Sunday, 8 January 2017

Simple Sunday with Beautiful You

Welcome to my first Simple Sunday post of 2017 - with this series of blog posts my aim is to create something quick and simple.  For this card I have a gorgeous new stamp set from the Spring Summer catalogue - it is called Beautiful You and it is a set I knew I just had to have as soon as I saw it!

I have used some Designer Series Paper for the strips down the side of the card, and for the umbrella.  The green sketchy ink across the beautiful lady is a stamp in the set, which enables you to easily add some colour to your images even if you do not feel like colouring in.
I am adding this card to:
Freshly Made Sketches - #269 A sketch by Linda
Polkadoodles - Wk52 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 03/01/17 

Stampin' Up! Materials:
Stamp set - Beautiful You
Ink Pads - Black, Pear Pizazz
DSP - Tasty Treats
Card - Whisper White thick card
Other - Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive

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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

New Spring Summer Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration!

Yay!  Today is the day the new Spring Summer Catalogue launches - packed full of fabulous goodies available from today until the 31st May!

This also means that the 2017 Sale-A-Bration promotion starts today too!  For every £45 you spend (excluding shipping and handling) between now and 31st March you can choose a free product from the SAB catalogue - and there are some super fun products!

I hope you have fun browsing the catalogues, and if you would like to make a purchase, please pop on over to my online store.

I'll be sharing new projects using some of these gorgeous products, so be sure to keep a look out for my upcoming posts.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all!  I hope that you all enjoyed your New Year's Eve celebrations!

Here is a quick, simple card I made to welcome in the New Year!

Wishing you and your families all the best for 2017!

I am adding this card to the following:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 27/12/16
Allsorts Challenge - #396 Something New (New Year and new stamp sets)
A Bit More Time to Craft - #36 Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - #106 Anything Goes with optional Happy New Year
Winter Wonderland - For Someone Special / Happy New Year

Stampin' Up! Materials Used:
Stamp sets - Mixed Drinks, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink pads - black, So Saffron,
Card - Whisper White thick card
DSP - Pop of Pink
Other - Snail Adhesive


Saturday, 31 December 2016

2016 Top Ten

As the last day of 2016 comes to a close, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite cards from this year - ten, how difficult is it to pick just ten?!  Very, but here they are.

The first card, above, is one of my favourite watercolour cards - I love this floral stamp set, as well as the pretty colour combination.
Three of my top ten cards feature butterflies, and this next card was a favourite of yours too, and I had requests for information on the watercolour technique I used, which you can find on this blog post or on my tutorial page.

Then we have the second butterfly card and one using dies and stamps from the Swirly Birds range.

My next card is a pretty fiftieth card I made using stamps, DSP and dies (plus a few other bits n bobs).


Then a butterfly and floral card using Butterfly Basics - I just love this stamp set, and felt this one is made up of dreamy ice creamy colours.


This next card was made using the Picture Perfect stamp set, another of my favourite sets, and I really like this colour combination too!

Now for something a little bit different - two cards using stamps from the Balloon Celebration stamp set which I used for my first "1 Stamp Set 5 Ways" blog posts - I'll be doing more of those posts in 2017.

Now for my last top ten card, I figured I really had to pick a card made with men in mind, so that you don't think EVERYTHING I make has flowers on it - even if it is largely true!

I hope you've enjoyed my look back at 2016, and will stop by to see more inspiration next year!

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout Sale - just a few days left!

We have just a few more days until the Closeout Sale is over!  So pop on over to my Stampin' Up! online shop to grab a bargain on some of those favourite stamps, papers and embellishments that you haven't bought yet!

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Well I have to admit, I do not know where the last couple of months have gone!!  Working, moving house, getting ready for Christmas I guess is where!

I hope you and your families are enjoying a fabulous Christmas, and I hope to see more of you all next year!

Merry Christmas
Mandy x

Stampin' Up! Materials Used:
Stamps - Reason for the Season, Forever Evergreen
Ink pads - Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Black Archival
Card - Real Red, Basic Black
Other - Snail adhesive 


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Simple Sunday with Build a Birthday

Here is a quick card I made using one stamp set and some patterned paper.  I cut out the stamped images with my Scan N Cut, but they would be easy to cut by hand too, and layered them onto the card.

Stampin' Up! Materials Used:
Stamp set - Build a Birthday
Ink pads - Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Designer Series Paper - Brights collection
Card - Whisper White thick card
Adhesive - fine tip glue pen
Other - Brother Scan N Cut