25 August 2015

More Thank You's

Many of you will be aware I am currently assisting in organising the Quilling Guild Annual Display in Sherborne this year (19th September!) so I'm sorry I can't share too much quilling at the moment.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Diane and Tris at JJ Quilling today as on Sunday I realised the white paper I had been using to make a load of pieces was 'warm white' and I had slipped in to using 'ultra white' - both very lovely but not together for what I was doing!
I put in a little order late Sunday night through their great website, it was packed and sent Monday and I received it in the post today - no quilling time lost and I can carry on seamlessly.

If you want to see their more than extensive range of colours (including many different shades of white!) they will have all their paper and goodies in Sherborne.  A must in itself before you admire what can then be done with it.

Anyway, back to a spot of non-quilling.  Whilst making some more cycling thank you cards the other day I remembered I still hadn't shared the second batch I made a few weeks ago.

They were just a different colourway to the first batch but still quite a few cards.
I used the SU Sheltering Tree set again.  I'll share batch 3 next time!

19 August 2015

Happy 40th

My brother-in-law was 40 at the weekend and this was his card:

He is a bit of a bike fan too so I used the Stampin' Up! set Sheltering Tree.
I've layered the image on some circle and starburst framelits.

The background card is from AnnaMarie and I've used an extra little bit to die cut the numbers out and layer like the main image.

Retired Bitty Banners used for the sentiment and finished with a few bits of card candi.

I then stamped the inside too to finish, the sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! hostess set called Happy Birthday Everyone.   The card was a rather fab 7x7" which is a great in-between size:

17 August 2015

Amazing Quilling

Well, what a super article Liz kindly wrote in the Western Gazette last week.
I hope you all have Saturday 19th September in your diaries!!

And if you or anyone you know would like to try quilling pop along to Butterfly Bright in Sherborne on Saturday 5th September and have a go for free - read all about them both below:

Many more reminders of this event to follow!


15 August 2015

More Mr & Mrs

Well, while the stamp set was out and I had a couple more wedding cards to make I tried a different colourway!

I am really trying to use up some paper from my stash - not that I'm using it quick enough.
The paper used on this card is an old DOCrafts pad.

I did remember to colour where the letters overlap this time with my copics which makes the letters blend a bit better.

I did one of these for a commission and one for a couple that I know that got married last week - both went down very well.

I have actually been busy quilling this week too but can't show you what I've been up to yet!

I better pop back tomorrow to remind/inform you of the Quilling events next month!!

11 August 2015

Lemon & Lime Wedding

A commission today with one of my much-used Woodware 'huge' stamps.

I was asked to make a card to go with the lemon and lime colour theme of the wedding and include a gin & tonic link if possible, so here it is:

I've used some suitable paper from my vast stash and paper pieced the letters, both the little sentiments are in the same stamp set.

Some punched hearts, the couples initials & some pearls were also added and the background was also stamped with a now discontinued SU set to refer to the g&t.  I added some glossy accents to the fruit & cherries on the drinks too which doesn't show as well in the picture.

It went down very well!

3 August 2015


At Yandles craft fair a couple of weeks ago I had a play with some new Sheena Douglass stamps.

This new poppy stamp proved very popular:

This was a quick card just to demonstrate something different that could be done quickly.

I've stamped the image in memento ink twice, the second image I have punched out a circle containing most of a flower head and coloured it with copics.  This is then layered on a slightly larger circle to 'spotlight' it.

Simple but effective - you can't beat it!