Saturday, 31 May 2014

Retired list and a sketch challenge

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It's been a very busy month and I fell like I'm playing catch up all the time. When you never have enough time to do everything you want to get done and it seems like the more you try to do the less there is that actually gets done.

First things first, the retired list has come so get your favourite stamp sets before they're gone.

I had a few minutes "free" time and I did a quick sketch challenge over at hand stamped sentiments.

I had to make it a really simple, quick card cause that was all I had time for and I liked how it turned out. It's the first time I've used stitching on a card and even doing it by hand didn't take long.

I glued the pennant down first but I glued only the top edge to give the impression the stitching was holding it.

Please remember you can purchase all of your stampin' Up! supplies, directly from me, through my Stampin' Up! store.

Supplies Used:

Perfect Pennants Clear-Mount Bundle 134816
Card Stock A4 Baked Brown Sugar   131301
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad 131176
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad 131175
Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' Pad    131178
Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Pad 131177

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Bendi Card Using Stampin' Up! The Open Sea

The Open Sea is a great set and is incredibly versatile, I like it so  much I think I have used it for every Fathers day and every birthday my Dad has has since it was released.

Fathers day again soon and I've been thinking I need to get a new set cause my poor old Dad must be getting sick of the sight of this but he loves boats and I love using this set so much that I've used it again and I think my Dad will love this.

This is a bendi fold card, which I have never done before and I got some inspiration for the card shape while looking through my pinterest boards Tips and Tutorials. There was a video tutorial pinned there, I used my own measurements as I like to work in cm's.

Follow Maria Nardone's board Tips and tutorials on Pinterest.

The background was done using the world map background stamp, to colour the image I used a watercolouring technique using a clear block and Stampin' Up! markers.

I used a brayer and island indigo to give the graduated colour tone on the flaps. For the foreground I stamped the first layer of images in island indigo and the top layer in night of navy.

Supplies Used:
The Open Sea - Clear-Mount Stamp 123032
World Map 130345
Many Marvelous Markers  131264
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad 126986
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad 126970
Brayer And Rubber Attachment 102395

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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Birthday Banner with Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio

I have to admit, I've not used my digital studio a great deal and am still getting to grips with it.

Cameron was having a pirate and mermaid themed party for his birthday and I wanted to make a banner which he could still have some use of after the party.

The banner is now hanging in his bedroom and I am very pleased with how it turned out.

I don't have an electronic cutter which is compatible with MDS so I have printed these, on my home printer, onto whisper white card stock and then I cut them using my big shot and the banners framelit dies.

Supplies Used:
Banners Framelits Dies 132173
Mds Download - Digital Download 130646
Ahoy, Matey Ensemble - Digital Download 130078
Designer Rosette Bigz Xl Die 125594

All Stampin' Up! Supplies can be purchased online in the UK.

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Free Photopolymer Stamps from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! will be introducing a range of polymer stamps in the new 2014-2015 catalogue. 

I have to admit I'm not a fan of polymer stamps, I haven't found any (thus far) that give me the same quality of stamped impression as rubber stamps but I will try to keep an open mind.

There is no time better than the present to give them a go as you can have them free and that's my favourite kind of stamps.

Throughout May an order for £60 or more from the Stampin' Up! range will earn you one free set of photopolymer stamps.

I must admit I am looking forward to having a try, there is certainly nothing easier when it comes to placement of your stamps.

You can purchase all of your Stampin' Up! supplies through my online store.