Thursday 26 September 2013

One stamp set - three ways!

This week I set my self a little challenge to come up with three cards using one stamp set, some sentiment stamps and one colour scheme.

My choice of stamp set was the My Favorite Things Blooming Roses - a really beautiful set of stamps that include two-step roses stamps - I love them!

The sentiment set is also from My Favourite Things - Chalkboard Greetings. And although these sentiments are designed to work with the current ChalkBoard style trend, I think they work well on all different styles of card.

For this first card, I stamped the large rose base layer in light pink four times on the card, then over stamped the detail in darker pink. I used the same process with the smaller two step rose stamp to fill in the gaps. I also stamped both roses on some scrap paper and cut them out to use as a masks. This allowed me to overstamp the green leaves so that they look like they are behind the roses.
I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black - which stands out well against such a bright background.

For the second card, I created an oval mask from scrap paper to cover my large sentiment. Once the mask was in place I stamped my roses and foliage.

My third card is super-simple but I love it! And it only took two minutes to make. This time I used the two step rose bud, stamping the stem and leaves in green.

I think this set of cards shows that sometimes, limiting yourself to only a few products can really bring out your creativity!

Hope you like them.
Mel xxx Pin It Now!

Saturday 21 September 2013

Bells, Boughs and Bows

This week Linda has been getting in the Christmas spirit and playing with three of the Crimson Cloud Christmas stamp sets.

For her first card she has chosen a lovely colour palette of pale blues and browns - very unusual!

She has combined the Pine Bough and Fir Cones stamp set 

with the Noel Bells stamp set

She has stamped a subtle background with the pine boughs, and the fir cones look so striking stamped in brown.

For her second card, she has created an very elegant wreath

by stamping and embossing it in white, and combining it with the wreath bow stamped and embossed in silver. To add that extra bling, she has replaced the berries with silver beads.

We hope you like and are inspired by this week's samples.

Best wishes
Mel xxx Pin It Now!

Thursday 12 September 2013

Fairy love and wishes......

Good morning!

We have some more fairy-inspired samples today from our lovely Design Team today.

Sandra kicks us off with another one of her fantastic dimensional projects

made using the Sitting Fairy stamp set

Cheremane has very cleverly used the sunflower from the Sleeping Flower Fairy stamp set

to create a background to compliment her focal image

Debs has used an unusual colour palette to create her elegant Fairy card

using the Fairy Picking Flowers stamp set

Linda was obviously feeling very inspired as she came up with two designs for the Fairy In The Moonlight stamp set

Her first card would work well as a Spring or even Valentine's card

And you can tell she is in Christmas mode with this very clever Christmas card

which also incorporates the Crimson Cloud Pine Boughs and Fir Cones stamp set

I hope you enjoy these samples and are inspired to use your fairies in new ways!
Mel xxx Pin It Now!

Tuesday 10 September 2013

Latest release from My Favorite Things and Die-namics - now in stock!

Hi Everyone,
We now have the latest release from My Favorite Things and Die-namics in stock.

Here are just a few of the products now available -

And here is the first sample

This autumnal card was made using the Plaid Builder stamp set, the Chalkboard Greetings stamp set, and the Thankful Leaves stamp set with matching Fall Leaves dies.

I hope you have fun with these new stamps and dies.

Mel xxx Pin It Now!

Thursday 5 September 2013

If you believe, it may come true!

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are enjoying these last few sunny days of summer, before Autumn descends upon us!

This week the design team have been working their fairy magic with the hand drawn Crimson Cloud fairy stamp sets.

Sandra created this fantastic dimensional card

Using the Sitting Fairy stamp set.

Debs created this really pretty card

using the Fairy Picking Flowers set

Cheremane produced a very elegant card

with the Sleeping Fairy stamp set

I had fun creating a single layer scene card

with my favourite Fairy In The Moonlight stamp set

I used two Lavinia Stamp sets to create my background -

Tree Root for the tree

Creeping Vine for the foliage

We hope that you like these samples and that you find some inspiration here!
Mel xxxx
P.S. Don't forget to click on the girls' names to go direct to their blogs!

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