Monday, 28 February 2011

February thank you cards for my customers

As you might already know, I always send a thank you card out to my customers with their order and this is the card that I've been sending during February.

It uses one of my favourite Level 1 hostess sets and it's such a detailed flower image that it works well stamped on its own as well as coloured in. I kept a monotone look for this simple design, ideal for making batches!

Stamp set: Because I Care
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red

The card blank is a 9cm square of Pretty in Pink. The Hydrangea head was stamped first onto a smaller square of Pretty in Pink card using Rose Red ink. Then using a stamp-a-ma-jig for positioning I stamped the sentiment and a repeat row of little buds also using Rose Red ink. This layer was adhered direct to a square mat of Rose Red card and then popped up on the card front using dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Time is running out - last of the So Happy for You samples

Hope you're having a great weekend. Mine got off to a fun start last night with a fabulous workshop, we had a great time crafting and sharing ideas and laughing ... a lot. And my lovely hostess earned a Level 2 hostess set, £35 to spend in the catalogue and a free Sale-a-bration set for being the hostess with the mostest! Well done Linda!

Some of the ladies I met last night may be visiting my blog for the first time so "hiya and thanks for such a good laugh last night".

And a little card of thanks ...

Stamp set: So Happy For You
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Stampin' Pastels
Punch: 1-3/4" Circle

The card blank is a 4" square of Bravo Burgundy. A 2-15/16" square of Crumb Cake was punched centrally with the 1-3/4" Circle. Using the Bravo Burgundy ink, the shooting star was stamped around the aperture, starting with the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock positions and then filling in between. The inner and outer edges of the Crumb Cake layer were dusted with Bravo Burgundy chalk (by holding the Crumb Cake layer on top of the next Pink Pirouette layer to chalk the inner edge you can chalk both at the same time). The sentiment was stamped in Bravo Burgundy ink in the centre of the chalked circle on the Pink Pirouette layer and the outer edges were also chalked. Another mat of Crumb Cake was also chalked around the edges with Bravo Burgundy. To assemble, the plain square of Crumb Cake was adhered direct to the front of the card and the Pink Pirouette, sentiment layer was adhered direct on top of it. The aperture layer was popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

To place an order and get your free Sale-a-bration set, or to book a workshop and earn your free hostess benefits please email me.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xx

Sale-a-bration prize draw entry with every qualifying order

This post will remain at the top until 26 February. Please scroll down to see new posts.

Where is the time going? Can you believe that we're a week into February already? And that means that there's just 3 weeks of Sale-a-bration left to go! Just 3 more weeks to get hold of these limited edition stamp sets, free with purchase.

Now I know that not everyone can find the time to hostess a workshop within those three weeks (but email me if you want to book yours) and so I'm giving you the chance to get a share of the hostess benefits without having a workshop.

For every 3 people that place a Sale-a-bration order (ie. £45 or more) with me by 26 February 2011, I'll draw two winners*. One will get their choice of Level 1 hostess gift (see page 10-11 of the catalogue) and the other will get £15 to spend in the catalogue. That means that you've not only got your free Sale-a-bration stamp set, you've also got a 1 in 3 chance of winning either another stamp set, mini DSP stack or money to spend in the catalogue!

And if you order more, then you get more entries. Order £90 - then you get 2 tickets for the draw (so you must win at least one of the prizes). Got a long shopping list? Order £150 of goodies and you get all the hostess benefits (stamp set and £15 catalogue spend) to yourself anyway.

Email me to place your prize draw order.

Sara xxx

* Please note that this prize draw offer is exclusive to me and may not be available from other Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

A blissful mojo monday challenge card

It's been a little while since I got to play along with the Mojo Monday challenge and so I made an effort this week to make time for it and of course I've used another Sale-a-bration set to inspire and tempt you, lol.

