Monday 29 February 2016

Weekly Inspiration

Hi this is just a quick post to share the link to the instructions for the paper frame from Fridays project.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/f5gevhtasnp69wu/3D%20Paper%20Frame%20Instructions-1.docx?dl=0
 Hope this works!
Have fun
Cary  ☺ x

Weekly Inspiration- Masks

This weeks inspiration is using masks.

I've used Lovely As A Tree stamp set today and the mask is of the tree in middle. 
Using a sticky note, I stamped the image onto it, 
cut it out except for the sticky bit at the top.
I then stamped the same image on the card mat, laid the mask over that image and stamped the set of 5 trees over the mask and the mat. 
The result is below. It has not stamped the tree in the centre of the set of 5 trees only the 2 each side. 
I finished off with a message from the Perfect Pairings Saleabration stamp set.


This is the sticky note tree which can be used many more times so I
 will keep it in with the set of stamps for the future.
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Don't forget that during January and March 31st, Stampin' Up! have SALEABRATION time. 
For every £45 spend on product within the ideas books and catalogues, you can choose any 1 of the FREE products in the Saleabration leaflet. 
£90 will entitle you to 2 FREE products,
 £135 will give you 3 FREE products and so on.
Interested? Please contact either Cary or Gill and we will be happy to help.
See you tomorrow with some more inspiration.

Friday 26 February 2016

Weekly Inspiration

A cute little  paper frame show  casing some of my favourite things. ....buttons!
If you'd  like instructions for this one just leave a message ☺
Hope you've enjoyed this week's samples and maybe reach for the crumb cake a little more 😉
Have fun xx




Thursday 25 February 2016

Do you like soft, gentle cards?
This project has that feel I think. The crumb cake and soft sky combo is very delicate as are the stamps which are from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue ☺
I hope you're  enjoying the inspiration
Have fun. ☺



Wednesday 24 February 2016

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Today's inspiration features a fun fold.
The photo really doesn't show the details such as the brick work emotes on the black and the tone on tone speckled Sahara sand background  😕
 I think I need to go on a photography course!
Any way if you'd like to know more please just ask 😊
 Have a fun day xx




Monday 22 February 2016

This weeks inspiration is all about the wonderfully versatile colour Cake Crumb from Stampin ' Up! .

Today's project is called a decanter box. The instructions for this box can be found on Linda Parker ' s blog papercraftwithcrafty

I have used a very neutral palette of cake crumb, black and white.

I hope you like it and will call back tomorrow for more Cake Crumb inspiration ☺



Oh and just for fun another of stampin' Up!  Sale-a-Bration  limited edition  items is this gorgeous glitter tape ....that's not just for paper! Lol!





Friday 19 February 2016

Sky's The Limit
FREE stamp set during SALEABRATION
Only available until 16th March.

For this card I have used some more of the AMAZING Perfectly Artistic DSP 
which was featured on last weeks Inspiration.
This time I used a piece of the Sahara Sand papers. 
A simple card to put together (when you've worked out the measurement of the card base). 

 
Divide your base by the number of steps needed and move each fold back from the previous step.
 I know...it IS easier said than done!
If you're interested in the layout of the marking, please contact me and 
I will be happy to draw one out and email to you. 
Anyway, I heat embossed the plane in Black embossing powder, stamped the messages with 
Tuxedo Black Memento ink and die cut the numbers and letters from the Little Numbers Thinlets dies.
I finished off with some thin offcuts of Silver Glimmer Paper.

 
It's my son's birthday today and I've made a very similar one for him. 
He's no longer 21, that went a very long time ago!


During January and March 31st, Stampin' Up! have SALEABRATION time. 
For every £45 spend on product within the ideas books and catalogues, you can choose any 1 of the FREE products in the Saleabration leaflet. £90 will entitle you to 2 FREE products,
 £135 will give you 3 FREE products and so on.
We hope you've enjoyed this weeks inspirations and hope that we have 
helped to inspire you in some small way. 
We look forward to seeing you pop by next week for the next installment.

Gill and Cary



Thursday 18 February 2016

WEEKLY INSPIRATION

The Sky's The Limit
FREE stamp set during SALEABRATION
This set is only available until 16th February

Today's card I decided to add a little sparkle! 
Tempting Turquoise as the card base and being mean... I 'gutted' the middle out of the glimmer paper. The top sheet is a piece of white from Colour Me Irresistible Speciality DSP. 
I sponged over the white with Tempting Turquoise ink and then rubbed over and
 revealed the raindrops.
 Heat embossed the plane and stamped the words from Sky's The Limit.
 I like the dies with the words on so I used the Thanks from the Greetings Thinlets Dies.
Finished off at the corners with the Triple Corner Punch and a piece of white satin ribbon.
I hope you like it.


