Thursday, 28 July 2016

Papillon Potpourri ....

Its nice to revisit an old stamp set and one that has stayed in the current catalogue. I loved the sample card in the catalogue so much that I have reproduced it here. It is made using the "wet wipe" effect, which may need a little practise as it can make your card curl as it dries.

Here's another card I made using the sponging effect, all you have to do is dab your sponge onto your ink pad and move it on to the card in a circular motion. You can make your own little masks to create effects like the butterflies and the clouds.

 Lastly if you are a little wary of using effects, why not try this fabulous background stamp until you feel more confident (more from this stamp later)  :)

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Foxy Friends ....

Hi there, sorry for the absence but I have just had a week away in the beautiful coast and countryside of Northumberland. Stunning scenery and more on that later. Travelling in your own car has many advantages, mainly you can take your own pillow and loads of craft stash !  So while hubby played golf, I had a day to finally have my first play with the Foxy Friends stamp set and coordinating punch. Here are a couple of cards I managed to make, but I'm sure there will be more projects to share with this set, as the ideas just seem to keep coming :)

The card at the back is cased for Sherry's Stamped Treasures.
For the winter fox one,I stamped a whole sheet of white cardstock with the three little mushrooms in the set, and used this as "patterned paper".
Lovin my little bear, I masked the ears and tail from one of the background stamps
and added my own features from other stamps in the set.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Pop Of Paradise ....

What a morning, we have a special promotion starting today and running until the end of July. For EVERY £45 you spend before postage you will qualify for a coupon worth £4.50 to spend between 2nd - 31st August 2016. What a great way to earn a little discount on something you may have been coveting. The coupon will be emailed to you, and cannot be resent, so please make sure your email address is correct and also please write the code down and keep the email for when you need to redeem your coupon! 

I'm sure you have noticed recently the mad obsession in most stores graphic designs of "The Flamingo". They are every where and for the last two months my team mates have been posting photo's of everything from ties, to towels, to fairy lights, all with Flamingo's (and or Pineapples). Not to be outdone, Stampin Up have there own spin on this summers icon, and here are a couple of samples that I have made with the Pop of Paradise stamp set ....