Thursday 25 July 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge ~ #5

The Lavinia Stamps challenge for July is 'Use a Punch or Die Shape’, so I thought I'd use both. I love this little Lavinia stamp and initially planned to colour it in.  In the end I decided it looked more effective highlighting a couple of sections in red to match the little red pearls, keeping the colours to just red, white and black on my gatefold card.  I used my Nestabilities oval dies and a Fiskars border punch. 

Visit the Lavinia Stamps Challenge blog to see all the lovely entries this month, as well as the great cards by the DT.

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Wedding Card

There are a few special cards to be made over the next couple of weeks, so I thought I'd better make a start.  A wedding card is needed for this weekend, so I decided to make a joyfold card.

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Graduation Time!

Congratulations to my daughter, Joanna, who has finished her second degree and is now a qualified physiotherapist.  This is the card I made for her graduation this week, using one of the Stampin' Up Owls.

Friday 5 July 2013


I came home yesterday from a lovely holiday in the Black Forest.  I even managed visits to three great craft shops, one in Germany and two in the Netherlands!  As usual a small craft box was included in my luggage and I found time to do a little crafting.  My Stampin' Up Owl punch went with me and I thought I'd share a few ideas using the punch.  I'm trying to perfect a way of using it to make a watch this space!