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Friday, 29 January 2010

Funky Friday Challange

I love Fridays. The end of the week and the HOPE of a lie in on Saturday. I say hope as why is it children can sleep in on a week day but are up at the crack of dawn at the weekend?

Anyway onto the Funky Friday Challenge for this week.

We were given a sketch to work with:




Here is mine:




SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Bloomin' with Beauty (thnaks Mum as this is her set!)
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Barely Banana, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Black Staz on, Perfect Plum
Paper: Perfect Plum DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Scallop edge punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval punch, Chalks, blender pens, watercolour crayons, White grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals


Click here to see what the rest of the design team came up with and dont forget to join in the fun.

Tomorrow I am in Alford - hope the snow stays away! Still not organised but will work on that today as I have 2 boys are home as Toby has a bad cough.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Clan Card

Here is my entry for Jacqui's challenge.

All cards will donated to Clan after this weekend.



SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Say it with scallops
Cardstock: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Kraft, Always artichoke
Ink: Rose Red
Paper: Rose Red DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, silver brads, scallop square punch, 1" double stitched rose red ribbon, Kraft taffeta ribbon, 5 petal flower punch, Boho blossoms punch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

Friday, 22 January 2010

Funky Friday Challenge

This week I have still been clearing out stuff - yes still "decluttereing" - it may take me some time - Dawn has witnessed the my craft room / hubbie's studdy and she can vouch that it is like a TARDIS.

What I would like to know is where does it all come from? I have paper that breeds paper. I have already taken a bootfull of paper to the recycling and I have a 7 seater car. I will have another bootfull by the end of the weekend too.

Anyway onto the this weeks Funky Friday Challenge.

Another colour combination with a theme!




Here is mine : I was a bit fed up of snow so decided to add glitter to appear as frosting on the rose. Just mounted this set and I love it.



Using the stamp-a-ma-jig to add the highlight on the roses is right up my street. I also use my stamp-a-ma-jig to mount my stamps so my stickers are aligned exactly where my stamp is. I know a bit OCD but maybe I will do a tutorial and you can become OCD too!

SUPPLIES:
Stamps: A Rose is a Rose, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Bashful Blue DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, Light Blue glitter from the Fine Cosmo set.


Click here to see what the rest of the design team came up with and dont forget to join in the fun.

I am looking forward to tomorrow as I am off to the Papermill for a crop - still got to decide what I am taking! Can't wait to see all the girls again and catch up with the gossip. Next Saturday I am off to Alford for a Post Christmas Party Crop at Jacqui's. If you have trouble viewing her blog go through internet explorer rather than Firefox. Have LOADS to get organised for that day - looks like we are in for a real treat and will be kept busy.


Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Another Stand Up Card

As promised yesterday here is the card that I had orginally made for the Funky Friday Challenge. Again based on this idea from SCS.

I mistakenly used Glorious Green instead of Garden green but I quite like the colour combo though.

CLOSED


OPEN


SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Occasional Greetings, Polka Dot Background
Cardstock: Rose Red, More Mustard, Pretty in Pink, Glorious Green, Whisper White,
Ink: Rose Red, More Mustard, Garden Green, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, More Mustard Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Hurray - it Funky Friday again

The week has flown past and I have been busy decluttering - managed to put out 9 bags of "stuff" for the charity collection. Trying so hard to get my craft room - it is really a room that my husband and I share but he has a path to the computer and the rest of the room is a mess with craft bits.

This weeks challenge is a colour combination:



Here is mine - (have a confession to make so keep reading)



SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Rose Red, More Mustard, Pretty in Pink, Garden Green, Whisper White,
Ink: Rose Red, More Mustard, Garden Green
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Word Window punch, Rose Red brads


Click here to see what the rest of the design team came up with and dont forget to join in the fun.

