Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Stamp stamp stamp...

If you like to stamp then this suite of product is for you!!! There are loads of bits to create mandalas with. Mine is quite simple but I do like the effect 😊

Monday, 22 May 2017

Full of Eastern promise....

This week I'll be sharing some pictures of projects I've made using the Eastern Palace suite from Stampin Up
Today's cards are ones that were made for a recent class that we regularly hold.
The fold is called a Double Diamond
I hope you'll join us for more ideas as the week goes on. 😊

Friday, 19 May 2017

Acetates - Day 5
For my last project this week, I went card crazy! As Stampin' Up! demonstrators, Cary and I hold workshops and classes. To thank our hostess at a workshop we generally like to give a little thank you gift for them holding it. I thought that this would make an ideal gift.

I have made 6 little notelet cards with envelopes to fit and made a little container to pop them into. Yes, it's another sneak peak! 

Very simple little cards and messages for gift cards or whatever. I have used the 2016/2018 In Color DSP stack all in Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White. Some of the papers I punched out the corners 
with a 1" circle punch and some I used a corner rounder punch.

I used the Classic Label punch and Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set for the words. 
The insides were all left blank.

Here is the side view of the box, this time I have used the silver side on the outside and gold inside.
Gorgeous design on the acetate isn't it?

The box has slots in the sides and handle holes each end too.

I hope you have found some inspiration from this weeks projects. Please share them if you have. 
Don't forget to pop in next week to see what creations Cary will come up with.
Many thanks, Gill

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Acetates - Day 4

Today, I went floral. I've used Jar of Love stamp set and the coordinating dies called Everyday Jars Framelits.
I started off by die cutting out the medium sized jar shape, there are 3 different sizes!

Using Calypso Coral for the card base and Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the images then die cut some and fussy cut the others. I used Calypso Coral and Old Olive Ink pads for the stamping.
They were all glued to the card using a Fine Tip Glue pen from Stampin' Up! It's perfect for sticking intricate items to any of your projects.

I love the little flowers which were made using the 2 step stamping method. 

2 simple words to decorate the front of the card and a simple message for the inside 
again using Jar of Love stamp set.

A few little hearts and some simple stamping to finish off.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Acetates - Day 3

For today's very simple card I went all gold. 
In addition to the Gold Foiled cardstock, once again I used the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.        This time the gold spots.
I made this one again with a particular person in mind. Many years ago, when I first started work, I worked with an older gentleman called Dennis. He would always wear a Bow Tie to work but they were all so very different. So this is in homage to him.

 I gutted a piece of Gold card and added the foil to the back of it. Using the Bow Builder Punch from Stampin' Up! I punched 3 sets of bows from Whisper White cardstock.

Each of the bows again different, just like Dennis's. I used a Basic Black Marker Pen and dotted the middle one. The bottom one, again little spots with the fine end and bigger spots too using the Brush Marker end of the pen. 


A very simple message using Teeny Tiny Sentiments to finish it off.

I would like to think that Dennis would have liked it.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Acetates - Day 2

This amazing acetate is called Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. There are 6 sheets in each pack with 2 sheets of 3 different designs which you will be able to see the rest of this week.The foil is protected  by a thin film of plastic which you remove when your ready. One side is gold tone and the other is silver.

Some of my favourite dies at the moment are the Detailed Floral Thinlits dies.

I've made this into a wedding card but it could be used for any occasion.
 I used Flourishing Phrases stamp set for the sentiments.

 Just a few Rhinestones to finish off the project and of course, another little sneak peak!

Isn't that a lovely sentiment to use for a wedding card?

Monday, 15 May 2017

Weekly Inspiration - Acetate

Acetates in card making.

This week I decided to work with acetates as they are not widely used when making cards.
so here is my first one.
This is quite a plain card as it was made with a dear friend in mind.
 I added Vellum cardstock behind the clear acetate and just a few little touches of Blushing Bride cardstock.
 Stampin' Up! call their acetate Window Sheets. They are really strong and cut really well.

I embossed the vellum with the butterflies, Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Yet another sneak peak from the new catalogue with the Blushing Bride cardstock which I edged with
coordinating ink using the marker pen.

A simple message which speaks for itself to complete the card. 

With Faith all things are possible.

Friday, 12 May 2017

It's all about the spritze .. .

This week has all been about acrylic blocks and using them to create backgrounds that are the star of the show using just inks. Today's samples still uses acrylic blocks but uses marker pens to apply colour. I scribbled the marker pens on the block then spritzed it with a misting of water. For the get well card I used watercolour paper and spritzed that with water before applying the block. This created a quick clean easy watercolour effect.
For the note card I just spritzed the block and applied the block to whisper white cardstock. The amount of water you spritz  on the block effects the outcomes.
Well that's it from me for this week I hope you've enjoyed the inspiration.  Gill will be doing the honours for us and providing us with some fantastic inspiration.
Have fun
Cary x

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Twist and turn...

Well what now???...elastic bands!
Yup I wrapped elastic bands around the acrylic block ! I love to try new things and I'm really good at getting messy sooo I played and wow was I happy with the result!
I hope you like my inspiration 😊

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Side by side...

Today's sample uses the side of the Stampin Up acrylic block to apply ink. Stampin Up blocks are designed with grooves on each side to make them ergonomic.  I used these side to create the strips.
I was playing and realised that it reminded me of some inspiration from Pinterest that uses melted crayons and I thought they would look like colourful rain and instantly I remembered that one of the stamps in the Beautiful You set has an image of a lady with an umbrella and this is the card I made! 😊
I hope you like it and will give the technique a go ☺