26 September 2013

Really Good Greetings with Flower Shop

A very quick post today.  I put this card together a few weeks ago.  It was one of the projects we made in class last week.  Love the new colours. The base card is Pool Party, layered with Whisper White then Coastal Cabanna Core'dinations, which was embossed with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder and sanded for that cool effect. 

Thanks for visiting.

23 September 2013

Jenny's Stampin' Up! Gift Vouchers

Happy Monday crafters.  Here at last are the gift vouchers I mentioned in my last post. What a fab present to give, or receive.   

They can be made out to any denomination or occasion you wish and come in a pretty card and envelope.  Payment can be by cash, cheque, PayPal or direct bank transfer to my account. I will mail out within 24 hours of receiving payment and will not charge for postage, either to you or directly to the recipient.

The voucher can only be redeemed with me.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I would be delighted to help.

21 September 2013

Birthday Spinner

Hello crafters. Today I want to share with you the card I made for my grandson who turned 6 last Tuesday.  The designer paper and Pinwheel sizzlits are retired but were perfect for what I had in mind and for a change the card turned out exactly as I planned - I like it when a plan comes together nicely :)

It was my first attempt at a spinner card. It works amazingly well and Cass was thrilled with it. I put a cute little envelope inside the card for to put his birthday money in.

Being on a roll with spinners, , 'cuse the pun, one of the projects in class last week was of course a spinner.  I'll post photos of our class projects during the week.

Tomorrow I hope to have some Gift Vouchers ready for you. More on that tomorrow...
Thank you for visiting x 

10 September 2013

Happy Birthday Off the Grid

Hello crafters. I think I used everything on this card, lol!

I started off with the background, Baked Brown Sugar Core'dinations card which I embossed with the Stripes folder then sanded for that distressed look.  I then stamped the Off the Grid stamp with Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. I used Off The Grid on the Whisper White card too but embossed this one in gold, though you can't see the embossed effect in the photo.  Filled in the 'gaps' with some stamps from Clockworks and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets.

Happy Birthday, also embossed in gold, is of course from Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and cut with the die that coordinates with the set.  The '30' is cut with a retired set of dies but fear not, Stampin' Up! do have another set of alphabet and numbers dies on page 192 of the main catalogue - Typeset Alphabet Bigz.  The base card is Always Artichoke.

Mens cards are always a challenge but this one was fun to create ;)

1 September 2013

Fower Shop and Stippled Blossom

Oh my, I am soooo far behind in updating my blog with all the new offers from Stampin' Up!  I'll do that tonight so do come back tomorrow to keep up to date.

In the meantime, here's something I put together last night using the Stippled Blossom (small flower and leaves) and Flower Shop (punched out pansy) stamp sets.   All stamped in Midnight Muse on to Tempting Turquoise card.  My camera refused to pick up the true colour.  I promise it is on the turquoise and looks quite different in real life.  I highlighted areas with the white gel pen then embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder, which in real life looks like fabric.  I'm sure many of you have already done this technique so you'll know what I mean.

That fab french knot wasn't my idea, I saw it on youtube here, by the very clever Fenchie.  The pansy was of course punched out with it's coordinating punch, on page 183 of the annual catalogue.

For those coming to class in September, we will be doing this technique but on a very different card.  I'll share later, after class ;)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thank you for visiting.