Friday, 10 May 2013

Simply Swallowtail

Today I've been stamping and playing around with the Stampin' Up! Swallowtail stamp, I have to say I absolutely love it! Being a fan of butterflies anyway, it doesn't take much but this stamp is huge and there are so many things you can do with it. I've posted a few cards in previous days using this stamp ( take a peak at the labels tab to find them).

  I stamped and heat embossed the swallowtail stamp, daubered the colour on rather than colouring in, I seriously cannot colour in! Daubering is also good because I find the colours blend better.

Using two right wing embossed images, I created this butterfly in flight effect.

I used the friendship sentiment from the From My Heart Stamp set.
Hope you like, go get making!
J xxx

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Wings and Sparkle!

Hello again. Hope you are all well and good! 
This morning I would like to share with you some simple but pretty tags and a few Thank You cards I made last night.
I made the tags to go on some goody bags with the Notable Alphabet Stamp Set in Pool Party and Real Red ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock, I tied them on the bags with some scraps of ribbon.

These are the Thank You Notelets I made using a mix of Pool Party and Real Red papers and cardstock. I love the colour combination of these, very striking yet pretty. I finished them off with a spritz of Champagne Mist.

And this is a little tag I made up using the left overs from making the cards, just for fun. I can see now that I forgot to add pearls to the center of the butterflies,oops!  Better get off here and go finish it off!!

Have a great day, whatever you are up to.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Mannequin and Roses

Happy Bank Holiday Monday! The shining, the sky is blue and we're off to a kids activity farm today, after a bit a painting in our hallway. I need hubby to do the stairwell so that I can crack on with the rest of it later this week!

Anyway, I'm here this morning to show you a card I demo'ed at a recent workshop. I love the dress up framelits dies, they remind me of those paper dolls I used to play with as a kid. You know the type

I love cutting dresses from different papers and cutting and adapting them to suit my mood, or the recipients occasion!


Here's what I demonstrated for the ladies at the workshop

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Rain or Shine, That's the Ticket!

Hi everybody, hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend, whatever you are up to. I have a full day today, painting our hallway with a textured glitter effect in the morning,  my parents are coming over for dinner (which I have to find time to cook!)  and bringing with them a craft cupboard they stumbled across in one of their treasure trove shops.

Mean while I wanted to share this little card with you all. I've used the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper as a base and Rain or Shine Stamp Set. I love the umbrellas in this set, they are so adorable!

When you open up the card, it's a matchbook type,  inside there is a little note card for the sentiment. I've stamped and punched some tickets using That's The Ticket Stamp Set and the Ticket Punch.

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