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Friday, 18 July 2014

Christmas in July


Good morning friends, followers and passers by.  This week over at Papermilldirect it is Christmas in July with 15% off post box red and forest green card and DL envelopes, an ideal time to stock up even if you are not starting your Chrsitmas cards yet.  My DT samples are using these fabulous Christmas colours.

There is also a special offer card this week which is a beautiful ice cream pink card 236gm.  A small box for £5.00.

Papermilldirect Post box red and forest green card with white linen card for contrast. the letters and shapes were cut out using the Silhouette Cameo and a cutting file by Lori Whitlock, them placed onto a white linen blank card.

Papermilldirect post box red card backed with forest green card, a great combination for this Christmas gift bag and gift card holder. Embellished with a silver star and crystals. Cut on the Silhouette Cameo using a Silhouette cutting file by Jamie Cripps.

The other Design Team members have made more Christmas goodies and Sharon has made two wonderful cards with the icecream pink card, check out their blogs:


Many thanks for your kind comments on my recent posts and to all of you who participated in the One Stamp Weekend, there were some stunning projects posted on the facebook page.  Little bit of family stuff going on at the moment but will try get round and leave some comments on your blog posts. 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Happy Ever After

Good morning friends, followers old and new and of course any family passing by.  This morning I have a few wedding cards for you using the fabulous inks and stamps from Oak House Studio.  The theme for the Oak House Studio challenge this month is Happily Ever After, the challenge runs from 14th July to the end of the month, details of how to add your entry are on the Oak House Studio competition post.  

Here are a selection of my wedding themed DT cards.

This card and favour box were made using the Walesby Heart which was the stamp we used on July 12th and 13th for the One Stamp Project.  The heart was embossed with gold detail embossing powder and coloured with inks, all available from the Oak House Studio's shop.  I used white linen card and paper from Papermilldirect of course.

In the pink Happy Anniversary, Oak House Studio inks in a bottle and hearts from A Stitch In Time stamp set were used here, finished with a few sequins and pearls.

Bright and beautiful wedding day, again Oak House Studio inks in a bottle and the A Stitch In Time stamp.  I used A5 cream stamping card for these, it stamps and colours beautifully, this is also available from the Oak House Studio shop.

Hope you will join us for the Happily Ever After challenge.  Why not join us on facebook, follow the blog or join the new facebook group Inkspired By Oak House Studio.  

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Happy Sunday - Day 2 Of The One Stamp Project

Happy Sunday everyone,  hope you will joining today's One Stamp Project.  One stamp as many ways as you can think to use it check out the Oak House Studio blog where you will get hourly updates of the projects we are working on.  Don't forget to leave a comment when you visit for chance to win an ink storage unit.

Here are some more ideas from me, hope to see lots more from you lovely ladies on the facebook site over this weekend. One Stamp Project facebook page and the Oak House Studio Facebook page

Regenerate an old tee-shirt - Walesby Heart stamped four times onto TAP transfer paper, decorated with crystals and a button.

Modelling clay shaped into a heart and stamped with the pattern from the Walesby Heart and added to a key ring.

A tag coloured with citrus yellow and orange inks in a bottle, stamped with Oak House Studio stamps, decorated with a rosette which was stamped with the Walesby Heart and die cut swirls.

Check out the Oak House Studio Shop for a fabulous selection of inks, stamps and more.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Happy weekend everyone,  hope you are all joining in this weekend's One Stamp Project.  One stamp as many ways as you can think to use it check out what we are all doing on the Oak House Studio blog where you will get hourly updates of the projects we are working on.

Here is a pop up box cards from me, details of the fabulous inks and stamps used can be found on the Oak House Studio Blog post .  Hope to see lots more from you lovely ladies on the facebook site over this weekend.

The top picture is a sneak peek of the Walesby Heart Stamp used to create decoration for a tee-shirt, keep checking the Oak House Blog it will be on there some time today.

It's One Stamp Project Weekend Are You Joining In The Fun?

Good morning everyone, what a beautiful sunny day here in Somerset, hope you are all up early and checking out the Oak House Studio One Stamp Project.  Posts will be added to the Oak House Studio Blog very hour today up to 8pm,  leave a comment on the blog posts for a chance to win an ink storage unit.  The picture above is a sneaky peak at one of my projects.

Also check out the One Stamp Project facebook page where anyone joining in can add their creations, there are some fabulous projects on their already.

I will be back later with my projects as they are added to the Oak Houes Studio blog, see you later.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Aged to Perfection

Good evening everyone, how the months are rushing by July already and a new challenge at The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge Blog.  This month we are very patriotic with a theme of red, white and blue, and our sponsor is Oak Pond Creations.

Here is my DT card using  Oak Pond Creations. Image "Wine".  The image was watercoloured using lighter shades of red and blue and I used pale blue polka dots and red gingham backing papers.  The papers and image were distressed and the sentiment which was computer generated was added.

Pop over and see what the other DT members have done with their Oak Pond Creationes images and check out this month's challenge here.

An Apple For The Teacher

Good evening friends, followers and passers by.  Today I have my DT cards for Papermilldirect, two thank you teacher projects.  This week to celebrate Summer you can save 10% on a small box of card (approximately 80 sheets) at Papermilldirect until Monday 14th July.  You can also enter a new giveaway to win a £20.00 voucher from Lavinia Stamps, check it out here.

First a card in the shape of a blackboard.  I used Papermill smooth white, buff and black card with some patterned paper from my scrap box.  The card is a Silhouette Studio file.  The outer part of the blackboard was coloured with gathered twigs distress ink through a bark effect stencil and stuck to the front of the card.  The blackboard was stamped with a Darkroom Door sentiment stamp and embossed with distress embossing powder and rubbed over with white chalk.  The blackboard was attached to the back of the aperture.  The banner was added and two pieces of string added to the legs of the blackboard.

This is another Silhouette file, a gift box.  Again Papermilldirect smooth white, post box red,  lime green and dark cream linen card and patterned paper from my scrap box.

The design team have made some fabulous samples this week check out their blogs to see what they have been up to:

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Ivory embossed card

Hi everyone its Papermilldirect special offer day and this week we have a fabulous A4 ivory card delicately leather embossed 230gm card.

Two box sizes to choose from:

Here are my DT makes featuring the leather embossed card teamed with mocha brown for this gift box and party invitation.  Both cards cut wonderfully on the Silhouette Cameo and the leather card printed well too.

This little gift box is a Silhouette Store download, I used the dog face and feet to create the invitation printing the greeting directly onto the card and adding an insert with the party details.

Check out what the other DT members made on their blogs: