Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween Everyone

With everything that's been going on in my personal life recently I haven't had a chance to show you any of the Halloween items that you could have bought. I am sorry about that because some of them are really good. I thought I would just show you this one card, you could always make it for next year or use the stamps for scrap booking any photos you have of you or your children dressed up!

I joined a card making challenge group on Facebook as I wanted to try some new techniques and wasn't sure where to start as there are so many. This month's challenge was to make a waterfall card. I'd never even heard of a waterfall card let alone made one so I did a quick You Tube search and came up with some very useful video tutorials. (I'm tempted to try and do a video myself so if this is something you would like to see leave me a comment and I'll give it a go.)

The idea of a waterfall card is that when you pull the bottom you reveal more pictures and it looks like a waterfall. Considering this was my first one I don't think it's turned out too badly.

I really enjoyed making it and have already made some rough sketches of some others I would like to make. I am so glad I joined the challenge group on Facebook and looking forward to trying next months challenge. While on the subject of Facebook, if you haven't done so already please drop by my page and give me a like.

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

One great stamp set, three simple cards - Part 3

So here is the last in my series of three simple cards using one great stamp set, the photopolymer White Christmas. I was a bit dubious of photopolymer at first because I've had trouble with photopolymer in the past but like all of the Stampin' Up! products I've used they prove to be amazing. I know I'm a demonstrator and so I'm meant to say things like that but I really do believe it. I really noticed the difference when I was using some punches on some glitter card the other day, I was using a non Stampin' Up! punch and really struggled to get it through the card then moved on to the Stampin' Up! oval punch and 'click click' straight through the card. I actually couldn't believe how easy it was to get through the card when I'd struggled soooo much with the other punch.. is my card! I love the cute little snowman and as he appears to be looking up to the sky I just had to add a small star from the silver glimmer card. The white button from the Nordic Designer Buttons set just finished it off nicely. 

Although I have only made three cards with this set I hope you can see that there are so many more designs that could be made, I went a little crazy buying lots of stamp sets when the Autumn/Winter catalogue came out and so I want to make sure I use all of them. 

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A quick birthday card and weekly deals

Popping in really quickly with a birthday card inspired by the sketch over at Clean and Simple Colours and Sketches. This is the first time I have tried one of their sketches but I quite liked this one. I promise I'll post the third part of my Christmas card series tomorrow, I've been meaning to do it all week! The sketch for this week is below:

Here is my card:

I have used quite a range of colours for this card as I just fancied something bright! (The stamp set I used for the cake is a Hostess only set, so if you would like to get your hands on it then contact me now to organise a Stampin' Up! party.) To get the different colours for the cake I used my Stampin' Write markers so that I could easily get the different colours without mixing them up. The background was done using the Arrows TIEF on Rich Razzleberry (possibly my favourite colour at the moment!) and then for the sentiment I used the Just Sayin' stamp set with the coordinating Word Bubbles framelit dies. The dies are part of this weeks weekly deals so head on over to my online store and take a look. The table below shows them at their usual price but for this week only they are £15.71