Wednesday, 31 May 2017

It's Your Birthday!

I thought I would share this fun, bright birthday card with you today.  I have used items from the Stampin' Party Animal Suite - a really colourful set with stamps, papers, and embellishments!!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp set - Balloon Adventures
Designer Series Paper - Party Animal
Ink - Pacific Point, Crushed Curry
Card - Pacific Point, Whisper White, Whisper White thick card
Embellishments - Party Animal Embellishments, Emerald Envy taffeta ribbon, Crushed Curry bakers twine
Other - Fast Fuse, Stampin' Trimmer

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Birthday Blast

I have used Birthday Blast stamps and dies from Stampin' Up for this card, and make fun bright cards for kids - so I will definitely be using this set in the future for cards and scrapbook pages!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp set - Birthday Blast
Dies - Star Burst edgelits
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Card - Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White thick card
Other - Big Shot, Stampin' Trimmer, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, fine tip glue pen

Monday, 29 May 2017

A little bit of sewing!

It's been a while since I did any sewing, and as I have a bit of a fabric stash(!!!), including some gorgeous pieces from Mumbai and Amsterdam, I figured it's time to get making!  I made this bag from a kit by Owl and Sewing Cat which I've had for a while.  It includes the pattern, plus all of the fabric you need.
It's a quick and easy make - I finished it yesterday morning and it got its first outing in the afternoon!

Materials Used:
Owl and Sewing Cat - Sally Shopper harbour print bag kit
Gutermann - white and red sew-all thread

Love & Affection

Today I thought I would share a card I made based on my swaps for the Stampin' Up! convention in Amsterdam that I went to back in April.  For my swap it was just a white card, but I decided to take that same card front and add it to a coloured card blank.

Most of the stamping is "stamped off" or "second generation stamping", where you stamp onto a piece of scrap paper, then without reinking stamp the image onto your card.  This made all of the images much softer than if I had used the inks first time round. I think the effect of the softer paler images is quite pretty.

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp sets - Love and Affection, Endless Thanks
Ink - Basic Black, Pool Party, Pear Pizazz, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride
Card - Pool Party, Whisper White
Other - Dazzling Diamonds glitter, fine tip glue pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Cupcakes and Carousels

I love the Cupcakes and Carousels Suite from Stampin' Up!, though I haven't really had much chance to play with it until now.  I was inspired to use it as I went to a local food and drink festival yesterday, and there was a fun fair with a carousel there!

I made two very simple projects, creating versions of the cards in the SU annual catalogue - it's a great resource for project ideas when your crafty mojo has gone into hiding, or you just have too many ideas and you can't decide what to do!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp set - Carousel Birthday
Designer Series Paper - Cupcakes and Carousels
Card - Pool Party, So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White thick card
Ink - Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
Punch - Banner triple punch
Other - Cupcakes and Carousels embellishment kit, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Trimmer

Saturday, 27 May 2017

First Communion Card

Today's card features stamps from the Stampin' Up! All God's Grace which I think is a really lovely set, with the cross which I have used on this card, and words and phrases in a very pretty font.  Unfortunately for me, the one word the set doesn't have is communion, so I printed the text on the card.   I've also used an older set called Beautiful Banners and some ribbon from stash, which shows you can mix and match all that lovely crafty stash you have!

Stampin' Up! materials used:
Stamp sets - All God's Grace, Beautiful Banners
Card - Pool Party, Very Vanilla thick card
Dies - Banners Framelits
Ink - Versamark
Ribbon - Pool Party seam binding, Very Vanilla satin ribbon
Other - Gold Stampin' emboss powder, heat tool, Tear & Tape,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Liquid adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot