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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Floral Friday: Wood Words and Lots to Love Card Set

These cards were inspired by a challenge set by my upline in our Facebook group, the challenge was to create something floral, a challenge I can definitely get onboard with. I pulled out the Lots of Love stamp set as this is one I bought back in October and its yet to see any ink.

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I wanted to use the big bold Sending Lots of Love greeting as that’s one reason why I bought this set. As I wanted this greeting to be the focal point I did struggle a bit when coming up with a background idea. I then decided to pull out Wood Words and the beautiful floral background stamp in that set.

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I stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink as I was planning to use the Stampin’ Blends on this card somewhere. I picked out the Dark Bermuda Bay and the Light Old Olive to highlight the flowers and some leaves on my stamped background. It has been so long since I used Bermuda Bay, it was right at the bottom of my inkpad pile. I’m not sure why I don’t use it more it such bright deep turquoise colour, I think it could be appearing again very soon.

ff su wood words and lots of love calypso

I added the group of three flowers in the bottom left corner to give some more detail to the cards, notice they all have matching coloured gems for their centres? As Stampin’ blends are alcohol markers you can colour more than just card with them, so if you have the Metallic Enamel Shapes you can make them any colour you like.

ff su wood words lots of love razzleberry

So which is your favourite? I think the Bermuda Bay one is my favourite, there something quite striking about Bermuda Bay and Black as a colour combination.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Santa’s Suit Christmas Card

Hello Everyone,

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend, with just six weeks to go before Christmas I thought it was time we had a card featuring the special man himself. So today’s card is made from the Santa’s Suit stamp set and Santa Builder Framelits which I had loads of fun playing with last week.

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Razzleberry Flowers Birthday Card using the Stampin’ Blends

For today’s card I wanted to do some colouring with the new Stampin’ Blends so pulled out the Color Me Happy stamp set which was also released last week. This stamp set has plenty of images to colour so is the perfect partner for the Blends.

It’s feels like ages since I made a card with any flowers on and as you know I love my flowers, so I pulled out the cute little flower stamp. I took a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock measuring 9.5cm x 13.3cm and randomly stamped the flower all over.  Continue reading “Razzleberry Flowers Birthday Card using the Stampin’ Blends”

Stampin Blends Now Available for Purchase!

Today Stampin’ Up! is launching a brand new product Stampin Blends, alcohol markers in twelve of our beloved Stampin’ Up! colours. Each of the twelve colours will be available in a light and dark shade and together as a colour duo. In additional to the twelve colours an Ivory and Bronze markers have been added to use as skin tones. Like other alcohol markers sets the Stampin Blends will also have a colourless blender to aid with shading and colour removal.

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As a demonstrator I’ve been lucky enough to have these pens to play with for a month and I can honestly say I love them and I think they’re worth every penny. Above is an image I coloured the first day I received them and I’m no colouring expert but I love how this image turned out, look out for it featured in a card soon.

Here are links to all the colours currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Blends line, you can order individually, as a duo or as the full 27 marker set. The full set £108.00, the duos are £8.00 each and the individual markers are £4.00

Look out for plenty of examples using the new Stampin’ Blends over the next few weeks.
Happy Crafting
Joanne x