Saturday, 5 November 2011

Christmas Tree

Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and Designer Series Paper Letters to Santa were used to create Christmas gifts to place under the Christmas Tree.  The Christmas Tree is by Twiddleybitz.  Stampin' Up! rhinestones were added for bling.  The pot of the Christmas Tree is designed to display photos.  Dazzling Diamonds glitter highlights the tips of the Christmas Tree but is hard to see in the photo.

Christmas Canvas

This took abit of time gold embossing stamped images, sponging and embossing cardstock then attaching the pieces in some kind of order on the canvas.  But I'd do it all again.  I used a combination of Stampin' Up! Christmas stamp sets - Dasher, Season of Joy, Tree trimmings, as well as the Mocha Morning, Letters to Santa and Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper.

Card Kit

" Christmas in a tin"
The Santa from the Designer Series Paper Letters to Santa fitted just right on the front of this DVD tin containing gift tags and Christmas cards.  The tin can easily be used for a Christmas gift after the cards have been sent and tags used.
Here's the inside, lined and fitted with two inserts to hold the Christmas tags and Christmas cards.  The stamp set Merry and Type was stamped with Early Espresso and coloured with Stampin' Write markers after embossing the front half of the card.  Cherry Cobbler seam binding was attached to the side front.

The new Bigz Die Two Tags created the tags, making Christmas gift giving quick and easy.

Designer wear

The Designer Series Paper Mocha Morning could only be the 'fabric' of choice for this outfit. The hat has been created from the Designer Fabric Timeless Portrait die cut using the Bigz L die Fun Flowers.    The black pattern on the designer series paper is black flocking which gives texture to the skirt. I enjoyed creating the outfit though it evolved as each piece was attached.  Kraft seam binding, Black Satin ribbon and Very Vanilla grosgrain created trims and ruffles on the dress.

Inspired by the marlequin, I created a small box of gift cards below, using the Established Elegance Stamp set.  It's a vintage stamp set with endless possbilities for creations.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Concord crush flutter love card

Well this worked! I have just tried a new way of uploading and it worked! I hope the brilliant deep purple blue of Concord crush has been reproduced adequately in this photo!

I created my own heart template after stamping and coloring the image. The Lattice embossing template was used on the background Concord Crush paper. Ribbon - Old Olive satin and my favorite Stampin Up! Have been added, along with some pearls.



Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Card and a half challenge card

The lovely Helen has a wonderful card challenge happening at Here's my entry, very late and photographed by an I phone but I just wanted to give it a go.

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Mini Album

This little mini album is about 3 inches square and lots of fun to make. Once you have done you will want to do more. It makes a lovely gift when boxed up. Great for photos or just messages. Add tags inside for added interest. Here I have used the Love Letter DSP adding flowers punched from Cherry Cobler cardstock and Hodge podge hardware. The stamp set is Elements of Style all by Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Aviary again

Marina Mist is great fresh colour so I have highlighted the card with grosgrain ribbon on the neutral Kraft background. Very Vanilla cardstock was textured with the Lattice embossing folder run through the Big Shot. The Aviary birdcages were stamped with Early Espresso and Crumb Cake ink. The wording from Style Beautiful stamp set was stamped with Early Espresso onto a tag from Sizzlits Lots of Tags Level 3 set.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Friends 24-7

A strip of the Very Vanilla cardstock has been run through the very new TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS Embossing Folder and added as a feature to the side of this card. You'll find this embossing folder in the new Summer Mini catalogue. The LOVE LETTER DSP has been included in this card as you guessed it, I made it straight after the card on the previous post. The stamp set FRIENDS 24-7 is another favourite of mine and has been stamped using both BASIC BLACK and CHERRY COBBLER inkpads.

Summer Mini card

The Summer Mini Catalogue is out now and I've used the very adaptable AVIARY stamp set. The CHERRY COBBLER coloured flower was created with the BLOSSOM PARTY Big Shot die. I'm loving the CROCHET TRIM and VINTAGE TRINKETS from the new Summer Mini catalogue also. The LOVE LETTER DSP provided the polka dots with a Rhinestone on top of an ANTIQUE BRAD. These ANTIQUE BRADS and RHINESTONES are a must in anyone's stash.....