Friday, 24 June 2011

Little Monsters

Hi Guys

Quick post today as I need to get my car in for an MOT and service this morning and the earlier I get it there the quicker I'll get it back.  As Conal has a few parties coming up over the next 3 weeks I thought I would get started on the cards for the kids, they are all turning 5!  Here they are, they are all pretty much the same, little monster cards for little monsters ;o).

Here is one a little closer, as you can see I've used the 3/4" punch to cut a 5 from the DSP!


To make this card
Card - Real Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink - Pacific Blue Marker, Basic Black
Stamps - Make A Monster, Party This Way
Paper - Playdate
Tools - Star Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch

These cards measure 10cmx10cm so small and sweet.

Hope you like it.  Have a great day!


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Claire's 50th

Hey Guys

I've made this card for my friend Claire's 50th birthday.  Am looking forward to seeing her on her special day & instead of a party she is having friends over for Champagne and Strawberries for the afternoon! How lovely!

To make this card
Card - Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ink - Basic Black, Marina Mist
Stamp - Swirls and Curls Verses, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Embellishments - Diamante, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Baby card for Maureen

Hey Guys

This is just a quick post as have tons to do today, half of which I was supposed to do yesterday but you know those days when you seem to go round in circles and get very little done?  Well, that was me today :(

This card is for my mum-in-law Maureen to give to her good friend Rae.  Rae & her husband are grandparents for the first time & this is a special baby, very early and weighing only 4lbs 8oz is pretty tiny but mum & baby are doing well. 

To make this card
Card - Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Ink - Versamark
Stamp - Vintage Vogue, Out of the box
Paper - Subtles collection
Embellishments - Diamante, Bashful Blue Stitched Ribbon
Tools - Scallop Edge Punch, Sizzix Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Hope they like it


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The sick bed!

Hi Guys

This cute little thing was inspired by something my upline Michelle Last did as a swap a while ago.  Its was two top notes made into a little pocket with a little owl paperclip and an insert for a wish list.  Anyway I thought the little pocket looked a little bit like a bed & when I saw the nurse owl on Julies Japes I just knew I had to do this.  So here we have a sick owl and a nurse owl on standby!

This is probably self explanatory for everyone so I wont give details although if you want them please email me.

Get Well Wishes is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a US set I got on my recent trip to NY

And my poorly owl with the half shut eye, so cute!

To make this card
Card - Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Ink - Early Espresso
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools - Big Shot, Top Note, Owl Punch, Word Punch, Decorative label punch
Paper - Springtime Vintage DSP

Hope you like it and come back again soon

Monday, 20 June 2011

Hey Guys

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  My friend asked me to make a baby card for her friend.  This is a style I've done before personalised for the new baby.

Here it is for a different angle.  I've used a white envelope and decorated the side with the same elephant used on the card in the same colour, Bashful Blue.

A little bit closer.

The back of the card has a space for your message.

To make this card
Card - Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink - Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Stamps - Out of The Box, Baby Tees Jumbo Roller
Embellishments - Designer Buttons Subtles, White Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools - Scallop Edge Punch, Tag Punch

I hope the recipient likes it.  I love making baby things.

See you soon

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Less Is More Challenge - Monogram - Week 20

Hi Guys

Its Saturday morning which means, yup, you've guessed it, another LIM challenge!  I missed last weeks challenge as was in New York for a long weekend but seeing Sly Stallone well......

So here is my offering for Monogram.  This card will be the Wedding acceptance card for my husbands best friend and his fiance, James and Laura.  I always think monograms and lovely and give a nice personal touch, hope they like it.

I've mounted an embossed white cardstock onto black, can you tell I love black and white?  The embossing folder is a Tim Holtz one which is lovely.  Everything else is Stampin Up!  My only real embellishment is 2 little diamante but I think it needed them although its always hard to know when to stop.  Still a LIM card I think ;o)  Glad to be back!

To make this card I used
Card - Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black
Stamps - Mr and Mrs, Broadsheet Alphabet
Embellishments - Diamante
Tools - Big Shot

Submitted to the Less Is More Challenge, Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes.

ps Please take a moment to check out any of my video tutorial (right hand side bar) - any feedback would be greatly appreciated.  THANKS!

More Tri Fold Pocket Cards

Hey Guys

I did say that I was loving these cards and so have another couple to show you - I love them, and they are so quick and easy, my kind of card.  I'm still using the Elegant Soiree DSP but it looks very different depending on what pattern you use, the beauty of double sided paper!

