Friday, October 29, 2010

Here's a card I have been asked for this weekend, especially for a friend of a friend's 50th. 
Oh, and she's mad about golf!
Did you guess?

Punches:  Martha Stewart PATP Vintage lace
SU Scalloped circle
Paper:  Creative Impressions Golf balls!
White and green pearl from Papeterie, Aberdeen
Golf charm:  Buttons Galore

To all my fella crafter's travelling to SECC this weekend, enjoy, safe journey and shop, shop, shop!  :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I have been crafting the last couple of days honest......but brain not in gear so no photo's.  Dur!  Having a moment! 
Still lots going on in our area just now which has not only affected my mojo but obviously my memory....normal service will resume shortly.  :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

So it's that time again....but today it's my first as a Sugar Bowl Sweetie.....yaah!
So this is my interpretation:

I have used a stamp from the Luca and Nellie Halloween kit....which is on special offer just now over on Funkykits.
Up for grabs this challenge is a fabulous prize consisting of a set of Spellbinder Nestabilities and 6 Sugar Nellie pick 'n' mix stamps.....(you get to choose!)
The challenge was set by the wonderful Marlene:

With the added challenge to make it "One for the boys!"
As it's that time of year again I decided to go with a Halloween theme with Sugar Nellies very own version of Frankenstein.
I have used white and black card stock together with paper from atd Tricks and Treats.  I have used Spellbinder Nestabilities label 8 and Martha Stewart edger punch arched lattice.  The lettering stamps are from my own stash as is the ribbon and google eyes.  The image has been coloured using copic markers.

I have really enjoyed my first time on the Sugar bowl....I hope you enjoy the challenge too, look forwards to seeing what you all come up with and good luck on the prize front.  :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

So ladies there is a challenge on UK Scrappers this month to create a card using "Kraft" card which seems to be coming more and more popular just now.  I decided to make a simple Christmas card using Personal Impressions stamp set MM Christmas Wishes, clear embossed and added bling and a star.  Sheer black ribbon has a SU stamp "handmade" and tag punch and the greeting was printed on the computer, the card was finished matting on black card, edged with Black soot distress ink and black journal pen.
Why not have a go.....

Monday, October 18, 2010

Another day wash, wash, washing and baking......I NEED TO CRAFT!!!!  :)
However I would like to mention a good cropping friend of mine who is giving some stash away in celebration of her 40th birthday this Wednesday.
You can catch Sharon on her blog....and what lovely stash it is too.
Have a fabulous time on Wednesday, I hope you get lots of lovely surprises.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Well that is me back in sunny Scotland after a trip visiting family around the country.  This card was for my Aunt who's birthday was whilst we were away.  Again it is a re-run of a similar card made recently for a class over in Ellon.  We used these papers over there and I couldn't resist getting some for myself as I am loving black and cream just now (black and cream card stock from the Papeterie, in Aberdeen).  The pad is "Paris Nights" by g.c.d studios.  I have used jewelry fixings and a brad in the centre of my flower which has been made with Spellbinder nestie "Peony", the leaves have been made from Spellbinder boarderabilities classic grand lace and my Martha Stewart lace punch in the background.  The stamp is from Walzing mouse and is part of the Celtic selection.
I have finished off using black soot ranger distress ink and black journal pen.  (Which seems to be the norm for me just now!)

I have had real crafting withdrawals over the last week and have a caravan waiting for a good clear out, plus a mound of washing Widow Twanky would be shocked, hoo.  Maybe if I get cracking I might get a little craft time later.
That said I better get off here then......enjoy your Sunday.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Afternoon all....
This card is a re-jig of a previous card but has been reproduced in gold and beige to celebrate my Aunt and Uncle's Golden Wedding Anniversary. 
We had a great time living is up down in Wilmslow, Cheshire, catching up with everyone.
Great to see you all.  xxx

It was also my dad's birthday this week and for a change instead of the HD biker theme I went for just a skull and crossbow cut on my cricuit. 
I seem to be going through a simple phase just now!!

