Saturday, 29 June 2019

Beautiful Friendship and Detailed Bands Dies

Hello, hello,

Every time a new catalogue comes out I get together with my lovely team mates and do a card swap with new products from the catalogue. its so nice to get other ideas and see some of the products you don't have (yet....).



I love this Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set and was going for a 'shabby Chic' look with some beautiful pale colours, Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue and Soft Sea Foam.



Once I had stamped the top layer I ran it through the Subtles Embossing Folder to add a linen look to it.



I then used one of the Detailed Bands Dies to add the sentiment and slightly raised the centre part with some dimensionals. To finish off I added some of our Faceted Gems.

I made 5 of these to send out and will receive 5 different cards back in return.

It's always so nice to get happy mail !

Happy Stamping

Laurie x





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Sunday, 23 June 2019

Beautiful Friendship and Delicate Lace Dies

Hiya,

I am showcasing today the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set.

This is a brand new Stamp Set from the NEW Annual Catalogue.


I love the soft flowers in this set and it's so easy to make a beautiful card with just a little stamping.

I stamped the flowers in Highland Heather and teamed it with Crumb Cake and Whisper White.


The sentiment is from the same Stamp Set and I have used one of the Delicate Lace Dies for the first time...isn't it gorgeous ?


 To finish off I have added the new 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon that comes in all the new In Colours.

You can take a peek at the new catalogue by downloading it from the sidebar or get in touch and I will pop one in the post for you.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x




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Saturday, 1 June 2019

Dandelion Wishes Get Well Card

All getting exciting now...new catalogue out next week with lots of fabulous new products !

But today I am using a beautiful stamp set that is carrying over to the new catalogue.



The dandelion images are lovely and the sentiments are in an gorgeous font.



I used a Crumb Cake card base with Tranquil Tide layers and some of the retired First Frost Designer Paper it's so lovely and shimmery.

A little twine bow and a heart die cut finishes off the card.



This will be winging it's way to a friend of mine who is a little under the weather at the moment, I am sure it will cheer her up...it's so nice to receive a hand made card.

Back next week with lots of new products. If you would like a Catalogue please let me know.

Happy Stamping

Laurie xx


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Saturday, 25 May 2019

InspireINK Blog Hop with Picture Perfect

Hello Everyone, thanks for visiting, hope you are all well.

 I am taking part today in this months InspireINK Blog Hop. 


The theme this month is Retiring Products. 
This is to coincide with the NEW Stampin Up catalogue being available from June 4th.

One of my most used Stamps Sets from the 2018 catalogue is Picture Perfect, it is so useful and I love the two step stamped rosette !


As a retiring project I have not only used a retiring stamp set but some paper as well, the fabulously colourful How Sweet It Is Designer paper Series. 
This card uses up some of the last few pieces of this paper that I have left. 

I have also managed to sneak in some of the Team Room Ribbon that is also leaving us.

On my Whisper White card base I have used Gorgeous Grape and Coastal Cabana, such a lovely combination and I think suitable for a giving to either a male or female.

Please hop around and see the wonderful projects made by my team mates, and make sure you get any of the retiring products you may have had your eye on before it is too late !

As I mentioned earlier the new Annual Catalogue goes live on 4th June, shout if you need a copy.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x

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Saturday, 4 May 2019

All the Good Things Card


I love this stamp set, it has really nice sentiments and that Oriental vibe.



I used the retiring Tranquil Tide In Colour ink and cardstock, layering with just a tiny bit of Grapefruit Grove Foil, Copper Foil would give the same look.

I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies to do the layering and some First Frost Paper with a hint of glimmer.

The stamp set is a DistINKtive one which means that the stamp has layers giving it that depth of colour.


There are some smaller fishes in the set and I used these to decorate the inside...aren't they just so cute. The sentiment is from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set.

Thanks for looking today. I hoped you liked my little creation.

Happy Stamping

Laurie xx




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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Everything is Rosy, Product Medley


Just popping on to let you know that a brand new one-off product is available from today until the end of the month. The product is called Everything is Rosy and it is gorgeous !

I had a sneak preview of it at  the Stampin Up convention a few weeks ago and it is even better in real life.


It is a whole collection of matching products in fabulous Night of Navy and Melon Mambo with accents of Rose Gold.


This product does exactly what Stampin Up is renowned for ...wonderful matching products, paper, ribbons, dies and a stamp set with some lovely sentiments.




This complete collection is priced at £74, a considered purchase but you really do get your moneys worth.


The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:
  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)


This product is available ONLY for the month of May or while stocks last, dont miss out I can't see it being around for too long !

Happy Stamping
Laurie xx




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Saturday, 27 April 2019

Picture Perfect Pop and Twist

I had been wanting to try a Pop and Twist card for a while but didn't quite know where to start so I thought I would take part in this months InspireINK   challenge for inspiration.




