Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Stampin Up Home Sweet Home Christmas

well tomorrow is the 1st December and the countdown to Christmas begins.  It is a wonderful time of the year and although I have all my posted cards made there are lots of work colleagues and friends cards that always need doing. So I try and think outside the box so nobody gets the same card. The Home Sweet Home die makes the cutest houses,ngrest to be filled with treats for Christmas and can be hung on the tree. This card is made with just the window dies, alternatively backed in emerald envy and cherry cobbler dsp and fronted with the same in cardstock. Cover with some dazzling diamonds glitter, add a sentiment and a fun Christmas card is made.
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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Stampin Up Oragami Karate Card

On Monday it is my grandsons 9th birthday on Monday, where does the time go ? He is the most amazing young man and has a passion for football but an even stronger passion for karate. His instructor says he is a natural and his flexibility and joy for the sport is something to see. So I wanted to make him a karate card, but where to start. Well the joys of google and I found a tutorial for an Oragami outfit added some red bakers twine for his belt and mounted on cherry cooler cardstock. A number 9 from the framelits and voila a perfect birthday card.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Stampin Up Timeless Textures Alternative Christmas

Christmas time is just around the corner and with all the lovely traditional cards about sometimes it is fun to do something different. There are lots of ways to create great Christmas cards using stamp sets and techniques not usually associated with the traditional scenes in greens and reds.

Today I challenged myself to make some alternative cards in non traditional colours and I chose to use the Timeless aTextures stamp set which is really very versatile at creating gorgeous backgrounds.

A created an arora borealis background building up layers with stamping and sponging, then misting with water to give a blustery snowy feel. I embossed the sentiment and the swirl stamp to add even more texture. Love the look of this card.

The second is a girly card with gold and pink and blue combo using flirty flamingo and pool party with a touch of Bermuda bay.

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Stampin Up Paisleys and Posies Elephant and Owl Art

Stampin Up Paisleys and Posies is a wonderful stamp set with coordinating dies which allows you to create some lovely patterns and cards. I recently saw some art created using this set and a lovely owl character. So this got me thinking of other art that could be created and one of the swirls really lent itself to an elephants trunk. So I started playing around with the pieces and made this gorgeous Paisley elephant. This is still a bit of a prototype but think I can improve by maybe using coloured cardstock or maybe some of the copper embossing powder.

I love Indian art and the elephant appears quite often dyed and pieced together so part of the inspiration was from a wall hanging I have covered in embroidered colourful elephants.

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Stampin Up Bella & friends firework fun

this last weekend was bonfire night with most villages and towns and many gardens having fireworks. From little sparkles to loud bangs, small display to huge pyrotechnics the Uk lit up with this celebration.

Now for all of us with pets it can be a stressful time and as many of you know I adopted a pretty spaniel cross at 7 months old 7 months ago, so this was the first fireworks that she had seen with me. As you can imagine I was a little apprehensive of how she would react particularly as I am very close to a huge display held in the park. However I need not have been worried as she slept through it all, lying close to me on the settee with the cat on my lap.

Now the Bella and friends stamp set is a replica of mynforgeous girl so I thought I would combine the fireworks event with a lovely card using this set. As always to order any Stampin Up products click on the catalogue link above and use me Jane Allmark as your demonstrator of choice.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree Christmas

one of Stampin Up oldest and most favourite sets is lovely as a tree and it can be used at any time of the year but Christmas works really well.

This is a simple stamping in crumb cake with a bit of thengorgeous gold bakers twine mounted on some gold. Simple yet gorgeous and a real impact. I added some wink of Stella to the branches for an added wow.

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas

the weather is turning chillier and there was a hard frost this morning. The heating is on and the nights are dark by 4.30pm so it is lovely to spend time crafting and thinking about the Christmas season next month.

The Stampin Up cookie cutter Christmas is such a versatile stamp set and punch bundle and it coordinates perfectly with the dsp so lots of lovely goodies to purchase in the Stampin Up store. Use me Jane Allmark as your demonstrator of choice and use the catalogue link above to take you to the website.

I have used the cookie cutter Christmas gingerbread man with the holiday Home dsp and framelits for the sweets and the sentiment. I love how so many fo Stampin Up products work together.