Tuesday, 11 June 2013

To a Wonderful Mother

I'm back again! Miss me? Please don't think I'm lazy but I'm blogging from bed today, looking at the third late shift at work in a row is horrifying! However it pays to feed this big addiction to craft I have!

As promised I'm here today with the Mothers card I said about in the last post. Again it's using a Dexterous technique other wise know as 'Out of the Box'. I much prefer Dexterous! I'm using the Best of Flowers (133342). The inspiration for this card come from watching a mix media class onto canvas and wanted to try it out onto my cards. Using a floral pattern really made it feminine enough to to allow this card to be for a female. However by easily changing the design to say the damask pattern from Daring Adventure (121148) it'd be a great male card. In fact I'm copy righting this till I've made it (winky face). However this is such a great way to add lays to you card and very fun to get messy with!

I'd also like to remind you about joining me and Stampin Up! The opportunity is always there for you to join and it'd be great having you Join the Mini Mayhems my own team of demonstrators. I love what I'm doing creatively and I love sharing it with you all. If you would like to read more about joining please pop over to my page which is at the top under '£99 Starter Kit' or Follow the Link Here.

I have a lot planned today before I head to work like baby message cards and more baby cards, as well as getting to the post office! I hope you've enjoyed viewing my blog today and if you'd like to talk please drop me a message. All the information is found on the side bar. 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Fathers Day

Morning all, I hope you weekends going well for you all. I was lucky enough to have Saturday off work, therefore there was only one way to celebrate, yes that's right, crafting! I managed to create two cards, one for my dad which you'll see today and the next for my mum.

The Father's Day car card is using the 'Best Dad Ever' (120681) stamp set which is sadly retiring at the end of the month! It's surprising now once you have taken a step back and look at what's leaving when you truly appreciate their usefulness. With both cards I made I've used what I call the Dexterous technique because a friend of mine was the one to show it to us. Her name is Nicky Dexter, please follow this link to her blog. The technique allows you to have the image poking out of the matted shape, if that makes sense? 
This isn't the best example of the the technique dues to the banner running across the ties. I hope you get the gist of it. I can't help but feel there's something missing from the card. Personally I feel is needs some more Midnight Muse added in with embellishments etc. I'll be posting the card for my mum soon which demonstrates the technique really well.

Well I'm off to get ready for work later and some house work done. It's all go, whatever happened to Sunday being the day of rest! Have a lovely day!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Your Kindness Means So Much

Well hello there! I'm back again after a busy weekend! First f all I said I'll dress up as a clown for a friends kiddies birthday. Now I have done this before for my own Nieces birthday and that itself was a nightmare! However I think I make a very pretty clown. Here is a picture I took on my way to the party, start after though I did have to go to work at good old McDonald's and it was only slightly awkward walking in. I bet all the kids thought Ronald had come!

Now onto the card for today, it's using a BRAND NEW STAMP SET called Best Of Flowers (133342) (£13.95). To celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 25 years of business they are realising a stamp set each month with some of the best stamps over the years. Lucky for us, we haven't seen any of these ones before so all new stamps. Isn't that great! The flowers are just so elegant, but straight away I new I would be using this stamp the most!

I used it with the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder (114517) which makes such a great impression. This folder was one of the first items I brought from Stampin Up and this is the first time I have used it! I'm so glad I have had the chance to use it before it goes! Hope you don't miss it! You can purchase it from me 24/7 by dropping me and email or a text, all information is on the side bar. Keeping up with the YouTube videos here is one making the card from today. 

Something else NEW to SU is SINGLE STAMPS! And have you seen them? I can not wait to get my hands on them, specially the glasses! So trendy and modern. Prefect for cards for teenagers... I would know seeing as I am one! I can see me making loads of cards for my friends with these stamps and they are all under £7! Please note that all the stamps fit onto an E block supplied by SU to add this to the stamp please quote the number (118484).

I do believe that is all from me for today. Please don't forget to pop over to the retiring lists for the Stamps  and the Accessories here.  Have a lovely day my friends.