Saturday, 29 July 2017

Daisy Delight


Sometimes our crafty mojo just gets up and walks away - I think I often see mine running!  So where do you look for your inspiration?  I can spend hours on Pinterest, I look on Facebook, at magazines and also product catalogues!

So this card is my take on the sample in the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue - a great place to start when you are looking for your mojo!!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp sets - Daisy Delight, Soft Sayings kit stamps
Designer Series Paper - Delightful Daisy, Color Theory
Ink - Old Olive, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Card - Whisper White, Whisper White thick card
Other - gold faceted gems, Stampin' Trimmer, Fast Fuse adhesive, multipurpose liquid glue  

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Thank You Anna Griffin!


Today's card is a thank you to Anna for coming back to the UK!  I just love these pinky/red poppies and tend to keep them for special cards, so I hope you like this one!

Materials Used:
Anna Griffin - So Smitten card kit, All Occasion card kit, metallic card & paper layers, Spring seasonal dies, perfect bows
Hunkydory - 5"x7" card blank
Pinflair - glue gel
Stampin' Up! - tear & tape adhesive 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Crocodile or Unicorn - which is your bag?


So, I had a bit of fun at the weekend, screen printing some tote bags and drawstring bags with the Cool Croc and Unicorn Wishes screens from Screen Sensation.  I ended up using two colours of ink on each image which I think you will agree looks fab - you can see the difference using just one colour makes on the middle crocodile bag in this photo - that was the first one i printed which made me decide to use two colours to add some depth to the colours/image.

Materials Used:
Screen Sensation: Screen Sensation system, fixing tape, Cool Croc screen, Unicorn Wishes screen, Raspberry, Turquoise, Key Lime & Green inks
Tote bags & drawstring bags

Anna Griffin Good Luck card


Well today is the day - Anna Griffin is back on our screens here in the UK on QVC!  So I'd thought I would share this card with you today to wish Anna good luck on her first shows back with us.  Not that she will need it as she is a total pro, and a lovely lady too!

Materials Used:
Anna Griffin - All Heart die collection, Vintage Collage Toppers 2, So Smitten card kit, metallic card & paper layers, perfect bows
Hunkydory - 5"x7" card blank
Pinflair - glue gel
Stampin' Up! - tear & tape adhesive 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Anna Griffin Thank You Roses


Do you love all the beautiful Anna Griffin vintage flowers?  Yes, I do too - and I am sure that you will have noticed from the cards that I have been sharing recently that I particularly like the pink and red ones!

This card was really quick to make as all of the flowers and the swirly embellishments were all precut.  I love making my own embellishments, stamping and die cutting etc.  but sometimes I think we all like to be able to put some quick cards together - you know those times when you want to be creative, but maybe don't have a lot of time!

Materials Used:
Anna Griffin - So Smitten card kit, All Occasion card kit, holiday metallic cardstock layers
Hunkydory - 5"x7" card blank
Pinflair - glue gel
Stampin' Up! - tear & tape adhesive 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

From My Kitchen Gift Tags


I thought I would share the "from my kitchen" gift tags that I made recently to take along to the craft fair last weekend.  Happy to say that I did sell a few packs of these, and I think I will also be  making some more to add to Christmas gifts that I will be making!


Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp sets - Label Me Pretty, Brushstrokes, Fresh Fruit (retired) 
Punches - Pretty Label, Starburst, Angled Tag Topper (retired) 
Dies - Stitched Shape Framelits
Ink pads - Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Real Red 
Card - Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Real Red, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick card 
Other - Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals

Ightham Mote Summer Fete - My First Craft Fair!

 

I thought I would share some photos from the craft fair that I did last weekend with some friends.  It's the first time I've been brave enough to get out there and sell my handcrafted papercrafts like this - only ever sold a few cards to friends and colleagues before!

Even though the weather was not as good as it has been of late (the sides of the gazebo went on and off to cope with the spitting rain several times!) there was still a reasonable turn out at Ightham Mote for the summer fete with entertainment and acitivities. Best of all - we had fun, and all sold some of our crafting goodies!

 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Anna Griffin Warmest Wishes


Another quick card to share with you today using some gorgeous Anna Griffin goodies.  Are you looking forward to seeing her back on TV later this month?  I know I am, and its not long to go now!  So make a date in your diaries - 25th July on QVC UK!

Materials Used: Anna Griffin - So Smitten card kit, metallic card & paper layers, Fretwork die sets 1 & 2, perfect bows Hunkydory - 5"x7" card blank Pinflair - glue gel Stampin' Up! - tear & tape adhesive

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Tranquil Tulips Happy Birthday


Yes, if you visited my blog yesterday (thank you) you will recognise this card... though I have changed the sentiment to Happy Birthday!  Still lovely!

I made quite a lot of the thank you cards that I shared with you yesterday, but so far only one birthday card, and I know exactly who I am going to send it to!  

Stampin' Up! materials used: Stamp sets - Tranquil Tulips, Rose Wonder
Ink - Old Olive, Rose Red,Basic Black
Card - Whisper White thick card
Other - Stampin' Trimmer, bone folder 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Tranquil Tulips Thank You


I just love this Tranquil Tulips Stampin' Up! set, it's so easy to make some quick and easy cards which are also very pretty!

Most images in the set are two step images, so you have a large image then a smaller image which you stamp on top to make up the flower.  For these cards I stamped off the ink onto a piece of scrap card, and used the second generation ink for the larger layer of each flower, then used the full colour of the ink on the smaller layer.

As well as being very pretty images, you can make these flowers any colour you like - I think some purple and blue flowers might be next for me!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp sets - Tranquil Tulips, One Big Meaning
Ink - Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Rose Red, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Card - Whisper White thick card
Other - Stampin' Trimmer, bone folder 


 

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Anna Griffin Special Day!


Well there has been some VERY exciting news in the crafting world this week - Anna Griffin will be back on our TV screens this month!!!  Yay!  We will be able to see her and some of her yummy goodies on QVC on the 25th July!  I can't wait!

Knowing that she will be back makes it slightly easier to use some AG crafty stash - I know you know what I mean!  So I've been making some cards and will be sharing them with you here!
 
Materials Used:
Anna Griffin - So Smitten card kit, Vintage Collage Toppers 2, metallic card & paper layers
Hunkydory - 5"x7" card blank
Pinflair - glue gel
Stampin' Up! - tear & tape adhesive