November 24, 2011

Simply Stampin challenge week 34

The Simply Stampin Challenge this week is from a sketch.
I decided to make a Christmas card and this is my entry for this week.
Card stock used is Real Red and Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Stampsets used: Season of Joy for the tree - I  used this stamp for most of Christmas cards last year and several this year. I also used a small swirl stamp from Delightful Decorations which is  great for all cards and which can get overlooked. The tree was stamped in Old Olive and the swirl in Real Red.  The tree was stamped and matted with Old Olive . The Designer Paper was from the Christmas range. A bell was attached with gold elastic and finally glitter was added to the tree.

November 18, 2011

Make my Monday part 2

As promised yesterday here is my second entry for the Make my Monday challenge which this week is a CAS Christmas Card with emphasis on the sentiment. This card uses the Delightful Decorations stampset and Season of Joy stamp for the sentiment. It also uses the Ornament punch . Card stock is Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Real Red. The paper is from last year's Christmas papers which are now retired. Finished off with Grosgrain ribbon in Early Espresso.

November 17, 2011

Make my Monday

The Make my Monday challenge for Week 24 is a CAS Christmas Card with emphasis on the sentiment. I am going to submit two cards, one which I did ages ago ( before I joined Stampin Up) which has a lovely snowflake design(see below)   and one which I did few weeks ago which uses Stampin up products(which I will put on my next blog post.)


 Come back tomorrow to see my other entry

November 16, 2011

Lovely as a tree part 2

Sorry didn't realise that I could only submit one at a time so here is the second version that I produced.

Lovely as a tree

Both the Less is More Challenge and the Simply Stampin Challenge have asked for cards using leaves as  inspiration this week.
The Lovely as a Tree stamp set is a beautiful  set which I recently purchased but have not used yet so this was a good chance to use it. The first one inspired me so much that I made a second one. The layout for both is similar. They both have double score lines above and below the image. The first one uses the oak leaves and the acorn which was stamped in Chocolate Chip and then  blended using the blender pen with a little Pumpkin Pie. The second card uses the group of trees and then underneath the score lines I have stamped the small leaf in Chocolate Chip,Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.



November 04, 2011

St Lukes Charity Card Challenge

This is a monthly cardmaking challenge supporting a Sheffield hospice through the donation of handmade cards to sell. This months challenge is to make a Christmas Card which they will then sell with proceeds going to the hospice .
I have produced this card  which I will be posting off within the next few days.


Scrapbooking Event 28th January 2012

My friend Aly , who is also a Stampin' Up demonstrator have joined forces to host a scrapbooking/card making event on 28th January. The event will be held in Valley Park Community Centre .
There will be scrapbooking and 3D project  demonstrations, a Make 'n' take activity , all materials used in the demonstrations will be provided for you. We will be providing a buffet lunch and beverages throughout the day. The cost is £20 per person which will include all the demonstrations , lunch and beverages. 
If you would like further information please contact either Margaret Jones on 07761166187, email margaret@margaretjones.net or Alyson on 07960794474.

New House

I apologise for not blogging for a while. I had tried to host my blog on my own domain, but I seemed to have trouble with it and I haven't had time to sort it out. So I have reverted back to letting the blogger host it.

My daughter and her fiance have just moved into a new home in East Leake , Nottingham and we went up to help with some of the packing . I made this card to welcome them to their new home. I used one of the stamps from the Easy Events set which is new to this years catalogue. It is a very versatile set with lots of uses.
Card used: Certainly Celery,  Old Olive and Very Vanilla.
Embossing folder :Perfect Polka Dots
Punches: 4.4cm Circle and Decorative Label

I stamped the design in Basic Black and then coloured parts  the design with watercolour pencils and used the blender pen to blend the colours