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.
 
 

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Brand new stamps coming your way.

Hello, it’s been a busy couple of weeks here. Thankfully I have had lots of time to play with the gorgeous new Zendoodle Stamps from Sarah Hurley

They will be released soon and contain a great mixture of stamps that you can use for lots of different occasions. I decided to have a play with the mannequin stamp first and got out the embossing powders for a play. Full details are over on the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog.

Ingredients
Zendoodle Stamps,Doodle Doll Art Stamps Perfect Medium Embossing Ink from Sarah Hurley 
Gold, Silver, Copper & White embossing powders
Papermania shimmer textured papers
Punches from Stampin Up
Card & Sequins from stash

Thanks for popping by today, see you again soon,Carol x

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Kraftyhands – Anything goes
Brown Sugar – Anything goes
Crafty Catz – Embossing
Sister Act Card Challenge – Anything goes
4 Crafty Girls – Anything goes
Natalie & Amy – Rubber stamping
One Crazy Stamper – Anything goes & an embellishment
Oddball Art Stamp Co – Girly and Glam
Use Your Stuff  – Rule of three

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

Here’s one I made earlier.

Hello there, I am slowly easing myself back into crafting and blogging and thought I would share another card that I made a while ago but haven’t blogged.

This one is a Get Well Card and I wanted to keep it clean and simple with some embossing and a sentiment. The sentiment is from the new Sentiment Stamps by Sarah Hurley, and the set is full of great every sentiments that can be used for lots of occasions from Births to New Home.  I embossed some plain white card with an embossing folder I have in my stash, popped some grosgrain ribbon on and some wee punchie flowers with gems on them. I opted for green as it is quite a neutral and calming colour.

Ingredients
Paisley embossing folder
Memento Ink Pad
Ribbon, gem, papers from stash.

Thanks for popping by, always nice to have visitors.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Whimsy Stamps – Clean & Simple
Top Tip Tuesday – Embossing
ABC39 – Monochromatic
Eureka Stamps – Clean & Simple
My Craft Spot – Clean & Simple

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
 
 




6 weeks today is…

Christmas day…eeeekkkk!!! And I am trying to be organised for my first proper year of making my own cards. So yesterday I had a play with some of my dies, embossing folders and some Sarah Hurley papers.  I opted for a really clean and simple look with white and turquoise.  I printed out a couple of different papers from the Tinseltown collection, and cut out some baubles using a Memory Box die.  I love these dies, they are really easy to use and the results are great every time. I embossed a sheet of white pearlised paper with a Sizzix folder to make the background look like snowfall, and layered it onto a sheet of “Snowfall” paper from Tinseltown. Hope you like the end result, it is completely different from my usual style of card.

Ingredients
Papers and sentiment – Tinseltown by Sarah Hurley Digi Kit
Dies – Xcut and Memory Box
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Pearlised paper from stash.



Hope this inspires you to try something different with your Christmas cards.



I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Crafty Sentiments – Christmas
LEJ Designs – Seasons Greetings
Crafty Bloggers Network – Christmas – anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers – more than one die cut
Fashionista Challenge – Blue Christmas
Hooked on Craft – Christmas no Red or Green
The Pink Elephant – Use dies
Delightful Challenges – Let it snow.(snowflakes on baubles and snow on paper and embossed paper)