Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Awesomely Artistic Box Frame

Good morning!
So today I want to show you a little shadow box frame I made last week. I used a single 12in x12in piece of Perfectly Artistic DSP for this, and when I had made the frame I decided it looked 'beachy' so that was kind of where I took it...

I used the kind of heart shaped splodgy stamp from Awesomely Artistic, stamped in one of the brand new In Colors for this year, and shaped a length of Linen Thread into a kind of heart then added one of the little Clothespins to hold it in shape.

I finished this with three tiny little hearts in the bottom right corner, but I have a problem...I can't remember which stamp set it came from! Can you figure it out?? I have searched my sets and just can't find it so your help would be seriously appreciated!

I plan to complete the frame with a shell or too from my next visit to the beach...what do you think?

I know I made this using some retired DSP from Sale-a-Bration, but I just wanted to have a play and see how the box frame would turn out...I'm very pleased with it and plan to make some more using current DSP :)

Have a lovely day and if you would like to order any Stampin' Up! goodies please do click on my shop over there on the right >>>>>

Bye for now!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

A little sunshine....

Hello everyone!
I am here to share with you a card I made 2 nights ago, after receiving some very happy mail from a very thoughtful fellow Demo, Caroline Hallett. I have been going through a tough period over the last 10 months or so, but I have pretty much kept it to myself. It has affected me in ways I never thought it would, such as not really crafting or gardening...pretty much getting by doing things I have to do, rather than want to do. But I have started to try and pull myself out of this slump, and Caroline's little gift gave me a gentle nudge (or great big kick up the bum!) to get back me into my craft room!

She sent me a beautiful, and very unexpected package of the brand new In Colours, so I decided I should make her a card to say 'thank you'. This isn't it! I had intended it to be, but then I wasn't very happy with it, do I have made her another which I will share when she receives it.

I used a sentiment from the sadly retiring Feel Goods, (get it from the retiring sale before it sells out!), the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic, and some of the gorgeous new Peekaboo Peach Washi Tape. I used Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum for the stamping, two of the yummy new In Colours for 2016/17...aren't they lush?? The Sugarplum goes perfectly with our Rich Razzleberry by the way.....

So I hope this will be the first crafty item of many that I will be showing you in the coming days and weeks.

Thank you for bearing with me through my tough period, and thank you to my wonderful customers who have kept me active as a Demo....I am coming back and I am coming back fighting!!

See you soon!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Timelessly Elegant Butterfly

Good afternoon all!
I hope you are well? Isn't it nice to finally have summertime here in the UK? Ok, so the weather is still not quite there yet, but it's so nice to have the lighter evenings isn't it?!

Anyway, I came into my craft room this morning to make a card for my niece's 2nd birthday tomorrow, and came up with this...

Ok...it's a birthday card but not quite right for a 2yr old right? Hmmm....back to the drawing board then! 

Anyway, how did this card come about? Well as it's Saturday I thought I'd pop and see what the challenge at Less Is More is, and it's White Space, but not the colour white, so that inspired a coloured card base and the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches gave me my layout....
Then I thought I'd use some DSP and Timeless Elegance was at the top of the box, then I just fancied a pop of colour, hence the Blackberry Bliss butterfly from Watercolour Wings. 

I'm hoping you can see above the subtle sparkle from my Wink Of Stella pen...I used the clear one to give some shimmer to my butterfly.

And above you can see the Gold embossed sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments...perfectly tiny enough to give a message without taking anything away from the main panel.

If you'd like to order any of the items I used today, please do click on my link just over there on the right. >>>>>
And thank you if you do! :)

I am really happy with this card! Now I better go get my niece's card made!

Have a lovely Saturday!

Thursday, 24 March 2016

I've gone Fluttering Botanical!

Good evening!
So today I had a childless hour to kill before work so I decided to have a little craft time! I don't seem to get much in lately, sadly.

Anyway, here is what I came up with, totally inspired by the latest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches...

So here's what I made...

