Monday, 31 August 2015

It's here!!!

The new seasonal catalogue is now ready to purchase from.

The link to it has been added to the side bar on the right of this page (any problems let me know!).

If you would like a 'real life' catalogue let me know.

There are soooo many great products in it.  I'll be back to share a project tomorrow.


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Butterfly Extravaganza

This card is mainly Stampin' Up! so I hope I can get away with adding it on here!

The card base and white embossed card here are actually Anna Marie card because this is a 7x7" card but the gorgeous images are all Stampin' Up!

I've used the in colours of Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Old Olive.

All other products used:
Watercolor Wings stamp set
Wild About Flowers stamp set
Awesomely Artistic stamp set
Butterfly Basics stamp set

Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
Butterflies Thinlits
Bold Butterfly Framelits

Extra-Large Oval Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Brick Wall Embossing Folder
Vellum Cardstock

This is probably one of those cards that you don't want to add up all the products used - but I am really pleased with it for a special card.

I finished the butterflies with some rogue pearls too!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Cottage Greetings kit

I've finally had a play with one of the kits in the current catalogue and I love it.

I've had a go with the Cottage Greetings kit.  There is a matching stamp set too.
Everything in the kit makes 15 cards, 3 of each of the designs below:

It was really easy and quick to use and make up the cards.  Everything is die cut you just need to stamp the sentiments and use glue and dimensionals to stick everything together.
The pale tan layers are actually thin wood veneer.

The lovely images are already coloured.  As you can see you also get an envelope with snazzy silver liner for each card too.

The enamel dots in this kit are absolutely gorgeous!

The kit is £14.50 to buy and the matching stamp set is £14.00 for clear.  You could use sentiments from any set but I do rather like the font on this set.

The kit is great for a present for a crafter or for you to take away on a holiday to assemble without too much fuss and taking half the house!

Monday, 17 August 2015

Christmas window

Time for another Christmas teaser!

This card is one that was shown at the American Convention.

I think it's rather nice and uses 2 new sets that I think will be really popular.

The brick embossing folder is in the main catalogue and I've used it as a backdrop to the new goodies.

The trees behind the window are from Happy Scenes which you can buy in a bundle with the fabulous window thinlit.  I have used the Perpetual Calendar set for the snowflakes but there are some in this set.

The sentiment and all the other stamps come from Festive Fireplace which you may be able to tell features some stamps not used on this card!  And this set has matching framelits - oh dear.

Plenty of things to play with and keep me busy while you all save your pennies!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

More Build a Birthday

Another card with the Build a Birthday set to show different things you can do with it.

I've used the in colours again and started by stamping the cake stand directly to a piece of Whisper White.  All the other cake layers are stamped separately, cut out and added with dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped on a piece of card and punched both ends with the Banner Triple Punch.

The decoration on top of the cake is also stamped directly on to the white card then this piece is layered on a piece of Tip Top Taupe card.

Card is finished with some flowers in matching colours punched using the flower Itty Bitty Punch.

Ink/card colours used:
Tip Top Taupe
Watermelon Wonder
Mint Macaron
Delightful Dijon

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Birthday Candles

Today's card uses another very versatile set called 'Build a Birthday'

I've seen some super examples using it and have just made a quick card for my first go.

On the base card I have used 3 stamps to form the candles using Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron with Daffodil Delight for the flames.

I have then added 3D pads to add an extra layer that I die cut a circle in.
The red border is a frame made by using 2 circle framelits.

'Happy' is from the Hello You thinlits and the sentiment is from the Build a Birthday stamp set.

New Weekly Deals have just gone live - don't forget to check them out!


Saturday, 8 August 2015

Christmas is coming ...

Oh dear, I had some of my seasonal catalogue pre-order so I got a little distracted!

This card uses a new pack of edgelits available from 1st September.

I have used the existing Circle Framelits, Decorative Dots embossing folder, a Teeny Tiny sentiment and the Washi Label Punch.

I've also used Versamark Ink and a stamp from the very useful Perpetual Birthday Calendar set for some snowflakes in the sky.

And this card doubles for an entry in the Facebook group 'Sundays with Santa' which I haven't had a chance to play along with for a while - this weeks subject is 'lots of layers'.

Keep watching for more sneaks and get saving for 1st September.

If you aren't on my catalogue list already let me know if you would like the new seasonal brochure.


Monday, 3 August 2015

You Can Create It - July challenge

These months seems to be flying by.  Now we are in August I can show you another card I made for the You Can Create It! challenge.

This is the kit we got for July:

The second picture is the same kit but with the paper strips turned over so you can see the other side - surprising how much more muted the other side is and shows how many options there are with 3 little pieces of paper!

The paper is from the Cherry on Top 6x6" Designer Series Paper Stack.

The card colours are Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush and I don't mind saying when I first looked at it I was slightly horrified!  But that is why I joined in so that I could try something different and challenge myself outside of my comfort zone which it is very easy to stay in some times.

So, this is my card:

I'm not quite sure how it came about in the end but I'm rather pleased with it and as someone has mentioned it could make a good alternative for a man card.

I've used strips of all of the paper (both sides) and edged 5 of them with the smallest notch in the Banner Triple Punch.
I've used a strip of the Cucumber Crush and embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder and topped that with 'Congrats' from the Tin of Cards stamp set and cut out with the Word Window punch.

The button has a little piece taken from the white jute ribbon tied through it and to finish I punched some Itty Bitty stars and added some white perfect accents to them for that finishing touch!

Some of the entries are on Teri's blog this month if you click HERE - why not join in too?