Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Penny Black Christmas Cards

Hello everyone.

Today I put some of my handmade cards into cellophane wrappers with envelopes, ready to sell - Phew!  I didn't realise how many cards that I actually have!!  - Lesson learnt.....in future when I make a card put it straight into cellophane instead of spending half the day doing it!

On to today's cards:

I bought this Hedgie stamp second hand a while ago and it was heavily stained so it didn't stamp clearly. I tried some Stampin Up! Stazon Cleaner on it and now it's stamps perfectly :)

Items used: 1.
Penny Black Snowscape 4203K
Anita's Classic Christmas Blue papers
DigiStamp Boutique sentiment
Glamour Dust
Charm and ribbon from stash
Penny Black Xmas Kiss 2754H
Pink Petticoat sentiment
Kaisercraft Christmas papers
SB Nesties
XCut ovals (must treat myself to SB ovals as they don't quite match up)
ribbon from stash

So that's 2 Christmas cards to add to my stash thanks to The Rudolph Day challenge.
As the second card is CAS I will also enter Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and TTFN.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Perfectly Penned

Good morning all.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend - shame about the weather. Who stole the sunshine?!

Here is my card for today which I thought would be good for a male!:

I used lots of snippets of card which have been embossed ( saved from a previous card ). Then I punched the ends with SU hexagon punch which saved measuring or die cutting. The sentiment is SU 'Perfectly Penned' stamped with 'Soft Suede' ink pad and the card base is SU 'Crumb Cake'.

I hope to squeeze in some craft time today after I've done some dreaded housework! Wouldn't it be so nice to have a cleaner...cook....gardener....laundry service............etc..,etc.,   sigh!

Thanks for stopping by today - TTFN.

Pixie's-Snippets-Playground  'use snippets' ( 6 days left )
Sketch Saturday  'follow the sketch'  ( 5 days left )

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Sparkly Spring Butterflies

Hello everyone,
I hope that you are having a lovely day and the sun is shining wherever you are!

I have combined a few challenges for today's card and this is what I came up with:

Items used:
Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes' dies
Pink Petticoat papers
Very large circle punch
Stampin Up 'Basic Rhinestones'

So that's my share for today, thanks for stopping by. TTFN.
Eve x

Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge  'Glamorous Butterflies'  ( 14 days left )
Simon Says Stamp blog 'CAS'  ( 6 days left ) If mine is not CAS enough please delete my entry!
Clearly-Besotted-challenge 'Spring'   (12 hours left )

Monday, 21 April 2014

My New Stampin Up Blog

Hi there,
 just a quick post to tell you about my new blog. It is called Eve Marie Makes and is just for my Stampin Up products. ( Marie is my middle name! )

I thought that it would be better to have it all separated. So I would love you to take a look and even better to leave a comment.

Thanks and have a lovely evening.

Penny Black 'Ecarte, Splits, Pirouette'

Good morning all.

I don't know about you but I am very confused with my days at the moment!! It's Monday right?!

Here is my Penny Black card for today:

Isn't she just the cutest hedgie ever!!

I used:
The middle image from Penny Black 'Ecarte, Splits, Pirouette' stamp
Ribbon from stash
2" scalloped circle punch

Please click on the pink links for more information on Stampin Up items:
Happy Watercolour  ( for the sentiment )
 Brights Cardstock

Fancy Fan embossing folder

Less is More 'Makes Me Smile'  I chose this image as I love PB hedgie's and how can you not smile at this rather plump hedgie ballet dancing!
Pixie's-snippets-playground  as I used a snippet of yellow card and ribbon.

So that's my share for today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a lovely day.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Penny Black 'Spring Joy!'

Good evening all,
I have a Penny Black card to share with you today and it is my second card as guest designer at
Penny Black and More :

I used:
Stampin Up 'Teeny Tiny Sentiments', Word punches, Butterfly stamp and punch.
Penny Black 'Spring Joy!' stamp
Pink Petticoat paper
Nellie Snellen die and Xcut circle die
Ribbon, charm and twine from stash.

Another glorious day here again today at just the right temperature - long may it last!

Thank you for stopping by today and TTFN.

Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge  'Charmed'  ( 7 days left )
Sketch Saturday 'follow the sketch' I have moved the star slightly!  ( 1 day left )
Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge 'Animal Antics'  ( 6 days left )
A Creative Romance 'Eggcellent-Spring'  ( 7 days left )
Papertake Weekly  'Happy Easter'  (5 days left )

Stampin Up New Weekly Deals

Hi there,
just a quick post to show you the new weekly deals from StampinUp!:
Click on the pink link below to find out more-
New Weekly Deals
Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper
Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper
Price: £9.95 £7.46
Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8 Ruffle Stretch Trim
Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim
Price: £8.25 £6.19
Fancy Flower Punch - by Stampin' Up!
Fancy Flower Punch
Price: £15.50 £11.63
Floral District Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Floral District Photobook Template - Digital Download
Price: £12.50 £7.50
Polka Stampin' Around Builder Wheel
Polka Stampin' Around Builder Wheel
Price: £3.95 £2.96
Silver Glimmer Paper - by Stampin' Up!
Silver Glimmer Paper
Price: £4.50 £3.38
This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper
This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper
Price: £9.95 £7.46

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Forever Young - Take 2

Hello again!

