21 August 2011

Delightful Decorations

I made a project - hoorah!
I had the instructions for this Delightful Decorations project from Jenny nearly a year ago, then had to wait for the Stamps and punch to come back in to stock again.

I made this as a present for a friend who has a birthday today - I know it isn't quite the festive season yet but it will be no good giving this at Xmas!

The box is made from a single piece of 12x12. The added dividers give lovely spaces for matching gift tags which use the 4 different stamps from the SU set, with a bit of sparkle added too.

There are 6 cards, 3 of each colour - red, white & green. This picture shows you the 3 different designs as per the instructions which I followed for this box, the remaining 3 being the same but in a different colourway.
Unfortunately I do not have all the matching inks and papers from SU but the stash didn't do too badly and hopefully I can now try some more sets in different colours.

17 August 2011

Baby Blossoms

Another SU Extravaganza today!
Stealing ideas from the excellent Jenny I have made this lovely lilac/purple card.

It uses the two-step stamping set Baby Blossoms from the mini catalogue.
These are stamped on white on the top of the card, the bottom being some stripey paper from my stash. These pieces are both mounted on a piece of lilac card which has been SU border punched.

The label in the middle is also from the set, topped with a couple of SU punches (I seem to have several - no idea where they came from!).
The top image also has pierced holes in the scallops as a nice finishing touch and a couple of gems.
Didn't think about stamping a greeting on before I assembled the card and was too scared by the time it was all stuck down as I really don't want to mess it up - so an insert it is.

11 August 2011


The 'homework' card for Crafty Bunch this month was a 3D card. I chose a twisted pyramage design from my new Bazoo glittered designer pyramage pad - what a mouthful!

Isn't it sweet though?
I mounted the image on some nice bright card I had as a contrast to the backing paper (matching glittery pad obviously) which I stuck a square of to a Craftwork Cards scallop edged square card.

I used the SU modern label punch in yellow and cut a stamped greeting out with the SU window punch and finished with a couple of gems.

One day I will test the matching stamp sets too (ahem!!).

9 August 2011

Birthday Cards

Small spot of bother with my pictures and Mr Blogger for a few days - bless him!

Anyway, I had forgotten to add this picture of my 'crafty' birthday cards from a couple of weeks ago.

The Crafty Bunch I attend have a birthday club which means each birthday you get a nice pile of special cards. Unfortunately we have lost quite a few members over time but this picture includes this years (plus a couple from crafty chums at work that Anna roped in to make me a card!).

4 August 2011


Realised my posting has been a little lax again, I have been playing with bits and pieces but nothing of great note - although I did receive an order of some new copics to add to my collection yesterday that I must test!

This card was for my nephews birthday. As you can tell with no explanation his name is Harry and he was 5 - he loves lego. I got a really cheap Lego sticker book recently with all these characters in.

The 'service' ones are like the Lego people he plays with, I chose the basketball player as he went to the O2 recently to see basketball. The stickers are just mounted on corresponding card and cut round leaving a small border.
His name is cut from my little x-cut machine and mounted on coloured punched circles and '5' stamped on the background of the 8x8 card.
Happy Birthday peel-offs are mounted on the trusty SU oval punches.