Thursday, 22 June 2017

Embossing folder with simplicity

I know before I write this the embossing folder I used is no longer available, such a pity. Its a really good folder to encourage customers at class to make their card a bit different to the one I have made. They get to see how lovely the reverse of an embossing folder is, its differences are subtle but do give a different flavour.. This was the last card we made in class last Tuesday, for a variety of reasons I have to save the simplest until last. They all agreed this one is really pretty.


A word of advice, the flower shop stamps and the birthday blossoms that both use this punch - the punch is not symmetrical. I find that my customers find it very difficult to use the punch - so I played around with the stamp until I found the correct way around for the punch then drew a stick man on the back so they could see it through the block, they have to stand the stick man on the edge of the paper..... no problems punching now.


The first side of the embossing folder.
















The second side - subtle difference.



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Flower shop             130942
Birthday Blossons    139471
Pansy punch             130698

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Sea views

Another Tuesday class yesterday using embossing folders. This card does use a number of techniques, all of which we have created with in the past on a tuesday.

I called her the classy lady, she certainly looks more classy than I did when I went to the coast last Saturday, I was wearing shorts and a tee shirt, it was lovely and warm.. Although cooler today its still fine.

The classy lady is from the 'Beautiful You' stamp set, although in the set this stamp has no legs!!! We couldn't do that so the legs are from one of the other ladies in the set. For the background we inked one of the larger clear blocks with soft sky and bermuda bay then spritzed the ink. You then place the block ink side down on the the card, you can watch the card suck up the ink! The block then lifts away clean. The birds are from the 'High Tide' stamp set, coloured with the basic grey marker pen, the pattern to create the sea is from the Flirty Flamingo but you could use the one from High Tide, and the brick wall embossing folder, gives the classy lady something to lean on. Hope this one feels summery to you.






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Beautiful You               143637
High Tide                     143006
Fabulous Flamingo      143758

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Monday, 19 June 2017

Tranquil Tulip - no tulips in sight!

Love these little stamps in the Tranquil Tulip set. A pretty, simple, quick card. In my 2 favourite colours -  summery or what?



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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Tranquil Tulip Bouquet

When I saw this I just had to have a go. Not sure mine is as good as the original. I love this ladies work, she is quite ingenious I just wish my French was good enough to understand it all.
Found here.  Please check out her page and look at some of her other makes.

This is my attempt, it did take me all day but I just wanted it right, the hardest part was the paper wrapping the bouquet!


I missed so many birthdays last month I feel this would be a lovely card to send to some of my friends to say sorry!



Some of the tulips are stamped in the usual 2 step stamping way, and a couple at the front are 2 step stamped then the front layer has been stamped again separately and added with dimensionals. Just to give a bit more substance to the flower. Then everything is fussy cut! Such a calming thing to spend your time doing.


The bow is a bit of seam binding out of my stash.

Remember this Tranquil Tulip stamp set is only available to hostesses. 
To be a hostess without holding a party  -  Join my  product share for the 'In Colours'. 

The ‘5' In colours’ for 2017 - 2019 are delicious. Every one is raving about them and they are so on trend. To buy the ink pads, re inkers, marker pens, ribbon, designer paper pad and A4 card can seem a bit daunting all at once.


I have 3 places left for customers to sign up for this now, then over the next 5 months, each person, each month will receive one colour of
an ink pad
a marker  pen
a bottle of re-inker,
a full reel of ribbon, 
8 double sided sheets of patterned papers for that colour
a pack of A 4 card
4 bows
At the end of the 5 months you would have everything for all of the in colours.
This would work out at £30 per month. (for each of the 5 months)

The bonus doing it this way means that in one of the months you will be hostess so you will be able to purchase this beautiful stamp set....if you want to. When it is your month or on other months you would of course be able to order other items if you choose to.

This product share is only available until the end of June. The sooner you sign up though the sooner you can get these goodies. 

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Tranquil Tulips 143767

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Colour challenge wk 2

Its the second week of the Jems colour challenge. The colours are Pear Pizzaz, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, and the new in colour Fresh Fig. Today I have created 2 cards with the same stamp set - delightful Daisy but switched the colours around.


Ooops this one looks a bit off kilter! The two cards both use the same colours but tonal are very different. It does have something to do with the matt layers too but even when just looking at the very vanilla the stamped image is on they have a different feel.


This one to me is softer and warmer.


The details....


Whereas this one feels fresh and light.


                                   

more detail.

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Delightful Daisy 143669

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I am taking bookings for parties on Thursday evenings this month.  Not sure what a party is all about, don't feel that you want that in your home, no problem, get in contact with me here. I can run parties in my craft studio and I offer lots of help and support to my hostesses to ensure their parties are a success.  June is bonus month too when you have a party - extra hostess spends.  

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Flamingo gift bag

I had made that lovely card with the Flamingo stamp but not done anything else with it. So I had a look at what else I could do with it.
Today I have a little gift bag made using the gift bag punch board. The bag is made from one of the sheets of the Delightful Daisy  designer papers. The swirly pattern made me think of what happens when you put your feet into water, the water sorts of swirls.. The flamingo is stamped then fussy cut. I have added it to a tag then clipped the tag to the bag with a little gold peg.  I have used a bit of seam binding from my stash.



I can't wait to fill this with chocolates for my friend.

Next week I have another make with this stamp set a bit different from the norm, keep checking back.

