Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Special Wedding Card

A few months ago I was asked to help a lovely bride and groom with their Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations. I know this couple through my ballroom and latin dancing as they make fabulous dresses and dance wear. They are a very young and trendy couple and I was honoured that they asked me for my help. I came up with a couple of designs and I did most of the printing and cutting work for them and I posted it all off for them to do the assembly!

Well the big day was last Saturday and although I was invited to share the day I couldn’t make it (I really wish I had after seeing the wonderful photos) so I whipped up a very special card for them. I made another Shadow Box Frame card from Amanda’s tutorial HERE
The colours used on their invitations were Soft Sky and Pink Pirouette so I replicated this on their card and added some gold embossing which I am still loving at the moment. They also had the little bunting punch on their cards too so I added this to my card.
Just look how that lovely gold embossing shines.
 Once I was on the embossing roll I could not stop so even the inside got some action too!
Hope you like this make, I was rather pleased with it and hope it got there in one piece!

I thought you might like to see a video from the wedding. This was James and Fran’s first dance but Fran had no idea what was about to happen. It has over 100k hits in just over 24 hours on Facebook but I don’t know how to add that video on here so here is the You Tube one!! Enjoy!


I have opened a new Code Club for August and the code to use is  SCVAC3K4  please use this code when prompted when shopping online with me and spending between £25 and £150, a gift will be sent to you in September. Please do not use on orders over £150 as you will qualify for your own Stampin Rewards. For my local customers you can still take advantage of this and email me your orders which I will process at the end of August and you too will receive a free gift

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Monday, 3 August 2015

Graffiti wall

Good Morning to you! The start of another week, I can’t believe it is already August. Ooo by the way I have just created August’s Code Club this morning so if you would like to shop on my Online Store then the code to use when spending between £25 and £150 is at the bottom of my post!

Last weekend it was Evan’s best friends birthday and Louis was celebrating his 12th birthday. A lot of my customers struggle with male cards and in particular ones for older boys and young men. Well my advice is don’t stress about the card too much - they are often much more interested about what is inside!! Joking aside - Louis has got used to me making him a handmade card every year and so has his Mum and they like to see what I come up with. This years was very easy with the addition of the Brick Wall Embossing Folder to our fab catalogue. I promise you it is a must have!

Edited to add - I made this card about a week and a half ago and only blogged about it this morning. I omitted to add that I must have originally seen a very similar design on Pinterest a lady called Lindsey - you can find her original post herePlease accept my apologies Lindsey, I have never been on your blog until today but I must have seen your fab creation on Pinterest and like many it stuck in my brain somewhere - not that there is much space left!
 To create this card I used a 14cm x14cm piece of Whisper White card stock and began stamping all over it with various different stamps (products used listed at the end of my post) and then I very gently inked up the Brick Wall folder with a swipe of the Smoky Slate ink pad and rolled it through the Big Shot - remember do your stamping first!
I haven’t used Pacific Point for an age but after a discussion with a lovely fellow demonstrator on what colours we use and don’t use I realised this was one of my most unloved colours but it worked perfectly for this make. The great thing about this card is that it’s flat for posting too.

Hope you like todays make, I am off to whip up a few creations in my craft den this morning and tackle the pegging out of the washing!

I have opened a new Code Club for August and the code to use is  SCVAC3K4  please use this code when prompted when shopping online with me and spending between £25 and £150, a gift will be sent to you in September. Please do not use on orders over £150 as you will qualify for your own Stampin Rewards. For my local customers you can still take advantage of this and email me your orders which I will process at the end of August and you too will receive a free gift

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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Re-take on a popular make

Hello there! Today I am sharing a re-make of probably one of my most pinned creations every, this one HERE which has a full tutorial HERE. As soon as I saw the Watercolour Wings bundle I knew I wanted to re-create this popular make. It is a lot easier now because the stamp set is photopolymer so you can see where you are stamping, no need for the Stamp-a-ma-Jig. 
I used the new Thick Whisper White for this card and I am so so happy we got this in our new Annual Catalogue, next year I am really hoping for thick Very Vanilla too! The butterflies were all stamped along the edge of the card in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay and then cut out by hand.
 I then die cut various other butterflies to stick over the top. I think the hardest thing about this card is trying to fit 4 butterflies on it!
 I hope you like this make, this was our final make of the Technique Club for July and my next Technique Club will be on Saturday 26th September.

Julie
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