Saturday, 3 December 2011

Convention Swaps

I went to my first SU Convention last month which was held in Eurodisney, Paris.  I had a fabulous time, if somewhat tiring! Congratulations to my SU "Mummy" - Michelle Last - who for the 2nd year running was awarded No 1 UK Demo!  Félicitations Michelle!

Firstly I thought you might like to see my swap:

Card/Paper: SU Bashful Blue, SU Whisper White, SU Brushed Silver
Stamps: SU Contempo Christmas, SU Tags ‘til Christmas, SU Serene Snowflakes
Ink: SU Night of Navy, SU Bashful Blue, SU Real Red, SU Basic Black
Tools/Accessories: 1 3/8” circle punch, Word window punch, SU Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin Dimensionals

I think my snowman in his snow globe is rather cute - even after the 100 that I ended up making!  Merci beaucoup to my fellow Pink Lady - Jenny - who loaned me the Serene Snowflakes stamp set.

Hopefully you can see the Dazzling Diamonds which I used as snow better in this close up:

I will come back soon and show you the roomie gifts I made as well as the Pink Ladies swap.

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Saturday, 12 November 2011

3D Christmas Tree

This card was one of my make & takes at my new catalogue launch party held last month.  And I also showed it to some fellow demos at our monthly training this week with my upline Michelle (I am part of the Pink Ladies/Lads group - please contact me if you want to join my team).  The design is my take on several cards I have seen on various blogs.

Card Recipe
Paper/Card: SU Old Olive, SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Very Vanilla 
Stamps: SU Pennant Parade
Ink: SU Old Olive, SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Soft Suede
Tools/Accessories: SU Petite Pennants Builder Punch, SU Jewellery Tag Punch, SU Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer, SU Rhinestones, SU Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, SU Linen Thread

To make this card:
  1. Score a piece of Very Vanilla (21cm x 10.5cm) at 10.5cm to make a 10.5cm square card.
  2. Using the Big Shot emboss a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock (8.5cm x 8.5cm) with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder.  Tie a piece of Pear Pizzazz seam binding ribbon approx 2/3rds of the way down.  Mat centrally onto the Very Vanilla card base.
  3. Stamp the Christmas tree pot towards the bottom of a piece of Very Vanilla card (5.5cm x 7.5 cm).  Mat onto some Old Olive cardstock (6cm x 8cm).  And mat onto the Cherry Cobbler embossing cardstock, ensuring the ribbon knot is at the side.
  4. Stamp the Christmas tree image from Pennant Parade 3 times onto a strip of Old Olive cardstock with Old Olive ink and punch out using the scallop pennant from the Petite Pennants Builder punch.  Score down the middle of each scalloped pennant and stick together to create a 3D tree.  Stick the tree onto the Very Vanilla cardstock in line with the Christmas tree pot stamped earlier.  Place a large Rhinestone at the top of the tree.
  5. Stamp the greeting “merry” with Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  Punch out using the Jewellery Tag punch.  Make a hole in the tag with the paper piercer and tie onto the ribbon with linen thread.
Et voilà!  By the way: one of the great things about this card is that the Christmas tree folds flat for posting!

Just getting back into the lingo, as I am currently busy making my swaps for the SU European Convention which is being held at Eurodisney, Paris, next week.  This will be first time at Convention so I am both excited and nervous!

Amitiés.  A la prochaine!


Monday, 3 October 2011

It's here!

I can finally reveal the new Stampin' Up! catalogue - hurrah!
There are some great new stamp sets as well as fab new products including FABRIC - yes you did read that right we now stock fabric!  There is some gorgeous new ribbon too - scallop dots (squeal with excitement here!) and some lovely new IN-COLOURS that will last for 2 years: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Wisteria Wonder (don't you just love the names Stampin' Up! comes up with for their colours?!)

To celebrate the new catalogue I am holding an Open House tomorrow (Tuesday 4 October) - 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.  Cost is £5.00, but this includes a copy of the new catalogue (RRP: £5.95), a goody bag, door prizes, catalogue treasure hunt, 2 make and takes and some light refreshments as well as the opportunity to drool look at some of the new products!  I also have a special offer, where I will have some retiring stock for sale and if anyone purchases Retired Items which are for sale at the full price they will get the equivalent spend from the new catalogue ABSOLUTELY FREE!!  I am sure you think you read this wrong but that is right girls, for every £ you spend on retiring product you can choose products from the new catalogue absolutely FREE – Buy one get one free!!  So contact me if you would like to come along and I will give you details of my home address.

