Sunday, 24 August 2014

Simples Sunday


For my Simples Sunday card today I have used the LIM challenge which, this week, is a sketch (top right).
I have used the new In Colour, Mossy Meadow, along with Very Vanilla, the leaf stamp from Kinda Eclectic and a sentiment from Tag Talk - punched with the co-ordinating punch. The stamped panel was matted onto Mossy Meadow and then onto Very Vanilla and the sentiment popped up on dimensionals - that's all there is to say really.
Have a great Bank Holiday and I'll see you soon
Margaret x

Saturday, 23 August 2014

LIM Sketch




 I am a little late today with my LIM entry for this week's Sketch Challenge (see picture top right) - but nowhere near as late as last week when I didn't even manage to make one!!!
I started by stamping an image from Pictogram Punches, in Pear Pizzazz, onto a panel of Whisper White. Then, using my stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the flowers in Rich Razzleberry (stamping off first to give a paler image) onto the ends of the stalks with another stamp from Pictogram Punches. Three flowers were stamped onto a scrap piece of Whisper White, punched using one of the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and positioned onto the middle image with a Basic Pearl added for the centres. After rounding the corners this was matted onto Rich Razzleberry cardstock and then onto a white card blank.  I inked part of a sentiment from a promotional set, Good Greetings, with a Razzleberry marker, punched out with the smallest Scallop Circle Punch and matted onto one of the next size Scallop Circles and fixed in place with dimensionals.

I hope you all have a great Bank Holiday weekend and I hope to be back soon

Margaret x




Sunday, 10 August 2014

Simples Sunday


Once again I have combined my Simples Sunday card with this week's LIM challenge, Foliage.
I started by stamping two stamps from Gorgeous Grunge in Pistachio Pudding then simply overstamped with the leafy image from the Hostess set, Bloom with Hope, using Mossy Meadow (stamped again without re-inking for the lighter image). The sentiment, also from Bloom with Hope, was added to finish the card.
It is an awful day here, torrential rain which doesn't seem like it's ever going to stop - I think I may need a boat if I consider venturing out :0)
Have a good Sunday and hope to see you soon
Margaret x

Saturday, 9 August 2014

LIM - Foliage


I'm back today with a super easy card for the LIM challenge which, this week, is a One Layer Card featuring Foliage. I have a busy day ahead so I was pleased that I could make a quick card for the challenge and also because it gave me a chance to use a new stamp set, Kinda Eclectic.
I simply stamped the leaves to one side of the card in Mossy Meadow (stamping again without re-inking to get the lighter shades) and then added the sentiment - card done!! It really was that easy :0)

Enjoy your weekend and I'll be back soon

Margaret x



Monday, 4 August 2014

Another LIM card



Here is another card I made for the LIM Colour Challenge (see inspiration photo top right). I have to admit this is not a colour combo that I ever would have chosen but after making yesterday's card I found that I really do quite like it!
This one uses a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Pacific Point, a sentiment from Work of Art and some butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.
A really simple card but one which I'm really pleased with.
Back soon
Margaret x




Sunday, 3 August 2014

Simples Sunday, LIM Colour Challenge and Happy Birthday Sarah!




A heavy title but that is exactly what this card is - my Simples Sunday card, my LIM entry in this week's colour challenge and a Happy Birthday to Sarah (one of the design team at LIM).
The ladies provided the colour inspiration photo (top right) and, as we were not expected to use all the colours, I chose three. You will see that my colours are not as bright as the challenge colours but I used the nearest I could - those being Pear Pizzazz, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight.
The stripes are stamped with a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge and the sentiment is from a new set called 'Label Something' punched out with the Artisan Label Punch. To finish the card I added three of the smallest butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die.
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend and managed to dodge the rain and thunderstorms yesterday.
Have a good week and I'll be back soon
Margaret x




Saturday, 26 July 2014

Happy Birthday Chrissie!























Well today it is Chrissie's, from LIM, birthday and the theme this week is 'Anything Goes' so I have been playing with SU's new Blendabilities.
I have kept it nice & simple with plenty of, that all important, white space. I started by stamping the image from a Hostess set, Bloom with Hope, in one corner of Whisper White then set to with my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and Colour Lifter pen. Then I simply added a sentiment from Sassy Salutations and three Basic Pearls which had also been coloured with the darkest Blendie in the set (I love that you can colour embellishments to co-ordinate with your card!). Matted onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock then a card blank and job done!
Have a lovely birthday Chrissie (and a great holiday!)
Back soon
Margaret x









Saturday, 19 July 2014

Singin' in the Rain!


Last week I said I was going to take a short break from blogging but when I saw the LIM challenge this morning an idea popped into my head so I had to have a go. The ladies have given the theme "Singin' in the Rain!" and the only 'rain' stamp I have is the sentiment from a 2014 SAB set. Not to be beaten I thought I would make some brightly coloured punch art umbrellas from two circle punches and the handles are made using the Word Window punch.
I thought I would make the raindrops heart shaped to go with the sentiment so I used one of the new masks (available in the new catty) along with Soft Sky.
Have a great weekend and I hope you manage to dodge the thunderstorms!
Margaret x

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Simples Sunday


What a busy week - hence no blogging!! However I am popping on quickly with a Simples Sunday card for you.
This was made using the new In Colours, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow. The stripes across the card are a stamp from Work of Art stamped with Early Espresso, the flowers from Petite Petals punched with the co-ordinating punch and the leaves from the ever faithful Bird Builder punch. I used a card base of Naturals Ivory matted with Hello Honey and Very Vanilla and the sentiment is a very old retired SU stamp.

