Sunday, 28 April 2019

Hope Your Day Is Amazing As You! - Stampers Showcase Blog Hop





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 springtime florals and the perfect excuse to use the beautiful All that You Are stamps. 



Spring time Floral themed card for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop

I made this card for my lovely mum for Mothers day at the end of last month, the sentiment was perfect and I love this flower.

No apologies for the blatent repeated use of this stamp set! I love it.



Spring time Floral themed card for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop


The colours I have used are Calypso Coral and Old Olive. The flower is stamped in Memento Black and I have used the Blend pens to colour it in. The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White and cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Framelits.

The card base is Thick Whisper White with a layer of Calypso Coral and Whisper White to stamp on. I added some Old Olive Ribbon to finish it off.



Spring time Floral themed card for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop

It was very easy to make the envelope match beautifully too. I stamped the flower again off the side of the envelope and coloured it in with the Blend Pens.  Tip  - Whilst colouring in the envelope tuck a piece of card inside to stop the marker bleeding through, and remove it when you are done.

I have some other projects featuring this stamps set. You can see them here, here and here

This stamp set is now on the Retiring List under Last Chance Products, so if you'd like it, order it today because it wont be around for long.

I cant wait to see what all the other people taking part in the hop have come up with for the Springtime Floral theme. There are some super talented people taking part so grab a cuppa and hop around for some fabulous inspiration.

 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 links direct to my online shop.





I send a hand made gift and card to all my customers. I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.
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. Hostess code this month-TXHSSNYP


I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  You can 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 





Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Dragonfly Dreams At Coffee And Cards


Hand made card with dragonflies in foiled card, cut out with Detailed Dragonfly dies at Coffee And Cards.



We had a lot of fun making these cards at Coffee and Cards this week. Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and the matching Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits are retiring. They are also one of my favourites so I took it along to play with

Hand made card with dragonflies in foiled card, cut out with Detailed Dragonfly dies at Coffee And Cards.

It's a simple square card. Whisper White, with a layer of either Coastal Cabana or Balmy Blue to chose from. I used the spotty stamp to create a background with Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue and Calypso Coral all stamped off and stamped randomly onto the card. It looks a little like moving water.

Hand made card with dragonflies in foiled card, cut out with Detailed Dragonfly dies at Coffee And Cards.

I took some extra card and some foiled card along for the ladies to cut out their chosen Dragonflies or bees from the matching dies. This foiled card is the Grapefruit Grove from Saleabration. It also looks amazing with the Copper, Silver or Gold too. We finished it off with a chosen sentiment from the stamps in Memento Black ink. I love this font.

Hand made card with dragonflies in foiled card, cut out with Detailed Dragonfly dies at Coffee And Cards.

These were made at the morning session of Coffee and Cards. 

Hand made card with dragonflies in foiled card, cut out with Detailed Dragonfly dies at Coffee And Cards.



Hand made card with dragonflies in foiled card, cut out with Detailed Dragonfly dies at Coffee And Cards.


And these were some of the ones made at the afternoon session. I love how different they all are. All the envelopes were stamped with Dragonflies or Bees too. We do have a giggle at Coffee And Cards, it's great for everyone, a little haven of creativity and relaxation. Everyone is welcome.

I'm a little sad that this set is retiring, I have loved it and mine is well used. I will be hanging onto mine for sure. If you would like it, don't hang around as it is on the retiring list whilst stocks last and things do tend to go very fast. 


Here are all the products I used to make this card with clickable links direct to my online shop.


The new Spring Summer catalogue is still in full swing and is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I send a hand made gift and card to all my customers. I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.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. Hostess code this month-TXHSSNYP


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

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Mini Tic Tac Box And All My Onstage Swaps!


Mini Tic Tac Boxes And Onstage Swaps!

I was looking for something to package into a swap for our Stampin' Up Onstage demonstrator event and these mini Tic Tac boxes are so sweet. I love anything mini! 



Boxes for mini tic tacs, You Tube Tutorial



I matched up the card colours with the tic tac boxes. I used Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie.


Here is my You Tube Tutorial showing how I made them.

You can see all the lovely swaps I received at Onstage too!



