Sunday, 14 February 2016
My husband has been invited to a work colleague's wedding and needed an acceptance card. As it Valentine's Day I used the Love Blossoms 6x6 designer series paper stack papers on a stamped background using the amazing Timeless Textures stamp set and added a bit of sparkle with the Blushing Bride Glitter Card and sequin trim. Simple but romantic!
Hope you are being spoiled by your loved one. My hubby bought me a beautiful silver necklace with three hearts that say "I love you". So sweet!
Here is the card I made for him
It's a shaker card full of white, silver pink and red hearts cut out with the heart border punch.
The love expression was cut using the expressions thinlit dies
I made my own envelope using the envelope maker
I filled it with more heart confetti!
Saturday, 13 February 2016
Today's card is so cute for Easter, birthdays or just because. I started by cutting 10.5 x 0.75cm strips from one of the Botanical Gardens designer series paper
I then stamped the leaves and flowers from the Botanicalsfor you stamp set
I used Watercolur Wondr, Mint Macaron and Daffodil delight with Old Olive
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Personally I'm not a big fan of florals but as both the stamp set and the designer series paper were free Saleabration items I had to use them.
I began by cutting a 10cm strip off each piece of patterned paper ( There are two of each pattern) and then cutting two 14 cm pieces to adhere to matching card fronts. The small strips of paper that were left were attached two thirds of the way down the card front.
Each card front was then individually decorated by stamping a range of wildflower sand colouring in using ink and Aqua painters. Some of the images were mounted; some attached with dimensionals; a few were given sentiments; others had a touch of a Wink of Stella but all had decorated inserts.
Eighteen cards that were quick; simple but very pretty!
I rarely make cards for men. They don't appreciate them do they? However, Stampin Ups new Spring Summer catalogue has got a great set called Going Global which includes a 6x6 paper stack called Going Places as well as a stamp set and a textured impressions plate called World Traveller. A great combination for male cards.
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Yesterday I organised my stash to take on a retreat. Today I am organising my Stampin Write Markers and my Classic Stampin Ink Refills thanks to Kelly Kent an Independent Stampin Up demonstrator from Australia who has created the inserts for the Clear Mount stamp cases ( 4 for £5.50) and the Half Wide stamp cases ( 4 for £4.50) for each of the colour families as well as the in colours.
Monday, 8 February 2016
I'm on half term at the moment and planning ahead to my upcoming retreat with four girlfriends. Twice a year we take ourselves away for a weekend ( long weekend for some) to craft, craft, craft! I am therefore making the most of my week off to prepare what I'm going to take with me in March. Really Useful Boxes are fantastic for making sure you have all the resources you need in one place. I am using mine to sort my Stampin Up! stash into suites linked to the current Spring Summer 2016 catalogue.
The 7 and 11 litre RUBs are great for suites that include 12x12 designer series paper
I have several of these and they are so 'useful' as their name suggests.
The boxes stack for easy storage. These two are the 11 litre boxes and are much sturdier and deeper then the 7 litre 12x12 boxes