Hello again!

I’ve had a really busy week with work and life getting in between me and craft!

This wee card was an order from Etsy, the fairy and flowers aren’t stampin’ up up the rest is! I’ve water coloured the fairy and highlighted it with white gel pen. The wings are coated with a fine mist of glitter using my wink of Stella pen. If you don’t have one of these and are a glitter guy or gal you need one in your life! And I’m the girl to get you one!

Gillian x

Fancy fold 

Tuesday again… So quickly. Tonight we did two Father’s Day cards, this one is a fancy swing style card.  The card structure came from a tutorial by another fabulous Stampin Up demo by name of Kirsteen Gill.

I used basic black card stock, neutrals paper stack, whisper white card.  The stamp sets were Guy greetings and suite sayings.

The girls loved this card, so much so they want to make another one next week! 

So that’s it from me tonight… I’m crazy tired and the bath is beckoning!!
Catch you soon Gillian x

They say it’s your birthday

Happy bank holiday weekend!

One of the new items coming in the brand new stampin up catalogue are strips of dimensionals that make making a shaker card so simple!

For this one I used Pacific point card to make the card base, then cut a piece of whisper white for the front and inked it with my dauber and Pacific point ink to make the stripes.  We used this technique at one of Lilian Withers classes a few weeks back and it’s such a quick way transform boring white card!  I stamped celebrate in real red multiple times on the stripes.

Next I punched a circle out of the decorated piece of Whisper white using 2″ circle punch. I punched a second circle out of acetate using the 2 1/2″ circle punch and also using the 2 1/2″ I did another one in whisper white to form the back.

Shaker cards are so much easier to make now with the dimensional strips! I adhered the Tombow to the back of the striped whisper white before sticking the dimensional strip around the edge.

I punched lots of little stars out using the star border punch put them inside the adhesive stripe before removing the backing and sticking down the final circle of whisper white which I had stamped the sentiment on. I finished off with bakers twin and then used pieces of the dimensional strips to adhere to the card front. You can’t use ordinary dimensionals as the new strips are a little thicker.

and there we have it!



Enjoy the rest of he bank holiday weekend!


Gillian x

Sweet baby! 

I’ve had a super busy week and I’m posting this as I dry my hair and get ready for work, so it’s just a quick one!

This is a little 5×5 card, the base is blushing bride, and the whisper white is sitting on a rose red mat.
I’ve used the elegant dots embossing folder and the something for baby stamp set. I used an acrylic block to lift a little blushing bride ink from the pad and then used my wink of Stella pen like paint brush so I got a subtle wash of. Shimmery colour.  I finished with white binding ribbon and two itty bitty pearls.  
Have a blessed Thursday.


Gillian x

Shut the front door!

This week one of my customers asked me to make a card for her Dad’s 80th birthday. I always like to know a little about the recipient so she told me he liked Liverpool FC and horses.
Bearing in mind the copyright issues with football club crests I decided to justo on for red and white together.
I’m very wary about copyright issues but I searched the wed and came across the perfect humorous picture to use.  The photograph can be attributed here:

http://www.horseracingphoto.co.uk”>horseracingphoto.co.uk</a> and is licensed under a <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/” rel=”license”>Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License</a>.

Very kindly the artist lets others use it so long as it’s attributed to him! So a big Thank you! 

Anyway I used real red card stock and whisper white.  The rosette I made out of a retired stampin up designer series paper. I rounded all the edges and finished with real red cotton ribbon.

I was really pleased with how it turned out and it’s a perfect keepsake will look perfect in a box frame! 

That’s all from me for now… Feet up, movie on…. And relax! 

Have a great weekend!

Gillian x

Tap, tap, tap

It’s throwback Thursday, so looking back on the retiring catalogue from Stampin up and having been asked to make a card with the tap, tap, tap stamp set I realised how much I will miss this wee set.  It’s not one I’ll part with but I’m going to have to be quick if I want to use it in class.

It’s a fabulous fun stamp set and so versatile, easy to make cards for men or women.

This one is nice and girly.  The card base is Melon mambo, then a layer of very vanilla and some lovely DSP which is also retiring! 

I stamped the image in memento tuxedo black ink and use a chalk marker to make areas pop. I then cut outa. Extra piece for the paper and made it curl… Just the way paper used to when you used a type writer…. I can’t be the only on old enough to remember that…. Right???

Anyway I stamped the tap, tap, tap in melon mambo. The happy birthday is from endless birthday wishes and was just perfect in size and font. It’s stamped in basic black… Oh and a little bit bling for good measure.

And there we have it a perfectly cute girlie birthday card!  

Oh and don’t forget to dress your envelope…. Naked envelopes are so boring! 

Catch you later
G x

Love is in the air…

My class ladies asked if we could do a love themed class this week, just so they can build their stock of well love theme cards.

To me when I think stampin up and love the bloomin heart die is my favourite go to in the current catalogue and I’m so thankful it has made the cut to the new annual catalogue which launches on 1st June! 

I saw a little gift bag similar to this on Pinterest, typically there was no blog link or dimensions so after a bit of faffing around and a couple of trial runs here it is.

It’s so cute and as you can’t give a gift without a card I made one of those to match!

The third project of the night used the timeless love stamp set add a bit of water colouring and this is what you get…

I’d love to claim this as my own but design credit goes to rubber fanatics, again from Pinterest.

I love how you can input a name of a stampin up set into Pinterest and within seconds you have glitter ally hundreds of designs. Perfect if you’re in a rush or have crafters block!

Right I gotta rush off now, Wednesday is the night I go and craft with my lovely friend Lilian Withers, perfect really she designs the projects and I get to craft without having to think of the idea! 

Catch you soon
Gillian x