This month is a Tic Tac Toe challenge.


I had to pick three colours in a row to use in my project. I must admit I wasn't drawn to any at first sight, but eventually decided on the bottom row, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana and Mossy Meadow.


I followed a tutorial by Jan B on You Tube...look for Pop and Twist Tutorial.

I was really pleased with how it turned out and think these colours look great together..wouldn't want any more Mossy Meadow though !

I used the Picture Perfect Stamp Set. This set won't be in the new catalogue sadly, but it will be staying on my shelf !


This is what the inside looks like. It all folds away inside the card...so clever.

Apart from the stamp set, I only used inks and card in the three colours and  stamped my own pattern on Whisper White cardstock. 



If you haven't tried this sort of card give it a go, it's great fun and makes a card a bit more special.

I think I am a bit addicted now with lots of ideas for some others.

Just a little reminder...once you have finished your project put it somewhere safe, don't leave it to fall onto an open inkpad.....just saying...


Please click on the links below to see some of the other projects made by my fellow blog hoppers. 


Happy Stamping

Laurie xx

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Saturday, 20 April 2019

On Stage 2019 Team Gifts


Last Saturday I was in Telford at the Stampin' Up! new Annual Catalogue Launch. It is always great fun and so exciting to see all the new products.

I made some special gifts for my lovely team members.


I made a notecard holder like the one I shared with you in January , the instructions are here, but instead of notelets I put some other bits inside.



There is a notebook for ideas...


a bookmark for the new catalogue...


and a wish list for all the new products we want.

I must apologise to Stampin' Up! for chopping up some of their recruitment folders for this lovely paper but hey, I'm a crafter !!

There are lots of great products coming soon, can't wait to share them with you.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x




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Saturday, 13 April 2019

Beauty Abounds Birthday Card


I am away this weekend at the Stampin' Up! convention in Telford.

It is great fun meeting up with all my friends and getting to see the new Annual catalogue that comes out on 1st June.

Sadly, it means I will miss my Mum's birthday today...but I have already been to see her with a present and a card.

Beauty Abounds Gingham Gala

I made it with the lovely yellow Gingham Gala  Designer Paper and stamped the top layer with the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set.

I teamed it up with some Lemon/Lime Twist ribbon and a sentiment from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set.

Beauty Abounds, Gingham Gala

I made a matching insert with Lemon/Lime Twist. This is one of the In Colours  that will retire at the end of May, but new ones are on the way !

Beauty Abounds, Gingham Gala

Have a fabulous day Mum....see you soon.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x




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Sunday, 7 April 2019

Floral Romance Mothers Day Card

I must confess although I love this pack of Designer Paper I hadn't got round to using it !

The pack contains 3 designs of vellum paper and I used one of these for my card.


I layered the vellum paper on some Whisper White cardstock and then added some more layers in Fresh Fig and Petal Pink.

I used some Tombow liquid glue to attach the vellum. As the vellum is quite patterned I dotted the glue on the darker parts so that it didn't show through.

Before attaching to the card base I wrapped some of the matching ribbon around. It's a variegated ribbon in Whisper White and Petal Pink and at 1.6cm wide makes a lovely bow.

I chose the sentiment from a Sale A Bration set as it was so fitting for my Mum. Not only is she a fabulous role model but she is always crafting and actually introduced me to cardmaking.

I layered the sentiment on the Layering Oval Framelits and cut out the letters from the Large Letters Framelits.

I spent a lovely couple of hours with my Mum last Sunday and she was so pleased with her card.

Happy Stampin

Laurie x



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Saturday, 30 March 2019

Animal Expedition Age card

Hello everyone,

Well it's a lovely sunny day here in Kent ...at last. 

I am sharing a fun birthday card today that I recently made for my Grandson who had reached the grand age of 7.

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I hadn't used the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper much at all but it was just right for this project.

I made a square card which is almost 6"square and layered the fab crocodile paper onto some Tranquil Tide cardstock. I left a gap in the middle for the age and used the Letters For You dies  to cut out the letters in Lemon/Lime Twist and Real Red to give a shadow.

The 'happy birthday' is from the really useful Well Written Framelits Dies. If you pair these with the Well Said Stamp Set you have words for every occasion.

This bundle is in the the current Spring Summer Catalogue and I really hope they carry over into the new Annual catalogue.

Just a mention too that Sale A Bration ends on 31st March 2019 so if you want to take advantage of the free products or the wonderful joining offer ....hurry up! More details are a bit further down.

Happy Stamping 

Laurie x




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Don't forget that until 31st March 2019 for every £45 you spend in either of the current catalogues you can claim of free product from the  Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  
All the current catalogues are available to download from the sidebar or I am more than happy to pop them in the post to you..they are much better in the flesh. Just give me a shout.

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