Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Thank you to Bella and Friends

Recently when I arrived home from the school run, I saw a gorgeous little fluffy dog taking himself for a walk. He appeared so happy with himself and very sure of where he was going. A few of us villagers set to ensuring he was returned to his rightful owner before I arrived home to set to work in the craft room ... and what Stamp set did I then turn to ... but Bella and Friends. It only seemed appropriate. 

This is just the most gorgeous Stamp Set to use. He's just so cute!

Isn't he just adorable?! Need I say any more, as I just know that you're still staring and cooing over him with puppy dog eyes. 

I so enjoyed colouring in his coat with the Aqua Painters and a variety of brown inks. I mean, did I want him to have a white chest, a patch on his paw, a brown nose or what? ... 

What colour coat would you have given him, or do you think the colour I've chosen is right?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Falling in Love with Flourishing Phrases

When Congratulations are in order, there's no better thing than a special card and this elegant wallet proves to be just the ticket here.

I CASED this layout from one of our very talented Demonstrators and former Artisan Design Team members, Inge Groot. Her original post can be found HERE. Thank you Inge for your beautiful inspiration. 

The gorgeous Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, coupled with Flourishing Phrases, offers pure elegance and sophistication and I just couldn't resist the soft subtle colours that I've used here. 

It's so hard to see here, but the pretty white flower has be die cut from the gorgeous shimmering Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. It's just so gorgeous and these leaves are one of my favourites to adding that delicate addition to a sentiment. 

I think these words are just so beautiful for this occasion. 

Have you seen or found something on the internet that you'd like to CASE and recreate? Like what you've seen here and want to purchase the products? Then take a look at the products listed below and click to be taken to my online store, but remember to use my Host Club Code at checkout to gain a Free gift from me. 

Hoping you've enjoyed this share. 

Update: 21st February
3 New Sale-a-Bration items have been added so be sure to check them out. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lift Me Up Masculine Birthday

We have been without Internet access this week and although some things can be done relatively easily from my mobile phone, not all things have been that easy. I've been issued with a Temporary pass to access a Hotspot this evening, so I'm doing my best to prepare a few posts to share with you.

Masculine cards can often be harder cards to create, but I've not found that to be the case with the Stamp Set Lift Me Up at hand. 

Coupling a few simple colours for a vintage dusky feel and bingo ... a relatively quick and simple card to create ... and who would have thought that I'd used the beautifully feminine Falling In Love Designer Series Paper pack on this card?

Island Indigo couples so beautifully with Sahara Sand and stamped off to use Second Generation stamping, you get some fabulous variations of shades.

Don't want a bow? Then why not simply tie lengths of thread for a threaded knot.

Buy this Bundle and consider getting the coordinated Carried Away Designer Series Paper for FREE. 

I hope you have enjoyed this share and I sincerely hope you are making the most of Sale-a-Bration like my customers have been. There's still time to benefit from the Freebies on offer and the amazing Joining Offer. 

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Stylish Stems Framelits Dies for a Special Reason

At first, I saw Special Reason as just another floral stamp set ... until I used it. Oh my goodness was I then taken with it. It really does have a special reason to be on my shelf. 

This gorgeous set, coupled with a clean, crisp, spring colour palette, looks so fresh and pretty and using the Rock and Roll technique for the flowers and the leaves, just adds real depth of colour and brings it to life. 

The Framelits that coordinate with this set are just gorgeous. This leaf is possibly my most favourite leaf of all and layer up the flower with the overlay in Dazzling Diamonds and you've a stunning, feminine shimmer to your centrepiece. 

One of my favourites is white on white with a pop of colour and here, using texture, I have added interest to the background, without detracting from the main focal point. 

The Gift Bag Punch Board is a super tool to have and you can quickly create little gift bags like this that you can again, beautifully embellish. Just look at those beautiful leaves!

Take a look for yourself at these beautiful framelits and see what other stunning creations you could make with this bundle.

Buy this Bundle in Clear Mount and add a pack of Dazzling Diamonds and you could choose this stunning Stamp Set for FREE from the Sale-a-Bration offering, until the end of March. 

