Tuesday, 7 July 2009


I've recently made a decision to USE some of my older, retired Designer Series Papers (DSP), rather than hording it endlessly for the proverbial rainy day. So, when I recently needed some purple-toned paper to make a box and card, I immediately thought of the pretty Enchanté DSP (from the Summer 2007|2008 Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue).

The ingredients (all from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):

Cardstock: Basic Black and Whisper White
Stamps: On Your Birthday
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Enchanté Designer Series Paper (retired), True Black Luxe Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Clear Rhinestones (Kaiser), Eyelet Border punch, SNAIL adhesive and mini glue dots.

The beautiful beads are handmade glass lampwork lentils by Terry of Silverfish Designs on Etsy. I really love the unusual shapes, patterns and colours that Terry works into her beads. They are truly unique!

While I am here...I wanted to show you how the cake that I was making yesterday turned out:

It is an Orange Poppyseed cake, and for a packet mix it tastes pretty good!

Better go bring in the washing before it gets damp again (and yes, by 2 in the afternoon, it is almost damp again...BRING ON SPRING!!!!!!!!! :-).

Thanks for dropping by.


Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Sam - that bracelet is gorgeous - and so is the box! I've never seen that DP - before my time with SU.
When are you going to open your own Etsy store for your jewellery?!?!?

Mandy Schiller said...

Gorgeous Bracelet Sam and box and card to match. I am sure the recipient will be extremely happy!


Bec said...

WOW, love the bracelet.. The card is amazing and that cake looks sooooooooo yummy.. Bec xxx

Leonie said...

You are a tricky one, beading, home made gift box and a cake...making the rest of us look bad. I did manage to burn a packet cake this week I will let you know! lol! Your card & box are just gorgeous (cake & braclett too I might add) great job using the old dsp, something I struggle to do because you just cant buy it again!!!

Karen R said...

That's a funny looking lemon cake (though sounds divine) I have enchante left too - it was very yummy DSP.

Chat Noir said...

Hi Sam, I see you've been busy. Lucky is the lady who's on the receiving end of this beautiful bracelet. Love those beads.... Isn't glass fascinating? The textures are remarkable and every one a wee bit different from the next.

I see Debbie suggested an etsy store...my son suggested it to me too. I'm not brave enough yet "cos I really haven't got the time, but its tempting.........

Reggae Littlemuscle said...

I made one in red, it was less metallic, but of the same model xD It's beautiful, really!

Donna Maria said...

Ahhhhhh Hello, can I be your new best friend?!!! LOVE the bracelet! You are just soooo talented Sam! And if that cake tasted as good as it looks...You can visit me anytime!!

Kristie said...

Whoever this gift is for is bound to be thrilled to bits to receive such a gorgeous bracelet in a beautiful box with a stunning matching card! Everything is just perfect! Oh, and your cake looks yummy too :)

SharonD said...

I'm not normally a big purple fan but I really like what you've done with the card and box Sam. And the bracelet is gorgeous...and the cake...you are too clever!

And I second the "Bring on Spring" remark!! Winter is yukky!

Take care