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June 17, 2014

Engagement card creative elements by Stampin’ Up …

I often make cards for my friends and family – I love having a new project to focus on.  So when my friend, Clare, asked me to make an engagement card in red and white, I was only too happy to oblige …

Creative elements engagement card

I stamped the pretty flourishes from the creative elements stamp set by Stampin’ Up, across the card, and added a few butterflies from the Fabulous You set here and there too.  (These stamp sets are being retired at the end of June, so grab yours while you can.)

Creative elements engagement card left

The sentiment was computer generated, then embossed with the square designer frame embossing folder and big shot machine.  The frame was cut out by hand using my paper snips and adhered to the card with stampin’ dimensionals. 

Creative elements engagement card close up

Tiny hearts, punched out with the owl punch, were adhered in a random pattern, and a sprinkling of rhinestones added too.  And finally, a tiny, fork-tied bow was adhered with mini glue dots.  This card would be equally fitting as an anniversary or wedding card – just change up the colours to fit the occasion.

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cardstock: textured whisper white, cherry cobbler;

stamp sets: creative elements, fabulous you;

inks: basic black;

punches & dies:  designer frames embossing folder, owl punch;

accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, mini glue dots, whisper white taffeta ribbon, adhesive rhinestones.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up – contact me for details. 

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January 28, 2014

Stampin’ Up! Love you to the moon (and back) …

Hello world. Wow, how I have missed being here in my happy place! I’m so sorry for my long absence … I’ve not lost my crafting bug – just picked up a nasty bug over Christmas and have been poorly ever since.   I’m still waiting on some test results, but I’m feeling much better and am hopefully now on the mend. 

I does mean that I’ve not been able to craft for such a long time, and I’ve totally been missing my crafting therapy.  But I managed a little crafting last weekend, so I’m very happy to be able to share the card I made for my daughter who had some amazing news last week …

Love you to the moon heart framelit

I used some of my new crafting goodies from the brand new Stampin’ Up spring/summer mini catalogue, available 28 January to 30 June 2014 and launched today, coinciding with the amazing annual Stampin’ Up sale-a-bration too – you can browse both catalogues by clicking the buttons in my sidebar. 

Love you to the moon washi tape

I was so excited to see the new Love you to the Moon stamp set in the mini, as this is what my daughter and I say to each other all the time.  So of course it was top of my (huge) wish list, and I love it!  And the gold sequins and washi tape are gorgeous too! Love lots!  

Love you to the moon

What better way to show my daughter how very proud I am of her, and just how much I love her, than to send her a handmade card …

Love you to the moon card

The inside …

Love you to the moon and back

I can’t tell you how happy it feels to get back to crafting.  This Happy video by Pharrell Williams, featuring the Minions, sums up just how I feel (just like that childhood song – if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands).  

Hope you have a great week too – turn up your speakers and enjoy the video …

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: naturals white, real red, woodgrain natural composition speciality; stamp sets: love you to the moon; inks: early espresso; punches: small heart; accessories: heart framelits, expressions thinlits, timeless type alphasbet sizzlits (retired), bigshot, adhesive pearls, gold sequin trim, gold watercolour wonder designer washi tape, tombo multi-purpose glue.

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