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For Keeps Creative Paper ....

Lovely to see the scrapbooking layout I did using the Stampin' Up! Watercolour Wonder Crayons in the new edition of For Keeps magazine. I really enjoyed doing this layout. I remember sitting there one Friday night and it being so relaxing doing all that watercolouring. This is one of my favourite layouts.

FK Watercolour layout small



I have just added the original of the layout to the album of my published layouts in the right hand column if you would like to take a closer look. Have a great day today,

Claire xx

Baroque Motifs Treat Box ...

These lovely little treat boxes were demonstrated to us at convention in April. This one is for a friends birthday and holds a yummy Lindt chocolate bar. I have used Stampin' Up! Baroque Motifs and A Little Birthday Cheer as well as some Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper. The cardstock is the very yummy Purely Pomegranate. The flower and flower centre are from my little stash of treasures.

The measurements I used for this size chocolate bar, and some other ideas for this, will be going out later this week to my subscribers and customers. To be a subscriber, you can join my newsletter mailing list by entering your details in the sign up box in the top right column. You can also sign up for my blogs feed there as well.

PP choc holder 1



 PP choc holder 3



PP choc holder 2



Hope you are all having a happy day,

Claire xx

Edited to add: Woops! Apologies for missing the 'o' in hello in the last post! Thanks to my lovely sister for picking it up! She had a giggle at my expense! Tracy, I cut the circles using my Curvy Cutter circle cutter, but you could do it with any circle cutting sytem. Just a tip though, when you are cutting two circles close together like this, it works most effectively if you cut the middle circle out first and then the outside circle.

Garden Whimsy, Outlaw scrapbook page and another boy card!

Hello, hope you had a super weekend. I had a lovely weekend - wasn't the weather divine? Love those sunny autumn days. Had a workshop with some lovely customers on Saturday, we had lots of fun with some make and takes and demonstrations and I was pleased to see everyone so inspired to go home and keep creating. I think I have psosibly tasted the most delicious Pistachio cake and american style dip I have ever tasted as well (no - not together!). You get very spoilt as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Then on Sunday night, our team had a cybercrop where you stay home and create items around challenges on the team forum. Today's posts are results of the challenges. This first one was a sketch challenge.

Garden Whimsy



I have used Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate and Basic Grey cardstock. The lovely stamp set is Stampin' Up!'s Garden Whimsy and the greeting is Stampin' Up! Short and Sweet. I have also used the Purely Pomegranate In-Colour ribbon from the ribbon swaps and the lovely new rhinestone brads.

The next challenge was a scrabook page using patterned paper. This page features the Outlaw Designer Series paper with the new rub-ons (which rub on so easily!) and matching cardstock colours of Really Rust, Sage Shadow and Naturals Ivory. I have also used the Baroque Motifs stamp set.

Sam and I 8x8 layout



Finally, this challenge was to use lots of circles, dots or anything round. I decided to make this into a male card, but now I'm not so sure if the orange is too girly - what do you think?

Boy card



 I have used Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue and Brilliant Blue cardstock/ink with the Jersey Shore and Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Papers. The circle stamp is from Seeing Spots and the greeting is from A Little Birthday Cheer.

Have a great night,



Don't fall over, I made a male card!

I have had many requests to make some male cards, so I thought I had better get to it. Here's a quick one for now, but I hope to be back later tonight with some more.

This one is a very simple card using the Stampin' Up! Outlaw Designer Series Paper as a backdrop. Lovely colours in that one and very suited to male cards.

Wanted horses



The stamped image is one of the stamps from the Stampin' Up! Wanted stamp set. It has just been 'stamped off' which is basically just re-stamping without reinking the stamp. It gives a lovely effect of the horse galloping. The greeting is from a cute little set called A Little Birthday Cheer. This set has four lovely birthday greetings in it and is only $26.95. I have used Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Really Rust cardstock. The image and greeting are stamped in Chocolate Chip. I have used the faux stitching technique around the bottom patterned paper (this is very simple, just evenly spaced pierced holes joined up with the thin end of a marker (Chocolate Chip in this case)..

Hope to be back with a couple more ideas for male cards tonight. Happy stamping,

Claire xx