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A Note of Thanks

Posted by Jeannette on 30 April 2011

My monthly craft get together with 3 lovely ladies has been a bit sporadic over the last couple of months due to moving, holidays and illness.  This month we had it at my place for the first time and hopefully we can now get it back on track.  I didn’t have anything specific lined up but decided to give them a bit of a choice instead of the normal make and takes.  I have a set of four cards that are part of my May Class and I let them decide which two they would like to make and choose their own colours too.  This one here was the favourite hands down.

 

If you live in the Manchester/Warrington area and would like to come to one of my classes please drop me an e-mail for more details.

Supplies Used: (All Stampin’ Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Vellum
2. Papers – Subtles DSP
3. Stamps – Thank You Kindly and Four Frames Four
4. Embellishments – White Organza Ribbon
5. Dies – None
6. Embossing Folders – Elegant Bouquet
7. Punches – Decorative Label, Modern Label and Spiral Border
8. Tools – Big Shot
9. Mediums – Crumb Cake and StazOn

Jeannette

 

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Hugs and Kisses

Posted by Jeannette on 29 April 2011

Just a quick post, I decided to go with something other than a Wedding Card today but it’s still along the same lines… Love!

Supplies Used: (All Stampin’ Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Real Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
2. Papers – None
3. Stamps – Love You Much and Hearts O’Plenty Wheel(Retired)
4. Embellishments – None
5. Dies – None
6. Embossing Folders – None
7. Punches – Heart to Heart and Scallop Circle
8. Tools – Stampin Around Standard Handle
9. Mediums – Real Red Classic Stampin Pad and Whisper White Craft

Jeannette

 

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Love is like a Butterlfy…

Posted by Jeannette on 28 April 2011

I must admit that I made this card a while ago, but I thought now was the perfect time to show it.  If you want to keep the wings lifted, put a dimensional under the wing close to the centre but don’t take the backing off.   This works brilliantly especially if your posting your card.

Supplies Used: (All Stampin’ Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing bride and Whisper White
2. Papers – None
3. Stamps – Butterfly Prints
4. Embellishments – Pear Pizzazz Stitched-Poly Ribbon
5. Dies – None
6. Embossing Folders – None
7. Punches – Butterfly and Large Oval
8. Tools – None
9. Mediums – Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz Stampin Pads and Stampin Markers

Jeannette

 

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Just Because

Posted by Jeannette on 27 April 2011

I’m not a huge Rose Red fan but I really wanted to use some of this scrummy Seam Binding Ribbon so after some playing around and my second Double Bow this is what I came up with.   Looking at it now I think it’s lacking some texture the background looks a bit flat.  I think I’ll go back and have another go at this one, and maybe use a different colour combo too.


Supplies Used: (All Stampin’ Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Whisper White
2. Papers – None
3. Stamps – Clearly for You, Notably Ornate and Four Frames Four
4. Embellishments – Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon
5. Dies – None
6. Embossing Folders – None
7. Punches – Decorative Label, Modern Label and Corner
8. Tools – None
9. Mediums – Not Quite Navy and Rose Red Classic Stampin Pads

Jeannette

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New Baby

Posted by Jeannette on 26 April 2011

I started off with something completely different in mind and it wasn’t even a card.  Needless to say it didn’t quite work to plan and I ended up with a New Baby card instead.  I’ll go back to the drawing board with what I was actually trying and maybe I’ll have something to share another day. 

I’d like to say thank you to everyone who visits my blog,  please leave a comment so I can come and visit you too.

Supplies Used: (All Stampin’ Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White
2. Papers – Subtles DSP
3. Stamps – Basic Phrases and Bundle of Love
4. Embellishments – Subtles Designer Buttons
5. Dies – Top Note and Timeless Type Junior Alphabet
6. Embossing Folders – None
7. Punches – Corner Small
8. Tools – Big Shot
9. Mediums – Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery Stampin’ Markers and StaZon

Jeannette

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Cards for Men

Posted by Jeannette on 25 April 2011

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Mens cards are not my thing.  I’m not very good at doing these at all and quite often I’d prefer to just go out and buy one rather than sitting there for hour’s with nothing but a crappy card to show.  However I didn’t do too badly with this one.  I added the banner at the last-minute that’s why there’s so much space at the bottom, had I known when I’d started I would have torn the card further down but I had already stuck it together.  I didn’t take a photo of the inside but when you open it there’s a little pocket for some money to go into.


