Tuesday, 13 October 2009

stationary box

I had a great time on Monday when a few docraft buddies joined me for a play day making stationary boxes. Here's the one I made and finished decorating today using my two all time favourite stamp sets and some yummy paper that I've never found a project special enough to cut into them.

Baroque motifs stamped in mellow moss onto so saffron cardstock. Tea & Crumpets papers used to decorate throughout.

This inside with a covered notepad, pencil, tags, bookmarks & cards with envies.

Notepad covered with dsp, scalloped and plain oval punch with pocket silhouettes stamped in pretty in pink onto pretty in pink cardstock. Pretty in pink taffeta ribbon to hold a plain pencil tinted with mellow moss ink.

Lower section holding the tags & bookmarks.

Mellow moss pocket silhouette stamped onto whisper white.

Pocket silhouette again but this time the mellow moss was stamped onto scrap paper first to give a softer image.

Sentiment from Best wishes.

Seeing spots stamped image, scallop circle punch and the 1 3/8ths and the 1 1/4 circle punchs. Giant paperclips from an office supply shop.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Christmas Wreath

Thought it was about time I decided on this years main xmas design, something that was going to be quick and easy to make and I wouldnt get bored by making 100 of. After seeing a wreath made from Pocket Silhouettes I decided to give it a try and think I've found my design for this year.

This is using a stamp from Pocket Silhouettes (stamped in garden green) one from Autumn Days (stamped in real red) and the central sentiment from Spotlight on Christmas, punched with one of the SU punches. Real red and whisper white cs with some generic 300gsm white card for the base. Now I just need to get an order in for a reel of real red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon as I don't like the organza ribbon I had in my stash. While I'm ordering I think I'll get some tempting turquoise and some pale pink gingham and vary my colour combos. Shame SU don't make the grosgrain in lavender lilac but I'll resort to using my SU markers to colour some whisper white.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

New catolgue out now

If you read my other blogs you'll know I havent dropped off the face of the earth but have been super busy with my surecutsalot designs and new webshop. Well, Christmas is approaching and I need to get cracking on some cards otherwise I'm going to be mightily ashamed of having to buy cards for the first time in about 13 years!

I've got something special planned as a one off for hubbies work colleages (instead of making 30) but once I saw the new catty I knew that nothing but the new snow burst set would do. As soon as the catty went live I ordered it and as soon as it gets here (and plenty more) I'll be finishing the card, all 24 layers of it ! If you want to see what set I mean or look at the new catty click on the picture over there ----->

If you want to order anything just drop me a quick email and I'll be more than happy to help.