Tuesday, 23 June 2009


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Wednesday, 17 June 2009

I Have Moved!

Hi everyone, just to let you know that I have moved to Wordpress. It's still very much Work In Progress, but it's a start and I'll update as and when I can. If your links aren't in my Sidebar yet, they will be soon.

Please come and visit my new Blog home.

Cause for Celebration

The name of the stamp set say's it all for my Cuttlebug, "Cause for Celebration". I really do need to use it more and especially the Swiss Dots folder, it just gives the card a totally different look. Having said that I do have cause for celebrating myself, I have another SU! Demonstrator joining my Team, which makes it 3 now.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Kraft and Whisper White Plain and Textured CS
2. Papers - SU! FAll Flowers DSP
3. Stamps - SU! Oval All and SU! Cause for Celebration Hostess Level 2 sets
4. Embellishments - SU! Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals, SU! Earth Elements Brad
5. Tools - Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, SU! Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches
6. Mediums - Versamark and SU! Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Join My SU! Team and get FREE Goodies

This is your last chance! . The next person to join my team and sign up as an SU! Demonstrator will recieve TWO FREE Stamp Set's and a Pack of Designer Series Papers of your choice. Then this offer expires.

If your interested and want more details then please have a look here, or mail me jeannette.eames@yahoo.co.uk and I'll mail you back, or if you supply a phone number I will call you.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Happiness Always

I've been wanting to get the CardMaker's Sketch Book Birthday Celebration for a while now, I've got the first one, but somehow had never got around to it. Last week I was on Amazon for something completey different and eventually bought it. I could wait for it to arrive and to get started, the only thing is you want to do them all (which I will) but not on the same day. I've used one of the sketches for this card and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

These books are great for when you get stuck and have a bit of a brain freeze and there is loads of inspiration in them.


Supplies Used:
1. Card - White From Stash, SU! Whisper White and Old Olive CS
2. Papers - SU! Summer Picnic DSP
3. Stamps - SU! Happiness Always Hostess Level 3 Set
4. Embellishments - SU! Bashfull Blue Double Stitches Grosgrain, Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals, Linen Thread, Soft Subtles Brads and Soft Subtle Buttons
5. Tools - Paper Piercer from SU! Crafters' Tool Kit
6. Mediums - SU! Classic Stampin' Pads

Cupcake Craft Challenge #44 - Fathers Day

It was my turn to set the challenge this week, and with it being Fathers Day soon I decided that was the perfect choice. However it had to be more than a card. You can interpret that anyway you want to, if it's not Fathers Day in your neck of the woods then something for a man (any man) will do.

I used this gorgeous paper from a Craftworks Cards Goody bag and I have no idea what it's called. If you know please let me know because I would love to get some more. Head on over to Cupcakes Craft Challenge and check out the DT's cards.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - Dark Blue and Medium Blue from Stash, SU! Brocade Blue CS
2. Papers - DP from Stash
3. Stamps - SU! Occasional Greetings, Schoolbook Serif Alphabet and Short Order Alphabet
4. Embellishments - SU! Vintage Brads, Jumbo Pewter Eyelet, Rich Regals Buttons, Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon and Linen Thread
5. Tools - SU! Large Oval, Small Tag and Tag Punches
6. Mediums - Versamark and SU! Stampin' Emboss Powder Clear

CPS #120

Where has the weekend gone? I can't believe it's nearly over. Another fab sketch from CPS and they have some super DT cards too. Here's my take on the sketch and if you look closely you'll notice I added something. This is not normally something I do, I tend to stick to the sketch but I felt a bit daring today.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla and Old Olive CS
2. Papers - SU! Petals and Paisley DSP
3. Stamps - SU! Year After Year and SU! Best Yet Hostess Level 1 Set
4. Embellishments - SU! Bold Brights Brads, Earth Elements Buttons, Linen Thread, and Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise, and Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
5. Tools - SU! 1 3/8" Circle Punch and 1 1/2" Woodware Circle Punch
6. Mediums - SU! Classic Stampin' Pads

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

CPS #119

Kay Miller and Kay Carley on the same card, how fab is that? This is my attempt at the CPS challenge this week. I normally try and get it done on the Sunday but I had another project I was working on so I've only just got round to doing it last night. I think the the Backing Paper and the Stamps work so well together.