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

Boxes for mini tic tacs, You Tube Tutorial



I created the little labels using the Tabs For Everything stamp set and the 3/4 inch circle punch. Both of these are on the retiring list to make way for new items. Hop over to my shop to buy now if you'd like these as they are whilst stocks last.

I didn't swap all of my swaps this time, as I was lucky enough to be selected as a volunteer at registration at the event 😀 






 Some of the team getting ready to welcome 600 demonstrators!!





Look at all those gorgeous convention bags waiting to be given out, full of goodies!



Boxes for mini tic tacs, You Tube Tutorial ,Swaps


I did manage to swap a lot of my boxes and got some gorgeous swaps in return. You can see those in the You Tube video!

The inspiration for my boxes came from the Paper Pixie who posted a You Tube video showing how to make them last year. You can see that here and I have also added the link to the video description box. Do check her out.

We had an amazing time at Onstage! Just one of the perks of being a demonstrator. We got a copy of the new catalogue that is coming out in June too! Do check out all the products that are retiring to make way for new as they are only whilst stocks last. You can see them here under Last Chance Products.


The new Spring Summer catalogue is still in full swing and is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

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 small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 


TXHSSNYP


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



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 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Picture Perfect Birthday Card!


Picture Perfect Birthday Card


Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #41





 I love a sketch. They make a great starting point for creating a card so I was very happy to see this week was sketch challenge for the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #041


 Birthday card for the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #041


I love the All My Love Designer Series Papers so much and this sketch gave me the perfect chance to use them. 


 Birthday card for the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #041

I picked out the colours in the papers and used the matching card for the card base, and layers. Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick and Soft Seafoam. I stamped the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday Party stamp set in Lovely Lipstick. I just love how Stampin' Up make it so easy with matching card, ink, papers and embellishments. I added a few enamel dots in Lovely Lipstick to finish it off.


Birthday card for the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #041


I stamped the inside of the card in Lovely Lipstick, using the same stamp set.I love this mix of fonts.

I hope you like the card, such a quick and easy one to put together. You can see what all the rest of the talented Design Team came up with for this challenge over at the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #041 here

I have made some other projects using these gorgeous papers. You can see them here, and here



Here are all the products I used to make the card.









The new Spring Summer catalogue is in full swing and is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

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 small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 


TXHSSNYP


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



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 











Monday, 15 April 2019

Floral Essence Stampin Up! - New Product Sneak Peek!

Floral Essence


New Product Sneak Peek!


I have just come home from an amazing weekend away at Onstage, our biannual Stampin Up demonstrator convention. Our brand new upcoming Annual catalogue was revealed along with all the products including this gorgeous stamp set which I was lucky enough to bring home with me! 

Floral Essence  Card- New Product Stampin Up


There are lots of flower images in this set including this one and I and couldn't wait to have a play. 

How I Made It

I chose Old Olive as my card base with a layer of Blackberry Bliss card. I stamped the image in versamark and heat embossed in white onto watercolour paper. I used my Aqua Painter to pick up the colour from my Blackberry Bliss ink pad to water colour. the flowers.  I added some of the leaves in the same way and used Old Olive ink.


Floral Essence  Card- New Product Stampin Up

I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive onto Whisper White and layered it onto Blackberry Bliss card. The 3/8 " Linen Magnolia Lane Ribbon is also a brand new one coming up in the new catalogue too! 


Floral Essence  Card- New Product Stampin Up


I have stamped another flower inside in Blackberry Bliss. They are I believe anemone's. This stamp set is part of a punch/stamp set bundle and also a suite comprising of some beautiful papers and ribbon too.


Floral Essence sneak peek


The three petal image has a matching punch with which you can layer to make beautiful flowers and the three leafed sprig in the stamp set matches our existing leaf punch!  So useful, I am going to get a lot of use out of it!  It will be available to customers to buy at the beginning of June when the catalogue launches.

I hope you enjoy this sneak peek! We made another card with this set whilst we were at Onstage so watch out for that in an upcoming post.


The new Spring Summer catalogue is in full swing and is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

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 small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 


TXHSSNYP


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



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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