I hope you liked this creation I shared with you today. If you fancy coming along to one of my classes and creating similar projects, then be sure to check out my Events Tab and reserve your seat. 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Beautiful You Watercolour Pencil Cards

It was at our last OnStage Local event in Telford back in November, that I received this Stamp Set as a free giveaway and I can't tell you how delighted I was to. It is an absolutely stunning set with so many possibilities.

Here I have simply CASED the catalogue and added a slight twist on it. Coupling up with Tasty Treats Speciality Designer Series Paper and the FREE Sale-a-Bration Ribbon. 

You can't really see it here, but I chose to use the shimmery white cardstock to stamp on, rather than Watercolour Paper. It offers a very slight shimmer and is just beautiful. 

Those who know me well, will know that Yellow isn't a colour that I favour, but I love the pop that it brings here that really gives this image a lift.

A very feminine stamp set with some beautiful sentiments and if you were to buy this, a set of the gorgeously soft Watercolour Pencils and a pack of either Blender Pens or Aqua Painters, then you'd qualify for one item from the Sale-a-Bration flyer for FREE!

If you'd like to learn more about Sale-a-Bration and the amazing offers available, then click on the image below. 

- For every £45 spent you earn one FREE Sale-a-Bration Product
- For every party with qualifying sales, you earn an additional £20 Hostess Rewards
- For anyone who chooses to buy a starter kit, you earn two additional stamp sets FREE

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Creation Station Design Team Hop - Birthday Bonanza

Welcome to the Creation Station Design Team Blog Hop and this month we're having a Birthday Bonanza. If you've hopped on over from Jennifer Downey, then you'll have already been spoilt to some amazing inspiration and if you've just started the hop here ... Welcome ... you're in for some treats.

I share with you some Cool Treats for a Summertime Birthday and have made some fun Bunting, a Card and a small treat bag.  

The bunting was made with a combination of the dies from the Frozen Treats Framelits and the Big Wish Framelits that accompany the Biggest Birthday Ever Stamp Set in the Annual Catalogue. I've not played with that set anywhere near enough ... so pulled it out and this is where I ended up.

A few sprinkles, some linen thread and you have yourself some cool bunting to hang. 

This card was inspired by a card I saw the lovely Paula Dobson create recently and a card I created a long while ago with punched out balloons as a neutral background. I really like the retro feel of this and the gentle shimmer of a lick of 'Wink of Stella' to the Ice Pops.

The Designer Series Papers, Tasty Treats are gorgeous! ... I just love the fresh cool colours and how each side compliments the other, so to make a treat bag that has a fold over top to show the internal ice pop print, was a must. 

Buy this bundle during Sale-a-Bration and add a pack of Sprinkles and you could choose the Tasty Truck Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration offering to go with it. Such a fun FREE set. 

Oooo this makes me want to plan a summertime Birthday Party ... How about you?

Now hop on over to see what Julie has in store for you and enjoy the rest of the hop.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Lift Me Up Fancy Fold Cards

Just over a week ago, I held my first cluster of classes back for the New Year and I can honestly say ... it was wonderful to be back with the ladies who make all of this possible. Without my loyal customers, there would be no classes, so it was great to be back with you all. 

Lift Me Up was most certainly a pick me up and what a beautiful way to start the year off than with some brightly coloured balloons. With the weather being so dull, I purposely chose colours that would quite literally .... Lift Me Up ... and others!

Before Christmas one of my ladies had asked for me to do a particular card with them in class. The complexity would have been difficult, so I simplified it for them with this card. Since we were going clean and simple on the outside, I thought I'd go bold on the inside ... Who says you can't put the colour on the inside?

Such an effective little card that just makes you smile as you open it. 

We had touched on this card fold before, but using a Square ... this time I thought we'd swing the Balloon for the mechanism instead. 

Isn't it effective? ... 

... and finally, being January and be it that we usually make a 3D item, I thought we'd create this fold flat, desk calendar. Such a bright little addition to your desk. 

This bundle is a truly fabulous addition to your crafting collection and is useful for male, female and children's cards alike. 

Don't forget ... Buy this bundle, pop some notecards and envelopes with it and you'd qualify for a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration offering ... and what better coordinating choice than the Designer Series Paper.