27.3.19

{One Sheet Wonder Wednesday - Craft White Stamping}

Happy Wednesday!
Went in a very different direction today, decided to only use the Craft White Ink Pad from Stampin' Up!  If you've nexer used it before, it's quite a sticky ink, and its worth running a heat tool over your work before handling it.

It was my first time with this technique, and I'd like to play with it a bit more, as I'm not completely happy with the outcome.

Here are the photos and the video, enjoy.





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  

25.3.19

{Christmas Stampathon 2019 - March Challenge}


Welcome to the...

3rd Round of the
Christmas Stampathon 2019

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

The challenge this month is to create projects using mainly W H I T E and use it to make 4 items, they could be cards, bags, tags or whatever will help you with your Christmas crafting.

When you have made your creation, please photograph it and add it to the Facebook group here.

I am joined by the 3 other demonstrators from around the world

Denise Kepple Garrison 'Lady Bug Stampin'  from America

Ellen Woodbridge  and Rosalie Desmond from Australia

I really enjoyed this challenge, and will try to do it more often, it was really liberating not to have to think hard about colour schemes and matching.  I know that might sound crazy coming from me as I love colour!



Here is my video tutorial...









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  

Info and rules about the Christmas Stampathon 2019
  • This is a collaboration between Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in the US, UK and Australia. 
  • Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge.
  • The Challenge will be set on the 25th of the month (January-October) on each of the organisers social media. The deadline for submission is 11pm on the 24th of the following month in your respective time zone.
  • Join the Facebook group for up to date announcements and to submit entries https://www.facebook.com/groups/569826780020011/
  • Challenge Rules
  • To be entered into the Prize Draw in November you need to complete 1 or more of the challenge. You will earn 1 virtual ticket entry every month you complete a challenge and an addition 10 virtual tickets if you complete all 10 months.
  • Photos of your projects need to be posted on the Facebook group post for that month 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 will be allowed to use our specially designed badge that can be displayed on your blog.
  • Please use the hashtag #christmasstampathon2019 in any social media you post your entries to.

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.

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  

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.


If you would like to be notified on YouTube when I upload videos, 
you can subscribe to my channel by clicking here

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  

13.3.19

{One Sheet Wonder Wednesday - Floral Monograms}

I may have had this idea bouncing around in my head for a while.
As you know I love florals, and I also have a love of typography, so in this project I managed to combine both.

If you don't own a large letter stamp set, you can create similar effects with a Word Processing Program, enlarge some letter really really big, and print them onto Stampin' Up! card stock.  For the best results allow the ink to dry, and maybe even waft a heat tool over it to set the ink.





Enjoy the video tutorial.


If you would like to be notified on YouTube when I upload videos, 
you can subscribe to my channel by clicking here

The stamp sets I used are
Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Letters for You and
Colorful Seasons.

The colours used were
Balmy Blue
Crushed Curry
Tranquil Tide and
Berry Burst


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  

8.3.19

{One Sheet Wonder Wednesday - Needle and Thread - Stamp placement tutorial}

A slightly late blog post, sorry about that.
I didn't have a video ready for Wednesday, so I decided to "go live" on my YouTube channel.  If you don't follow me it's worth clicking the subscribe button to get notifications of when I upload videos, and if I go live, you can do this right now, by clicking here

It ended up being a slightly different One Sheet Wonder.  I created 4 individual looks from one sheet and also talked through my creative process.  I hope it will help any of you who feel a bit daunted about how to place images to create a professional look.

The video is about 40 minutes long, however on some devices and if you are watching via a PC you can click on the settings button (looks like a flower) and change the speed at which you watch it.  I often watch videos speeded up, saves a lot of time, but you don't loose out on the content by skipping.

Here are the cards




The stamp set I used is
 Needle and Thread
and the Crackle stamp.

The colours used were
Mint Macaron
Sahara Sand
Lovely Lipstick and
Soft Suede


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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