Saturday, 29 September 2012
Hi Blogland. Today’s project is a little play on Tuesday’s card. I.E, using the same Dies, but in a different colour way..Floral Ovals Set (S4-356). You can find the instructions on how to do this here. Once the image had been embossed in to my card stock, I also cut out an aperture in the middle using the largest shape from the Spellbinders Die Petite Ovals Large (S4-138).Christmas Flower DieSkates (LR0247)
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Hi Blogland.. This isn't the project I was planning to post today. But it has caused a little bit of a stir in the shop so I thought I'd share it with a wider audience... I know how lucky I am to have the opportunity to see the products which are coming, sometime Months before they are actually released. Sometimes it's almost impossible to keep a lid on my excitement and my gob shut.. (I know, get a life!) But I'm sure many of you can empathise?Toffee Crunch Memento Ink to tie in with the papers. Pretty good match eh?!
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
....Christmas is a coming... Only 90 days to go now... And how do I know that! Well, apart from the obvious, I counted them on my calendar! But also, today is MY Birthday (see, I said there were a lot of Pinnacles Birthdays in September!) and it is always exactly 3 Month's before Christmas... The countdown begins now...!Skate Die (LR0247) in some Cream coloured card stock.Spellbinder Dies..Fancy Lattice Die (S5-152), I cut "into" some Blue card stock. This die is one of the new "Expandable Pattern" Dies which means it will cut "into" a piece of card so that you can then place the die next to the initial cut and cut again, therefore making the image expand! There are a few of the new dies which are able to do this: Basic Lattice (S5-151), Botanical Swirl (S5-154) & Butterfly Magic (S5-154)... So, there is good potential to make some rather large projects, depending on your die cutting machines' capabilities...Floral Ovals (S4-356).Swirl Corner Embossing Folder which is one of the new Embossalicious (who thinks up these names?!) Embossing Folders. They are a range of 6" x 6" and 8" x 8" Embossing Folders. So, if you enjoy making larger cards, these will be ideal!
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Hi Guys! Back onto Crimbo for today’s project.. You may remember my first post of 2012? I shared with you the Christmas cards I made for some of my nearest and dearest. As enjoyable as they were to make they were a little fiddly to do. At the time I thought that they could do with being a little bigger.. So what have Memory box gone and done?? That's right they've made the dies bigger and with new designs to boot.. They must have heard my mutterings!!! Lottery win, lottery win lottery win! Let's hope someone hears that!! he he...Ornament Drop (98378) die in both Black and Gold Mirror card.La Rue Ornament (98377) again in Black and Gold. Trying to keep as much of the "fall out" pieces within the shape as I can, as this makes swapping over the pieces that much easier... But one of the sets has to be removed first anyway, so if they all fall out, so be it!Frostyville Wreath (98418) die in Gold Mirror cardHoliday Magic M-Bossibilitie Folder.Colette Ornament (98379) or the new larger Emma Ornament (98411) as of course the original Snowflake Ornament (98231) and Classic Ornament base (98211).. Pretty elegant, no!? Thanks for checking us out and enjoy your weekend. See you soon. Andy.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Hi guys. A little break from the family Birthday's today, and Christmas cards! Most of my friends are all turning 40 around the same time. I.E their last or next Birthday will be their 40th! An expensive time for us all! Well, you have to celebrate such an auspicious occasion now don't you?! That said, a few of those, "the women mostly!" ;-) are also having kids! Last egg in the basket syndrome maybe? My friend Leigh, who turns 40 next year, is expecting her first bub in November.. She knows he's a boy and has already chosen his name. Oliver William Carter... She has decided to have a Baby Shower and asked me to make some invites for her..Balloon DiesCloud Dies are all from Memory Box. As the shapes are quite simple they cut through the 300gsm card stock I used like a knife through butter! Wish all of the dies were like that!"Baby Script" Die (LR0217). I just love the font of this die. And, as I have nothing to compliment this die in the same font to make "New" (Baby) or (Baby) "Shower". I think I will just leave it at that! Its defo the Blue one I'm going to be making more of for Leigh's invites. But of course I just had to see what the card looked like in other colour combos... So,