Sunday, 29 March 2009

Three in One

Today is not a good day, this was my third attempt at this sketch, and I'm still not happy with it. I've managed to do a few challenges in one with this card, CPS using their sketch, Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Think Spring, and ABC Challenge using Glitter.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - Pink Petticoat Spring Wishes
2. Image - Penny Black - 12 Day's of Christmas
3. Card - SU! Lavender Lace
4. Ribbon - SU! Certainly Celery Grosgrain
5. Buttons - From Stash 6. Other - Nestabillities, Sakura Clear Stardust Pen, and Diamond Stickles.

Friday, 27 March 2009

SU! Club 10 - Last few places!!

Only 2 Places Left

Hi, just another quick update on my SU! Club 10. I still a couple of places left and would like to get these filled as soon as possible so we can place our first order. I'm offering all Club Members 10% discount on their Hostess Month Order. Please note this is something that I am offering, and is not a Stampin' Up! Offer. For more details on the SU! Club 10 please click here or e-mail me.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Julie's Jems Team Challenge 2

It was my turn to send out the Kit this week and it was SO hard to decide what to send. The really hard part is finding enough of everything, there are 8 of us and the next one is for 9 as we have a new team member. Go and have a look at what Steph, Sarah-Jane, Julie, Sarah, Anne, Sarah, and Siobahn have created.

I do love this Image, but it's not exactly your everyday kind of stamp. Well at least I've got some worth out of it.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - SU! So Saffron and Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Paper

2. Card - SU! Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red and More Mustard Textured Card
3. Image - Image by Design "Bee's"
4. Sentiment - SU! Oval All
5. Ribbon - SU! Chocolate Chip and More Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
6. Brads - SU! Earth Elements and from Stash

SU! Sheffield Field Training

On Monday night we attended Stampin' Up! Field Training. It was really good to get around a table with my SU! Mum Julie and SU! Sisters Sarah and Elaine and other SU Demonstrators. We had great fun, did some make and takes and a swap. Now I've not done a swap like this before, so wasn't quite sure what to expect or do. I did feel like they were a little plain but I really love them. So much so I didn't want to give them all away LOL.

I made five of each variation and these are perfect for quick Thank You Cards or Just because cards or even Invitations. The strip at the end is the remains from scallop punching. I used the corner rounder first then scallop punched. When it comes to bulk cards Ribbon can be quite expensive but strips of waste is for nothing.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

A Passion for Papertrey Challenge 3

It's Monochromatic this week. Here's the card I made, somehow it looks different in real life. I loved it, but seeing it on screen I'm not sure about it anymore. You'll notice it's another simple card, I promise to go overboard on the next one!

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - PTI Chocolate Remix Pattern Papers
2. Image - SU! Oval All
3. Card - SU! Chocolate Chip
4. Ribbon - PTI Dark Chocolate Top Notch Twill
5. Ribbon Slide - SU! Hodgepodge Hardware

Monday, 23 March 2009

Quick and Easy

Here's a quick and Easy card I made using the New SU! Oval Punches and two of the New Stamp Sets. I think Black and White are a fab combo, I just don't use them often enough.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - No PApaers
2. Card - SU! Black and White Textured Card
3. Images - SU! Oval All and Very Versatile Stamp Sets
4. Ribbon - SU! White Tafetta RIbbon
5. Rub-ons - SU! Cherished Memories
6. Tools - SU! Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches, SU! 1" Circle Punch and Woodware Corner Punch

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Caardvarks Sketch

There is a super little sketch this week. I haven't done a Caardvarks Challenge for quite a while now. Here is my take on the sketch which pretty much is exactly what they asked for. I'd like to dedicate this card to two of my Blogging Friends, Steph and Jennie. Thank you to both of you.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - Pebbles Ink Nellie's Garden
2. Card - SU! Certainly Celery and White from Stash
3. Sentiment - SU! Best Yet
4. Buttons & Gems - From Stash
5. Ribbon - SU! Certainly Celery Grosgrain
6. Tools - SU! Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, and Corner Rounder

We Have A Winner!

Hi Everyone, firstly I just want to say a Huge thank you to everyone who came to visit, and left comments. It was a huge task today to get all the comments printed and cut. Congratulations goes to:

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...
candy candy everywhere!!!! What gorgeous goodies! Thanks so much for the chance to enter, have linked your blog on my blog! Thank you!Mandyxx Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mandy please e-mail me your address and I'll get the Candy in the mail to you tomorrow.

Please come back and visit, who knows there could be more Candy coming soon.

CPS #108

Here's my Card for this weeks Sketch over at CPS. I used the sketch for my Mothers Day Card. It took me longer to take a half decent photo than it did to make the card. OH has taken my Digital camera and my DSLA is poorly at the moment. I had Peel Offs on the Ribbon that said Happy Mother's Day but I didn't think it looked quite right so I took it off.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - SU! Tea Party Designer Papers
2. Card - White and Silver Mirri Board from Stash
3. Images - SU! Simply Said
4. Ribbon - SU! Pretty In Pink Tafetta Ribbon
5. Button and Brads - SU! Soft Subtles and Hodgepodge Hardware
6. Other - Peel Offs and Gems from Stash

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Blog Candy!!

