Thursday 27 June 2013

Buttons, Bees and Circles....

Today we are showcasing some more samples from our lovely design team!

Lisa has been playing with the Bee Sentiments Stamp set

and she has created this beautiful gift bag

You can see more details on her blog

Debs used the complementary stamp set - Bee Backgrounds

and she created this fun, dimensional card -

Love the popped up bees! You can see this card on her facebook page .

Sandra came up with a really unusual concept for her set of Textured Buttons stamps

We loved the shape and clever layering of this card

You can see more details on her blog

Cheremane has been having fun with the Circle Sentiments stamp set

She designed this fabulously dimensional rosette card

A really unusual style for a new baby card - find more details here.

And finally, Linda designed this fabulous Congratulations card - which would be perfect for a guy

Check back with us next week to see the next batch of designers' samples.

Mel xxx Pin It Now!

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitters

Crimson Cloud are now stocking the new Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitters

If you haven't tried them yet - these are no ordinary glitters!

They come in a fantastic range of colours, and when you apply them, they have a smooth, silky finish and you can use them in so many ways!

You can stamp on them ......

you can heat emboss on them....

and you can run them through your die cutting machine in your embossing folders...

Super versatile and you can do so much more with them than ordinary glitter.

But be prepared for a big clean up afterwards!!!

Mel xxx
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Tuesday 18 June 2013

Sparkling Poppies

This card was inspired by a technique I saw on YouTube, and works so well with the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Aster and Poppies die set

To create my glittering topper, I took three colours of glitter, a sheet of double sided adhesive and my Poppy die.

To start I die cut an oval from the double sided adhesive sheet, removed the front protective sheet to reveal the stickiness and set it aside (carefully and well away from my glitter!).

Taking my now die cut oval front protective sheet, I die cut the poppies from it. I now had a poppy shaped mask.

I lay this mask over my adhesive oval and covered the whole oval with blue glitter. Once I had pressed the glitter in I tipped the remainder back in the pot.

I now have a blue glittery oval with the poppy mask still attached. I carefully lifted the poppy "heads" up and trimmed them off, to reveal the adhesive underneath. I then applied my red glitter and tapped off the excess once again.

I now had only the stem and leaf mask left on the oval which I removed and used my green glitter to cover the remaining adhesive.

The card was quickly put together with a strip of patterned paper and a sentiment. I felt that the topper was so strong and striking that I did not want to distract from it.

I hope you like this technique and have fun with it - but be warned - you will be covered in glitter by the time you have finished!

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Thursday 13 June 2013

Circle Sentiments

Hi Everyone
Hope you are enjoying this windy Thursday!!!

This week Linda has been playing with our Circle Sentiments stamp set

This is a fabulously versatile stamp set made up of over 15 stamps - you will be able to use these sentiments on so many cards.

For these projects, Linda has made the circle sentiment the main focus of both cards -

She has used the same layout in two colourways to create two completely different looks.

Hope you enjoy these.
Mel xx Pin It Now!

Monday 10 June 2013

Creative Stamping.....

This week we have been lucky enough to have a project appear as the main featured card on the front cover of the current edition of Creative Stamping -

We were very excited to be asked to produce a set of Teenage Boy and Girl cards using their free stamp set which comes with the magazine.

And here are the cards we made -

For details on how to make these cards, and the products used, check out Issue 11 of Creative Stamping which is out now.

Mel xxx Pin It Now!

Thursday 6 June 2013

Hats off to you!

Hi Everyone,

It's great this week to be able to show off our Design Team's latest set of samples, using the Crimson Cloud Hat stamp sets.

Cheremane and Debs have been playing with the "Tipped Hat With Roses" stamp set -

While Lisa and Sandra have been playing with the "Tipped Hat" stamp set

We think that the girls have done an amazing job with their first set of Crimson Cloud stamps and can't wait to see what they come up with next month!


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Wednesday 5 June 2013

You bee-long together!

This week Linda has been playing with the Bee Sentiments

and Bee Backgrounds stamp sets.

These two stamps sets are great on their own but also work fabulously well together. They also coordinate with the Spellbinders Hexagon die set.

I love that Linda has not used the traditional yellow and black colours for these cards. And who can resist a bee-stamped ribbon!

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Monday 3 June 2013

Spellbinding Sequins!!!

Sequins are everywhere at the moment and now they are at Crimson Cloud

And joining the Sequins this week are the latest Spellbinders Die D Lites -

Check back soon for some more inspiration!

Mel and Linda xxx
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