Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Heartfelt Blooms #2 ... in Bermuda Bay

Now this one is small... only being about the height of my bricks! With a special little detail!

A little 3" square card designed to fit in the 3" Square Envelopes... which are a carryover item from the Autumn Winter catalogue
As they say... the best things come in small packages! I love this image just in mono-colour on something small like this... sets it off nicely...

And the extra little detail... look closely...
Yes 3 little dew drops in the morning sun... care of the new Glitter & Epoxy Shapes... so the one on the right/centre is just clear... whereas the other 2 have a slight glittery sheen... beautiful subtle finishing touch!!

Oh and spot the teardrop shape in these Shapes too... love them!
But I can't take credit for the dew drop idea... there are a couple actually designed into the Heartfelt Blooms stamp ... such is the detail in this image...

And the card recipe for you...
3" (7.5cm) Thick Whisper White Square card...
2 1/2" (6.5cm) Square Bermuda Bay mat...
2 5/16" (5.9cm) Square Basic Black mat...
and 2 1/4" (5.6cm) Whisper White panel...
Want to see more of the Heartfelt Blooms stamp (that can be earned for free during Sale A Bration with a £45 order)... available in clear mount... or wood mount

Well here is the set image...
And here is a video from the Home Office for you if you want to see even more... just click on the picture below... 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday Gift Bows card...

Quick little card using the lovely Picture Perfect Birthday stamps and a couple of the new ribbons in the Spring Summer catalogue... 3/8" Lemon Lime Twist stripe in the Tutti Frutti suite and 1/8" Bermuda Bay Satin (which is one Sale A Bration free item that can be earnt with every £45 order)
First and second stamping of the Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay gift bows to achieve the four... then same again but the other way round with the filler in stamp... finished off with the lovely greeting in Archival Black

I used the largest Stitched Shapes frame...a 7cm square Lemon Lime Twist mat... and set on a small Bermuda Bay 9.9cm square card

Monday, 15 January 2018

Baby Pandas...

So when the partying is over for the Party Pandas... the baby pandas can play!

So a cute mini panda for you... now I just need to find a stamp set with the words Welcome Little One...
And a sweet little card made to celebrate a one year milestone for someone very cute I know! It was perfect as his first cuddly toy was a Panda (not that I knew that until they got the card! But there were tears!!)

And yes... I just fussy cut my standing Panda from the Party Pandas Sale A Bration set... just like this!
And then popped the head down onto the body to make my mini one... the top of the "note" forming the bottom of the head in the mini panda....

Also note that you need to trim the top of the baby panda body... behind the arms at the left and right hand side... you can see the left hand part needing trimming below...
Also used Milestone Moments and Picture Perfect Birthday stamps.... and Stitched Shapes dies...

His little hat is in Picture Perfect Birthday... and also the Happy (on the candle) and Birthday (centre bottom) stamp... I just inked up each word separately with the Basic Black marker pen and stamped separately... with a good clean in between!






Sunday, 14 January 2018

How to make the Lots of Happy Kit Hexagon card stand up...

I have seen lots and lots of comments about the hexagon shaped card in the Lots of Happy Kit card not being able to made so it stands up...

So I thought I would quickly share that it can... and how it can!

The instructions with the card show it as a non-standing version...
So you would colour the panel and assemble it like so...
So just ignore that!!

You want to do this instead... as the centre all gets covered up in any case...
Or more accurately... I would assemble it like this! So then you know it is going to stand up when you finish! So this would be the photo to pin!
Then you can add the other parts... The gold foil banner and ribbons...
The stamped panel...
And finishing off with the little die cut flowers... although I decided  not to hide mine under the stamped panel like the original...
And there you have it... one hexagon card that can stand up... 
Isn't it pretty! And a beautiful envelope for it too...
Beautiful card kit... has to be the best one yet!  First kit refill I have ever bought! So more on this kit another day... as there is plenty you can do to get creative with the base kit...
And I LOVE the box it comes in... reckon my Stamparatus will look fabulous in there! 

But in the meantime... here are all the contents... to make 20 cards... 4 each of 5 designs... I would just recommend adding (or having on hand) a Blender Pen... Paper Snips ( to cut the ribbon) , Tear n Tape and (optionally) Tombow adhesive...
And the lovely stamps... some lovely sentiments in here... and more on the one I won't use as is another day...
Love it all... Just £31.50 for the full kit... and only £19 for the 20 card refill! Bargain... and wouldn't it make a lovely gift.... And ooh... buy both for £50.50... 40 cards to make.... and you get a Sale A Bration promotional item for free too!

And oh a video for you too... just click on the pic... but ignore the assembly orientation of the hexagon card... unless you don't want it too stand up...
Full kit contents as follows...

Lots Of Happy Card Kit146388
Price£31.50
There’s lots to love in this all-inclusive card kit. Create all-occasion cards, then add your own colour using the included Watercolour Pencils. 

* Makes 20 cards, 4 each of 5 designs, using the included Lots of Happy Stamp Set 
* Folded card sizes: 2" x 3-1/2", 2-1/2" x 4-1/2", 4" x 3-1/2", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (5.1 x 8.9 cm, 6.4 x 11.4 cm, 10.2 x 8.9 cm, 10.8 x 14 cm) 
* Includes set of 7 photopolymer stamps 
* Clear stamp block 
* 20 printed card bases and coordinating envelopes 
* Giftable kraft box 
* Printed, gold foil, white, and vellum die-cut accents 
* White/gold foil labels
* Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot 
* Full-size Watercolour Pencils in Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry 
* Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ombre Ribbon 
* Stampin’ Dimensionals 

Coordinating colours: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand

Refill Kit as follows...
Lots Of Happy Card Kit Refill145605
Price£19.00
Use the stamp set, ink, and Watercolor Pencils from the Lots of Happy Card Kit with this refill kit to create even more cards! 

