Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Watercoloured Stripes Video Tutorial teamed with Perfect Mix Stamps

Hello!
I have a fun card and a video tutorial for you today :-D
As requested by Linda last week (thank you Linda!) I made a quick video for you sharing how I watercoloured the stripes, the same as on THIS CARD.
I did make a new card for you in the video which I'm going to share with you first today. It uses the punny stamps "Perfect Mix" which is a lovely retro style stamp set, take a look...
I stamped onto shimmer card using memento ink and then watercoloured these eggs.
TIP 1: This ink is waterproof but you do need to dry it completely before starting to watercolour (I like to give it a quick blast with a heat tool).
TIP 2: I also would recommend not using lots and lots of water, a drier watercolour brush works just as well and doesn't make the memento ink run ;-)
TIP 3: Memento is much kinder to your photopolymer stamps than staz on. 
 Loving these stripes right now, so summery! I want to paint them in so many different colours....
 So, here is the video for you, it's only 6 minutes or so, so not a long one today :-)
I think this would be a great card for a man with these colours but you could of course pretty it up with some ribbon or twine and make it more feminine if you wanted to, don't you think?
OK, one last photo for today :-)
Please remember we are in the final few days of Sale-a-Bration so this is your last chance for freebies for every £45 spent. I'm ordering on Thursday if you are local and want to add to the order for free post...
 Or if you have a lot of things on your wish list then until the 31st March you can choose 2 free stamp sets extra in your starter kit. Just sayin' ;-)
You can join SU! with me HERE

Well, that's all from me for today, back soon with more cards and ideas,
 'till then, happy stamping!
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Friday, 24 March 2017

Rainbow Swirl with Hexagon Embossing Folder and Dragonfly Dreams.

Hi there,
Last week I spent an evening playing around with some watercolouring and came up with this circular rainbow background. I must admit it did sit on my shelf for a few days whilst I thought about what to do with it before I had a little brainwave to emboss it with my hexagon folder and OMGeeee! I love how it transformed this simple watercolour piece!
I then added a sentiment and die cut dragonfly from the (also unused :-o) Dragonfly Dreams bundle to make this....
 Loving this embossing folder!! It just pops so brilliantly!
 I die cut the whole dragonfly from vellum and then just the body (I trimmed it to neaten it) from the lovely SaB glimmer paper. Sentiment is also from the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.
 I'm dead chuffed with how this card turned out especially as when I made the background I had no idea what I was going to make with the end result ;-)  What do you think?
Last few days of SaB 2017, order going in today and 30th March or you can shop in my Online Store...
 Or join SU! for two extra free stamp sets in your kit!
Right, I hope you enjoyed todays card and I'll be back tomorrow with more.
Thanks for looking today :-)
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Hugs,

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Sale-a-Bration News and a Spring Wreath Card using Jar of Love

Hello!
I hope this post finds you well? I have been a busy bee making lots of lovely things in my craft room this weekend and I'm looking forward to sharing one of those makes here with you today :-)
 But first of all I wanted to remind you briefly that Sale-a-Bration is fast coming to an end! Eek! Please also note that all Sale-a-Bration items are now on a "while stocks last" basis. So, if there's something you need then please do get in touch before 31st March! I am placing an order at the end of this week and again on the 30th March so do drop me a line to add to it or feel free to use my online hostess code for all orders over £25 and under £150:
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Now, SU! have also just added 8 new products to the offering, yay! These are all current products in either the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue or the Annual catalogue. Please note you need to use the codes below to get them for free ;-) ...
And some pictures, these links are the sale-a-bration links not the purchase links ;-)
 All these products are also available to purchase, of course.
So, do you wanna see a card? I made this for my lovely downline Angela, who signed up during Sale-a-Bration 5 years ago! Obviously I wanted to make her a special card so I pulled out the very lovely Jar of Love to make a pretty, spring wreath...
 I stamped and die cut the "5" on thick white card adding a second just die cut, vellum number for added interest.
All the die cut flowers and stems were stamped onto thick white card which makes them less flexible and therefore gives plenty of dimension. I only used to add a few dimensionals under some images.
 So, if you are loving SU! products and would like a discount on your supplies or maybe you want to build a crafty business or if you just fancy getting a pretty card in 5 years, like Angela (LOL!!) then please do consider joining before the end of March! It's just about the best time to join SU! as you get to choose two free stamp sets extra in your kit! The Link to join is HERE :-)
OK, one last picture for today.
 Thanks so much for looking today and I hope you liked the card!
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Products Used to create this project:
Coming soon...

Saturday, 18 March 2017

CAS Birthday Card for Dad

Hello!  
My Dad's birthday was way back in December this is the card  I made for him. I would normally have shared this with you a couple of days after his birthday but the thing was I posted this to him in Spain and it took 3 MONTHS to get there!!!! Yep, and of course it was the one time I put money in for a treat too! I was kicking myself for doing it for ages as I thought it was lost but, it did get there in the end :-) Take a look.....
I die cut the Large Letter Framelits from Gold Glimmer paper and added them to a brick wall embossed background.
This great sentiment is from My Hero stamp set which is incidentally the Ronald McDonald charity stamp set for this year. Great stamps and charity donation too :-)
OK, so don't forget it's the last couple of weeks before Sale-a-Bration, so if you need anything from either catalogue now is the perfect time to order as you get a free gift with every £45 spent. 
*Please also use the order code below for more freebies from me in April too!* Shop Online With Me
Thanks so much for looking today.
I'll be back tomorrow with more,
Products Used to create this project:
Coming soon...

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Easy Card using the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!

Hello!
Today's card is a really pretty and also really easy one to create;-) Just choose a favourite colour card stock and bring out your Detailed Floral Thinlits dies! Simples!
So, I pulled out these dies and my absolute favourite colour, Flirty Flamingo to make this pretty card...
 I do still love these Detailed Floral Thinlits from the annual catalogue - I think when the seasonal cattys come out it's often easy to forget all the wonderful stuff in the annual catalogue! Sentiment is from the matching stamps but any linear message would work here.
 One last picture for today.
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Well, that's all from me for today, I'll be back with another card soon,
 'till then, happy stamping!

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