Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Easter 2018

These first cards were made with the Sale-a-Bration item Tutti-Frutti cards and matching envelopes, with crosses made using the Cross of Hope framelit set. The flowers were stamped using the ink matching the card bases - Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party from the Hold on to Hope stamp set. The sentiment is from a retired set punched with the Pretty Label punch.

These cards were made with a Tattered Lace die - Snowflake Shaped card. The DSP is Stampin' Up!, The egg shape is cut using and X-Cut die, the sentiment is a retired Stampin' Up! set and the small flowers with a retired punch. The big flower was cut with a Richard Garay die.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Christmas 2017

Now Christmas is well and truly over, I can share with you some of the cards I made.

First, two eclipse cards featuring 'Year of Cheer' DSP.

Next I used up some Kanban Crafts foiled card blanks and Chritmas papers die cut with retired Stampin' Up! dies.

This is the card that went to family and friends using American Crafts card blanks, Cottage Cutz and Tattered Lace dies.

During Advent at Church we had a service that required people to take home a 'goody bag'. Here it is.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Playing with Paper Strips

I was eager to use up some old DSP, so I cut it into thin strips and used the Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday thinlit and made the following cards:-

Vertical strips.

Angled strips.

Herringbone technique.

Florentine technique.

Woven strips.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Autumn/Winter Catalogue is now Live

The Autumn/Winter Catalogue from Stampin' Up! is now live.

Here are the samples I have made.

This is made with the Spooky Cat bundle - Spooky Cat stamp set and Cat punch along with Spooky Night DSP. The base is Pumpkin Pie cardstock.The Cat and the owl are stamped in Basic Black and the owl's feet and beak are coloured with a Pumpkin Pie marker.

This one uses the Night in Bethlehem bundle - Night in Bethlehem stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelits dies. The base cardstock is Elegant Eggplant. The figures were stamped using Elegant Eggplant ink. the star and houses were cut from Champagne foil.

This one uses the Card Front Builder Thinlits dies. The cardstock used is, Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Old Olive and Soft Suede. The sentiment is from the Night in Bethlehem stamp set stamped in Dapper Denim ink and punched with the Pretty Label punch.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Duoprinting with Chlorophyll

We were cutting back the Passion Flower that was taking over our garden. I remembered the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial (Duoprinting with Chlorphyll) using leaves. I tried with flower but that wasn't so successful.

I used Stampin' Up! water colour paper either side of the leaves and flower when passed through the Big Shot. The base of the cards is Stampin'Up! Old Olive cardstock with a Soft Suede mat and retired ribbon.

The papers using the leaves are the background and I got out some punches, the new daisy punch, the pansy punch and a retired butterfly punch, for the papers made with the flower. The embellishments are the new black rhinestones.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Note Cards

I recently made some cards for a bring and buy sale at church. I made two lots of six cards using the Stampin' Up! note cards.

These use the Crumb Cake note card, the Coffee Break DSP, Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups framelits.

These use the Whisper White not card, retired DSP and sentiment and the new Pretty Label punch. The flowers are from the Tattered Lace Botanical Collection and matching dies.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Scrapbook Holy Land Part 2

These are the next five scrapbook pages of our pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2014.

The top picture is a view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives through a window of the Dominus Flevit Church.  The bottom picture is an olive grove.

This is the tiles with the Lord's Prayer in English at the Pater Noster Convent.

These pictures are from the Basilica of the Transfiguration at the summit of Mount Tabor.

These pictures are from Nazareth Village - a reconstruction os 1st Century Galilean life.

This is a tree in Jericho, similar to the one in the story of Zaccheaus.