Stampin Up Experience Days
Sunday 29th April - £25 for a whole day of cardmaking or scrapbooking or a mix of both - the Choice is yours.
Saturday 6th October
Saturday1st December ~ Christmas gift event
And don't forget for every event you attend you will receive a FREE raffle ticket which could win you a BIG SHOT BUNDLE.
(Draw to take place during December's Event)
All DAYS HAVE VERY LIMITED PLACES SO BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
Please note due to problems in the past we now need payment on booking & as before there will be no refunds without 48hrs notice.
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
I'm waiting for my Easter stamp set to arrive from SU so I used another brand this time.
The front of the card
Here is the inside, it twirls the same as my previous one. You can veiw the video here:http://stamps-n-inks.blogspot.com/2010/01/swivel-card.html
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Today's offering is a card I was asked to make for an 8yr old girl who loves all things horsey. Unfortunately SU do not have a horse related set at present so I had to use one from my stash, as is the patterned paper which was a scrap I found during my tidy up.
To emphasise the letter & number I went round them with a SU marker pen. The greeting is from SU's Sincere Salutations set (105156)
Hope you have a great day.
Monday, 25 January 2010
I have seen these swivel cards on other people's blogs so I thought it was about time I had a go at one myself so here it is.
This is the front
And here is the swivel part where can decorate more or add your own message.
To add the leafs to the flower I used the same 5 Petal Punch but cut the petals down & added veins to make them into the leafs.
Hope you enjoyed this & watch out for more challenge entries. To view the original challenge click here:http://kyliebertucci.blogspot.com/2010/01/soft-subtle-challenge.html
Stamp set: Sale-a-brations- Happy moment & Whimsical words
Card: Lavender Lace, Perfect Plum, Almost Amethyst, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery
Punches: 5 Petal Flower, Boho Blossoms, Eyelet Border, Corner Rounder
Ink: Perfect Plum
Brads: From Pretties Kit
Thursday, 21 January 2010
This is the card front.
And here is the inside And here is a short video of the card in action.This is my first ever video & I have used my little old digi camera so forgive me for the quality but I just wanted you all to see this card working.
I just love this technique & I know that I'll be making loads tonight when I get my new kebab sticks
Card: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Love You Much
Misc: Eyelet border Punch, Heart to Heart punch, Hearts O' Plenty Wheel, Versamark ink, Heat & Stick powder, Fine Galaxy Red Glitter, Stiff Drinking Straw, Embroidery thread
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Stamps: Vintage Labels (118392)
Card: Creamy Caramel (109984) Elegant Eggplant (110005) Whisper White (109899)
Ink: Creamy Caramel (110067), Versamark (109956)
Ribbon: 3/16" Caramel gingham(110116)
Misc: Eyelet border punch (117402), Scallop Circle(109877), Corner Rounder (109969)
3/4" Circle punch (110107) Clear Embossing powder (109928)
Here are 2 more examples of the same card using different colours - Night of Navy & Tempting Turquoise
And here are the the cards finished & ready to go.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
This is a simple card but to change the look slightly I cut the corners off the main image & to make the bow I just threaded some ribbon through the prongs of a rhinestone brad from SU's Pretties kit (109887) before using the brad in the usual way.
Stamps: Happy moments, Whimscical Words
Card: Whisper White, Ruby Red
Paper: Series III designer pack (Level 1 hostess gift)
Misc. SU's markers, Old olive ribbon, Ruby Red inkpad, Pretties Kit
Monday, 11 January 2010
Well is none other than................. my daughter Amy!
This is the design she came up with for her Christmas presents Thank you cards. All I did to help was tie the tiny bows & cut out the image using a Nestabilitie die, the rest was up to her.
Stamps: Happy Moments
Card: Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Misc: Word Window punch, Marker pens, Nestabilitie die, small flower jewel from own stash
I think I may have found my apprentice.....How old do you have to be to sign up as a SU demonstrator?
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Now back to some crafting. As promised here is another quick card made with Stampin Up's Happy Moments set.
Stamps: Salebrations Happy Moments
Ink: Versamark, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Paper: Level 1 Hostess gift pack
Misc: 3/4" & 1/2" circle punches, Cropadile, Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, SU's marker pens, Clear embossing powder
I wanted to use some buttons on this card but I did not own any coordinate ones so I made my own using the 3/4" & 1/2" circle punches. I used the cropadile to make the "button holes" & then shaped them so the were more domed shaped before covering them with versamark ink & 3 layers of clear embossing powder.
The ribbons on the tag are made using SU's 1/4" Whisper White grosgrain ribbon which I have coloured using the markers pen.
Let me know what you think.
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
This card was inspired by one I saw on In Love with Stamping & to achieve this look you need to stamp the image first with the white ink then use SU's Stamp-a-ma-jig to slightly offset the image & then stamp it again with Rose Red ink.
Stamps: Happy Moments (118664)
Card: Rose Red, Always Artichoke
Inks: Whisper White (117361), Rose Red (110083)
Punches: Word Window (117406), Scallop Edge (113654)
Misc: Paper-Piercing Tool & Mat Pack (116631 & 117395), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)Paper - now discontinued
Here is another family album piccie. This one was taken last week at Swanage in Dorset where my Father-in-law lives. As you can see the weather was fantastic.
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
I have promised for my New Year Resolution to be a better Blogger. I have neglected this blog dreadfully during December but now I hope to get back on track again.
So here goes..........
This first New Year posting is showcasing one of the great FREE stamp sets that are included in the new Stampin Up Sale-a-bration. This set is called Happy Moments (118664) & includes 7 great stamps. I will endeavor to show over the next few days how many different looks you can get from this 1 set.
This first card was one I did for a recent swap on ILWS. I made the majority of this card whilst in Dorset caring for my sick FIL but unfortunately my DH forgot to bring the stamps & inks with him, so I had to complete the cards when I returned home. Given these facts I don't think it turned out too badly.
This second photo was taken in Chaplefield Gardens in Norwich. I do love this park in the snow, I think it is the bandstand that does it for me. That was what I was trying to get shots of, but 2 little Humbugs kept getting in my way. I think next time I will leave them at home.