Monday, 29 February 2016

Trio of Flowers finale

And finally ...

A take on the first of my trio of cards but using squares for the images.  I've round 2 of the 4 corners of each square too which gives it a nice effect.

This card also used the Brick Wall embossing folder and Hello Honey Striped Cotton Ribbon, another sentiment from Cottage Greetings which is cut out using Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.

I've fussy cut a couple of the flowers in Hello Honey to add too.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Trio of Flowers Pt2

And the second card in my trio:

I've used the same colour suite but this card has no Melon Mambo.

I've used some Neutral Crumb Cake Designer Series Paper in the background and then a layer with Watercolour Wash stamped on it.

Lots of Labels Framelits are used for the layers and finished with Crumb Cake Stitched Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Paper Piercing with Updated Essentials and another sentiment from Cottage Greetings.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Wild About Flowers Trio

We have a Bloomin' Buds weekend away this week and have all chosen a stamp set to make 3 cards with.  We then provide all the card, stamps etc for everyone else to make our 3 cards so will come home with a great selection.

I've chosen the set Wild About Flowers and this is my first card:

It is pretty much a case of a card I saw on Pinterest and I have made it in the past but this time have added 3 coloured circles behind the images to make them pop a little more.

The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings which is a lovely font.

I've used the scoreboard to mark some lines on a second layer of Crumb Cake and added some Linen Thread.

Colours used are:
Old Olive
Tangelo Twist
Hello Honey
Melon Mambo

Friday, 26 February 2016

Happy 60th

Another special Birthday today.

I've used the Number of Years bundle again but this time teamed it with Botanical Blooms as well.

Colours used are Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Old Olive.

The pattern on the background is in the Botanical Blooms stamp set and just takes some of the blank away from the white.

I've also used:
Botanical Builder Framelit dies
Number of Years stamp set
Large Numbers Framelit dies
Word Window punch
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Lost without you

No point in re-inventing the wheel so today I have CASE'd another card from the seasonal catalogue.

It's a really quick card too.

I've used the Designer Series Paper and stamp set from the Going Places suite and added some Hello Honey striped cotton ribbon.
The globe fits nicely in the 2" circle punch.

Ink colours used are Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Party Pyramid

Another pyramid card today, this time using products from the It's My Party suite.

The Seasonal Catalogue has several suites in which make it even easier to buy products.
You can purchase a pack of card that picks up the colours in the 12x12" paper stack, there is an embossing folder, 2 stamp sets, 3  punches, washi tape, enamel dots, bakers twine and even some pop-up thinlits.

This is the front of the card:

I love the sentiment.  I've punched it out and layered it on a scallop circle punch.
The colours in this collection are fun too and include Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and Sahara Sand.

I then had fun decorating the sides with the balloons and cakes which I've stamped and then punched with the co-ordinating punches.  This time you don't get a white outline around your stamped image either.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

More free goodies

There are 3 more items available to choose from for Sale-a-bration.

With every £45 purchase you can choose an item from the selection for free.  Three items have now retired from the SAB brochure but they have been replaced with these new shiny products:

There are two new stamp sets and some lovely sparkly metallic tapes.

Click here to see the leaflet.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

My Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day.

This is an easy card but still very effective.

It uses the Bloomin' Heart thinlit which is rather beautiful.
I've cut it out using Mossy Meadow card and then die cut the flowers from the same set (in Crumb Cake) and added a few on top and finished with some pearls.

The sentiment is from the Bloomin' Love set that co-ordinates with the dies and I've added an itty bitty heart in Rose Red for a finishing touch.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Rose Garden

Another bright card needed for today - what horrible weather for the weekend!

This card uses the colours Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride and the great new Rose Garden thinlit dies.

The backing paper is from a free SAB set only available for another couple of days and the gorgeous sentiment from the matching Rose Wonder stamp set.

I've used Old Olive and Garden Green for the leaves.