Supplies Used: (All Stampin’ Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Real Red, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
2. Papers – None
3. Stamps – Plane and Simple
4. Embellishments – Linen Thread
5. Dies – None
6. Embossing Folders – None
7. Punches – 1/16″ Circle
8. Tools – None
9. Mediums – StaZon and VersaMark

Jeannette

 

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Spackle

Posted by Jeannette on 24 April 2011

I have two cards today!  I bought some Artist Spackle which is an ultra thick textural medium.  When I saw this I had one thing in mind and that was Stampin’ Up! Re-Inkers.  The Spackle is white and you can add the re-inkers to get whatever colour you want.  For this card I added Pink Pirouette and used a Mask.  If the bow doesn’t look to great, it’s because it’s my first Double Bow.

For the next card I decided to go one further and althoung I left the Spackle white I did create my own mask by punching a border into some card using the small heart punch.

This is a close up so you can see the texture and dimension.  I had fun playing with this and I have a few more idea’s up my sleeve which I’ll share at a later date.

Supplies Used: (All Stampin’ Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Pink Pirouette and Whisper White
2. Papers – Subtle DSP
3. Stamps – Occasional Quotes (3 Hostess Set
4. Embellishments – Whisper White Tafetta and Organza Ribbons
5. Dies – Top Note
6. Embossing Folders – None
7. Punches – Decorative Label and Heart Small
8. Tools – Big Shot
9. Mediums – StaZon, Pink Pirouette Re-Inker and Artist Spackle (Not SU!)

Jeannette

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My Craft Room

Posted by Jeannette on 22 April 2011

I bought the last item from Ikea last night after work and moved the final bookcase in today.  With some rearranging it is now finally done.  I can guarantee it’s not going to stay this tidy for long, I’m already itching to get in there and make a mess!

This is the view from the door. 

This is from the far corner looking back at the door.  The bookshelf outside the door now needs a new home somewhere else, I just don’t know where yet.

This is the right hand side from the door going towards the window.

This is my cutting area (notice my brand new toy which arrived this week)

And this takes us back to the door again.  I decided to get a Dining room table rather than a desk because I would like to start having crafters around and this was the only way to go.  The table as it is now against the wall fits 4 – 5 people comfortably. If I move it away from the wall that will accommodate another 2 – 3 .  If it’s fully extended I could fit 10 people but it may be a bit of a squash for the room size.

The bookshelf above replaced the white one,  I can get my books on this one and still display cards and projects, whereas the white one was not deep enough for the books.  You know how everyone has a hideaway space, cupboard etc to hide what you don’t want or need to be visible?  Well I have one too and it’s called my bedroom, so that’s the next room that needs to be sorted out.  But first I think I need to get creative!

Hope you enjoyed looking.

Jeannette

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And Another…

Posted by Jeannette on 21 April 2011

Yes, I did say I had a few more to show.  This one is a variation of the card I did here.   I must say it looks much nicer IRL and if you look really close you can actually see some of the shimmer. 

Supplies Used: (All Stampin’ Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Shimmery White
2. Papers – None
3. Stamps – Basic Phrases, Cheer & Wishes and Four Frames Four
4. Embellishments – Brights Brads and Linen Thread
5. Dies – None
6. Embossing Folders – Vintage Wallpaper
7. Punches – Decorative Label, 3/4″ Circle and Modern Label
8. Tools – Big Shot
9. Mediums – Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin Pads

Jeannette

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Now for something different…

Posted by Jeannette on 20 April 2011

I thought I’d give you a break from Wedding Cards, especially as I still have a few to show.  My idea for this card came fom an Idea book for a certain machine that I recently purchased (was delivered yesterday afternoon, so watch this space over the weekend) anyway back to the card.  I used an embossing folder again but this time I didn’t actually emboss with it.  I took the VersaMark Pad and inked up one side of the folder, lay it flat on the desk, then took my cardstock and lay it on top and then ran my brayer over it.  I love how it only outlines the pattern and doesn’t actually block the pattern (IYKWIM).

