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Wedding time

Hello again, my project ties in with Sam's..... This time of year sees lots of weddings and as I am in the planning stages of my own wedding I thought I would show you how easy it can be to create your own beautiful stationary. Its so exciting to receive a wedding invitation, and if its handmade its more special as its more personal than a shop bought one. You can make a whole range of coordinating stationary for your big day.

Like Sam's friend Irene I want a colour theme to my wedding, I want to see this colour in everything from my bridesmaids dresses to my invites. For this project a have chosen a Jade colour.
I started by making a lovely favour box, I do have a template/instructions for this box and if you would like a copy you can email me on I will be happy to email you back. (Just add FAVOUR BOX to the subject line).I will try and send out emails over the weekend.

Inside the box I have stamped using the Sugar and SpiceClear Wedding Stamps. Each set…


We certainly are!!! Monday was a day of running around shopping and a bit of chilling. On our way out we saw a REAL LIVE alligator. Now I know that sounds silly but usually in Florida you only get to see them in a commercial setting, but this one was in a lake near Amandas I had to get a piccy, sorry its not the best quality but there were apparently 3 in there and I couldn't see the other two!!!!

We then moved on to a couple of shopping malls and I got THE MOST GORGEOUS Kenneth Cole handbag at an absolutely knock down price Yay :) !!! We then had one of THE MOST relaxing pedicures I've EVER had they said it would be 35 mins and two hours later we walk out of there completely relaxed....ahhhh
We had dinner in the LoneStar Steak House that evening and had very nice YOUNG man serving us, and for some reason he started to tell us that he was part black italian (even though he was white American)!!! he knew this he said as he had an extra muscle in his thigh....allegedly!…

My first Design Team Creation...

Well i was totally gobsmacked to be chosen for the Sugar and Spice Design Team, but absolutely chuffed to bits, so after our first initial team meeting, with heads buzzing of things to make, i chose to use the Love and laughter stamps to create my very first design.

So here they are - Love and Laughter, they are just totally gorgeous and my head was buzzing with all sorts of ideas. I also used Memento Dew drop ink pads (all items available to buy from Sugar and Spice shop too!)

Using the New Sprout, i stamped out a polka dot background using the small circular stamp and also onto a seperate piece i stamped background and flowers using the Lady bug and Rose bud pads. Stamped lots of flowers out and cut them all out and attached using a metal brad.

I also stamped and cut out the heart words to create a leaf effect on the main flower,

stamped out a sentiment, bit of ribbon across the middle, stamped sentiment and matching flower inside and hey presto! my first design team card! Phew!

Hope you…

It doesn't always have to be white

Hi all, with my house in decorating chaos and my scrapbooking supplies here, there and everywhere it was a bit of a struggle trying to find everything I wanted for this project.

My friend Irene is getting married in just over three weeks, and I'm making some of the bits for her (tiara, table plan, place cards etc.) so I wanted to keep her burgundy colour scheme going in the card I've made for their special day.

Using the incredibly versatile Scribble Sentiments for the wording both on the cover and inside, I also added a flourish from Fancy Flourishes and the heart came from the Made with Love and Laughter set. I used a silver ink pad for all the stamping and the edges. Along with some pearlised hearts, silver ribbon, a fantastic Fiskars Threading Water punch and.... ta da! Ok the fanfare might be a teeny bit over the top, but I hope you can see the possibilities with this design. Happy stamping people.

BOB WHO ?????

Bob Evans that's who...thats where we had breakfast yesterday morning ..... and very nice it was too.

And now for the good part.....yesterday was our class with Donna Downey and WOW what a class ...she was bloody brilliant and so so so so NICE!!

It was a VERY messy class, you are gonna LOVE what I bring back and I'm definately getting the products in. I'm still finishing it off, I knew there was NO WAY we would get it done in 5 hours, it was so full on, so I'm having chill time at Amandas and PLAYING!!!
By the way Rosina has VERY MESSY fingers...She is NOT doing an impression of a cat!!!
So after a SUPER DOOPER DAY what better way to finish it off than to go the CHEESECAKE FACTORY Yay!!! Thanks for the Pennies MUM xx

I LUUUUURVE this place, if any of you are coming out here it's at the Mall of Millenia (there's also quite a FEW nice shops) !!!
I had my favorite pasta dish (bit of a creature of habit, I know)! Mmmmmmm....

Last day today to get a few more shopping bits…


OK so off we toddle to the airport, it's an uneventful journey I'm pleased to say, meet Amanda and Rosina and pop over to check-in, the girls had already done their check in, that goes without a hitch and I say my long farewells to Ricky....NO I didn't cry, although I think I saw a tear in his eye!!! LOL.
As we go through customs I beep (well not me exactly, but the machine) so I gets taken aside and she feels every inch of my body and after realising that those bumps and lumps are actually part of me she lets me go, then another person shouts out who does this bag belong to, well obviously it's mine, so that gets a strip search and that's fine and then my shoes are checked, I mean if you're gonna do it, do it properly. We're THROUGH ...... we go check into the Virgin Clubhouse and get served a bacon buttie, fresh orange and pot of tea, my choice, Rosina had smoked salmon!!

