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My world of stamping has now taken on a big change, and has become 'My world of Crafting'. Hopefully I can get back to the routine of more regular blogging.

Sunday, 23 January 2011


Just a quick make today!Made in probably 5 minutes from one A4 sheet of Very Vanilla.
I am absolutely loving using any of the red inks with this sumptuous, creamy card - it works so well! So the stamp is one of the Punch Bunch set (current SAB and FREE), and I've used my SU markers in Red Riding Hood and Wild Wasabi. Punched with the circle punches, and the scallop circle, and layered up. The card on the left has been distressed on both circle edges just to add interest.
Thanks for looking.
Tricia -x-

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Something a liitle different.....

At the weekend I really wanted to make something other than cards, although I knew I needed to plan my cards for workshops this week. So this is what I came up with! A set of drawers, matchbox size, stacked and covered with papers for effect. It could be used as a jewellery box or to hold lots of crafty bits and pieces.
But that wasn't enough - I've been desperate to use my sewing machine for ages but knew if I got the bug for sewing again, there would be know stopping me. And I need to focus on cardmaking and papercrafts, NOT fabric and threads. So just a quick makeover for a couple of calico bags I've had for a while.
As we're all trying to save the planet by using fewer plastic carrier bags, I invested in a few of these bags which were crying out to be altered! So a simple flower die to cut the fabric with my Bigshot, and blanket stitched to the bag.
And as I can never make just one of anything, I used the extra flowers to decorate a smaller bag without stitching the edges, just ironed on with 'wonderweb'. I feel it needs a little something to complete it but at the moment , I can't think what! A few buttons in the centres perhaps?
Well maybe next time, I'll have produced a different design when a little inspiration has come to me.
Thanks for looking,
Tricia -x-

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Who loves owls?

How cute! This stamp set is a 'must have' for those of you who adore owls. And although I cut this simple image by hand, on this occasion, the good news is, that very soon, there will be a punch that does that for you. Punch Bunch can be yours, FREE, with any order of £45 from the SU catalogue, until the end of February. The greeting comes from So happy for You stamp set, yet another set for FREE in Sale-a-Bration.
I've also used the 1 3/4" circle punch for the moon, the Bird and branch punch for the branches, and Night of Navy /Wild Wasabi/Early Espresso card and inks.
If you would like any of these items , you know what to do!!
Thanks for looking.
Tricia -x-

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Happiness shared........

Well I'll share my happiness with you after Mr Brown has been to deliver my Sale-a-Bration stamp sets I ordered on Monday!
But...........that's also the name of the stamp set I've used on this twisted easel card - Happiness shared. The beautiful rose takes little effort to colour as the shaded areas take away the hard work of blending colours for shading. I used So Saffron for the rose, stamped in Crumb Cake and matted the image on Crumb Cake cardstock.
For a normal easel card, after scoring the centre fold, you then score half way across one of the panels , parallel to the first score line, and fold. But for the twisted easel , based on any sized square card, the first score line is the same - the centre fold. Then instead of the straight , parallel line, you need to score the diagonal line, from the top right point of the card down to the centre fold scored line. (Hope that makes sense!) Fold the diagonal scored line so that makes a 'mountain fold' and mat a square of card (the same size as your base card folded flat) onto the triangle which is touching the base of the card. Decorate as desired!
Thanks for looking!
Tricia -x-

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Sweet Summer III

Variation on a theme - using the same stamp set as a couple of days ago but using colours outside my comfort zone! Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso and Wild Wasabi - how exotic! And then a dash of my trusty Spritzer ( I must get used to playing with this gadget coz the results get better every time!)
Thanks for looking.
I have a 3D item tomorrow so pop back soon.
Tricia -x-

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sweet Summer II

Back again! I fancied a play yesterday with this Sale-a-Bration stamp set, just to see how useful it could be. And you can see how different the cards can be just by placing the elements in different positions. I used a favourite colour combination of Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive on Very Vanilla cardstock, and coloured the leaves and flowers with ink from the ink pads giving a perfect, but lighter, shade-match with a paintbrush and minimal water.

Thanks for looking and see you tomorrow.
Tricia -x-

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Stormy skies

I was just looking through the window at how beautiful the sky looked when I remembered that I needed to show you a card. I do have a few but they've not been photographed yet so at this time of day, I stand no chance at all!
So here's one I made a couple of weeks ago - quite simple, using the Just Believe set again and a resist technique. I used whisper white cardstock, stamped the image with versamark then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then sponged colour allover the card so that the image 'popped'. A delicate punched border adds the final touch!
Pop back tomorrow and I will show you what I made today!
Thanks for looking.
Tricia -x-

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Spring into Summer!

I'm jumping ahead now, Spring yesterday and today, Summer. And with the prospect of more snow today!
Well the card is quite simply a tri-fold with a curved front using the Sweet Summer stamp set which you could have for free, during the Stampin'Up sale-a-bration, with any order of £45. And if this set doesn't appeal, there's three more sets to choose from! Can't be bad?

So I decided to decorate the inside too - always a nice touch, I think!
Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight are the colours I used on Very Vanilla cardstock. Hope you like.
Thanks for popping by and see you tomorrow.
Tricia -x-

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Getting back into the routine...

Today was the first cardmaking class in the New Year so it feels as if the routine is slowly coming back - at least I shall know which day of the week it is!!
And this wasn't the card I wanted to show you but the picture I had taken was so bad that I need to photograph it again.
I made this card using my new baby - the Grand Calibur - a Present to myself! And the cardstock was, of course, Stampin Up Pretty in Pink, Blushing Bride and Whisper White with which I made my 'flowers of the moment' along with some sponging.

I'll be back tomorrow with the card that should have been here, using one of the FREE stamp sets available during Sale-a-Bration with every £45 order. If you would like to know more, please drop me a line triciaablett@hotmail.com
Thanks for looking
Tricia -x-

Monday, 3 January 2011

A little bit of Spring in the air?......... I wish!

Wishful thinking! It's New Year bank holiday Monday and I'm looking forward to springtime so here's a little easel card using Funky Four stamp set. It's quite difficult to see but I have distressed the edges with scissor blades although precision files from the Distressing Essentials kit would be better.
And the card is surrounded by small distressed roses which I just can't stop making. They are made from punched circles cut in spirals, edges sponged and then coiled loosely and glued at the base. So easy to make whilst watching TV!!
Thanks for looking!
Tricia -x-

Saturday, 1 January 2011

And a Happy New Year to you all!

So the New Year is here and hopefully better things to come if you don't listen too intently to the Government. We've just got to make the best of everything and think positively! And one of my aims for the coming year is to blog on a more regular basis and share some of my cards with you.
Considering I have to come up with new ideas every week for my card classes, there is no reason why I shouldn't be able to do this!
So here's one I made earlier, as they say! Yet again the Just Believe stamp set, a bit of sponging and spritzing, a TH flourish and paper roses which have been distressed to match the colour scheme.
Thanks for dropping by and maybe, just maybe.....
there'll be another tomorrow!
Tricia -x-


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