Sunday, February 27, 2011

Flowers, flowers and more flowers

I am really loving the 'Build a Blossom' stamp set and punch that is in the current mini catalogue. I had fun yesterday making a few cards using just one of the petals, the set is so versatile, easy to use and always yields great results. I am also really enjoying the texturz plates, for a subtle background.
Recipe : Stamp set : Build a Blossom, Just believe
Cardstock : Whisper white, so saffron, pacific point, certain celery
Ink : se saffron, pacific point, certain celery
Accessories : Scallop trim border punch, texturz plate used in the Big Shot.

Recipe : Stamp set : Build a Blossom, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock : Pretty in pink, Bliss blue, Black
Ink : Pretty in pink, black, versamark (heat embossed)
Accessories : texturz plate used in the Big Shot

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Craft fair

The day has arrived - my first craft fair ! I've never done one very so am having to think very hard about all the things I might need, but then dont want to take too much as I have to carry it ! Think I've found a good balance and made a decision about the card I will demo. Wish me luck :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

First party projects

So I hosted my first SU party last night. Apart from the fact that I had almost lost my voice, it went very well. There was a broad range of crafting experience present, so I chose a simple but effective card and a fun gerber daisy - credit to SU demonstrator Jenn Nusbaum for this idea.

Recipe : Stampset : Priceless, Three Little Words
Cardstock : Confetti white, certainly celery, perfect plum, Subtles DSP
Ink : Perfect Plum
Accessories : Ribbon punch, certain celery grossgrain ribbon
Techniques : Stamping, punching and decoupage (butterflies)


Recipe : Carstock - from Soft Subtles Collection
Accessories : Flower daises #2 die, Button, drinking straw, ribbon, used crystal effects glue to hold it all together
Techniques : Big Shot

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

First SU party approaches.....

My first SU party is tomorrow night. I am nervously excited, but really feel the pressure to produce some wonderful works of art, especially as its my crafty friends who are attending - pressure !!! lol Today I produced 6 variations on the same card and will let my 9-year old decide on the winner.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My all time favourite stamp set .....

...... Well, I should really say to date ! The winner has to be 'Priceless', its so adorable and versatile. A few examples of cards made with this stamp set :

SU recipe :
Stamp set : Priceless, En Francais
Ink : Bashful blue
Cardstock : Crumb cake, whisper white

SU recipe :
Stamp set : Priceless, Sincere Salutations
Ink : Perfect Plum, Wild wasabi
Cardstock : Confetti white

I love to do dry embossing, but sadly the Priceless co-ordinated brass template is no longer available from SU.

Creative day

Ahhhhh Wednesday - my day of freedom from children - can you hear me cheer ! lol

A productive day in my craft room, which, by the way is considered a legitimate past time by my hubby now I am officially an SU demonstrator.

Todays creations :
Recipe :
Stamp set : Vintage Vogue
Ribbon : Marina Mist satin
Ink : Marina Mist, chocolate brown, versamark
Cardstock : Very vanilla, chocolate chip
Punch : Scallop trim border

Recipe :
Stampset : Just Believe
Ribbon : Hemp twine
Ink : Chocolate chip, pretty in pink
Cardstock :Confetti white, chocolate chip, designer series subtles
Embelishment : Designer Button - subtles