Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Colour challenge Tuesday

Sometimes a colour challenge can get you going when the mojo just isn't there. Even when you haven't got those colours of ink!
The challenge is to  use these three colours:- Early Expresso, Gray Granite and new in-colour Seaside Spray,  with any neutrals added.....

Yes a challenge. Particularly as I didn't have any of the Seaside Spray ink ink. The middle colour is  Gray Granite which I have not used before. The third colour is Early Expresso which I love. 

What to do, I looked through my stamp sets and found a new set that I got at On Stage and hadn't opened. Its called 'Daisy Lane'. It works with the Daisy Delight which has carried over into this catalogue and there is a new smaller punch for the small daisy in this new set so I highly recommend it.

And my card

and the envelope

and the inside

I have added a little Wink of Stella to the centre of the daisies. The base card, the fern and the stems for the daisies are Gray Granite, the flowers and sentiment in the Early Expresso.

Daisy Lane stamp set and punch bundle.       151118
Seaside Spray ink                                           150085
Seaside Spray card                                         150889
Early expresso ink                                          147114
Early expresso card                                         121686
Gray granite ink                                             147118
Gray granite card                                           147008
Very vanilla card                                            106550
Wink of stella                                                 141897

If you do shop online please use the hostess code 4K2RVXMV if your order is over £25 I will send you a gift at the end of the month. If you would like a new Stampin'Up catalogue get in touch.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Tea Together

This stamp set and dies have been on my desk since Jan/Feb and the packet hasn't been opened. So the time had come. The inspiration for this card was from Patty Bennet  It's not identical but nearly. However that has got me going with this set.

I have used a 'flat lay' photograph to show the products I have used.  There are a lot of retired products on the card but the stamp set and dies are in the new catalogue on page 113. The teapot, cup and saucer have been stamped with momento (I still can't find the stazon ink)onto some retired vellum, then dried with a heat gun very gently! These have been die cut and an image has been die cut in whisper white. I have put the two layers together with glue dots.

The shelf on which they sit is a piece of now retired marbled designer paper and the ribbon is the petal pink /whisper white variegated ribbon, which I seem to have quite a stash of!
In the centre of the flower on the front of the card I have used a clear epoxy  droplet. These have carried into the new catalogue which I am really pleased about they come in three sizes and the frosted ones look good to. You get both sorts in one pack.

The colouring of the flower with the sentiment and the flowers inside has been done with a few 'Blends'. These pens are lovely to work with. They have a very soft brush end which only needs a light touch.

Tea Together Stamps                      148779
Tea Time dies                                 149697
Epoxy droplets embellishments     147801
Rich Razzleberry Ink                     147091
Rich Razzleberry Card                   119981
Glue dots                                        103683

If you do shop online please use the hostess code 4K2RVXMV if your order is over £25 I will send you a gift at the end of the month. If you would like a new Stampin'Up catalogue get in touch.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Tis the season.......

No not that season, its the wedding season! Last weekend I attended the wedding of a very old friend, infact Steve was best man at my wedding and last weekend my OH returned the favour. I got to make the wedding stationary, which was brilliant.
After some discussion about style, the colour being settled very early on, the wonderful couple decided on the Dandelion wishes with a bit of a twist....

I changed the dandelion seeds to little silver hearts. (Please excuse the handles they belong to another item!)  I used the stamparatus to stamp the dandelion which made creating 100 so much quicker and more accurate.


The wedding was being held in the council chamber at Islington Town Hall, I have to say it is a beautiful room. 

Then I worked on the Order of Service.

The name cards for the tables at the reception

Finally we had goody bags to do. In each bag was a piece of wedding cake in a silver box and a bottle of Espensen Spirit, True Romance, Sloe, vodka liqueur. I made the tags with a couple of tiny silver embossed hearts.

Then the bags....

A lovely suite of goodies for a wonderful wedding.

If you know anyone who would like handmade unique wedding stationary please get i contact. I had a wonderful time making these.