The sketch challenge this week is this:

And I used Bliss to create this:

Stamp set: Bliss
Cardstock: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Stampin' Pastels, Versamark
DSP: Neutrals Patterns
6mm Grosgrain Ribbon: Marina Mist
Punches: Scallop Edge Border, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle
Other: Basic Pearls, Clear EP, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer
Non-SU: Die-cut shapes

The card blank is an A6 landscape of Always Artichoke. A layer of River Rock card was stamped with the large Bliss motif alternately with Always Artichoke (stamped off once for a paler shade) and River Rock inks, using a Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement. The edges were dusted with Always Artichoke chalk before adhering to the card front. A strip of Cherry Cobbler card was punched with the Scallop Edge Border. A strip and a square of River Rock DSP were dusted around the edges with River Rock chalk on alternate sides. The strip of DSP was adhered to the Cherry Cobbler Border and the square adhered direct to a larger mat of Always Artichoke. A piece of Marine Mist ribbon was wrapped around the border before adhering to the card front and the square was adhered over the top.

The Bliss sentiment was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla card and punched with the Large Oval. The flower was stamped with the same ink and card and cut out. A 1-1/4" Circle was punched from Very Vanilla card and a 1-3/8" Circle was punched from Marina Mist card. Die cuts were made of Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler card. The die cut circle was paper pierced around the edge and all Vanilla shapes were dusted with Cherry Cobbler chalk. These shapes were layered together as shown either directly or with dimensionals. The central flower was finished with a plain Pearl. Three more Pearls were coloured using Versamark, Cherry Cobbler ink and Clear EP before adding to the front of the card.

Hope you're enjoying these Sale-a-bration samples.

Sara xx

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Red flowers three different ways

Another Sale-a-bration card for you today. This time I'm combining two sets and adding some pretties.

Stamp sets: Punch Bunch, Sweet Summer
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
DSP: Lap of Luxury
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1" Circle
Other: Black EP, Flower Brads, Basic Pearls

The card blank is a 5" square of Real Red cardstock. The round flowerheads from the Sweet Summer set were stamped 4 times onto scraps of Whisper White card with Versamark and were heat embossed with Black EP. Each flowerhead was coloured with a Real Red marker then punched out with the 1" Circle and matted onto a 1-1/4" Circle of Real Red card. The flowers from the Punch Bunch set were stamped in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card and punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle. This was matted onto a 1-3/8" Circle of Basic Black and then a Scallop Circle of Real Red card. A square of grey Lap of Luxury DSP was matted onto a larger square of Basic Black. The stamped flowers were popped up on dimensionals onto these layers and then Flower Brads secured through the layers before popping them up on more dimensionals on the card front. Basic Pearls were added to the centre of each Flower Brad to finish.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

Monday, 21 February 2011

Clean and simple with Sale-a-bration

A very clean and simple design today as I think this Sale-a-bration set lends itself so well to it. I've created a Good Luck card but you could simply swap out the sentiment and match to another diddy image to create similar cards for any occasion (pretty much as I did when I made the boxed set here).

Stamp set: So Happy For You
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Punch: 3/4" Circle

The card blank is an A6 landscape of Whisper White and I used my Paper Cutter and Bone Folder to score two lines around an inch apart. Using Wild Wasabi ink I stamped the sentiment direct to card between the lines. The lucky clover was stamped three times onto scraps of Whisper White card and punched with the 3/4" Circle before being popped up on dimensionals on the card front. And done!

Clean and simple as I said.

More samples using the Sale-a-bration sets coming up over the next few days. Email me to place your order and get your free set before the offer ends.

Sara xx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Ruffled ribbon with no stitching

Hope that you're having a relaxing Saturday. My downline Jan and I were planning on getting together this afternoon to enjoy a bit of a craft and catch up, but we've got snow and it's not showing any signs of stopping, so we may have to rethink.

We have a regional training day coming up in a few weeks time (with a preview of the Mini catty coming out in April - can't wait to see!) and its another chance to do card swaps with our friends - but we need some swaps ready to exchange, lol. Hopefully we'll get a few made today, whether it's crafting together or separately.

