Sunday, 26 February 2012

Shabby Chic Box Frame Gift

Hope you have all enjoying your weekend.  I just wanted to share with you this Box-Frame I have made as it is really outside my comfort-zone.  Everyone who knows me will tell you that I like cards to be really simply and not too fussy.  But, recently I have been seeing more and more embellished craft pieces so I thought I would have a play.

I have used the beautify GCD Paris Nights Paper, Sizzix Sewing Room Die, fabric, Stamping Up Soft Suede Ink, White Organza Ribbon, Kaisercraft Bonjour Rub-Ons and our new favourite item - Craft doillies!!!

I am also hooked on making Paper flowers now after watching a demonstration at the recent trade show.  They look for cute and worked really well on the bottom of the dress.

Please pop back soon as we have lots more to show you


Thursday, 23 February 2012

Punches & Die Cuts Challenge Over at Less Is More.....

We have been following the "Less Is More" challenges for a while but finally decided to enter this week as the challenge was to make a card with punches or die cuts.  I just knew what I wanted to make and had my Dovecraft Heart Punch at the ready.  You can join in too by visiting their blog LIM

Thanks for popping by xxxx

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Our ICHF "Stitches" Adventure 2012

It is that time of year that we really look forward to - our Trade Show at the NEC - where we get to see all the latest products coming through over the next few months.  The highlight of the day was seeing the "Master" at work - Tim Holtz in action is amazing!!!  We cannot wait for his distress markers to be released!

We were also really lucky to get a signed tag from him made with perfect pearls which will be treasured.

There were so many new products being displayed that we were like children in a sweet shop and had to hold back.  We placed an order with M.I.C on the day and were very impressed that the order arrived yesterday :-) so watch this space as lots of new stock will be arriving over the next few week - (More photos will be added shortly).


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Stamping Class - February 2012 - We had sooo much fun

Sorry for not posting but it has been a manic few weeks here at Inspire Creationz towers.....  I just have to share with you some of the projects made at our stamping class at Belgrave Hall on Saturday.  I can honestly say we have a very talented group and we had sooooo much fun.  No one left the class with clean hands - a sign that everyone was enjoying themselves:

What I love about our classes is that we give samples of the cards and layouts and then everyone makes them but with their own twist - it is so good good to see everyone's unique pieces of work.

Pop back soon to hear about our adventures at "Stitches" 2012 - lots more news for you

Sunday, 12 February 2012

A Stampin Up Butterfly Card for the Birthday Girl and a few more......

It was my Mum's Birthday this week and wanted to make a card for her using the Hope stamps from Stampin Up so I had a play.  I really wanted to keep the card simple but elegant and really pleased how this has turned out.  I love that the purple stamp works really well with the paper.  Also, not a great photo but the Butterfly is decoupages so that the top stamp has its winds folded out - such as beautiful stamp!!!!!!  I loved it so much that I could not stop there - card 2

Card 3....

All really simple and quick to make - will certainly be making more of these - pop back in a few days for more card ideas as I am now on a roll....

Claire xxx

Friday, 3 February 2012

Birthday Card Quick Make... Glad I Got Organised!

Really quick make this morning as I suddenly realised that I needed to get a card in the post today if it was to arrive on time.  A few weeks ago I couldn't think what to make so I spent the evening stamping sheets of designs that I use most often so they were ready for when I needed them - and I am so glad I did!!!!!!

For this card I layered a design sheet onto orange card and then cut out extra pieces to decoupage up to create a raised effect and really like how this has turned out.

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