It is very nearly the end of the school year and is always a very busy time so I will be taking a break from blogging for a couple of weeks but please come back as I have loads of stuff to show you (just not the time!!)
Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back in a couple of weeks
Margaret x

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Good Luck James!


This is another really simple card and my second entry to the LIM Colour Challenge - Earth Tones.

As some of you may already know I work in a Special Needs School and have run an after school club for the past 7 years. One of the attendees is a lad who will be leaving school in a couple of weeks to go on to do a Rural Skills course at college. He has only missed 2 after school sessions in the entire 7 years so we really could not let him go without a bit of a fuss. We will be doing some party food at the last session of the year and this is the card I have made for us all to sign to wish him good luck.
Made with the Owl Builder Punch and an old 'good luck' sentiment cut with one of the Banner Framelits. (The name was computer generated)
Good Luck James -
we will miss you x x

Simples Sunday Sympathy


Today's Simples Sunday card is another sympathy card - no I am not getting morbid, it's just that a friend has asked me to make her a few to go in her 'just in case I need one' box!
This is very, very simple and consists of a panel of Whisper White matted onto Basic Black then onto a white card blank. A little bit of Gorgeous Grunge stamping before adding a strip of Whisper White matted onto Basic Black and the sentiment from Love & Sympathy stamped to one side (this is part of a sentiment which has been cut in two). A few tiny flowers with Basic Pearl centres were all that was needed to complete the card. The flowers were punched with a punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes pack which has now retired but I am pleased to say it has been replaced with a new punch pack which has another cute little flower - I'm just waiting for MR UPS to deliver mine!!
Have a great Sunday and I'll be back soon
Margaret x

Saturday, 5 July 2014

LIM 'Earth Tones' Thank You


Good morning all, it's been a week since my last post but I have been so busy with commissioned leaving cards, wedding cards and Grandaughters party favours etc etc (not to mention going to work!) that I haven't found the spare time to do any blogging.
I needed to make a thank you card for a work colleague so I decided to use inspiration from this week's LIM colour challenge - Earth Tones.
I used a Naturals Ivory card blank matted with the new In Colour, Hello Honey, and Very Vanilla. The 'stripes' across the card are a stamp from Work of Art stamped in Early Espresso, as is the very old SU sentiment (but one I can't bear to part with!). Three stamped images from Petite Petals were punched out with the co-ordinating punch, fixed to the card and a couple of Mossy Meadow leaves (another new In Colour) punched from the Bird Builder punch were added. A non-SU pearl was placed in the flower centres to finish the card.

It is dark and raining here at the moment - typical weekend weather really - but have a good one whatever you are doing
Margaret x




Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The new 2014-15 catalogue is here!

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/EU/2014_AC/20140601_AnnualCatalog_en-GB.pdf


The brand new catalogue is here with loads of new and exciting products. Click on the picture above to download a PDF version.
If you would like to place an order with me then please contact me on 01933 663477 or drop me an email - margaretk21@hotmail.com and I'll be very happy to help

Monday, 30 June 2014

*** New 'Stampers 6' Club *** (Please scroll down for new posts)

I am starting a new Stampers 6 Club in July and need to fill 3 spaces - interested, then please read on

First a quick explanation of what a Stampers 6 Club is. You need to commit to spending £25 (+ p&p) each month for 6 months. During one of those months you will receive £25 Hostess Pounds to spend on anything in any current catalogue (the 'free' £25 spend is in addition to your monthly commitment) that means, in your chosen month, you will get £50 worth of products for your normal spend of £25.
In addition to this I am offering free p&p (worth £4.95) for the first month and each month you will also receive a free handcrafted gift and card from me to say thank you.

Interested in finding out more? Please feel free to contact me at margaretk21@hotmail. co.uk or telephone 01933 663477 and I'll be very happy to help

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Simples Sunday


A sad fact is that sometimes you need a card like the one I am showing you today and, due to the very nature of the card, you usually want to make one fairly quickly.
This is a super quick card using the chevron stamp from the new stamp set, Work of Art, along with the image and sentiment from Love & Sympathy which I am pleased to say is carrying over to the new catalogue.
The chevron is stamped in Smoky Slate and the image and sentiment in black StazOn then the panel was matted on Smoky Slate and then onto a white card blank..
Have a great Sunday and I'll be back soon
Margaret x

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Handbag Gift Holder


I have been busy this week and have neglected my blog so I have popped on very quickly tonight to show you a bag that we made at our class last month - the ladies loved it! Quite a long time ago I made small versions of this which held a lip salve but Elaine, at Papercraft Button, made a larger version which reminded me about them again! Elaine's version, along with all the measurements AND a video tutorial, can be found here. While you are there do have a look at the other fabulous projects Elaine has posted.
This one was made with Very Vanilla cardstock teamed up with paper from the Modern Medley DSP pack which, by the way, is only available until the end of the month so get it while you can. I have also used Flower Shop and Petite Petals with the co-ordinating punches and the handles were made with the Circles Framelits.
That's all for now, I'll be back soon
Margaret x

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