Monday, 28 May 2018

Share What You Love Suite

About time for an update don't you think? Like most people I am busy working full time and desperately trying to find time to craft. 

I would like to share with you some items from the new Share What You Love suite that is currently available as bundles until 31st May, but all will be available to order individually from 1st June (when the new annual catalogue goes live!).

The papers in this suite are simply gorgeous and some have a pearlescent sheen to them. They come in a pack of 24, so there is plenty of it, unless you are like me and used 2 packs already! I have also used a stamp set called Love What You Do which is featured in this suite. 

My theme is Gifts for a Friend (or friends). I do like making cards, but I also like to make little 3d objects to give as presents. I am always picking things up when I am shopping with a view to producing something at a later date. This was the case with the photo frame in the picture below, which I picked up from Wilkinsons (£3).

The frame already had a distressed finish, so it didn't need much else and I simply cut a piece of the paper to size to put in the frame.  The die cut leaves I have used to highlight my sentiment are from a current set of framelits called ' Bouquet Bunch', these will be carrying on to the new catalogue. I have used these throughout my project to keep the theming the same. 

Along with this I covered a mini A5 clipboard, which was trickier than I thought it would be. Fortunately, and I strongly advise this, make a template before cutting. I am pleased how this turned out, and covering a bundle of natural wood pencils looks pretty cute. 

Ok, so my last gifts were a couple of bars of chocolate which I made sure the wrappers coordinated with the Share What You Love papers. I think these two match fantastically. And finally, a mini bottle of coordinating wine! 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today, here is a final picture of everything together.

I hope you pop back again soon to see more creative projects.

Rebecca x 

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Snow Canvas Project (and Sneak Peek!)

The project I am sharing today is a canvas using elements from both the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, and the new 'Creativity Delivered' 2017 Autumn/Winter Catalogue which is live from 1st September 2017.

I really enjoyed completing this project as it is very different from my usual cards and projects, I like my straight lines a bit too much! Blue is one of my favourite colours, and the blue tones I have used are Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Pool Party, and a little bit of Soft Sky. 

The snowflakes and sentiment are from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue, which are available as a stamp set and Thinlits bundle called 'Snowflake Sentiments' (they are available separately, but why would you want one without the other?). The large silvery looking snowflakes are cut from Champagne Foil Sheet, which is just gorgeous.

Hope to see you again soon. 


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Hello, and welcome to my entry in the Crafty Inklings 3rd Blog Hop!

As you may be aware we are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the East Anglia area of the UK. Today you are joining me from Jacqui's blog. I hope you liked her projects, and will enjoy mine too.

Today I am showing you two cards which use products from the new Stampin' Up! 2017 - 2018 Annual Catalogue. They use two of the new 'In Colors'; Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink. I didn't think I would like the pink but it is really growing on me. And the Lemon Lime, wow! At first glance its quite bright, but both this and the Powder Pink work really well with the Night of Navy base. I have also used the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, Happy Birthday Thinlits, and Pretty Label Punch.

More inspiration to follow over the coming weeks. I will hand you over to Sarah, who has something amazing to show you.

See you soon



Saturday, 8 April 2017

To a Wonderful Friend....

Hello again!

Ok so I may have fibbed when I said a few days ago, just a couple more ideas with the Succulent Garden paper. Looks like I am obsessed, and I will truly miss this paper when it retires at the end of May. It is just so pretty.

Today I am sharing a box which holds a gift for a friend. This project follows on from a coupler of my earlier posts and features the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, and the sentiment is from the Oh So Succulent stamp set.

So, what is inside this lovely box:

These smaller size shower gel and body butter's make excellent gifts and obviously the chocolates are essential.

Rebecca x

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Stampin' Up! Onstage


Today I am off to the Stampin' Up! On Stage Live in Amsterdam!

What is Onstage? It brings together Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, not just from Europe, but all over the world. And when we get together we like to 'Swap' to share ideas. So what am I swapping? Here you go...

These are little mini succulents in their own little terrariums. The succulents are cut from the Succulent Framelits in Mint Macaron card stock, and the ends have been inked with Rich Razzleberry ink. The bases are cut from Kraft, and the domes are plastic shot glasses.

Here is just 1 on its own:

I have made 100 of these to swap, and only thing is, I didn't really think about how much room they would take up in my suitcase, so I am lucky its a big one.

Hope to see you again soon!

Rebecca x

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Beautiful You


I am sharing something super simple today. 

I stamped one of the images from the Beautiful You stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock and also stamped and cut out the same image onto designer paper, cut out and stuck over the top. This makes a really nice gift or home d├ęcor piece.

Rebecca x

Monday, 3 April 2017

Just Because.......

Hello, and welcome back again.

Over the next couple of days I am going to share another couple of ideas using the Succulent Garden Designer Paper. I cannot help but love it. To be honest it reminds me of a tablecloth and curtains we had in our house when I was growing up, so I think it just gives me fond memories.

The other day I was at a friends house (another Stampin' Up! Demo) and she had a little 3D item on her shelf which took my eye and looked like a little book, so I thought I would make it for myself:

Inside 4 delicious chocolates:

So what else have I used on this project? The Dragonfly is from Dragonfly Dreams Thinlit Dies, and the sentiment is from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set. I have also used Silver Glimmer Paper.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and will come back again.

Rebecca x