Saturday, July 24, 2021

Ink.Stamp.Share Christmas in July Blog Hop


Hello! Welcome, whether you've joined from Annette's blog or you're starting your journey here. This month's Ink.Stamp.Share blog hop's theme, is Christmas in July, and there's lots of inspiration from the team, so be sure to check out everyone's projects.

Being the animal lover I am, I had to reach for some new products that will be available to customers on 3rd August. For this month's card, I used the Sweet Stockings bundle, which features yep, you guessed it, some stockings and the cutest, cat, dog and hamster.


I decided to keep the decoration simple but to do it as a fun fold. This is what you call a never ending card; and they're much easier to make than you think. The finished product measure 5" x 5". See a short video here that shows you how it works.





I hope you like it!

Click the next button below to see what Kim's been making, or click anywhere on the roll call below.


Shop online with me and use my online shopping code at checkout to receive a free gift from me the following month VZX6GDKM

If you want to get your hands on the new products before customers do, why not consider joining my team? All you have to do is purchase a starter kit for £99,  by choosing any items you want from the catalogue, to include in your  and receive £130 worth of products. 

Whether you want to get all the ink pads, the new kits from the Kits Collection, the cut 'n' emboss machine or take advantage of demonstrator only pre-orders from the new mini catalogue that will be available to order from on the 1st July before customers get to see it; the choice is yours! As part of the starter kit, you will receive a free business supplies pack but it's your choice entirely, if you want to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the 20% minimum discount off all future orders or if you want to start your own business. For more details click here or on the join my team link at the top of this page.

Until next time, take care and stay safe!

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Ink.Stamp.Share. Blog Hop - July monthly showcase


Hello and welcome to the Ink-Stamp-Share July monthly showcase blog hop. Whether you've joined me from Stacey's fabulous blog or are starting your journey here, welcome, you'll find lots of inspiration from some very talented crafters.

This month, I wanted to share with you some cards I've made using the gorgeous Artistically Inked bundle. I created these recently during my Facebook live, which you can watch here.



For my first card, I took inspiration from Mitosu Crafts using their split ink technique. You can create this effect using the long stamp from the bundle, on a piece of card that is the same length as the card base but 3/4" narrower, I stamped a little up from one edge on the short side in Fresh Freesia and then on the edge and blending into the Fresh Freesia, I stamped again in Blackberry Bliss, then I used my blending brush in Blackberry Bliss along the outer edge. I turned the piece of card around and repeated the process at the other end of the piece of card in Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. To create the split ink effect, I then cut the piece of card in half on the long edge and placed the two stamped ends back to back. I stamped and fussy cut 'thanks' from the stamp set and added some sequins from the ephemera pack that comes as part of the Artistically Inked suite.


The second card above was created using some DSP using the large scallop die from the Colour & Contour bundle. and the large floral die was cut from Evening Evergreen. The sentiment was also stamped in Evening Evergreen and a flash of Fresh Freesia was added to the back of the sentiment and again added some of the sequins from the ephemera pack. I also die cut from the Painted Labels dies the small border from our Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and attached it underneath the sentiment.


My next card I used a combination of DSP and a piece of Basic White that I used the long scallop edge die from Colour & Contour bundle and then I embossed it with the 3D Brick & Mortar embossing folder. I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Sweet as a Peach stamp set, on Evening Evergreen and then layered with some of the floral and frame elements from the ephemera pack and finished off with some champagne rhinestones.


And finally, I concentrated mainly on the gorgeous DSP, I pulled inspiration from Julie Davison for this one. With a Magenta Madness card base, I stamped the large floral stamp in Magenta Madness and then layered some Pale Papaya, again stamped with some of the smaller floral images in Pale Papaya. I then layered the Pale Papaya to the bottom third of the card base. I layered some DSP on Basic White and added some dimensionals to adhere it to the card base. From the Painted Labels dies, I die cut the large swirly circle from our Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and in Basic White, the 1 7/8" circle from the Layering Circles dies. I stamped the Hello sentiment from the Artistically Inked stamp set in Magenta Madness and layered on the gold. I completed the card with a few more sequins from the ephemera pack.


I hope you like them. Next up is Donna, click the next button below to see what she's been making, alternatively you can click any of the links in the roll call below.




Shop online with me and use my online shopping code at checkout to receive a free gift from me the following month VZX6GDKM

And if your order is going to be more than £99, why not consider joining my team? All you have to do is purchase a starter kit for £99, by choosing any items you want from the catalogue, to include in your and receive £130 worth of products.

Whether you want to get all the ink pads, the new kits from the Kits Collection, the cut 'n' emboss machine or take advantage of demonstrator only pre-orders from the new mini catalogue that will be available to order from on the 1st July before customers get to see it; the choice is yours! As part of the starter kit, you will receive a free business supplies pack but it's your choice entirely, if you want to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the 20% minimum discount off all future orders or if you want to start your own business. For more details click here or on the join my team link at the top of this page.


Saturday, July 3, 2021

Elegant Wedding Card

Hello! Welcome back to my blog.

As we move out of lockdown and weddings begin to take place again, I was asked to create a card for my Aunt to give at a wedding she is attending later this month.


I decided to combine the Simply Elegant papers with the dies from the Expressions in Ink suite on a 5 3/4" square card base in Basic Gray. This is one of my favourite suites so I just had to include it somehow. The dsp contains, gold, silver and copper foil in it, so I decided to use copper foil for the focal point. I die cut the large floral from copper foil and to save on foil, I die cut it from the larger layer as this was going to be covered by the dsp. 

As the dsp was patterned and the floral die over the top of it, was going to be a bit fussy, I added some vellum behind the die cut so the copper foil had its chance to shine.


The sentiment I pulled from Inspired Thoughts, although 'wedding day' was pulled from another stamp set in my stash. I heat embossed this with our copper embossing powder on basic gray cardstock. I also used Inspired Thoughts for the sentiment inside the card.

I finished it off with some leaves from the artistic dies, some flirty flamingo metallic ribbon and gold ribbon and champagne rhinestones.




If you want to recreate this card, you can purchase all the items I used by shopping online with me (see the list below). Make sure to use my July online shopping code, VZX6GDKM at checkout, and receive a free gift from me the following month, on orders below £150.

And if your order is going to be more than £99, why not consider joining my team? All you have to do is purchase a starter kit for £99, by choosing any items you want from the catalogue, to include in your and receive £130 worth of products. 

Whether you want to get all the ink pads, the new kits from the Kits Collection, the cut 'n' emboss machine or take advantage of demonstrator only pre-orders from the new mini catalogue that are available to order from on the 1st July - 2nd August, before any other customers get to see it; the choice is yours! Also during the month of July, if you order a starter kit, you can also take advantage of pre-ordering free product in our Sale-A-Bration promotion. For demonstrators, from 1st July to 2nd August, you earn free product for every £45 spent.

As part of the starter kit, you will receive a free business supplies pack but it's your choice entirely, if you want to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the 20% minimum discount off all future orders or if you want to start your own business. For more details click here or on the join my team link at the top of this page.

Current Promotions


From 1st July to 2nd August 2021, there is 15% off a select number of designer series paper, so now is the time to stock up.



Saturday, June 26, 2021

Triple point fun fold cards

Hello,

Welcome back to my blog. This week I thought I would share some triple point fun fold cards that I made recently at a team mystery stamping get together. 


This is another benefit of purchasing the starter kit, you get to join some fabulously talented demonstrators. Many of whom have become great friends. They're a wealth of knowledge and experience but we also have such fun when we have events. Obviously the pandemic has meant that we need to do these events online, but we still have tons of fun.

We have mystery stamping evenings, this means that all we get is a list of supplies but we have no idea what we'll be making until the night. At the most recent event, we were shown how to make these triple point cards. They were so much easier to make than they look but aren't they effective?!  You don't find these in the card shops!

I have used some retired product but these cards are a great way to use up any left over kits you might have or designer series paper.

For the greeting on this card, I used the postage stamp punch with the Biggest Wish stamp set and bermuda bay ink.