The base cs this time is Baja Breeze with Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake and the accent colours

To make this card I used the same items as before with the exception of the different coloured cardstock and the ink this time is Baja Breeze.

See ya

Tri Fold Pocket Card

Hi Guys

So today I have been pretty busy doing lots of crafty bit, preparing for my after school class on Monday and my card classes BUT still found time to do a bit of fun stuff for myself - lovely.  I first saw these Tri Fold Pocket cards on Dawn's Stampin Thoughts and have made quite a few of them recently, in fact I love them and suspect this may not be the only post I do on them ;o)

Am also uploading a video tutorial of the Tri Fold Pocket card which you can see if you go to youtube and search under stetsonstacey.

This card uses Designer Series Paper, Elegant Soire which I love.  This card has Soft Suede as the base with Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze as accent colours. 

 This the card open.  You can have it open either way, in this one I chose to have the pocket on the left and the top right hand fold open out.

This is the little insert inside where you can write your message or place a gift card.

To make this card I used
Card - Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede
Stamps - Happy Moments, Just Believe
Paper - DSP Elegant Soiree
Tools - Punches - 2 3/4" Scallop Circle, Large Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Oval, Scallop Oval

Hope you like it.


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Note cards

Hi Guys

Alrighty here are the note cards to go inside the box in the previous post.

Whisper White and Pear Pizzaz cs

Whisper White & Night Of Navy cs

Whisper White & Pretty In Pink cs

Whisper White & So Saffron cs

All images and sentiments are stamped in Basic Black using Something To Celebrate, A Slice of Life and Swirls and Curls Verses.

Hope you like them

Box (for 10cm x 10cm cards) and note cards

Hi Stampers

Seeing how I was sooo excited with all my bits and pieces from Chi I set about using some of the sets.  I wanted to prepare a card class for the girls using the Pizza Box with 4 note cards to go inside it.  I have done this as a 3" x 3" box but this one is bigger as it accomodates 10cm x 10cm cards (envelopes are around 10.5cm x 10.5cm).

I decided to keep the cards simple and on a similar theme so they look like a set.  For the box I've used Rose Red cs with Springtime Vintage DSP.  I've then wrapped around some Night of Navy satin ribbon and attached a sentiment and cut out using Decorative Label punch.

The sentiment is from Swirls & Curls Verses, a US set

Here it is open

Cards will follow in the next post.

Hope you like it.

I'm back!

Hey Guys

I'm back!  New York was amazing and I had a wonderful time, I even spotted Sylvester Stallone in a jewellers shop where I mercilessly elbowed my way to the front to get some pics and a little video, I just love him, it made my holiday.  Then Maureen and I went to see the new Robin Williams dark comedy on Broadway and got a picture with him afterwards too.  So thats the reason I'm a bit behind with my blog.

Talking of Stampin Up! I did order some things from a demo called Chi Nguyen in NYC, she was just lovely and the card she brought me was simply stunning - thank you Chi!!!  Think I may have been so excited with my haul I forgot to say it at the time.  Will show you the card soon.

I did a little box today that I'm going to give to the teachers as an end of term gift.  I've put a small L'Occitane soap inside which is perfect to say thanks.

The soap inside

And a fancy side view

To make this box I used

Card - Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Stamps - Happy Moments
Ink - Basic Black
Papers - Playdate DSP
Embellishments - Subtles Brad
Tools - Two Step Bird Punch (for the leaves)

Hope you like it.

Saturday, 11 June 2011


Hi Guys

Todays offering is something I've cased from ChicnScratch who has an amazing catalogue of video tutorials on youtube and is generally well, very inspiring.  Fantastic tip from my best buddy Gill!  So here is my version of Fox & Friends Paperclip Bookmark.  I'm thinking of doing these for my sons classmates at the end of term as they are just soo cute!

Sorry about the poor lighting, it is so dull here today.

To make these Paperclip Bookmarks: (all Stampin Up products unless otherwise stated)
Card - Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White
Ink - As above with the exception of Whisper White
Stamps - Fox & Friends
Embellishments - 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Bashful Blue, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery
Tools - Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Paper clips non SU product.

Hope you like them, definately a great idea for kids and big kids alike!
See you soon

Friday, 10 June 2011

Vintage Vogue

Hey Guys

Cant believe its the end of the week already!  I fly to New York today with my lovely mum in law Maureen and we are going to be there until Tuesday so I am sooo excited.  We are going to look at all the crafty stuff and hopefully not go too mad ;o)  Maureen is a quilter so she is just as bad as I am albeit a different medium.  Will hopefully manage to schedule some posts though so there isn't a huge break in blogging!

