Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Another use for French Foliage stamps... Christmas Cards

Another Christmas card made with my favourite stamps at the minute - "Stampin Up French Foliage" - this set is AMAZING  as it is really versatile - a must for crafters.  see post below for an autumnal card made with the same stamps. 

This week has been really busy at Inspire Creationz - lots of web orders coming in, lots of new people visiting our craft stall at Leicester Indoor Market and planning has already begun on our classes for 2012 - a big thank you to all our customers


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Fabric Hearts - more sewing treats made this week

Really busy day today with orders to get out, a trip to the gym and a determination to get my sewing machine out again.  Just loving these easy to make heart bookmarks at the minute and have made over 8 now in all different colours and patterns - will load some pics shortly.

What has made these so much easier is my new Sizzix Heart Nesties - lots of different size hearts which when used on the Bigshot also cuts fabric :-) - so much easier and not reliant upon by drawing skills - just perfect.
Better get cracking, my son has asked for an Alien Cushion so need to cut out the pieces and finish the last few hearts before school finishes.

C xxx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

More Stamping Fun - French Foliage

Last Saturday we held our last crop Session of the year and thought I would try out my new Stampin Up French Foliage Stamps whilst I had the opportunity.  If I am honest, when the new catalogue came out I really was not keen on these stamps.  It was only when I started to see cards and projects made with them that it gave me the inspiration to see the flexibility this set has to offer.

I am really pleased with how this turned out and have already made lots of backing papers (inside of the card) ready for future projects which I will list soon - please pop back soon for more cardmaking inspiration...


Sunday, 20 November 2011

More Stamping Fun with Masks - Xmas Hedgehogs...

Morning All,

I just love Sunday mornings - Coffee, Sunday Papers and a little time to craft for blog - just perfect. 

Thought I would share this stamping quick make with you.  I just love this card as it is so simple and allows me to use the masking technique with the stamp to get that triple effect.  I have then used gold Stickles to highlight the Hedgehog spines and stars - finished off with mirri card and multi-coloured ribbon.Stamping

I hope you enjoy...

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Inspired Owl Pillow - Sewing Fun!!!

Sorry for not posting for a while - it has been really busy at Inspire Creationz recently - lots of new stock, craft classes and getting our new Market Stall at Leicester's Indoor Market (C12) up and running.  But I finally found an hour or two and really wanted to get my sewing machine out that I bought in July but was gathering dust on the floor.

I had seen lots of owl cushions for sale at craft fairs locally and really wanted one for my daughter so I thought I would have a go.  All I can say is daughter is over the moon and has not let go yet!  Once I got going, I got to grips with the sewing machine without too much hassle and I am now coveting fabric like I do with papers.  Cardmaking will always be my first love but sewing is fast becoming a new hobby of mine.  My son is now after an Alien Cushion so will keep you posted on how I get on

Thanks for popping by xxxxx

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Bags, Tags & Boxes Class Pics - Let's Get Crafty....

Really enjoyed our Bags, Tags & Boxes class today - if I am honest I always look forward to this class as it allows everyone to experiment and use cardmaking technique but going that little bit further.  With Christmas coming up, I can see lots of presents being beautifully presented in hand-crafts boxes and bags.

A big thank you to everyone who came for a lovely afternoon crafting.  Instructions will follow shortly as soon as I have 5 minutes.  Fireworks time, please pop back soon....