Saturday, 13 July 2019

Sending Some Awesome Your Way And Subscriber Giveaway!


Good luck card with the sentiment I told the universe to send some awesome your way. stamped in the same colours as the Bird Ballad paper used, using stampin Write Markers


"I Told The Universe To Send Some Awesome Your Way" - such a great sentiment to put on a good luck card.  I love big sentiments and the distressed font on this one especially. 


Good luck card with the sentiment I told the universe to send some awesome your way. stamped in the same colours as the Bird Ballad paper used, using stampin Write Markers



I wanted to add some colour so I took inspiration from the gorgeous Bird Ballad paper I used in the card. If you joined in with my June paper share you will already have these papers, if not you can get them in my online shop. I used Stampin' Write Markers in the matching colours to stamp with. It's a great technique making more use of the markers and a great alternative to the ink pads.

You can see exactly how I used this technique in my YouTube tutorial here.


I hope you like the video. Please give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you do. Don't forget to click the bell for notification of future videos.

Dimensions
Whisper White: 7.5 cm x 9.5 cm
Card Base Calypso Coral card 14.9 cm x 10.5 cm
Layer Pool Party card 14.3 cm x 10 cm
Layer Petal Pink card 13.8 cm x 9.5 cm
Bird Ballad DSP 13.5 cm x 9 cm


1000 Subscriber Giveaway! 


I'm very excited this week. My YouTube channel has reached 1000 subscribers! I'm absolutely amazed.  To say thanks for supporting me I have a giveaway! See my YouTube video for details
Subscribe, comment or share on this video and next Sunday I will pick a winner at random. 
( Open to UK residents only, apologies but I will send you a hand made card if you are further afield.)

Here are the products I used to make the card with clickable links to my online shop





You can purchase all the products I used in this project from Stampin' Up! by clicking the images here. It will take you straight to my online shop.


Shop with me online and use the hostess code at checkout if your order is between £20 - £150 for a thankyou gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Everything's Coming Up Daisies!

Card in Melon mambo and Daffodil Delight with White Daisies, splattered in Melon Mambo ink for the Inspire Create Challenge

 We have a new daisy punch that cuts out these lovely smaller daisies. It's called the Medium Daisy Punch and is the sidekick to the large Daisy punch, it has a great stamp set to go with it with a new large daisy stamp included in it. Brilliant as I can use it with both punches and both the Daisy Delight stamps and the new Daisy Lane stamps work together. The new medium Daisy was right near the top of my long must-have list!


We have a circle sketch for the Inspire Create Challenge this week, and I really wanted to play with the Daisies so I used the large Daisy to represent the circle.


Card in Melon mambo and Daffodil Delight with White Daisies, splattered in Melon Mambo ink for the Inspire Create Challenge


I used a little of the White Polka dot tulle ribbon and some gold metallic thread behind the daisies.





I wanted to splatter the flower with pink as if it were a real daisy you'd find. Can you guess how I did it? Here's a short clip showing how I did that.


Card in Melon mambo and Daffodil Delight with White Daisies, splattered in Melon Mambo ink for the Inspire Create Challenge

A bright colour combination using Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight card layers on a Whisper White card base and Melon Mambo ink splattering on the petals,  I added some leaves to bring in the green using the sprig punch.


You can see what the rest of the awesome Design Team came up with for the challenge here


I hope you like the card and the new Daisy punch.



Here are all the products I used to make the card with clickable images straight to my online store. Don't forget, if you buy the stamp and punch together as a bundle. you save 10%







You can purchase all the products I used in this project from Stampin' Up! by clicking the images here. It will take you straight to my online shop.


Shop with me online and use the hostess code at checkout if your order is between £20 - £150 for a thankyou gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x

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Monday, 1 July 2019

Secret Shutter Card - This One Is Perfect For The Men!



I love a card that has a little more to it so I thought I would make a gatefold shutter card. I've included a YouTube tutorial and a list of dimensions so that you can try it out too.


Gatefold Shutter Card Using the Sail Away Bundle Stampin Up!

I wanted to make a masculine card so I reached for the new Come Sail Away Suite. It has gorgeous papers, stamps, and dies, plus cute little nautical embellishments and bakers twine. Lots of elements to play with! This one is a congratulations card. Just right for this time of the year with lots of exams going on but it would work beautifully for any occasion.

See how it opens here

The first time I saw this type of card, I loved the element of surprise as you open the card and the shutter opens to reveal the hidden message inside.


A gate fold shutter card using teh Sail Away Suite from Stampin Up


So fun! I have made a YouTube tutorial to show you how I made it here.




