Sunday, 30 April 2017

Watercolour Pencils Background

 Hello there and welcome back to my blog today, if you are a regular visitor! If you are new then welcome to you and I hope you like today's make? 

This was the last project at our Watercolour Pencil class and was a cute mini card. There was a story behind how small it was which was mostly because my shipment of Watercolour Paper did not arrive in time due to Easter delays at the warehouse so I had to make the best use of every little scrap that I had!
We scribbled on the Watercolour Paper with Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry pencils and then swished over them with the Aquapainter to create this effect. To be honest I much preferred the background I made when I demonstrated it to my ladies rather than the one I am sharing with you here, isn't that always the case?
The butterfly is die cut from Rich Razzleberry card and I let my ladies use one of my brand new gold gems! OOOOooooooo! 
We embossed the Thank You in gold and I still love seeing the first time reactions to heat embossing from the new ladies, it's always magical!

It's almost time for me to order my new catalogues and I have a sign up form for you to use if you are in the UK and don't already have a designated Stampin Up demonstrator and don't already get a catalogue from me at the moment. 
Here is the link to click to sign up HERE
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Friday, 28 April 2017

Lovely as a Tree with Watercolour Pencils



Hello there and a Happy Friday to you! It's almost the weekend! Tomorrow I have a class using the High Tide stamp set which I am really looking forward to sharing with my ladies.

Today I am sharing 2 makes from last weekends Watercolour Pencils class. We used the ever lovely Lovely as a Tree stamp set which is a firm favourite and I an confirm this will be in our next catalogue! Its the only stamp set that has been in all the UK catalogues since 2007!
We used a technique that I picked up from our wonderful team member Amanda's blog. We scribbled some of the Pacific Point and Old Olive pencils onto the plastic sheet from the Stamp a ma Jig and then used an Aquapainter to apply the colour to the image. On the first two photos we stamped onto the Watercolour Paper which allows you to use quite a lot of water and get a good depth of colour.
 On the card below we used Shimmer Card and did the exact same technique but as you can see the colours aren't quite as deep but you do get a lovely shimmer through the colour. 

 Here are both of the cards together. The ladies were very proud of these makes and I think the stamp set was a hit, even since 2007!
 I will be closing the Online Code a little early this month on the evening of Saturday 29th April. Please ensure all orders for this months code have been placed before this date for a free gift in May.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Jar of Love

Good Morning. 
I wanted to take some time over the next few weeks to highlight bundles that are not retiring as products but will be retiring as a bundle! What does that mean?
Well it means that from 1st June these items will not be reduced by 10% as you can buy them now, and you will only be able to buy them individually for the full price.
I guess I am trying to say, if you like the look of one of the existing bundles then consider purchasing before 31st May to secure the 10% discount.

I actually have a class on Saturday 27th May featuring the Jar of Love bundle because it gets so much interest at my studio and I have never actually done a class there using it. You can find more details about the class HERE
In the meantime I will leave you with my favourite makes using this bundle, such a versatile set if you love flowers!



Yes even the spots on the card below are from the set too! 

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