Monday, 29 April 2013


My GORGEOUS birthday card off my Stampin Up mam, i love the colours used together and the way she mixed the colours of the embossing powders over the Ex Libris stamp and the 'Happy Brithday' sentiment, and the All Dressed up dress makers bust die cut using glimmer paper, makes it look so glamarous!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Polly Put The Kettle On!

A Card i made for my mam for mothers day, this card was very apt as she has about 10 cups of tea a day and always makes her tea in the pot, hence the little tea pot charm.  she loved it!!

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

Sunshine and Sprinkles and a Rainbow

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

Dapper Dad!

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

Male themed swap

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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

All Dressed Up!

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.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Rain or Shine!

Loving the Sunshine & Sprinkles designer papers, this is a card i made on the Training Day with Monica, my great, great, great Grandma!! we used Lucky Limade cardstock for the base of the card, So Saffron, pacific point cardstock, Rain On Shine Stamp Set, White cardstock is embossed with the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which i absolutely love!!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Sunshine & Sprinkles

One of the cards i made at todays Training Day with lovely Monica Gale, had a fabulous day and met lots of Lovely ladies, this card was made with Melon Mambo cardstock, stamps used were from the Oh Hello stamp set, the designer papers are the Sunshine Sprinkles from the Spring/Summer brochure which are lovely and bright colours!! the flower is made from Die cuttng flowers from Filter paper pack, finished off with ribbon & gems embellishments.