Here is my second card for the Less is More challenge:

Items used:
                                            Framed Tulips ( last day of special offer )


So that's it for me today from a very sunny Devon!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that the sun is shinning for you too. TTFN.

Forever Young - Take 1

Good afternoon lovely blog people!

I have two cards to share with you today both for the Less is More challenge where the theme is 'one layer - shadow stamping'.

I messed this card up in a couple of places but I think that I managed to cover up my mistakes!
The card originally had the sentiment stamped at the bottom but I smudged it so I chopped it off!

I used:   ( please click on the pink links for further information )


Field Flowers                                               Old Olive ( sponged )    


 Subtles collection cardstock                            Stampin Trimmer for scoring and cutting
Sadly the Stampin Up set 'Forever Young' is retired but there is a digital download here.
I also used Liquid Pearls and a corner rounder.
So that's entry numero uno - back in a bit with another.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Turquoise Vivid Vases

Good morning blog people!

Here is my second entry for Less is More and Pixies-snippets-playground which I made while hubby was watching the dreaded football last night!
Without Glossy Accents:

With Glossy Accents:

I think that I prefer it with Glossy Accents but that's probably because I'm addicted to it!
Which one do you prefer?

Items used:
Please click on the links below the images for more information

                                                                         Vivid Vases

                                                    Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper
                                                         In Colour Stampin' Write Markers
                                                             In Colour Cardstock

I also used SU black cardstock and a small snippet of Sweet Sorbet DS paper.

Stampin Up! are now having weekly deals where there are lots of bargains to be had - click on the link below to find out more:
                                                Weekly Deals at Stampin Up!

So that's it from me today thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a fantastic day! TTFN.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Penny Black 'Primp'

Happy Monday all!  Well I hope it's been a happy one anyway.

A very relaxed day for me today - a spot of baking this morning (Weetabix loaf), a bit of a tango with Mr Dyson, reading in the garden with the chickens scratching around and some card making this afternoon. Perfect!

Here's what I made:


Items used:
Glossy Accents
Glamour Dust
K&Company 'Sparkly Sweet' papers
Pink Petticoat sentiment
SU word punches
ribbon and gems from stash
I don't own this rubber stamp it is a stamped image bought from ebay but it's called PB 'Primp'

So that's all from me today, thanks for stopping by. TTFN.

Penny Black Saturday challenge  'Cats & Dogs'  ( 24 days left )
Pixie's-snippets-playground  'use snippets'  ( 4 days left )
Sketch Saturday ( 3 days left )  I moved the sentiment slightly!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

I am truly honoured

Hello there lovely blog people! I have some VERY exciting news - for me anyway! -
I have been asked to be this months guest designer at    Penny Black and More challenge blog
I LOVE Penny Black stamps and was so thrilled to be asked to share my card this month where the theme is 'Blossoms and Blooms'. So drum roll please.................................
Ta da! :

I hope it lives up to expectations!!

As you might know I have recently joined Stampin Up! but I also LOVE Penny Black stamps and  my first question asked before joining Stampin Up! was "can I still enter Penny Black challenges" - the answer 'yes'!!

For this card I used:
Penny Black 'Scented Message' 4239K
Wild Rose Studio 'Letters from Paris' papers
Stampin Up 'Teeny Tiny Sentiments' and word punches
Glamour Dust and Liquid Pearls
Fiskars flower punch, MS border punch
Distress ink
Ribbon and pearls from stash

So that's all from me today - thanks for stopping by my blog and have a lovely day. TTFN

Saturday, 5 April 2014

A Touch Of Turquoise

Hello blog friends- Happy Saturday!

Super happy in our house as my youngest has two weeks off school now but lots of revision is on the agenda as he is in year 11 so his final exams are looming :(

Today's card is for the Less Is More challenge where the theme is 'A Touch Of Turquoise':

Items used:
Stampin Up!: cardstock from the 'in colour' pack, Banner blast punch, 'Happy Watercolour' sentiment, paper from the 'Fresh Prints' pack and SU dimensionals.
Twine from stash.

Pretty rubbish weather here today but who cares when you're crafting!
Hope you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by - TTFN.
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