Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - Day 4

Hi. Today's card I decided to use some of the bees which are also in the set of stamps and Framelits.
I stamped each of the bees and a dragonfly then die cut them out. 
I used Island Indigo and Pool Party along with the Very Vanilla, 
which doesn't show so well in my photos.

The gorgeous Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is new. It's called Layered Leaves and is one of the new Dynamic folders. I love it!

I then very lightly, using Pool Party Ink and a dauber, rubbed over the leaves just to add a little color.
I love the detail as it is deeper than some other folders.


The messages today were from Beautiful Bouquet another NEW gorgeous stamp set.

Just for fun, I added the little bee to complete the card.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - Day 3

Today I've gone 3D. This is an easel shaped card using Dapper Denim, Vellum and Whisper White cardstock.
The large dragonfly was die cut twice and some silver Metallic Thread glued between the bodies and hidden under the white mats.

I used some die cut leaves and flowers are from May Flowers Framelits and the messages are 
from Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. The small stand was using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

The individual little dragonflies are using the 5 in a row die and separated from each other.
A strip of Emerald Envy Ribbon closes the card.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - Day 2

Today's card was made by using the dragonfly die cuts from yesterdays card.
I sponged very lightly across the die cut using Soft Sky, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim Ink Pads.

I punched out all of the corners using a 1" circle punch.
Then I heat embossed in silver, the flourish from Falling Flowers and the messages 
were from Lift Me Up stamp set using Emerald Envy Ink Pad. 
The card is made with Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum

I finished off with a little strip of Emerald Envy 1/8" ribbon.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Weekly Inspiration - Dragonfly Dreams

Dragonfly Dreams 

Hi. This week I've the pleasure of showing some projects made with this gorgeous stamp set.
Another good thing is that it has coordination Framelits to go with.
 These are called Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.
Here is my first project using the Thinlits.

Firstly, I die cut the Dragonflies out of a Whisper White mat then stamped the flourish from another stamp set called Falling Flowers and Peekaboo Peach Ink pad.

We crafters never throw things away so I added a piece of retired Glimmer paper from Salebration.
I die cut the dragon flies again from Silver Foiled card and raised them using Dimensionals and placed 
them in the aperture.
I finished off with a few phrases from Here For You stamp set.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Over and under...under and over...

We'll today is the last day of this week's inspiration from myself and I have to say I've had fun making cards using the new In Color ribbons and I hope it has made you look out the ribbons in your stash and put them to use. ☺
Today's card uses the ribbon weaving technique to create a soft and delicate but at the same time rather rich effect to a rather simple and elegant card . I have used it as a baby girl card but it would work equally well for a boy or a wedding card with the appropriate colour ribbon being used.
Well I hope you all have a great weekend and will join us next week when Gill will be sharing her talent with us all here.
Have fun
Cary xx

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Round and round...

I am not known for my sewing abilities,  As Gill will attest to 😉 But even I can manage a simple ribbon rosette!  Lol
I used 2 lengths of ribbon the inner piece was a little shorter than the out side piece. Then just used a simple running stitch along one edge of the first ribbon then gathered it together closely and added a stitch to anchor it then with out cutting the tread I did the same again but this time gathering it to fit behind the first ribbon. Then I secured it all together and attached it to my card with glue dots.
I love the bright colours of this card it is really cheerful and party worthy in my opinion. 😀

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Not just for the girls...

Today's sample gives you a quick way to use ribbon on a man's card proving that ribbon isn't just for the girls!!
With father's day coming up here in the UK I thought I'd make a father's day card.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Just a little cover up....

Today's sample shows that you can change the look of something with a little cover up.
I used the new Fresh Fig ribbon and over layed it with some delicate lace trim to give the ribbon another dimension.
The lace  inspired me to have a go at a more vintage feel for this sample.
Vintage is something I love but I'm not very good at but I persevered and am quite chuffed with the result 😊 I hope you like it and are inspired to have a go at layering up your ribbons .

Monday, 12 June 2017

5 days...5 ways...

This week I'm going to share inspiration that I've created using a product that I love for all its many uses and many forms...Ribbon!
I like soft Ribbon, narrow Ribbon, bright and subtle coloured, sparkly...the list is endless but the ribbon I'm using this week is a bit special because as with all things Stampin Up  this ribbon coordinates with the ink and card stock and embellishments and pattern paper  that are made in the same colours!! But what makes them  even more special in my eye's is that they are in the scrumptious 2017/18 new In Color's!
So today let me share a card that shows all 5 of the ribbons on one card.
I hope you'll join us tomorrow for more ideas using ribbon. 

Friday, 9 June 2017

Spotlighting - Day 3

Sorry I have posted so late but life has just got in the way today!
Anyway, for my last project on Spotlighting this week I have taken out the spots instead of adding them.

Using Tranquil Tide, Whisper White and Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper,
 I have made a card base and the mats.

I cut a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched out a few different sized holes.
Then added some different sized Perfect Accents randomly over the top mat to look like spots of glue.
The top mat was stuck using the Foam Adhesive Strips.

With a message and a few images stamped cut out using the new stamp set 
called Crafting Forever. I just love, love, love this set!

I added Happy Birthday Fabulous Friend using Thoughtful Banners stamp set.
I hope you liked this weeks projects. Please pop by next week to see the 
marvellous creation that Cary has in store for you.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Spotlighting Technique - Day 2

Today's card is completely different from yesterday, as I have only 
Spotlighted 1 part.

I stamped 2 flowers using Birthday Blooms stamp set and another I coloured in 
with watercolour pencils.
 The coloured one was punched with a 1 and 3/4" Circle and added to a Real Red 2" Circle.

Both images were stamped with Basic Gray Archival Ink pad. 
The embossed mat is a NEW folder called Oh My Stars.

Then the blank one was matted onto Real Red and Whisper White mats and the 
coloured picture matching with the lower image.

The messages are from Daisy Delight, a brand new stamp set. 

Just another simple flower and message to complete this card.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Weekly Inspiration

Spotlight Technique

This week I thought that I would show some projects using the spotlight technique. 
It's not often I get to do this so I have made a few to show how easy it is.

 I have used one of the new In Colors, Powder Pink and Whisper White today.
I love monochromatic designs in many things so have just kept to those.
I used a piece of DSP from the Fresh Florals Paper stack which is absolute;y gorgeous!

My granddaughter wanted to do some punching so I gave her another piece of DSP 
and 1/2", 3/4" and 1" punches and told her to punch out as many as she could.

Then I had the fun of matching the circles up with the design on the DSP and using Dimensionals
stuck each one on individually where it matched.

I finished off with messages and little flowers inside and out using the Birthday Blooms stamp set.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

New Catalogue launch more pictures.
 From the beginning to the end!

We really do believe in our slogan. Inspire. Create. Share.

On the left,
Cary and I looking fresh before the start.

On the right, Deb and her lovely card.
On the right is Debbie and her work.

Lindsey on the left

 Anita on the left and Katie with Allison on the right.
  Debs  managed 4 cards! Well done you!

 Some of the amazing cakes that Dee made for the day. WOW! They were absolutely gorgeous!

The tables all set and ready to go.


On the left is the room before we started and above, Cary and I looking all fresh and ready to go!

Cary and Gill with our very honoured guest Rich Judkins.
 Thank you to all of our friends who joined us on Saturday.
Gill and Cary.