During January and March 31st, Stampin' Up! have SALEABRATION time. 
For every £45 spend on product within the ideas books and catalogues, you can choose any 1 of the FREE products in the Saleabration leaflet. £90 will entitle you to 2 FREE products,
 £135 will give you 3 FREE products and so on.
Look forward to you visiting tomorrow.
Gill and Cary

Wednesday 17 February 2016

WEEKLY INSPIRATION

The Sky's The Limit
FREE Stamp set during SALEABRATION
This set is only available until 16th February

I  said that I could make a feminine card using this set! I wasn't sure at first seeing the set but I'm really pleased with it. I hope you like it. Do you think it worked?

This time it was mainly cardstock, which was die cut with the circles framelets, a doily and some silver metallic thread. I used the remainder of the card that I had cut the circle with to give me the border for the stamped images of the curvy cloud and heart.
Oh, and I did emboss the large scalloped circle with the Decorative Dots TIEF



 
During January and March 31st, Stampin' Up! have SALEABRATION time. 
For every £45 spend on product within the ideas books and catalogues, you can choose any 1 of the FREE products in the Saleabration leaflet. £90 will entitle you to 2 FREE products,
 £135 will give you 3 FREE products and so on.
Look forward to you visiting tomorrow.
Gill and Cary

Tuesday 16 February 2016

WEEKLY INSPIRATION

The Sky's The Limit
FREE stamp set during SALEABRATION
This set is only available until 16th February

The time I used the World Traveller textured impressions embossing folder- 138289 
for the Lost Lagoon cardstock which co-ordinates with the lost lagoon coloured paper in the Perfectly Artistic DSP (another FREE product during SALEABRATION) 141021
Another simple card from the Sky's The Limit.
Itr's amazing what can be made with card, paper and stamp set.





During January and March 31st, Stampin' Up! have SALEABRATION time. 
For every £45 spend on product within the ideas books and catalogues, you can choose any 1 of the FREE products in the Saleabration leaflet. £90 will entitle you to 2 FREE products,
 £135 will give you 3 FREE products and so on.
Look forward to you visiting tomorrow.
Gill and Cary

Monday 15 February 2016

WEEKLY INSPIRATION THE SKY'S THE LIMIT

This week's Inspiration is using
The Sky's The Limit 
FREE stamp set in SALEABRATION
Only available until 16th February
(141349) 


This was one of the first stamp sets that I fell in love with in the Stampin' Up! Saleabration leaflet.
A perfect set for masculine cards and projects, I first thought.
However, over the next few days I hope to show you where I proved myseld wrong!

For the first card I have used the Sunburst Thinlets Die.The paper is from the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack.(140581) This 6" x 6" pack has the most interesting designs. Acual road maps,     the constellation etc. Take a look in the ideas book and catalogue of look online, 
they are really amazing.


























During January and March 31st, Stampin' Up! have SALEABRATION time. 
For every £45 spend on product within the ideas books and catalogues, you can choose any 1 of the FREE products in the Saleabration leaflet. £90 will entitle you to 2 FREE products,
 £135 will give you 3 FREE products and so on.
Look forward to you visiting tomorrow.
Gill and Cary

Friday 12 February 2016

WEEKLY INSPIRATION


PERFECTLY ARTISTIC DSP
FREE PRODUCT!


Friday
It's In The Air

The last card for this week I have used the same colour as yesterday, the blue tones. 
This time I have used the reverse side with the simple wash.
I cut 2 cups and cup swirls in DSP, 2 hearts in Rose Red cardstock, using the 
Cups and Kettles Thinlets Dies and Bloomin' Love stamp set for the message. 
I made 2 'saucers' using the Large Oval Punch and cut them down.



During January and March 31st, Stampin' Up! have SALEABRATION time. 
For every £45 spend on product within the ideas books and catalogues, you can choose any 1 of the FREE products in the Saleabration leaflet. £90 will entitle you to 2 FREE products,
 £135 will give you 3 FREE products and so on.

We hope you have found some inspiration in this week's projects. 
Please pop by next week for more products and ideas.

Thank you,
Cary and Gill

Thursday 11 February 2016

WEEKLY INSPIRATION

PERFECTLY ARTISTIC (141021)
FREE PRODUCT!


Thursday
Today's card is using blue shades. The colours used in these papers are, 
Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay tones.

