Friday, 31 December 2010

New Year's Celebration

 a little bit of card candy...enjoy your new years celebration where ever in the world you might be....

Thursday, 30 December 2010

More free stamps?...Sale-a-bration 2011

Have you left a comment on my blog to win a set of stamps from last year's sale-a-bration?  If not scroll down...not long to the closing date....

Woo hoo...more free stamps?

Place an order over £45 to take part in this offer.  If you place an order for £90 you can order two sets and so on!...and much much more, click on the poster to find out.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Happy Christmas Blog Candy

I would love to wish you all Merry Christmas with a chance to win this set of 6 stamps from Stampin' Up!

These stamps were only available in the UK as a free gift in last year's Sale-a-bration.

If you would like to win this set of stamps, and live in the UK, please leave a comment on my blog before 31st December.  A winner will be drawn at random. Good luck!

Friday, 24 December 2010


It's Christmas tomorrow!  So here's a little card, that's to wish you all a safe and peaceful Christmas.
More Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade, joined by Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  The colour spritz tool is great fro creating this aged background in Pear Pizzazz. I've used Early Espresso to over stamp the children and sled and added decoration with the wreathstamp.  All stamps are from the Welcome Christmas set. 
Do check out tomorrow's post.
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Joy to the World 2


Pear Pizzazz again, this time with the most glittery glitter I have ever seen, it's mirror like! I stamped the wreath from Welcome Christmas in versamark, covered in heat and stick, heated, covered in glitter and reheated to set the glitter...I stamped the letters individually from the same set in Old Olive, and added a gem to each. A bow of Pear Pizzazz finishes it off.
Don't forget to check out my blog over the Christmas period...if you live in the UK you might be in for a surprise...

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Joy to the World

Individually colour the letteres on the Joy stamp from Welcome Christmas and punch out using the decoration punch, stick some gold elastic cord to the the back and secure under a boarder created with the scallop boarder punch. I've picked Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz for my colour theme over the next few posts, look how it can be very modern, but traditional Christmas at the same time.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Merry Christmas Pooch

This little dog is taken from the Hostess Level 2 free stamp set called Long Fellows, this is not a Christmas themed set at all, but it just goes to show how with the use of a Christmas sentiment and Christmassy colours how you can adapt them for use this season.  The background is created with the Sassy Sparkles wheel. The sentiment comes from Contempo Christmas. Real Red and Early Espresso are highlighted with Whisper White. An Early Espresso brad and crinkled Real Red ribbon (use Sticky Strip for the best results) complete the look.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Ornament Dangle Card

I hope you all survived the snow.  Here's a little card I created with Contempo Christmas and the coordinating Contempo Wheel, Poppy Parade ink and designer series paper and the amazing Stampin' Up! gold embossing powder.  Amazing? why...I have often found gold embossing powder to be a bit patchy, this one forms a really great even raise layer of elegant sheen, no pitting at all.  The baubble fits within the 1 3/4 inch (4.4cm) circle punch when cut out.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Concord Crush Christmas Card

Merry Christmas everyone, what a simple quick and easy card.  Stamp Seasons Greetings from Welcome Christmas on to Whisper White and cut out, create two slots at either end of the sentiment.  Wrap Concord Crush ribbon around a piece of Concord Crush card folded to 4"x4", thread through the slots and tie in a knot.  The simplicity is created by using only two colours and the elegant sentiment. Of course the colour coordination is perfect, as this is one of Stampin' Up!'s strong points, another is the quality of their rubber stamps, which are so deeply etched, whether you choose the new clear mount or the wooden backed stamps the quality doesn't vary. 

I inked the stamp using the Concord Crush Stampin' Write Marker. 

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

This beautiful scroll frame is highlighted with the swallow and Really Red satin ribbon.  The just because sentiment is also from the Notably Ornate stamp set the final stamp in the set is an oval, which coordinates with our oval punches and says 'take note', amazing.  The Love Letters papers have 2 sheets with the scroll frame enlarged, ideal for a large central photo (more later).