In the meantime, while Sale-a-bration is still running and you have a few more weeks to get hold of these fabulous sets for free, I thought I'd share a few more ideas for using them.

For today's colour combo I started with the idea that I wanted to use the Striped Ribbon in Pumpkin Pie, then I used the fabulous Colour Coach to suggest the Real Red and Pacific Point combo with it. The Coach is a great tool for kickstarting your mojo when you need it ;-)

Stamp set: Punch Bunch
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Real Red
DSP: Sweet and Sour Specialty
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle
Striped Grosgrain Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie
Other: Flower Brads (Brights)

The base card is an A6 landscape of Pumpkin Pie. For the card front I cut a piece of the DSP into three and adhered it first to a layer of Whisper White and then Pacific Point card. The ribbon is about two and half times the length of the card and was frayed at one end to find a central horizontal thread. By pulling this thread you can gather the ribbon without the need for stitching. The ruffled ribbon was adhered to the front of the card and secured behind the layers with Sticky Strip. Holes were pierced above and below the Sticky Strip and Flower Brads pushed through, gathering the ribbon before opening the brad legs on the reverse of the layers to secure. These layers were popped up on dimensionals on the card base. Markers were used direct to stamp for the flower image, stamped onto Whisper White card and punched with the 1-1/4" Circle. This was adhered direct to a 1-3/8" Circle of Pacific Point card then popped up on dimensionals onto a Scallop Circle of Real Red card before adding to the card front with more dimensionals.

If you want to get your free Sale-a-bration sets before they're gone or you'd like to know how to join me in getting a sneak preview of the mini catty then please email me.

Have a great weekend and keep safe and warm.

Sara xx

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Technique class results for kissing and emerging colour

I promised to share the cards we made last weekend at the technique class and here they are.

Everyone at the class gets their own technique book with a little explanation page of how to recreate the look and space for an example of the technique on the opposite page.

We then put the technique into practice to create full cards and we also stamp card to be able to make co-ordinating 6" x 6" scrapbook pages.

First of all we had a go at kissing (of the stamping kind of course):

And then we had a go at emerging colour:

Want the full recipes? Then please email me to sign up for the next class or you can book a workshop and I'll demonstrate one of these techniques to you and your guests ;-)

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xxx

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Clever hubby strikes again with valentine

Hope you had a good day yesterday. I had a lovely valentines day from first thing in the morning when he gave me his handcrafted card to the great meal and movie in, in the evening.

To tell the truth I'm getting a little worried by the competition in our household. He designed and made this all on his own - though he did say he liked it better when I was in the next room to shout questions to, (like the best way to stick the letters on). Phew! I'm not redundant ... yet.

I did check with him how he made it, so that I can share it with you here.

Stamp sets: Bella Toile, Fine Flourish
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Punch: Full Heart
Other: Clear EP, White EP
Non-SU: Die-cut letters

The card blank is an A6 portrait of Cherry Cobbler. Bella Toile was stamped onto Baja Breeze card with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear EP. This layer was adhered direct to the card front. The hearts were punched from Cherry Cobbler card then stamped with the Fine Flourish using Versamark and heat embossed with Clear EP. Using Versamark ink and White EP, he heat embossed the die cut letters to give them a gloss, then adhered them direct to the hearts (with Tombow - my suggestion heehee), which were popped up on dimensionals.

He did decorate the inside too (using the Baroque Border wheel) but his personal messages are inside too, so I'm not sharing a photo ;-)

I'm such a proud wifey.

Sara xxx

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Casing crumpled flowers

Hope you're having a great weekend. A quick post today because instead of crafting, I'm trying to tidy my craft room (also known as a dining room on a few occasions of the year, lol). It is such a mess at the moment. I've had a few days of preparing both a class and a demo to a Mom & Toddler ... and DH has been in there making my Valentine card. Enough excuses? Right I'll get back to it.

I'll share a few of the projects that made such a mess over the next few days, but in the meantime, today's card is one that I've cased from the US SU! newsletter. I'm afraid I can't find the name of the person who made the original. If you know, then please direct me to them and I'll add a link.

