Friday, 16 July 2010

Chocolate Box

Yesterday I did a class for 8 ladies to make this large gift box. I've made another before in this post here but as some of them had seen it I thought I'd go for a different colour combo. I chose Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. Do you know it hasn't actually got any chocs in - how terrible is that?!?! The luxury flannel is a really deep chocolate colour though and if I give it as a pressie, I will put some posh chocs in. I'm still making these gorgeous carnations which are so easy to do and look amazing when done. Now this box is a big'n' at 7" x 4.5" x 4.5" so if you'd like to have a go at making it I'll be putting the instructions on my sidebar for you to purchase next week. They'll be in inches only this time. Or if you're local, why not come to a class? My classes will be starting from home in August so check back again soon on my Events page which is under the header at the top of my blog or email me at I've lots planned for the up and coming months, I only wish there was another day in the week! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Quick Frame Tutorial

Ok, so when I said quick, I did mean quick and if you haven't seen this done before it really is a neat trick - not my idea I have to add. I saw it on my blog travels a long time ago - sorry I can't give credit to whoever it was I would never find it now. Right then, so all you will need is the Oval Scallop Punch and a pair of scissors. Punch your scallop oval.... ..... and cut your oval from scallop to scallop on each side as shown below....
... I've cut mine with a slight curve in the middle but it's up to you how you want to do it - both ways looks good.
And that's it done! But you know what's also good? The Word Window Punch fits inside the scallop oval frame. Voila!!

So simple, pretty and another way of using your scallop oval punch.

Hope you find it useful and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Quick frame tutorial coming

I've had a few emails about how to do the frame on the card that was shown in the previous post here. Tomorrow I'll show a quick tutorial on how it's done.

Framed with Love

I really hope 'Framed with Love' from the current Mini Catalogue makes it into the new catalogue come October. It's great for scrapbooking as you've probably noticed from me recent splurge, but also a good one for cards. This card was one I made for a wonderful customer of mine using Kraft, Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo.

Again I'm apologising for the lack of posts but I really have been a busy bee, all in the name of Stampin' Up! with workshops and classes so although I've not much to show you, I hope to get back to creating over the next few days.

I'll leave you with a funny self portrait of my little lad Jake who turns 6 next week. Complete with Tomato Ketchup slathered round his mouth. I didn't know he'd taken this picture until I downloaded the photo's - cheeky monkey!

See ya soon!

Saturday, 3 July 2010

How cute is Fox & Friends?

I've had Fox & Friends for about a month now but haven't actually inked it up as yet. It was Ali, one of my downline, that teased me with her fantastic creations that made me buy (as you do) but I can't say I've had the opportunity to use it. Anyway, this week the daughter of one of my customers had a baby so it was the perfect set to ink up and create with, and it really is a cute set.
They knew they were having a boy so I've bought a few small pressies for them and as we crafters do I wanted to co-ordinate some packaging to go with the card I made. The card was 'cased' from this one here I saw on Splitcoast stampers. The bag was covered in Bashful Blue cardstock (back and front) and wheeled with the 'Spot on Wheel' using Bashful Blue ink cartridge. To get the two colours on the image I inked the whole stamp in Bashful Blue, carefully wiped off the ink from the head and feet with a baby wipe then used my Certainly Celery marker pen to colour the uninked areas. Worked a treat! The 'New Baby' sentiment comes from the 'Basic Phrases' stamp set - another invaluable set.

Congratulations Kyla and Ross on the birth of baby Zachary and also to the very proud Grandparents, Linda and Ish!

Can't wait to see your little bundle of joy.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

Cupcakes are still very much in fashion at the mo, I even made some myself last week - shock horror! I don't really do cooking/baking but I got this urge that I wanted to make some and that's exactly what I did. Not that I can show you them as they were all eaten at the Craft Day on Saturday. It's been a week of birthday's this week and sticking with the cupcake theme I've made a few to send. This is one of them using 'Big Bold Birthday'. It's a set that will go on forever being so versatile for both girly cards and boys depending on your colour combo. The colours used on this are Kraft (soon to be known as Crumb Cake), Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive. I love Polka Dots too so I've stamped the 'Dot, Dot, Dot' stamp onto the Kraft and also heat embossed with White EP onto the cupcake top. All this talk of cupcakes, think I'll go and make some See you real soon when I'll show you some more cards (at long last I hear you all