Frame Art for a Special Friend

A few weeks ago I shared a frame art project that some friends and I had worked on for a soon-to-be Mum.  For some time  I had wanted to make one  for a very dear friend of mine who celebrated a milestone birthday in the summer, in fact I had all the supplies ready!  As she lives in another part of the country it was always going to be a challenge to get it to her so when she paid a visit to North Texas early in November it was the perfect time to complete it 🙂

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Congratulations ~ Bravo Stamp Set

We went to visit the construction site for our new home over the weekend, we are excited with progress, brick and stonework is nearly finished and the inside walls have been painted.  We also met our new neighbours who told us they had their first child on Wednesday and signed and completed all the paperwork and got the keys for their new home the following day!!!! It is the perfect opportunity for a card 🙂 Continue reading

Decorating envelopes with a Brayer

I take a lot of time and effort to design and make a card whether it is for a friend or family member or for one of my classes and so I like to decorate the envelopes I send my cards in.  I may use simple stamped image or maybe a more  detailed technique, so I want to introduce you to (or maybe remind you of) a brayer technique.  I tried to write the instructions but they were becoming far too complicated so a short video is in order 🙂 Continue reading

Flower Shop for Mother’s Day

Here in the US we celebrate Mother’s Day on May 11th this year.  In the UK it was celebrated in March. Before I started to make cards myself I was always struggling to find cards to send back to the UK for our Mum’s, in fact one year I bought some Mother’s Day cards in May and tucked them away until the following March!  It is so much easier now that I make my own cards. So this is ‘ card for this year and one of the projects for my April card class. Continue reading

Gift Card Set ~ using Stampin Up’s Afternoon Picnic DSP

Inspired by the set I made by dear friend last week (which she loved!)  I decided to make a second one as a hostess gift for the upcoming holidays.

full set

This one uses the same two stamp sets as the one I made last week, Best of Shelli’ and ‘Petite Pairs’ but I used the ‘Afternoon Picnic’ DSP with Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and inks.  Pretty pleased with the result!

petite pairs

Petite Pairs is a very versatile stamp set – with sentiments covering most occasions, one for the outside of your card and a complementary sentiment for the inside….. it is one of my ‘go-to’ sets when designing my cards.

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In the meantime,  Happy Stamping !

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