Planner Bookmark

Hello again! It’s been a busy couple of days and I would love to share my latest make with Stix2 products.

I am absolutely loving my planner and always looking for new wee things to help my awful memory! I decided to make a reusable weekly bookmark using the Bookmarks and Bookmark Sleeves. I picked out some stamp sets that I thought would be helpful and got to work.

I am really delighted with the results and hope you like them too.

 

Stix2 bookmark

Ingredients
Bookmarks from Stix2
Bookmark Sleeves from Stix2
Memento Ink

Faber-Castel White Board Markers
Planner Stamps

Thanks for popping by, I hope this inspires you to make something different!

One single die…2 different cards.

Hello, today I thought I would share two cards I recently made using one die and lots of Stix2products.

I wanted to make a nice Clean & Simple congratulations card to show off the lovely Stardust Glitter card from Stix2, and decided to use a flower die from Sunshine Wishes by Stampin Up! I have been a demo for years and always love dies that I can make lots of different cards with.

floral congrats

I, like everyone else, loathe making Sympathy cards, and I really don’t like a lot of colour on them either. I used this simple flower die to show how versatile and elegant it is.

floral sympathy

I hope you like my cards today, and if you would like any more information about Stampin Up, please email me.

Balloon Birthday Card

Hello, it has been a super busy quick week here. Today I am sharing a birthday card I made using card, adhesives and card blank from Stix2.

The punch and stamps are from Stampin Up, and are really versatile. I find them really hand for a wee quick card.

balloon-card

Ingredients
Card, Adhesives, card blank from Stix2.
Punch & Stamps from Stampin Up.

Thanks for popping by, I am still catching up with blogging and will be adding some new cards and planner lay outs in the next few days x

Valentines Day Cards

Hello from a very rainy and dark Glasgow, tonight I am sharing a couple of Valentines Day cards I made using only Stix2 products. People are always amazed when I tell them that they sell more than adhesives, and their paper and card is amazing!

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Ingredients
Stix2 Card BlanksStardust Glitter CardPearlescent CardDie Cut ShapesGlue PenDouble Sided Tape3d Foam Pads.
Alphabet Stamps, Die from stash.

Thank you for popping by today, I will be blogging some more over the next few days and hope you will pop by x

Pretty Butterflies

Hello, today I am sharing a birthday card I made for one of my crafty besties who absolutely loves greens.

I thought I would have a play with the gorgeous new Painted Butterflies Stamps from Altenew that I got when the team at CraftStash.co.uk had a great special offer on.

1 Measure out a piece of white card 5″x3″ and stamp your butterflies in the lightest shade you are using.
2  Using the darker shade stamp the outline of the butterflies over the lighter shade.
3 Apply DST to the back of your piece of card and place it onto some green card, using a perfect layers ruler trim the paper down to create a border.
4  Put lots of 3d foam on the back of your green card and place it on the card.
5 Stamp your sentiment et voila!

Altenew Butterflies 1Altenew Butterflies 2

Ingredients
Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamps
5×7″ Card Blanks1mm 3d Foam PadsDST all from Stix2
Green card and sentiment stamp from stash.

Thank you for popping by today, I have lots more makes to blog.

Happy New Year!

Hello! And welcome to a brand new shiny sparkly year! Hope it is a great one for all of us!

I received a Stix2 Design Your Own 2016 Calendar kit and couldn’t wait to get started on it. My hubbys district nurse let slip that she would love a calendar with her own name on each page…no prizes for guessing who I made the calendar for then 😉

I will share a couple of months at a time otherwise it will be the longest blog post ever, if you have any questions please comment underneath and I will reply as soon as I can, or tweet me.

Here are January and February’s Pages.

Stix2 CalendarStix2 Calendar JanStix2 Calendar Feb

I have tried to incorporate events of the month into the page, like love hearts etc. These are also a great way to have fun and try different layouts and use up Project Life cards and odd bits of paper.

I have trimmed my main piece of paper to 8×8″ and it leaves a really nice border around it.

Hope this inspires you to make your own calendar using this great product from Stix2.

 

Playing with Apple Blossom dies.

Hello, today I have some fabulous crafty news to share with you. I am delighted to announce I am on the Design Team for the fabulous Craft Stash website! How exciting is that? I know, I still can’t believe it! Anyway, enough rambling lol, I was sent some gorgeous Apple Blossom Dies to play, I mean work with and I will share one of the cards just now.

I wanted to try something different for me, and those of you who follow my creations will know this is a whole new style for me.  I decided to use the Floral Nested Frame Dies and keep the focus on the dies and what they can create.  I went for a monochrome colour scheme too as I wanted the card to look classy and elegant, I hope I achieved that.

Ingredients
Stix2 Foam Pads, Pick Up Pencil, PVA Glue, Card Blank
Stampin Up Paper & Sentiment
Archival Ink
Pearlised Paper from The Papeterie


I know I will play a lot more with these Floral Nested Dies, they are £14.99 to buy and you can get 20% off your first order when you register for the Craft Stash Newsletter

Thanks for popping by today, I will be sharing a few more cards this week so remember and say hello!
Carol x