Again, I used the Biggest Wish stamp set for the greeting and fussy cut it out. I used a selection of blends to colour the snail and mushrooms in before die cutting them. This stamp and die set is still available until the end of June, so if you want it, now is the time to get or you'll miss out.

All of the elements from this card and the next were from the Boho Indigo kit that is now retired.


I hope you like them!

Join my team

Why not join my team and you could take part in events like this one?! To join my team, all you have to do is purchase the starter kit. The kit is £99 and you get £130 worth of products. You can include anything at all from the catalogue. 

Whether you want to get all the ink pads, the new kits from the Kits Collection, the cut 'n' emboss machine or take advantage of demonstrator only pre-orders from the new mini catalogue that will be available to order from on the 1st July before customers get to see it; the choice is yours! As part of the starter kit, you will receive a free business supplies pack but it's your choice entirely, if you want to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the 20% minimum discount off all future orders or if you want to start your own business. For more details click here or on the join my team link at the top of this page.

Shop online with me and use my online shopping code at checkout to receive a free gift from me the following month 779NVJVK


Thursday, June 24, 2021

Kit collections class. Booking closes Sunday 26th June.


Stampin' Up! have released their new kit collections. There are 10 kits to choose from and these are only available whilst stocks last.

Each kit will provide step-by-step instructions, they are all-inclusive, pre-cut, and ready to use; plus, new kits will be added regularly so remember to check back often!

Kits come with everything someone needs to enjoy creativity and not feel overwhelmed, so are perfect for beginners and avid crafters alike.

Here are the kits you can choose from:




All-inclusive

Our kits come with everything required to complete the specific projects. Supplies include a block and ink spot(s) if applicable, plus any necessary adhesive—like Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, etc. Pre-cut pieces, elements and instructions are included. 

Each kit contains:
  • Card bases & pre-cut pieces: Most card bases are pre-printed to create a beautiful look with less work.
  • Adhesives: Adhesives included vary based on the project.
  • Stamps: The stamps in our stamping kits are photopolymer. This allows a new stamper to see where they are stamping, and that helps inspire creative confidence.
  • Clear block: All stamping kits include a clear block. It is thinner than a catalogue block, has rounded corners, and measures 2-7/8" x 2-11/16" (7.3 x 6.8 cm).
  • Stampin’ Spots: A Stampin’ Spot is a small ink pad. We use this size of ink pad because, again—this is an “experience in a box” and beginners may not want to collect crafting supplies.
The projects are planned, designed, and prepped so you, the customer can just enjoy the experience of creating with confidence without feeling overwhelmed.

The instructions are in colour and show completed projects and digital, step-by-step renderings. The instructions also include a QR code pointing you to a video that will help assemble the kit (if needed). And best of all...everything fits in one box!

This is not a subscription so you can pick the kit(s) you like the most.

Stamping Kits are priced at 23,00 €/ £18.00 and Non-Stamping Kits are priced at just 14,50 €/ £11.00.

You can order online through my shop here. Or why not join my online class on Tuesday 13th July where I will walk you through the kit of your choice and show you some alternatives to make your kit stretch further.

To book onto the class complete the booking form here, letting me know which kit you want to use. I look forward to seeing you on the 13th July! Hurry, booking closes Sunday 26th June.

Take care,
x

Saturday, June 19, 2021

June Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop - CASE the catty

Welcome to this month's Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop


Whether you're starting your 'hop' here or have joined me from Tracie's blog, a very warm welcome to you!

This month's theme is CASE (Copy and Share Everything) the catty (catalogue). So what did I reach for? Turtle Friends! I am loving this new bundle and can't seem to stop making with them.

You'll find them on page 56 of the new annual catalogue and the slimline card seen in the bottom of the picture below was my inspiration.

I didn't copy the card exactly but here is my take on it.


For the Turtle, I stamped in Evening Evergreen on basic white and the shell from Granny Apple Green. I coloured the body in Crumb Cake as well as on the shell to remove some of the white and punched out.

To create the background, I used our new blending brushes and some granny apple green for grass and then used the grass detail stamp from the stamp set in second generation granny apple green.

