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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Stampin' for All CASE an International Demo Challenge

Last week the challenge was to CASE an International demo
CASED from a New Zealand demo called Angela Meiritz-Reid and the link to the project is

This one is Angela's Original Card 

This is my version almost exact ( which I dont really like doing but so I could explain the CASE rules I  did make this version then done a further 2 adding my own spin on the original card.

This was my first version which I liked but felt there was too many of the small poinsettas so edited it and added less for my second version below

You can see the similarities between Angela's original card and this one but they are totally different as I selectively edited what I wanted to change.

Anyway here are the ladies who took part this week

Verity Pursglove
Cased from the Dutch demo Kaylee aka creative watermelon xx

Gwenn Crawford

Im sure you will agree these cards are absolutely amazing x if you would like to participate in our challenges please pop over to Stampin' for all 

Monday, 17 September 2018

3.5" x 3.5" Notecard Box

After making the notecards on Friday I needed a box to gift them in and chose to follow the design from Amanda Charlesworth AKA Scrimpingmommy
Amanda's Blog post is here

The materials needed are as follows

Whisper White Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
All is Bright DSP
Merry Merlot Ink Pad
Sentiment from Merry Christmas to All Photopolymer stamp set
Tombow Glue

  1. Cut your Whisper White card stock down to 10.5" x 7 3/4"
  2. Score on the long side at 3 3/4" - 4 3/4" - 8 1/2" - 9 1/2"
  3. Score on the short side at 1" - 2" - 5 3/4" - 6 3/4"
  4. Please see diagram in video for where to cut and glue
  5. once constructed you then need to cut your DSP down to 3" x 3"
  6. Cut your Real Red Cardstock down to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  7. layer the DSP on to the real Read cardstock as central as you can
  8. Then adhere them to the front of your box
  9. On a scrap of Real Red cut to 3 1/2" long stamp your sentiment using Merry Merlot it matches the shadowed area in the DSP so works perfectly.
  10. and your done or you can embellish further with trims, ribbon or embellishments its up to you.

These are perfect for sticking in your handbag or in the car glove compartment for any last minute cards you have forgotten about (we always do it every year)
these will save you buying cards last minute.

Or gift to friends over the holidays.

Friday, 14 September 2018

All is Bright Christmas Notecards

This DSP hasnt had the greatest feedback but I think the main reason is knowing how to use busy and fussy paper without it being overdone.

So I created these fun little cards using the DSP which is called All is Bright

As you can see these arent overdone and still look festive.

The materials needed are as follows

Whisper White Cardstock cut to 7" x 3.5" Scored at 3.5" to give you the notecard
DSP cut to 1.5" x 3"
Real Read Cardstock cut to 1 3/4" x 3 1/4" 
Scrap of whisper White for sentiment
Sequins or rhinestones or both to embellish.
Shaded Spruce Ink Pad
Sentiment stamp from Merry Christmas to All
Banner Die from Petals and More Thinlits

  1. Adhere your DSP to your Real Read Cardstock 
  2. Then adhere both layers to your notecard, Position in your own preference I chose to keep mine to the left hand side.
  3. I then Stamped my sentiment on Whisper White Scrap using Shaded Spruce and die cut it with the banner from Petals and more.
  4. I then added Dimensionals to pop it up.
  5. Then I added 3 sequins with clear rhinestones added to the centers. 
As you can see this is a super simple design which shows off the paper beautifully without it being too busy for the eye to relax with.

I do hope you give this DSP a consideration as it is so festive and beautiful when used correctly.


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Angel on Earth Gift Bag Tutorial

Today I made this gorgeous gift bag that could easily be spruced up even more adding ribbon/lace/trims if you wish or personalising using embrodery or stamping with alphabet stamps so many possibilities.

To create this I folded a cello bag and added it inside the bag to stop the ink transferring right through to the other side.
I opted to use the stamparatus as being canvas I knew it would need a few layers for things to show up properly.
Firstly I used the watercolour splodge from the love what you do stamp set and used the gray granite ink which is a lovely neutral colour I done this twice in different positions to give me a good background.
I then stamped the angel with onyx black versafine ink, I love this ink as it gives you a good impression and does work on a lot of surfaces.

I then used the corner stamp and stamped again with my versafine onyx black and I wanted to keep it very minimal and unfussy.

