Sunday, 27 November 2011

Simple Christmas cards

With Christmas coming upon us rather fast now, i decided to make some quick and easy cards using basic stamping and punching. I haven't used any fancy embellishments, that way the costs are kept to a minimum, especially if you are making quite a few.

I have used one of the images from the new 'Easy Events' stamp set.
The first card was stamped and coloured with my Stampin' Markers and mounted onto die cut circles.
The colours are Old Olive and Real Red.
The white card base was embossed using the perfect polka dots embossing folder. Then i used the new Lace Ribbon Border to punch out a strip for the centre of the card and placed old olive circles at the back for some contrast.

The next card is also made using the same colourway. Again i have embossed the background card as before.

The stamped image was mounted onto die cut squares and a little dazzling diamonds glitter adds some sparkle.
I have used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch this time to give a ribbon effect and placed some Real Red card behind it. I cut a single small flower shape from the Lace Ribbon Border used on the previous card and placed a circle of Real Red behind. A basic rhinestone was placed in the centre.

I don't do mass production very well, generally i like to make many different designs for my Christmas cards, but these were so quick and easy i will be making some more.

Thanks for visiting.xx

Monday, 14 November 2011

Crazy for Cupcakes

Good Morning.
I decided to take a little break from my Christmas crafting to do a simple birthday card using a set i haven't used for a while.
The set is called 'Crazy for Cupcakes' and has two cupcake images, a balloon image and two sentiments.
Here is the card

The main colour is 'Calypso Coral', one of the lovely new in-color's. I have done a series of layers and embossed the middle one using the perfect polka dots embossing folder.

I enjoyed colouring in the image using my Stampin' Up marker pens in Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Bashful Blue. I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the cakes to add a little sparkle.

The sentiment was stamped in black, punched out using my oval punch and placed on a Calypso Coral scalloped oval piece of card.

It was nice to have a little break from the Christmas, but i must get cracking on with more festive cards now which i will be back with next time.
Take care

Saturday, 5 November 2011

New Stampin' Up promotion

Stampin' Up! have a new promotion.
Book a home workshop with me between now and 15th December. If your workshop comes to £300 or more then you will receive, absolutely free, the Paisley Petals stamp set and the co-ordinating Designer Series Paper (worth £33.90). This is on top of the existing hostess benefits. So for a £300 workshop you will receive £50 hostess pounds to spend in the catalogue, 1 item at 50% off and the Paisley Petals stamp set and DSP. An absolutely brilliant deal don't you think? Contact me to book your workshop!