Saturday, 29 October 2011

Simply Stampin' Sketch

Good Morning,

We had some fantastic entries into the Halloween challenge, last week, so lets hope that you'll enjoy this week just as much!

This week is sketch week, and it's a great one. I really like sketches they are the perfect jumping off point when making a card. So here is the sketch for this week.

I have decided to go for a Christmas card, and as I'm in love with my new Mocha Morning DSP I've teamed it with Dasher.

These papers have a really luxurious feel to them with touches of gold, I have used the Brushed Gold CS with them to bring out the gold.
I started by stamping the snowflake image from Winter Post with my Champagne mist shimmer paint (you can't have Christmas without sparkle), next was my toughest job, deciding which if the gorgeous DSP to use! I went with this beautiful stripe in the end, edged with more brushed gold CS. I couldn't resist adding a bit of Glass Glitter for Dasher to stand on!

I can't wait to see want you come up with for this sketch, xx

Monday, 24 October 2011

Happy Birthday Sian!

Good Morning!

Today (as you may have guessed from the title of this post) is my friend Sian's birthday, we met a few months ago after entering a new challenge at the same time and we have been chatting ever since.

I know she is OBSESSED with all things Verve, so I just had to make her card following one of the Viva La Verve sketches, and she told me that this circular one was her fave so it was a no brainer, I had to use this one!
I have used new DSP called Cheerful Treat, and some of the new in-colours, and I dusted off a punch that I haven't used for ages!

Hope you have a great day Sian, filled with plenty of crafting, family and friends!

See you soon, xx

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Halloween at Simply Stampin'

Good Morning!

Well it's my first week as a new design team member with Simply Stampin', and for our very first week the challenge set is Halloween!

My first thought was, I don't have any Halloween stash, but then I thought maybe I can make some. So I pulled out my punches and started to play, I have seen loads of great things made with the owl punch like reindeer, ghosts etc so that seems like a great place to start, I punched out a Basic Black owl body, then using my Word Window punch I punched one of the ends along the side of a piece of Black CS, before using the oval punch to make cool wings, my bat was taking shape, then I thought I needed something for him to sit on, originally I wanted to make a tree branch to hang my bat from but, as my word window punch was already out, I decided to punch out a fence, inking each piece to give depth.

I sponged a punched circle in More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie for a spooky feel, and spritzed the Rich Razzleberry background before layering on Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizzazz CS.

Why not grab your punches and see what you can make? xx

Monday, 17 October 2011

New Design Team Member

Good evening,

I wanted to share some amazing news with you all. You may have heard me mention Simply Stampin' a Stampin' up! weekly challenge blog. They have had a couple of Design Team members step down recently and have been on the hunt for newbies to replace them. I was soooooo happy to find and email from Niki offering me one of the spots along with my good friend Ruth, yay! You can see our very first DT projects this Saturday morning.

I'd love for you to join in with the challenge, so I can visit you at your blog and leave you some love.

See you there, xx

Friday, 7 October 2011

Wondering where I've been?


You may have noticed that I haven't posted for a week, which is unusual for me, well I have gone and hurt my arm. I have a soft tissue injury/muscle strain to my left forearm, and unfortunately when I try to use it my hand swells up. Also the doctor at A&E said that it may take up to 3 weeks to completely heal! So I will not be posting until I am able to use my hands without one growing and changing colour, fingers crossed it wont be long if I rest it.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Brand New Catalogue Is Here!

Good morning!

I feel like I have been waiting for today for ages! Today is the very first day that you can order this years brand new products.  If you would like to take a look around the new catalogue but haven't got your own copy yet you can view it on-line by clicking on the image in my sidebar.

I'm sure you'll love the new stamps as well as fabulous new embellishments including glittery brads, ruffled ribbon, and many many more!

Enjoy! xx