Tuesday, 19 January 2010


Rarely are the pastels mixed up on cards I make, but for a change here is a more toned-down colour combo. So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and (I forget the name) lilac!

Cute card but I should have thought about it first because I don't have an envelope to fit it! (5" x 3"). Oh well. I will have to whip one up when I have a second. Am loving Seeing Spots nonetheless.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Another card inspired by someone else's work. KarenG on SCS was the original person to design this card layout. I simply altered the colours and greeting. Featuring Certainly Celery as the main card and a lovely Cameo Coral butterfly from the Flight of the Butterfly set. The greeting is from the same set - you can't have enough Thank You cards, can you?

The simplistic design works really well I think. You could 'butch' it up a bit by not having a butterfly on there if the card was for a man. Maybe a pint glass or something instead?!

Friday, 15 January 2010


My lovely upline, Natalie, gave me a decorated notebook once and I really liked it, so I thought I would make one myself. I love this paper I got from the Mini catalogue last year and used some delicious Pumpkin Pie card to cut the letters out using my Big Shot.

The good thing about this project is that it has endless possibilities in terms of patterns of paper and messages to write on the front. Plus it's a great way to use up any smaller pieces of patterned paper.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Valentine Class

Here is the lovely Valentine class I am teaching this January/February. If you would like to book I have a few spaces left so catch them while you can!

I adore this little milk carton and you can put whatever gift you like in it, but I am going to put Minstrels in there as they match the colour combination! The chocolate lollipop is super simple but is a really nice little gift.

Since the arrival of my kraft cardstock I have gone kraft crazy! It's such a versatile background and really makes the cute bunny look even more adorable.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Flowery birthday

This card was inspired by a card posted by Julie Monroe on Split Coast Stampers (SCS). I spend a lot of time on the SCS site and find it great for ideas.

The card uses the Mr&Mrs stamp set that I originally bought to make our wedding invitations. I hadn't really given the set much thought since until I saw this card. I love how the flower stamp makes unique designer paper-style background. Plus I got to use my new Bold Brights markers to colour them in (perfect when watching tv), although the original card by Julie was more a more muted colour palette. The colour combinations are endless with this card, which only makes me like it more.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Butterfly birthday

Before I encountered Stampin' Up! I had never used punches before. Now I couldn't live without them!! They are so useful and give a really professional finish to cards. This card feaures my lovely butterfly punch, which co-ordinates beautifully with the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set. Very delicate and graceful.
I've also rediscovered paper pricking so there are a couple of rows of that on this card on the So Saffron layer.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Hello Again!

This cute little stamp set is adorable and sooo versatile. The stamps look great individually as well as a group. Perfect! They are fab to stamp on envelopes to jazz them up a little bit.

I don't know if it's clear from the picture but the flower head has been decoupaged using a 1" circle punch to raise it up and make it more of a feature.

This card is featuring Pixie Pink, a colour I have been using a lot as I bought lots of it to make birth annoucements but then I hadn't realised it wasn't realistic to make them after giving birth. D'oh!

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Apple thanks

Another notelet card! This one is using a Very Vanilla notelet, some cute red gingham ribbon and my favourite Tart & Tangy stamp set. Simple yet effective, no?

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year 2010!!!

Happy New Year to you all, dear bloggers! I hope you had a good one.

The card I have for you today is not a card I have made before. I usually include my New Year wishes with my Christmas card but I was a little but slack on the card front this year so I have a few people I still need to wish well for 2010.
Yes, my Sunny Day Scrappin' Kit is still being thoroughly over used. I lurve lurve lurve it! I saw the idea for this card on this site. I adapted it and used some lovely orange ribbon and the Seeing Spots stamp set. I'm also still playing with my white embossing powder on every project so it was used for the greeting on this card as well.