Friday, 19 January 2018

1 into 5....

Well today's the last day of my little sketch challenge 😊 1 sketch 5 cards.
I have enjoyed this little self imposed challenge and can highly recommend it as a way to kick start your mojo!!!!
The card features mini envelopes that represent the mats on the sketch. It also feature a cute panda from the Party Panda stamp set that are exclusively available for FREE!!! From Stampin' Up! 😁 just ask as us how you can get your hands on this goodie 😉
Have a great weekend
Cary xx

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Bare bones....

Today's card is what I call a bare bones card. It's a pared down version of the sketch. I've done away with the largest mat and the embellishment.  I've also only used stamping to add interest to each of the rectangles. You don't have to use all the parts of a sketch it's only there to inspire you after all 😉

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Putting a circle in a square..

Today's take on the sketch shows how I've changed the shapes altogether.  The rectangular card base has been swapped for a square one. The rectangular panels have been replaced by circles and the embellishment has become the sentiment and moved orientation!!  All in all quite a lot of change but it still has the feel of the original sketch...well I think so 😊

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Wahoo Telford here we come....

When you're a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you get to join in with their regional events. And today was registration day for the next event OnStage Local and we have both booked!!! 😁 we  are excited and looking forward to joining other demonstrators here in the UK for a fab time in Telford and finding out about up coming  products and sharing tips and swaps and... Oh it's such a great time!! I really look forward to these event they're just such fun!!!
If you'd like to join us at these and other events why not message us about the great opportunity that becoming a Stampin' Up! Demo is 😊
Anyway back to today today's card is based on the sketch I shared yesterday. I've mixed it up by changing the orientation and substituting the square for the flowery. Sketches are there to inspire so go a great change it up and have fun 😊

Monday, 15 January 2018

Created by design...

This week I have chosen a sketch and will share 5 cards, one every day this week, using the sketch as my inspiration.

Today's sample is a direct case of the sketch. I found this quite tricky as much as I love  pattern paper I can find it tricky to use at times. The stamped image and sentiment are from the stampin' up! Set called charming cafe. The white mat is embossed using a fab new deep embossing folder  called sequins.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Special cards

Today I am showing you that you don't have to be a particular age to craft. 
The following is 2 of the cards that my Granddaughter Bella has made since Christmas.
Bearing in mind that she is only 6 years old, I was very impressed with all of her work.
 Especially as she made them on her own.


This first card was a BIG surprise as it was for me. A trifold card.
She had apparently sat quietly at the dining table
and just made it on her own.


Bella was given quite a bit of crafting materials for Christmas gifts 
and most from me was of course from me and Stampin' Up!

The card below is the one that Bella made for her mum and dad. 
Again on her own but using a number of previously punched or die cut images 
that I had left over and had given her to play with,

Sorry to 'blow her trumpet' but I think that for 6 years old she is amazingly clever and crafty! 

She already has the vision to see what can be made with different bits and pieces.
Very clever Bella.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Weekly Inspiration - Day 5

Shades of Purple

My last card for this week I decided to do a different fold.

I have no idea what the fold is called but it one that I like. 
A full sheet of A4 cut at C6 height then folded at 9.9 cm from each end. then the 2 front folds were again folded in half at approximately 4.9 cm

A triangle cut off from each side to give the angled effect, I then added DSP from Naturally Eclectic. 

To match the DSP, I used Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and die cut the leaves and flowers out. 
I used Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating Thinlits Petal and More.

The message too is from the set and I love the frame for the message
 which is also in the Thinlits set.
Thank you for joining me this week. 
Please pop by next week to see what marvellous creations Cary will have to show you.