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 

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Stampin Saturday with Thoughtful Branches

Wow - where have the last few weeks gone??!! - I have no idea!  But I did want to make sure that I popped in to post a card using the gorgeous limited edition Thoughtful Branches stamp and die set, which is available until 31st August.  

Growing up in the countryside in the UK, I remember some beautiful and enormous hydrangea plants in our front garden, and these stamp and die sets immediately reminded me of that so I just had to have them!

I am adding this card to:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 16/08 - 22/08

Stampin' Up! Materials Used:
Stamp sets - Thoughtful Branches
Dies - Beautiful Branches thinlets
Ink Pad - Soft Suede
Ink Refills - Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
Card - Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Whisper White thick card
Other - Ink Spots, fine tip glue pen, Big Shot


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Bonus Days July 2016 - Last Few Days!

Wow! Where has July gone!!! I have only done a couple of my regular posts... and all I can say is that sometimes life (and the heat in London) just gets in the way!  

Anyway, I will be back in the next few days with my weekly blog posts, but thought I would just pop in to make sure you know that the Bonus Days promotion ends on the 31st July!  Until then for every for every £45 you spend, you will get a coupon for £4.50 to spend from the 2nd to 31st August!  How cool is that!!!

A few points to note before for heading to my online store:
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion as Bonus Days coupons can only be delivered by email
  • It is recommended that participants save the email(s) containing the Bonus Days coupons AND write down the coupon code as codes cannot be resent if the email is lost
  • Bonus Days coupons can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits
Enjoy Shopping!
Mandy x

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Stampin Saturday with Birthday Blooms

The inpsiration for this card came from a couple of cards on page 145 of the Annual Catalogue - not from the images or the layout, but the colours.

I am adding this card to to the following:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 05/07 
A Bit More Time to Craft - #23 Anything Goes

Stampin' Up! Materials Used:
Stamp Sets - Birthday Blooms, You've Got This, Rose Wonder
Ink Pads - Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Markers - Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze
Card - Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Whisper White thick
Dies - Layering squares framelits
Other - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Brights sequin assortment, fine tip glue, Big Shot

Thursday, 7 July 2016

1 Stamp Set 5 Ways - Pop of Paradise

Hi!  Welcome to the 1 Stamp Set 5 Ways for July!  I have used the Pop Of Paradise stamp set - the pineapple plus a leaf - along with some sentiments from other sets.

I started off by taking an A4 piece of Whisper White card, and using the baby wipe technique to create a multi ink pad with some re-inkers I stamped the complete card with the pineapple to create a background sheet, and decided to see how many card I could make from it.

The first card above is very simple, by cutting 3 of the pineapples out of the card I was able to turn them into 3D embellishments to put on the front of a card.

For this next card I used some small strips of the pineapple background, a couple of strips of Old Olive card, then a layer of Whisper White with a stamped sentiment.
With this card I "splashed out" and used a big piece of the card for a background layer, adding a sentiment and a couple of the pineapples as embellishments.

Card number four uses a strip on the pineapple background down one side, a couple of pineapples cut out for embellishments and a nice large sentiment - easy!

Card number five that I am going to share with you uses another strip of the background card, a thin strip of Old Olive card and some star sequins around a stamped sentiment!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the fun that you can have creating your own piece of background card with one stamp, and using the baby wipe technique!


I am adding this card to to the following:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 05/07

Stampin' Up! Materials Used:
Stamp Sets - Pop Of Paradise, Better Together, Cottage Greetings, Build a Birthday
Ink Pad - Soft Suede
Ink Refills - Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Old Olive
Markers - Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Old Olive
Card - Old Olive, Whisper White, Whisper White thick card
Other - Brights sequin assortment, Wink of Stella, fine tip glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer
Other Materials - dry baby wipes