Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Last post before Ireland.

I only just posted an update, but I am doing this last one before I am off to Ireland tomorrow. I've got all the last minute stressing about everything being packed to do. I will be back next Tuesday/Wednesday (not sure what time we get back) and will be looking forward to catching up with everything I have missed on the blogs of the lovely ladies in 'Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper - Oh My!'.

On to the card. This was inspired by the special edition of Paolo Nutini's album These Streets. The second picture shows the card with the album, so you can see where the idea came from. I have been meaning to do a card like this for a while.

- Image stamps and 'Rock Star' stamp are by Inkadinkado, from the sets 'In The Groove' and 'Rockstar'.
- 'Birthday fun' is from the Sheep set in the 'Honey and Hugs' range by Papermania.

A dozen pink daisies

This card is made mostly using supplies that came with magazines. The paper the daisies are punched from came from one magazine, and the template for the vase came from another. I wanted to add a sentiment to this, but I wasn't sure where it would look best so for now it's staying as it is.

CAS Valentine

A quick Valentines card for you today. I know I'm either a little bit late, or very early making this, but I think that is my longest sentiment so I had to use that rub-on. This card is more about the flower anyway. I think I'm developing a thing for making paper flowers. Directions for this flower come from Dawn over at youtube. Mine is flattened out quite a bit because I used a bigger brad and it looked odd squished up.- The rub-on came free with a magazine I bought quite a while ago, but is by a company called Letraset. (When I checked the site I couldn't get past the home page so I'm not sure if that link is very helpful.)
- The flower is made using doodlebug paper.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Easter gift set.

Here is a really quick and simple Easter gift set. I have made two of these sets for the daugthers of one of my Mum's colleagues. On the left is a variation on the pull treats, I just had to make it thicker as the chocolate in it isn't flat. Then there is a really simple bookmark, which I only made because there was some card leftover which was the perfect shape. Lastly there is a variation on the 2,4,6,8 box. I added half an inch to each side so it is now a 2 1/2,5, 7 1/2, 10 box. These boxes contain mini chocolate eggs, mixed through strips of tissue paper so that it is like the eggs are in a nest.

ETA: The chick stamp is from Hobbycraft. I have just checked their site though and it doesn't appear to be on there anymore. I did buy it probably two or three years ago though.

Roses are red...

I had a couple of questions about how I made the rose used on this mini pizza box. I was going to do my own tutorial, but I don't think mine would be as good as where I got it from, so the instructions can be found here.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Thank You

It's been a long, busy weekend at work so I've had no time to post. This is a card I actually made Friday night, for a colleague who is selling me her cuttlebug with a few dies.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Rock & Roll

There's nothing really to tell about this card, so I'll just get straight to it.
- The stamp is from the Rock Star set by Inkadinkado, which is available here.
- The paper is from the Rock Star mat stack by DCWV, which is viewable here.

Mini pizza box

This flower has been sitting around waiting to be used for a couple of weeks, so I decided to make something to use it on. I made this mini pizza box, but I'm not sure if the flower is too big for it.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Easter cards

Here is a quick set of Easter cards. They were inspired by this beautiful card by Rebekka. I will be giving these to the people who I am going to Ireland with before we go to church on Easter Sunday.- The paper is by Doodlebug
- The stamp is called 'Floral Cross' and is from Hobbycraft.

Lacé and Iris folding

I've got a couple of cards to share with you using techniques I haven't tried for a while. They are both fairly simple as I wanted the technique to stand out.

First is Lacé. This was done using template 25 from here.

The second card uses iris folding. I designed my own template for this, but there are plenty available for free online if you google it.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Star Book Tutorial

, Hello.
Here is a tutorial for the star book that I posted on here the other day. These instructions make a 4" square book, and a six point star.

Step 1: Cut your cardstock into six pieces at 4" x 8", six pieces at 4" x 6 1/2" and 2 pieces at 3 3/4" square.

Step 2: Fold all the pieces, except the 3 3/4" ones, in half.

Step 3: Decorate the smaller pieces and the the square pieces. If you are using embellishments keep them flat so it will close properly.

