Flirty Flamingo Free as a Bird Card

Have you checked out the new Bird Balalrd suite yet? This is my favourite suite in the new catalogue so watch out for many gorgeous projects comimg up. My favourtie thing in the suite is the Bird Ballard DSP and particularly the sheet used in this project with the birds all over it, its beautiful. Here I’ve used to a small circle of the paper and its made a gorgeous card.

Flirty Flamingo Free as a Bird card - flat

I used Flirty Flamingo for my card base as I thought it helped the flowers in the paper really pop out, even those this isn’t listed as one of the co-ordinating colours it still works wonderfully. I addded some detail with soem stamped flowers in Flirty Flamingo.

I cut the bird out with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies and then layered it on a Pearlized Doily with a circle of Petal Pink and a scalloped cicle of Pool Party both cut from the Layering Circles Dies.

Flirty Flamingo Free as a Bird card - close up

I added the greeting “Hello” cut from the small tag die in the Merry Christmas Dies and added a linen thread bow to one side. To finishe the card off I added a few Pool Party sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment.

Flirty Flamingo Free as a Bird card - inside

Here’s a quick look at the inside of the card. Hope you’ve enjoyed this look at some products in the Bird Ballard Suite.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Over the Moon – Cow’s It Going? Card

Growing up on a farm has meant I have a soft spot for cows so when I saw the new Over the Moon stamp set featuring these adorable little cows I knew they’s be one of the first sets I’d buy. I love how cute the images are and the sentimets just make me smile, especially the one I’ve used here, its perfect for when you just want to write a note to a friend.

I used Granny Apple Green as my main colour for this card and added a touch of Poppy Parade on the cows flower as I wanted a bright, happy spring like card, a total contrast to the wet miserable weather we’ve being having here in the UK recently.

Over the Moon- Cows it Going -flat

For the background I used the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, which you can see better in the first photograph. My cute little cow was coloured with Stampin’ Blends and then mounted on a scalloped oval in Granny Apple Green cut from the Layering Ovals dies.

I added a strip of the GrannyApple Green textured weave ribbon to add more colour but also because I’ve had it a while and never used it!

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s fun little card using Over the Moon, amust if you like cute critters.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Basic Card Measurements:

Card Base: 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm ( A4 cardstock)

GrannyApple Green Matt: 14.4cm x 10cm (A4 Cardstock)

Embossed Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm (A4 Cardstock)

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Pootlers Team New Catalogue Blog Hop

This week has seen the launch of the new 2019- 2020 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue which means its time for the Pootles team to hop again and share our favourtie products from the new catalogue with you.

For me one of the stand out stamp sets was A Good Man, which is a lovely mix of images and sentiments which focus on the special men in our live, if your a fan of Beautiful You or Wonderful Moments then your sure to love this set.

pootlers new catalogue blog hop - sneak peak

For the base of my card I chose to use one of the new In-Colours Pretty Peacock which is a lovely blue colour which for me is the perfect mix of Tranquil Tide and Island Indigo. I paired this with the Mint Macaron pattern in the Garden Lane DSP.  This paper is a mix of diffrent pattern in five of our green shades: Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Soft Sea Foam, I love all of the patterns and think this is a great idea for a paper collection, I’d love to see these patterns in other colour combinations, Stampin’ Up! if your reading this please bring us a purple version!

Pootlers blog hop 2019 catalogue

Here’s the finished card, I used the Stitched Nested Dies to create the two matts, one in Pretty in Peacock and one which has the water-coloured image stamped on it which was coloured with Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron and Seaside Spray.  I love this image, its perfect for Father’s Day next week.

pootlers blog hop 2019 inside

Here’s how I decorated the inside, I love that heart stamp and can see myself using it alot over the next year.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this quick look at the A Good Man stamp set, if you want to take a look at some of the favourite products of my team mates than click on the link below and enjoy some great projects

Happy Hopping

Joanne x

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Everything is Rosy – Day 1

This week I’m focusing on the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley from Stampin’ Up! This is the first product of its kins released from Stampin’ Up! which contains a whole variety of co-ordinating products to make gorgoeus projects, if you want a closer look at the contents take a look at this post which has all the details.  This kit is available until the end of May or until supplies have run out, so if you want it order it as soon as you can.

