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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Stampin' Up! Thailand Acheiver's Blog Hop - Last Days of Saleabration

Stampin' Up! Special Reason is fast becoming one of my favourite stamp sets and I've used it here for the Stampin' Up! Thailand Acheiver's Blog Hop.  Wherever you've come from welcome and I hope you enjoy the hop as it's full of inspiration for the last few days of Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration promotion for 2017.

I case'd (CASE - Copy and Share Everything) this beautiful card and added my own colours from my lovely downline Mandy.  I'm not sure, but she may have case'd it too, but I'm sorry I don't have details to credit the creator. If you know please do let me know.  It features the fabulous mint macaron glimmer paper that is still available in Europe at the moment as a free gift with qualifying spend.  That's my bit of saleabration.  Colours used are blushing bride, mint macaron, sweet sugarplum and whisper white.  The embossing folder Petal Burst is now a free gift with purchase too!

Today Stampin' Up! has also announced a few extra little treats available to everyone with a qualifying spend listing items from the annual and spring catalogue as the free gifts.  

You have until 31 March to benefit from these lovely extras so please do visit my online shop.

Please also carry on from here with me, Zoe Tant UK Stampin' Up! demonstrator to visit the globe and see more ideas for Saleabration products with all the other achievers. 

Thanks for stopping by.  

Monday, 20 March 2017

Christmas Card Club - Use Patterned Papers

I'm behind with blogging as I've been busy with Stampin' Up! parties during our big promotion which is great as I get to share some fun crafting with lots of people.  It means that another fortnight has passed and it's time for another Christmas Card Club challenge.  Margaret in Australia set our challenge which is to use at least 2 patterned papers.  I've used more but they are all from the gorgeous set of Stampin' Up! This Christmas Specialty Designer papers.  So much choice makes it fun to layer designs of banners which I've created with my triple banner punch.  I also stamped tone on tone in Garden Green ink one of the images from the stamp set Peace This Christmas from the annual catalogue.  It is so festive and lovely for a touch of vintage.  I've used a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and added some retired gold thread and some Cherry Cobbler enamel shapes for some shine and dimension.

I love the stitched shape framelits for creating a die cut to stamp on and the project life corner rounder is great for carrying on a curvy theme with the bottom corners of the card.  Please do visit the other lovely ladies in our group for inspiration across the globe and with very different and varied styles and techniques.

Thanks for popping by.


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Christmas Card Club - Something a bit different

Stampin' Up! Pop of Paradise - Pineapples for Christmas?

Well I'm not sure why I do it, but towards the end of the year our lovely leader, Margaret, at the Christmas Card Club Challenge asks us for our themes for our personal challenges and for some unknown reason I always try to pick something that will be a little different to the 'norm'. I then struggle to come up with something and so I promise ladies I will stick with 'Anything Goes' for my future choices.

However I think I have come up with a card that will at the very least please my lovely friends in Virginia in the USA as the pineapple is their state fruit I believe.

Colours here are melon mambo, basic gray, black and white. Using the Stampin' Up! set Pop of Paradise I've created a tropical Christmas tree and used the coordinating designer series paper, Pop of Pink, to  add a stand for my tree.  The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments for the Merry Christmas and 'from all of us' is from one of our current Sale-a-bration free gift sets.

I'm looking forward to touring the other ladies cards to see how they tackled my challenge.  You too can visit their cards by clicking  HERE

Hugs and Happy Sunday Zx

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Rainbow Challenge

Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes 

Over at Moving Along with the Times we've got a rainbow challenge for Team A this month.  I decided to create my rainbow with my latest favourite Stampin' Up! tool the Watercolour Pencils.  It's simple to do and you can try with your pencils on a piece of watercolour paper very quickly to make a quick, but colourful card.  

All you need to do is 'scribble' blocks of colour that overlap slightly then take an aqua painter filled with water and brush water over the pencil colouring starting at one end and moving through the colour block. The colours will merge where they meet and can create other colours and shades to create your personal rainbow.  

I've then added a die cut sentiment using gold foil card with the Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes dies and stamped 'hello' with the Labeler Alphabet set and added some of my favourite bling sequins and silver thread.  

Visit us at MAWTT, check out the  Design Team cards and join us for our challenge.

I hope the sun is shining on you today.

Hugs Zx

ps Quick Tip
Did you know that if you put tear tape in strips across the back of your card stock to be die cut when using small word dies like this before die cutting it makes it easier to adhere the die cut to your project.  Be sure not to remove the protective paper until after the word is cut though.  

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Guy Greetings from Stampin' Up! for simple male birthday cards

Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings Stamp Set

Busy week last week for me with Stamp a stack of birthday cards.  We made 24 cards 6 designs and 4 of each card.  Here's one using a popular stamp set called Guy Greetings along with the new Stampin Up Spring catalogue Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This is similar to the Cable Knit one we had at Christmas as it creates a 3D effect on your card with deeper texture than ordinary embossing folders.  This particular design is super for nature cards too especially with Bee stamp sets like the one in Dragonfly Dreams.

It teamed up well with the Urban Underground designer series paper to give a luxurious feel using small strips of the specialty paper in the pack.  Can you see that you can get 2 sentiments out of one punched Decorative Label too by stamping once then turning the shape through 180 degrees before stamping again.

The car itself is stamped in black Staz On ink onto a Stitched Shape Framelit square.  Simple but effective.  This was a popular card.  You could change the colours easily too to suit the favourite colour of the recipient.

More soon Zx

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