Fabulous Flora Postcards 

Every so often I like to send surprise happy mail out to my lovely customers.  Last month I worked on these fabulous postcards using the new hostess stamp set, Fabulous Flora.

You can get this stamp set as a reward when you host a stamping party with me, or when you spend over £150.00 on a Stampin’ Up! order in my online store, you can get the stamp set for free by redeeming your loyalty points against it.  How good is that?! I stamped my postcard itself using the now sadly retired Postcard background stamp in early espresso ink on very vanilla cardstock.  Next I stamped my figs on scrap cardstock before colouring them in using my Stampin’ write markers and fussy cutting each one out.  I tied the the branch holding the figs with baker’s twine which matched the base card stock I chose, and stamped the ‘Dropping in to say Hi’ sentiment from Acorny Thank You stamp set.  Love love love these postcard style cards, hopefully my customers did too ❤️❤️❤️


Coffee Cup Inspiration – Part 3

My third and final card was created using the gorgeous Reason for the Season stamp set. (Please scroll down to read parts 1 & 2 of this 3 part blog!).  Though sold as a Christmas stamp set, the main flower image can be used in lots of different ways. It is a two step stamp, so I started by stamping the outline of the flower in Memento black ink, and filled in the petals with the second stamp in watermelon wonder ink and coloured in the centres with a Black Stampin’ write marker. I stamped my leaves from Vintage Leaves and sponged in the centres with pear pizzazz and wild wasabi ink. I then coloured in random parts of the leaves in black to mimic the leaves on the cup.

I sponged soft sky into the background and then used a new stamp set called ‘playful backgrounds’ which is an exiting sneak peek from the brand new Stampin’ Up! catalogue which will be released in June. I stamped the tiny dots in memento black ink in the background, and silver heat embossed the larger circles. My sentiment comes from the wonderful Acorny Thank You stamp set which I then punched out and edged in watermelon wonder.

Finally I scattered some rhinestones and finished with some basic black twine and a vintage faceted button. I layered my card on black and white cardstock to make the top panel really pop.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my three coffee cup cards as much as I enjoyed creating them. I chose colours and styles I would never normally use and I love how unique and striking each card has turned out in its own way!

Don’t forget that all the supplies I used to make these cards can be purchased in the ‘shop now’ section of this website and please let me know what you thought of my mini card series in the ‘comments’ section above! xx

Nuts about you

So, this weekend my husband is away with friends. I thought it would be the perfect time to catch up on some well needed crafting relief!! The strange thing was when I started to craft I realised I was missing him and so decided to make my card for him. How soppy am I? He was only away for the weekend!!  Anyway this was what I came up with:

I used ‘Acorny thank you’ – I just adore this stamp set and matching acorn punch. I used a crumb cake card base layered with always artichoke and stamped my acorns with tip top taupe, rich razzleberry, rose red and the ‘nuts about you’ one was stamped in cajun craze. My leaves were stamped from ‘kinda eclectic’ in always artichoke and I stamped ‘off’ a few times to create the different shades of green. I then randomly stamped some images from ‘timeless textures’ in tip top taupe to create some background interest and stamped my hearts from ‘chalk lines’ in crumb cake. I gold heat embossed my ‘splats’ from perpetual birthday calendar for an added wow and embellished with a little gold foil doillie to offset my main acorn, and a gold basic button tied with linen thread in the opposite corner and voila! Just love this card, let’s hope hubby does too! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️