A post somewhere on Pinterest inspired this card, I'll try it in some different colours.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Pyramid Cards

At our local club night last night I showed the ladies how to make pyramid cards.

This was chosen after seeing one of my Brussels swaps and thinking it was a bit different.

I've used one of the colour combos in the spring catalogue of Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.

This is one of the sides.  I've used some paper from the Have a Cuppa DSP.

The sentiment is from Circle of Spring and I've layered it on punched circles to match.

This fab flower is made using the Friends & Flowers stamp set and Festive Flower Builder Punch - great to be able to use it for things other than poinsettias.

The final side has more DSP and some butterflies from Kinda Eclectic that have also been punched out.

They are rather fun for something different and think it went down well.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Dotty swaps

These are the swaps that I made for our Bloomin' Buds meeting last week.

I've used the in colour DSP and made a mini treat bag.
These have then got some dotted lace trim tied round them and are topped with a mug from the cup & kettle framelit dies.

The sentiment that goes really well with it is from Balloon Celebrations.
The heart die is also in the set and I've used the Word Window and Washi Label punch to finish.

I did 10 using several different colour combinations - and added a sachet of hot chocolate of course.

Birthday Boy

Another bright card for a rather mixed weather week!

This cute chap is from the Snow Place stamp set that is still available (and not just for Christmas!).

The balloons are from a new set called Balloon Celebration, I have stamped the body of the balloon in one colour and used a further stamp to go over the top with detail in a different colour.
I have punched one out with the matching punch and 3D'd it.

The sentiment is from the Hello Sale-a-bration set that is only available until 15th Feb and it has been punched out with the Word Window.

Colours used:
Card & ink - Cucumber Crush & Basic Black
Balloon colours:
Pool Party & Tempting Turquoise
Watermelon Wonder & Real Red
Daffodil Delight and Delightful Dijon

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Happy 100th Birthday

It's not every day you get to make a 100th Birthday card but I have as today it was my Grandma's birthday.

I loved using the new Number of Years set to create this card - I shall be using it lots!

The background paper is from the Birthday Bouquet DSP set and contains the colours Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride and Pool Party which then are used throughout the card.

I also had to take the opportunity to take a picture of my card next to 'the' birthday card, a very special one indeed.

I have also used Old Olive ink for the leaves, the Large Numbers Framelits, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon and Watermelon Wonder 1" Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Finished with a few pearls and I have 3D'd a few of the flowers.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

You send me Soaring

Another card using 'Sky is the limit' which is only available free with a £45 order until 15th February when it is one of 3 Sale-a-bration sets that will be discontinued but replaced with 3 new freebies!

I've used a colour combo of Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate for this one and used several Pinterest cards for inspiration.

Other materials used:
Sprinkles of Life stamp set
Tree Punch
Flower Fair Framelits
Silver mini brads
White Vellum
Rose Garden Thinlits

Don't forget to get in touch if you need this stamp set before it is too late!


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Valentine Tree

A very well used set today - Sheltering Tree.

It's so versatile and looks great in all the different season colours.

The set has a swing and a broom that can be added instead of the bike.

For this card I have used:
Card: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Memento Black, Soft Suede, Versamark
Stamp sets: Sheltering Tree, Crazy About You
Owl Builder Punch
Silver embossing powder
Word Window Punch
Hello You Thinlits
Silver 1/8" Ribbon

Monday, 1 February 2016

You Can Create It

This is the kit we had for our January 'You Can Create It' challenge:

All very pink for my liking!
I tried thinking outside the box, to do something that wasn't the obvious romantic card - but after much thinking I hadn't really had a breakthrough, so this is what I ended up with:

The kit had:
Rose Red & Blushing Bride card, Glimmer Paper and Love Blossoms DSP.

I have also used:
Whisper White card, Sweetheart Punch, Itty Bitty heart punch, Curvy Corner Trio punch, Confetti Hearts Border & Little Letters Thinlits.

Pop over to Monica's blog to see some of the other players: