Saturday, 28 February 2009

Whiff of Joy Project of the Month - Ben's Easter Egg Fund

wpj-pom-bank Katharina set a brilliant project this month - to create a piggy bank/savings box, so I went a-template-hunting and discovered this house bank template. I had to tweak the template as it was really small and I wanted the house to be big enough for Oakley to sit in front of. I enlarged the template in Photoshop to fit an A4 size.
I printed the template out on to paper, cut and marked it out on to a sheet of 12 x 12 Stampin Up Cutie Pie designer paper (this is such good quality and thick enough to hold the template perfectly without being too thick and heavy). Then cut the house out.
Score along all the score marks as per the template.
Fold along all score lines and use a piece of strong tape (Sticky Stuff from Stampin Up) along the side flap. Adhere this to the other side panel and fold bottom into place.
For the roof, cut the template out and cut out the coin slot. I decided I wanted a gable for the roof (trust me!!) so punched a strip of Regal Rose card with a Fiskars Threading Water punch, cut to the thickness (around 2cm) and scored along the centre.
Measure the length of the front of the roof, cut the "gable" to fit, fold in half and cut through the scallop - NOT all the way through. Fold to approx 90 degree angle and fix the front scallop with a glue dot to hold it in place.
Run sticky strip along the scored length of each gable. Fix the gable to the roof, ensuring there is no gaps.

Glue the roof to the roof flaps on the house.
Decorate with stamped images.  I used Oakley with Slipover and the Chick from the Whiff of Joy Spring Club Kit, and Autumn Grass from the Accessories – all stamps are available individually if you missed out of the delish Club kit.  The images were coloured with Distress Inks and Twinkling H2O’s.

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Friday, 27 February 2009

Guess what - The Hobby House has more Martha Stewart punches in stock!!!

NINE different ones to be precise - so what are you waiting for??? Hop on over to The Hobby House now and get yours, before you miss out!! I know a lot of people were disappointed when the last ones sold out so fast.

A little tip - the delectable Valentines heart punches are in stock !!!!!!!

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Gorjuss Girl does Papertake Weekly

I was so desperate to ink these stamps up - just like everyone else I bet. I've made this card based on Dawny's fab sketch on PTW this week, it's brilliant!!

I got these papers for my birthday from a dear friend and love the purple. Me and purple?? What happened to the blue and brown??

The inside, I've stamped around the sentiment part with a Autumn Leaves flourish stamp
GG stamp coloured with distress inks and H2O's. Sentiment is from Whiff of Joy General Sayings set - I adore these sentiments, there's a perfect sentiment for all occasions
Paper - sorry there is no details at all on the paper sadly else I would be getting more, that's for sure!!
Flowers are Prima, spacers and brads from stash.

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Thursday, 26 February 2009

Get Well Milly for Mojo Monday

I loved the DT cards done for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge, but I really struggled with this card. Probably cos I thought I would be clever and flip the sketch!! Talk about running out of space - serves me right!!

I have used sweet Get Well Milly from Pink Gem Designs on this card - I have a couple of get well cards that I need to send so this little sweetie arrived just in time yesterday for me to get cracking.


The inside is rather plain

Get Well Milly from Pink Gem Designs coloured with distress inks and H2O's
Sentiment is a rub on
Papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet
Scallop punch is by Stampin Up, thanks Monica xxx
Flowers - some are Prima and some are punched with the Retro flower punches (large and medium)
Ribbon is American Crafts
Brads, spacers and charms from stash

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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Sketch Saturday # 39 - Whiff of Joy

I really loved the sketch on Sketch Saturday this week, so quick and easy and great for papers that don't seem to match with any other papers you have (and I have plenty of those!!)

I found this daisy edged ribbon in my ribbon cabinet when I was mooching for something else the other day and it's been lying on my desk since then. I think it works so well with the paper and this sketch. I like it so much I need to remember where I got it so I can go and stock up lol.

Whiff of Joy Willow with Sun Hat coloured with the usual distress inks and Twinklers
Sentiment is a SU rub-on
Paper is Daisy D's Sweet Baby Jane collection
Rest of stuff from stash

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Tuesday, 24 February 2009


Thanks to all that entered my blog candy and for spreading the word. The winners (picked by are:

1st Candy - Whiff of Joy Spring Club Kit plus extras is >>>>>>>>


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Congratulations ladies, please email me with your details so I can get your prizes off to you

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It's Candy Time x 2!!


As promised, here's my birthday candy - my way of saying a huge thank you to all you wonderful people who take the time to visit my blog and leave such lovely comments. Also, I am so close to 150,000 hits I have done two candy prizes, so two winners. I've been holding back on this all week till most of the Whiff of Joy Spring Club Kits had been posted - what a long week it has been lol.

