Thursday, 24 February 2011

Card Class Feb 23rd

Hi Stampers!
It's half term and  it certainly feels like it, I have the three kids at home.  We drove to Glasgow to see some family and spent a few days there which was lovely.  We came back down yesterday just in time for my card class.  To say that I was slightly disorganised is probably being kind but hopefully the girls forgave me and it wasn't too bad. 

The projects were Mothers Day/Female Birthday and first we did 2 fairly simple cards with punches and then a little handbag which I completely fluffed the measurements of and as a result the girls had to avoid some score marks, oh dear.  Anyway the bags they made were gorgeous! I've got a couple of pictures here and I realise that I was so excited about the bags I didn't snap any of the other cards, nevermind I'll pop some on later.

Here are the bags from Becky, Louise, Juanita & Lydia.

Here they are together, so cuuuuuuuute!
Cardstock is Certainly Celery with so saffron Designer Series paper

Juanita used pink brads and Pear Pizazz poly stitched ribbon to tie her bag (the J is coloured in Old Olive), lovely!

This is Lydia's and the B is stamped in Certainly Celery, using the paper piercer on the scalloped circle is a lovely touch too!!

Becky opted for a beautiful flower in her circle and used the Certainly Celery Grosgrain ribbon and matching yellow brads.  How gorgeous are these bags?!

And last but not least we have Louises bag, the focal point this time is off to the right and she has stamped some additional decoration using the small flower from Silhouette Sentiments which I think works really well.

Well done ladies!  Believe it or not I felt pretty calm and stress free by the end of it all - who'd have thought it.

Will post some pics of the other cards later on.

See ya

Friday, 18 February 2011

Hi Stampers!
Well after having my lovely in-laws staying all week, it wasn't until they were actually packing to leave that I realised they were going to a wedding tomorrow and not only that Chris & I know the couple too, so I would need to very quickly make two wedding cards.

The lovliest wedding cards I've seen I think are Julie Kettlewell's and so one of the cards is cased from her blog Jules Japes, the other is mine but still quite pretty. 

Both cards use the Bridesmaid DS paper which is now retired but it is completely gorgeous.

The Heart Punch mimics the wedding outfits, so cute!  The flowers top right and bottom left are from one of the squares from Cute By The Inch (L2 Hostess Set)

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Wednesday Card Classes

Have a lovely group of ladies that come to my card classes & they always end up being so much fun it doesn't seem like a class at all.  So thanks to my girls, you know who you are.  Here is what we made on 9th Feb class.

We used the colour combo of Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze which is just lovely.  Everything has been cased I think although not from the same people!  So thanks everyone for posting your creations, very inspirational!

Hi Guys

Well weather still isn't fantastic and everytime I go out I seem to get a bit wet, its playing havoc with my hair!  Have been spending a fair bit of time crafting which has been just great.  Made some Valentines Boxes for my son to take into his teachers (and he also wanted one for the lollipop lady, aw).

These were made using Pretty in Pink cardstock with the large swirly stamp from the Bliss SAB set in Versamark.  I have used the In Colour Blushing Bride ribbon and topped the box with the Amour from Artistic Etchings layered with the Oval and the Scalloped Oval punches on Crumb Cake, the tag is also Crumb Cake.  Conal was very pleased with them and although he really isn't keen on the colour pink, it was okay on this occasion and the boxes were for girls!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Here is another card I did at the same time using the same colour scheme.  This time I used the bird on a branch and the sentiment from the Level 1 Hostess set Silhouette Sentiments.   It is such a lovely set.

Have stamped the image in black but stamped off first to give it a shadow effect.
Hi guys

The weather here is rubbishy and dull, I so need some sunshine, even a little would go a long way.  I wasn't able to craft last night as I had a noSecret rehearsal but here is a card I made the night before.  I have been making an effort to use my lovely designer series papers.  They are just so lovely it really is an effort for me to cut them up, sad I know.

For this card I used Marina Mist cardstock and matching DS paper.  I have punch a circle in the front so you can see the little owl from Fox & Friends that is stamped on Very Vanilla inside.  He is stamped in Chocolate Chip and the Scalloped Circle & the Grosgrain ribbon are both in Chocolate Chip too.  The sentiment is from the Level 1 Hostess set, Because I Care.
Hope you like it.