Thursday, July 31
Wednesday, July 30
Not my mood although I was a bit down last night but the colour of my card. I dont use blue much so I decided to break away from the orange and make a blue (and yellow) card.
The stamp is an adorable "alota" stamp from Crafts U Love. These are lovely to colour and just my style too. The paper is Stampin' Up! and you can order it through your chosen/local demo (or me) The flower is from Crafts U Love. I have added a few "zoomz" for good measure, these are from www.stampgalaxy.co.uk I do hope it helps you when I list where I get things from. I am guessing it might save questions in the end. If you do ever order from anyone I suggest please tell them Caz sent ya!
I actually coloured this one image 4 times, twice with pencils and twice with promarkers just to see how they looked, again one pro marker in the blue scheme and one pencil and promarker in a red/orange scheme. My feelings are that promarkers and pencils are fab! they are so very different I cant compaire them, they are both lovely in their own rights.
Tuesday, July 29
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Monday, July 28
The paper I used for this card was Craft U Love, it actually I suppose the reverse side of some very lovely paper, but to be honest I brought it for the back design coz you know I LOVE ORANGE! The patterns to be also look quiet western I think!?
Saturday, July 26
Today was Crafts U Loves 2nd shop birthday and we had a great time playing with all the goodies ;0) I was lucky enough to be demonstrating Magnolia stamps, what else eh? All very simple cards. bearing in mind I am doing these whislt chatting to people and limited supplies so they are always quiet basic anyway.
Darren and the boys came to pick me up and I took this one of Harvey when he nipped into my place! Cute eh?
Crafts U Love has some fantastic products in right now. Scor Pal boards, lovely flowers in small packs £2.99 in some lovely colours, of course the Alota stamps which I will be playing with soon!
Thats all for now!
Friday, July 25
See you there!
I will be demoing Magnolia (who else eh) Lucky Kim will be playing with the NEW scrummy Alota stamps... cute cute cute! Not sure what paula is doing but it will be beautiful knowing Paula.
Right better fly, Harvey has a party to go to.... Oh the social life of a 5 year old!
Thursday, July 24
Up until the other day I hadnt of them, now I found them on http://www.sillymonkeycrafts.co.uk/ and have been looking at them, I bit the bullet and ordered a "manga" set of 10 colours. Well I can tell you I am suitably impressed. I made this card yesterday, first time colouring with them and I thought it turned out cute.
** Edited to add - I got this Magnolia from www.Sirstampalot.co.uk
Wednesday, July 23
Tuesday, July 22
Here is a card I made this Sunday. I dusted off my prismacolors and played. I like them. I tried the Copics this Saturday, I like them but I just dont feel they are "me" and I really think the price is just a step too far. I am going to stick with my prisma's and try and play with them more. I still have so much to learn. I wish I could go to visit some of my european bloggers and get taught properly.
Monday, July 21
My stamp camp went well, really enjoyed it, tempted people with showcasing the frog set and the rose set. I think they all wanted to come and live in my palace.
Oh well poo calls, caiden has given me a prize for best mummy, nice filled nappy!
BTW Elzybells can be seen at http://www.elzybells.co.uk/ and her blog annoucing all the very talented and happy design team at http://www.elzybells.typepad.com/
Saturday, July 19
Wednesday, July 16
Monday, July 14
I dont like fruit pies but I did like this cute stamp. I got it from Crafts U Love and although there are other stamps in the collection like apples that imply it is apple pie it could be anything, blackberries, blueberries, apricot, pear... The stamp I used in the background is a leaf stamp I have had for years, I am thinking it must be about 8 years old, I stamped it using an old olive dye inkpad from Stampin' Up!, I then added a panel of Old Olive Designer Prints, mounted onto Pumpkin Pie and a few beautiful flowers (prima ones from The Glitter Pot) some buttons (Eternal Maker) and then I used the leaf corner I got in the summer kit and added the stamped leaves about the flowers. Simply eh?
