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#TGIFC241 Color Challenge – my first entry!

Hey everyone, so I’ve come across TGIF Challenges, and this week’s challenge is a colour combo. Well, when I saw the colours I just HAD to give it a go! I think these are my all time favourite colours!

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As you know I love blue, and I must say that Seaside Spray is my go to colour. I just love it! ๐Ÿ’™

This colour combo just screams Christmas so that’s what I did! Drum roll please! ….1575836602804.jpg

What do you think? I’d love to know!

I heat embossed white onto Seaside Spray and cut out using the rectangle stitched framelits, which I narrowed (!) – by moving the framelit down a tad and cutting again. This was popped up with dimensionals onto a background of Seaside Spray using Artisan textures stamp set. I also used So Many Stars stamp set(which I can’t get enough of either!!) I used the Twinkle punch to get some mini stars and dots of silver glimmer. To finish, I used the whisper white bakers twine and separated the tread in two. One half I coloured in Seaside Spray using my blends. Then put the two halves back together to make a bow.

Hope you like it, I certainly do! I hope I’ve inspired you to have a go yourself!

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Don’t forget you can purchase any of the materials I used, just head to my online storeย here

Love Jane x

 

 

 

christmas, Swaps

Team training swaps

Hey everyone, so I’ve been busy making swaps! 27 of them to be exact! I am part of a bigger team and we get together twice a year to do a day’s team training. As part of this we all make swaps, to give each other ideas for projects. We make a card front (so we can use all the swaps when we get home and just stick them onto a card) This timeย I HAD to choose ‘So Many Stars’ stamp set and of course paired it with Seaside Spray! Yes I know, I’m a little obsessed lol!ย 

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I must say, they looked so beautiful all together ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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I just adore the tiny little stars stamp- so delicate! I used mainly Seaside Spray, but with just a couple of hints of Night of Navy. I used Night of Navy for the sentiment, which I stamped onto Seaside Spray card and punched out with the Everyday Label punch. A few rhinestones completed my swap.

Don’t forget you can purchase any of the items I’ve used for this project by heading over to myย online storeย I’d love to be your demonstrator ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hope I’ve inspired you today ๐Ÿ’™

Love Jane x

christmas, Class projects, Pocketful of Happiness

September class projects

Hey everyone! So thought I’d jump on and let you see the projects we have made at this month’s classes.

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We made a gorgeous box which was suitable for a mini wine bottle! Then a matching birthday card in the same colour ( Highland heather) We used the stamp set ‘Pocketful of happiness’ which I can’t recommend enough!!

Then we made a beautiful card, yes it was for Christmas, but it will be here before you know it, so just getting prepared!! ๐Ÿ™ˆ

For this we used the stunning stamp set from the new Autumn winter catalogue ( if you’d like a copy I’d love to be your demonstrator!) “So many stars” along with the matching “stitched stars” dies. Don’t forget if you purchase these together you save 10%!

I’ve got to say I’m in love๐Ÿ’™ with this bundle! Teaming it with the utterly gorgeous Seaside Spray, well, I’m just over the moon with happiness!! It’s so me!

I do hope you like what we’ve created this month, and if you’d like to purchase any of the supplies needed, please head to my online storeย nowย – I’d love to be your demonstrator ๐Ÿ˜Š

Love Jane x

Birthday, Pocketful of Happiness, Simple stamping

Pocketful of Happiness

Hey everyone, so I’ve been playing with the gorgeous stamp set that is Pocketful of Happiness. I feel it may be a little overlooked in the catalogue (page 18- if you’d like a copy, I’d love to be your demonstrator!) Pair it with the stunning Seaside Spray and it is simple stamping at its best!๐Ÿ’™

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Stampin’Up! truly make it so easy to make such beautiful cards. Who’dve thought that just ink and card could create such amazing things!

I’m a very simple stamper. I don’t care who knows! To me, making a quick card fits into my busy life. I need it to be easy. Stampin’Up! make it easy. Of course, there are plenty of times I create an all-out everything-on-it card, which I equally love๐Ÿ’™, but there’s something about just ink on paper that is so beautifully simple yet stunning. In my classes, I love the feeling when one of my attendees realise they can make something beautiful they never dreamed they could do. It really is so easy!

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The best thing about Stampin’Up! is that you can make everything to match! Cards, tags, gifts… anything you want. You know you’ll be able to make it all to coordinate. LOVE IT! ๐Ÿ˜

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You can purchase all your supplies from my online store. Cardstock, ink, ribbon…the list goes on! Head overย now

 

Hope I’ve inspired you today, and if you haven’t got Pocketful of Happiness go order it now, you won’t regret it!

Love Jane x

Class projects, Little Twinkle

August class projects

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This month’s class projects were all star related! We used the Little Twinkle stamp set (which I LOVE!), along with Stargazing and Leave a Little Sparkle. I know I’m biased but I totally love all of them!

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The unicorn is from Leave a Little Sparkle, and it’s white heat embossed onto shimmery white card. Then a watercolour wash of Pool Party over the top. We even added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the all-important sparkle!