If you are unable to make it or live too far away, I can post you a copy of the new catalogue for £4.50 and if you order it by the end of this week I will even throw in a goody bag!  Alternatively you can view the catalogue on-line here.

Along with this catalogue is the launch of the new Hostess Benefits. They are so generous and if the order/workshop sales are more than £300 you can choose any item from the catalogue HALF PRICE - yes any item half price!  Contact me for more details or if you wish to book a workshop or place an order.

Finally, have you been thinking about buying the Starter Kit and becoming a Demonstrator??  WELL - This month is definitely the BEST month ever!  Why?  Not only do we have a BRAND NEW KIT for £119 (valued at over £250), but you will also get a new IN-COLOUR bundle of 5 inkpads and some cardstock absolutely FREE (worth £27.95).  Interested?  Contact me for more details about how you can join my team!

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Sunday, 14 August 2011

A Cherry Cobbler Wedding!

I was at my cousin's wedding (which was held in a tithe barn in Gloucestershire) a couple of weeks ago and as well as being a guest I also made the place cards, table numbers and table plan using SU's Cherry Cobbler (don't you just love that name?!) card stock and ink as well as the Vintage Vogue stamp set.

Alex and her (then) fiancé (now husband!) had a basic idea of what they wanted as they really liked the engagement card I made for them (shown in this post here).  I made up several designs of the place cards, photographed them and them emailed them for Alex and Nev to choose from as we live 90 miles apart (ahhhh - the wonders of modern technology!).  Once the design for the place cards was agreed, I then carried the theme through to the table plan and table numbers.  We did have a few dramas of additional names and last minute drop outs in the last week, so I decided to leave it until the day before before I finally stuck the table layouts to the plan.  I was even prepared and had a few blank place cards made up in case there were any last minute changes in guest name(s) - and there was!

You can click on the photos to see more detail (I have blurred the names on purpose by the way!)

Cardstock: SU Whisper White, SU Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: SU Vintage Vogue
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler

As you can see Alex loves red and this was a theme she carried throughout the wedding in different ways.  Here is a photo of the happy couple just after they signed the (fake) register (as you are not allowed to photograph the actual signing of the (real) register)!  As well as the gorgeous couple you can see the fab flowers - if you are interested more details can be found on the florist's blog.

Also, do look at the amazing wedding cake that my gifted aunt made (you should see the cakes she makes for Christmas each year as well as for any special family occasions!).  Both Alex & Nev LOVE, LOVE, LOVE chocolate so they had a wedding cake with a difference!  As a result my aunt told them they couldn't get married until school had broken up (she is a primary school teacher) as she would only be able to make the cake a couple of days before the actual wedding.  The cake had 3 different layers - chocolate fruit cake, carrot cake, and chocolate sponge cake - all covered in chocolate.  As well as the chocolate roses decorating the cake, there were also chocolate horses (for Alex) and chocolate cars (for Nev).

For making the place cards & table plan, Alex and Nev very kindly gave me a donation for a charity close to my heart - The Eve Appeal (coincidentally they have red in their logo - but it is more like SU Real Red!).  It was certainly a learning curve doing a table plan and place cards for a wedding but having done one I would be happy to do so again, so please contact me via email for any commissions.

Well I am sure my aunt is giving a huge sigh of relief that the stress is now over - her 2 daughters married within 2 months of one another!  And of course I HAD TO HAVE 2 different wedding outfits (well some of the same people were at each of the weddings - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)!  This is the card that I made for the couple (which is based on the last one shown in this post).

Paper/Card: SU Whisper White, SU Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: SU En Français, greeting (non-SU)
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Butterfly die (non-SU), SU Rhinestones, SU Whisper White organza ribbon, SU stampin dimensionals, silver embossing powder

Best wishes to Alex & Nev for their future life together and also to Tamsin & James (their wedding card was featured in this post here, which I have updated with a photo of the happy couple and another of my aunt's cakes - a more traditional wedding one this time!).

A la prochaine!  Amitiés!


Sunday, 31 July 2011

July Offers

The Stampin’ Up! Catalogue is jam packed full of craft supplies, from rubber stamps to cardstock, glitters to inks, yummy ribbon and beautiful papers for you to start creating with.

