Sunday, 18 August 2019

A Day Of Love - Stampin’ Up! Woven Heirloom Stamp Set


All I will start by saying was yesterday was a terrible day. Yesterday was my day in which to get everything done, I did manage to make some cards but none that I really like. That was just the start evening recording the videos it just didn’t go well at all! Even the photos turned out terrible and I’ve done nothing different.

Today’s card is absolutely stinking cute, I adore how effeminate this card is with all the pink and purple tones. The colour theme came straight from the Perennial Essence DSP. This DSP has to be inspired by the great artist Monet’s Water Lilies. The colours used are Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White and Petal Pink. Don’t theses colours work perfectly together?

With the greeting itself, of course I had to find something as feminine as the DSP itself. The Woven Heirloom was one that I didn’t really think I’d use to start with but I just love the font. I’d like to say it’s a lot like my own handwriting just 100% neater, but doesn’t it just work so well with the DSP? I stamped this onto a piece of Petal Pink Card Stock that has been cut out using the Stitched Shape Circle.

I wanted a little something to pull the card all together. I always say that it’s the little details that escalated and lift a card up. The first part was me adding the Missy Meadow Twine around the DSP,  this allowed me to incorporate every colours within the DSP. The second part is the adorable flowers from the Budding Blooms Dies. Just by lifting the petals up you can give such dimensions and the little Rhinestones in the centre just hits this card off.


Now what’s the plan for me. Firstly attempt to retake all the photos, edit and watermark it. Then try to finish up some ideas, currently I’m trying to get the Stamping Society all sorted. Pray for me!

All the supplies used to create this card are available by contacting me direct or by clicking on the images below. Don’t forget for all orders between £20.00-£99.00 add the Hostess code for a free gift from me at the end of the month! For orders of £99.00, why not purchase the Starter Kit and get £155.00 worth’s of supplies for just £99.00.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Here’s To - Stampin’ Up! Verdant Garden Stamp Set


It’s been crazy couple of days here in the Hughes-Stone Manor, in a good way don’t worry but it doesn’t make it any less tiring that’s for sure! I’m very much looking forward to a nice long nap!

For today’s card I was thinking about using some of my new stamp sets that I haven’t used as much as I would’ve liked. Don’t get me wrong there still some there that I haven’t each touched yet but we’ll just keep that between us! The Verdant Garden is Stamp Set is absolutely beautiful with some amazing background building stamps, sentiments and this beautiful leaf flourish. While this set is amazing I always feel there isn’t enough and always wanting to use it with another set.

Because of this I challenged myself to work really hard I’m not using another set. I will say that Stampin’ Up suggest using this alongside the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set which would work perfectly however we don’t always have the funds to buy everything we want straight away. Hopefully today’s card can show you that you can use this stamp set by itself.

I love the idea of the leaf flourish vining (is this even a word?) from behind the cycle. This is however super scary as you can see the mess behind on the video below. Stay with me though as you can see how super cute it turns out in the end. People always ask about how to make their cards stand out. My trick is to think of the small details like taking the time to colour the individual leafs.


On Friday I said how I need to make plenty this weekend. Well I didn’t. I had a little creative block and it through me off a little bit. This being said I have had plenty of idea for different things to start things over the festive period! Which I find exciting anyway!

All the supplies used to create this card are available by contacting me direct or by clicking on the images below. Don’t forget for all orders between £20.00-£99.00 add the Hostess code for a free gift from me at the end of the month! For orders of £99.00, why not purchase the Starter Kit and get £155.00 worth’s of supplies for just £99.00.

Friday, 9 August 2019

TGCDT: Celebrate You - Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set


How has it been a month since the launch of The Gentleman Crafters Design Team! I honestly couldn’t have expect the A’s much as love and support as you all offered me and the other guys. You’re all amazing and I know for me at least it very much appreciated.

That’s the soppy stuff all over with don’t worry, know onto the card! If this is your first time hopping with us guys then it’s important that I disclose that we only work under one theme; Share What You Love. Who needs fancy themes when all you need to do is do what we are here to do anyway!

Today’s card is using one of my absolute favourite stamp sets; Bloom & Grow. I wasn’t use I’d use this stamp set as much as I have, I thought it might have been a little one trick wonder. Boy was I wrong, I have a long list the length of my arm of different ideas on how to use it. For today’s card I heat set it in white; clear would work perfectly well too so use whatever you have to hand. This will work to resist the ink.

The colours I’m using are Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry & Shaded Spruce, when using a watercolour I always try to use bold and deep colours such as these. The reason for that is purely for the vibrancy. You can easily imagine this in softer subtle tones which would be a completely different style! I challenge you to play with your inks and the amazing colours.

