Saturday, 27 October 2012

Happy Saturday....

Good Morning, I know its cold but we have bright sunshine through the kitchen window and I am feeling really bright and breezy today.  I'm really glad its half term, we all really need the break and we have a halloween party to look forward to tonight!!!! Things are good!!!!

I had card club this week and it was good fun as always.  We made a little Christmas project, a spritzed butterfly card (a bit like the last post without the glue topper!) and this card using the appropriately named Fabulous You stamp is a beautiful stamp.

There is only one shoe in the set but I stamped the front shoe, masked it off and then stamped the second shoe.  I have used the 2011/2013 in colours which I am still loving.....The paper is from a retired set that I can't even remember the name of (how awful!)
I was having another play with this set and it looks amazing heat embossed, coloured in or glittered.

Right, I'm off to get prepared for tonight and try and make myself look scary......well, scarier than normal anyway!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care

Supplies used;all SU unless stated: Fabulous You stamp set, Calypso Coral ink and card stock, retired DSP, Framelit dies, jewels.
Non SU: small flower punch.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Glue Toppers...

 I went to a local craft shop yesterday as they were running a free drop in session with an amazing lady called Michelle who was demonstrating some fabulous techniques with many things but one was with glue......Yes, you read right, GLUE.

I will try and put together a step by step post to show you as it maybe easier that way but basically you put a big blob of glue onto a craft mat using a hot glue gun, allow to cool slightly then add glitter or/and embossing powder and heat slightly with a heat gun.  Once it's dry, peel off the sheet and I then ran it through the big shot....the possibilities could be endless.

This is a really simple card but pretty and girly and I have to admit I was just playing after the demo but I do quite like the way this had turned out.  I have placed some die cut butterflies from the beautiful wings embosslits folder on the white strip of card and spritzed it with my favourite tool at the moment using the new 2012/2014 in colours, primrose petals and summer starfruit.  I then used the beautiful butterflies bigz die to cut my sparkly glue topper...impressive when you think its glue!!!

Anyway, I promise that this is not becoming a weekly blog!!!!  I know that I am only posting once a week at the moment but I am trying to fit more in and life is slowing down a bit with the kids so I should be able to pop in a bit more often...

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used; all SU unless stated: Crumb Cake card, Primrose Petals card and marker pen, Summer Starfruit ink and marker pen, Beautiful Wings embosslits, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Petite Pairs Stamps.
Non SU; Hot Glue Gun

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Christmas...well nearly!

Wow, I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted anything...sorry!

I have a christmas card to show you today and I really love it.  If you are a regular reader you will know that I don't really 'do' christmas cards but I really like this one.  I saw the idea on Splitcoast stampers and just tweaked it a bit.

The card and matching tag.....what do you think? The tag was one I had lying around so the match isn't great when photographed together but I think this idea is really cool.  I have even made Aarons birthday Thank you cards like this (not Christmas though.....obviously!) I'll pop back sometime this week to show you those.

We have had another busy weekend of sporting events. Yesterday the boys were in a school rugby tournament which involved an early start and then today Elliot had football, again, an early start!!! The team have been unbeated so far in the league and have yet to conceed a goal so all in all everyone is happy (except me really as  I soo need a lie in at weekends therefore feeling particularly grouching tonight!!!)

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used; All SU unless stated: Crumb cake card, Cherry Cobbler card, Festive paper piercing pack, Festival of prints DSP, Petite Pairs stamp set, Glimmer Brad, Word Window Punch, Linen Thread

Sunday, 7 October 2012

I made top 3.....

Well, top 4 actually in the Simply Stampin Challenge blog as they couldn't narrow it down to three, Thanks ladies, I was very pleased.

Today is Aarons Birthday, he is 10 and very excited about hitting double figures!!  He is having a lovely day so far, we have been to watch Elliot in a cup game this morning, which they won 2-0, we are home chilling now and then off out for tea later with 20 friends and family to his favourite resturant!!

I promised you a card using lovely new goodies so I won't go back on that but I may have to push the boat out and show you 2!!! These are two we made at card club this month.

 This one is using a set called Betsy's Blossom. We have also used the new woodgrain enbossing folder.
This is from a hostess only set called Summer Afternoon and its a lovely one, it has a little bit of colouring in which is always therapeutic.  For some reason my computer seems to have just gone a bit silly and isn't letting me do what I want!!! (It isn't the user at all, honest!!!).  Anyway hopefully, I'll sort it for next time but until then Thanks for stopping by, Take care.  Clair x

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Simply Stampin Challenge

I know I promised you lots of lovely new cards but I'm going to have to tease you some more as I've made a card that I am putting into the simply stampin challenge and if I don't do it tonight I will be too late.

I am an awful blogger as the brand new catalogue went live on Monday and I didn't/haven't posted anything new but as always I ran out of time. I know I'm not alone but there really isn't enough hours in the day at th moment and I can't see it getting any easier.....not going to admit defeat just yet though!!!!

So, the card is for my very special friends daughter. I'm holding a workshop for her and her friends on Saturday, never done a childrens party before, so should be fun

 I have heat embossed the sentiment onto the wing of the butterfly with clear emossing powder.  I have spritzed the backing pink card with the pink, blue and green but that isn't showing up in the photos.
 Decided to make her a matching key ring or bag charm.....the other side has her initial stamped on it!

Both together, very cute.

I promise you a card using new products tomorrow, honest!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used: All SU unless stated; Whisper white card, Pretty in pink card and ink, Bashful blue card, Certainly celery card, Delicate doilies stamp set, Beautiful wings embosslits, 1 3/8" circle punch, Gems, Tiny tags stamp set. Clear embossing powder. Very vanilla seam binding ribbon.
Non SU; keyring