Step 4: Stick the edges of the smaller pieces to the edges of the larger pieces so they create this shape.
Step 5: Stick the backs of each piece together making sure to leave a back and front cover.

Step 6: Stick ribbon along the front and the back of the card. I have used sellotape, but you can use anything as it will be getting covered.

Step 7: Stick the square pieces on the front and back cover. The ribbon can now be used to tie the book open and closed.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Christmas in Jan, Feb and March

This year I am trying to make at least ten Christmas cards per month so that when it gets to December I will have plenty and will not have to rush them. Over the weekend I have made ten for March, and since I didn't have a blog in January or February I am going to share the ones that I made then as well.


This is actually the letter S from a Christmas font. I just printed it off ten times, stuck each to the front of a card and then coloured them. Really simple, but I think it is such a nice image.


I will be back tomorrow with a tutorial for the star book from my last post.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Star Book

Well, it's been almost three year's since I actually went to Florida and I've finally gotten around to doing something with the pictures. I have to be in the right mood for scrapbooking so I much prefer making fun little things like these to use a few pictures on. These pictures are from the day we went to Kennedy Space Centre. At the moment I am planning on making one of these for every day we were there, but I'll have to wait and see if I can keep myself to that.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Pop-up Mojo

I have a couple of cards to share. The first is a free standing pop-up card, the instructions for which can be found here. These are really fun cards and I have been wanting to try one for a while. I also used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch for the design.

- The two patterned papers were free with a magazine, but they have Making Memories logo on the back.
- 'Happy Birthday' is from Worth Repeating by Stampology, which is available here (about halfway down the page).

Second is an easel card. This really only came about because I wanted to play with my fusible fibres. I bought them a couple of years ago and I have only used them twice. I think I will be playing with them more over the next few days.

- The stamps are from the Rock Star set by Inkadinkado, which is available here.
- The paper is from the Rock Star mat stack by DCWV, which is viewable here.

Happy St. Patricks Day!

No card to share at the moment, but I will be back with one later. For now, I just wanted to post a picture of the beauty that is Ireland. This is from last September when I went with my family. It is a lake that we just happened to be driving past on our way back to the house we were staying in.

I am going again on the 1st April and I really can not wait.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Thinking of ewe

At the moment my Auntie is in hospital waiting on an operation to remove her gall bladder. I have made this quick card to send to her.

The head and the 'hair' have been layered, here is a closer shot which shows the layering.
- The sheep and 'thinking of' are from the Honey and Hugs stamp set, which is available here.
- The 'ewe' is from the Papermania Fun Alphabet set, which is viewable here.
- The faux stitching is done using a sakura gelly roll pen from the gold shadow set, which is viewable here.

FS162 Mommylvs2stamp

Yesterday's featured stamper was Mommylvs2stamp. Her gallery can be found here, and here is the card I chose to CASE. I really liked the layout of her card so I used it as a sketch to create this card.

- The papers are from the Far East paper stack by DCWV which you can view here.
- The stamp is from Habico clear stamps set 'Oriental 3', which is available here.
- The ribbon is from Dunelm Mill.

Mothers Day part 2

I have two Mother's day cards to show you today. The first one is the one I actually gave my mum yesterday.
I didn't really like how it turned out. I rushed it too much Saturday night because I was ready for bed. Today I have made a second card which I am going to give to my mum when she gets home from work tonight. The photo is of me with my mum, my dad and my brother in Ireland last September.

- The paper is from the Honey and Hugs 8x8 paper stack which is available here.
- The ribbon is from Dunelm Mill.
- I'm not sure who makes the daisy punch I use but there is the same design available here.
- The wavy border was cut using decorative scissors which are available here.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Happy Mother's Day! IC223

By the time this gets posted it will be Monday and no longer Mother's day, but I am sharing with you one of the two Mother's day cards I have made. This is the card I made for my FMIL. I will be sharing the one for my Mum tomorrow. This card also fits the SCS inspiration challenge, which this week was Warm Biscuit. I used one of the ones that was given as a sample, and took the idea of having a flower on a stripy background.