I started out with a 6x6in card blank, then cut away 3in from the front right of the card. I embossed the part of the back of the card that shows beyond the front panel using the Fluttering Embossing Folder. Then I scored and paper pierced a 'ribbon' down the front panel. 

I then added 3 x 4in squares cut from Watercolor Wonder DSP...two attached to the front panel, the last to the back panel, all with Dimensionals. I finished with flowers and leaves cut from the fab Botanical Builder Framelits. Again, one of the leaves and flower were stuck to the back panel.

So here's how it looks when it's stood up...isn't it pretty and a little unusual?

I really enjoyed making this card...and I love how it turned out!

If you would like to use any of the products I used today, please do click on the link just over there on the right :) >>>>>>>

Thanks for popping by today...I hope to be back soon!

Monday, 7 March 2016

Perfectly Artistic Birthday

Good evening everyone!
I hope this post finds you well? 

I got the urge to craft a little tonight, so I had a little look to see if there were any challenges I could enter and I came across the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and decided to have a go. Here's the sketch...

And here's what I made using some DSP that has been sat on my desk for weeks! I decided to rotate the sketch, just to be different!

This is Perfectly Artistic from the Spring/Summer catalogue and I'll be honest, I had planned to add a Melon Mambo or Watermelon Wonder flower/butterfly, but when I got my Botanical Builder Bundle out I spotted the feather and went with that instead! 

I stamped the feathers using Sahara Sand for the main and Crumb Cake for the veins, then to give them shape after die cutting I creased them gently down the middle. I added some Whisper White Organza ribbon, the feathers and Linen Thread, and a sentiment from Petite Pairs.

I apologise for the photos...I'm not so good at taking them in the dark!

Have a lovely evening and I'll see you soon :)

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Happy 30th!

Good morning!
Well what a horrid, windy, wet morning it is here in Bolton! So here is a pretty, spring like card to lift your spirits!

I have used the gorgeous free (yes...free!) Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack, layered onto Wisteria Wonder card to show off that lovely pattern. How do you get it free?? Well, see the end of my post and I'll tell you :)

The glittery numbers are created using Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the fab, and very popular, Large Number Framelits. I added the pretty flower die cut and built from the Botanical Builder Framelits. The large flower is just the same size as the one in the pattern on the vellum too! 

So how do you get the vellum stack free? Well quite simply, for every £45 you spend with me, you can choose any one of the Sale-A-Bration items, including this stunning vellum, for free! So if you spend £90 you can have 2 free items, etc! 

You can browse the catalogues by clicking the links over there on the right>>>>>>>>

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you get to make the most of this rubbish weather (by hiding in your craft room and crafting!!)

Saturday, 6 February 2016

WOW! 5 already!

Hi everyone!
Wow today is the 5th Birthday of one of my favourite ever challenge blogs, Less is More! I used to enter every week, often up on the dot of 8am to see what the challenge was so I could get my card made! 

Life is a little different these days and I don't enter challenges much now, but when I saw Jen at the hairdresser's this morning and she told me about the challenge I decided I had to enter! I knew exactly what I was going to make, so I made this card, without visiting the LIM blog first. The challenge, by the way, is White on White.

I used the stunning Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die for this. I die cut it from my panel then glued it to the base card. I then popped the panel back on top using Dimensionals.

I added a few die cut flowers with a touch of  clear Wink Of Stella, not that it's showing on here, but believe me, they have a lovely shimmer! The sentiment was then stamped in Smoky Slate, from the matching stamp set, Bloomin' Love, die cut and also popped on Dimensionals.

This is a really elegant card and I'm chuffed with how it turned out!

What I used today....

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I had a lovely day in Nantwich yesterday, and had the most delicious cheese scones in a wonderful little tea room by the name of Ginger and Pickles. If you're ever in Nantwich, I strongly recommend a visit! All their food and cakes are handmade and they have a wonderful selection of loose leaf teas!

Right, I'm off to Huddersfield now to visit my parents. Have a fab Saturday and hope to see you soon! :)

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