Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Needle and Thread


Hello and welcome. Today I want to show you a card using the Needle and Thread stamp set and talk colour coordination. You may have noticed that I have been doing a series of posts around the Needle and Thread suite, and most of the cards have used the same colours. Each card has had at least that same core colour with a few others added at times. I will do this for several reasons, but more on that after you have seen todays card.

Monday, 29 April 2019

Needle and Thread


Hello and welcome. Today I am again showing you a card created using the Needle and Thread stamp set. Sometimes I like to do a series on a product as it highlights the versatility of the product more than just a single sample. Some people might like the design when they see a particular card but other people might not. But those other people may see a couple of other samples and one they might really like. We all  have different tastes, so I like to give you lots of samples in different styles.

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Needle and Thread


Hello and welcome. Continuing on my series using the Needle and Thread stamp set today. I love a stamp set that is versatile. And this one is just that. The range of  occasions you can use this set for is amazing. Not only does it come with the Get Well sentiment and friends statement that I have shown you so far, but it also includes the sweetest little birthday stamp. It was perfect for this unique card.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Needle and Thread


Hello and welcome. Today I thought I would continue on with the Needle and Thread cards that are in my current Online Class offering. There are only a few days left to register, so I thought I would share with you some of the cards included in the class. If you can't make it to a class, or you just prefer to craft in your own time, then online classes are perfect for you.

Friday, 26 April 2019

Needle & Thread


Hello and welcome. I have another retiring stamp set to showcase today. Needle & Thread. This is a special stamp set in that it is photopolymer and distinctive. So it lays the ink down to give a photo realistic impression. Very clever. Plus the subject matter is very near and dear to many card makers who also have other crafting hobbies. I don' think I have met a card maker yet who doesn't have at least one other crafty  hobby.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Graceful Garden


Hello and welcome. Today I want to highlight another of my favourite stamp sets that is retiring - Graceful Garden. I love florals, if you haven't noticed. So when I saw this beautiful set, I just had to own it.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Favourite Retiring Stamp Sets


Hello and welcome. Today it is time for the Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop. The theme for this hop is our Favourite Retiring Stamp Sets. I have so many favourite sets that are leaving, it was hard to pick. So instead I went for one I loved but haven't used a lot.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Sitting Pretty


Hello and welcome. Today I am featuring a retiring stamp set on my card, Sitting Pretty. Like many of my stamp sets, this one didn't get a lot of use. It wasn't because I didn't like it, it's more because I had so many stamp sets to use and just didn't get around to using it very often. Do you ever do that? Have to have something but then let it sit unloved. Well I decided to show this set some love and made this card.

Isn't this seat just so beautiful. Would you believe I purchased this stamp set just for that seat. Have you ever done something like that?

Monday, 22 April 2019

Bloom By Bloom


Hello and welcome. Today I have a pretty card to share with  you. I think you will be surprised at the stamp set I have used for it.

There are so many cool small flowers in the Bloom By Bloom stamp set.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Climbing Roses


Hello and welcome. Today I have a card to share with you that has been made using a gorgeous stamp set that will sadly be retiring. It is the lovely Climbing Roses stamp set. 

Such a lovely stamp to colour - Climbing Roses.

Friday, 19 April 2019

New Online Class -Needle & Thread


Hello and welcome. Today I am sharing with you my latest online class. I actually released it a few days ago but forgot to let you all know. Ooops.  It is the Needle & Thread Online class and it is gorgeous. Here is a sneak peek.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Incredible Like You


Hello and welcome. Today I have a card to share with you that uses the retiring Incredible Like You stamp set. But when you look at the card it won't be very obvious that I have used that set. Sometimes I like to look at a set and work out a non obvious way to use it. Todays card was the result of that.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Beautifully Detailed Meets Floral Romance


Hello and welcome. Today  I have a scrap page to share with you of my late Nana. She was a very special person to me, so when I recently came across this photo of her, I knew I had to use something very special on the page. I actually used two special products, but more on that later, first here is the page.


Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Last Chance


Hello and welcome. It is an exciting day here. That's because the lists are out of what is retiring. Retiring products are those products that are not going to be in the new upcoming catalogue. This can be sad as some favourites are going away, but it is exciting too as it means we are making room for some wonderful new products. It's your last chance to own your favourites.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

The Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit


Oh My! I am beyond excited. Shelli Gardner, the Co-Founder of Stampin' Up! has designed a Pumpkin Paper paper crafting box. I absolutely love her style. It is so vintage, feminine, and so so gorgeous. She describes the contents of this kit as "A touch of earthy and elegant spring with lots of layers and textures." 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

First Communion


Hello and welcome. Today I have a card to share with you that ended up completely different to how it started. I knew I wanted to showcase some of the retiring colours and also to follow on using the Florentine Filigree stamp set that I had used on a card the other day. I thought that while the stamp set was still on my desk, I may as well use it for another project.

Achieve ombre stamping easily with the hinge step technique and the Stamparatus.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Retiring InColors


Hello and welcome. Today it is time for the Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls. Our focus this time is the retiring InColors.

The 2017-2019 InColours are leaving us soon. Grab them while you can.

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Florentine Filigree


Hello and welcome. Today's card has been a long time coming. I have had my eye on the Florentine Filigree bundle for a long time. For as long as the Occasions Catalogue has been in publication actually. But I have only recently purchased it. So this idea for this card has been waiting in my head all that time. I am surprised I still managed to remember what I wanted to do.

Make wonderfully detailed cards easy with the Florentine Filigree stamp set and die bundle plus the Stamparatus.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Dear Doily Simple Stamping


Hello and welcome. Today I have a card to show you that uses the Dear Doily stamp set and some of the retiring colours. I used the same stamp set yesterday but different retiring colours. But today I wanted to also show you how you can make an amazing card with just simply stamping. 

Simple stamping with one stamp set and a couple of colour inks. I used the Dear Doily stamp set and some of the retiring InColors.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Dear Doily


Hello and welcome. Today I have a card to share with you using the Dear Doily stamp set and matching framelits. The card also uses some special colours. I will explain later why these colours are so special, but first here is the card.

This card was made using the Dear Doily Bundle consisting of the stamp set and framelits.