I adore penguins, and I love the Playful Penguins set at Christmas time. As soon as I spotted it in the Winter Catalogue, I knew it would be the set I chose to use to make my own Christmas cards. The black and white penguin image is simple but detailed, and makes a great focal point.
I layered the penguin image on some Mercury glass acetate and added a glittered black organdy bow to tie in with the silver acetate panel.
The Scripty 3D embossing folder adds some interest to the whisper white backdrop and to the ‘wintery’ feel of the card.
It’s so easy to create stunning Christmas cards and tags using this gorgeous set, and with very little effort. Can’t wait to play some more xx
The Botanical Bliss Bundle is such a versatile set and the dies mean that you can easily make your own gift tags or incorporate the tag into your card design.
I wanted to make the die cut look like a window within my card so I backed it onto a piece of blended cardstock. I cut the bird design from black cardstock so that once it was attached to my card, the birds looked like silhouettes.
The colours I sponged onto the background piece was lemon lime twist, coastal cabana and bermuda bay. Am looking forward to creating an array of cards like this with differently coloured backgrounds xx
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
There are so many beautiful elements and ways to use the gorgeous and versatile Rooted in Nature Suite.
For this card, I wanted to stay true to the ‘nature’ theme without using too many earthy tones, and the merry merlot, mossy meadow and highland heather colourway works well together.
I white heat embossed my sentiment onto vellum and used crumb cake accents to complement the other elements in the card.
The design is simple but I love the texture and dimension created by the die cuts and embellishments. Can’t wait to explore this lovely suite some more xx
Recently, Stampin’ Up! asked us to make thank you cards for the wonderful volunteers who support the Wycombe Homeless Connection
I love any opportunity to thank those who work so hard to help others, so I knew I wanted to contribute to this effort.
The Lemon Zest stamp and matching punch set retires at the end of this month, so this project was its swan song!
I can’t get enough of the Well Written Dies. The size and font of the words in this die set is perfect for card fronts and such a bold, funky way to add a sentiment to your card! I love the contrast between the black foil ‘thanks’ and that vibrant pineapple punch lemon!
So glad I was able to give something back to the people who contribute to this worthy cause xx
The Sweetest Thing Bundle is such a fun set to work with. Though not my usual style, I have been finding it impossible to stop myself creating gorgeous cards with this suite, and the mixed sentiments make this set really versatile.
The different components of this card come together to create a contemporary yet fun card for any occasion.
I really wanted to make my jar of sweets pop on my card front, so I decided to mount them first onto a piece of basic black cardstock, and then onto the coordinating coloured cardstock. The white heat embossed sentiments on the black cardstock, the polka dot embossed background and the stitched rectangle die cut detail all work well with this style – just love how these cards turned out.
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
I fell in love with the Floral Statements Stamp Set as soon as I spotted it in the Annual Catalogue. The big bold images are so gorgeous! I watercoloured my rose in berry burst and the leaves in pear pizzazz and old olive before fussy cutting it out and popping it up on dimensionals to my card front. I added some elegant old olive sheer ribbon and a few glitter enamel dots to embellish and attached my shimmery white card front to a berry burst mat and crumbcake card base.
I am so in love with the Merry Patterns limited edition stamp set. This is a one off Christmas stamp reward set which is only available with purchases from Stampin’ Up! totalling £250 or more until the end of October. With only two days to go, I just had to post my latest make with this set. The images in the whole set are gorgeous but I’m particularly fond of this Christmas jumper reindeer stamp.
I kept this card really simple with just a pretty washi tape background and a crumbcake reindeer stamped onto crumbcake cardstock and cut out with the Lots of Labels dies. A couple of metallic gold enamel shapes and some wink of Stella on my beautiful reindeer, and you’ve got yourself an easy to replicate, pretty Christmas card. Don’t miss out – make sure you place your order by the 31st to receive this complimentary stunning set ❤️
There seems to be a bit of an Eclipse Card craze going on at the moment and though a bit behind, I couldn’t wait to give this technique a try. In general the technique constitutes letters or numbers ‘lifting’ off the page with a stamped background beneath which only adds to the 3D effect.
I decided that the beautiful Magical Mermaid stamp set would create the perfect backdrop for this effect. Once I had stamped my background, I attached the letters I wanted to cut out of my card front from the Large Letters Framelits Dies using washi tape to hold them in place and ran my card front through the Big Shot. Once the letters had been die cut, I reattached them to my card front with dimensionals to create that ‘lifting’ illusion.
I gold heat embossed the sentiment and a few mermaid images and mounted my card front to a piece of gold foil sheet and finally to a calypso coral card base. Although I love the overall effect, I didn’t get the alignment of the letters as precise as I would have liked so would definitely pay more attention to this next time. Can’t wait to try this technique again xx
I’m always in need of a thank you card and the Thankful Thoughts stamp set just about covers every thank you going! I particularly love this large thank you sentiment and it fits perfectly into the square stitched shapes framelits die. I created the rainbow effect wording by colouring the back of my stamp with my Stampin’ Write markers in pumpkin pie, lemon lime twist, Bermuda bay and berry burst, and painted over the words with clear wink of stella for a little sparkle.
My gorgeous leaf was stamped and cut from the Oh So Eclectic Bundle (told you this bundle was versatile!) and I embellished with some Bermuda bay ribbon and some stunning berry burst glitter enamel dots to finish.