Monday, 9 November 2009

Autumn Garden Bagalope

This is one of the make and takes we did at my last workshop. Its a larger version of a Bagalope Abi showed me the first time I met her and one of my favourite projects. When finished this will hold a 6"x 6" Scrapbook Album or one of the new Art Journals and makes a lovely gift.

This one I created using an A4 Envelope, 2 Sheets of Very Vanilla Cardstock, Leaves A La Carte Jumbo Roller, Eyelet Border Punch and the Autumn Days Stamp set. My ladies had a lot of fun decorating their bags using the Touch of Naure, Lovely As A Tree, Pocket Silhouettes and Autumn Days Sets and not one was the same which is one of the reasons I love workshops!

Thanks for looking.

Funky Friday # 37


Another late entry for Abi's Challenges. This time we had to use Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and either Ruby or Real Red.
The main image is from the wonderful and very versatile Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set and is coloured using Chocolate Chip and Old Olive Inks. I have highlighted the tree using Dazzlin' Diamonds although it doesn't show up very well in the photo.
Greeting is from a retired hostess set and is stamped using Ruby Red Ink with the help of a Stamp-a-ma-jig to create a border. This has then been mounted onto a "ribbon"of Chocolate Chip Cardstock created using the fabulous new Eyelet Border Punch.
Thanks for looking

Funky Friday # 36

Colours for this challenge were Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla.

I made a halloween shaker card using the retired hostess set Window Dressing along with the pumpkins from the Loadsa Love Accessories Stamp Set.

Greeting is handwritten in Perfect Plum Ink onto Vanilla Oval and layered onto Elegant Eggplant Scalloped Oval. Card is finished with some Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Funky Friday # 35


This is one of my very late entries for Abi's Funky Friday Challenge.
We had to use Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey, Whisper White and Sahara Sand.
The main image is taken from the retired Summer By The Sea set and stamped in Basic Grey onto Whisper White and watercoloured using grey and both blues. Image is matted onto torn ovals of both blues and mounted onto a Whisper White card which has a background created using Bordering Blue and Not Quite Navy inks.
I didn't actually have any Sahara Sand for this project but I think the colour challenge worked quite well without it.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Touch Of Nature Birthday


I created this card using the Touch of Nature and Sincere Salutations SU Stamp sets along with a Horse Stamp from my stash. The main image is stamped using Basic Black ink onto copper pearlescent and then matted onto Whisper White and Chocolate Chip Cardstock.

The sentiment is embossed in gold onto a Chocolate Chip Oval and mounted onto a Whisper White Scalloped Oval using the SU punches. The background was made using the lovely fern stamp from the Touch of Nature set randomly stamped in Choc Chip, Really Rust and Pumpkin Pie Ink. The card has been finished using a piece of Pumpkin Pie 1/4"Grosgrain Ribbon.

Thanks for looking

Blooming Birthday



This a birthday card I made a while ago using the Blooming With Beauty ,Wonderful Words and Sincere Salutations Stamp Sets. I used cardstock in Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Whisper White. The sentiment is stamped using the Perfect Plum Ink and the main image is coloured using the markers.
Thanks for looking

Sorry No Posts

Hi all sorry have been absent for a while haven't had a chance to do any crafting for myself for while what with family visits, the flu and a grand redecoration of my craft room ( will post a pic soon.) Am now almost completely moved back in to my lovely new room complete with new shelves, cupboard, carpet and a fresh coat of paint! And to think it only took me 3 years to achieve lol. Will be posting some of my new creations over the next few days. As alaways thanks for looking.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Funky Friday # 34

Woo Hoo! I am finally up to date with Abi's Funky Friday Challenges sorry it took so long Abi.

In this challenge we had to use Regal Rose, Rose Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla and Basic Black.

I used Cardstock in Vary Vanilla, Regal Rose and Rose Red.

The main image is from the Blooming With Beauty Stamp Set and coloured with So Saffron, Rose Red and Regal Rose Markers. The sentiment is taken from the Sincere Saluations. I used my Divine Swirl embossing folder and some Very Vanilla 5/8 Grosgrain ribbon to finish this card.

Thanks for looking.

Funky Friday # 33

This is my very late card for Abi's Funky Friday Challenge. We had to use Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White.

I made this using one the many exciting new stamp sets available to purchase from October 1.

I used Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Regal Rose Inks, Cardstock in Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White and 5/8 Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon.

