Saturday, 15 June 2019

Joy of Sets Blog Hop June 2019

It's time for the Joy of Sets ladies to blog en masse again and to give you the chance to hop around and see what we've all been making.

Our hops are always hugely successful for us and we love to share together with a common theme. This month as many of us love Stampin' Up! our theme is something new in honour of the release of the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue for 2019-20. However, so as to not make it exclusive those of us who are not demonstrators or customers of Stampin' Up! are also joining in and sharing something they've made using a new tool, other brands of new craft materials or even a new technique they've learned.

When you've finished having a look at my card why not continue by following the links at the bottom of each blog to go around and show some love to my fellow bloggers. They will be hugely grateful as am I if you came here from one of their blogs already.

So for my card I kept it all relatively simple opting for a 5 x 5 cardstock base in the gorgeous new In Colour 2019/21 Rococo Rose. It's such a romantic pink, I just love it. For old timers amongst you who loved Sweet Sugarplum it will make you very happy as it's along the same tonal path as that shade was. I added a layer of Pretty Peacock, this is a more blue version of Tranquil Tide in my opinion and it's so easy to coordinate with lots of other colours in the Stampin' Up! offering. Onto this I added a piece of the gorgeous  Perennial Essence DSP. I love every single design in this stack and that is unusual for me.

Next I layered on a piece of Rococo Rose DSP from the In-Colour 2019/21 stack. I opted for the design with the script as I was going for a romantic, love letter kind of feel. I added some of the gorgeous scalloped lace trim just beyond the join of the two papers and really feel this added a touch of je ne sais quoi and really softened the card.  For the sentiment I took the new Timeless Label punch and punched out 2 shapes each from Pretty Peacock and Rococo Rose and one in Very Vanilla. I stamped onto this using Pretty Peacock ink using a sentiment from the new Over The Moon set.  I added some new In-Colour 2019/21 faceted dots and that was my card complete.

I do hope you like it. For me the whole feel of the new products is one of romance and opulence of rich colours and texture and I am blown away by this one more than any other before. Funny thing is I wasn't too keen on any of the new bits and bobs until I had them in my hands and then they really came to life for me.

There is a video tutorial to go along with this post which is live on my channel now but please hop around the blogs before watching videos as it can draw you away and take you on another road quite easily. I'd love you to stick around and see what the other ladies have made.

Thank you for dropping by, it is hugely appreciated and don't forget those links to the other blogs below.

Have a great weekend.

Andrea x

Jane Allmark
Jennifer Arent
Annette Ball
Linda Handford 
Anne-Marie Maclean
Angie McKenzie
Vicki Milyard 
 Karen Pearmain
Susan Simpson
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Fiona Whitehead 

Friday, 14 June 2019

Cute Mouse Notelets

I was so lucky to receive not one but two gifts in the post this week from wonderful friends/customers.  How spoiled am I?

I received a huge haul of crafty goodies from the lovely Lesley which I've filmed the unboxing of to share with you on my channel and I will be putting much of to good use in the coming days and weeks.

I also received some cute little stamps from the Clearly Besotted range, which I am a huge fan of. These came from Fiona and I put them to immediate use in the spare hour that I had available (it's been a busy week) and made a little trio of notelets with them using new Stampin' Up! papers too.

The ladies also sent me beautiful hand made cards which it's always lovely to receive. The first is from Fiona and the one below from Lesley. Such wonderfully talented ladies who both embody the spirit of sharing that is so abundant in the crafting community.

Have a great weekend!

Andrea x

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Pinching an Idea

OK so technically I didn't pinch it as I asked permission to adapt and to make a tutorial video of this gorgeous gift box by Anne-Marie Maclean of Traigh Papercrafting.  But who wouldn't want to pinch this idea? It's beautiful!

I received the original box from Anne-Marie as a gift and replicated it following her fabulous written and photo tutorial on her blog. She used Aroable Scorable cardstock by Hunkydory for her box and I used Stampin' Up! extra thick Very Vanilla and a new DSP for the wrap. Anne-Marie's is far stronger than mine and just feels better quality. I think that's largely because the cardstock used was coated or laminated as it was shiny and super strong.

However it still worked and still looks fabulous.

For Anne-Marie's tutorial click here and for my video tutorial click here.

Thanks so much for popping in.

Andrea x