Fancy a party?  Then why not host a Stampin’ Up! workshop at your home and invite your friends.  Depending on sales you could earn FREE product!  Workshops are suitable for those new to crafting and also experienced crafters.

If you are tempted then all you need to do is give me a call and request a copy of the idea book catalogue. Catalogues are £3.00 (RRP: £5.95) or FREE if you book a workshop.  Workshops can be arranged evenings or weekends to suit.

And if you host a workshop in July you will have the chance to earn EXTRA FREE product if the workshop is £250 or more!!!  For example, with a £250 order you get a free stamp set plus £45 worth of free merchandise of your choice!

In addition to the SU promotion, I have my own offers in July:

·           If you place an individual order of £50 or more will you will also get a FREE pack of Rhinestones or Pearls (worth £4.50)
·           All orders in July are eligible for entry into a prize draw to win the Build a Blossom stamp set and co-ordinating punch (value: £35.45)

For full details of any of these offers, please contact me.

This post will remain here until 31 July 2011, so please scroll down for my latest posts.

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

July Classes

Just a quick post with details of my latest classes to be held at my home:

Big Shot Class - Tuesday 26 July – 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm

  • Come and have a go at using the Big Shot die cutting machine with exclusive SU dies and embossing folders!

Christmas in July - Saturday 30 July – 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

  • Get started on your Christmas projects early!

In each class you will make a minimum of 3 items, including one 3D project.  Cost is £7.50 per class including tuition, all supplies & complimentary refreshments.  Alternatively the class is FREE if you place an order of £30 or more during the class.

Booking is essential as places are limited
Don’t miss out!

For full details, please contact me!

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Shades of Blue

The latest challenge over at Less Is More is a colour one and the theme is shades of blue.

This is my entry using the negative of the exclusive SU Little Leaves sizzlit die:

Card Receipe
Paper/Card: SU Whisper White, SU Night of Navy, SU Pacific Point, SU Tempting Turquoise
Stamps: SU Clearly for You
Ink: Versamark
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, SU Little Leaves Sizzlit die, SU corner rounder (punch), SU heat gun, SU Rhinestones, SU White embossing powder, SU stampin dimensionals

This is an arty farty angle, which shows the depth by raising the die-cut negative with lots of foam pads and some lovely bling!

I did have a couple of other attempts!  This second one I like but could image Mandi & Chrissie telling me off for not enough white space!  Also I don't think it has the wow factor that the first one has. So what do you think?
Card Receipe
Paper/Card: SU Whisper White, SU Marina Mist, SU Pacific Point, SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Night of Navy
Stamps: SU En Français
Ink: SU Night of Navy
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, SU Little Leaves Sizzlit die, SU Rhinestones, SU Whisper White organza ribbon

This last one I really liked but felt was too much of a CASE of card by Carly Robertson and therefore was not appropriate to enter into a challenge. Nevertheless thanks for the inspiration Carly!

Card Receipe
Paper/Card: SU Whisper White, SU Marina Mist
Stamps: SU En Français, SU Curly Cute
Ink: SU Night of Navy, SU markers: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist, Pacific Point
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Butterfly die (non-SU), SU Rhinestones, SU Whisper White organza ribbon, SU stampin dimensionals

If you are interested in how you could get hold of the SU exclusive Little Leaves sizzlit die, why not contact me to find out more as I have special offers for July - please see this post for more details.

A la prochaine!  Amitiés!


Saturday, 11 June 2011

Fun Recipe!

I made this for my cousin's 40th birthday last weekend - hopefully he should have received his card by now (and I doubt very much if he reads this blog!).  I usually find masculine cards quite difficult, but this one was fun!  This is for the latest A Passion for Papertrey challenge (I haven't played along for quite a while).

This time we have a "recipe" and the following ingredients are required:
  • a dollop of colour (3 colours plus neutrals if required) - check!
  • a sprinkling of buttons (2 buttons) - check!
  • a pinch of ribbon (1 ribbon) - check! 

Paper/Cardstock: SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black, SU Real Red, Grey card from stash
Stamps: PTI
Ink: SU Basic Black, Red & Grey ink from stash
Tools/Accessories: SU Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, SU Stampin Dimensionals, Buttons from stash, Card confetti (40) from stash, PTI dies & impression plate

The card was inspired by a card created by Lisa Johnson.

I've just realised that this card has used my blog colours - coincidence honest!

