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Sunday, 30 January 2011

Happy Mother's Day Card

I have made this card using the Beautiful Flowers.....Colored Printable Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe by Regina Easter.

To assemble the card I printed out the backing sheet designs, of which all 3 are included in this lovely set and cut out the frame.


I then printed the Happy Mother’s Day greeting For That Wonderful Mom.....Printable Stamp Set also from The Cutting Cafe onto the delicate flowered paper.

I am getting lots of exercise today as my computer is upstairs and my printer downstairs so I have been running to and from between computer and printer. However, it’s no bad thing because my husband and son made some very yummy brownies, and I just can’t stop eating them!

Finally, I finished the card with some ribbon from my stash and these new rhinestone and pearl embellishments that are available from Flutterby Crafts or on-line here.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Frame shaped card - you worm my heart!


The other day I made a valentine card for my husband, but now I think I will send him this one, oh dear I don't know which one to send, maybe he will be lucky this year and I will send him both!!!


I love this Animal and Bug coloured set of printable stamps from The Cutting Cafe. This image is super cute, I just couldn't resist making this Frame Shaped card.

Now I have my new Pazzles software, it is so easy to import .pdf images and again I used the print and cut technique. I printed the image, drew a frame around it and then hit cut!


I have also used the Animal and Bug Love printable stamp set which includes 45 images and some frames with sentiments suitable for an A2 size card. I then cut out 2 shaped frames, added a bow and heart shaped pearl to finish it off.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Win any 3 sets at The Cutting Cafe!

Regina Easter at The Cutting Cafe is showcasing some of the Design Team projects.......did I tell you that I am on the Design Team at the moment?

If you would like some inspiration for your VALENTINE & LOVE PROJECTS why not visit THE CUTTING CAFE today. If you leave a comment at The Cutting Cafe on how much you like the design team projects, Regina Easter will randomly select 1 person to win ANY 3 sets.

Here is the LINK.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Shaped Valentine Card....always!

During the New Year my printer suddenly stopped working and as with most things today you just can't get things fixed in this throw away society. What a disaster, I had spent out lots on the kids presents at Christmas and it looked like a while before I would get a new printer!

Well, last Friday I had just arrived back from work and a City Link delivery man knocked on the door....."I have a delivery for you madam". I wasn't expecting anything and back he returned from his van to the front door carrying a big box marked Canon!!!!

My darling husband had gone on line the day before, unbetold to me and ordered a Wi Fi printer. He is soooo in my good books at the moment and I love him to bits.

The printer is FAB as it allows me to be upstairs and send something to print downstairs without booting the kids off the downstairs computer. I am loving it and also getting some exercise running up and downstairs!


Well, this card is for my darling hubby, who doesn't like PINK! I wanted to make a more masculine shaped card, so cut my base card out of Kraft card. I then used my crimper again (told you I would be using it a lot) on some Coredinations red card. I then tried out the print and cut feature on my Pazzles. I drew a frame in red and coloured the hearts. It took me several attempts but I eventually succeeded and learnt so much on this project.


The hearts are from the Fun with Hearts.....printable stamp set from The Cutting Cafe which features 48 images, 23 different hearts in different sizes. I then punched out the greeting "always" from the Valentine's Day Mini Words....printable stamp set. I adore these digi mini words as I don't have to buy tons of stamps and I can save on my craft storage!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Happy Valentine Sweetheart

Here is the 2nd of my Valentine cards, this time a shaped card of sorts. I cut my base card (downloaded from Pazzles) on my Pazzles machine in Kraft card and then layered it with some heart paper.

I printed my circle Happy Valentine Day, Sweetheart on my printer from the Words of Love colored printable stamp set from The Cutting Cafe. After printing out the circle words I used my nesties to cut a plain circle shape and then a scalloped nestie shape using Kraft card again. I layered the whole lot with foam pads to the centre of the card, added some doodling and a pearl heart.

This digi set is so versatile with there being 8 circle words for your loved ones and heaps of other printable stamps, also I love the fact that they are coloured!

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

One Stitch at a Time - Love and Valentine #44
Gingerloft - celebrations (Valentines Day)
Stamp Something -use a digi
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the air!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Be my valentine!


Well, I have put away all my Christmas papers and now I have a tiny bit of room for some Valentine papers. Regina Easter at The Cutting Cafe has released a gorgeous Words of Love Printable Stamp set featuring 69 images which are just perfect for Valentine projects.


For this card I have used one of the background words love sheets and punched the hearts out using a heart shaped punch. I have adhered them onto some Kraft card and some white linen cardstock. My new favorite tool is my Friskars Paper Crimper which is just perfect to use when you need to add dimension to a card and are stuck what to use.....I love it. I also cut the scallop border on my Pazzles using the Assorted Scallop Set 1 and fed it through my paper crimper too!


Finally, I added a heart pearl/rhinestone gem and a pink checked bow. At this point, I thought my card was finished when my 10 year old daughter came to look at my card. She promptly opened my craft draw and placed another pearl in the middle of the bow. Perfect I thought, my card is complete, a card maker in the making!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Shaped Cake Card

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our festivities went well considering since Christmas Day, 4 out of 5 of my family, one by one have suffered with a 48 hour sickness bug. I am the last one and just waiting for the symptoms to come to fruition having played nursemaid to 3 kids and hubby.

Anyhow looking on the bright side, I am back on the design team for The Cutting Cafe which I am so looking forward to. My 1st project for 2011 is this Shaped Cake Card using the coloured printable stamp set designed by Regina Easter.

The printable stamps features 15 sentiments, 2 cake shaped card templates (wpc cutting files) and heaps more.

I was just printing out the gorgeous coloured cake and my printer suddenly died on me! Ahhhhhh!! So, unfortunately I could not add one of the sentiments from the set. Perfect timing after Christmas and the printer was only 13 months old. Now I will have to quickly do some research for a new printer as the kids will also need one for their homework and I MUST have one for my crafting!




Back to my card.......I printed out the digi cake and cut out my shaped card template on my Pazzles Inspiration. I then adhered some pink ribbon, pink buttons from my stash, heaps of pearls and glitter for the candles.

I am not very good at Adobe Photoshop so Regina's new coloured stamp sets made this card super easy to put together.



I have entered this card into the following challenges:-



Digital Tuesday - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - get embellishing