Friday, 18 February 2011

Vintage for the men in our lives ...

Hi Everyone

It's always difficult to do cards for men and I know many of us struggle, but today I've used a combination of Newsprint DP, the lovely Broadsheet Alphabet and the En Francais background stamp which helps give this card a lovely vintage feel. My dear father-in-law is going through a difficult time at the moment and is 93 years old on Monday ... so I hope he's not offended by being given a "vintage" card!

If you like the vintage look, have a look at the vintage SUITE on pp.64-65 of the current Stampin' Up! catalogue. You could combine the Notably Ornate stamp set (£22.95), Distressing Essentials kit (£14.95) and Newsprint DP (£8.75) for a total of £46.65 which means you qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set of your choice (the lovely Bliss stamp set would work very well with the vintage look!)

Hurry and take advantage of the Sale-a-Bration offer as you only have 10 days left to place your order (offer finishes 28th Feb) and then these FREE stamp sets are gone forever!

Bye 'till later!
-x- Linda -x-

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
DP: Newsprint, Love Letter
Stamps: En Francais, Broadsheet Alphabet, So Happy For You
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Punches: Scallop Edge Border
Bits & Bobs: Linen Thread, Snail Adhesive, Sponge Daubers, Paper Piercing Tool

Monday, 14 February 2011

Every Moment ...

Hi everyone

I had to stay in today for the insurance assessor to call. The gales last Monday caused devastation here and our carport ended up on the roof! Can you believe this? There was such a clattering and banging inside I wondered what was going on. Little did I realise until I went outside and saw the damage just what all the racket was about! OMG there was debris flying all over the place! The carport actually has brick piers so that wind must have been mighty strong! Suffice to say ... the neighbours thought we'd started our loft extension already!?! Never missing a golden opportunity, I thought I'd make the best use of having to stay in and get out my stampin' stuff! I've used the single flower from the Every Moment stamp set for this card and coloured this using Stampin' Up's blender pens and inks. The blender pens are fantastic as you can graduate the colours beautifully. The sentiment is from the Curly Cute stamp set and of course no card of mine would be complete without some linen thread! Hope you like?

Bye 'till next time.

-x- Linda -x-
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Every Moment, Curly Cute
Punches: Scallop Edge Border
Bits & Bobs: Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Vintage Brads, Blender Pens.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Happy (and Hearty) Valentine's Day!

Hi everyone ... it's never too early for love and come February 14th (Valentine's Day) chocolate, flowers and candy hearts will abound. So I got out my lovely large heart punch in time to make a special Valentine's card for that special person in my life ... and of course some lovely biccie heart treats (you might just be able to see them peeking through the punched out heart on the gift box!
I love these little gift boxes and they're just the right size for a special little treat! I shall be tucking this into my Valentine's lunch box on Monday for a special surprise!?!
Bye 'till next time.

Happy stampin'

-x- Linda -x-

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Punches: Full Heart, Extra Large Jewelry, Small Heart, Eyelet Border
Stamps: Simply Said, Tiny Tags
Bits & Bobs: Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Tombo Adhesive, Vintage Brads
... and lots and lots of love of course!?!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Cute by the Inch ...

Hi Everyone

Just a quick posting today to show you the little gift box I've made for my friend's birthday tomorrow ... I wont give the secret away and tell you what's inside ... all I can say is it's quite sparkly!?!
I used Cute by the Inch stamp set (Hostess Level 2) together with the Tiny Tags stamp set. I've already shown details of the card in an earlier post! Have you spotted the deliberate mistake? The ribbon is the same on both card and gift box, only the ribbon on the card has been reversed so you can't see the polka dots! I'm a little bit annoyed at myself for doing that ...

Bye 'till later
-x- Linda -x-
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake
Designer Paper: Elegant Soiree
Stamp Sets: Cute by the Inch, Tiny Tags
Punches: Scallop Square Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Large Jewelry Punch
Bits & Bobs: Pooka Dot Ribbon (retired), Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Because I care ...

Hi Everyone

Today I'm using the lovely "Because I Care" Hostess Level 1 stamp and the emboss resist technique. I started by stamping the large flower with Versamark ink. then sprinkled with Stampin' Emboss powder (white) before heating with a heat gun (heat embossing technique). Once this had dried, I used my daubers with the Stampin' Pastels to go over the stamped image. It's a long time since I've used my Stampin' Pastels and I'd almost forgotten how versatile they are! It's a lovely simple card but very effective and would make a perfect sympathy card.

Bye 'till next time!

-x- Linda -x-

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Cardstock
: Very Vanilla
Stamps: Because I Care (Hostess Level 1)
Inks: Basic Black
Stampin' Pastels: Old Olive, Perfect Plum
Bits & Bobs: Vintage Brads, Dimensionals, Daubers, Stampin' Emboss Powder (white)