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

Saturday 23 July 2011

Hannah's Card

Yet again my blog has decided to post this sideways - You'll just have to bend to see it!

Anyway - as I said I am having a bit of a bright moment and here is another card that is way outside of my usual style! Hannah is my niece, and it was her birthday recently. She has been making cards for a little while and absolutely loves owls - so it only seemd right that I use owls for her card. I didn't have a lot of time - but I hope she likes it!

I'm finding that I am using my alphabet stamps quite a lot recently. It's fun to pesonalise your cards a bit more and it adds a certain quirky (less straight laced) feel. It doesn't all have to be quite so straight and precise - quite liberating in a way - do have a go - it's fun!

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Daniel's Card

My sister -in -law recently gave birth to a baby boy - and we're all very excited about him. She had to have IVF treatment, so we've been with her on her long journey to becoming a mum. Even then he wasn't in a hurry to appear - over 10 days late and finally had to be extracted by C section! So I didn't feel that a "traditional" baby card would be right and set my mind to creating something a little different. This took me out of my comfort zone and in to the world of brights! It felt right that my little "monster" should be exploding from the card and this was the feel that I tried to create with the folded paper "window". I was really pleased with the result (even though it isn't perfect!) and love the colours. Perhaps I will be experimenting more with these from now on!

I do hope my sister in law still has her sense of humour!

This is the inside of the card! Not that I'm saying his parents are aliens - you could just as easily say it's a picture of Tim and myself! Anyway - it made Tim laugh when he saw it - and as it's his sister I guess he gave his approval!

Monday 18 July 2011

This was a card that I made for one of my recent classes. I've used some of my favourite colours and techniques. I love the combination of pumpkin pie and rose red - there's something about it that just works so well. i used these two colours, along with some daffodit delight to shade a piece of very vanilla card - before I roughly stamped my flowers. i could have used my stamp-a-ma- jig to line them up accurately - but somehow I don't think it matters with this particular set. I finished off the card with a butterfly from the beautiful wings embosslits folder (usinf paper form the Sweet n' Sour DSP) and a couple of rinestones.

It was only then that I thought of adding a greeting! So I quickly matched up a piece of card and stamped a greeting which was punched with the modern label punch. It's not quite where I would have placed it - but I think it works OK.

Anyway I will be back in a few days with another card that I've made. I can't wait to show you the card I made for my new nephew - but I can't post it yet in case his mum sees it before it arrives!

Saturday 16 July 2011

A couple of weeks ago, our housegroup had a wine tasting evening led by another member of the church. We had a great time - enjoying appropriate nibbles to go with each of the wines. Perhaps it was the wine - but I got (for me) very adventourous and tried a goats cheese and a blue cheese that I would never normally go near! I know I felt very tipsy - much to the amusement of my friends who had never seen me drink quite so much! Anyway - I still had enough of my wits about me to save one of the empty bottles so that I could make this thank you card for the couple who led the evening. I've used some stampin up card (rich razzleberry, crumb cake and very vanilla) and the punch and ribbon - but the rest was a mix of old labels and sealing wax! It does make for an effective card - especially for men. I threw in a script stamp and some wine images to complete the look. I wish stampin up would bring out a wine set - it would be so useful - here's hoping that the new catalogue in October will have one!

Anyway - best of all - I didn't even end up with a hangover!

Back Again!

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted. I did go away on holiday and was also away for my niece's wedding - but the main reason was that I lost the battery charger for my camera! I searched just about everywhere and eventualy had to but a new one - then guess what turned up again! No wonder I couldn't find it -it had falled into a fiol tray that was on a shelf in the garage!

Anyway - I have also been busy with classes in that time and so I have a number of new cards to show you. so I guess my blog will be busy with that over the next few weeks.

I'm taking a little break from classes over the summer months - but I will be posting some new classes in September - as well as all the lovely sale stuff availablefor stampin up in September!

Anyway I shall leave you now and then post a card!

Happy crafting!