Alison Richmond - Stampin'Up Independent Demonstrator, North Wales.
01690 750222

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Stampin Up Googly Ghouls Halloween Card

Hello and good morning.
Today I wanted to share with you all another card made with the cute "Googly Ghouls" stamp set from the Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue.

This card also features the wonderful "Howlstooth & Scaringbone" DSP

And this is the Card


I used some twill tape inked with Crumb cake ink to age it....I thought it looked like Mummies bandages!! The small spiders web comes from a Hostess set in the A/W catalogue "Mixed Medley".....and of course I had to add some Googlies to the sentiment.
A Quick post today.
Please drop by again soon x

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Pinkies Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to our first ever Pinkies’ Blog Hop.  We’ll be showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Our blog hop buttons will help guide you on your way. We love comments, so please do tell us what you think!

Hello..and an extra special welcome if you have joined me from Gill's blog x
 I have been busy crafting over the school holidays and have lots of lovely items to share with you in the next couple of weeks including Items I have made for selling at  local craft Fairs.....But first to the new Autumn Winter seasonal Catalogue ....have you had a chance to see it yet? You can view it by clicking on the link in the side bar.....enjoy!
The first project is a fun spooky Halloween card.
I have used 2 stamp sets from the new A/W seasonal catalogue.
"Googly Ghouls" and "Owl Occasions"
I created a card base from Early Espresso card stock and then coloured a Whisper White layer with daubers..I started at the bottom with Cajun Craze then gradually added Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard and finally So Saffron I embossed  Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock in the fab new Woodgrain Textured Expressions Embossing Folder.

I trimmed the embossed layer following the lines to create spooky tree silhouettes ....I then stamped the bats, spider, cut out the owl popped it up on some dimensionals.
To add some extra "spooky" fun I punched several holes in the trees and before adding the layer to the card base marked the position of the holes with a pencil then added some SU "Googlies"!!! A creepy sign with the sentiment from Delightful Dozen( Current cat.) and a squirt of champagne glimmer mist and this is the finished Card!

Ha Ha Look at my cross eyed tree!
My little boy Olly loves this card......especially the scary "PIDER" (can't quite say the "s")

For my next item.....When is a card not a card?.......When it's a notebook!
I created a standard card base from Cajun Craze card stock secured approx 30cm of ribbon around the centre and added a Gumball Green and Early Espresso Core'dinations embossed layer...I sanded the embossing to really expose the white core. I then added a small layer of the lovely "Orchard Harvest" DSP and some Die cuts cut from "Autumn Accents Bigz Die" (I used More Mustard and Cajun Craze card stock and inked up the edges with Cajun Craze/Early Espresso. I spritzed the Die cuts with water and crumpled them in my palm...once dry added them to the layer with a button from the Regals collection and a "Friend" sentiment from "For My Family"(current Cat.) stamp set.

For the pages I took 20 sheets of A5 copier paper trimmed the edges (so they fit neatly into the card cover), scored and folded them in half. I then punched 4 holes  along the crease and also the card cover and secured it all with linen thread.
A simple and Beautiful  little gift.

I hope you have enjoyed the Items I have shared with you today. Please feel free to leave a comment.

 I hope you will also find time to visit all of the other fabulous blogs in the Pinkies Blog Hop x

If you would like to see some wonderful inspiration using the New "Keepsake Ornament" stamp set and Framelits please click on the "Next" button to view the lovely Brenda's blog x


Please drop by again soon x


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Stampin Up! Owl Occasions

Hello and Good morning....
Here is a card for you today using the very versatile "Owl Occasions" stamp set from the Autumn/Winter seasonal Catalogue.
As you can see it features a cute owl and accessories that are suitable for any occasion, Male/Female, old and young....who can resist a loveable little owl.
 I used some Pink Pirouette Card to create the base and after cutting the oval in another piece of P.P. card and ran it through the Woodgrain Embossing folder.
I stamped the owl onto Whisper White using the "Rock n Roll" technique with Pink Pirouette and Early Espresso, Popped up the Perfect Plum Balloon on some dimensionals and added some Itty Bitty flowers....The sentiment is a hostess set "Happiest Birthday Wishes" and the "1" is from the retiring "Timeless Type" alphabet dies.
What do you think?....I am sure you will see some more creations using this set :0)

