Monday, 7 July 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge #2

Hello Friends,

I spotted this challenge site this morning and thought I'd participate, as I felt inspired by the card shown as inspiration for this challenge.

Here is the card they gave us for inspiration:


and here is the card I made to enter the challenge:


I took inspiration from the watercolor look.  I've cut out the image, which came from the Silhouette on-line store, on my Silhouette Cameo, watercolored the image and set it back into the section it was cut our from.

I really enjoyed making this card and using a watercolor technique that I haven't used in a while

Hope you like my card, thanks for popping by.

Happy crafting.

Carole x

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Pleasant Poppies & Blendabilities by Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

Stampin' Up are bringing out Blendabilities, a new alcohol marker.  I couldn't wait to get my hands on a couple of sets and made this card...


The Pleasant Poppies stamp is perfect for alcohol pens and I really did enjoy sitting down and colouring carefully again, as it's been a while!

If you'd like to try Blendabilities by Stampin' Up then send me an email and I'll order you some.

Have a happy crafty day and thanks for popping by.

Carole x

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Envelope Mini Album & Silhouette Studio Lessons

Hello Friends,

I was asked to make two cards/books for about 200 people to sign, for a local choir.  After worrying about it for weeks and weeks I made these....





I actually made mini albums out of envelopes, decorated them with retired Stampin' Up DSP and used sheets of Conqueror paper, which I folded and edged with Washi Tape, to make each sheet a little sturdier, for them to write their messages and sign.

The front was decorated using my Silhouette Cameo.  One of the songs being sung was Edelweiss, so I decided to use that as the theme and made the flower using the Silhouette Software and an image I found on the internet.

It was an awful lot of work to make these two cards/mini books, but both myself and the lady who asked me to make them were thrilled to bits!

If you're not getting the best out of your Silhouette Studio software & Cameo or Portrait, send me an email and we can talk about a one-on-one class, just for you!

Happy crafting and thanks for popping by today.

Carole x


Monday, 23 June 2014

Window Frames Collection & Summer Silhouettes by Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

With the Window Frames Collection still out of my desk from yesterday's card, I made this card inspired by a card sketch challenge my Stampin' Up upline set for our team.


Some of the products are now retired but those still available, which I can order for you, if you wish are; Summer Silhouettes, Itty Bitty Banners & Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets, Window Frames Collection, Very Vanilla & Rose Red card stock/ink and Bitty Banners Framelits. 

Thanks for popping by today.

Happy crafting.

Carole x

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Hopeful Thoughts & Window Frames Collection, Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,



This is another card I made using my Hopeful Thoughts stamp set by Stampin' Up.

This time I used Very Vanilla and Rich Razzleberry card ink and paper, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke Stampin' Up markers for the image and sentiment.

The die cut shape is the Window Frames Collection by Stampin' Up.

Please email me if you'd like me to place you an order for any of the products used.

Have fun crafting today and thanks for popping by.

Carole x

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Hopeful Thoughts, Daydream Medallions & Lost Lagoon, Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

I'm still using my new favourite ink, Lost Lagoon!


I made this card a week or two ago for a friend.  I used my Hopeful Thoughts and Daydream Medallions stamp sets, the Essentials Paper-Piecing Pack, Beautiful Wings Embosslits and a retired embossing folder by Stampin' Up.  All the card stock is Very Vanilla.  I added a swirl by Sizzix for a final embellishment.

Hope you like my card, if you'd like to order any Stampin' Up products used please email me.

Happy crafting and thanks for popping by today.

Carole x


Friday, 20 June 2014

Father's Day card - Art Impressions & Stampin' Up

Hello Friends,

This is other card I made for Father's day this year...


I have been using this die quite a bit recently, it's by Sizzix and has been in my stash for a very long while.  I managed to purchase the set of Framelits that fit the design exactly, which made me very happy and able to use the large Bigz die that was banished to the back of my cupboard!

I've had the paper and stamps a while too, the cartwheel is from my old Art Impression days (I used to sell just those and loved to doing a whole comedy act teaching ladies how to paint who couldn't draw!), the paper is from a nursery pack of DCWV, it is thick enough to use and stands up really well to this die!

I've used my new favourite colour ink from Stampin' Up, Lost Lagoon.

Happy crafting.

Carole x