Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Predominantly Purple Flowerful Heart

Oooh last day of 2013! Was it a good year for you? It really was for me and for the first time in a long time I'm going to be sad to see the end of a year. I had a tough couple of years in 2011 and 2012 and last year was just so great for me! I joined Stampin' Up! in the back end of 2012 and after a year I am even more in love with the products, inspiration and especially the family I have been welcomed into! It has opened up so much for me and I am sure 2014 is going to be even better!

Anyway, back to the reason I blog...my crafting! I made this card as another entry into the Less Is More challenge and this time I am using week 49 - Predominantly Purple.

Now I will admit to some shameless CASEing here! I saw this stunning card and loved everything about it, so I had to have a play.

I love how the combination of Gorgeous Grunge and the elegant Flowerful Heart work so beautifully together! I stamped the heart in Perfect Plum, then using my Stamp-a-majig, I over stamped with Versamark and heat embossed using Clear Stampin' Emboss.

Supplies used
Flowerfull Heart Wood-mount StampLattice Stampin' Up! Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up! Gorgeous GrungeSweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp SetClear Stampin' Emboss Powder - by Stampin' Up!Versamark Pad - by Stampin' Up!Stamp-A-Ma-Jig - by Stampin' Up!Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad
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I really hope you have a wonderful New Year and I hope that your 2014 is as good as my 2013, if not better! And I hope I can continue to be of inspiration to you in the coming year! :)

Monday, 30 December 2013

A little set of Sale-a-Bration sneak peek cards!

Good morning! Is it a good Monday morning or are you back at work and wishing you weren't? I am back at work after having this weekend off, which I spent visiting my best friend Sarah and my parents....lovely!

Before I went I had a couple of hours in my craft room and I made these using all new Sale-a-Bration sneak peek freebies! There will be more info on this fab deal later this week!

I have used two of the lovely stamp sets, a new punch and just a few complimentary colours to create this set of cards. They are 10cm x 10cm square cards...aren't they cute? 

I used Banner Blast and See Ya Later stamp sets, and Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple and Pretty In Pink Stampin' Write markers. 

The little banners were punched out using the cute little banner punch.

I am entering my cards into the challenge at Less is More, using week 55 - punches or die cuts.

Do you have any plans for today? Apart from work, we may be catching up with another friend too! 
Have a lovely day, whatever you're doing!

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek!

Well hello everyone!
How are you? How was your Christmas? I hope you had a lovely one and that it was full of wonderful memories!
I had a fantastic time and Kerian had a wonderful time too! As expected, he got a tonne of stuff! We shall be clearing out some of his old toys to make room for the new I think!

I had a couple of hours in my craft room today, whilst Keiran played with his new toys so here is one of the cards I made...

I have used Gorgeous Grunge and a new sneak peek set! This is Banner Blast from the upcoming Sale-a-Bration catalogue, and the best thing? It has a cute little matching Banner Punch!

I am entering this card into the challenge at Colour Q this week...
...and also the Less Is More Challenge which is to use any previous challenge. I have gone for Week 7 - Masculine

Products used

Gorgeous Grunge Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' PadCoastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
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Thank you for popping by today. I shall see you soon :)

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my followers, customers and friends a truly wonderful Christmas! I hope your day is full of love, magic and happy memories!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

A diary for Dad!

Do you remember those pretty girlie diaries I made for my girl friends? Well, here is a man version for my Dad!

I have used a retired stamp set for this but the DSP and the embossing folder are current, as is the Chevron Ribbon and the Linen Thread.

The embossing folder is The Square Lattice EF and the paper is from the This 'n That collection.

This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper  Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!  Linen Thread - by Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzazz 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
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Ok, so as Keiran is going to his Dad's at 2pm Christmas Day,  Christmas Eve is where all my family celebrations will be starting! We are having Christmas dinner today, then it's presents on Christmas day. So I may be MIA for a couple of days. You have a wonderful Christmas, and I can't wait to catch up with you all after Christmas!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Sweetest Gift

Good morning!
Are you all ready for the big day? I am just about! I have the food to get today and then apart from housework, I think I'm all done...yay!

So I have time now to show you a something...

This is the baby card I made for my friend who had a baby in November, but hadn't got round to blogging!

I made it using the new Circle Card Thinlits and a stamp from Sweetest Gift set. The Thinlits are brilliant! Such a quick easy way to make a spinner card! The papers are printed from MDS and the sentiment on the reverse was created on MDS too.

Circle card Thinlits Die   Sweetest Gift
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I hope you aren't too stressed with Christmas by now and hopefully I will be back tomorrow! Have a lovely day!

Friday, 20 December 2013

Altered Diaries

Today I'm going to show you some little gifts I made for some friends instead of Christmas cards this year. I was running out of time to get cards off to them, so I decided to make these and send them instead...

These are diaries that I have taken the cover off and re-covered with DSP from the colour collections that are available as downloads for MDS.

The stamp is from Hello Lovely stamp set, punched out with the Decorative Label punch, and I layered them all up with bits of ribbon, Crochet Trim Victoria and Linen Thread.

Here they are in different colours...

I really enjoyed making these and I hope my friends enjoyed receiving them! :)

5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria - by Stampin' Up! Decorative Label Punch - by Stampin' Up! Hello Lovely 2012-2014 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download
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By for now...hopefully see you tomorrow!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Handmade Christmas decor!

Good morning!
Wow that was a storm last night wasn't it?! It got so bad that Keiran got frightened and had to sleep in my room bless him! I hope you are all safe and there hasn't been too much damage near you.

Whilst the storm was raging, I was doing what crafters do best....craft! And here is what I made!

I have been playing with the Milk Carton Bigz Die. This is an idea I have had for a while, but not had chance to finish it! 

I have used the Typset Alphabet Bigz to create the lettering, and each battery operated candle is covered with the lovely new gold washi tape from the upcoming Spring/Summer catalogue.

Here is the full garland...

It is all fastened together using Cherry Cobbler baker's twine and I have added a Frosted Finishes embellishment in between each letter. 

Isn't it lovely? And it is easy to turn the candles on and off through the holes in the sides, which were created using the 2nd smallest die from the Circles Collection Framelits.
Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up! Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die  Frosted Finishes Embellishments
 Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine - by Stampin' Up!Circles Collection Framelits Dies
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I have a few challenges I would like to enter this into...

I'm off on the school run now...see you tomorrow! :)