A la prochaine!  Amitiés!


Monday, 23 May 2011

Birthday Butterflies & Two Challenges

Yes I know - a card with more butterflies!  I do love them.  However, this time it was compulsory for me to use them as this is the theme for the latest Less is More challenge!  I have been following this blog since it started, but it is the first time I have entered one of their challenges.  I am also entering the card in the latest CAS-ual Fridays challenge where you must use "bling" - which I have done with the different colour pearls.

I visited my local garden centre over the weekend - just to buy a tomato plant which was a bargain at 99p (particularly as it is a hard to find variety and was quite well grown already).  However, it turned out to be a bit more expensive than that as I also bought ... some lilies, a pot to put them in as well as some gorgeous wrapping paper! So it was not quite such a bargain tomato plant in the end!  Does that ever happen to you?  Anyway I am sure you are wondering where I am going with all this - there is a connection (honest!).  Besides selling plants and anything horticultural, this particular garden centre also has a fabulous homewares department.  One of their latest additions is a range of gorgeous ecru cushions with pastel images appliqued on.  They were rather pricey so I didn't buy one but they did give me the inspiration for this card instead.

Card Recipe
Cardstock/Paper: SU Crumb Cake, SU DSP Springtime Vintage
Ink: SU Whisper White Craft, SU Basic Grey Marker
Stamps: WMS Frame-It
Tools/Accessories: SU Embosslits Beautiful Wings, SU Basic Pearls, Assorted coloured pearls from stash, Signo White Gel pen (available from SU), SU Sponge Daubers, SU dimensionals

As you can see I have once again used the SU Embosslits Beautiful Wings die.  To create the 4th butterfly, I drew dotted lines around a spare die cut with the white gel pen (available in the SU catalogue) and then I used the negative of the die to make a mask which I then sponged with white craft ink (I did it that way round to ensure it lined up correctly with the other butterflies).  In order to ensure the butterfly wings stay slightly raised when I post this card, I have stuck small pieces of SU dimensionals under the butterfly wings.  One other tip - I have lightly curled the top edge of the wings using my "pokey tool" (officially known as a paper-piercing tool).

Did you know the Beautiful Wings die is exclusive to Stampin' Up?  Also it both cuts and embosses at the same time - how cool is that!  If you would like to own this gorgeous die please email me to find out more.

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Friday, 20 May 2011

Wedding Day

My cousin got married at the weekend, so of course I had to make her and her new husband (by the way this is her first and (hopefully) only husband!) a card to celebrate their wonderful day!

Card/Paper: SU Shimmery White cardstock, Silver satin card from stash, Printed vellum from stash
Stamps: PTI YOF: Roses
Ink: Versamark
Tools/Accessories: SU Beautiful Wings Embossilits, SU Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, SU Basic Pearls, Silver embossing power, SU Dimensionals

Hope they have a long & happy future together!

I am submitting this card for the latest challenge at the Lily Pad, which is to make a card using embossing (heat or dry or both - (I managed both!)).

EDITED TO ADD: A photo of the happy couple and the amazing cake made by my aunt!

Amitiés! A la prochaine!


Thursday, 12 May 2011

Hello Fred!

Meet Fred - my new "dog", who my Mum got for me at Christmas!

Ok, so he isn't quite like Kirsty Wiseman's Eddy or my SU Mummy's Pippi who I both absolutely adore, but for a working girl my dachshund is maintenance free!  No walkies are required, nor are there any problems about being left home alone (well I certainly hope not!) and he is practical in that he doubles as a door stopper too (LOL)!

Desolée - just couldn't resist this silly post!

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Saturday, 7 May 2011

Acceptance Card

My last post showcased an engagement card for my cousin and her fiancé.  This card shows an acceptance card I made for the wedding invitation I received for her sister's wedding that takes place a week from today (yes - my poor aunt has her two daughters' weddings in the space of 2 months - how stressful - which means I HAVE to buy TWO different wedding outfits (which has proved to be equally stressful!) - LOL!)

SU Certainly Celery, SU Very Vanilla, SU Pink Pirouette
Stamps: SU SAB Bliss, Acceptance greeting stamp from stash (manufacturer unknown)
Ink: SU Certainly Celery
Tools/Accessories: SU Basic Pearls, SU Stampin' Dimensionals, Gold embossing powder

One thing (actually two things!) I have noticed is that there is a lack of engagement and acceptance stamps for use for weddings/other occasions.  So this is a plea to all stamp manufacturers - can you include these sentiments in your stamp sets please - merci!

