25.7.18

{Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018 - Easy Card Making with a Sketch}

Welcome to the...

7th Round of the
Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018

Be inspired every month with a Christmas Challenge on the 25th of the month.

We are now onto the 6th challenge and its to make 4 projects using this
Card Sketch
designed by Rosalie



You can turn the sketch around and use whatever Stampin' Up! papers and stamp to create your card.

Here are the cards I created.  Can you spot the "non Christmas" paper?




please have a look at what the other challengers made
Denise Kepple Garrison 'Lady Bug Stampin'  from America
Ellen Woodbridge  and Rosalie Desmond from Australia

This is how I made the cards...



So, if you would like to join the fun... here is the information and rules.
  • Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge.
  • The Challenge will be set on the 25th of the month on each of the organisers Facebook pages and will then have followup information on their blogs and YouTube channels.
  • The deadline for submission is 11pm on the 24th of the following month in your respective time zone.
  • To be entered into the Prize Draw in November you need to participate 1 or more of the challenges, the first month you enter you will recieve 1 "ticket", the second month you enter you will recieve 2 "tickets and so on for every month you participate.
  • Photos of your projects need to be posted on the Facebook group or emailed to one of the organising demonstrators to be shared, please state your country of residency.  
  • To be eligible to win a prize you need to live in the USA, UK or Australia.
  • All entries must use at least one Stampin' Up! product - ideally a stamp.
  • The winners will be randomly selected by an online generator from all the eligible participants.
  • By submitting a photo you give the organisers permission to use the photo on their blog and social media.
  • There are prizes available for each country.  The first prize is US $60, UK £50, AUS $88 of product that the organisers will choose and ship free of charge.  The second prize is a sample of each of the items the organiser/s from your respective country makes.
  • Everyone who participates are will be allowed to use our specially designed badge that can be displayed on your blog.
  • Please use the hashtag #christmaschallengestampathon2018 in any social media you post your entries too.

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

Click on any of the items below to go directly to my shop.

Tropical Thinlits Dies
£25.00
Flourish Thinlits Dies
£27.00
Tropical Escape 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
£10.25
Cherry Cobbler A4 Card Stock
£8.00
Lemon Lime Twist A4 Cardstock
£8.00
Tranquil Tide A4 Cardstock
£8.00
Mistletoe Season Photopolymer Stamp Set
£16.00
Stampin' Trimmer
£27.00
1-3/8" (3.5 Cm) Scallop Circle Punch
£15.00
1-1/2" Circle Punch
£15.00
1-3/4" Circle Punch
£16.00
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Big Shot
£102.00
Precision Base Plate
£23.00

22.7.18

{Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Tropical Chic}

Such fun to join in with this blog hop today. 


The focus is on the Tropical Escape Suite which can be found here.

It's a fabulous fresh collection full of lovely leaf shapes, great for people who like making floral cards... ahem me!

I used 3 sheets from the paper collection... oooh remember you can earn a free pack of DSP when you buy 3 packs - until the end of the month.

Using the stamps and dies I cut out a pile of leaves and flowers which made assembling the cards very easy.





Here is a video of the process


After I made the card, I had a play with the square leaf die to decorate a little bag, and made a decorative peg to hold the top together.



Have a look at the other creations from some wonderful demonstrators from around the world.





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  

19.7.18

{Pop of Petals Stamp and Punch set - Love it!}

It feels a little bit like Christmas when the new Stampin Up! catalogue comes out each year.  When I was a child, my father would take great care to purchase gifts that he knew I would love, play with and get enjoyment from using - like my first set of artist watercolour pencils.  sometimes there would be so many things I wouldn't know what to use first.

This stamp set and punch where the first to go on my list when I had the new catalogue.  As you probably know (if you have followed me for a while), I love all things floral, o having a new flower stamp and punch to play with filled me with great delight.  What I did not anticipate was how much I would love it - the set is so well designed.  It contains such a variation of textures and images.  Having these options make it so easy to use as a set or combined with other images.

Purchasing the bundle means you get 10% off the total.  I think this is such a great value for money set coming in at £33.25


It is useful to limit the colour palette when getting to know a set, here are the colours I used for the cards below.


I had great fun layering images and punched out shapes.






Here is a quick video explaining my thought processes when I get a new stamp set.


    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  


5.7.18

{Beautiful Bookmark making using One Sheet Wonder technique}

This beautiful stamp set is so detailed that I wanted to show it off using a very simple colour scheme. 

I used Blackberry Bliss ad Rich Razzleberry on Daffodil Delight cardstock.


Here is how I did it.


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.

    S H O P for Stampin' Up! products here 

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  


Product List
Beautiful Promenade Photopolymer Stamp Set
£20.00
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Daffodil Delight A4 Card Stock
£8.00
Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock
£8.00
Clear Block A
£3.75
Clear Block B
£5.50
Clear Block C
£6.25
Stampin' Trimmer
£27.00
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
£3.75

3.7.18

{Stencil background using dies - Oh So Eclectic by Stampin Up}

I love stretching my Stampin' Up! supplies and finding new ways to use them.
Do you see the lovely geometric pattern background?  I made it by cutting a stencil out of the Eclectic Layers dies.  

It's been very sunny and hot here in mid Wales, and the garden has been growing weeds, it's a shame I can't control the garden like I can cards!



Here is the video tutorial.


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.

    S H O P for Stampin' Up! products here 

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  


Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp Set
£21.00
Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies
£28.00
Window Sheets
£4.75
Powder Pink A4 Cardstock
£8.00
Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
£8.00
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Sparkle Glimmer Paper
£4.75
Clear Faceted Gems
£4.75
Clear Block B
£5.50
Clear Block C
£6.25
Big Shot
£102.00
Precision Base Plate
£23.00
Stampin' Trimmer
£27.00

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