Crafting Up A Storm

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Birthday Card - Freshly Made Sketches

My card today is for the Freshly Made Sketches #54  . The card base is Bashful Blue card stock with some of the lovely Festival of Prints paper, I love this chevon print. The flower is the Flower Burst stamp from the Betsy's Blossom stamp set. It's stamped using Bashful Blue ink onto Bashful Blue card stock and then punched out with the Blossom Punch. It's finished off with a pretty Filligree Brad.  The sentiment is from the Petit Pairs set.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New In Colour Thank You Card

Just a quickie post to show you the thank you card my customers will be receiving this month. My pre order goodies arrived today & I couldn't wait to have a play with the new ink pads.

I've used a flower image from a new stamp set coming in the new book called Betsy's Blossoms. Punched out with the Postage Stamp punch, which will be back to order in the new book too.

I love the new colours they're so fresh and the coverage with the new ink pads is great.

Monday, 24 September 2012

A cute Thank You card

I'm playing along again at Mojo Monday and we've been challenged to make a card using a different shape. What a great idea, I definitely don't do something like this enough.

I've used my label framelits as a base shape with Basic Grey card stock. The paper is from the gorgeous Twitterpated papers pack which I'm pleased to say will be in the new book. The tea cup & sentiment are from the Tea Shoppe stamp set which will also be available in October.

These are my all time favourite papers so if you get a card from me using these papers you must be a good friend!

Saturday, 22 September 2012


I had a great time yesterday at the crop & managed to do two layouts. Though I only had A4 card stock but I like that actually as it goes with the size & shape of the photos.

The papers are the Everyday Enchantment papers from Sale a Bration earlier this year. The card bases are Lucky Limeade & Pool Party.

I've kept them Clean & Simple as they will be going back on the wall as apposed to in an album.

Friday, 21 September 2012


Well I'm off to a crop today, I don't scrap book usually but do admire them a lot. I've got some school photos that are just stuck on our conservatory wall & I think they would look some much better mounted in some way. So that us my task today. So this is my before photo & tomorrow I'll show what I've come up with.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Christmas Card

I've just been organising my youngest birthday party today, can't believe he'll be 5 this year. Where does the time go! As he's only just started school I think it will be good to have a party to get to know his new class mates.

Also today I've made a quick Christmas card, the base card is Cherry Cobbler with strips of the Festival of Papers going across. The sentiment is from the Petit Pairs set stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla card stock. The flower is from the Mixed Bunch set also stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla then punched out with the co ordinating punch. Finished off with a pearl in the centre. I'm going to enter this in to the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #53.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Birthday Card

Today I'm posting about a card I've made for my Dad to give to my Grandma. It's A5 sized which is not a size I would normally make but that's what my Dad asked for.

I've not got an envelope to fit it but I can use my trusty Score board to make one from some patterned paper later.

I'm entering this card into the ColourQ challenge #155 so have used Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Old Olive and So Saffron. The stamp set is Greenhouse Garden with the sentiment from the Sincere Salutations set, both of which are retiring at the end of September. The punch along the bottom is also retiring but don't worry there's going to be lots more goodies coming soon on the new SU! Catalogue out 1st October.  The letters are from the Letter It set which will still be available....phew!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Wedding Card

My friend asked me to make a card for her as she was going to a wedding. No brief really or colours just modern as it is a young couple.

I think I've achieved that with this card. The base is Wisteria Wonder one of my favourite colours and I've used the new Lacy Brocade folder for the background. The sentiment is from the Petit Pairs set and the flourish is from the Artistic Etchings set, which I've not used nearly enough. The frame is one of the Designer embossing frames cut out with a Framelit. Finished off with some rhinestones.

I'm also entering this card into 2 challenges, the Less is More challenge week #85 theme which is Oval and the Allsorts challenge blog week #172 where the theme is Purple Passion.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Mojo Monday

I can't believe it's Monday again already, the weekend really flew for me. Today is a day of catching up with housework and doing errands.

I have managed to get a bit of crafty time this morning whilst waiting for my washing! I've joined in with the Mojo Monday challenge #259 with a card for a very dear friend of mine that has started a new job. We've been friends since we were 5 though she doesn't live near me anymore we try to keep in touch as much as our busy lives let us.

I've gone for an Island Indigo base with Early Espresso accents and a strip of one of the gorgeous papers from the Featival of Prints pack. Finished off with a Cherry Cobbler 1 1/4 " scallop circle and antique brad.

The stamped images are from the Everything Eleanor set, surprise surprise! Well it was already out from my crop. I hope she likes it, I'm sure she will. So much better than a text.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Birthday card

I met up with some crafty friends yesterday at a crop and managed to make this card in between socialising and drinking cups of tea!

It's for my mother in laws birthday on Monday. It's using my favourite go stamp set Everything Eleanor. The card base is Rose Red, the blue paper background is from the Timeless Portrait papers, the typed papers are the First Edition speciality papers which I love and the butterflies are Early Espresso from my trusty Beautiful Wings embosslit.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

New Autumn/Winter catalogue

I've had a play this morning with some new goodies from the Autumn/Winter catalogue. It's my first attempt at a waterfall card, I'm happy with it.

Card base is Baja Breeze, papers are Snow Festival, with cute punched shapes from the Merry Mini punch pack and new 1 1/4" scallop punch.
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