Saturday, 29 August 2015

Stampin Creative August Blog Hop - Sneak Peek SU Autumn/Winter Catalogue

Hello there it's that time again,

For the Creative Stampin Blog Hop,

You may have popped here from Mikaela and her fabulous makes if not please pop over to the craftyoinkpen HERE

 We have sneak peaks for you,  from our new Winter Catty that goes live in my online shop on the 1st of Sept, and it couldn't be more fitting for the kinda weather we are having,  my sneak peak is all about Snow, whilst we are have a down pour of rain throughout the country its not that far away from snow to be honest as some of it is freezin cold bucket loads of rain, ..

For my make which happens to be my swap for the Stampin Creative Team Swap, I have used the Flurry of Wishes,  see bottom for stamp set it has a matching Punch and is in a Bundle saving 15%  so is a fabulous price. i used the smooshing technique again on shimmery card stock you can just about make out the shimmering in the smaller photo, ..

The colour ways is Marina Mist for the smooshing and Night of Navy for the snowflakes, sentiment and card stock, a bit of dazzling diamonds for more sparkle, though its not showing in the photos unfortunately, I threw on a bit of sequins and rhinestones, a very simple make quick and easy for replication of many Crimbo Cards that you may need to send in the festive season....

Hope you like my simple make, don't forget to pop over to Queen Pip to see what fabulous makes Pip has made HERE

Please click on the blog hop button  below to the next blog which should be Queen Pip

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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sneak Peak Stampin Up Among the Branches with TGIFC 15 Challenge

Yesterday my pre order of Stampin Up Winter catty arrived ,

WoooooHooooo  we are all suitably excited can you tell, this catty is amazing, and I know I can here you say, yeah yeah you always say that when a new one comes out, BUT truly you will be blown away...
Just before the box of goodies arrived I popped onto  the TGIF challenge blog and they had just uploaded the new challenge, HERE ±tgifc15

I new instantly what set I was going rip open, ha ha.... Among the Branches is not just for Christmas, Halloween or Autumn even, its for all three!!

But the colour dictated what part of the stamp set I was going to ink up....

The little baubles I inked with markers and made a shadow edge on the side of them, I did glitter the card and bag though you can barely see that perhaps later I will add some more, I used the smooshing technique again, I know I can't stop !!

Anyway lots of photos for you to see so I will stop me chatter and let you peruse!!
Oh yes just before you go we have Silver and Gold Cord in the house, oh yes baby, it's back ion a different form but its back and thats the main thing, BUT when the catty comes live you must buy it as you know the old saying,    If you don't use it you lose it!!  So I will be buying bucket loads...  Will you?

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Clean and Simple ? #tgifc14 July Remix!!

Today I thought I would join in on a challenge,

 I love the TGIFC here and having missed the weekly ones I thought I would catch up and do the remix,    #tgifc14 July Remix!!

 which is taking two of the last four challenges and mixing them up for your make..

I chose these two challenges:

Oh my I have made a BIG mistake in my gathering of products to use,  I picked up Rich Razzleberry instead of Blackberry Bliss, arrggghhhhh!

Oh well I have made them now I will still enter them even though they don't now qualify as it's good to share, ...

I decided to do the smooch technique again, this time making the focal point a sentiment, my cards are 9.5 cm square , The happy Birthday comes from a Hostess set called Happy Birthday Everyone, the other comes from the Happy Happenings Stamp Set both from Stampin Up, stamped in Black and embossed in Clear Embossing Powder..... Two very Simple and Clean ? cards.....

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Stampin Creative Blog Hop July....... featuring Stampin Up Watercolour Wings Bundle

Hello there, It's that time for a fab  blog hop again, with the  Stampin Creative Team, and by are they creative...

This months remit was Summer Lovin,  and this month we have hopped a day later on the Saturday instead of the Friday,..
You may have popped over from Emma HERE always very creative is Emma

Well what came to mind when the remit was revealed, ICE CREAM,   Neapolitan oh my that was me favourite as a child,  and Butterflies, oh soooo pretty........ Well I didn't know what to choose out of the two so I didn't,  I used both, The colours of the Ice Cream ( Soft Suede, Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron)  and the Watercolour Butterflies Bundle.

I didn't use the Butterfly Stamp as I wanted to use a technique I came across on you tube called Smooching,  A technique where you squish the ink pad onto something slippy like a clear block that you use for your stamps, or perhaps white paper laminated that kind of thing, and then spritz with water, gently (not drown) and then take a piece of Acetate lay over the ink so that it grabs the ink and water and then take the acetate and lay this on your cardstock and then smooch it down with your fingers, making pretty patterns I used Stampin Up Shimmery White card so that it shimmered and held the watery ink well without buckling to much..

When I was happy with the effect I created I then die cut the large Butterfly from the Bundle , the spots were part of the stamp set, these were also stamped onto the Shimmery White, oh such Lushness!!

Please do follow the blog hop on to Eimear HERE where fab delights await you,..

A full list of Blogs participating in this month Hop are just below, incase you hit a snag along the way..

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Monday, 13 July 2015

Celebrate with Remarkable you......

Todays creations are for one of my team members, who had done amazing sales in June, I wanted to celebrate with her and send her a small gift all dressed up to kill,..

