A bit late in the week for me but I got there eventually!
This week's Global Design Project challenge is a theme week all about Winged Creatures!
What does Winged Creatures mean to me?! Well, Butterflies were what stood out to me first, however this challenge is designed to get you crafting out of your comfort zone, well for me that's the idea anyway so I didn't reach for my many butterfly stamps and dies...instead I opted for an unused stamp set that I have in my stock...Best Birds!
I love this stampset and I have many projects pinned to Pinterest unsing it but nope it's still untouched...until this week!
The card measures 4" x 5, 3/4".
Using the Stazon ink I have stamped the branch onto watercolour paper and then the bird to get the image that the bird is standing on the branch. I also stamped "it's a good day".
On a seperate piece of Watercolour Paper I have stamped the bird again and 3 flowers.
Using the watercolour pencils and an aqua painter I have coloured the images in and left to dry.
Whilst there are coordinating framelits for this stamp set, I didn't purchase them so I have cut the bbird and flowers out using my good old scissors.
I have attached the bird and the flowers to the base image using Dimensional foam pads.
To make the edge of the watercolour paper & DSP look rough, I have scratched the edge using the blade of my scissors.
The DSP has been stuck to the Early Espresso cardstock, trim added and the image using dimensionals to make it stand out.
Watercolouring is still very new to me but overall my technique is improving. This isn't a traditonal "my style" of card but I hope you like it!
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Hope you all had a fab weekend!
I had a week off from this challenge last week but i've had some quality crafting time this weekend so i'm back on track!
This weeks Global Design Project challenge is a colour palette challenge involving the following 3 colours!
And here's my entry...
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A new week which means a new Global Design Project challenge! Believe it or not I actually managed to complete this on Tuesday but after a busy week I am only just getting around to posting my entry!
This week was focussed on a sketch. I've done a few of these in the past and I always find sketches really useful if you're stuck for a design starting point. They're great for any occasion and it doesn't matter what produts you're using and everyone interprets them differently!
And here is what I came up with...
I have used a selection of different products for this card and the colour theme I have used is Copper, Pear Pizazz and Very Vanilla.
These are the details...
Very Vanilla cardstock for the card base (11, 1/2" x 4", folded in half).
Pear Pizazz cardstock for the embossed layer. The emobossing folder I used is called Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This layer measures 2,3/4" x 3, 3/4".
Very Vanilla cardstock stamped with the leaf stamp from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in Pear Pizazz at random. This strip measures 1,1/4" x 4".
I have used a strip of the copper dot washi tape from the Affectionately Yours washi tape bundle along the edge of the embossed layer.
"Thinking of You" comes from the Crazy About You stamp set. I have stamped the sentiment once and cut them out individually. They are attached using Dimensionals foam pads.
"You" has been die cut using Copper Foil and the Hello You thinlits.
The Butterfly has been die cut using Very Vanilla cardstock and the detailled butterfly from "Bold Butterfly Framelits.
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Check back next week when the challenge will be around a "theme"!
Have a great weekend
I hope you all enjoyed the rest of your week and weekend!
We had a very excited little girl here when she saw the snow for the first time. I have never really been all that keen on snow but it wad magical seeing Florence as excited as she was when it finally landed and she could get outside!
A fairly quiet week on the crafting front for me this week. It was lovely to get together with friends at the return of my weekly craft group. Lots of crafting, from card making to quilting, scrapbooking and laughter!
Anyway...onto a cute little note card that I did get around to making!
I often forget to use Black & White as a background and usually go for a coordinating colour but I always like how simple and striking the monotone effect makes colours 'pop'!
The products I used were-
Birthday Blooms stamp set
Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green ink to colour the flower
Basic Black ink
Crumb Cake ink to edge the layers of Whisper White
Something new for me to get involved in this year is the Global Design Project. After having some time to settle in with baby and get Christmas out of the way, I need something to get me back into the crafting habit. A few of my demonstrator friends are involved with this blog and I've followed it for a little while now.
The challenge is simple...once a week a new challenge is posted and the challenges are based on colour, theme, shetches and designers so never a dull moment and so much inspiration!
This weeks challenge is colour based...
For my first challenge I must admit I was a bit unsure about the colours chosen. Delightful Dijon is not my go to colour but actually I've quite enjoyed using a colour that I rarely use in my crafting.
The card is made using the following products...
Overall I'm quite pleased with my first attempt at this challenge...must get better at taking photo's tho!
I would love for you to get involved in this challenge as well.
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See you same time next week!
Here we are for part 2 of my September card class post and the last 2 cards that we made together using the Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars Framelits bundle.
The first of the 2 is a shaker card which are proving rather popular recently and these jars are perfect for creating really effective and fun shaker cards!
To create this card:
The last card is a standard 4" x 6" card base.
