Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Inspire.Create.Challenges! Design Team !!!! So Excited!


I am soooo excited and thrilled to be part of the Design Team For the Inspire.Create.Challenges! https://inspirecreatechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  When the call went out to apply I thought I would try but I never thought I would be chosen. I am so thrilled! The other designers have such talent, I'm feeling very honoured. 





Our very first challenge #001 is a Colour Challenge. We have been given Basic Grey, Calypso Coral and Whisper White to work with. Now, I love colour so to work with two colours and white may be a bit of a challenge. However, one of the first stamp sets/dies bundle I purchased form the new Annual Stampin Up Catalogue was  Colourful Seasons stamps and Layering Seasons dies. As Autumn is creeping in that beautiful leaf was calling to me. I thought it would be perfect to team up with these colours.







I used Basic Grey cardstock as my base with  layers of Calypso Coral and Whisper White. I have stamped both the large and small leaves several times in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White card. I have also stamped the leaves onto vellum. Sometimes I have inked the stamp in Calypso Coral and stamped off and then re inked in Whisper White onto the vellum to give a pale Coral colour on the vellum too. I have added a couple with the leaf veins stamped too. There are  a couple of leaves stamped in Basic Grey to give contrast. I have cut them out using the leaf die and layered them up under my sentiment using adhesive and dimensional foam pads. I added some of the beautiful Calypso Coral ribbon too.










I have added clear Wink Of Stella to my sentiment and a couple of rhinestones for a little sparkle.

I really hope you like my project. It is so much fun taking part in a Design Challenge.  Maybe I have inspired you to play along!?  To be part of something like this right from the very start is wonderful! It will be great to see what everyone who plays along comes up with!



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Stampin Up have a fabulous offer throughout September and October. Its called Merry Patterns Host Promotion.

Host a Stampin Up gathering with some friends. I will show you how to make a fun paper crafting project and you could receive this gorgeous free stamp set as well as your Stampin Rewards!
Contact me for details.


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  EGSWW6FG on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thank you for stopping by x





Friday, 15 September 2017

Those Sunflowers!!! Painted Harvest, #GDP104 and Five Minute Friday!


Thank you card using Sunflowers from Painted Harvest. Stampin Up.


The Challenge over at the Global Design Project #GDP104 this week is CASE the designer. Each week a new challenge is set, sometimes its theme, sometimes colour, sketch, CASE the designer or layout. Its great fun to play along and also to see what everyone else comes up with. Its really interesting to see the different projects made all CASE ing the same design. CASE stands for Copy And Selectively Edit.

The designer we have been given to CASE this week is the talented Allison Okamitsu. Her card is beautiful. For my card I decided to go with the Painted Harvest stamp set. It in the new seasonal catalogue and after playing with it I haven't been able to put it down. The images are gorgeous!

Thank you card using Painted Harvest Sunflower stamps from Stampin Up.

 I have kept the basic elements of shape from Allison . I changed the orientation of my card and moved my layering oval slightly to the right. I have added some of the burlap ribbon. It goes with the colours really well. I have made mine a fairly straight forward card to demonstrate how stunning these images are and with not much effort you can make a lovely card for part of my Five Minute Friday series of videos on You Tube. 

This is how I made it.






My Base is Pumpkin Pie card stock A4 cut at 14.8 cm
and scored at 10.5 cm.
Two layers of Whisper White cardstock. 
14.3 cm x 10 cm
13.8 cm x 9.5 cm

Hop over to the Global Design Project HERE to have a look at what all the talented Design Team members came up with for this challenge and also to see all the other entries too. I hope my card has inspired you. Perhaps you would like to play along too. If you are tempted, do. Its great fun!

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Stampin Up have a fabulous offer throughout September and August. Its called Merry Patterns Host Promotion.
Host a party and earn Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

Host a Stampin Up gathering with some friends. I will show you how to make a fun paper crafting project and you could receive this gorgeous free stamp set as well as your Stampin Rewards!
Contact me for details.


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  EGSWW6FG on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thank you for stopping by x









Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A New Stamping Technique! Eclipse Card.





Well it's new to me! I love this technique!  It's so striking. I've seen lots of samples of it recently, they really caught my eye and I wanted to have a go. One of my fellow demonstrators Gaynor Boyce made a stunning example using the new Painted Harvest stamp set. I was also looking for an idea to make a card that would include an animal in it as part of a themed swap group for a demonstrator event I was at last Sunday. That little Bee has been aching to be used again for quite some time. He's so cute. I love him 🐝. The idea had been buzzing around in my head for a while. ( love a pun. Sorry. ) So I pulled out a favourite of mine Garden in Bloom to go with him.

