Saturday, 30 March 2013

Sunshine and Sprinkles LO 2 - Oh, Hello Buttons

Hi Everyone

I have another simple scrapbook page to share today.  These a photos taken this week of my little girl having her first taste of milky bar buttons, she is not quite sure what to make of them :)

I used Rose Red Cardstock and teamed it up with the lovely spotty paper from the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer paper pack.

The photos fill up most of the page but I used the Oh, Hello stamp set for some accents and a bit of Pretty in pink stitched crossgrain ribbon.

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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Sunshine and Sprinkles Layout

Hi Everyone

I am not a very expert scrapbooker but I do a few layouts from time to time.

Last weekend my Daughter went to her friend's Birthday party, it was a lovely spring day with snow and gale force winds so I couldn't resist taking picture of her walking home, she looked so funny in her party dress, glittery face paints and wellies.  As for the balloon it was a miracle it made it home at all.

 My Layout is done on SU So Saffron Cardstock and I used papers from the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series.

 I gave my Sizzlits Pinwheel die its first outing to embellish the page but otherwise left it fairly simple with just a small amount of journaling

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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Getting Inky, Very Inky

Hi Everyone

I have been busy decorating the cover of my new mixed media album.  The covers are canvas which is great to stamp on.

I stamped the 'delicate doilies' stamps in Crumb cake, pool party and island indigo ink to create a background on all the covers.
I also inked the edges and any spaces with crumb cake ink.

 Above is the inside and below shows the back cover.

 These are all the different stamps I used on this project, I love being able to combine different sets on one project.

 Materials Used:

First Edition Paper Pack
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Swallowtail, Hearts a Flutter, Delicate Doilies and Postage Due
Punches: Postage Stamp, Blossom, Circle
Ribbon, buttons and Trinket

Some close ups of the details

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Monday, 18 March 2013

Blossom Bunch from the Blossom Punch

 Hello Everyone

I was lucky to get a bit of craft time this morning and this is what I made.

I saw a similar thing on pintrest but it was smaller and was to hang, I wanted mine to look more like a bucket of spring flowers.

I used a polystyrene ball (bought from hobycraft for speed) and superglued this into the metal bucket.  I punched lots of flowers and pinned them to the ball filling any small gaps with the 'leaves' and small lengths of ribbon. Finished it off by decorating the bucket with two ribbons.

Products Used:

Stampin Up Blossom punch
Stampin Up Cardstock in Lucky Limeade
Stampin Up Papers from First Edition and Tea for Two
Stampin Up Ribbon Taffeta in So Saffon
Stampin Up Ribbon Crossgrain Stitched in Daffodil Delight
lots of pins

I hope you are enjoying my projects 


Super Speedy Swallowtail note cards

Hi everyone

Last night I made a few very quick note cards using the lovely Swallowtail stamp from the Stampin Up seasonal catalogue.

I cut pieces of paper from the First edition paper series to fit the front of my card blanks and then stamped the Swallowtail onto them in the beautiful Pool Party Ink.

Very quick and simple but quite effective.

Thank you for looking


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Something Green to celebrate Sale a bration!

Hi Everyone

Happy St Patrick's day to any Irish crafters out there in your honour I have created something very green with may Favourite stamp set of the Sale a bration specials.

 I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it as I thought it would be great for those tricky male cards.

I made three cards in the same style to have on hand for those birthdays that sneak up on me.

Products used:

SU cardstock in Lucky Limeade and River Rock
SU Ink in Lucky Limeade
SU Ruffled Ribbon and patterned brad both in Lucky Limeade
Patterned papers from First Edition speciality paper pack and Tea for Two designer series paper pack

Sale a Bration runs until 22nd March so there is still time to get an order in and earn free goodies, the above set is just one of many you can choose from.  Its also a great time to sign up as a Stampin Up demo check out the info bellow and then drop me an email.

 See too good to miss out on!!!

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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Spring Wreath

Hello everyone, I hope the weather is a bit more spring like with you than it is here!

Today I am sharing a step by step on how I made my spring wreath I hope you like it.

Materials Used:
polystyrene flat backed wreath (I bought from hobbycraft but they are cheaper online)
Lots if small pins and 9 large decorative pins
Stampin Up Cardstock in More Mustard, So Saffron and Lucky Limeade
Stampin Up patterned paper in First Edition Speciality
Stampin Up  Ribbon Taffeta in So Saffron
Stampin Up Ruffled ribbon in Lucky Limeade
Stampin Up stamp sets Build a Blossom and Mixed Bunch
Stampin Up Punches Blossom Petals Builder and Blossom

How to:

Firstly I stamped the petals in So So Saffron ink onto So Saffron cardstock. Five petals are needed for each daffodil.

I used the Blossom Petals Builder punch to punch these out.

I then stamped three flowers from the Mixed Bunch stamp set onto More Mustard Cardstock using So Saffron ink and punched out with the Blossom punch.  I made small cuts towards the centre of the bloom to enable the petals to be curled.

 Next step is to assemble the flowers, I used wet glue but you could you whatever glue you prefer as long as its strong.

 I then moved onto the wreath base.  To cover the base I cut the patterned paper into 6" long strips, I cut so that the text on the strips is going in both directions as you can see.

This is the most time consuming part of the whole wreath but i think gives a great effect.
 You can then attach your daffodils and I added strips of Lucky Limeade cardstock to give the effect of daffodil leaves.

To finish off I wound two different ribbons around the wreath and added a hanging loop.
The Finished article!

I am really pleased with it.

Thank you for visiting today, if you want more information on any of the products do contact me.