Thursday, 19 January 2017

Big on Birthdays again

I make so many birthday cards through the year and always love a good birthday set and this one really does provide lots of options.

I have already used this particular stamp on the inside of a card but this time decided to make it the focus of a card I was asked to make at the very last minute.

For this card I stamped the greeting and the arch of flowers (which is from the Swan Lake set) using versamark and clear embossing powder. I die cut the numbers and the bow and double embossed them to produce an enamel effect. I grabbed a pre-cut frame (from a pile on my desk left over form another project set) and trimmed it to be half a centimetre shorter than the base  card I had embossed

I was really quite pleased with the end result and the card is already on its way.

I need to make some more cards this evening and plan to use some of the other stamps I have from the recent releases...

Until next time

Monday, 16 January 2017

Swan Lake

This was my first attempt with this set..the swans are so beautiful and it has some really nice wording. I used a neutral base and embossed the swans before infilling them with white kraft ink. I used a combination of water-colouring and ink sponging and stamped the floral elements in layers to frame the image.

I have some others ideas for this set which I hope to share soon.
Until next time, take care...

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Big On Birthdays

I make so many birthday cards throughout the year  and I was delighted to see so many options in the Spring Summer offering...including the Big on Birthdays set which I used to make this card.

It has 12 photopolymer stamps on a birthday related theme and for this card I used the Happy Birthday with the flower burst and the coordinating floral element  for a very quick and easy birthday card.

Until next time, take care

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Time to Sale-a-Brate once more

Today sees the launch of the new Spring Summer catalogue and  as demonstrators we get to preorder and work with the products before the launch of the catalogue.

I know we say it every time but this really is a fabulous catalogue offering and my wishlist was huge. I was lucky enough to win some stamp sets at our UK event in November but there were still lots I really liked and I fell in love with the Everyday Hero set which is what I used to make this card. I think it is a really fun set and can be used for so many occasions. Its already a firm favourite of mine

And if a new catty wasn't exciting enough, once again its time to sale-a-brate with Stampin' Up!  

For anyone who doesn't know about Sale-a-Bration, from today until 31 March for every £45 worth of products you buy you get to choose one of the fabulous selection of SAB products for free....and the freebie choices include 7 stamp sets, one card kit, 2 lots of fab designer series paper and two accessory options...and there are no limits on how many freebies you can earn. You can see the new catalogue here and SAB freebies here  and can access the 24 hour online store here

If you were ever thinking of joining Stampin' Up! there really is no better time than during Sale-a-bration. Between now and the end of March if you join the team not only do you get the fabulous fully customise-able starter kit  with products to the value of  £130 (plus the business starter pack) but you will also be able to choose ANY two stamps set for free...which is an added value of up to an additional £93! ...  That is £223 worth of product and all you pay is the joining fee of just £99. If you feel this is too good an opportunity to miss or you'd like to know a bit more then please get in touch or if you are ready to join right now you can sign up online here

Well that's it from me for now. I am sure you are keen to take a look at the new catalogue and the SAB freebies. I will back soon with some samples made with new products. If you have any questions or need more information please let me know.