Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Another Painted Petals card to go in the box! Plus NEW Sale A Bration products…And Weekly Deals updated…

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Well the Painted Petals cards & box shared yesterday went down very well at todays class…

My friend and fellow crafter, Zoe was particularly delighted to make all of her 4 Mothers Day cards plus a spare for any occasion as well as a box for chocolates and a special make for Mothers Day presents…. More on the extras another day!

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But I had to pop onto share Zoe’s version of the “Amazingly Amazing heart card” – made so as to fit the HAPPY MOTHERS DAY greeting – love this version Zoe…. told you I had to share! Thanks for letting me….

Oh and before  I go… here are this week’s Weekly Deals – I think I can see a “Happy Easter banner” being created here in March and a ribbon stock up too!

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I will be ordering Sunday 1st March if you are after anything…. and do remember that you can earn a free Sale A Bration (SAB) item for every £45 you spend… and …even better… spend £50 + and you can have a free Craft Spa class in March too (worth £12.50)

And talking of Sale A Bration… I am delighted to tell you that there are 4 new items that you can earn for free during March. These are in addition to those previously published.

Little sneak peek pictures below… don’t know why the Coastal Cabana colour in the Thanks card etc looks like such a vivid green!! - but go here for full information…. I personally can’t wait to get my hands on those vellums and the large THANKS stamp!

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Painted Petals Set in a Box

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Here is a project that we made at our January Jems Training session.

4 lovely cards and a simple box to put them in. Featuring Painted Blooms papers and Painted Petals stamps. Love these Julie…. and so do many of my ladies that craft! So there will be a fair number of these made this week at The Craft Spa….

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Think my mind must have still been thinking of hearts when I made this one!

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And finally the little box…all wrapped up with a sparkly Something Borrowed embellishment to finish. Love these little embellishments. More on those soon….

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Painted Petals Note Cards Trio

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Loving my Painted Petals stamps. I can feel a series coming on…..

Let’s start with something simple…. grab some white and crumb cake notecards & envelopes, some Whisper White cardstock, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky  & Craft Whisper White inks & some sponges. Oh and maybe a few other things as we go along…..

And just create…. no fuss, no bother… simple but gorgeous!

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Keeping it clean & simple… Direct Wild Wasabi ink pad around the central Whisper White panel. Gems coloured using Blendys….

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Could maybe do with a close up photo here…. the central panel flowers are inked with Rose Red..then extra highlights added using a Rich Razzleberry marker… yummy!

A bit of faux shadow work…. background of whisper white flowers over-stamped with Rose Red flowers.

And central Whisper White panel Soft Sky sponged all over then Wild Wasabi sponged around edges….

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Central white panel all Soft Sky sponged  and Dazzling Details applied to the flowers. So pretty!

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And you can still see the texture of the stamp coming through…

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Crazy About You and a bit of Kissing still!

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Yes we still have some Kissing going on….just gives a highlight on the Sahara Sand leaves.

But these cards have been made just to demonstrate the versatility of the new Crazy About You stamp set… not only do you have some great words & greetings…but some fabulous leaves and great flowers too.

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The inking of the flower was using Soft Sky with a dab of Lost Lagoon to the petal centres to add some dimension & graduated colour – proved very effective!

This flower ( in its full form) does punch out with the new Flower Medallion Punch – though I didn’t have the punch at the time so this one is hand cut… and then I didn’t stop – I just stamped a few more flowers and cut out 3 more layers from within the image… loads of dimension on this flower!

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And this one is just a simple & straightforward version…. using the Thank You greeting from Cheers to Love – which just happened to still be out in my craft room…

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Friday, 20 February 2015

Last Kissing with Groovy Love card in the series….

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Bet you thought it would never end…. the series ends with the simplest card of them all… Just had to show you the wonderful new Sahara Sand Lace trim… love it … just waiting for my second reel to turn up!

I have to laugh at myself though… as the plan was to make about 6-8 cards using Groovy Love… but then Something Lacy & the kissing technique came along… and I think I have ended up making over 20 cards with the hearts….. maybe I am beginning to have a place for hearts in my crafting after all!! And I am pleased to add that my I have some very happy ladies who purchased the Groovy Love set as part of their January class kit (whether for here at home or away at theirs… ) – they now have loads of ideas to create with their new stamp set & punch…. Enjoy!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Last but one Kissing & Groovy Love

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Nearly finished sharing my Groovy Love hearts and Kissing Technique cards….. here we have the Kissed heart  & Larger Than Life alphabet – coupled with part of the image from the Big On You stamp set. Simples!

A6 long card for those of you that want to know…

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

You Make Me Happy with Groovy Love ….

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Very rapid share today … just realised that the electricity is off today in the village…so I am racing to beat the switch off!!

Another one that is as simple as simple can be… just the YOU MAKE ME wording from the Crazy About You stamp set & 4 punched hearts in subtle colours with HAPPY overstamped on each of them. Says it all!

Loving the Crazy About You stamp set…a definite winner in my craft room!

Remember that the Weekly Deals have just been updated today too….. I’ll be back when I can to add a picture.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Even more Kissing with a Twist using Something Lacy and Larger Than Life Alphabet

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When I swapped my card at Team Training… we had various discussions about stamping up words and peoples names – so here you go…. These are both DL cards…

First of all we have love…. I did mean to put the word KISSES under the heart…but then I couldn’t find a stamp! Colourway is Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette & Rose Red

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And here is Anne’s birthday card… I needn’t have put my name in it as she knew immediately who it was from! Still sorry about that wonky “e” though Anne ….. Colourway is Soft Sky, Whisper WhitePink Pirouette & Lost Lagoon

Monday, 16 February 2015

Shimmery Cheers to Groovy Love

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Before I start – remember that tomorrow, Tuesday 17 February is the last day to get your Magnetic Big Shot platform with 25% off… just £26.96 instead of RRP £35.95. Just email me to order OR  go here to order it for yourself through my online store (remember to enter hostess code XVHYAMZ6 for an extra freebie from me through the post!)  Rest of the Weekly Deals with 25% off here…  Also remember that £45+ gets you a free exclusive Sale A Bration item too….

So a couple more Clean & Simple wedding cards using the Groovy Love and Cheers to Love combination.

First made with Shimmer Gold card, Encore Gold ink , Very Vanilla & Basic Black card & Memento black ink.

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Second with Shimmer Silver card , Encore Silver ink & Whisper White card & Memento black ink..

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Groovy Love Trio in Bermuda Bay & Perfect Plum

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Rather different colourway for me! This little trio has been put together for one of my new crafting ladies who has a love for hearts, Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum, Island Indigo & Smoky Slate…. 

So here is a simple little trio for all occasions that she can reproduce simply & lovingly with her new ink pads, Groovy Love stamps & punches! Though she may need Teeny Tiny Sentiments or Crazy About You to complete the look….

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First up – 4 simple over-stamped & punched hearts  - just to say Thanks…

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Secondly – a 3D heart – 5 hearts punched, scored in half & glued together. Love the Happy Anniversary from Teeny Tiny Sentiments as part of the string! This card was inspired by a card shared on our SU! demo site, Stampin’ Connection which was made by Sherri-Lynn Brophy. Thanks Sherri-Lynn…

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And finally – a ready made SU! notecard punched from the bottom. Larger dotty border heart stamped around & a punched heart placed through the aperture onto the inside of the card. Doesn’t photo well but looks very effective in the flesh.

Coming to the end of my Groovy Love hearts soon…. I am still laughing at the amount of cards I have made using this little set… definitely got carried away…. proving that hearts really are a crafting staple…