Thursday, 30 April 2015

Kinda Eclectic Flip Desk Calendar Stamp Class

More inspiration for the Ikea Photo Frames....
This is a Flip Desk Calendar that I made before Christmas.  
I used the Kinda Eclectic and Project Life Day to Day stamp sets.
  You can purchase them here if you want to.
I used the 2014/2016 in colours for the colour combination.
I got the little calendars from the range and the market gallery.

You just need to turn over the pages to reveal each new month,
The front is embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder.
If you want to make your own, the instructions are on the right hand side ready for you.
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Card Chest Stamp Class.....

A while ago when we had Mocha Morning Papers in our Main Catalogue, I made this Card Chest.  I've had a few emails asking for the instructions.  They are on the right hand side.  They are a fair way down, so I have moved it to the top for you to find. 
These are the cards that I made to go inside.
I have made quite a few of these Card Chests with different papers or I've embossed the cardstock layers for a different look.  I've put a few of them in this post.
This one is in calypso coral embossed with the lace embossing folder.  The gold soiree papers are on the retired list.

It has a magnetic closure, and with all the extra layers the chest are so strong and sturdy.

These are the simple cards to go inside.

Its a gorgeous embossing folder, both on the embossed or debossed side.

I used the gold taffeta ribbon on this one.

For the instructions please see the left hand side as they are in the mocha morning papers but the same layout for your choice of papers or cardstock layers.

Another one using the Mosaic Madness embossing folder and papers, on the retired list.

The large cards and envelopes fit in the back and the 3" x 3" cards fit in the front.

Hope this helps ladies.
Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Stampin' UP! Spring Extravaganza 2015

Trying to catch up with all the crafting photo's!
I had my Spring Extravaganza's before Easter, these were the three projects the ladies got to make.
The stamp sets are all available in the Spring Catalogue which is still available until 2nd June.
This project of gift cards used the Petal Potpourri stamp set and the matching Flower Medallion Punch. The basket is the Berry Basket Bigz die.

A Tri Fold gift card decorated with the popped up flowers.

Another project used the Celebrate Today and Balloon Framelits.
Its a large 6" x 6" card with a popped up surprise centre.  The box is made with the Mini Gift Bag Framelit set.

This is the inside of the fancy fold card.

The last project was a working Clock and two matching cards all using the Crazy for You and Something Lacy stamp sets.

This is the Clock, very pretty.

I used the Butterfly Framelits to decorate the gift bags.
The table centres are the flower kits, I split the kit up to decorate a couple of tables. 
The petite purse die was the table gift with choccies inside.

My Card display was full of ideas, I hadn't realised that I had made so many since Christmas!

Some male cards.

and there's more!

The next Extravaganza will be in October.  I can't believe I have been running these for 5 years now.
If you would like to come along, check out the information on the left hand side of my blog with all the updated information.
Its Christmas next time!

If you would like the instructions for the three Extravaganza projects they are on the right.
Thanks for looking,

Friday, 24 April 2015

Bloom with Hope.....

Morning All,
Hasn't it been gorgeous weather lately?  The Blossom is out fully on my espalier apple tree in our garden and the bees have been hard at work dodging the spider that lives in our garage wall!  My hubbie helped me save a bee the other day that got stuck in the spider web, so I think its time for the spider to move home!
We're saying Good Bye to the Hostess Sets in the Main Stampin' UP! Catalogue, this one is called Bloom with Hope.
I used a bright colour combination of Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Coastal Cobana and Whisper white. 

The Apothery Accents framelits were used, I totally missed these on the retired list and was sad to see them go.  The sentiment is from work of art stamp set.
Poor Sid!  My eldest of 20yrs stepped on his front paw on Wednesday night and he was having trouble walking yesterday.  So a trip to the vets was needed.  He was so cute, licking the vets hand as she pulled on his paws and shoulders to make sure nothing was broken.  Nothing was broken and the little monkey chased after a cat on the way home, after a bill of £65!  Not too much wrong I think.....

A matching gift set of a covered bag and the moonlight paper stack.

Some more samples using the Bloom with Hope hostess set, which is available for FREE on orders over £150. 

And the inside.

There's lovely sentiments in the set as well.

Don't forget the in colour ribbon is going this year.

Thanks for looking,
I would love to hear if you liked these cards.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Moon Lake Stamp Class

Morning All,
This is a gorgeous stamp set called Moon Lake which is available in the Spring Catalogue.
For my colour combination, I used Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist.
Lots of items on these cards are retiring which is always sad but Hey! it makes room for lots of more new goodies....

I used the chalk lines stamp set for the wavy section on the inside of the card.

Also down the sides on the base card for this one.  The geese were masked with a post note, always stamp the image in the front first. 

The woodgrain stamp set was used here for the picture frame.

Loved the spiral punch great for male cards.

Another slightly different version here.

Hope you have enjoyed looking at these cards, I would love to hear your comments.
Thanks for looking,