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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sweet Cake

I love the Sweet Cake stamp set in the Summer Mini Catalogue.

It's a great set for layering & it comes with three sentiments so can be used for all sorts of occasions.

I've used the stripes embossing folder to give detail to the botom of the card.

And once I'd made one I kept going lol!!

Stampin' Up! Products Used

Stamp Set - Sweet Cake
Card - Lucky Limeade & Whisper White
Paper - In Color 2011-13

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Less Is More Sketch

To say I've been AWOL from the LIM challenge blog is an understatement!! I've checked in each week but then never got around to taking part (bad bad LIMette!!)

I've tried to make some crafting time this week that's just for me & not business related, just plain old relaxing crafting, so thought I'd put this weeks sketch to good use in doing just that.

Most of the products on this card are from the Summer Mini Catalogue & I'm hoping that some of them make it into the new main catalogue in October, fingers crossed.
I've paper pieced the balloons covered them in Crystal Effects & popped them up on some Dimensionals to give a 3D effect.

Stampin Up Products Used

Stamp - Pedal Presents & Perfect Pairs
Ink - Basic Grey & Basic Black & Melon Mambo Marker
Other - Simply Scored Board, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Crystal Effects & Adorning Accents Edgelits Die

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Here is the second project we made at class on Saturday, a Diarama card. These cards are simple & yet so effective & fold flat for minimum postage. With the Simply Scored Board you can make these time & time again. There are instructions on how to make it with a video tutoral here thanks to Julie Davison for sharing.
We used the Up Up & Away stamp set which is so versatile & is one of my favorites from the Summer Mini Catalogue.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Class Projects

Last week I had my first class since my op so was really looking forward to seeing everyone. 

I planned my Simply Scored Class ages ago & was dying to show my ladies our fab new tool.

I wanted to show how the Simply Scored an be used on all sorts of projects & how the markers at the top of the board make making multiples of the same project an absolute breeze!

One think I love about Stampin' Up! is their motto 'Share What You Love' & that is what most demonstrators do. As I'm constantly telling my ladies, if you type the name of any Stampin' Up! stamp set, tool or colour in to your search engine you will find hundreds of projects to choose from. That's just what I did with the Simply Scored & along with a couple of projects I'd come across on Pinterest I had my class projects.

This desk top card holder was from the inspirational Jo Dumbleton & the tutorial can be found here. Thank you for sharing Jo.

We decorated the card holder with a rosette & there are lots of tutorial on the web for these.

I'll be back with details of the other projects we made.

If you live in the Leeds area & would like details of my classes please email me.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Pedal Presents

I had another bit of craft therapy today & what better than a bit of colouring in.

I'm ashamed to say that this is the first time I've used this stamp set but I've seen so many lovely cards made with it that I thought it was about time I used it.

I've gone for the clean & simple look again as I'm loving this style at the moment.

Stampin' Up! Products

Stamps - Pedal Presents & Sincere Salutations
Cardstock - Lucky Limeade & Baha Breeze
Ink - Basic Black & Grey
Other - Baha Breeze Seambinding, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Large Label Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border & Stampin' Write Markers

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Bakers Twine Flowers

I'm hanging my head in shame here when I see how long it is since I last blogged. Where has the last 3 months gone!

I found a fab tutorial on Pinterest recently for flowers using any kind of string or twine & thought they would be ideal for Stampin' Up! Bakers Twine.

They are so easy to make & as I was recovering from an operation last week it was very therapeutic to sit and make a few.

I've kept the cards very Clean & Simple.


Here is the link to the twine flowers.

Stampin' Up! Products

Stamp Set - Everything Eleanor & Party This Way
Ink - Lucky Limeade & Black
Other - Bakers Twine & In Color Brads