Wednesday, 21 June 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE #124 - FIONA'S MASCULINE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE


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I'm the hostess for the challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday and this week is a Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.

I don't actually have any masculine stamp sets per se so had to think outside the box for this one a bit.  I chose Bookcase Builder as I love all the images in that set and lots of them could be for a masculine theme.  Here I've taken two blue coloured cardstocks for the layers and stamped the stag head from the set just randomly over Soft Sky card stock with Basic Gray ink.  A touch of red for the heart just lifts the images a bit.  I've used the Stitched Framelits for the sentiment and the sentiment comes from Colourful Seasons.  

Hubby is going to get this one one day when he's least expecting it because he does still make me smile, even after 36 years together.  Maybe I'll put it in with his lunch and embarass him at work - what do you think?




 For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image at the top of the page.  We'd love to have you join us.


 HAPPY CRAFTING


 

Monday, 19 June 2017

COFFEE BREAK SUITE

Anyone want to join me in a cup of coffee?  When I first saw the new catalogue this was the set that jumped out at me first - I just love it. I do love coffee - it has to be strong, dark, black, no sugar!  I couldn't wait to get my hands on this whole suite.  I even treated myself to two new inks that I didn't have - Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.

The challenge over at Global Design Project#092 this week is CASE the designer.  Click on the image below to go and see all the lovely inspiration.



 http://www.global-design-project.com/2017/06/global-design-project-092-case-designer.html

Whilst I do have Jar of Love I decided I wanted to CASE the arrangement of this card and use the Coffee Cafe.  This is a set of 16 Stamps and Coffee Cup matching framelits which you can buy as a bundle.


There is lots of sponging on the coffee cups.    I'm not sure if you can see the little banner but it is one of the framelits and it cuts it out as if it is the corrugated paper round the cups to stop you burning your fingers.  Inspired!  The little hearT comes from the Corrugated Elements that is part of this set. I've added a touch of Linen Thread and popped them all up on dimensionals.  I have also used some Burlap Ribbon and the Coffee Break  Designer Series Papers.  

I love this Suite and I think it will go down really well in the coffee shops when I run my Coffee and Card classes.


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 HAPPY CRAFTING

 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

FLORAL STATEMENTS

What a gorgeous Stamp set Floral Statements is.  You may have overlooked it in the catalogue and it is only two stamps but they are fast becoming my favourites.  They come in Hello and Thanks and today I wanted to use the Thanks.  

I decided to go for a blue rose - no idea why.  And then I saw the challenge over at Inkspirational #137 so that was quite apt.  Click on the image to go to the challenge and join in.

 http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-137-photo-inkspiration.html


I used three ink colours for my roses, Soft Sky, Night of Navy and Pacific Point.  I used Pear Pizazz and a touch of Soft Suede for the leaves.  All of it is heavily covered with a Wink of Stella.


The cardstock is layered onto some of our new Designer Series Paper which is the Colour Theory pack - I love the crackled effect of this blue one and I've layered it into Night of Navy.  

Did you notice the ribbon?  It is so lovely - I have been in a ribbon swap with some other SU Demo's - its a great way of getting a sample of ribbon rather than having to buy them all - that way you can find out your favourites - one of mine is this Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon in Night of Navy.  A heart enamelled shape finishes off the card.

HAPPY CRAFTING

 
 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

POOTLES NEW CATALOGUE BLOG HOP - DAISY DELIGHT






Welcome to The Pootlers Team Blog Hop to launch the new 2017 Catalogue - we have some great projects for you showcasing some of our wonderful  new products.

I have chosen to go with Daisy Delight Stamp set and the wonderful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper - I seriously love this paper - I have used a whole pack already.




There is a Daisy Punch to go with this set which is getting a lot of the attention.  I wanted to focus on the other stamps in this set which are so pretty. 

 I have used Old Olive and one of our new inks Lemon Lime Twist for the stems.  I have stamped the daisies in Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.  These daisies are two step stamping which gives you co-ordinating stamps to produce the pretty flowers.  I've layered the DSP onto black cardstock and it shows you the two sides here of this lovely paper.

The sentiment stamped onto one of our banner framelits is from another new set Colourful Seasons.  I have wound some of the lovely Copper Metallic thread around the base of the stems.  Some Enamel shapes finish off the card.

 Pop along to Joanne's Blog to carry on the blog hop.



https://dibbystamps.com/2017/06/17/pootlers-team-new-catalogue-blog-hop-beautiful-bouquets/






If you are going backwards click here to go back to Suzanne's Blog.

https://moonsongdesigns.com/2017/06/17/orchid-builder-card-from-stampin-up






HAPPY CRAFTING

 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #121 - Marsha's "Fireworks" Theme Challenge

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 Marsha is hosting this week's challenge and the theme is Fireworks. Wow - what a tricky theme but that's why its a Challenge! lol! Click on the Fireworks image above to go to our site and join in with us.




I had to turn to my Daisy Punch for my card as I really didn't have any stamps that look remotely like fireworks.  But I think these daisies in our new In-Colours do a great job.  The Celebration sentiment is from a retired Project Life set.  It was embossed in Silver Embossing powder and some of our new Glitter Enamel dots help to make it shine even more.  I think these colours against the Basic Black really do pop.

 For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the fireworks image above.  We'd love to have you join us.


I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations.


HAPPY CRAFTING


 
 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

BOOKCASE BUILDER - BABY CARD - KYLIE BERTUCCI'S INTERNATIONAL BLOG HOP



There's another chance of joining Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Hop for June and the theme this month is BABY. I don't have many baby sets or stamps but the very versatile Bookcase Builder has come up trumps.






I decided to do a Waterfall Card.  The background paper was done using our sponge daubers and just using Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight.  A great way to make your background paper.  Just ink and stamp with the dauber.

