Monday, 31 July 2017

Weekly Inspiration


To start this week's inspiration I am showing you the swaps (card fronts) that I received from 
our team training. 
I find so many inpiring ideas from  seeing other peoples 
 projects and I hope that you do too.
We have a really talented bunch of demonstrators in our team.

On the left is Rebecca Wilmore's card on the right isAmanda Potter


Above is from Linda Kasparian
Below left is from Sarah lower and on the right is from Bridget M

 Below is from Kim Fee

Below is from Anne Yates

On the left is the piggie from Sarah Wickens and the Flamingo is from Emma Goddard

On the left is my creation and the bookmark is from Elaine Kerr

 The beach hut is from Mandy Sullivan anf the 'village' is by Karen Franks

Finally is the Hooray card from Susanna Tolkein.


Sunday, 30 July 2017

Cascading flower card tutorial As requested ...

Here's a quick tutorial on how I made the card from last Friday I've used a different colour palette but other wise it's the same card ☺
You will need a piece of card stock measuring 10.5cm x 29.7cm and scored at 14.85cm this will be your card base.
You then need to cut 3 mats  in whisper white all stamped with the background stamp . I used the berry burst ink to coordinate with the card base.
 I then stamped my sentiments , 1 for the outside and 1 for the inside bottom piece using fresh fig ink. The 3rd piece has no further stamping on.
Then I stamped and punched out 3 flowers in fresh fig, 3 in berry burst and 4 in lemon like twist ink.

The flowers are then all folded in half. These flowers are not symmetrical but it was important to make sure they were all folded in the same way.
I have marked each one where I placed a glue dot .

Stick the flowers together then stick the bottom one to the base of the card on the inside.  I used glue dots again as they are both strong and flexible.

Then  i placed  a glue dot in the same place on the top most flower. I then closed the card and  flowers stuck to the top inside of the card.

I then added some basic rhinestones to add a little sparkleπŸ˜†

I hope this inspires you to have a go yourself.
Have fun
Cary πŸ˜† xx

Friday, 28 July 2017


Don't you love surprises πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
I love cards that have surprises in them to πŸ˜„ so today's card is one that has a little surprise inside it.
That's all for this week I hope you have enjoyed my samples and feel inspired to get crafting yourself πŸ˜ƒ have a good weekend and please join us next week when Gill will be sharing her talent and inspiration
Have fun
Cary xx

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Whatever the weather...

Here in the UK it's the end of the  school year. And as the children look forward to 6 weeks of summer holidays the great British weather joins in the fun by...raining and general yukkiyukkieness!!!
So today I'm sharing a card to remind the weather what we should be looking forwArd too at this time of lollies and other cool treats...not Wellington boots and hot chocolate!!! Lol
What you can't really see in the pictures is that in real life the ice lollies and ice cream are all shiny from being heat embossed with clear embossing powder after stamping with ink. It gives a lovely glossy finish in real life. 😎

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Softly softly....

Lemon Lime Twist is a bold zesty colour and I love it for that reason. It brightens any project and makes things pop  which in my opinion is a great thing πŸ˜ƒ. can also use it in a softer way as I've done with today's card by using it gently.  I've coloured using a blender pen and the ink pad very lightly and in my opinion achieved a soft look. I also used an open line stamp and lemon lime twist ink on whisper white .which in my eyes look softer because of all the white.
I  hope you like this sample πŸ˜ƒ .

Tuesday, 25 July 2017


Today's card is a quick and easy card as the background is a piece beautiful pattern paper.  The image is a fun one from a set called You've got style.  I coloured it in using a blender pen and ink pads.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Bright and brezzy..

Today's sample shows how a single colour with a single neutral can give a crisp clean look to a project.
I used a new background stamp called marbled from Stampin Up  for both cards. On one card I used it as normal, inking it up with the lemon like twist ink and stamping onto whisper white cardstock.  For the second background I stamped in versamark and then covered the image in clear embossing powder and heat set. Then I rubbed the lemon like twist ink pad directly on top. Once I'd covered the area I used a soft tissue to buff the ink of the embossed areas to reveal a negative image.
The cards are identical with the exception of the background.  I think they look clean and crisp and bright and breezy

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Crib tutorial..

Here's a quick tutorial for the crib from Fridays post 😊
You will need a piece of card stock measuring  14.85cm x 29.7cm. I used the hardwood stamp from Stampin Up  to create a wood effect on the card before cutting 😊
I then die cut 2 of the crate pieces from the Wood crate framlits set also from Stampin Up.  I then cut the top slat and save it for later.
Then I cut just 2 end pieces from the remaining card stock and 4 of the plain banners from the banner duo punch from Stampin Up.  .
I also cut a strip of the card to 1cm x 10cm. I  then stuck the 2 slats that I saved on to the inside portion of the top slat on each crate pieces.  Then I stuck the box together as per the instructions on the packet. Then I stuck one the end panels I cut separately to the inside of one end on the other end I cut a small strip of the left over card to create the mobile. I then attached that to the end of the box and covered it with the other end piece.  

The rockers are made by sticking 2 of the banners together  and using a craft knife I cut a 1cm slit in the middle of each .I attached these to the ends of the crate using small scraps of card folded at right angles and glued on one side to the banner parts.
Then I threaded the single stop of card measuring 1cm d 10cm through the slits and folded and glued the outside ends.
To create the bedding I cut a strip of pattern paper that measures 11cm d 6cm. Scored each side at 1cm. Then I cut the paper at 8cm and scored the larger piece at 1cm on th unscored edge. I then folded the ends at one end to create a soft of box. 
On the larger piece I turned the open end score so that it created turned down effect for the cover. I folder the pillow the opposite way so that the bedding looked dimensional. 
The baby is stamped and coloured then fussy cut out from the Moon baby stamp set from Stampin Up. 
Snuggle the baby under the covers and your crib is ready 
I hope this all makes sense and helps you to create a crib of your own 😊 if you need any help just ask 
Have fun Cary xx