22 February 2015

Anyone for snow?

Today I'm back with the Sundays with Santa card for this week.

This weeks subject is snowflakes.

I have chosen all white for this card and although I've used some other bits I haven't used any other embellishments (ribbons, greetings) as I'm hoping this card will come in handy for another of my projects I currently have on the go.

I've used an embossing folder for the background which is rather fab for filling the space.

The snowflakes are quilled from 2mm paper and stuck on a circle punch which is in turn layered on a bauble punch.

I enjoyed finally getting the quilling out again and am quite pleased with the xmas effort for the week!

19 February 2015

Food for Sundays with Santa

This was my card I made for last weeks Sundays with Santa on Facebook.

It's a gorgeous Molly Blooms stamp and I finally dusted off my copics for this one.
I used colours close to the ones on the stamp packet to save thinking too hard!!

A Woodware stamp was used for the wording, some layers die cut and punched including a piece of background paper from the stash which is a little sparkly!

I've punched the snowflakes from glitter card and added 'metals' on top - they are like the top of brads but fairly flat - and really scrummy.

Some punched corners and a bow and another Christmas card for the stash.  The subject last week was food, the current weeks subject is snowflakes if you fancy a go.

17 February 2015

Crafty Bunch project

Finally, this is the project we did at Crafty Bunch last week.
I first did this 'card and gift carrier' at a copic workshop with the lovely Clare Rowlands of Molly Blooms stamps.  I thought it was something different.

The carrier is made from one piece of 12x12" paper which is folded and scored to make one pocket either side.

The front pocket takes a 5x5" card.  In this sample I have used a gorgeous Warren rabbit image from a Craftwork cards pack in the stash.  It had matching papers and I've used SU Petite Petals for the flowers.

The pocket on the back has a little gift envelope that will hold a gift card or some money.

This is finished with some punched circle details on the front and my new favourite SU bow punch.

To try and add a man card this one uses the new SU set Moon Lake for the main card.  I've stamped it in baked brown sugar ink and added some water to 'colour' it.

The backing paper on the card is Anna Marie again.

The image on the envelope is from the SU Wetlands set.

Some hessian, card candi and buttons added to finish.

The 12x12" paper is from an old Stampin' Up! subtles pack I got from the clearance rack last year for the purpose.

A smaller version of the project is also available in the Molly Blooms Birthday Parade magazine if you are lucky enough to have a copy.

14 February 2015

Happy Valentines Day

Hope everyone has had a lovely day - I went to Otterton Mill this morning in Devon (very nice cafe, bakery and gift shop) and then walked the 3 miles into Budleigh Salterton for lunch and back again - for a cream tea!

The weather wasn't great at home and put us off going anywhere but the sun came out and it was lovely.

And the card below is the Valentines card I made my husband using the new SU set Sheltering Tree which I had to use because of the little bike in the set!

I've mounted it all on some paper from a Tatty Teddy pad, sentiment form SU set good greetings (currently with a very good price on clearance rack!).

13 February 2015

Sesame Street punch art

I was going to share this weeks Crafty Bunch projects today but will return with those tomorrow!

As it is my husbands birthday today I will share the card I made for him - I love it!!

This is probably one of the first things I pinned on Pinterest as I'm a great fan of punch art and this made me smile.

The 'heads' are punched from 1 3/4" SU scallop punch and all the other face features are made from an array of punches (or bits of!).  They are mounted on shapes die cut from a DOCrafts set of dies.

The sentiment is from SU set So Very Happy and the background paper is from AnnaMarie.
The whole card is 7x7" to give you an idea of scale.

I can see myself making some more of these.

5 February 2015

Surely not more paper piecing?

It's nearly time for next Crafty Bunch and I haven't shared all the samples from the last one!

We did paper piecing and masking (you may remember) and for these 2 cards I used both techniques on the same card.

This card uses a Kanban stamp and the paper from my stash is very groovy and fits brilliantly with the card candi.

This dahlia stamp I bought second hand - I think it might of been a Little Claire one.

I'ved used my favourite colours layering the flowers on an oval and scalloped oval frame lit.

Sentiment and punch it's layered on are Stampin' Up and another little sneaky go with my SU bow punch.

Oh, and a tad more candi!

2 February 2015

Funky Sundays with Santa

Despite the crazy hours I have been keeping again and some germs thrown in for good measure I have entered Shirleys 'Sundays with Santa' challenge on Facebook again - I did add it yesterday but had to file a Westpoint report on here first!

This weeks subject was non-traditional colours.

It's not a very fancy card but I made myself make one and it is a Christmas card for the stash so I'm going with it!!

I've used one of my fab Woodware bubble bloom stamps again which I've embossed with gold powder.  I then added some candy from a pack called Carnaby Street.  The sentiment is also in the stamp set and I've cut out with an SU framelit.

Finished with some melon mambo ribbon, pink layer of card and pink gems - all very outside my normal colours but it fits in with the candi.

I'm off to tuck myself up and watch Mr Selfridge on my IPad now!

1 February 2015

Quilling at Westpoint

This is a pic of one side of The Quilling Guild stand at Westpoint yesterday before the Craft4Crafters show opened.

Anne & Chris did a great job of staging it with the help of Sue, Sharon, Betty & Diane the past couple of days.

This is the other side.  We had lots of samples and info on the Guild, our group in Woolavington and the AGM in Sherborne this year!

We had so much interest it was great - we even had people waiting to sit down as they wanted to have a go.  Several times yesterday I had 6 people sat down all at different stages which was great and exhausting all at the same time!!

Philippa from the guild came along and took this picture of us in action!  We didn't stop all day - apart from a quick run away to eat a sandwich to keep us going.

I managed a quick deal with Tim from AnnaMarie before the show opened - I could run out of card any moment so had to stock up!!!

I had a quick peek at some of the paper craft stands on the way for a coffee but am trying to use up some of the stash I already have and my ever-growing Stampin' Up goodies.

A great few days for quilling though and thanks to everyone that popped past.