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Friday, 5 May 2017

Prizes Galore! - Nailed It, Gorgeous Grunge retiring

Whoop, Whoop!  Can't quite believe l'il ole me has hit 1,000 subscribers milestone on YouTube!  To help me celebrate, leave me a comment in this post so I can put your name in a prize draw.  10 prizes up for grabs if you're in Europe, and anywhere else, I will send you a little gift made by me by snail mail.  You have until Friday 5th May, 2017 9:00 pm GMT to enter by leaving a comment for this post.  Winners will be announced soon after prize draw.  I will need to contact you if you've won so don't forget to leave contact details. You can email me elaine .harding@googlemail.com.

Yikes!  Surely not "Nailed It", and my favourite "Gorgeous Grunge" retiring?  Nailed It hasn't even seen ink yet, until today.  I will be showing several card samples for retiring sets to give you lots of ideas .  As you can imagine this takes a lot more work to produce, film and edit so this format will be for a short period only and on a limited selection of stamp sets.

Several samples I made using this set - hope it inspires you.

Here's the supply list for the one I demoed in the video - the sentiment was changed to one for "Father's Day" not pictured.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Biggest Birthday Ever & Suite Sentiments

When you know something isn't going to be around anymore, it galvanises you into action.  I've been busy creating lots of cards using this set so I hope it will give you plenty of ideas.  Someone said to me if dies are no longer available, then what?  All is not lost, you can still use the stamps without the dies it just means having to get back to basics and fussy cut!

I hope these samples will  kick start your creative juices.  Hope you like them and I'd love to see them, so please share on my Facebook page, or email it to me and I will feature you as a guest designer on my blog!

 Trifold card measurements:


Card Base: 11-1/4" x 8-1/4". Mark short end at 3", rotate card stock clockwise 180 degrees and mark opposite end at 3".  Align these 3" marks in cutting groove and cut diagonal line.Butt up straight edge to  the top (with diagonal side at bottom) and score at 3-1/2", 7-1/2"
DSP:  10-1/2" x 7-3/4", Straight side on top (with diagonal side at bottom), cut 3-1/2", then cut remaining piece at 3 1/2" again.


Card Base: 28.6 cm x 21 cm.  Mark short end at 7.6 cm, rotate card stock clockwise 180 degrees and mark opposite end at 7.6 cm.  Align these 7.6 cm marks in cutting groove and cut diagonal line.  Butt up straight edge to the top (with diagonal side at bottom) and score at 8.9 cm, 19.1 cm.
DSP: 26.7 cm x 19.7 cm, Straight side on top (with diagonal side at bottom), cut 8.9 cm, then cut remaining piece at 8.9 cm again.

I've listed the supplies used for each card below their respective pictures.

Cut the cone just over bottom half to create a cupcake case.   What's left over can be used as a pennant for a bunting.   The die can be used for ice cream or a cupcake........

or clouds!

The candles here are actually for stamping the sandwich layers of the cake slice but thinking laterally, I thought why not big candles?

Use up scraps of DSP to embellish with.  I've used the Playful Background photopolymer stamps to echo the bokeh effect in the Falling In Love DSP.  For the sentiment I used a post-it note to cover up the "graduate" part  of the sentiment and only used "Congratulations".  The Metallic Enamel shapes in gold make a nice change from Rhinestones.

Embossing folders are great for adding texture in a small section  to  make a card pop.  I've added the metallic doilies and layering is another good way of adding texture.  The lace doiley one is no longer available, but you can substitute it for another.

Product List

Here is the supply list for the trifold card.

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