Tuesday 31 July 2012

Button Buddies Thank-you's

Hi there patient people!
I am on leave from work for the next week so fully intend to be back in the blogging and crafting swing of things by this week! Thanks for waiting for me!
I had a whole bunch of thank-you cards to make this week and so of course I wanted to use the FREE ribbon from Julys offer on there but also a stamp set I was sooo desperate to get my hands on but I have hardly used (my bad!) Yes, I loved Button Buddies when I saw it first (still do) but just haven't gotten round to using it anywhere near as much as I should! So I made these cute thank-you cards last week using this set. I decided to run with the summer theme the weather was having although sadly it seems to have deserted us again down south :-(
Nice Daffodil Delight card base to start with
 and a bright Pacific Point blue vase with Melon Mambo flowers made with the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, I love these little flowers! and a dash of glass glitter in the centres finishes them off perfectly!
and all together bringing the sunshine to this little corner of my kitchen!
OK, that's me for today,
Back tomorrow with more crafty goodness!
Thanks for dropping by,
Stampin' Hugs, 

Saturday 21 July 2012

Teachers Cards

Hello there,
What a lovely day I have had, a bit of shopping this morning and then a relaxing afternoon too :-))))
Today I want to share with you the cards I made for the children's teachers I used the retired Tart and Tangy stamp set (again) but as they all had different teachers this year it really didn't matter, phew! 
 Sentiments are from Thank-you kindly (page 86) a very handy set to have ;-)
 This one has a Curly Cute sentiment 
 and a fourth style to finish today
Right, that's me for now, I'm off to work tonight.
Back soon with more cards to share, 
Quick reminder that you still have time to book onto my Stamp-a-Stack on this Monday (23rd) or Wednesday (25th) message me to join us!
Stampin' hugs, 

Friday 20 July 2012

1st ever Scrapbook Club!

Hello there,
I have finally got the photos for my first ever scrapbook club to share with you tonight, we had a really lovely time and if you would like to join us next month then please message me for details, 
So this month we used the gorgeous Attic Boutique DSP making a double page layout. 
Please be gentle, its my first ever!!
 a bit closer, you should be able to click on the pics to make them larger (if you like)
Right page
 So, a few of the details, I made these cute pennants (they are everywhere at the mo) and I added some faux stitching with my mat pack and a white gel pen, cool huh?
 some yummy antique brads, they reminded me of the buttons on the guards coats ;-)
I die cut "Windsor" and stamped "Castle" for my title
 Journaling block is from Everything Elanor as well as the swirls on the background (seen above)
 and this was Tessa's layout, not the best colour but it was getting dark when we finished, lovely job Tessa!
So, if you are interested in joining us then my next class is on the 13th August and they run 7pm-9pm every 4 weeks on a Monday evening, Please book soon as places are strictly limited and I will unfortunately only be able to run one class each 4 weeks.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and for your honest opinion too ;-)
Stampin' Hugs for today,

Monday 16 July 2012

Pillow Boxes, Mini Milk Cartons and Crackers!

Hello there, 
I have a very picture heavy post today sharing lots of little boxes I have made using SU! dies.
So, to start the Candy Wrapper Die, looks more like a cracker though don't you think? I have a video tutorial on how to put this one together HERE
 Mini Milk Cartons, I LOVE these little guys :-) I have a mini tutorial on how to stamp a background stamp all over the slightly too large for the stamp milk carton,
 I will share that with you tomorrow so do pop back ;-)

 and finally lots of Pillow Boxes....
I have decorated these Pillow boxes with the following stamp sets....
Bordering on Romance, Just Soccer, 
Fox and Friends, Just Believe, 
 Mixed Bunch and Woodgrain Background with Oval All
 And of course Tea Shoppe
OK, this was a lot of pictures so thanks for sticking with me today!
Stampin' Hugs from me,

Sunday 15 July 2012

Football Card

Hello there,
I made a couple of Football (soccer) cards today to share with you, I always need boy cards and most boys love to kick a ball around, I have kept the colour combo neutral, ie: not team colours so they can be used for any boy, whatever team he supports. I have used the now retired "Just Soccer" stamp set but you can still purchase a very similar (no boots though) set called Goal, find it on page 47 of the IB&C :-)
 A silver  brad acts as a hook for the boots with the fab Square Lattice embossing folder giving some cool texture underneath (reminds me of astro turf?)
 and this version is a little different, less texture but "movement" of the ball instead
main ball was punched and mounted on dimensionals for texture
 I decorated teh insides of both the same, simple but effective, I think
Right, quick post today, I have to take Josh out, the dog for a walk and finish my prep for my first ever scrapbook club tomorrow night, busy busy!!
Stampin' hugs for today,

Saturday 14 July 2012

Aviary stamp set and Olymic Torch too

Hello there
We have been out to see the Olympic Torch today at Lyndhurst, it was fab! There were lots of people there and it was dry the whole hour we were waiting, just raining for the actual torch coming through!! Ha ha, great British summer eh?
So I thought I would just share a couple of pics of the morning but there a card is further down the post ;-)
 Torch bearer in the middle of this pic, not too easy to see tbh :-s
 but l-o-a-d-s of people there which was fab to see,
We all enjoyed it though, despite the rain, even Josh (believe it or not!!)
OK, this is why you are here right, a card!
I made this card for my dear friend Jules using Aviary, Pool Party and Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder, I adore this colour combo!!
 I haven't used these cute birds for a while,
 a printed brad decorates some ruffled ribbon
and a little Owl (my fave bird from the set) decorates the Curly Cute sentiment,
Right, I'm off for today,
Thanks for visiting and I will be back soon with more paper fun!
Stampin' Hugs for today,

Monday 9 July 2012

Stampin' Up's Everything Elanor card

Hello there!
I'm back! He he, I have been very busy this week but I have loads to share with you so today I would like to start with a card using Everything Elanor, I think this set is fab :-) So elegant, in fact I often call it Elegant Elanor by mistake! Doh!
Anyway, here is the card I made using the swirl from the set
 pleated organza ribbon across the bottom
and some cute felt flowers at the bottom of the swirl
Right, short and sweet today but I promise to be back tomorrow with some more cardyness for you all ;-)
Just a note I will placing a SU! order in the next few days if you would like to add anything to it with FREE postage if you collect from me or a special rate if you can't, then email me on sarah-janerae@sky.com today :-)
Stampin' Hugs, for today,
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