Saturday, 18 August 2018

My First Christmas Card using the new set Alpine Adventure!

Hello there,
So, are you ready for some festive fun? I have an adorable card today to share with you using the Alpine Adventure bundle. I have used this set a few times already and am really loving it.
I teamed it here with one of the Mint Macaron Delightfully Detailed notecards, let's see...
I like how these notecards are a super easy way to add a watercolour wash to your card without the hard work ;-)
TIP: You don't have to use the notecards as they are, trim and layer them like I did here and I then die cut the snowflakes from the back of the note card so there was no waste either!
 I die cut these snowshoes three times from Soft Suede card and glued them together for a little something extra. I find myself doing this quite a lot lately especially when the die cut is the star of the show, like it is here.
 I love this Alpine Adventure bundle already. It's funny isn't it, sometimes something just "clicks" with a stamp and/or die set and I can just use it a million times and other sets I think you'll use tons I struggle with, does that happen to you too? #craftersproblems ;-)
If you don't have a demonstrator and would like an Autumn/Winter catalogue I will be sending out copies at the end of the month (when I return home) ready for the 5th September when you can start ordering. Drop me a line if you'd like one at sarah-janerae@sky.com
Well, that's me for today, I hope you have a lovely Saturday and I'll be back tomorrow with another card for you! 
Thanks for looking today :-)
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Friday, 17 August 2018

Bee Thankful in Rainbow Blends

Hello from sunny Spain!
I'm away visiting with my Dad but I have lots of cards to share with you while I'm here and today I'm sharing this one as I have recently got myself some new colours of Blends :-D
I've been on a roll with rainbow effects this week (both stamping and colouring) so expect to see more soon ;-)
Anyway, I used my pens with the Bee Thankful stamp to make this card...
I used both the light and dark Blends pens in:
Lovely Lipstick, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party and Highland Heather with a touch of Mint Macaron for the leaves.
I stamped using Memento onto regular Whisper White card. I find this the best base for colouring with Blends.
 Simple silver thread wrapped under the stamped image grounds it.
 Layered onto some Dapper Denim (retired) card and all finished with a coat of Wink of Stella makes a simple and flat card. Great for posting as I resisted adding sequins, just for a change ;-)
Right, that's me off for today. I have brought crafting stuff with me but I resisted playing last night so I could edit some pics for my blog, maybe I'll play with some later today...
I'll be back tomorrow with another make but 'till then, happy stamping!
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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Bokeh Technique Card with Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine

Hello!
   Life has been crazy busy here with work and getting ready to visit my Dad this week that I'm afraid the old blog has been neglected a little! I'm taking my laptop away with me though so I'll be back up and running again now ;-)
First of all I must mention that the Autumn/Winter catalogue is here in my hot little hands and it goes live on the 4th September. If you don't have a demonstrator and would like one please drop me a line ((and I'll post out as soon as I get home ;-) ))
OK, let's get our craft on!
This month in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine I have a set of cards showcasing the Bokeh technique. See them (on the front cover, eep) in the bottom corner? This is this months edition and is out in shops now.
 I really enjoyed this technique (full step by step instructions in the mag) and so I made an extra card to share here when the magazine went live...
 I used a colour combo of Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight and Black for this card
Teamed with Picture Perfect Birthday stamps and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die which I layered for some extra impact!
TIP: Add a vellum circle under a die cut so it doesn't get lost on a busy background.
So, what do you think? Have you had a go at the technique yet? It's great fun and much easier than it looks to do. More examples in the magazine too ;-)
Thanks for looking today, I'll be back on Friday with a *Christmas* make!! I hope you're ready?!?!? I'm already singing *holidays are coming*
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