Purple Posy Floral Birthday Card

Purple Posy is not  a colour I’ve reached for much as we don’t have the inkpad but today I thought I use it in the Stampin’ Blends today to colour in this lovely floral birthday cake from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set. This is one of the current sets available free with a qualifing order of £45.00 until the end of Sale-A-Bration on March 31st.

This image makes a great focal point for cards and with the matching die from the Birthday Dies set its easy to cut out too. I’ve coloured the main flowers with Purple Posy, the little berries with Rococo Rose and the leaves with Mint Macaron and I’ve used Crumb Cake to colour the cake stand.

Purple Posy Floral Birthday Card - close up

For the background I ran some Whisper White cardstock through the Stone 3D Embossing Folder to add some subtle texture. I added a strip of Purple Posy In- Colour Designer paper to the bottom half of the textured cardstock and then added a stip of the 1/4″ Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon, before adhering it all to a Mint Macaron layer and then the card base.

Purple Posy Floral Birthday Card - flat

To finish the card I added a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set, stamped in Highland Heather onto a die cut scalloped label from the Sending Flowers Dies. I then added another scalloped label in Mint Macaron cut in half behind the sentiment to help it stand out.  I finished the card by adding my coloured and die cut floral cake to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Perfect birthday card for any female in your life.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Second Release Sale-A-Bration Items Available From Today

Today sees the second release of Sale-A-Bration items which are free with a purchase of £45.00 or more. There are five new products which include two new paper packs and three new stamps sets. Here’s a look at the new items available:

 

Which is your favourite? I like the Tags In Bloom Stamp Set and the Flowering Foils Speciality DSP as they both feature my favourite things florals!

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

Simple Stamping: Power of Hope

As soon as I saw images in the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Power of Hope I was reminded of my childhood and her Willow Tree China. I was a very fussy eater and would only eat cheese sandwiches shaped as giraffes off the special blue plates at her house, bless her she made them for me every visit! So this one’s for you Grandma, thank you for indulging my childhood whims.

This is a very simple card using just Whisper White Thick cardstock as a base and Night of Navy cardstock and ink to create the image.

Simple Stamping - Power of Hope flat

I used a Blender Pen to pull some of the ink off the outline of the chinese lady to give her dress a very slight blue colouring. The little bush in the corner was created with the top of the tree image. I stamped it once and it turned out not so good, so I just overstamped with the leftover ink on my stamp a few times to fill it in and I actually like how this turned out.

Are there any stamp sets which bring back happy childhood memories for you? I’d love to know all about them.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Home to Roost Card with a Crazy Colour Combination

For today’s card I challenged myself to use some products which are not my favourites. As a starting point I pulled out some So Saffron cardstock, a colour I very very rarely use. This made me think of straw so I pulled out the Home to Roost stamp set from this year’s Sale-A-Bration selection and also the Garden Impressions 6 x 6 DSP stack which I find a little busy with so many colours included.

Here’s what I came up with and actually I quite like it, whowould have thought So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay would work together.

Home to Roost card - flat

Just a touch of Bermuda Bay has really brought this card to life don’t you think?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

By the Bay Thank You Card

Being a Yorkshire girl the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set immeadiatly made me think of some of my favourite coastal villages which I’ve visited over the years. Staithes and Robin Hood’s bay being two of my favourties.

I stamped the image on watercolour paper and then coloured in select areas with the watercolour pencils. I’ve added more highlights of colour rather than a full coloured image as I wanted the image to stand out from my chosen background.

By the Bay thank you card flat

I added a slanted matt behind my image cut from the same size Stitched Rectangle in the Cajun Craze paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP . I then added this to a maated layer of
Old Olive cardstock which I’d run through the Bigshot with the Subtle Texture Impressions Embossing Folder to match the effect of the DSP.

A little Burlap ribbon adds to the rustic charm of the card and I think finishes it off nicely.

By the Bay may not be everyone’s first choice of Sale-A-Bration freebie but I think it worth a look, especially if your like me and love the sea.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Pootler’s Team Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

Today I’m hopping again with my fellow team mates the Pootler’s and this time we’re featuring projects made using products from the new Sale-A-Bration Brochure. These are exclusive products which are only available free with a purchase of £45 or above until the end of March.

On my card today I’m featuring three of my favourite products from the brochure, the So Hoppy Together stamp set, the Lovely Lipstick Foil card and the Botanical Butterfly DSP which compliments the Gingham Gala Suite in the Spring/Summer catalogue.

pootlers sab19 blog hop frog card

So here’s my card, how cute is that little frog? I knew as soon as I saw this set he would be perfect for a Valentine’s card and if you wanted to make him a her just add some eyelashes with a Stampin’ Marker.

pootlers sab19 blog hop close up frog

Here’s a close up of the frog coloured in Call Me Clover, Granny Apple Green and Pineapple Pucker Stampin’ Blends. The hearts he’s sitting on came from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits which is part of the All My Love Suite. I added some adhesive sheets to some of the Lipstick Foil and some Whisper White card stock and ran them both through the Big Shot with the die. I used the Foil piece as my outline and then once stuck to my card used the hearts form the Whisper White piece to fill the gaps, with the help of the Take Your Pick tool of course!

pootlers sab19 blog hop flat frog

I’m hoping I can stock up on the Botanical Butterfly DSP before it sells out because I just adore that black gingham paper and want loads of it.

If you’ve enjoyed today’s project I’d love it if you could visit the rest of my team mates on the blog hop. Just click the blue button below to see a full list to follow.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Hopping

Joanne x

 

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.

partypandarazzleberry

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.

partypandainside

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