The Suite Sampler stamp set has been a host set for the January to June Catalogue, its featured right at the back of the catalogue on page 88 so some of you may have missed it. As its a host set its only available with order over £150/€200 but I think its lovely if you can stretch to a big order.
It contains images which coordinate with the Dandy Garden, Hydranga Hill, Love You Always, Fine Art Floral and Sand Sea suites of products, so greatif you want extra co-ordinating images.
Today I’ve used the large leaf stamp to create my background, stamping in Balmy Blue ink onto corresponding cardstock.
I’ve then used a diecut from the Scalloped Contours Dies and stamped the dragonfly and my sentiment which comes from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set.
I stamped a seperate dragonfly on scrap basic white cardstock and then coloured the wings of both in Wink of Stella. After the scrap butterfly was dry I cut out the wings and adhered them to the other dragonfly. At the wing base I used Mini Glue Dots but at the tips I used Mini Dimensionals to give the illusion of fluttering as you can see the other set of wings underneath.
To finish off the card I added three adhesive backed sequins to the card, these are actually supposed to be Coastal Cabana but I think they’ve blended in perfectly.
Reme,ber there are only two more days to shop from the Mini Catalogue, so if there is anything you can’t live without now is the time to order.
The Little Ladybug stamp set has to be my favourite from both the Mini Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration releases. This stamp set features four of the cutest little ladybirds I think I’ve ever seen along with some lovely greetings. This is a special stamp set as its only available with orders over £275 and until the end of March, so if you like it nows the time to go shopping and pick up those wishlist items.
I started out by stamping and colouring some ladybirds and flowers. the ladybird is coloured with Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends and the flower a mix of Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight and Granny Appple Green.
I created the frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and the Poppy Parade Cardstock and Pleased AS Punch DSP. The card base is Balmy Blue and I stamped the large flower across the background in Balmy Blue to add more interest.
For my greetings I used the Special Day Dies to create speach bubbles so it looks as if the Ladybug is talking.
Today I’m sharing a sympathy card which is one of those projects I’m not keen on making as it usually means someone I love is hurting. This card was very much inspired by the samples in the Spring/Summer catalogue on page 47, as you can see I’ve used elements from all three cards to create my own version.
I’ve stuck to using just Balmy Blue with just a hint of Pear Pizzazz, by using the cardstock, ink and Stampin’ Marker you can have three variations of the same colour which match perfectly creating a gorgeous card.
To attach the doily frame I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets which I think are a must when using delicate die-cuts like this frame. I added a little bow of Linen Thread just to add a little rustic touch.
I’m gutted this set isn’t carrying over into the new catalogue as its one of my favourites from the Spring/Summer catlogue, the possibilities with it are endless. If you’re in Europe I suggest you grab it while you can.
Growing up Beatrix Potter’s Tales of Peter Rabbit was one of my favourite books and every time I look at the Fable Friends stamp set happy memories come flooding back to me, if your a Beatrix Potter fan, I’d definitely add Fable Friends to your stampsollection.
I also love how Balmy Blue is the perfect match for Peter’s little jacket in the stories., so using the Gingham Gala DSP was the perfect choice for a background. Using the Stampin’ Blends that gorgeous little rabbit has come to life on my paper, how cute does he look?
To embellish the card a little I stamped and die-cut three flowers from the Needle and Thread Bundle which I think works well with the images in Fable Friends.
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quite monochromatic card and join me agin soon.
Simple stamping is something which I struggle with, mostly because I adore my Big Shot and find it difficult to make anything without using it. I’m going to bring you a series of super simple cards which are suitable for very beginners in card making.
This card uses just two stamps from the Forever Lovely stamp set and one ink pad in Balmy Blue, but the card will work in pretty much any colour you’ve got in your stash.
Simply stamp your greeting in the bottom right-hand corner of your card blank and then stamp the roses evenly across the rest of the card and your done. Super simple and still beautiful!