I inked up the Chipboard letter with Whisper White, dried it with the Heat Gun, then inked it with Bashful Blue, ran it  through the Big Shot using the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and finally covered it with Crystal Effects.

Supplies Used: (All Stampin’ Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Real Red, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
2. Papers – None
3. Stamps – Basic Phrases
4. Embellishments – Clip Assortment, On Board Alphabet Soup and On Board mix & Match
5. Dies – Elegant Bouquet
6. Embossing Folders – Vintage Wallpaper
7. Punches – Corner Small
8. Tools – Big Shot, Heat Gun and Brayer
9. Mediums – Bashful Blue and Real Red Classic Stampin Pad, Whisper White Craft Stampin Pad,Versamark Pad and Crystal Effects

Jeannette

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Wedding Day

Posted by Jeannette on 19 April 2011

I thought I’d attempt another layer card using a single colour.  I was planning on using the Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon but ended up using Marina Mist instead.  I had made a Bookmark with this ribbon just before I started this card.  I know I keeping saying this but the Shimmery White Card is absolutely perfect for Wedding Cards.  It’s slightly thicker than Whisper White and Very Vanilla and it has this beautiful shimmer to it (hence the name).  If you remember it was part of the March Frenzy, well I took advantage of the discount and bought loads of it.

I embossed the top card using the small background stamp in the Clearly for You set.  Because this stamp is quite fine you don’t really need to worry about lining it up exactly, I just lined it up by eye and stamped until I had filled the card.  I didn’t have the clear label on the stamp either it was straight out the box.

Supplies Used: (All Stampin’ Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Shimmery White
2. Papers – None
3. Stamps – Clearly for You and Occasional Quotes (L3 Hostess Set)
4. Embellishments – Basic Pearls and Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon
5. Dies – None
6. Embossing Folders – Vintage Wallpaper
7. Punches – Corner Small
8. Tools – Big Shot
9. Mediums – Marina Mist Classic Ink Pad, Versamark Pad  and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Jeannette

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Home Decor

Posted by Jeannette on 18 April 2011

This weekend was a bit of a disaster, I didn’t get anything done that I had planned.  When I make cards I normally put them on the wall unit in the lounge for a while.  This way I sort of get a feel for them and either figure out that 1) I Love it. 2) I Hate it or 3) There’s something missing.  This is what inspired this project.  To take the photo I had to take it out of the frame as the glass is fixed to it, so I couldn’t just remove it and then take the photo on the wall.  I added some Baja Breeze to fit the colour scheme.

And here it is on the wall in my lounge.  I’m not to sure about the colour of the frame or the white mount, I was thinking about colouring with Crumb Cake.  What do you think?

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, and Very Vanilla
2. Papers – None
3. Stamps – Confetti
4. Embellishments – Basic Rhinestones and Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon
5. Dies – Beautiful Butterflies
6. Embossing Folders – Vintage Wallpaper
7. Punches – Corner Large (Corner Chomper)
8. Tools – Big Shot
9. Mediums – Baja Breeze Classic Ink Pad

Jeannette

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Beautiful Butterfly

Posted by Jeannette on 15 April 2011

I’ve seen quite a few of these single colour cards, especially white ones on the US sites and I love them! You do need texture and dimension to be able to carry them off, so last night this is what I rustled up. I couldn’t resist adding another Neutral colour and left the card stock smooth as I think the Butterfly has enough dimension on it’s own.

