One of my favourite things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the constant cycle of new products that I get to play with and share with you all!
The main reason that I joined Stampin' Up! is for their colours! Beforehand I would spend what felt like hours matching colours of card, paper, embellishments etc for a project but now that pain is no more!
Stampin' Up! have a base of 40 colours ranging from Brights, Subtles, Neutrals and Regals and for every colour you can have ink, cardstock, ribbons, embellishments, marker pens, papers and more! Every colour within a range compliment each other brilliantly and they are all lovely and rich!
As if 40 colours are not enough they also launch 5 additional colours every year that last for 2 years and these are known as "in-colours". All the in-colours compliment the existing base of colours really well and it's always exciting as a demonstrator to see what colours they will be!
These colours are launched with every Annual Catalogue in June and this year they have release 3 colours early!! You will be able to order these colours from the 1st May, and the additional 2 colours will be available from the 1st June!
I have really enjoyed playing with the 3 new colours and have added a sample below for you!
This year we have
FRESH FIG - a gorgeous rich purple
LEMON & LIME TWIST - a really bright lime colour & my personal favourite!
TRANQUIL TIDE - a deep blue/green
What do you think???
To find out about the other new products I have used on these cards, check back tomorrow....you won't regret it!
Have a great day!
Today I am sharing with you my Easter Gifts that I have made for my family. We love a bit of chocolate but this year I wanted to something different to buying an Easter Egg and the Basket Bunch suite is perfect for doing exactly that!
For this project I used the Basket Bunch Bundle from the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue. When I first saw this set in the catalogue I wasn't overly excited but after we used this set at a recent demonstrator day I just had to have it!
The mini egg cartons were a lovely touch too for this set. They come in Very Vanilla and it really is so easy to add colour to them!
For the top of the boxes I cut out the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelit set. Using craft card I die cut the largest scallop square from the Layering Squares Framelits and the basket is from the Basket Bunch set.
I stamped a selection of flowers, bunnies and leaves using Stazon ink onto Whisper White cardstock, coloured using Watercolour Pencils with an Aqua Painter and die cut out. They are added to the basket using Dimensional Foam Pads.
The sentiment is stamped onto Vellum Cardstock, and cut out using the Classic Label Punch. I have added these to the basket using Mini Glue Dots. To finish I added a self-adhesive Enamel Shape embellishment in a co-ordinating colour.
The egg cartons are secured using Burlap Ribbon which coordinates lovely with the craft card colour.
The products that I used are found below. Sadly some of these products have been listed as being retired this week and have sold out already :-( Please click the shop now button at the bottom of this post to check what is still available.
Thank you for reading, I hope you all enjoy a lovely restful Easter weekend!
It is that time of year again where Stampin' Up! have released details on all the products that will not be carrying over into the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.
Please click the image above or here to view the full list of items that we are saying goodbye to at the end of May.
Items are only available until stocks last so please bear in mind if there is something you are lusting after that's on there, order it before it's gone!
The quickest and easiest way to place an order is to click the shop now button below!
If anyone has any questions, please do ask and I will do my best to help!
We have just 3 days of this years Sale-a-Bration promotion left!
This is the BEST promotion in the Stampin' Up! calendar as you can earn FREE products when you spend £45.
The list of free products is HUGE this year and the products will only be available until the end of March.
If you are thinking of placing an order and have your eye on a product that you've seen used online then make sure your order is in before the 31st March.
You can place an order online by clicking the "SHOP NOW" button below, or if you have any questions please contact me.
Alternatively, to get more for your money, there is the FANTASTIC joining offer that is available for 3 more days.
Thank you to those who have taken up this offer so far, comments I have received include "I can't believe how much I got for my money!"
The great thing about the starter kit is that YOU CHOOSE exactly what's in it! Whatever takes your fancy, ink pads, paper, cardstock, dies, stamps, tools...the choices are endless!
Click the "JOIN NOW" button below to order your starter kit today..
As always, if you have any questions please just ask :-)
Have a great day, it's bee beautifully sunny and warm here the last few days which makes me very happy!
Today I'm sharing with you the card that I made to give my wonderful Mum for Mother's Day.
I made this card a good few weeks ago as I've been trying to be more organised with making my cards in advance.
I saw this card fold design on Pinterest and I was pleasantly surprised at how straight forward it was to make!
One of the things that I love most about this card is that the main feature is hidden inside!
I used the following products to make this card
Blushing Bride & Whisper White carsdstock
Pop of Pink DSP
Large Letters Stamps & Framelits
Gold Foil Sheets
Blossom Builder Punch & Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set
Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon Combo pack
Crazy for You Stamp Set (Happy Mother's Day)
Thanks for reading, will post again soon!
Hope you're all having a good week!
March's classes are all about the Beautiful You Stamp Set which is definitely the most popular stamp set from the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue. If you've looked at Pinterest, you will see this stamp set being used alot! It is such a versatile set and looks fab however it is used!
Alot of my customers have bought this stamp set so I thought it would be a good idea to put together a class. I love to make sets of coordinated notecards. They make for great gifts and always go down very well at craft fairs!
The box contains 5 notecards/envelopes which have been decorated with the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper set which is gorgeous pastels and really compliments the sentiments in the stamp set!
The lady images have been coloured in using the new Watercolour Pencils and wash stamps from the set.
I made the box from Kraft card using the Envelope Punch Board.
Starting with a 9"x9" piece of card, line the card up at 3, 1/8" and punch/score on all 4 sides. Then using the same piece of card, punch/score again with a starting point of 4,5/8". The box is then secured closed with the belly band.
I used the following products to create this set:
Watercolour Pencils & Aqua Painters
Dies - Stitched Shapes Framelits & Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (banner die)
Beautiful You stamp set
Basic Black Stazon Ink, Blushing Bride, Pool Party & Sahara Sand
Falling in Love DSP & cardstock
Whisper White Notecards & envelopes
Falling Petals Textured Impression Embossing Folder
Triple Banner Punch & Envelope Punch Board
Gold Bow Paper Clip
If you would like to order any of these products or find out about classes that I offer, please message me!
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. We managed some quality family time with a trip to the zoo and it was so nice to be outside in the fresh air making memories together!
I've managed quite a bit of craft time this week (hooray!) so i'm on track with this week's Global Design Project challenge!
This week we are casing the designer....
I love the colour combo that Kylie has used here but I've chosen to case just the style of card ...
For this card I have used the following products:
To make this card
Tempting Turquoise measuring 3,1/4" x 5,3/4
I hope you like my entry, thanks for reading!
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!
To purchase any of these items that I have used, please click "visit my shop" below.
Remember the "sale-a-bration" promotion is currently running whereby any order over £45 will reward you with a FREE limited edition product of your choice!
Have a great weekend!
This months' project class was based around the Succulents Bundle that is one of the new products available in the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue.
This set jumped out of the catalogue at me as it screams Spring and who doesn't love spring?!!
For this class I wanted to make something more than a card as the large flower dies make the most beautiful 3D flowers....and this is what they made!
I picked the flower pots up from Wilkinsons and used some Sisal that I purchased from Hobbycraft and ordinary dressmaker pins with a pearl top.
To order this stamp set, please click the online shop link below and don't forget with the current Sale-a-Bration promotion running until the end of March, you can choose a limited edition FREE item when you spend £45!
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...
This stamp set is one of the FREE stamp sets currently available on this years Sale-a-Bration promotion.
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Thanks for reading!
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