Sunday, 13 July 2014


Boy this year is flying by. So much going on, the most exciting for me at the moment is that I'm on a little holiday and get to enjoy looking at all my new release Stampin' Up! goodies and keep trolling the catty working out what else I have to have hehehe.

In the spirit of this our the team has picked the new catalogue as the theme of this months Blog Hop.  I am very excited to be doing this one, as I have already been having a play with some new things that I got on pre-order (being a demo really is awesome, sneek peaks are the bom!).  However I might put in another order just for fun for this month lol.

So I am stop 6 this month. I've been given a hard act to follow, the ridiculously talented Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards was stop number 5.  If you didn't get here in order don't stress the full lineup is at the bottom of this post so you can view them all from there.

So I made one card and then smudged it so was over it by that stage, so decided to make something entirely different. I love making my little flowers so decided to go with something with those on.  Because I'm holidays I don't have much with me, but chose to use the brand new stamp sets Kinda Eclectic and Back to Basics Alphabet and the Hardwood background stamp which is a carryover.  Below is what I came up with. I hope you like it :) please leave comments, positive and negative are welcome.

 So I started with Very Vanilla cardstock then Blackberry Bliss cardstock and another layer of Very Vanilla for the card front.  I started by stamping the hardwood on using Crumb Cake ink. Then I used the sun out of Kinda Eclectic in Tangelo Twist, stamping off once onto waste paper.  Next was the little Hello Honey dots again stamped off once, when using this please remember to put the stamp up the 'right way' as there are letters on this, lol ask me how I know that one :/.  Next was the leaves from the same set, stamped with Mossy Meadow, stamped off once. I re-inked the stamp and stamped off onto scrap then onto a new piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then fussy cut out the leaves and put some dimensionals on and set them aside ready for setting out and assembling the card. 

Next I used Blackberry Bliss to stamp using the alphabet set. I am still learning how to use this set, I had been lining them up on Stampin' Up! grid paper but had found that some of the time the letters seemed a little far apart for my project, so this time I used the letters one at a time and being careful to stamp straight.  I just freehand cut the little banners and ran around the edge with the thick end of my Blackberry Bliss Marker.  Note all of this card has been done using markers, I have none of my inkpads with me lol. 

So then I got to my flowers.  I love making these little flowers.  I will put up a video tutorial soon of how I make these.  Let me tell you they are super easy to make.  Oops I didn't take a photo of the other little flowers, they show in the main picture.  This is the brand new, and EXTREMELY CUTE Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (It's a set of three, this one, a star and a love heart so cute).  I just ran my Hello Honey marker around he edge of the punch out and drew a little ink dot in the centre to make it look pretty (these were leftovers from a project that the lovely Rachel had from the scrapbook she was making from chipboard and Whisper White cardstock. She punched holes using this shape so she could hold the book together with ribbon, she may let me put a picture up when she is finished if I ask nicely so stay tuned ;). ).
Next up on the hop is number 7 this month Rose Desmond at Stampin with Rosalie, who I am sure is going to knock your socks off with her talent.
Hope to see you again here soon. If you want any info on the new catty, signing up or anything else that I can help you with be sure to let me know and I will do my best to help out.  Until next time... Happy Crafting xxx
1. Carolina Evans at Studio Evans -
2. Laura Britten at Stamping with Laura Jane
3. Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie -
4. Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie -
5. Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards -
6. Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft 2 -
7. Rose Desmond at Stampin with Rosalie -
8. Nicole Spicer at Handmade By Nicole Spicer
9. Fiona Bradley at Just Spiffing -
10. Teena Maher at Stamping With Teena

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Blendabilities are finally here :)

Well folks I'm having a little time to myself at the moment, so thought I might do a blog post or two of projects I've been working on.  Blendabilities is a brand new product released by Stampin' Up! yesterday in their new 2014-2015 catalogue. Below are a few projects I have made with them. If you are looking to purchase anything or join Stampin' Up! so you too can receive all the awesome benefits, please contact me anytime :). now on with the projects xxx

Producs Used
Bloom With Hope (11 stamps) this is a new hostess set
Whisper White Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Basic Rhinestones
Decorative Label punch 
Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
Old Olive Blendabilities for stems

Producs Used
I Like You Stamp set (6 stamps) this is a new hostess set too
A Round Array (8 stamps)
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
Old Olive Blendabilities for leaves
Basic Pearls

This frame was something I wanted to make as soon as I saw the Blended Bloom stamp set at the 2014 Convention. I absolutely loved it, and could see it in my mind, I love how it has turned out. I stamped the flower image five times with momento ink and coloured it with the blendabilities. I then fussy cut layers out of each image and layered them using dimensionals. The script background stamp is no longer current but the Dictionary stamp would work just as well and is still available to order. The DSP is also retired as of yesterday, however we have a brand new Typeset DSP that is just gorgeous.  Also the Crochet Ribbon has been retired now too but in place of that they have a new one called Venetian Crochet Trim which is exquisite.  The gold dots down the side and in the center of the flower are done using the gold dazzling details.  I love love love this and hope you do too :).  

Producs Used
Blended Bloom (1 stamp)
Kinda Eclectic (6 stamps)
Feel Goods (5 stamps)
Dictionary Background Stamp (suggested replacement)
Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
Whisper White Cardstock
Old Olive Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details
Venetian Crochet Trim (suggested replacement)
Typeset DSP (suggested replacement)
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon

Blendabilities are on page 212 of the new catty just click on the icon above.

Hope to see you again soon xxx