Friday, 15 March 2019


Hello and welcome to March's Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop.
This month we are featuring the Geared Up Garage Bundle from the Classic Garage Suite in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue. This is a fantastic bundle to create those masculine cards and this hop showcases some stunning creations to inspire you.

I often struggle to make masculine cards but this suite makes it so easy. Everything from the car, tool box and oil can images in the stamp set to the gear cogs and co-ordinating thinlits dies are right on point for those men in your life.

The splodgy stamp creates the look of a typical oil stain and I've added some small splatters too.

I love these gear cogs, especially in silver, as it makes them look like they're alloy!

And these Classic Garage Metal Elements are adorable - I love anything in miniature!

And what guy doesn't like a little sweet treat too? I filled this little Clear Tiny Treat Box with jellybeans in white, red and black to co-ordinate with everything.

I couldn't help adding a couple more of the cute little key and spanner elements - there are 16 pieces in the pack.

Enjoy the rest of the hop, it's full of lots of fabulous projects and inspiration!
Next on the hop is my lovely friend and talented team member Ashley van Camp.
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019


Doilies remind me of my Nana. She used to set the table beautifully especially for high tea on a Sunday and a doily was always tucked underneath a delicious chocolate cake!

These doilies from the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies are simply elegant and the delicate sprig of flowers from the Dear Doily Stamp Set are perfect with them.

The background Whisper White cardstock has been embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The sentiments, both stamped and die cut, are from the Well Said Bundle. It's one of those "must have" sets!

The bow on this card was created by water colouring a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with Melon Mambo ink and then die cutting it. Water colouring it gave a softer effect.

The die cut sentiments have been cut several times to create height and I've used Multipurpose Adhesive sheets to do this. It is must quicker and easier than gluing them.

I've also used three black sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment on both cards.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019


The gorgeous Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Second Release of Sale-A-Bration products makes the perfect background for this congratulations card.
The hearts are from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies and the row of hearts uses the Champagne Foil Sheets, one of my new favourite things!

The sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set is stamped in Pool Party ink and co-ordinates with the bow and the background cardstock.
I think the embossing folder makes it look fancy, detailed and like a lot of work has gone into it but it was a relatively quick card to make. I made a few at once so I have a stash on hand for when I need one!
Remember it's nearly the end of Sale-A-Bration for another year so if you'd like to add this lovely embossing folder to your collection just place a qualifying order by 31 March 2019!
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