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Rose Wonder White Wash

I love the Rose Wonder Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!  It has a big, bold rose image which just fills the front of a card and then a whole host of greetings which pretty much would suit any occasion….. thanks, wedding wishes, thoughts and prayers, birthday and sympathy. Continue reading

Farewell ~ Love and Affection from Stampin’ Up!

We are about 5 days away from say a fond farewell to the 2016 ~ 2017 catalog.  One of the set that is retiring is Love and Affection (which is still available as I write this 🙂 )

This is such a pretty set that I have used on a number of projects, with its little flower and leaf elements, you can build up a design and 3 lovely greetings in a lovely cursive font.  I have one more card to share which features heat embossing with the copper embossing powder. Continue reading

Advent Calendar – Christmas Eve!

The final day for our calendar, it is hard to believe it is Christmas Eve,  I am going to spend the day listening to Christmas music on BBC Radio 2 and getting ready for tomorrow.  I sometimes think I enjoy Christmas Eve more than Christmas Day itself – there is more of a sense of magic and anticipation!

Back in October, when  my friend, Elly, from the UK and I designed the  advent calendar using a 24 cup mini muffin pan, we had a lot of fun deciding which square would go on each day but I knew we would have this square for today!

I hope you have enjoyed the countdown journey – I certainly enjoyed sharing with you ~ leave me a comment I would love to hear from you.

You will want to open each post, as there will be a little treat behind each one!  Some days it might be some virtual ‘candy’ or sweeties as we call them in the UK, other times it might be a card, 3D project or a video!

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Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 21

Gosh…………. only 4 more days to go until Christmas 2016 ~ January 1st 2016 is so clear in my mind and the year has passed so fast.  Back in October my friend, Elly, from the UK and I designed an advent calendar using a 24 cup mini muffin pan, during December I have been sharing one of the squares each day , with a brief description of each.

You will want to open each post, as there will be a little treat behind each one!  Some days it might be some virtual ‘candy’ or sweeties as we call them in the UK, other times it might be a card, 3D project or a video!

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Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 8

Here we are on Day 8 of the Advent calendar that my friend, Elly, from the UK and I designed during her visit in October using a 24 cup mini muffin pan.  Throughout December I will share one each day with a brief description of each.

You will want to open each post, as there will be a little treat behind each one!  Some days it might be some virtual ‘candy’ or sweeties as we call them in the UK, other times it might be a card, 3D project or a video!

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Glittery Frosted Medallions ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

The 2016 Holiday Catalog from Stampin” Up! has a couple of products tucked away on page 7 – glittery embossing powder in Real Red and Emerald Envy – just perfect Christmas colors.

I have said before and will probably say again ~ I love heat embossing ~ it just has to be one of my most favorite techniques, so I paired the embossing powders with the perfectly named Frosted Medallions stamp set and once I had out all the tools I just played away with card to see the different effects.

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Watercolor Wings congratulations!

One of the ladies in my Stampin’ UP! team promoted to Bronze Elite during June, this is a wonderful achievement for her and carries benefits which includes 25% discount on everything she buys from Stampin’ Up!

I could not let this go by without a card for her, she loves butterflies and Daffodil Delight – and that is what she got on her card.

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Bloomin’ Love Valentine ~ Stampin’ Up!

2016 Occasions catalog_US

 

 

 

 

Since it is Valentine’s day next month I have a some cards to share with you over the next couple of days, here is the second card  using the ‘Bloomin’ Love’ stamp set as well as some other new products from the new Occasions catalog.

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Votive Treat Box ~ video tutorial

When I was at the Stampin’ Up convention in July I signed up to join in with an ‘organized swap’

It was for a 3D treat holder and the requirements were that it should hold a treat and be an original design if possible.  As I love to make boxes I knew that would be the base of my ‘treat’ but I also wanted to show a technique – after all I was going to be giving my treat to fellow stampers/papercrafters so I wanted it to have a bit of a WOW factor.

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Mint Macaron Wedding Anniversary ~ Stampin’ Up!

I am not entirely sure what the collective noun is for a lot of anniversary cards, so I am just going to call them a ‘Bunch’

I have a bunch of family/friend wedding anniversaries in the second half of each year so I tend to make 6 – 7 of them so then they are ready for signing and posting.

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