Welcome To My Blog

Hello and welcome to my crafting blog. If you are new to visiting me, thank you for stopping by! This is my personal space where I talk about the latest creations that I've made using various crafting products.

If you are looking for a commission or inspiration on a particular card or occasion, please scroll down and take a look on the left hand side at the "Labels" column where it will list cards by occasion and by Stampin' Up! stamp sets in alphabetical order for easy viewing. Just click on one of the titles to view the various cards and boxes in your chosen category.

If you would like me to make a specific card for a special someone or occasion, please email me for more details.

Enjoy your stay, and if you have time, please leave a message to let me know you've dropped by :)

Alex

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Male Birthday Card

Hi all,

Hope you're well and looking forward to a long Bank Holiday weekend :) I can't believe another one is nearly upon us so quickly already :) I just *hope* the weather is kind to us.

Recently made a male birthday card after being inspired by the current Idea Book & Catalogue - using the Hostess Level 3 stamp set, "Queue Up". Using the lovely row of candles stamp, stamped on three different coloured strips of cardstock. The Whisper White strip of candles was coloured in using the Stampin' Write Markers and then I stamped and coloured in another set of candles so that I could create a 3D look with the 5th, 7th and 9th candle raised on dimensionals.

Queue Up


Stamps: Queue Up (Hostess Level 3) and Happy Moments (Sale-A-Bration 2010).
Cardstock:
Night of Navy, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue and Basic Grey.
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers, Word Window Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A5.­

Have a good day,

Bye for now,

Alex

Monday, 26 April 2010

Workshop - Sneak Peeks

Hi all,

Hope your start to the week has been a good one :) Just wanted to upload a few sneak peeks of the cards that my ladies will be making this weekend for our monthly workshop - can you believe it's nearly May already!?!

They are going to use the lovely new Speciality Papers from the Idea Book & Catalogue, something that I've recently bought after seeing them in real life at the Reading Training Day.

So, here's a sneak peek of the two cards on offer:

Sneak Peek 1:


Sneak Peek 2:


If you live nearby, and fancy coming along to join some friendly ladies this Saturday morning (1st May) from 10.15am for a couple of hours, then please drop me an email.

Bye for now,

Alex

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Greenhouse Garden Thank You

Hi all,

Hope you're having a good weekend and making the most of the warm weather we've been experiencing lately :)

Thought I'd upload another card that I've made recently, using Greenhouse Garden stamp set.

Greenhouse Garden


Stamps: Greenhouse Garden and A Rose Is A Rose (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, So Saffron, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Regal Rose and Rose Red.
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Whisper White, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A5.­

Thanks for stopping by, be back soon with sneak peeks for next week's workshop projects.

Until then,

Bye for now,

Alex

Friday, 23 April 2010

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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In conjunction with our participation in the Hobbycrafts show in Liverpool, Stampin’ Up! is offering a limited-time 10 percent discount on the Starter Kit to new recruits. When you join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator during the promotion period, 23 April - 7 May, you'll get over £240 worth of stamping and business supplies for only £125--10 percent off the regular price of £139! This is a perfect occasion for you to sign up with me and become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Note: Discount applies to all new recruits who sign up during the specified time frame, whether you attend the Hobbycrafts show or not.


If you'd like more information about signing up as a Demonstrator,
please get in touch.

You have the flexibility to make Stampin' Up! whatever you make from it - either a full time business, a part time sideline to your regular day job, or just sign up to become a Hobby Demo and gain the benefits of regular discount on all your stash. There's no need to carry out workshops and parties! You can be your best customer and purchase just for yourself and crafting friends :)

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Bye for now,

Alex

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Vintage Vogue Part 6

Morning all,

Hope your week is going well so far :) Today is my final upload in the Vintage Vogue series and below is the picture of how my five 4x4 cards were packaged into. Hope you have enjoyed these uploads and do leave a comment if you have time :)

