Monday, 22 July 2019

Colour week

Welcome to our blog. This week Ive been tasked with choosing a colour to make projects with.
How do you choose when there are so many gorgeous colours in the Stampin' Up! collections?
Well... I chose (with the help of Bella, my grand daughter) Melon Mambo.
This gorgeous, rich, sumptuous pink is very easy to work with.

This first card is one that I made last week to demonstrate using the Stamparatus.
Using Whisper White and Melon Mambo card. I stamped the cakes and stands onto the card
and punched them out using the coordination punch.  

I had previously die cut a frame using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, so added some foam strips
then the cakes. I used the Piece of Cake stamp set.

The cakes were coloured in using the Watercolour pencils and an aqua marker.

I completed the card with a simple message and a few lollies.

Friday, 19 July 2019

Sailing Home...

So for my final post this week I thought I'd share a project that I made for our display at the event yesterday.  Displaying samples for me means not just having a random selection of cards but trying to create hight and interest by including "props". Now I am a papercrafter so if at all possible I make my props using card  , ink and stamps! So after an afternoon playing with card I came up with my lighthouse.  The roof comes of and an electric tealight can sit inside to give the right illusion 😉 I do hope you've enjoyed this weeks Sailing Home samples and will join us next week when Gill will be showing us some of her gorgeous samples.
Have fun
Cary xx

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Sailing home....

Today 2 Big Girls Crafting  are in the Heart to Heart Hub in County Mall in Crawley.  We are hosting a, for a donation to the wonderful St Catherine's hospice charity, card making sessions. We also have displays of some of our creations including the samples I'm  sharing today. Today's  cards are using the more nautical colour way of red, white and blue 😊

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Sailing home...

Are you one of those crafters who has to have it all? Do you find that you simply can't resist? Well welcome to the club...the #avidcrafter club!!! 😁 Both Gill and I are fully paid up active members of this club and we love it!!! 🤣🤣🤣
So for today's sample I created a card for those who have to have the coordinating dies to the stamp set. But I think that the card is still quite a clean and elegant one. I've continued with the colour palette from Monday and Tuesday's samples of  vanilla,  greys and soft blues. The die cut background is vanilla on vanilla and has a soft , textured appearance which I love.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Sailing Home...

Today's sample is a bit of a #casualstamping card. It's still stamps, ink and cardstock but I've added a little fussy cutting and layering. The colour palette I've chosen is a rather gentle one, very vanilla, early espresso,  smoky slate and balmy blue. 

Monday, 15 July 2019

Sailing home...

Hello from a rather dull but humid day here in our little corner of the UK. Oh how lovely it would be to be beside the seaside .....but with the wonder that is crafting I can pretend ...thanks to all who voted for the Sailing Home stamp set last week!!! ⛵⛵⛵
So this week I will be sharing cards featuring this lovely set and coordinating dies.

So for today's very #simplestamping I used just  the stamps and ink. I have to say I'm rather pleased with the effort. I owe the inspiration for the design to Martin at Martin'sMayhem 😊.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Punches - Day 5

Hello, this is my last card for you for a few weeks now and I've made a
faux floating card.
                         I used the Leaf Punch, 1, 1/2" Circle Punch, Mosaic Mood DSP,                         
and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.
                   I started with a mat of Window Sheet and a piece of of the Designer Series Paper. I                       punched about 30 leaves out and stuck each one across the sheet,                                                                          overlapping where necessary.
 Once the whole sheet was covered, I punched out of the Window sheet and leaves, 6 holes using the circle punch. I reversed 3 and fixed them using 2 rows of dimensionals. 
Then added some little messages into the apertures.

Once the front was done, I stood the edges of a mat in Garden Green Ink, added a message and 2 of the remaining circles to the corners to complete.
Thank you for joining me this week. 
I hope you've found some inspiration to make some lovely cards yourselves. 
Cary will be back mext week with some of her amazing designs.
Gill XXX :)