Praying for you

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of the sentiment "with sympathy" and so I am delighted with Stampin' Up's stamp set Thoughts and Prayers which has lots of other options for sympathy cards.  I can't wait to make a variety but here's my first one.

CASEd from Nadeine Weiner it's simple and easy and just a lovely design.  To achieve the torn paper I split apart some Basic Grey card stock.  That was probably the only fiddly bit.

And check this out, my "Handmade by Fiona" stamp arrived in the mail this week and so I've been able to use it for the very first time.  So excited!  Isn't it cute?

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Lovely leaves

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Papertrey Ink's Lovely Leaves is one of my favourite stamp sets.  I love the cards it makes and can adapt it for so many occasions.  Here are a few I've made:

The With Sympathy version is probably my favourite.  I CASED it from Kloset Kreations with just a change of sentiment.  The pink in the petals was done by hand and it was soothing flicking the marker to make them and watch the flowers slowly come to life.The stems and leaves are stamped in Dark Chocolate which goes so well with the pink.

Another CASE from Kloset Kreations with only three leaves. 

Here's a baby one, or any occasion you feel like being hugged! This design, and the next comes from I'm in Haven.

For this one I inked my stamp with all the different colours before stamping.  I now own the Stampin' Up! Stamp-A-Ma-Jig so I think if I was making a bunch of cards it'd be easier to stamp all the cards in one go with the same colour then line things up and stamp them all with the next colour etc.

I ran this one through my Cuttlebug with a linen textured plate and coloured it with my Prisma pencils.  I love how colourful it is.

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Items used:
Paper: SU Whisper White card stock
Ink: Stazon Black, PI Dark chocolate, PI Canyon Clay, PI Autumn Rose, PI Spring Moss
Markers: Copics YG63, R85
Pencils: Prisma
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals


Crazy Crafters July Blog Hop - New Catalogue

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I joined Stampin' Up a few months ago as an independent demonstrator and I LOVE LOVE LOVE their products!  You know that feeling when you use quality items and everything is so easy and just works!  That's Stampin' Up! for me.  I can't wait to place my next order and discover more of their range but in the mean time I'm introducing you to some of my new team through our July blog hop as we showcase the new catalogue released this month.  Or perhaps you have come to me from Nicole's page...aren't her ideas great?

So here's my contribution.  I always gravitate towards the 'clean and simple' style so when I spied this card of Laurie Chilton I couldn't resist CASEing it for birthdays.  What do you think?  Pretty, huh?

I made a whole set of these cards with the Stampin' Up! 2013-2015 In Colours.  I stamped the sentiment then with the matching cardstock stamped the flower and punched it out with the coordinating punch then added a single pearl, popped it up and rounded the corners.  Took no time!

If you would like to purchase any of the materials used here by Stampin' Up!  just click the image of the item below and it will take you directly to my store.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hop on over to Teena Maher at Stamping With Teena next, I just love her designs.

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Blog hop line up:

1. Carolina Evans at Studio Evans
2. Laura Britten at Stamping with LauraJane
3. Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie
4. Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie
5. Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards
6. Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft 2
7. Rose Desmond at Stampin with Rosalie
8. Nicole Spicer at Handmade By NicoleSpicer
9. Fiona Bradley at Just Spiffing (you are here)
10. Teena Maher at Stamping With Teena


Confetti Congrutulations

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Are you like me and trawl through Pintrest pinning cards you'd like to make?  I have a whole stack on a board over there and recently I realised I hardly ever go back and look at them.  So I'm going to make a conscious effort to go through the board from time to time and making some of the cards or basing my own designs on them.

So here is one which was originally posted on the Dahlia Memories blog and reposted elsewhere and finally made it to my Pinterest board.

I used a regular hole punch for the confetti and made the envelope with vellum paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: SU Raspberry Ripple cardstock; SU Whisper White cardstock; scrap patterned paper
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Stazon Black