Vintage Vogue Note Card Tote


Stamps: Vintage Vogue.
Cardstock:
Mellow Moss, Rose Red and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Mellow Moss and Rose Red.
Accessories: 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Rose Red, Eyelet Border Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D dimensionals.
Note Card Tote Size:
5x5x2.­

Thanks for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Alex

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Vintage Vogue Part 5

Morning all,

Today is my last 4x4 Vintage Vogue card in the series :( I hope you've enjoyed viewing them all and if you'd like to see how I packaged these up for my Hostess, please pop back tomorrow for my final upload :)

For now, here's the last of my Vintage Vogue 4x4 cards:

Vintage Vogue


Stamps: Vintage Vogue.
Cardstock:
Mellow Moss, Rose Red and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Mellow Moss and Rose Red.
Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Eyelet Border Punch, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
4x4.­

See you tomorrow :)

Bye for now,

Alex

Monday, 19 April 2010

Vintage Vogue Part 4

Morning all,

Hope you're not getting bored with all these Vintage Vogue uploads, but I can't get enough of this stamp set! I really do adore this set and I can't believe I was lucky enough to receive this free at the Reading Training Day that I attended back at the end of March :)

Well, as promised, here's the penultimate Vintage Vogue 4x4 card:

Vintage Vogue


I used the Stampin' Write Marker in Mellow Moss just to ink and stamp the "friends" sentiment, then on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped the "F" in Rose Red. This was cut and raised on dimensionals :)

Stamps: Vintage Vogue.
Cardstock:
Rose Red, Mellow Moss and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Rose Red.
Accessories: Stampin' Write Marker - Mellow Moss, Eyelet Border Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
4x4.­

Have a good day :)

Bye for now,

Alex

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Vintage Vogue Part 3

Happy Sunday everyone!

Hope your weekend is panning out well and you're having a good one. Here's another card in my Vintage Vogue 4x4 card series, enjoy:

Vintage Vogue


Stamps: Vintage Vogue and A Rose Is A Rose (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Rose Red and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Mellow Moss and Rose Red.
Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Word Window Punch, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
4x4.

Thanks for stopping by, be back tomorrow with another 4x4 card :)

Until then,

Bye for now.

Alex

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Vintage Vogue Part 2

Hi there,

Well, it's another day and another Vintage Vogue card to show you :) I recently made a set of five 4x4 cards, here's one more below:

Vintage Vogue Card


Stamps: Vintage Vogue.
Cardstock:
Mellow Moss, Rose Red and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Rose Red. Versamark Stamp Pad.
Accessories: 3/16" Gingham Ribbon - Moss, Stampin' Buddy, Stampin' Emboss Powder - Clear, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Bone Folder, Paper Snips and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
4x4.­

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.

Be back tomorrow for Part 3 of my Vintage Vogue 4x4 cards :)

Alex

Friday, 16 April 2010

Vintage Vogue Card

Hi all,

Hope you're well and looking forward to the weekend.

I've been playing with my Vintage Vogue stamp set of 8 stamps (that I received at Reading Training) to make a few 4x4 cards for a lucky Hostess and really have enjoyed playing with the different stamps to create five different cards and matching envelopes. I recently ordered the Very Vintage wheel to co-ordinate with Vintage Vogue stamp set and christened it for this card.

Here's the card I demoed below at a recent workshop. I will upload a new one each day and then the final holder I presented them in.

Vintage Vogue With Very Vintage Wheel


Stamps: Vintage Vogue and Very Vintage (wheel).
Cardstock:
Mellow Moss, Rose Red and Whisper White. Textured Cardstock - Regal Rose.
Inkpad:
Mellow Moss, Rose Red and Regal Rose.
Accessories: Stampin' Around Jumble Handle, Stampin' Around Wheel Guide, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Brads - Rich Regals, Sponge Dauber, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
4x4.­

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

Bye for now,

Alex

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

A Rose Is A Rose Birthday Card

Hi all,

Well can you believe it's half way till the weekend :) Today I have been making a card for a wonderful 94 year old, and I think it's safe to say that she doesn't surf the net, so I think I can post the card here :)

