Good Morning Ladies,
I didn't have too much to share as far as 'mixed' crafts go for todays blog, I will also own up and tell you that after our shopping trip, that I very much enjoyed with Paul and Lucy, I had a very long episode of AF and it fairly much wiped me out for the rest of the night.
I will not let anything or anyone stop me from blogging however, so sheer determination got me through writing this post. I am very grateful to Danielle, Victoria and Lynda who I called on very late in the day to give me something to share with all of you and boy are you in for a treat!
The first card on show today is a different kind of 'pop up' card, the inner panel pops up as you open the card, its nice to have that little element of surprise. The Double Aperture front gives you a sneak peek at the surprise you are going to get when you open the card. Danielle is going to do a tutorial on this card and when she does I will have a link on the blog.
Danielle has created a whole series of cards from Stamp set that was a new addition to the Stampin'Up! Catalogue this year
It is such a cute stamp set and having a matching Punch make it so much easier to create quick and fun cards.
Danielle has also made these cards with this Stamp set....
These two cards show that this stamp set does not only need to be used for children or baby cards, the top one features one of Danielle's lovely watercolour backgrounds.
The second card has the luxurious touch of gold, with gold embossing, gold card and lovely gold thread. Everything about Danielle's cards work so beautifully together. The laugh of it is Danni would tell you that she isn't really a card maker!!
Danielle you are an amazing card maker, your attention to detail and eye for design are as good as any card maker I know, thank you so much for allowing me to share your cards.
Karlie has treated us to another one of her Origami Pieces, this time it is a pretty dress, Karlie has used a really pretty paper and made sure that the pattern is small enough to work as a pattern on such a small dress, this all takes a lot of thought and consideration, which shows that you really have an eye for design Karlie. Thank you for allowing me to share your dress with everyone, I think that this would make a great feature on a card, maybe you could ask your Mum to help you put one together.
Karlie has also shared a photo of the new Craft bits that her Mum treated her too earlier this week, you have some really pretty papers and matching pearls to start designing with, I hope you have fun with all of it and I look forward to seeing what you make.
Lynda has shared a few of her crafty bargains with us this week, most of which are from Wish I believe, the rest I am sure was purchased with 'Lisa's Voucher' ;)-
The first item is that beautiful 'Daisy B' Flora stamp, such a lovely detailed stamp, Lynda has coloured has coloured her in for us and you can see all of the beautiful detail, highlighted by the beautiful colouring, the style reminds me of the 'Tilda' Dolls.
Lynda picked up a really cute Stampin Up stamp set, that features so many super cute images, I have seen simply hundreds of cards using these stamps on Pinterest Lynda, so if you need inspiration just pop over and type the stamp set name into the search bar.
A lovely selection of dies from Wish are next on the list, that large Sunflower card creator style die is lovely as is that Doily style die, that lovely decorative border die reminds me of the Sue Wilson Lyra dies.
The Sue Wilson Border dies are beautiful, I love the Holly Berry Edger, so much detail, the Poinsettia Edger is lovely too, I can't wait to see these made into a card Lynda.
Last but not least is that gorgeous floral hessian/ribbon, it has such lovely colours in it, I can see this in the background of one of your masterpieces Lynda with the edges all frayed for that shabby effect.
You have bought some lovely goodies Lynda, thank you so much for sharing them with us.
Coffee and Biscuits anyone????
Victoria has designed two fantastic gift package ideas for cheap and simple tokens of thanks, both of these Gift bags would have you as excited about the packaging as you were about the gift.
The coffee gift bag is simply a long piece of card that has been punched at either end with Stampin Up! Scallop Tag Topper punch, not only does it make perfect tags instantly, it can be made into so many other gift packaging ideas, I love this coffee one though, you could put the Hot Chocolate sachets in there too.
Victoria's beautifully decorated mini gift bag is a perfect way to present something as simple as a pack of biscuits as a real treat, Victoria has used Night Of Navy Card and one of the beautiful papers from the Garden Impressions 6 x 6 collection, I love the colours of these papers.
I will leave the link to Victoria's page below, so that you can go and check out her stunning crafty makes...…
Thank you so much Victoria for allowing me to share your amazing gift ideas.
Thanks so much again to Lynda, Danni and Victoria for today's blog content, so much inspiration on one little blog post!!
I hope you all manage to stay cool and comfortable,
Love and hugs to all of you,