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Friday, 6 May 2011

Engagement Card

Just a quick post to highlight a recent card I (belatedly) made for one of my close cousins on her engagement earlier this year.

She loves red I (this is in fact going to be her colour theme for the wedding) so I felt I just HAD TO include this on her card.  I used SU's gorgeously named Cherry Cobbler cardstock  (which apparently turns out to be a perfect match to the bridesmaids' dresses!).

Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White, SU Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: PTI Enjoy the Ride
Ink: Encore Silver
Tools/Accessories: SU Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, SU Basic Pearls, SU Organza Whisper White ribbon

I have been commissioned to do the place cards for the wedding (which is in July) so will show you those at a later date (still in the design phase at the moment).

The main element of the card is the sublime SU exclusive Manhattan Flower embossing folder (which is included in the current UK mini catalogue).

If you would like to order any item from the mini (or main) catalogue, please contact me (see to the right for details).

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Royal Wedding

The UK celebrated the Royal Wedding last Friday and this is a card that I designed in celebration of this event (didn't you just LOVE her dress?).  I made this card as a project for a design competition run by my lovely SU Mummy (aka upline) - Michelle Last - for her team. We had to use at least one item from the UK mini catalogue (which you can browse through on-line by clicking the picture on the right-hand side of this blog).  EDITED TO ADD - I won the competition and my prize is a (money can't buy) SU Tote!! I am SO excited!

Cardstock/Paper: SU Pear Pizzazz, SU Very Vanilla, SU Baja Breeze, SU Springtime Vintage DSP, 
Stamps: SU Clearly for You
Ink: Versamark
Tools/Accessories: SU Top Note Die, Gold embossing powder, Signo white gel pen

I watched the wedding at home (my Mum came round) and we celebrated with a glass of sparkling (like you do!) and then afterwards went to a street party just round the corner where one of my work colleague lives.   There was so much food that I didn't need to eat dinner!  In the early evening there was a game of street cricket and it got quite competitive between fathers and sons (& daughters in some cases!).

A la prochaine!  Amitiés!


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Easter Basket

I made some Easter Baskets for my family using the new (and exclusive!) SU scallop envelope die and the SU Springtime Vintage designer paper from the UK SU Mini Catalogue (which you can browse through on-line by clicking the picture on the right-hand side of this blog).

I can't claim any credit for the idea of using scallop envelope die cuts to create a box/basket as I have CASEd the idea from the SU Regional Training Event that I attended in Coventry in March.

Paper/Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake, SU Springtime Vintage DSP
Accessories/Tools: SU Scallop Envelope Die, SU Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon, crimper, brads from stash

Everyone's basket was slightly different - apart from the mini eggs and Hotel Chocolat eggs inside which I put on a bed of strips of crimped co-ordinating cardstock (sorry no interior shot!).  I didn't make baskets for the boys - instead they received Hotel Chocolat mini slabs with a belly band in green DSP, complete with an Easter greeting from the SU Something to Celebrate Level 2 Hostess stamp set - sorry don't have a photo of these either (what a rubbish blogger I am!)

I made a similar basket for Linda - my colleague and hostess of my latest SU workshop.  If you would like to get a similar basket as a gift for hostessing a workshop, why not contact me to find out more!

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Saturday, 2 April 2011

New(ish) Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Moi!

After several months pondering about this I finally decided to become a Stampin' Up demonstrator (the offer at the time I joined in the UK was too good to resist - sorry it's expired now)!  I had my first workshop at my house and had 5 guests turn up (good job it wasn't more as I can't fit more than that round my dining/kitchen table - I really ought to action my ideas for an extension!).  Despite being very nervous for the week or so beforehand, it went alright on the night (well that was what I thought anyway)!  I was on a real buzz by the end and had got some orders.  I phoned my Mum to tell her the good news and the ex-teacher in her came out - she told me to write down what had gone well and not so well!!

Unfortunately I don't have any photos of the card we made, but the one below is very similar (apart from the non-SU greeting and non-SU gems).

