Saturday, 15 August 2009

A busy week of craft!

A midweek challenge from Stamp With Us was to make a card using the cardstock Brocade Blue, So Saffron, Regal Rose and Elegant Eggplant. Here is my attempt. The stamps are from the sweet Forest Friends set.

This little suitcase was made using one of the Simply Scrappin' SU kits. My measurements for the lid were a bit dodgy so it is far from perfect but I thought I would blog it anyway but don't be looking too closely. I am going to have another go at making one. Meantime my darling son is taking this one to keep his "stuff" in!

This birdhouse was another of the Stamp With Us projects, from Monica this time. Really enjoyed making this but haven't had time to make the notelets to go inside yet. Too many other things on my to do list.All products are Stampin' Up! apart from the sentiment which is HOTP. Off to catch up with the other projects now.
Thanks for looking

Monday, 10 August 2009

A Feast of Chocolate

This is the latest online project from Stamp With Us and was designed by Zoe. The cardstock used is Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.The papers are Close to Cocoa designer series. I have used image stamps from the Organic Grace and Simply Said sets and the sentiments are from Oval All and Best Yet sets. I have also used the Scalloped Oval punch and the pearl embellishments are from the Pretties kit.All products are Stampin'Up! and can be ordered through me.The chocolate "cup" cake was also part of the challenge and was delicious.
Thanks for looking, hope you are liking these projects as much as I am enjoying making them.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Mini-book project

This is the most recent project from the online classes from Stamp With Us and is from Natalie. You can make one of these from half of the contents from a Simply Scrappin' kit, available from Stampin'Up! The kit I have used is one from the US, called Summer Days. I plan to put some of my holiday snaps from this year into it. All embellishments are from the kit and the ribbon is SU white grosgrain.The way the photos have uploaded you are seeing the back page frist and the front page at the bottom :0)
I will definitely be making more of these.
Thanks for looking

Monday, 3 August 2009

Some Stampin' Up! time

I am doing some online classes just now and here are the projects we have done so far. I still have to perfect them so excuse any little imperfections! The shoe and handbag are made using Only Orange cardstock. The paper is from the Rainbow Sherbert series and the ribbon is Tempting Turquoise.The brads are silver from stash and SU green Galore. The gorgeous flower is made with Pink Passion and Yoyo Yellow cardstock and the Scalloped Circle punch. The idea is to put some goodies inside the shoe- perfect as a party favour!
The second project was a technique called "faux frosting". If you look closely you may see the textured frosting on the cupcake. The cupcake stamp is from the Crazy for Cupcakes set. I had no re-inkers available so will be trying this technique again when I order some. I have glittered the frosting instead but I'm not sure it shows up in the piccie. The paper on the card is from the Tea Party series and the cardstock is Pretty In Pink and Almost Amethyst.The sentiment is from the Circle of friendship set. If you would like to order any Su products then please e-mail me.
Thanks to Monica Gale of Stamp With Us for the instructions/inspiration. Her finished samples were fabulous.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Daisy May and Sunday Stamper challenges

Sunday Stampers theme this week was Imagine. I imagine that there are lots of fairies at the bottom of the garden(wish they could do the weeding for me), so decided to use the free stamps with this months Papercraft Inspirations for my project. The images were stamped on mountboard and watercoloured with my Derwent Inktense pencils. Then I washed the entire piece with pale green and inked the edges with a mix of chalk ink and gold Krylon pen.I used some lovely beaded trim which my friend Hels sent me and punched a couple of holes at the top with my Cropadile to thread some ribbon through for hanging. Stickles added some sparkle for the wings. Very basic, you should check out the hanging pieces Hels made for this challenge, they are amazing. You'll find the link to her blog on my side bar.

The Daisy May challenge this week is "friendship". I thought this Daisy May image was perfect. It was coloured with Promarkers and matted on some Bazzill. The paper is from Basic Grey Bittersweet collection and the raffia ribbon was from Bunny Zoe Crafts, I love it.I also used a charm on my card for the first time. I must get proper tools for opening and closing the jump rings, teeth are not so good!