“Peter Rabbit” Inspired card with Fable Friends

Growing up Beatrix Potter’s Tales of Peter Rabbit was one of my favourite books and every time I look at the Fable Friends stamp set happy memories come flooding back to me, if your a Beatrix Potter fan, I’d definitely add Fable Friends to your stampsollection.

pR Inspired card with fable Friends - close up

I also love how Balmy Blue is the perfect match for Peter’s little jacket in the stories., so using the Gingham Gala DSP was the perfect choice for a background. Using the Stampin’ Blends that gorgeous little rabbit has come to life on my paper, how cute does he look?

peter rabbit inspired card with fable friends - flat

To embellish the card a little I stamped and die-cut three flowers from the Needle and Thread Bundle which I think works well with the images in Fable Friends.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quite monochromatic card and join me agin soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Happy Spring Squirrel with Fable Friends

I don’t know about you but I’m longing for Spring to arrive and for us to have more than a peep of sunshine. So today I’m sharing with you a card which I think just oozes spring with the fresh bright colour combination of Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist. I’ve paired this combination with the Fable Friends stamp set, mainly because it has the sentiment Happy Spring and thats what I’m wanting.

Fable Friends - Happy Spring Squirrel close up

How cute is this little guy with his sunflower, he was a joy to colour with the Stampin’ Blends. I love how his tail turned out with a mix of flecks in Crumb Cake and Cajun and Craze and isn’t Balmy Blue a perfect match for that famous Beatrix Potter blue.

Fable Friends - Happy Spring Squirrel flat

To finish the card I added a strip of an old favourite the Double Stitched Daffodil Delight Ribbon which has a different stitched effect on each side of the ribbon, today I’ve gone with the cross but the dashes are just as lovely.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Floral Friday – Climbing Roses

As its Friday I thought I’d share one of my Floral Friday projects with you this week and today’s card was made using the Climbing Roses Bundle. Roses are one of my favourite flowers so I’ve loved having this lovely big image to sit and colour.

cherry cobbler climbing roses card

After adding the greeting’s panel it looked a little lost so I added a few of the smaller roses to help it blend in with my rose background more.

cherry cobbler climbing roses flat card

I really love how this card turned out and it was nice to break away from my normal card size and make a 5″ square tent fold card for a change.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Three Card Thursday: Spirited Snowmen

So I’m back today with three cards using a limited number of products and featuring the Spirited Snowmen stamp set from the Autumn/Winter catalogue. This is one of my favourite stamp sets to colour with the Stampin’ Blends as a little colour brings these cute characters to life.

Spirited snowmen Card 1

for the first card I used a Pool Party base stamped with snowflakes. The cute snowman was coloured with a mix of Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Bermuda Bay and the label is cut from the Petals and More Thinlits.

Spirited Snowmen Card 2

I used a layer of vellum stamped with Versamark to give this card some extra detail. I love how this one turned out and think I’m saving it to give to my husband for Christmas.

Spirited Snowmen Card 3

How cheeky does this little guy look? He’s guaranteed to put a smile on the recipients face I’m sure. I fussy cut some of the holly to create some added embellishments for this card.  These three cards use all the stamps in the Spirited Snowmen set which makes me happen as its something which happens so rarely, but does show what a great set this is to work with.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

September Customer Thank You Cards: Rainbow Blends

For my September customer cards I wanted to create so colourful rainbow cards so I got colouring with my Stampin’ Blends to create a background.  I used seven of the dark Stampin’ Blends in Real Red, Pumpkin pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Blackberry Bliss to colour stripes to create my background.

Rainbow background card

To finish off the card I cut out the Thank You Thinlit in Shimmery white cardstock and added some punched out some stars from the Twinkle Builder punch to embellish.

For my second card I switched things around and cut my “Thank You”  and gthe stars from some coloured cardstock and stuck onto a white card base.

rainbow thank you card

The best adhesive I’ve found for using these large delicate die cuts is the multipurpose adhesive sheets as no adhesive is shown, but be careful when placing your die cut as when they’re stuck down there’s no moving them.

I love how simple and bright these cards are, they could easily be turned into birthday cards using the Happy Birthday Thinlit die, you could also change up the colours to match any theme you like.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Santa’s Wishlist Bookmarks

Today’s project has been in my head since I first saw the catalogue back in August, a  little bookmark using the cute Santa from the Santa’s Workshop suite. I’ve seen a few variations on Pintrest so this must be a common idea amongst us crafters. It does help that this suite is perfectly co-ordinated meaning simple projects like this are easy to recreate and perfect for those up and coming Christmas markets.

The base of the bookmark measures 21cm x 5cm ( 8″ x 2″) and was cut from Poppy Parade. Each of the bottom corners were rounded using the new Detailed Trio Punch and for the top I used the Scalloped Tag Topper. The stripy layer is cut from the Santa’s Workshop Speciality Designer Paper and what’s so special about this paper is it has flocking on it, those stripes are actually flocking giving a lovely texture to the bookmark. This layer measures 19cm x 4.5cm ( 7 1/2″ x 1 3/4″) and has had all four corners rounded in the Detailed Trio Punch.

close up Santa's list bookmark

I stamped the Santa in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends before cutting him out with the matching die set. If your not a fan of colouring you can also die cut this Santa straight from the Designer Paper, making your project even quicker.

For some decoration I added some snowflakes from the same Santa’s Signpost Framelits set cut from the new Galvanized Metallic Paper. To finish off the book mark I threaded some of the new Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon through the slit at the top of the bookmark and secured in place with some Linen Thread.

Santa's List bookmark 1

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, pop back soon for more ideas with this suite as its my favourite from this years Autumn/Winter catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

August Customer Thank You Cards with Falling For Leaves

For today’s project I have my August customer thank you cards which you should have all received (hopefully as I gave them to hubby to post, fingers crossed). They are very simple cards which did take a little time to make as there is lot of colouring involved in each card.

I stamped the large maple leaf from Falling for Leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The edges used Black Bliss with the centres in Mint Macaron and the remaining details were coloured with Light Pumpkin Pie which looks similar to Grapefruit Grove which is the colour I wanted to use.

Falling for Leaves august thank you flat

After mounting on some Blackberry Bliss card the main card is finished. I stamped the lovely sentiment from the same set onto the second largest set of dies from the Layering Circles Framelits in Blackberry Bliss. Simple cards that were a joy to create.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x