Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Split right open...

What does every new home owner need ??? A glass of something to celebrate the surviving the move!!😉
So today's inspiration is a box that holds a small bottle of wine or maybe fizz  to celebrate with 😊
I used the tutorial by the ever so talented Crafty JOJO  the link to the tutorial is here

Monday, 16 October 2017

All boxed up.....

Well it's been a while since our last post but there is a good reason...Gill has moved house!! And as we all know it's a crazy crazy time!!Lol
So this week's inspiration is all boxes ...to celebrate Gill still being surrounded hee hee hee 😉
Today's box is a very simple  box with a wrap round cover so it looks a little like a book . The closure is on the belt and is a small magnet.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Blue blue christmas.. .

Today's card is made using glossy paper again but this time I used not only reinkers dropped onto the set cardstock but also droplets of wink of Stella. I do so wish I could take better photos especially for this card because in real life it shimmer and sparkles beautifully!
We'll thats it for this week I do hope you have a lovely weekend and will join us next week for more inspiration 😊
Have fun
Cary xx

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Time to.....

Today's sample is made with Gill in mind.
 Gill is moving house on Monday and as everyone who has ever done such a thing will know it's one of the most stressful times in our lives so as the card says Gill...Just breathe!!!
The background of the card was created using glossy cardstock , reinker and clear embossing resist technique.
Firstly I used the embossing buddy to ensure the card was grease free then clear embossed the leaves. Then I spritzed the card lightly with weather and dropped reinker directly on top.You have to work fairly fast on this one to avoid to much mess ...or not if you're me 😉 now spritz again to allow the ink to flow the embossed areas will remain white and the images will emerge. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Monday, 2 October 2017


This weekend was my mum's 70th birthday and we had a lovely birthday lunch and my brother ,sister-in-law and 2 nephews surprised my mum by arriving from France . Mums face was a picture to say the least.  😆
Today's inspiration is a the card I made for her and it has a little surprise too 😃

Click the link to see it in action 😃

Friday, 29 September 2017

Masking - Day 5

 Today I've gone festive!
Cary and I held our Christmas all day classes over the last 2 weekends so I thought 
I should get started.

I used the Christmas Sweaters stamp set for this fun card.
6 Different jumpers all stamped several times over the Whisper White mat/

I coloured some of them in using ink from the ink pad and a water brush.

I added a piece of the Silver Tinsel Trim and a Rhinestone on one of the jumpers.

You can see the post it cut outs that I used and how they were placed over the stamped image.
The Whisper White mat was mounted onto Real Red cardstock using then stuck onto the card
base using Dimensionals.

The message inside was from  Snowflake Sentiments stamp set which we used for our all day 
Christmas classes.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Masking - Day 4

Today I made a slightly simpler card. 
This time I stamped the large rose from Graceful Garden stamp set onto Whisper White and mounted onto Old Olive cardstock.
Here is the finished result.


A simpler flower to cut around, I stamped and cut 2 onto Post it notes,
Then stamped 1 onto the white mat, covered it with the post it cut out and stamped to the side.


I added the second post it cut out and stamped to the opposite side.


I coloured the flowers and stalks using Watercolour pencils in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.
Below is the photo of the 2 post it cut outs in place and you can see clearly how they were placed.


I finished off with phrases from Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Masking - Day 3

Following on from yesterday, today my card is for my friend Julie's new husband, Russell.
His birthday is 3 days before hers so it's been a little busy here!

Russell is a bar manager and I thought he would appreciate this.
Using Mixed Drinks stamp set, I stamped several different glasses onto post it notes and cut them out.
Then stamped them one after the other all over the white mat which was 
stamped first with Sheet Music stamp set. Using the post it notes to cover the images, I made sure there were no major gaps on the mat.

Then after stamping and cutting out the other glasses, I stuck them to the new white mat
using Dimensionals. I used Labeler Alphabet for the words on this and 
Happy Birthday for the messages and phrases inside.

I really must remember to make their cards earlier next year!

Happy Belated Birthday Russell!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Masking - Day 2


Today's card is one that I've made for a very dear friend.
She was married for the very 1st time at the beginning of this month. 
                              The card is similar to her wedding invitations and it included a                                 beautiful photo of her on her wedding day in Rebate, Spain. 
This is Julie and her husband Russell.

The card is A5 one, basically a sheet of A4 cardstock folded in half.
I embossed the Calypso Coral twice with the Oh My Stars TIEF.

The leaves were using the new stamp set called Painted Harvest.
I stamped the leaves and then the veins in 3 colours. 
Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Wild Wasabi.

I stamped 2 sets of leaves onto the top of a post it note so that when they were cut out, 
there was sticky behind the leaves. I stamped the 1st set of leaves, popped the post it leaves over to mask what I had stamped then stamped some more leaves in another colour. I continued doing this all the way round. Before the final set was stamped, I added both the post it notes to the 1st set and the last set of leaves that I stamped. I was then able to stamp the leaves into the gap that was left without marking the other leaves.

 Using a craft knife, I cut between some of the leaves and with scissors         
cut off the outside edges of the card. I usedone of the messages from the NEW set of message labels called Merry Little Labels.

I found the message on Pintrest and adjusted it a little!
Julie was only 11 years old when I moved next door to her and 
apparently she looks to me as her other mum! I'm very honoured to be classed as such.


Happy Birthday Julie and Russell. 
Their birthdays are within 3 days of each other.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Weekly Inspiration- Masking

Masking Technique 

Hello, thank you for popping by to see this week's projects.
For today's class I would like to show you what a very dear friend of ours
 has made for our team training swap.
This lovely card front shows in beautiful color what an amazing effect masking can have.

This lovely card was made by Jackie Hall from Dorset.
Using a post it-note to mask over the images already done and then sponging from the 
edge of the note to add more shade.
Jackie used Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze for the stamping and base mat
and Very Vanilla for the top mat. 
Lovely isn't it?
Thank you so much Jackie.

Friday, 22 September 2017

When all is not quite so simple....

Today I'm sharing a card that's not just a card! When the recipient opens it it revels a gift card nestled in the base 😊
I hope you've found some of my samples inspiring the is week and that you will perhaps have a go at using a little Peekaboo Peach in your next projects 😊
Please join us next week when Gill will be sharing her inspiration with us all.
Have a nice weekend
Have fun
Cary 😊 xx