I was inspired by this card and knew I had to have a go and get out my "A Rose Is A Rose" stamp set that I adore and haven't used for a while. I rarely use my Designer Series Papers (too nice to cut into), lol, but I decided to today. As this card is A5 in size, I decided that there was too much white space, so I have used the Poppin' Pastels technique (stamping the large rose in Versamark Stamp Pad, then using a Sponge Dauber to lightly dab Barely Banana chalk over the wet image for a subtle background. The sentiment is from a stamp set called "Whimsical Words" from the recent Sale-A-Bration promotion that ended in February.

A Rose Is A Rose


Stamps: A Rose Is A Rose, Whimsical Words (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Certainly Celery and Whisper White. Patterns Designer Series Paper - So Saffron.
Inkpad:
Barely Banana, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Old Olive. Versamark Stamp Pad.
Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Pastels - Barely Banana, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A5.­

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Bye for now,

Alex

Monday, 12 April 2010

My Sweet Pea Thank You Card

Hi all,

Really enjoying playing with my new stamp set, "My Sweet Pea" from the Mini Catalogue and have decided to use more colours out of my comfort zone to create a bright colourful card! lol. Isn't it typical, once you know you're not going to be able to buy certain colours again, you start to use them more? After 31 September, most of the colours I've used on this card will be retired, with the exception of Tempting Turquoise :)

Here's the card using My Sweet Pea


Stamps: My Sweet Pea, Oval All (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Pixie Pink and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Green Galore, Pink Passion, Only Orange. Versamark Stamp Pad.
Accessories: Stampin' Writer Marker - Tempting Turquoise and Pink Passion, 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Whisper White, 1" Circle Punch 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Small Tag Punch, Tag Punch, Rhinestone Brads - Circle Ice, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.­

Have a good day, thanks for popping by.

Bye for now,

Alex

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper

How gorgeous is this paper? Below is a sheet from the new Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack, and it's been agony cutting into this! lol. I've heard people that stroke paper and never use it, but I've never been one of those people. Well, until now that is! lol.

The project I'm planning to make today requires two sheets of DSP, so it's really painful for me to use up both of these gorgeous sheets from the paper stack. Anyway, hope it's all worth it, I'll be back later to show off the finished project... if it goes well :)



Until then,

Bye for now,

Alex

My Sweet Pea Card

Hi all,

Hope you're having a good weekend so far and have been enjoying the lovely warm weather we've been having recently :)

Yesterday I decided to play with my new stamp set from the UK Mini called "My Sweet Pea" which is on P.12. At first I overlooked this one from the Mini Catalogue, but after seeing it at the Reading Training Day when our customers played with it in the evening to make three projects, I realised I just had to get it as it fits so nicely with the co-ordinating Sweet Stitches wheel, Designer Series Papers and Stitched Felt embellishments :)

So, after buying the stamp set and Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper stack - which is really gorgeous by the way, I decided to case one of the sheets of double sided paper (see below) to recreate into a greeting card.

Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack


My Sweet Pea Card



I have to say, these are not my normal colours that I would reach for! I've not christened Taken With Teal cardstock or ink pad till yesterday and I've had both for well over year! lol. This has really been fun to try out new colours :)

To replicate the Designer Series Paper, I decided to keep with the same colours for the card above. I stamped the Pumpkin Pie and Pink Passion stamps onto Whisper White cardstock, cut out with my paper snips and added dimensionals for a raised look. The middle flower is stamped straight onto the Whisper White cardstock in Taken With Teal ink, then stamped and punched Old Olive cardstock and centred in the middle of the flower with another dimensional.

I have used Just Perfect Alphabet stamp set for the "hi" sentiment in the right hand corner and have layered them with oval punches.

Stamps: My Sweet Pea, Just Perfect Alphabet (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Taken With Teal, Old Olive and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red.
Accessories: Stampin' Writer Marker - Taken With Teal and Old Olive, 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.­

Thanks for stopping by, if you have time please leave a message.

