Thursday, 25 April 2019

Stampin Up Lovely As A Tree retiring after 19 years

STAMPIN UP LOVELY AS A TREE STAMP SET is retiring after 19 years.  This stamp set has been one of the most popular sets which is why it has been around for so long.  If you haven't got yourself this stamp set yet then time is running out. Click link to buy yours now.

#simplestamping is simple one layer cards using minimal supplies.  This card uses  the STAMPARATUS one of the best positioning tools on the market and an ideal platform for the beginner stamper.

Note how the tree is stamped in a variety of tones. This is achieved with the Stamparatus and is so easy to achieve.

The colours used are from the retiring IN COLOURS and I used Lemon/Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst.

This #simplestamping one layer card is perfect for a quick and simple card and for posting is minimal cost.

Here is  step by step video tutorial for you to have a go yourself. Enjoy

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Fable Friends and Daisy Delight #simplestamping Spring card

FABLE FRIENDS STAMP SET and DAISY DELIGHT STAMP SET  are a great combination for a #simplestamping Spring card.

The Daisy was stamped twice to give a full flower and the little squirrel from Fable Friends was coloured using inks and the Aqua Painter. Both the flowers were coloured in the same tones to tie this simple card together.

This card uses only a few supplies, the two stamp sets a couple of ink pads and the Aqua Painter making it a perfect project for the beginner stamper or those who are just starting out with minimal supplies.

Give it a go and have fun.

Here is a step by step video tutorial 

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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Silhouette Stamping on Sponged Background Tutorial

SHELTERING TREE STAMP SET is retiring soon so don't miss out and buy it now from my shop. This stamp set has been one of my favourites as who doesn't love trees.

The bare tree image is perfect for silhouette stamping over a sponged blended background. Use whatever colours you think will blend and tone in together.

I chose Gorgeous Grape, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point,

Watch the video tutorial to try this technique for yourself.

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Notebook Cover Gift Idea Using Stampin Up Buttefly Gala

BUTTERFLY GALA stamp set notebook cover gift idea. Make this notebook cover and decorate with the pretty butterflies in Highland Heather.

These notebook were bought for 20p each from Wilko in the UK and are called Handy Jotters. They measure 3 7/8" x 3 1/4"

Cut cardstock 8 1/4 x 3 3/8 and score at 4" and 4 1/4"

You can get 3 notebook covers from one piece of A4 cardstock with enough over for added decoration or another project.

The circle is cut from the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Here is a step by step video tutorial so you can have a go at making these.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Stampin Up Fable Friends - Creative colouring ideas for female rabbits

FABLE FRIENDS STAMP SET £20 is a lovely set full of fable characters like Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Squirrel Nutkin.  A must for all Beatrix Potter lovers.

However is you want to turn Peter Rabbit from a little male character to a female Flopsy Bunny, then here are some ideas for aprons, skirts and flowers in her hair.

Colour the bunnies in whatever medium you like from Blends (alcohol markers) coloured pencils, Stampin Write Markers or just inks and a blender pen.

The little flowers were taken from the Jar of Love Set but any tiny flower would work.

Here is a step by step video tutorial to show you how I made each one of the bunnies.  Hope you enjoy and do have a go and see what you can create.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Box of Cards using Stampin Up Fable Friends.

So who likes Beatrix Potter? She was an English Author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist born in 1866 in Kensington in London. As a child I was lucky enough to be given a couple of her books, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (Flopsy's brother was Peter Rabbit) and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (Peter Rabbit's cousin).

These books were part of my childhood and I can remember my mother reading them to me, tucked up in bed as a night time story.

So when Stampin Up brought out FABLE FRIENDS I was delighted that the images closely resembled those lovely characters with Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Squirrel Nutkin.

I wanted to make a box of 6 cards with 2 of each of these three characters.

The box is a very simple construction, just a box with a lid.  The sizes are

8 1/4" square piece of cardstock scored at 1" and 2" on all sides

8 1/8" square piece of cardstock scored at 1" and 2" on all sides.

8" x 4" cardstock base scored at 4" to give you the 4" square card
matt of dsp (patterned paper) 3 3/4" square so a quarter of an inch smaller.
A circle cut from the STITCHED SHAPES DIES using the largest circle.

The dsp (patterned paper) is NEUTRALS 6" x 6"

The Fable Friend images were just fussy cut with a good pair of sharp scissors.

Here is  step by step video tutorial so you can have a go at making these cards and the box.  Don't forget this is just an ideas you can make these cards and box using whatever stamps and papers you may have.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Triple Time Block Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Stitched Rectangles & Humming Along

How to make a Triple Time Technique card using an E block and some smooshing with the Stitched Rectangles and Humming Along Stamp Set from Stampin Up.

I love the triple time technique with all the layers you can achieve.  This card also uses a large acrylic block  with some sponges and inks to create a fun pattern which can then be stamped on t achieve this lovely look.

