Saturday, 26 May 2018

Graceful & Stained Glass... coming soon...

Just sharing a card made with new product coming 1st June... a wonderful pack of 24 vellum papers with 12 different stained glass designs, called Graceful Glass.... which can be coloured using Stampin Blends or Many Marvellous Markers... Just stunning...

More samples coming soon... but for now this is a card made at the Stampin Up On Stage event back in April... though mine is somewhat tamer than the original...
The colours are also new to share... 2 of the new In Colors... Lovely Lipstick (gorgeous pinky reddy colour) and Pineapple Punch (very very bright yellow... a real WOW)

And the greeting is from the co-ordinating stamp set, Painted Glass... which comes along with its coordinating dies, Stained Glass

Friday, 25 May 2018

Welcome to your New Home

The last of the Impossible (House) card series... 

A bit more dressed up... with a roof, windows, door and extra greetings....

Details as per this card here... but windows and doors care of  my favourite At Home dies .. 
Talking of the extra "So Happy For You" greeting (from Beautiful You )... no it is not your eyes going funny...

Oops!! Unfortunately... the hand slipped whilst stamping!!! And I have produced enough of these cards to not want to repeat!! So it's a share of another of those "warts and all" cards that always seem to amuse....
And ... and admittance for my loyal & regular blog followers... I might not get to blog daily for a few weeks... I think I just need to take some pressure off me... just for a little while... So panic not... I will be back with a vengeance!!!

Thursday, 24 May 2018

3D Thursday - Chocolate in a Suitcase!

Just sharing a lovely project made for me by fellow team member Nic Baker...

Isn't this gorgeous... using the Petal Passion papers and Petal Palette stamps... papers only available for another week (or while supplies last if sooner!) Petal Palette carries over... but not as the stamp & die bundle with that 10% off if you order before 31st May....
Nic is a real love... she always makes me and gifts me a treat when we see each other at the 6 monthly Stampin' Up! On Stage events... her way of saying thanks for all the projects and "stuff" I share on here... I know she finds some it of it useful! Love that my shares inspire others!

Again thanks Nic... simply stunning... and the chocolate was rather yummy too!!!

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

3-in-1 Z Fold Cards - Sweet Soiree for CLAPA

As many of you will be aware... for the last 12 months... our Stampin Up  team have joined together to make Cards for Causes (aka card for charities) every month...
So these are the 25 cards I have made for CLAPA ... which is the only UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate. 
They have asked for Thank You cards so they can thank their volunteers after a large event they are holding in June... what a pleasure to be able to help...

So I was back to my favourite 3-in-1 Z Fold card format... for which the Tutorial was posted here... and almost half a Sweet Soiree paper pack... what a great way for you to see all the different papers in the pack!! Papers retire 31st May (or sooner as only available while supplies last)
Though actually... this colourway was my favourite of them all... bet that has surprised quite a few of you! Did me!!
Thank you greeting from the One Big Meaning stamp set... Stitched Square die cut care of the Stitched Shapes dies...

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Leffe anyone?

So whilst I was re-making this card... as the Lager card... another thought popped into the head...

As I am rather partial to a Leffe Brune... so this card is designed for me!!

Remember that Mixed Drinks (for the glasses) is on Last Chance.... only a few more days to be able to purchase...
And a personal photo share too... to show the regular Leffe glass shape that was in my head... as this was a shot of my favourite beer (though the more readily available golden variety in this shot) whilst atop some mountain in the French Alps a few years ago... happy memories!
And I skied much better after that break!

Monday, 21 May 2018

Petal Passion & Stampin Blends Quad of Cards...

Wanted to share something bright with you today ... as the weather in the UK is beautiful this Sunday as I write this. 

The sun in is out with just a bit of a breeze... and I have just come back from a walk in the beautiful countryside where I live... so thought I would write Mondays blog post before I start on the more mundane Sunday roast dinner duty... 
Also just realised that I hadn't shared this card made back in January at our Quarterly Training event... a really lovely & stunning but simple card by Julie... 

