Wednesday, 30 December 2009
For my project this time I have made a LO on canvas.
I wanted to make a handmade gift for my sister
I started with a plain canvas which I sprayed with Glimmer mist. I wanted the photo to be the main focus of the LO so I wanted to keep the papers/card simple. I layered Pink papers and cards and I used a page of an acrylic book which I coloured using alcohol inks. I used blooms and buttons as embellishments.
I also stamped onto the canvas using Stazon ink in pink to match the theme of the LO
I used the scrolls from the WEDDING INVITES stamps
and I used the SCRIBBLE SENTIMENTS wording to stamp along the bottom of the canvas.
I hope you like x x
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
I stamped out the sentiment and mounted it onto some red card, stuck that on and then finished off the ends with some ribbon (after putting anything into the cracker!)
Well, i wish you all a wonderful and happy New Year, and will see you back here in the New Year with my design for next month, so till then Bye x
Monday, 28 December 2009
Hi all, from sunny and snowy Colorado where I'm staying with family for Christmas and New Year in a place called Broomfield, just outside of Denver. And yes, I travelled with a scrapbooking kit :)
It's lovely here, and the shopping is marvellous! It's fun scrapping whilst away too, I brought along some essential supplies and got a chance to use my new Cricut Personal for the first time. This layout combines cutting, stamping and matting, all bread and butter techniques with some lovely silver and blue wintry colours, it's been my first white Christmas this year since I can remember and I loved it. The stamp is from the Christmas personal impressions set designed by Marion, which I've used again and again this season on cards and layouts. Here it's the centre of the large snowflake I cut and stickled within an inch of it's life.
I hope 2009 has been a good year for you all, but that 2010 is even better. Don't forget to treat yourself - the Sugar and Spice team are always welcoming and the classes are so much fun (when's the next Mega Crafting day M?). Happy stamping!
Thursday, 24 December 2009
You can adapt the wallets for both christmas and birthday and as I've had both this month here are photos of two I've made. The first is for christmas - I've used Luxe patterned papers, an American crafts topper and the happy stamp from the scribble flowers set which I've stamped in perfect medium ink then heat embossed using tinsel embossing powder.
I hope everyone has a lovely christmas and I'll see you all in the new year!
love and hugs to all, Nic xo
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
This little nifty project was made from a little calender kit I had hanging around in my stash and loads of scraps. I used the fab Fat n Funky alpha stamps again as its not often that you get numbers in an alpha set and you know how much I love em!
Monday, 21 December 2009
I love the three designs of Christmas tree's that Marion has used in her clear Christmas stamp sets.
Friday, 18 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Here's a little card I made today, it's a 'thinking of you' card for a husband of a dear friend, who has been in hospital.
I personally find cards for men sometimes a bit daunting and today I used a dreaded topper, (but sometimes it soooooo needs to be done).
By stamping a boarder the plain white card is transformed and adds a more personal touch, and finally this lovely thinking of you stamp is from a fab sugar and spice stamp set called Happy Birthday Flowers.
Here's wishing everyone a very happy christmas and a fab crafting new year
Bye for now P x
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
I have started to arrange my 30th birthday party and yes folks you've guessed it....I'm making my own invites!
I wanted a simple design that I could repeat quickly and easily. Of course I went for pink!!!!
I used the SUGAR AND SPICE CLEAR STAMPS FAT & FUNKY ALPHA
I stamped the word PARTY using a pink stazon ink, then I mounted this onto a piece of cardstock.
I also used the scribble flower from the SCRIBBLE FLOWERS CLEAR STAMPS set as an embellishment, you could change this to suit the invite as SUGAR AND SPICE have some lovely stamps including cup cakes. This was stamped onto card and hand cut. I added a little button to the flower. You could add glitter or bling.
Hope you like x x
Now I'm off to start my next project......My Stamped Canvas
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Adding a bit more glamour dust to the trees and a shiny bling star to the top of the largest completes the look. I used foam pads to create more layers and finished it off with a length of sparkly silver ribbon.
I hope you like it, and I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very sparkly New Year. My next posting, on the 27th, will be coming to you from the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado. I am planning to share a snowy layout with you - weather permitting!
