Monday, 5 June 2017

Jems Colour Challenge - Week 1

To get us all started with the new In Colors the lovely people at Stampin' Up! have given us some ideas for colour combinations. Julie Kettlewell, our Jems leader suggested we use them as a theme for a weekly blog so here we go week one.

Julie's Jems Stampin' Up! In Color Challenge

Week 1


While I love the first 3 colours, I rarely use black so it was a bit of a challenge. The card base is Sahara sand, I used black for the sentiments, Soft Sky for the background flourish and the Fresh Fig for the details.

Follow the links below to check out the supplies I used.

Happy Stampin!, Linda xx

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Friday, 26 May 2017

The New Annual Catalogue Is On It's Way

Whoop Whoop! It is gorgeous and I can't wait to share it with you 😊


If you have ordered from me in the last 6 months one is already on it's way. If you haven't and want one just send me an email, using the contact form on the right, and I will send one to you. 
Linda xx

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Something For The Men!!


Hello and welcome to May's Jems Blog Hop. Designing cards for men is always a little harder, having to reign in all those flowers and bling!! But it can be done, often just a change of colour on a favourite design like this is all it takes.


This is a quick and simple card to make for any occasion and the Stitched Shapes Framelits give it a professional finish.

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Some stamp sets shout men - Nailed It being a perfect example.


The suite with all those tools plus papers and washi tape the design possibilities are endless. I am sad to see it leaving us so soon.

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Now at first glance Jar of Love is one of the floweriest (is that a word?) sets around but with the little fish and the "BEST FISHES" sentiment, perfect for anybody really.


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Every now and then a stamp set and matching die set comes along that suits any gender, any occasion and is just stunning! Lift Me Up is just gorgeous! Crisp clean images and I love the font of the sentiments combined with the dies I love it! 



These 2 are cased from the lovely Kylie Bertucci, and I think they are suitable for men and women, click on the photos to check out her Facebook class.

Thankfully the Lift Me Up stamps and the Up and Away thinlit dies are not retiring but they won't be available as a bundle from 1st June, so if you want 10% off you need to order them now!

We made all these cards at my last class, if you are interested in attending my next one see the events page for details.

To move on to Julie's post
If you missed Kate's creation
 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Something Old and Something New

Well not that old, but definitely new! My Window Box die was feeling very neglected, hunkered down in the back of my die box I had used it once and while I liked the final box it had seemed really tricky to stick together. As it is carrying over to the next catalogue I thought I better master the thing. Well WOW, it goes together really well! Goodness knows what I did last time.


So my first attempt, managed to get the side panels upside down but otherwise not bad.

The second attempt has taken a few days to come together including a trip to my upline Gill to borrow this lovely bundle which is available from the beginning of June!


How cute is that?!? There are matching papers too!


Almost too good to cut up!

Anyway I digress!! Here is the second box I made, using the older Window Box die with the brand new Daisy Delight Stamp set and matching punch. I am thrilled with the outcome.


The daisy fits perfectly on the lid, let me know what you think?

Happy Stampin'

Linda x


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Monday, 17 April 2017

Make and Take

Good morning all

I am hosting a make and take at Hobbycraft in Broadheath this Saturday the 22nd April 10am until 2pm. Come along and make a card, suitable for ages 3 to 103!

Linda xx

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Retirement List


Good morning all, just a quick update.
Things are beginning to sell out on the retirement list and when they are gone, they are gone! If you are placing an order between £25.00 and £149.00 please use hostess code X2BXWUKM to get a little surprise from me in May.
Happy Stampin' 
Linda xx

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Hey, Chick! Happy Easter!



At first glance the chicken stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalogue did not float my boat at all, but when pictures of this guy hit Pinterest and I had to get them!


Imagine my surprise when I found out my favourite chick is based on a real breed, meet the Golden Laced Polish Chicken!


That is one bad hair day!!

I went slightly less colourful with my chicks, they look so outlandish the rest of the card had to be a bit 'off kilter' too. Unfortunately I have realised this will be posted on the 1st April when this stamp set will no longer be available 😧😧 but the rest of the products are listed below,



Now go and have a look at the other projects.

To go back and see Sarah's blog
To move on to Julie's blog

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