Blog Candy Closed - Winner Announced Sunday 22/03/2009
I've decided to do another Bog Candy Give Away! The lucky winner will receive ALL 4 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets and some Hodgepodge Hardware and Pretties Bits and Pieces (Everything in this photo).

All you have to do to be in for a chance of winning is Post a link on your Blog to the Candy, become a follower and leave a comment. If you don't have a Blog don't worry just leave a comment anyway. This Candy is open to Everyone.

The draw closes at midnight GMT 21st of March and the draw will take place on the 22nd. Good Luck!

Unmounted Rubber Stamps

I wonder if there is anyone out there that could help me please. I recently bought some Cushioning mount for my Rubber Stamps (I won't mention names), I then went ahead and mounted some of my Sugar Nellie stamps onto this cushioning. The only problem is, is that the cushion is a lot thinner than the one I normally use. I just don't like the way my stamps are stamping and want to remove the cushioning and mount them onto the other one. Does anyone know how to get the cushioning off the stamps? When I try to pull it off it breaks and I really want to do it without damaging my stamps. Any suggestions? Please :o)

Easter Blog Candy

As you can see Jennifer has some fab Candy to give away. Go on over and see what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning it.

Friday, 20 March 2009

I'm a Design Team Member!!

I have been chosen to be part of the Cupcake Craft Challenges Blog Design Team! I received the email from Lauren earlier today and have been watching for the announcement all night. Finally I can tell everyone. I'm really looking forward to some great challenges. We start on April the 6th (My Mom's Birthday) so please join us for loads of fun and exciting challenges. Do you want to know who else made the team? Go take a look.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

It's a sketch this week and the minute I saw I knew exactly what to do. The only problem was finding the time to do it. Which is why it's so late, it's been another hectic week!

I made a matching basket, this is the same basket we did in Julies Workshop but I made mine a bit bigger and added paper instead of stamping. In the Basket is the most delicious Easter Egg and some Mini Eggs!

These are South African Easter Eggs, they have a hard candy coating over a hollow chocolate egg. You're supposed to suck off the candy till you get to the milk chocolate inside and then devour what's left.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - SU! Washington Apple Designer Papers (MC)
2. Card - SU! Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron Card
2. Image - Penny Black 12 Day's of Christmas (Yes, that's right)
3. Medium - SU! Stampin' Markers
4. Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, SU! Linen Thread
5. Brads - SU! Rich Regals
6. Tools - SU! Round Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Nestabilities Large Circle and Scallop
7. Button and Flowers - From Stash

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Mini Blog Candy

Now I really don't want to be telling you this because I would do anything to get my hands on these gorgeous little guy's. Aren't they just adorable? Well to be in with a chance to win them I have to tell you, so here they are, Malin is looking for a new home for them.

Artfully Ila: Time for BlogCandy!!!

Artfully Ila: Time for BlogCandy!!!

Ila is giving away some fab High Hopes Candy go take a look.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

The big Four O

It was my OH's birthday last week, and a big one at that. Now I know I'm not alone here when it comes to making mens cards, but I find them really hard. And obviously I'm not very good at funny cards either, but there you are. This is the card I gave him, he did laugh though.

Both lines of the sentiment are actually at the bottom of the stamp but I masked parts of the stamp when I inked it up

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - SU! Bashful Blue Designer Papers
2. Card - SU! Brocade Blue Card
3. Image - SU! Golden Oldies (Mini Catalogue)
4. Ribbon - SU! Bashfull Blue Striped Grosgrain (MC)
5. Other - Chipboard from stash
6. Medium - SU Stampin' Write Markers

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Brown + 1

This weeks challenge is to use any one of these three colour combos.
1) Brown + Pink
2) Brown + Blue
3) Brown + Green

Well lets guess which one I choose! I just love Brown and Blue... and Pink... and Yellow... in fact I think I like most colour combo's using Brown. Funny because I was never a "Brown" person. I just love this SU! Simply Scrappin' Set, it's so versatile.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - Everything is from SU! Love Stories Simply Scrappin' Set
2. Tools - SU! Scallop Circle and 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Cute Card Thursday #51

Celebration is the theme this week with a Sketch. Who can beleive it's been a year already. CCT turn one this week. I just had to use these fab new Stamps and Papers from the SU! Mini Catologue.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Ruby Red Textured Card
2. Papers - SU! Washington Apple Designer Paper Series (Mini Catalogue)
3. Image - SU! Golden Oldies (MC)
4. Medium - SU! Stampin' Write Markers
5. Tools - SU! Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Oval Punch (MC) and LArge Oval Punch(MC)
6. Ribbons - SU! Bashful Blue and So Saffron 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (MC)

7. Other - SU! On Board Blossoms & Basics

A Passion for Papertrey Challenge 2

For somebody that didn't have any PTI products I'm doing very well. Here's my card for the second challenge set by the lovely Kate and Steph "So here's what you do - make a single layer card using your Papertrey goodies. Embellishments (including ribbon and punched or die cut shapes) are allowed." Sadly my only PTI product on this card is the Ribbon, but what fab Ribbon it is!

