Thursday, 27 April 2017

EXCITING NEWS

I am thrilled, honored and excited to be chosen by Sam (Pootles) to be one of her DesignTeam Members for the month of May.

I can't wait for the Stamp Set to arrive and see what Sam has chosen for all the team to use.

Check back here on Thursday 4th May to see my design and all of the teams.

Christine xx


Friday, 21 April 2017

Friday with Touches of Texture

Today I am sharing a card made using Touches of Texture Stamp Set.

This is a beautiful stamp set and one I go to often and so pleased it is carrying over in the new catalogue.



Using my favourite card size of A4 cut in half and scored at 5.5 adding a layer to which I stamp and leaving a small border.

Products used are listed below




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I hope you like what I have created and would love to receive comments. If you visit me I will visit you back. Christine xx

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Birthday Card for another Special Friend

Having made a Special Friends Birthday Card earlier this week, I found out by chance that it was another Special Friends Birthday on Easter Sunday. She kept it quite but I didn't want it to pass without making a card for her.

It appears that I am better in making 'hurried' cards rather than having time to think 'what to do'

This is what I came up and used a few older stamps which retired a while ago.


I had already prepared some card bases using old retired colours, this one being Crisp Cantaloupe.
I still love the colours from the 2014-2015 Collection so they will get used for family and friends cards.

The details of what I used you can see below as Thumb Nails.

I hope my Friend likes my idea.


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Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad
[131176]
£4.95
Creative Elements - Clear-Mount Stamp
Creative Elements - Clear-Mount Stamp
[122647]
£23.95
Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Pad
Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Pad
[131177]
£4.95
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad
[131174]
£4.95


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Birthday Blooms

Good afternoon everyone. I hope you have sunshine this Easter Saturday.

Today, I set myself a challenge to use Birthday Blooms Stamp Set along with Watercolouring.

Must admit I am pretty pleased with how it came together.

I have the new Water Colour Pencils from Stampin' Up! and this stamp has sat looking at me for quite a while.
So I took the plunge and the result you can see below


The products used are listed below with the exception of my Spectrum Noir Pencils.

I am pleased with it and hope you like my interpretation of this beautiful stamp set.

Christine x


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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sunday Play Time

Today I have been playing with two new Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets and the new Watercolour Pencils.

I decided to use some retired colours but still colours I really like.

Namely Calypso Coral and Pistachio Pudding.


The first card shown is Calypso Coral Card Stock along with the latest Avant Garden Stamp which you got during Sale-a-Bration.
Sadly they were only available until the end of March.

My second card using Pistachio Pudding Card stock and a Stamp called Swan Lake. This is current until the 31st May 2017.




I used my Clear Wink of Stella Brush to colour the Swan,
It gives a lovely finish and makes it 'Pop'

I hope you like my choice of stamps and look forward to reading your comments.







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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Card Swap Challenge


Good morning everyone and such a beautiful day, well it is here in Leicestershire.

Today I am sharing a card I made for a Facebook Card Swap Challenge I belong to.

Each month we are given a challenge chosen by our host and we have a complete month to make and send it to our Swap Partner.

This month the challenge was to make a 'Shaker Card' and it had to include a 'Mermaid'

This is my interpretation and I know that my Swap Partner Julia has received it.

It is a Shaker Card and had to check out YouTube to see what was involved.  I know now that I should have used thicker Mountain Foam Tape, a lesson I will remember.

I chose to use an image from a CD I had in my stash along with a couple of Stamps.










My Shaker elements consisted of gold and silver circles and a lot of punched circles made from Acetate which I had coloured using Alcohol Inks.

I don't think they show up much in the first photo but they do 'Shake' a little.

I added a few Die Cut leaves to the front of the card and the 3rd photo shows a Die Cut Mermaid
 (I have a friend to thank for this)

I hope you like what you see and I will now show you the lovely card I received from my Swap Partner - Val


Vale has made this to look like a Frame and I love it.

Looking forward to reading your comments.

Christine xx