31 May 2014

Pop up flowers

This week I have had another go at a variation on the pop-up card that is the current 'in thing'.
This one is based on the one we did at our Spring Extravaganza day with Jenny and you can now see pics of all the projects we did here and there is a sidebar link to purchase the instructions.

I 'upped the game' last year on some commissions at work apparently so had been challenged to see what I could come up with this year.

They were quite impressed with a flip card I made - until this turned up!!

I've used card and paper from my stash for the box and side panel decoration.

The stamps used are SU Petite Petals and Flower Shop (both with matching punches) and colours used are Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush.

Sentiment from Perfect Punches set, leaves from SU Secret Garden Framelits and finished with pearls.

There will now be some more of these to come!

Had a great workshop day today that I can report on tomorrow but first I have to pop to the local Sincerely Yours show - purely to take a die back for Rose of course who can't go :-)


26 May 2014

Crafty Update

Posts have been a little more sparse on here than I would of liked recently but I have been busy crafting.

A lot of my time recently has been taken up with Stampin' Up! goodies now that I am an Independent Demonstrator for them.

These are some of the things I have made recently and the link to the post over at Jillstampsup blogspot if you want to know more.

There is this very cute egg-carrying chicken and why I made 15 of them.

This rather time consuming card and why I made 50!!

And the story behind this card.

I shall endeavour to pop back soon with another post.

24 May 2014

Quilling Workshops in Somerset

A quick spot of advertising today.  If you are interested or know someone that might be please let them know about these Quilling Workshops happening next month.

21 May 2014

More bags in boxes!

My other samples from Crafty Bunch last week that wouldn't post last night!

As mentioned in my previous post the decoration was quite quick but they all make lovely little gift bags.

I've used different SU punches for the tops on each one too to give people ideas.

As you can also see I made a 'man' version too.


19 May 2014

Bag in a box

Thanks to Tracy for sharing this project before Christmas - once on my blog though it became fair game for a project at Crafty Bunch which is what we did last week.

I'm afraid my samples were all really quick due to time constraints but it shows what an easy project it is and how effective even a quick decoration of the bag can be - as proven by some doubters last week that had little faith in being able to make one of these! (they did of course).

Mr Blogger seems to be giving me the runaround now so I will add more pics tomorrow of my other samples.


13 May 2014

Happy Anniversary

Sorry I've been missing a little from this blog and catching up with everyone else's - more info to follow on what I've been up to.

For now I managed to make a card for our Wedding Anniversary this week.

I do love these owls and had been playing with them for something else so have recreated this card again.

Mainly using Stampin' Up colours and card (but not 100%).
Background is SU naturals white and I have used baked brown sugar, early espresso and some of the designer series paper in real red for the owls chests.

So cute!

6 May 2014

Birthday flowers

A commission today that I rather like so I might be making some more!

This is an A5 card, the base card is kraft card.
I've added a piece of white using an SU border punch.

Typically I was going to print the sentiment but needed to do this whilst my printer was having some down time (pleased to report my Canon had a year warranty and as I've only had it 6 months Argos exchanged it for a new one - hurrah!).

Luckily I found this stamp in the stash with the words I wanted so I stamped them in brown ink and punched out with SU punches.

I've then stamped the larger flowers from SU Flower Shop set in some lovely bright colours and in the same ink a little flower from a now discontinued SU set called Punch Potpourri which, you've guessed it, matches the Boho Blossoms punch!

I've then added a little pearl to finish and hey presto!

3 May 2014

Happy Birthday Sue

And today it is the turn of Sue from Crafty Bunch to celebrate a birthday.

Sue lives in the lovely village of East Coker where we meet and opens her garden for the National Gardens Scheme.  When I went last year I sneakily took a picture and am very impressed I've remembered I had planned to use it for this card!

This is an 8x8" card which might be why I confused DOCrafts Digital Designer in printing it out as the 5 sections aren't spaced evenly - but I didn't notice until I came to stick it down and this was after my printer had gone through an 'episode' which has resulted in several days of no printing, so at least I have some pictures.

The layers only just show on the pic but do have 3D pads between them which makes a little more of it than a flat picture.

Sentiment is a new set (to me) called Perfectly Penned from Stampin' Up (of course) as are the petite petal flowers (with matching punch).  Leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch.

At least this card should surprise Sue if nothing else!!

2 May 2014

Happy Birthday Karen

Today is the birthday of Karen from Crafty Bunch so I had a play with a new product!

I've used a thinlit die from Stampin' Up! that forms a flip card.

This is the front of the card that I've made using Crisp Cantaloupe card from SU and lots of goodies from the recent sale-a-bration offers.

The front part of the card is embossed with an embossing folder and a bit of the gorgeous ruffle ribbon added to it, the circle is decorated with some circle framelit dies and a stamp from the Petal Parade set in Summer Starfruit to match the paper that I've used.

I cut the card a bit longer than the template to give an additional flap to the card.

This shows the inside - also decorated with the paper and a panel added for message writing with a sneaky stamp from the Label Love set.

Inner circle decorated with more circles, another flower from the stamp set and butterflies from Papillon Potpourri set added to both sides to finish.