Sunday, 10 July 2016

Pop Of Pink meet Botanical Builder Framelits

Good morning!
I am really enjoying getting back into crafting and blogging lately. There are some truly gorgeous stamps, dies and bundles in this year's annual catalogue and it's hard to resist playing!

So today I'm showing you a card I made for a demo at a local craft group last Monday.


Today's card showcases the Pop of Pink DSP, and the Botanical Builder Thinlits, along with a little Sweet Sugarplum inking, using Sponge Daubers to give the flowers a little colour.


I finished the card with a White Perfect Accents and some scattered leaves. By the way, did you notice where they came from? You know I'm not one to waste anything!

Thanks for popping by again today and look forward to seeing you again soon!



Friday, 8 July 2016

Manly Bloomin' Heart!

Hello and happy Friday!
So in my last post I promised to show you a way to use the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits for a 'manly' and non 'lovey dovey' style card. So what do you think of this...


I used our new Dapper Denim card stock to cut out the heart, and stuck it to the base card. Then I cut '40' out of the top panel, using the Large Numbers Thinlits, and popped this up on Dimensionals.


And then, because I forgot to do it before, (oops!) I stamped the sentiment from the Number Of Years stamp set over the number. 

So this was a super quick, easy, man card, made using an unlikely die! 

Have a fab day and hope to see you soon.



Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Bloomin' Sweetheart

Good morning all!
Today I'm showing you one of my new favourite dies. You may remember it being in the Spring/Summer catalogue, and I am very excited to see it in the new annual catalogue! I have used it in a slightly different way though....do you recognise it?


The die is from the gorgeous Bloomin' Heart Thinlits. I cut the heart out of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. To give the heart a different shape, I die cut a sweetheart shape out of the top panel of my card using one of the new Sweet and Sassy Framelits dies and stuck the filigree heart behind it. 


Doesn't it look lovely? I finished with a simple punch Bitty Butterfly and some Basic Pearls.

I'd love it if you could join me on Friday when I will show you a 'manly' and not so 'lovey dovey' way to use this gorgeous heart.

Have a lovely day and see you soon!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

A box frame for my Goddaughter's Christening

Morning all!
Today's project was something I made for the Christening of my lovely Goddaughter, Lucy. 


I decided to make something special as a keepsake, so I decided a box frame style card would be perfect. I printed the sentiment onto the inner panel, then added the cross from All God's Grace, which I heat embossed in silver before fussy cutting it out.


Keeping it simple, I finished with a large Basic Rhinestone.

We had a wonderful day at the christening. Here are a couple of my favourite pictures from the day, courtesy of Camera Obscura Photography...


I love these :) Have a nice day!



Friday, 1 July 2016

One for Dad's everywhere!

Hey again :)
Ok, so as I said on Wednesday, I haven't been blogging or crafting much, but I have made the odd few things over the last few months, so I'm going to share some of them over the next few posts. Here is the card I made for my Dad for Father's Day...


I combined a few products for this card...Hello You Thinlits ('Happy' cut out of the white panel), Timeless Textures (for the blobs and coffee circles), Thoughtful Banners Bundle (for the sentiment).


I used the new 2016/17 In Color, Dapper Denim for the stamping and the card base. Pretty manly, don't you think? 

See you again soon :)




Wednesday, 29 June 2016

A Thank You Shaker for a lovely lady!

Hi everyone!
How are you all?
I have been soooo busy over the last year, and I wanted to share with you what I've been doing that has kept me from crafting and blogging so much.
Since February last year I have been studying. Yep, studying! And it's finally over, for now! In the last 12 months I have qualified at Level 2; Fitness Instructor, Level 3; Personal Trainer, Level 3; Exercise Referral Specialist and Level 4; Obesity & Diabetes Exercise Specialist. This has all been going on whilst I have been working, being Mum and struggling with some personal issues, so it has left little time for crafting or blogging! 

But I'm hoping life will settle down somewhat now, and I can get back to enjoying some crafty time!

So first, I have a shaker card to show you, that I made for a very special lady, Caroline Hallett (Crafty Hallett). She found out how much I had been struggling, and sent me a really generous package of goodies, and a gorgeous card!


Part of my parcel was the already prepared frame and the Window Sheet, which is what led me to make a shaker card. I glued the Window Sheet to the back of the frame, added some sequins, then, after stamping the sentiment from One Big Meaning, I used some of the new Foam Adhesive Tape to attach the frame to the card blank.


I finished with some die cut flowers from Botanical Builder Framelits, inked with Sweet Sugarplum, and sequins and Glimmer Paper added for essential sparkle!

I hope you like my card, and hope to see you again soon! :)



Thursday, 16 June 2016

Pinkies 2016 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous
projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons
at the end of each post to keep hopping!

Hello and welcome to my little blog, and my project showcasing some of the new products from our brand new Annual Catalogue!


I absolutely love this Love You Lots stamp set, as you probably know by now! It is one of the new hostess sets which you can earn for free with any order/workshop or party of £150 or more! I have used 2 of the lush new In Colours, Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach, as I think the look fab together, don't you??

So, the card first...

I have stamped the little cuties in Tip Top Taupe, then stamped 2 balloons from Balloon Celebration in the In Colors before punching them out with the co-ordinating balloon punch. I then stamped 2 strings from the set and popped the balloons up on Dimensionals.


And now to the jar...which is full of Peekaboo Peach candles!

See? Told you they match! And they are peach fragranced too! 
I first of all embossed the Peekaboo Peach card with the Woodgrain EF, then stamped the sentiment from Layering Love in matching ink. The butterfly is from Papillon Potpourri (so glad it hasn't retired!). I then wrapped some gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon around the neck of the jar to finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my creations, and now it's time to pop on over to Fiona's blog to see what she has come up with!



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