Enjoy the rest of the sunshine...

Bye for now,

Alex

Friday, 9 April 2010

Simply Said - Hi There

At last it's Friday :) Thought I'd share another card with you that I made with Simply Said, a stamp set that was used for my first workshop, so it has a special place in my heart. I've paper pieced the little flowers below, stamped onto Designer Series Paper, cut out and secured onto Whisper White cardstock with Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (wet glue). The sentiment is from Basic Phrases, which is a great set of 24 little stamps. This card is a "Hi There" card, something I never have to hand :) However, you could quite easily change the sentiment to more or less anything!

Simply Said With Basic Phrases



Stamps: Simply Said and Basic Phrases (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Regal Rose and Whisper White. Designer Series Paper - Tea Party.
Inkpad:
Basic Black. Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen - White.
Accessories: 3/16" Gingham Ribbon - Black, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder, Paper snips and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.­

Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a message if you have time.

Have a good weekend, fingers crossed we have some lovely weather!

Bye for now,

Alex

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Message For Debbie T

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Sorry for this public message, but unfortunately, Debbie I am unable to get hold of you via your email address as I think all my messages are going straight into your Spam Inbox. Please can you check your Spam box for my reply to your original email and perhaps get in touch with me soon :)

Many thanks,

Alex

Another Vintage Vogue With Sincere Salutations Birthday Card

Hi all,

Hope all's well with you and thought I'd share with you a recent card I made, using Vintage Vogue from the Mini Catalogue again, teamed up with Sincere Salutations again, lol. Using different stamps from the Vintage Vogue set, a different layout and colour combination, my card below clearly looks different to my previous upload, so it just goes to show how you can get a lot out of your stamp sets!

Hope you like :)

Vintage Vogue With Sincere Salutations


Stamps: Vintage Vogue (Mini Catalogue, P.14) and Sincere Salutations (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Ruby Red, Cameo Coral and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Ruby Red and Cameo Coral.
Accessories: 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Whisper White, Sponge Dauber, Corner Rounder Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.­

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

Alex

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Exciting News: Colour Renovation...

Hi there,

Well I can hardly contain myself! Stampin' Up! are bringing a new world of colour in

Stampin’ Up!’s Colour Renovation.

For more than two years, they have done extensive research including investigating colour trends in the fashion, home d├ęcor and crafting industries and have conducted focus groups involving demonstrators, customers and Stampin’ Up! experts. So, using all this valuable research, Stampin' Up! have announced that they are updating our colours so that you have a fresh, on-trend colour palette to work with!

The new colour palette is organised into four collections: Subtles, Brights, Regals and Neutrals. You will see 25 of our current colours remaining and fifteen new colours will be added to the core colour lines.

Check Out the New Colour Collection

I'm so excited about these colours, there's lots of firm favourites, new additions including In Colours! Something us in the UK haven't had in our past three Idea Book & Catalogues :) So, this is certainly a new step in the right direction of all the Stampin' Up! colours being introduced in all the countries :) No more looking on other people's blogs wishing we had Rich Razzleberry, or Baja Breeze for example! Each year, we'll get 5 additonal "In Colours" to add to our core collection for two years, yes, two years which is a new thing, even for the other countries :)

So, these "collections" as they will now be called will comprise of 10 colours per collection instead of the original 12 in each "family". For a quick list, the colours new are:

Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi. Phew!


Now, with the addition of some lovely new colours, there will be some that will no longer be available come October 2010 in our new Idea Book & Catalogue. Below is the list of colours that will be retiring

Fond Farewell

The list of colours that you'll see in the picture above are:

Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Taken With Teal, Glorious Green, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Green Galore, Gable Green, Barely Banana, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Only Orange, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa and Going Gray.

I know there's a few colours above that I will definitely miss :( What will I do without my blues, and what about my newly favourite colour combo of Cameo Coral/Mellow Moss!

