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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Moving Along with the Times - Graduation

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever

My design team entry for the Moving Along with the Times Graduation Challenge is a bit of a throwback really as I've used a stamp that Stampin' Up! sold in 2015 which simply said 'Class of 2015' with a mortar board hat. I used it for some table favours that my daughter took to her prom. This year she graduates from school completely and if all goes well she's off to university in September. I will miss her lots, but don't tell her I said that...... 

So for my challenge card I've mixed the old mentioned above with the new Stampin' Up! set Crafting Forever and one that is staying at least for another year You've Got This, well at least the back ground stamp from it.  Mingling Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist with black has made a card with that 'WOW' factor.  The numbers are die cut with the Large Number dies in black card stock and to give the shine I've covered each one with fine tip glue and let it dry. It works similar to the old crystal effects.  As you know I'm always adding a bit of bling and so some metallic enamel stars are perfect for my star pupil.

Come and join us for our challenge at MAWTT, all styles and products welcome.  At the very least visit to see lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team. 

More soon 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Stampin' Up! Thailand Achiever's Blog Hop

 Stampin' Up! Thailand Incentive Trip Achiever's Blog Hop
Our theme this month for the Stampin' Up! Thailand Trip Achiever's blog hop is to share some sneak peeks of loveliness coming in the new catalogue next week.  I've gone for a floral theme sharing Daisy Delight, Tranquil Tulips and the ever so cute and going to be very popular This Little Piggy with her flower and tutu. 

A bold colour theme of Calypso Coral, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig really make these daisies 'pop'.   They are set on a background created with Painter's Palette with simple stamping in Fresh Fig with some added enamel dots in Calypso Coral.  The fabulous stamps, Daisy Delight, are accompanied by a daisy punch. Layer several to create flowers of your choice.
Tranquil Tulips is a two step stamping photopolymer stamp set that is a hostess gift that you can get FREE   based on sales at your party or if you place a qualifying order via my online shop or with me directly.  It is so pretty and you can build a design that suits your style.  I've used Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugar Plum, Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi.  I love the Petal Burst embossing folder which I've used on this and the card below. Either side of your card stock looks great i.e. the deboss or the embossed side.  The simple Happy Birthday is from Sprinkles of Life and as that too is photopolymer you can flex the stamp on your clear block to make it curve around a punched out banner.  

How cute is This Little Piggy! She and her friends are going to blow you away and be so much fun to use.  Here she's dressed in a Berry Burst ribbon tutu (thanks to Stampin' Up! 's Charlotte Harding for the inspiration) and is gently coloured with an aqua painter and pink ink.  Some new sparkly enamel dots and the amazing Lemon Lime Twist designer paper.  

Join my fellow demos on not only a tour of inspiration, but a tour of the Stampin' Up! world with demos across the globe.  Have fun and if you get lost you're currently with Zoe Tant in the UK.

For retiring and clearance products and from 1 June 2017 for all these amazing new goodies.  If you'd like a catalogue please do contact me at

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sprinkles of Life from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life 

I played about with this stamp set and was working on a tree originally, but I didn't like the way it was going so turned the card over and started to play about stamping baskets. I then picked up the apple stamp and slowly this creation came about.  I'm pleased with how it turned out.  With an aqua painter I gently 'moved' colour from the stamped outlines of the baskets and apples to add colour to the inside of the outlines images.  I used a marker pen to colour just one leaf on a stamp that has several from the same set and added some to the stalks of the applies.  Another marker pen was used to colour the stalks.   A sentiment from a new Stampin' Up! set coming and some new old olive ribbon available from 1 June and I was almost there.  I stamped tone on tone onto a pool party card base using the Stampin' Up! Hardwood background stamp and added a matting layer of crumb cake to my apple basket happy accident and my card was complete.  Funny how mistakes or happy accidents take you in directions you never anticipated.

Why don't you have a go at just blending ink from outline stamped images.

More soon


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Christmas Card Club - Christmas Carols

It always seems a little odd when the sun is shining outside and I can hear the baby birds squealing for their parents to bring more food, that I am then making Christmas cards, but come December 5th ish I'm pleased as I did as realise I need to get them posted.  The consequence is I'm here sharing my latest card for the Christmas Card Club with Christine's challenge.  She set us the task of taking our inspiration from a Christmas carol and mine is 'Joy to the World'.

Using my Stampin' Up! large letter dies I've cut the word joy in gold foil card and then very gently added some pine fronds from the foliage perfect Stampin' Up! set Peace This Christmas which will appear in the new Stampin' Up! 2017 - 2018 catalogue.  It also has the very delicate star stamp and I've also used some pearls and new gold faceted gems that you are going to adore for adding some sparkle to your projects.

Please do visit the other ladies in our challenge group to see their cards and if you think you'd like to join our merry band please do let one of us know.

Happy Sunday


Monday, 8 May 2017

Emboss Resist - Glad to revisit it!

Using up my last piece of Stampin' Up! SAB free gift Between the Lines paper to create this card with the emboss resist technique.  Reminded of it by Stampin' Up! 's fab CEO, Sara Douglas recently I decided to put this last piece to good use before I possibly invest in some new colouring papers maybe appearing in June !!!  So I used the Hardwood background stamp to firstly clear heat emboss on the paper. This acts as a mask over the stamped area stopping further ink being added.  I used Stampin' Up! sponges and ink daubers to then add some colour to the design in the form of Pink Pirouette and Rose Red.  I shared this technique with my Card Club customers recently and some of them also added Old Olive to the leaves.  The sentiment is stamped onto a punched circle which is then framed with a scalloped die cut circle from the Layering Circle dies.  A little 'smudging' of ink around the white circle to soften the harshness of white straight onto the black and some enamel shapes finish of a simple but effective card.

I'll be trying this again soon with new products and am counting the days until 1 June to order.

More soon.