Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Using Fabulous Flamingo for Inspire. Create. Challenges

And welcome to another fun week at Inspire. Create. Challenges! And this week it's a challenge to make a card with an animal theme. I must admit I was tempted to use the Magical Day bundle (again) but I did resist ;-)
So, it turns out I don't have very many stamp sets with animals in them! Who knew? Thankfully the other day I had a little tidy up of my craft room and also a move around so my stamp sets are now all in front of where I sit (see my Instagram HERE) and it was because of this I spotted this Fabulous Flamingo stamp set that I haven't used in ages! I really like being able to see all my sets so easily and have remembered lots that I want to play with again...
Anyway, here's my very tropical card for this challenge.....
I stamped the body of the flamingo (birds are animals, right?) in Flirty Flamingo then added the legs and detail in Versamark before heat embossing in gold.
TIP 1: Make sure the first, pink ink layer is totally dry before stamping the detail with the versamark. You can test this by sprinkling gold embossing powder on before you stamp the second layer. If it sticks a little, brush it all off and dry the first layer either with a heat tool or leave it a little longer to air dry.
TIP 2: Be sure to use your embossing buddy before stamping the second parts!
  I mentioned on Instagram that I would love some wallpaper like this stamped background. Hmm, I'm not sure the Mr would agree....
 I was really pleased with how this card turned out. Exactly as I planned, fresh and bright. Can you tell I'm ready for the rain and cold to stop? ;-)
Well, we do hope you can join in with this fortnights challenge.
For more inspiration from the rest of the DT (or just to see their wonderful makes) you can hop over to the Inspire. Create. blog HERE.
Which also happens to be where you can upload your entry too ;-)
I hope you get a chance to craft today!
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Saturday, 17 February 2018

NEW SaB products, Stampin' Blends Class Card and Stamp Club too!

Hello there,
First of all I want to quickly share the NEW Sale-a-Bration freebies that are now available in addition to the original choices! Whoop!
Please note that all SaB products are now "while stocks last" so if you need something from the SaB catty don't wait 'till the end of the promo period to get your orders in :-)
Original SaB catty
Additional SaB catty
Today I have the first card we are making in my Stampin' Blends club/class. I offered this class as a "Posted" version as well as "In Person" and you can join in at anytime (I order at least once a month so will add you to the next order, message me to find out when that is) and if you join now you will also get a free Sale-a-Bration gift for two of the months. Bonus :-)
So, these are the first Blends colours I chose for month #1. I love this combination of colours and they will work really well together for lots of images but are really great for florals...
 Which is totally not what I have to show you today! Here I used the (free Sale-a-Bration) set, Epic Celebration's guitar teamed with the Old Olive Blends...
 Sentiment is included in the set.
 Love the Gold Glitter Flakes and they just work perfectly with this guitar for bling without being too "pretty"
 Doesn't this guitar look great in green?
 And one last picture. Just because I took loads! ;-)
Do you love this Epic Celebrations stamp set too?
So, if you want to join this club and collect all these pens over three months plus lots of extras drop me a line HERE.
I am also starting a Stamp Club, starting at the end of Feb, for 6 months. Spend £25 and be the hostess for one of the months, receiving all the benefits in your host month! More details HERE.
Wow! Thats a lot of info to share today so thank you for reading this far!
I'll be back tomorrow with another card for you but for now, I hope you have a lovely Saturday :-)
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Products Used to create this project:
Coming Soon...

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A Magical Day Bonanza!

Hello, how are you?
Please do grab a cuppa for this post as I must admit now to taking waaaay too many photos of this card *-* And then I just couldn't choose which ones to loose, sorrynotsorry ;-)
Obviously I'm still in love with this Magical Day bundle and today's card uses both the dragon and the wizard in a magical bonanza!
 I used my Stampin' blends to colour both of the characters before die cutting them with their matching framelits.
I then added gold glimmer flames coming from the dragon.
 I did the same with the wizard, adding a mystical orb using a large glitter enamel shape and a few smaller, glitter epoxy shapes ;-)
 A small ribbon and staple detail at the side with some of the lovely corduroy ribbon which is shown in the Truly Tailored suite.
 I added the images as well as the "Magical" part of the sentiment using dimensionals on the wood textures dsp background.
 And one lsat photo.  Just because ;-)
So, do you absolutely love this bundle too? I really do hope so...
 Thanks so much for looking today and indulging me in my over sharing of photographs!
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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Watercoloured "At Home With You"

Happy Saturday to you!
I'm going for totally honest with you today and this is one of those "I must have it, immediatly" sets that I have not used anyhere near enough!! Today's card is one that I started months ago, literally, *-*
Let me start from the beginning. I made THIS card  around the same time as I wanted to share two ways of using this set. The first card was stamped and masked, almost flat and a very soft look. But for this card I wanted to use the dies and a mask (for the bricks) and wanted a much brighter, bolder and more dimensional card.
 I added the card layers and the die cut shapes and all I did to finish it this week was add the lamps and a front door mat with the sentiment.  Such small finishing touches but I finally felt it was finished so I could photograph it! What do you think...
 I love the colours in this wreath and the way it pops off the card front with mini dimensionals.
 I used a blender pen to add the colour to the lantern but aquapainters for the larger areas like the door and path and a sponge for the masked bricks.
 Wouldn't this make a lovely welcome card for a new neighbour?
 Do you ever get that? It doesn't matter how often you look at a card it just never feels quite finished?  Tell me I'm not alone!
I'm happy with this now, hopefully you like it too? Let me know in the comments :-)
Right, I have to buy paint for the bathroom today. Yes, more decision making for me ;-)
Enjoy your Saturday!
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