BEE Thankful

What a cheerful little chappie this bee is – so cute offering a flower along with his thanks – don’t ask why I think this is a boy rather than a girl bee – it just looks like a little fella is my only reason!

The Bee Thankful set is a single stamp, it is nice and big so covers a lot of space, allowing you to make a quick thank you card!  I paired it with the 2018 -2020 In colors using the Stampin Write Markers

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Daisy Lane ~ Moments with You

Daisy’s are such cheerful flowers, I have a Shasta Daisy bush in my garden which produces flowers all summer long.  I also have a South African Daisy which has bright yellow petals and a deep purple center – very dramatic…. and finally one of my Yorkie’s is also called Daisy, so you could say that daisys are a big part of my life!

Today’s card uses the Daisy Lane Stamp set along with a couple of my favorite punches, make sure you come visit me again on Wednesday when I have another card to share using the full Daisy Lane Bundle.

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Terracotta Tile Floral Essence and Grapefruit Grove

A couple of weeks ago I posted a card using a color combination that seemed unlikely but simply presented itself (check here) – well it happen again when tidying up my workbench………… Terracotta Tile paired with Grapefruit Grove – a couple of scraps  I was putting away that suddenly said…. ‘just a minute’.…. there is something going on here!

So I went with it – putting a Very Vanilla Card layer in between to give it a little more definition.  During my clean up I also came across a couple of flowers stamped and punched with the Floral Essence Stamp set – so it was just a case of pulling it all together.

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2019 – 2020 Ribbon and Embellishment Share

It is that time of year again!
Did you see all those beautiful ribbons in the  2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog?  Would you like it  all for a little? 
I have been asked to do a  Ribbon share again ~ this is where you can get your hands on a yard of each of the new ribbons  without having to break the bank – and oh what a sumptuous selection there is again this year!!!
There are also some beautiful embellishments which I am also offering this year

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Sponging Technique with Tasteful Textures

Today I am late with my post – to be honest I am a couple of days late – but I have a good reason!

On Saturday evening our house was struck by lightening!  A big flash, bang and the strong smell of ozone – it fried our cable service (internet, TV), all the switching powers supplies for various electronic devices ( including our phone service!) then a TV and the dishwasher! So we have spent the last couple of days piecing our lives back together – Friday we go shop for a dishwasher! 🙂

I have a video technique to share today which shows a simple but very effective technique – sponging – I using it a lot in may cards and other projects and I think it benefits from revisiting from time-to-time.

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June Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ 3D

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Anastasia’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is 3D. ……………. oh and I just love to do 3D projects! So today I have chosen to do a home decor piece using the Magnolia Memory Dies from the new 2019 – 2020 Stampin’ UP! catalog.

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from Lisa’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have a ‘Sketch Challenge ~ where we have been given a layout for us to choose colors and a theme.

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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