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Floral Friday: Needlepoint Nook Trio

For today’s Floral Friday post I’m saying a fond farewell to the Needlepoint Nook Suite from the Spring/Summer catalogue. This suite is jam packed with embroidery and stitching images which remind me so much of cushion covers from my childhood which my grandma stitched. If like me you love a bit of stitching or some nostaligia then this is a great collection to play with.

For my cards today I focused on the large flower head image as starting  point for my project and the colour combination of Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy and a hint of Crushed Curry.

Floral Friday - Neddlepoint Nook 1

I used one of the busier patterns for this background so wanted my focal point to be quite bold so it didn’t get lost in all the colours behind. I chose three Poppy Parade flowers with the matching leaves in Pear Pizzazz. I love how these two stamp/die comibnations work perfectly togther to create stunning elements simply. To finish this card I just stamped the greeting ” Get Well Soon” in Night of Navy and cut up the seperate words and adhered one to each flower.

Floral Friday - Needlepoint Nook 2

for this second card I started by using the largest die in the set which creates this lovely stitched effect in the cardstock, which is great for some subtle detail. I again added one of the Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz flower combinations with a couple of extra die cut leaves. I stamped the greeting onto the lovely label die included in the set and highlighted that with a small strip of patterned paper. I finished the card off with some stamped Poppy Parade stiches in the corners.

Floral Friday - Needlepoint Nook 3

For my last card I went a little die cut crazy and threw a whole bunch of different flowers and leaves onto the card to make this gorgeous floral arrangement. The greetings label is made from using the Pretty Label punch. First stamp your greeting and then take the stitching die from the Needlepoint Elements and run through the die cutting machine and then simply punch with the Pretty Label punch and you have a label with gorgeous stiching all around it.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects, I’ve loved pulling out the Needlepoint Nook Suite again, lucky for me I have plenty of paper left so can make plenty more projects.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Geared Up Garage Father’s Day Card

With Father’s Day just round the corner I thought it was time to share some card ideas with you and the Classic Garage Suite is the perfect place to start and the best news is the stamp set and dies are carrying over into the new catalogue…yay!!

I wanted Tranquil Tide to be the main focus of this card as its retiring and I won’t get many more chances to showcase what a gorgeous colour it is, I’m hoping this is one that Stampin’ Up! bring back at a later date.

I stamped the card in Stazon ink and then water-colured with Tranquil Tide ink, you can use the inkpads or reinkers to do this. I added some shading with Basic Grey and the headlights in Crushed Curry which add a little pop of colour to the card.

Geared up Garage - Fathers day Card - flat

For the background I stamped some Tranquil Tide ink onto the nut background paper using the big splodge stamp from Artisan Textures to create a darker area. I then layered up the cogs die from Gargae Gears in the Galvanized Metallic Paper which is currently on sale in the clearance rack, this paper is the perfect addtion to this suite as it emphasizes the “metal” of garages.

To finsh off the card I added the Happy Father’s Day card label from the stamp set, I really love how this card turned out as male cards are hard for me due to the lack of floral elements you can use!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

For the Bride with Wonderful Moments

Today I’m sharing a card from the Wonderful Moments stamp set which I’m glad is carrying over as its a great set for creating cards for those special moments for the women in our lives.

I love this image of the bride, although if you changed the colours it could aslo work well as a ballgrown making its suitable from prom cards or twenty-first birthday cards.

I wasn’t sure about the sentiment “For the Bride” at first I mean what about the groom too? But wouldn’t this be a lovely card so send a to a friend or daughter on the morning of her wedding with a few heartfelt words.

For the Bride- Wonderful Moment-flat

I stamped the bride onto the marble effect paper in Petal Promenade DSP and the coloured the bride with Petal Pink, Crumb Cake and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends.  I then fussy cut out the bride image and mounted her behind a frame of Petal Pink cardstock cut from the Rectangle Stitched Dies.

For the backgroudn of the card I ran a layer of Shimmery White cardstock through the Subtle Embossing Folder to add a little bit of texture. To finish the card I added the “For the Bride” sentiment, a little heart cut from the Stitched Labels Dies and some Petal Pink pearls to the bride’s dress form the Artisan Pearls collection.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and are enjoying your Bank Holiday if you’re in the UK.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x