I've got to say this was one of the MOST relaxing places to be. Anyhoo's time …

Loves me

Although we hadn't planned it that way, the timing couldn't have been better as my next post ties in with Nina's last one, for the next LO I'd like to share was inspired by the 'loves me loves me not' heart stamp from the 'Made with love and laughter' set.

As soon as I saw this stamp the idea for this LO came into my mind, I immediately thought of my fantastic Dad who has always been there for me through thick and thin so I entitled my LO 'Always Loves Me' I thought these photos of my much younger self with my Dad were perfect for this LO theme so I scanned copies of them to use on the LO.

I used several stamps from the 'Made with love and laughter set' starting with the loves me, loves me not heart stamp which I stamped and then cut out so I could wrap it around the flowers. I then made the title by cutting out the letters using my cricut machine and stamping the smaller heart to use in place of the O. I created some additional texture by …

It started with a shoe.........

OK you are probably wondering where this is going, right?!
Well it really did start with a shoe. I brought these yummy shoes last summer and was immediately inspired by the yummy inner sole.

It was cork but looked like it had been stamped on!! My mind was in a mad creative flow.

So when Marion got some thin cork sheets in the shop some while ago I knew I had to have a go myself.
So I created this layout which is about our trip in February to NEC Birmingham for a trade show, with my fab Scribble Flowers stamps. Stamping onto the cork, I then carefully cut the flowers out. Now the cork is quite delicate so you have to be careful not to tear it when cutting. I finished it off with some bling in the middle .

Now the words on this set of stamps are attached to the flowers but I wanted to use them separately so I just carefully cut them off . Then on one acrylic block I placed the 2 words 'happy' and 'smile' just so I knew they were lined up perfectly.

So what everyday item in y…

Pots of Sugar and Spice

What can you do with tired old terracotta pots?. Spice them up of course with Sugar and Spice stamps and a couple of pots of acrylic paint.

Other items used: Multi-Purpose Sealer, Opaque White Ink Pen and Modge Podge, Stazon Watermark Ink Pad

Seal both the inside and outside of the pot and allow to dry. Paint the outside and the inside rim of the pot with black paint and allow to dry.

I used the different Flower Stamps from most of the Sugar and Spice sets. There is no need to use a block to mount you stamp as you need it to mould to the shape of the pot.
Using the Stazon Watermark Ink, stamp your chosen flowers on the pot. Fill in the gaps with the smaller flowers. Outline the flowers with your white pen.

Paint the flowers. Pretty them up with patterns to make them funky. Write words around the rim of the pot with your white pen. Seal the pot again inside and out with the Multi-Purpose Sealer. I did use a glitter Modge Podge around the collar of the pot and the tray.

How about this theme? …

A little gift...

Hey there! After the kraft-y cards I made last time, I thought i'd make a mini this time. Mini books are just so quick and easy. This one i've made for my sister who celebrated her 40th birthday recently...

I used scribble sentiments and the wedding invite sets of stamps for this project... I stamped the tiny star over the number '40' using staz on. It's a cute little star and is great for making your own backgrounds with, or stamping over numbers and letters! I stamped on the little box birthday using scribble sentiments. I love this set!! :D
I then stuck the '40' down, slightly over the stamped 'birthday'. The little box holds a small mini, which is atc size made from chipboard... one side I covered with a photo and the other I journalled on and stamped the cute little cupcake from the scribble sentiments set. For the front cover I also mounted the words 'on your day' which were also from the scribble sentiments set. I think thats why I lov…

It's In The Can...........

Hi everyone, I can't believe how fast the weeks pass. I've had a lot of birthdays this month and that's meant lots of card making and gift wrapping. So with that in mind, todays project is a gift tin.
I have a few of these tins at home and found them perfect for small gifts. I hope this gives you some inspiration to use up some of your scraps of decorative papers and stamps to make a difference to a gift.
I've used a decorative paper for the top part of the tin and a lime green bazzill for the bottom part. Once cut to size I stamped the quotes and flowers on the green bazzill card. The stamps are from Sugar and Spice and called Happy Birthday Flower. I then attached the papers to the tin and hid any joins with some ribbon. I finished the tin off with a tag using the same Happy Birthday Flower stamps, edging it with some fabulous glamour dust - a must for any craft box. I also coloured the lid with alcohol ink to keep the colour flowing through.Bye for now and happy craft…