Three Little Elves Card

How adorable are these cute little Elves, can you just imagine all the mischief they might get up to when we’re not watching. I wanted to go for a non traditional colour scheme so chose Seasside Spray, Mint Macaron and Flirty Flamingo to add to the cute factor.

Three Little Elves Card close up

Stampin’ Blends, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and a little fussy cutting have really brought the little eleves to life.  I didn’t think the card needed much else so added a simple stamped snowflake background and a strip of the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon highlights the sparkle in the glitter.

Three Little Elves Card flat

I can’t wait to make more card with this gorgeous #Elfie stamp set in many more colur combinations, so keep an eye out for more Elfie cards coming soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half A4 sheet cut to 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Seaside Spray Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

Flirty Flamingo Layr: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

Supplies:

 

Bella and Balloon Card

Yes its another card with a balloon, I seem to have a bit of an obsession lately with them. Think I’m just sad they’re all retiring but it won’t be long before I have new favourites.

The Bella & Friends stamp set is probably one of the cutest in the current catalogue, along with Pretty Kitty which is also retiring. Simply stamp your favourite cute little dog, colour with Stampin’ Blends and you’ve got a lovely card in minutes.

For the background of this card I used the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder in Mint Macaron which works great with Rich Razzleberry, one of my all time favourite colour combinations.

Bella and Balloon Card flat

A simple greeting stamped on a banner from Birthday Banners and you have a finished card.

Hope you’ve all has a lovely Easter weekend and enjoy this gorgoeus Bank Holiday sun.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Feminine Feeling Rooted in Nature Thinking of You Card

 

This card ended up looking totally different to how I planned as it was meant to have the Scots Pine tree die-cut on the front and be more masculine looking. Anyway I didn’t like that so went in a more feminine direction and I love how it looks.

I’ve never been very good at pulling of the delicate collage look but with this card I think I’m getting closer. The leaves are cut and embossed in Mint Macaron with dies from the Nature’s Poem die-cut set, I love the embossing on them.

Rooted in Nature feminine card close up

The white springs are punched out of a new punch coming in the Autumn/Winter catalogue out on September 5th which I’m already in love with. The little flowers are from the bunny builder punch and is actually the shape for the bunnies tail! I scrunched up the flowers  to give some more texture. A little Rose Metallic thread adds a touch of sparkle and the pearls in the flower centres finish the card off.

Rooted in nature feminine card inside

I even decorated the inside of this one.

Rooted in nature feminine card flat

This is my favourite card with the Rooted in Nature bundle and think it shows just how versatile this bundle is, its so much more than masculine tree cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Congrats Wreath made from Blended Seasons Bundle

For today’s project I pulled out the Stitched seasons Framelits and had a play cutting out the various shapes. To make the wreath I cut out eight of the leaves in Mint Macaron and five of the small flowers in Blushing Bride. I cut the leaves off the flower dies as I didn’t want pink leaves, not really sure why the flower isn’t a separate die.

To create the background I took some Blushing bride cardstock and stamped the leaves stamp randomly all over in Blushing Bride to give a tone-on-tone look which wasn’t going to detract attention away from my wreath.

blended seasons congrats wreath flat

To make the wreath a cut a whisper white circle from the 6cm diameter Layering Circles dies and glued onto my card. I cut the berries section off all my leaves and then positioned them all round the circle, overlapping in some areas.

I then added the Congrats banner which was stamped  from the Banner for You stamp set and cut from the Bunch of Banners Framelits. I fixed the banner on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added the flowers around the wreath, tucking a couple under the banner. I added some Rhinestones to the flower centres as a final touch.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Night of Navy & Mint Macaron Friendship card for #GDP081

Today I’m joining in with the colour challenge over at Global Deign Project , this months colour scheme was Night of Navy, Whisper White and one other colour of our own choice. I really wanted to branch out and use a different colour by my lovely Mint Macaron was calling to me so I chose that as my third colour. Here is my card:

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Admittedly its not the best photo, any tips on how to reduce shadows very appreciated. The bow is maybe a little out of proportion with the rest of the card but I kind of like how it dominates.

The greeting comes from Painters Palette and all the floral details were stamped from Falling Flowers. The flower and leaves were cut from May Flowers, a die set I’m crossing my fingers doesn’t make it on the retirement list for this year.

I’ve had fun with this challenge and I’m hoping to join in more in the future. If you’d like to join in with this weeks challenge the pop across and visit Global Design Project by clicking here.

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday: Sweet Sugarplum Flowers using Botanical Builder Framelits

Today’s card was inspired from the leftovers of when I made my mum’s 60th birthday card a couple of weeks ago. I love how leftovers from one project can flow straight onto the next project, that’s probably why I’m very bad at tidying my desk up.

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The background paper comes from the Succulent Garden ds which is one of my favourite packs this year, probably because it has Mint Macaron and Sweet sugarplum in it.  All the flowers and leaves were created using whisper white cardstock and cut from the Botanical Builders Framelits. To make them look a little softer I inked the edges with Sweet Sugarplum ink and the stamping sponges. To make the sponges go further I always cut them into quarters before use so I can have four colours from one sponge.

The greetings panel was created exactly the same as my card from Monday using the Stitched Shape Framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits over the top of a doily. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamps set which is one where I should use more than just the lovely sentiment stamps.

The lace doilies from the Spring/Summer catalogue and the Sweet Sugarplum enamel shapes in the flower centres just add a bit of embellishment.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Hooray Card for my 1st Stampin’ Up! Anniversary

Today I celebrate my first full year with Stampin’ Up! , I’ve loved getting back to crafting with these wonderful products and hope to share many more projects with you over the next year. To celebrate my anniversary I made myself this card, ok I haven’t actually sent it to myself but you know what I mean.

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Obviously I had to make this card in Mint Macaron as its my favourite colour and I’m so gutter we’ve only got a few weeks left with this gorgeous green. Hopefully I will love the new in colours and find a new favourite among them. If you haven’t already stocked up then now is definitely the time as once that retirements list it will be no more.

I chose to use the Reverse Words stamp set which is one of the second release Sale-A-Bration freebies, I love that its such a big stamp and takes the focal point of the card easily. I also did some stamping with the Painter’s Palette set which is one I haven’t reached for in a long time, I love all the various paint swipes in this set.

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To add a little bit of sparkle I cut one of the flowers from the May Flowers Framelits in the stunning Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper, oh how I love this stuff its so so beautiful. Definitely worth making a £45.00 order over the next couple of days to get it free.

Hope you have enjoyed this card and come back again to see what the next year of Stampin Up brings me.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x