Top Ten Autumn/Winter Catalogue Favourites

As the new Autumn/Winter catalogue has been live for a week now I thought I’d share with you my favourite products, some of which you’ve already seen and the rest you will see in the next couple of weeks.

  1. Buffalo Check background stamp

If you saw yesterday’s post you’ll know I adore this stamp and can see it been used many, many times over the coming months. This is the one stamp I’m really praying carries over to next years annual catalogue as I think its a crafting must have.

2. Dashing Deer Bundle

This gorgeous stamp and die set stood out in the catalogue from my first look and now I’ve had a play I know it’s definitely a keeper in my collection. If you were a fan of the Dasher stamp from a few years ago I’m sure you’ll love this updated version. I used this bundle in my team blog hop at the weekend, take a look here.

3. Joyous Noel Speciality DSP

For me this is the perfect paper for Christmas its rich and luxurious with Copper Foiling on half of the sheets and beautiful but simple Christmas patterns on the other side. I love it and can see myself buying many more packs of his paper. I used it as a background for these cards.

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4. Sprig Punch

Many regular readers know I’m more of a Big shot girl than a punch girl but this little Sprig Punch is one that I had to add to my collection as its the perfect accent for any floral arrangement, like I used here. And does it remind you of reindeer antlers? It does me.

5. Black Foil Cardstock

This is part of the Toil & Trouble Suite of products but I can see this being used for more  than just Halloween projects. Luxury birthday cards are what I’m planning to use this for. Although I love the idea of black foiled spiders webs.

6. Shimmer Paints

We had these in the catalogue a few years ago and I loved them, I was gutted when they retired so I’m over joyed that they’re back. My favourite’s are the Frost White and the Champagne Mist, but I’ll be adding the other two to my collection before this catalogue is over.

7. Frosted Floral Speciality Designer Series Paper

If you know me you know I love my florals so no list of favourites could be complete with featuring this paper pack. It’s truly beautiful each sheet is printed on shimmery paper meaning both sides have the gorgeous frosted effect to them. This really is a paper for all year round and if you’re a floral fan like me I think you’ll adore it.

 

8. Corrugated Dynamic Impressions Folder

If you like a bit of texture on your projects then this is the tool for you. Beautiful corrugated cardstock in any colour you like with just one run through the Big shot, this is another product I hope carries over.

9. Take -You-Pick Tool

This thing is genius, everyone should have one in their crafting arsenal. I’ve struggled with the Mini Glue Dots for years, I can’t even use the with the Paper Piercing Tool but with the Take-Your-Pick Tools flat mini spatula end I’m in Mini Glue dot heaven. I also love the putty end for picking up sequins which we all know can be a real pain!

10. Santa’s Workshop Suite

This is a bit of a cheat one as its not just one product its a whole suite of products but its products which are going to be the centre of my Christmas crafting this year that’s for sure. I love that not only do the dies in this set match the stamps they also match the paper, making quick and super cute cards really easy. It’s also the perfect stamp set for curling up with your Blends and indulging in some relaxing colouring. Every item in this suite has been beautifully thought out and I love Stampin’ Up! for that.

So those are my top picks from this catalogue, but actually its hard to find anything I don’t like as I love Christmas crafting and would buy the whole catalogue if I had the money.
I’d love to know what your favourite products are in this catalogue?
Happy Crafting
Joanne x
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Baby Cards with Animal Outing

Ever since I first saw the Animal Outing set in the catalogue back in May I’ve wanted to create baby cards with that cute Kangaroo and Koala image but I’ve never found a background I was happy with, until now. The new Buffalo Check background stamp gives the perfect amount of detail without taking over from the cuteness of the Kangaroo and it can be any colour you want.

Animal Outing petal pink baby card

Petal Pink was my choice for a baby girl card purely because of the matching embellishments from the Twinkle Twinkle Suite. A little bit of bakers twine wrapped around the background layer helps to ground my focal point of the Kangaroo and also adds a little sparkle.