The first draw (Candy 1) is the Whiff of Joy Spring Club kit (I loved the kit so much when I saw it I immediately ordered one to give away as candy) so you get:
The Spring Club Kit
16 of my crochet roses in pinks and neutrals
3 packs of self adhesive pearls
A selection of charms and large spacers.
Please note that I have blurred the image of the sheet of stamps as not all customers have received their kits yet and I promised Katharina I would not spoil the surprise for these people lol. The winner will receive the stamps on the sheet in perfect condition, all you need to do is mount them up and start stamping!!


The second draw (Candy 2) is a bit of a mixture lol, you get:
A delightful Whiff of Joy image from the Medieval collection - Maid Charlotte - that Katharina has kindly given as candy for the new Medieval release, but I have added to this with:

A Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch
The Best Yet Stampin Up Hostess set (I chose this as my hostess gift but already have it - durrr!) It's new and unopened.
16 of my crochet roses in pinks and neutrals
3 packs of self adhesive pearls
A selection of charms and large spacers. candy2

All you need to do is link my candy on your blog and leave a comment here when you have done so. I will draw the winner using a random generator on Tuesday 24th February. I will post worldwide and this is open to ALL, so if you don't have a blog leave a comment on this post, if you're leaving an anonymous comment please make sure you state your name in the comment.

Please check back on the 24th February to see if you have been lucky.

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Guest Designer for A Spoonful of Sugar this week

I was so happy to be asked to be this weeks Guest Designer for A Spoonful of Sugar challenge, thanks so much for asking me :)

The challenge this week is to make a shaped card, so ever predictable, I have gone for (another) round card lol - I just love making them. I had a good rummage through the neglected papers that never seem to see the light of day and went for something completely different. I'm not sure if the black works with the sweet innocence of Daisy - the jury is still on this one lol.
I cut the card and mat freehand, the scalloped mat is done with scalloped scissors.

Sugar Nellie Daisy coloured with Distress Inks and H2O's
Paper is Dovecraft (from a pack that I got last year and can never remember the name, think it's Amethyst something or other)
The ribbon is Martha Stewart and the flowers are Prima
The daisy charm which is so perfect for this cute image is from the lovely Julie, thanks honey xxx

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Monday, 23 February 2009

Oakley does Friday Sketchers

Poor little Oakley from the Whiff of Joy Spring Kit was feeling very neglected - he's not been inked up yet, poor little lad lol. So, when I saw the sketch on Friday Sketchers I knew he would be perfect.

I did a bit of masking to get him sat on the tree stump which is also from the Spring Kit
Oakley with Slipover from Whiff of Joy and the tree stump have been coloured with the usual Distress Inks and H2O's.
Papers are K&Co Addison 6 x 6 pad
Brads are from a Cosmo Cricket TSV from QVC
Sentiment is from a Studio G set, I have punched it out with a Stampin Up label punch
Flowers are a mix of Prima and from CraftsULove
Spacers from Ebay

Don't forget to check back tomorrow night to see if you've been one of the lucky candy winners!!

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Sunday, 22 February 2009

Guest Designer for Colour Create and Magnolia vs Stampavie Sketch

Two challenge DT cards from me today - who's been a busy girl then lol.

I was lucky enough to be picked as this weeks Guest Designer on Colour Create. This weeks challenge is Pink and Grey with the option of Cute and Cuddly. Well, I had a think, as you do, and for me pink and grey screamed Wedding!! Once that was sorted I knew straight away I was going to use the adorable Cake Topper set for this challenge. Now come on - you don't get more cute and cuddly than these two now do you lol.

I coloured the image with Prismacolors for a change (after I had blown the dust off!!) and have glittered her wedding dress with Glamour Dust, although it's not showing too well in the pictures - hurry up summer and decent light!!!
I didn't have a single grey flower!! Can you believe it!!! I didn't want to use punched flowers as they seemed too heavy for the delicate papers so I made one by gathering up a length of organza ribbon and joined the ends together, popped a spacer and a pearl brad through the centre and was really pleased with how it turned out!!
I carried the design through to the inside of the card.
The Greetings Farm Cake Topper stamps coloured with Prismacolors. Sentiment on the front is Stampin Up, inside is computer generated.
Papers are Paper Pizzaz Wedding
Ribbon is Dovecraft from the PaperMill Shop and the border punch is by Martha Stewart

For the Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge this week Donna has done another amazing sketch, this is my take on it (and I say my take cos divvie head forgot to fix the ribbon on the mat before sticking it to the paper, and because I used a square card there wasn't enough room for a pin at the top of the image so this is a real bodge of a card!!)

