Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Just Believe too

As promised here is the second card and gift tag we made in class last week.
We made an easel card this time using Daffodil delight and Concorde crush.

The background was printed using the large Stampin' Around wheel- 'so swirly'. This has to be one of my favourite wheels as it is so versatile. It works for Christmas and general card themes.

We had lots of layers using textured card on this one and the ladies set to with the scalloped border punch. The flower image was basically stamped and then 3 flowers in Concord crush were punched using the Boho blossoms punch. Rhinestones add a bit of sparkle.

For the greeting part of the card we scalloped some more textured Daffodil card and added a Concorde Crush border which we embossed using the Big shot and the square latticed embossing folder.

Next we stamped a frame from the four frames stamp set and punched it out with the decorative frame punch. A border was added in daffodil by cutting around the image with scissors. Finally we stamped a greeting from the set but omitted the 'just' part.

The gift tag was very basic. Just stamp the large flower stamp from the set onto whisper white and add the 'just for you' sentiment again. The corners were rounded using the corner punch. The tag shape was again cut using one of my own dies with an embossed dotty border round the edge. Add a bit of ribbon to finish.

Well that just about wraps up it up.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you like them.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Just Believe in this lovely weather

We have been out and about enjoying the sunshine, which is a great start to to the school summer holidays.

I have some summery cards to show you over the next couple of days which we made at my class last week.
I chose to use the Stampin' Up! 'just believe' stamp set for two cards with matching gift tags. I thought it would be good to show what a difference colour can make by using two different colourways.

For todays card i chose Tempting turquoise, Certainly celery and Whisper white.

The large stamp was inked up with certainly celery ink and the the flowerheads were wiped with a tissue. The tempting turquoise marker was used to fill in the flower heads and then stamped.

The background layer was embossed using the vintage wallpaper textured embossing folder.
The organza turquoise ribbon was from my own ribbon stash and it matched perfectly. Some basic pearls finished off the card.

The gift tag was cut from one of my collection of dies which has an embossed dotty line around the edge which i think gives a lovely effect.
Right, i'm off to enjoy some more sun with my children in the garden. Thanks for looking and i hope you are getting the chance to get out too!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Owl birthday card

After saying i was going to have a rest from my owl marathon of swaps last week, i just couldn't resist using it again.

It is my granddaughters 1st birthday today so i made her a pink owl easel card.
The owl is made up using regal rose, pretty in pink and pink pirouette cardstock.
The branch is punched using the 2-step bird punch and certainly celery card.
I used the Stampin' Up! perfect polka dots embossing folder and my die cutting machine for the background.

The message was stamped using the 'so happy for you'  SAB stamp set and four frames stamp, again in pretty in pink ink.

Hopefully she will like it!

I need to remember to take plenty of photo's of her so that i can do a scrapbook page too.

Thanks for looking
Take care.xx

Sunday, 10 July 2011

I think 'owl' have a little rest now!

   I have been quite busy making swaps this week for our quaterly Stampin' Up! training day run by the lovely Monica and Bekka in Peterborough.
 They are a wonderful mix of  training, making cards and projects and socialising with friendly Stampin' Up! demo's from around the country. Lots of fun and laughter- a perfect day!

    This was my craft desk with all the cards completed. Phew!

These little owls were fun to make using the owl punch but it was a bit of a marathon!
I started of making little Christmassy owls sat on branches. Christmas i hear you cry, in July!
Yes! us crafters have to start early on the Christmas cards in order to get them all done on time.
I do have to admit to struggling with the idea whilst the sun is shining but the long evenings of light we have now have certainly helped me get this job done.
 Hmmm. Unfortunately i cannot get my photo to rotate in blogger so apolgies for this.

Anyway, after a while my little owls became 'tipsy' owls ( it was a merry Christmas card after all!)
Ooops! sorry its still  not working!
The colours are Real red and Bashful blue in the background.  The Sparkling wheel was inked up with craft white ink for the snowflakes. The owl was made up from Choc chip, real red, bashful blue and whisper white cardstock. The branches were made using garden green card and the bird punch.
    The sentiment is from the Contempo Christmas stamp set. Inked in Real red i stamped it onto the lots of tags label die No 1. Then i matted it onto a crumb cake decorative label punched shape which was then embossed using the square lattice folder and Big Shot.

Anyway, i loved making them and the owl punch is one i will definitely be returning to.

Thankyou for looking and i hope you all have a good week ahead.
Now i am going to browse through all the lovely swaps i recieved.