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creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference!

Friday, 29 March 2013

Carrying on the Easter theme I have coloured with markers the Everybunny stamp set and then stamped them onto some foam core that I had brayered with pink, green and blue.
The foam core was then sandwiched and using an ovals die, cut out with the Big Shott. You have to use an ovals die as the framelits just do not cut deep enough.

I added some punched butterflies  and voila! An Easter tree!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Welcome to another Easter themed page. The original of this basket can be found at  Brenda has some fabulous designs its worth visiting her blog to check them out.

I have used the Square Lattice embossing folder and Beautiful Wings Embosslits. Colours are So Saffron, Gumball Green and Pretty in Pink.
 and Everybunny, with various flowers and butterflies.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Some Easter boxes for you.
These have been made using the Fancy Favour Bigz XL die.

They are filled with  little chocolate Easter eggs and I shall be giving them to my girls tomorrow to give to their friends. I have used 'Everybunny' and the middle box is Natural Composition Speciality DSP that has been coloured in. As it has an embossed glossy raised pattern to it, it takes well to a little bit of colouring. The label has the leaves from My Friend stamped on it, only because I had been using it for something else and it was still lying around.

Sometimes that is what happens. you use what comes closest to hand when you are stamping. You don't always have to go looking for something when a previous project suggests an answer!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

If you send Easter cards then you had better get them done and get them in the post!

Here are a couple of simple cards for you. They use the flower in Love and Sympathy and the sentiment is from Delightful Dozen stamp set. Such a useful set to have on hand.

I made a rectangle mask out of copier paper and brayered it in Certainly Celery.
Then inked up my flower in Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit and Elegant Eggplant respectively. The sentiment is Gumball Green.
The flower was stamped three times with the help of the stamp positioner. I think they are both sweet and cheery and done in no time at all.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Not long to go before Easter is upon us and the next lot of school holidays.
I always send an Easter card to my mother-in-law and mother in Australia.  This year I thought I would make some using the Crosses of Hope stamp set.

I have used Wisteria Wonder which is a lovely light shade of purple.  The surround is Flowering Flourishes in Certainly Celery.

The above card uses Summer Silhouettes, the colours are Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron and Certainly Celery with added pearls on the cross.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Blowing in the wind

In the Spring/Summer catalogue there is a lovely little Sizzlits die called Pinwheel., It makes the most divine little pinwheels to place on your cards. All the hard work is done for you. Holes are in postion and all you have to do is fold the corners into the middle and secure with a brad.
This card was designed by the Stampin Up! team.
It uses Calyso Coral as the base and the Tea for Two DSP. For the square in the middle I made a mask by cutting out a square of copier paper and stamping in Summer Starfruit the oval design from Oh Hello stamp set. The little Thank You from the Pretty Petites set and punch, available from Sale-a-Bration, less than a week to get your hands on one of these sets!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Can you believe there's only one more week left of Sale-a-Bration? That's right, it ends next Friday 22nd March. The year is just flying by!
Just make sure you don't miss out on your FREE products! Still time to have a few friends around, make some cards or Easter treats.

If you are thinking of joining Stampin Up! don't delay as this is the best time to join.
I am part of the Stampin Stars team, who are a brilliant and fun group of like minded stampers.

A homage to Spring, which officially begins next Thursday...
I have used Calyso Coral, Tangerine Tango and Summer Starfruit in this card, 'Bloomin Marvelous' which I will miss as it is a Sale-a-Bration set and a one off, which cannot be bought and won't be available after March 22, 2013!

It is very orange, but I love the warmth.  The Petals a Plenty  embossing folder was very lightly daubed with Summer Starfruit and the butterfly stamped onto vellum.

Perfect for Easter
Another project with butterflies. This time using the Beautiful Butterfies Bigz Die, and Petals a Plenty and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folders, Birds of a Feather DSP and a trip to the M & M shop in Leicester Square! Enjoy!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers and grandmothers out there, hope you are being very spoilt.

To my Mum, if you read this, I know its not Mum's Day in Australia yet, but to me every day is Mothers Day, as I think of all you have done for me, even though you are so far away.

I hope you like the cards I have put up, celebrating all mothers the world over....

Monday, 4 March 2013

The Bundle offers available at the Make-It show will  be available for another week. If you made a card at the show and would like to take advantage of the bundle and Sale-a-Bration now is the time. This offer is only available until Sunday 10 March 2013

BUNDLE 1 - £ 42.00 (includes a SAB item for FREE)

Original design by Kerry  Timms
BUNDLE 2 - £43.00 (incl a SAB item for FREE)

 BUNDLE 3 - £45.00 (includes a SAB item for FREE)


Sunday, 3 March 2013

We have a stand at Make-It this weekend, so if you haven't come down, today is the last day.
Stampin Up! are running two classes today, we are also doing a Make and Take on the stand.
There are some show specials and bundles available to order of the Make and Takes. We are also demonstrating on the stand so come along and see what we have to offer.

 Nicky, Fiona, Pip and Lesley