From Stamping Up.
Dandelion wishes Stamps  151345
Night of navy ink               147110
Night of navy card             106577
Silver embossing powder   109131
Stamparatus                        148187

If you do shop online please use the hostess code 4K2RVXMV if your order is over £25 I will send you a gift at the end of the month. If you would like a new Stampin'Up catalogue get in touch.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Hugs from Shelli

Shelli Gardner is the wonderful lady who started Stampin'Up over 30 years ago. In America they have a monthly subscription called Paper Pumpkin. Every month a box of goodies drops through the letter box and what is in it, is a surprise.
Tonight from 11 o clock a Paper Pumpkin box called 'Hugs from Shelli' is available in the European market. This is going to be so popular.
In the box will be:-

A set of exclusive stamps
One classic ink spot
Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 designs)
12 co ordinating envelopes
Adhesives and embellishments.

Coordinating colours for this kit are :- Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla, one or two of my favourites.

At onstage we made one of the cards that is in the kit.  These are so great for everyone new to stamping, you only need to stamp the sentiment. The putting together is simple but you finish with a really lovely looking card. I am ordering mine tonight. If you want me to add one to my order for you get in contact in the next hour, or order online  here

  • These are the bits we got in our kit. I didn't get the stamp set to bring home but I do have lots of other sentiments that I could add to this card. 
  • My order will go in at 11.30 this evening. Message me to get your order added to it. k x

Monday, 6 May 2019

Let it ride again

Another project, this time 3d or better still home decor. The house we are buying obviously has a little girl mad keen on horse riding, there was a saddle in the hall and one of the bedroom walls was covered in rosettes. So this is a bit of a nod to her.
This is one of my favourite type of makes. I think all the new sets I buy will get this treatment in some way.

I have used all the image stamps in the set and two of the sentiments.. The grasses in the bottom left are from another stamp set I just had handy. I bought a pkt of horse themed embellishments and used the horse shoe here. The rosette I made with an odd piece of the thin Christmas dsp I had left over.. Really enjoyed this creative afternoons work.

What do you think?

Friday, 3 May 2019

Let it ride.

Other than a big batch of wedding invitations, tags for the table gifts and place names I haven't done much crafting.

The one set I have had out and actually haven't put away yet is the 'Let it Ride 'stamp set. This was in the spring/summer catalogue and is carrying forward.

At Christmas I had a card from a friend in this style - a style I hadn't tried before so this is a bit of a fancy fold. I did enjoy doing it. Picking up a pkt of those tiny magnets in a local newsagents for only 99p (very cheap) I had solved the closure problem too.

This is a side view

And the inside.

I have used the crackle large background stamp on all the faces. I really enjoyed making this one. Thank you for the inspiration Shirley.

Products used.
Let it Ride                 148765                         Crackle background    148752

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

New Beginnings 2

A quick post today. I have just updated the 'Join my Team' page.

Starting to day and whilst stocks last is the limited edition Product Medley called Everything is Rosy.
This is a product aimed at the 'avid' crafter. Those who like co-ordination, have to have everything, love to create in their own style. Its is beautiful with touches of rose gold.

In the package you will get:-

  Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps* Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)* 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs* 6" x 6" rose gold foil paper—8 sheets* Printed die cuts—2 sheets* Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs* Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)* Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)* Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)* Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

You could just buy this wonderful product medley or you could use it as the base of a starter kit and join my team of demonstrators.
I am ordering my Everything is Rosy suite tomorrow as I also get to order from the new catalogue…. that’s one of the brilliant parts of being a demonstrator you get to get stuff early! So would you like to get your hands on new products early? This kit makes a great focus for a starter kit.

Start with the Everything is Rosy bundle, add 2 matching ink pads, Night of navy and Melon Mambo, plus card stock in these two colours. A pack of Whisper White notecards and envelopes, Night of Navy light and dark blender pen, Dimensionals, tombo and  block A that totals £129.25.

As a starter kit all this would be yours for £99 and free postage. Whether you want a new hobby or to start your own business this could be the most wonderful starting point. So who is going to join?

There are more details about being a demonstrator on the join my team page. I look forward to hearing from you.

To buy the  Product Medley:- 150099 this link takes you direct to my online shop. Use the hostess code 36JHDPSV and I will send you a small crafty gift before the end of the month.