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Deepest Sympathy (Rose Tapestry BIU-017)

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This is the first time I’ve got to play with the new Rose Tapestry Sheet (BIU-017), and I am having heaps of fun with it.

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I used a portion of the Rose Tapestry 6×6 main stamp as well as “Deepest Sympathy” and the “Rose Leaves” quotation on the inside.

I deliberately ran a bit of extra Versamark around some of the edge of the “Deepest Sympathy” stamp so that it picked up some of the Galactic Gold EP and gave it a slightly distressed look.

copiccolours

V12 ~ Pale Lilac

G21 ~ Lime Green

RV34 ~ Dark Pink

Y00 ~ Barium Yellow

YG95 – Pale Olive

 

Other:

Rich Cocoa Moment0 Ink

Bamboo Moment Ink

Sakura Quickie Pen

Crystal Glitter (SU)

Prism Cardstock:  Sage Medium, Epic Laid Black, Blush Red Dark

Doodlebug Stripe Pattern Paper

Cuttlebug

Sizzix Swirl Die

White Peals coloured with Copic Marker

EK Success Circle Punch

Scallop Circle Punch (SU)

Galactic Gold Embossing Powder by SG-me!

Nestie:  Labels Four

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Off to The Chicken Shack today

where my lovely friend Caz is doing an SU demo.  Hopefully, I will also do a quick Toodles & Binks demo if there is time.  I fully intend to travel light, which will be a first (and we shall see if that is a true statement when the time arrives for me to leave!).

I said yesterday that I would upload the card, and voila ………..

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Although from the angle that I photographed it, you can’t really see how lovely and shimmery the ArtQuest Watercolours are.

It was a frustrating end to the day yesterday, as we’ve run into some technical issues with the new Sally-Ann Hancock Stamps, and have had to push them back to Priority Ordering – this is a pain as they are proving very popular – hey ho, they will be worth the wait, and will be despatched on first come basis – it won’t take up long to catch up the orders as the Rubbah Elf has promised to work through the night if necessary to cook sufficient.  I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice to say manufacturing rubber stamps, can occasionally be a bit like a long night shift in the maternity ward.

Supplies List

  • SU Roses in Winter set
  • SU Circle of Friendship
  • Soft Grey cardstock
  • Doodlebug Sugar cardstock in pink (Stamp Galaxy)
  • US ArtQuest Watercolours
  • Small white self-adhesive pearls
  • SU inkpads
  • SU scallop circle punch
  • Creative Imaginations round circle punch
  • Green stitched ribbon (Stamp Galaxy)

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Simone (RRP-003) – Toodles & Binks Challenge

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Toodles & Binks recently set a challenge to use some packaging leftover from Christmas, or something you didn’t want or need, and this is my belated entry.

A lot of crafters are now decorating the backs and insides of the cards, and this is my first (poor) attempt at it, but the insert gallery option is playing up, so I’m giving up and not showing that!!!!

 

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Sorry, it’s been a while – UKST Challenge 7

which was a Pirate theme, for National Talk Like a Pirate Day.

This is a really quick entry, as dinner is almost ready.

Stamps:  Sugar Nellie (Pirate), Elzybells (Large Star), SU (Small Star), STaples (Sir Tim)

Pattern paper:  All Aboard (English Paper Company) from Stamp Galaxy

Cardstock: Black, Dark Blue and Red from Prism plus textured White

Coloured with :  COPICS, Brilliance Dewdrops

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Birthday card for Karen

this is a spare piece of the Roses in Winter paper I had left over, which is matted on dark purple.

Made a 6×6 card, and then cut off a couple of inches from the front righthand side, ticket punched the cornners, and mounted the piece to the front of the card.

The quotation is from my new Tim Holtz set I got yesterday.

It doesn’t show up in the photo very well, but I added Diamond Stickles to to the two stamped flowers, then added a dark purple silk flower, with a Prima Crasy Daisy in the centre of it, secured with a Papermania brad and a single leaf from the Walk in the Garden Cricut Cartridge I had haning around on my desk.

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Roses in Winter – Sympathy Card

a dear colleague at work lot her Dad whilst we were away on holiday, and this is just a quicky sympathy card using SU’s Roses in Winter set.

Actually, all apart from the Palette Noir the inks are all SU as well: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Old Olive, Certain Celery and Pretty in Pink.

Cardstock is Prism and some white textured from a pack I had on my desk.  I stamped a whole sheet of A4 with the design and the cut off as much as I needed.  I have a whole piece left to do a birthday card for my friend Karen next week too.

 

Note to self:  photograph the cards you lazy moo, they look pants scanned in (way too flat and one dimensional)

Other tools used: Ranger Cut’n’Dry Foam, SU 1 1/4 punch, SU cream note card and envelope and Scor-it board.

I just cut the flat off the notecard envie, and then cut one of the notecards in half, and trimmed a little off the side (so it would slide in nicely).

I have to say, that until I went to Caz’s Stamp Camp last in July, I’d always passed over this particular set in the catalogue. – I thought it just complete nothingness, and the sample in there too was pants – BUT, it is possibly my most favourite of the whole the current sets available here in the UK.

