Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Jems Challenge...

Hi guys, every couple of weeks I get together 'virtually' with all of my Stampin Up family and we make challange cards! This is a challenge card that has just been set by the lovely Julie!

The challenge is MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME

I found this really difficult, although I made in about 15 minutes!! I have used the brown paper as that sort of reminded me of my living room wallpaper! lol

I have made this card using the wonderful 'Love Stories' scrappin kit! Its a wonderful colour combination and has the most beautiful self adhesive die cuts!
I have also used the Circle of Friendship stamp set with of course my gorgeous scallop circle and circle punches! I don't know how I ever crafted without them!!
Night night xxxx

Monday, 27 April 2009

2 Challenges in 1!

Good Monday everyone,
I hope you are all having a wonderful day.....or as good as can be for a Monday! At least its over for another week, and its bank holiday next weekend!! Woohoo!!
Tonight I am entering 1 card for 2 challenges. This card is the 1st card example that I will be making in my new 'Playful Petals' workshop which will be taking place in May! Keep watching as more details and piccies will follow shortly!
1st challenge is Papertake Weekly which this week was 'Spots & Stripes. The 2nd challenge is Mojo Monday which is the sketch featured below...

Here is my card....

Card Recipe:
DSP - Sweet Always
Card stock - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Cameo Coral
Stamp Set - Playful Petals & Circle of Friendship
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Pearls - Pretties Kit
Punches - 1" (2.5cm) Circle, 1 3/8" (3.5cm) Circle, Scallop Circle
Image has been coloured using Earth Elements Stampin Writes
Hope you like!
Siobhan xxxx

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Steph's yummy blog candy!

Hi all,

Check out Steph's wonderful blog candy here. She is giving away some gorgeous bits including copic markers to celebrate having 50,000 hits on her blog!

Friday, 24 April 2009

Papertake Challenge ...Dawny's Sketch #13

Happy Friday everyone!

I had an order to make today so used a challenge sketch to help with my inspiration. I have used Papertake Weekly Challenge, the sketch is below...

I really enjoyed making this card and used some of my gorgeous new papers I got on the weekend!

The card was for a friend of mine to give to her sister, I gave it to her today and she loved it! She was showing it to everyone in the office, which is lovely to see.
Card recipe:
DSP - Bazzil Swiss Dots, Sweet Nothings (Fancy Aged Florals)
Ribbon - Certainly Celery Grosgrain (Stampin Up)
Sentiment - Cheers & Wishes (Stampin Up)
Image - Stamping Chic Party (Clare Curd Papermania)
Flowers - Prima
Name on card has been printed on computer. Crystals added to finish off!
I hope you like it, check out the wonderful Papertake Challenge Blog here for some more examples.
I am very exited as off to a craft retreat tomorrow which I won in a magazine! I will be learning the art of 'Silver Clay Jewellery'! Wish me luck!!
Siobhan xxx

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Whimsy Challenge Card

Hi guys, I have entered the below card in to 2 challenges! The first being the Cupcake Craft challenge blog with a sketch challenge

and the 2nd being the wonderful Stamp With Us challenge blog which this week is a colour challenge
And here is my card....
Card Recipe:
Card stock - Chocolate Chip & Not Quite Navy
DSP - Holiday Treasures
Ribbon - Always Artichoke Grosgrain
Stamp set - Garden Whimsy
Punches - Scallop & Large Oval Punches
Remember if you would like to order anything please contact me.
Siobhan xxxx

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Another Sweet Always.....

Hi guys, hope you are all having a good week so far. Over half way to the weekend!! Woohoo!!! Thought I would pop on and show you all another quick card I made using my gorgeous Sweet Always papers! I love them.

Card Recipe:
DSP - Sweet Always
Card stock - Only Orange Bold Brights
Stamps - Playful Petals and Oval All
Punches - Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Boho Blossoms, Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle
Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon
Remember if you want to order any Stampin Up goodies, please contact me!
Thanks for looking, keep watching for some shares coming up xxxx

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

CPS Sketches - CPS112

Well I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far in the fantastic sunshine!
Here is this weeks challenge over at CPS Sketches...

Here is my entry...

For this card I have used the following items:

DSP - Sweet Always
Card stock - Only Orange & Pretty in Pink - Bold Brights
Stamps - Playful Petals and Oval All
Punches - Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Boho Blossoms
Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon

I am quite please with this card, but would probably use Pink Passion if I did it again. I have also decorated a tin using the same colour scheme and materials.

I hope you like. I am very excited as I am nearing the 3,000 hits mark so am currently searching for some fab blog candy to give away, so keep watching!!
Siobhan xxx

Friday, 17 April 2009

My Time to Craft Challenge

Hello everyone, I am so sorry I have been such a bad blogger so far this April. I have been so busy with work! I am going to Ally Pally tomorrow so hopefully that will get me back in the swing of things!

This is Challenge 57 - Becky's Sketch 3

Here is my entry...
Check out the wonderful challenge blog here to join in and to see some gorgeous samples!!!
This was a card I was asked to make for a friend of mine. She is going to the party tomorrow night and loved the card!
I am hopefully going to get lots more cardmaking done over this weekend! Once I have returned from Ally Pally!!!!!! Yay!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Siobhan xxx

Friday, 3 April 2009

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 44

Here is this weeks challenge from Sketch Saturday.

Sketch 44

Here is my card...
Its nearly the weekend!!! Hope you have all had a fab week!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Exciting News…….Mini Catalogue hits the UK!!!

This post will stay at the top of my blog until 1st April. Please scroll down for all other posts...

Hey everyone, I am so excited about what arrived in my post last week! A sample copy of the new mini catalogue from Stampin’ Up! It’s the first one we have ever had in the UK so it is just great news!!

There are some beautiful stamp sets including gorgeous flower sets like ‘Soft Summer’ and ‘Fresh Cuts’ for all your Mothers Day projects!! Some fabulous children sets like ‘Just Beachy’ ‘Forest Friends’ and ‘Choo Choo’! If you love Stampin’ Up’s fantastic range of co-ordinating punches and stamp sets you will not be disappointed!! There are stylish papers, brand new and exciting ribbons, buttons which as usual with Stampin’ Up! are all colour co-ordinated……. the list goes on and on!

Unfortunately I cannot show you any pictures or card samples yet, so apologise for keeping you all in suspense, but please email me at to pre-order your catalogue and I will give FREE shipping (worth £3.95) to all orders over £45 from the 1st April until 10th April!

Remember products from the mini are only available to purchase for a limited period from 1st April 2009 - 30th September 2009. They will not be part of the New Idea Book & Catalogue which will be out on 1st October 2009

During March we also have a special offer of 25% off Chipboard from Stampin up! If you love Chipboard now is the chance to stock up on it while it is on offer!!

Stampin' Up!’s On Board chipboard is designed to coordinate with many of their stamps and accessories, and is perfect for adding depth and colour to cards, scrapbook pages, or any other project you can think of and what's most is it's so easy to use!

Rasberry Ribbons & Sketches - Sketch 18

Here is this week's sketch from Rasberry Ribbons Kits & Sketches.

Sketch 18

Here is my entry...

This is a beautiful image I had left over from Jeanette's challenge! I love it! Its so cute!
I have also sent this card to the lovely Sarah as it was her birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday honey xx