Thursday, April 14, 2011

Top Note Die

I LOVE the new mini catalogue ( I may have mentioned this before) especially as we get the Big Shot to play with. This is one my favourite dies - Top Note. It is so versatile and I will be showing you different uses for it over the next few days.

This first image is using the Top Note Die to create a box
I cut out 2 die cuts using patterned paper and glued them onto whisper white card stock to make them sturdier. I then created the box using cardstock. I used some ribbon to decorate the front of the box and then punched out a greeting and stuck it on with dimensionals. I then created a card to go with it using the boho flower punch and matching paper. Because the Big Shot only takes seconds to cut out a shape the box only takes a few minutes to put together but looks really professional. I'm going to fill mine with shredded paper and mini eggs! Let me know what you think. Ruth

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Bunnies!

I have to confess to becoming a little bit addicted to the Malteser Easter Bunnies and to try and get over my cravings I thought I would design something to put them in to make them just that little bit more of a special gift for Easter.

I took some Pretty in Pink cardstock and stamped it with the dots stamp from the A Good Egg stamp set using Certainly Celery ink. I then adapted the acetate box from the Splitcoast Stampers website here. I stamped the Happy Easter Greeting onto cardstock and punched out using the Modern Label Punch extra large and attached it to my box using Certain Celery ribbon. Finally I nestled the bunny inside the box using green tissue paper. These boxes are very quick and easy to make but make an excellent (allbeit temporary) home for the bunny!

Finally I thought I would show you a picture of my 2 gorgeous daughters that was taken at a competiton last weekend.

My youngest daughter had danced beautifully in the championship and my eldest daughter (who only started dancing 6 months ago) is making her way up through the grades. I am so proud of them both!

Enjoy the sun!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mothers Day

Hello again

Every time I post on my blog I seem to end up apologising for my lack of posting. Unfortunately my health has not been good again and my right arm only works when it feels like it!

However, I have been busy when it does choose to work. I love, love LOVE the new mini catalogue (there is a link on the left hand side of my blog, just click on the picture and all the glorious goodies will appear like magic!) As a demonstrator I was lucky enough to be able to pre order some of the goodies and with the order I am about to place for my lovely customers (if you would like me to add your order too please e-mail me) I think I will have almost everything in the catalogue!

My favourite bit has to be the BIG SHOT! Yes! We got the big shot and the dies and embossing folders to go with it. Some of which are exclusive to Stampin UP! I bought the gorgeous milk carton die and the butterfly embosslit which I used to create this for mothers day:

I know Mothers day has gone but my mother in law reads my blog so I couldn't post it before.

The milk cartons are perfect for putting little presents in, this one had earrings in one, a necklace in another and a bracelet in the last one.

I have made some more and filled them with mini eggs all ready for Easter which I will show you later. The milk cartons takes seconds to make with the Big Shot die and the butterfly embosslit cuts out the butterflies and embosses them at the same time so the whole present took minutes.

If you would like to have a go at making these then let me know, with every order I receive for a big shot and dies I will send you a project using the dies you have bought free of charge as a thank you.

Am now off to enjoy the sunshine.

Take care