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Another go at the UK STamper Sunday Challenge (No 4)

Supplies:

 How to:

  1. Cut the 12×12 piece of cardstock in half, and score down the middle of one of the pieces to create a 6×6 card.
  2. With Palette Noir ink stamp the leaf stem around the card.
  3. Cut a piece of the white cardstock to 4×4 and stamp the 3-step heart in the Bashful Blue, Red Magic and Palette Noir ink.
  4. Fill in some of the gaps with the small flower image using Certainly Celery ink.  Ticket Punch all four corners.
  5. Matt the white piece on to 4.5×4.5 piece of black cardstock and Ticket Punch the Corners.
  6. Then position it slightly towards the upper lefthand side of the card (but not too high).
  7. With the Wizard machine, and using the middle die, cut out a tag, and edge with the Red Magic dewdrop.
  8. Stamp “Thanks so much” in Certainly Celery on this.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get the correct placement.
  9. Cut a small piece of the green gingham ribbon, and mount underneath where the flower will go.
  10. Punch a hole in the tag, and mount the flower (secured with the large brad.
  11. Add Leaf Green Pearlidoodles to the centres of the stamped flowers, and then drop it on the floor to squash them!

 

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UK Stampers – Challenge No. 4 – Red, White and Blue

I’ve just managed to finally do one of the UK STamper weekly challenges set by Effemera each Sunday.

This week’s theme was a congratualations or thank you card in red, white and blue.

Supplies:

  • Mixed Bouquet Set (SU)
  • Circle of Friendship Set (SU)
  • Bashful Blue Classic Ink (SU)
  • Brocade Blue Classic Ink (SU)
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (SU)
  • 1 1.4″ circle punch (SU)
  • Red Magic Versamagic Dewdrop
  • White notecard (SU) – all SU bits from Stampingcaz.
  • Narrow red ribbon

How to:

  1. Stamp the dotty flower stamp using the Red Magic Dewdrip three times across the bottom of the card.
  2. Stamp the leaf image in Brocade Blue twice.
  3. Next using Bashful Blue stamp the circle several times (try to use an un-even number).
  4. Using Chocolate Chip stamp the “Congratualations” from Circle of Friendship set, and punch out with circle punch.  With 3-d foam, place it bottom righthand side.
  5. Tie small piece of red ribbon around the spine.

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I managed to hop over to see Caz and her adorable boys yesterday afternoon, and as usual had a smashing time, and came away with some lovely stamped bits and pieces.  Also a very large box of SU bits, two month’s worth of SU Club and some extra sets.

I have to say that Guy seemed a little shocked as I started to cut them out at the sheer number, and didn’t seem very convinced by the 2 month’s worth argument I put forward!

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Baby Boy – Welcome Maxwell

 

 My Cousin had a baby boy at the end of last week, so this is off to NY.

Like buses, my cards usually come along in 2’s or 3’s, as I tend to use the stuff that’s hanging around in the vicinity of my craft desk. So if it looks a little similar to the last one, that’s because I used the same kind of card blank and the darling Sweetwater stars pattern paper.

Other supplies:  Cricuit was George & All Mixed Up Cartridges; Stampendous “Hello Baby Set” for main image, inside the card and the envie; COPIC Markers; Palette Noir Ink.  Also orange Bazzill and blue Scrapbook Sally cardstock, ribbon, silk flowers and orange brad.

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Cute Card Thursday (8) Garden and (9) Gems combined

 I’d started doing Cute Card Thursday last week, which had a Garden theme, and didn’t have time to finish it, so I combined the gems (or in this case Mink Special Edition Zoomz) on to the card to cover both challenges.

Acutally, it works quite well, because The Galaxy put up some Zoomz as prizes on the Challenge this week, so it’s quite appropriate to include Zoomz on my card – not hard though, as I use them all the time anyway.

Supplies:

 

Pretty straight forward card really, cut out the innter circle from white cardstock, stamped on the summer tree image from the set and coloured in with COPICS.  Matted on pink, then green, then brown cardstock.

Stamped french manuscript on pink cardstock twice (one below the other), the cut out and inked on Chocolate Chip ink.  Put on a larger than I would normally use matt, and then used then produced ticket corners.  Tied round some brown organza ribbon, and a tiny scrap of cream silk ribbon. ** Zindorf’s inspiring me so much at the moment, and the sponged on Chocolate Chip ink was a homage to her, also I saw a fabbie card on Deb‘s blog, and this gave me the idea for using the script stamp (I think the original card came from Heather).

The floral pattern paper was cut to size, and edged with Old Olive ink, then placed on the lefthand side, added the manuscript section over the top, and the circle image over this positioned slightly to the top right.

Zoomz placed at bottom left, and more coffee organza round spine.

I will place an insert inside with a stamped image, and decorate the envie as usual, and also I stamp an old Handstamped image on the back of the card (it’s an old SU set that I bought from Caz).

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In our house, these pesky Sylvanian’s get everywhere (as you can see from the pic).  Lydia’s just taken delivery of the Wedding Chapel, thus the bridge and groom are out for a photographic opportunity before getting hitched!

Thank to Guy I got a better picture of the card than my first attempt, apparently (and as he’s just proved) it’s not the camera, but me.  I think I really do need to invest in a light tent, as I can’t phaff around taking things outside to photograph.

Hopefully, when I get a studio outside, then I can have a light tent permanently set up.


 

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