This must be the easiest and quickest card I have ever made. It was literally stamp, stamp, wrap, tie, stick, stick, stick, and that's it. There is absolutely no excuse for not having a Thank You card on hand if they can be made this quick.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - None
2. Image - SU! Fast Flowers Wheel
3. Sentiment - SU! Oval All Stamp Set (Mini Catologue)
4. Ribbon - PTI Melon Berry Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon
5. Buttons - From stash
6. Medium- SU! Cameo Coral Stampin' Pad

Sunday, 15 March 2009

CPS #107

Another great sketch from CPS this week. I've been abit out of the loop this last week and haven't done much crafting or blogging due to all sorts of reasons. The only way to get back into the swing of things is to jump right in, however I've got NSS at the moment (New Stash Syndrome) so I thought I'd try out my the SU! Papers and stamps on this Sketch.

I decoupaged the flower, which really suits these stamps. I'm hoping to do quite a few more cards using these stamps before the end of the month. Please come back and have a look. I'll also be announcing a special Mini Catalogue Offer involving these Papers, Stamps and some Ribbons.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! SO Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, and Whisper White
2. Papers - Tea Party Designer Papers (Mini Catalogue)
3. Image - SU! Playful Petals Stamp Set (Mini Catalogue)

4. Sentiment - SU! Very Versatile (Mini Catalogue)
5. Brad - SU! Rich Regals
6. Medium - SU! Soft Subtles Waterclour Wonder Crayons
7. Tools - SU! Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, SU! Stamp-a-ma-jig (Oval Punches from Mini Catalogue)

Friday, 13 March 2009

SU! Club 10 - Last few places!!

Just 3 Places Left

This Offer is only available until Friday, after that you will still be able to join but the Free Stamp Sets will no longer be available. If you join today you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning a Free Stamp Set of your choice, and a 2 in 10 chance for a Free Hostess Stamp Set.

Hi, just another quick update on my SU! Club 10. I still a couple of places left and would like to get these filled as soon as possible so we can place our first order. I'm offering all Club Members 10% discount on their Hostess Month. Please note this is something that I am offering, and is not a Stampin' Up! Offer. For more details on the SU! Club 10 please click here or e-mail me. I'm also offering a Free Stamp Set of own choice to one lucky member and 2 members will each receive a Hostess Level 1 Stamp Set along with the First Month Hostess.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Join the Team!

Have you been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator? You might want to do it just for the Hobby benefits, like the discount, special promotions, belonging to a team. You may want to start a successful business, it could even be just so you can do the Workshops and meet new people. Whatever your reason, here is the ideal opportunity. Along with the Stampin' Up! Promotion I am also offering a FREE Stamp Set of your choice to anyone who signs up with me.
So if you've been thinking of signing up, the time to do it is NOW. For a limited period (12-25 March 2009), there is 10% off of the starter kit bringing the price down to a fantastic £125. Stampin’ Up! is offering a limited-time 10 percent discount on the Starter Kit to new recruits. When you join Stampin’ Up! as a new Demonstrator during the promotion period, you’ll get over £240 worth of stamping and business supplies for only £125. That's 10 percent off the regular price of £139! Don't worry if you already have some of the stamp sets or Ink pads in the Starter kit because you can change those by selecting others as long as they are for the same value.

Please Remember:

  • New recruit paperwork must arrive with Stampin' Up! by close of office hours on 25 March, 6:50 PM (CET)

If you would like to join my team please let me know as early as possible so that we can get your paperwork submitted on time. I would love to have you on my team and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, please e-mail me (top right) and if you would prefer to chat, just mail me your telephone number and I will call you back.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Julie's Jems Team Challenge

As a team we've decided to do a fortnightly challenge between us. Each of us gets a chance to send out identical kits, what's in that kit is up to us. Nobody knows when it's their turn, the person sending the kit decides who the next person is and we only find out when we receive it. Everybody makes something and we all have to post our creations at the same time, so there's no being influenced by anybody else. It was Steph's turn first, and what wonderful goodies we received, thanks so much Steph everything is gorgeous. I think it's going to be interesting to see what we come up with, how many are similiar and how many aren't. If your curious go and have a look at what Steph, Sarah-Jane, Julie, Anne, Sarah, and Siobahn have created. Mine is a Plain Jane compared to what the girls have done.

I managed to get the flowers exactly as I wanted them and they looked perfect, then I moved them to add glue and stick them down, but soemhow they don't look as good as they did.

The obvious place for the sentiment is the front of the card so I thought I'd put mine on the inside. Lets see how many great minds there are!

Monday, 2 March 2009

SU! Club 10

Hi everyone, just a quick update on my SU! Club 10. I still have some spaces left and would like to get these filled as soon as I can. I'm offering all Club Members 10% discount on one of their 10 Months Orders. Please note this is something that I am offering, and is not a Stampin' Up! Offer. For more details on the SU! Club 10 please click here or e-mail me.