Sunday, 28 January 2018

Petal Passion Suite - all you need do is add colour!

Hello All and a Happy Sunday whatever you find yourself up to

and me? Well with Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration promotion in full swing - my card today uses elements from the Petal Passion Suite which in turn earned me one of the lovely free items from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.

This suite is a great collection of black and white brushstroke style imagery drawn in such a way that you can easily create your own watercolour masterpiece just by adding colour. There is everything in the set from stamps, to designer series papers, metal embellishments and an embossing folder, matching dies and lovely organza ribbon and an add-on Memories and More Card Pack for all you scrapbookers amongst us.

..but its not really just restricted to scapbooking though as I used 2 of the pieces from the pack as the basis for my eventual card. I did have a practice run at colouring first though. There are lots of images in the pack to use and it didn't take long to produce my first attempt.

made for a lovely crafting buddy  - hope this finds her feeling a little better now.

What do you think?

Having finished up with these - it was onto designing a card proper then!

I opted to colour just one of the cards with my Marker pens, the other I slightly cut down, and used as a matt layer.

The sentiment is from the matching stamp set, and I went with Berry Burst, one of this season's In-Colour for a pop of colour for my chosen scheme.

A bit of matching ribbon and some toning enamelled glitter accents and it was done.

You can just see the inside of the card - I just stamped my own background for this on a piece of white card stock, using Basic Black, and choosing the main leaf design from the stamp set, in keeping with the overall feel.

A really easy, but effective card and it certainly appealed to me - as painting of any kind is not what you would call my strong point. - you really don't have to be an expert to produce a lovely end result.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

Just click on the items below to easily access the items in my on line storeOr if you wish me to place an order for you, or have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Til next time
Happy Sunday all

Jan x

Monday, 15 January 2018

Sweet Soirėe Designer Series paper.

Hello all and a happy Monday
yep start of week 3 - flying past already I hear you say.!

Well I have been able to finally catch up on a bit of crafting this weekend at long last as not really had a chance to do much lately but with a thank you card to write and with such an amazing set of designs in this lovely Sweet Soirėe collection of papers - I was able to make one very easily.

 -  aren't they just amazing?  The Silver foil adds a textured look to these hand painted designs. Silver foil accents on one side, colorful printed images on the other.

Infact they are just so stunning stamping on them was almost not needed
though did succumb in the end I have to admit.

I just made up a card blank from Whisper White cardstock and completely covered the front of it with a piece of my chosen paper.  Then added  my sentiment - the 'Thank You' and  'So Much' and the appropriate banner from the Banners for You Stamp set and die cut them all out with the matching framelit from the Bunch of Banners set.

I used the Basic Grey ink to tone in with the gorgeous Silver accents on the paper but of course using Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder would have been a subtle step up for a truly gorgeous effect.

adhered this - propped up on dimensionals and voila, my finished card.

and am so so pleased with how it just looks.

and of course the stamp set +  the Framelits on their own would be spend enough to qualify  for a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure - and with the lovely Sweet Soirėe papers in mind,  the matching Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack are a beautiful collection and am thinking not only for those avid Scapbookers amongst us, but the rest of us as well .

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

Just click on the items below to easily access the items in my on line storeOr if you wish me to place an order for you, or have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

til next time

Happy Sunday all and happy stampin'
Jan x

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Party Panda does his bit for hugs and friendship challenges-

hi all

hope this first week and a bit, of the new year,  hasn't proved too onerous and everyone is now fully in the swing of everything,  including Stampin' Up's annual Sale-a-Bration campaign.

and if you have never heard of it - a little explanatory video here


 yeah and don't we all love a freebie or even more than one!
Clink on the link on my side bar to look at the brochure on line

Copies have already gone out to all my customers but if anyone else would like one please just get in touch.

which brings me to my card here, it uses this adorable Panda from the Party Panda stamp set in the brochure.!

panda party

No, you can't  buy the stamp set   but you can earn it for free with a qualifying spend of £45 as part of this year's SAB event..

My card uses a couple of other stamp sets, (Hedgehugs  from the current Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue and the sentiments,  both the stamped wording and the Real Red die-cut feature word are from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and matching Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, respectively.  Both of these are available in the current Annual catalogue.

.. and their combined totals  £18:00,  £21:00 and £ 24:00 meant I certainly had enough to treat myself to those lovely Pandas.

and if you were wondering - the little hearts were easily punched from tiny off-cuts of red the card stock using the fun Cookie Cutter Builder punch - so definitely not just for Christmas - and with Valentine's day coming up - why not make your own card confetti and fill an envelope with them -.!  Now there's a thought.. uhm..

well I thought new year - new card challenge,  so shall be joining  in with CASology challenge no 282 where the cue word there is 'Hug'

and  the January 2018 challenge at Happy Little stampers where Friendship is the theme there, so hoping this fits the bill on both counts.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

Just click on the items below to easily access the non-SAB items you can buy in my on line storeOr if you wish me to place an order for you, or have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

with best wishes til next time and happy Stampin' !
Jan x

Friday, 12 January 2018

Its that most wonderful time of the year.. and hope you have a lovely 2018 all!

hi all

well you might think it has all passed as in the Christmas and New Year celebrations..

but I am talking about the current Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration campaign
running now until the end of March.

and what is 'Sale-a-Bration' 

It's Stampin' up! biggest sale of the year! where you can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order of  £45. That's it !

Spend £45 and you get to choose an item for free from the special Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

and if you have  enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, Stampin' Up! are doing things alittel different this year. They have introduced a new reward level, giving you a bit more flexibility and options for earning your free items.
  • Spend £45, get one free level 1 product.
  • Spend £90, get one free level 2 product, OR, you  can choose two level 1 items.
  • Spend £135, you have the option of choosing three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. 
well I always have an out and out favourite whenever they launch a new catalogue be it the Annual one, a seasonal one or like this, the Sale-a-Bration catalogue and who can resist these adorable pandas!

 who wouldn't just love one of these as happy birthday special!
and some samples here to go with - just all adorable !

well til next time when I may even have some sample  of my own using these cuties..

and don't forget Stampin' Up! have still got some great bargains with their Clearance Sale rack - lots of  dies on sale at the moment along with a punch, some ribbon,and other items.

and for those of you who want a chance to stock up on some items from the recently retired Autumn/Winter catalogue a few of these are being carried over for the moment.

link here to the sales pages in my on-line shop, 24x7 if you want to take a look.

if there's anything I can help you with or you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

til next time - happy stampin!
Jan x

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