The brads that I used for the 3 flowers were silver, but I used some dries clear glue and dipped them into the glitter pot. You may need to click on the picture to get a better look.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - White from Stash, SU! Brilliant Blue Textured CS
2. Papers - Kay Miller's Over the Rainbow
3. Stamps - Kay Carley's Aspects of Design Funky Flowers
4. Embellishments - Organza Ribbon from The Stamp Man, SU! Silver Brads, SU! Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
5. Tools - Aqua Painter,
6. Mediums - SU! Classic Stampin' Pads

Bordering Blue Meets Paisley

Have you ever looked at a colour and thought yeah, ok. Then actually used it and thought Wow! Bordering Blue was my yeah, ok colour and now I just love it. I've used the Paisley Background stamp on Whisper White, I tried it on coloured card using coloured inks and VersaMark on Kraft but it didn't quite have the effect I was looking for. Next I'll try white on colour and see what that's like.

I used white grosgrain ribbon which I put on the ink pad and covered with a piece of sponge then holding the sponge down I pulled the ribbon through at an even pace to colour in Bordering Blue. I find this works better than using MArkers as you get an even coverage and a perfect colour match.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - White from Stah, SU! Whisper White and Bordering Blue CS and Textured CS
2. Papers - None
3. Stamps - SU! Paisley Background Stamp and SU! Wonderful Words
4. Embellishments - SU! White Grosgrain Ribbon coloured with SU! Bordering Blue Ink Pad
5. Tools - SU! Piercing Tool and Template
6. Mediums - SU! Classic Stampin' Pad Bordering Blue

Monday, 8 June 2009

Home Decor

We're in the process of doing our Bedroom up, 2nd last room to do in the house. The other day when I made the topper for my Papertake Weekly card using Kay Carley's Funky Flowers, OH said that he really liked it, and it got me thinking. As a result here is part 1 of 3. I had to take the photo at a funny angle so as not to get any reflection.

I realy enjoyed making this, the wood was just a bare pine but I used my Close to Cocoa Ink Pad and I think it turned out really well. The picture is very plain and simple but if you know me then you'll know that that's exactly what I like.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - White from Stash, SU! Close to Cocoa and Bordering Blue Textured 12 x 12 CS
2. Papers - None
3. Stamps - Kay Carley's Aspects of Design Funky Flowers
4. Embellishments - Gems from Stash
5. Frame - 12 x 12 Deep Frame
6. Mediums - SU! Classic Stampin' Pads and Aqua Painter

Cupcake Craft Challenge #43 - Colour Challenge

This week's challenge is a colour challenge given to us by Ida. Now I haven't done many Colour Challenges before so please bear this in mind when you read the rest of this post.

Colour Challenge

What a challenge it was! I really struggled with this one. I made 3 cards on Saturday and just didn't like them at all, I eventually gave up and decided I would start over again on Sunday Morning. So I got up and did this card in about 20 minutes. I'm thinking that maybe I should have just done something else completely on Saturday because I don't think my Mojo was around at all. And to top it off, I've just realised that the challenge was also a card for kids. Oh well, kids have friends too! don't they? We'll just imagine that this is for a very mature kid.

Do have a look at the rest of the Design Team's cards, at least everyone else read the instructions better than I did.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, and Yoyo Yellow CS
2. Papers - Over te Rainbow by Kay Miller
3. Stamps - SU! Occasional Greetings
4. Embellishments - On Board Blossoms and Basics chipboard Photo Corners
5. Tools - Paper Piercing Tool and Template from the SU! Crafter's Tool Kit
6. Mediums - SU! Stampin' Write Markers

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Papertake Weekly - Dawny's Sketch #16

It must be absolutely ages since I did a Papertake Weekly Challenge! Here's my take on another of Dawny's fab sketches. As most of you know I was lucky enough to win Kay's Blog Candy and this is my first card using her amazing stamps. The Thank You is for Kay and The Stamp Man.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - White from Stash, SU! Rose Red and Pale Plum C
2. Papers - None
3. Stamps - Kay Carley's Aspects of Design Funky Flowers and SU! Oval All
4. Embellishments - Gems from Stash and SU! Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals
5. Tools - SU! Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches
6. Mediums - SU! Rich Regals and Soft Subtles Watercolor Wonder Crayons

Friday, 5 June 2009

SU! Club 10 Draw Winner

The Lucky Club Member to win the Draw is......