The beautiful K&Co papers from Sally were the starting point for this card - I just adore the rich, warm tones in this pack.
I used the last of the scraps left over for to decorate the inside.
Magnolia image coloured with Distress inks,Lyra watercolour crayons and Twinkling H2O's
Sentiments - front is Stampin Up, inside is See D's
Papers are K&Co
Flowers are Prima
Spacers and charms from Ebay
Brads are Papermania
I received this award from Karen, thanks so much sweetie xx

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Saturday, 21 February 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar - Whiff of Joy Spring kit

It's a late one for me today, been busy with family and friends all day and have not had a chance to sit down till now. But it's been a fab day and I must thank all the wonderful blogging friends who sent such lovely wishes and cards - you are all so special!

A quick card from me today - didn't even think I was going to get this posted. I've followed the brilliant sketch on A Spoonful of Sugar this week, love it!!
The inside was done very quickly - thanks to Sally and her fab wedding confetti flowers from Michaels
I have used Willow sitting with floral wreath (it's part of the Spring Club kit but is also available as a single stamp). The sentiment is Stampin Up Warm Words
The papers are K&Co that Sally sent me for Christmas, not colours I would use but LOVE this paper.
The flowers are Prima and Michaels confetti
The border punch is by Stampin up.

I received this award from Deifen, thanks so much sweetie xxx

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Friday, 20 February 2009

Mimi & Tulips for Sketch Saturday

Phew!! I just made the challenge this week - talk about leaving it till the last minute lol. Jo has another fabulous sketch and I had to use it come hell or high water!!

I have used Mimi & Tulips from Pink Gem Designs - isn't she such a sweetie! No charms on this one but managed me flower and ribbon!!
Again I more or less carried the sketch through to the inside of the card.
Mimi & Tulips from Pink Gem Designs coloured with Distress Inks, Lyra Aquacolors and Twinkling H2O's
The sentiment is by Clever Cut (I think) and the stitching is a HOTP stamp from a QVC TSV kit
The papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet
Flower is one I made, the leaf punch is by Martha Stewart
The scallop punch is Fiskars Threading Water

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Thursday, 19 February 2009

Mojo Monday - Whiff of Joy spring kit

I can't get enough of these stamps lol. Here's another of the little sweeties from the Whiff of Joy Spring Club kit, I think part of the reason I am loving them so much is that I'm tending to reach for the bright, pretty spring colours which are working so well with the kit (makes such a lovely change too). The stamps are now for sale singly at Whiff of Joy so if you missed out on the club kit what are you waiting for!!!!!!

I've used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch for my card - another of Julee's amazing sketches too. I ran the Certainly Celery card through the Cuttlebug for the two small malts, and stamped the larger mat with Autumn Leaves Flourishes stamps in with Certainly Celery Ink. I stamped Willow on to the watercolour paper then masked her and stamped the Fall Grass stamp from Whiff of Joy over to give more of a scene effect.

I stamped the butterfly from the kit on acetate, glittered the back and cut them out then popped them on the card with a dot of silicone adhesive - love the depth and movement they give to the card.


On the inside I more or less carried the sketch through and again stamped up the butterflies, these are just glittered straight on to the card using the Quickie glue pen.



Whiff of Joy Willow with flowers is coloured with Lyra watercolour crayons (forgot I had these and LOVE them!) and Twinkling H2O’s. The sentiment is also by Whiff of Joy as is the Fall Grass Accessory Stamp.

Paper is MOD – that’s all that’s on the piece I have left sorry.

Flowers are Prima, spacer is from Eggstravaganza (link in my side bar) and Ribbon from Ribbon Oasis.

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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge - a sketch for Guest Designers!!!

This week we have an extra special Challenge! The fabulous Katharina, the owner of Whiff of Joy Stamps, has asked us to run the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call. Being a Guest designer for Whiff of Joy is a 2 month post and during that time you would be expected to produce creations using Whiff of Joy stamps, and join in with the monthly Design Team Project of the month. You will of course get any stamps that are released during your period as Guest Designer and you would be expected to make at least one card with each stamp. You will also be invited to upload your cards to the Whiff of Joy Gallery.

So what you need to do is make a card following Katharina's sketch and post your link on the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog

Katharinas Sketch

Here's my card based on Katharina's sketch. I have changed the shape of the centre mat but apart from that have followed the sketch to a T. And I will DEF be using this sketch over and over again.
I've more or less repeated the sketch on the inside of the card as well.
Whiff of Joy image from the Spring Club Kit coloured with distress inks and H2O's, the sentiment is also froom Whiff of Joy General Sentiments set
Papers are Basic Grey Stella Ruby
Border punch is Martha Stewart
Flowers are a mix of Prima and some I punched
Spacers, charm and brads from stash (mostly from Ebay - what would we do without Ebay!!)

And this award is from Paula and Sue, thanks sweeties xxxx

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