- The flower was cut using the smallest oval and circle from the Xcut shape cutting set, which is available here.
- 'Mum' was stamped using Habico clear stamps alphabets sets upper and lower case 2. They are viewable about halfway down the page here.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Happy Birthday James! and F4A3

As I mentioned yesterday it is my Fiance's birthday today. Since it is only 10.20am we haven't done much yet, but I have given him a Spiderman themed breakfast. To go with the present and card I showed on here yesterday I bought some Spiderman paper plates and I got some red, white and blue balloons.

On to today's card. The 'Free For All' challenge at SCS today is to make something with a fairy tale theme. I don't have any fairy tale stamps so I had to rely on papers. Both papers I have used on this card were bought from Disneyworld for me by my FMIL. I added the gem's to give it a little more interest. This is possibly the quickest card I've ever made, but I really like how it turned out.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Sugar Bowl Sketch/WT261

I've combined today's 'Ways To Use It' challenge from SCS with the sketch challenge at The Sugar Bowl. The WTUI challenge for today was to use new products so I have used papers and stamps from the Honey and Hugs range by Papermania. The flowers came in a kit that was free with a magazine a while ago.


Tomorrow is my Fiance's birthday so today I'm going to share with you the card that I've made for him, with a gift and matching envelope. I bought the wrapping paper from Toys 'R' Us especially to make cards for him, but this is the first time I've used it. I cut out the same image four times and decoupaged them, which shows up a lot better on the second picture. I then used the head from the same image to make two tags to go on the gift and on the centre of the envelope. I finished it off by drawing the spider webs on the corners, and writing HAPPY BIRTHDAY! around the edge of the circle.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Colour and Sketch Challenges

Today I have both Tuesdays and Wednesdays SCS challenges to share with you.

The first is the colour challenge. The colours for this week were Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Pink Passion. I don't own any SU! products (yet) so I have tried to choose colours that were close to them.

- 'FUN FUN FUN' is from the Owl set in the Honey and Hugs range by Papermania which is available here.
- The skull border is from the Rock Star set by Inkadinkado which is available here.

Next is the sketch challenge.

- The two ladies are from Asian Characters set by Inkadinkado which is available here.
- 'Smile' is from an alphabet set by Studio G Clear Stamps.
- The background paper came from a pack I bought from the Japanese shop at Epcot.

Monday, 8 March 2010

A week of challenges

Firstly I want to thank anyone who has viewed my blog this first week, and especially thanks to Vicki and Cheryl for leaving me a comment.

This week I will be joining in with each of the daily challenges on SCS. I have read them all for so long and done a few of them, but never actually shared my designs so I will finally be doing that. They might not all get done on the actual day, but I will share them all here when they are done.

Todays challenge is the technique one and this week it is to make something with a vintage theme. Here is my card:

- The patterned paper is from Scrap Within Reach and is called Raspberry Lace.
- The flower is from Prima
- The stamp is from Studio G Clear Stamps.
- The ribbon was in a box of old ribbons that my mum gave me, so I have no idea where it originally came from.
(After looking online for links to show you the products I've used I can't find any of them. Sorry.)

These are the stamp sets that I mentioned yesterday. Each one comes with a mini ink pad in black. Mine are looking a bit worse for wear, but you can see how cute they are.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Cupcakes and Bookmarks

I've been at work most of the weekend so I've just got a couple of quick projects to share with you. The first is this gift set of a 2,4,6,8 box and a 3" square card. When I have put something in the box I will be stapling it closed at the top.

- The cupcake stamp is from a set which I can't seem to find online and I have only seen it in The Range. The company do a few different sets, each of which has four stamps and a mini ink pad.
- The Happy Birthday stamp is from Worth Repeating by Stampology and is availabe here (about halfway down the page).
- The image is coloured using Papermania Pastel Brush Markers which are available here.

The second thing I have to share is this bookmark. I think I might have made too many bookmarks for myself so I'm gonna have to start getting rid of some.
- The stamp is from Inkadinkado's In The Groove set which is available here.
- The paper is from the Rockstar mat stack which is viewable here.
- The eyelet came with the Provo Craft Silent Setter which is available here.
- The thread is just cross stitching thread, in three different colours.
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