Independent Stampin'Up! demonstrator for Surrey, Hmpshire and Berkshire

Monday, 25 April 2011

I had to make a few birthday cards in a hurry as I had a few come along all at once! I needed something quick and simple- so I based this on the make and take that I did for my lauch party. I think it worked quite well. I really like the simply said stamp set - I think it is very versatile and be used for so many different occasions.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

This is another really quick and easy card that was made by Cate (Blueangelcrafts). She has used some of the beautiful springtime vintage paper and combined it with the four frames stamp set and punch. A touch of the rose red seambinder ribbon and it's complete!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

A slight change of pace! A very simple and elegant card but Oh so easy! I used the embossing folder on shimmery white card stock, stamped and embossed the perfect punch image in silver, used the modern label punch and added a touch of the white organza ribbon. It really did take just minutes!

A perfect card for a weddding, engagement or anniversary.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

This is the final motor cycle card for a while - promise. It seems like I've been a bit obsessed recently - but I have been making other cards too! I used the sense of time stamp set to create the background and the glass glitter in baja breeze to create the "road" effect.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

This is a more vintage look using the motorcycle stamp. This time I used Soft Suade and Not Quite Navy combind with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder to add texture and slightly aged the very vanilla card with the ink. It's amazing how a simple change in colours and slightly different finish can change the look of a single stamp. I do hope you've enjoyed exploring the different ways that this one stamp can be used.

Friday, 15 April 2011

It's funny really. I've never been that fond of red - but I was given some of the real red card stock at a training event and (much to my surprise) immediately put it to use! I love this card - it's very classic. Unfortunately you can't really see the effects of the embossing and crystal effects in the picture. I do love the look that the ribbon gives to the card - it's such a great finishing touch!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Motorcycle madness!

One of the stamps that I have fallen in love with is the very classic motorcycle. I' ve had great fun taking just this simple stamp and using it with a variety of styles to produce different looks - from quite classic to more modern and vintage. I think it's so versatile and just great for solving those tricky problems of men's cards! I will show you some of the cards over the next few days.

I love the look that the perfect polka dots embossing folder gives to this card - very modern and the motorcycle slides along to reveal a hidden message!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Final Build a Blossom Card

Just another quick card made using the build a blossom stamp and punch. I wanted to show you that it doesn't have to be complicated but can also be used for quick and simple cards too. I haven't yet experimented with just the small flower leaves - but I think they could look stunning on their own. I have also used this set on a scapbook page - it makes for a wonderful embellishment.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Hi Guys - I'm really sorry about the previous picture turning sideways - it isn't that way in my file and I can't figure out how to rotate it round using the blog software. If anyone knows how - please tell me! In the meantime I will show you another card that I made using the same stamp set and punch. I used the pretty in pink card and stamped some of the petals using rose red. I tinted the punched out petals with the daubers and added my favourite ribbon! A touch of baroque motifs and a modern label punch and voila!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Mother's Day Card

This is the card that I made for Mother's day (using a different stamp!) butI couldn't show you it before the launch party because I made it using some of the new products from the mini catalogue. But I think it is safe to share it with you now! I used the Build a Blossom stamp set to create the petals and leaves and then punched them out usingthe matching punch. I think it is really effective and it allows me to play with colour a little more. I used the delicious concord crush as my base (doesn't it just make you want to eat chocolate!) and then combined pear pizazz, pretty in pink and so saffron to create the rest. This was also the first time that I had used the stitched poly ribbon and I was really pleased with the results. What do you think? I'll show you some more cards that I've made using the build a blossom stamp and punch in the next few days.

Friday, 8 April 2011

The other colour way that I used for this card was rose red and certainly celery. As you can see it is the same card - but it looks quite different. Ok - so we added the butterflies using the beautiful wings embosslits die ( a very clever lttle gadget - it cuts the shape and embosses it at the same time!) but that's the only change!

I do love the new seam binding ribbon. Not only does it come in 3 of my all time favourite colours, but it is so soft that you can use it in different ways and it creates a really smart knot when making bows. Watch out for some other ways that it's been used on future postings!

Launch Party Cards

I used a mixture of very vanilla, crumb cake and marina mist for this card. I love the effect that using the marker pens directly on to the stamps creates. Here I used two different greens and two blues to help give a little extra dimension.

You can see just how effective the embossing folders are at creating a textured background. it looks stunning and is so simple - just a few seconds and it's done.

Launch Party

It seems like forever since I last posted on my blog but I've finally got some photos to show you from my launch party last Saturday. We had a fantastic time! There were 8 lovely ladies all grouped around my table busily making cards. We had a play with the big shot to create the textured background (vintage wallpaper embossing folder) and also to produce the beautiful butterflies (beautiful wings embosslits dies). We used the four frames stamp set and matching punch to create the label and a touch of the new seam binding ribbon to complete the look.