Sunday, 27 April 2014

By the Tide

A little herd of seahorses! I had to google the collective noun. I have used a Crushed Curry card base with some Eastern Elegance dsp. You can't really see them, but there are lots of silvery 'bubbles' made with Dazzling Details. I think these little fellows look as though they know where they are going! I have sponged the background and used resist embossing. No sentiment, because I thought it clashed with the script, so I have stuck that inside. Hope you have had a lovely weekend, April x

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happy Easter!

I couldn't resist making this when I saw it on Sharon Cheng's website. You really can't improve on an owl wearing rabbit ears, but she has some wonderful punch art tutorials. So clever! Wishing you all a very happy Easter, April x

Friday, 18 April 2014

Tape It

Here is a very simple card using the fantastic Tape It set of stamps. I was lucky enough to receive this set as a birthday present, along with some pewter embossing powder that gives a gorgeous and subtle silvery sheen. I have used Real Red and Black StazOn inks and Basic Grey cardstock as the base. It is my entry for a very interesting Nacho Average sketch challenge, NAC#85. I love it - it's very different from my usual style of cards, but I think that is why challenges are such a good idea, as they get you out of your usual creative comfort zone.

On another black, white and red theme, here is another card that we will be making at Thursday's workshop, combining Petite Petals with Everything Eleanor.
Hope you have a lovely Easter, April x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Modern Medley

Hi all! Just a quick reminder that there is a workshop next Thursday using Modern Medley Designer Series Paper. Everything will be black and white, with some touches of red! All the details are a few posts back. As this is a product-based workshop, you get to take lots of Stampin' Up goodies home to make even more cards! Please don't miss out, as there is only one space remaining.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter Creations

I had a wonderful children's Easter workshop today, with some very talented crafters! We made a gift basket to put all our chocolate in, an Easter card and an owl bookmark.
Here is a fabulous fox from the Life in the Forest set of stamps. I love the use of colours here and the great lines.
A very pretty card that cleverly combines a lovely dotty owl with a gorgeous stamped background of Petite Petals. Stunning!
 A lovely gift basket with some beautiful blossoms. Great use of the Stampin' Write markers!
Another amazing gift basket. Fabulous colour combo here - I love it!
A stunning owl bookmark made with the Owl Builder punch. What a handsome fellow!
Here's another good-looking chappy...
And another one! A parliament of owls.
I love this little mouse!
A basket covered in lovely blossoms - very spring-like.

Finally, a photo of everyone working away. Well done girls!



Friday, 4 April 2014

Modern Medley Workshop

Join us for a relaxing card-making workshop on Thursday, 24th April at 7pm. Ideal for both beginners and experienced crafters, we will be making two greetings cards and a gift voucher holder from the striking Modern Medley Designer Series Paper.

This workshop costs £12 including over £10 of products to take home with you. Your kit will include six pieces of Designer Series Paper, a sheet of gorgeous Red Glimmer Paper, 1m of Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Real Red and a Stampin' Write marker in Basic Black. You will also receive cardstock and envelopes to make your cards. 

Please note that all bookings are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the workshop, you will of course receive your kit.

Please bring your own adhesive. You will need a strong glue and may wish to use dimensionals. Please let me know when you book your place on the workshop if you would like to pre-order adhesive. Multi-purpose liquid glue is £3.25. Stampin' Dimensionals (300) also cost £3.25. Snail Adhesive is also available at a cost of £5.50 (refills are £3.75).

Please contact me for any further information and for venue directions. Hope you can join us!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

More Recycling

More recycling of brown paper today - this time using the fabulous Spiral Flower die. I sponged the edges of the flower with some Melon Mambo ink and added some Smoky Slate chevron ribbon, an antique brad and a stamp from the Postage Due set. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Full of a rubbishy old head cold today, so have recycled some SU brown paper packaging to wrap dear husband's birthday present. I made the box yesterday, so that had a bit of effort put into it. Today's gift wrapping and tag has been a lot more slapdash, using a lovely retired stamp, the current Petite Petals and just some of the acres of brown paper packaging I have acquired with my orders. I really don't think he will mind!