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Monday, 25 October 2010


Iam so sorry for not blogging for a while. I know, i'm a bad blogger. There has been so much going on here. I have been trying to get some swaps ready for convention, which i am so exited about. I can't wait. also i have had so much course work to do. I didn't realise how much time it all would take. so unfortunatley something has had to give and it ended up being the crafting to put on the blog.

So i have a really nice card to show you that i made my friend Janes birthday. We had a lovely night out a resturant in Leeds and the entertainment was a Westlife tribute night. The boys were really good (but of course not as good as the real thing!!) The food was really good and a good night was had by all. So much so we are going to do it all again in December.

On to the card. The colour i have used is Melon Mambo cardstock. I have stamped using Melon Mambo ink. The stampset used is True Friend, which is a retired set, but it is the first time i have used it. I have layered onto Basic Black and then onto more Melon Mambo card. I have used the Spotted Grossgrain Melon Mambo Ribbon. I have finished the card with a pink Jewel brad from my stash.

So i am off to get more done. I promise that i won't leave it so long next time. Have a good week. Thanks for looking.


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Baby card


How has your week been? I seem to be chasing my tail alot this week. I seem to have alot of home work from college to do. I am sure it will be worth it in the end.
I thought i would show you a card that Lauren asked me to make for this week for her. One of her teachers has become a dad for the first time. Lauren thought it would be nice, as she likes this teacher, to give them a card.
The main cardstock was from my stash that i am trying to use up (to make room for lots more Stampin' Up goodies!). The stampset i have used is Bundle of Love. I have then coloured this in using the Melon Mambo inkpad with the blender pens. The edging is Very Vanilla that i have used the Eyelet Border Punch to create the lace border. The ribbon is from my own stash that says 'It's a girl'. It just finished the card off lovely.

Here is a side view showing the easel card off.

I hope you likey. Why not drop me a comment and let me know what you think.

Time to go, more studying to do. Have a good week.


Sunday, 10 October 2010

Kates Birthday


Are you having a good weekend? Been up to much crafting? Mines been ok, not had much chance to craft myself.

This week has been my Stampin' Up friend Kates Birthday. I can show you the card I made for her now as I know she will definatley have recieved it by now. The lucky lady has been whisked away for her birthday as it was a special one. I'm not sure you will be able to make out from looking at this card which birthday she is celebrating!!!

I knew you would struggle,lol. The papers I have used are from the now retired Sunny Days Scrapin' Kit. The papers are a mixture of Tempting Turquoise and Pink Passion and Pumkin Pie. I love the fact that these colours work well together so that the ribbons all work too.

As you can see the inside is decorated too. I have stamped one side with -Make a wish- and the other has Happy Birthday. I have also put a few little jewels in too. I wouldn't be me without adding a little sparkle.

Well off to do some chores yet again. Sorry for the fuzzy pics but I had to take these in artificial light as I needed to get it into the post for her.

Have a good week. Happy crafting.


Thursday, 7 October 2010



I hope you are all well. Iam sorry for not posting for a while but my priority has been doing course work and trying to get some orders done too.

As you will have heard by now there is alot of excitement in the Stampin' Up family. Our new catalogue has been released on October 1st. At first i wasn't too sure but now i have the fabulous glossy catty in my paws i have had a rethink. There are quite a few things that i just have to have. A few weeks ago i attended training in Manchester with my other S.U friends. We were given a free stamp set called Contempo Christmas and made a card too.

This is the card we made.

The colours used were Early Espresso, Cherry Cobler and Whisper White. The ribbon was Whisper White Organza Ribbon. I bet you can't guess which will be my new favourite????lol....The bauble has been stamped and layered so that it stands out from the page. Simple but very affective.

I'm off now but i promise not to leave it so long to post again. Take care and have a good week.