Saturday, 28 May 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge Week 9

This week the challenge over on the Simply Stampin' Challenge Blog is the theme


I have used my trusty Sizzix dies to make this card including the card base.


Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
 Designer Series Paper: Springtime Vintage
 Sizzix Die: Scallop Circle, Fun Flowers
 Embossing Folders: Vintage Wallpaper, Perfect Polks Dots
 Stamps: Four Frames, Basic Phrases
 Ink: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
 Ribbon: 5/8 " Very Vanilla Satin

As always thanks for looking.....x

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge Week 8

The challenge this week at Simply Stampin' is a colour challenge and the combo is the very refreshing Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla.

I have made a small handbag style cover which could be used to hold a small gift or a bag of sweets etc. Last night I was at a workshop and the guests made this as their make and take in a different colour combo of Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla - both are lovely, Everyone enjoyed the finished result.


Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodile Delight, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Stamps: Simply Said
Sizzix Die: Tope Note, Beautiful Wings
Sizzix Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper
Ribbon: 5/8" Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon
Punches: 1 3/4 x 7/8" Oval Large

I do hope that you get a chance to join in this week as I love seeing everyone's interpretations of the challenges.

As always thanks for looking.......x

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge Week 7

This week the challenge over at Simply Stampin' is a sketch challenge. Do pop over and see what the design team created and hopefully you will be inspired to join in too.

I love working with sketches as they cut out half the work!! Using this week's sketch I created a scrapbook layout instead of a card. I turned the sketch on its side and moved the sentiment to suit the layout.

To make the flowers I used the Faux Mother of Pearl technique by adding Frost White Shimmer paint to white glossy cardstock using a piece of scrunched up cling film. Once dry I used a brayer to add Rose Red ink over the top. I then cut the flowers using the Sizzix Fun Flowers Die and layered on top with stampin dimensionals.
The little girl in the photograph is my niece Abigail.


Cardstock: Rose Red 12 x 12, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Glossy White
Ink: Rose Red
Designer Series Paper: Sweet and Sour Speciality
Stamps: Four Frames
Sizzix Dies: Fun Flowers, Little Leaves, Beautiful Wings
Punches: Decorative Label, 3/4" Circle
Ribbon: 1/2" Pear Pizzazz Stitched-Poly Ribbon
Other: Frost White Shimmer Paint
Tools: Brayer, Rose Red Marker Pen (journalling)

The sketch

As always thanks for looking.....x

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge Week 6

This week the challenge over at the Simply Stampin' Challenge Blog is the theme

Buttons and Bows


Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Pale Plum, Old Olive, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: Newsprint, Old Olive (from the Brights Paper Stack)
Stamps: Because I Care (Level 1 hostess set)
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, Oval Large
Ribbon: 5/8" Basic Black Satin
Embellishments: Rich Razzleberry Button (Brights), Linen Thread, Dazzling Diamonds

I would also like to say a special congratulations to Niki , who is another DT member on the Simply Stampin' Challenge Blog. She gave birth 7 weeks early, on Wednesday, to a beautiful baby girl, Sophie Ann.
You can see some photographs of her here.

I hope that you can play along!
As always thanks for looking......x

Monday, 2 May 2011

And the winner of the owl punch is.....

 Diane (Number 7)


I'm thinkin "Mrs Swoops"

Diane xx

p.s lovin yer new look 

Thanks to all those that entered the draw. I loved your choice of names! I liked so many of them that I think that my owl will have a lot of middle names LOL