Congratulations Debra, your Stamp Set is in the post and should be with you tomorrow.

A card and an Award

Just a quick post with a card I made the other day.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Bashful Blue and Night of Navy CS
2. Papers - None
3. Stamps - Nursery Necessities
4. Embellishments - SU! Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Soft Subtles and Rich Regals Buttons
5. Tools - SU! Large Star Punch
6. Mediums - SU! Classic Ink Pads and VersaMark

I received this Award from Angie, thank you very much! The Rules that go with this lovely award are to:
A) Thank the person that gave it to you.
B) List 10 Honest things about yourself.

They are:
1. My Favourite colour is Blue
2. I have a Brother
3. I hate having my Photo taken
4. I'm desperately trying to lose weight
5. I'd rather Craft than do Housework (backed up by OH)
6. I'm a Book Fanatic
7. I love Collecting things - Teddies, Books, Animal Ornaments, STASH etc
8. I need to get out and exercise more
9. I'd rather be cold than hot, but in between is better
10. I love learning new things whether it's a new technique or a new Software Application

C) Put the Honest Scrap Logo on my blog - its at the top of this post.
D) Select 7 other bloggers that you think deserve this award.
They are:
1. Julie – Julie's Japes
2. Sarah-Jane - Cards and a Cuppa
3. Sarah B - Card Oasis
4. Donna - Donna's Doodles
5. Amanda - Scotspanda
6. Marion – My Cornish Corner

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Thank You Helen

I got these two lovely awards from Helen, now I'm sure as everybody knows I'm notoriuos for not returning the favour when it comes to Blog Awards. It's not intentional I promise, it's just that I keep thinking I'll do it later and then something else comes up, or I can't think who to pass them onto etc, you know all the "time related excuses". Well I promised Helen I would post straight away and so here I am.

I'm passing both these awards onto the Ladies who have given me Awards in the last few months to which I've not passed on again as a way of saying sorry, and that I did appreciate them thinking of me. If you were one of these Ladies please take these awards and leave me a comment so I know who you are and I'll go look for the award you originally gave me and post it on my Blog and I'll add your name here too.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Kay Carley's Blog Candy!

Do you remember my post on Sunday about Candy form Kay, and I said that that whoever wins this will be one (very) lucky person? Well guess what, I'm that LUCKY person, ME, I won it!! It made my day yesterday when I found out. I love Kay's stamps and have quite a few already. Can't wait to get my hands on those stamps and play to my hearts content. Watch this space for some creations once I get my package from The Stamp Man.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Join the SU! Family and get 2 Free Stamp Sets

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.
I'm offering for a limited period TWO FREE Stamp Set's and a Pack of Designer Series Papers of your choice.

When you join Stampin’ Up! as a new Demonstrator, you’ll get over £240 worth of stamping and business supplies for only £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 e-mail me if your interested or have any questions, and if you would rather would have a chat e-mail me your number and I'll give you a call.

Cupcake Craft Challenge #42 - Fairies

It was Evelina's turn to set the challenge this week and and she has chosen the theme "Fairies". All you have to do is have a Fairy or a few present on your card or project. Can't wait to see all the wonderful creations. I've had these stamp sets for a little while now and haven't really had the time to play with them properly so I thought this was a pefect opportunity.

