Friday, January 30, 2015

A bunch of flowers for you.

Hello Happy Stampers,
I am now back from my lovely holidays at the beach and waiting impatiently for some new products from the All Occasions Catalogue and Saleabration!
So what to do while I sit here twiddling my thumbs???

Use up some leftovers of course! and help make some room for the new stuff.

I have a friend who has been ill and wanted to make a card using some flowers I had punched out previously.

These were from Flowershop and Petite Petals in Melon Mambo and Tempting Turqoise.

So I wrapped a piece of pretty designer paper from Sweet Taffy into a cone shape.
And popped the flowers at the top of it.
At the bottom I stuck some pieces of 1/2 cm Gumball Green Card stock to look like the flower stems.

The "Bunch of Flowers" were stuck onto a piece of designer paper from the Stacked with Love paper stack in the New Occasions Catalogue. Melon Mambo Card stock was used for the main card.

A couple of Melon Mambo punched hearts, butterfly and ribbon and diamantes finished it off nicely.

I do hope this cheers her up.

thanks for stopping by. Vx

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

summer holidays!

Well you may be wondering where I am at the moment?
On Summer Holidays. Following the Sun, Sand and Surf and having a lovely time.
But just for your enjoyment I have posted a photo of a card I made before we left.
It is in Wisteria Wonder and Blackberry Bliss. 
I used the new Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack paper and the Love is Kindess single Stamp from the All Occasions Catalogue.

I stamped in black and embossed with embossing powder.

I wanted to make the tulips to have some dimension to them so I added my Crystal Effects to the flowers after I had coloured them. Then I sprinkled some dazzling diamonds over that for some sparkle.

The scalloped whisper white is from the circles framelits collection. I embossed with Lovely Lace EF and cut the circle to fit the designer paper edge.

The flower stamp was stamped onto whisper white and punched out with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

And now some quick holiday snaps before I run off to the beach again!
See you in a week.

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

The essence of love is Kindness.

Hello Happy Stampers.

The new All Occasions Catalogue and Saleabration start on the 6th January!! Not long now!

Being a demonstrator has got some perks, like getting to preview the new catalogues early and I can tell you ... you are going to like this one! If you ever think you may be interested in being a Stampin Up Demo please don't hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you if I can.
I was really happy to see that the Occasions Catalogue really did have a bit of everything in it... to cover most of the Special Occasions we have during the year. Birthday, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Valentines, Easter, Wedding and Baby.
It really is a good mix.
I already have a long wishlist and my first order is nearly ready to go.

However, I did pre-order just two items already, that I wanted to show you.
 A cute single stamp from the new catalogue called Love is Kindness.
"The essence of love is kindness"
There are a few people I would really love to make a card for with this stamp, given the year I had in 2014.

So this first card is for all or you dear readers who have stuck by me even when I wasn't able to post as often. Thank you for your kind words and support of my blog. XXXXX

And here it is!

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I also used some new designer paper from the Stacked with Love Paper Stack. Which I am "In Love" with!! cause it is LOVEly!!! for the background.

I stamped directly onto some designer paper with versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. Then I stamped again onto some whisper white card stock. With the second image I coloured the flowers and stems and leaves with Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi Stampin Write Markers. I cut this image out and placed it over the image stamped on the designer paper.
The flowers had some Dazzling Diamonds added to them for a bit of sparkle.

The colours of card stock used are Crisp Cantaloupe and Real Red. A bit different I know but they are colours used in the Designer Paper Stack and they work really well together.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay tuned for a few more cards with this set.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ornamental Pine

Hello everyone,

Now I know that Christmas is done and dusted for another year but....
I decided that I would show you the card I made for my husband for Christmas.
It uses the the fantastic set Ornamental Pine from the Holiday Mini which is about to retire any day now!!!

At this time of the year I also use some of my non-su stamps that I had bought prior to joining Stampin Up.

I do love Stampin Up Stamps and use them almost exclusively but at Christmas after I have done so many Christmas cards with Stampin Up Products I like to break out and see what else is lying at the bottom of the cupboard.
And that is where I found this reindeer stamp and the On Dasher On Dancer word stamp!
I immediately knew I had to combine them with the Ornamental Pine.

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I used Cherry Cobbler card stock for my base and a piece of retired su dsp for a border.
The pine needles are stamped in Mossy Meadow and the pinecone is embossed with gold embossing powder.

I sponged around the very vanilla card stock with mossy meadow and added lots of lovely gold embossing powder too. Then I topped that with some gold glass glitter and at the bottom edge of the card added dazzling diamonds for a snowy look.

It turned out just how I imagined! Which is rare! LOL! and hubby liked it too. (of course!).

So if you like this set as much as I do I would suggest you need to get your skates on because the Holiday Catalogue finishes the 5th JANUARY!
You can find it on page 27 of the Holiday Catalogue.
And while you are checking it out think about the Endless Wishes Set p.32 as well. This one is a great versatile set as well.

And then we have the All Occasions Catalogue come out on the 6th January!!!
Plus Saleabration starts too!!!
So much happening.
Stay tuned!!! I have a sneak peek coming next time.
Thanks for stopping by. Vx
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