Monday, February 27, 2012

Spiced Paisley in the Park

Another New York layout, again using Spiced Paisley stamps and the Spice Cake papers.  I love how these papers have a mixture of colours and patterns that are both suited to masculine and feminine projects.

The photo is taken at Battery Park, New York where we took a boat to see the Statue of Liberty.  It was a pretty grim day, a little damp and dreary and those hot nuts were just too inviting!  The park was full of squirrels which were amazingly tame and very cheeky!
We used the Fun Flowers die to create the flower rosette in the middle of the layout adding some of that gorgeous spotted scallop ribbon in co-ordinating More Mustard.

The word "Park" is die cut using the "Alphabet Simple Letters" set which is perfect for Scrapbooking.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spring Mini Spectacular, just one week away

Looking out of my window this morning, there is a real Spring feeling in the air which is just in time for my Spring Mini Spectacular which is being held next Saturday, so just one week to go ladies!

Booking has now closed and all spaces have been filled so I thought I would give you a sneak peak of what we will be doing, albeit a bit blurred!

I know we are going to have a great day full of fun, laughter and creativity and I am really looking forward to it.  Everyone attending will be receiving an email very soon for the final details of the day, so keep a look out for that.

Back soon with details of another new class on 24th March, "All about the Boys" so save the date!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Scrapbooking, all spiced up!

I have been so busy with other things I completely forgot to show you the layouts from January's Class, so here is the first one.

I love the Spice Cake Product Sweet, the stamps, the papers, the fabric and those gorgeous Designer Buttons.  I wasn't a fan of More Mustard but it has really grown on my the last few months and I just love this colour combination with a hint of Pool Party mixed in.

These photographs were taken at Christmas whilst on holiday in Cape Verde (Cape Verde is situated off the West coast of Africa,  not many people have heard of it when I speak about it!).  I haven't added any journalling to the Pear Pizzazz "Top Note" piece yet but on this we stamped using the "Charming" stamp set and spritzed too.  You will need to click on the layout to get a closer look as it is difficult to see.  The background flowers on the More Mustard base is also from the "Charming" set.

Another stamp we used which co-ordinates with the Spice Cake Paper is the "Triple Treat Flower" A La Carte stamp which works with the Fancy Flower and 5 Petal Flower punches.  We also used the new 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch which can be seen at the top left of the layout.

The title was die cut using the "Timeless Type" sizzlits set with the Big Shot Machine.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Elementary Elegance

Onto another Sale-a-bration stamp "Elementary Elegance" along with some of the Everyday Enchantment DSP for this next card.

Here I have used the "Elementary Elegance" SAB set with a colour combo of Poppy Parade, Pool Party and Soft Suede.  The paper at the bottom of the card is also a SAB freebie, Everyday Enchantment and they are truly gorgeous with some great In-colours thrown in.  The top part of patterned paper is from the In-colour stack so it co-ordinates beautifully.  If you spend £45 between now and 31st March you can earn this stamp set or patterned papers for FREE, its such a great offer.

Elementary Elegance co-ordinates with the Curly Label punch which you can see below.  Also don't throw away the centre of the frame stamp as you will see I have used it here with Pool Party ink to create a plain background for my greeting.

We created a sprial flower with Pool Party Cardstock then using the new Postage Stamp Punch from the Mini Catalogue, punched one out in Very Vanilla and cut off all four corners then snipped down each groove towards the centre to create this new style flower.  This is something Shelli showed us at Convention in Disneyland Paris last November.  It adds a real dimension to the card.

I gave the flower some ribbon tails using the Chantilly Lace Ribbon and Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta.

The horizontal border was created using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch and this has to be one of my favourites.

So if you and your friends would like to earn some FREE Stampin' Up! goodies, get creative and be inspired, why not book a party and I will share what I love about Stampin' Up! with you!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Vintage Butterflies

This is the first card from my monthly Card Class at Whitminster, the butterfly panel was inspired by a picture in the Sale-a-bration Leaflet.  You can view the free stamps and papers here

I am so loving "Fresh Vintage", it is just so pretty when you colour in the flower image using Marker Pens, the result is stunning.

So as you already know, Fresh Vintage can be yours for FREE when placing an order of £45 and this offer will run through to 31st March.  The co-ordinating papers are also a Sale-a-bration item and they are gorgeous too, I will be sad to see them disappear at the end of March so you will be seeing a lot of them whilst they are around!

Back to the card, with a colour combo of Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade and Calypso Coral which are all In-colours in case you hadn't noticed! I have thrown a bit of Crumb Cake in there for some neutral base and to break up the colours.

The butterfly is cut using the "Beautiful Butterflies" Bigz Die and we stamped it in VersaMark ink using the heart stamp from the "You are Loved" set then heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder, the result is really pretty.  You can see this closer in the picture below.

The greeting is from the "Create a Cupcake" set, stamped in Early Espresso ink finishing with some daubing of course!

Back later!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Fresh Vintage Sale a Bration Set

Fresh Vintage has to be my favourite Sale-a-bration stamp set, it is just so versatile and of course can be yours for FREE if you place an order with me for £45.

Here it is:

and here's a really quick card that I have made using it

My colour combo is Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade teamed with Whisper White, quite bright for me but I really like it.

I have used the co-ordinating Postage Stamp Punch which layers nicely onto the 1/38" Square Punch.

The greeting is from "Petite Pairs" which works really well with the small oval punch then added an Itty Bitty Flower punched out in Lucky Limeade with a rhinestone added for a bit of bling!