Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Day three designer paper.

Next Sunday is the start of October and Stampin'Up have a special deal for the whole month.
Now I know we all love a bargain but this is one of my favourites.
 Do you love paper?
Do you have to have 2 sheets of each one? One to use and one to stroke, and it takes you ages before you actually cut into the first sheet of the one you love the most...........
Yea we have all been there I hear you cry.

For the whole month of October Stampin'Up are offering free paper. YES FREE PAPER.
For every three packs of paper you buy you can choose a 4th pack free. I have a long list of the papers that you can get and every day this week I am going to bring you pictures of paper in my
6.30am post

I suggest you get together with a friend pick out 4 different packs and spilt each one between you. That will give you 24 sheets of 12 x 12 double sided paper for £15. Or 40 double sided sheets of 6 x 6 paper for £13.50
For every one who places an order in my online shop of over £35 during October, I will send you half a pack of designer paper.

The first paper for today if the 'Coffee Break'. I love this but it is still on my -  to buy -  list! I love the stamp set that matches too. I plan on using this in March/April  next year for my project class. The colours are fresh and clean and coffee and chat is a favourite pass time. This is certainly top of my shopping list whilst this special offer is on.

The second paper for today is all about colouring. There are 6 designs, 2 of each and the paper is blank on the reverse. The colouring papers in the SAB brochure earlier in the year were very popular and I only have two packs left in my parcel in the post (view in tab above) This would make a wonderful Christmas present along with a pack of the Stampin'Up watercolour pencils.


Shopping
Coffee Break designer paper      144155
Just add colour designer paper   144180
Watercolour pencils.                   141709

Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below, then in October I will send you some christmas stampin'up goodies.





Monday, 25 September 2017

Card and a Cuppa 2



One for the ladies today. Floral with a twist. Again the flower is stamped on the shimmer white paper, water coloured  then punched with the 2" circle punch. The card base is the Thick White card. This is a heavier weight card suitable for card bases. The little bow is one of the in colours, Berry Burst which matches the ink I used for the water-colouring. The stitching around the edge is a stamp from my stash.


 Shopping
Birthday Blooms stamp set 140658
Thick white card                  140490
White shimmer card            121717
aqua painters                       103954
In colour bows.                   144217

 Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below then in October I will send you some Christmas Stampin'Up goodies.



Designer papers 2 SPECIAL OFFER

Next Sunday is the start of October and Stampin'Up have a special deal for the whole month.
Now I know we all love a bargain but this is one of my favourites.
 Do you love paper?
Do you have to have 2 sheets of each one? One to use and one to stroke, and it takes you ages before you actually cut into the first sheet of the one you love the most...........
Yea we have all been there I hear you cry.

For the whole month of October Stampin'Up are offering free paper. YES FREE PAPER.
For every three packs of paper you buy you can choose a 4th pack free. I have a long list of the papers that you can get and every day this week I am going to bring you pictures of paper in my
6.30am post

I suggest you get together with a friend pick out 4 different packs and spilt each one between you. That will give you 24sheets of 12 x 12 double sided paper for £15. Or 40 double sided sheets of 6 x 6 paper.
For every one who places an order in my online shop of over £35 during October, I will send you half a pack of designer paper. you will be able to choose Christmas or Non Christmas during the first week of November.

Today I want to show you what I think are two of the prettiest papers. Firstly Delightful Daisy. All of these are pretty and so easy to use.







And the second one is the Painted Autumn. This is in the new seasonal catalogue. Its a bit different to the daisy set in that the background colour is cream rather than white. This really appeals to me. This is a picture from the catalogue with items using the painted harvest set. Followed by three little cards  I made as samples. 



I will list all the papers and their reference numbers for the online shop next Sunday when the special offer starts.


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Card and a Cuppa

For the session this week I have got the the aqua painters out, but I didn't want to paint a whole picture as time is quite short in the cafe.  So this is what I came up with and I have to say I am very pleased with them both.

The first one uses the 'lovely as a tree' stamp set. Its quite suitable for a man which I am often asked to create.


The designer paper with the acorns on is from the 'Painted Autumn' set and the acorns themselves are stamps on the painted harvest set.


