Sunday, 29 July 2012

Rudolph Day July 2012

Time for another Rudolph Day card and this time I've used a sketch for inspiration...

Here's the card I made........

I used silver card embossed with snowflakes for the background, Nordic Winter stamps for the tag and Santa Was Here set for the main image and sentiment. A little bit of ribbon and a brad to finish!!
Hope you like it.
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Friday, 27 July 2012

A sporty card for the Olympic opening day!!

A little footballer today...kind of appropriate for the opening day I thought!
I'm not really interested in sport but I am planning to watch the opening ceremony tonight...let's hope it's spectacular (and doesn't rain!!)
Anyway here is my card....

I used  sissix dies for the footballer, paper and embellishments from my stash and a Waltzingmouse stamp
for the sentiment..."You're the bee's knees"....great phrase....always makes me smile!!
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Tuesday, 24 July 2012


I needed to make a birthday card for my mum and I tend to make her pink cards so they look pretty in her sitting room which is decorated in cream and pale pink.
I love butterflies and I've just bought a new embossing folder with beautiful swirls and butterflies.
The Waltzingmouse butterflies are the perfect size when stamped on shrink plastic as you can see...

The cream border also uses a stamp from the same set - Nordic Spring.
I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the brocade strip, some cream lace and a tiny doily stamp
for a button.
Off to the post-box now!!
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Thursday, 19 July 2012

WMSC 106.....A baptism card

This one was a tricky card to of my daughters university friends has
 become a Christian and is being baptised this weekend.
Baby christenings are lovely cards to make but I was a bit stuck for ideas for a 18yr old boy!!!
This is what i made......

The cross is a Spellbinders die embossed and inked to match the stamped background.
I stamped a celtic border around the main image and a little tile embellishment to finish.
Luckily Niamh approves and thinks her friend will like it too!!
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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The great outdoors - WMS July blog party

Cutting it fine but I managed it!!!
The great out doors....well recently all the outdoors has had to offer is rain and more rain!
Grey skies wouldn't make a very cheerful card so I'm imagining the summer we should be having.
Here's my card............

I hope the bright colours chase away the clouds!!
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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Thinking of you...WMSC105

I wanted to make a pretty card for a friend who has just been given bad news.
I thought I would use the sketch from Waltzingmouse for is the card...

I think it's pretty and I hope it will make her smile.
Stamps used are all from Waltzingmouse, butterfly border is a Martha Stewart punch.
I think I need to practise my photo skills...any tips??
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Thursday, 5 July 2012

First ever Stampin Up party

Last night I went to my first ever Stampin Up party. I have a few of their stamps that I've bought but I'd never been to a party.
So...there were 10 of us squeezed "cosily" into my friends kitchen!!
Pippa had set up a lovely display of her cards...really inspirational...beautiful papers and stamps.
She demo'd two lovely cards with gorgeous paper and stamps...grey and yellow....very elegant.
I was hoping we'd get to make them too but we didn't :(
This is what I did make.....

The shapes were die cut for us so we stamped and coloured and assembled!!
And of course we chatted and drank lots of tea too.
I did find some nice bits to order so I'm looking forward to getting them :)
I loved the colours of the paper/card/inkpads....I might need new inkpads!!
All the matching "stuff" is very appealing!!
So was a fun evening.
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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Summer and strawberries

Home alone today ...hubby out at work and daughter at a festival....time for a spot of blog reading and crafting.
Well one of my first blogs to read was Christine's here with a lovely gallery of summery photos for inspiration.
I live in Tiptree....a village with a jam summer is definitely all about strawberries! is my card....

The flower border and the plaid background are made with Waltzingmouse stamps.
I made the strawberries with a heart and a daisy punch and added little dots for texture.
The sentiment is also from Waltzingmouse and stamped on a Spellbinders die cut shape.
I'm also submitting this for Waltzingmouse sketch challenge 104.
Hope you like it!
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