Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Reason to Smile Birthday Card

This card is made using the limited edition Reason to Smile set.  The card was made using Daffodil Delight and Black ink with the squares stamped out and then mounted on black cards to k.

The sentiment is from the retired Sincere Salutations set.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Butterfly Happy Birthday Card

This card was made from the usual Stampin Up products.  The butterflies were stamped on Whisper White card stock with Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple ink.  Then on a separate piece of card stamped again and punched out with the matching butterfly punches.

The sentiment is from the Memorable Moments set and was stamped onto card again and punched out with the Label punch.  A second piece of card stock in Midnight Muse was then punched out and cut in half.  Each half was then stuck at each end of the label to give the shadow effect.

This sentiment was then layered up onto a piece of Raspberry Ripple ribbon.

The whole thing was then layered onto a piece of Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse to give it the final lift.

Love this simple but elegant design.  Must make it in the ice creamy In Colors that we currently have.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Pansy Flower Happy 40th Birthday

Today's card I made for a friends big birthday earlier this year.

The colour combo is Crumb Cake and Night of Navy, two of my favourites.

I used a combination of the various pansies in the Pansy flower set and the fern from a different set - sorry I can't remember which set this is from.

The words are from the Curly Cute set with the 40th from the Memorable Moments set layered up on a flag style banner.

Really love the simple but effective layout used here.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Pansy Punch Flower Congratulations Card

This card was so simple to make but I really enjoyed making it and more importantly giving it away!

The base card is Pretty in Pink and Raspberry Ripple accent.  The flowers were stamped and some were fussy cut and raised on 3d foam.  I then pulled some of the colour out with a blender pen and dotted some Pearl Makers to make stamens.

The corners were tied with some beautiful Raspberry Ripple ribbon.

The sentiment is one of the retired but most used by me set, called Curly Cute.

It is hard to appreciate it but this card is actually an 8x8 inch card, so pretty big.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Happy Congratulations Thank You Card

This is one of a batch of thank you cards I made for my niece to give to people after her recent 21st birthday.

The card was a very simple one layer card stamped with the lanterns from the Happy Congratulations card.  The middles are stamped separately with Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.

I really like this stamp set as it is a bit different.

Monday, 17 February 2014

From This Day Forward Wedding Card

Today's card was made for a friends wedding this weekend.

I took the attached idea and went my own way with it.......

The stamp and sentiment are from the From This Day Forward stamp set and stamped in Night of Navy.  The little bits are then coloured in with Daffodil Delight yellow marker.  I then used some paper from the Poetry Prints stack and a couple of pearls at the top.

I have to admit I used a very similar style for my parents Sapphire wedding anniversary recently.  Very simple and easy yet classy design.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Thanks so Much Sunset Card

This card was made at a recent card class I went to run by Jo French see her blog here.  She demoed how to do the sunset and hills technique using sponges to bring the colours in.  I think from memory I used Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delighy and Early Espresso Stampin Up Inkpads.

The hills were done by tearing some paper and using this as a template, moved around to make the hills different.

The tree stamp is one that I have had for years and is not branded but you can get a very similar one from Stampin Up in the Lovely as a Tree set.

The Thanks so Much sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Love - Thank You Card

I made this little card using he Whole Lot of Love stamp set.  I stamped the bird without the heart in its mouth, in Island Indigo.  The words were from the Happy watercolour stamp set from the Spring Catalogue, stamped in Tangerine Tango.

The card was layered up on Tangerine Tango card stock, punched at the bottom with the scallop ribbon punch.  This was then all layered up onto Island Indigo patterned card stock from the Christmas catalogue and then onto plain Island Indigo card stock.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Simply Stars Thank You Card

This card was made using the Simply Stars set on a white card blank.  I stamped using Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana and Pistachio Pudding.

I made this card as a one layer card which are fab for posting......what more can I say.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Hunkydory Wedding Cards

Here are a selection of lovely wedding cards made using three Hunkydory sheets from their Milestones collection.  The set comes with an A4 sheet of toppers and two A4 background sheets, one decorative and one foiled.  From these sheets I made these four cards, plus another one not included in the photos.

I really love the simplicity of these kits, they enable me to make a batch of cards even if I have no inspiration to do my stamping cards.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Hunkydory Congratulations and Men's Birthday Card

Today's cards are a bit different.... As much as I love Stampin Up and other stamps I occasionally fancy a more simple approach to card making and this generally involves Hunkydory.

These cards are made from the Milestones Hunkydory Set which included three A4 sheets, one with the toppers, one a decorated backing card and the third being a decorated backing card with foiling.  From these three sheets I made these two cards, plus have enough bits left to do another two cards, what a bargain.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Aviary Birthday and Thank You Cards

Here are a couple of photos from the lovely Aviary set, sorry another retired set.

The cards are a selection of birthday and thank you cards using crumb cake, chocolate chip, cherry cobbler and pacific point.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

You are Loved, Engagement Card - Stampin Up

I have at last managed to work out how to put my photos on with my IPad so will endeavour to keep blogging from now on.

My niece rang at the weekend to tell me that she had just got engaged so, a card just had to be made!  She loves pink but I didn't want to make anything too pink so kraft card was needed, or as Stampin Up like to call it, Crumb Cake.

The stamp set is called You are Loved, which is now a retired set but makes beautiful Valentines, wedding, engagement cards.

I stamped the heart using Versamark and then heat embossed with opaque white Wow Powder onto Crumb Cake card stock.  I then layered this onto Blushing Bride pink card stock.  The next layer was the same Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride layers one stamped using the Congratulations words from another retired set called Congratulations and the other stamp set called Love and Laughter used the words Congratulations on your engagement.

The Love and Laughter set is still available and is £16.95 in the clear set.

Please keep looking at my page as I will now start to update regularly.