Friday, February 24, 2012

birthday girl

Miss O was six last week, and she had a great time at the movies seeing The Muppets with some friends from school. I made this card quite quickly as things were getting hectic, but even so I think it was a success. I used the 'Big Top Birthday' DSP combined with the 'Fun Flowers' and 'Two Tags' dies and 'Flower Garden' embossing folder. The brad and ribbon is from the free Sale-a-Bration 'Everyday Enchantment' pack.

My good friend helped me in the rush make these party bags too, they were made from a C5 envelope (I think that's what they're called!). We stamped an initial for each child with the 'Broadsheet Alphabet' set, and used some left over ribbon to tie them to the bags. Each bag was stamped with an image from the 'Sunny Fun' set.
You can see all the items used in the Idea Book and Catalogue (see link on the right), and also the Summer mini catalogue.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Baby on the way

The lovely Bec in my team is expecting another bundle of joy very shortly and so the Paper Angels team of demonstrators thought it would be nice to make her a card from all of us. This is what I came up with, using So Saffron and some Perfect Plum patterns DSP. It also uses the gorgeous 'Cheerful treat' DSP that is one of the hostess-only products from the catalogue. I used the 'Heard from the Heart' greetings set, stamped in Elegant Eggplant.
All the best with the new baby!

A card for my loving husband

I made this beautiful card for my DH for Valentine's Day, wasn't he lucky?! Actually he benefitted from a couple of classes I ran so I had some spare ones, lol!
I tinted the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with white craft ink before running it through the Big Shot, it gives a really nice subtle effect. I then stamped 'Love' from the Tiny Tags stamp set around the 2.5" circle. This was easy to do when you start at the top ('north') and then go 'south', 'east' and 'west'. You can then stamp in between those points to get an even spread.
I punched out the heart from our new glimmer paper ($8.95 for two 12" sheets) and stamped 'Amour' from the Artisitic Etchings stamp set with the white craft ink again. Finish the card off with some white organza ribbon ($11.95 for 13.7 m).
In return I got a bottle of Kahlua and some roses, so I think I did very well too!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentines Day

Well, we all love getting something from our loved ones on Valentines Day don't we? How about this year we get something we can really use, and enjoy... get your special man to buy you a Lets Create By Stamping gift voucher. You can buy them in any amount, and if you just e-mail me I can get it to you before Tuesday if you're local!