8.4.20

{Stamped Easter Home Decor piece}

Hello there,
thanks for stopping by my blog today.

With all the changes to life brought on by the Covid 19 pandemic and then everyone in my household getting ill, the last couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur.  We are still unsure whether we had "the" virus, or just another one that was doing the rounds at the time.  It certainly left my husband and I feeling exhausted, however we are very much recovered and enjoying sunny weather, and very grateful for where we live.  

The children are officially on school holidays so not so much urgency to encourage them to do school work that has been set by teachers.  Easter celebrations have crept up on me as the usual reminders of seeing Eater decor in shops, lambs skipping in fields and roadsides lined with daffodils have not been there due to being quarantined.

However, last night I took a moment (about an hour) to make this Home Decor piece that is now on my mantle-piece.


It is full of the symbolism of the Biblical account of Easter, including blue flowers reminiscent of forget-me-nots, small red hearts to remind us of the love of Christ as he bled and touches of gold and purple hinting at his kingship.

Here are the stamps and colours used 

STAMPS 
Inspiring Iris, Colorful Seasons, Varied Vases, Tropical Chic, Timeless Tulips, Beautiful Bouquet, Swirly Frames. 
INK COLOURS 
Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Seaside Spray, Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Highland Heather.


Here is a close up of some of the stamping.


Below is the video tutorial...


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22.3.20

{Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Mini and Annual Catalogue}

Hi there and welcome,
thank you for taking the time to hop over to my blog and joining me for...


Today we are using something from the Mini and the Annual catalogue.
I have to be honest and say I didn't read the brief properly so focused my attention on the stamp and punch bundle.


It is called Timeless Tulips, and has some lovely images and sentiments.  It is Mothering Sunday here in the UK today, maybe I'll let my kids play with it to come up with a card for me.

I needed to make some bunting for a friend's daughter's birthday so decided on some spring colours.  All the cardstock and inks come from the Annual catalogue, and Coastal Cabana is one of my fave colours, so I think I can slip into the criteria for this hop.


I also took the opportunity to use some of the beautiful FREE products from Saleabration.


I used half a sheet of the lovely soft green velum with Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green cardstock and inks.


The bees were cut from the gorgeous papers, then coloured with a Pool Party and Early Espresso Stampin Write Marker.


Then it was all held together by the free bakers twine and embellished with the freebie sequins.
Oh and I mustn't forget the silver and pink metallic thread that I jumbled up under the flowers.

Some better pics taken outside.






Here is a card I made too



For a short video explaining my process, please watch this...


Thank you so much for popping over, please check out the other hoppers here...


To view the current annual catalogue click here

S H O P for Stampin' Up! products here 

To ensure you get a free gift for shopping with 
Ruth Trice, Independent Stampin' Up! Demontrator
please remember to use the following hostess code when spending up to £149.99, it's on the top right hand side of my blog.  If you are viewing on your mobile then switch to web view and it will be there on the left.

To receive a paper copy of the current catalogue, contact me here 
and to see more inspiration from  
UK Independent Stampin Up demonstrator Ruth Trice please go here

J O I N For free products and discounts on further purchases.

23.2.20

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Favourite Saleabration items

Hi there and welcome,
wow, I hadn't realised I had not blogged for so long! So sorry about that.
I have been busy creating on my YouTube channel, so if you don't follow me over there it's worth a visit here



This month all the hoppers are focusing on Saleabration.  For those of you who don't know what that is, it's the time of year Stampin' Up! give away FREE products.

Here are the 3 I have used today... sorry couldn't pick just one! They are all FREE with qualifying orders.

Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper
 

Power of of Hope Bundle

Small Bloom Punch

Please watch the video to understand the process for making these.  Sometimes I like to get a few co-ordinating papers and products and only use those.  I created my own background papers from the stamps from Power of Hope then had some fun cutting and gluing strips.  I used some Gold Foil cardstock and the gold faceted gems for some accents.




It was fun using up my scraps to create this little gift bag.



Thank you so much for popping over, please check out the other hoppers here...



To view the current annual catalogue click here

S H O P for Stampin' Up! products here 

To ensure you get a free gift for shopping with 
Ruth Trice, Independent Stampin' Up! Demontrator
please remember to use the following hostess code when spending up to £149.99, it's on the top right hand side of my blog.  If you are viewing on your mobile then switch to web view and it will be there on the left.

To receive a paper copy of the current catalogue, contact me here 
and to see more inspiration from  
UK Independent Stampin Up demonstrator Ruth Trice please go here

J O I N For free products and discounts on further purchases.

26.1.20

Stampin Sunday Blog Hop - Peaceful Poppies Suite


Welcome to this week's Stampin Sunday Blog Hop.  We are featuring products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite.  It has already proved popular amongst demonstrators and customers, and I have found the Painted Poppies stamps to be really easy to use, especially loving the splatters.

I created 2 sheets of one sheet wonders.  The first I used to create this bag.


The other sheet was used to make these cards, the first one would be easy to make by a beginner crafter. It shows off  the stamping and has a minimal amount of extra embellishments, I particularly liked these as they were FREE, during Saleabration this lovely pack of embellishments can be yours after a qualifying purchase.



Using the die set, the stamped poppies can be cut out, and other shapes can be cut to embellish your card.  Do you spot the leaf wth the white detail?  That leaf is actually from the Peaceful Poppies Elements kit, it's perfect for people who don't have a die cutting machine as there are lots of precut elements that can be popped out.  Some are white embossing on watercolour paper and can be coloured.  The leaf below was inked with Blackberry Bliss to match the cardstock,





This card shows off a few more of the flowers from the elements kit.


Here is a video of my process


Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog, please check out the other bloggers here


To view the catalogue click here

S H O P for Stampin' Up! products here 

To ensure you get a free gift for shopping with 
Ruth Trice, Independent Stampin' Up! Demontrator
please remember to use the following hostess code when spending up to £149.99, it's on the top right hand side of my blog.  If you are viewing on your mobile then switch to web view and it will be there.

To receive a paper copy of the current catalogue, contact me here 
and to see more inspiration from  
UK Independent Stampin Up demonstrator Ruth Trice please go here

J O I N For free products and discounts on further purchases.


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