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
2. Papers – None
3. Stamps – Curly Cute
4. Embellishments – Basic Rhinestones and Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon
5. Dies – Beautiful Butterflies
6. Embossing Folders – Vintage Wallpaper
7. Punches – Corner Small
8. Tools – Big Shot
9. Mediums – Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad

Jeannette

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Thank You

Posted by Jeannette on 13 April 2011

Sorry to bore you with yet another card using my “favourite” technique. When sanding the embossed DSP I’ve found that the darker the colour the less sanding you need. I am forever grateful to Stampin’ Up! For listening to us and finally giving us the Big Shot. It’s amazing how different your cards look by just adding texture and dimension.

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White
2. Papers – In Colors DSP Pattern Stack
3. Stamps – Tiny Tags and Occasional Quotes(L3 Hostess Set)
4. Embellishments –Linen Thread and Pear Pizzazz Binder Ribbon
5. Dies – Fun Flowers Die,
6. Embossing Folders – Vintage Wallpaper, Square Lattice and Perfect Polka Dots
7. Punches – 1 /16″ Circle, Jewelry Tag Medium and Decorative Label
8. Tools – Big Shot and Distressing Essentials kit.
9. Mediums – Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad and Jet Black StazOn ink Pad

Jeannette

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My Nieces

Posted by Jeannette on 10 April 2011

I had a fab day at Training yesterday, it’s always good to see my SU! Family and Craft nearly all day. Here is the Scrapbook Page we did, I’m not sure about all the Glitter but I do love the finished project. Aren’t they gorgeous! Just look at Isla’s face, not a happy bunny at all. Only thing still to do is add their Birth dates.

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla
2. Papers – Springtime Vintage DSP
3. Stamps – Four Frames
4. Embellishments – On Board Alphabet Soup, Silver and Baja Breeze Glass Glitter, Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, and Pear Pizzazz Binder Ribbon
5. Tools – Decorative Label, Eyelet Border, Spiral Border punches, Fun Flowers Die, and The Big Shot.
6. Mediums – Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad, and Not Quite Navy Marker

Jeannette

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April Training Swaps

Posted by Jeannette on 9 April 2011

I should have arrived at Julie’s by the time this post is published. I can honestly say that I’m so glad I only needed to do 16. I’d still be there putting them together if I’d needed more. Normally I try to keep swap cards nice and simple purely because they can be very time consuming if you don’t. However I thought as it’s a smallish group I’d do a bit more, plus I have some making up to do.

Here is the finished product featuring my new favourite technique/effect.

Here they all are together. You may notice that there are 2 versions but that was only because I had run out of the pattern DSP.

I know I’m in for a fab day today and I might just let you all know how it went later in the week. Have a fab day whatever your doing!

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette Textured, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White
2. Papers – Neutrals DSP Pattern Stack
3. Stamps – Just Perfect Alphabet, Four Frames, and Something to Celebrate (L2 Hostess Set)
4. Embellishments – Linen Thread, and Silver Brads
5. Tools – Modern Label, Word Window, 3/4″ Circle, and Decorative Label Punches, and Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.
6. Mediums – Classic Ink Pads

Jeannette

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Training Swap Sneak Peak

Posted by Jeannette on 8 April 2011

I’m off to Training tomorrow with my FAB Up line Julie and some of my Stampin Up! Family. The last few times I have attended an event I haven’t managed to do any swaps as I’ve been so busy with work and travel. While that hasn’t really changed much I have made the time and effort to do some swaps for tomorrow.

It took me longer to decide on my card design than it did to do the prep. All this will turn into 16 of what I hope will be fabulous swap cards. This is the photo pre final prep, I still had one or two things to do before assembling.

 

If you want to see the assembled card, please come back tomorrow and it’ll be here at 10am.

