Monday, 29 April 2013
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Saturday, 27 April 2013
thought i'd have a go at making some cake pops for my friends, hmmm rather a messy job....but tasty, especially the chocolate orange flavoured pops!
i Used the stamp from the 'Tags til Christmas' set. My friends enjoyed them and loved the packaging.
Friday, 26 April 2013
This is a fab technique and simple too, this is how i done the rainbow effect background -
i placed a piece of white cardstock underneath some clear Acetate, using Stampin Up marker pens i coloured on the Acetate over where the white cardstock is placed underneath (the white cardstock is placed under the Acetate to ensure we cover enough of the Acetate to cover the cardstock) when i was happy with the colours and the covering i removed the cardstock from under the acetate and placed a paper towel underneath, using alcohol in a spray bottle (I have been told nail varnish remover can be used instead) spray the ink quite generously leave it for a minute let the colours blend into each other, then take some Creped filter paper (sold in the Spring/Summer Stampin Up catalogue, page 8 - £2.75), place the filter paper over the inked area and rub lightly to ensure the ink soaks into the crepe paper, then remove and leave to dry (alcohol is used because it dry’s fast) leave to dry for a minute then glue this to the white card stock and trim the area, leave about ½” so this can be turned underneath the back and glued down to give a neater edge.
stamp sets used - Rain or Shine (from Spring/Summer catalogue), Tiny Tags (page 184 Annual Catalogue), En Francis (also from the Annual Catalogue page)
Punch used - Jewellry Tag Punch (from the Annual catalugue, page 129)
Thursday, 25 April 2013
These are my Training Day male themed cards, i loved putting together these cards, it's great to get some idea's for mens cards, i like the combo of the Night Of Navy and Crumb Cake cardstock together, the stamp set used Dapper Dad, Bring On Cake, Delightful Dozen, Natural Trim Ribbon, Basics Designer Buttons, the stamp sets and Accessories are from the new Spring/Summer cataogue, which is jam packed with lots of fab goodies!!
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
This week at training day it was all based around male themed as quite a few of us struggle with mens cards....definatly me!! Also fathers day is approaching so we were all asked to go out of our comfort zone and do a male swap, well i always seem to go foe crumb cake when i come to do a mens card, i just love the authentic grungy look especially with the edges blended with a bit of soft suede ink. I decided to use the distressed dots and en francis and the background as these are quite uni sex stamps depending what colour they are stamped in, i do like a splash of colour so i had to go with pool party to freshen it up a bit, i distressed the edges of the pool party card stock, using my new distress tool, other stamps used were teeny tiny sentiments, bring on the cake and ciao baby all stamped in chocolate chip ink, puches used were word window, petite curly label and curly label, i used the linen thread through the curly lablel punch out, i edges the base card with a faux stirched outline this just finished it off.
i also thought i'd add a picture of my fab cup cake we all got....cookie monster!! Brilliant!
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
My Training Day Swaps, i thought as we are heading into spring and the shops are filling with gorgeous spring/summery dresses it gave me my inspiration for the swaps, using the All Dressed Up bundle and the striped DSP from the Sale-A-Bration Giveaways, the ribbons are also from the same papers, the base cardstock is Soft Suede, then layered with Pool Party CardStock, i stamped the senmtiment with Calypso Coral & Pool Party, i wanted the 'dress' of the Change of Address' stamp to pop out so i used a contrast colour, the flower in the corner is punched using the small scalloped punch and from the same papers.