Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Thank You

Don't you just love this little bird?  I do, I think he's so cute.  It was designed by Brandy and I liked it so much I cased it as is. 

This one is for our fabulous leader Jacque to say thank you to her for her generosity and the wonderful leadership she provides to our team. If you'd like to join our team, we'd love to have you.  Please talk to me about the many benefits of joining Stampin' Up!  

Monday, 25 May 2015

Sneak Peak and Congratulations

What a lovely way to start a Monday when you walk into Kindy and hear one of the teachers has got engaged over the weekend.  Here is card I've made for the happy couple.  Thank you to Heidi Baks for her idea which I've changed only slightly. 

What do you think of the colour?  Its a sneak peek of a new one coming out on 2nd June.  Did you spot anything else new?  Yep, that gorgeous lace is new too and it comes in the 5 new in-colours.

and here with the matching envelope

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Oh soooo cute cookie cutter with matching card

Today I had a baby shower to go to.  The baby's room is decorated in a jungle theme using turquoise, orange and pale brown taken from a mural they have on the baby's wall. 

So I wanted to use their colours for my baby shower card - I've used Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake and Tangelo Twist.   I loved this card but unfortunately I don't have that set - yet.  So I used the Something for Baby set instead. 

I'm going to miss this clay when it retires on the 2nd June as it is so useful.  I didn't have a button so I got out my clay and made one - in the matching colour of course.

For the inside I stuck to a pair of the little booties and the duck in the corner and I stamped them on the envelope too.
Now with everything matching and looking so cute, how could I not co-ordinate my afternoon tea plate that I was asked to take along - don't you just love that oh so cute cookie cutter? 
I cut the onesie (on the stick) out using the Baby's First Framelits and made it match my cookies perfectly.  One side of the onesie had orange hearts and the blue congratulations banner and the reverse side had the blue heart and orange banner. 
You're going to love how I cut that banner out when you find out what I used from the new catalogue and I know you're just going to have to have one - because I did.  Come along to my catalogue launch on the 21st June and see it for yourself.
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Stamps: Something For Baby, Everyday Occasions (from the Everyday Occasions kit), Banner Blast (retired)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Tangelo Twist
Other: Simply Pressed Clay, Linen Thread, Baby's First Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Mother's Day card - wicker basket look trick

This was the card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day.  My inspiration came from here where the card was sitting on a basket of some sort.  I thought it looked so nice I decided to incorporate the basket into my card and here it is:

You might be wondering how I got my basket background?  Well I used the Adventure Bound designer series paper stack and in particular I used this piece ... 
...but its the wrong colour I hear you say.  Yes its white at the moment, and to me it looks like a knitted jersey (although it could be a white wicker basket).  So I took out my sponge dabbers and I sponged it with baked brown sugar - sadly if you didn't get it already it has sold out - and now I think it looks like a basket.  What do you think?
I also used the little letters dies to cut the word Mum to make it a little more Mother's Dayish (is that a word?  Hmmm you know what I mean).
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White
Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Ink: Lost Lagoon (stamped off), baked brown sugar, crumb cake,
Other: Elegant Butterfly punch, rhinestones, little letters dies, aqua painter, sponge dabbers

Monday, 11 May 2015

Farewell Favourites Blog Hop

This time our blog hop is a farewell to the 2014/15 catalogue and features our favourite retiring products.  You may be able to order some of these products at a discounted price until 2nd June (while stocks last) - check the Retiring list to see.

My first project features the Park Lane Designer Series paper and the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.  I've used Old Olive as the background and matted the dsp onto Mossy Meadow cardstock.  Don't you just love that Butterfly die? - this one is Daffodil Delight.

Here are some other cards I've made in the past that use the same Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.  The great thing is the dies to cut these shapes are staying and we can use them for more great projects.

One of my other favourite retiring products is the Label Love stamp set and its matching punch - the Artisan Label punch.  Here is a sunburst card I made a while back using the birthday stamp from this set.

I hope you enjoyed these projects.  When you're ready click next to hop on over to Delys' blog.  I hope you enjoy the other awesome projects are team are sharing.  Please remember to leave us comments as you hop along - we love to hear what you think!

As always if you've lost your way here is the list of those of us participating in the hop:

1. Lisa Bullock - Daffyscrapper
2. Sally Robertson 
3. Kathryn - A Spot of Stamping - You are here
4: Delys Cram -
5. Alicia Yap
6. Jackie Noble
7. Ria Kaire
8. Katherine Oldham 

Friday, 8 May 2015

Birthday cards

It was my birthday earlier in the week.  I was very lucky to receive lots of handmade cards - one each from my wonderful girls and even my darling Hubby made me one. 

There are three I thought I'd share with you:

made by my Mum - the green piece tucks under the circle to keep it closed
and here again opened up
This one was from a friend on my team Angela Palmer
and lastly this one was from my upline Julia Leece

Thank you all for some beautiful cards.