Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Fabulous 2 Step stamping offer this Month

This post will stay at the top until the offer ends at the end of August - please scroll down for newer posts - thanks!

What a great way to introduce yourself to two step stamping - Stampin' Up! are offering you an amazing deal to buy the sets listed below at the special dicounted price of 20% off - this offer will run for the month of August - so definately and offer not to be missed -

 if you  would like to get your hands on any of the sets on offer,or any other SU items  please drop me a line and i will  happily order them for you.  I will be posting some samples over the coming month using some of these great sets and you will see how easy they are to use and how effortlessly they create lovely cards and projects x

Happy two step stamping!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Trendy Trees punch sample tag booklet

Hi been out all day at my sons footie tournament.......and guess what ......no rain -the sun actually shined instead, certainly makes it much more enjoyable not to get soaked!! First game tomorrow at 9am, so he has to be there for 8.15, so another early start!

I was tidying up some bits and found a little box of skateoard stickers and books etc and as I had no use for them was about to bin them when I changed my mind - the little sticker book had plastic coated pages and i had a light bulb moment! The other day i had been wondering what stamps would fit inside some of my SU punches, so i decided to make myself a punch sampler booklet. I split the pages and cut them in half and separated the cover into two pieces. I covered the covers with retired SU d/p and added a stamped trendy tree to the centre of 2 co-ordinating punched scallop circles, I then took all my punches and punched the plastic coated pages with them - i wrote beside each punched hole what the name of the punch was - this allows me to show customers what the punches all punch out like and also allows me to place the sample over text to see what punch fits best. It is kept alltogether with a binding ring and have added some bits of SU ribbon to make it pretty.  Hope you like it x

Friday, 6 August 2010

Trendy Trees

Today it is the turn of tendy trees to have an outing - this is another of the August 2 step stamping offers,another great set at only £10.36 for this month only.Email me on evsline@hotmail.com if you are interested in having this set.

Whisper white base card with layer of retired d/p, used direct to paper technique to colour strip of whisper white card to rose red, attached this to bottom of another layer of d/p, trees stamped with rose red,barely banana and certainly celery ink, edges softened with sponge dauber and certainly celery ink, sentiment from the same stamp set inked in rose red ,pearls added from stash

second card,using the same colours as the card above, chose 2 colours of d/p and the eyelet border punch, I also used the speckle stamp from the  bird on a brach set from yesterday to create background(can't stop using this, as it makes such a subtle background) the sentiment is the second sentiment  stamp from the trendy trees set, pearls added from stash

Off to organise sons footie kit as he has a football tournament this weekend - hope the weather improves as it's very grey here today - whats the betting i will be getting soaked  through for the next 3 days!!!

see you soon
Evelyn xx

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Bird on A branch # 2

Another card using the same products as the previous card, the only added extra was the matt of chocolate chip designer paper.  I brayerds the base card and used a post it note to create the moon, and used the branch to create the  detail at the bottom of the card the sentiment is from the thank you kindly set

Bird on a Branch

Morning everyone -  This is my offering for today -
I have used the versatile Bird on a branch set -its one of the 2 step stamping sets on promotion this month, and at only £11.96 it is super value-

Base card is whisper white folded to create A6 card, this has its edges distressed with a spong dauber using bareyl banana, the little speckle dots in this stamp set is just soooooo useful,makes a great textured background in seconds, have then over stamped  this with the tiny flower cluster around one side edge and the opposite corner.  Smaller panel created by using whisper white and sponging the edges with bashful blue ink to soften the line and again over stamping with the little speckle dots in the same ink, used close tococoa for the branch and so saffron ink for the bird - sentiment also from the same set, stamped in close to cocoa and edged with the same bashful blue ink  as before-gems added from stash

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

A little Thank you

A couple of small thank you cards to pop in with cutomer orders - the stamp is one of the new single stamps available from the current mini catalogue -which is only available till end of september  - so don't miss out, get this super handy stamp now.  It  fits perfectly inside the  SU scalloped square punch too, papers are from a retired set of SU dp

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

My dear friend

The colours in this card just make me thinkof autumn - tilda coloured with promarkers and copics, MME paper, fabulous large sentiment from SU Occasional greetings set (a real multi use set with a stamp to cover most occasions,let me know if youwould be interested in purchasing it - you won't be disapointed)greeting and flowers stamped on SU dp, brads from stash and corners created with square scalloped punch again from Stampin'Up!

