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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Less Is More Challenge #329 - Geometric


It's been a long time since I've taken part in a Less Is More challenge but as soon as I saw this weeks was 'Geometric' I wanted to join in. If you'd like to take part you can find the challenge here.

My first idea was a card using the new Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite as the images are intended to produce patterns on your projects. There are so many possibilities with this suite of products & I've only touched on a tiny part of what can be done with these stamp & have lots of ideas for more projects.

I've used 3 of the new 2017-2019 In Colors on this card to show how well they co-ordinate together, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist (my absolute favourite!!) & Berry Burst. I think these new colors are going to be really popular.

Because this stamp set is polymer it is super easy to stamp so many fabulous pattern combinations.

This product suite also has a set of fab Gold Vinyl Stickers which add a touch of elegance to your projects. I've used one of the border stickers across the top of the stamping on this card.

I'm running a Product Bundle Class using the Eastern Beauty stamp set & Eastern Medallions Thinlet Dies on Saturday 17th June & I know this bundle is going to be a hit with my class ladies.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Happy Birthday Cathy

One of my lovely class ladies recently had a milestone birthday which coincided with a bundle class I had scheduled. All my regulars decided they would like to share in Cathy's celebrations so booked onto the class & I turned it into an afternoon tea party for her.


I made this little table decoration to sit at her place & she was delighted with it.

The little easels are so cute & just the right size for the Marquee Messages arrow & the main image which has several messages that can be stamped onto it. I've blinged the arrow to the max with Stampin' Up! Rhinestones which really make this project pop. I've paperpieced/layered some parts of the main image & coloured some in with Stampin' Up! Markers to co-ordinate with the piece from the 'A Little Foxy' paper stack I've used to wrap around the easel.

Topped off with a BIG 50 from the Large Number Framelits. This is a great project for any special birthday.

To order any of the products from this project please click on the link to the right which will take you to my online store.

Thanks for taking the time to pop by today.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Something For The Men

Hello & thanks for joining us on this months Blog Hop!

This month's hop is all about the men . . . . . . . . can I hear you groaning? I know most people find men's cards the most difficult to make so hopefully you'll get lots of inspiration on your journey around the Jem's Blogs today.

The set I've used is so perfect for men's projects but the sentiments mean it can also be used for lots of other occasions.

All the products are from the Urban Underground Suite & on just checking the stamps, dies & papers have all sold out!! Hopefully if you bought these products my projects will give you some ideas of what you can make with them.

I'd seen a couple of 'Card in a Box' projects on Pinterest so decided to have a go. Love how it looks like a little tool box. I'm loving the little ruler die as well!

I've layered the Fathers Day sentiment on the hexagon die shape which is also in the set.

And the little screws & nuts are so cute!

I also made a couple of cards using the dies, stamps & papers & also the fab Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder. The detail on this is so deeply embossed it gives a great effect.

And the ruler die is a great length so here I've used it to divide the card.

Did you notice the cute little face stamps that come in the set?

Here I've used it to give the hammer a bit of character as it's 'speaking' to the saw lol!

The sentiments in the set are a little bit quirky too so they're great for lots of occasions.

And here are both cards together.

Hope you've enjoyed my projects & will carry on through the rest of the hop. Click on the 'Next' button below to take you to Gill's blog or if you fancy working backwards the 'Previous' button below will take you to Anne's blog. Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting today & Happy Crafting!