I loved the colour pop of the original and I just decided to distress my version a little further in keeping with the distressed flowers.

Stamp set: Because I Care (sentiment)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze
DSP: Newprint
Punches: Scallop Border, Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms
Other: Gold Brads, Linen Thread

The card blank is an A6 landscape of Crumb Cake. The sentiment was stamped in the lower right corner in Cajun Craze ink. A panel of Newsprint DSP was punched along the bottom with the Scallop Border and then distressed on the other three edges with the distressing tool on the Cutter Kit. The scallops were curled around a bone folder and all edges were swiped across the Peach Parfait inkpad. A Scallop Border was punched from a strip of So Saffron card, the scallops curled as before and the strip adhered behind the Newsprint. The flowers are a Scallop Circle and the largest of the Boho Blossoms layered together. Each flower was first sprayed with a Shimmer Paint spritz (Champagne Gold Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol mixed together), crumpled in the hand while wet and then the petals unfolded again and shaped to the width and height wanted and left to dry. Once dry they were secured to the Newsprint with Gold Brads and the layers were adhered direct to the card front. To finish, linen thread was tied twice round the card front and tied in a bow.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Sara xxx

Friday, 11 February 2011

Crop and class reminder - 11am - 4pm tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is Crop 'n' Class day. Crop is 11am - 4pm, drop in whenever you like. Class is 1.30pm-3.30pm.

More details here. Don't forget that if you bring a new member to either, then you both get a mini goodie pack each.

Hope to see you tomorrow.

Sara xxx

Simple and quick valentine gift - as easy as 3-2-1

If you're running a bit late for Valentine's day then this little project may be just what you need. Very quick, no stamping and just enough room for perhaps a single chocolate or a few chocolate hearts. And you only need a few supplies:
  • 3 punches
  • 2 colours of cardstock
  • 1 ribbon

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Punches: Petal Card, 1" Circle, Small Heart
3mm Taffeta Ribbon: Real Red

Punch two of the Petal Cards from Cherry Cobbler card (or Real Red). The Petal Card punch both punches the shape and scores the folds for you. On each four Petal Card shapes, fold in two of the petals next to each other, this will form your heart shape. Score and fold a piece of 6cm x 2cm matching colour card at 3cm and adhere to the outside of the folded petals. Punch/pierce a small hole in the centre of each end of the strip forming the "V" of the basket, thread with the Real Red ribbon and knot on the inside. That's your basket made.

Punch the small heart from a scrap of Crumb Cake card, centre this within the 1" Circle and punch again. Pop up the punched heart on the front of the basket using dimensionals cut in half. Done!

This pic gives a better idea of the size:

Have a great weekend.

Sara xxx

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Valentine card for my DH - ssh, don't tell him ...

Don't worry, DH has been warned away from my blog for a week or so anyway, so there's not much danger of him seeing this beforehand, lol.

I made this card to match the little door hanger gift that I made for him here.

Stamp set: Love You Much
Textured Cardstock: Real Red
Plain Cardstock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark
Markers: Early Espresso
Punches: Scallop Edge, Heart to Heart, 3/4" Circle
3mm Taffeta Ribbon: Real Red
Other: Gold EP

The card blank is an A6 landscape of textured Real Red card. A panel of Crumb Cake was stamped with the Love You Much sentiment in the centre using Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP. The letters were coloured in with an Early Espresso marker. Using the 3/4" Circle punch the centre of the "O" was punched out. The Heart to Heart punch was used to the right of the sentiment and then the panel flipped over and punched again to get the mirror image punch (take care not to punch too close to your sentiment). The panel was positioned over the base card (without adhering at this stage) and the placement of the aperture pencilled through to the textures card. The aperture was punched out with the 3/4" Circle, poistioning it as far up the card as the punch will allow. A border of Early Espresso card was punched with the Scallop Edge and adhered behind the top of the main panel. A thin strip of Early Espresso card was adhered behind the bottom of the panel. 3mm Real Red Ribbon was tied around the top border. The panel was popped up on dimensionals on the front of the card with the apertures lined up.