I tried a little stitching on my card, very basic but it was fun. I of course had to change my whole card layout because I decided to do it at the last minute and had already matted everything up. Never the less it was a lesson learnt and next time I'll do the stitching first. Do have a look at the rest of the Design Team's cards and I'm sure everyone has something with fairies so there's no excuse for not joining us this week.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Rose Red CS and White from Stash
2. Papers - SU! Petals & Paisley DSP
3. Stamps - SU! Circle of Friendship and Fairy Doodle Clear Stamps
4. Buttons & Brads - SU! SoftSubtles Buttons and SU! Rich Regals Brads
5. Ribbon - SU! Tempting Turquois Grosgrain Ribbon
6. Tools - SU! Scallop circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 3/4" Circle, and 1/2" Circle Punches

Sunday, 31 May 2009

CPS #118

I really enjoyed this weeks CPS Sketch. I took abit longer than usual on planning this one. I wnated to do something a bit different, I'm getting a bit bored with the normal Square and Rectangular card shapes, although when flat it is rectangular so technically I didn't stray to far. When I started this I had decided on the papers, matting and layering and the card colours, I had no idea that it would turn into a Baby Card.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - White from Stash, SU! Old Olive, Bashful Blue, and So Saffron
2. Paper - SU! Junior Varsity DSP
3. Stamps - SU! Bundle of Joy
4. Ribbons - SU! Bashful Blue Tafetta Ribbon and SU! Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals
5. Buttons - SU! Soft Subtles
6. Tools - Scallop Circle and Circle Nesties

Candy from Kay

This is Kay's Candy and if you have any of Kay Carley's stamps you'll know what a fab win this will be for one (very) lucky person.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Last Chance!

This is your last chance for the 3 for 4 paper offer. Order any 3 packs of Designer Series Papers and you'll get a 4th pack free. You have till Sunday to place an order.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge #41 - Two's

Today's challenge was set by Erin "Today's challenge is all about the number 2! It's my daughter's second birthday, so I thought that would be a great way to celebrate!!! So in your sample please include 2 colors(plus a neutral), 2 shapes on the card, and 2 pieces of ribbon. Feel free to add any other embellies too:) Looking forward to seeing your 2's!!! Have fun!" 2 Colours - Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla (Neutral), 2 Shapes - Square and Tag, 2 Pieces Ribbon - Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke. And I added 2 Elements - Brads and a Pearl.

Don't forget to go and look at what the Design Team have made, once again there is some great inspiration.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Mellow Moss CS
2. Images - SU! Leaves a la Carte Stampin' Wheel, SU! Carte Postale and SU! Fresh Cuts
3. Ribbon - SU! Mellow Moss Tefetta Ribbon and SU! Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon
4. Elements - SU! Rich Regals Brads and Pretties Kit

Sunday, 24 May 2009

CPS #117

CPS means only one things and that's that it's Sunday. Had fun with this one been playing with my Stampin's Wheels again, I just love them, they are so easy to use and so versatile. Thought it was about time I got the Tilda's out again, they must be feeling rather neglected at the moment.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Whisper White, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink CS
2. Images - MAgnolia's Tilda, SU! It's Beautiful Stampin Wheel, SU! Seeing Spots.
3. Brads - SU! Rich Regals and Circle Fire Rhinestones
4. Tools - SU! Scallop Circle, and 1 3/8" Circle Punches

Monday, 18 May 2009

The Next Level

Ann (Madgesty - Love to Create) and Dawn (All Pink Girl) would like to invite you along to join in and experience their brand new Challenge blog THE NEXT LEVEL, designed to be a fun and informative place to hang out - packed with new ideas and creative challenges. Click on the link below to read about what’s coming, how you can become involved, and the fantastic blog candy they have on offer.

Cupcake Craft Challenge #40 - A Sketch

It was Donna's turn to choose the challenge this week and she came up with a fab sketch. Now this card looks a little busier than my normal cards. It's not that there's loads on it, I think the papers make it look busier.

Come and join us, we'd love to see what wonderful creations you come up with. Don't forget to check out the
DT's cards for some fabulous inspiration.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Really Rust and Old Olive CS
2. Papers - SU! Fall Flowers DSP
3. Images - Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girls and SU! Oval All
4. Ribbon - SU! Fairy Tale, Theater Ribbons, and Zigzag from Stash
5. Embellishments - SU! Earth Elements Buttons and Flowers from Stash
6. Tools - SU! Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches