Thursday, 27 February 2020

Sending Flowers #6 - Happy Mothers Day Aperture Tent card

So I combined a few elements of my 5 Sending Flowers card designs... and came up with this one for classes...
Decorated for Mother's Day wishes this time - but can be stamped with whatever greeting you need...

Click here for the Aperture Tent Card Tutorial

And here are the 3 aperture cards... so you can see the variety in colour as they go from left to right!
And... as a round up... here are the 5 Sending Flower card designs...
Live in the UK? Then you can have my Sending Flowers Class in the Post... Click here for the details and/or here to email me to arrange yours!


Wednesday, 26 February 2020

The Last of the Wednesday Wideos for a while... Botanical Prints

Oh this is lovely... a whole co-ordinating product medley...

Including stamps, dies, ribbon, intricate laser cut panels and labels...

And the papers which are coloured on the one side... but  - now I am looking - left black and white on the other... so you can use as they are... or colour away to your hearts delight... Love those...

Oh and those stunning copper coloured bee embellishments... I never spotted those before!
Amazing how looking at something in more detail can make you realise what you have been missing!!

You have been warned...

And here is the video show... just click here or on the image below ...



Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Painted Poppies Splatter Notecards Trio Step by Step Pictorial


So I have been asked a few questions on the creation of my Painted Poppy notecards with splatters .... so I thought it easiest to just make another, take some photos and come back to share!

So colourwise... I used Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Granny Apple Green on this and most of my other Painted Poppies samples but Poppy Parade (instead of Pretty Peacock) on the first version shared (as shown below but first shared here with more product details and images...
No masking involved...

And note that ...

stamped off the Seaside Spray (sky) splatters ie ink up stamp, stamp on scrap paper, then stamp onto card... 

But I didn't stamp off the Granny Apple Green (grass) splatters - I just stamped twice/thrice without re-inking ...

(1) Die cut label ( this label is in the co-ordinating Painted Labels dies)
(2) Stamp single stem poppy in Memento Black
(3) Stamp large Splatters behind poppy (to top) NB stamped off!
(4) Stamp Granny Apple Green splatters to bottom NB stamped twice
(5) Using stamped label for required positioning on card... ink up and stamp Seaside Spray and Granny Apple Green large splatters directly onto notecard to left hand side... you can see better in the 3rd photo below...

(6) Colour in flowers and leaves using Stampin Blends
(7) Adhere stamped label to card using 3D foam Stampin Dimensionals
(8) Finish off with a hand cut Label Me Bold greeting (in Pretty Peacock/Poppy Parade)

And then I used the same technique on this card...
With the extra touch of the Enjoy Life grass image (in Granny Apple Green)... over the "grass splatters"  for extra definition... ie Top Left image below...
And I will be back soon with a tip for the shaped card mat behind that Painted Poppies/ Labels die cut label on this last card!

Monday, 24 February 2020

Sending Flowers #5 - Let's add a bit of colour..

Same card as yesterday... but grass added to the background...

And a few Daffodil Delight die cuts and Blueberry Bushel coloured flowers later... 
Though I do have to laugh at myself as I have now realised that my 5 card designs.... is actually 6.... as I have another card to share... So if you are tempted with the Sending Flowers dies and my Class in the Post.... you will be able to vary your postal kit accordingly!

Live in the UK? If so... I have a special offer for you... as I am feeling so much love for these 
Sending Flowers dies...
Howsabout a Class in the Post? Just £47 (or £45 collected) To include prepped cards/materials and instructions for 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs)

To include the Sending Flowers dies (RRP £25), Balmy Blue & Granny Apple Green ink pads (RRP £7 each), Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin Blend (RRP £4.25) and a Stampin Sponge.
Plus your free co-ordinating Sale A Bration freebie Sending You Thoughts stamps...
Note that the Sale A Bration freebie AND/OR the ink pad(s) & Stampin Blend colours can be switched if desired.

You will also need a die cutting machine, Black inkpad & Rhinestone Basic Jewels to create the cards exactly as I have done... and I have also used the wonderful Label Me Bold stamp set (RRP £16) on just the one card...

Closing date February 29th. Supplies to you approx 12th March (subject to availability) Though early orders may go through ... and be delivered to you... well earlier!


Sunday, 23 February 2020

Sending Flowers #4 - The Large Square Card

Another day... another Sending Flowers card...

Again keeping things really simple... and very white... for now!
Live in the UK? If so... I have a special offer for you... as I am feeling so much love for these Sending Flowers dies...
Howsabout a Class in the Post? Just £47 (or £45 collected) To include prepped cards/materials and instructions for 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs)

To include the Sending Flowers dies (RRP £25), Balmy Blue & Granny Apple Green ink pads (RRP £7 each), Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin Blend (RRP £4.25) and a Stampin Sponge.

Plus your free co-ordinating Sale A Bration freebie Sending You Thoughts stamps...
Note that the Sale A Bration freebie AND/OR the ink pad(s) & Stampin Blend colours can be switched if desired.

You will also need a die cutting machine, Black inkpad & Rhinestone Basic Jewels to create the cards exactly as I have done... and I have also used the wonderful Label Me Bold stamp set (RRP £16) on just the one card...

Closing date February 29th. Supplies to you approx 12th March (subject to availability) Though early orders may go through ... and be delivered to you... well earlier!




Saturday, 22 February 2020

Sending Flowers #3 - Simple Aperture Card

Got on a bit of a roll with my Sending Flowers dies... so here is another Aperture Card... 

But I have now had to stop myself... and move onto more makes for Mother's Day and Easter... though all of my 5 Sending Flowers designs will be suitable for those 2 occasions in any case!

But I couldn't let myself repeat my 22 Painted Poppies projects I shared over the last week!! I don't have any display space left!!
So today's card is possibly the simplest of my 5 designs...

Live in the UK? If so... I have a special offer for you... as I am feeling so much love for these Sending Flowers dies...
Howsabout a Class in the Post? Just £47 (or £45 collected) To include prepped cards/materials and instructions for 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs)

To include the Sending Flowers dies (RRP £25), Balmy Blue & Granny Apple Green ink pads (RRP £7 each), Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin Blend (RRP £4.25) and a Stampin Sponge.
Plus your free co-ordinating Sale A Bration freebie Sending You Thoughts stamps...
Note that the Sale A Bration freebie AND/OR the ink pad(s) & Stampin Blend colours can be switched if desired.

You will also need a die cutting machine, Black inkpad & Rhinestone Basic Jewels to create the cards exactly as I have done... and I have also used the wonderful Label Me Bold stamp set (RRP £16) on just the one card...

Closing date February 29th. Supplies to you approx 12th March (subject to availability) Though early orders may go through ... and be delivered to you... well earlier!

Friday, 21 February 2020

Aperture Tent Card with Sending Flowers #2

An Aperture Tent card for you today... A very simple fun fold card... but very effective with the Sending Flowers die cut...

Live in the UK? If so... I have a special offer for you... as I am feeling so much love for these Sending Flowers dies...
Howsabout a Class in the Post? Just £47 (or £45 collected) To include prepped cards/materials and instructions for 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs)

To include the Sending Flowers dies (RRP £25), Balmy Blue & Granny Apple Green ink pads (RRP £7 each), Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin Blend (RRP £4.25) and a Stampin Sponge.
Plus your free co-ordinating Sale A Bration freebie Sending You Thoughts stamps...
Note that the Sale A Bration freebie AND/OR the ink pad(s) & Stampin Blend colours can be switched if desired.

You will also need a die cutting machine, Black inkpad & Rhinestone Basic Jewels to create the cards exactly as I have done... and I have also used the wonderful Label Me Bold stamp set (RRP £16) on just the one card...

Closing date February 29th. Supplies to you approx 12th March (subject to availability) Though early orders may go through ... and be delivered to you... well earlier!
But before I go... here is the Aperture Tent Card recipe and tutorial for all of you...

1. Cut Thick Whisper White card to 12 x 29cm (US 4 3/4" x 11") and Balmy Blue card to 11.5cm Square (US 4 3/8" Square)
2. Score LANDSCAPE at 1, 13, 25 & 27cm. (US 1/4", 4 7/8", 9 1/2" & 10 1/4") 
3. Bone Fold Valley, Mountain, Valley, Mountain
4. Die cut aperture & colour flowers/stems as necessary
5. Stamp greetings as necessary
6. Adhere panel to back of card.
7. Adhere card using thin 1cm (US 1/4") section.
8. Decorate as necessary...


Thursday, 20 February 2020

3D Thursday Easter Baskets... AKA Painted Poppies # 8

Before I put the Painted Poppies away.... I couldn't resist a re-make of these 2 favourite Easter projects for the display...

But now I have been asked to include the Large one in some of next month's classes... happy to oblige for those that didn't create one before! Or would like another one....
Too many miles away from me to visit... then click here for the tutorial for the Small Basket... or here for the Large Basket... The main difference being that we now have the fantastic Basket Weave embossing folder for the even more realistic finish!


Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Wednesday Wideo - Mountain Air

Getting to the end of the latest releases of product videos.... but one of my favourites featured today... the Mountain Air bundle...

Perfect for our little scenes... which is right up my "street"... as my long term blog followers will know... as I do love to create a scene or two! But I was resisting the set... though my resolve has now gone after a quick 5 minutes searching on Google... one for my next order! You have been warned...

Click on the image below for the product video...

And for those of you that prefer the "one-shot-shows-all" approach... let me show you...

The Mountain Air stamps...

Majestic Mountain dies...
And with the 10% off... the Mountain Air Bundle...