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Here are the materials and dimensions you will need

Materials and Dimensions

(In Inches)
Card base: Night Of Navy Card  5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Shutter Pieces: Night Of Navy Card ( x2 )  3 1/2 x 4 
Centre Panels: Whisper White Card ( x 1) at 3 x 5 1/2
Balmy Blue Card (x1) at 3 x 51/2
Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2 3/4 x 5 1/4
DSP for card front: ( x 2) 5 1/4 x 1 7/8
DSP for Belly Band 1 x 11
Night Of Navy Card For Label
Whisper White scraps for Anchor
Ink Pads in Night Of Navy and Balmy Blue

I first made this card a couple of years ago using the Delightful Daisy. You can see it here. My inspiration originally came from the awesomely talented France Martin. Do check out her YouTube channel as she is amazing.

You can purchase all the products I used in this project from Stampin' Up! by clicking the images here. It will take you straight to my online shop.



Shop with me online and use the hostess code at checkout if your order is between £20 - £150 for a thankyou gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x

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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Tag Topper Punch Treat Holder And Swaps!


There's chocolate inside 😋! I made these for swaps for a big team event I went to last weekend. (see all the lovely swaps I got back further down) They are so very easy to make and I think they'd be great for table favours for weddings, birthdays or with Christmas papers for the Christmas table. 

These treat holders are great for small gifts and table favours. made using Stampin Up products, for swaps for a team event.

I slipped a little chocolate inside and secured with a couple of glue dots.


These treat holders are great for small gifts and table favours. made using Stampin Up products, for swaps for a team event.

Here is my YouTube video showing you how I made it and the measurements.
It's so easy and uses little supplies too.



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We had such a fun time at our team event last weekend. It's a great opportunity to get together, craft, share ideas and inspiration, laugh (we laughed A LOT!), make lots of fun projects, and to swap. There were about 50 of us at the event so we swapped in smaller groups of 10. 

I got some gorgeous swaps back.  Do you want to see them? I've made a short video here showing them close up.







So much fun at these team events with my wider Stampin' Up team


Lots of laughter at these events, Liz and I were practicing selfies. 😂 



Stampin Up team event, this photo is of a big group of demonstrators all crafting together

This is what it looks like when a big group of demonstrators craft at the same time! 



Pinkies Team photograph. Team event June 2019


Being a Stampin' Up! Demo is so much more than stamps, ink, and paper. It's about the fun and the relationships and the amazing crafting community. If this is something you think you'd like to be part of, get in touch to ask me about joining my Inkredible Stampers team. Apart from the great discount, you get to attend all the fun events too. You can make it into a sideline, a full time crafting job or keep it as your hobby. There's no hidden catch and did you know, you don't have to sell or demonstrate if you don't want to. 

You can click the Join here or the button in the bar at the top, or contact me to see if it's right for you at kate@boltweb.net.  There's tons of information and support if you'd like to join. I have a fab growing team and I'd love to have you. 

Here are the products I used to make the swap with clickable links straight to my online Stampin' Up shop.




I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x

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Monday, 24 June 2019

Wow Make ' n Take 3D Card , Pinkies Team Event And The Stampers Showcase!





I am so excited to be part of the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop and very honoured to be in amongst some very talented stampers from around the world! If you are starting here or continuing to hop, hello and welcome to my blog. 


For our hop this month the theme is 3D! The perfect excuse to show you this fun "springy" card I made using the gorgeous Magnolia Lane Suite.

Magnolia Lane Bundle, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, used ti make a 3D card for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop. Stampin Up


I made this card for a WOW Make n Take for a team event this weekend! We had a whole weekend of crafting, laughing and sharing inspiration and projects. This weekend was run by my lovely team leader for our Pinkies Team. There were around 50 of us and I was absolutely delighted to take some of my own Inkredible Team members along too!

Magnolia Lane Bundle, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, used ti make a 3D card for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop. Stampin Up

It's a fun springy card but folds flat to go into an envelope.

Magnolia Lane Bundle, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, used ti make a 3D card for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop. Stampin Up

The magnolias are stamped and cut out using the dies and coloured in with Blends - my favourite kind of colouring medium right now. I used a little Flirty Flamingo at the base of the petals, then Petal Pink, leaving the tips white. The leaves are coloured in Mossy Meadow. 


Watch out for a YouTube video coming up in the next few days showing how it's made.


I can't wait to see what all the other people taking part in the hop have come up with for the 3D Project  theme. There are some super talented people taking part so grab a cuppa and hop around for some fabulous inspiration.



 Next up is Sue Vine at MissPinksCraftSpot.
You can continue hopping by clicking on the NEXT button below. Grab a cuppa and enjoy!






Here are all the products I used to make the card with clickable images straight to my online shop





I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x


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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Good Morning Magnolia Wedding Acceptance. Inspire Create Challenge #45



Hello, welcome to my blog. I am just loving the new catalogue that has just launched and specifically the Magnolia Lane Suite. It's beautiful and with this week bringing us an embossing theme for the Inspire Create Challenge I couldn't resist using the Magnolia stamps.



