Friday, 17 February 2012

Oh Brother,it's your birthday!

So, my 'baby' brother was 30 on Wednesday!  I can't believe it, where did all those years go?

Here's my creation just for him, hope he liked it!

items used:
Marina mist card stock
Designer series paper (DSP) in real red, old olive and daffodil delight.
Cupcake builder punch
Pennant builder punch
some linen thread
Create a cupcake stamp set for the sentiment
non Stampin' Up! items used were the border edge punch for the red trim and the '30' numbers.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Love is in the air!


I was absolutely chuffed to bits to be asked by a friend's husband to design and make an anniversary card for him to give to her for their anniversary.  Not so strange you might think, but the honour was all mine as my friend, Linda, is also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.
How wonderful to have your anniversary on Valentine's Day too!  Here is my creation, hope you like it - Linda did (thank goodness!).
It's a 'swing' card - the middle square swings as you open and close the card.  The design is on the front and the sentiment on the back.  (the 'Happy Anniversary sentiment stamp is not Stampin' Up!)

Melon Mambo card stock
Night of  Navy card stock
Melon Mambo designer paper
Elizabeth a la cart stamp
'Key to my heart'  sentiment and key stamps from You're a Gem stamp set
Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Cupcake Mania!

Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes!  I love them... I like eating them, making them and lately papercrafting them so much.  Stampin' Up! have cleverly designed a beautiful stamp set and builder punch which is available from the Spring Mini Catalogue.
On Saturday 25th February I am running a craft class in Howden (see my classes page for more details) where I will be demonstrating how to make this beautiful gift box with a cupcake motif and two fabulous cupcake birthday cards.  So if you're like me and just can't get enough of cupcakes why not sign up for my class, or contact me to buy the lovely stamp set and punch.

See the stamp set and punch here

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Choc a block



I don't know about you but I'm a big fan of all things choccy! So, when I saw some lovely chocolate blocks from a well known high street store I thought immediately of eating them!  ... then I wondered how I could turn them into a lovely gift to give to friends.   Here is my first attempt at gift boxing the lovely chocolate blocks.  Now I just need to decide who to give them to!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Get 'loved up'!

So, Valentine's day is just around the corner and despite there being a couple of birthdays for me to celebrate in between, I've been busy making some sweet little cards for you lovers out there. The first one is for you ladies to send to the beau in your life. Too many times we get stuck on pink for valentine's, so here's a more masculine card that is still full of amore.

My next card for romance is much more feminine and really shows how you can mix vintage and modern styles.