Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Above are the new In Colours - Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig. My favourite is Berry Burst with Lemon Lime Twist a close second.
Which is your favourite?
The Daisy Delight Bundle has proved so popular that it is now not orderable until the week of July 3rd! This card was cased from Ann's Happy Stampers. She stamped her daisy on to Vellum and embossed it in white. It gave me a good opportunity to use up some scraps of the new In Colour DSP Stack.
The little boxes were a design that I was sent from ChicnScratch as I have signed up to her email list.
I used the Label Me Pretty Bundle which includes the Label Punch and matching stamps.
The last card is my own design and colour combo. I do love Berry Burst and those new Gold Faceted Gems which are now on back order!
Sheltering Tree is a very popular Stamp Set and it has some great sentiments.
It has been good to get it out again to prepare for a Class.
I used the smooshing technique to make the second card which was inspired by Darla Watson.
This could be also used for a man's birthday card or a sympathy card.
Thanks got to Amanda Bates from the Craft Spa for the tutorial for the next card.
I used the blossoms stamp from the set to stamp the background.
Sadly the Baker's Box Die has been retired but some of my ladies have it and I love it so I got it out again!
This was one of the Stamp Sets that I showcased at my Catalogue Launch events.
There are lots of great sentiments, flowers, leaves and 2 balloons in the Stamp Set and the matching die is awesome! You could just use the "Happy" or "Birthday" and stamp the rest of the sentiment.
The first card uses all of the new In Colours which I love.
One of my ladies made the second card at one of my events using Tranquil Tide for the Die Cut.
I cut out two Happy Birthdays in the next card so that the darker one would make the Powder Pink one stand out.
The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set cut out with the matching punch - both now sadly retired :(
You can see the balloon stamps in this card which match the Balloon Bouquet Punch.
The last card was cased from the Demonstrator Web Site where we are given numerous samples to use in our classes. The Die looks great cut out of Gold, Silver, Copper or Glitter Cardstock.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
I have enjoyed playing with the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set and matching Celebration Duo Embossing Folders.
My son and daughter in law have moved house today so the sentiment Celebrate New Beginnings was just right for a new home card for them.
I chose Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral as the main colours and used the Watercolour Wings Stamp Set.
Above is a close up of one of the cards.
Next is a Happy New Baby Card. This one will be for a girl but I could easily do another in pink.
I cased a You Tube Video for the next Card. I used the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and added some tiny gold stars punched with the Sprinkles Punch out of Gold Glimmer Cardstock.
The last card is cased from Andrea Walford who has done an excellent You Tube Video to demonstrate a technique for using Watercolour Paper and an Aquapainter or a Paintbrush.
This was the card that sold me the stamp set. It is a very useful set for quick and easy cards in an combination of colours.
Monday, 8 May 2017
I recently ordered the Starter Bundle of the Eastern Palace Suite but soon decided that I needed the Framelits as well. I absolutely love this bundle now. There are so many different ways that you can combine the dies, stamps, papers and stickers..
In the above card I used one of the larger Framelits on Very Vanilla Cardstock before stamping to decorate it. I used Old Olive and Fresh Fig Cardstock.
The third ard was cased from Dawn Griffiths from a You Tube Video.
Gold Cardstock goes very well under the Tranquil Tide Medallion.
Saturday, 8 April 2017
I enjoyed playing with the Pretty Kitty Stamp Set recently.
I used the Falling Petals textured embossing folder for the background.
I coloured the image in with Stampin' Write Markers.
The sentiment is from the Avant Garden Saleabration Stamp Set.
The Seaside embossing folder was used for the second card on Bermuda Bay Cardstock.
The sentiment comes from the stamp set.
These two cards are thank you cards for my customers. I used the Jar of Love stamp set for the floral accents.
I really enjoyed using this stamp set. The images are so cute and can be used for many occasions.
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Recently I decided to make a pop up card for a friend's 70th birthday. I used some of the Saleabration Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Cardstock for the 70.
This was a fun card to make and I liked the colour combination.
Here is a box made with the same bundle by one of my customers at a class.
We also made birthday cards using different dies in the set.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Here are a few simple cards made with the Easter Message Stamp Set.
First up is a colourful assortment of flowers in a basket with the Thanks a Bunch sentiment.
The Leaves were die cut using one of the Dies from the Stylish Stems Dies.
The flowers in the second card were stamped in Archival Black Ink before colouring them in with
colours from the Brights Family - Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry.
The third card is an Easter card combining the cute Bunny with a basket of colourful eggs.
Monday, 13 March 2017
Last week I ordered the Stamp Set High Tide from the Spring / Summer Catalogue.
This stamp set has 4 great sentiments so I made cards with 3 of them.
I sponged the Whisper White Card Stock with Soft Sky and Sahara Sand Inks for the background for the first card.
I coloured in the sentiment for the second card with Stampin' Write Markers so that I could highlight the "Light " in Crushed Curry to stand out.
The third card was inspired by an excellent video on You Tube by The Serene Stamper HERE.
I really enjoyed using this set as you can do so many different techniques with it.
Saturday, 4 March 2017
Here are some cards that we will be making at my Special Reason Card Class this month.
I love the versatility of this Bundle and the different techniques that you can use with it.
Pieces of Whisper White Card Stock were sponged and adhered under the flower die cut images in the first card.
The two flower stamps were inked up in Daffodil Delight and then I sponged some Calypso Coral on to the stamp before stamping it on the Card Stock.
The third card was cased from a video on You Tube HERE.
The colour used is Flirty Flamingo with Pear Pizzazz.
The sentiments in this stamp set pair up well together.
The last three cards show you the ways in which you can use the Dies and Stamps to get a different look for the large flower.
I have really enjoyed colouring the four images from the Mediterranean Moments Stamp Set.
Dapper Denim is the colour of the first card base.
I used the Watercolour Crayons for this card.
I cased the second card from a video on You Tube HERE
The image is stamped in clear Versamark Ink and then embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.
It was then coloured using an Aquapainter with Pear Pizzazz and Tip Top Taupe Ink with a tad of Crumb Cake.
The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set.
In the above card the Sahara Sand card base was embossed with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder and then sponged with Crumb Cake Ink. The image was coloured in with an Aquapainter and Inks.
The Brick Wall Embossing Folder was used again on a Cherry Cobbler Base for the last card.
A stamp from the Timeless Textures Set was used for the The Sahara Sand frame.
Monday, 27 February 2017
Recently I ordered the Jar of Love Stamp Set to have a play with. I borrowed the set from one of my customers a while back to run a class with it. I tried to persuade myself that I did not need to buy it but I am so glad that I now have it. I really enjoyed the variety of colours that you can combine for the flowers.
There is a stamp included for the water in the jar. The Sahara Sand base for the jar in the second card was made using a stamp from the Number of Years Stamp Set.
Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder were used for the large flowers in the third card.
This stamp set is going to be used for a lot of birthday cards this year. It was such fun to play with and the flowers were easy to cut out with Paper Snips although you can buy a set of matching Dies to do the job.