Sunday, 22 May 2011

Black & White + Red!

Hope everyone has had a great weekend - but
where did the time go!?!
I spent a very enjoyable evening with 5 neighbours
and friends on Thursday making cards. This is one we
made especially for Linda - she doesn't do lots of colour!
I can't take credit for the idea for this card as I saw
something similar on another SU demos blog - sorry I
can't remember who's but thank you if you recognise it!!!
I've used the Four Frames, Silouhettes Sentiments and
Something to Celebrate stamp sets with Basic Black,
Basic Gray and Real Red ink on Whisper White card.
A piece of the Neutrals DSP paper was punched using
the Scallop Trim Border. Here's the arty farty angle!
That's all for now
Chris xx

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Two for the Price of One!!!

Happy Wednesday!
As I haven't posted for a few days I've
got 2 for you today!!!
The first is an anniversary card using the wonderful
Owl Punch and Early Espresso, Crumble Cake and Very Vanilla
card and DSP papers.

Two arty farty angles today!!

The second is a wedding card for a friend of a friend!

I've used the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder for

Big Shot and Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very

Vanilla is the colour combo.

That's all for now

Chris xx

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Sail Away into the Blue!

I've spent a very enjoyable afternoon playing and being messy!!!
And here is the result!!!

I covered my craft mat in splodges of blue ink - Marina Mist,
Night of Navy, Baja Blue and Bashful Blue - spritzed it with water
and smeared a sheet of Whisper White card all over it!
I then ironed it to dry it and stamped this fabulous boat -
Sail Away - in Night of Navy.

And here are the cards I made!
This method of creating backgrounds is very effective
and works very well with this stamp.

That's all for now

Chris xx

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Big Shot "Thank You" Card

Sorry (again!) for not posting but doing other crafty things!
Had a wonderful day on Saturday learning colouring techniques
using Copic Pens and on Monday with a new group of people
experimenting with different stamping techniques.
So today decided I had better make some little "Thank You"
cards to go with all the orders waiting to go out.
Here is one of them.

I've used Night of Navy and Baja Breeze card with a paper
from Springtime Vintage DSP. I've used the Vintage Wallpaper
Embossing Folder for the background and Flower Daisies#2 Bigz Die
and finished off with a Basic Jewel - Pearl.

Here's the arty farty angle.
That's all for now
Chris xx

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Motorcycle in Red

Here is the fourth card we made on Tuesday.
It's great to see some stamps for mens cards in the
new Mini Catalogue. I've used Basic Black, Real Red and
Whisper White as the colour combo, the Motorcycle stamp
and Tiny Tags and Linen Thread.
The Top Note Bigz Die was a great hit.

I managed to clear the ironing mountain yesterday
so I'm now off to shift some dust!!!
Chris xx

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Strength & Hope

Good Afternoon!
Sorry I didn't post yesterday but it was a very busy
day - card class in Eldwick and SU Training!!!
Here is another of the cards we made yesterday - thank you
ladies for another enjoyable class.
This card is made using Melon Mambo and Regal Rose both ink
and card with the Strength & Hope stamp set (Stampin' Up!
donates £1.00 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for
every set sold). The butterfly is stamped on to White Vellum
Paper and finished off with Basic Jewels - Pearls.

Here is the arty farty angle!

Must go and tackle the mountain of ironing!

Chris xx

Monday, 2 May 2011

For You

Happy May Day!
Here is another of the cards we will be making at
the Edwick Craft Club tomorrow. It features one of my
favourite stamp sets from the Mini Catalogue - Four Frames.
I've teamed this with one of the papers from Springtime
Vintage and Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon - also
from the Mini. I've used Regal Rose, Crumb Cake and
Very Vanilla as the colour combo.

Here is the arty farty angle!

That's all until next time

Chris xx

Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Owl Punch

White Rabbits!!! Happy 1st May!
Sorry I haven't blogged for ages but it was Easter,
we went away and then there was the Decking Party to
arrange for Friday!!! Well, those are my excuses
but I'm back now!!!
I had a wonderful day yesterday crafting and prepping for
a card class on Tuesday with the lovely ladies of Eldwick.
This is one of the cards we will be making - they can't wait
t0 get their hands on the Owl Punch!

Here is the arty farty angle!

There will be more tomorrow

Chris xx

Materials used:-

card - Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Regal Rose

stamps - Something to Celebrate (Hostess Level 2 Mini Catalogue)

inks - Early Espresso

punches - Two Step Owl, Two Step Bird, Scallop Border,

Modern Label XL

papers - Neutrals DSP Stack and Regals DSP Stack

others - Basic Jewels - Rhinestones
and wobbly eyes (not Stampin' Up!)