I added Pool Party glitter ribbon with a thin strip of the reverse of the paper.
The Sky's The Limit stamp set (another FREE PRODUCT)


During January and March 31st, Stampin' Up! have SALEABRATION time. 
For every £45 spend on product within the ideas books and catalogues, you can choose any 1 of the FREE products in the Saleabration leaflet. £90 will entitle you to 2 FREE products,
 £135 will give you 3 FREE products and so on.
Please pop by tomorrow and see the last card for this week's inspiration.
Thank you,
 Gill and Cary

Wednesday 10 February 2016

WEEKLY INSPIRATION

 PERFECTLY ARTISTIC DSP (141021)
FREE PRODUCT!

 
You can see that there is a plainer wash on one side of the DSP and more of a marble effect on the other. They are GORGEOUS!!!

Wednesday

 This time I used the plainer side of the Smoky Slate/Basic Gray coloured DSP. 
I added a circle of the Crushed Curry and used Going Global stamp set
 with Smoky Slate Ink pad.
Adding a few small stars from the Stars Confetti Border Punch, a few messages using the Heart, 1" and 1 1/4" punches.



During January and March 31st, Stampin' Up! have SALEABRATION time. 
For every £45 spend on product within the ideas books and catalogues, you can choose any 1 of the FREE products in the Saleabration leaflet. £90 will entitle you to 2 FREE products,
 £135 will give you 3 FREE products and so on.

Look forward to you visiting tomorrow.
Gill and Cary

Tuesday 9 February 2016

WEEKLY INSPIRATION


PERFECTLY ARTISTIC DSP
141021 
FREE PRODUCT!


Tuesday

Today's card was using the Mint Macaron shaded papers. It reminded me of camoflage 
and so I used For Your Country stamp set stamped onto the DSP and 
matted onto Whisper White then Basic Gray. 
Finished with a twist of Daffodil Delight cotton ribbon which was 
held together with a candy dot and brad



During January and March 31st, Stampin' Up! have SALEABRATION time. 
For every £45 spend on product within the ideas books and catalogues, you can choose any 1 of the FREE products in the Saleabration leaflet. £90 will entitle you to 2 FREE products,
 £135 will give you 3 FREE products and so on.

Please visit tomorrow and see which colour was used next 
Thank you


Monday 8 February 2016

WEEKLY INSPIRATION

This week's inspiration comes from using the 
PERFECTLY ARTISTIC Double Sided Paper 
This pack is another product that you can get for FREE when you place an order of £45


Monday

Today I have used the Blushing Bride colour DSP. 
In addition the Bloomin' Heart Thinlet Die and Bloomin' Love Stamp set. 
I added a short border using the heart border punch and threaded 1/8 " Silver Ribbon through the hearts and criss-crossed them at the middle.
Adding some of the flower die cuts from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and Rhinestones to finish off just in time for Valentine's Day.




Please don't hesitate to contact either Gill or Cary for any advice on any of the
Stampin' Up! products that we have used. 

During January and March 31st, Stampin' Up! have SALEABRATION time. 
For every £45 spend on product within the ideas books and catalogues, you can choose any 1 of the FREE products in the Saleabration leaflet. £90 will entitle you to 2 FREE products,
 £135 will give you 3 FREE products and so on.

Please come back tomorrow to see what else has been made. 


Friday 5 February 2016

Ahh last sample using watercolouring today and one that's a little different.
This sample is on kraft card and the image is heat embossed in gold then watercoloured with white kraft ink to give this unusual monotone effect.
If you need any info about any of this week's samples  please just ask 😊
Hope you've enjoyed this week's samples next week's will be from my partener in craft Gill.
Have fun
Cary xx


Thursday 4 February 2016

Don't you just love Wink of Stella?
 My favourite is the clear because you can highlight any thing with its beautiful shimmer!
But did you know you can watercolour with it too?
Today's sample is a watercoloured background that I've then watercoloured over the top with Wink of Stella. In real life it has a fantastic shimmer that makes this card twinkle beautifully. Such a shame my photography isn't up to capturing it!


Wednesday 3 February 2016

Day 3 of this week's watercolour inspiration is a zig zag card using watercolour paper and the spritz watercolour technique.
I stamped the images in archival basic black from Stampin up then with a dry brush coloured them in using the ink directly from Stampin up classic ink pads.
Then I spritzed the images with plain water so that the ink bled , mopping with kitchen paper when it had gone as far as I wanted. All materials used are from Stampin up 😊




Tuesday 2 February 2016

Today's  card shows a watercoloured background on Stampin Up's shimmery whiter card stock.
Sadly you can't see the beautiful delicate shimmer it has in real life.