I'm sure this won't be the last time you see the Jar of Love stamp set bundle used by me as it is so effective and has so many options!
Thank you for reading, hope you have a good week!
It's been a very busy summer here for me, and I can't believe how quickly time has passed! I have had a wonderful summer full of days out, catching up with friends and family, celebrating birthdays (including mine!) and even a holiday to North Devon/Cornwall! Sadly I didn't achieve much crafting and my blog has become rather neglected!
Fingers crossed that now we are back into routine of school being back I will be able to find some time to craft!
Over the last 2 weeks I have held my regular monthly card class and repeat session so I am excited to share with you what we made....
This month I focussed on using the Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars Framelits bundle which is simply gorgeous and the options are endless from jars of flowers, wasps, fireflies, fish, paint pots, and anything else that you can fit in them!
This bundle really is excellent value for money - there are 37 stamps in the set and 17 framelits! It is proving to be one of our best sellers since the launch of this catalogue in June and you will see Pinterest flooded with ideas of how to make stunning projects and cards with this set.
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I originally saw this card fold on Pinterest but the layout and the colour combination are all from my little brain....
The card base is made from a piece of A4 card scored along the long edge at 6" & 8". I have then cut the card at 5" wide, and abother strip of 1.5" wide.
I have layered the card using Flirty Flamingo cardstock and Whisper White which I have embossed using the Brick Wall embossing folder.
I have added some Glossy Accents to the water in the jam jar to give a wet-like finish.
Thanks for looking! Feel free to let me know your thoughts!
Hope you're all well! It's the school holidays for me now which means lots of quality time with my little girl, husband and mum, a holiday, mine and my hubbys birthday and hopefully some crafting marathons too!
We're in the final week of the Bonus Days promotion which I know quite a few of you have benefitted from already! For those of you that haven't placed your orders yet I will be placing a final order on Saturday evening this week!
I always like to include a little thank you card with peoples orders when i send them out and this month I have used the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack as the main event!
They are a set of co-ordinating 6"x6" double sided papers made up of pretty scenes, textures and printed patterns. When i first saw them in the catalogue I wasn't sure but now I've used them I'm a fan!
Here are the cards...
I have used one of each of the Scenery sided papers along with the Notecards and Envelopes in Whisper White.
I have stamped using Versa Mark and heat-embossed with Copper embossing powder.
For an embellishment I have used a mixture of washi-tape, twine and lace trim.
And to avoid the naked envelope I have added a sentiment to the front and some of the same DSP to the fold over!
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Have a good week everyone!
I hope you've all had a good week! Another busy one here with the husband away and the last week of term almost upon us! Waking up this morning to the terrible news in Nice, France is just heartbreaking, thinking of all those involved. When will these devastating attacks cease?!!
Today I want to share with you all a project that I made last weekend whilst watching the Wimbledon final....using the gorgeous Irresistibly Yours DSP as the main feature.
They are a set of white 12" x 12" papers that have a shiny embossed texture to them, 2 in each pattern including florals, diamonds, stripes...and spots!!!
For this project I used the spotty paper. I cut 3 strips of the DSP into 6" x 12" strips and chose a selection of inks...blues/purples, greens/blues and yellows/oranges/reds. I then used the new sponge brayers to add a random spectrum of colour to each strip.
And this is the end project.....12 cards, 3 of each style/occasion and all using a variety of different stamps and dies and embellishments!
This project was a lot of fun to make and would be a lovely card-set gift to give someone!
Looking forward to to using some of the other papers now....!
Heres a list of products I used...
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I hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend! My weekend happened in Birmingham for our annual Pinkies team weekend away. I went last year for the first time and had a fab weekend with some fantastic friends so was really excited about this one! I was more excited as I took 3 of my lovely team along with me.
The weekend involved crafting, chatting, giggling, crafting and lots of eating!
We made 8 different projects which I will be showing you over the coming week, swapped some fantastic projects, played some funny (if not a bit silly in places) games and shared some of our recent work with each other.
I must say, the creativity of everyone there was just outstanding and I have come home not just inspired but wowed at some of the things I have seen! Have a look below at some of the GORGEOUS makes that were bought along...
One of the BIG things that Stampin' Up! weekend involve is "Swaps". The premise of swaps is for all attendees to make the same card front/3d item for everyone there and swap projects with each other. There was a total of 43 people this weekend so I made a card front using the Sunshine Wishes stamp set and bundle. I took inspiration from my recent customer thank you cards!
The swaps this year were of an exceptionally high standard and there were lots of "ooo's and aaah's" heard around the room when we took part! I've not had chance to photograph these yet so watch out for another post this week!
The highlight of the weekend was definitely spending time with friends and meeting new people!
Have a good week all, i'm busy making wedding invites and preparing for my first ever craft fair this weekend!
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