Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Hardwood meets new In Colours


Today I am sharing a card I made for a Facebook Group I belong to.

I decided to use one of my stamps for the background which is called

Hardwood 

and is available in the New Catalogue which launches Tomorrow June 1st.
I am pleased this set is carrying over as it is such a versatile stamp.

Many uses for men as well as a background for the lovely Flower Stamps.




I stamped it using Crumb Cake before over stamping with this lovely set called Falling Flowers.
This is also a carry over and you can get matching Framelits Dies called May Flowers.

It has been stamped using Berry Burst and for the stamped sentiment, Tranquil Tide.
Both of these are part of the new In Colours for 2017-2018.
The sentiment is from Love and Affection which is no longer available after today.

A few Glitter Dots and Pearls are added for interest.

I hope you like my take on this Stamp Set and if you would like a copy of the new Annual Catalogue please contact me and I will send you one, completely Free.

June is also a good time to think of joining Stampin' Up!

You spend £99 on products worth £130 of your choice and after the signing up period which is 1 week you are then receiving 20% discount off all your orders.

You don't have to become a Demonstrator, it is your choice.
You can be a 'Hobby' Demo and shop just for yourself and still get discount of 20% off every order.

If you think this could be for you, I would love it if you joined my team of

Christine's Happy Crafters.

Please feel free to contact me, any time and I will answer and questions you may have.

Thanks for subscribing to my blog and I hope you will return soon.

Christine  xxx


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Friday, 26 May 2017

Emerald/Shades of Green Challenge

I am back today to share a card I made for a Facebook Group Challenge.

The challenge was called 'EMERALD' or various shades of Green

Green is not a colour I would normally choose but decided decided to step out of my comfort zone and go for it.

As the lovely Stamp Set called Gorgeous Grunge is retiring at the end of the month, this is the set I chose to work with. My set is well loved and I am sorry to see it go.

My base card which measures 11.75 inches is scored and folded in half using Pear Pizazz Card Stock
A panel a Very Vanilla has been added for me to stamp on.




The inks I used are Always Artichoke, Emerald Envy, Old Olive and Pear Pizazz along with Garden Green Cardstock for the label and butterflies.

A few Enamel Dots complete the design.

In addition to Gorgeous Grunge retiring, the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly are also retiring.
I love mine so they will be kept to use for my personal use.

If you would like a copy of the new Annual Catalogue or join my team, please contact me.
I will send you a Catalogue Free of Charge.

Thanks for subscribing to my blog.

Happy Crafting

Christine xx

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Last Week of Discounted Products

Good afternoon everyone, isn't it a lovely day.
I hope you are making the most of this beautiful weather, just hope it will last for the coming Bank Holiday Weekend.

I wanted to remind you that this is the last week to grab some bargains from Stampin'Up! before the new Annual Catalogue launches on June 1st.



Click this link to see what is retiring and discounted until the end of May
https://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=50100

I would love it if you decided to shop with me. I also have the new Annual Catalogues to send out, so if you would be interested in receiving one at no cost to you, please use my contact me button at the top of the page.

You can also join Stampin' Up! with me as your Demonstrator, again use the contact me button for more information.

It costs £99 to join, you get to choose £130 worth of product along with a welcome gift from me.

June will be the best month to join as you will have access to the new catalogue.

You don't have to 'sell' if you don't want to, you can join as what we know as a 'Hobby Demo' and after the initial qualifying period you instantly earn 20% discount on all you buy.

The postage for each order is £4.95 regardless of how much you order.

I look forward to welcoming you to my team of  ' Christine's Happy Crafters'

Christine xx

Pootlers Design Team Challenge Week 4 and Final Week



Good morning to you all and a warm welcome to what is my last Blog Post as a Design Team Member for Pootlers Design Team.

I wish to thank the lovely Sam Hammond Donald, who all her team know as 'Pootles' for giving me the opportunity of sharing my work for the last month.

Sam kindly gave all her team the beautiful Stamp Set called
BUTTERLY BASICS
to work with for the month and to keep.





All the team have produced some amazing makes and as this is week 4, I decided to showcase as much as I could using this beautiful set.



I chose to make a 'Flip Fold Card' for my design along with a lovely matching Envelope.

The card base is made using Pool Party, Whisper White and the gorgeous Designer Series Paper called 'Birthday Bouquet'. Sadly this is retiring at the end of May along with all the other DSP.
I love it so decided to buy another pack just to use for family and friends cards.

The card size is 10" by 5", scored and folded in half then scored and folded back on itself.

My Panel measures 3.5 " by 2.25"

I used almost all of the stamps from the set and stamped using various colours of 
Pool Party, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Watermelon Wonder and Crumb Cake

My flower on the main centre panel has been coloured using Watercolour Pencils and blended using Blender Pens. (I love these)

To add some sparkle,  the images had a light touch of  Clear Wink of Stella

Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper has been used to cut out the large Butterfly and tiny Butterfly.

A few Pearls complete the design.

To make the matching envelope I used the Envelope Punch Board, adding a piece of DSP and sentiment to the front with another Tiny Butterfly in Glimmer Paper.

I love this card and it will be given to a special person on their birthday.

I hope you have enjoyed following my journey the last 4 weeks, it has been a pleasure to share my designs with you.

If you would like a copy of the new Annual Catalogue which launches on June 1st or would like to know more about Stampin' Up! and become a Demonstrator, contact me using the button on the top bar. I would love you to join my team.

Thanks for reading and hope you will visit again soon.

Christine xxx


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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Pootlers Design Team Challenge Week 3





Good morning to you all. 

I can't believe it is the half way point of my being part of  Pootles Design Team for May.

For those of you who are new to my blog, you won't know what I am talking about.

Every month my lovely Upline - Sam Hammond Donald puts a call out for her team asking if they would like to be a Designer for a challenge she sets.
If you are lucky, as I was, to be selected Sam sends out a lovely Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! for you to use and keep.

This is the Stamp Set she chose for us to work with during May.


I was thrilled to receive this as I have a love for anything which includes Butterflies.

Here is my Design for Week 3



This is what I call 'CAS' which means 'Clean and Simple'

Every year Stampin' Up' produce a new Annual Catalogue and there is always a Colour Change for Card and Inks. This Catalogue launches on June 1st so I am giving you a Sneak Peak to what they are.

For my base card I chose to use one of the new colours in the upcoming Catalogue 2017-2018 from Stamping' Up!

It is called - 'Berry Burst'

I then used 'Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies' using Whisper White Card as a cut out for the side of my design.

The beautiful flower stamp has been stamped using ' Berry Burst' Ink and coloured using Watercolour Pencils.
I recently bought the Blender Pens which I used to blend the colours together. 
Why haven't I bought these before, I love them.

My sentiment was stamped using 'Tranquil Tide' and my tiny Butterfly with 'Lemon Lime Twist'

I added a few 'Glitter Enamel Dots' for texture.

I am loving the new colours and I know you will too once you see them in the new Annual Catalogue.

If you would like a copy Free of Charge, send me a message and I will get one sent to you.
If you are interested in joining 'Stampin' Up! and my team, again get in touch.



I hope you like my design and thank you for popping by to leave me comments.

Christine  xx








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