Sunday, March 28, 2021

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Fauna

It's always a delight to welcome you to another Stampin Sunday Blog with amazing artists from around the world


This month's focus is on 
F A U N A
and I decided to try and use as many different dragonflies I could find.

I stamped some from the Dragonfly Garden suite, and cut some out from the matching papers.




I also stamped the dragonfly twice from the Suite Sampler Host set onto Purple Posy Card and cut it out.  By cutting off a couple of wings and using some dimensionals it made it 3D.


The dragonflies just popped on a background of Granny Apple Green leaves and Petal Pink flowers, with an accent of the Pretty Peacock/Old Olive reversible ribbon (it literally is the colour of dragonflies).


I used the Pierced Blooms Dies and the Lacy Petals Dies



To create added contrast I used a striped pattern from the True Love Designer Series Paper, so versatile and classy.


Using one of the 7.9 x 7.9cm acetate boxes, I then created a belly band and a decorative piece with more leaves, flowers and dragonflies.  I love how all these Stampin' Up! products co-ordinate so beautifully.

Here is a short video of how these projects were put together



Thank you so much for stopping by, please click on the links below to head to the other blogs today.


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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.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Christmas Stampathon March Challenge 2021

Hi and Welcome to my blog, today as it's the 25th of the month I have my makes for the Christmas Stampathon.

Here is the challenge, and you have till the 24th of April to make them and post a picture in the Facebook group {here}


Here are the toppers/tags using the Dandy Garden 6x6 paper


the Pierced Blooms Dies and Stitched So Sweetly Dies



I love the versatility of creating "toppers" as I don't have to decide exactly how to use them until later.
They can be used as a tag for a gift or stuck onto a card base to make a quick card.  They are also a great way of using up scraps.

artful stampin up christmas tags shop online

Here is the video of how I put them together...






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 for

J O I N  Stampin' Up! For free products and discounts on further purchases.

artful stampin up christmas tags shop online

Sunday, February 28, 2021

{Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Speciality Paper}

Hi there crafty friend, how is your weekend going?  The sun has started to show itself a bit more and we were able to enjoy a sunny spring walk this afternoon (Saturday).

In other news, we have moved house since the last hop, and work has begun on a garden office/studio for my business. Looking forward to being able to show you pictures.

So todays focus on

is Speciality Papers by Stampin' Up!

Basically any paper that has shiny bits on it, can't resist a bit of shiny!

This month I have decided to make 3 cards.  The first one is this


Can you believe that all the tools I used where a pair of scissors, the Take Your Pick tool (I forgot the name of it on my video... doh!) and the Stamping Mat.

The leaves where cut from this paper...


and the butterfly was hand cut from the lighter pink foil card.  The detail on the butterfly was created with the pointy end of the pick tool and if you look closely you can see swirls of tiny holes coming from the leaves.


The next card I have stepped it up a bit more with the use of some flower punches 
Can.not.live.without.flower.punches! They are so handy for creating embellishments and detail AND hiding an ink blob. 



The flowers were cut using the Small Bloom Punch and shaped with the ball tool attachment of the Take Your Pick tool, please watch the video for how I did this.


Then finally... the shiniest card ever! Well, I tried to tame the shiny with some Stazon ink and embossing.


Couldn't resist using the tiny papers that were strewn across my desk from using the Confetti Flowers Border punch.


Here is the video tutorial, apologies for the lighting and forgetting names.


Please take a look at the other hoppers and their wonderful projects, and see you again next month!


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 for

J O I N  Stampin' Up! For free products and discounts on further purchases.


Sunday, January 24, 2021

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Gilding Flakes

Happy Sunday everyone, thank you for popping by to see what I'm up to with the Gilding Flakes today.


This blog post is part of a hop, so please check out the other bloggers for some more Gilding Flake ideas.

I have made 3 super simple cards using 2 ways of adhering the flakes.

Here is a card with the flakes used on the scallop circle and butterfly.

The first way is by using some adhesive sheets, and yes they are available in the current catalogue.  They are really easy to use.  Choose the card or paper (it could be a scrappy piece as it's going to be covered up), then cut a piece of adhesive sheet to the size you need, remove the backing and apply to it.  Cut the shape you want from the card/paper, then remove the 2nd backing sheet and apply the flakes to it.



For htese cards I used the Stampin' Up! Tear and Tape to create a sticky border and then burnished the flakes over it.  Then to create the centre I cu t out a piece of card stock that I had stuck some adhesive sheet to.


Here is the video tutorial


Remember to check out the other hoppers in this 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 for

J O I N  Stampin' Up! For free products and discounts on further purchases.

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