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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, 9 May 2021

Christmas Card Club

handmade christmas card reindeer wrapped in fairy lights

 Welcome to my Sunday card for the Christmas Card Club challenge.  Those in the club are used to me being a bit all over the place and I totally got my dates wrong for the last challenge which was a card with humour and today is meant to be winter sports, but I don't really have anything that would suit that and my punch art back up that I'd usually do for such a theme would be somewhat stretched so I'm catching up with my humour card.

I love this fun deer he just makes you smile and I really enjoyed the practice of using my alcohol markers. I think I'm getting better, but there's always room for improvement.  The image itself is a very old stamp set from my stash, so old I can't remember where it's from or from where I bought it.   He's just a jolly guy don't you think?

I added some border doodles with a marker pen and whilst you can't see it believe me there is a little bit of Wink of Stella on the fairy lights.  I layered him onto Granny Apple Green and Pacific point card on a white base.  I also like to make the odd card a different shape and size to the popular A6, but then Christmas comes and I'm rushing to buy or make envelopes.  Good way to use up some of those papers that we all hoard for rainy days though.  

It's stopped raining here today, but I'm going to chill with a little crafting as I had my second covid vaccination yesterday and feeling a bit sluggish today.  Hope you have a happy Sunday and that it stays dry wherever you are.  

Keep safe and keep stamping

Hugs Zoe x

Friday, 7 May 2021

Stampin' Up! Quiet Meadow

handmade card using quiet meadow bundle stampin up with zoe tant

I have fallen completely in love with the new Quiet Meadow bundle in the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue.  It consists of a fab pack of dies that cut wild flower silhouettes and more and a stamp set to complement the same theme with sentiments, splatters and flowers.  Perfect for CAS cards as well as those of you who love a mixed media approach. 

For my card I simply cut a vellum stencil and used a blending brush to add the background floral and then added some dies cuts, pen splatters and a little bee busy about his business.  The bee is from Garden Wishes and the little tag holding it all together comes in the bundle.  

I've used the new in colour card Evening Evergreen with Grey Granite and white.  I'm a big fan of copper so my sentiment tag is heat embossed with copper powder and I used a little retired copper metallic thread to carefully attach the tag, but a quick tip would be to add a couple of mini glue dots to the back of the tag to just keep it safely in place. 

I love the clear epoxy dots which now come as raindrops which would work just as well. 

Happy spring all and thankfully I managed to photograph this on a bright cheerful day amongst the blossom of my pear tree espalier. 

Happy weekend and see you again soon for Christmas Card Club on Sunday.  I got mixed up last time so I have a couple to share.  

Keep safe and keep stamping
Zoe x

quiet meadow bundle stampin up stamps and dies with zoe tant

garden wishes stamps dandelions bee from stampin up with zoe tant

vellum cardstock for craft from stampin up

linen thread for craft from stampin up with zoe tant

blending brushes pack of 3 from stampin up uk with zoe tant


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