I really like this set and having lots of fun creating projects for an upcoming workshop with it.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Funky Friday # 32


This is the card I made for Abi's Funky Friday Challenge. We had to use Tempting Turquoise, Taken With Teal, Whisper White and Basic Black.

The main images are from the Happiest of Holidays Stamp Set and are stamped and embossed in silver onto Taken with Teal and Tempting Turquoise Cardstock.

These are mounted using dimensionals onto a Basic Black card. The sentiment from the Best Is Yet To Be hostess set is stamped using Teal ink onto a Whisper White punched oval. This is mounted onto a Teal scallop oval and the finished shape is attached onto the card on top of Tempting Turquoise 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbin.

I really liked how this turned out and will be sorry to see this set go.

Thanks for looking.

Soft Summer Love Notes



This is set of notecards and matching box I made using the soon to be gone (but hopefully not for good!) Soft Summer Stamp set. If you would like to order this set please get in touch before sales from the current mini catalogue close on 30th September.
In addition to some Whisper White cardstock I also used Pink Passion, Green Galore, Cameo Coral and Orchid Opulence Card and Inks.
The images are matted and layered using the scallop and 1 3/8 circle punches onto Whisper White and Very Vanilla Love Notes.
I thought this would make a nice hostess gift. Thanks for looking.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Silent Night Card & Holly Bagalope



These are the make and takes I used for my first workshop. The Bagalope was made using the Woodcut Holly Jumbo Roller and Real Red, Glorious Green and Very Vanilla CS. I also used Real Red and Glorious Green Ink. The sentiment is from the Best Is Yet To Be Hostess Set and is is mounted using the Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punches.
Main Card uses the same CS and Inks except the main image is stamped in Basic Grey Ink and Watercoloured with GG ink. You can't really tell from the picture but the image is highlighted with Dazzlin' Diamonds Glitter. Cards main image is from the Silent Night Stamp Set.
Thanks for looking.

Fall Flair Gift Bag

This is a lovely little gift bag we made at Abi's a few weeks ago using the soon to be retired Fall Flair Hostess Set.

We used Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive and Really Rust CS and Inks. Also used Chocolate Chip Ribbon and More Mustard Brads.

I made the card in the previous post to go with this and used them as a hostess gift for my first workshop.

Thanks for looking.

Autumn Leaves Thank You

This is card I made a few weeks ago after a lovely afternoon crafting with the rest of Abi's downline.

I used Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, More Mustard and Whisper White CS along with Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and More Mustard Inks. The main image was inked using Abi's thumping technique.

I used the Little Bit of Happiness Hostess Set for the main image and part of a retired set for the background.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Funky Friday # 31


This is my card for Abi's Funky Friday Challenge. I used Whisper White CS and Ribbon (I coloured the ribbon using my markers) and Elegant Eggplant Card. Images and sentiments are from the Soft Summer Stamp set and are stamped using Basic Black, Basic Grey and Elegant Eggplant Inks.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

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Happy Hollydays

This is the first of the dreaded xmas cards I have made using Stampin' Up! products. I used Basic Black and Whisper White Card, the Woodcut Holly Jumbo Wheel and a sentiment from the Happiest of Holidays Stamp Set.

I'm a big fan of the monochromatic look but I have also experimented with adding colour by using the emboss resist technique as shown above using Pixie Pink Ink.


Pocket Silhouettes Calendar

This is calendar I made by following a tutorial on Abi's blog using the Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Set. I used Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White Card Stock, Inks and Ribbon along with the Scallop Circle and 1 3/8 Circle punches.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Sorry Been Away

Sorry for the lack of posts recently but I've just got back from a week in Scotland with no internet! Will be postings some of the things I've made recently as soon as have finished unpacking! Apologies to Stampin' Mum Abi for being behind with my challenges will work hard to catch up.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Funky Friday #30

Here's my card for Abi's Funky Friday challenge I used the level one hostess stamp A little bit of happiness and the simply said stamp set, with Summer Sun, Elegant Eggplant , Lovely Lilac and Whisper White inks and card stock.

Purple Stars

This is first card I made with my Stampin' Up! starter kit. I used the Fun & Fast Notes and Birthday Cheer and Wishes stamp sets, Lovely Lilac and Whisper White Card, Lovely Lilac and Orchid Opulence Ink and some silver craft foil.

Thanks for looking,
Steph

Sunday, 9 August 2009

More Soon

This is my new blog as an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator please check back soon for updates .