Monday, 8 October 2012

Apothecary Art Birthdays

Hello crafter. I trust you've had a great weekend. Today I thought I would have a wee break from my Christmas craft preparation and share a couple of birthday cards I made for some of the family last month.

This first card was a simplified but copied version (minus the gorgeous ribbon flower) from the incredibly talented Lorraine Harrison-Rogers who designed a card for a Swap we did earlier in the year. I love the Stampin' Up! Brushed Gold cardstock that she introduced me to and I have often used it since. I knew my Mother-in-law would love this card and the colours too. Thank you for your inspiration Lorraine!
This second card was using the same stamp set Apothecary Art and again the Labels Collection Framelits, but a bit different from the other card.
This card uses the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, instead of the Vintage Wallpaper Folder in the first card. I thought it was a pretty card as well.

I hope you are having a good day. Thank you for visiting. Please call back again.'%20Up!%20Apothecary%20Art"

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Christmas Tag Folder and Ornament

Hello crafters. I've scheduled this post incase I'm too busy getting ready with last minute things for the class on Saturday.
I thought I would show you some pictures of the wallet I made and the tags to go inside.

I mainly used the Tags till Christmas stamp set and a few of the Holiday Ornament set too. I think this would make a cute gift for a friend.

I also made the popular ornament that is on the front cover of the Autumn/Winter catalogue. I love the new gorgeous Vintage Faceted Designer buttons as they catch the light and look all sparkly (sorry for the poor photos as always - it just doesn't do it justice!) and I added the new large pearl from the Large Pearl Basic Jewels pack.

Thank you for visiting today. Please do pop back another day.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Welcome to The big ILWS Blog Hop today!

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Hello and a huge welcome to our Stampin' Up! Demonstrators' extra special  In Love With Stamping big Blog Hop! to help promote the launch of the exciting brand new, jam-packed Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue today. I'm so pleased you've taken the time to visit. You may have arrived here from Christa's inspiring blog

 I thought I would share with you another version of the original little gift bag with FREE tutorial that I made a wee while back.  Today's bag has just one larger drawer underneath (perfect for hiding that precious bar of chocolate!). This bag is made using the new Gumball Green from the new In colour 2012 -2014 available today. I totally love the brand-new stitched satin ribbon. The small bauble window was cut out with one of the new Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (page 3 in the A/WC (Autumn/Winter Catalogue)) and backed with a piece of clear Window Sheet. I ran the 2-way glue pen around the edges and sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The pretty paper surrounding the window is from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (page 20 in the A/WC). This paper stack has gorgeous small prints in a huge variety of colours and patterns - perfect for any occasion! The drawer handles are Real Red Glimmer Brads from page 174 of the AC (Annual Catalogue).
The back view features a 3-d Snowflake using the Snow Flurry Bigz Die p 186 in AC & P 14 in A/WC which has been cut in the Big Shot. I used Red Glimmer Paper from P 160 in the AC which gives a gorgeous rich sparkle. The to/From tag is from the Tags til Christmas stamp set on p 11 in the AC. and punched out with the Decorative Label punch on p182 in the AC.'%20Up!%203d%20Gift%20bag%20and%20drawer

On Friday I made this really cute Tissue Holder which makes a perfect wee gift for someone and is also a great item to sell at Craft Fairs too. I've used the new Candlelight Christmas Designer Fabric from page 4 in the A/WC. It took less than 5 minutes to make, including cutting out time! I was so pleased with this Tissue Holder as I'm not a sewer and can't machine a straight line (oooops!).

For something just a bit different, on Friday I had my first attempt at using the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps. I was quite pleased with the results here, especially because I used Gluten-free flour so that my husband could eat them too!

 One last thing to share today is one of the many different cards I've made in the last few days, using the Holiday Ornament stamps and dies in the Holiday Frame embossing folder and backed with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder. I will share some of the others over the next couple of weeks.

Now you can go over to visit the incredibly talented Carolyn's blog and see the lovely treat she has in store for you.

If you have missed the beginning of the Blog Hop - here is a list below to help you, starting with Laura who has so kindly organised the Blog Hop.
  1. 1 - CreativeIdeas_Laura
    2 - Margaretk21 -
    3 - Angela
    4 - Leanie -
    5 - Alison -
    6 - Beckie -
    7 - Gill -
    8 - Diane -
    9 - Dawn -
    10- Zoƫ
    11- Fiona W -
    12- Elaina -
    13- Anne-Marie -
    14- Sarah -
    15- Vronnie -
    16- Christa -
    17- RuthE -
    18- CarolynUK -
    19- Amanda -
    20- Patricia -
    21- Tara -
    22- Emma (Citaborca) -
    23- Emma H -
    24- Sarah Scribbles -
    25- Sarnie -
    26- Sharon -
    27- Lynn -
    28- Emma -
    29- Erika -
    30- Elaine -
    31- Nicky -
    32- Jane -
    33- Kara -
    34- Ally -
    35- Clare (Sparkle) -
    36- Julie H (craftybug) -
Thank you for your visit,
Ruth x

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As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, you'll enjoy exclusive benefits such as
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Plus - the NEW much much larger Annual Catalogue is available today! It is jam-packed with hundreds more items that have never been available in the UK or Europe before! If you are interested in buying your own copy for £5 (or FREE with an order of £60 or more) , please contact me.

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