Friday, 31 January 2014

Last Minute Masks

Hello! It's almost the weekend...yay!
Are you going to any parties this weekend? Maybe a masquerade party? No? Oh well neither am I but I do have a card I was commissioned to make for someone who did have a masquerade ball for her 30th birthday last week!


I found these fabby masks, Last Minute Masks, on the My Digital Studio download page. I added them to my blank page, changed the colours, printed and there you go! I stamped and heat embossed the black one with Flowering Flourishes to give a lovely pattern and added some gems and feathers.


I sprayed the pink one with Silver Glimmer Spray and added lots of nail art gems from my stash and a feather.


I used Silver Glimmer Paper and some retired DSP for the background. The sticks for the masks are cocktail sticks wrapped with ribbon.



Stampin' Up! supplies used
Flowering Flourishes Clear-Mount Stamp SetLast Minute Masks -- Digital DownloadSilver Glimmer Paper - by Stampin' Up!Versamark Pad - by Stampin' Up!Black Stampin' Emboss Powder - by Stampin' Up!
Please click on the pictures to buy direct from my online store.


This card was one of those that I knew exactly what I was going to do as soon as I was asked and I thoroughly enjoyed making it! 

Thanks for visiting! 



Thursday, 30 January 2014

An economical card!

Good morning!
I spent most of last night designing the inserts for a friend's wedding, which I have to say, I am extremely happy with...I hope Laura is just as happy! I'm sure I will be blogging them eventually!

Anyway, it's time for our new challenge this week at CAS - Colours and Sketches, and this week it's the double!


Here is my card...


This is what I call a very economical card...it only uses one stamp set! And it is a lovely new one from the Spring/Summer catalogue, called Peachy Keen.


I stamped the heart once onto the card blank, then stamped again, cut it out and popped it up on Dimensionals, after stamping the sentiment across the middle. The arrows are stamped in Blushing Bride and Soft Sky.

After I had photographed the card, I decided it needed a little something else, so I added some nail gem pearls...


What do you think? With or without pearls?


Stampin' Up! supplies used

Peachy KeenRich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' PadSoft Sky Classic Stampin' PadBlushing Bride Classic Stampin' PadBasic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
Please click on the pictures to buy direct from my online store.

I hope you like our challenge this week and that we get to see lots of entries! Enjoy!





Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Happy Watercolour on Film

Good morning!
Have you been having fun looking through the new catalogues via the links in my sidebar? Aren't there some stunning things and fabulous project ideas?

I have another card today, made using some of the new products, here it is...


I have used Happy Watercolour for the poppy and I stamped it in Versamark, then heat embossed in White Stampin' Emboss, before rubbing Real Red on with a Sponge. I wiped the image once the ink had dried to remove the excess from the outlines. I then masked the poppy and washed soft sky ink over it using my Aqua Painters. 


I then cut out the panel with the poppy on and popped it into the die cut film strip from The On Film Framelits. Before adding these to the card blank, I stamped a background with the 'blotchy' stamp from Watercolour wonder and Soft Sky ink. I finished with the sentiment stamped in Real Red, after once stamping off to soften the effect.


Stampin' Up! supplies used

Happy Watercolor6 X 9 Watercolor Paper - by Stampin' Up!On Film Framelits Dies
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker - by Stampin' Up!Soft Sky Classic Stampin' PadVersamark Pad - by Stampin' Up!White Stampin' Emboss Powder - by Stampin' Up!
Please click on the pictures to buy direct from my online store.


I'm really loving this new catalogue! I have a lot of stars in it marking the items I really do have to have! What are the items you have your eye on? If you would like me to send you a new Spring/Summer catalogue and a Sale-a-Bration brochure for only £2 including first class p&p, please do contact me, then you can have your very own to tick, star or mark any way you like!

Anyway, off to the gym now...have a lovely day! :)





Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Time to Sale-a-Brate!


It's the most wonderful time of the year!
(nope, not Christmas!)

Are you all ready for some really exciting news??
Firstly, it's Sale-a-Bration time!! Many of you already know what that is, but for those of you who don't here it is... 

