Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Stork its your Birthday!

My eldest boy is sitting his GSCE exams this and next month and now my youngest is full of a horrible cold, I need to craft for some me time!

It is lovely weather here and in the early afternoon my craft room gets very warm indeed.  I pulled out my new stamp bundle Lily pad Lake to see if that would cool me down.


Very Cute stork/crane

 
 

There is a very cool wave/water die in this bundle and I thought it would also work for grass/reeds.  I coloured the Thick Whisper White paper with ink refills, I have made a small video to show how easy, and fun, this technique is.





The new Stampin Up Catalogue is out now and can be ordered from on 1st June, if you would like one, please get in touch and I can send one out to you.



Lindahandford@icloud.com
 
 

 


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Friday, 18 May 2018

Under the Sea Birthday Card

I am totally in love with the new Sea Textures bundle, such a cute octopus!  I am making loads of projects using this set so please keep looking on my blog and You tube.  My aim is to show how many different cards you can make from this bundle.


 

I have used lots of new items from the new catalogue (which is available to order from on June 1st, but if you would like a copy, leave me a message and I can send you one now!)  the Sea Textures set and some great new 6x6 paper which is perfect for backgrounds, I only have it in the new In Colours at present but plan to get them all!



This card was super easy to make, I have made a short video to show you.  Since making this video I  found a way of sticking the vellum to the card base without seeing the glue.  If you lightly sponge the glue onto the back of the vellum it works a treat.





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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Kre8tors May Blog Hop


 
 


Hello and Welcome to this months Kre8tors Blog Hop.  My name is Linda, I live in the UK and I'm joining lots of other Stampin Up Demonstrators from all around the world to inspire you to create beautiful cards.

This month we are saying goodbye to our favourite items in the Occasions Catalogue. 

I was very lucky to be chosen as a Display Stamper (in the UK) last November.  I was sent an exciting box of new goodies and had the scary job of inspiring other Demonstrators at our Onstage Local event with my cards, boxes and scrapbook pages!  I was given (amongst other items) the Magical Day stamp set.  Totally in love with this set, so sad to see it retire.

This was the first card I made, very simple with just card stock background, coloured unicorn and the die cut Celebrate.  I like this card but wanted to step it up!




My second card is very similar to the first, same layout but this time I used Whisper White for my background, I heat embossed the background with flowers with white embossing powder and then inked the edges with Flirty Flamingo ink. 
 



Then I couldn't stop, I had to make more!  I made my own stencil for the knight card, I used the die from the Oh So Eclectic bundle and sponged Basic Grey round the edges.


The mermaid card was my most ambitious, not one but two stencils made using the leaf die from the Magical Day bundle and the bubbles from the Bubble Over bundle.  This was my least favourite card, my favourite is next.


I love this card and it was super simple to make, I used the Myths and Magic DSP for the background then used the blenders to colour my wizard in and that was basically finished!

I really enjoyed making this months cards I hope you enjoy them too.  Don't forget to hop along with the talented bunch of demo's.




Click on next arrow to see Kirsteen Gill's awesome project.

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May 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call



 



 
 
 
 
 
 

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