Lil' old Me

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 23 and a daughter Emma aged 20. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 25 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I "dabble" in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction :) I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Pootlers Design Team July Wk 3


We are now onto week 3 projects for Pootlers Design Team using the chosen set of Orange Blossom Stamps from Sam AKA Pootles.

I decided to make a Pizza-style box and decorate with DSP for a little thank you gift of coffee and sugar sticks.

The box is made from Tranquil Tide card cut at 10 1/2" x 4".
Score long side at 1", 4 3/4", 5 3/4", 9 1/2"
Score short side at 1" & 3".

The DSP is cut 1/4" smaller for all outside edges and top and also for inside top and base.  Stamped the sentiment and cut in Bigshot using Layering Circle Framelits and tied with ribbon.

STAMPS:-
Orange Blossom Stamps
CARD:-
Tranquil Tide
DSP:-
Whole lot of lovely.
INK:-
Pear Pizzazz & Tranquil Tide
TOOLS:-
Bigshot
OTHERS:-
3/8" sheer ribbon in Pear Pizzazz, Glitter Enamel Dots, 1/2" circle punch.

All products available from STAMPIN' UP!

Back next week with my last projects.


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Pootlers Design Team - July Wk 2


This is my second project for Pootler's Design Team for July via Sam AKA Pootles.  This time I decided to random stamp a whole sheet of A4 Whisper White again using the chosen stamp set of Orange Blossom Stamps.

I made a hexagon box with matching Notecard and Envelope.

The box is made from piece of card measured 9 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Score long side at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", 6", 7 1/2" & 9
Score short side at 1 1/2" and 3 1/2"
Then score diagonal line from centre of boxes to corners to create triangles for the top.

The Notecard is a piece of Calypso Coral Card 5" x 2 1/4" and stamped piece at 5" x 2".  The Envelope is Calypso Coral Card 5 1/4" x 1 1/4" and stamped piece at 5 1/4" x 1",

STAMPS:-
Orange Blossom Stamps
CARD:-
Whisper White, Calypso Coral.
INK:-
Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral
TOOLS:-
Bigshot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Scoreboard
OTHERS:-
Notecard and Envelope, 1/8" white sheer ribbon, Gems.

All products are from STAMPIN' UP!


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Black and White Wedding Card


I was asked to make a Wedding Card for a friend at work and as I didn't know the Bride's colour scheme I thought a Black and White card would be best.

I used a gorgeous stamp set called Floral Phrases for the flower motif and sentiment and decorated the inside to match.  I made a "Bride & Groom" heart focal point from heart punches,


CARD SIZE:-
6" x 6"
STAMPS:-
Floral Phrases
CARD:-
Basic Black and Whisper White
INK:-
Basic Black Archival
TOOLS:-
Heart Punch
OTHERS:-
Gems and candy dots (retired)

All products from STAMPIN' UP!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Pootlers Design Team - July Wk 1



This is my first project for Pootlers Design Team for July.  The lovely Sam - AKA Pootles gave us a stamp set to showcase and this month it's Orange Blossom Stamps.

Now I have to be honest that I missed this set in the new STAMPIN' UP! catalogue so I was very nicely surprised.

I decided to use a favourite technique of mine of mask stamping and so punched out a circle and stamped around to make a wreath type pattern.  With ribbon, bows and layers you have a simple card.

CARD SIZE:-
4.25" x 5.5"
STAMPS:-
Orange Blossom Stamps
CARD:-
Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Very Vanilla
INK:-
Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink
OTHERS:-
Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon, In Color Bitty Bows, Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

All products available via STAMPIN' UP!

Back next week with project 2.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Tuxedo card


My card today is for a lovely gentleman at our dancing club.  I saw this You Tube Tutorial and decided to make my version.  I put the "jacket" onto a card base to make a normal opening card.

CARD SIZE:- 
4" x 5 3/4"
CARD:-
Basic Black and Whisper White
TOOLS:-
Scoreboard, Bow Builder Punch
OTHERS:-
Black Candy Dots (Retired), Clear Faceted Gems
All products available from STAMPIN' UP!