Thursday, 28 February 2013


The left one is again very simple, collage stamping on a strip, tied with a ribbon bow, 
unmounted onto a card as yet.
The right-hand one started with a blue 'trellis' from the same Summer Silhouettes
stamp set, then stamped over with the leaves and flowers

One more post to come..... 

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Summer Silhouettes (yes..more!)

A simple one using some design series papers,
two simple banners, and another Elegant Butterfly

Another one I cased from somewhere, 
and I just love the simple knot used as an imaginary tying of the bouquet

Don't vote yet....there's more still to come....and your vote might not be counted lol
(I watch too much TV!)

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Summer Silhouettes...again!

I saw the unusual layout of the one on the left,
and tried it out using 3 scraps of coloured card.
Stamped them butted together, then glued them to the card slightly apart.
Faux brads punched from gold glimmer paper add interest.
The right-hand one is an idea from Barbara Gray (Clarity Stamps).
I drew a wonky (on purpose!) line to join the 'Thanks' greetings, 
thus 'framing' the simple stamping.
Have you got a favourite yet?.....There's more to come!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Summer Silhouettes.....again

More of my self-set challenge...
Summer Silhouettes
(Left) I saw the idea of using the Create a Cupcake case as a flowerpot somewhere... 
I stamped the leaves first, then 3-D'd the rest (is 3-d'd a word?!).

(Right) stamped background with flowers, cut out a mat from Framelits die,
stamped off the leaves, then added flowers and Elegant Butterfly on *foam pads
(*'Dimensionals' as  Stampin' Up! calls them!) 

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Summer Silhouettes

This one was cased from Jen Mitchell,
using Summer Silhouettes
Love Indigo Blue, and the matching ribbon.
The flowers are cut out leaving a small border.
The Rhinestones add a bit of bling, and the 'scattering' of gems seems to very 'in' at the mo!
More Summer Silhouettes ideas to come, 
because I set myself a challenge to see how many different designs I could find...
Perhaps you can choose a favourite?!

Thursday, 21 February 2013


I thought you might like to see one of my class projects today.
I wanted to share the technique of making a 'shadow' effect
with second-generation ink.
All this means is that you stamp an image for a second time , without re-inking. 
 Simple, but effective, giving a faux 3-D look.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Happy Day

This was Jan's one we made (twinksstamping)
using Bloomin' Marvelous, and the new Bitty Butterfly Punch.
All these cards we made at training were using stamp sets you can get for
  FREE       during sale-a-bration!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Perfect Day

Here's another we made at Starlets training,
courtesy of Liz, using the Topnote die,
Pretty Petites Labels, and Vintage Verses.

Monday, 18 February 2013


Here's one I made at our Starlets training day,
taken from the new seasonal catalogue.
See the catalogue for details,
or ask me for a copy!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Pool Party Swallowtail

Here's another Swallowtail, in a colour-way I love,
Pool Party (blue), and Crumb Cake.
Embossed in Pool Party, doily was inked by sponging with pool party,
adding a little crochet trim, and a rose from the Flower Trim.
Plus a couple of Pearls.

Same card, different angle.
Not being a photographer, I would appreciate you telling me which picture shows it best?!

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Another card for a friend with Swallowtail
This time I stamped on a paper doily, 
and added a separate bow with the new striped organdy ribbon, 
melon mambo to match the card.
I'm not normally very good with bows, but I was happy with this one,
so maybe practice does makes perfect!

This time I embossed the butterfly with Irridescent Ice,
to give a subtle (?!) effect, with added sparkle.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Ticket to Ride

Apologies to my fellow Starlets for not managing the freshly made challenge,
so here's one that I hope you'll enjoy instead.

I did this one quite quickly, hence was able (I think) to keep it CAS
(clean and simple)
Colours Basic Grey , Riding Hood Red.
It's the first time I've had chance to play with the 'tickets' from
'That's the Ticket',
and my sale-a-bration free gift of 'Feeling Sentimental'.
Methinks I need to snip that red ribbon a bit more,
coz it's annoying me.....!!!!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope whatever you do, you have a lovely day today,
and hopefully you may have enjoyed some sunshine,
at last!

Sharing again one I made earlier.....

Monday, 11 February 2013


Here's my stamp of the moment!
The hugely beautiful, Swallowtail.....

Pool Party embossing on black card stock....
as usual it's even better in real life!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Some of the new seasonal stuff to show you....
Collage Curios stamp set, and soda pop tops
(bottle tops if you prefer!)

I love the little hot air balloons,
stuck one of them in a bottle top and filled with Crystal Effects

Friday, 8 February 2013



Here's one for a fab nephew who loves his chocolate cake..
hence all the yums!
Colours Island Indigo, Pool Party,
Bring on the cake,
sale-a-bration stamp set Pretty Petites.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

For Elgan

Well, where did that last year go??!!
It doesn't seem that long ago since Elgan had his first birthday ....
Wish we could have been with him in Wales, for some cake!
Oh well, here's the card I made

...memories of a lovely day out at Druscillas last year,
where my Dad upset the 'Fat Controller' by not knowing who he was,
and later dropped his ice cream cone on the grass!
Elgan and Gwion on the other hand, were little angels!
We had a ride on Thomas......oh what fun! 

Sunday, 3 February 2013



Island Indigo is the main colour, Beyond the Garden is the paper,
Elegant butterfly, rhinestones adorn.
I just wish I'd got Swallowtail in time to make my sis a card...
maybe next time....

Friday, 1 February 2013

Spring has sprung!

The new Seasonal Catalogue has arrived!
You can now order from the most gorgeous collection of products!
See the previous post below to see some of the projects you can make!