Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Perfectly Preserved

Another card from a class using the Prefectly Preserved stamp set and the Orchard Harvest papers. One of the colours used is the Raspberry Ripple from the new In this,think its going to be one of my favourites.

Products used:
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved
Papers: Orchard Harvest
Cardstock/Inks: Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple, More than Mustard, Lucky Limeade
Dies: Sizzix Embosslets Buttons
Other: Twine

Monday, 22 October 2012

Make a Mitten

On saturday I had a class using some of the products from the new catalogues, first one I am showing uses the Make a Mitten set from the Sesonal book. There is a punch to match the mittens but they are easily cut out if you dont have it. All the colouring was done with the Marker pens, just give a huff on the stamp when you have finished applying your pens to the stamp and it will stamp brilliantly. The snowflakes in the background are not showing us so well in the photo but in real life they are shimmery and pearly as I used the shimmer paint on a dauber to apply directly to the stamp. Love those border stamps which come in the Mittens stamp set and the gorgeous Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine. Quick and easy card great for mass production!

Products used:
Stamps: Make a Mitten and Curly Cute {sentiment}
Marker Pens/cardstock: Rose Red, Indigo Blue and Lucky Limeade
Punches: Ribbon border
Thread: Bakers Twine in Lucky Limeade
Embossing folder: Perfect polka Dots
Others: Shimmer Paint

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Introducing 2012/13 In Colours

With the release of a new catalogue, 5 new colours have been brought into the Stampin'Up colour groups. These join last years 5 colours in the In Colour collection to make a family of 10 like the others.

I made this little notelets last night with the My Friend stamp set, which I am so glad has been kept in this years book. The round circle  stamp in the set was stamped on the background and also stamped on white cardstock and punched out with 1 1/4" circle punch and then another circle punched in each colour card with a 1 3/8" circle punch and cut in half. It was also my first chance to use the new style ink pads since they have changed the them!

A closer view of each card colour

Summer Fruit and Primrose Petals
Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple
There are matching ribbons, resin flowers, marker pens, patterened cardstock packs in all these fab new colours.

Monday, 1 October 2012

New catalogue and class cards

Cant believe its the 1st of October already, where does the time ago..this year has flown by!! Today sees the launch of the new annual catalogue from Stampin'Up! I have attached a link on the side bar for you to open up a pdf file. If you would like a hard copy of the catalogue I am selling them for £2.50, plus postage if I am not seeing you or you are unable to collect from me. They are HUGE this year...205 pages !!!!

In Septemeber I started by classes at home again and we kicked off with making 3 cards using the "Bordering on Romance" stamp set. Some of the pieces we have used have gone but can easily be replaced with something from the new catalogue.
First card, I stamped a border down this side with grey ink pad stamped off once and then glittered the flower centres. The flowers are just coloured in and cut out.

  • Blushing Bride/Red Riding Hood cardstock
  • Twitterpated paper pack
  • Circle Punches
  • Baja Breeze seam binding
  • Blushing Bride marker pen
  • Basic Grey ink pad
  • Glitter
  •  Stamp set "Curly Cute" {sentiment}  
The next card uses watercolour card and a wet brush to pick up the ink from the lid and colour
  • Island Indigo /Cameo Coral/Wisteria Wonder/Watercolour cardstock
  • Twitterpated paper pack
  • Cameo Coral/Lucky Limeade/Island Indigo/Black ink pads and a waterbrush 
  • Stamp Set For my family {sentiment}
  • Cameo Coral ribbon
  • Pearls
  • Vintage wallpaper embossing folder
    The last card, uses the framelits and some paper piecing using the twitterpated papers

  • Lucky Limeade/Island Indigo/Red Riding Hood cardstock
  • Blushing Bride pleated ribbon
  • Stamp set "From my family" {sentiment} 
  • Twitterpated paper pack
  • Black ink Pad
  • Lucky Limeade/Island Indigo/Red Riding Hood marker pens
  • Framelits "Labels"
  • Pearls
I will be back soon with a closer look at the new "In Colours" for 2012/13