Copper & Grapefruit Birthday Card

Just a quick post today to share this card with you. It’s show casing the Share What You Love paper which I haven’t pulled out in quite a while. I love how well this floral mixes with the copper, the paper has iridescent shimmer on it and is beautiful.

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A couple of die cuts and a stamped greeting from the Stitched All around bundle and the card is finished. Sometimes all you need is some gorgeous paper and a greeting to make a great card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Awesome new joining offer for July!!

For one month only Stampin’ Up! are giving everyone who joins as a demonstrator a free family of inkpads worth £63.00 ( €81) in addition to the usual fabulous deal of £130.00 worth of products for just  £99 ( €129 for €175 worth in Europe) and free shipping. That’s a total saving of £98.95, what’s not to love about that!

 

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So which bundle would you pick? For me its a tie between the Subtles and the Brights as I’m loving that we have Poppy Parade and Mint Macaron back.

If you would like to take advantage of this amazing offer then I would love to have you join my team. If you have any questions then feel free to email me at dibbystamps@gmail.com or if you want to sign up then click this link here. 

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Pootler’s New Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Today I’m part of a blog hop with my fellow Pootles teammates to celebrate the launch of the new 2018-2019 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue and boy is it fabulous this year. We’re each showcasing some of our favourite products from the new catalogue, so once you’ve finished here I hope you’ll click on the little blue In-Links box at the end of this post and follow along with the hop.

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As you can see I made two cards using one sheet the new In Colour Designer Series Paper Stacks. These paper stacks come in all the colour families meaning we have designer paper in every Stampin’ Up! colour, this makes me incredibly happy as I’m a paper addict and NEEDED, yes needed designer paper in every colour like we did a couple of years ago. So thank you Stampin’ Up! for bringing them back.  I have the whole collection of these on their  way to me and I’m so excited!

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I love how versatile the Varied Vases stamp set is, you mix and match the vases and flowers and even chose to just use one of the floral images like I have here. Adding a few of the new Faceted Dots just finishes this card off.

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The Varied Vases stamp as has a matching punch, which I haven’t used on these projects but is something I’m looking forward to playing with soon as it will add even more versatility to this fantastic stamp set.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, if you like some more then please click on the blue box below which will take you to a list of all my fabulous teammates who you visit, who are also participating in this hop.

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Pootler’s Team Spring/Summer Catalogue Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Pootles Team Blog Hop, this time my fellow team-mates and I are showcasing some of our favourite products from the new Spring/Summer 2018 Catalogue, to follow along with the hop just click on the blue button at the end of this post.

Today I’ve chosen to focus on the Petal Passion Suite as I just love the hand drawn water coloured effect these products give your projects. I’ve created three different cards which all use the “Thank You” sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set , pairing it with various other products in the suite.

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My first card featured a background created from a piece of the Petal Passion DSP and a couple of die cuts. The sentiment was stamped on the largest square from the Stitched Shape Framelits . The stamped rose has also been die cut using the Petal & More Thinlits Dies and I’m so thankful for that die as I just love this image and know my fussy cutting skills are nowhere near that good!

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For the second card I chose to use the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Folders as I tend to forget about my embossing folders and these two really are gorgeous.  The lovely vine effect created on this card perfectly matches the paper from the first card. I love how simply switching the background and the shape the sentiment on has created such a different looking card.

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For my final card I wanted to highlight another piece of paper from the Petal Passion DSP, this floral one is my favourite from the pack. With some quick colouring using some Stampin’ Blends and you have a fabulous card.

There are many more gorgeous stamp and die combinations in this suite which I can’t wait to show you in future posts.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to you’ll follow on with the blog hop by using  the blue button below to see all the wonderful projects from the rest of the Pootler’s Team.

Happy Hopping

Joanne x

 

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Pootler’s Design Team – The Little Things Week Five

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Today’s its my final project working with The Little Things stamp set for the Pootler’s Design Team. I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank the awesome Sam Hammond at http://www.pootles.co.uk for organising the design team and giving some of us the chance to be featured on her blog. I’ve had a great time working with this stamp set and can see those little gingerbread men featuring heavily on my Christmas cards this year.

Talking of the cute little gingerbread man he’s making one final appearance this week along with his big brother from Cookie Cutter Christmas.

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The card base was made from a piece of Cherry Cobbler 12″ x 12″ card measuring 6″ by 12″ and is scored at 4″, 8″ and 10″. Fold the card to make two mountains. Take two pieces of Whisper White cardstock one measuring 3 7/8″ by 5 7/8″ and one 1 7/8″ by 5 7/8″ and randomly stamp the tiny gingerbread man and the star from The Little Things all over.

Next stamp two gingerbread men from Cookie Cutter Christmas in Crumb Cake and punch out with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. Also punch two bows in Cherry Cobbler. Adhere the bows to the gingerbread men and cover the buttons with the smallest gold enamel dots from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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For the greeting stamp the Made Extra Special stamp from The Little Things and cut out with the second largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. Cut a corresponding scalloped oval out of Cherry Cobbler.

To finish the card fold both sections flat the run Fast Fuse adhesive along the top of the Scalloped Oval, stick into the centre of the card overlapping the front panel with the in-glued half of the oval. Add the two gingerbread men to each side of the oval on the bottom section with glue just on the bodies. Finish the card with a Gold Enamel star in the centre of the greeting.

Hope you enjoyed my last project featuring The Little Things, next week a different team will take over with a new stamp set so go check them out at http://www.pootles.co.uk

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Pootler’s Design Team – The Little Things Week 4

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This week the stamp “It’s The Little Things” was inspiring me to make a baby card. Now I don’t have any of the specific baby themed stamp sets in the catalogue so decided to use the teddy bear from Cookie Cutter Christmas. As you can see from my card the initial stamp doesn’t even feature on the end result but that’s just the way crafting ends up sometimes!

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I chose to use a colour scheme of Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede and Powder Pink, just so I could add one of those cute little bows onto the teddy bear, doesn’t he look adorable.

The background was created with the small heart and star stamps, I’m really loving these for creating your own background paper, so very versatile. I also added a strip of the diagonal stripes for somewhere for teddy to sit.

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As I mentioned I was going to add the “It’s The Little Things” stamp as a greeting but I just don’t think this card needs a greeting, what do you think?

Anyway, hope you can join me next week for my final project on the Pootler’s Design Team.

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x

 

 

Jolly Santa Suit Christmas Card

Today I am sharing another card I made last week with the Santa Suit Bundle. For this card I created a background with the Santa suit images. The jacket and trousers both have stamps for the outlines and for the insides. So you can choose to colour them like I did yesterday or fill in with stamps like I did today.

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