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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Less Is More Challenge #329 - Geometric

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It's been a long time since I've taken part in a Less Is More challenge but as soon as I saw this weeks was 'Geometric' I wanted to join in. If you'd like to take part you can find the challenge here.



My first idea was a card using the new Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite as the images are intended to produce patterns on your projects. There are so many possibilities with this suite of products & I've only touched on a tiny part of what can be done with these stamp & have lots of ideas for more projects.



I've used 3 of the new 2017-2019 In Colors on this card to show how well they co-ordinate together, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist (my absolute favourite!!) & Berry Burst. I think these new colors are going to be really popular.

Because this stamp set is polymer it is super easy to stamp so many fabulous pattern combinations.

This product suite also has a set of fab Gold Vinyl Stickers which add a touch of elegance to your projects. I've used one of the border stickers across the top of the stamping on this card.



I'm running a Product Bundle Class using the Eastern Beauty stamp set & Eastern Medallions Thinlet Dies on Saturday 17th June & I know this bundle is going to be a hit with my class ladies.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Happy Birthday Cathy

One of my lovely class ladies recently had a milestone birthday which coincided with a bundle class I had scheduled. All my regulars decided they would like to share in Cathy's celebrations so booked onto the class & I turned it into an afternoon tea party for her.

 

I made this little table decoration to sit at her place & she was delighted with it.


The little easels are so cute & just the right size for the Marquee Messages arrow & the main image which has several messages that can be stamped onto it. I've blinged the arrow to the max with Stampin' Up! Rhinestones which really make this project pop. I've paperpieced/layered some parts of the main image & coloured some in with Stampin' Up! Markers to co-ordinate with the piece from the 'A Little Foxy' paper stack I've used to wrap around the easel.


Topped off with a BIG 50 from the Large Number Framelits. This is a great project for any special birthday.


To order any of the products from this project please click on the link to the right which will take you to my online store.

Thanks for taking the time to pop by today.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Something For The Men


Hello & thanks for joining us on this months Blog Hop!

This month's hop is all about the men . . . . . . . . can I hear you groaning? I know most people find men's cards the most difficult to make so hopefully you'll get lots of inspiration on your journey around the Jem's Blogs today.

The set I've used is so perfect for men's projects but the sentiments mean it can also be used for lots of other occasions.

All the products are from the Urban Underground Suite & on just checking the stamps, dies & papers have all sold out!! Hopefully if you bought these products my projects will give you some ideas of what you can make with them.
                                                                                  


I'd seen a couple of 'Card in a Box' projects on Pinterest so decided to have a go. Love how it looks like a little tool box. I'm loving the little ruler die as well!


I've layered the Fathers Day sentiment on the hexagon die shape which is also in the set.


And the little screws & nuts are so cute!


I also made a couple of cards using the dies, stamps & papers & also the fab Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder. The detail on this is so deeply embossed it gives a great effect.


And the ruler die is a great length so here I've used it to divide the card.


Did you notice the cute little face stamps that come in the set?


Here I've used it to give the hammer a bit of character as it's 'speaking' to the saw lol!


The sentiments in the set are a little bit quirky too so they're great for lots of occasions.


And here are both cards together.


Hope you've enjoyed my projects & will carry on through the rest of the hop. Click on the 'Next' button below to take you to Gill's blog or if you fancy working backwards the 'Previous' button below will take you to Anne's blog. Enjoy!

http://makemoorcards.blogspot.com/2017/05/may-blog-hop.htmlhttp://anne-copperbeechcrafts.blogspot.com/2017/05/jems-blog-hop-something-for-men_6.html
Thanks for visiting today & Happy Crafting!

Monday, 10 April 2017


It's that time of the year again when Stampin' Up make way for the fantastic new products available in the new 2017/18 Annual Catalogue by retiring current products . . . . . . some discounted up to 50%.

Now is the time to order that item you've been humming & hawing over before it disappears for good.

Please take a look at the Retiring List here.

The quickest way to order is online via my store. The link for this is in the right-hand sidebar.

Please use the online code below when placing an order between £25 & £150 for a FREE gift from me in May to say thank you.


Thursday, 6 April 2017

A Little Cool Treat


The Cool Treats Bundle is just one of those sets that you just can't put down! Here is a cute little 4" x 4" card to give to someone sweet!

I love the Tasty Treats Speciality Designer Series Paper with it's cute little images. There are also 2 sheets with a clear glossy coating over the designs & those are the only 2 sheets I have left but just can't bring myself to cut into them!




Doesn't that ice-cream look good enough to eat?
And the little spoon die cut is just too cute!



Can you see the shiny glaze on the chocolate topping? This is created using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen & then the sprinkles are just placed on top. The glue dries clear but without the stickiness of the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Would you like to know how I made the little bowl?


I took a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock & scored it on my Stampin' Up! Trimmer/Scorer at every 1/8".


Then take the bowl die & lay it on the scored cardstock at a slight angle. It's a quick & simple way of adding a bit of detail to an otherwise 'flat' feature on the card.

I hope you like today's project. If you would like to order any of the products I've used please click on the link in the right hand sidebar & use the online code below.

http://stampinup.net/esuite/home/sharong

Thanks for visiting today & Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Cool Treats Pop & Twist Card


This card was definitely a hit at my Monthly Papercrafting Class last Saturday. Everyone was really pleased with how easy the card was to make even though the end result looks as though it's going to be difficult!



It looks very innocent when it's closed but POP!



it opens & has a definite WOW effect.


The tutorial is one I found on YouTube by Jan Brown & it's very easy to follow. She also gives all the UK measurements you need.


The Cool Treats stamps, dies & Designer Series Papers are perfect for this card. It also fits in an A6 envelope but would need a large letter stamp as it's very thick & heavy when finished.


This one however didn't make it to the postbox as my youngest daughter pinched it to give to her friend!


Thanks for visiting my blog today & hope you have a go at making this card. Happy crafting!

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Saturday, 1 April 2017

April Blog Hop - Easter Wishes


Well there goes another month! This year is whizzing past so quickly & it will soon be Easter. 

I struggled a bit this month as I haven't got any current Easter stamps so had to think outside the box!


What did I have that remotely resembled an Easter egg? My Balloon Adventure Thinlet dies . . . . . .upside down!

Did you recognise them? I've diecut the balloons using the Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Paper. We're you lucky enough to get some? It proved to be a very popular choice & I know I had a couple of disappointed customers who missed out.


I can't decide whether I prefer the glitter eggs on a plain white background or on the Basic Grey background.

I also made a spring flower Easter card using the Flourish Thinlets. I've cut the leaves in Pear Pizzazz & the flowers in Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum. The Lace Doily from the Spring/Summer Catalogue has been coloured using a Sponge Brayer and the Watermelon Wonder ink pad. A really quick & easy way to colour the doilies to match your project.


I've then placed the doily over the Whisper White Thick card & lightly brayered over it again using Watermelon Wonder to give a lovely lace effect directly on the card.


I've finished it off using the little wooden flowers from the Sending Love Embellishments. I've used two pieces that fit neatly together.

Next in the Blog Hop is Sarah-Jane & I'm sure she'll have a fab project for you!

I hope you've enjoyed my Easter projects and thankyou for visiting today. Happy Crafting!

http://cardsandacuppa.blogspot.com/2017/04/easter-treats-for-jems-blog-hop.html http://juliesjapes.blogspot.com/2017/04/jems-blog-hop-easter.html

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