Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Stampin Up Colourful Seasons

May all your tomorrows be as happy as today

This is such a lovely saying and perfect for an anniversary card. One of my colleagues at work was celebrating her 28th wedding anniversary and so I thought this would be perfect with a couple of th adirondack chairs a few hearts and some glitter. It always goes towards Stampin Up challenge for this year of #make a card send a card so it was fun to make a card for a special couple.

1st June almost here and the launch of the new annual catalogue. Get in touch for a copy now and get ready for a fun shopping experience. My shop button will change on the 2nd June once the catalogue is live sonyou can buy any of the products in the new catalogue or the sneak peaks I have been showing you recently.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Colourful Seasons New Stamp Set Stampin Up

Colourful Seasons Bundle Stampin Up

The Colourful Seasons bundle is available from the 1st June and is a set which has so much in it for all seasons.

This card is using two elements from the coordinating framelits cut in basic black cardstock. These are the flowers and the leaf.

lemon/Lime Twist is used with a Stampin Up block to give and ombré effect. Ink the block and stamp directly onto the cardstock three times without reinking to achieve this effect.

The sentiment is from the Colourful Seasons bundle too.

For a copy of the new Annual Catalogue please get in contact and I will happily post one out

Friday, 26 May 2017

How to create a bikini lady using Beautiful You stamp set from Stampin Up

Very excited today as was playing around trying to create different beach scenes as the weather is so hot and sunny and I came up with an idea of how to turn the Beautiful You lady into a bikini clad beach babe. Wearing a hat in the sea and putting lots of sunscreen on has become the norm these days so she certainly looks very at home in this scene.

Stampin Up Products Used
Beautiful You, High Tide and Colourful Seasons stamp sets
Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and Tranquil Tide ink pads
Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry Stampin Write Markers
Calypso Coral Watercolour Pencil

Love coming up with new and different ideas and Beautiful You has always inspired me.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Card Using New In Colours

Pretty Jar of Love card using some of the new In Colours Lemon/Lime Twist and Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide.

The Jar of Love and coordinating framelits are available through the shop button link above and the new In Colours are available June 1st with the launch of the new Annual.Catalogue. Let me know if you would like a copy and I will post one out.

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Sneak Peak Daisy Delight

In just 8 days the new Stampin Up Annual Catalogue launches. If you havnt got one of the new catalogues then just drop me a line and I will happily post you one out.

If you watched yesterday's video then you will have seen the fabulous background I created using the centre piece in the Daisy Delight Stamp set. I also made a busier background using this same stamp but completely covering the background and using the coordinating Daisy Punch to finish the card.
The colours used were Tranquil Tide, Lemon/Lime Twist,Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Emerald Envy and Wild Wasabi. The Daisy was stamped in Tranquil Tide and punched out on Lemon/Lime Twist. The two new In Colours available 1st June blend together with blues and greens so well.

Thanks for stopping by and see you all again soon for more Stampin Up product ideas.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Fun Background Using Daisy Delight and Colourful Seasons

The 1st June is fast approaching and the launch of the new Annual Catalogue and as a demonstrator we get to pre order some of the lovely sets to show you all and make some fun cards.

This video shows the Daisy Delight stamp set used as a background with vibrant colours to coordinate with whatever cardstock you want. Together with the Colourful Seasons bundle it makes a lovely card.

If you would like a copy of the new catalogue please get in touch and I will happily send you one out.

Thanks for stopping by and if you haven't already please subscribe to my YouTube channel as I post new tutorials on a weekly basis.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Colourful Seasons

Have just come back from a lovely relaxing week in Cornwall at Holywell Bay and Perranporth which has miles and miles of white sanded beaches. The Colourful Seasons new stamp set bundle is available from the 1st June and is a perfect reminder of this holiday. Just Breathe, relax in the sunshine under a shady tree.

So having had a week of relaxing and Just Breathing am back rejuvenated and ready to show you lots more creative projects and videos over the coming weeks.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sneak Peak Daisy Delight Bundle Stampin Up

How exciting my pre order has arrived, and I have been having a play with the Daisy Delight Bundle a stamp set and coordinating punch. One of the benefits of being a demonstrator is that you get to order a whole month before the catalogue launch on the 1st June. If you want a new catalogue in preparation then just let me know and I will post one out to you.

