Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Onstage Local Swaps, Solihull, UK, Swaps

I had like the best time ever at Onstage.  I love swaps as it gives you such an amazing variety of skills and creativity from people.  Same products, yet millions of uses and ideas!
I found these in a certain cheapy shop [cough...] which I thought ooh! Loads in a pack, not to pricey, know them out quick! Well my initial cracker design was just not working, so I opted for this quicker option!...


Then here is the good bit!  Look at all the amazing variety you get in return!


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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Introducing to you BRAND NEW 2018 Stampin Up product!

So here they are...
My samples I made for On Stage, Solihull UK

A convention for demonstrators to come together swap items they have made to showcase Stampin Up products, learn about all the new exciting products being released next year, recieve lots of lovely freebies and training of course ;)

To become a display stamper you submit 6 photos which have to include 3x card fronts, 1x scrapbook layout and 2x 3D items

I felt like the little alien from Toy Story! The chosen one from the claw!!! lol
Anyway... joking aside.  It took a while for the mystery package to arrive (see unboxing video here) but it was one of the most exciting time, yep; just like Christmas.

So the following weeks were spent thinking, researching, playing and dismissing anything that didnt come out right!

It felt such an honour to make 20 sample to be show cased at Onstage, without further ado... here they are!

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These were made with the Petal Palette stamp set and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper with Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon:

3D Birdhouse, can you spot the nesting bird inside?


Card fronts:




Treat bag:
 

Card:

Mini Canvas Frame with Easel:

 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layouts:



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These were made using Bubble Over stamp set and Saleabration Bubbles & Fizz
Designer Series Paper 
with Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon:


Inspired by Pop Art, A5 size Card:

Bottle Label:

Bottle Holder: 
 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layouts:

Bottle charm using Shrink Plastic:

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Sweet Little Something stamp set with Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon:
Card Fronts:



Wooden Crate, with baby face cloths folded as bunnies:

Small Box frame with doors: 
 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout:

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Monday, 13 November 2017

HIGHLIGHT of my Crafting Career- On Stage Display Stamper and Stamparatus!



I will be loading photos and links to my videos, so do watch this space!!!
In the mean time here is a video of me unboxing the new products!

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It will tell you all about Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!'s amazing new piece of kit!!!

 

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Onstage Swaps for November

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It is very nearly that time of year where a gathering of crazy Stampin' Up! Crafters gather under one roof to celebrate all things Stampin' Up! I say crazy, because the buzz of excitement is overwhelming.

Here you get a sneaky peak of my mass production of swaps for the event!

If you see me there do ask for a swap- I have a total of 50


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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Autumnal Masculine card with Colorful Seasons

We were priding ourselves that we hadn't turned our heating on yet!  But when the ladies came for my workshop the other day it came on!  

We had fun decorating the very cute Mini Pizza boxes, one box had notelets and the other we filled with candles.  I will try and remember to post some pics!

In the mean time here is my autumnal card. Colorful Seasons is one of those sets which I have neglected a bit after initial use, but so perfect for all seasons!


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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Painted Harvest, watercolour with sunflowers


Being a demo you come across some incredible, talented and gifted creators and artists.  I came across a lady called Kin Jolly, I just love what she manages to create with Stampin' Up! stamps, usually by a particlar technique she has some amazing results. Go and check out her blog here: Stampin Artfully  

The original colours for this card came from the Stampin Up Colour Challenge and were perfect for this rich artsy card.


DISCLAIMER: very sadly.... I managed to ruin the card I made for the video (moment for tears....) So please, enjoy the video with this in mind!

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Vintage Christmas Tree Card with Merry Mistletoe

When viewing grey pictures like the images of the stamp set it is useful to have the catalogue which provides lovely ideas of how it can be used   And with some creative thinking  and a splash of colour the possibilities are endless- I might over use that phrase but I think I will have to make it my crafting moto!

Here is a card I created mainly with that mistletoe stamp to create a whole tree!  Finished off with this gorgeous double sided ribbon, one side cross stitch the other side ribbon.
Here is the video tutorial of how it was made:
 Tutorial for Vintage Christmas Tree Card

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

All things great and small

Another part of my personality is enjoying organising the little details at events.  I had the joy of organising a friends baby shower.

