Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Watercolours in the garden

Summer is over, but gardeners are still found pottering around outside at this time of year... and hence the idea for this card.

I've used an old stamp and coloured in a waterolour style using blender pens from Stampin' Up!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Baby hedgehog for a boy

I've been playing with my old stamps and came up with this card idea for a new baby. Of course there is a Stampin' Up! stamp in there somewhere too...

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Get well cute elephant

As promised I have another card to share with you which uses the Patterned Occasions free stamp set from  the 2013 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration event. Another get well card, using the cute elephant this time.

Would probably work for a new baby card too...

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Recover rapidly

The stamp set I have used for this card was a freebie from Stampin' Up during their Sale-A-Bration event last year. The stamp set is Patterned Occasions and is very versatile, check back later this week for another idea with the same set.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Cupcake balloon

I've shared similar card ideas using the cupcake punch from Stampin' Up! before. But it's just so versatile, I couldn't resist another.

Great for men, the colours just need to be more masculine and a great way to use up some papers.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Quick cupcakes

I still love using my Create a Cupcake stamp set from Stampin' Up! and the co-ordinating punch that just makes is so quick and easy to make a card.

Here's a quick card idea I came up with to use up some scraps of papers. 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Rainbow Braid loom bands review

So, after trying a number of different brands of loom bands I was becoming a little frustrated with them snapping all the time, and worse still the colour quality being a little lacking on the 2 bags for a quid that I had picked up at the local market.

The loom band craze has taken the UK by storm and of course as a crafter I have being enjoying making bracelets and all sorts too.

I was recently contacted by Rainbow Braid, to trial and review some of their refill sets and was actually pleasantly surprised that they weren't just another company that had mass produced rubber bands of poor quality.

These bands are also latex free and come with a money back guarantee. 

What I liked most was the variety of colours and the added extra's of bands with glitter which allowed me to create a few bracelets with a little bling.

Here's a close up of the startburst bracelet made with the glittery bands:

And of course I couldn't stop with just bracelets... 

Yes, it is supposed to be a tigger!

A caring bear

Minion pen/pencil top
The Rainbow Braid bands are definitely of a good quality, reasonably priced and delivery was extremely fast from Amazon so I would definitely recommend. They are currently selling at a discount so worth grabbing some here.

The only downside was that I did struggle to get these bands to make small daisies. The number of twists was just too much for them and I had several snapped bands. However as I have yet to find a band that doesn't snap for this design I still haven't managed to achieve flowers for card making just yet but will keep trying.

Check back for loom band card ideas, as I am sure I can get these into a card some how.

Please be assured that although I received this product for a review, all opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

World Card Making day 2014

So, what are your plans for World Card Making Day 2014 - yup, it's today!

I've been busy playing with my stash and trying to avoid looking at anything related to Christmas cards... as it's just too early. So here are a few quick cards that I came up with to stock up my card box with and so I can send them out from time to time. After all a handmade card is so lovely to receive and send and these could be used for many occasions with a different sentiment :).

Here's a close up (please excuse the photo quality!):

Boho Blossoms punch from Stampin' Up!
Misc papers and co-ordinating card.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Personalised 70th for a cat lover

Today I have a commission to share with you that I was instructed needed to feature cat's for a 70th birthday. I've had a play with my new alphabet dies (Little Letters from Stampin' Up!) which I just love :).