Here's my You Tube tutorial of how I made it.



Card Base - Whisper White 14.8 cm x 10.5 cm.
Calypso Coral Layer - 14.3 cm x 10 cm.
Whisper White Front - 13.8 cm x 9.5 cm. 


Such a simple technique really, yet so effective. It's sparking off lots of ideas for me. I hope you like it and it inspires you to try it. If you like my video, please give me a thumbs up and subscribe. Better still, share it! Spread the crafty love. ☺️ Go have a look at Gaynor's tutorial too. Her card is just beautiful. Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used below or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here.


I really hope you like what I have been up to. Click on the subscribe button at the top for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


Stampin Up have a fabulous offer throughout September and August. Its called Merry Patterns Host Promotion.
 Host a Stampin Up gathering with some friends. I will show you how to make a fun paper crafting project and you could receive this gorgeous free stamp set as well as your Stampin Rewards!
Contact me for details.


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  EGSWW6FG on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thank you for stopping by x





Friday, 8 September 2017

Spooky Cat Halloween Treat Pouch


Such a simple, fun thing to make. Perfect for Halloween parties/tables or Trick or Treating. If you have never made these little pouches before have a try. A word of warning though it can be a bit addictive. I have used the Spooky Nights DSP here from the new Autumn/Winter Stampin Up catalogue. It comes in a pack of 12 sheets. 6 designs, 2 of each double sided. So you get Lots! These little treat bags are made with a 6 x 6 square so you can make 4 from one sheet of paper. 
I have teamed it up with the Spooky Cat stamp set which has lots of fun matching images to the papers. It also coordinates with the Everyday label punch which I have used to make the fun tags. They are great fun to make and attach easily with some ribbon or as I have used here the black mini sequin trim.

This is how I made it.



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I have also another little project on the go using the Halloween papers and stamps which I'm quite excited to show you as soon as it has been finished!

I really hope you like what I have been up to. Click on the subscribe button for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


Stampin Up have a fabulous offer throughout September and August. Its called Merry Patterns Host Promotion.

Host a Stampin Up gathering with some friends. I will show you how to make a fun paper crafting project and you could receive a gorgeous free stamp set as well as your Stampin Rewards!
Contact me for details.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used below or SHOP HERE.
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here.


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  EGSWW6FG on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.



If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thank you for stopping by x


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

All Kinds Of Projects!


Goodness its been a busy time this last week! We had the launch of the Autumn/Winter Stampin Up catalogue on Tuesday and it's filled with so many lovely things for the coming months. I've been busy sending lots out. Do get in contact if you would like one and I'll pop one in the post to you.


I had a lot of fun making these cute Halloween treat bags. I have used some of the lovely new papers in the catalogue. These are called Spooky night and I love, love, love them! They are so  fun. There is a coordinating stamp set called Spooky Cat and a cat punch in this suite and they are fabulous. You can punch the cats right out from the papers, stamp the cat image with all the Halloween words or punch out of cardstock and add the cat face from the stamp set.  The black one looks exactly like my black cat too! I added a fun cat tag on a ribbon to my treat bag to match it. I can see this punch being used in all sorts of ways too on cards for all occasions.

You see the owl? He isn't part of the patterned paper. I stamped him onto the branch using the stamp set!  How cool is that?!  There are many other designs in this DSP (Designer Series Paper) most of which have coordinating images in the stamp set 😊

This is how I made the treat bags


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I also had a lot of fun making a card using the Merry Café stamp set too. I love to see all the festive cups and drinks arrive in the coffee shops in the Autumn and Christmas which has filled my head with all sorts of ideas of things I can do with this set. It coordinates with the Coffee Café stamps from the Annual catalogue giving me more usage from both sets too. I love how Stampin Up do that.



I have used some of the Spooky Night papers here too. I have stamped the cup image onto the paper and cut it out. The pumpkins are also cut from the papers. The larger leaf background stamp is from the colourful Seasons stamp set and the leaves are cut out using the Seasonal Layers thinlits.  The colours I have used are Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron.


There are images in this set for all seasons and given my love of coffee I will be using it quite a bit!

I have also another little project on the go using the Halloween papers and stamps which I'm quite excited to show you as soon as it has been finished!

I really hope you like what I have been up to. Click on the subscribe button for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


Stampin Up have a fabulous offer throughout September and August. Its called Merry Patterns Host Promotion.
 Host a Stampin Up gathering with some friends. I will show you how to make a fun paper crafting project and you could receive a gorgeous free stamp set as well as your Stampin Rewards!
Contact me for details.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used below or SHOP HERE.
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here.


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  EGSWW6FG on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.