Cardstock/Paper: SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Whisper White, SU Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack (Brights)
Stamps: SU Vintage Vogue, PTI Enjoy the Ride
Ink: SU Old Olive, SU Rich Razzleberry
Tools/Accessories: SU Ornament Punch, SU Stampin Dimensionals, SU Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Self-adhesive purple gems from stash

As you can see the colour combo is Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry (don't you just love that name and the way it trips off the tongue?!)


A la prochaine! Amitiés.


Friday, 25 March 2011

40th Birthday Card

A quick post to showcase a 40th birthday card I have made for a friend.  As I have used embroidery thread (floss) on the card this qualifies for PTI's blog hop for March.

I also made a coordinating bottle tag.

Cardstock/Paper: SU Certainly Celery, PTI Sweet Blush
Stamps: SU It's Beautiful jumbo wheel (discontinued), SU Just Believe, PTI Big Birthday Wishes
Ink: SU Old Olive, SU White Craft
Tools/Accessories: Self-adhesive Gems from stash, White floss, SU stampin dimensionals, PTI By the Numbers die collection, White filigree embossing powder

Note: the oval used for the greeting has in fact been created using the leftovers from the By the Numbers die!  Aren't crafters a thrifty bunch!?

Amitiés! A la prochaine!


Sunday, 13 February 2011

Birthday Flowers

Just showcasing a recent card and matching gift bag that I made for a friend at work (she has received these so I know it is safe to share them here as she does read my blog).

This is a close up of the card - I used a masking technique with a post-it note for the background flower image.  I have used SU Crumb Cake ink on SU Crumb Cake Cardstock for a tone on tone effect.  I got the idea for the flower from Debbie Olson's blog - she used the die with felt to make a poinsettia brooch (I did try this but my version was a bit naff so went with a paper version and used it as an embellishment)

I made a co-ordinated  mini gift bag as well for the necklace I bought her.  This time I used SU's Old Olive ink for the background flower image as I wanted it to stand out more as I only stamped the image once (which I accented with Stickles Patina - I LOVE STICKLES and own nearly all of the colours).

Cardstock/Paper: SU Crumb Cake, SU Very Vanilla, PTI 2009 Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Paper,
Stamps: PTI Text Style II, PTI Backgound Basics: Botanicals, WMS Frame It
Ink: SU Crumb Cake, SU Old Olive, Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools & Accessories: PTI Signature Series Flower Die, PTI Favour It #3 Die, PTI Simply Chartreuse Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon, PTI Vintage Button Ripe Avocado, The Ribbon Girl Button Twine Jute Natural, Stickles Patina, SU Stampin Dimensionals

That's it - a quick post for me (makes a change!)

A la prochaine! Amitiés


Monday, 7 February 2011

PTI Anniversary - Tag Challenge

Bonjour/Good Morning!

Just a quick post to enter into PTI's anniversary challenge - to use one (or more) of the free download tags in a project.  They were all gorgeous, but one of them called "my name" - the cute tag designed by Heather Nichols.

As I have been really busy on Sunday, didn't have much time so this is what I managed to rustle together before going to work to meet the deadline (thank goodness for the 5 hour time difference between the UK and US EST which made this possible!)

Cardstock/Paper: PTI Hibiscus Burst, SU Whisper White, SU Old Olive,
Stamps: PTI Simple Sentiments, PTI Turning a New Leaf
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Dazzle
Tools/Accessories: SU Circle Punch, PTI Limitless Layers, Signo White Gel Pen from SU, SU Stampin Dimensionals

A la prochaine! Amitiés


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop January 2011

Bonjour and a very belated bonne année!

Just a quick post to participate in PTI's January blog hop.  The challenge was to use a PTI stamp set that had yet to see ink or one that might be collecting a little dust!  Well this was easy as I am ashamed to say I have quite a few!  I used 4 stamp sets that hadn't seen ink and I even managed to use a coordinating PTI die that I had not used either as well as some PTI patterned paper - do I get bonus points?!!

Cardstock/Paper: PTI Plum Pudding, SU Very Vanilla, PTI Bitty Box Basics, PTI Bitty Dot Basics 2009
Stamps: PTI On My Couch, PTI On My Couch Additions, PTI Text Style II, PTI A Little Argyle
Ink: SU Crumb Cake, SU Early Espresso, SU Old Olive, SU PTI Plum Pudding
Tools/Accessories: PTI On My Couch Die, PTI Limitless Layers Die (1¾") , PTI Double Ended Banner Die, SU Stampin Dimensionals

A la prochaine! Amitiés!



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