We have some super cool buttons with all our handsome faces; this way you can actually know who we are by more than just our names!

         

      

I’m in desperate need of getting some crafting done this weekend but I have so much on my list to do it’s probably not going to work out. Don’t worry I have things planned and ready for you not to go without!

All the supplies used to create this card are available by contacting me direct or by clicking on the images below. Don’t forget for all orders between £20.00-£99.00 add the Hostess code for a free gift from me at the end of the month! For orders of £99.00, why not purchase the Starter Kit and get £155.00 worth’s of supplies for just £99.00.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

OSAT: Best Days - Stampin' Up! Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set


OSAT! OSAT! OSAT! It feels like ages since I last posted with these fabulous lot! It one of my favourite times of month. Each month we work under a theme and have to make a card and a 3D item or tag. Fun right? What makes it even better is knowing knowing this months theme; End of Summer.

Now there’s lots of ideas that could be branches off from this theme. I personally took it rather literally. Sometime this is the best way and can lead to you running off ideas left right and centre making looks of amazing ideas. For inspiration I took a look outside into my garden. Right now we have so many soft colours just popping out of the shrubbery. Due to this I had you use the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set.

As I wanted the soft subtle tone from the garden, I used Petal Pink and Soft Sea Form and they are just so delicate. If you ask anyone they will tell you that they love Stampin’ Up colours and how they all coordinated together. These two colours are categorised into the Subtle collection and you can see why! I won’t lie I was a little stuck on what to stamp the sentiment in those, black would have been too harsh and what ever colours would I use? In the end I used Sahara Sand and it’s wasn’t as brash and all the others.

The biggest talking point has to the drop dead gorgeous background, don’t you just love it? It’s the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and I’ve wanted it for ages. Now I’ve got it your going to see it a lot and this project was the perfect starting point. It’s a must have in your collection, and I shared a preview of this and it was more popular than some of my projects!


You’ll be heading over the the amazing talented demonstrators joining me today in this blog hop:
I’ll be back tomorrow! I know so soon but the the boys need to bring in for TGCDT Blog Hop. Other than this I’m busy getting my Pinterest going, I’ve taken the feet of creating a board for each Stamp Set available, that you all have plenty of inspiration.

All the supplies used to create this card are available by contacting me direct or by clicking on the images below. Don’t forget for all orders between £20.00-£99.00 add the Hostess code for a free gift from me at the end of the month! For orders of £99.00, why not purchase the Starter Kit and get £155.00 worth’s of supplies for just £99.00.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Creation Station: For You - Stampin' Up! Wildly Happy Stamp Set


And I’m back today with the Creation Station. I love being apart of the team because the themes give me a challenge and I always want to step up my game just to match the others taking part. This months theme is ‘Go Wild’ and as always this is pretty open ended. The premise of the theme is use an animal themes Stamp Set, any, just go wild! See what I did there?

Animal Stamp Sets are always a winner and just perfect for any occasion. If I’m honest I was super happy with how many stamp sets their is to choose from in the Annual Catalogue, they are just super cute! Today’s card uses the Wildly Happy Stamp Set, one that was given to some demonstrators at On Stage in April and god know I really wanted it. Sadly I didn’t but it’s okay as I’ve got it know. It’s an adorable set with some beautiful images and perfect sentiments. 

I talk a little in the video and about the design of the animals included in the set, they are simple images created with a sketched line, which I love, almost as if I draw it myself. Originally I had stamped this onto the Smoky Slate and heat set this in white however when the card came together it just didn’t stand out. This is why I switched it up to black, something you never see me use. 

Along with the sketchy design in Elephants, I wanted the foliage to match and the Free As A Bird just works perfectly. I bet the same artist designed both sets because they are beautiful. I knew I didn’t want the flowers to over power the main focus on the card by adding colour. I made a decision to keep a monotone look to this card and they meant these flowers too!


Know you’ll be wanting to check out the next project in this amazing hop. Next up we have the brilliant Sara Levin, I can’t wait to check her project out!

Sara Levin
Now I’ll be back on Thursday which I know seems like ages away but it’s worth it, I’ll be back with OSAT & TGCDT in one week! I can’t wait, I’ve impressed myself with some of the projects I’ve designed.

All the supplies used to create this card are available by contacting me direct or by clicking on the images below. Don’t forget for all orders between £20.00-£99.00 add the Hostess code for a free gift from me at the end of the month! For orders of £99.00, why not purchase the Starter Kit and get £155.00 worth’s of supplies for just £99.00.