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
I also wanted to share with you some goings on in the shop recently. As Marion is away in Vegas we thought we would have a clear out with a super sale last Saturday, one lady came at 8.30!You can see the egar ladies waiting in the Que.
There wasn't an item over £4 so many bargain were had. Thanks everyone who came. x
Also a quick reminder that there are a few spaces left on my Book of Me course which starts next Feb. Once a month you will come and do a page about YOU! We will be exploring our favourite things to our childhood home. Every 3 months will will also be doing a double page. At the end of the year you will have an autobiography over 12 pages in an album of your choice (up to the value of £20). The cost of this course is £200 of which the payments are spread over the year. Places are limited. Its going to be super, make 2010 the year to celebrate YOU!
Love and bugs
Monday, 7 December 2009
I chose my papers using several different patterns from the paper salon 'dazzle' range. I used a number of sugar and spice stamps on my LO. I wanted the list to be the focus of the page so cut a 5 x7.5" piece of cardstock, wrote out our list on the bottom using the small numbers from the Alpha set. As I wanted to record the year I reached for the number stamps from the 'Happy birthday with a cherry on top' and whilst doing so noticed that the frosting stamp could also be used to give a great falling snow effect - so versatile! I used a white ink pad and stamped the frosting onto red paper in a continous pattern. I then used this as the backing paper for my list and for my title which I cut using a die cutting machine.
After placing the list and embellishments on my page I used the make a wish stamp from the 'Made with love and laughter' set to finish, as it fitted in perfectly with the theme of my page, stamping it twice using sepia versafine ink onto scenic route date label cardstock stickers.
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
This one 'obviously' is for my sister. I love the monochrome look, but by adding a little colour the appearance totally changes.
For the wording 'sister' I used the fab Fat and Funky Alpha stamps and then cut them out free hand.
I actually colour tinted the flowers from white to red using an ink pad, adapting things you already have is a great way to save money.
The card is completed with a simple Happy Birthday message stamp, and then by adding a little gem stone for the dot on the i gives great dimension.
Warm Christmas wishes and Happy crafting P x
Monday, 30 November 2009
For my project this week I have made a little easy make card.
Now we all know diamonds are a girls best friend so I wanted to make a card with plenty of bling!
I made the card by layering 2 pieces of pink card stock onto a card blank, this can be done in any sizes. Its a great way of using up any old scraps you might have laying around.
I then stuck a diamond flower to another piece of card and cut it out. This was then stuck onto the card. By sticking it on separately I could then shape the flower and slightly bend the petals.
Right now for the fun part.... The stamping
I used the 'With Love' stamps from the SCRIBBLE SENTIMENTS CLEAR STAMPS and stamped this around the edge of the card. This can be done with any stamp to change the theme of the card. I used a pink StazOn to match my cardstock.
I hope you like my card, it can be adapted to any occasion including christmas, you just have to change the bling flower to something Christmassy!!
See you again soon
Louise x x
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
So nothing christmassy from me yet, but I do have a birthday card to share. I always find it harder to design and make cards for males - female cards seem to flow much easier for some reason. So when it was time to make a card for my Dad, I thought I would use my sugar and spice stamps for inspiration and reached for the 'In a word set'.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Now for all those people who know me will know that when the tough gets going, the tough goes on a list in a note book! I couldn't live without one. So I had to make this............
Now making your own note book might seem a bit long winded especially as you can go and buy one but this way you can be in control of how big it is, how many pages you put in it and the most importantly, what it looks like! The Bind it all is perfect for making note books but if you don't have one then book rings or ribbons would do the job just as well and I felt the stitching gave it a homely rustic feel.
The good ole Sugar and Spice Alphabet stamps come up trumps again for giving a neat and tidy look when stamping on my tabs and who could resist scribble word but with a Christmas touch? Fabby!!
So now I have shared it with you I can get writing my lists, my wish lists that is ;)
Love n bugs
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
For my lid cover I used a christmas sentiment stamp and a snowflake stamp from designs created by Marion Emberson at sugar and spice.
And finally a tag finishes off the gift bag, I stamped this Ho Ho Ho with a glue pad and then covered with gold glamour dust.
Bye for now and happy crafting for christmas P x