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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Christmas Card Club - Children at Christmas

Our lovely Kate, has chosen the theme of Christmas with children for us this fortnight. At first I was stumped but then remembered I had a stamp from a very long, long time ago that was this small boy excited about his Christmas gifts.  It is from my stash and not even sure where it came from. However it goes well with the Ready for Christmas Stampin' Up! set.  The sentiment is part of the set and is stamped in Poppy Parade with the flourish in Garden Green.  I used the tree and staircase to create a scene and having created a paper mask of the boy was able to stamp the tree and stairs before stamping the boy.  I did however stamp the boy again onto thick white card stock so that I could use my Stampin' Blends to colour him in.  I then fussy cut him out and I'm afraid I took off his arms and legs which he regained when I added the cut image over the top of the stamped one. It also helps to add a little depth doing this.  I found that my stamparatus helped enormously for stamping the stairs and tree and getting them in the right position.  I used 3 shades of green for the tree and added some silver pen, a gold foil star and red rhinestones for the Christmas treatment.  Turned out fine in the end for Kate's theme and after all you often hear folk say "Christmas is for the children". 

The Ready for Christmas stamp set is retiring at the end of this month along with many other Stampin' Up! sets from the annual and Spring/Summer catalogues. If you haven't bought your favourite stamp set yet be sure to check out the retiring products in my Stampin' Up! Shop

Thanks for popping by.

Zoe x

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

The Tantalizing Stampers Blog Hop - Spring

Welcome to a first! Yes this is the first blog hop of The Tantalizing Stampers.  We're a team of fabulous demonstrators from the UK and Netherlands and today we're sharing our Spring creations with you.  

I've used the retiring stamp set Touches of Texture to add stems and leaves for my quirky flowers which are made of white heat embossed flowers on vellum from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set and then I've added a punched centre using the the Bitty Blooms punch pack using Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green card. The inky back ground was created with re-inkers in Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point on glossy card stock.  Note you need to use Staz On ink for the flower stems on glossy card. The little bee is also from Stampin' Up! stamp set Touches of Texture. 

I matted the design onto Daffodil Delight card and then onto  a whisper white card base which is a sheet of A4 scored at 14.8cm.  I used silver heat embossed the sentiment from Stampin' Up! Perennial Birthday stamp set for a simple sentiment.  

Olivia, my daughter loves this card and has asked me to keep it for her birthday.  Made my day when she told me. I hope you like it too! 

You can visit everyone else in the hop for more inspiration by clicking on the photo links at the bottom of this post.  

Many of the products I've used can be bought from my Stampin' Up! Online Shop. Please note that some will retire at the end of this month to make way for the new products coming in our new 2019 - 2020 annual catalogue.  The retiring items are available while stocks last.

Thanks for stopping by here with me and enjoy the tour of our team takes on Spring. 

Hugs Zoe x

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