If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon X


Monday, 28 August 2017

Jar of Love - Happy Anniversary Shaker Card!

Its our Wedding Anniversary today! Twenty four years ago today we got married. The sun shone then too. It was a beautiful day surrounded by friends and family. I wanted to make my hubby a special card and the Jar of Love Stamps and matching Everyday Jars Framelits seemed perfect. I first bought this set as a bundle about a year ago, I loved the whole set. It has lots of images perfect for lots of occasions and the Framelits cut everything out so easily on the Big Shot. 

I must admit though when it arrived I was a little overwhelmed by it. Has that ever happened to you? It seems like there are endless possibilities and yet you don't know where to start! I have a tip for you if that happens. Concentrate on one idea and go with it.  Leave all those other ideas , or things you think you could do, to the side for the moment. Play with one or two elements in the set and see what you come up with. I have found it helps the creativity flow and before you know it you are on a roll. 

The Jar of Love is perfect for a shaker card. This is how I made mine.

I have stamped the largest jar onto window sheet using black Stazon ink and leaving a border cut it out. Using the matching large jar Framelit I cut an aperture into the Very Vanilla cardstock base and adhered the window sheet jar behind it. I used the double sided foam strips to create a border around the jar and filled with sequins and teeny tiny hearts cut out with the strip of hearts framelit in Powder Pink. The "water" is stamped in Pool Party , the Love sentiment in Flirty Flamingo and added flower stalks in Pear Pizazz onto the cut out Very Vanilla jar. I then placed this behind the window on top of the shaker elements. The double sided foam pads keep it snug. I then adhered a piece of cardstock  behind to keep it all in place. A piece of Very Vanilla card stock the same size as the base adhered behind finishes it off neatly.

The best part of making the card is building up your bouquet.
The larger flowers were stamped off on scraps of Very Vanilla card stock in Flirty flamingo and two step stamped, again with Flirty Flamingo ink. Then cut out using the Framelits .The smaller flowers were also two step stamped in Powder Pink ink onto scraps of Very Vanilla card and die cut with the Framelits. They are cut two at a time making short work of it. I had stamped a couple of the leafy stems onto the card to sit behind the flowers and I then built my flowers up. Some of them flat and some with mini Dimensionals behind. I placed them wherever I thought it looked most pleasing with a couple of my blooms fallen. 

As it is an Anniversary card I used the Anniversary sentiment form the Number of Years stamps on small rectangle of Very Vanilla card edged in Flirty Flamingo ink and raised with Dimensionals.


With the Number of Years stamps I put Happy Anniversary inside in Flirty Flamingo and thought it would be fun to add the numbers in Powder Pink card using the Large Number Framelits too!

Flowers are for men too right? It is an Anniversary card after all.  So he received his card today and he loved it. Or at least he said he did. Maybe that's why we have been married for 24 years! 😁

I hope you like the card. Click on the subscribe button for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!

Thank you for stopping by. You can click on all the products used below or SHOP HERE

I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  SFCMMSRR on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon X

Bike Ride!


I just love the bicycle in this stamp set. 

 

It reminds me of the bike I had when I was a student nurse many years ago and I had to cycle to work. Good memories. Everyone who attended the last Stampin Up convention in Amsterdam was gifted this stamp set. Very appropriate and makes me think of the many bicycles we saw whizzing about.   This set has so many images included in it so that you can change it up easily and use It for all sorts of occasions.  For this card I used Bermuda Bay and Smokey Slate colours.
the sentiment from Colourful Seasons. The little dog is so cute to stamp and I've added the flowers tumbling from the basket. All the elements stamp separately and can be two step stamped. All of these cards have a little Wink of Stella added for a hint of sparkle. 



I've used Powder Pink and Smokey Slate for my colour palette here and I used the stack of books in this one.  You can just see them peeking from the basket. The little dog is perching happily on the back. I've cut out some of the elements and raised them up with Dimensionals. There is a matching die set to go with the stamps if fussy cutting isn't your thing too. 
I've used the sentiments for this card from the This Little Piggy stamp set. She believed she could so she did is perfect as a congratulations card and I have made this one for my daughter who has just completed her A levels and got her university place. Just to make another for my son who has just completed his GCSE's too!




I've stamped this one in Wisteria Wonder ink and teamed It up with the Colourful Seasons stamps again. They complement each other perfectly.  There are so many possibilities with this stamp set to make beautiful cards and projects  I've just started playing with it and there will be so much more to come!
I hope you like it. If you would like to purchase any of the products I have used you can SHOP http://katebolt.stampinup.net 

Inspire.Create.Challenges! Design Team !!!! So Excited!

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