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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Pop of Paradise

I've just realised that I never did get round to photographing any of the cards I made for my launch party and that was some time ago!  

This season it's so en trend to have shocking pink flamingos on handbags, beach bags, T-shirts, paper cups, inflatables - you name it, you're bound to see it in the shops somewhere!  I've even seen fairy lights in the shape of a flamingo!

The new foam strips for shaker cards can also be used for double "framing" .  I used the layering ovals framelits, the petals burst embossing folder, and hand cut the leaves.  I also coloured the flamingo with Wink of Stella to make it pop.

If you're away on your summer vacation/holiday or away for the long holiday weekend - have a good one!

Stampin' love and smiles!!!

Friday, 29 July 2016

Ready to Pop?

Today's Friday Fun is in the title "Ready to Pop" and also the name of the stamp set of this cute little Popcorn Box Thinlits dies Bundle.  I'm a sucker for dies that create 3 D items - anything to make the creative process easier without me having to work out what the measurements or where the score lines are!!

Do you have a colour preference?  Dapper Denim or the Sweet Sugarplum?

Here's the supply list:

Ready To Pop Photopolymer Bundle
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
Sweet Sugarplum A4 Cardstock
Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" (1 Cm) Ruched Ribbon
Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad
Linen Thread
Versamark Pad
Guesseted Cellophane Bags
Embossing Buddy
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Heat Tool - Uk Plug
1" Circle Punch
1-3/8" Circle Punch
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Foxy Friends Series #4 of 4 - Meet Koala & a sneak peek

I have loads more Foxy Friends buzzing in my head, but there has to be a finite number when you're doing a series to allow other stamp sets to be featured!  Sadly this is the last one in the series, and I thought I'd draw inspiration from my Australian roots.  I don't think anyone has done one yet as I type this, so I hope you love this little cutie as much as I.

Please note that the Thoughtful Bundle has not been released yet, but will be available from 2 to 31 August while stocks last.

Foxy Friends Photopolymer Bundle
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle
Card Stock A4 Smoky Slate
Basic Black A4 Card Stock
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Silver Metallic Thread
Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
1-1/2" Circle Punch
Sponge Daubers
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Private Class in July

This is the Blooms & Wishes private class I ran in July.  We made four cards, using different techniques and some fun folds which included an easel card, a centre step card and a spinner card. It's a long post and picture heavy - so grab a cuppa and read on!  

The ladies had their own Blooms & Wishes stamp sets in photopolymer, all the card stock and pieces were pre-cut and I made a template for each attendee to take home so that they could carry on making more at home.  To embellish the card, they punched 3 butterflies, attached the rhinesone before colouring it with the Wink of Stella clear pen.  The inks I used for this was Rich Razzleberry and Island Indigo and taught them the stamping off technique to get 3 shades of the same colour.

This centre step card was larger than the normal card, so they also used the Envelop Punch Board to make their own envelops - they LOVED this!  

We made a spinner card too using the Sliding Star Framelit dies - which incorporated the use of the Big Shot Die Cutting machine.  The flower centre was stamped then punched out with a 1-1/4" circle punch.   This was attached to a  pansy flower punched out of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper using the pansy punch and was the "spinning" element in the card.

This card had a Dapper Denim card base and incorporated the Blooms & Bliss DSP  and the new pattern doilies.  The DSP was adhered to the card base first, then we stamped "for you" in Dapper Denim on the doily and adhered it to the bottom right corner.  Next we tore the Whisper White layer, as shown above, taking care that it still covered the DSP layer and was sufficiently long enough to also cover the lace doily.  All the edges were then sponged and stamped.  The inks used were Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron.

For the easel card, I  punched out a 2" circle out of scrap Whisper White and used the negative as a template for tracing a circle on the Whisper White front layer of the card.  More simple stamping using the leaves images in the set, and some fussy cutting of the small floral image.  

Here's what I used for all the cards!

Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamps
Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad
Dapper Denim A4 Cardstock
Sweet Sugarplum A4 Cardstock
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock
Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad
Rich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' Pad
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
1-1/4" Circle Punch
Pansy Punch
Delicate White Doilies
Dapper Denim 3/8" (1 Cm) Ruched Ribbon
Envelope Punch Board
Mint Macaron 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Linen Ribbon
Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments
Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
Big Shot

Happy Sunday!

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