Monday, 29 April 2019

Gingham Paper and Dual Stitched Edged Rectangle Dies!

Hello to you today!
I have a really fun card for you today using the soon to be retiring Amazing Life stamps which are currently in a bundle with the, thankfully remaining, dual stitched rectangles. Gee, that's a mouthful, lol! Basically if you want the stamp set you could get it as a bundle now and save 10% or else you'll still be able to get the dies when the new catalogue comes out but not the stamps.
Anyway, I loved making this card as it really shows off the dual stitching of these rectangle dies and teamed with the gingham paper I think this gives this card a super, spring like feel...
 I simply held two dies together, skipping the middle size, using washi tape (or a post it note) before die cutting off the edge of a card front sized (10.5cm x 14.8cm UK size) thick white card layer.
 Add a card sized piece of gingham paper (it would look great in all colours, I think) flat to the card base before topping with the large part of the die cut card layer using foam pads.
 Decorate the inserts using the Amazing Life stamps (I coloured these flowers using my blender pens and ink pads) and add them in, again with foam pads, to finish.
 So, that's todays make, what do you think? I'm really hoping it inspires the better weather to make a return here ;-)
I have (another) a super busy week here but I will definately be back on Wednesday with another Inspire. Create. Challenge post so I do hope you'll join me then?
Thanks so much for looking today,
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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Amazing Life stamp set with Stitched Rectangles

You may have seen this card already as I had a major boo boo a few weeks ago with scheduling and publishing *facepalm*
But I didn't write all about it and if you haven't seen it then hello! lol.
I have to say I love the fresh design, it feels very modern this card in Pool Party, Blushing Bride and a touch of the (sale-a-Bration) black and white paper, what do you think?
We made this card at the Amazing Life class and I really enjoyed using both the stamps and the dies and I'm sad teh stamps are retiring but super thrilled the dies are staying!
I coloured the cakes with blends and topped them with a coating of Wink Of Stella.
That sparkle never gets old does it?
A white embossed sentiment and a little poll party twine and that's this card done!
I hope you've enjoyed todays make? I hope you have a chance to get crafty today :-)
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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Flowering Desert with a Video Tutorial to "Extend Your Stitched Rectangle Dies."

Hello there,
I do hope you've had a wonderful bank holiday weekend? And what wonderful weather we had in the UK! I'm loving being able to sit outside ;-)
Anyway, I actually have my last promised video (I mentioned it HERE) to share with you how to extend the length of your stitched rectangle dies today! I know, I've been really rubbish about videos lately but this was so quick to make and took very little editing (read: I didn't mess it up as I made it!) so here we are.
I'll start with the card first. I used the Flowering Desert stamp set to make this card as I needed to repeat my steps for the video. I really love this stamp set and I'm sorry it's hit the retiring list :-(
 Although I'm really grateful these dies are staying because I've used them a ton already!
 So, let's have a look at this video, shall we?
I've kept the rest of the card fairly simple and for some reason the writing hasn't shown up too well in this picture, it's the stamp in the corner you can just see- "be your own kind of beautiful"
And here's an image to "PIN" so you can find it again easily!
So, that's it for today.
I will be back with another make tomorrow but 'till then, happy stamping :-)
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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Amazing Life Cake Stamp

Today I have a card using the Amazing Life stamps. Funny story though as this actual card isn't the one I made '-' I realised when I went to take pictures that it had been accidentally swapped at the class I ran using this set. No biggie though as all the classes were done and everyone had copied it already ;-) I'm sure when the person goes to use it they'll notice because it's funny isn't it, how we can recognise our cards even though they are all the same design :-)
Anyway, I digress, lets see this card...
I used this gorgeous quilted embossing folder (called tufted) for the background
And coloured the cake and words with my blends pens.
Layered using the rectangle stitched framelits and finished with some gold ribbon (retired) but you could try the mini gold sequins instead :-)
OK, so that's all from me for today.. I hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend.
We had yesterday off and so were doing house and garden stuff but I'm working much of the rest of the weekend :-(
Hopefully I'll have chance to get more posts on here written at least ;-)
Thanks so much for looking today, back soon with more!
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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Flowering Desert for an Inspire. Create Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to today's second post. Yes, I actually wrote another quick, but (hopefully) informative post earlier today about the retirement list so if you'd like to read it head HERE.
Anyway, back to today's post and we have another challenge at Inspire. Create and this fortnight it's a wonderful sketch, my favourite kind of challenge! Let's see this sketch first, shall we...
I have chosen to use the Flowering Desert stamp set and a technique I first shared with you about two years ago in a video HERE.
For a completely different look with this image I used a Lovely Lipstick and Blackberry Bliss colourway...
I shared  the video with a basic technique but I did alter it a little by stamping these images onto watercolour paper and also adding in a little extra ink to enhance this image even more as I watercoloured.
 I used the Subtles embossing folder for the card layer behind the image which gives a textured card effect.
The watercoloured paper layer is also longer than the rectangle die in the set and I have a super quick video which I'll share with you tomorrow along with a second card ;-)
 Layered onto a Blackberry Bliss base and add in a touch of black twine and that's it!
Since I made this card the RETIREMENT LIST has been released and this stamp set is one of the ones on it :-( There is much more information on THIS POST that I published earlier today! Please do head over to my shop and take a look before your favourites sell out... 
Finally please do check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT for this sketch challenge HERE!
Thansk so much for looking today and we do hope you'll join in with this challenge!
happy stamping :-)
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