Monday, August 7, 2017

Blooms and Wishes

Some days I just love to create quick and easy cards.  Cards that don't take too long but look good all the same.  Today was one of those days. It's been very hot in Beijing these past few days and I am very thankful for our air conditioning.

I chose 3 colours for each card and kept it really simple, using the design again on the sentiment piece.

I love this yellow card, it looks so bright and happy

The red flowers on this card are happy too and so different to the one above.  I am going to create quite a few of these cards as they are handy to grab when I need something other than a standard greeting card.  I hope you like them too

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Flourish Thinlets

I am often asked to create cards with no sentiment on the front and I often struggle with these I feel they can look kind of "naked" without a sentiment.

I have fallen in love with the Flourish thinlets though and to help me get over the lack of sentiment I decided to create some kinds with no stamping on whatsoever!

I love the combination of the gold and Rose Red and the odd use of a diamonte (you can never have too much bling)

I am actually quite happy with how these turned out and I enjoyed not stamping for a while. The Flourish Thinlets come in a bundle with the stamp set but just look what you can make without the stamps!

I am off to play some more.

Happy Crafting


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Oh my word!

Stampin up have totally spoiled us again with this years new catalogue.  It is brimming with beautiful new items that you are going to fall in love with.  I found it very difficult to decide what I wanted to get my hands on first!

I decided to settle on the beautiful new Lovely Words thinlets and I teamed the together with Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  The flower is from an old favourite of mine called Flower Shop.

 There are 3 dies in the set and they are so versatile!  I stamped some background flowers onto the card above made with one of the new In Colours.

This has to be my favourite new In Colour - Lemon Lime Twist,  It's so bright and summery.

If you would like to get your hands on the new catalogue or have a look through it, please click on the Shop Now link and you will be whisked away.

I will try and be a better blogger now the new catalogue is out and until the next time

Friday, August 26, 2016

The New Autumn and Winter Catalogue......

Is just bursting with goodies!  It goes live on September and I promise you, you will want to sit down with a nice cup of tea as there are so many beautiful things in there.  I make a lot of Christmas cards as they are impossible to buy here in Beijing, so when the new catalogue came out I was delighted with the choice available.

I created the traditional card above and used the wink of stella pens to add a bit of glittery shimmer to the cards.  I love this image of Father Christmas and the fact that I can create the whole card with the one stamp set.

I then wanted to create something for my daughters to give out to their friends and the card above was super quick to make.  I am currently making the santa and the elf cards too which I will share with you at a later date.  I love this card for its simplicity and speed of make.

It has been strange making Christmas cards in August when the temperature is 40 degrees outside but if you turn down the air conditioning enough and put on some Bing Crosby it could almost be December......

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Floral Phrases

Another of the new sets I love is a bundle ( I love bundles as you get so much more for less) It's called Floral Phrases and it comes with the most beautiful thinlits and stamp set.

The above card took literally minutes to make as its just two of the thinlits run through the bigshot and then stuck onto the white card.  I then cut out a flower and some leaves from the botanical blooms set.  I embossed the white Thank You for Caring sentiment to make it pop just that little bit more

The above card was created for one of my daughters friends.  Unfortunately, when you are posted to different places around the world you not only meet and make wonderful new friends, sadly they leave as well.  It can make end of school terms especially emotional

I made the thinlit cut out become an envelope to hold the card with the sentiments on.  It looks really effective and was, again, quick to make. I just hope her friend likes it.

Anyway, I'm off to check whether we're still part of Europe or not.

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