Saturday, 17 July 2021
Saturday, 3 July 2021
To celebrate our beautiful designer series paper special, the Artisans were asked to create something fantastic with different designer series paper to show how amazing our papers are.
I was luck enough to be asked to use the You're a Peach paper and I knew instantly I wanted to create a home decor piece, or something I could actually pop up in my craft room.
So, I decided to go back in time, dig out my hot glue gun and create what felt like a million rosettes!!
I have to admit I was thrilled with my handmade wreath once the sore fingers from all the hot glue had got better!! I can't rememer thelast time I made rosettes, as I think I used them on Christmas gift tags one year and created over 100 of them. It really did put me off!
I wanted to create a little tanner in the middle and out small alphabet dies where perfect for this. I then used our double banner punch to create the little flags. Another must have in the craft room.
And that's how I created this pretty little piece of art and all I have to do now, is wait for my husband to finally put a nail in the wall so I can hang it up!
Saturday, 26 June 2021
I was super late to the Snowflake Wishes bundle that came out in last years Christmas Catalogue, but I decided at the last minute I would buy it because 1) I loved seeing what everyone had made with it and 2) I thought if I had it a whole year early I would be able to get a head start on my Christmas cards... but here we are pretty much 6 months out from the big day and I've finally inked up the stamps!
So I felt I had to create something a little left of field as snowflakes have been done to death and anyone who's followed my Insta page long enough will know that I just love rainbow order. So it seemed like a fun way to put a new spin on an old favourite.
This first card I just used our blending brushes to create a rainbow background. I then white heat embossed the snowflakes and then added a few die cut snowflakes too. I really love all the layering of the different white accents, which obviously make the coloured panel pop.
For my second card, I did a similar thing, but this time I created a watercoloured wash card panel and then used that to die cut my snowflakes from.
I added a few little stamped snowflakes in the matching colours and finished the whole card with some rainbow coloured bling!
I really do love this bundle and I was so glad to see that it carried over. I'm pretty sure it will be around, in my collection for sometime to come!!
Sunday, 20 June 2021
Welcome to another Artisan Showcase where this month I got to create with the beautiful Hand-Penned bundle.
I wanted to use colours that aren't necessarily in the coordinating designer series paper and I actually had a pile of scrap strips on my desk so I decided to use those and came up with this two gorgeous designs.
One of my favourite ways to emboss has always been clear heat embossing powder onto black cardstock. It always gives such a WOW to a card and when the stamp used has a fair it of detail, which this large flower stamp had, it really does give the card that expensive look.
So that's for me today, as always you can purchase any of the products I've used from my Stampin' Up! shop.
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Welcome back to our latest Artisan Showcase. This month I was asked to design with some fun new stamps in our awesome new Stampin' Up! Annual catalogue.
The Color and Contour bundle has some great stamps and sentiment, but I really feel the dies in this set are the standout. We have the usual outline dies for the flowers in the stamp set but we also have a mixture of awesome scalloped rectangle does plus a super fun scalloped boarder die. Which is why I had to make those the stars of the show.
I love the new Hostess only Designer Series paper called Pattern Party. One side of the paper is coloured patterns while the other side is black and white. So super versatile!!
Make sure you pop over to the Stampin' Up! Facebook and check out what the other Artisans have created!!