So you have until the end of September in case you need to stock up on any favourite co-ordinating products in the colours that will be retiring. With the release of the new Idea Book & Catalogue on 1 October, the new Colour Renovation will take place, how exciting is that, new colours and In Colours!

Anyway, for now I shall be off, remember this is 6 months away, so in the meantime, we have all the current 48 colours from the Idea Book & Catalogue plus the newly released Mini Catalogue to get excited about!

As soon as I know anymore information, I'll keep you posted.

Bye for now,

Alex

Vintage Vogue With Sincere Salutations

Hi all,

Hope you're having a good morning so far. Thought I'd make a card using my new favourite stamp set called "Vintage Vogue" that is in the newly released Mini Catalogue on page 14. I have used my favourite colours below to create a card for someone's birthday.

Vintage Vogue With Sincere Salutations


Stamps: Vintage Vogue (Mini Catalogue, P.14) and Sincere Salutations (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue and Mellow Moss.
Accessories: 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Whisper White, Brads - Rich Regals - Brocade Blue, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.­

Have a good day and see you soon with another upload :)

Bye for now,

Alex

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Greenhouse Card With Sincere Salutations

Hi all,

Okay, here's my last card in the Greenhouse Garden/Mellow Moss & Cameo Coral series :) I've really enjoyed playing with this stamp set and colour combo to create my fourth and final card for now. I think I've exhausted Greenhouse Garden stamp set for a little while and hopefully these cards have given you some inspiration.

Greenhouse Garden With Sincere Salutations



Stamps: Greenhouse Garden and Sincere Salutations.

Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Cameo Coral, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal and Mellow Moss.
Accessories:
3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Whisper White, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder and 3D dimensionals.

Card Size:
A6.


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.

Bye for now,

Alex

Monday, 5 April 2010

Greenhouse Garden With A Rose Is A Rose

Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

Yay another day of crafting for many of you :)

Here's my third creation using Greenhouse Garden featuring the colour combo of Mellow Moss and Cameo Coral :)

Greenhouse Garden With A Rose Is A Rose



Stamps: Greenhouse Garden and A Rose Is A Rose (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Cameo Coral, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, So Saffron and Apricot Appeal.
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Write Marker - Cameo Coral, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.­


Enjoy your day, whatever you get up to :)

Bye for now,

Alex

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

Hi all,

Hope you're having a relaxing weekend and you've got crafting stash and choccie eggs on your agenda today :)

Using the same Joy Fold Card technique like my recent workshop card, I decided to try and replicate to make a couple of Easter cards.

Here they are using a much neglected stamp set of mine "Loads of Love" and "Loads of Love Accessories" in Easter/Spring-like colours :)

Easter Card 1


Stamps: Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories.
Cardstock:
So Saffron, Confetti White and Whisper White. Patterns Designer Series Paper - So Saffron. Patterns Designer Series Paper - Certainly Celery (retired).
Inkpad:
Basic Grey, Certainly Celery, Close To Cocoa and Bashful Blue.
Accessories: Small Tag Punch, Tag Punch, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Certainly Celery, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Write Markers - various colours for the eggs, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.

Easter Card 2


Stamps: Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories.
Cardstock:
Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Confetti White and Whisper White. Patterns Designer Series Paper - So Saffron. Patterns Designer Series Paper - Certainly Celery (retired).
Inkpad:
Basic Grey, So Saffron, Close To Cocoa and Bashful Blue.
Accessories: Small Tag Punch, Tag Punch, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Certainly Celery, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Write Markers - various colours for the eggs, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.


Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely Easter Sunday.

Bye for now,

Alex

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Vintage Vogue Workshop

Hi all,

Well I've had a lovely morning with my ladies making a card and a co-ordinating box using goodies from the new Mini Catalogue :) Today's projects, using the colour combo of Old Olive and Rose Red, was a Joy Fold Card and one of Lauren's Timeless Templates called "Tucked Away".

Here they are in full, enjoy!

