Friday, October 17, 2014

The first card is made with The Festival of Trees stamps and punch bundle,
Falling snow added to the sky with a white gel pen.
Sentiment from the Good Greetings set.

Two stars cut out with the smallest die from the 
 Stars Framelits die set, with Silver and red Glimmer paper behind.
Sentiment from the Good Greetings stamp set.

The card below is great fun! The "Bearing Gifts" stamp caught my eye when I first saw it in the SU Autumn/Winter catalogue - perfect for my three youngest Grandchildren.

Thank you for visiting.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

One of my favourite items  is the
Bright & Beautiful stamp set and co-ordinating Framelits dies.
The stars and sentiment stamps are stunning.

Also used - "All is Calm" Snowflake embellishment and Silver Glimmer Paper.

Also used on this "gift-pocket" card - Night of Navy and Whisper White card-stock. 
and "Lucky Stars" Embossing Folder.

Happy crafting ~

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hi crafters - today I am sharing a CAS card, using 
Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey - 

The flowers  are from the beautiful "Bloom with Hope" hostess set, coloured with Stampin' Write Markers in Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist.
The sentiment strip combines Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ribbon, with a layer of
designer paper from the Moonlight Paper Stack.

All the above items are from the  2014/15 Catalogue.

Friday, July 4, 2014

I LOVE the new 2014/2016 In Colour Collection, and my favourite is the rich, regal colour called "BLACKBERRY BLISS". 
Here is a simple card using the Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ink pad.

The swirls were drawn with the Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write pen.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A CAS Banner card to share with you today - this is so quick and easy for those "last-minute" makes! 

I punched the banners from the Season of Style paper pad, using the technique in my previous Post, for the larger centre banner.
The "washing line" was hand-drawn with a Stampin' Write Marker pen.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My second Post today showcases one of the Sale-A-Bration freebies - the Banner Punch. 
I have used Champagne Glimmer Paper for the banners, and a
sentiment from the Perfectly Penned stamp set, heat embossed with gold embossing powder. 

As I promised in my previous Post, here is the useful little tip which makes the Banner Punch so versatile~ 
The large sentiment banners on the two floral cards below, were cut as demonstrated here ......

Cut a strip of cardstock 1.5cm wide (this can be any length you wish). Open the punch, and instead of using in the normal way, place one end of the strip OVER the circle and insert UNDERNEATH the "V" of the banner punch, then press to cut. 
Remove the card, trim the uncut end so you have a banner of your desired length, then repeat the "V" cut on the straight end.

Here is a finished sentiment banner - so quick and easy. 

 Thank you for popping by.

As a demonstrator I get to use items from the Catalogues before they launch. I opted for one of the gorgeous Bundle and Save sets - the Petite Petals Punch and co-ordinating Stamp set, and here are a couple of quick and easy cards

I used one of the 6 flower images from the stamp set, and cut out with the punch - 
so much easier than scissors!  
Inks - Melon Mambo and Pool Party.

The 3 Petite Petals were punched from So Saffron cardstock. 
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Other items - large flower punch from the Flower Shop Bundle, EF - Modern Mosaic, 
Bitty Butterfly punch, Little Leaves Sizzlits, and a sentiment from Happy Day stamp set. 

I will give you a little tip about the sentiment banners later!