Includes: 
* Card bases 
* Envelopes 
* Accents 
* Embellishments 

Supplies for 20 additional cards.




Saturday, 13 January 2018

Let the Good Times Roll...

How amazing is this? 

Anticipation . . . excitement . . . surprise . . . screaming as loud as you can. . . relief and utter bliss—so...  are roller coasters and birthdays are the same thing, really . . . ?

Let The Good Times Roll bundle
With photopolymer stamps... 
And co-ordinating dies...
And a video to show you more.... click on the picture below... 



Friday, 12 January 2018

Heartfelt Blooms #1

Now I didn't expect this to work... but it does in the flesh... though I am not sure that the photos here will do it justice... but scroll down and see what you think...

But for those of you that can make my Launch events next week (Monday 7.30pm and Wednesday 10am)... or a January class... you will be able to see for yourself!

So ... let me introduce you to Heartfelt Blooms... another exclusive free Level 1 Sale A Bration promotion product... you know the ones... one for free with every £45 ordered (or £90 if you pick one of the new Level 2-ers) Available in clear mount or wood mount 
As Stampin Up! says... Our new Distinktive stamp lays down the ink at different opacities, giving the finished image more depth. A beautiful, photographic bouquet in a gorgeous vintage look. A one-step stunner for all your projects! Stamp in one color or stamp in a neutral color and color in your favorite shades.

And as I say... WOW! The photographic nature and depth of this image is amazing! You can even emboss with it!! And the sentiments are just fabulous too...

Yes... you read right... the image is simply silver embossed... 

Which means that in one light you have most of that photographic depth the stamp is designed to do... but move it a bit...and you have pure gleaming silver brightness.... albeit that element being very difficult to photo!
And I purposefully left the rest of the card very simple... so the silver glory could just shine out... so just mounted onto a Silver Foil mat (gutted of course!) and one of the sentiments stamped in Archival Black ink... 

All on a 8.5cm white panel (US 3 3/8") ...9cm Silver Foil mat (US 3 5/8") ... 10.5cm Small Square card blank...(US 4 1/4") 

And oh look... here is a video from the Home Office for you if you want to see more... just click on the picture below... 
And here are a few more samples and ideas for you from the Stampin Up team.... 




Thursday, 11 January 2018

The more impressionist Waterfront Scene...

A bit more "arty" than yesterday's super CAS Waterfront  scene... in a more impressionistic sort of way...

But still simple... even though not so clean...
Card and mats same as yesterday's super CAS share... 

And another quick stamping step by step for you ...
(1) Stamped-off Soft Sky "sea squiggle" in all 4 directions to form the water-coloured square/background... plus an extra in the centre for good measure!
(2) Stamped-off Marina Mist "sea squiggle" at about half way down...
(3) Old Olive narrow "island squiggle"
(4) Marina Mist "island squiggle" upside down over top of sea/land horizon
(4) Wisteria Wonder "mountain shape"
(5) Tranquil Tide trees (again no trunks required) x 2 trios... left-hand trio less inked in height than others (so shorter!)
(6) Wisteria Wonder plus Tranquil Tide marker over-inked greeting
(7) Done in minutes! Enjoy...
And now I will admit that this one was initially going in the trash... but luckily I delayed a while... and added the larger greeting from Picture Perfect Birthday (which happened to be still out) as that softened it all...

And then it definitely grew on me... a lot!...  Though...for me... a repeat would have a more stamped off Soft Sky background!



Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Waterfront on Wednesday...

A quickie but a goodie! Clean & Simple as it should be...
Using my beloved new Waterfront! The best Faux Watercolouring stamp set I think you will ever see....
Oh such a simple little scene... in minutes from start to finish...

In fact here is a very quick step by step!!

(1) Stamp sea "squiggle" in Pool Party... about half way down...
(2) Stamp sea "squiggle" upside down in stamped off Soft Sky
(3) Stamp sun "blob" in Soft Saffron
(4) Stamp mountains "shape" in Wisteria Wonder... then secondary-stamped (without re-inking) again slightly above and to left...
(5) Stamp Tranquil Tide inked trees on horizon to right hand side... not that the trees are only partially inked up... no tree trunks wanted here!
(6) Stamp Tranquil Tide Thanks greeting...

All on a 8.5cm white mat (US 3 3/8") ...9cm Tranquil Tide mat (US 3 5/8") ... 10.5cm Small Square card blank...(US 4 1/4") 
So much creative fun in a set... tomorrow's share certainly looks different!

And who noticed my little slip in yesterdays post!

I have to admit that I kind of got ahead a day this week getting son and heir ready to go back to university... amongst trying to balance a very busy start to January on the Stampin' Up! front....so I did think I was posting on a Wednesday!! Bear with me... normal service is about to resume!!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Wednesday W-ideo!!!

Well... OK a video really!

Want a peak at all the papers without having to physically come to my Launch Events...

Like what you see...  Remember that today is the last day to order for the first round of my Spring Summer Product Shares & Paper Swatch Books (UK only) Click here for all the details... From just £9...

So here you go... a flick through the papers video round up...  Just click on the arrow below to play...
And for those of you that prefer a quick flash... a photo round up... 
Myths & Magic
Petal Passion

Picture Perfect Party
Painted With Love

Sweet Soiree
True Gentleman


Tutti Frutti
Sale A Bration - Bubbles & Fizz