Friday, 16 August 2013

Punch away!

Just a very quick post from my phone today, so apologies if the quality isn't so good.

I'm making a few things for the 3 day Stampin Up  Demonstrator Convention in November.  Yes, I know I'm early but I need to make as many swaps as I would like back and and seeing that I love getting swaps I want to make as possible, minimum of 100. Im not doing bad, I'm at the half way mark already! Besides,  I have team gifts to make as well as room mate gifts and more!

So,  today I want to show you a technique I stumbled across using the hexagon punch. If you're making banners or sentiment strips and want a crisp inverted triangle, just cut your paper or cardstock to size and slip on edge into the side of the punch,  so much faster and neater! Have a go and see what you think.

(Sorry about the ink stained grid mat, but I took the picture during a craft sesson last night.)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sneek peek

My parcel arrived yesterday containing some of the lush products from the new winter catalogue out in September.  I dont know about you but sometimes some of my bits seem far too nice to open, cut up and stick with. Once I got over this hurdle of just stroking and admiring the unopened packets I had a tiny play with them this morning.

I started designing some Christmas cards, not for sending just yet but for futue classes, workshops and I usually give my husband a stack or two to sell for me at his work.

Instead of the usual tradition colours of greens and reds I used pool party and smokey slate papers and cardstock, such a lovely subtle combination.

Im sure that ill be make a shed load more but for now it's just to two.

The snowflake charm is removable so it can be used as a tree ornament.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Razzle Dazzle

Hi y'all!

It's my friends 30th this week and we're going out for a meal to celebrate. We already chipped together and got her a pressie but I wanted to make her a card just from me.

Now, she's the kinda gal that likes a bit of sparkle and shine. Dressing up to wow from top to toe so I wanted to create a bit of razzle dazzle in the card, but not too much.

A sparkly '30' cut from silver glimmer paper and the Alphabet dies, a few rhinestones and some champagne mist is more than enough dazzle.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

I love my Scraps

hi all,
It's been a while since my last post, sometimes life gets in the way of crafting! The Summer holidays don't help, if I do get the urge, I'm taken over by my kids using my bits. Sorry but I am a bit selfish with my stash, they have their bits and I have mine. Although, as they get older they are a bit more respectful and careful with my stamps and punches.

Well, this morning I woke up early, for no reason. The kids were watching Transformers and I saw a window so I grabbed it! I got out my scraps boxes and set to work.

Yes, I have a problem with throwing away anything!

 These are two cards that I came up with this morning, 

The flower was made by punching several layers of packing tissue paper ( we just bought a new wardrobe and there was oodles of this brown tissue paper that I couldn't throw!), stapled in the middle and each layer scrunched up.

I stamped and punched the butterflies from some cardstock that I had been practicing my brayering on. They didn't quite work out but look great for this purpose.

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