Sunday, 31 May 2015

Morning all
Happy Sunday to you!
Quickie today with a simple embossed image and watercolour wash background.
The set is a newbie called Build a Birthday and is lovely...I can see this becoming a favourite.
I love the watercolour wash technique and this one is very subtle sunsetty - if that's a word but am sure you know what I am getting at!) lovely :0)

Think I will have another play with this set today just need the time - make it I hear you all shout!!
Happy crafting

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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Hello crafters
Along with the little cards to go in the new catalogue I also sent my customers bookmarks detailing the new in colours 2015-17.
The template and idea was from my SU upline Julie and you can see her blog here.
I used the animal print heart from groovy  love set .
Added an itty bitty flower in the matching cardstock to show how perfectly they match which is one of the many things I love about Stampin Up.

Happy crafting
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Friday, 29 May 2015

Hello crafters
Happy Friday to you all :0)
I have sent my customers there copy of the new annual catalogue and always add a little card in for them something bright and cheery this time.
I used the flowerpatch stamp set which always says bright colours to me this time using pool party and Bermuda bay with simple sentiment in black.

I am due home from what I hope will of been a lovely holiday today and hope you all have had a good week.
Happy crafting

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Hi all
I also made a couple of mini CAS cards using yet again sprinkles of life stamp set to make a little cupcake card and a flower basket card.
You can also make icecreams with it and that's just the ones that jump out will have a play when back from holiday and see what other things I can come up so watch this space for that.
I embossed the flower in black and coloured in using SU markers for lovely bright flower basket.

and with the cupcake the choice is endless as what to pop on top...much more of this set over the coming weeks.

Happy crafting

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Good morning all
More sprinkles of life today and another cute clean and simple card.
I embossed the clouds in silver and punched them out and used SU markers to colour the raindrops

 The sentiment is the best too...love it!!

Happy crafting

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Hello crafters
Today I want to show you a lovely little thankyou card made with the new Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set it has lots of elements to this set and even a matching builder punch which makes things so simple as no fussy cutting!!
Its called Sprinkles of Life...
I love clean and simple cards and this is just too cute even more so I added crystal effects to the red apple to make it super shiny and stand out.

Just one of the many elements in this stamp set due out June 2nd 2015.
Drop me a message of you want a copy of the catalogue or if you wish to place an order
Happy crafting

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Monday, 25 May 2015

Morning all
I am away on holiday this week so have scheduled some posts to keep you up to date on what I have been up to.
This set is retiring and to be honest I have only just got round to purchasing it but its a lovely set for weddings and as I make wedding stationery its perfect for my personal stash!
I used the mustache die also retiring but I love it and had the idea for this card as soon as ordered the mustache :0)
I used dazzling diamonds and silver glimmer paper to cut the mustache's out and backed with the happy heart emboss folder for a simple but cute card.

Base card of smoky slate mounted with white and black that is set off with the sparkle of the glimmer card.
Happy crafting

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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Late post from me as still had lots to do for my holiday tomorrow as well as tidy away from the open house I held yesterday which was lots of fun.
It was a chance to craft with friends and family s well as meet new crafters in the area and introduce them to the new Stampin Up annual catalogue that launches on June 2nd - so exciting!!
Here a few pictures of the day...
My display table as modelled by my son full of inspirations for retiring products as well as current and some new yummy goodies - I will show them later in the week.
I made little welcome gift boxes with a choc in them in calypso coral, pistachio pudding and wisteria wonder and just had to make a little sign to let people know to take a box.

I stacked them all on a very simple cake stand but the overall effect looked fantastic and scattered some business cards - also made myself for people to take.

Off to carry on packing/cleaning/ironing...its never ending!!
Happy crafting

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Hello crafters
WOW its Wednesday already I have such a busy week in work as well as home with school things on before the holidays as well as planning for my open house on Saturday and on top of that organising things for my house/dog sitter and packing for holidays too!!
Rush rush rush in our house at the moment :0)
Well on to a more difficult task and that was trying to pick just a few of my fave things using Painted Petals - i really adore this set and I will stay close to my heart even after it leaves us on June 2nd!!
Here are just a few of my favorites...

 This works lovely alone or with other items especially the butterfly thinlets - another of my fave's.

Adore this card too - I watched Shelli demo this at convention through video feed and fell in love totally with it as I am sure you will agree its stunning!!
Painted Petals
Wood 138819/Clear 138822/Photopolymer 137146
Such a versatile set you would be mad to miss out drop me a line before June 2nd to grab this fantastic product
Happy crafting

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Hi all
I will also miss Hey Valentine set as my little boy loves this and we have used the pirate in his homework from school :0)
Love making these watercolour wash backgrounds...have a few in mind for some goodies from the new SU catty so watch this space!

Such a cute little image :0)

Hey Valentine
Wood 137135/Clear138570
Happy crafting

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Monday, 18 May 2015

Good morning
With the 2nd of June fast approaching and the launch of the yummy new SU catalogue it also means that some of my favourite items from the Spring/Summer seasonal will also be leaving us.
Over the next few days I want to briefly remind you of these lovely sets by showing my fave projects with them...starting with Your Perfect Day.

Your Perfect Day
Wood 138850/Clear 138853/Photopolymer 137160
Such a gorgeous set get it whilst you can leaves us the end of June 2nd 2015.
Happy crafting

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Hello and happy Sunday to you
Late one from me today as had leisurely family time before having a little play with my new SU goodies that arrived this week - love love love them!!
Plus even though we have had a sneaky peek at the new annual catty for a few weeks online for me it's just not the same till you have it in your hand pen at the ready to circle the things you just HAVE to have :0)
Lots in my case!!
Anyway on to today and I want to give you a little preview of the welcome gifts for my crafty open house next weekend which I am really looking forward to...lots of fun me hopes!!
Colour scheme of pistachio pudding - so going to miss this colour! wisteria wonder and calypso coral - very fresh together.
I love this time of year with some fantastic bargains to be had on the retirement list but always makes me a little sad to say goodbye to some of my favourite sets.
Happy crafting none the less
Back soon x

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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Hi all
Last of the anniversary cards for the time being and went for a totally different feel with this one...previous were clean and simple this is slightly more decorative.
Used the heart framelet to cut out and mount a piece of typeset DSP and coastal cabana and again used the groovy love for the stamped & heart. I added a typed line of 'happy anniversary' along the bottom  dotted gems.
I also added the special couple's initials

Happy crafting

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Friday, 15 May 2015

Another anniversary card to show you today and went for a red with hint of natural theme for this one. I embossed the base card with small heart border and wrapped twine around, added some red foiled hearts and gems.
I also stamped and punched the small love from the groovy love set and dotted about with gems

Happy crafting

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