Tip- use your silicone mat and add a little Tombow glue. Then take a sponge and dab it in, then dab it onto your card where you’d like your glitter to be. Sprinkle on the Dazzling Diamonds glitter and it will stick where you’ve added your glue!

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The lucky stars card is from the Stargazing stamp set. Make a window using the stitched dies. We used the biggest square. Turn to the inside and pop tear and tape all around the edge. Now stamp the sentiment using Stazon, onto a piece of window sheet. Set aside to dry. Punch out stars from the matching punch from glimmer paper. Now adhere window sheet to inside your card onto the tear and tape. You have created your window!

Then I wanted to add our stars to make a kind of shaker card but not as thick if that makes sense. So instead of using foam strips or dimensionals, I just used more tear and tape all around edge again, onto piece we’ve just stuck down. Then you need to ‘sandwich’ the stars you’ve punched out in between the window and a piece of whisper white. Before adhering the whisper white, add a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Once adhered, you’ve made a little type of shaker card. It won’t move too much, which I like!

The last card is heat embossed with silver which looks stunning ๐Ÿ’™ย The two hearts along with the little stars just makes it๐Ÿ’™ The sentiment is cut by hand and added to a piece of Pool Party cardstock which is die cut using the stitched rectangle dies. I added some silver metallic thread before popping up on dimensionals.

Well I hope I’ve inspired you today and you will make some star-tastic cards!!

Love Jane x

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Birthday, Class projects, Free as a Bird

July class projects- Free as a bird

Hey everyone. Here are my projects that we made in this month’s classes. 1562923336978.jpg

I am completely besotted with these little birdies ๐Ÿ˜

First we made a simple version. A base of Coastal Cabana which we stamped the leaves randomly around. Then we stamped the birds onto whisper white, cut using the biggest rectangle, from the stitched rectangle dies set. This is part of a bundle, so when you purchase both the bird stamp set and the stitched rectangle dies you save 10%! Fabulous! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘ย Head over to my online store here

Colour them using the blends, choosing whatever colour you’d like. Of course I went for seaside spray!

Then stamp a few of the little flower from the set, colour and cut out, then pop up on a dimensional. I then stamped my sentiment and cut out, and using the same blend as the flowers, I coloured over, and popped up with a dimensional.

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A few rhinestones in the centre of the flowers finished this card off nicely.

The next thing we did was the candle. We stamped on tissue paper and coloured using blends. Cut out around your image so there’s no sharp corners.ย  Place onto your candle and then use greaseproof paper to wrap around and grab hold at the back. Don’t burn your fingers!! Use your heat tool to gently heat all over until it looks wet. Gently peel the greaseproof paper away, and voilร  a gorgeous candle. Will you give it away or keep it though?!!

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The last card was a stepped up version. We used the fabulous new brick and mortar 3D embossing folder.(I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!) It gives a wonderful texture, but I added extra by brayering on some grey granite ink to the folder before running through the big shot. This gives even more depth, …. and is like magic!

Glue this onto a layer of grey and then glue to your base card. As this was a stepped up version we added in 2 of the stitched rectangle die cuts, one slightly larger vellum behind a whisper white one. A hint of the new ribbon was attached with tear and tape, and then the two rectangle die cuts were glued on top. The birds were stamped and, again coloured using blends, but this time cut out and then popped up with dimensionals. 1562923695646

There was the option of adding some leaves and/or more flowers if they wanted, and these were a mixture of glued on or popped up on a dimensional. Then a choice of sentiment, or leaving blank.ย  A little bow from linen thread was added with a glue dot, and a few rhinestones completed the card. I must say I do love this card and I will definitely be making more!

Don’t forget, all the products I used to create these are available to purchase from my online store, just head over… I’d love to be your demonstrator!๐Ÿ˜Š

Hope I’ve inspired you today, do let me know if you recreate anything you have seen!

Love Jane x

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Magnolia, Simple stamping, Thank you

Blue magnolia

Hey everyone. So I had to do it. I just HAD to create a blue version!

The magnolia stamp set is gorgeous, but as you know I love blue, I thought I’d give it a go in blue! I really love the outcome and actually made 2๐Ÿ˜‚

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The first card I made by stamping in Balmy Blue onto whisper white cardstock. I then coloured using blends. I used Balmy Blue for the flower and old olive for the leaves, leaving a tiny amount of white which I blended out. This gives the effect of highlights. I then added the sentiment ‘thanks’ which I heat embossed in white, over a ‘background’ of Balmy Blue (scribbled with a blend!!) on some whisper white- very complicated lol๐Ÿ˜‰ย I put a piece of ribbon behind and added a little bow made from twine. A few sequins finished it off๐Ÿ˜Š

 

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The second card is a great example of simple stamping! I stamped in Balmy Blue -both the magnolia and the sentiment- onto whisper white, which I mounted onto a Balmy Blue card base. I then took my light Balmy Blue Stampin’ blend and coloured all around the outside edge of the image. I love the simplicity of this card and it’s sooo easy!!

I hope you like my blue cards (as much as I do!๐Ÿ˜‰)

To recreate these cards just head to my online store to purchase all the materials you need. I’d love to be your demonstrator! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Love Jane x

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