Friday, 2 March 2012

A Cupcake

I thought it was about time I used the cupcake stamp set and punch which tempted me last month at a  Stampin Up Extravaganza Day - not been taken from the packaging until now!!  I've popped the cake onto a doily which was cut using a Marianne die. Background paper is from my stash and the sentiment is part of the stamp set.  This might just about qualify for Judith's Forgotten Friday challenge even though it's not been neglected for that long.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Simply Stampin Challenge 48

There is a fairly straightforward challenge at Simply Stampin this week - they just want to see some lace and I've gone for some die-cut lace on this card.  Background papers are from SU everyday enchantment set and the stamp is from their Nature Walk set.  Nestabilities dies were used for the layers with some embossing and the flowers and swirls are made from Marianne dies which I've not taken out of the box for a very long time so this card also qualifies for Judith's Forgotten Friday challenge and I've just about made it in time this week..  It goes to show that it pays to have a sort out and tidy up now and again even if it is just to remind myself just what lovely goodies are lurking unused in various storage boxes!!

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Make My Monday Challenge 38

It seems an absolute age since I actually made a card I've almost forgotten how and last week disappeared so quickly - I don't think I even managed any challenges - apologies are due I'm sure.  I can hardly believe it is Wednesday already this week but at least I've managed to make something for the Make My Monday ROMANCE challenge which this week is to use diamonds and flourishes. The background paper is Vintage Shabby by Tim Holtz and I chose a piece with swirls - the heart from Chocolate Baroque was stamped and embossed onto another piece of the same paper with diamonds. Gilding flakes were used with flitter glue onto some black card using a stamp from Indigo Blu and I added some die cut 'lace' (Tim Holtz die), A swirl (Sizzix die) cut from a piece of sprayed card from my 'bit box' and a computer sentiment cut out using Stampin Up punches.  All being well I'm aiming to spend some time in the craft room today because I'm not sure I will have much time tomorrow or Friday. Now it is almost March there will be a new challenge theme to look forward to next Monday so watch out for that.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Bracelet - As Promised

As promised in my last post here is the photograph of the bracelet now it has a clasp.  It is made using Delica cylinder beads and reminds me of the Celtic knot type of designs.  The instructions took a bit of fathoming out and I didn't count the hours spent on completing it - lots I know!!  I really like it now it is finished but won't be making another one any time soon although they say 'practice makes perfect'. so maybe I should!!