Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Stampin Up A Good Man - Relax Your Way Under A Tree With A Drink

A Good Man stamp buy from my shop now is a great set for making a variety of male cards, especially for father's and Dad's.

This set has some lovely images and I have chosen the man relaxing in a deck chair for this example.

Colouring doesn't have to be difficult or complicated and by using the Aqua Painterwhich comes in a pack of two, and a few ink pads you can create a lovely water colour effect.

Have a look at my step by step video tutorial to see how to make this card.  Guess where I got the drink stamp from?  I think it finished the card off beautifully.



The metallic pearls that I used have now retired, but there are lots of different embellishments you could use instead. Have a look here HERE

Monday, 17 June 2019

Stampin Up Praiseworthy Prose - Review, Tips & Ideas

Praiseworthy Prose Bundle is a great value for money bundle for £49.50 and enables you to create words, phrases, eclipse cards, negative and positive lettering simply and easily.  With the stamp set add sentiments and phrases to complete your projects.

This is example I have used the positive and negative from the dies to create two cards. The background is also from this stamp set.


These two are from a journal I am working on. So easy to create phrases for any project you want.

Make an eclipse card and pop it in a frame, again the background stamp is from the stamp set.

Choose your favourite stamp set and add a word to coordinate with the card.

So many ideas for this lovely bundle.

Watch the video and get some tips and ideas and a complete review of this fantastic Praiseworthy Prose Bundle  






Friday, 14 June 2019

Stampin Up Born To Shine #simplestamping - Dancing is like dreaming with your feet

BORN TO SHINE stamp set is every little girl's dream of the ballet, with the gorgeous line drawn dancers and some great inspirational quotes to create the perfect cards.

This is a lovely #simplestamping card to achieve.  Stamp the two images across the page to give a dancer spinning in a pirouette and colour in with the aqua painter and Flirty Flamingo ink to give a simply beautiful wash.

The sentiment was stamped on Petal Pink cardstock and then cut up and placed round the card to avoid the image.

Follow my step by step video tutorial and make this card with me.




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Joy of Sets Something New Blog Hop June 2019 - Jane Allmark Amethystarcrafting's Hop

I'm delighted to be part of the Joy of Sets Something New Blog Hop June 2019 and there are lots of us showcasing something new.  As a Stampin Up demonstrator my new stuff is from the new Stampin Up Annual catalogue which launched in June and  is full of lots of lovely new things.

I have chosen 2 products a stamp set called Born To Shine an 8 piece stamp set for £18 with fantastic ballet line drawings and Hand Lettered Prose Dies lower case alphabet for adding any words to your cards.

I die cut the letters to make the word "dance" and then stamped the ballet dancers and coloured them in Flirty Flamingo.  The sentiments in this set worked perfectly to create an uplifting card with "Be Yourself Dance You Were Born To Shine"

A pop of Wink of Stella on the word dance and the dancers finished the card.  I love line drawings and being able to colour them to tone in with whatever card you want.


Want to try some #simplestamping with this Born To Shine stamp set. Then follow along on this step by step video tutorial and make this pretty one layer card, quickly and simply.




This hop is a little different so below is a list of the other lovely crafty people taking part in this hop. Just click on any of the links to take you to their blog and see what they have showcased as "something new". Enjoy and we all love comments so please show your support and leave us a comment.








Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Make a Summer Flowers & Butterflies Layered Card using Stampin Up Products

Make a Summer Card of Flowers and Butterflies using Stampin Up Floral Essence & Butterfly Gala with lots of layer with our stitched dies.

Buy the products used from my shop by clicking on the links

Floral Essence 14 piece stamp set £16

Butterfly Gala 18 piece stamp set £20

Beauty Abounds  13 piece stamp set £21

Dies - take a look at out wide selection of dies

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So here is today's card

I have lots of poppies growing in my garden covered in butterflies and bumble bees and this was my inspiration for this card.

All of these poppies were self seeded by the birds and each year I collect the seed and then sprinkle in the garden in the Spring  and have a lovely bloom of poppies.

Card inspiration can come from so many things and nature and our gardens in one wonderful way.

Here is a step by step video tutorial to show you how to make this card for yourself.







Friday, 7 June 2019

Stampin Up #simplestamping with 2 ink pads and host set Believe You Can

Welcome to all beginner stampers. Learn how to use just 2 ink pads to create lots of different colour tones with the Believe You Can stamp Set.


When we start stamping it can be sometimes overwhelming with all the different products that you can buy and unless you have oodles of spare cash there is only a limit to what you can spend.

Stamp sets are what we want to spend out money on and then we discover that we don't have any inks to use and the budget shoots up.  Well these cards use just 2 colours of ink Flirty Flamingo for the flowers, sentiments and banner, and Old Olive

You can see how many pretty shades of pink you can achieve for the flowers, banner and sentiments and the leaves are various shades of green, all with the green ink pad Old Olive.

This stamp set is a little bit different from the other stamp sets in the catalogue.  It is called a Host Set, which means you can only get it with Stampin Rewards and for the 14 stamps it is only £12.

How do you become a host and earn Stampin Rewards? Well if you place an order of £150 you automatically qualify as a host and can choose a host set for a discount. Host sets can only be earned this way.

So who can benefit from this -

The Beginner or New crafter - I want to start crafting but need paper (cardstock), patterned papers (dsp) inks and blocks to put my stamps on and of course a few stamp sets. Oh and maybe some ribbon and some pretty embellishments

The Casual Crafter - I have just got the new Annual Catalogue and there are some lovely new stamp sets and bundles and suites which I really like.

The Avid Crafter - Oh my the New Annual Catalogue has just come out and I want these suites with everything in them to add to my collection.

Whichever type of crafter and stamper you are the Host sets can be for you, and who doesn't love a greatly reduced stamp set?

The new Annual catalogue is available to see HERE an if you would like a hard copy posted to you, I am happy to put one in the post if you are in the UK, and Europe. Just drop me a message with your address and I will get one out to you.

Have a look at the Believe You Can host set HERE and add it to your order of £150 or more with your Stampin Rewards.

I always try and make your lives easier by making a step by step video tutorial, which is FREE to you all to watch, save and use again and again.  Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can take advantage of the several hundred tutorials for you.







Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Stampin Up Bird Ballad Suite - Make 3 Feather cards

The new Stampin Up Annual catalogue is live. Visit my shop to buy the new products HERE

The BIRD BALLAD SUITE is everything birds and more.  The project today is 3 cards using elements from the Bird Ballad Suite.

The Bird Ballad patterned paper is 12 sheets of 12" x 12" double side paper, with lots of designs which with a pair of scissors ca be fussy cut out to make literally hundreds of cards.

I chose 9 feathers cuts from a tiny strip of this paper to make these 3 cards.

By using coordinating colours of So Saffron, Sahara Sand and Pool Party with the feathers the card really pops and with a different sentiment on each one, it makes for a lovely collection.  Make 6 and make a little gift box to put them in to delight any of your friends and family.

As always I take the time to make a video tutorial to show you how easily you can make these lovely cards for yourself.  Do give it a try and remember you can buy all these lovely products from the new annual catalogue now.