I recently joined a monthly card swap challenge group on Facebook. It’s great fun, although I must admit I was a bit daunted by my first challenge. The card had to be a 5″ square card, with 4 panels – one for each season along with a number of other criteria. After much head scratching, this is what I came up with. I used all Stampin’ Up!® products and it was a real stash raider of a card.
Good morning everyone. Today is the first day of the school Easter holidays for us here in London and I will be off out and about all holiday keeping the Bedlam Brothers entertained.
Last week I was playing around with more backgrounds, some of them watercolour, some of them not. Today’s project is one of the non-watercolour backgrounds I came up with. This is the second version though. The first one I was trying for shabby chic but ended up with just shabby! Lol.
I lightly sanded a piece of Bermuda Bay Core-dinations card stock from the Brights Core-dinations collection. I then stamped Beautifully Baroque (wood only) and the swirls from Everything Eleanor (available in wood or clear) in Tsukineko’s Encore Metallic Gold from the Spring/Summer Catalogue. I adhered the mat to a Crumb Cake card blank.
To decorate the card, I layered a piece of 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon sponged with the gold ink, under some Gold Baker’s Twine. I then stamped “hello” (from Happy Day available in wood or clear) in Bermuda Bay ink onto a piece of Crumb Cake and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch and layered this on top. I finished off with a flower from Petite Petals stamped in Gold onto Bermuda Bay card stock. I punched the flower out with the co-ordinating punch. The Petite Petals punch and stamps are available as a bundle in wood or clear.
I hope you like today’s project. Its a bit different from my usual style but I love how its turned out.
Good morning everyone. How are you all today? I had a nice lazy (ish) start to the day as my friend picked my eldest son up to take him to school for me. She lives a couple of streets away and has offered to pick him up on her way past a number of times now. It certainly makes for a calmer start to the day for me, as I only have to concentrate on getting him ready, instead of chasing him and his younger brother around trying to find various shoes, coats, water beakers and bags.
A few weeks ago I had been on Pinterest (no surprise there!) and had seen a picture of a garden fence with big bright red butterflies and it immediately made me think of the Hardwood Background stamp (available in wood or clear) and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits. I made the card a Thank you card ….
…..and as I was planning on giving her a little gift too, the style of the card dictated the style of the treat bag I made to go with it. The measurements for the bag are the same as for the bunny bag you can find in my Youtube video.
Good morning everyone. I hope you are all fine and dandy today. A while back I posted a picture of two cute little bunny treat bags that I was intending to make in my March class. I was undecided on which colour to go for. In the end we made both, with a more grown up option available for the ladies to make if the preferred.
The bunnies went down a treat I must say! Also the Petite Petal flower stamp and punch bundle (wood or clear) used to decorate the grown up version was very popular, even amongst the ladies who made the bunny version!
Well back to the bunnies though, I filmed a video tutorial for the gift bags, and as the class was last week I can share it with you all now. I do hope you enjoy it.