Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Sweet Treats

Hello everyone,

Are you a savoury or a sweet person? I am definitely in the sweet camp, I have a really sweet tooth and love all things sugary, so when Marion sent me the gorgeous 'happy birthday with a cherry on top' stamp set, the first thing that sprung to mind were all the delicious sweet treats I love to eat.

I decided to create a LO recording all my favourites and used the number stamps in the set to record my top ten (took a bit of narrowing down LOL) and stamped each number using black versafine ink onto patterned paper which I then cut out and stuck onto my cardstock.


I then used the cupcake and the cherry stamps to make an embellishment for my page. I wanted the cupcake to be three dimensional, so began by stamping the bottom half of the cupcake twice onto patterned paper, then I scored and folded the image like a concertina and glued each piece together, to make the paper case.

I then stamped the top half onto pink cardstock and gave it a generous coating of stickles. Whilst it was drying I sprinkled some real sugar sprinkles onto it and a pinch of holographic embossing powder. I stamped the cherry with red dye based ink and coated in glossy accents, again sprinkling a pinch of embossing powder over. It takes a while for both to dry, and I'd recommend leaving overnight if possible.

When dry I pieced it all together and attached to my page.

I used patterned papers from Sassafras, cosmo cricket chemistry range, pink paislee office lingo, bo bunny calypso and daisy bucket. The tranparencies and letter stickers are my little shoebox, stickers are October afternoon and the chipboard letters are american craft thickers and doodlebug.
big smiles,
Nic xo

Getting brave!




Hello peeps! Phew we have been super busy in the shop the past few weeks. Not only have we had HUGE amounts of new stock, we have had the arrival of Edith the EPOS machine. She is wonderful and very clever! And then to top it all off we have had to get ready for The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show at Ally Pally. Are you going too?
So when I sat down to relax with paper and wine, I produced this.....


Now stitching on your page might seem like a brave thing to do but it really is quite easy. There are a few thing that do make it easier though, like my fave piercing tool and a nice springy matt so you don't get loads of random creases in the page. Now starting
off with a frame like mine is a good start. I didn't want it to be all lined up and straight as this didn't go with my fun page. This means that it can be wonky but right!
Also the other brave party of the page was using naked chip board! Hey why does he always have to be painted? After all there are no rules in scrapbooking.

So finishing off the page was my title . I have been itching to get my hands on my new Fat and Funky alpha stamps. They are well, so fat and funky and calling to be coloured in! So when I stamped the letters using Versa fine (the best ink EVER!) I had to cut my letters in using my lush white pen.


So will you be brave enough to get stitching on your page?

Love and bugs

Nina