I got her a beautiful Glitzy Keyring with her initial on, and made a treat bag to put it in, ... Now when I made my first treat bag using the treat bag die, I could not fathom out why I couldn't get the two pieces I cut out to fit together, I spent a good hour , and in the end gave up, only to find the next day when clearing it all away that the bag bit if the die infact comes in two different parts, ha ha how silly of me, it still tickles me when I think about it,...

Anyway, loving the wooden sentiments embellishments I centered the card round the Celebrate sentiment, and stamped You are remarkable on the bottom,   again I  used the English Garden DSP.....

Friday, 10 July 2015

It's all about the DSP... English Garden DSP , SUO Challenge

Today's creation is a small gift to cheer a friend up, we all need a little cheering up now and then and I found the perfect gift, a lovely little pen with her name on, that clips on your keyring.. and am entering this in the SUO Challenge it's a;; about the DSP

SUO Challenge #126 – Designer Papers!


I needed to make a box for the pen and used the beautiful  Stampin Up Uk English Garden Designer Series Paper and the Envelope Punch Board, its not just for Envelopes , it's very versatile...

I punched out a tag using the oval punch and stamped with the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, and the die cut for you is from the Treat Bag die ....  and finished off with Night of Navy seam binding ribbon, and Thick Bakers Twine...

I also made a card to go with it combining two stamp sets, Awesomely Artistic and my fave of the moment Garden in Bloom just looks fab in the Crumb Cake and Night of Navy and Very Vanilla colour ways,  I love this card and it says exactly what I wanted to convey , so hope my friend likes it as much as I do,...

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Training Swaps with Garden in Bloom, Stampin Up Uk

Hello there
I have been rather busy with classes and training, so have been making swaps for the event, as Will as the Stampin Up events, we have local training for our team, I love these events as I get to see demo friends that are far and wide, we share tips, inspiration, creations and laughter, lots of chatter goes on in these events, I did a small business talk giving tips on running classes and events..  It was a lovely event  and some of my new team members came with me and throughly enjoyed themselves.

Here I am with Jan one of my team members, I am the one in the Mint Macaron Top although in this photo it looks more like Tempting Turquoise , funny how we demos always seem to talk SU colours, Ha ha...

Anyway enough of me, let me share with you my swaps, I made (I know I am bonkers) 24 Hallett bags, I just love these little things, and I am madly in love with the Garden in Bloom stamp set , there is soooo much you can do with this set truly there is, ...

I made a matching card, infact I made matching thank you cards too for my customers to pop in with their  Thank you gift lovely little 4x4 inch ones , I made my own DSP using the stamp sets,  I used Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, and Pool Party colour ways
Hope you like,  
If you wish you purchase through my online shop please do use this months Current Hostess code, it changes every month, and you will receive a product gift from me as a thank you gift...

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Stampin Creative Blog Hop Casing the Stampin Up Catalogue

It's time for the Stampin Creative monthly Blog Hop,  you may have pop here from Pip's fab creations HERE

This months hop is all about casing the catty,  Do you lack time,  has your Mojo gone on a summer hols,   Need a card in a hurry then casing is the way to go,.

You don't need to copy directly, you don't even need to have the stamps that have been used on the card or project,  I chose cards that I don't have the products that have been used  just took the layout and played about,..   I have 3 cases for you hope you like..

First up is a card on page 35

I used  the new Expressions Natural Elements, lovely wood veneer words, the DSP used is from the English Garden DSP , Crumb Cake Card Stock, finished off with Hello Honey flowers punch using the accents punch set, Linen Thread and Rhinestones. The embossing Folder used is the Large Polka Dot.

Next up is a card cased from page 11

For this one I used a set that I hankered a long time for, it first made its appearance in the U.S when photopolymer came on the SU Scene, the Endless Birthday Wishes,  I did a very happy Dance when I saw this in the catty,   I turned the design vertical and made the cake pop other than in a window....added some stamped sprinkles, I coloured the image using the blender pens for a watercolour effect, .......

Next up is one from page 42,  though I don't have this set, it will be in my basket in the very near future there is some amazing creations in blogland using it,
but for now I have again used the Endless Birthday Wishes set, I also wanted to show that if you like the Washi Tape effect but didn't have any to hand then you can just make your own with strips of DSP.........

Well that all from me for now, do pop back soon as I have been trawling the challenge blogs again, and you might just like what I have made...

But for now please follow on to Eimears blog HERE where some fab delights await you

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Freshly made

Hello again,

Today's card is using the Freshly made sketch #FMS191 HERE a simple sketch with lots of scope I think, again. I have used the  stamp set Garden in Bloom again and the same colours, just because they were still on my table, I am excited about this new Annual Catalogue and I have loads of products on my very big wish list, Whilst i have used a retired colour in the Costal Cabana, you can swap it out for Pool Party and thats just as nice, ...

The speckles are from another amazing new set called Awesomely Artistic, I stamped the flower twice once on the mat piece and again on another piece of card and then cut and layered up using a dimensional, to get the textured look , I screwed the flower into a ball and then unfolded it before layering on top of the matted image....

Hope you like, see ya soon.....