Wednesday, 28 March 2012

March Project Class - Charming


This month's project class used Charming - another one of the new stamp sets from the Spring Mini Catalogue.

The project consists of a gift box and two co-ordinating cards - one of them a Top Note Easel card. Click on the picture for a closer look :o)

The colour combination I used for this set is Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White - with touches of Old Olive.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details in the left hand column. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Special Easter Class


5th Trowbridge Guides asked me to organise a crafty session for them, so last week I did a special Easter class for 20 Guides. Ages ranged from 10 to 17 and they were all absolutely brilliant! :o)

They all made 3 projects based on an Easter theme.


This first project used the Mini Milk Carton die. We used various punches to create the bunny and the carton was stamped with the Pocket Silhouette stamp set. The sentiment comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.


The second project used the Scallop Square die. This was scored and folded to create a little chocolate treat holder. The image and sentiment come from the Everybunny stamp set. The image was coloured using the ink pads and blender pens. It was then punched out using the new 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch and layered onto a 2 1/2" Circle which was cut using the Circles 2 die.


The final project was a little Easter Basket created using the Scallop Envelope die - four pieces were joined together to create the basket. The butterflies were created using the Beautiful Butterflies die and the sentiment comes from the Delightful Dozen stamp set.

The Butterflies were stamped using the Sale-a-Bration Fresh Vintage stamp set and the Papers are from the Just Add Cake DSP.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Silver Wedding Anniversary


A 25th Wedding Anniversary card to show you today :o)

This one uses the beautiful Everything Eleanor stamp set and the colour combination of Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Silver.

The Silver is provided by some of Stampin' Up!s lovely Brushed Silver card stock (page 95) and also touches of the Platinum Shimmer Paint which has been daubed onto the edges of the plaque and flowers.

The sentiment comes from a retired set - Something to Celebrate.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Sweet 16


There will be lots of Sweet 16 cards to make this year as my daughter and most of her friends turn 16.

For this card I used both the beautiful Everything Eleanor and Charming stamp sets. The background is embossed using the Stripes Embossing Folder.

The papers used to make the flower are from the Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper pack, which is one of the Hostess exclusive items in the catalogue. I used the Big Shot and the Fun Flowers die to create the flower. The Little Leaves sizzlit finishes it off perfectly.

The Colour combination used is Concord Crush, Wisteris Wonder and Lucky Limeade.