Frosted Floral Suite – Sneak Peek

The brand new Frosted Floral Suite is absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it, from the stamp set and dies to the stunning pearlised DSP. It even coordinates with my favourite colours – blackberry bliss, gray granite and tranquil tide!

It is not a Christmas set in the traditional sense, but I adore the wintery feel to the floral images and of course you can make this set work throughout the year by changing the ribbons, embellishments and accessories. I just love it when you can use a suite in multiple ways!

For a first look, I decided to keep this card very simple and make it all about the DSP. The new tranquil tide velvet ribbon is so luxurious and the frosted and clear epoxy droplets compliment the suite perfectly.

The Frosted Floral Suite will be available to purchase when the new autumn/winter catalogue goes live on 5th September xx
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Make it Metallic Scrapbooking Global Challenge

The August challenge for my Scrapbooking Global Group was ‘Make it Metallic’ and I decided it was time do something with these photos of my son’s first trip to the aquarium.

I cut the photos to 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and matted them on some copper foil sheets cut at 4″ x 4″.

Continuing the underwater theme, the Under the Sea framelits dies featured heavily in my design. I love the mesh net die and cut those from crumb cake cardstock before covering them in versamark and heat embossing them with silver and copper embossing powder. I did the same thing to the ‘fish’ letters so that they took on an antiquey look.

I then cut the accent pieces from silver and champagne foil sheets.

The embellishments were a mix of retired stash and basic Sahara sand sequins.

This yellow daffodil delight background is a bit of a break from my usual white layout. White is still more me, but I liked the fun element to this layout and colourway – much better suited to my boy! xx

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Blended Seasons Rainbow Leaves

Everyone knows I love a rainbow, and when I saw the flurry of leaves stamp in this set, I immediately knew I wanted to make some rainbow leaves!

I used a spectrum of watercolour pencils and an aqua painter to achieve this effect.

The green watercolour pencil I used is lemon lime twist, and I nabbed it from my Lots of Happy card kit!

My black accent leaf was die cut from sparkle glimmer paper and coloured using a basic black blend pen. This is a brand new blend colour which will be available in the new holiday catalogue when it goes live on September 5th!

Love love love the Blended Seasons bundle – remember to purchase it by 31st August before it’s gone for good! xxx

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Springtime Impressions

The Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies are so beautiful and intricate.

For my first play, I decided to watercolour the large floral die cut. My watercolouring is a bit rusty, but the result was still pretty on the watercolour paper. This paper is pricier than some, but has a gorgeous thick textured finished which is so elegant, especially for special occasions.

I adhered my floral die cut onto more watercolour card and added the copper foiled butterfly with mini dimensionals.  I just love the richness of the copper foil, and am a little copper obsessed lately as you’ll see from my upcoming projects!

I brushed over the floral die cut with wink of stella once it was dry.  What do you think of the colour combo? I quite like the mix of the fresh soft sea foam and coastal cabana with the rich gorgeous grape and fresh fig xx
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Blended Seasons

The Blended Seasons Stamp Set is simply beautiful. The images are bold and perfect for anyone who loves to colour in! The coordinating stitched seasons framelits dies are equally as beautiful and work so well with other stamp sets too.

For this card I used watercolour pencils in a coastal cabana, gorgeous grape, rich razzleberry and basic grey colour way, with a mix of daffodil delight and crushed curry in the centers of the flowers. I was very light handed with the grey so it could almost pass for smoky slate.

I used an empty wink of stella pen filled with water in place of an aqua painter, and the effect was super shimmery!  Unfortunately the shimmer was difficult to convey by photo, which is why there are some lighter ‘patches’ in the flower – this is actually where there were pools of shimmer!

I can’t believe this gorgeous bundle is only available to purchase until the end of August, it is such a must! I told myself I didn’t need it but it was just too pretty to pass up xx

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Nature’s Poem

I needed to put together a birthday card quickly and the Nature’s Poem DSP seemed like the perfect choice. Taking the colours from the DSP, I stayed with a mint macaron and Cajun Craze colour way. I would never have thought of combining these colours myself, but they actually work so well together! I coloured in the spots of my ribbon with a mint macaron blender pen, and set this behind a label cut using the Stitched Seasons framelits dies, from the gorgeous Blended Season bundle which is only available to buy until the end of this month!

I popped the label up on dimensionals, and stamped and die cut some mint macaron leaves, which I then adhered flat for some added interest. I also added some wink of Stella to the leaves for a little shimmer.

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Precious Delivery

I fell in love with this beautiful stork as soon as I noticed him in the Precious Delivery Stamp Set in the catalogue. He is so adorable!

I paired my stork with some of the gorgeous Delightfully Detailed DSP, and chose a smoky slate card front to make my images really pop.

I used Stampin’ blends to colour him in, popped him up on dimensionals and finished off with some scattered iridescent sequins for extra sparkle and gorgeousness! 😍 xx

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Petal Promenade with Beautiful Layers

It was my mum’s birthday last week, and this is the card I made for her. The Petal Promenade DSP is so stunning and I have been itching to use it since I got it! The mossy meadow frame was cut using the Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies and the sentiment, from Stitched All Around is so perfect for my mum!!! A few petal pink sequins and some jute twine finished of this elegant card perfectly.

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All the Good Things – Bonsai Tree

Who knew this bonsai tree image from All the Good Things Stamp Set could be so pretty! I decided to mix up my colour palette and opted for a mint macaron, crushed curry, gorgeous grape and blackberry bliss blend.

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I sponge daubered the ink to the back of my stamp to achieve this look, one of my favourite techniques. Isn’t it amazing how this distinktive stamp shows the light bouncing off the plant pot?! Just love it x

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Gallery Grunge with a Lemon Lime Twist

I love so many of the new products in the Annual Catalogue, it’s hard to pick a favourite, but Gallery Grunge and the Stitched All Around Bundle are Up there! You can make beautiful cards so quickly just using these sets, and I love how easy it is to create your own homemade DSP with Gallery Grunge as I have done here.

Grey is my favourite neutral colour and I’m a big fan of the new gray granite colour. It’s much warmer than smoky slate or basic grey, with almost a taupey undertone – it’s great having another option!

Love how this card turned out and it was so quick and easy to put together.

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