Wednesday 31 December 2014

Pretty Lotus Blossom With Irresistibly Yours

I am still playing with the Lotus Blossom stamp set ...... and I'm not sure that I'm ready to put it away just yet! :o)

This time I have teamed it with another of our FREE Sale-a-Bration products ...... Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP! Remember these products will be available from 6th January as part of the Sale-a-Bration promotion. You will be able to choose one free product for EACH £45 you spend on an order.

This year you will have a choice of TWO paper packs! Both are gorgeous ...... but this one is a Specialty paper! 

Irresistibly Yours is completely white BUT it has glossy white designs printed on it which act like a resist. So .... you can use your Sponges, Sponge Daubers, Spritzers ...... or anything else ...... to apply ink to the paper to colour the background with any colour you wish to use.

I used Old Olive ink and a Sponge to lightly colour mine this time.

The little sentiment is one that comes with the Lotus Blossom set. I stamped it with Black Stazon and punched it out with the smallest Oval Punch.

The flowers were stamped using Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette ink.

NOTE: I am unable to link the new products to my online store until they have been released on 6th January. 

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Tuesday 30 December 2014

Best Day Ever - Sale-a-Bration Freebie!

Best Day Ever is another FREE stamp set you could choose as your gift (with a purchase of £45) during the Sale-a-Bration Promotion!

This set comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount or Photopolymer. I chose Photopolymer ...... this is a first for me, as I am definitely a 'Wood Mount' girl! BUT - given the choice between Wood and Photopolymer, the Photopolymer won .... and I actually surprised myself with this choice! :o)

There are a few more sneak peeks on this card too ......

I have used the new Ornate Tag Topper punch on the top of the Tag. This will be available in the forthcoming Spring/Summer catalogue.

The paper is from another Sale-a-Bration Freebie - Best Year Ever DSP.

Also, the ribbon at the top of the Tag comes from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack - yet another Sale-a-Bration item. This consists of 3 reels of ribbon and 24 buttons in matching colours!

The Sale-a-Bration Promotion and the new Spring/Summer catalogue both start on 6th January!


NOTE: I am unable to link the new products to my online store until they have been released on 6th January. 

Monday 29 December 2014

Crushed Curry - Lotus Blossom

Here is another card using the Lotus Blossom Sale-a-Bration stamp set. 

Remember this could be your FREE choice item with an order of £45 (from 6th January).

I love this set, it's so sweet :o) It's also another Photopolymer stamp set, so this makes lining the images up easier and quicker to do!

I used both Crushed Curry and So Saffron ink to stamp all the flowers.

The three flower images in the set are actually numbered for you so you know which order to stamp them in. They also have an extra little tab on them which helps you line up the images on top of each other.

I started with the smallest image and the darkest ink - Crushed Curry. 

For the second image, I used Crushed Curry again, but I stamped it 'off' before using it to make it a shade lighter.

The third full, block image was stamped with So Saffron ink.

This is the opposite sequence to how I would normally stamp with 2-step or 3-step stamp set. Usually you stamp the largest, lightest image first and go smaller and darker each time. It wouldn't really matter which order you stamp your images, but I definitely found it easier to line them up by starting with the smallest and darkest image :o)

I stamped all the images down the left side and across the bottom of the white mat. Then I stamped three more onto scrap Whisper White card and cut these out by hand. These I layered onto the first set using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Four You stamp set.


NOTE: I am unable to link the new products to my online store until they have been released on 6th January. 

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Sunday 28 December 2014

Something For Baby - Man's Birthday Card!

As you know, the Something For Baby stamp set is a 'Baby' set. Included in it is a stamp for a Neck Tie. I must admit, I never really 'got' why it was there. The only thing I can think of is that you may want to add it to the front of the Babygrow. 

However, although I am unlikely to use it for a Baby card it is perfect for creating a quick 'Male' card :o)

I stamped the Tie three times onto Whisper White card - twice using Crumb Cake ink and once with Lost Lagoon. This I cut out using the Labels Collection framelits.

I added a larger Lost Lagoon mat underneath, using the Festive Collection Pricking Templates to pierce all around the outer edge.

I stamped the greeting from the Four You stamp set onto a strip of cardstock Vellum and added it to the front of the card using Mini Silver Brads.


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