BTW the cards I mainly make are out of 12 x 12 or A4 cardstock, I cut it to be 5 3/4" square and these fit in the 6 x 6 envelopes. I like this size as its room enought for the image, papers and embellishments too. The Glitter Pot are selling bulk packs of these 6 x 6 envelopes as I know some people have had problems locating these.
Saturday, July 12
Whoo Hoo... another sketch done, they make for such easy cards dont they?
Here I have used one of the new Magnolia stamps, I got mine from Magnolia but I understand Crafts U Love have had their shipment in! Again the Lanterns are Magnolia. The flowers the ones I got from Sir Stampalot. Magnolia have such a huge catalogue available you tend to have to shop about to get ones you want.. but thats OK, share the love thats what I say ;0)
Colours are kinda off on the photo, I need a new camera as I am currently using my phone to take photos.
You can see the link to the Friday Sketchers on the top right in my links tab.
What's this? The circus come to town? Nope, its my gazebo as I am getting ready for next weeks Stamp Camp! I have 2 spaces come up on this camp, next Saturday and more info is on my SU blog (see above links)
Thursday, July 10
Right for todays cards I have two cards that I have made using elements from the Summer Kit and elements from Sir Stampalot.
This card is made using the Summer Girl from the kit and the tall flowers behind her. There are two flower stamps here, the one lilac coloured flower far left and the clump of 4 flowers next to it. These were both got from Sir Stampalot. I have added flowers, button, zoomz and ribbon.
Look at this beautiful rose. I look into my garden and see this and feel Happy, this the rose my Mum brought me called "My Dad". I look at this and feel his love and also hear in my head him telling me off for being "so bleedin soppy" He didnt do lovey dovey! But I do and thats how I feel when I see it and I said I would share it with you when it grew and by golly it has, it has two big blooms with at least 6 more buds coming.
Harveys school sports day was supposed to be today but we had so much rain yesterday the field was too wet. He has his play tomorrow, I'll tell you about that tomorrow. Also Caiden went on the bus today for the first time! I was working this morning at Crafts U Love and Nanny took Caiden on the bus to Horley town.. I bet he loved it! He hasnt been on one before (other than the airport one) Harvey was most jealous as he hasnt been on one before. Funny isnt it? Coz my mum doesnt drive we were often on buses and also never flew as a child. Now these boys have never been on a bus but Harvey at 5 has flown 5 times and Caiden at 2 has flown 3 times!
Well I am bushed, Harvey has got up at 5;45am and 2;45am these last two nights. So I dont get a good sleep after that. Really want to stamp something but am just too tired :(
See ya tomorrow my lovelies xx
Monday, July 7
Tried to post this last night but blogger was playing up.
This little Edwin card is made for a special someone whos birthday isnt too far away.. I love this background as its so useful for a quickish card, stamp and colour the background, choose the image for the front and your done.
Sunday, July 6
It was fun, I am goign to try and join this one each week, that way I get to play with different stamps and different shapes... try one today!
Hope you like?
We made these cards yesterday in my Summer and Sea class, I cant remember what they are called, but they are actually very simple to make and I got the video tutorial link from Francis aka stamp owl in oz (sorry I am being lazy in not linking here) but check of Francis's amazing cards whilst there! so its a two in one blog hop! - Francis' link is on the right in American and Australian links, quiet near the bottom.
THe mermaid isnt the Summer and Sea collection but went quiet well. All stamps are from The Glitter Pot. I used Doodlebug glitter card.
We also made some mini cards and a little wallet decorated with the Penny Black 12 days of Christmas but I forgot to take a photo of it.
Check out Ilas blog and she has a link to the High Hopes releases!
Thursday, July 3
Try to win it by visiting here http://rosaswelt.blogspot.com/2008/06/de-licous-candy.html
Wednesday, July 2
These are all one of a kind creations. I rarely remake a card design.