Thursday, 14 December 2017

Star of Light - quick and easy Christmas cards

I bought the Star of Light stamp set quite recently, although I have had the matching framelits for over a year. Now I wish I had inked it up and used it earlier as it makes some stunning, quick Christmas cards.

Here are the ones I designed for coffee and card this week:

I used just 2 inkpads - Night of Navy and Smoky Slate. People often comment that the Smoky Slate ink looks quite silver rather than grey. We just added some Wink of Stella and some enamel shapes to finish the cards.


I used just 2 inkpads - Night of Navy and Smoky Slate. People often comment that the Smoky Slate ink looks quite silver rather than grey. We just added some Wink of Stella and some enamel dots to finish the cards.

Here is the stamp set in more detail,
you can click on the image to view samples online.

 Thanks for stopping by today, keep warm, and keep crafting!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Design your own ink pads at #coffeeandcard

A popular technique that has been around for many years is the baby-wipe technique. There are a few variations of this, but the one I chose recently was to use the baby wipe to make your own multi-coloured ink pads.

By adding a few drops of different inks from our ink refills onto a folded baby wipe and using it as an ink pad is just so easy. Make sure you have some protection underneath the baby wipe, otherwise the moisture (and the ink) will transfer to your surface underneath.

Here are some samples made for coffee and card:

With the refills costing just £3.50 each and available in individual colours, it's a great time and money saver too!

Monday, 11 December 2017

FREE Courier Delivery today 11 December

Don't miss out an another great offer of FREE delivery 
from Stampin' Up! for today ONLY.

So if you have:
  • Something on the retiring list you want
  • Stampin' Up! essentials you need to stock up on (card, inks, glue)
  • A Stampin' Up! gift you would like to send someone (kits are perfect)
  • A class booked with me in December
THEN take advantage of this free delivery, and save yourself £4.95 PER address

You will need to open an online account OR you can email or phone me your order (before 9pm) and you can have your order delivered anywhere in the UK for FREE - and BEFORE Christmas!

If you have a class booked me with, you will get your class for FREE if your order is over £25. The quickest way to get your order now, is to message/mail me and enjoy delivery to your door!

Click on the above Free shipping image, or HERE to view the website, check the sales list and the clearance rack. No minimum order value.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Spotlight on new stamp set for 2018

I needed to make a whole stack of cards ready to give to team members and customers and I couldn't help myself but open one of the new stamp sets featuring in the Spring/Summer 2018 catalogue.

One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (whether you demonstrate or not!) is the fact you can pre-order and even earn some of the new stamp sets for FREE. So these cards are made using a new set called Petal Palette.
New stamp set Petal Palette coming Spring 2018
I used my Blends pens to quickly colour in these images.

New stamp set Petal Palette coming Spring 2018

There are plenty of really useful sentiments, as well as flowers and that cute bird in the set. How funny that the bird matches the new bone china mug I bought myself last week! Very helpful for colouring ideas!

 In no time, I had created all these cards....

New stamp set Petal Palette coming Spring 2018

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Coffee and Card = At Home with You

I decided to step it up a little bit at coffee and card this week, featuring a stamp set called At Home With You.

Suitable for many occasions and not  just Christmas, although the Christmas wreath, lanterns and presents are dinky! Lots of little stamps to go with the set too (25 in total) - and matching framelits of course!
Above you can see the Christmas versions - including the ready made boxwood wreaths which you buy in a pack of 12. I actually split each wreath into 2 - making a total of 24 wreaths - even better value (23p each) 
 You can see how versatile this stamp set is.

Finally, a non-Christmas version! Perfect for Spring, or as a New Home card. The matching Framelits do a great job of cutting out the components.
The bricks you can see were created with the brick mask, a sponge and some crumb cake ink.
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