The colours used were So Saffron, Highland Heather and Pacific Point.  Buy ink pads in every colour you can imagine HERE

The stamp set I used was the leaves from Humming Along

Here is a step by step video tutorial to show you how to make this fun card.  I do hope you will give it a try.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

How to create seamless blended backgrounds using Stampin Up ink pads.

I love creating blended backgrounds using Stampin Up ink pads and sponges to create a seamless blend of colours and this lovely rainbow effect is simple and easy to achieve.

The colours I used were Highland Heather, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point with Gorgeous Grape and Shimmer Paint for the splatters.

Buy these products at my store HERE 

Here is a step by step video tutorial to show you exactly how I created this background.

If you liked the finished card I used Beauty Abounds stamp set and the Birthday die from Well Written, both which you can buy from my store.

I hope you will have a go at making some of your own backgrounds for your cards.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Joy of Sets #JOSTTT004 April 2019 - Jane Allmark AMETHYSTARCRAFTING

Hello and welcome to April Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe challenge. This months grid was chosen by Nicky Leighton

The Grid this month has a wedding focus and the line I chose was Wedding, Glitter, Die Cut although I did add some silver embossing for the sentiment, white and floral.

This is the grid for you to have a go and enter the challenge.  The winner gets a winners badge and gets to design a card for the following month alongside myself and the other Design Team.

So the card I designed was for a customer who wanted me to make a wedding card for her.

I chose the PETAL PROMENADE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER which has the most beautiful florals and some pretty flowered frames idea for a wedding card. I matted each piece on white.

The pretty hearts were die cut in silver using SUNSHINE WISHES THINLITS DIES and then the sentiments were die cut in white and then I used the wink of stella to give the glittery shimmer.  

The Bride and Groom sentiments were die cut from the WELL WRITTEN FRAMELITS DIES. These are such lovely dies with a large selection of sentiments for many occasions.

So why don't you have a go and enter your own designed card this month.  Just click    HERE        to join in.

Here's a little bonus for new people visiting my blog.  I make video tutorials and have a YouTube channel with nearly 200 step by step craft ideas for you to subscribe to. I have made a DIY Wreath builder template using Stampin Up SMALL GRID PAPER (50 sheets for £6) to use with the STAMPARATUS or other positioning tools. Have a go at making this easy wreath builder to make your own wreath cards using whatever stamps you like.  This Wreath Builder has proved very popular so I am happy to share it with you all so you can make one for yourself.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Stampin Up Happy Tails stamp set and punch bundle

Ive really been enjoying using my DIY wreath builder template with the small grid paper for the STAMPARATUS positioning tool and this time I have made a cut waggy dog card with all their tails interlocking into a lovely circular pattern. Buy the small grid paper for £6 for 50 sheets HERE

This technique of using die cuts I saw from Jennifer McGuire a fellow crafter and I used her technique with the punch from Happy Tails.

The dogs I simply coloured with a wash using the AQUA PAINTER and Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate ink pads.  I then punched them out and then used a punched negative as my guide to place each one of the punched dogs to create the circular pattern.

I love the way the tails interlock and the heads poke out.  With a few little paw prints this card would be great for all of us dog lovers out there. Buy the Happy Tails Bundle HERE

Here is a step by step video tutorial to show you how to make this card. Subscribe and hit the notification bell so as you don't miss any up and coming videos and a big thank you to my lovely subscribers and all of your comments.  I appreciate each and every one of you and reply to every comment.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Floating Die Cut Technique using Grid Paper Wreath Builder

I have been having so much fun with this great technique to make a floating die cut image in the shape of a circle using my DIY small grid paper wreath builder.

SMALL GRID PAPER for just £6 for 50 sheets is a must to create a really simple wreath builder.

The beautiful hearts were stamped in Highland Heather and Pacific Point and were from the RIBBON OF COURAGE with coordinating dies.

Missed the video on how to make the small grid paper wreath builder? Here's a link to the video. Subscribe, hit the bell notification then you won't miss any future videos.

This beautiful floating hearts card is really easy to make once you have the wreath builder, so here is a step by step video tutorial to walk you through the process.  Do have a go and try any dies or punches that you want and see what fun cards you can make.

If you love the die cut birthday sentiment then you can buy it here WELL WRITTEN FRAMELITS DIES

Thank you to all my YouTube subscribers to my channel and your lovely comments which I really appreciate and reply to them all.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Butterfly Gala Floating Punched Image using Stampin Up Grid Paper Wreath Builder

Very excited to share with you this lovely Butterfly Gala floating butterfly card using the Grid Paper Wreath template I shared with you all recently.

How pretty does this look? Stamp, colour, and punch out 8 butterflies using the BUTTERFLY GALA BUNDLE (stamp set and punch) 

The use the Grid Paper Wreath Template which I showed you how to make recently. Here's the step by step video

Punch out a template of the negative of the butterfly on a strip of cardstock and adhere it with washi tape.  The card size I used was a 5" square piece of thick Whisper White.

Here's the step by step video tutorial

I hope you will give this technique a go and have fun with different dies and punched images in creating your own floating wreath.