I got to work on the favours first, using the gorgeous little wood crate framelit die.  I some powder pink card stock with flowers from the matching wood words stamp set and filled it with treats including a mini jam, mini biscuits and a paper tea bag that I filled with an actual teabag.  Popped some cellophane around and finish with a bow.

                                

The rhyme on the tag I made up myself! It reads: "Here is a treat for being so sweet.  To have with your cuppa tea, while we wait in expectancy" The tag punch came in handy to finish these off.
I adapted a tutorial to make a shallow box so that it could be filled with prayers for the new family and wishes for baby.  I used matching DSP (designer series paper) to go with the favours.


This last picture is a nappy baby! Some may find it sweet... some may find it creepy?  Thankfully the pregnant friend liked it! It is a baby grow filled with nappies to give the impression of a sleeping baby. Well I thought it was sweet...


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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

Oooh you know when you have an idea, you test it... and it works... Well here it is!
Embossing paste to create a snow scene.

Puts a different stance on you traditional shaker card.  The more the paste is moved around the 'looser' and more malleable it becomes.  "Such fun!"  Great for kids and adults alike.

Using the lovely new Hearts come Home stamp set for the stars teamed up with the matching dies 'Hometown greetings Edgelits dies' which- is you buy now you can get as a bundle and get that 10% off!
Watch the video now of how it was made:


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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Making Oh So Eclectic into Poppies

With this colder weather here in the UK I am already starting to feel autumnal!  I thought I would load this video of an idea I came up with after playing with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.  Looking at the shape got my mind thinking about poppies, a quick google search helped me to look at the most realistic colours to use for each poppy.  I was amazed how this simple technique could create great effects.

Wacth the video to find out the colour combinations.  I am happy for my cards to be cased; all I ask is for acknowledgement especially if it is going out on social media, many thanks!

My inspiration was the classic red Poppy and the Canadian yellow orange Poppy
and those other lovely purple and pink ones!



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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Sunny Sunflowers- Painted Harvest, Sneak Peak!

A stamps versatility can just be in what colour you add!  Here is a couple of samples playing with the new Autumn/Winter catalogue stamp set PAINTED HARVEST.  It is proving very popular amongst demos and being stamped in all sorts of colours! It is a gorgeous water colour type set, with 2 step stamping to give a realistic effect.  Available 1st September, ask me for your FREE catalogue if you are in the UK

Click on the picture below for the tutorial:

I was given Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Powder Pink for a Stampin' Up! Colour challenge.  
See! same stamp set; completely different look! Amazing right?!



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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Jar of love, masculine style!

One of those stamps sets that you can keep going back to and get something new each time! Love it!  This time rather than flowers I went for something more masculine, which I ended up using for my Dad's Birthday card as he is a keen gardener.

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I teamed it up with the wood grain stamp to use as a base, cut around the jars for a bit of dimension and mounted it on dimensionals.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

You are what you... hoard?!

So as a demo we get to see the new catalogues early- WATCH THIS SPACE for things made with new product

When I first got this set, like I do with most my stamps- I just got stamping.  I like to repeat patterns, try a few different colours, just to see where the creativity might take me.  Then this happened...
I developed it until they looked more and more human. lol!

I even managed to create a whole little family.  For the sake of the card which I wanted to keep fun and lighthearted I selected a few colours from the brights colllection.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Back to Black

Wow! The difference it makes playing on black card stock.  I felt like my watercolour pencils had been neglected a bit, so I had a play on black card stock.  Thanks to some fellow craft friends who suggested a few enhancements.  Get out your black card stock and have a play!

Here is the original one I did, you can see how most of the colours work with this technique.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Forget me Not!

It always amazes me by simnply changing the colour of stamps it can change the whole look of a card- I'm sure I mentioned that when I made the last wisteria card.  This is my Forget me Not card using the smallest blossoms from the Colourful Seasons stamp set. I love versatile stamp sets and this is sure to be one of them!

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