Finally this is a card for friend I made last year.....hope you had a great birthday roomie!!  :)

Sorry I haven't given details of papers etc...used on the above cards, if you want to know leave me a comment...
at the moment the papers are not to hand but I can add at a later date....if you really want to know!
Most of the Spellbinders/MS punches have been used on previous posts so happy crafting I'm off to put the kettle on and enjoy a nice cup of afternoon tea.  :)

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Today's post is a star book and I took motivationn from Becca at Amazingpapergrace, thanks again Becca, you are such an inspiration.
The book is made with Spellbinder Nestabilities Long classic scallop rectangle, which is fab because everything is spot on size wise, it makes it a very easy book to make.
The paper is AC textured blues and K & Co Winter Wonderland together with stamps from PI PA Large Christmas and PA Essential Christmas together with Memento Danube blue.  I have finished with black journal pen, glitter and a few pearls together with ribbon from my stash.

As I was just demoing the book I have added Christmas greetings and stamps, if I was making it for a gift I would include some would make a nice alternative to a Christmas card.

Anyway that's all my demo samples from Papercraft's Boutique at the weekend.  Got a few cards to share with you next week but meantime I'm taking a wee break over the weekend as we have a family reunion coming up....should be good fun!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

So I promised snow today....NOT....the real stuff, although we have had our first smattering at the Cairngorm's...where it can stay until at least December thank you very much!
I did in fact mean craft snowflakes, but then you knew that.

This snowflake card is made with AC blue and white textured card and K & Co Winter Wonderland.  I have used the new Spellbinder Nestabilities labels fifteen to make a frame and Shapeabilities Create a flake 2.  I cut the flake out of the background papers then layered up with smaller flakes adding pearls and glitter.  Finally I added white sheer ribbon and edged with white gel pen.

The next is again in my favourite colours just now using black and white AC textured card stock.  I have used the second and third side snowflakes and 3d foam to attach, adding glitter and a bit of bling to finish.  The background has been layered on white card which is finished using Martha Stewart edger punch String lace.  The "with love at Christmas" stamp has been clear embossed and is from the PI MM Christmas wishes.

This is a smaller gift card and is actually 4 x 12".  It is made with, guess what, AC textured white and grey card. 
This card is folded at 4", 6" and 8".  The first and the last fold make the card and the inside fold makes the pocket for the gift card to go in.  It folds back on it's self and you make a slit for the gift card before sealing.  I think it is lovely way to personalise gift cards because we all know what the shop cards can be like.  :0
The decoration on the front has been created with Spellbinder Shapeabilities Create a flake 2, a pearl and some glitter.  The grey background has been inked with Ranger distress ink black soot and black journal pen.

On the gift card front here is another idea:

This is another idea from Waltzingmousestamps and I've kept it simple because the K & Co papers are so beautifully embossed.  I have just used Martha Stewart edger punch Lace heart, red sheer ribbon and a jingle bell!
You lift the top and it reveals the gift card, a lovely nifty idea to make a Christmas gift card look a little more "in the spirit!"

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

How about a Gorjuss start to today?
Don't groan at the pun, it's as good as you get from me on a morning before 10, lol.
This Gorjuss stamp now retailed by PI is "Sent with Love" and has been coloured using my copics pens, white gel pen and a wee bit or red fine glitter from Martha Stewart.
She is layered on the new Spellbinder Nestabilities Beaded Ovals which I have embossed and stencilled using Ranger distress ink Antique Linen.  I have attached some sheer red ribbon to the oval and a Christmas stamp from PI Essential Christmas and Lady bug Memento ink.  The strip behind has been created with Martha Stewart edger punch New Scallop and AC textured red and white card (as is the card stock).  The beautiful embossed background paper is from the K & Co Winter Wonderland range.  Finally I have stitched around the edge and added some red bling, again K & Co.

It really is a Gorjuss day!  This little lady is Bumble Bee and again has been coloured with copics and MS glitter.  I have layered with my Spellbinder round and big scalloped  circles Nestabilities using K & Co Winter Wonderland papers and AC textured cream and white card.  I have used Martha Stewart edger punch Lace heart to create a strip behind all finished with white gel pen or black journalling pen.  Finally I have added green sheer ribbon from my stash and a wee bit of bling from K & Co. 
I was asked on the day how I got the outer edge of the card and I'm afraid I did it the old fashioned way...I rummaged in my kitchen till I found something spot on to draw around.

