Lil' old Me

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 23 and a daughter Emma aged 20. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 26 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I "dabble" in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction :) I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Pootlers Design Team July Wk 4


This is my last project this month for Pootlers Design Team showcasing the awesome set of stamps Orange Blossom from Sam AKA Pootles.

This time it's a card using the masking technique again but this time "off" the card and a border at the bottom.

CARD SIZE:-
4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
STAMPS:-
Orange Blossom Stamps
CARD:-
Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla
INK:-
Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst
OTHERS:-
In Color Bitty Bows, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

All products available from STAMPIN' UP!

I hope you have enjoyed my mini series.  I may choose another and give this another try.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Pootlers Design Team July Wk 3


We are now onto week 3 projects for Pootlers Design Team using the chosen set of Orange Blossom Stamps from Sam AKA Pootles.

I decided to make a Pizza-style box and decorate with DSP for a little thank you gift of coffee and sugar sticks.

The box is made from Tranquil Tide card cut at 10 1/2" x 4".
Score long side at 1", 4 3/4", 5 3/4", 9 1/2"
Score short side at 1" & 3".

The DSP is cut 1/4" smaller for all outside edges and top and also for inside top and base.  Stamped the sentiment and cut in Bigshot using Layering Circle Framelits and tied with ribbon.

STAMPS:-
Orange Blossom Stamps
CARD:-
Tranquil Tide
DSP:-
Whole lot of lovely.
INK:-
Pear Pizzazz & Tranquil Tide
TOOLS:-
Bigshot
OTHERS:-
3/8" sheer ribbon in Pear Pizzazz, Glitter Enamel Dots, 1/2" circle punch.

All products available from STAMPIN' UP!

Back next week with my last projects.


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Pootlers Design Team - July Wk 2


This is my second project for Pootler's Design Team for July via Sam AKA Pootles.  This time I decided to random stamp a whole sheet of A4 Whisper White again using the chosen stamp set of Orange Blossom Stamps.

I made a hexagon box with matching Notecard and Envelope.

The box is made from piece of card measured 9 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Score long side at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", 6", 7 1/2" & 9
Score short side at 1 1/2" and 3 1/2"
Then score diagonal line from centre of boxes to corners to create triangles for the top.

The Notecard is a piece of Calypso Coral Card 5" x 2 1/4" and stamped piece at 5" x 2".  The Envelope is Calypso Coral Card 5 1/4" x 1 1/4" and stamped piece at 5 1/4" x 1",

STAMPS:-
Orange Blossom Stamps
CARD:-
Whisper White, Calypso Coral.
INK:-
Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral
TOOLS:-
Bigshot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Scoreboard
OTHERS:-
Notecard and Envelope, 1/8" white sheer ribbon, Gems.

All products are from STAMPIN' UP!


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Black and White Wedding Card


I was asked to make a Wedding Card for a friend at work and as I didn't know the Bride's colour scheme I thought a Black and White card would be best.

I used a gorgeous stamp set called Floral Phrases for the flower motif and sentiment and decorated the inside to match.  I made a "Bride & Groom" heart focal point from heart punches,


CARD SIZE:-
6" x 6"
STAMPS:-
Floral Phrases
CARD:-
Basic Black and Whisper White
INK:-
Basic Black Archival
TOOLS:-
Heart Punch
OTHERS:-
Gems and candy dots (retired)

All products from STAMPIN' UP!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Pootlers Design Team - July Wk 1



This is my first project for Pootlers Design Team for July.  The lovely Sam - AKA Pootles gave us a stamp set to showcase and this month it's Orange Blossom Stamps.

Now I have to be honest that I missed this set in the new STAMPIN' UP! catalogue so I was very nicely surprised.

I decided to use a favourite technique of mine of mask stamping and so punched out a circle and stamped around to make a wreath type pattern.  With ribbon, bows and layers you have a simple card.

CARD SIZE:-
4.25" x 5.5"
STAMPS:-
Orange Blossom Stamps
CARD:-
Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Very Vanilla
INK:-
Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink
OTHERS:-
Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon, In Color Bitty Bows, Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

All products available via STAMPIN' UP!

Back next week with project 2.