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Wednesday, 18 July 2018


Hi Stampers , thank you for taking the time to check out my blog ! I have another card  to share with you created using the Blended Seasons stamp set .  I was reminded of this technique when my friend Courtenay Heuston posted some gorgeous cards on our Demonstrator Facebook page , thank you Courtenay !
White heat emboss your image and then colour in using the White Wash technique - colour your image using your white pencil , then go over  this with your chosen colour ! I was so keen to try the new Gorgeous Grape pencil and reached for it , thinking hmm a bit different to what I expected , looked at the name and oh no , I had grabbed the Night Of Navy in error ! Oh well I was quite pleased with the colour and had added a bit of water with a thin paint brush as well . When I was done I couldn't help wondering what a bit Of Gorgeous Grape would look like blended with the Night Of Navy and here it is ! I also used  Granny Apple Green , my favourite new colour ! I hope you like my card !

Tuesday, 17 July 2018


 Hi Stampers ! i am loving the Blended Seasons bundle ! I love to water colour and had not tried no line water colouring before so I what better stamp set than this on to water colour ? I used Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green - two new colours becoming  my favourites !
After I'd finished colouring, oops I best tell you how I did this ! I used my Stampin Write markers to colour the outline , I used my stamparatus   to ensure I had good ink coverage - if I'd missed a spot I could go right back and add more ink ! I left my flower on the the stamparatus until I was done , then I went over the lines of the flowers and leaves once more to define them  and stamp them once more. Cool right ? I'm not sure if that is what you are supposed to do but I did not like the flowers and leaves with no definition and it IS my card , right ?


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Monday, 16 July 2018


Hi Stampers !
I wanted to share my Faux Silk card I created using the flowers from the Blended Seasons limited time only stamp set .
I love the texture created using this technique which is quite simple really and uses inexpensive supplies.
I stamped my greeting and my flowers  onto a large piece of tissue paper ( the kind you wrap presents in )using Highland heather ink , then as soon as I did that realised I should maybe have stamped in Smoky Slate , oh well I thought I'd see how it turned out and was sure I could cover the light purple tones using my Call Me Clover blend . Do you have all the new Blends colours yet ? They are really pretty ! Place your tissue paper on a clean sheet of white paper and proceed to colour it in - I used my Blends markers !
When you are all done with that scrunch your master piece up into a ball ! Yes , really ! Carefully unscrunch it, is that a word ? it and don't flatten it right out , you want a few wrinkles ! Cover a piece of Whisper White Card Stock 9.5 cm x 13.9 cm lightly with Multipurpose glue and attach your tissue paper image , do not flatten it right out !  You can choose to either trim it off at the edges or fold it over and mitre the corners  ( my chosen option ) .Attach ribbon of choice and  adhere to a piece of Highland Heather  10 cm x 14.3  cm and finally to your Whisper White Thick base !
I hope you like my card !

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Sunday, 15 July 2018


Hello and thanks for taking the time to visit my blog .
After a terrible week I needed some relaxation time and what better way than to reach for my new stamps! I always find I can lose myself in the moment when I am crafting and it brings me so much comfort , do you find that also ?
Stampin' Up are releasing some new products next month which will only be available during the month of August or until sold out . There is a bundle , which I am show casing today , called Blended Seasons . It is such a versatile stamp set which has most occasions covered form Christmas to weddings !There is also a new pack of watercolour pencils which I am eager to try !
How have I been able to get it so early you ask ? That is a perk of being a S. U demonstrator - we have access to all the new goodies way before any one else ! There are even more reasons to sign up this month , have you heard ? You get to choose a whole new colour range of an ink pad family !
Now for my cards , I had seen many wonderful creations form my fellow S.U demonstrators before my set even reached me and wanted to create something entirely different to those . I thought I'd like to re visit the faux silk technique but had forgotten what it was called , don't laugh , so went in search of stamping with tissue paper and came across a video by Lol Thompson which covered many different ways to use the samples created ! I fell in love with the idea behind this next card !

Pretty cool huh ? It was created using Brusho Crystals to make a watercolour wash on my craft sheet for the tissue paper , then when it was dry I scrunched it up , then carefully unwrapped it and adhered it using my multi purpose glue , next I gently tapped a versa mark pad all over it and then added some gold embossing powder . The magic happened when I took my heat gun to it and I was amazed at
how pretty it was !
The next card is a simpler version and I have only added copper embossing after the first process . You will notice the colour is lighter on this sample .

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Sunday, 8 July 2018


Hi and welcome back . Last week we concentrated on creating wreath cards using the stamparatus . We used the template we created at my launch day , easy peasy! Just take  a piece of card stock 6 x 6 inches and cut the largest square from the layering squares out of the centre , then turn it on the diagonal and cut again.
Next using a whisper white square ,also cut using the same framelit , place in the square space you have cut out . Line your stamp up where you'd like it and stamp your first image , turn a quarter turn to the next space ( it'll be on the diagonal ) stamp again and keep turning and stamping until you have gone right around your square ! That's it you did it !
These are the cards created in class .
On this card I used the Springtime Impressions die to emboss the bottom left corner , can you see it ? I am loving the new Big Shot embossing mats I used to do this , check page 221 of the annual catalogue to order yours . I have used Pineapple Punch card stock , ribbon and ink on this gorgeous card . The tiny flower comes from Southern Serenade and the sentiment comes from the Darling Label Punch Box.

The next card uses the tiny flower from the Make  A Difference stamp set . I am sure you have some tiny flowers you could use to create a similar card .


The next card is lovely and bright ! I used the Detailed With love set as well as the leaves from Hedgehugs  ! It came together perfectly don't you think ? 

My next class is a special class on July 21 st . We are creating a box , note cards , cards and tags and it is soon gorgeous ! I can't wait to share it with you !


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