Saturday, 13 July 2013

Happy Saturday Everyone!

hi all

As it has been such a fabulous week for us here in the UK with the weather - well, 'Happy Day' just needed to be well and truly wished to everyone.

As I used the current sketch from Mojo Monday (301)for my inspiration it felt rude not to enter it for this week's challenge - which I have to say is my very very first one, never having had the courage to do so before. 

You can see what I came up with.
I opted to use the Happy Day sentiment from the stamp set of the same name, easily placed exactly where I wanted it by using my Stamp-a-Majig.

I used lovely Melon Mambo as my card base with a Whisper White top and different papers from the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper for the card accent strips. The main piece I also sponged for a bit of definition.

The main flower embellishment came courtesy of the Pansy punch - 3 flowers layered together with a retaining Daffodil Delight brad and leaves from the (now sadly retired!) Blossom petals punch

My oval punches came in handy for the centre medallion which I popped up on some Stampin Up dimensionals.  I punched 2 of the scalloped ones to split apart for the matted frame and finished it off with fussy cut little flowers made easy with the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack.

With a bit of Faux stitching round both this and the card edge to finish off.

Things you need to make this card:

Stamp set: Happy Day
Inks: Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock and paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Gingham Garden DSP
Punches: Pansy Punch, Itty Bitty shapes Punch Pack, Scalloped oval and large oval punches
Other essentials: Stampin up dimensionals, sponge daubers, Piercing pack and piercing tool
I can order Stampin Up products for you, shipped straight to your address and am
happy to answer any questions you have  - if you would like to find out more or would like to place an order you can email me or phone me on 01438 820829

...and lastly my most treasured possession on my craft foot square this week just has to be the adhesive eraser.

 Now it may  not look very much and I must admit - I bought it because I  thought perhaps I ought to - not necessarily thinking I would have a great need of it and until today,  am ashamed to say had never used it.

Whoa have I made up for that now - it certainly rescued my card in that I had adhesive over spill on the edges of the melon mambo card stock - the whisper white seemed to attract little balls of it from who knows where and it really sorted both of those out - but more importantly made very short work of cleaning my cutting mat as well - not sure if its meant for that - but it got rid of lots of adhesive from the surface and it really is nice and clean again.   In my book, a definite must have!

Thanks as always and 'happy day' tomorrow, everyone as well.



  1. What a lovely uplifting card Jan! I love the bright florals with the gingham and the gorgeous sentiment stamped at a chirpy angle. I totally agree about that clever little adhesive eraser too! Vicky x

  2. Thank you Vicky - ahah the first of possibly many a challenge ? well will see how I get on - if nothing else it may hopefully get me over stanmper's block in terms of card design.. we can but hope!


Thanks very much, everyone. I so much appreciate them all.

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