This close up shows how I have used the water-coloured part I painted the tree with a few autumnal colours then punched the oval shape out. The water-colouring was done on the Stampin'Up shimmery white card. I was amazed just how much water this card would take.  But the colouring worked a treat.  
I Stamped the tree onto whisper white and added the punched out oval on top with dimesionals so that it matched up. I think it is really effective.
The acorns are from the Painted Harvest stamp set and the sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms set.



I will show the second one tomorrow.

Shopping
Lovely as a tree stamp set                      127793
Painted Harvest designer series paper   144613
Painted Harvest stamp set                       144783              
Birthday Blooms stamp set.                   140658
Aqua Painters                                          103954

Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below then in October I will send you some Christmas Stampin'Up goodies.










One week Today - Special deal for October starts

One week today is the start of October and Stampin'Up have a special deal for the whole month.
Now I know we all love a bargain but this is one of my favourites.
 Do you love paper?
Do you have to have 2 sheets of each one? One to use and one to stroke, and it takes you ages before you actually cut into the first sheet of the one you love the most...........
Yea we have all been there I hear you cry.

For the whole month of October Stampin'Up are offering free paper. YES FREE PAPER.
For every three packs of paper you buy you can choose a 4th pack free. I have a long list of the papers that you can get and every day this week I am going to bring you pictures of paper in my
6.30am post

I suggest you get together with a friend pick out 4 different packs and spilt each one between you. That will give you 24sheets of 12 x 12 double sided paper for £15. Or 40 double sided sheets of 6 x 6 paper.
For every one who places an order in my online shop of over £35 during October I will send you half a pack of designer paper. you will be able to choose Christmas or Non Christmas during the first week of November.

I'm going to kick off with the Christmas paper, Be Merry. I used these papers for my project class in 'Christmas in July' They are the traditional green and red and work well for lots of cards. These are the cards we made and a picture of the paper from the catalogue.






Can you match the cards up to the paper?

Shopping
Be Merry Designer paper  144111
Merry Mistletoe stamp set 143650

I will list all the papers and their reference numbers for the online shop next Sunday when the special offer starts.


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Painted Harvest Home Decor item

This time next week I will be opening up for the Painted Harvest workshop.  Thats the name of the stamp set we will be using in the workshop, its in the new seasonal catalogue. If you haven't got a copy and would like one email me here .
You can book on the workshop via my website, you will need to click the workshop tab and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Using these plaques has spread through our team like wildfire but they are just so useable. Great size. easy to use and stamp on.
This is my take......


To start with I mixed water and gesso and painted the wood, which was a bit plasticy in appearance! I left that to dry for about 1/2 an hour then got my daubers out.... well I couldn't have a project without daubing could I. Using crumb cake I daubed the edges of each plank lightly, slowly I built the colour up to give the wood an aged look.



I had two sentiments and pondered a while about which one to use. Love this one. from the Beautiful You stamp set.





 I stamped directly onto the surface with the stamps, but also stamped some onto card which I then fussy cut. I created a seperaet centre for this one then coated it in fine tip glue to make it shiny.
The leaves are 2 step stamping as well then I have used the matching punch.

Shopping
Painted Harvest Bundle  Stamp set and punch   146021
Burlap ribbon                                                      141487
Beautiful You stamp set                                      143637


Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below then in October I will send you some Christmas Stampin'Up goodies.






Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Pop of Paradise 2

Quick post this morning - the second card for Card and a Cuppa today, uses other stamps from the set with the flamingo and two of the new in-colours. The two shades of green, tranquil tide and lemon lime twist. They look brilliant together. Another staright forward stamping card, just the addition of some of those glitzy gems to finish it off.








Monday, 18 September 2017

When is a box not just a box.......?

Its time for the Tuesday afternoon group to create something other than cards. They had been asking to make boxes. I had been reluctant as this is not one of my strengths but I needed to give it a go.
But I haven't just come with any box I have created a box within a box, actually a box within an exploding box. A first for me and I am so pleased with it as its just what I was asked for.

Firstly I had to make the little box for the inside, this was my starting point as this was the box a customer had seen and liked. then I created the design around it and lastly the exploding box around the outside. I haven't finished yet I still need to decorate the lid of the box, and create the tags/notes for the inside pockets, but I am so pleased with the bare bones of how it has turned out.



