Final Farewell to Pretty Perennials

As I mentioned yesterday the Pretty Perennials Bundle was my favourite from this years January to June Mini catalogue so here is one final card to say goodbye.

I’ve used all of the 21-23 In-Colour collection because I love them and they work so well for floral based cards having the pastel shades and two greens.

I used Fresh Freesia as my card base with a Basic White matt cut from the largest die in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.

I used adhesive sheets to cut out the leaves in both Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. I first adhered the Soft Succulent outline and then filled in with the bits from the Evening Evergreen leaves, using the spatula end of the Take Your Pick Tool to pick up the little sections. This in-fill technique is one of my favourites to use on a dies like this.

The top layers of the flowers are cut from the new 2021-2023 In Colour Shimmer Vellum and adhered to the bottom layer with Mini Glue Dots. I’ve then added a Matt Black Dot to the centre of each flower to match my stamped greeting.

I’ve added a Positively Pink VellumButterfly cut from the Nature’s Thoguhts Dies as a final flourish.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it. Now time to get ready for the July-December Mini Catalogue, available to customers on August 3rd.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


10 of My Favourites from the January to June Last Chance List

As tomorrow is the last day of the January to June Mini Catalogue I thought I share with you 10 of my favourite products that are still availble to purchase here in Europe.

  1. Pretty Perennials Bundle – I love this bundle inspired by Million Sales Achiever Dena Rekow, its fun and flowery with gorgeous dies and just the sort of set I could play with for hours. This one is my absolute favourite from this catalogue and the one I’ll miss the most. Pop back tomorrow for one final card with this set.

2. Brushed Blooms Bundle – Again this is another floral set I love. The dies to build up the roses are a little intricate but I love end result.

3. Kangeroo & Co – How can you not fall in love with these cute little Kangeroos? I think is a great all round versatile set and would be great if you love colouring.

4. Hey Girfriend Stamp Set – A great set for feamle birthday cards, alos think this works well with Prettiest Birthday, Dressed to Impress and Nothings Better Than. A great one if you love colouring.

5. Circle Celebration Stamp Set – If you creating your own backgrounds then this is a great set for you.

6. Vine Design – the dies may have sold out but don’t let that put you off this stamp setits great for backgrounds and has a variety of sentiments so good for beginners.

7. A Cut Above – This one fits the the men in my life so well I just have to keep it, I also love the sentiments in this one.

8. Snail Mail DSP – I wasn’t a fan of the Snails in this, being a gardener I do not find them cute at all but the reverse patterns in this pack are bright and fun and suitable for all types of cards. I may have more than one spare pack of this paper

9. Love You Always Foil Sheets – I have a serious addiction to Stampin’ Up! coloured foil sheets, I love looking at themand again I have sererval packs of this just it case…

10. Resin Heart – These were a great embellishment to use. Small and flat enough that they were still easy to mail. I’d love these again in a different colour combination.

So there are some of my favourites which will be leaving us tomorrow. Have you bought used any of them? What was your favourite product for this catalogue?

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

Dragonfly Card with Suite Sampler and Inspired Thoughts

The Suite Sampler stamp set has been a host set for the January to June Catalogue, its featured right at the back of the catalogue on page 88 so some of you may have missed it. As its a host set its only available with order over £150/€200 but I think its lovely if you can stretch to a big order.

It contains images which coordinate with the Dandy Garden, Hydranga Hill, Love You Always, Fine Art Floral and Sand Sea suites of products, so greatif you want extra co-ordinating images.

Today I’ve used the large leaf stamp to create my background, stamping in Balmy Blue ink onto corresponding cardstock.

I’ve then used a diecut from the Scalloped Contours Dies and stamped the dragonfly and my sentiment which comes from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set.

I stamped a seperate dragonfly on scrap basic white cardstock and then coloured the wings of both in Wink of Stella. After the scrap butterfly was dry I cut out the wings and adhered them to the other dragonfly. At the wing base I used Mini Glue Dots but at the tips I used Mini Dimensionals to give the illusion of fluttering as you can see the other set of wings underneath.

To finish off the card I added three adhesive backed sequins to the card, these are actually supposed to be Coastal Cabana but I think they’ve blended in perfectly.

Reme,ber there are only two more days to shop from the Mini Catalogue, so if there is anything you can’t live without now is the time to order.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Blackberry Bliss Pansy Trio Card

This card is made with the Pansy Dies and although it took a while to cut out all the seperate pieces for three flowers and six leaves it was fairly easy to put togther, especially if you use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for the more intricate bits.

I used a Basic White card blank and just added a background using Highland Heather and a Blending Brush, sadly I’ve covered most of this up with the Pansies.

I used Highland Heather to add my greeting in the bottom right corner.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer up the flowers and leaves and to finish off the card I added some of the pearlescent white Elegant Faceted Gems.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x