Saturday, January 27, 2024

Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop - Showcase

Hello and welcome back to my blog!

Today I'm joining some lovely and talented crafters sharing our current projects. As we've finally left January behind, I've been working with the Bee Mine Suite.

This is a fab suite made up of the Bee My Valentine stamp set, co-ordinating punch, 12x12" DSP, ribbon, square pillow boxes and embellishments.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to the January Stamping INKspirations blog hop.

Today I am hopping with some of my talented stamping friends from around the world who love creating with Stampin' Up!® products as much as I do!  There are several of us hopping today and you will find the list to follow, towards the bottom of my blog post. Enjoy reading all the inspiration  with your favourite cuppa.

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Suite Showcase 24 - Softly Stippled

Hello and Happy New Year!

Welcome to the first Suite Showcase of the year, I hope you had a lovely festive season. This month, I'm showing what I've been making using the FREE Sale-A-Bration Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper. During January and February you can earn free items with every £45 spend. For all of my cards, I've used the Kraft notecards and envelopes, the new Stippled Rose bundle and Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder. These 3 items come to over £90 which allows you to pick 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items and for these cards I've used the Softly Stippled DSP and Opaque Faceted Gems. 

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Suite Showcase no. 23 - O Holy Night


Today's Suite Showcase is a little different. I'm sharing some cards with you that I've made using up my O Holy Night Designer Series Paper and the Christmas Classics stamp set.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Suite Showcase no. 22 - Beary Christmas

Hello crafters,

Today is Suite Showcase day and this time I'm featuring Beary Christmas. This is a fab suite that has Memories and More Cards pack and Cards & Envelopes pack available to match. This really helps you make quick and easy cards and make all your supplies stretch further.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Suite Showcase no. 21 - Joy of Christmas

Hello and welcome back.

Can you believe it's November already?! That means that this Suite Showcase is focusing on Christmas using the Joy of Christmas Suite.
For my first card, using traditional Christmas colours, I pulled out the foiled specialty designer series paper and added it to a matting layer of Basic White but only so it covered 3/4 of the page. To cover the join, I die cut the frame from the Christmas Classics dies in Shaded Spruce and die cut the inner label for the sentiment. To fill out the foliage, I added some of the individual dies cut from the gold more dazzle paper and Cherry Cobbler. The sentiment was also stamped in Cherry Cobbler. 

This was all then added to Cherry Cobbler matting layer on to a Shaded Spruce card base. To complete the card I added some embellishments from the Iridescent Adhesive-Backed discs.

For my second card, I stuck to the traditional colours and a similar layout. I picked from the DSP in the Suite. I used the Shaded Spruce check as a matting layer and selected one of the foliage printed sheets to cut a 1 1/4" strip that is the same width as the card base. I layered this on some gold Fine Shimmer paper, that can be found in the clearance rack. The sentiment was stamped on the die cut label from the die set in Real Red. The 'merry' was stamped in Shaded Spruce on the shimmer paper and trimmed this to size with my snips.

I cut the same foliage frame as the previous card but this time, I cut it from Real Red cardstock. I then die cut some of the leaves from the Fine Shimmer paper and attached to the back of the sentiment panel. I laid some Gold and Vanilla ribbon looped on the card base and added the sentiment panel over the top on dimensionals. And completed with adding some gold Metallic Enamel Effects randomly.

For my third card, I changed everything and pulled in Highland Heather and Pool Party. I masked off a strip on some Basic White and stamped the foliage in Pool Party, Highland Heather and Smoky Slate. I stamped the sentiment and then using the Basic Black Stampin Write Marker, I drew lines to the highlight it.

Before adding this panel to the Highland Heather card base, I ink blended the edges with Highland Heather. This was adhered using our multi-purpose liquid glue.

I cut a matting layer of Pool Party and ran this through my Cut 'n' Emboss machine in the new Snowflake Sky 3d embossing folder. This is one of my absolute favourite embossing folders! The stamped panel was then added to the Pool Party layer using dimensionals. The card was then finished by adding a bow in the Silver & White ribbon and more of the Iridescent Adhesive-Backed Discs.

I hope you like the cards, I'm going to have more of a play with this suite. Why don't you head over to The Inkspirational Crafter, to see what Alison has been making with it. See you next time!

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Saturday, October 21, 2023

Suite Showcase no. 20 - Winter Meadow

Hi there and welcome back to my blog.

Today's Suite Showcase features Winter Meadow. This has quickly become one of my absolute favourites from the September to December mini catalogue.

Whilst I have made some cards today, I've kept them fairly simple because I wanted to do something a little different. I've created a card and gift tag set using the bundle.

This is great for gifts to friends and family, or to sell at craft fairs.

The main structure of the set is made up of 4 pieces of cardstock. I used Misty Moonlight for mine.

The 4 pieces are:
  • x1 - 10" x 6 1/2" - scored on the long side at 4 1/2" and 5 1/2"
  • x1 - 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" - scored on the long side at 1/2" and 7". On the short side, scored at 2 1/2" and 3"
  • x1 - 4 1/2" x 4 1/4" - scored on the short side at 1/2" and 3 1/4". On the long side, scored at 2" and 2 1/2".
  • x1 - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" - scored on the short side at 1/2" and 2 3/4". On the long side, scored at 2" and 2 1/2".

I then decorated the inside using the DSP from the Suite before adhering the half boxes to the right hand side (bottom).

The largest one on the bottom (for the cards and envelopes) and the two smaller ones side by side on top of the largest slot.

I only made 4 cards to allow room for the envelopes. The tags were simple stamping, although these could be embellished more. Remember the more you embellish, the fewer will fit in.




Hope you like the projects. Head over to The Inkspirational Crafter to see what Alison has created with the suite.

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