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Vellum Butterflies

Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri

Using this week's SketchSaturday.

AddictedToCAS wants embossing, JAI wants us to use the Bigshot and FlutterByWednesday wants predominantly white.

Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

I opened my new woodgrain embossing folder - i thought it needed something flora or fauna to complement it & finally settled on Papillon Potpourri. A couple of embossed vellum butterflies & glitter finished it off.

It's still snowing here!

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Baja Breeze
SU stamps: Papillon Potpourri
SU punch: Papillon
SU Embossing: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder
SU other: Simpy Scored

Perfect Postage Heart

Stampin Up Perfect Postage

Using the RedHotStampers' sketch and DynamicDuos colour scheme of red & black. AddictedToCAS wants to see embossing.

Stampin Up Perfect Postage

I stamped the Perfect Postage stamp with Versamark, then used "Heat & Stick" powder. This does exactly what it says on the pot! Once heated it becomes v sticky & you can sprinkle glitter (or whatever takes your fancy) onto it.

The tiny punched hearts are from the Owl Builder punch.

Thanks for popping by!

SU card: Basic Black, Silver Glimmer paper
SU stamps: Perfect Postage
SU punch: Owl Builder
SU other: Heat Tool, Heat & Stick powder


Gold Birthday Banners

Stampin Up Patterned Party


FridayMashUp wants to see birthday cards & Let'sCraft&Create has "anything goes".

I'm realising the decidedly "masculine" potential of this banner stamp from the Patterned Party set!

Stampin Up Patterned Party


It's a snowy wonderland outside - beautiful! Enjoy your weekend.

SU card: Whisper White, Basic Black
SU stamps: Patterned Party




Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri
Using ThePaperPlayers colour combo of blue, yellow & grey.
Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri


I had fun with the Papillon Potpourri stamp set & co-ordinating punch using a v spring-like colour combo & papers whilst watching the heavy snowfall outside the window!


SU card: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
SU ink: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Stazon White
SU stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Wheel Sandy Speckles
SU punch: Papillon
SU other: Pearls



Blue Birthday

Stampin Up Perfect Postage, Simply Scored

Using this week's RetroSketches sketch and the CASology cue word "blue".

SU card: Whisper White, Pacific Point
SU ink: Pacific Point
SU stamp: Perfect Postage
SU punch: Scalloped Square, Corner
SU other: Dazzling Diamonds, Simply Scored 

Party Monster

Paper Smooches
TheStampingShack wants to see a card for a child.
A couple of fun party monsters for my son's birthday card
Paper Smooches

Thanks for popping by!

SU card: Whisper White, Night of Navy
SU ink: Night of Navy

2013 Desk Calendar

A quick & easy desk calendar using the Every Little Bit stamp set. There are loads of images in this set with plenty of ideas for all months and occasions.

If you would like to have a go, the dimensions are as follows:

Piece of card stock 9.5" x 3.5", scored lengthways at 4.75"

Turn the strip over and score at 3.75"

Rotate the strip 180 degrees and score again at 3.75"

You should then be able to fold your scored card strip to make a W shape. The bulldog clip holds the 11 months in waiting inside with the current month showing.

Once I've worked out how to upload documents to Blogger, I'll give a link to the 2013 calendar template I made!

Hope you're having a good weekend

SU card: Whisper White, Basic Black
SU ink: Marina Mist
SU stamps: Every Little Bit
SU other: Simply Scored, Dazzling Diamonds


Birthday Balloons

Patterned Party, Stampin Up

Inspired by Crafts4Eternity "moody blues" theme. Let'sCraft&Create has "anything goes".


SU card: Whisper White, Pool Party
SU ink: island Indigo, Pool Party, Marina Mist
SU stamps: Patterned Party, Wacky Wishes


Gold Banner Birthday

Stampin Up Patterned Party


Using this week's CAS(E) sketch.

Let'sCraft&Create & StampinForTheWeekend have "anything goes


One more for my (diminished) masculine cards stash!


Hope you're having a good weekend

SU card: Whisper White
SU stamps: Patterned Party
SU other: Simply Scored


Hello Doily

Stampin Up Hello Doily,

Using this week's sketch from SketchSaturday and the Crafts4Eternity "moody blues" theme.

