Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Mix it up a little!

I was sitting at my table and spotted 2 of my ink pads side by side and thought 'I bet they'd look nice together!'
So I set to planning how I would use them together.

This is the project:

I think I was right, and that they do go together. What do you all think?

Stamps sets used
Chalk Talk (bundle)
Happy Day

Card Stock
Whisper White
Rich Razzleberry
Crisp Cantaloupe

Rich Razzleberry
Crisp Cantaloupe

Circle 1 3/8"

Chalk Talk (bundle)

Other Items
Organza Ribbon
Snail Adhesive
Stampin' Trimmer
Big Shot

Esther xx

Monday, 29 July 2013

Perfect Blend

I celebrated my birthday this month and I was extremely lucky to get lots of Stampin' Up! goodies that I've had so much fun playing with!

One of the stamp sets I got is Perfect Blend and I love it so much! The little coffee cup is so, so cute.

Here's what I did with mine.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used

Perfect Blend Stamp Set
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
Whisper White, Crumb Cake & Early Espresso Card Stock
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Linen Thread
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper
Stampin' Sponges
Curly Label Punch

Have a great Monday!

Esther xx

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Friday's Class Projects

On Friday evening I had a class of 6 lovely ladies and I really wanted everyone to have the opportunity to create something gorgeous whether they were beginners or experts.

This is what we made:

Everyone did a great job and went away with all 3 projects looking fantastic.

Stampin' Up! supplies used

Project 1 Butterfly Rosette
Whisper White and Coastal Cabana Card stock
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' pad
1" Circle Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Designer Series Paper Stack 2013-2015 colours (1" strip scored at every 1/4" to make paper rosette)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
From My Heart Stamp Set
Sticky Strip
Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Project 2 Treat Box
I used a template from the very talented Dawn Olchefske and you can see how to make it right here
Birthday Basics DSP
Crips Cantaloupe Card Stock
Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Pad
Organza Ribbon
Sticky Strip
Large Oval Punch
Petite Pairs Stamp Set (There is 25% off this set until 31 July!)
Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Project 3 Royal Baby Card :)
Early Espresso & Pool Party A4 Card Stock
A fitting Occasion Stamp Set
1" Circle Punch
Curly Label Punch
Organza Ribbon

Esther xx

Saturday, 20 July 2013

More Mosaic Madness

It was my friend's birthday yesterday and I thought I'd share the details of the card I made for her.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used

Mosaic Madness Stamp Set
Mosaic Punch
Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set
Bitty Banners Sizzlits
Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding & Whisper White Cardstock
Strawberry Slush & Pistachio Pudding Stampin' Pads
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Esther xx

Friday, 19 July 2013

Happy Friday!

I had a little break from sitting in the sun to do some crafting!

I spotted a very cute little box on pinterest this morning and knew I just had to have a little go myself! This is the talented lady I got the idea from:

This is my version of it but I may well be back with some more especially as I've got some yummy new Designer Series Paper on order!

Stampin' Up! supplies used

Basic Black A4 card stock and Classic Stampin' Pad
Very Vanilla A4 card stock
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
Organza Ribbon- Whisper White
Bitty Banners Sizzlits
Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set
Big Shot

Esther xx

Monday, 15 July 2013

Flower Shop

I was very happy to take delivery of  the new Flower Shop Bundle and couldn't wait to play!

It's so lovely and cheery, I'm sure I'll find a lot of use for it. Versatility is always key when I buy a stamp set.

This is a quick project I made with it:

Stampin' Up! supplies used

Flower Shop stamp set
Sweet Essentials Stamp Set (There is 25% off this set until 31st July)
Pansy Punch
Large Oval Punch
Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse & Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad 
Gumball Green, Whisper White & Sahara Sand A4 Cardstock
Stamping Sponges

One thing I would like to make you aware of is that the stamp must be lined up correctly to work with the pansy punch. This is hard to explain but hopefully you'll find this video here as easy to follow as I did!

Esther xx

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Women's Conference

It was our church women's conference this weekend and had a fabulous time together. The highlight was an 80 year old lady dancing to One Direction, Yes really :) That 's how we do things at our church!

In addition to all that, Helen and I  were asked to have a Stampin' Up! table for ladies to shop during the breaks. It was a huge success and everyone loved what we had made and what you can achieve with Stampin' Up! products.

This is what our table looked like.

Enjoy the sun my crafty friends :)

Esther xx

Monday, 8 July 2013

Mosaic Madness!

I had a lovely time on Saturday morning launching the new Stampin' Up! catalogue with craft, chat and cake!

This is the project we made:

Stampin' Up! supplies used:

Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White card stock
Coastal Cabana & Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' Pads
Mosaic Punch
Mosaic Madness Stamp Set
Happy Day Stamp Set
Rhinestone basic jewels
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Esther xx

Friday, 5 July 2013

Catalogue launch coffee morning - tomorrow 6th July

Tomorrow I'm having a catalogue launch coffee morning. Come along for crafting, chat, cake! and of course your FREE copy of the lush new Stampin' Up! catalogue.


See this card and more!

Esther xx

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Grab your greetings

Here's another treat for you all, as if the new catalogue wasn't enough for one day!

Place an order between now and 31st July 2013, I know I will be!

It's finally here!

The ever so beautiful, brand new annual Stampin' Up! catalogue is finally here. What will you choose today?