Sunday, 19 April 2009

First play with kit

My kit finally arrived on Thursday afternoon, which was quite surprising with the Easter weekend the day after I ordered.

I was like a kid in a sweetie shop unpacking all the new goodies. Trouble is what do I play with first and I've had so many ideas whizzing round my head that I didnt know quite where to start lol.

This is one of the ideas I've been dying to try for ages, a milk carton style holder. Very much a prototype to check if the template I designed fitted the lil bottles. (Travel sizes from tesco) The template works perfectly and for something very light it works perfectly cut from a single sheet of a4 card. For the lotions it needs 2 stuck together back to back and with some chipboard in between. Although I cut this one using scal it's going to be just as easy to make freehand and with the SU scallop border punch.

Baroque motifs with bashful blue & barely banana, versamark & poppin pastels.

I did say you'd be seeing a lot of the Baroque Motifs set, this time on Pretty In pink stamped with versamark and a dash of poppin pastels. I've always disliked chalks but I have to admit I'm loving these. Beaded wire handle and border created with versamark and more poppin pastels. Top tip... dont smoosh paper into versamark, it gets a wee bit too wet.
This handbag does open but at only 8cm wide and 3cm deep at the base it's too small for anything other than a couple of lippies.

Time for a card, this is an a5 sheet of perfect plum folded to create a tall slim card and using the garden whimsy stamp set. Stamped with versamark and the small insects with a section masked off to add the greeting. The tulip is pretty in pink & green galore on whisper white matted on pretty in pink. I havent got the scallop border punch yet so had to use fancy edged scissors, what a palaver!!
This is a mini wallet card using bashful blue cardstock stamped with the Spot On roller wheel & versamark then dusted with going gray poppin pastels. The birthday cake image is from the Fun & Fast Note set, coloured with chalks and matted on perfect plum cardstock. A small piece of silver organza ribbon from stash.
You can just see the inside of the card in this photo. The card was made from a 9cm by 27cm strip which was scored, folded and stuck together to create a flap inside so it could hold a voucher. I continued the theme inside and added a small border using a wee strip of perfect plum.

This is a very quick and simple card using the pram stamp from the Fun & Fast Notes set. Barely Banana and lavender lace cs, some of the lovely ribbon and the image is coloured with copics. I used my Spot On roller wheel and versamark on the bottom to match in wiht the dotty theme of the pram.

Sweet little jar from Ikea (4 for £2.79) but I've used my nesties to pretty them up a bit. Bashful blue and pretty in pink with Seeing Spots stamp set.

I was using this 29p set of cotton buds with the poppin pastels and couldnt stand looking at the boring lid any longer so a 2 minute makeover lol. Nothing more than 2 pieces of Sweet Always paper, one cut using a template from HOTP. Mounted on whisper white and a doodle edge using one of my sakura pens.


  1. WOW: I love your new creations! I can't pick a favourite, they're all so nice. I've yet to play with my Poppin' Pastels, Spot On Wheel and all the stamps from Fun and Fast Notes so thank you for the inspiration.

    Love how you've prettied up the Ikea glass jar and the cotton buds box - brilliant. Might have to go and buy those jars myself :)

    Have a good day,

    Alex x

  2. Gosh Sue you have been on fire with all the stuff you have made since Thursday! Fabulous!!! love granny! xx