Thursday, 31 March 2011

Couples and Bling

Here's a card I'm entering for the Cute Card Thursday challenge - Couples and the Paper Romance challenge - Bling
The image is Lili of the Valley and the card, papers and ribbon are SU.
The brown gems and gold dots are from my stash.

Thanks for looking,

Stampin Up Stuff For Sale!

I have decided to sell some of my Stampin Up Stamp Sets and other items as I am no longer a demonstrator. You will find them all listed here on the In Love With Stamping website. (You may have to register to look but it's all free and an excellent website for inspiration, tutorials and general chat.)

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 25 March 2011

Go Dotty!

....and here's another challenge card.

This time it's for I Love Promarkers - Go Dotty!

The image is a Little Claire peel off coloured with Promarkers (of course).
The card, backing paper and ribbon are all SU.

Thanks for having a peep,

Green and Yellow

I discovered this challenge at The Ribbon Girl blog through another crafter whose blog I follow. The challenge is to use green and yellow which seems very appropriate for this lovely spring weather we're having. So here's my entry.

The image is LOTV and the backing paper is Papermania. The card is SU and the bird was made using the SU two step bird punch.

I am also entering this card for the following challenges:
Creative Stamp Friends - #21 Spring
I Did It Creations -Challenge Blog - Welcome Spring
Stampin with the Dragon - Bring on Spring

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Grandson & 80th

Here's 2 cards commissioned by my mum. The first is for my teenage nephew, her grandson and the second is for a very old friend who was her bridesmaid and is soon to be 80.

The cardstock and backing paper are both SU - Riding Hood Red and Bordering Blue card and Blueberry Crisp paper.

Card and paper SU again - Almost Amethyst card and Bride Speciality paper. The image is from SU Bloomin with Beauty set and the beads etc are from the Pretties Kit. I always seem to resort to this stamp and the Pretties Kit for ladies 'of a certain age'. They seem to work so well for that type of card.

Thanks for popping by,

Monday, 21 March 2011

Little Claire Peel Offs

Now don't faint with surprise but I am well ahead of myself and have already made my mum's Mother's Day card. I used one of the Little Claire peel offs, coloured with Promarkers. I think these are great and just had to buy more of them at Harrogate yesterday.So here's my card.

The card, backing paper and ribbon and butterfly punch are all SU. The pearls are Wild Orchid Crafts.
As I was going through my pictures, I found some other cards I'd made using these peel offs which I hadn't shared with you so thought I post them altogether now.

I think the wheelbarrow is my favourite.
Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Less is More Again

Here's my entry for the Less is More Challenge this week. I missed last week's again!
This time it's a one layer card with an 'off the edge' image AND no score lines. Bloomin 'eck, they're getting more and more challenging!!! Well, I've gone for super simple this time and stopped quickly before I overdid it.
 Everything's SU on this one. The images are from Back to Nature and the sentiment is from Whimsical Words (both retired)
The card is WW and the inks are Sage Shadow and Perfect Plum. Sage Shadow is also retired.
Thanks for taking the time to look,

Friday, 11 March 2011

Stepper Card

Today I had a go at a stepper card, which I haven't done for a long time, in fact I think I've only ever made a couple of these before. This could explain why it took me 3 attempts to get the measurements right!!!! Well I was quite pleased with the end result which is a birthday card for OH's son-in-law.

The cardstock is SU - Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.
The inks are SU - Old Olive and Close to Cocoa.
The stamps are SU from Lovely as a Tree and Wonderful Words and the leaves have been made using the SU 2 Step Bird Punch.
The backing paper is from the SU Christmas Jingle Scrappin Kit (The kit is still available but this paper has been replaced by a different one)

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Curls and Swirls

Here's a card I've entered for a new challenge blog I found at The Stamp Man. The challenge is curls and swirls.

The card is SU Confetti White and Close to Cocoa. The image and sentiment are Little Claire peel-offs. The flowers and pearls are Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for looking,

Less is More #3

My 3rd attempt at a Less is More challenge which this time is '3 squares'. ( I missed the last one out as my mojo has been doing a disappearing act lately).

My original intention was to make a man's card but I think I chose the wrong colour scheme in the end.
The card is SU - Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip.
The images are from an SU set, Studio Sketches ( no longer available) and the sentiment is SU too from Occasional Quotes. This is a Level 3 hostess set which you can get for FREE when you hostess a workshop with sales of £500 or more.
The faux brads are Candy from Craftworkcards.

Thanks for taking the time to pop by,