Jeannette


 

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Blow me over with a feather…

Posted by Jeannette on 7 April 2011

I can’t believe I’ve actually managed 3 posts this month; hopefully it’s a sign of things to come! I am having a fab time with the products from the Mini Catalogue. Using the Big Shot dies and embossing folders gives your projects a whole new look and opens up so many interesting ideas and techniques. Here is one using an embossing folder, DSP Paper and a sanding block. I just love this effect even though I’m not a huge fan of the vintage or distressed look. It’s kind of softer if that makes any sense.


Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Bashful Blue, and Whisper White
2. Papers – Subtles DSP Pattern Stack
3. Stamps – Something to Celebrate (L2 Hostess Set)
4. Embellishments – Neutrals Designer Buttons
5. Tools – Fun Flowers Die, Square Lattice, Perfect Polka Dots, and Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folders.
6. Mediums – Bashful Blue Classic Ink Pad


Jeannette


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Shoebox Swap – Part 1

Posted by Jeannette on 4 April 2011

I recently went to a Shoebox Swap hosted by the lovely Jane. We made some wonderful 3D projects and had a fab day with lots of talking and crafting. Here is the Project I made, which pales in comparison to the other projects. I have used an On Board 5″ x 5″ Art Journal as the base of this project.


Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Pink Pirouette
2. Papers – Subtles DSP Pattern Stack
3. Stamps – Art by Design
4. Embellishments – Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, Sweet Stitches Designer Big Buttons
5. Tools – Flower Daisies #2 Die, Little Leaves Die, Spiral Border Punch, and Large Designer Label Punch
6. Mediums – Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad and Marker Pen

Here is the beautiful box that was Jane’s project. I didn’t finish it on the day because I had cut the window too large (that’s what happens when you talk too much). So I re-created it this weekend. I converted Jane’s measurements to Inches but because I don’t like the fiddly inches and try to work in whole, halves or quarters as much as possible, it is now slightly larger than the original. I must say that I really enjoyed doing this and I will definitely be doing more in different colours.


 Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Very Vanilla and Basic Black
2. Papers – Newsprint DSP
3. Stamps – Something to Celebrate (L2 Hostess Set)
4. Embellishments – Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, and Basic Pearls
5. Tools – Fun Flowers Die, Little Leaves Die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, 1″, 1/2″, and 1/8″ Circle Punches, and Word Window Large Punch
6. Mediums – Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad

I’ll be back next Monday to show you the other two fabulous projects we made.


 

Jeannette


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ILWS Stampin’ Up! Mini Blog Hop.

Posted by Jeannette on 2 April 2011

Welcome to another of “In Love with Stamping’s” Blog Hops. I must say this one is even bigger than the last one we had for the SU! Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop. This is Group 3 and if you have started at the beginning then you’ve just come from CarolynUK’s Blog.

We have a very exciting Mini this year with lots of fabulous new products including the long awaited BIG SHOT!  To say we have waited for this for a long time is an understatement! It’s been ages; well at least it feels like it. It also goes to show, that if you ask for something long enough you’re going to get it!

Here are two cards I’ve made using some of the lovely new dies we have. Both cards use dies and embossing folders that are exclusive to stamping up and there is virtually no stamping.  Apologies for the photo quality, I will update when I can.

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy
2. Papers – Neutrals DSP Pattern Stack
3. Stamps – Something to Celebrate (L2 Hostess Set)
4. Embellishments – Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons, Basic Rhinestones, and Crumb Cake Binder Ribbon
5. Tools – Lots of Tags Sizzlits 4 Pack, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, and Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
6. Mediums – Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze and Whisper White
2. Papers – Subtles DSP Pattern Stack
3. Stamps – None
4. Embellishments –Basic Rhinestones, and Baja Breeze Binder Ribbon
5. Tools – Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies, and Beautiful Wings Embosslit.
6. Mediums – None

Hope you enjoyed your visit. Next on the Hop is Blue Angel (Cate). There are some fabulous creations as usual and lots of lovely idea’s so please take the time to have a nosey at all the Blogs participating.

If you would like to see the other Groups or start at the beginning for this group then please use the links below.

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3 
Group 4

Happy Hopping!


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