Saturday, 8 September 2012

Early Bird or Night Owl?

Today, two cards that I made for my sons friends birthday. They are having a joint pool party this evening, yes, I always seem to leave it til the last minute to make the cards!

I didn't know what to do for the cards but got inspiration from the gift bags that I put their gifts in.

Owl builder punch

Owl builder punch

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Vintage Bracelets

It's no secret that I love the  vintage, lace, ribbon, worn distressed look with a bit of bling! Well, while rummaging around some of my old jewellery I found some vintage pieces from broken necklaces and bracelets, some of them were probably from something that one of my nans gave me as a child.

I wanted to do something with them but not to alter them too much so you could still see the original beauty of what they were.

Using my Very Vanilla and Crochet Ribbons and a few others from Stampin' Up! I set about making some bracelets. Very simple and easy to make with a few of my old jewellery making tools from many moons ago.

I love their simplicity but old look, hope that you like them too.

I love the way that the turquoise stones match the pool party ribbon on this one.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Nothing compares!

I have been staying at my parents this week, a change of scenery for the kids before they go back to school. Now I always bring some bits to play with no matter where I go, just incase I find a few spare minutes.
I brought a few bits from the new autumn winter catalogue bit when I got here I found that I had no whisper white or very vanilla cardstock! Well, it caused me no end of heartache looking for a suitable alternative because nothing I found would stamp as nice and clean. So, although in the beginning I wondered what all the Ho ha was with stampin up cardstock, now I know, if you want a crisp clean image there is no comparision! You will see the quality in some of these cards that I made yesterday, they aren't quite up to scratch. 

scentational season and framelits holiday collection

scentational season and framelits holiday collection

scentational season and framelits holiday collection

scentational season and framelits holiday collection

Sorry about the quality of the photos! They are downloaded from my phone and it has decided to play up on me!

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