Telford Swaps – 2016

As a fairly new Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, this was my first visit to Telford for some team bonding and product training. Traditionally, demonstrators make ‘swaps’ to take and give to one another in the hope of sharing and inspiring some creativity. So here are the swaps I made. I used ‘Picture Perfect’ and chose the starfish image as I feel it’s a bit overlooked against the hummingbird image in this stunning stamp set. This is a two step photopolymer stamp and I had great fun playing with different tones of colour to give my starfish some dimension. I then used ‘timeless textures’ and ‘awesomely artistic’ to create lots of background interest and texture. Finally I finished my card front off with some heat embossing for a touch of elegance with the ‘splat’image from ‘perpetual birthday calendar’, an itty bitty heart punched from dazzling diamonds glimmer paper and some metallic bakers twine.

To see exactly how I made this card in Cajun craze, you can watch my video below


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! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️