Thursday, 20 September 2018

Waterfront calm...

The sample today is an attempt what I call an artsy  card. Now I'm no artist , much as I'd love to be!, and having seen all the beautiful work some very talented people have created using the waterfront stamp set from Stampin Up , and I  thought I'd have a play ...on a small scale. I kept it simple and it was very easy to use so I was quite pleased with the effect I've created. The learning I'm taking from this is don't be put off by all the fabulous things you see online have a go yourself..you might be surprised 😊


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Tropical chic...

After yesterday Christmas sample I had to warm up again with a bit of tropical chic!!! A simple card made with tropical escape designer series paper and the coordinating stamps and dies. The shaded spruce  is used as neutral to make the pink pop against all the other shades of green in the pattern paper.


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Shaded spruce Christmas memories...

Today I'm in the mood for Christmas and there's nothing more traditional than a red and green colour combination for Christmas! So here's a traditional card using a traditional real red with the super contemporary shaded spruce. The background for the card is made using the Buffalo check stamp from the Stampin Up autumn winter mini catalogue.  I stamped it in shaded spruce onto white card then used a Stampin write marker pen in real red to add the lines. I do love a bit of check and tartan at christmas😁 the other great thing about shaded spruce is that not only is it available in card stack, ink pad and Stampin write marker pen it's also available in the fabulous Stampin Blends alcohol pen!!! Now I'm no artist but I'm quite pleased with the way the holly leaves coloured with the fab blends pen 😁


Monday, 17 September 2018

Shaded spruce wild about you....

This card says it all!!...I'm wild about the new colour Shaded Spruce!!  So much so I'm sharing 5 projects this week using it.
Today's card is a fun card that shows how well shaded spruce fits in with the range of green colours Stampin Up have. And don't you just love these cheery crocodiles ??? They come from the the super fun designer series paper  Animal expedition and the sentiment is from the coordinating stamps Animal outing .



Friday, 14 September 2018

Wonderful Moments - Day 5

This is the last card for me this week and as such 
is the ever hopeful result of a happy marriage.


'A Little Miracle' 
This time I have used Whisper White and Poppy Parade cardstock and Ink pad.
I also added one of the amazingly gorgeous pieces of die cut paper
from the Delightfully Detailed Die Cut Papers.


I coloured once again with the Aqua brush using Poppy Parade, Pretty Pink and Soft Suede Ink pads.
I did emboss the red mat using Polka Dot Basics TIEF embossing folder but this isn't essential.


A simple message again from the stamp set to finish off the last card this week. 

Thank you once again for stopping by this week.
If you like this stamp set, please follow the link HERE for more information.
I do hope that I have given you some inspiration to make your own cards.
Gill x

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Wonderful Moments - Day 4

This time it is the wedding day card that I made with the set.
Very similar to yesterday's card but this time just the bride on her own.

 'Dream Come True' 

The same image as yesterday but completed this time with a 'veil'.
As soon as I saw this lovely ribbon I remembered a veil that I made for my Godson's mum on her wedding day many years ago. To top it off. it actually snowed as they left the church!
It is Polka Dot Tulle ribbon. Perfect!


I joined 3 small strips of ribbon using Clear dots and trimmed around the top shaping it to the 
bride's head.
I used the Layering Squares and Layering Circles for the Whisper White and Daffodil Delight mats.


A little more of the ribbon across the front of the card mat and a 
few Rhinestones to embellish the card.

Sorry about this picture. It really didn't come out at all well!
If you like this stamp set as I do, please follow the link HERE for more information.


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Wonderful Moments - Day 3

Once again today I am following on from the card yesterday for the next step in 
these ladies cards.
Today, is the wedding day. 
I made another Easel card but this time it is a horizontal C6 card.


'For the Bride' 
I stamped the 3 images this time but used Whisper White and Melon Mambo cardstock and Ink pads.
Because the 'bridesmaids' took up so much space I had to fussy cut them out of another piece of card
and fixed them as shown.


I used the gorgeous Red Rhinestones for the bridesmaids tiaras and Basic Rhinestones for the Bride's.
I stamped all of the images using Basic Gray but then used Versamark over the brides dress only and 
added White embossing powder just offset from gray image.
Once heat set, I'm rather pleased with the effect.


I brushed over the bride's dress with Clear Wink of Stella. 
You can't see that very well on the pictures but in reality it looks very effective.

The smaller messages in Whisper White were punched out with a 1" circle punch and the 1,3/8" scallop circle is using Melon Mambo.information.
If you like the stamp set as I do, please follow the link HERE for more information.