Saturday, 27 August 2016

Thoughtful Branches

I have been making some sample cards with the thoughtful branches bundle and came across a couple of z-cards on Pinterest. This is my version. 

I think this would make a great back drop for children who love to play with farm animals. I can just imagine it being surrounded by toy sheep and cows....


I had all the samples made in the thoughtful branches bundle on display at the classes and this caught the eyes of all the ladies who expressed an interest in making one, at a future class. Not to disappoint them we made one this week. 

Although It took over two hours to complete with lots of stamping, punching  and cutting out, everyone remarked how lovely it was. They were very pleased with their creations, so much so, some of them didn't want to give it away and was going to keep it for themselves




The only thing I changed from the above picture was stamping the group of trees onto wild wasabi card instead of the white


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Thoughful branches and Seaside shore - Don't Miss out!

Don't miss out on the fantastic 'Thoughtful Branch Set'.  There are only a few days left to take the opportunity of purchasing the 'Thoughtful Branches Stamp set' from Stampin' Up! It comes with matching framelits and is only available whilst stocks last or until 31st August for £46.75

Please don't miss out, some of my ladies have treated themselves to an early Christmas present. To save time, if you want to purchase it, please go through my online SHOP HERE

Here is one of the cards we made in the class last week so that my ladies could see and play with the stamps and framelits for themselves




The second class card is one I have CASED. One of my regular class ladies ordered the Seaside shore stamp set recently and found this design on Pinterest HERE and asked if I could recreate a similar one. It was also an opportunity to get me in the holiday mood, for a week in Turkey.....



This is my version, I used soft sky cardstock as the sea panels and embossed them with the new seaside embossing folder.


There was a lot of stamping and fussy cutting to create all the sea elements, but the finished result was well worth it...


 A fabulous card which is ideal for someone who loves the sea or keep tropical fish at home!



Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Detailed Floral Phrases & Bella & Friends

As you can probably gather from reading my two previous blogs HERE & HERE I have loved playing with the detailed floral thinlits. Here is the 3rd card in the series


The smaller of the two detailed floral thinlits was used this time to create a partially cut out framed card in thick white card



A piece of pool party card was cut with the outer edge of the die and placed behind the intricate lace panel


We used a retired floral background stamp in pool party ink to create the background paper which was attached to the opening with dimensionals.

 

The very cute Bella & Friends stamp set was used to create the second card. 


 The images were coloured in with sahara sand, mint macaron and so saffron stampin' write markers and a separate balloon stamped onto the mint macaron paper from its my party designer series paper, cut out and placed on top 

The two cards photographed together




Friday, 19 August 2016

Detailed floral thinlits with a touch of flourish thinlits

Here is another collection of cards using the fabulous detailed floral thinlits along with the flourish thinlits

We found these cards to be very quick to complete with just a couple of mats and layers and the top piece die cut using the larger of the two detailed floral dies.


The delicate flower at the top left hand corner was created by using a section of one of the large flourishes from the flourish thinlits and backed by the largest flower  from the blossom bunch
 punch in the coordinated coloured card



I have made this card in a variety of different colours: elegant eggplant, pool party and all white

 

They make excellent wedding, anniversary or congratulations cards which do not take too much time to complete but look very intricate and luxurious





Thursday, 18 August 2016

Detailed floral thinlits wedding and floral phrases Wobble cards


It has been a few weeks since I shared some of our class cards. Time is just flying by in 2016.

Here are a couple of cards we made a few weeks ago using the 'detailed floral thinlits dies' and matching floral phrases stamps from the annual catalogue. You can buy them HERE in my ONLINE SHOP as a bundle in wood for £44 and Clear mount for 37.75

It is not that long ago I was buying and using the old bulky Sizzix dies, which are now replaced by these thinlits...wonderful pieces of engineering and so easy to store.



The wedding card is made from gold and cream pearlised card, which can be colour matched to the theme of the wedding colour.  I made 70 invitation for my nephews wedding last year, using a cadbury purple... lovely...




We even decorated an insert sheet



The second card is a wobble card design, I have made several of these in the past one was a Christmas card with snowflakes which I may repeat again this year using different colours.




These can be used for any occasion and fold flat for posting. when opened up they are very sturdy. The design features the 'Floral phrases' stamps which were coloured with stamp write markers in sweetsugar plum and emerald envy before stamping on a piece of square card.









Friday, 12 August 2016

Thoughtful Branches Stamps & Framelits for August only

Stampin' Up! have released a limited edition bundle of Stamps and Framelits called Thoughtful Branches but it is only available for the month of August or until stocks last.It is a fantastic set which includes 9 dies and 23 stamps which co-ordinate together. The stamps are £24 (143539) and come in Photopolymer for easy alignment and  the thinlits dies are £28 (143538) OR you can buy them both together as a Bundle for £46.75 (144328)




There are so many uses for this stamp set you can create Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter trees and the sentiments are in a beautiful font and can be used all year round too!


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Please contact me to place your order or alternatively click HERE to go to my ONLINE shop

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Sitting here

Today's cards are made using a stamp set from the new catalogue. As soon as I saw the 'Sitting here' stamp set back in June, I knew I had to put it on my wish list and it was one of the first ones I bought on my pre-order list.


We have a tabby cat called 'Tibby' and she poses just like the cat in the card above!


The cushions, dog, cat and flower pot were all stamped on a separate piece of white card and then coloured in using an aqua painter. Although the cutting out of the stamps led to a few initial groans, the period of concentration gave a very welcome quiet period to the class. They all said the finished result was worth it!!