I used the same three colours for the images of the bear, the ducks, the bottles and the pig and the sentiment when it is pulled down says Today's Little Moments Become Tomorrow's Precious Memories - a sentiment from this lovely set.



 If you like my card I'd love you to vote for me - you can find the link here to vote for your favourite


  http://www.craftykylie.com/2017/06/kylies-international-blog-highlights.html


HAPPY CRAFTING



 

Sunday, 11 June 2017

POOTLES BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP - JUNE


Although my birthday is in May - Sam allows us to join in with her Birthday Blog Hop if we also have birthdays falling within that month - June is one of the busiest months for me birthday wise with a total of 4 family birthdays (it should be five but I lost my sister in 1999).  Four friends also have their birthdays in June so I need a lot of cards.

My card today is all about the Daisies - Daisy Delight Stamp Set, Daisy Punch and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper - I just adore these papers.

I've gone for a Bursting Technique - I'm not sure if that's its correct title but that's what I'm calling it. Where the images bursts through the paper.

My image is the punched out Daisy on top of a stamped daisy popping out of the DSP.  Dazzing Diamonds are covering the middle of the daisy.





































 The papers show the two sides of this particular sheet of DSP.  The butterfly is from the Bold Butterfly Framelits and has been cut out in the same DSP with some added Basic Rhinestones. The sentiment is from Bella and Friends and has been embossed with White Embossing Powder.  


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Saturday, 10 June 2017

WATERCOLOR WINGS - GLOBAL DESIGN PROJECT GDP090

It's a sketch challenge over at Global Design Project this week - I'm just in time with my entry.  Click on the image below to go to their site.


 http://www.global-design-project.com/2017/06/global-design-project-090-sketch.html I'm always a bit unsure of sketch challenges - do we take them literally?  Do we follow to the letter, do we just add a few bits of what is in the sketch - I tend to follow the sketch as given but I do think its probably more to be taken as a general idea.



So here I've done a little bit of both - I've used one of the gorgeous butterflies from Watercolor Wings and the Bold Butterfly framelits.  The colours I've used are Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango.  Some Glitter enamel dots are on the butterfly's wings and Wink of Stella all over.  I've used a couple of Stitched Framelits also.  The background paper is Delightful Daisy DSP.

I made a few little snips into the butterfly to enable me to curl his wings and pop it on a dimensional to give it more of a 3d affect.




 

PRETTY KITTY - SUNDAY STAMPS SSC154

Blogging twice in one day- you can tell the weather is not so brilliant in the UK - not quite a lovely summery June day. A perfect excuse to do some crafting....not that I need an excuse.

I'm playing along with Sunday Stamps which has a sketch challenge for us:

 



I thought I'd use the sad little kitty from Pretty Kitty - you never know when you need such a card in your stash!

I added a strip of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and wrapped some Linen Thread around it to match the wool in the image.

The kitty image was coloured in with Watercolor Pencils and layered onto stitched Framelits in Whisper White and Night of Navy.  The sentiment was inked in Night of Navy.  The little hearts were from the Everyday Jars Framelits.  If life is messy you need some love, hence the hearts.



 HAPPY CRAFTING


 

WATERCOLOR WINGS - RESIST EMBOSSED

A technique from me today which is not a new technique at all but one I haven't seen around for a while - called the Resist Embossed Technique.

I've used some of the new Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper here, the leaves from Jar of Love and the Butterflies from Watercolor Wings.

The butterflies were first stamped onto Whisper White with Versamark and then embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I then used some Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Burst ink with one of our sponge daubers to make the image of the butterfly pop!

The happy birthday is from Best Birds and I finished the butterflies off with some Rhinestones.




I'm adding this into the Time Out challenge  #85 this week which has this lovely photo as our inspiration.  It's a shame Picture Perfect is retired as that hummingbird would be lovely to use.

 







Friday, 9 June 2017

PRETTY KITTY - WWYS#119

No daisy stamps but I am using some of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper! I know, I know.... lol! This time I'm combining it with Pretty Kitty.  I have recently found a fun challenge called What Will You Stamp.  So far though I've been unable to play along as I didn't have the correct stamp set.  

This week though is .... you guessed it.... Pretty Kitty. You will find their site by clicking on the image below.


 http://whatwillyoustamp.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/wwys-119-pretty-kitty.html




I used the Stitched Framelits to cut out and mount the Kitty and the Banner Framelit for the sentiment.  The image was coloured in using a Blender pen and  the following inks - Powder Pink, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Crumb Cake.  A touch of Wink of Stella is on the flowers and the kitty and an Enamel Shape finishes off the card.

 


 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #122 - Libby's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

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Our challenge this week is Libby's Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge #122. 

I've chosen to use these gorgeous Delightful Daisy Designer Series papers - they are fast becoming my favourites in the new catalogue and I have gone through nearly a whole pack already!





I've used the new Daisy Punch to punch out some of the papers as a daisy and popped a Metal Rimmed Pearl in the middle.  The butterfly is from our Bold Butterfly framelits.

The card is known as panel card and you will find a tutorial I have done previously in my Tutorials page listed above.


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us. 



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  HAPPY CRAFTING

 


 

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

BELLA AND FRIENDS

Bella and friends is getting an outing today - I've recenttly bought a pack of our new Designer Series Paper Wood Textures.  I thought it would go well with the dogs - almost kennel like in its appearance.

The Sketch Challenge this week over at CASE this Sketch#224 is the following.


 


I've turned the image on its side for my card.  The images were coloured in with our Watercolour Pencils.  Just a few enamel dots but I wanted to try and still keep this Clean and Simple as per the instructions.



 

















I don't normally do 'cute' but I just love Bella and Friends and Pretty Kitty and they are so great to colour in.