Monday, 24 November 2014

Another sketch challenge

Well, I obviously didn't get to link up the last challenge, but this one is a sketch! I finally finished the card today, but again won't get linked up for a blog hop, so will post independently here.The sketch is as seen here

This card was fun to make - I love using washi tape, even though I'm always looking for new ways to use it. On this card I used it to form the blue "square", and the gold piece behind the tree. So versatile! All products are Stampin Up. I look forward to seeing what Alisa has for our next challenge.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks for looking!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Artful Stampers team challenge blog hop

My first attempt at a blog hop!

Our wonderful team leader, Alisa Tilsner, has been inspiring us with challenges, and this is my first attempt - so there may be mistakes in linking (if I can get that far!).
The colours are delightful and reminded me of my favourite rose, the double delight, so they were my original inspiration.
The card is inspired by Kelly Acheson (found on youtube, under highlight emboss resist). 
I had no sparkly silver, so substituted with silver foil cardstock and the frosted sequins.
Stamp sets : I like you (hostess), Papillon Potpourri, Cottage garden (sentiment)
Punch : Bitty butterfly
 I know that I have missed the deadline for joining the blog hop, but hope that you enjoyed this card - I certainly loved making it!
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

First Christmas cards

Festival of Trees

After months of family & work taking over life, I have finally had time to spend on making cards again! And am now finding time to add to my blog.
These cards I made in bulk with a friend. They were CASE'd from a card I received in the Artful Stampers September card swap, and made by the talented Jane Riches (her card inspired by Catherine Pooler).
All products are Stampin Up. 
The stamp set is Festival of trees , and I used the matching Tree punch (makes it soooo easy to bulk "manufacture"), and the also the 2&1/2"  circle punch, with the 2&3/8" scallop punch.
 Card stock is real red, chocolate chip, and brushed gold.
Stamp pads : real red, chocolate chip, pear pizzaz and versamark with gold embossing powder.
I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Special birthday card

My eldest grandson is 8 years old today! Where did that time go? Sawyer loves his lego, so having seen lego cards on Pinterest, I had to make him one - although the lego he loves is Technic, he does still enjoy making things from basic bricks.
Happy Birthday Sawyer !Happy Birthday Sawyer !
Each block was cut with Stampin up punches - 1" square, and the 3/8" circle - 4 layers of each to build dimension. A little fiddly, but fun to do on a cold night in front of the telly by the fire.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Mother's day card

Time for another post. I had fun making a card for my wonderful Mum for mother's day recently. The card I made for her used the Stampin' Up blue watercolour wonder dsp as the background, the white embossed card had pansies punched from it, then into these shapes were placed smaller punched flowers in co-ordinating cardstock, with basic pearls at the centre. A small punched butterfly completed the card. As I make most of my cards in a generic mode, I made another in the beautiful yellow dsp for a special friend. I saw a similar card somewhere on the internet, but I can't remember where, to credit the original - apologies! I plan to make more to have in my stash. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 27 January 2014


Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog. This will be chiefly used to post about my passions - family, and papercrafting. This first photo is of a card I developed for a Stampin' Up challenge run by the very talented Alisa Tilsner for the upcoming Saleabration and Occasions catalogue launch party. The challenge included a sketch, and a colour challenge. It was fun to finish a card for the enjoyment.
Hope to blog again soon! Thanks for stopping by.