Joy Fold Card - Shut


Stamps: Vintage Vogue (Mini, P.14) and Sincere Salutations.
Cardstock:
Rose Red and Whisper White. Patterns Designer Series Paper - Old Olive and Rose Red.
Inkpad:
Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink and Old Olive.
Accessories: Rhinestones - Clear, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.

Joy Fold Card - Open


Tucked Away Box


Stamps: Vintage Vogue (Mini Catalogue, P.14), Framed With Love (Mini Catalogue, P.10) and Occasional Greetings (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Rose Red and Whisper White. Patterns Designer Series Paper - Old Olive.
Inkpad:
Rose Red, Regal Rose and Pretty In Pink.
Accessories: Rhinestones - Clear, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder and 3D dimensionals.
Box Size:
W: 3.5" x D: 2" x H: 2-3/8"

Joy Fold Card With Tucked Away Box


Hope these were worth the wait :) Off to do some cardmaking now.

Have a good day,

Bye for now,

Alex

Stampin' Up! Workshop - This Easter Weekend.

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Hi all,

Hope your day is going well and you're looking forward to a long Bank Holiday weekend :)

Thought I'd upload a picture of what my ladies will be making this weekend. Only a sneak peek, but I'll be back at the weekend to reveal the whole picture :)

Sneak Peek 1


Sneak Peek 2


If you are living nearby and wish to come along to my workshop this Saturday, please drop me an email.

Bye for now,

Alex

Next Workshop - Easter Weekend

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Hi all,

I can't believe where the time is flying to and it's already past the middle of March! Not long till the next monthly workshop, which will be on Saturday 3rd April.

I currently have a couple of spaces left, so if you're around and would like to join some ladies to make some lovely cards using products from the new Mini Catalogue, then please get in touch with me on alexhau@rocketmail.com

Be back at a later date for some sneak peeks.

Bye for now,

Alex

Greenhouse Garden With En Francais

Hi all,

In a little while I have my monthly Stampin' Up! workshop, so I'm looking forward to seeing my ladies for another exciting couple of hours of stamping and chatting and will be back later to reveal the sneak peeks in full :)

Until then, as promised, I'll leave you here with another card I've recently made using "Greenhouse Garden" with a favourite background stamp called "En Francais" and a couple of circle punches.

Here it is:

Greenhouse Garden With En Francais


Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, En Francais Background Stamp.
Cardstock:
Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral and Regal Rose.
Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder.
Card Size:
A6.

See you later,

Alex

Friday, 2 April 2010

Greenhouse Garden Card With Vintage Vogue

Hi all,

I hope you're all looking forward to a nice long Bank Holiday weekend :) Happy Good Friday! I've been busy recently playing with my Greenhouse Garden stamp set and have a couple of cards to show you using Cameo Coral and Mellow Moss as a colour theme. I'll upload a new card each day till Tuesday, so that you have something to look forward to.

The first one below is using "Greenhouse Garden" with "Vintage Vogue" and "Love You Much" stamp sets. I'm loving "Greenhouse Garden" stamp set and now with the new Mini Catalogue out yesterday, I've equally fallen in love with "Vintage Vogue" :) Todays card I've used both favourites to create a card that can be given to a friend for any occasion. Hope you like.


Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Vintage Vogue (Mini Catalogue, P. 14) and Love You Much (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral and Regal Rose.
Accessories: 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - White, Stampin' Write Marker - Cameo Coral, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder.
Card Size:
A6.

Have a good day.

Bye for now,

Alex

Thursday, 1 April 2010

1st April - Mini Catalogue Time!

It's HERE!



I bet it's been agony waiting for this day to finally arrive, but it's now 1 April and you are officially allowed to order from the Brand New Mini Catalogue!

It's jammed packed with 23 pages of lovely new products that are an addition to the Idea Book & Catalogue. Notice the lovely shimmer paint, the individual stamps, the gorgeous satin ribbon to name but a few...

If you can't wait for your paper copy, please click on the side link (left hand side) which will take you to the catalogue online. If however you'd like a paper copy, please let me know and I'll pop one in the post to you.

Enjoy,

Alex