Christmas

July Christmas Kit Cards Revealed

Monday, July 31, 2017

My July Christmas Kits flew out the door this month.  People are obviously loving the chance to get ahead of the game and make their Christmas cards well in advance with little effort.  And that's what the kits are all about.  I do the ground work for you to do the fun part of just putting them together.  I design them, cut the materials, and send out step by step instruction sheets so that you can easily make more of the same things if you love a certain design.  Best of all, I offer 10% off all related items in my store for that month.  Winning!

This month I based the designs on the gorgeous Merry Mistletoe stamp set.

And here are the two easy-to-replicate-in-bulk designs that I created:



Come join in the fun! The August kit will be released tomorrow so check back in then and order yours.

Happy crafting,
Fiona 

Blog hop

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Susan Wong

Sunday, July 30, 2017


The super talented Susan Wong is my team's special guest today as we blog hop through her designs and CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) her work.  Here's the card I've chosen to CASE:


And here's my take:

These were so simple and fun to make.  Just stamp the image in Versamark and heat emboss with clear embossing powder then sponge your ink colour of choice all over the image, and finally cut out with a punch or the layering framelits.


The little flower on this one got cut off in the punch so I stamped it onto white cardstock and coloured it in then glued it on top.  I like how it peaks over the top of the circle.


 They make a great set and are so versatile to have on hand for a variety of occasions.


Blog hop line up:


Here's everything you need to make this card yourself.
Just click on any item to be taken straight to it in my store.

Happy crafting,
Fiona

Baby

Baby Swan Thanks

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

When pregnancies don't go well and we are looked after by amazing medical staff don't we just  overflow with gratitude for all their care and attention?  This card is one of a few that I made for a friend of mine to give to the people who looked after her and her baby when he was born six weeks early.  What a delight and an honour to be able to share in that gratitude by designing and making the cards for her. 


The swan and signet are stamped onto Whisper White and then fussy cut out so that they are really striking against the Crumb Cake cardstock.  If you look closely you'll see that the little signets are coloured very softly in Blushing Bride and Soft Sky.  This is to represent her daughter and two sons.  Cute, huh?


To make the colour stand out on the Crumbcake cardstock, first colour in the flowers in Whisper White Craft Ink, wait for it to dry, and then colour with the markers.

Here's everything you need to make this card yourself. 
Just click on any item to be taken straight to it in my store.



Happy crafting, 
Fiona

Tutorial

Baby Wipe Technique

Saturday, July 22, 2017

For the Ink It! Stamp It! blog hop this week I showcased the Baby Wipe technique (click here for my blog post).  Now here's my video tutorial showing you this super easy, super fun technique that you can apply to any kind of stamp set you wish.




I just love how the sentiment comes out, don't you?  Once I get my next Stampin' Up! delivery I'll be incorporating this technique with the In-Colour inks for sure.

Happy crafting,
Fiona


Blog hop

Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop: Technique

Friday, July 21, 2017


I am loving this month's Ink It! Stamp It! blog hop theme.  It pushed me out of my comfort zone to try a few new ones. One didn't work as well as I'd hoped so I changed to the baby wipe technique.  I'm going to be a tease and show you the card today and then film a video for you to watch and follow along.   Look out for that blog post in a few days.


This technique uses, you guessed it, a baby wipe and ink refils.  You can choose which ever you like, I went with a mitxure of Regals and Brights.  Simply drop a few dots of ink from different bottles onto the baby wipe so that they are random and there are no spaces between them and then use that as your stamp pad.  As you can see, each flower or leaf in my design is different and you get a lovely mottled effect.  

I can't wait to film this for you and when I do I will update this post to link to the video.  Until then, enjoy checking out my fellow design team members' blog posts to see which techniques they have showcased.

Blog hop line up:

Birthday

Happiest of Days to You

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Last year I tried to have a system when making cards: use each new stamp set twice (in a row if possible) and it worked pretty well so I'm going to try and do the same again this year.  So with that in mind here's my second card from the Oh Happy Day stamp set.


I really love how the two tones of green from the new In-Colours work so well together and this card is a perfect example of that.

Here's everything you need to make this card yourself.
Just click on any item to be taken straight to it in my store.

Shout out to Liz Bailey whose design this is; thanks Liz!
Happy crafting,
Fiona