24.3.19

{Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Floral Romance}

Hello and Welcome, I hope you having a great Sunday so far.  Welcome to the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world, we love sharing ideas and inspiration with you, so please make sure you have a look at the other blogs.


I choose to focus on the Floral Romance Suite, and in particular the beautiful paper and ribbon, with the addition of some sentiments from the stamp set and a few other embellishments.


There are 12 sheets in total in the pack, 6 vellum sheets, 3 each of 2 single-sided designs and 6 printed sheets, 3 each of 2 double-sided designs.  The top two in the picture above are the vellum sheets.  I decided to focus on these in particular on my cards.


This card doesn't require many special tools, it consists of a piece of vellum and some cut out leaves from the leafy vellum sheet.  There are some gorgeous mini buttons on page 39 of the Spring/Summer catalogue, the colours go perfectly with the papers.  I took apart some of the white flax ribbon (pg 35 Spring/Summer) and threaded up the buttons and tied a bow... can't bear a naked button!  I stamped a sentiment onto some Whisper White card and attached it.



The next card has some more elements to it.
Do you notice the scored frame around the edge of the card?  Such a simple little technique using the trimmer's score blade, or a score board.  Just turn your card upside down and score away.


The new Crackle stamp is fabulous for creating backgrounds, to stamp just a hint of it I only inked the centre of the stamp and held it in my hand and dabbed it to place it in the centre of my card.  the little pink flowers I cut using one of the little flower punches from the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack (pg 25 Spring/Summer)



I made use of the gorgeous variegated ribbon for this card, it's perfect for making sumptuous bows like this, with a little help from some glue dots.


Can you see the little dots around the card and the vellum?  The piercing tool and stamping mat came in handy with a ruler to create this simple but effective accent.  Couldn't resist adding a few extra pearls too.


All the sentiments came from this stamp set...

Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy visiting all the other blogs today.


The new Spring/Summer catalogue is available now and can be viewed here

We are also in the wonderful season of Saleabration.
If you are new to Stampin' Up and are wondering what one earth that means, I'll briefly explain.  To reward you for purchasing Stampin' Up! products you can choose a fabulous free gift for every £45 spent.  To see the choices of free items have a look here.

If your wish list is quite long and reaches near the £99 mark then it's worth considering signing up to Stampin' Up! as there is a fantastic sign up offer at the moment.  For £99 join up fee you will receive £170 of product.  Contact me for more details.

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20.3.19

{One Sheet Wonder Wednesday - Tone on Tone stamping, make a bag}

This a super simple and quick little project if you need a couple of little bags for gifts etc.

By sticking to one colour and using tones within it, it really highlights the beauty of the stamps.




Enjoy the video tutorial.


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The stamp sets I used are
Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Pop of Petals and
Touches of Texture

The colours used were
Daffodil Delight Ink on Pineapple Punch Card


The new Spring/Summer catalogue is available now and can be viewed here

We are also in the wonderful season of Saleabration.
If you are new to Stampin' Up and are wondering what one earth that means, I'll briefly explain.  To reward you for purchasing Stampin' Up! products you can choose a fabulous free gift for every £45 spent.  To see the choices of free items have a look here.

If your wish list is quite long and reaches near the £99 mark then it's worth considering signing up to Stampin' Up! as there is a fantastic sign up offer at the moment.  For £99 join up fee you will receive £170 of product.  Contact me for more details.

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  

18.3.19

{Watercolouring with Fable Friends from Stampin' Up!}

I have increasingly been inspired by the amazing water colour artists displaying and demonstrating their work on social media.  A couple of weeks ago I decided to have a go with the Stampin' Up! watercolour paper, shimmer card and our reinkers.  I love that when our inkpads start to run out we can refresh them with a bottle of intense pigment ink, I also love that they can be used for projects such as these and the baby wipe technique (which can be seen here).

As you'll see in the video I go through a process of trying to "do" water colour a certain way, then trying a new way and finding my rhythm.  It reminded me that to get to a point where you are happy with the results of your art it takes some pushing. Pushing of your own preconceptions of what works and what doesn't, pushing the medium to find what you would like it to do.

The result was a 16 minute video tutorial, I deliberately kept in a lot of my process for you to see how it all came together.

The colours used are from the subtles collection, with some experimentation on our standard card stock too.








This card had some extra work with the daisy, leaf  and small flower punch from the Bitty Blooms punch pack.




The new Spring/Summer catalogue is available now and can be viewed here

We are also in the wonderful season of Saleabration.
If you are new to Stampin' Up and are wondering what one earth that means, I'll briefly explain.  To reward you for purchasing Stampin' Up! products you can choose a fabulous free gift for every £45 spent.  To see the choices of free items have a look here.

If your wish list is quite long and reaches near the £99 mark then it's worth considering signing up to Stampin' Up! as there is a fantastic sign up offer at the moment.  For £99 join up fee you will receive £170 of product.  Contact me for more details.

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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