Here's a close up of the aperture:

And then on the inside you see the full picture:

Recipe (Inside)
Stamp set: Love You Much, I {Heart} Hearts, Seasonal Wishes (sentiment, retired)
Plain Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red
Markers: Early Espresso, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Other: Blender Pen

For the inside the aperture was again marked in pencil onto the Very Vanilla card layer and then the Stamp-a-ma-jig was used to position the birds in the right place. Early Espresso and Real Red markers were used direct to stamp and then the birds were coloured in using a blender pen and Crumb Cake ink. The hearts and the sentiment were stamped in Real Red ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xxx

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Card Candy mini bloghop

Welcome to our Card Candy mini bloghop.

After our Stampin' Up! convention last November, our little crafting family agreed that we loved the card candy that we'd seen so much, that we should have our own mini swap 'n' hop. Well here it is. There's only three of us on the hop but hopefully what we miss in numbers, we'll make up for in inspiration.

If you've joined me from Joanne, then thanks for stopping by. Wasn't her set just so cute? I adore the little dresser, it looks so real. If you're starting here then don't worry you'll make your way round to Joanne and then back to here and you'll know that you've finished.

Now the set that I chose for the candy isn't very popular from just seeing it in the catalogue. You need to see what can be made from it to understand the potential. I think it's a great year round set, ideal for fella's cards and for anyone interested in nature and ecology. Here's the full candy bag:

And the individual pieces, with just a few brief details (email me if you need to know more - or want to order). The stamp sets for all, are Nature's Nest and Occasional Greetings:

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Ink: Versamark, Not Quite Navy
Punches: Modern Label, Word Window
Other: Gold EP, Basic Pearls

The shell was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.

Cardstock: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Punches: Scallop Trim Corner, Scallop Trim Border, 2" x 1-3/8" Oval
Other: Black EP, Basic Rhinestones

Shimmer Paint was mixed with separately with Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise and painted underneath the feather. The feather was then stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Black EP. A rhinestone was added to the "eye".

Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze
Punches: 1-1/4" Circle, 1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Word Window
Other: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds

The lilypad leaves had a little "v" snipped out of each and then veins added using a bone folder. They were joined together on the reverse with the Word Window shape. A blender pen was used to add pale shades of Perfect Plum and Baja Breeze to the dragonfly wings. Crystal Effects were added to the wings which were then sprinkled lightly with Dazzling Diamonds and left to dry.

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Black Stazon
Markers: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, Corner Rounder
3mm Taffeta Ribbon: Early Espresso

The image was stamped with Black Stazon and coloured in. The sentiment was added at angles using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Black Stazon, Not Quite Navy
Markers: Old Olive, More Mustard, White gel pen
Punches: Spiral Border
Other: Crystal Effects

The tortoise was stamped in Old Olive onto Certainly Celery card and cut out. The eye was coloured with the white gel pen. Using Black Stazon the tortoise was stamped again onto Whisper White card, the shell coloured with markers, cut out and Crystal Effects added over the top before popping up on dimensionals.

Now I'll pass you on to Jan (click here), who's been busy with some beautiful floral creations.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xxx

Saturday, 5 February 2011

A replay of the December technique challenge

Hope that you're having a good weekend. I had a miserable day yesterday and just couldn't bring myself to blog - sorry!

I found out that I failed my last exam :(

It rather got me down, especially as this was the only one that I'd come away from thinking "well that was almost OK". But I've picked myself up again. I went along to my downline Jan's crop for an hour or so this morning (mine's next Saturday if you can make it) and the crafting therapy helped. I'll retake the exam again in June and I'll study the syllabus and the past exam questions a bit more thoroughly this time (I'd revised the material well last time so I guess I must have presented it in the wrong way somehow).