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Fabulouse Flamingo stamp set     143758
Delightful Daisy designer paper  144137


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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tabs for Everything

This stamp set is on pg 43 of the catalogue. When I went to Amsterdam to the Stampin'Uo On stage Live conference for Stampin'Up demonstrators, this is one of the sets we were given for free. Its not one I would have chosen and I was a bit puzzled as to how I would use it. HOWEVER.........
It does have a punch to match which will be available to order at the end of the month.
I have used the set twice. Todays make was inspired by a fellow demonstrator Alex Spence here although sadly she hasn't added her card to her blog. I call it a bit of modern art.... For my make I have used the colours of my craft studio - The Den - they are Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Wisteria Wonder. The stamp set is full of little words so on the solid circles I have used, date, note and goal. All terms we use often. As so often the case, the more I use this set the more I like it!



Below are 2 of the pictures from the catalogue. The first one shows you the punch. Great for adding tags to a notebook. The second picture shows it used to make tags. 
                                                              




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Tabs for everything stamp set 143907
Circle tab punch - unavailable until 1st July
Tabs for everything bundle - unavailable until 1st July


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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Bike Ride 2

A quick post today as I have 2 classes!
Firstly I apologise, yesterday I mentioned the 'tabs' set that I had shared with you last Saturday, only I haven't shared it with you its coming tomorrow. lol, getting ahead of myself. 
These are 3 of a batch of thank you cards I have made for my last lot of orders They are images in the bike ride stamp set. All of these can be added to the back of the bike. Isn't the little dog cute! Have a great day folks.




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Monday, 12 June 2017

Bike Ride

As we were in Amsterdam you would expect something with bicycles to be on trend and this set was also given out at conference. It does have a set of dies that match but I haven't ordered those    Yet!
Because the stamps are photopolymer there are easy to see through and so stamp a good image. Infact I think the images are really easy to stamp. I have used 5 different stamps for the image of the bike. I could have used 2 more to add colour to the bike saddle and hand grips but decided to leave them white.   It is a large set of stamps, 24 in total, all images, no sentiments. Tomorrow I have 3 very quick little 'thank you' cards with this set
The words are all from that Tabs stamp set I showcased last Saturday.



The detail.....


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Bike Ride stamp set         143716
Build a bike dies              143729
Build a bike bundle - stamp set + dies 145314
Tabs for Everything         143907


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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Colour Challenge

We have a bit of a colour challenge going on in the Jems team every Monday. Last weeks colours were Fresh Fig, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Basic Black. I was thinking about these colours watching the rain pour down or should I say continue to pour down as it had been raining all day. So my inspiration was there and this is my card...... it matched my mood.









To colour the dress and umbrella I have used the blender pen and the ink pad. Usually I would get my aqua painter out but I had been using that in class all afternoon so thought I would have a change. There is obviously an art to using the pen so that you don't rough the card up..... practise needed I think.

















Shopping

Beautiful You stamp set    143637
Fresh Fig A4                     144248
Fresh Fig ink                     144082
Sahara Sand A4                 121695
Sahara Sand ink                 126976
Soft Sky A4                        131292                  
Soft Sky ink                      131181
Black ink.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Come and get me Tranquil Tulips

Today is all about one of the beautiful hostess sets. To get one of these you have be a hostess or put an order in of over £150. This is easy if you join my product share........ details below. I must admit I loved the hostess sets last year but this year they are amazing.  There are 6 to choose from and I want them all!

This was my favourite  - 'Tranquil Tulips'.






Its 2 step stamping, the easiest two step stamps ever. 
I can't think what else to say except you need this!  
Solution.........Join my product share and get this hostess set when it is your turn to be hostess. Need more information get in contact.
                                                                                        

Product share
The ‘5 In colours’ for 2017 - 2019 are delicious. Every one is raving about them and they are so on trend. To buy the ink pads, re inkers, marker pens, ribbon, designer paper pad and A4 card can seem a bit daunting all at once.


I have 3 places left for customers to sign up for this now, then over the next 5 months, each person, each month will receive one colour of
an ink pad
a marker  pen
a bottle of re-inker,
a full reel of ribbon, 
8 double sided sheets of patterned papers for that colour
a pack of A 4 card
4 bows
At the end of the 5 months you would have everything for all of the in colours.
This would work out at £30 per month. (for each of the 5 months)
The bonus doing it this way means that in one of the months you will be hostess so you will be able to purchase this beautiful stamp set....if you want to. When it is your month or on other months you would of course be able to order other items if you choose to.

This product share is only available until the end of June. The sooner you sign up though the sooner you can get these goodies.  Email me here


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If you do order online and your order is between £25 and £150 please use the hostess code below and I will send you a small bag of Stampin Up goodies in July as a thank you.




Friday, 9 June 2017

Delicate flowers birthday cards.


Last time I used this stamp set the card was re pinned loads of times and I had messages asking me what is was and how I had done it. This is the Wild about Flowers stamp set. There are three lots of greenery and three different flower heads. The 6 sentiments in the set are lovely and some work as innies and outies. Plus because I am that certain age having a stamp set with 'congratulations on your retirement' is very handy!


The bow on the card is one from the itty bitty bows pack. This has 20 bows 4 each of the 5 in colours. they even have a mini dimensional on the back ready to stick.


I hope you have enjoyed the cards with the Happy Birthday thinlit. It is certainly worth the investment and you can use it with almost any other stamp set you have. You can buy online by using the link below or message me. 
Watch out for something very different tomorrow. 

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Wild about flowers stamp set  138728
Happy birthday thinlit             143700
Itty bitty bows                         144217

If shopping online and ordering over £25 and below £150 be sure to use the hostess code below, then in July I will send you a small goody bag of stampin up goodies.