Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Butterfly easel and grateful bunch cards

I hope you have all enjoyed the long bank holiday weekend, despite the weather not being the best as it could have been.

Here are a couple of cards made in the classes recently:

An easel card with a suspended butterfly in blushing bride  colour combination and  love blossoms paper stack

and a card using the Grateful Bunch bundle. The three daisies from the set were randomly stamped and used as the background paper in Rich Razzleberry and coloured in using a blender pen. Another three daisies were stamped separately and punched out and placed over the stamped leaf design

The butterfly was inked and stamped and punched out using the bitty butterfly punch


Today is the last day you can order from the current catalogue and the Spring/Summer Catalogue.  You can visit and order from my online SHOP HERE

I will be back tomorrow with information on the new exciting catalogue.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Rose wonder and watercolor wings

Hi,
One of the latest cards we have made is ideal for making into a matching card and tag set. The tag on the card is decorative only, but if you make 2 together it would double up as a perfect gift tag. The background is made using the Brick Wall textured embossing folder. This simple embossing pattern is also great for men's cards and seems to be the one folder I keep going back to using on a regular basis.

The pocket is made using the large rose Stamp from the 'Rose wonder' bundle. The image was stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder and fussy cut around  to form the pocket and stuck down on just two sides.




The following card  was a very quick and easy card to make. A 3cm cut is made half way down the designer series paper and just folded back to show the reverse side and held with a dimensional

 It was finished with the 2 step stamped butterfly from watercolor wings and a little sparkle with the clear wink of stella.
 

A little reminder that there are only a few days left  to order from the Retiring Lists and the Occasions Catalogue HERE, as the new 2016/17 catalogue is being launched on 1st June. 
 




Saturday, 21 May 2016

Number of years and birthday blooms pleated fold card

I hope you are having a great start to the weekend. Whilst Paul is away I'm just catching up on my blogs from cards we made a few weeks ago. The stamp set we used is one that will never go out of date and it's called 'number of Years'. We are almost half way through the year again, so exactly, where are the years going. I still can't believe I'm 50.... 

Anyway, I love the Number of Years stamp set and have found it very useful. I particularly like the floral stamps included in this set and created the following card in one of my classes.


I find some of the photopolymer stamps are quite tiny and as I was using them on this occasion,  I unfortunately lost one of the lilac flower stamps!. As you can probably see from the card above, I had to find a similar replacement in amongst my stash! Has this happened to any of you?  I hate it when this happens, I even tidied up my craftroom to try and find it! 


I have seen quite a few of the 'pleated skirt fold' cards on Pinterest and thought I would have a go myself using papers from the Birthday Bouquet and Love Blossoms designer series paper stacks.

 

The cards  are very effective and quite easy to replicate using lots of different designs of papers





I used a variety of glimmer tape and washi tape  for the band across the middle and blinged it up a little more with gold and silver sequins and rhinestone.



The number of years stamps is one of the sets available as a bundle until 31st May. Items which are currently offered as a bundle in the current annual or seasonal catalogue will not be offered at a discounted price if purchased together in the new 2016/2017 catalogue. They will still be available to buy separately but not as a discount of 15%. A good reason to purchase before the end of the month!

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Friday, 13 May 2016

Blooming Love and balloon celebration 2

In my last post, you saw the delicate heart die-cut from the 'blushing bride' glimmer paper, using the Bloomin' Love bundle,  so this time we used the 'waste' and filled the heart shaped hole with another die cut white heart. There were quite a few layers to create this card. We used the 'happy heart' embossing folder on one of the layers. A great card for valentines day or anytime of the year for someone you love or to say a simple thank you.!


In the next card, we varied our crafting techniques, so no complicated die-cutting or embossing. The background was created using water colour card. An acrylic block was placed onto the blushing bride ink pad which was then spritzed with water and stamped onto the watercolour card. The balloons were stamped separately using the balloon celebration bundle and then punched out of contrasting card. This is suitable for any celebration...


Don't forget there are still quite a few items left on the retirement list, so if there is anything you need please order them before they go for good at the end of May. All the bundles  are changing in both combination and price in the new catalogue so get them now whilst they are at a special price! Cardstock is also going up in price slightly so you could stock up on this as well!



Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Blooming Love and Balloon Celebration

 Following the lovely weather we had last week, yesterdays rain has given me the opportunity to catch up with my blog. Below is a couple of cards made in my weekly classes using Stampin Up! products from the soon to be retired Spring mini catalogue Bloomin' Love and Balloon celebration bundles


The photograph of the first card does not do it justice. 

 

The detailed heart is die-cut from 'Blushing Bride' glimmer paper  using the Bloomin' Heart framelits which really sparkles when it catches the light. You will see the 'waste' from this die-cut featured in my next blog, so one piece of card made 2 impressive cards!

The outer part of the card was made from an embossed piece of 'blushing bride' card stock using the softly falling embossing folder. This was mat and layered with  a panel of paper from the Love blossoms designer series pack and sahara sand cardstock and finished with contrasting sahara sand lace.

A very simple, yet effective design for any occasion.   

The second card used some special 'irresistably yours' card from last years sale-a-bration promotion, which when sponged or stamped created the stars in the paper to resist the ink and pop out! This was finished by adding stamped and punched out balloons, confetti stars and a die cut sentiment. Again, this is another card that could be modified to suit any occasion.

 

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Criss cross Botanical garden card Flowering Fields

 Today I am sharing this fancy fold criss cross card. I love this card because it is so unique. It can be made into a gift card or invitation and it really isn't too difficult to produce


For this card I have used the botanical garden framelits for decoration and made an insert card which slides out of the top and stamped the botanical flowers around the outside

For the next card I have used the now retired Sale-a-bration Flowering Fields stamps. I originally saw a similar design on Pinterest which I loved and thought I would CASE it but tweeked mine so it was slightly different.


The stamps were stamped around the top half of some white card around a post-it note circle to gain the shape. this was replaced with a 2" circle in whisper white and scallop circle in mint macaron with a 'For You' sentiment stamped in the centre. 

We made the bow with the bow builder punch and it is not very clear from the picture but it was given the wink of stella treatment to make it shine!  The designer series paper is one of the recent Sale-a-bration goodies which has also retired.