Thursday, 29 May 2008

Pretty In Pink

I think this is a really lovely, girly colour and it's name is very apt!

This is the simplest of the three cards that I made using the May Special Offer Combo.

I rolled the Petals wheel across the bottom of the card and secured some Certainly Celery ribbon along the edge of it. I tied the bow separately and added it afterwards, then I inked the flowers with marker pens and stamped them in a pleasing curve. This was layered onto some Regal Rose and then attached to the card using dimensionals. Really quick and easy!

Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley & Petals Wheel
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink & Regal Rose
Ink: Pretty In Pink & Certainly Celery & Pretty In Pink Marker Pens
Accessories: Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!

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PS I had intended for this to be published tomorrow, but I knocked the computer as I was reaching for my Stampin' Up! catalogue and too late, it was published!

Nearly Over!

May, that is! It's my favourite month of the year and I always feel sad when it's gone.
This month has been particularly busy, what with one thing or the other, so I'd better post the details of the other two cards that I made with the May Special Offer Combo.
If you're interested in buying anything from the offer, get your skates on, as I need to order by tomorrow lunch time!

This card was made for a colour challenge on the In Love With Stamping website. See all the entries by clicking here.

It's a long landscape layout with the front edge folded back after scoring about 3/4 of the way along. I rolled the pattern using the Spot On wheel after inking it well on an Apricot Appeal ink pad. I added images from the Seeing Spots set in the other two colours of the challenge, Brocade Blue and Only Orange. I was a bit scared of using such a bright colour, so opted to use only a very small amount!

The turned back panel was stuck down and then decorated with the Brocade Blue ribbon.

For the embellishment, I stamped and punched out the flower image, layered it onto a slightly larger circle of Only Orange and then used a brad to secure the two together. This was then stuck to a scallop circle using dimensionals on the right hand side only. After a bit of repositioning, I was able to find the right spot to stick it down, so that the front edge of the card tucked behind it.

It was simpler to make than it looks and I really enjoyed it!

Stamps: Seeing Spots & Spot On Wheel
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla & Only Orange
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Only Orange & Brocade Blue
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8” and 1 1/4” Circle Punches, Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Crafter's Tool Kit, Vintage Brad, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, 22 May 2008

Stamper's Six Club

A number of people have asked about joining a Stamper's Six Club, so I have decided to go ahead and create one.

Would you like to gradually build up your Stampin’ Up! stash, but not host a workshop?

Join my Stamper’s Six Club!

All you need to do is agree to place an order of £25, or more, each month for six months. Each of the other five members also places an order for at least £25, which then totals £150 in sales.

During the six months you will take turns to be the ‘hostess’ for a month. When it's your turn you will earn the hostess gift set AND £15 in FREE merchandise. The amount of free merchandise goes up if the total workshop amount goes up.

If you haven’t already got one, you will receive a current Stampin’ Up! Idea Book And Catalogue worth £5.95, FREE.

You will also receive a small gift from me each month.

Just think…you can earn hostess benefits, just by spending approximately £5.77 per week!
I will contact you when there are five other people interested.

Would like to spread the cost further? Join my Stamper’s Ten Club and pay £15 a month for 10 months instead.
For either clubs, the usual P&P charges also apply.
Please contact me if you'd like to know more, or are interested in joining one.

Thanks for looking!

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Monday, 12 May 2008

In Love With Stamping!

Yes, that's true, but I'm actually talking about a new website called In Love With Stamping!
The Gallery is well worth checking out for examples of cards, scrapbook pages and other items made with Stampin' Up! supplies.

In Love With Stamping can be found here.

Thanks for looking!

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Sunday, 11 May 2008

No Worries!

The lovely weather is back again!
May is definitely my favourite-est month of the year, with lots of lush new leaves and pretty flowers to enjoy.

Ok, so let's have a look at one of the cards using kits from this month's special offer.

I rolled the Leaves A La Carte wheel diagonally across the card base to disguise any gaps and to give the pattern a more 'random' appearance. I used the Wheel Guide (109920), which is nice and deep and the wheel just runs alongside it in a nice straight line. I've tried using ordinary rulers, but the wheels tends to ride up and over them spoiling the cardstock in the process. I've used the wheel for a card in this example, but you could just as easily cover a bigger piece of cardstock and use it for your scrapbooking instead.

Right, for the central panel I used my Soft Subtles markers directly on the stamp and then 'huffed' on it, to re-moisten the ink just before stamping. With the yellow centres, I thought the flowers could be little Forget-me-nots.

I stamped the words exactly in place by using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. This has to be one of the most useful tools that I have. I've lost count of the times that I've spent ages creating a card, only to spoil it with a wonky greeting! Not now, though!

I mounted the piece onto several mats. Try varying the widths and colour arrangement of these, to give the best effect. The darker colours tend to look better on the outside, as they enclose and make things look smaller.

The Bluebird was stamped separately, cut out and mounted on dimensionals. That's it - sweet and simple, just how I like a card to be!

Stamps: Carte Postale & Leaves A La Carte Wheel

Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White & Night Of Navy

Ink: Bashful Blue, Night Of Navy & Soft Subtles Markers in Bashful Blue, Barely Banana & Certainly Celery

Accessories: Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!


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Friday, 9 May 2008

'Wheely' Great Cards!

Well, I don't know what's happened to the weather! It was glorious here in Cornwall for a few days, but today it's really overcast and miserable.

Anyway, here are some cards that I've made using sets that are on special offer this month.

I'll post the details for each of them separately, over the next few days.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

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Thursday, 1 May 2008

Deals On Wheels!

If you haven’t experienced the fun, ease and versatility of the Stampin' Around wheels, now is your chance.
For the month of May, when you buy a preselected stamp set, you’ll receive 50% off the coordinating wheel!

113422 Carte Postale Bundle £29.93
Carte Postale stamp set and the Leaves A La Carte jumbo wheel, pp. 56-57

113423 Seeing Spots Bundle £19.93
Seeing Spots stamp set and the Spot On jumbo wheel, p. 52

113425 Polka Dots & Paisley Bundle £22.93
Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set and the Petals jumbo wheel, p. 51

113427 Close As A Memory/Watercolour Vine Bundle £22.93
Close As A Memory stamp set and the Watercolor Vine jumbo wheel, p. 40

113430 Close As A Memory/Watercolour Joy Bundle £21.93
Close As A Memory stamp set and the Watercolor Joy standard wheel, p. 40

You’ll be amazed at all the ways you can use wheels to add depth and dimension to your projects! Keep checking my blog for ideas using these sets.
Contact me at to learn how you can take advantage of this 'wheely' great deal!

Thanks for looking!

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