Hello Fabulous Card

Here’s a simple card made using the Dressed to Impress stamp set and matching Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ designer paper. These products are perfect for all things girly and the paper has the perfect mix of girly items and gorgeous florals so is a winner in my book.

I’ve used Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss as my colour palette. On a Stitched Circle I stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss and added some texture using the splotches from the set stamped off in Mint Macaron.

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To finish the card off I added a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, a Mint Macaron banner cut from the Best Dressed DSP and some rhinestones to add a little sparkle, which every girl needs.

This is a simple card which is quick to make with the designer paper doing all then hard work but I love it!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Celebrate Le Tour de France with Enjoy Life

I’ve never been much of a cycling enthausiast but this year I have been watching a little of Le Tour de France on the TV while crafting, its actually quite therapeutic. So what better stamp set to pull out than Enjoy Life with that cycling silhouette and great words for encouragement.

I went with a colour scheme of Poppy Parade, Blueberry Bushel and seaside Spray to give a french feel to the card. I wanted to add some yellow for the leaders tabard but its just didn’t work.

The two coloured frames are cut from the two largest sqaures in the Stitched Shapes die collection. I then cut two additonal large sqaures and sponged them with Seaside Spray ink before adding my silhouette stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Enjoy Life - Celebrate Le Tour- flat

The sentiments were stamped on the small thin rectangle from Stitched Rectangles dies, as they were a little too long for my sentments I placed one side of the rectangle back over the edge of the die to cut the recatangle smaller and leave a stitched edge.

To finish the card I stamped some of the foliage onto the card base in sEaside spray before I adhered all my other elements.

If you haven’t already why dont you give crafting while watching the cycling a go and see what you come up with.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Southern Serenade Birthday Card

After spending the last couple of weeks colouring nearly every project with my Stampin’ Blends I thought it was time to pull out my Stampin’ Markers as I can’t actually remember the last time I used them.

I wanted to make a quick birthday card using the Southern Serenade stamp set which has that lovely floral image just begging for some ink. I chose a colour combination of Mint Macaron and Fresh Fig for my flowers with a hint of Powder Pink in the background.

The stitched rectangle was created with the largest of the Stitched Shape Framelits squares, to make a rectangle you need to hang one edge of the Framelit over the cutting pads while you run through the Bigshot so it doesn’t cut and then turn round and hang the cut part of the square over the edge. Take a look here for more details on how to do this.

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The sentiment was stamped on a label from the Label Me Pretty stamp set, it wasn’t meant to be on an angle but actually I really like how it looks.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Share What You Love Suite and Grapefruit Grove

For today’s card I’m showcasing products from the Share What You Love Suite in Grapefruit Grove, one of our new 2018-2020 In-Colours. As regular readers will know I’m not a huge fan of the orange/peach shades in our collection but Grapefruit Grove is lovely and currently my favourite of the new in-colours.

Most of these products come from the Gotta Have It All bundle, which I highly recommend anyone purchasing as this suite of products is just stunning in real-life.

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I added a circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits as a base for my stamping. The leaves are done in second generation ink so you can see how lovely a lighter shade of this colour is. The doily was one of the new pearlescent ones turned over and inked with Grapefruit Grove, I think this gives the card a real pop.  The beautiful Artisan Pearls add the perfect finishing touch, I can see myself going through many packets of these.

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Here’s a close-up of the card, I wish the photo showed the beautiful pearly shimmer on those fussy cut flowers.  Hope you enjoyed today’s project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

All Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

For today’s card I wanted to create a little scene with the houses in the Hearts Come Home stamp set. As these are quite small I decided to use the largest Stitched Circle Framelit to create a focus point.

I stamped the greeting “All Hearts Come…”  in Smokey Slate. I then stamped one of the small houses in Smokey Slate and one in Real Red and then cut them out. I cut the roof off the Smokey Slate house and adhered it to the Real Red House. I then stamped two trees in Garden Green and cut them out too.

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To create the snowy rifts I cut out another circle in Dazzling Diamonds and cut two curved sections to sit the house and trees on.

For the background of the card I cut a matt layer in Real Red measuring 10cm x 14cm and another layer measuring 9.5cm x 13.5cm from the snowfall paper out of the Christmas Around the World DSP.

To finish the card I added a strip of Real Red down the left side to attach the circle scene onto. I then added six silver dots from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack. I really love how this card turned out.

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Happy Crafting

Joanne x