These Petal Passion papers just scream out for colouring... even though I do like them just black and white too....
Stampin Blends were used on this card... which aren't available today.. but they will be in 10 days time... in the initially released colours (aka "old")... and lots more!!! (aka "new")

So I will be starting 2 Stampin Blends Clubs... spread over 3 months... one for the new... and one for the old... click here to contact me to register interest... no obligation at this time whatsoever...
Yup... still love this card... and rather proud of my colouring on it too!!
And here are the links to the other 3 cards in the quad on display! Just press on the individual card photo to go to the post and more details...

And gosh... as I searched for these... I have just realised how much "mileage" I have got out of my Petal Passion papers... so many cards and projects made with them.... 




Sunday, 20 May 2018

Mixed Drinks Bubble Over... The Lager card...

So I was asked for a Lager Beer based card for a late teen... so a quick re-make of this card here... brightened it all up for a younger audience... and made a happy requester...
Bear in mind Mixed Drinks (for the glasses) is very sadly retiring... so is only available while stocks last - or till 31st May latest...
Mixed Drinks Photopolymer Stamp Set
Also bear in mind that Bubble Over does carryover to the new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue... but not with the bundled 10% discount for the stamps and dies that you can get now... but only till 31st May...
Bubble Over Photopolymer Bundle
And an interesting twist for the lager colour... I tried quite a few of the colours and they were all too yellow - or too brown... but Crushed Curry with Sahara Sand overstamped did the trick!

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Share What You Love Impossible Card daisies in a field...

Another of these cards...

But using the NEW Share What You Love papers... but in a different colourway to the original today!
This pattern is usually on a yellow background... but I quickly sponged with Mint Macaron ink ... and here you have a lot of daisies in the field... or rather in the grass around the house... in this case

But do remember to wipe your sponged paper with tissue paper... to remove the wet ink off those pearly flowers which are resisting the ink... or you (and the recipient) will have inky fingers!
And talking of the Share What You Love papers... remember to contact me here to register your interest or request more details for my Share What You Love paper, card & embellishment kit coming in June... 

Friday, 18 May 2018

Fiftieth Birthday Conservatory card...

So an up-graded card to last week's Greenhouse card (for which the Tutorial was posted here) for a fellow demo friend... on her special birthday...
I added a bit more furniture... a couple of chairs using the Seasonal Layers dies & the Wood Textures papers... and a Big On Birthdays greeting on the table top...

And a tip... I had to give my chairs legs so that they were the right height! Easy to create from the left over bits from the tables... about 2 cm/3/4" in height...
And then I added the sentiments for the 50th special birthday... from Milestone Moments (Retiring!!)... on both the front of the windows and the flower pots... though you will have to look closely at the flowerpots to see it!
But that is where I came unstuck... as OMG.... I was a whole year early!!! Oh my... what am I like... Luckily she loved it.... and reckons it is even better in the flesh than these photos portray... 

And more importantly in the circumstances... it has thoroughly amused both of us... though I get the feeling that I will NEVER EVER live it down!!! 


Thursday, 17 May 2018

3D Thursday - Share What You Love Mini Basket

A remake of a classic... but I couldn't resist making a basket with my favourite pearly flower being able to take centre stage... just fussy cut from a sheet of the Share What You Love papers...

Click here for the Mini Basket Tutorial...
And a  few reminders for you...

(1) The fabulous Basket Weave embossing folder used is available to order come 1st June when the new catalogue is released...

(2) These gorgeous papers are available now in the I Want It All bundle... either by order or as part of a Demo Starter Kit... Click here for more details...
(3) These papers are available to order as a pack on their own come 1st June when the new catalogue is released...

(4) I am putting a June Share What You Love Kit in the Mail together - to include papers and co-ordinating card, ribbon and embellishments... some prepped card kits and and a tutorial or two... Live in the UK? Please just email me by clicking here to register interest (no obligation at this stage whatsoever)
And finally

(5) The new 2018-19 Catalogues have arrived in the house! Live in the UK? Not got a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator? Please contact me here to request your own copy...