Thursday, 29 January 2015

Lotus blossom

I am sharing some cards today using the Lotus Blossom stamp set. This is the most popular choice with my customers as their Sale-a-bration Freebie. They create very simple, yet effective, thankyou cards and would also be excellent in the run-up to easter.

I have used  Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Gumball Green colour combination on the first two thank you cards.

 Calypso Coral , Rose Red, Whisper White, Gumball Green  and a little linen thread tied around some lace trim was used for the third card

The Lotus Blossom is a 3 step stamping technique but don’t let that put you off, it is  really easy to do as the set comes in photopolymer and its very easy to see where to stamp

The Lotus Blossom stamps are just one of the fantastic FREE gifts available for every £45 spent during Sale-a-bration. 

If you would like toplace an order please call or email me with an order or simply SHOP ONLINE using my online shop link

Monday, 26 January 2015

Gorgeous grunge and butterfly basics

I have another "Butterfly Basics" card to share with you today, I think this has to be my favourite stamp set so far from the Spring/Summer 2015 catalogue. I have made this card in several of my classes including a workshop for a local recovery group in Grimsby, which went down very well. 

The set is available to buy in three different styles:  Wood, Clear and Photopolymer and if you purchase the matching butterfly framelits as a bundle, you can save 15%.

For this card I have teamed the stamp set with Gorgeous Grunge. The background was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake using the different splodge stamps in the set.

I created two colourway versions of the card, one using Blushing Bride (above) cardstock and the other using Crisp Cantaloupe (below).

The inspiration for the next card was from Card-io cards. I visited their stand at the Hobbycraft Show in Birmingham in November 2014, where there were lots of fabulous samples on display using their peg stamps. This inspired my thinking and since then I have been playing around with some of my Stampin' Up! stamps and have created the following two cards. I have used the 'tree and leaves' stamps from the retired 'Holiday Home' stamp set and the fir cone and leaf from the 'Lovely as a Tree' set. Why not have a look at your stamps to see if you can create something similar...... Let me know how you get on?

The ladies in the class had a choice of which stamp sets and card to create, but both went down really well. Although it looks very complicated to achieve, they were amazed at how quickly and easy it was, with stunning results.

If you would like to order any of the products shown in my cards, please call or email me with an order or simply SHOP ONLINE using my online shop link

 and you can have your goodies delivered direct to your door!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Butterfly Basics and Four Feathers

 Since the start of the year I have been having a great time creating new designs with the lovely new Stampin' Up! products from the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

We started the classes at the beginning of the New Year making a card using 
a gorgeous stamp set called "butterfly Basics". What is great about this stamp set is that there is a set of framelit dies that you can buy. If you buy them together you can save yourself a total of 15%

All the images used on the card are from the same stamp set. (11 stamps in total) The fern was stamped four times in Pistachio pudding along with the little postmark. The flower image was coloured with Pink Pirouette and Pistachio Pudding marker pens and the honeycomb stamped in Baked Brown Sugar.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is a great size and I love the funky font. This was cut out with one of the apothecary accents framelits and a border punch trim was added along the bottom

The butterfly was cut out twice with the co-ordinating Framelit die in pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake and layered together

I purchased the Four Feathers stamp before Christmas as I saw numerous card designs on Pinterest and couldn't wait to ink it up and start creating some cards with it.

It is not very clear from the photo but I used the resist embossing technique for the background strip and sponged pear pizzazz and soft sky ink over the top. I know it all sounds complicated, but it isn't and the results are fantastic

The feather stamps were stamped in versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder onto vellum and then cut out on the big shot with the matching framelits.  It makes an excellent thank you or sympathy card.

If you would like to order the products I have used on my cards, please call or email me with an order or simply SHOP ONLINE using my online shop link

 and have your goodies delivered direct to your door!