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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Stampin' Up! Forever Evergreen

I talked about this Stampin' Up!  Forever Evergreen stamp set in my Christmas Card Club post as I used one of the other sentiments from the set and also explained it coordinated with a super Christmas Tree making kit.

However today I've used it to add garlands of fir with some lovely ornaments hanging from them.  I used my blender pens to colour them in with ink from the lid of my ink pads.  It works best on watercolour paper, but if you are quick you can create a little shading on our whisper white card stock.  I used some Candy Cane Lane paper to add a border and machine sewed it all together.  The bows on the ornaments are done using the 'fork' bow technique using a plastic fork tee her!  The bakers twine is whisper white with a real red sparkle twist in it which is super for parcel wrapping and neat embellishments on cards.  It comes with a roll of this and straight real red twine too!

This stamp set is easily overlooked in the catalogue as it's under the Forever Evergreen tree kit and can't really be seen in the picture and there are no other card pictures to show you what you can do, but I think it is fab so do take a look on page 35 of the Stampin' Up! UK winter catalogue.

I'll share some more cards with this set soon.


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

A Gift from the Garden or Stampin' Up!

I'm trying to make a few non Christmas cards but it is difficult as the temptation is to try to be organised this year for the festive season, but why change the habit of a life time.  That said with Stampin' Up! having such a fab deal on designer series papers at the moment it's foolish not to take them up on it and get 4 packs of selected papers for the price of 3.  Hence I'm using some Blooms and Bliss paper here with Stampin' Up! set Gift From the Garden.  Love the Wellies and wish I had more tidy calves to fit in something so pretty as these.  

The colours in this paper pack include island indigo, mint macaron, sahara sand, blushing bride, sweet sugarplum and rich razzleberry.  A beautiful combo if I say so myself.

I've also had chance to use my new Stampin' Up! Lots of Labels framelits and Classic Label punch for the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments a craft room staple like salt & pepper to your pantry! 

Have a great week and don't forget this fab paper offer saving you £10.


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Christmas Card Club - Sentiment

Lovely Carol set our challenge this fortnight and it was to make the sentiment the focus.  We made this card at my monthly card club this week and even though it is very different from the normal traditional Christmas card it went down very well and the ladies really liked the copper foil card with basic black, smoky slate and basic grey.  I was inspired by  a copper card I saw made by Anja Luft.  She used similar colours but was brave enough to heat emboss in copper powder onto the foil.

My focal sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! stamp set Forever Evergreen which coordinates with the Forever Evergreen Project kit to make 3 very cute and much bigger than you imagine Christmas Trees.  We had fun at another class making these.

Don't forget to stop by the other ladies in our Christmas Card Club for lots of inspiration.

I hope you are having a good Sunday. I'm prepping for a fab Stampin' Up! party tomorrow and one of my Christmas Stamp a Stacks on Tuesday so busy busy.

The sun is now shining after all the rain this morning so hopefully a brighter end to our weekend.  Hope it is good with you too!

More soon. Zx

PS if you are going to Sincerely Yours Portsmouth next Sunday do come and see Olivia and I on our Stampin' Up! stand.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Stampin' Up! Male Birthday Card

Sometimes the simplest addition of some patterned paper can just add a spot of detail to a card. Here I've used a piece from surprisingly the Floral Boutique DSP pack, but it is on this occasion for a male birthday card with no girly flowers in sight. I love the bubbles from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set especially as it was a free set that I won at the last Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Onstage event at Telford. We're there again in November and I can't wait. We'll get to see the new spring catalogue and to play with new products.  It's so exciting to get this early sight and use of new things. You can too if you'd like to be a demonstrator in my team. Click  for more details on how to join Stampin' Up!

I'm also busy this week preparing my display for the Sincerely Yours Craft Show at Newark Showground this Sunday.  Do come and say hello if you come to the show and see some of our fabulous Christmas craft products.  You won't be disappointed.

See you soon Zx

Monday, 3 October 2016

Christmas Card Club meets MAWTT

I'm catching up slowly with life and am beginning to feel like I'm on the mend so  I've killed two birds with one stone today to make my sketch card for Moving Along With The Times and also the festive bird theme in our Christmas Card Club set by Valery aka Mrs A.

I've used the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Papers which you can buy during October and get a free pack for every 3 bought. There are 8 different packs to choose from so you can save yourself £10.  There's a new shopping rewards code which you need to add to your online order of £25 -£149.99.  Your order ships to you, but I'll send you a thank you gift separately for shopping with me.

To shop just look here in Zoe's Stampin' Up! shop.

Choose from 8 different designs including the two christmas sets below

 Candy Cane Lane 141981 
Presents & Pinecones 141986

In my design I've also used the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and Holly Berry builder punch to decorate around my hand carved Robin stamp and add the festive bows.  I'll be using these items in my upcoming Stamp a Stack of Christmas Card events.  Check out my classes page for details or invite me to come and teach the class to you and your friends for a fun afternoon or evening.

Please take a look at the other Festive Birds cards in Christmas Card Club and join us for our sketch challenge at MAWTT.

Thanks for your patience while I've been absent. I'm hoping to be more consistent now.  Take care all.