Back to Back Blooms Birthday Duo

I’ve got two cards today featuring the Back to Back Blooms stamp set from the January to June Mini Catalogue. This is one of our Reversibles stamp sets which means you can use both sides of the stamp to stamp.As these images are not symmetrical the back and front image won’t line up completly but will complement each other, perfect for when you’re stamping flowers.

I’ve kept to using Black, white and Magenta Madness for both cards. This first one uses Black as the outline and Magenta Madness as the background stamp.

After I’d stamped my background Magenta Madness image on the first card I re-stamped on a second piece of cardstock to create a lighter shade for this card. I then used full strength Magenta Madness for the outline.

The greeting comes from the Seaside Notions stamp set which is one the retiring list and I stamped this with White Craft Ink onto an Everyday Label.

I love the simplicity of the Back to Back Blooms stamp set, plus its a floral set which are always my favourites. Can’t wait to have more of a play with this one.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Magenta Madness Ice Cream Scoop Card

We’ve just had two days of glorious sunshine here in the UK which made me think ice creams outside might be a possibility over the Easter weekend. Sadly this is England so sunny periods are short lived and we’re back to wooly jumpers and cocoa beside the fire.

Anyway thought I’d still share this bright cheery ice-cream card and we can all keep our fingers crossed the sunshine makes an appearance again soon. I chose to Magenta Madness as my background colour as I think its the brightness most fun colour we have. I’ve paired that with Early Espresso and Mint Macaron to emphasize the ice-cream theme.

I used the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set to stamp my ice cream scoops and cone and the matching Ice cream Builder Punch to punch out. Then simply build your ice cream however you want, mines got Chocolate, Stawberry and Mint with Chocolate Sprinkles!

The greeting was stamped on spare cardstock in Early Espresso and fussy cut out, I’m new to fussy cutting words so I’m not 100% happy with the result but practise makes perfect. A few Magenta Madness Enamel Dots finish off the card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Pootlers New Catalogue Blog Hop

Today I’m hopping again with my fellow Pootlers to share with you some of our favourite things from the new catalogue. So when you’ve had a look at my project please follow the links at the bottom to see the rest of the projects.

Pootlers Blog Hop Sneak Peak

One of my favourite things in the new catalogue is the the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch , this is a great investment to your crafting supplies as it can make six different labels in one punch, how great is that!

This great punch is also available as a bundle with the Lovely You stamp set, which is the perfect mix of florals and sentiments, a winning combination in my book.

Pootlers Blog Hop Card 1

The punch creates labels which are 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″ wide with two different edges, I’ve only used one edge in my projects today but have used all three widths. This first card also shows one of the new In-Colours, Magenta Madness. This is a bright pink and sadly my photos today don’t show it too well.  The colours I’ve paired it with are Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay which I think work great with Magenta Madness.

Pootlers Blog Hop Card 2

This card shows all three sizes of the Lovely Labels Punch. You can also see one of the patterns from the new In-Colour DSP stacks and more Magenta Madness products with the 2020-2022 In-Colour Enamel Dots and some Twill Ribbon which is so soft.

Pootles Blog Hop

Here’s both cards together, I can see both the punch and stamp set being used loads.

Now I’d love you to visit other Pootlers blogs  so please click the blue button to see the links to some more great projects.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Happy Hopping

Joanne x



Just Saying Hello to the new In-Colours!!

So yesterday my pre-order arrives with goodies from the new catalogue and the first thing I had to pull out and play with were the new In-Colours for 2020-22, this is one of my favourite things about Stampin’ Up! the five new colours every month….confession time I still have cardstock in every UK colour they’ve released.

If I had to sum up this years colours in one word I’d say FUN. They bright and cheerful and looking at them just makes me happy. So lets have a closer look.

Bumble Bee Card

First up is Bumble Bee which many of you will recognise from the Ornate Garden Suite. A bright sunny yellow which I think will fit in well with Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight and So Safffron,

Cinnamon Cider Card

Next up is Cinnamon Cider, a lovely rich chocolate brown. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Stampin’ Blends in this colour as its the prefect animal/tree brown.

Just Jade Card

This is Just Jade which is a lighter, slightly more muted version of Emerald Envy from a couple of years ago. I can see this working well with Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce.

Magenta Madness

This is Magenta Madness and its much brighter than in the photo, think along the lines of Lemon Lime Twist, we’ve not really had a pink like this before so I’m looking forward to playing around with colour combinations for this one.

Misty Moonlight Card

Last up is Misty Moonlight. I really like this one, its as close to a perfect true blue I think you could get and the perfect compliment to Night of Navy and Seaside Spray.

So there they are our new colours which one is your favourite and which colours do you think it’ll work well with?

This cards were made using the new patterns for the Designer Series Paper Assortment and a new stamp set called Tasteful Touches, which has lovely sentiments. These will be available to customers on June 3rd. If you can’t wait that long then you can join Stampin’ Up! and become part of my team and add them to you starter kit today.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x