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July 13, 2013

Pinkies new catalogue blog hop…

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We’re so glad you could join us on our Blog Hop. We’ll be showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping. We love comments, so please do tell us what you think!

My projects today highlight the happy day stamp set and the gorgeous quatrefancy specialty designer series paper (dsp) which looks so pretty teamed with the new smoky slate ink and cardstock. A piece of the printed window sheet from the same dsp pack made a fancy border for my card …

smoky slate card

And to match the card, I made some pretty packaging using the quick and easy, but fun to make, tag a bag gift box, decorated with strips of dsp and stamped images from the mosaic madness and happy day stamp sets, which work beautifully together …

smoky slate gift box

The tag was embossed with the modern mosaic embossing folder …

… and my paper snips were brilliant for cutting out the stamped images to make the embellishments.

I did a little stamping on the tissue paper for the inside too, so everything matched.

smoky slate gift tag

The new smoky slate ink colour is a beautiful silvery grey – I just love it!

And I love how the card and box look together – they are going to make the perfect gift for someone …

smoky slate card and box

Here’s what you need to make today’s projects – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: smoky slate, whisper white; stamp sets: happy day, mosaic madness, itty bitty banners; inks: smoky slate, basic grey; punches: mosaic, corner, 2⅜” scallop circle; accessories: quatrefancy specialty dsp, tag-a-bag gift box, modern mosaic embossing folder, big shot machine, stamp-a-majig, large rhinestones, rhinestones, stampin’ dimensionals, whisper white baker’s twine, paper snips, sponge daubers.

If you like what you see, I’d be happy to place an order for you so you can make your own gift set, contact me.

Have a great weekend and do make sure you stop by the next stop in the hop

which is Suzette’s blog as I know she has so much to inspire you too.

Click on the “next” button below to take a look …

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Thanks for dropping by today


March 16, 2013

Roses with noses …

My friends and I did some fund raising yesterday, for Red Nose Day – the Comic Relief charity – with a Great British Bake Off.

I was a judge so didn’t enter the competition, but made some cupcakes …

Red nose day roses with noses

They were “roses with noses!” – lots of fun to do …

Red nose day rose with a nose

And raffled one of my cakes, which I hand-painted with a spring scene using edible food colours…

Red nose hand painted cake top and side shots

Everyone had worked so hard and all the cakes were delicious. It was a very difficult job for the judges having to taste all those cakes Open-mouthed smile

marks were awarded for appearance, taste and, of course, humour.

I donated the prizes and couldn’t resist doing a little papercrafting to make some hand-stamped labels, using the papillon potpourri and teeny tiny wishes stamp sets, with co-ordinating punches …

Red nose prizes

First prize went to the very imaginative red nose cake pops …

Red nose day cake pops

Second prize to the “yummy scrummy” carrot cake with the red nose …

Red nose day yummy scrummy cake

Third prize to the very tasty carrot cake with the smiley face made from crushed walnuts …

Red nose day carrot smiley cake

And the other entries …

chocolate rice crispy cakes with red noses … (took me straight back to my childhood!)

Red nose day rice crispy red nose cakes

The aptly named “Pennsylvania Dutch funny cake” …

Red nose day Pennsylvania Dutch funny cake

A scrummy carrot kiss cake …

Red nose day carrot kiss cake

And take a look at this plate of lovelies!

Red nose day colourful cupcakes

It was such an amazing day!

Here’s what I used to make the gift cards – all supplies from Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated:

cardstock: whisper white; stamp sets: papillon potpourri, teeny tiny wishes; inks: pretty in pink, night of navy; punches: decorative label, butterfly; accessories: glue dots, adhesive rhinestones, ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for dropping by today


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