One stamp set…

Hello, it’s been a while since I Blogged. My laptop died with all my digi stuff on it, and I am starting out fresh again, it’s going to take a while lol.Time to catch up!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and are looking forward to a fantastic New Year. We have a very busy and exciting few days ahead and I can’t wait! Anyway back to Blogging lol.

 
I tend to buy a few different stamp sets at Christmas and make lots of different cards, however this year I fell in love with a stamp set from Stampin Up.  It is really versatile and can be used for Halloween, Christmas, New Home and many more options. So here are a few of the Christmas cards I made using them.
 
Challenge
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
I actually forgot to take a picture of the finished card with this one!
 
 
As you can see there are lots of options for them, and I have had great fun playing with them.
 
 


Same stamp different card.

Hello, this time I want to share another card I made with the En Francais stamp from Stampin Up.  This time I was making a Mothers Day card for my sister who is also my Godmother. She loves black and white, and decided to make a monochrome style card for her.

I stamped the background with memento black ink, trimmed it up, then distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Black Soot ink and a trusty make up sponge from the pound shop.

I am really enjoying heat embossing since I invested £3 in an anti-static bag, if like me you are slightly OCD about things being almost perfect then I can highly recommend this wee bag. It really does stop stray bits of embossing powder sticking to where it shouldn’t on your card.  I decided to be quite bold and use black card and silver embossing powder. I fussy cut it out and popped some gorgeous pleated ribbon on to finish it off. I am rather pleased with the result.

Ingredients
En Francais & Swallowtail stamp from Stampin Up
Memento, Versa Mark and Distress Inks
Silver Embossing Powder
Grey & Black card stock from Stampin Up
Ribbon & white card from The Papeterie

Thanks for popping by today, if you would like anymore information about Stampin Up, please do not hesitate to leave a comment and I will get in touch with you.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
4 krafty Girls – Anything Goes
Creative Moments – Anything Goes/Things With Wings
The House That Stamps Built – Things With Wings
Bunny Zoe Crafts  – Monochromatic
Avenue 613 – Anything goes – Birds of a feather – wings. butterfly.
Ecletic Ellapu – Now for Something different  – Pink Team, Wings – Purple Team, Butterflies

Ink on my fingers.

Hi, as some of you will know I am not a “messy” or “inky” crafter, well tonight I looked at all my inks and stamps and felt that really had to change!!

With Mothers Day coming up on Sunday, I wanted to make a pretty card for my Mother In Law.  It can be a trick one to make as she is not into pretty, overly floral things or pastel shades.  I looked out a stack of my Stampin Up stamps, had a think and came up with this! 

Ingredients
En Francais and Sunflower Stamp from Stampin Up
Neutral Cardstock from Stampin Up
Memento and Distress Inks
Ribbon and pearls from stash.

I started off by stamping a piece of coated white 250gsm card with the En Francais stamp in Cocoa Brown. I trimmed the paper up and distressed the white card with Antique Linen, Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks. 

I stamped the Sunflower using Potters Clay and Yellow Memento Dew Drop Inks, then fussy cut it out. My it was hard work, but worth it.

I popped on some brown ribbon, and used lots of foam squares on the sunflower to give it dimension.  I finished it off with a tiny pearl in each corner.

I even made my own card from a sheet of A4 card, and lined the card with some cream paper.

I really enjoyed making this, and will definitely be getting inky again soon!

Thanks for popping by.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Craft Your Passion – Mothers Day/For The Ladies
Crazy Challenge – Flower Frenzy
Use Your Stuff – Inks
That Craft Place – Flowers
Natalie & Amy – Flowers

It’s "Girls Only"

Over at Cute Card Thursday Challenges this week, and this is my final one as a Guest DT member, and I have loved it.
I opted to make a vintage style sewing themed card.  I chose a neutral colour theme and used the Dictionary paper from the Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit, which is full of gorgeous vintage themed items. I lightly stamped Inkylicious butterflies over it using Vintage Photo Distress ink, and used the ink to distress the edge of the paper and the die cuts too.  The die cut is from my Tim Holtz Sewing room die.  I used a peice of cardboard that came as packaging from a recent stash buy, and embossed it with a butterfly folder before die cutting it.  I had some gorgeous lace from one of my crafty friends, Anda, and used that as an embellishment on the mannequin.  To add some more details to the card, I used my Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch(I adore this) and a wee cheapy punch I got from Tesco.  To carry on the neutral theme, I used some linen twine from Stampin’ Up around the bobbin, and finished it off with a pretty wee brass button. Phew, that was a long explanation!!

 
Ingredients
Dictionary paper – Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit
Butterfly Stamps – Inkylicious, Flutters 1
Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
Linen Thread – Stampin’ Up
Butterfly embossing folder
Brass button and brown paper from stash.
 
 
I hope you like this and it inspires you to try something different.
 
 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Craft-Room Challenge – Punches and die cuts
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – Die cuts and punches
Totally Gorjuss – Plain and Simple
Robyns Fetish Challenge – Make it vintage
 
 




It’s "Girls Only"

Over at Cute Card Thursday Challenges this week, and this is my final one as a Guest DT member, and I have loved it.
I opted to make a vintage style sewing themed card.  I chose a neutral colour theme and used the Dictionary paper from the Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit, which is full of gorgeous vintage themed items. I lightly stamped Inkylicious butterflies over it using Vintage Photo Distress ink, and used the ink to distress the edge of the paper and the die cuts too.  The die cut is from my Tim Holtz Sewing room die.  I used a peice of cardboard that came as packaging from a recent stash buy, and embossed it with a butterfly folder before die cutting it.  I had some gorgeous lace from one of my crafty friends, Anda, and used that as an embellishment on the mannequin.  To add some more details to the card, I used my Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch(I adore this) and a wee cheapy punch I got from Tesco.  To carry on the neutral theme, I used some linen twine from Stampin’ Up around the bobbin, and finished it off with a pretty wee brass button. Phew, that was a long explanation!!

 
Ingredients
Dictionary paper – Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit
Butterfly Stamps – Inkylicious, Flutters 1
Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
Linen Thread – Stampin’ Up
Butterfly embossing folder
Brass button and brown paper from stash.
 
 
I hope you like this and it inspires you to try something different.
 
 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Craft-Room Challenge – Punches and die cuts
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – Die cuts and punches
Totally Gorjuss – Plain and Simple
Robyns Fetish Challenge – Make it vintage