Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Out With the Old

When I get new papers I'm happy to dive straight in with the scissors and start chopping away but after that initial enthusiasm I will ususally put the rest of the papers neatly away and move on to the next exciting arrival! So every now and then I make a point of digging out papers I've had for a while and make something. So this weekend with that in mind I dug out the lovely Glitz Design Hoopla papers that came in a kit back in November (the papers are still available singly if here you missed out on the kit).

I added letters, ribbon, gems and buttons from my own stash, and used smaller bits of paper to make the flowers and the paper ruffle under my circle (thanks to Sian for the inspiration/method for making these!)

So for those of you who have half-used kits lurking in the back of the cupboard, how about digging them out and getting them used up? As a bonus I think you can definitely justify buying more new stuff if you've used up the old!!

Ok ... sorry to butt into your post Clare ... but as I adore this gorgeous layout, and if you guys want to play along - Glitz Hoopla goodies are now our weekly special and until Sunday 3rd July - you'll find them with a yummy 50% off :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Take One Slice..

I have a quick page to show you today, one I made with my new MM Slice and my favourite sheet of paper from April's kit:

Oh, and Pinterest? I love it, how about you?

Thursday, June 09, 2011

A couple of kit cards

I know I say each month, but truly I ADORE June's kit.  The papers from MME, Lime Twist are just perfect for all occasions.

This month, I thought I'd have a go with the kit, so came up with a couple of cards, that I'd like to share with you.  The first was done, using the add-on kit - which at £5, gives you papers, cardstock and fun embellishments, including the chipboard cupcake and little charm. It's perfect to just grab for a evening session of crafting or to take to a crop and have a play.

The second card is using some scraps that I had left from playing around with a layout.  The bunting stamp should be back in stock soon. 

The "Happy Birthday is stamped with these mini alphabet stamps, from Hampton Arts and then punched with this mini circle punch.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Sneaky Peek Time

I know, it doesn't seem that long ago that I was sharing with you the last sneaky peek, does it? 

Mind you .... you wait till you see the June one, it's GORGEOUS!!!!!  Here you are, here's a little sneaky peek at it.

It's due to go on sale, on Thursday 9th June at an earlier time of around 5 (ish)

Please bear with me, we have a family illness, so times and dates may well change - but I'll try my best to keep you updated.

Friday, June 03, 2011

(More) Girls Paperie..

...because we love it. I've been making cards with mine:

To make the background for this one I layered Girls Paperie stickers onto a piece of card, trimmed the edges and stuck it onto my card

These star embellishments are so pretty they almost make a card on their own. I blanket stitched round the edge and added a rub on from my stash.