This card fits a fewchallenges too-

YAAAAY! UPS man just been!

You will can tell from the title of this post that it doesn't take much to get me excited!

The lovely man in brown has just been and delivered some more Stampin' Up! goodies, some for me and some for some lovely customers I have--new stamps, ribbon and d/p for me - looks like i may have to go and play....oooh the hardship!.........good thing i prepared dinner earlier in between stalking the delivery man from the window and pretending to tidy up! 

Maybe have something to show you later- ta ta for now x

Anyone for cake?

This is one of my all time favourite stamped images - ittranscends all age groupsaswe all like Birthday and most of us all like cake, and he is such a cheeky little chappie

Image has been coloured with copics and cut out with circle nesties, the dp is MME and cut with SU eyelet border punch, and the lovely grosgrain is  SU regal rose and a few faceted gems from my stash - i have a very dear friends Birthday in the next couple of days so this is going to be winging its way to her -

this little cutie fits a few challenges this week:-

In the MOO'd for a swing?

This fabby image just makes me smile every time I use it  - and it is so quick and easy to colour too! The
image  is coloured with promarkers and copics, and die cut with nesties, the edges of which were distressed with SU pretty in pink and bordering blue inks, this blended in too a muted purple which blended in with the d/p i had chosen from my stash.  Oval  label cut with a nellie snellen die and SU grosgrain ribbon threaded through it to add a splash of colour

Animals were the Challenge theme over at cinspirations.#71

Flowers for you

This tilda stamp is such a mutli use stamp -covers sooooo many occasions  - just love her to bits and totally different depending on the d/p and colours you use . This image was coloured with copics, glittery dotty paper from stash, have aded some diamond dust to the roses - this is like crystal glitter - doesn't show up too well on piccie but sure makes the roses shine when the light hits them, sentiment from retired SU sale-a-baration set and some white grosgraon to finish it off

As i have gone Dotty with this card too - it fits in with the challenge over at

Sweet as Sugar

Bright,zingy colours for this little piece of sugar - coloured with promarkers and copics -  swiss dots embossing folder used on base card, olive paper - retired Su d/p and MME orange dotty paper. Used some of the delicious old olive satin ribbon from SU and added some matching prima flowers with little beaded centres .

challenges that this card fit are:-

sugar bowl blog challenge #40-do-it-yourself - great challenge this week as you were to pick your own choice of sketch ( i chose sketch #20) from the gallery(loads to choose from!) and  it was to be a do it yourself style of card

simon says stamps challenge - going dotty - they wanted you to go Dotty - did that with base card and paper

C.R.A.F.T challenge#61 -hot and spicy colours - hope these colours fit the bill

Tilda Has a pressie!

Love this Tilda image, as although she was a Christmas stamp, I think she can be used all year round, after all we all love pressies at our Birthday;s too - don't we?  I know i do

I have used Happy Birthday embossing folder and made the wording pop by rubbing over with SUpretty in pink ink,  edges around the nestie cut  image also coloured with pretty in pink ink, tilda coloured with copics and i also added some lovely SU striped pretty in pink ribbon to finish it off
I have enterd this card into the following challenges:-


Back with some challenges!

It's been a long time since i entered any cards into some challenges -so I have had a crafty day to myself and put some cards together to fit some challenges that are out there in blogland at the moment.

Here is the first card I made :-

image coloured with promarker,copics and distress ink, SU sweet pea designer paper, SU rich razzleberry ribbon, handmade flower and brads from stash.

 entering this one into :-
Sarah Hurley - anything goes   - sketch to follow