The Daisy Delight Bundle is gorgeous and I teamed it up with the new In Colour Lemon/Lime Twist. Please look at subscribing to my YouTube channel as I post regularly and will be showing lots more of the exciting products coming in the new catalogue.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

New In Colours

Jar of Love is my favourite bundle at the moment as there are so many elements to play with. Combining this with the new In Colours Fresh Fig, Lemon/Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide and the fun begins.
Stampin Up products are designed to coordinate and go together so I put all three together on this card and yes they go together perfectly.

New catalogue launches 1st June so if you would like one posted out to you just get in touch.

The Jar of Love bundle is available through the shop button to buy now.
Thanks for dropping by and catch you soon

Monday, 8 May 2017

New In Colours

The new In Colours Fresh Fig, Lemon/Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide are now available to order in a special bundle a month before the new catalogue launch on 1st June. Want to know how and get your hands on a new catalogue ready to order for the 1st June then just get in touch.

I have used these three lovely colours to create a bokeh background and you can see how many lovely hues can be created. The dragonflies were watercoloured with the Tranquil Tide with some Wink of Stella for a little sparkle.

Pop in tomorrow for another project using these lovely In Colours

Friday, 5 May 2017

Mixed Media Basics

I thought I would do a video with some of my tips in starting out with mixed media. This is sometimes a bit of a daunting task when you begin & I am still in the trial and error stage but love creating a piece of wall art on canvas.

Canvas - you can spend a fortune on good canvas but for beginning and practising, inexpensive canvas board is great and comes in lots of sizes. I start small as less daunting.

Glue - PVA glue if you go to the DIY store they sell gallon containers of PVA for a few pounds saving you loads compared to the small tubs of modge podge or craft PVA and is the same stuff.

Tissue paper - my favourite tip. Stamp and colour this to go straight on the canvas as stamping directly onto canvas never gives a crisp image.

Dies used - Dragonfly Dreams Thinlets Dies, Butterflies Thinlets dies, and Sunshine Wishes.

Colours used - Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral.

Watch the video and subscribe to my channel for inspiration and then just have a go.

This is the finished project. I wrapped the edges of the tissue paper round the canvas before adding the dsp and when the whole project was finished I sponged round the edge of the whole canvas in green to blend everything together and just finish it off.

Loved doing this so hope you will have a go too and all the Dies are available through the shop button above.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

In Colours Background

Have been playing around with the new In Colours Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon/Lime Twist. These colours are available in the new annual catalogue which launches on 1st June (let me know if you'd like a copy and I will post one out to you.

When I get hold of new colours I like to have a good play and so I created a background with the Lemon/Lime Twist in the centre, Tranquil Tide in the middle and the Fresh Figbround the edges. I love the vibrancy of the Lemon/Lime Twist which gives an almost luminescent moonshine effect.
With the Jar of Love foliage stamp and a sentiment in black it made a lovely card mounted on black cardstock. So this was just a play with the new In Colours but I think they blend together beautifully and certainly get my vote.

To get your hands on these lovely new colours get in touch and will let you know how to get hold of them in a brand new suite you can buy now.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Jar Of Love using New In Colours

The new In Colours which will be available from 1st June with the launch of the new annual catalogue have been used to create this Jar of Love card.
Fresh Fig for the flowers double stamped for light and dark tone
Lemon/Lime Twist for the leaves and stalks
Tranquil Tide for the jar, water and darker leaves.

These products will be available for purchase from the new catalogue which launches 1st June so if you want one posted to you just let me know.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Bank Holiday Weekend Fun

There is nothing like enjoying a weekend outside camping in the fresh air and the weather this weekend has been fresh but dry.  I am very lucky to enjoy the company of a good friend and my lovely dog Luna so went to a vw show at Stanford Hall and walked to a great pub called the Chequers for some home cooked vegetarian food.

Our camping trips are always more enjoyable as we have a 1959 split screen vw camper van called Rusty. Rusty turns heads wherever it goes as drivers  hang out of the window on the roads taking photos. It is one great big smile vehicle, takes us everywhere and on many adventures.
So having had a few days off from my crafting I will be spending the afternoon creating and crafting more fun ideas to share with you all soon.

Hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.