For every £45 you spend in any of the current catalogues, you get to choose one of the items free from the wonderful Sale-a-Bration brochure! 


And this year there are some incredible free items from a matching stamp and punch set, a beautiful banner kit to create something fantastic for your home, and there are even 2 digital kits for My Digital Studio!

You can view the full brochure here or by clicking on the link in my sidebar.

Ok, I said there was lots of great news right? Well....

The brand new Spring/Summer 2014 catalogue is now also available to order from!


And oh! You are going to L.O.V.E it!!
There are so many beautiful new products in it and ideas for creating wonderful projects, from cards to scrapbooks to stunning home decor! There is most definitely something in there for everyone!

And if this isn't all the good news you could handle, there is more! As it is Sale-a-Bration season, there are also more hostess rewards and more free products for signing up! 

*You get £15 extra products in your starter kit, meaning you get £150 worth of products for just £99! 

*Host a party with sales of £250+, or even spend £250 yourself, you get an extra £25 of hostess credits!

Wow! It's a lot to take in isn't it? If you would like a paper copy of the catalogues, please contact me and I will be very happy to send you them out at a cost of £1.50 (inc. first class p&p). I always find that it is so much nicer to curl up with a cuppa, a biscuit, and leaf through a physical copy and mark off the items I want/need! 


I will be back later with a card made using one of the stunning new Designer Series papers from the Spring/Summer catalogue.
In the meantime, enjoy flicking through the links on my sidebar!



Language of Love

Good morning and a very warm welcome to my newest follower, Elaine from Craft-E-Place! I hope my blog serves as inspiration to you! 

And now to the reason you are here...a card! And this one is my entry into the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week. I was extremely honoured to have been picked in their Top 3 last week with this card, thank you!
So here is their sketch...
Spring14-01

And my card...


I have used some of the stunning brand new Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper from the new Spring/Summer Catalogue, which you can order as from today! Just click on the links in my sidebar to view the catalogue and to buy direct from my online store. 


I used the lovely Language of Love stamp set, which I stamped in Real Red and Pink Pirouette. I then punched a little heart out of the Pink one, using the Small Heart Punch, and mounted it onto the red one before coating it with Crystal Effects. The 2 larger hearts are die cut from the Hearts Framelits and I used the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack to create the cut out for the ribbon. I finished with 3 dots of Dazzling Diamonds. 


Stampin' Up! supplies used
Small Heart Punch - by Stampin' Up!Punch Pack - by Stampin' Up!Scallop Edge Border Punch - by Stampin' Up!Real Red 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Language of LoveHearts Collection Framelits DiesCrystal Effects - by Stampin' Up!Silver Sparkle Dazzling DetailsFresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Please click on the products to buy direct from my online store.

Don't forget, it is also Sale-A-Bration time and that means for every £45 you spend, you get to choose a free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure! So if you would like a copy of each of the new catalogues, please just contact me and I will get them in the post for you for just £1.50 including 1st class postage!

In the meantime, have a lovely day browsing the new products via the catalogue links in my sidebar!



Monday, 27 January 2014

More stash used!

Hello all!
I have a lovely little card again with a scrap I found on my desk during my major tidy up! All I had to do was sponge some blue ink around the edges to create the feel of a scene. 

I also distressed the edges of the image panel a little, mainly because one edge was a little rough already...way to rescue it!


The lovely tree is from Serene Silhouettes and the sentiment is from Simply Sketched.

I have used the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch for my layout.


Stampin' Up! supplies used
Serene Silhouettes Clear-Mount Stamp SetSimply Sketched



*Only 1 place left!*
I am starting a brand new Stampers 6 club on the 30th January, details of which can be found here. If you join you will have 3 months' opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the Sale-a-Bration promotion, and with the brand new Spring/Summer catalogue released at the same time, I'm sure you will get yourself some wonderful products for free! Please contact me for more details and to join.

I really hope the weather hasn't been too bad where you are...it's been horrid here! Have a fabby Monday!


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