Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sweet Birthday Mail

I love happy mail any time of the year but it's
extra special on your birthday.
I have had a fantastic week of celebrations
and feel very loved. 

Below is a gorgeous package that Nerida sent me.
The card is amazing as is the tag.
The packaging for the hand sewn pouch is very creative.
I love all the detail and the trinkets.

Denise sent me this card.
Loving all the textures and colour.

This card is not handmade but it is so beautiful
and will give me so much inspiration.
My MIL gave it to me, she knows me so well.

My sweet husband made this card for me.
My addiction of vintage music paper
has rubbed off onto him.

A few pics of how I spent part of my week.
Not hot air ballooning, maybe for the next significant birthday.
But loving the view.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cards To Share

Here are a few cards to share with you
that I have made recently.
All products are Stampin up.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Friday Mashup No.97

Get out those Markers!

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project "using your Markers (thumping,Color Spritzing,Coloring etc.)".
  2. Or Make a project with "Texture".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with "Texture using your Markers".

I loved this challenge. I went with number 3 and used texture with my markers.
I used my markers to colour the stamp from Stampin Up's Postage Due stamp set.
I then used Stampin Up's Square Lattice Folder to add texture to the image.
I also used my Chocolate Chip marker and Stampin Up's Colour Spritzer Tool
to add some colour spritzing to the Crumb Cake card piece.
I distressed the edge around the main image with the new
 Stampin Up Distress Tool to add extra texture.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Love Day

I found this cool tutorial here,
and once I made one card I had to make a few more.
I love the dimension and the amount of room to decorate.
These cards look really good to display.
I can't wait to try this design using other framelits.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Friday Mashup No 96

What time is it?
So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
1. Make a project with a "Time Theme".
2. Or Make a project using the "Color Black".
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with a " Time theme using the color Black".

Black is not a colour I would normally use on a card.
I have made cards before with black and they do turn out striking.
For the challenge I have used Crumb Cake for my card and then
added layers. I tried to make this card masculine for my
husband for Valentine's Day. I think with the linen thread,
pocket watch and the touch of black you could give this
card to a male. All products Stampin Up.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Friend

I love to make things for people that I know will
for one keep them and two appreciate the effort
that goes into handmade items.
So when I am making something for someone like this
I love to go all out. My friend Nerida and
 fellow Stampin Up demonstrator recently
celebrated her birthday and I posted off a small
gift to her. I made a card with my favourite Stampin Up
products and I sewed a coffee cosy using Stampin Up
Comfort Cafe fabric. I also made a tag to attach to the gift.
It was well received and the coffee cosy has already been
put to good use and fits her cup perfectly.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

February Stampin Up Launch

I held my Stampin Up launch this week and showcased
products from the Stampin Up Sale A Bration catalogue
and the Seasonal Catalogue.
I decorated some gift bags and included a sample bag of
products so my friends could go home and make
more cards or projects with the samples.
We also made the two cards and gift box below.
It was great working with the new products
and so easy as everything coordinates beautifully.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Mashup Glamette

How very excited was I this morning when I went
over to
and saw that my card was chosen out of all
the amazing cards for last weeks challenge.
I have copied and pasted the entry below
and the lovely words from Holly.

The paper piercing caught my eye right away and I love the embossing,
 it showcases the colors wonderfully!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Stampin Up Soda Pop Tops

I have been busy creating a few samples for my
Stampin Up new seasonal catalogue launch.
I have had  a lot of fun creating with the new
Soda Pop Tops. I have two cards to share with you.
For both cards I have placed the tops into my big-shot
and flattened them out. Makes it easier if you are
posting the card and looks really cool.
I also used the Natural Trim Ribbon on the second card.
I can see myself using this ribbon a lot, the texture
is fantastic and is great for vintage cards.
I also love the Stampin Distress Tool. I have used
it to distress around the circle, so fast.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A French Touch

I have a "significant" birthday coming up, 
well that's what I am being told.
I really don't want to think about it.
I still think of myself as younger but then this morning
I had a revelation. I was up at 6am, dropped my son
off to senior school and I was washing blinds and windows
when I thought how much I enjoyed clean windows.
So yes I am ageing, I am like my mother, I do enjoy
to sit and have a coffee and read the paper, like my father.
I do like to have my cleaning done early.
All of these things are not bad, not bad at all, just a new
stage in life that creeps up on you when you are not looking.  
Maybe too when you look at it, I am grown up, never thought
that would happen. One thing though I am still looking forward
to is the cake. And then there is that saying "you are only as
old as you think". So not all so bad.
Anyway here are some timber Paris words I have decorated
for the French Country Market I am attending in March.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Friday Mashup Challenge No 95

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project with the colors "Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive".
  2. Or Make a project "Creating your own Sentiment (No Stamps, Stickers, Chipboard etc.).
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project "With your own Sentiment using the Colors above"

This weeks challenge I have chosen to Mash it Up.
These 3 colours are pretty cool mixed together. They have
a fresh feel to them. All products are Stampin Up.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy 90th Birthday Card

I was commissioned to make a 90th Birthday card.
I have added a few layers, embossing and a little bling.
All supplies are Stampin Up.