Monday, 27 April 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge #37 - 5 Elements

This is the first of our design team challenge choices and the lovely Caryn got to go first. Caryn's challenge was to use 5 Different Embellishments and you can use any number of a particular item.

As you can see I used Buttons, Brads, a Flower, Ribbon and a Slider. I'll admit that I spent more time on this card than I thought I would, but I thoroughly enjoyed making it. Don't forget to go and take a look at what the rest ot the Design Team came up with.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Confetti White CS, SU! Pretty in Pink CS and Silver Mirri Board from Stash
2. Image - SU! Petals Stamoin' Around Wheel, and SU! Wonderful Words
3. Buttons - From Stash
4. Brads and Slider - SU! Silver Brads and SU! Silver Style Hodgepodge Hardware
5. Ribbon - SU! White Grosgrain Ribbon (Coloured with Pretty in Pink SU! Marker)
6. Flower - SU! Pretties Kit

Sunday, 26 April 2009

A Passion for Papertrey Challenge 5

Friendship, that's Steph's choice of theme this week. I had great fun with this one even though my PTI stash is limited it's so easy to do cards for these challenges as you only need at least one PTI product, and I'm sure there's plenty of you that fall into that category, so why not have a go. Need inspiration go take a look at the fab cards Steph and Kate make.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - PTI Everyday Blessings
2. Card - SU! Confetti White and Sage Shadow CS
3. Sentiments - SU! Schoolbook Serif Alphabet and Garden Whimsy
4. Tools - Fiskars Flower Punch, SU! Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches

Saturday, 25 April 2009


Just want to remind everyone about the May Promotion and Shares. This is also your last chance to get the 10% discount on orders over £45. Please look at the post at the top of my blog for any additional details. I'll be back later with some cards and catch ups.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

I Cased a Card and I liked it!!

I cased the layout of this card and now that I'm posting it, do you think I can remember where I found it? No, I can't, so if it's your card layout I do apologise that I haven't mentioned you. Let me know if it is yours. What I like about this card is that the card stock and the Mat layer are the same colour but different textures. While the photo doesn't show it that well, this is one of those cards that does look better IRL.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Almost Amethyst Plain Card and Textured Card
2. Papers - SU! Tea Party Designer Series Papers
3. Image - SU! playful Petals
4. Sentiment - SU! Simply Said
5. Tools - Piercing Tool
6. Mediums - SU! Stampin' Write Markers and Watercolour Crayons

Monday, 20 April 2009

Playin Around

I just love these Stampin' Around Wheels, can you tell? Just a quick post for today I'm off to the Dentist soon. Not something I'm looking forward too, but it has to be done. Hope you all have a great Tuesday. Been playing with my Backdrop too. Let me know what you think.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - White from Stash and SU! Mellow Moss
2. Image - SU! Scandinavian Wheel and SU! Fresh Cuts (Both from Mini)
3. Colour - Mellow Moss
4. Ribbon - SU! Mellow Moss Tafetta

Cupcake Craft Challenge #36 - A Sketch

This weeks Challenge is a Sketch, I love sketch's they are great for helping you out of "missing mojo" phase and I love seeing all the variations that everyone else comes up with like the rest of the Design Team, there are some fab takes on this sketch.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - SU! Sweet Always
2. Card - SU! Chocolate Chip and Pretty In Pink
3. Image - Sugar Nellie Gorgus Girl by Suzanne Woolcott
4. Ribbon - SU! Chocolat Chip Grosgrain and Pretty In Pink Tafetta 5. Embellishments - SU! Soft Subtles Brads and Papermania Paper Flowers
5. Mediums - SU! Stampin' Write Markers (Watercoloured)

Sunday, 19 April 2009

CPS #112

Another great sketch from CPS this week. Here is my take on it. I think I've finally found the right place for taking photo's now all I need to do is something about the backdrop.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - SU! Patterns Pack
2. Card- SU! Kraft
3. Sentiment - SU! Sincere Salutations
4. Ribbon - SU! White Grosgrain
5. Brads - White Brads from Stash and Rhinestone Brads from SU! Pretties Kit
6. Flowers - Papermania Paper Flowers

Just For You!

