Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Pretty and Bright

Another card using the fabulous Stamp-a-ma-jig. It really does make stamping so much easier and obviously, I have less waste. This card was inspired from a video tutorial over on Kristina Werner's blog - the video is here. A fabulous place to visit and she has some wonderful ideas - just love her MACM vids (Make A Card Monday).
The stamp sets are Simply Said, Seeing Spots and the c/s and inks are Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink Apricot Appeal and whisper white.

Thanks for looking,

Jo :)

Saturday, 22 March 2008

A Posy of Flowers

As it's getting near to my first workshop, well actually my first of three in one week - gulp - I felt the need to make some more cards to display. Pastels are my fav at the mo - I think it's something to do with Easter and Spring. :) This card is so simple and what made it more enjoyable is I've discovered the Stamp-a-ma-jig. A fabulous tool that means your two step stamps will align EVER time! Love it, love it, love it! The stamp set is Simply Sent and I cut out the flowers and 3D them on the card with dimensionals. I made the stems by cutting a length of certainly celery cardstock about 2cm wide and put it through a ribbler (which i purchased from Hobbycraft for £1.99 a few weeks back, bargain!) and then cut the strip into three. I think the rest is self explanitory.

And here's the recipe.....

SU! Cardstock - Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Whisper White

SU! Inks - Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink

SU! Ribbon - Pretty in Pink and Whisper White

Other - SU! Pink Circle Rhinestones, Dimensionals and Papermania Gem Stones

tfl and Happy Easter!

Jo :)

Thursday, 20 March 2008

More of the Choccie Treats

Ok, so here's a few more pics of the scrummy choccie treats I posted yesterday. The tutorial by Vickie Maduzia on SplitCoastStampers is here. I modified mine to be a little bit smaller and the dimensions I used are as follows:- The main cardstock was cut to 8 1/4" x 2 1/4". This was then scored at 2 1/2", 2 7/8", 5 3/8" and 5 3/4". I used various colours of SU! c/s (sorry I didn't make a note at the time) and the same with the SU! ink pads. The corner rounder was used to make the scalloped edges and of course the wonderful scalloped punch and a 1 1/4" circle punch for the window and front decoration. The stamp set was my old faithfull - Seeing Spots. If you make one, please post a comment with a link. I'd love to see! :)

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Choccie Treats

I made 14 of these little cuties last night for the girls at the crop I'm going to tonight. They're so easy and yummy. It was a tutorial over on SplitCoasterStampers.
Got to get myself ready for the crop now but I'll post more details and a link later.

Monday, 17 March 2008

Another one for you Karen

The snail is part of the Unfrogettable stamp set and again I used the masking technique to put the flowers around him. Coloured using brush markers and an aquapainter.
stamps set - Unfrogetable & circle of friendship
c/s - apricot appeal, certainly celery & real red
pp's - cutie pie
ribbon- certainly celery
punches - scalloped, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4"
other - brads
This card is very similar to the one in my previous post. I really like the design and it looks very elegant - well I think so anyway.
stamps - Oh So Lovely (hostess), Carte Postale
c/s - mellow moss, creamy caramel & bashful blue
ribbon - certainly celery
pp's - Le Jardin
tfl :)

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Frog Mad!

I've gone a bit mad on these frogs recently. I've made this for my son to give to his Nanna for her Birthday tomorrow.
Jo :)

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Real Red

I would probably say that Real Red is my favourite colour in the Stampin'Up! range, followed very closely by Certainly Celery. Mind you all the colours are just fabulously co-ordinated - it can be difficult to choose sometimes. This card is, obviously, real red and certainly celery, with close to cocoa and the stamps are using the Oh! So Lovely Hostess set. I also stamped the red background c/s with one from the Carte Postale set. The petals in the poppy were painted using an aquapainter and real red ink. The sentiment is a MM rub-on.

If you would like to get the Oh! so lovely stamp set for free then why not have a party. With a party total of £150 (not including p&p) you CAN have these and more for absolutely nothing, just for getting a few friends together for a fun evening of fun and creativity. You supply the tea and biscuits though - he he! If you'd like to know more then please email me at

Ta for looking! Jo :) p.s. I still haven't done the scrapbook page but it will be done soon - promise! :)

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Hoppy Birthday!

Anita had her card today, although it's not her birthday till Monday, but I can post it here now. I so, so love this set - very whimsical and cutsie. I even mad a postage stamp from the little crown to go on the envelope, and stamped the snail in the corner but I forgot to take a pic! Check out that patterend paper again from the Cutie Pie range, another firm fav of mine. Anyway, Hoppy Birthday for Monday Anita! x

Friday, 7 March 2008

Those Little Frogs

It's been awhile hasn't it. I've been very busy lately with other stuff but I did get chance to have a little play last night. In my delivery last week I bought some of the SU! Cutie Pie patterened papers and as I love pp so much I had to use them on a card along with the Unfrogettable Stamp Set.

Isn't it cute? I used the masking technique to sit him on the toadstool and to put the flower behind him. I then coloured him using coloured marker pens and a waterbrush. I'm still practising but the effect is wonderful. If you want a brilliant tutorial on how to use brush markers, check out Monica's blog here and also be amazed at her beautiful, beautiful cards!

I made two cards last night but I can't share the other just yet as it's for Anita's birthday on Monday. I'll post it when she's had it.

Have a great weekend and watch out for that scrapbook page coming soon!

Jo :)