Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Build a Birthday card with floral decoration

Stampin' Up! Build a Birthday card

Sometimes something bright is what you want, and sometimes something more subtle is what's needed. I've made this card before using brighter colours, but this time wanted something paler. I  love the colours in the Subtles collection, and used them to make this card.

So, this uses So Saffron, Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky, a combination I love! To add a bit of a lift I've used three punched flowers from the Itty Bitty Accents pack in Rose Red.

Stampin' Up! Build a Birthday card

I used the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set for the sentiment, with some Silver Glimmer Paper behind.


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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments meets Home For Christmas DSP

Stampin' Up! Delicate ornaments thinlits, Home for Christmas DSP

Today's post is part of the Pootler's Blog Hop, please click the buttons at the bottom of the page to see the other posts in the hop.

Well, these cards were a happy accident, isn't it good how that happens sometimes? 

I had spent the morning with the Crafty Rebels (see post below) making Christmas cards. When I came home and unpacked, Bambi and Santa were looking out at me from holes in card we had cut using the Delicate Ornaments thinlits. 

Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments, Home for Christmas DSP

That seemed like too good an opportunity to miss, so I embossed the cards using the lovely Softly Falling embossing folder and added a sentiment to each on the bottom. For Santa I used the Christmas sentiment from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set - just colouring the word Christmas.

For Bambi, I used the stamp from the Cozy Christmas stamp set. I love them! Let me know what you think.

This is the type of card we were making with the cut outs - a brilliant way of making the most of your card stock!

Stampin' Up! Embellished Ornaments

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Watercolor wings card with vellum overlay

Stampin' Up! Watercolor wings card

Today's card uses the lovely new Watercolor Wings stamp set. Stampin' Up! cleverly made the sizes of the butterflies just right for the Butterflies Thinlits. These thinlits originally were made to go with the  Butterfly Basics set which carried over from the  Spring/Summer catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor wings card

So, I've used Blushing Bride, Tip Top Taupe and Calypso Coral for the butterfly, then die cut it. Over the top I've added another die cut using the Butterfly Thinlits. I've used vellum for this so you can still see the butterfly underneath.

The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics set, and the DSP is from the new neutrals Designer Series Paper stack.

Hope you like it!

Stampin' Up! Watercolor wings card

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals 16 September

Hello everyone - it's weekly deal time again! Don't forget that you can only buy the items above at these prices for one week, after that they go back to normal prices.

I hope there's something you like the look of - I like the Itty Bitty Accents epoxy stickers.

Clicking on the photo will take you to the Weekly Deals part of my shop.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Serene Silhouettes embossed birthday card

Stampin' Up! Serene silhouettes embossed card

Hello everyone! Today's card features the lovely Serene Silhouettes stamp set, and some embossing. I wanted to use the flower stamp as a silhouette rather than colouring it, so it needed something else around it to give it a bit of oomph.

So, after I stamped the silhouette, I cut out a hole in another piece of card, using one of the Lots of Labels framelits, then embossed it using the Arrows embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! Serene Silhouettes and Arrows embosssing folder card

I used Pacific Point Stitched Satin Ribbon, and Tempting Turquoise for the sentiment. Et voilà!

Stampin' Up! Serene Silhouettes card with Arrows embossing folder

Now, a couple of dates for your diary. 

On Friday September 25th I'll be at the coffee morning in aid of Macmillan and Cancer Support France. It's at La Maison du Canal, just outside Rostrenen on the Plouray road. It's from 10.00am  to 1.00pm, come along and support a good cause.

Then, on Sunday October 11th I'll be at the Royal British Legion Troc, at Le Sourn, near Pontivy. 

Also - a big shout out to Dorothy who is doing a tandem parachute jump this Friday to raise money for this year's Poppy appeal. You can sponsor her here - Wow, good luck Dorothy!

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Friday, 11 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic card

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic

Don't you just love a simple card that is this effective? The flower stamp around the outside is from the wonderful Awesomely Artistic stamp set. There are a total of 9 stamps in the set but I wanted to keep this card simple so I just used the flower and leaf stamp around the outside.

I've coloured them in with pencils because I wanted to keep the colour subtle, but Stampin' Markers would work just as well.

I stamped the flowers in Old Olive, the butterfly in Calypso Coral, and the sentiment in Rose Red, so a bit of a mish mash, but I think it works!

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic card

The punched butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri set, and the Happy Birthday is from the Happy Birthday Everyone hostess set. 

Hostess sets are exclusive to hostesses of parties that reach 200€/£150, and are available at special low prices.

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic card

If you live in Central Brittany, and you think you'd like to host a party with some friends and have a fun couple of hours making cards, please contact me and we'll arrange a time convenient for you.

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals 9 September

It's time for this week's Weekly Deals already. Available for just a week at this price. If you'd like to order any of them from my shop, just click on the image above to go to the Weekly Deals section of my shop. Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack, and great new Autumn/Winter catalogue items while you're there!

Monday, 7 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Crafty Rebels

I spent a very happy few hours last week with the Crafty Rebels craft group. Based in Maël Carhaix, they meet every two weeks for a morning of crafting. This is the second time I have been invited to bring my Stampin' Up! kit for them to craft with.

This time we were using Christmas stamps and dies. You can see what the group produced in the photo above.

I love the way they took ideas that I showed them, then did something completely different! Many Bambis and Santas were cut from the Home For Christmas DSP.

Thanks so much to them for inviting me, I had a great time.

Some of the items we used:

Cozy Christmas Stamp Set 

Peaceful Pines Stamp Set

If you live in the Central Brittany area, and you'd like to host a party or demonstration please feel free to contact me.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Stampin' Up! New Autumn Winter catalogue

Well it's here! The new Autumn/Winter catalogue is now live. Click on the photo above to see it in all it's glory - it's a PDF file so you can download it to your computer too.

There are some fantastic new stamps, dies, and accessories for Christmas, but also for Halloween, and for winter.

If you'd like a 'real' copy of the catalogue, and you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria or Germany, please contact me and I'll post one out to you. Please note that it will be the English version.

Stampin' Up! have produced several videos for products in the catalogue.

Here's one for the Happy Scenes set.