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Nailed it for GDP078

It was high time I got my creative juices flowing again with a challenge and over at the Global Design Project, they have a sketch challenge this week.  I immediately had an idea in my head so went straight to work.  Firstly, here is the sketch And here is what I came up with.  I still have the Urban Underground suite on my brain after my Mini Craft Day at the… Read More »

Video tutorial for Star of Light Diorama card

So as promised, I am back with a quick video tutorial for the Star of Light diorama card I featured earlier in the week here. So without further ado, here it is!   I’ve tried to make my version as mail friendly as possible as it folds flat for postage, but of course, you can add further embellishements with a little dimension if you so wish. I do hope you… Read More »

Star of Light Diorama Card

I held my Christmas Crafternoon this weekend and we made several different projects during the afternoon; a mini album, a piece of framed art, a couple of cards (of course!) and an optional gift bag. Here is just one of them – a diorama card. So easy to do, yet such an effective card. And it folds flat for postage – bonus! – especially at this time of the year, when… Read More »

Crafty Escape Retreat News

Well what a weekend we just had! It was exhausting but exhilarating to organise a successful Crafty Escape Day for a group of wonderful crafty ladies here in Wiltshire.  I thought I would share a little medley of photos from the day. We had a technique class in the morning – luckily noone had too late a night or too early a start as we had a full morning’s sessions… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative July Blog Hop – Cool for Kits!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop for July – this month we are showing you some alternative uses for our kits. You may have arrived from Mikalea or this may be your first stop, either way you are very welcome. I’ve chosen to highlight the stamp set included in the Oh Happy Day kit – I really like the fun, vibrant colours in the kits and once you are… Read More »

Fox Punch Art Christmas Bells!

Yes I know, I mentioned the C’ word! I know we have just passed the longest day of the year but I had a brain wave for Punch Art with the Fox Builder Punch and I just had to make it immediately to see if it worked – and it did! I thought the Fox body with a slight snip would make a good bell shape, so here is my card. and a… Read More »

Garden in Bloom for CC&S Design Challenge #174

I’ve really enjoyed being part of the CC&S team this month and I hope if you’re a regular viewer that you have enjoyed my creations.  This week, Caro had a sketch challenge for us.  I could have created a ton of cards with this combination as they make such a gorgeous colour combination.  Here they are:  Gorgeous, isn’t it?! It didn’t take me long to plump for Garden in Bloom… Read More »

Last Card for #GDP016

Not last ever card, but last card for 2015!  This is it, the year ends in a few hours and I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year.  May you make all your dreams come true this year! Over at the Global Design Project, our challenge this time was to case the designer.  I loved Bibi’s card and it was going to be difficult to do her original any… Read More »

Aces and Diamonds Team Challenge for #GDP014

Every month, my team, the Aces and Diamonds, and I get together for our meeting filled crafty inspiration and our obligatory cheeseboard (sometimes we swap it for cake, but cheese seems customary now!). We swap cards, do some make and takes and I set them home with a challenge to create something from a given set of supplies.  Being ill last week meant my own entry was a little late… Read More »

Ying and Yang for CAS Challenge #152

I have a quirky little card for you today to enter into the CAS Challenge 152. This week was a sketch challenge and we were asked to use the sketch below as inspiration. It reminded me of Ying and Yang so that led my initial interpretation as I decided to invert the colours. I originally wanted to use something else, but had lent the pivotal product to a customer who… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Advent Calendar with Tiny Treat Boxes

We always make a showstopper piece at my Christmas Crafternoon and this year we made this fabulous Advent Calendar. I cased a project I found on Pinterest which you can see here, but I changed mine up a little as I don’t think my ladies would ever have forgiven me if I had asked them to make the original in an afternoon!  It must have taken the lady days to… Read More »

CAS Challenge #151

A quick post to add my card to CAS Challenge no 151.  This week was a challenge for me as these are three colours I would not have put together myself and hope I have done them justice, as individually I love them all! Here are the three colours   And here is the card I came up with.  It uses one of the oldest sets in my collection (which… Read More »

Busy Busy Busy!!

Last week was very busy and I’m afraid something had to give and as I managed to feed my children it had to be the blog!! I had a couple of private classes and my Christmas Crafternoon on Saturday and I thought I would show you a couple of our projects. Firstly, there had to be some cards!! This was a case of my own cards that I created with… Read More »

Among the Branches for #GDP08

Just a quick post to add my challenge card over at the Global Design Project. This week we are asked to ‘case’ a design from Kylie Bertucci.  I only recently discovered Kylie via Pinterest, just before the Global Design Project started.  I just love her style and I love the card we’ve been asked to ‘case’.  If you’re not sure of the term ‘case’ it stands for Copy And Share… Read More »

Celebrate Today for CAS Colours and Sketches #147

Just a quick post from me today as I’ve completed Challenge no 147 for CAS Colours and Sketches. Here is the sketch that was my inspiration today. And here was the card I came up with. I can’t believe I am actually making a card saying Happy New Year already, I feel that summer was just yesterday!  But Christmas will be upon us before we know it. The sentiment comes… Read More »

Holly Jolly Christmas Greetings Class to Go!

You may remember I posted recently that my cards used on the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop would soon be available as a Class to Go! Well, today’s the day!   Anyone ordering the Holly Jolly/Christmas Greetings bundle (£28.25 in clear mount) online or anything of a similar value using the current hostess code will receive this kit in the mail FOR FREE. Otherwise, the cost of this kit is £15… Read More »

Fast and Fabulous In-Colour Vintage Leaves

Last night was my Fast and Fabulous class.  As the name suggests, we make 4 Fast and Fabulous cards and I want to show you one of them here. I first made one of these for a birthday a little while ago and I was  pleased with how it turned out, so I included it in my class.  One of my attendees suggested they would make a lovely gift set… Read More »

August Technique Class – Vintage Leaves Embossed

Last night was my technique class and I wanted to share my favourite Technique card with you.  This card was a labour of love if ever there was one!! I’d seen a card by Margaret Raeburn on Pinterest that I really liked and I wanted to recreate a similar version for my Technique Class with an Autumnal feel.  Writing this blog post was the first time I actually searched for Margaret’s… Read More »

Aces and Diamonds Team Challenge

My team are called the Aces and Diamonds and we meet monthly for some creative inspiration.  Recently, I’ve been setting a team challenge.  My team are sent home with some supplies and asked to come up with a project using all of the supplies included in the pack./  They can add any of their own supplies and use any stamp set, die punch etc they wish but they must use… Read More »

Stampin’ Up That Thing You Did for PPA #260

It’s the weekend, so time for a challenge!  This week, I was drawn to the sketch challenge over at Pals Paper Arts. Here is the sketch. And here is what I came up with… I just received this set recently and just love the fonts of all the sentiments. The swirls remind me of Wonder Woman for some reason, what about you?  I’m also thinking glam rock, disco and glitter balls… Read More »