Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Shoebox swap

Evening crafters !

Another of this weeks creations to share with you. This is the gift I made for my Stampin' Up! downline and roomie Laura, at last weeks SU Regional Training event in Telford. 

Her favourite colour is Rich Razzleberry and she thinks she must have had most of that colour from my Polka Dot DSP packs, and I have bought a few, I love it and will be sad to see it retire at the end of June :-)

Yesterday I met up with my upline and other demos in Norwich for an open house shoebox swap and decided to share the lovely origami box again.  Everyone was delighted with their swap. 

Have you seen my gel polish nails I created this week ?   I just simply had to choose the Real Red Polka Dot DSP to match my 'Mini Mouse' style nailart :-)

Hope you like these projects shared with you today. 

Happy craftin'

Monday, 26 May 2014

Shoebox swap

Hi crafters !

Just wanted to post another quick piccie from Saturdays shoebox swap. 

Here is fellow demo Rebecca with her lovely card swap. Yes, we did adjourn to the local pub for lunch but that the beauty of a shoe 'box' swap as everything we needed was in one little box. 

We all enjoyed a lovely day and I think Michelle is hoping to do again :-)

Happy craftin'

Downline congratulations

Evening crafters !

I've just been browsing through some photos to share with you and this is the easel card I made for my Downline Laura for achieving her Silver 1 award with Stampin' Up!

The message on the back of my easel card says it all - she has worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserves this achievement. Taking on messages delivered at last years European Convention, she set her goals and is already well on the way to achieving her Silver 2. 

Congratulations again !

Happy craftin' and pop again soon. 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

'Blown ink' Tutorial

Morning crafters !

Today I'm back to share how we made the cards I posted yesterday. 

Firstly, protect your work surface - I used a piece of A3 Grid Paper from Stampin' Up!  and also have wet wipes and piece of kitchen roll easily to hand. 

Choose 3 different ink refills. I've used So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant and Bermuda Bay.  

Place a couple of drops onto your card. Using a drinking straw, gently blow the ink around the card, directing it where you would 'prefer' it to go, but remember, it might just have a mind of it's own !!  If the straws are very narrow, try using two side by side.  Don't blow too hard or you will splatter surrounding area !!  The ink will make some lovely patterns and even make a new colour when they merge together. 

My cards had a side panel (ish) and then along the base of the insert, leaving enough room to add your message. 

Here us another colour combination, swapping Calypso Coral instead of So Saffron. 

I let my monthly card club have a go at this one Monday evening for a bit of messy fun :-). We had a couple of asthma inhalers out but everyone had some fun with it. Remember, please don't blow too hard.

Look at the state of my hands, although I must say most of this was from the top of the re-inker bottle.   My nails were not covered in Elegant Eggplant although color was very similar.  That is my Orly Gel polish called Velvet Rope - a very good likeness and has a bit of bling in it that reminds me of our Dazzling Diamonds very fine glitter :-). Oohh, might just have to have a play with that sometime. 

Hope you will have fun playing with your own inks .... anything goes and no two pieces of artwork will ever be the same !!

Happy craftin'

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

In Love With Stamping - Full Card Swap

Morning crafters !

Today I joined in another swap organised by fellow Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Charlie @ In Love With Stamping.  This looks like being a regular monthly swap group that I hope to join in with as often as I can. This month we started with Birthdays as our theme. 

I thought this made a bit of a change from the Shaving Foam technique I have done loads of times, but produced some similar effects.

Here I have used  Everything Eleanor and Label Love stamp sets, plus Modern Label and Artisan Label punches.  The colours used are So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant and Bermuda Bay, with Basic Black and Whisper White card stock.  

All of these items can be purchased from me as your Independent Sampin' Up! Demonstrator. 

I let my monthly card club have a go at this one last night too ....... it was a little messy but we had a few giggles.  Some of them agreed without the Rhinestones, this could also work for a man's card too. 

Pop back tomorrow and I will explain the technique I used for these cards. 

Happy craftin'