For the sky I used the new After The Storm stamp set. I love creating scenes so this was a must have for me when I saw it. For the sun, I used the small circle stamp from the new Watercolour Shapes set (another of my must haves), and stamped it in daffodil delight and the same for the rays. The after the storm set comes with some gorgeous clouds too and I stamped them in balmy blue to give the illusion of the sun breaking through the clouds and of course, added some birds to the sky. For the balloon, I used the Hippo Happiness set. I stamped once directly behind the sentiment and then again on some scrap. I cut just the top of the balloon and added it on dimensionals above the sentiment.

I placed it all on a balmy blue card base that measures 8x8", scored in half at 4" to create the slimline base.

For a little bit of detail to the inside, I stamped one of the little turtles from the set and the party hat and coloured it in


Here's my facebook live where I made the card.

And of course, I couldn't stop at one, I had to make another card and I used the Picture This dies to create a Turtle Friends peekaboo card.


I die cut first before deciding where I was going to stamp, then coloured the turtles the same way as I did above. I used fresh freesia for the little bird and polished pink for the little hearts. The balloon was the same as above from the Hippo Happiness set. And finished off with a white twine bow and the new 2021-2023 In Colour Jewels.


They're just too cute! I hope you like them as much as I did making them.

Thanks for stopping by, next up is Gez, I cannot wait to see what she's been creating with. Click the next button below, or any of the links in the roll call below for some fantastic inspiration from this creative team.


 


Saturday, June 12, 2021

Butterfly Brilliance and Give It A Whirl dies

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I hope you're managing to enjoy the gorgeous weather we are experiencing here in the UK at the moment.

Today I have a special card that I made my friend who has had a special birthday recently. She loves butterflies so I had to use my butterfly dies and I did combine it with the now sold out Butterfly Bijou designer series paper (dsp).


From a sheet of 12x12” basic white cardstock, I created a 6x6” card base. On a sheet of dsp, I stamped butterflies from the stamp Butterfly Brilliance bundle in smoky slate to add further interest to the back ground and adhered this to the card base, ensuring the whole front was covered. 

I then cut the wheel from the Give It A Whirl dies using thick basic white. And used the main die from the set to cut the front from dsp (although in hindsight it was a little thin), I die cut the window by lining up the little pin hole on the die cut front.


Then I stamped on the wheel using sentiments from the Best Year stamp set. (It was easy to do as the impression on the wheel was the same shape of the window). Just make sure you stamp them the right way up!

To get more movement on the wheel I punched an extra circle to put on the back of the wheel. I used one of the new brads from the catalogue to attach the front, wheel and punched circle together.

I added dimensionals all around the wheel, down all the sides (make sure it doesn’t stop the wheel from turning) and on the punched circle over the top of the back of the brad.


And then I cut the number 40 from Playful Alphabet dies, in magenta madness and glued on to one of the openings on the wheel.

I decorated by wrapping white twine on the side and adding die cut butterflies from the butterfly brilliance bundle (I cut the detail from basic white and magenta madness and die cut the solid from vellum). And finished the card off with some rhinestone basic jewels on the body of the butterflies and underneath to create a butterfly trail.

For the inside, I used a layer of dsp and a layer of basic white. The verse on the inside is from the retired stamp set Thanks For The Laughs. For a little bit of detail, I added a butterfly cut from magenta madness in the corner. 


Here's a short video showing you how it works, click here.

Shop Online

Shop online with me and use my online shopping code at checkout to receive a free gift from me the following month 779NVJVK

Don't forget to take advantage of the Last Chance Sale with up to 50% discounts on selected items, whilst stocks last!


And if your order is going to be more than £99, why not consider joining my team? All you have to do is purchase a starter kit by choosing any items you want from the catalogue, to include in your kit and receive £130 worth of products!

Whether you want to get all the ink pads, the new kits from the Kits Collection, the cut 'n' emboss machine or take advantage of demonstrator only pre-orders from the new mini catalogue that will be available to order from on the 1st July before customers get to see it; the choice is yours! As part of the starter kit, you will receive a free business supplies pack but it's your choice entirely, if you want to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the 20% minimum discount off all future orders or if you want to start your own business. For more details click here or on the join my team link at the top of this page.



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