Friday, 30 July 2010

Another 60th Birthday Card

Hi, just finished another 60th birthday card!
I've teamed Soft Suede with Tempting Turquoise to make this tag card.
The design paper is from the Autumn Meadow pack with Tempting Turquoise
1/4" ribbon positioned over the reverse side of the Soft Suede Polka Dot ribbon.
All flowers are from Greenhouse Garden and the sentiment from
Simply Said stamp sets. I've also used Tiny Tags with the mini punch.
Linen thread, scallop punch and pearls from the Pretties Kit
add the finishing touches.

Here is the inside pocket and tag.

That's all for now.
Have a good weekend

Chris xx

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

60th Birthday Card and Box

I received a surprise phone call from a friend's mum yesterday
asking me to make her a card for her daughter's 60th birthday
(my friend Mags). I was very flattered and then paniced cos now that
means I've to think of 2 designs for Mags' 60th!!!

This is the card I made inspired by a fellow SU Demonstrator
- Kate from Barnsley - thanks Kate.
I've used Lovely Lilac and Almost Amethyst card, one of the design papers
from the Tea Party pack punch with the eyelet border punch
and Elegant Eggplant 1/4" ribbon.
The flower is made from 5 scallop circles edged with Elegant Eggplant ink.
The leaves are from Something Sweet stamp set and I've used
the Tiny Tags stamp set and punch - tied with linen thread.
I've used the 1 3/8" circle and scallop circle punches for the "60".
I made a box to put it in using Lovely Lilac card and the same design paper.
The ribbon is fastened with a clear rhinestone brad.

And here is the card and box.

That's all for now.
Chris xx

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Studio Sketches and Oval All

Hi, sorry I haven't posted for a few days - no excuse!
Yesterday I was playing with Studio Sketches, the Level I Hostess set
from the mini and came up with these 3 cards - one is already
earmarked for a friends birthday later this month.
I've teamed the stamp set with a favourite of mine - Oval All.

The dotty background is achieved using the Sandy Speckles
Stampin' Around wheel.

I've used the following colour combinations:
Ballet Blue and Sage Shadow
Eggplant and Almost Amethyst
Tempting Turquoise and So Saffron

That's all for now
Chris xx

Thursday, 22 July 2010

My First Card Class!!!

Yesterday I held my first card class. Thank you to the 5 lovely ladies
who joined in the fun - Angie, Judi, Julie, Liz and Susan.
We made this box bag and a couple of cards.
The box bag is made using Soft Suede and Tempting Turquoise card,
Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon ( reverse side) and one of the
Autumn Meadow design papers.
The flowers are from the Fresh Cuts stamp set.
The card on the right is a Fresh-Cut Note and both cards are stamped using
the Fresh Cuts stamp set and coorinate with the bag box.

That's all for now.
Chris xx

Sunday, 18 July 2010

A Wonderful Craft Day

On Saturday I fulfilled every crafters dream - a whole 6 hours of crafting!!!
Julie, my Stampin' Up! "mummy" held a Craft Day and I went along
to support her and indulge my crafting addiction.
In the morning we made this lovely desktop card set which consisted of this
card tray ............

......... with cards.
We received a wonderful goodie bag of products to use to make all our projects.
It contained - Sweet Pea Stitched Felts, Filigree Brads, Old Olive Satin Ribbon
and Old Olive and Rose Red Design Papers.
Sheets of card were in Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie
and Whisper White.
Here are all the iems that I made for this first project.

We mainly used the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set.
That's all for now. I'll be back later with the afternoon's project.

Chris xx

Monday, 12 July 2010

Cupcakes, a beer and a wet Monday!

I decided to have a card-making morning as it was wet outside.
The first 2 birthday cards I made were using the Crazy for Cupcakes
stamp set - first time I'd used it!
Both are made using Night of Navy ink and card and Whisper White card.
The papers are from the Hostess Level 1 set of Design Papers.
The cherry is from the On a Pedestal stamp set and coloured in
using Rose Red ink and a blender pen.

The third birthday card is for my nephew.
I've used Soft Suede card, ink and polka dot ribbon
and Whisper White card. The punched tags are stamped with the
Cheers to You set and tiedto the ribbon with linen thread.
The paper is from To the Nines speciality design pack.

That's all for now.
Hope the weather improves!
Chris xx

Friday, 9 July 2010

Training Day Swops

Hello again!!
Here are the lovely swops I received at my taining day on Tuesday.
The first one is from Julie, my up-liner.
She used kraft card stock, A-Z background stamp and the apple from
Tart & Tangy stamp set.
Fab - thank you.
The second one is from Angela.
She's used My Sweet Pea stamp set and design papers from the mini catalogue.
I haven't got these - yet!!
She's teamed this with Temping Turquoise, Old Olive and Rose Red.
Lovely - thank you.

This stylish black and white card uses the Circle Curcus and
A Beautiful Thing stamp sets.
Thanks Anna.

This card uses Simply Said and Garden Whimsey stamp sets
with Pumpkin Pie , Old Olive and Chocolate Chip ink pads.
Thanks Kate for this lovely card.

And finally - something a bit different from Jill.
This folder holds a coordinating post-it pad - I shall be "borrowing" this idea!!
Old Olive card has been teamed with one of the papers from
the Sunny Day pack and finished off with
Just for You from Oval All stamp set.
Here's the opened view.

Well, that's all for now.
Have a good weekend!
Chris xx

Thursday, 8 July 2010

"Just For You" swop

Yesterday I had a fab training day with Julie, my up-liner.
I met four lovely ladies who are also in her team.
One of the many things we did during the day was a card swop.
Here is the tag card I made to swop.
I've used Summer Sun and Old Olive (again!).
The flowers are from the Greenhouse Garden set and I've used the
It's Beautiful Stampin' Around wheel on the tag and the pouch.
Just for You is from the Ovals All set and the tiny hello tag is from
the Tiny Tags set. I've also used the round oval, scalloped oval and
medium jewelry tag punches. It was all finished off with a paper from
the Old Olive set and Old Olive satin ribbon.

I will show you the swops I received from everyone else next time.
Chris xx

Monday, 5 July 2010

All a Flutter!

Happy Monday!!
This is a very quick blog entry as we are off in half an hour to meet my cousin
and her husband for lunch. It is her birthday tomorrow and this is the card
I will be giving her today (to save on postage!!)

I've teamed the Autumn Meadow papers with the 2 butterfly
stamp sets - All a Flutter and Flight of the Butterfly.
That's all for now

Chris xx

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Thinking of You

I've made this card for a friend I've just heard has serious health problems.
What do you say and what do you send them?
We are fortunate that Stampin' Up! has sentiments for all occasions
and "thinking of you" is often all that is needed.

I've teamed the sentiment with the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set
and made this card.
That's all for now

Chris xx

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Fresh Notes Gift Box

I've just made a gift box for a friends birthday using the
Fresh Notes stamp set.
The gift box is to go with one of the cards I made last week.
I've used the Old Olive and Summer Sun colour combination - a touch
of summer to go with Wimbledon and all the fab weather we are having.

That's all for now.
Chris xx