Friday 25 January 2019

Humming Along from Stampin' Up!

Hi Crafters,

I have a bit of a hot mess card for you today!  I created a no-line watercolour image which looks great from some distance away but up close, well, not so much! I used the new Humming Along stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Catalogue and I love the images in this set.  

The sentiments in this set are also really useful and the mix of fonts is very on trend.  I used the humming bird image and the birthday sentiment on today's make. 

As you can see - a hot mess!  I stamped the humming bird in second generation Sahara Sand ink and then used my Aqua Painters to pick up ink in Blueberry Bushel, Lemon Lime Twist, Mint Macaron and Gorgeous Grape.  I added splatters by tapping the Aqua Painter onto its lid once I had picked up some ink.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto vellum and then attached by placing glue behind the three Glitter Enamel Dots.  The left side of the vellum is tucked and hidden under the top layer of the card.  

I hope you like this no-line watercolour look and give it a try too.  I had a lot of fun making this card.

Happy crafting, 
Rachel x

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Wednesday 23 January 2019

Incredible Like You Card from Stampin' Up!

Hi Crafters,

I'm back with a card featuring some new products from the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2019 Catalogue.  I received this stamp set for free during OnStage in Orlando.  It's a great set, featuring floral images and superb sentiments, called Incredible Like You. 

Not only is the stamp set super versatile but it also co-ordinates with the Incredible Like You Project Kit.  The kit makes 16 cards - 4 cards of 4 designs.   This kit also comes in a brilliant storage box so you'll be ready for all kinds of occasions throughout the year. 

I took inspiration from the Incredible Like You Project Kit and created a card based on the bottom right design in the picture above.  

I made a Whisper White card base and then layered up a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock on top.  I created my focal image by stamping the flowers and line stamp in Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate.  I added vellum sprigs from the Sprig Punch and attached those to the back of an Everyday Label shape cut in Bermuda Bay.  I stamped my sentiment in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and then offset for interest.  

Don't forget that Sale-A-Bration is still in full swing!  You can earn free prodcuts for every £45 you spend.  Click the link in the right-hand sidebar to view the amazing products on offer.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

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Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

Friday 11 January 2019

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Occasions Catalogue/Sale-A-Bration

Hi Crafters

Can you believe I'm back with another Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop?!  We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who love to share our passion for papercraft with you.  So, we are hopping again!

Our theme this time is showcasing the fabulous new Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2019 Catalogue which is brimming with crafty goodies for all occasions.  I have a clean and simple card but I'm kinda in love!  The Beauty Abounds Bundle could have been made for me - I adore butterflies.  

I started with a Crumb Cake card blank.  I used Merry Merlot cardstock and created a frame and inner square using the Layering Square Framelits Dies.  I cut four of the flourishes from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies and added them around the frame.  I stamped the sentiment from Beauty Abounds in copper embossing powder and added a copper butterfly too.  I finished off with some copper metallic sequins.  I plan to stamp the second half of the sentiment inside  - "It's a million little things!".  

If you haven't got your copy of the new Spring/Summer catalogue, you can request one for free by sending an email with your postal address.  I'm very happy to answer any questions you might have too.

To keep hopping, head to Lisa's blog by clicking the arrow below.  If you get lost along the way, a full blog hop list is included at the end of this post.  

I hope you enjoy our showcase of the new Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2019 catalogue.  We hop on the first Friday of every month.  I hope you join us again for the next one.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

Blog Hop List
  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Tricia Butts
  3. Karie Beglau
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Vicky Wright  
  6. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  7. Narelle Fasulo 
  8. Amanda Farlinger
  9. Kimberley Anne Morris
  10. Amanda Bates
  11. Lisa Henderson
  12.  Marieke Bar
  13. Jan Musselman
  14. Anja Reuss
  15.  Rachel Macleod  ***You are here***
  16.  Lisa Ann Bernard
  17.  June Olsen

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Friday 4 January 2019

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Memories and More

Hi Crafters,

I'm back with another Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop and this month we are showcasing the Memories & More products from Stampin' Up!.  

I've gone out of my comfort zone and made a scrapbook page.  I have done scrapbooking in the past but have neglected it more recently.  The Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack features 50 double-sided cards in two sizes.  

I found an adorable picture of my niece, Poppy, that was perfect for my project and whipped this page up in less than an hour.  It is pretty simple but I'm pleased with the finished result and plan to give this as a gift to my Mum and Dad.

I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 8.25" and matted an 8" piece of Crumb Cake on top.  I used the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack to create accents around my main image which was layered with Whisper White cardstock.  I've stamped a sentiment in Rich Razzleberry from the new Well Said stamp set and added Poppy's name and age in my own handwriting on the left.  I used the striped stamp from the Incredible Like You stamp set to add the accents to the top and bottom edges.  I used Tear and Tape to secure my photo to the Whisper White cardstock and Liquid Multipurpose Glue for the remainder.  The shadow box frame is not a Stampin' Up! item.

I hope you'll make memories with us on our Memories & More Blog Hop!  To keep hopping and head to Lisa's project, simply click the Next arrow below.  

Don't forget that you can earn free products during Sale-A-Bration.  I've listed all the supplies used down below so you can easily shop my make.    

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

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