Thursday 26 April 2012


These colours are a ray of sunshine until summer arrives!

Using Grand Nesties Scalloped Circles (7" wide), cut out in grey and cream card stock for the 2 bases.
Then cut out again at 5” wide in grey for a further layer.
To layer in between cut 2 Grand Nestie circles out at 6” wide and 4.5” wide in a vibrant yellow or any other colour that cheers you and co-ordinates with your project. Matt together the layers.

Stamp the Boardwalk Hat on cream card and cut out. Stamp again on grey card and cut out the lace effect.

Stamp twice more onto yellow patterned paper and cut out the roses - one set of roses forms the third layer of the hat, the second as decoration for your bow.

Cut a length of Vintage Eggshell Ribbon

and colour with Mustard Seed Distress Ink

Tie in a bow combined with yellow and cream twine and dress with two Creative Expressions hat pins

and the final rose which you cut out earlier.

The sentiment from the same stamp collection is stamped on two rectangles of aged cream and grey.

I hope you enjoy this one!
Linda xxxx Pin It Now!

Thursday 12 April 2012

Quick and Easy!

This is one of the fastest cards that I have made in a long time - sometimes it just all comes together the way you want it!

I embossed some Whitewash Coredinations with the Couture Creations Ascension embossing folder

I did this twice and then cut out the hot air balloons to use as embellishments.

I then embossed some white cardstock with using the Replacements embossing folder

This folder works well as cloud-like background.
I stamped the sentiment in black Memento Ink underneath the embossed panel.
I tied a bow with Teal Vintage Ribbon 

The topper was matted and layered onto an A4 black card blank.
Hope you like this one - it makes a great card for a man.
Mel xxx

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Saturday 7 April 2012

Blog Candy Winner

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Thank you everyone for your comments - we will be posting some more blog candy soon!
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Monday 2 April 2012

For a Swell Gal!

This month we were lucky enough to have a project printed in Craft Stamper.

We, like many people, including the movie and TV industry, seem to be fascinated with the 1920's and 1930's. This time of subtle glamour is illustrated by shows such as Boardwalk Empire and the movie "The Artist".
 After some research we discovered that although there are many "roaring twenties" stamp sets and craft products on the market, there did not seem to be any large hat stamps - so we just had to create our own range! 
 We also wanted to celebrate the language of the era and so have included some fun sentiments to coordinate with the hats. We hope you like these new stamps as much as we do - we will be adding to the range soon.

 In this project, I have tried to reflect the era in the colour tones - using muted browns and blues. I wanted the card to look vintage but not to grungy or girly. So unusually for me - no flowers, no gems and no big swirls - quite a challenge!
Mel xx
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