Thursday, 26 May 2016

Pun Intended - Snappy Birthday

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Today you get a 'sneak peek' at some of the new In Colours and one of the Hostess sets from the upcoming 2016-2017 Catalogue.

Not only is today my birthday but it's also my husband Phil's birthday.  One of his hobbies is photography so when I got the Hostess set 'Pun Intended' I knew I had to use it for his card.  My card was inspired by a card Delys Cram had on display at OnStage - thanks Delys :)

 Phil's birthday is a special one this year - the big '60' :)  I didn't really want the number all over the front so added it to the inside.
We normally spend our birthday together - either on holiday or just having the day off work but this year Phil is at Cookery School so couldn't take the day off so off to work I went - first time working my birthday in 15 years!  I have been very spoilt with a lovely selection of cards which I will show you over the coming days - thank you everyone for making my day special.

Stamp Set - Pun Intended, Number of Years
Card Stock - Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Whisper White
Ink - Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Momento Black
Other - Large Numers Framelits, Dimensionals

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Butterfly Basics Sympathy Card

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Sympathy cards are never easy to make but this one came together nicely.  I CASED one of my previous cards and just changed the colour scheme.

This was for my neighbour who lost her grandmother at the beginning of the month.  She had been very close to her grandmother and I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her at this time.  It's so nice to be able to personalise a sympathy card.
For the sentiment I only wanted part of the stamp so used my markers to 'ink' up the portion I needed.

Stamp Set - Butterfly Basics, Thoughts and Prayers
Card Stock - Rose Red, Very Vanilla
Ink - Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
Other - Butterflies Thinlits, Basic Pearls

Well tomorrow is a big day in our house - birthdays all around - and one is a 'big 0'. No not me :)  Check back tomorrow to see the card I made for Phil.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Butterfly Punch Cards

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I needed some 'congratulations' cards earlier this month and came across a card by Mary Fish which I just had to CASE.  I loved the design so much that I also made a 'Happy Birthday' one.  I was recently introduced to the Cottage Greetings stamp set - I LOVE the font and have been using this set heaps for my May creations.

 To create my 'scallop' edge I used the Scallop Square Framelit cutting it with just a scrap of the Melon Mambo - clever idea shared by Mary Fish.
I altered the measurements for the Birthday card as the greeting covered two lines.  I also made the Basic Black piece slightly higher as well.

Unfortunately the It's My Party Enamel Dots will be retiring at the end of the month but they worked perfectly for this card - I love the bright colours.

Stamp Set - Cottage Greetings
Card Stock - Thick Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron and Basic Black
Ink - Momento Black
Other - Square Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, It's My Party Enamel Dots

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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Going Places Final Call

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May is a very popular month for birthdays for me - I think at last count I had 20 cards to make.  I still need to make one very important card by Thursday :)

The Going Places paper stack is retiring at the end of the month.  It's been great for masculine cards.  I'm coming to the end of my stack and don't have many full sheets left so I created four cards in the below style with the bits I had.  I did make sure I had four sheets for my boxes which of course got filled with Whittakers Chocolates :)

 I made two with Lost Lagoon bases and two with Hello Honey bases.  I will be sad saying 'goodbye' to Lost Lagoon.  Which In Color will you miss the most?

Stamp Set  - Endless Birthday Wishes
Card Stock - Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
DSP - Going Places
Ink - Lost Lagoon
Other - Envelope Punch Board, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow Satin Ribbon (retired)

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Awesomely Artistic - Sneak Peak Colours

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Here's another card using Awesomely Artistic.  This time it's using three of the new 2016-2018 In Colors, some DSP and ribbon.  I've CASED this from the new catalogue which should be out to you in the next week :).

 This card is for my friend and fellow demo Paula who is celebrating her birthday today - Happy Birthday P1 :)

Stamp Set - Awesomely Artistic - Cottage Greetings
Card Stock - Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP - Playful Palette Stack
Ink - Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Momento Black
Other - Project Life Corner Punch, Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon

I can't wait to show you some more creations using the new products.

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Awesomely Artistic

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Not sure how but I missed posting this card when I made it back in March!

This is one of my favourite stamp sets - it's so versatile being an outline stamp and all the stamps within the set are great.
 This time I've used four of the 2015-2017 In Colors - Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush and Tip Top Taupe.

Stamp Set - Awesomely Artistic, Petite Pairs
Card Stock - Basic Black, Cucumber Crush
DSP - Neutrals DSP Stack
Ink - Momemto Black, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush and Tip Top Taupe
Other - Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Blender Pens

It's not long to go until the new catalogue and new In Colors will be with us so if there is anything you really want that is on the retiring list get in touch with me now to place an order - you don't want to miss out.

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Friday, 13 May 2016


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Well today is a special day - it's Shannon West's birthday.  You ask who is Shannon West?  Shannon is our wonderful Demonstrator Training Manager and at the beginning of the year started the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign.  Shannon has been sending us handmade cards for our birthdays so now that it's her birthday demonstrators from around the world have been sending her birthday cards over the last few weeks - she will be very busy today (probably for a couple of days actually) opening them all up.  Have a fantastic day Shannon.

This is the card I made her using one of my favourite suites - Botanical Blooms

Stamp Set - Botanical Blooms, Butterfly Basics
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Garden Green
Ink - Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo
Other - Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Botanical Builder Framelits, Rhinestones

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