillow box die that we have in the mini catalogue.  I have used regal series paper, stampin up buttons and twill tape to decorate.  You can purchase the pattern from the web site but I cut mine by eye!... they are joined together with certainly celery ribbon. 
Do have a go, it's a brilliant idea.. you could make them for anyone if you used different papers and sparkly or girlie decorations.  Let me know what you think, I would love to see your comments x x
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