I used blue ink & then sprayed diluted shimmer onto the stamp before using it to get the iridescent effect.

SU card: Whisper White, Marina Mist
SU ink: Night of Navy, Marina Mist
SU stamps: Hello Doily, Happiest of Birthdays
SU other: Jewels, Chamage Shimmer


Taped Happy Birthday

CAS washi tape card

Using this week's UnscriptedSketch.
CAS washi tape card

My son declared I had far too many girls cards in my stash & should redress the balance ...

Über quick & CAS

This sketch was just crying out for washi tape (well, in my opinion)

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Night of Navy
SU stamps: Happiest of Birthdays

Affection Collection

Stampin Up Affection Collection


Some snippets for Pixie.

I like using "patterned" stamps for backgrounds for punched shapes. Here I used the large stamp from the Affection Collection stamp set to punch out the butterfly.

Stampin Up Affection Collection, Just Believe

It's the weekend! Yippee!

SU card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Silver Glimmer
SU ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo
SU stamps: Affection Collection, Just Believe
SU punch: Papillon, Decorative Label, Word Window




CASual-Fridays want CAS Thank-You cards, SweetStampin want white & one colour.


CAS taken to the extreme?!





Gold Star

Stampin Up Confetti, CAS cards, PTI Star Prints, guy cards


Using the Clean&Simple sketch. LessIsMore want black & white and a splash of colour. CraftyMess want sparkle or bling.

Stampin Up Confetti, CAS cards, PTI Star Prints, guy cards

January is a time for lots of celebration (and cakes!) in our household - we have 3 birthdays!

First up is my husband so a suitably masculine colour way and CAS card for him.

Now to decide what flavour birthday cake to bake ... Current favourite is Coca Cola cake, or possibly Gingerbread. Mind you I recently saw a recipe for Caramel & Pecan cake that I fancied trying ...Decisions, decisions ...


SU card: Whisper White, Basic Black
SU ink: Basic Black
SU stamps: Confetti
SU punch: Star
SU other: Embossing Powder, Heat Tool


SAB is coming soon ...


Using the sketch from RetroSketches. Let'sCraft&Create wants projects with buttons. StampinForTheWeekend has anything goes. The cue word at Casology is "new".


This stamp is from a set that is so new it is not yet available for sale! Suffice to say that Stampin Up's annual SaleABration starts on 21 January and you can get your hands on the complete stamp set then.

The washi tape is also 'new' for me; granted the trend has been around for a while now but I only recently got around to buying some!

SU card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
SU ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red
SU stamps: Patterned Occasions
SU punch: Corner, Decorative Label
SU other: Embossing Polka Dots, Linen Thread


Desk Calendar

Stampin Up 2 tags die, mini desk calendar, printable calendar, Papillon Potpourri

ABCchallenges wants to see some embossing, LadyBugCrafts and Sparkles want anything but a card and InkSpireMe wants something for the New Year!

Here's a 2013 desk calendar I made using the Two Tags Die.

If you'd like to have a go, I've included the template for the monthly inserts at the end of this post. You will need a strip of card approx 9" x 7.5". I scored the card piece at 4.5", then folded it in half and placed it just above the cut line for the large Two Tags Die. If you don't have this, worry not, just use the strip of card as is.
Once you have cut out the shape, fold it back on itself and score another 2 lines 0.5" on either side of this central crease. It should then look like this.
I embossed it for extra interest and added a couple of stamped butterflies. Make sure you slide one of the monthly inserts in before gluing the butterflies down to leave enough room!
A piece of ribbon holds the two top edges together.
Click on the photo below to download the calendar. It prints onto an A4 sheet. Not yet done - will do as soon as I can!
Stampin Up, Desk Calendar, Free Printable 2013 Desk Calendar, Papillon Potpourri, Two Tags Die

SU card: Wild Wasabi
SU ink: Wild Wasabi
SU stamp: Papillon Potpourri
SU dies: Two Tags Die, Beautiful Wings
SU other: Pearl Jewels, Simply Scored