I thought I would pick something simple and quick to do, although at the end of the day they weren't very fast. I used Kraft Cardstock and stamped the card blanks using the big Polka Dot Stamp from Stampin' Up! in Whisper White Kraft Ink. I cut out some Not Quite Navy Cardstock, some So Saffron Patterned Paper and stuck them together rounding one edge... the ribbon and buttons are from Papertrey Ink, and the sentiment is from the Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Set also from Stampin' Up! Finished it off by rounding the corners of the card blank... simple but effective.
I also decided to make this card for a challenge over at Cute Card Thursday. You needed to make a card featuring flowers and here is my card, with roses on...
Hope you enjoyed it folk, check back later as I have another Challenge to enter and will be posting my finished item here.... have a great day xx
And here they are......
I cut this card blank using the largest Scallop Circle Nestie, then used Patterned Paper from the Rose Red collection, Pink and White Gingham Ribbon, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip Cardstock. Word Window Punch and sentiment from Happy Moments Saleabration Set. The Happy Moments set is so popular at the moment it has sold out in US, if you would like to get your hands on a set all you need to do is spend £45 or more in the current SU brochure and you can pick the set for free.... as a special offer I will ship your order to you free of charge if you order through me before the end of February. Contact me with your order at LindaLloyd@gmx.net.
We will be making 3 cards and a treat pouch using the A Rose is a Rose Stamp Set, the Saleabration Happy Moments Stamp Set for the Happy Birthday Sentiment and the sanded large stamp for the background on one of the cards. The colours used are Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Always Artichoke Inkpads, plus the Chocolate Chip inkpad for the sentiments. The Patterned Paper is from the Old Olive and Rose Red Packs.
I also used the leaf/tree stamp from the Good Neighbours Saleabration Stamp Set, I love this little stamp for stamping backgrounds and edging pages. I never noticed before but the Word Window Punch fits nicely across the Scallop Circle Punch.
The background for this card was stamped using the Sanded Stamp Set, I left the stamp image upwards on the desk, inked it up and then put the cardstock over the stamp and rubbed it down well, I ended up with a nice crisp image. The word window is punched out of the layers on this card and the layers are raised up using Stampin' Dimensionals and the Happy Birthday sentiment is below it if you see what I mean so that it really is a window.
Hope you like it, hope my ladies will like it too.... take care everyone and have a great day xx
Here is a little thank you card I made quickly, in fact I made 2 of them as I needed them for some ladies who placed Stampin' Up! orders with me... aren't these colours lovely and bright, think everyone needs a bit of cheering up with the grey days we have been having recently.
Have been really busy today planning next months Card Classes, the cards I have made are lush, even if I do say so myself, just one 3d item to make and it will be complete, so after my little boy's assembly tomorrow I will be finishing the class.
I had some excellent news yesterday, I received an email from a local shop telling me I had won their Christmas Draw which was £100 of vouchers to spend in their clothes shop... woohoo, went in today to collect the vouchers and to check that it was really true and not someone having a laugh with me and it was.... I could probably have spent the vouchers there and then, luckily my ticket was running out in the car park and I had to get back to the car... want to take my time picking what I want, they last a year so dont have to buy everything now...... (says she who hates waiting for anything).... lol
Have a great evening all, will be back tomorrow, dont forget to take part in my fortnightly colour challenge, the link is on the left hand side column, just click on it and it will take you to the post. There will be a small prize for the winner.
Take care xx
It ties up nicely using the Linen Thread. The Cardstock used is Sage Shadow, Elegant Eggplant and Pale Plum. the stamp set that I used to stamp on the bag is the Saleabration Set Vintage Tags. The little clip used to attach the label is from the Clips Set from Stampin' Up! and the ribbon is the new Whisper White Satin Ribbon and you get tons on a roll.
To get these sets you just need to spend £45 in the current Stampin' Up! catalogue and pick one of the sets free... if you would like to place an order with me just contact me on LindaLloyd@gmx.net.
I decided to be a bit more adventurous with these designs and made a suitcase out of Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust and Chocolate Chip Cardstock using the Spiced Cider Patterned Paper. The Stamp Set I used for this set is the Good Neighbours set and it is stamped using Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive and Bashful Blue Ink. The above photo shows the whole set including the suitcase.
This is a close up of the inside of the case, you can see in this picture that there are dividers in the box made out of Whisper White Cardstock... this would make a brilliant gift for a friend who was moving, although I didn't put any sentiments on the cards so they can be used for any occasion.
The small cards are 3 x 3 in size, the paperclips have been decorated using the Vintage Tags Saleabration Stamp Set and embossed. The back of the paperclips that you cannot see has the leaf shaped tree stamped onto the Scallop Circles.
I then moved on to making a little box set which would make a lovely gift for a friend. I used Real Red, Rose Red, Whisper White and Regal Rose Cardstock. The Stamp Sets I used are Happy Moments and Whimsical Words. The Patterned Paper is from the Kaleidoscope Set and the Pink Flamingo Set.
The above photo was taken after I had removed the window sheet cover from the box so you could see everything packed away. I used the pink colours as it is soon Valentines Day, but not everyone wants Valentine Cards so made them so they could be used for various occasions.
Well I hope you enjoyed your stop here. Your next stop is Dawn's blog. I know you will love her contributions to the blog hop..
Have a great Sunday, take care all.. xx
Again I will not be giving you a recipe for this card as it is all mentioned in the video, you just need to jot down what you need. If anyone wants more specific details about what I used, please just email me at LindaLloyd@gmx.net. All these punches are available from Stampin' Up! UK except the one I used for the little antenna stalks, unfortunately we do not sell that punch but I did have one amongst my craft stash which I used.
Hope you enjoyed watching it. I will be trying to do a video tutorial every Wednesday and will be calling it... "Why Not Make It Wednesday"... lol (best I can do, sorry)...
Have a great day, take care xx
I also want to enter this card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is to make a predominantly pink card.
I wont give you the recipe for these cards as if you watch the video, the items used will flash up on the screen. I hope you like it and if you have any comments on how I can improve it then please leave me a comment.
I will also be making a tutorial later to show you how I made my giraffe card that I made for swaps at our training day last Saturday... so keep checking back.
Have a great day all... xx
So without more ado here is this weeks colours.
I thought I would make it a bit easy to start with so only 3 colours to play with, my card is shown below.... I think the colours go lovely together..... please enter via Mr Linky at the end of this post.
I look forward to seeing all your entries.... and thanks for playing along.