Sunday, 29 May 2011

Mini Book

Hi there, well another long gap inbetween posts. There doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to fit everything in.

I have had a little international browse of SU blogs and came across this little project on a European blog. Wish I could take the credit for the idea but I can't :-)

Big Shot Die: Scallop Envelope
Big Shot Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper
Stamp Set: Strength and Hope, Itty Bitty Bits
DSP: Vintage Springtime
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Rose Red
Punches: Word Window, Designer Label Large, Itty Bitty Shapes
Silver Elastic Cord
Big Designer Buttons
Basic Pearls

There is a lot of elements to it, but it got me rummaging through my SU stuff for the afternoon. Also I have been busy with a big project, but I can't share with you until after Wednesday. It is something I haven't done before!!

Hope you are all well and enjoying the bank holiday weekend. Hope the weather picks up.

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Blushing Bride and Big Shot

Finally I have got round to using the Top Note die for the Big Shot! It has been unwrapped for weeks - sacrilege I know :-)

Several elements have been used to create today's card: 2 dies; 1 embossing folder; 2 punches and 2 stamp sets. Sounds complicated, but was really really simple to do.

The envelope is fastened down with a little bit of velcro and finished with a basic pearl.

Inside the scallop envelope I stamped a little card with the flower from Razzle Dazzle and the Fabulous Friend sentiment from Oval all. To make it easier to get out of the envelope I attached a little ribbon hoop.

Finally inside finished with the flower.

Card Stock: Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla
Ink: Blushing Bride
Stamp Sets: Oval All and Razzle Dazzle
Paper: DSP Springtime Vintage
Bigz Dies: Scallop Envelope and Top Note (both exclusive to SU)
Embossing Folder: Square Lattice (exclusive to SU)
Punches: Scallop Oval and Oval Large
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon

I have really enjoyed making this card. Hope you have enjoyed viewing it.

Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, 21 May 2011

It's been a while.....

since I last posted, hope you are well. It has been a hectic few weeks. Work is really busy, I'm trying very hard to catch up with my management coursework and we have had a family wedding too.

Crafting has taken a back seat for a while, but I have had a visit today from a really lovely girl and her mum to look at some ideas for wedding invitations, so it has given me the inspiration to get going again.

I haven't got any craft photos today but thought I would share some pictures from the wedding. Leanne was a bridesmaid and Chris was the official Camcorder person (not sure what you would call them!) It was lovely that my nephew asked him to film the service as it meant he wasn't left out. The day was beautiful and very emotional. Jess and Antony make a genuinely lovely couple.

Chris and Leanne

Antony, Mia and Leanne

Jess and Leanne

Going to hop round blogland now to see what you have all been up to.

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, 1 May 2011

Simply Stampin Challenge #5

Morning, the sun is shining again but the wind is very cold. We had a family bbq yesterday and whilst it was great, I was freezing!! Roll on the summer.

This weeks challenge over at Simply Stampin Challenge is all about colour.

I chose a very clean layout, using Whisper White as the focus. Adding Rich Razzleberry was a indeed a challenge, I tried mat & layering; ribbon; card base; in the end I settle on the sentiment being stamped in this colour.

Always Artichoke is used, but for some reason is looking quite grey on the images. I love the texture the embossing folder gives, it creates a fab base.

Hope you have enjoyed this weeks card.

It is back to school and back to work for me next week after 11 days off. Will be quite an adjustment, but only a 4 day week to ease me back in.

Have a fab Sunday and thanks for stopping by.