So guys that's it again for today....I'm thinking a fluttering of snow tomorrow!!!
Now I'm off to crack on with some more cards, birthday's and Wedding Anniversary's coming up in our family so better get off this machine and get cracking. 
Hope you find some time to craft today.  :)

Monday, October 04, 2010

Today I have two straight forward cards using the same stamps (PI  MM Christmas Wishes) but looking very different.  The black and white which is my favourite and a green and gold for those traditionalists out there...
The black and white card has been created using Spellbinder Nestabilities label 8 and black Archival ink with PI clear embossing powder.  I have finished with white ribbon from Papercraft's Boutique, black journalling pen and a bit of bling!
For the other card I have used cream and gold card stock, K & Co Winter Wonderland papers, PI gold embossing power, green gems and cream ribbon from my stash.  This card reminds me of cards I would have made in the early days, stamping and embossing then mat and layering...but loving this new tree, it is so shouting out to be embossed and kept simple.

The next card is a similar card to the one I created last week for Aberdeen also.  It is a shaker card and I have used the "Happy New Year" stamp from the PI clear set PA Large Christmas together with my Spellbinder Nestabilities round and big scalloped circles, acetate and K & Co Winter Wonderland papers inked with Ranger distress ink Weathered wood.  The white paper is again AC textured card stock.  I have used Martha Stewart Crystal coarse glitter, the bigger the better for shaker cards.  Finally I have added a gem from K & Co Christmas range and blue sheer ribbon from my stash.
I find that when layering up my shaker cards that 3D tape works the best as you have no little opening for the glitter to escape.

So that's me for today ladies, more tomorrow.  I'm away now to make some cards for friends and family. 
I also have my first challenge for the Sugarbowl to work on which I am really looking forwards to.
Happy crafting!!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

So firstly I would like to thank all the lovely ladies that came over to Papercraft's Boutique yesterday...what a great day I had...I hope you had fun also, enjoy your new toys!  :)

The first card I am going to show you is a Never ending card and I loved making just goes on and on and well you've guessed it.....on!  I have linked above to the You tube instructions I used, thanks ladies for sharing and anyone in cyber land setting out to have a go enjoy.
I have used the fabulous new Personal Impressions Christmas stamps PA Large Christmas together with PI embossing powder pewter shimmer and Archival ink Jet black.  It is ages since I've done a lot of embossing work but really enjoyed dusting down my heat gun and playing again. 
It was stamping and embossing that first got me into card making a wee while ago now :)....when I lived in Edinburgh.  There was a great stamp shop just off Princess Street which had wall to wall stamps, it was fabulous.  Sadly it is no longer there but used to be a real treat to visit.
I have also used AC grey textured card and white card stock together with round and big scallop circles from Spellbinders Nestabilities, finishing with fine clear glitter and pearls.  I have kept the card simple as the delight is actually picking up the card and playing with the never ending aspect of it.....I challenge you to pick one of these cards up and put it down without having a play.....or maybe that's just me!

This next card also using the same PI stamps I took my inspiration from Littleprincesscards who has a fabulous blog with beautiful cards.  Take a trip over and marvel at her beautiful work.
I have used AC black and white textured card, my round nestabilities from Spellbinders, PI clear embossing powder and white ribbon from Papercraft's boutique.  I love the simplicity of this card....less is more as I was reminded yesterday!

Finally I would just like to say a big thank you to Gayle over on the Sugar Bowl for inviting me over to play with the lovely Sugar Bowl Sweeties!
I'm looking forwards to the challenge and getting out my Sugar Nellie stamps...time to play!!  Yippee!
Can't wait...... :)

Friday, October 01, 2010

So I'm ready for Elgin tomorrow I shall be at Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin from 10 till 4 p.m. 
Looking forwards to it, lots to show you but you'll have to wait till after the demo!  :0