This is a Z fold card which I quite like although don't do very often, with Bashful Blue and Vintage Vogue, pretty.  The Rhinestone in the centre of the flower doesn't look very sparkly here but does on the card.

Without the ribbon holding it all together.

And open.

To make this card: (All materials are Stampin Up unless stated otherwise)
Card - Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Bashful Blue
Stamps - Vintage Vogue
Embellishments - Basic Rhinestone, 1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

The paper for the actual card was a textured white card (non SU).

Hope you like it.
See you soon.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Weddingy Things

Hi Guys

I forgot to say yesterday but Yvette one of the ladies who comes to my class has been making some wedding invitations, favours and table settings for a friend.  She showed me them and they were just gorgeous and I'm so annoyed that I didn't take a picture to show you, was very understated and elegant, just lovely.

I've made a card that was inspired by one I saw on SCS but I'm sorry I cant remember whose :(  Its very simple and can double as a Wedding, Engagement or Anniversary card.  As you may have noticed I like cards that are versatile!

And again the close up

To make this card: (all products are Stampin Up unless stated otherwise)
Card - Real Red, Whisper White
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Stamps - Fun and Fast Notes
Embellishments - Basic Rhinestones, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Real Red

Hope you like it.  See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Wednesdays Child - The Owl!

Hi Guys

Sorry I haven't been updating the last couple of days, have had all sorts of computer issues :(  Even now it is taking forever to load each page which is very annoying!  I have however been crafting away, just not able to show you, haha.

This card I did was inspired by one I saw on Julies Japes, a fantastic blog so if you get a chance have a peek!  Its one of those cards that can lend itself to anything, Thinking Of You, Happy Birthday, Get Well etc.  Here you go

This little owl is just soo cute and soo versatile, whenever I do things for children I use googely eyes for him as kids love things that move.

Here is a little close up of the cute little fella.

To make this card: (all Stampin Up products unless otherwise stated)
Card - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede
Ink - Chocolate Chip Marker Pen
Embellishments - Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Bird Punch, Owl Punch

Hope you like it.  Come back tomorrow ;o)

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Father's Day with Sail Away

Hi Guys

This card is a bit of a move from my usual colours but I have got the summer bug and wanted to do something a little bit different.  This card uses the new Sail Away stamp from the Mini Catalogue and at £8.95 is a real bargain.  I've used a masking and brayer technique to get the effect of the sunset.

I've used Pumpkin Pie ribbon to match the colour of the sky.

A little bit closer.

To make this card: (all Stampin Up products unless stated otherwise)
Card - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink - Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps - Sail Away
Embellishments - Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools - Brayer

See you soon

Friday, 3 June 2011

School Club Card Class

Hi Guys

I've offered to do an after school club at my sons school this term and so I have been working on things that I think are okay for little ones.  My son is 5 and the children will be between 4 & 7 years old.  There will be a maximum of 12 in the class but I've got to tell you, as it gets closer I'm feeling a little nervous!

This is what I thought we would do on Monday, little Owl Bookmarks.  They can be for the child or as a Fathers Day pressy.  Here are a couple I've done, my son Conal did the blue one (wanted to make sure it was doable for them ;o))

The pink on has a damaged eye as Conal promptly dropped it, then stood on it!

Thought these large googly eyes would be good for the kids.

Happy Father's Day stamp although I have a few they can choose from (not SU haha)

Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

EXTRA, EXTRA REWARDS 1 June - 31 July!

From 1 June-31 July, Stampin’ Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA £20 to use toward Stampin’ Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling £250 or more in product sales!
This extra benefit is in addition to the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop.

If you don't want to host a workshop at your home you still qualify for the EXTRA benefits, simply place a qualifying order of £250 or more.

Fathers Day with Plane & Simple

Hi Guys

Good Morning and happy Wednesday!  Its half term so I'm afraid have been a little late on my posts :(  Hopefully will be a bit more organised towards the end of the week ;o)

I actually did a youtube video for this card which you can see on the blog side bar but here is the actual card.  Its a very simple one but really quite effective.

This one has a bow tied with the ribbon whereas the one above just has the ribbon wrapped around the card.

A peek inside

To make this card: (all products Stampin Up unless stated otherwise)
Card - Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede
Stamps - Plane & Simple, Something to Celebrate (Level 2 hostess)
Embellishments - Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Top Note Die

Have popped this one in
The Paper Players Challenge #49 - Anything Goes

Hope you like it