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

 

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Simple Stamping – Butterfly Gala and Touches of Textures

Today I’m sharing a quick and simple card made using the Butterfly Gala Bundle which is back in stock, so grab it now. For the background I’ve added in a stamp from Touches of Textures, I’m sad this is leaving as its sucj a versatile set for adding a little something to a card.

I added three different splats for the background using So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron.

simple stamping- butterfly gala

I stamped three matching butterflies on seperate cardstock and then punched them out with the Butterfly Duet Punch. I stamped some antenna for the butterfly in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then added the greeting to bottom of the card.

simple stamping - butterfly gala side

To finish the card I attache the butterflies with Stampin’ Dimensionals so the card has some dimension.

I love how this crad turned out, so simple but so beautiful too.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Blueberry Bushell Balloon Birthday Card

I’m so so sad that the Happy Birthday Die is retiring, this is hands down my most used die, its so perfect for quick and gorgeous birthday cards. If you just buy one thing off the retiring list then make this the product, I think its a must have and will never part with mine.

For this quick birthday card I used the Best Route DSp as inspiration for a colour palette taking Blueberry Bushell as my main colour, the perfect boy birthday blue in my opinion and mixed it with some Mango Melody and Call Me Clover.

Blueberry Bushell Birthday card - flat

I finished the card off with some balloons from Birthday Banners another stamp set which is leaving us at the end of May.

This card is for my godson who is ten tomorrow, I hope he likes it.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Goodbye….Foxy Friends

So today I’m saying goodbye to Foxy Friends and the Foxy Builder punch, its one that I don’t think is totally my style, but my five year old daughter has had loads of fun with it so its not one I’ll be saying goodbye too just yet.

This card came together very quickly with the help of some pos-it notes to mask off some of my background trees.  The little fox was stamped and the punched out with the punch but with the racoon I fussy cut him to show they are quite easy images to cut so you can layer up a little scene.

Foxy Friends Forest Card Flat

I’ve left this card without a greeting as think it could be suitable for many occassions

If you love this set then I suggest a look over on Pintrest, there are loads of great ideas for many different little critters which people have created.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Balloon Celebration Birthday Card

Today I’ve pulled out another older set Balloon Celebration which even after three years is still one of my favourites and with the matching Balloon Bouquet punch you cna have a lovely card in minutes.

The background paper on this card comes from the Broadway Birthday Speciality DSP, one side of each sheet has gold foiling one but on the other sides there are bright fun patterns. perfect for creating birthday card for peaople of any age.

Balloon celebratio flat

If you have this stamp set then why don’t you pull it out and have a play this weekend?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

All Adorned Card

Today I’m sharing with you a quick card I made with the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set All Adorned. I love the simplicity of this stamp set, its perfect to work with when you just want to stamp and make pretty patterns, if like me you need this one in your collection then place a £45.00 order before the end of the month and its yours for free.

I picked a colour scheme of Soft Seafoam and Merry Merlot to work with today as these are my favourite colours from this catalogue’s colour refresh and I love how good they look together, this is the perfect combination for a male or female card and its one all definitely be using again soon.

All Adorned Card - Flat

I stamped the Soft Seafoam images first randomly all over my cardstock and then overstamped with the smaller medallion type stamp. These two stamps match up perfectly to create a lovely two-toned pattern. Simply line up the four outer dots on the smaller stamp with the circles on the larger stamp and hey presto, gorgeous background.

To help my sentiment stand out I used the Everyday Label punch and the starburst punch to create a couple of layers.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quick and simple project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

St. Patrick’s Day Card Duo

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, hope you all have a lucky day! I’m passing on the good luck by sharing this card duo I made with the Amazing Life stamp set and the brand new Sale-A-Bration Co-ordination Storybook Punch….gosh thats a mouthful!

Celebrating all things Irish i’m using a mix of Call Me Clover and Granny Apple Green for colouring the shamrocks from the Amazing Life stamp set. I used the Stampin’ Blends for the colouring which did take me a whole evening but it was a very relaxing one.

St Patricks Day card 1

For this first card I covered my whole background in the stamped and coloured shamrocks. I used the Good Luck greeting from Amazing Life and stamped it in Call Me Clover. I punched the greeting out with the Storybook punch and then punched out an additional shape in Call Me Clover cardstock, cut in half this makes the perfect border to lift the greeting punch. To finish this card I added three of the enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms collection.

St Patrick's Day card 2

For the second card I added a strip of the Call Me Clover polka dot paper from the 2018 – 2020 In-Colour DSP stack to the bottom of the card and seperated this from my stamping with a strip of Granny Apple Green cardstock.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays projects and join me again tomorrow for some more Stampin’ Up! inspiration.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x