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Monday, 11 December 2017

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Here are four different takes on the same card. All using the snow flake embossing folder (from the Holiday Catalogue). The last card has the snow flake embossed 'reversed', which looks really cool too.
The other differences are just the colours and the sizes of the snow flakes set on top of the card. The last card has only one golden snow flake, the rest of them are white (cut from Shimmery White card stock). The snow flake dies are from Seasonal Layers Thinlits set. 

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Santa's sleigh

I saw this idea on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try. I first heat embossed the 'snow swirls' (or are they stars....) with versa mark and clear embossing powder - YES, it is clear but because it is on white card stock and inked after, it shows white!

Once I had heat embossed the images, I started adding ink with sponge daubers. I used the darker blues at the 'tips' or centres of the swirls and lighter tones to the edges. I even used some Tempting Turquoise on this! Then I stamped the images from Hearts Come Home stamp set with Early Espresso and added some 'snow' on the house and trees with White craft ink and a paint brush.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Colourful Scenery

 I saw this idea on Pinterest, and wanted to try couple of versions of it. I loved the idea of fully coloured houses, but the execution of the third version is not the best, mainly because I used Shimmery White card stock for the cut out houses, on a Whisper White card base. Plus I think I would prefer colouring the houses with Watercolour Pencils and then add water to make it look painted, rather than using ink and aqua painters.

These two cards are similar. The second one is layered a little bit tighter, just because I cut the pieces a bit shorter. So if you want it not so tight, make sure you have enough white space below the houses to tuck behind the lower layer!

And here is a close up of the fully coloured houses!

Monday, 4 December 2017

Hearts Come Home

This is my favourite Thinlits set and matching stamp set!
This card looks impressive, but it's not really difficult to do. The worst part is to try to align the white and crumb cake images so, that the white layer is a little bit 'off'. On the first card you can see, how the white is not showing at the edges of the cut out images (on the ground), where as in the second card there is some 'snow' on the ground too

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Pieces & Patterns cards

I fell in love with this stamp set and matching Designer Series Paper. I just never got to making any cards with them until about a month ago. Then forgot to post the pictures here :-)

I love how the black and white DSP looks like film strip! And love all the cameras on the paper! This card only has one stamped image - the greeting!

This card is using the same paper, but with more surface. Again, only one stamp used - the same greeting!
This third card has a bit more layers and elements.
I used the stitched framelits to make the Crushed Curry 'picture frame', the swirl is from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and the leaf is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits set. The only stamp used in this card is the greeting, which is from Pieces & Patterns stamp set.

Sunday, 19 November 2017


Stampin'Up! annual online extravaganza is here!
The first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza. Because of the limited time urgency of this sale, this is a great opportunity for you to stock up on awesome stamps! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM. 
To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, Stampin'Up! is offering a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. I will provide more information on this flash sale, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!
My top 3 stamp sets on sale are these:

Monday, 13 November 2017

Stamparatus is coming!

Reservation opens Wednesday November 16th 2PM (MT).
See detailed schedule below

With the launch of this tool, Stampin'Up! is trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. This system will allow them to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory. 

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.