The little house that was the start of the project. I have added little flowers to the side window in a window box, around the the other two sides I have stamped with green leaves and some flowers, then added a die cut tree and a fence to the base card/central square.  It all folds up flat inside the lid. Happy dance in the den when I finished this yesterday. I just hope the ladies on Tuesday afternoon like it. 



A work in progress but nearly finished!


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Pop of Paradise

Last week in my Tuesday morning Cards and a Cuppa session at The Secret Cafe we made two very specific cards, one with 'get well soon' sentiments and the other a sympathy card. Both very necessary but not the easiest to make when needed.
This week I have decided to start with a pop of pink and the Pop of Paradise stamp set. I would be interested to know  how many of my readers who are Stampin' Up demonstrators or users of Stampin'Up ink can recognise the colours I have used. Its a bit of a fun card.


I regularly use this layout for a card, 4 squares to the top right hand corner, ribbon and sentiment in the lower half of the card.


So what colours are these flamingo's?

Good simple stamping, card and ink. - Fancy making one then join me between 9.30  - 11.00am on Tuesday morning in The Secret Cafe, Tenterfields Business Park, Burnley Rd, Halifax. 

Shopping
Pop of paradise stamp set 141581

Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below then in October I will send you some Christmas Stampin'Up goodies.




Friday, 15 September 2017

Oh So Eclectic

This card is made with the same stamp set as yesterdays poppies. How different can you get? 

This card showcases the use of the dies that match the stamp set. I started with die cutting the lattice pattern from the very vanilla cardstock. The flowers and leaves are stamped  using the two step stamping technique on spare very vanilla card then die cut. Putting the card together I have threaded the leaves and flowers through the lattice die cut  and layered up on tempting turquoise



 The ribbon is from  my stash. The sentiment 'Happy Birthday' is from the Fairy Celebration stamp set. The two step stamping really gives the leaves and flowers some texture. Such a pretty card.


Shopping
Oh so Eclectic bundle  145356

Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below then in October I will send you some Christmas Stampin'Up goodies.










Thursday, 14 September 2017

Poppies


I wonder how many of you who read this and use Stampin'Up products know which stamp set I have used here.
I always love poppies and I also love water-colouring.


This is the large flower background in the 'Oh So Eclectic' stamp set. I have stamped it on really good quality heavyweight watercolour paper. I watered the paper first using an aqua painter. Then stamped with real red. I again wet the paper in the centre of the flower and using the aqua painter added more colour. This gives it a real intensity. Then I left the paper to dry. The black centre of the flower is stamped with momento using one of the flower centre stamps. Don't you just love the way the ink has fuzzed at the edges of the petals. To add the leaves I covered the flowers with a mask then used stamped off ink to add the stems and leaves
Unfortunately I didn't have any current red ribbon so I had to use some out of my stash. Then a little sentiment. I actually thought twice about adding a sentiment. I think I am going to do another one of these but 5" square then put it into a frame. I love it that much. What do you think.


Shopping
Oh So Eclectic stamp set       143940
Real Red ink                          126949
Real Red A4 card                  106578
Black card                             121688


Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below then in October I will send you some Christmas Stampin'Up goodies.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Painted Harvest

I can't believe its a week since I last posted. Last weekend I did a craft fair at the top of the calder valley in Todmorden. It was a brilliant day. Lots of lovely people made a card at the 'make and take' table. Plus all my large square cards sold out.
Yesterday I used the painted harvest stamp set for the first time in class. There was some influence from pinterest for my makes but it was an amalgamation of lots of ideas.
My ladies who come to Tuesday class love Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant..... they are purple girls!  So the first card is just about two step stamping, it did take us longer than I expected but we had many laughs along the way and everyone was really happy about with the card they had made.


The ribbon is the retired seam binding and yes I have quite a stock of it as I love this colour. 


Over the next few months I can see me trying this with lots of different colour combinations. I know its really a sunflower but it doesn't have to be yellows!
This stamp set comes in a bundle with a punch, the punch matches the leaves in this set.

Shopping
Painted Harvest bundle (Stamp set and Punch)  146021
Painted Harvest Stamp set                                   144783
Wisteria Wonder A4 card                                    124389     
Wisteria Wonder Ink                                           126985
Elegant eggplant A4 card                                    108614
Elegant Eggplant ink                                           126969
Vanilla card                                                         106550

Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below then in October I will send you some Christmas Stampin'Up goodies.