Thursday, 18 August 2016

Sunshine sayings and sunshine wishes.

Woohoo!! I have something new to play with! These stamps are fab! there are so many different ways to use the sentiments and the die cuts are a bit 'scribbly' in style which I really like.

Here's a picture of the set and the die cuts so you can have a sneak peak at what I will be playing with. If you have any questions or would like to order from me please get in touch x

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Handmade business cards.

Well this week has been quite busy what with school holidays etc! I've managed to spend time in my craft room though,making myself some business cards. One of my up lines had this idea. Basically you use all the tiny scraps of cardstock and DSP which everyone has laying around and using the Stampin Up! angel policy stamps (which are in the current catalogue, although I am using last years!)
To make your cards and either print, or do as I have done and print off lots of sticky labels with all your details on and stick them to the back of your little cards. It's win, win! you get lovely personalised business cards to hand out to everyone you see, and you use up a lot of your scraps too! please leave a comment if you have ideas for using up scraps.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Swirly bird die cuts

I was going to apologise for using the Swirly bird stamp and die set, again but then I thought NO! I am giving you lots of ideas on one stamp set and showing how versatile this set is. So if you buy the set you will SAVE yourself money, right??! (well that's how my brain works anyway!).

Here is a variation on a card I made previously but with different sentiments and a slightly different layout, hope you like! 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Swirly bird sailing boats.

As I live so close to the 'Norfolk Broads' I was inspired to create some sailing boat cards! I have used the 'swirly bird' stamp set again (what else!).For these cute cards I stamped the sailing boats out onto whisper white cardstock using various ink colours (basically whatever took my fancy!) and then I cut them out. I used watercolour card for the background and watered down some Marina mist ink. I 'washed' the watered down ink in a splat kind of arrangement (!!) and left these to dry. 

Slightly off topic, whilst working with the marina mist ink pad I accidentally leant my elbow into it and four days and four showers later I still have a rather attractive marina mist coloured elbow! (Note to self : more moisturiser on my elbows!) Sorry about random sharing but this did make me laugh to myself. 

Anyway, back to the cards. Once the backgrounds were dry I used the splatter stamp from the swirly bird and stamped in Mint macaron and stamped on the edge of the marina mist inking, to look like water splashes, I think this helped to created some movement to the boats. The sentiments I used were from 'one big Meaning' and 'Sunshine sayings' These were stamped onto whisper white in a coordinating ink colour and cut into a pennant on each end (to look like a flag?) I have stuck the boats to the cards using stampin dimensionals to add depth. I am really pleased with how these turned out. I hope you like them. 

Monday, 1 August 2016

Thoughtful branches

Hello! just a reminder that the limited edition stamp and die bundle 'Thoughtful Branches' is available for you to order from Stampin' Up! (through me if you would like) from tomorrow 2nd August 2016. Its a fab kit with lots of possibilities, I even have a few Christmas ideas for this one! Here are two cards that were 'cased' from the 'Stampin' Up!' website.

Both of these cards are very different but both have clear embossing in the background.
Please get in touch if you would like to order or have any questions x

A Bermuda bay thankyou!

I am loving the colour Bermuda Bay! I have the cardstock, inkpad and bakers twine and I'm using it on everything! here is a thankyou card and upcycled jam jar that I am going to fill with mint imperials. I have wound the bakers twine around the jar and secured with sticky dots. The flower is one of the 'petite petals' stamps, stamped in bermuda bay and punched out. I hope you like it.