Before I sign off today I wanted to share with you some exciting news.......The Pinkies Team (Led by Michelle Last)  are holding our first ever Blog Hop this weekend........!!!!!!
We are very excited at the prospect of sharing with you all some fabulous poject's made using products from the Stampin Up! Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. You will be able to follow our "Pink Links" from one blog to another so you can see what we have all been making.
Hope to see you then
Bye for now x

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Stampin Up! Christmas gift trio

Hello and good morning.....It is never to early to think about Christmas and the New Autumn/Winter seasonal catalogue available from Stampin Up! is jam packed full of seasonal goodies Including the new exclusive"Snow Flurry Bigz die" .
This is today's offering using the die.

A quick and simple gift trio of card, gift box and tag

The Dsp you can see is also from the new catalogue "Snow Festival"

If you would like to have a go at making this box....this is what you will need
1 x cardstock 12" x 8" (box)
1 x cardstock 6 1/8" x 4 1/8" (lid)
1 x cardstock 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (decoration)
1 x dsp 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" (decoration)
die cut snowflake, brad and ribbon

Score your cardstock 12x8 (with the 8" at the bottom) at 2" and 6", turn it around (12" at the bottom) and score at 5" and 7"
you will see 2 small scored rectangles on either side in the centre make 4 cuts from the edges of your cardstock to the score lines (2 either side).
Reinforce your score lines with a bone folder add scor tape to the long edges of 2 of the larger rectangles.

For the lid take your cardstock 6 1/8" at the bottom and score at 1" and 5 1/8" turn it around and score at 1" and 3 1/8"
from both 6 1/8" edges make snips along the score lines to the next score line (4 cuts in all).
reinforce your creases add score tape and assemble.
I matted the dsp onto the remaining piece of cardtsock secured the snow flurry die with a brad and adhered it to the front of the box. the finishing touch was the ribbon.
I used the same co ordinating papers to create the tag and card.

 Hope you will have a go at making this little would be perfect for some perfume or maybe some homemade goodies.
Any questions please get in touch
Have a lovely Day x

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

"Something New out of Something Old" Stampin Up Recycled Paper Wreath

Hello and good morning and welcome back to my blog.
The project I would love to share with you today is my entry for the Annual Dolwyddelan and District is a HUGE event in our villages social calendar and competitors from all over the county bring their home grown produce, flowers, cakes, jams and craft items to be put on display...and hopefully win a small cash prize or one of the coveted Cups.
Unfortunately my love of beautiful flowers and tasty produce doesn't extend to actually growing them!!! so what to do?
Under the local craft section was the heading "Something New from Something Old" and having brought my stash of Stampin Up! packing paper out of hiding decided to create a recycled paper wreath.
The wreath was very easy to put together, I started with a Flat back polystyrene circle, I then wrapped long strips of the packing paper around the wreath to hide any sign of the polystyrene and secured with a hot glue gun I then punched out 100's of Large scallop Circles (I say 100's sorry I lost count!) and scrunched the scallops around the top of a blunt pencil...they were then glued one by one onto the wreath until I was happy with the coverage I sponged the edges with some Old Olive ink and gave it a generous squirt of Champagne Mist. I then added some butterflies cut from scraps with the embosslits folder and a sentiment from the now retired "Butterfly Prints" stamp set ( It was suspended on some clear fishing line).
The wreath was finished with some Rhinestones and some Soft suede grosgrain ribbon.
I have to say I was very pleased with the result....even Jon was impressed!
and Look I Won!!!
came 1st in my section.
The Richmond girls were on a roll that day as Izzy got a 3rd for her entry into the U16's craft section for her little button bracelet.....there were only 4 entrants!!! but she is only 4(almost 5).
Now you know what to do with all of that lovely brown paper packaging!...and it would be so simple to change the wreath to suit different seasons...have a go. x
bye for now...