Saturday, 30 July 2011

Vintage Wallpaper and Vintage Vogue

Good Evening All

Hopefully you've all had a lovely day today, spent in the sunshine if you were lucky enough to get some.

Today in class we made two quite flowery cards and both with a little vintage touch.  The first card was done using the vintage wallpaper embossing folder, inking it over with craft ink and embossing in clear.  We then made a ribbon rose as the embelishment.  For the second card we used the Vintage Vogue stamp set and all a flutter to create this simply elegant card.

Stamp Set's Used: Vintage Vogue and All A Flutter and Afterthoughts (hostess)
Wheel Used: Sandy Speckles
Punches Used: Decorative label, Bird Punch Extra-Large, Boho Blossoms Extra-Large
Embossing Folder: Vintage Vogue

Happy Crafting

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Pocket Silhouettes and Happiness Shared (wiper card)

Good Afternoon All

Hope you're all having a wonderfull weekend so far.  Hopefully the sunshine will last a little while.

We had a great class this morning.  I'm not sure I was much loved though as both cards involved quite a bit of paper piercing (pricking).  I think that if my ladies could have pricked me instead of the card after I'd told them that not doing the paper piercing was NOT an option, especially on our first card, they would have gladly done this!  As I pointed out though it makes such a difference to the card that it would be a shame not to do it.  Besides which, I find paper piercing quite relaxing so do not understand the complaints. 

Our first card was a wiper card, quite a clever card really and a lovely surprise to the person opening it up when the image, in this case a butterfly, pop's up from inside.  Our second card was a very simple yet elegant card.

Stamp Set Used: Happiness Shares
Punches Used: Corner Rounder and Scallop Trim Corner
Accessories Used: Paper Piercing Tool and Matt Pack

Stamp Set Used: Pocket Silhouettes
Accessories Used: Crop-A-Dile

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Clearly For You

Good Morning All

I recenly borrowed a gorgeous little stamp set from my upline Jan and it's taken me a while to have a play with it but when I did I was really pleased with the result!  I managed to hold myself back from using every stamp in the box (believe me the temptation was there) on my card and I'm really pleased with the result.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

Stamp Set Used: Clearly For You

Happy Crafting

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Simply Said

Good Afternoon All

I trust you're all well.  Strange weather about today, meant to be rain all day according to the weather reports that I saw this morning but I'm pleased to report that it's turned into a glorious evening, a bit windy but some love that sort of thing.

Today in class we used a lovely stamp set, simply said.  It's a two step stamping set which means that there are various ways that you can actually use it with our without the stamp-a-ma-jig.  We went for a bit of both today - may as well use the wonderfull tools that we have to hand. 

We created a card and an explosion box of sorts, picture is of the closed box but if you open up this origami type box you could give it as a gift in itself should you wish to as you can stick photographs in each of the four sides which mean something to you and the person that it's going to and as it folds out flat it's almost a mini album or collage of photo's.  Perfect!

Stamp Set Used: Simply Said
Punches Used: Scallop Border, Full Heart, Decorative label


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Happiness Shared

Good Morning All

Over the weekend I got together with my lovely Stampin' Up! team.  We had a great few hours even though Jane was not feeling too well.  As a result I managed to use a few stamp set's that I dont have.  Always lovely to share at such events be it idea's and inspiration or products.

I've used one of the gorgeous wheels for the background of this card and a very, very pretty flower for the middle.  Needless to say, I was more than pleased with the end result.

Stamp Set Used: Happiness Shared
Wheel Used: Friendly Words


Saturday, 9 July 2011

Forest Friends and Plane & Simple

Good Evening All

Apologies to those of you who I know would be waiting to see what we did in class today as you could not make it but..............the sun's been out and it was too perfect to sit inside and blog, so we enjoyed a braai (bbq) and some outside time on the patio instead this afternoon.

Today we make one male card with bookmark and one cute card.  We used two very different stamp set's but a bit of diversity is good for the soul!  We used the brayer today.........yikes!  A new tool to play with and in fact I was very impressed with everyones work, especially since nobody had actually used one before.  This was used with the forest friends stamp set to create a lovely scene with a bright cloudless sky! 

Our second card and bookmark was make using the plane and simple stamp set and this time around we've used very much more masculine colours.

Take a look and let me know what you think!

Stamp set used: Forest Friends
Punch Used: 1" circle
Accessory Used: Speedball Brayer

Stamp Set Used: Plane & Simple
Punch Used: Decorative Label Punch
Accessory Used: Crop-A-Dile

Happy Crafting

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Blossom Petal Punch and All A Flutter

Good Evening All

Hope you've all been having a gorgeous day, we've had glorious sunshine which lifts everyone's spirits.

We did two gorgeous cards in class today.  I was told that the one using the blossom petal punch looked quite hard to start with and nobody had actually noticed what we were doing with the all a flutter until I pointed it out specifically.

Blossom Petal Punch card was made using the blosson petal punch (obviously) and the vintage wallpaper embossing folder.  We did also use two of the stamps from the build a blossom stamp set.  After embossing some cherry cobler cardstock, we then ran the same colour ink over the pattern using the brayer, this makes the colour "pop" to give it some depth and dimension.  Thereafter we started our punching and creating.

For the all a flutter card it was an Easel with a difference which everyone enjoyed and they did like the effect that was created by cutting out the butterflies, well cutting around their wings to reveal the chocolate chip cardstock below - this is a very pretty effect which gives great dimension, creating a "shadow" effect behind the butterfly.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

Stamp Set's Used: Build a Blossom and Circle Of Friendship (retired)
Punch's Used: Blossom Petal's Punch, 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch
Embossing Folder Used: Vintage Wallpaper

Stamp Set's Used: All A Flutter,  SAB (retired)
Punch Used: Scallop Trim Border

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