I’m Back… to Party with the Pandas

So if you’re a regular visitor to my blog you may have noticed that I’ve been away for the past couple of months, life got in the way and crafting had to take a back seat but I’m back now and ready to share plenty more crafty ideas with you all.

So today I’m sharing a quick and easy birthday card I made with the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Party Pandas, one of my favourites from this years selection.

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I used a Rich Razzleberry card base with a layer of patterned paper from the Tutti-frutti 6 x 6 dsp pack. This is a great paper pack as there are so many colours included with lovely cheerful patterns on one side and fruity patterns on the other. I have to be honest I’m not a fan of the fruit sides but the others I just love as they are so versatile.

I stamped the cute little panda on a Whisper White oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and matted on a larger scalloped one in Rich Razzleberry. I stamped the balloon on a scrap piece of the tutti-frutti paper and fussy cut it out to give the panda his balloon to pop over the layers.  I added a banner greeting stamped from the Birthday Banners stamp set and cut out with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

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And here’s a look at the inside, where I stamped a couple of the panda’s balloon’s in the corner and coloured them with the Rich Razzleberry and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and if you would like the Party Panda stamp set then just place an order of £45.00 or more before the end of the month and you can choose it as your Sale-A-Bration freebie.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Sugarplum Swirl Star Christmas Card

To start off my Christmas cards this year I pulled out the Star of Light stamp set, which ironically was one of the sets I last used before my summer break. I started with a simple card featuring a little simple stamping and two of the dies from the Starlight Thinlits die set.

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First I stamped the detailed star in Rich Razzleberry onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. I then cut this out using the largest outline die. I also cut out the small detailed star in Rich Razzleberry, which was stuck onto the multi-purpose sheets which makes it super easy adhere to the Sweet Sugarplum star.

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Next I took a strip of Whisper White measuring 14.5cm x 6cm and stamped two of the large swirls in Sweet Sugarplum and then stamped the “Merry Christmas” greeting at the bottom of the strip in Rich Razzleberry.

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I then took the Ticket Tear border punch and created a border strip in Sweet Sugarplum 14.5cm long for each side of the white panel. I then adhered this to a card base in Rich Razzleberry and then used Stampin’ Dimensional’s on the back of the Sweet Sugarplum star, here is the finished card front:

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For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Whisper White card measuring 14cm x 10cm and just stamped the large swirl in Sweet Sugarplum.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my first Christmas card of 2017, check back tomorrow and the rest of this week for more cards featuring Stars and Snowflakes.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Floral Friday – Inside the Lines Razzleberry Birthday Card

This years Spring/Summer and Sale-A-Bration catalogue have introduced a couple of products for those interested in adult colouring, the watercolour pencils and the Inside the Line dsp. As someone who finds colouring very therapeutic and has a very large collection of the colouring books I couldn’t wait to test out these two new products. Here’s the card I came up with using a Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive colour scheme.

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I loved making this card and love how it turned out even more and most of all I love just how simple it was to make. Just a little colouring and cutting of the flowers and a greeting stamped on one of the banners from the Banner Framelits set. I love how adding a little bit of Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Marker to the centre of the flowers has just given them a lift and finished off the card.

If you want to get your hands on this gorgeous card then simply make an order of £45.00 or above and you can choose this item for FREE. So simply click here to go straight to my online shop and get your set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: 14.5 cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

First Matt Layer: 14.1cm x 10.1cm

Second Matt Layer: 13.7cm x 9.7cm

Modern Snowflake Cards

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I love snowflake images of any kind and have really enjoyed playing with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set to create some cards which have a more modern feel about them.

For these cards I chose two colours schemes, the first Island Indigo and Pool Party which I think is my favourite blue combination. The second I went for a more girly feel with Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry.

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I finished each card off with some of the gorgeous Fancy Frost sequins which have the most delicious shine…I wish I had packets and packets of them to sprinkle over my table at Christmas.

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I love them both and can’t decide which is my favourite, which is yours?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday – Grateful Bunch Rich Razzleberry Card

Today I’m back with a Floral Friday to give you all a break from Christmas as its maybe still a little early to go full throttle Christmas. I chose Grateful Bunch to work with today as wanted a quick card but with a sophitiscated look and I think this set does that perfectly. Continue reading “Floral Friday – Grateful Bunch Rich Razzleberry Card”

September Customer Thank You Cards using Paisleys & Petals

Today’s card is one some of you may be receiving in the post today, its my September thank you card, which has been sent to everyone who shopped with me this month to say thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

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I chose to use the Paisleys & Posies stamp set which is fast becoming one of my favourites and one which I’m hoping makes it to next years catalogue. Its such a versatile set and with the matching Framelits set you could play for hours.

I made the three medallions by stamping three each of the shapes in Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron. I then die cut these with the matching Framelits and also die cut three small circles in the copper foil which I also adore!

Here is a close up of the medallions:

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I made the card base out of Mint Macaron and used some of the Rich Razzleberry patterned paper from the Petals & Paisleys speciality dsp matted on some copper foil as a base for the medallions.

The greeting comes from the same stamp set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White and then cut it into a banner using my scissors.

Want to receive one of my thank you cards next month, then simply place an order of any amount with me and I’ll send you one as a thank you.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Pootles Design Team My Hero – Week 4

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This week I have been surrounded by poorly children who have now passed their delightful germs onto me, so the obvious choice for this week was a get well card.

I also don’t think we could focus on this set and not make some get well cards as this is the Ronald MacDonald House Charities set which raises money to help families with sick children who are receiving treatment far from home., so this is definitely a set you should consider as £2.00 from every sale goes to the charity.

I went for a super simple card this week with a couple of layers and just a little stamping. Here is the card

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I chose a colour scheme of Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Smokey Slate and I love how well they work together. The only dimension on the card is the top of the umbrella as I wanted to make it easy for posting.

Thank you for popping by, if you would like to check out what the rest of the design team make take a look on www.pootles.com for the links.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x