Friday 21 October 2011

A Very Bespoke Card!

Another late entry to the Less is More challenge this week!  We have to use a cocktail or something cocktail-like so that made me think about a very bespoke card a guy at work wanted…
Nice and simple cos boys don’t like fancy card (so they tell us)!  I’ve made this using cream card and Early Espresso from Stampin’ Up!  The champagne glasses are Sizzix and I’ve used stickles to sparkle it up :-).
The sentiment is computer-generated and very specific!  “Happy Champagne Friday”.  Very fancy!

postEdit:  Hmmmm!!  It would help if I actually linked the post up, aye!! Whoops!

Friday 14 October 2011

Quick and Easy Wedding Invitations

Well…you may know that I love my wedding invitations!  And Stampin’ Up makes it easy to create so stunning designs even for the tentative crafter!
I’ve made this simply by stamping hearts from the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set in Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush on to Whisper White card, and then adding a sentiment from the Wedding Sweet stamping set.
This doesn’t just have to be for weddings though.  I made this in the same colours but with a sentiment from Vintage Vogue this time:IMG_1587[1]
I know…the picture is a bit wonky….but you get the idea.  It doesn’t have to be difficult to be effective!!
Of course, you can get fancy and add a bit of ribbon, or the odd bit of bling, but I’ve made these for the OLC on Less is More!  Can’t believe I’ve left it soo late!  Hopefully I’ll just get my entry in, just before the new challenge tomorrow Smile.

Thursday 13 October 2011

So many cards, so little time to blog…

OMG!  I haven’t stop this week…..since the Wedding Fair last Sunday it’s been all go!

It was lovely to meet so many new faces on Sunday.  I’m looking forward to getting to know some of you and excited by all the wedding stuff!  Can’t wait to have a go at invites with you!  I’m posting yet another wedding card today:


It’s the lovely Lola Rose  coupled with the beautiful Concord Crush (and a little bit of Wild Wasabi) from Stampin’ Up!  My mum and dad recently returned from the States carrying some Martha Stewart contraband from my sister too!  So this is the doily punch I’ve used to make the lacy border.

I’ve matted and layered the happy couple on to coordinating papers using Label 8 Nestabilities and embellished using punched out flowers so I think this card sits happily in the challenge on Anything Goes {Die cuts/punches or both}.

Right!  I’m hoping to get back in to the swing of things now.  So much to catch up on!  I’m still trying to show you all my finished (well, nearly finished) craft space as well as prepare for workshops AND figure out  what I want next from the new catalogue (Check out my side bar).  So best get off and make a start!

I’m also entering this card in the following:

Papertake Weekly {3 different shapes}

Creative Craft Challenges {Congratulations}

One Stop Craft Challenge {Anything Goes}


Saturday 8 October 2011

Wedding Fayre Tomorrow

Fun & Fast NotesBeautiful Wings (4)Wedding Wheels

Well….I’m just about ready!  Just need to pack it all into boxes and I’ll be set!

So….just time to remind everyone that I’ll be at the :

John Godber Centre, Ogle Street, Hucknall
from 10am to 3pm. 

It would be lovely to see you!  I have special offers and lots of ideas for your big day so please stop by and ask for a demo!


Finally!! Ideas Book and Catalogue

20111001_IBC_en-GBEvening all!!  I’ve been flat out making preps for a Wedding Fayre tomorrow but I have finally managed to update my sidebar with the details of the new catalogue.  No more mini catalogue either I’m afraid…but the new Ideas Book is jammed full of inspiration!  Click the image above (or in my sidebar) to view online now!


Monday 3 October 2011

Pink Daisies for a Wedding

Today, I’m sharing a card I’ve made for a friend to give at a wedding.  This friend will be getting married herself soon….so she’d best find her inner-crafter soon.  We have invitations to make :-)

I’ve tried to use the colours and style of the invitation they received:


This is what I’ve made.

Wedding Card

It’s very similar to one that I’ve made recently for another friend (you’ll find a link to a tutorial here), but obviously this is in the colours of the wedding.   Here’s a side view:

Daisies DieStampin' Up!

I’ve embossed the side panels and added a computer-generated greeting with the names of the lucky couple to personalise it.  I’ve made the flowers using the Sizzix Daisies die available from Stampin’ Up and the lovely bright Melon Mambo.  I’ve added a pearl to the centre…it is for a wedding after all.  Here’s a close up of the detail:

Daisies DieI’m going to enter this in the following challenges:

Anything Goes {Anything Goes}

Charisma Cardz Challenge {Love}

Fab n Funky {Make your own blooms}

Make it Monday {Linky Party}

2 Sisters Challenge {Fancy Folds}

Hope you like it.


Saturday 1 October 2011

Less is More: Brown Eyes

Well I’ve spent a lovely afternoon with my nieces today.  They’ve been making cards for their mum and I’ve been making a card for this week’s Less is More challenge.  This week Chrissie and Mandi have challenged us to feature the colour of our eyes on a card.  So I’ve had to go with brown….it’s the closest thing to hazel!



I’ve used the Just Believe stamp set from stamping in to make this rather vintage looking card.IMG_1554 

I love this shape.  It makes a nice change to make a card that’s not a square.  Here’s a close up of the flowers.  I’ve added a pearl to the centre of each flower to detract from the fact that they are brown flowers….LOL!




I’ve inked the edges of the leaves to make them stand out a bit.

So I hope you like it!  



I’m also entering this in the following challenges:

Just Us Girls 







Allsorts  {5 Flowers or more}

Crafting For All Seasons {Autumn Colours}

Die Cuttin Divas {Shabby Chic or Vintage}