To add some colour to her dress I used one of the pink tones cant remember if it was blushing bride or powder pink. but only added a small amount using my stampin write markers, I then added my wink of stella to her wings for a bit of sparkle.

After that was done I removed the cello bag from inside and using my heat gun I set the colours 

Im so pleased how it worked out and with 8 bags in the packet you can make 8 different designs for all your loved ones x 

Monday, 10 September 2018

A new challenge for me

I literally stumbled across this blog and looked at the lovely challenges and decided to have a go after all I enjoy creating and sharing.

The guidelines were

Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • The colors from this challenge MUST be the primary colors on your project.
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!

So I created this card

Using the Frosted Florals Suite ( I love the different looks you get from this set)
I used
Tranquil Tide Glimmer Paper
Frosted Floral DSP
First Frost Stamp Set
Ink Colours were Lovely Lipstick, Mint Macaron ( with some shaded spruce for shadows) and some real red.
I then added some rhinestones to finish it off x 

is the link to the challenge, please pop over and have a look its a fab way of stretching your creativity.

CASE an International Demo - Design Team Challenge for Stampin for all

This week it is my turn to host the weekly challenge on Stampin for all 
and the brief was to CASE ( Copy & Selectively Edit) an International Demo,
I chose to CASE Angela Meiritz-Reid Stamping Beauty

I recreated an almost replica of Angela's Card to show on video for the tutorial then I showed clear steps of how I changed things to recreate my own project using Angela's as inspiration.

I used Flirty Flamingo Cardstock to add as a mat layer and used Pear Pizzazz and Flirty Flamingo as my flower colours and also used Powder Pink for the background spots.
The stamps used were from Petal Palette and the dies to match. I added Rose Thread instead of Gold and added in flirty flamingo sequins

This was my first version I was filming ( till I noticed it had cut out Grrr) so had to refilm but happy with both

For my CASE I changed a lot, I used a completely different stamp and die set 
I used the Dashing Deer Bundle
I changed the colour sheme to Merry Merlot and Whisper White.
but I used the same layout essentially just altered the embellishments
Deer instead of flower for main feature
Poinsettas instead of spots for background
Glimmer Paper die cut poisettas instead of sequins
and added less for my second one but added 2 rhinestones which I coloured using the dark blackberry bliss stampin blend marker.

Im Really Happy how the card turned out and I hope you pop over and see angela's blog post on how she created hers.

Thank you for stopping by x 

Friday, 7 September 2018

Frosted Florals 1 layer stamping Tutorial

How much fun can you have with the first frost stamp set which is in the new autumn and winter catalogue,  on Page 37 item number 148420 for the clear mount this also comes as a bundle with framelit dies and the item number for that is 149942 when you buy both with this one item number you save 10% 

To make this card I kept everything extremely simple so I could keep it very light weight for postage.

I used my stampin write markers to create this card so you can see that you dont need all the ink pads to create beautiful cards.
The colours for this collection is Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pineapple Punch, Powder Pink, Soft Seafoam, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide.

So many colours to choose from and they all work well together.
I used Merry Merlot for my circular shaped flowers some at full strength some 2nd generation,
I used Tranquil Tide 2nd generation for the long vine, the branch I used soft suede, the thistle I used Mossy Meadow for the stem and Blackberry Bliss for the flower I also used this as a 2nd generation the full strength was far too dark, and for the blossom cluster I used blushing bride with a tiny bit of merry merlot in the centre area x 

I then got a 1 1/4" strip of whisper white card and stamped my sentiment using blushing bride and merry merlot and then adhered it to some merry merlot card and gave it a thin border.

I love this stamp set infact the whole suite is gorgeous and cannot praise it enough x this is one set that is most definitely not to be packed away in January x

I will add below some of the other items in this suite for you and their item numbers

Bundle (save 10%) item number 149943

Cardstock - Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite, Tranquil Tide
Item Number - 147754

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP 
Item Number - 147800 

First Frost Stamp Set
Item Number 148420

Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplets
Item Number 147801

Iridescent Boxwood Wreaths
Item number 147803

Tranquil Tide 1/4" velvet Ribbon
Item Number 147802

Frosted Bouquet Framelits
Item Number 147895

Some other projects I have made using this suite