Here's a quick card I did using the Pretties Kit. I used a Stampin' Around Wheel I'm just loving these at the moment, they are so versatile and easy to use. I've done some piercing which I don't normally do but may do alot more of in future. The Tempting Turquoise is such a vibrant colour and looks so good IRL.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Tempting Turquoise Texured Card, SU! Tempting Turquoise CS
2. Image - SU! Forever Flowers Wheel
3. Emelishments - SU! Pretties Kit
4. Sentiment - SU! Oval All
5. Tools - SU! Scallop Oval Punch and Large Oval Punch

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Le Jardin Card Class

Add a touch of elegance to any occasion when you gift someone with one of these gorgeous cards featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Le Jardin Designer Papers and the Pretties Kit. In this class you’ll create four cards, each featuring different elements from the Pretties Kit, and a custom-designed box to hold them in. All supplies and materials needed to complete this project will be provided. There will be a Door Prize and Refreshments.

Date: 9th May 2009

''''Time: 13h00 to 15h00

Cost: £15.00

Location: Wesley Methodist Church Hall, Cadishead, Manchester

Please email me to sign up for this class: . Please be aware that spaces are limited.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge - One Layer Card

The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week is a One Layer Card, it's one that will stretch you to your limits and make you think. I obviously didn't think too much on this one as I didn't use a paper at all, but I did check and it qualifies. I love this kind of card because you can make some really stunning, plain and simple ones. They're perfect for quick Thank You cards or for making a set of Cards.

I just love these colours together, the pink and greens match each other perfectly. Please go and have a look at what the rest of the Design Team have come up with, you won't be disappointed. There are so many beautiful cards to inspire you and I hope you join us this week and show us what you come up with.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - None Used
2. Card - White Card from Stash, SU! Pretty In Pink and Mellow Moss
3. Image - SU! Forever Flowers Stampin' Around Wheel
4. Sentiment - SU!Fresh Cuts
5. Mediums - SU! Classic Stampin' Pad Mellow Moss, SU! Stampin' Write Markers Pretty In Pink and Certain Celery
6. Ribbon - SU! Mellow Moss Tafetta Ribbon

7. Tools - SU! Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches

Friday, 10 April 2009

A Passion for Papertrey Challenge 4

Well, it's not quite overboard, but there is slightly more to it than the last Challenge Card I made. I did my card on Monday night but have only now just had the chance to take photo's and post. Thanks to Steph and Toni for most of the Supplies used on this card, thank you girls. The Challenge was Scallops, so I used my SU! Scallop Edge and Scallop Oval punches.

Supplies Used:
1. Papers - PTI Pink Patterns

2. Card - PTI Berry Sorbet Perfect Match
3. Image - Hanglar Stamped Image
4. Ribbon - PTI Melon Berry Luxe Satin Ribbon
5. Buttons - From stash

6. Mediums- SU! Cameo Coral Stampin' Pad, Stampin' Write Markers and SU! Earth Elements Watercolor Wonders.

Still Here!

Just a quick post to let everyone know I'm still around, just been really busy with work, life and everything else. I'll be catching up today and tomorrow, so I'll be posting some cards and visiting blogs.

I had a great response to my Mini Paper & Ribbon share and so I have decided to do another one, check post below for details.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Stampin' Up Mini Catalogue

The New Mini Catalogue is out. For the month of April Orders over £45 will receive 10% discount (excluding Shares).

Mini Paper and Ribbon Share £12.00 incl P&P

12 6x6 Papers from each of the following Designer Paper Sets:

  • Tea Party
  • Washington Apple
  • Ski Slope

2.25m of each Striped Grograin Ribbon

  • So Saffron
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Bashful Blue

So that's 36 Papers and 6.75m of Ribbon in Total.