Behind the Kangaroo I added three layers to give some more interest to then card, the first is a circle of Whisper white cardstock punched from the 1 3/4″ punch, the second layer is Petal Pink cardstock punched from the Starburst punch and the third layer is Vellum which is cut from the second largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
animal outing pool party baby card

For the blue version I used Pool Party as I thought I had the matching twine aswell,  turns out I don’t or more likely I’ve lost it! So I used the silver and white bakers twine which looks just as good. To add some more bling to each card a added three stars from the Twinkle adhesive Backed Stars. I love these because half of the pack are iridescent and half are silver so match these two cards perfectly.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s cute little cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Price: £46.00

 

Pootler’s Team New Catalogue Blog Hop

It’s that time of year again when my team mates and I are celebrating the start of a new catalogue with a blog hop featuring our favourite new products from the Autumn/Winter catalogue. There are so many gorgeous products in this catalogue that it took me a while to decide what to make, but the gorgeous Dashing Deer bundle was calling to me so here’s what I came up with after a little play.

pootlers a-w blog hop

Teamed with the  Joyous Noel Speciality DSP and a basic layout using the Layering Ovals Framelits as a focal point I think I’ve created three lovely and very different looking cards. This gorgeous paper has copper foiling on one side of each sheet and is the perfect background for that deer die cut.

copper deer card

To finish off this first card I embossed the Happiest Christmas Wishes in copper and die cut from the label in the Petals and More Framelits set  and I also added three copper flowers which are dies from the Detailed Deer Framelits.

red deer card

For the second card I wanted the colour combo to be Merry Merlot and Gold, which shows that the back sides of the Joyous Noel paper are just as gorgeous. I love how well that deer stamped, I think its just beautiful. For the swirly corners I definitely recommend using the multipurpose adhesive sheets as those swirls are delicate.

Silver deer card

For my third card I wanted to add more interest to the oval in the middle so I created a background by firstly sponging on some Pool Party to the top of the oval. I then stamped three trees from the Timeless Tidings stamp set. To create the snowy effect I cut out another oval and then cut it in half using a wiggly line. I then took the bottom half and covered it in Wink of Stella which when dried gave a lovely glistening effect just like snow. I think the new Frosted White Shimmer Paint would also have a similar effect.

So thats my little celebration of the Dashing Deer Bundle from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue. If you’re looking for more inspiration ( and more products to add to your wishlist) then click on the link below which will take you to a list of all of my fabulous team mates who are taking part in today’s hop. I hope you pop by and give them some love too.

Happy Hopping

Joanne x

 

Autumn/Winter Catalogue Launch Day!!!

Today its my favourite day in the Stampin’ Up! calendar, the launch of the Autumn/ Winter Catalogue which is 56 pages of Christmassy goodness. I love Christmas crafting and I love, love, LOVE the new catalogue. I honestly want every single thing in it!! If you’re like me and love your Christmas crafting then click below to go directly to the catalogue PDF.

catalogue front

If you’re in the UK, France, Germany, Austria or The Netherlands and would like a paper copy then email me at dibbystamps@gmail.com with your contact details.

If you’ve got bonus days coupons to spend from last month then why don’t you treat yourself to something in this gorgeous catalogue.

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

 

Water-Coloured Autumn Leaves Card with Blended Seasons

There’s only two more days to get your hands on the Blended Seasons bundle so I’m back today with another idea for you.

I’ve used the falling leaves stamp and stamped over watercolour paper in Stazon and then coloured with Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Garden Green watercolour pencils, which all belong to assortment 2. I coloured the leaves really roughly to try and highlight the affects of the turning leaves and I think the end result is quite good….if you don’t look too closely.

autumn leaves blended seasons card flat

To add some texture I added some strips of ribbon to the side of my greetings panel. I used a small piece of the new Braided Linen Trim and I wanted something which would add a bit more Cajun Craze to the card. We don’t carry anything like this so I made my own using the Polka Dot Ribbon and the Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends marker, which adds exactly what I wanted to the card.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and remember order these products now before they’re gone forever.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

“Praying for You” Card with Beautiful Promenade

The Petal Promenade suite in the catalogue really appeals to me because of the beautiful floral stamps and dies and a paper pack which is just stunning in real life. I have struggled to use this set though as I found the sentiments hard to work with. For today’s card I’ve been inspired by the examples in the catalogue on page 106, I often look to the catalogue for inspiration when I’m struggling with a set as its a good starting point.

praying for you card flat

I’ve got less layers on my card but have added that beautiful large flower to the front of the card in Petal Pink but I wish I done it in Flirty Flamingo so it stood out a bit more.

If you haven’t got a copy of the catalogue and would like one then please get in touch at dibbystamps@gmail.com I can send them to the UK, france, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Congratulations Card with Little Elephant

Today I’ve managed to make a card with no tools and just one stamp set, I didn’t even use the matching punch with this set. There’s plenty of cute stamps in the Little Elephant stamp set to make any kind of card, today I’m making an anniversary card for my brother and sister-in-law.

I’ve added some of the Twinkle Twinkle DSP to the card as a background but the rest is all ink. I love Stampin’ Up! inks, they work beautifully every time and perfectly match the paper we carry so making a project like this takes literally minutes.

little elephant flat

Hope they both like the card!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x