OK - confession time - I used the wrong green in my orginal design so had to make another card. I still used Greenhouse Garden which is a set I really like. So check back tomorrow to see my other creation.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

Friday, 8 January 2010

It's Funky Friday

It is so cold outside - have just returned from my firsttrip to school today and my toes are so cold - welly boots and 2 pairs of socks are not enough.

Back to business - it is Funky Friday Challenge Time.

Here is the sketch that we had to work to:



And this is what i created (hope you like it):



I tried to use colours that I haven't really used before.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Love You Much, Basic Phrases
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pink Passion, Whisper White,
Ink: Real Red, Pink Passion
Stickers: from Sunny Day scrappin' kit
Ribbon: Real Red, Tempting Turqouise 1/4" gosgrain
Accessories: Heart to Heart punch, Scallop edge punch

Click here to see what the rest of the design team came up with and dont forget to join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Birthday Card

Well it is my upline Dawn's birthday today so I have managed to make her a card. She hasn't got it yet as I haven't been able to get out to the post office. I have emailed her the card with birthday wishes so hope she doesn't mind if I post it here too.

Closed:
Standing:

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Circle Circus, Oval All
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal
Patterned Paper: Nouveau Chic
Ink: Basic Grey
Embellishments: Basic Grey taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Filigree Designer brads, Clear rhinstone brads
Tools:
Corner rounder, oval punch, scallop circle punch.



The card was based on this one and the flower was shown by Monica at Convention last November.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Exciting News - read on.

I am so excited - I am part of a design team.

The Funky Friday Design team - check the blog out

The challenges are set every Friday and will alternate between Sketch, Colour inspiration and Theme.

I can wait for the fun to begin - I have already done my first sample and it has kick started my creativity for the year.

Check back tomorrow to see the new challenge. I would love for you to join in with us and our crafty fun.

Please join in with any of the challenges on the site don't forget it's just for fun!

I have been up and down to school three times today and had to push my youngest in the buggy! Wonder if they do snow chains for buggies? What a workout that has been.

Forgot the raincover at lunchtime and poor Tristan was covered in snow but still managed to fall asleep!

Anyway time for a quick card that has been inspired by a gift from my husband.

David bought me a fab hat when he was in Birmingham for a business trip. It was from the German Christmas Market and I love it. I do like hats and it has been so useful in this weather.

I have wanted to make an easel card for ages. Hope you like it.




Supplies used:

Stamps: Love You Much
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion
Ink: Pink Passion
Tools: Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to join in the challenges.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy New Year - 2010 - Time for the Sale!

It’s time to sale-a-brate!

Happy New Year – Best Wishes for 2010 to everyone.

It is that time when Stampin’ Up! reward you all with their SALE so welcome to one of the high spots of the Stampin' Up! year - the Sale-a Bration promotion – this is your chance to get up to FOUR limited edition stamp sets for FREE!!



Every year Stampin' Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition products they'll enjoy for years to come.

Here's how Sale-A-Bration works - there are 3 ways
of gettting free stamps during this promotion) - these are:-

1. Spend - When you spend £45 on Stampin' Up!
merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There's no limit--for every £45 you spend, you can select another FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!

2. Host - When you host a workshop of at least £300
(before shipping), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits

3. Join -During Sale-A-Brat
ion, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set (excluding hostess sets) - up to a value of £38.95 - from our current Idea Book and Catalogue in addition to the sets which come as part of the Starter Kit.

The Sale-A-Bration promotion
starts on 30 December 2009 and runs through 28 February 2010, so don't miss your chance to earn free products!

Email me
(ebrainwood@googlemail.com) to book a workshop or learn more about this promotion or a request a free copy of Sale-A-Bration brochure full of beautiful project ideas you can make using these limited-edition sets.

If you have been thinking about signing up - I am more than happy to talk to you about the benefits of being a SU demo - and with an extra stamp set of your choice up for grabs - this might be your best time to do it!!

You can also view
Sale-A-Bration brochure online.

These stamps are only
available for a limited time only, the free sets are pictured below.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine
xx