Sunday, 15 July 2018

Varied Vases with water

Hello again
I'm sorry to be back with Varied Vases
(not sorry really)

Any photographers out there?
I try and improve my pics, I'm not that good.
I had the top one by the window, the bottom one on a black background in front of the window.
Not sure if the black makes it pop more, but the first seems a truer colour?
Any comments / suggestions welcome :)
So, back to the vases......simple outlines with a watery infill (stamped off second generation ink hence the lighter mottly effect)
and the flowers floating in the vases.....what do you think?

I'll show you another version soon....

Lesley
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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Pair of Little Twinkles


Hi there!
I do hope you don't get a crick in your neck on this one :)

Two cards using the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper (146284)
cut diagonally and flipped, so you get two for one

One was side fold but A4 cut in half lenghtways for a change
the other an A5 folded

Stamped and embossed the heart in Copper, layered onto scallop circle, added some enamel stars,
then did similar with sentiment, punched using Tailored Tag Punch,
stuck onto some card and fussy cut to give a border...

Inside I die cut these lovely words from DSP, card and Copper foil....
the top one I entwined,
but preferred the layout of bottom one...hindsight being a wonderful thing ;) 


Two cards for two lovely ladies in my team "Twinklin' Stars" who promoted to Bronze Elite recently.
They don't demonstrate or do classes or anything, they just get the discount,
and by promoting they get EXTRA discount!

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Happy Weekend!
Lesley
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Friday, 13 July 2018

Waterfall with Varied Vases

This is another Waterfall Card I created for class,
and I also used it for a swap I did with some teamies.
Using Varied Vases again, I used different sized stitched squares,
and chose vase & flowers to fit.


I used a sponge dauber to ink up the solid pattern of the vase,
it gives a lighter touch so that you get a clear image with all the fine detail.

These 2 were experimental rejects!
top - wanted to do horizontal, not vertical, but stuck squares on wrong,
plus didn't like seeing just a bit of the sentiment
bottom - messed up sentiment, stuck one over the top,
the used too much glue on the tab and looked messy....
much prefer the ribbon tied tag pull!

See the other Waterfall class projects.......

HERE


and HERE


Take care, keep well
Lesley
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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Designer Series Paper

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Here's a quick video showcasing some of them....




Happy Crafting
Lesley
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Sunday, 8 July 2018

Varied Vases

Hi there, I hope you are enjoying the weekend.
I am loving this stamp set Varied Vases.

It was inspired by Mary Fish, one of Stampin' Up!'s Million Sales Achiever.
It has so many uses.....my response to someone who says "wish I could just buy one of the stamps instead of a set", is that the set will give so much more versatility than a single stamp,
meaning it'll be out on your desk over and over, creating very different looks.
How often have you bought a single stamp and only used it once or twice?

Anyway, you came to see a card.......

very simple using Soft Sea Foam, a new colour, fine tip glue allowed to dry on vase,
some Twinkle Twinkle DSP, stitched square, scallop circle punched "hello",
die cut leaf,  artisan pearls, twine tie, and did you spot the
stamped scallop border?.....sooooo useful as finishing touch or faux lace trim.
The stamps have outlines and solid or patterned in-fills,
remarkably easy to line up too!

See Page 45 of the Annual Catalogue for more info,
and more inspiration..........don't forget it is an "Ideas Book" too!
Look out for "You Can Make It" sections and order
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Phew! in the heat I nearly forgot......am popping over to splash in the
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Di has a lovely card to share and a great tip too!
(although I'm not sure if it was that clever bear Parsnip's idea ;))
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Have fun!
Lesley
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Saturday, 7 July 2018

Nature's Poem

I held a Waterfall Card Class recently,
on the request of one of my attendees,
and was surprised to enjoy my revisit to an old technique.
I experimented until I found what I thought was the easiest version,
then showed the variations in size, orientation etc you can use.

This was a mainly male version using just the lovely
Designer Series Paper Nature's poem (146338 Page 189)


I love how it shows off the gorgeous double sided paper,
and how you can easily hide a message.
I do like a card with a bit of movement......

I will share the other, more feminine one we did another day.
Enjoy your weekend
Lesley
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Friday, 6 July 2018

Belated Fathers Day


Well hello there!
Anyone melted yet?!

I think it's melting my brain......this shows how far behind I am with posting...
Found these fun bags in a well known supermarket,
just right to hold a tipple for the cheeky chaps on Fathers Day!

The cards were made aaaaaaaages ago, so a retired set,
but you could probably replicate it by getting out the BIG letters dies maybe.


I do hope you keep cool, whatever the weather, wherever you are,
and have a fabulous weekend
lots of love
Lesley
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