Good Morning Magnolia . Wedding acceptance card. Silver embossed magnolias on crumb cake


Aren't they stunning, I took inspiration from the Kraft Magnolia Lane cards we have. They come with silver frames and wouldn't work for what I wanted so I recreated the idea with Crumb Cake card instead. I added a Petal Pink Layer underneath and used one of the dies to make a pretty border at the bottom in Petal Pink also.

My hubby is very excited to have been asked to be best man for a dear friend later in the summer and I'm also excited to be going. Maybe a new hat is in order! I've made this card for them to accept and say thank you for the invitation to their wedding. I hope they like it.


Good Morning Magnolia . Wedding acceptance card. Silver embossed magnolias on crumb cake


Heat embossing is totally my thing. I just love to see the powder melt and go all glossy. It was one of the first techniques I used years ago when I first started crafting and it never gets old. The small magnolia stamp is just stunning embossed in silver. Quite an easy card to make really. A few layers of card, some embossing and a Thanks sentiment with a little of the beautiful new ribbon to finish it off. I LOVE this font! I hope you like the card. Do leave me a comment, I love to read them.

You can hop over to the Inspire Create Challenge here and see what all the other awesome Design Team members have come up with for the Embossing Challenge. You can get lots of inspiration and join along too. We'd love to have you and it's great fun.

Here are all the products I have used on my card, including the gorgeous Magnolia stamps. Clickable images will take you straight to my online shop.






I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a gift from me.




I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x


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Monday, 10 June 2019

Card In A Box With Come Sail Away - Wow Project



I am so excited to be part of Kylie Bertucci's June Blog Hop! We are an international group of demonstrators all working towards growing our business's and sharing ideas and inspiration along the way.  Thank you so much for joining us!



This is a card in a box with boats, light house, anchor, compass and seaweed, using the Lets Sail Away stamps, dies and paper from Stampin Up

This card was really fun to make.  Yes, it is a card. It's called a card in a box and folds completely flat to pop into the envelope!

This is the side view of a card in a box with boats, light house, anchor, compass and seaweed, using the Lets Sail Away stamps, dies and paper from Stampin Up


My fabulous team leader Michelle Last showed us how to make this type of card last autumn at a team event using the cute snowmen we had in the Christmas catalogue. I loved it and when I saw the Sail Away Suite in the new Annual catalogue I thought it would look great with the boats sailing in it. The Sail Away stamps and dies have gorgeous matching papers, perfect for this project.


Here is my YouTube Tutorial showing exactly how I made it.



I hope you like it. Please give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you do. Oh, and don't forget to click the little bell for notification of future videos.

This is a card in a box with boats, light house, anchor, compass and seaweed, using the Lets Sail Away stamps, dies and paper from Stampin Up


I have added the new Bakers Twine to the anchor and the "seaweed" to give texture, and the compass needle moves around with the help of the tiny brad.



This is the back view of a  card in a box with boats, light house, anchor, compass and seaweed, using the Lets Sail Away stamps, dies and paper from Stampin Up

The back is in Balmy Blue, stamped with the birds and boats, also in Balmy Blue so that the writing for the recipient can easily be seen.



For how to make it, see the video tutorial.  Here are the measurements you will need.

Dimensions

Box 

A4 Night Of Navy card. 
Scored with the long side at the top at:
7cm, 14cm, 21cm, and 28 cm.

Score with the short side at the top at:
7cm.

Cut at 15 cm along the short edge. KEEP the discarded piece of card.

Decorating the box

Balmy Blue card - Cut at 6.5cm x 14.5 cm - round the top two corners.

Designer Series Paper.
1 piece at 6.5 x 14.5 cm rounded at the top two corners (Inside the back of the box)
3 pieces at 6.5 x 6.5 cm rounded at the bottom two corners of each ( Box flaps)
3 pieces at 6.5 x 7.5 cm.  (box sides)

Bridges inside box

From the discarded Night Of Navy card, cut a piece which is 10.5 cm wide, ensuring that the scored 1.5 cm section is on the left. Cut in half at 3 cm so you end up with two pieces with scored ends. 

This type of card is sure to get a Wow! from the recipient and whilst make take a little longer isn't more difficult. It's more fun to make and give than a flat card. Do have a try. I'd love to hear if you like it so please let me know in the comments.


I do hope you like my card. You can start or continue hopping around here, so grab a cuppa, and enjoy!






Here are all the products I have used on my card with clickable images that will take you straight to my online shop.






I am of course, very grateful for your custom if you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x


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Sending Some Awesome Your Way And Subscriber Giveaway!

"I Told The Universe To Send Some Awesome Your Way" - such a great sentiment to put on a good luck card.  I love big senti...