Anyhoo, enough of my griping, here's the final challenge over at In Love With Stamping this month:

Your choice of any of the past challenges - so pick your favourite

I opted for the December technique challenge of no layers. Not so much my favourite challenge at the time but I was really inspired by my team-mates samples and so this is something of a CASE.

Stamp set: Just Believe
Cardstock: Concord Crush
Ink: Versamark, Versamarker
Other: White EP, Silver EP, Basic Pearls

The card blank is an A6 portrait of Concord Crush. The front was dusted with an embossing buddy and then the main image stamped with Versamark. Using a makeshift "spoon" of scrap card I sprinkled Silver EP over the flower heads and then White EP over the rest of the image and heat embossed. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with White EP. Using the Versamarker I ruled lines around the main image and heat embossed again with White EP. Small pearls were added to the centres of the flowers to finish.

Please stop by tomorrow when Joanne (my upline), Jan (downline) and I will be having a mini bloghop to showcase some card candy that we recently swapped.

Sara xx

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Using fabric for a more tricky challenge

One of our challenges this month over at In Love With Stamping is to:

use fabric - not ribbon or flowers, but real fabric in some way

On the down side I found this quite a tough challenge as the techniques I wanted to use would have worked better with ribbon and so I had to rethink how to tackle this one. On the up side I had to go hunting for material and found plenty of stash to use with my new sewing machine just as soon as I cam find some spare time :-)

This is what I came up with:

Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy
Ink: Old Olive
Punch: Butterfly, Jewelry Tag
Other: Flower Brads (Brights)
Non-SU: Fabric

The card blank is an A6 landscape of Old Olive. Fabric was wrapped tightly over a panel of scrap card and secured behind with Sticky Strip. This fabric layer was matted onto Tempting Turquoise card and then Night of Navy. The sentiment and the tag shape were stamped onto Old Olive card with Old Olive ink and punched out with the Jewelry Tag. Two more tags were punched out of Night of Navy Card. A slightly larger panel of Old Olive card had butterfly apertures punched out and was stamped with the foliage spray stamp from Vintage Vogue in Old Olive ink. This was placed over the other layers and secured with the Tempting Turquoise flower brads, with the tags added to the bottom left brad.

The aperture and fabric combination give a great textured feel to the card:

Can't wait to see what you make of this challenge.

Sara xx

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

A door hanger gift for my valentine

Our sketch challenge this month over at In Love With Stamping is for a door hanger. I decided to turn mine into a sweet treat for my Valentine:

And I've made video, walking you through the project, so that you can make your own :

All the materials and tools are listed at the end of the video, as well as when they are used, and they're on my recipe list below as well.

Stamp set: Love you much
Textured cardstock: Real Red
Plain cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso
DSP: Play Date
Punches: Corner Rounder, Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1" Circle, Heart to Heart
3mm Taffeta Ribbon: Real Red
Other: Small Cello Bag
Non-SU: Heart chocs

Please email me if you'd like to order.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

February colour combo challenge at ILWS

Our colour combo challenge this month over at In Love With Stamping is:

Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze

I've gone with a fairly simple design for a friend's birthday that's coming up:

Stamp sets: Punch Potpourri, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum
Punches: Eyelet Border, Butterfly
Other: Basic Rhinestones

The card blank is an A6 landscape of Baja Breeze. The central panel of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the sentiment in Perfect Plum ink. This was then matted with thin strips of Perfect Plum card top and bottom. Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White strips were punched with the Eyelet Border and adhered direct behind the top of the panel. Plain narrow strips to match were adhered behind the bottom of the panel which was then adhered direct to the card front. The butterfly was stamped twice in each colour, once onto Whisper White card and once on matching card and then punched out. The coloured card butterflies were adhered direct to the central panel. Matching white card butterflies were adhered over the top of each with a glue dot and each was finished with a body of three rhinestones snipped from the strip.

Here are the butterflies close up:

I've been working on a Valentine's project recently and shot the video last night. The plan is to edit it tonight so it will hopefully be ready to share with you tomorrow.

Sara xx