Monday, 15 May 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Here's a sneak peek from the new catalogue coming soon.  Mum loved this card I made her for Mother's Day.

To find out how I got this sentiment Thanks for being a Great Mum, keep reading and you'll see how I did it further down.

For my other Mother's Day Card, my idea came from Zoe Tant.  Again, I thought the card was so beautiful that it needed no change.

It's not easy to see in the photo, but the stitched circle is popped up on dimensionals to give depth to the flower. 

I'm very sad this set is retiring at the end of this month, because it's a beautiful set.  However, more great things are coming and we've got to loose some to gain some.

I also made a box to put the gift that went with this card in.  I used a DSP with matching colours called Blooms & Bliss and I made the box itself from Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. 

 To finish it off I made a belly band with Rich Razzleberry cardstock and used the new Daisy punch which is coming soon for decoration.  Can you see how I've inked the edges of the daisy with the Sweet Sugarplum ink to give it some depth?

Now to explain how I got the "For being a Great Mum" on my first card. I used the masking technique on the stamp from the set Window Shopping.  Using my marker to ink up just the part in the middle of the stamp that says 'For being a Great' I stamped that on my cardstock.  Then I used the 'Mum' from the Thoughtful Banners set and stamped that at the end. 

I added the Thank you above it, which is from a new Daisy stamp set which is coming soon.  You'll be able to buy the stamp set and the punch that made this beautiful daisy on the card as a bundle and save 10%. Once I had my sentiment, I used the Triple Banner Punch to cut it into a banner shape.

This is going to be such a popular set.  I absolutely love it and the DSP is gorgeous!  Not only are the daisy, the paper and the stamping new - so too is the colour.  This pink is one of the five new in-colours coming.  Kelly Kent came up with this idea and several others when she demonstrated this set at OnStage in April.

Card 1
Cardstock: Powder Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Paper: Delightful Daisy DSP
Stamps: Daisy Delight, Window Shopping, Thoughtful Banners,
Ink: Powder Pink, Pool Party
Other: Daisy punch, Triple Banner Punch, Dimensionals,

Card 2
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaroon Glimmer Paper (retired)
Stamps: Special Reason, Thoughtful Banners,
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stylish Stems Dies, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch (optional), Dimensionals

Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Paper: Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
Punch: Daisy
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Rhinestones, sponges

Monday, 8 May 2017

Birthday Cards

It was my birthday last week and I was lucky to receive lots of birthday cards, several of which were handmade.

A couple of them were fancy fold - the top left was a waterfall card and the top middle folds out quite spectacularly when you open it up.

The one in the front right, is a sneak peak of some fabulous new things coming in the New Catalogue on the 1st June.

Thank you to everyone who wished me well and/or sent me a lovely card. 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Graduation Owl

My Daughter's teacher this year is a first year teacher and tomorrow is her graduation.  I wanted to make her a card to wish her the best.

Inside it simply says

This little guy (Owl punch) will soon be retiring so I was pleased to have a chance to use him again before he does.  Inspiration came from here. I loved the way the owl was holding a little diploma scroll.  For mine, I used some paper I had that had a gold edge so the top of the scroll is gold which you can't see.  I then used the slim gold ribbon to tie the diploma. 

I'm pleased to say, her teacher loved it as well.  She said we 'made her day' which is always a pleasure to be able to do for someone.

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners, Designer Tin of Cards (inside)
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, So Saffron
Paper: Subtles DSP Stack - So Saffron
Dies: Stitched Shapes Circle dies, Circle dies (retired but you can used Layering Circles instead)
Punches: Owl Punch, Fox Builder Punch (tassel), Classic Label (optional), Cupcake Builder Punch (retired for button on hat)
Other: 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Woodgrain Embossing Folder


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Brand New Product Out Now!

The Eastern Palace Suite will be coming out in the New 2017/18 Annual Catalogue but you have the chance to get it early.

Check it out in this video below...

Here's what you can order, between now and the 31st May.  You'll see that either bundle offers you something for free!.  Plus you'll get 3 of the New In Colour inkpads before the new catalogue comes out. 

What's not to love? 

Here are the bundle options:
Eastern Palace Starter Bundle
Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
These bundles are only available as a pre-order until the 31st May.  Once the new catalogue is launched, the product will be available to order as normal (not in these bundles).